Mt. Annapurna south (7,819m)

Mt. Annapurna south (7,819m) Expedition Autumn 2011 Annapurna is a Sanskrit word which when broken down, would mean, “Sustenance” and “filled with”. So the name would translate into “The Goddess rich in Sustenance” or simply “The Provider”. It was first climbed by M. Herzog & L. Lachenal in 1950. The Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung Himal stretch from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Four summits make up Annapurna with the entire massif forming a barrier on the northern side of the Pokhara Valley in Nepal. The main summit stands to the west of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Little was known about the mountain until 1949when Dr. A. Heim from the windows of a Dakora aircraft viewed Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The aircraft could not fly high enough for proper observation or for photographs, still the next year, June 3rd 1950, Annapurna was conquered. It was the first eight thousanders to be climbed; the French accomplished this feat. However, all the routes on the mountain pose severe difficulties and hence it is probably why fewer climbers have reached the summit in comparison to other 8,000m peaks.

Outline Itinerary :

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Annapurna South Expedition
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 05 Drive from Pokhara to Suikhet and trek to Pothana
Day 06 Trek Pothana to Gangdruk
Day 07 Trek Gangdruk to Tadapani
Day 08 Trek Tadapani to Dobato
Day 09 Trek Dobato to Chistibung
Day 10 Trek Chistibung to Khubra
Day 11 Trek Khubra to Annapurna South Base Camp
Day 12-29 Climbing period for Mt. Annapurna South(7,819m)
Day 30 Trek Base Camp to Shownta
Day 31 Trek Shownta to Ghorepani
Day 32 Trek Ghorepani to Birethanti
Day 33 Drive from Birethanti to Pokhara
Day 34 Rest day at Pokhara
Day 35 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 36 Rest day at Kathmandu
Day 37 Departure to your destination