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OVERVIEW

Annapurna South Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 30 Days

  • Grade - Extreme

  • Max Altitude – 7219 m / 23,684 ft

  • Best Season - Spring

 

Annapurna South (also known as Annapurna Dakshin) was first climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition, via the North face. Also, Annapurna Dakshin was attempted by the Italian team in 1988. The south face base camp is situated at 4000 meters & the advance base camp is on the west bank of the glacier between Annapurna south & mount Himchuli. Climb up to the glacier is a little bit difficult gullies on all sides. Camp 1 is fixed at 5000 meters. Camp-2 is fixed at 5970meter; and camp 3 is at 6400meter high. From Camp 3 the summit can be made. For climbing Annapurna south seems easy from the North East route of side and the base camp will be at Annapurna Sanctuary at 4300 meters.

 

The expedition starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private bus and stays overnight in Pokhara, then the next day drive goes to Dhampus, then the trek stars to Pathana, a little temperate region of forested hillsides such as; Magar and Gurung villages through where the trekking route of Annapurna South face of Expedition goes. As the team moves higher altitude through the rhododendron woodlands, the views of Annapurna and Mount Machapuchare are amazing sceneries and towards the Modi River, the greenery valley’s nice views are there on the way. On reaching Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, our campsite remains right below the Mt. Annapurna south face. Trails go tranquility, with a spectacular highland experience. We set up the Base Camp there for climbing to Mt. Annapurna South. After concluding the expedition, the trek backs to Pokhara lead us via Ghorepani and Poon hill where you can envisage one of the most famous panoramic views of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

 

ITINERARY

Annapurna South Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4,595ft). Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830m/2,725ft). Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 04 - Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1100m/3,610ft) and trek to Ghandruk (2010m/6,595ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrung (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Chhomrung to Dovan (2500m/8,200ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Dovan to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m/12,140ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m/13,550ft)

 

Day 09 to Day 23 – Climbing Period of Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft)

 

Day 24 - Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2500m/8,200ft)

 

Day 25 - Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 26 - Trek from Chhomrung to Jhinu (1800m/5,905ft)

 

Day 27 - Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

 

Day 28 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 29 - Leisure day in Kathmandu City

 

Day 30 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Annapurna South Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Pokhara - Nayapul (Vehicle) and Nayapul to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return
  1. Accommodations
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite
  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers
  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)
  1. Food
  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers
  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew
  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars
  1. Base Camp Services
  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation
  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group
  • Tables and chairs at base camp
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  
  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group
  1. High Camp Services
  • High altitude tents for each member’
  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots
  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)
  1. Permit
  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  1. Porters / Yaks
  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks
  • Services from Nayapul up to Base Camp and while on Return
  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member
  1. Communication
  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)
  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same
  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa
  1. Climbing Sherpa
  • Experienced, professional and Government licensed Climbing Sherpa 
  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team
  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges
  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing
  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies
  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides
  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances
  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management
  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members
  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation
  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu
  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take
  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition
  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members
  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period
  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  14. Summit Oxygen Cylinder (O2) – 2 Oxygen Bottles (4Ltr) per climbing member; 1 Oxygen Bottles per Climbing Sherpa. Additional bottles can be availed upon request directly at the base camp 

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary
  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo
  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$
  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)
  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 
  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Annapurna South Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Annapurna South Expedition is graded as an Challenging Expedition. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Annapurna South Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Annapurna South Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Annapurna South expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Annapurna South expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy.

 

HOW TO REACH

Annapurna South Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Annapurna South Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 30 Days

  • Grade - Extreme

  • Max Altitude – 7219 m / 23,684 ft

  • Best Season - Spring

 

Annapurna South (also known as Annapurna Dakshin) was first climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition, via the North face. Also, Annapurna Dakshin was attempted by the Italian team in 1988. The south face base camp is situated at 4000 meters & the advance base camp is on the west bank of the glacier between Annapurna south & mount Himchuli. Climb up to the glacier is a little bit difficult gullies on all sides. Camp 1 is fixed at 5000 meters. Camp-2 is fixed at 5970meter; and camp 3 is at 6400meter high. From Camp 3 the summit can be made. For climbing Annapurna south seems easy from the North East route of side and the base camp will be at Annapurna Sanctuary at 4300 meters.

 

The expedition starts from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private bus and stays overnight in Pokhara, then the next day drive goes to Dhampus, then the trek stars to Pathana, a little temperate region of forested hillsides such as; Magar and Gurung villages through where the trekking route of Annapurna South face of Expedition goes. As the team moves higher altitude through the rhododendron woodlands, the views of Annapurna and Mount Machapuchare are amazing sceneries and towards the Modi River, the greenery valley’s nice views are there on the way. On reaching Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, our campsite remains right below the Mt. Annapurna south face. Trails go tranquility, with a spectacular highland experience. We set up the Base Camp there for climbing to Mt. Annapurna South. After concluding the expedition, the trek backs to Pokhara lead us via Ghorepani and Poon hill where you can envisage one of the most famous panoramic views of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

 

Annapurna South Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu (1400m/4,595ft). Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 02 - Kathmandu – Expedition Preparation and Briefing

 

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (830m/2,725ft). Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 04 - Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1100m/3,610ft) and trek to Ghandruk (2010m/6,595ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrung (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Chhomrung to Dovan (2500m/8,200ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Dovan to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m/12,140ft)

 

Day 08 - Trek from Machapuchare Base Camp to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m/13,550ft)

 

Day 09 to Day 23 – Climbing Period of Annapurna South (7219m/23,684ft)

 

Day 24 - Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2500m/8,200ft)

 

Day 25 - Trek from Dovan to Chhomrung (2600m/8,530ft)

 

Day 26 - Trek from Chhomrung to Jhinu (1800m/5,905ft)

 

Day 27 - Trek from Jhinu to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

 

Day 28 - Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel

 

Day 29 - Leisure day in Kathmandu City

 

Day 30 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Annapurna South Expedition Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers

  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop

  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle

  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Pokhara - Nayapul (Vehicle) and Nayapul to Base Camp (Porter/Yak) & Return
  1. Accommodations
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • Excellent Tented accommodation during the trek at each campsite
  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers
  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps (C1, C2 & C3)
  1. Food
  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/campsites (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers
  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew
  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars
  1. Base Camp Services
  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation
  • Dining tent with heater for central heating for group
  • Tables and chairs at base camp
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Solar Panel for battery charging and light  
  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group
  1. High Camp Services
  • High altitude tents for each member’
  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots
  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)
  1. Permit
  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  1. Porters / Yaks
  • Members personal luggage will be transporter by Porters / Yaks
  • Services from Nayapul up to Base Camp and while on Return
  • Maximum weight should be up to 50 kgs per member
  1. Communication
  • Satellite phone carried by Sherpa and available for use by climbers in case of emergency (pay calls)
  • Walkie talkies for communicating between base camp and high camps. Necessary permit for the same
  • Necessary permit for the above for all climbers and Sherpa
  1. Climbing Sherpa
  • Experienced, professional and Government licensed Climbing Sherpa 
  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpas on the team
  • Sherpa bonus and route fixing charges
  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing
  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies
  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides
  4. Liaison Officer certified by the Government along with his Equipment, Food & Accommodation, Salary allowances
  5. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management
  6. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members
  7. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation
  8. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu
  9. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take
  10. Certificate of Achievement issued by MoCTCA on successful completion of the expedition
  11. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members
  12. Weather forecast Report after basecamp & during the climbing period
  13. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  14. Summit Oxygen Cylinder (O2) – 2 Oxygen Bottles (4Ltr) per climbing member; 1 Oxygen Bottles per Climbing Sherpa. Additional bottles can be availed upon request directly at the base camp 

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu

  2. Personal Expenses – Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee

  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary
  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo
  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$
  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)
  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 
  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Annapurna South Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Climbing suitable for me?

Annapurna South Expedition is graded as an Challenging Expedition. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude treks should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Annapurna South Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Annapurna South Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Trek Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Annapurna South expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently. 

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Annapurna South expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com 

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

Cancellations before 30 days from the start date of the trek

— 90% refund

Cancellation between 30 days & 20 days to the start date of the trek

— 50% refund

Cancellation less than 20 days to the start date of the trek

— no cash refund

For more details, please check our Cancellation Policy.

 

Annapurna South Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage