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Price Includes & Excludes
Fitness Level: : levels
Group Size: : 2 to 12 people
Max-Altitude: : 7219m
Duration: : 31 Days
Walking Days: : 13 Days
Activity: : Expedition
Best Period: : MAR | APR | MAY | SEP | OCT | NOV
Carnet de Voyage PDF

ACCOMMODATIONS
We will be staying at Manaslu hotel, Hotel Tibet or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu:  and guesthouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

MEALS
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

PHYSICAL CONDITION REQUIREMENT
Discovery Mountain Trek can offer advice and recommendations about health requirements but it is the individual responsibility of each trekker to acquire any necessary documents and medical care. The information on the technical sheet provided is indicative, it is your responsibility to check with the authorities concerned for the exact requirements for your chosen destination at the time of travel. If you do not obtain any necessary medical consultations or travel documents and are not allowed to enter a country, or suffer personal injury or death as a result, we have no liability to you for any cost, loss or damage which you suffer nor will we refund you the cost of any unused portion of your travel arrangements. It is your responsibility to comply with the regulations and procedures of police, customs and health at all times throughout your trip.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to travel in Nepal is in spring (February to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

GUIDE & STAFF ARRANGEMENT
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful Guide and crew member who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of Discovery Mountain Trekking Guide’s are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain Trek only employs local Staff, who have knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region.

PORTER CARE
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. International Porters Progress Group.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile in the mountain region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do.  Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain Trek employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain Trek, therefore, enforces a number of do and don’t. Please talk to your trek Guide to avoid environmental impacts.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain Trek trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

ACCLIMATIZATION
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, one day we take rest in somewhere which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.

EQUIPMENT LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain Trek inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg.

SLEEPING BAG
1 sleeping bag: -35° or -40°
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

FROM HEAD TO TOE
A cap or sunhat
2-pair of thermals
Suitable shorts
Walking trousers
Thick walking socks
Warm gloves
Hat and scarf
A pair of high rise walking boots
Lightweight waterproof over trousers
Discovery Mountain Trek’s down Jacket (*)
Discovery Mountain Trek’s half T-shirt (*)
Long sleeve thermal tops and full-length long johns
A light fleece or equivalent (plus extra warm layers if necessary)
A breathable windproof, water proof jacket (Gore-Tex…)
A pair of sandals or equivalent casual shoes for cities, villages and evenings
Long-sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, preferably in quick-drying technical material.

DAY BAGS
1 medium shoulder bag: 50-70 liter cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,

PERSONAL CLIMBING GEARS
Crampons
Full down jacket (Dangri)
Mountain climbing boots
Helmet
Harness
Ice Axe
Carabiners
Descender: Belay Device, Figure 8
Ascender: Jumar
Tape slings

PRACTICAL ITEMS
Tissue /toilet roll
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Female hygiene products
Anti-bacterial hand wash
1 compass or GPS (optional)
1 medium-sized quick drying towel
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

MEDICAL
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Water purification tablets or water filter
Small personal first-aid kit simple and light
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.

Booking Terms
booking your trip with Discovery Mountain Trek accept with terms and conditions of sale. Every trekker is required to complete the form of registrations. At the time of registration, Trekker’s are expected to pay a deposit 25% of total cost to complete your booking. Please note the trip cost is required to make in advance as per the company policy, this deposit help us to make confirm reservation of Hotels in City, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. Along with deposit we need detailed name lists of participants, same as passport, Gender, Nationality, Date of birth, passport number, passport issue, expiry dates and profession. You need to send us passport copy, photo identity and e-ticket by e-mail for all trips in Nepal.

Cancellation Policy
If any reason you have to cancel your trip, we Discovery Mountain Trek require written confirmation of your decision. The amount you have paid to us will be refunded according to the following terms:

  • Cancellation more than 35 days before your departure date: $80 will charged
  • Cancellation more than 35 to 19 days before your departure, deposit 25% will charged
  • Cancellation more than 18 to 10 days before your departure date: 50% will charged
  • Cancellation more than9 to 05 days before your departure date: 75% will charged
  • Cancellation less than 4 days before your departure date: 100% of the total will charged

I reserve the right to revise pricing rates declared under any circumstances, or on the pressure of various external factors that are further than our control, for instance changes in exchange rate, government action etc. But, I declared forth effort to keep on the present rate. In case of minor increase in flights fares, hotels or other related factors, we don’t revise the cost of the trip which was already confirmed and booked by deposit.

RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.

IMPORTANT NOTE
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain Trek. Please note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. The guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required. Bad weather in mountain regions can cause domestic flight delays, particularly in the Everest, Lukla, Jomsom, phaplu, Kanchenjunga and any other remote mountain regions in Nepal

INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed Mountain Head guide
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodge with all meals: breakfast,lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation during camping: with all meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, Mattresses, Climbing rope and Snow bar
  • High Altitude Tent, EPI gas, Cooking pot, High food for member and Climbing Sherpa
  • Cook, kitchen staff, assistant guide and other support staff whole on your Expedition
  • Satellite phone use payable per minutes $5 dollar, wakie talkie service with permit
  • Climbing gears, fixed rope and main rope during the climbing period as required
  • Discovery Mountain’s duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • Discovery Mountain’s down jacket (to be returned after your trip completion
  • Gamow bag, Oxygen, Musk and regulator for your safety and security
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits ACAP and TIMS
  • Government liaison officer his insurance, allowance, food and tent
  • Personal equipment and insurance for climbing Sherpa and guide
  • 3 -star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Expedition certificates issued from the Nepal Government
  • All ground transportation according to our Program
  • Energy Supplies: Dry fruits, Snickers, Mars, Bounty
  • Solar panel for battery charge and light in dinning tent
  • Medical kit (carried by your trekking assistant guide
  • Heater provided at base camp in the dinning tent
  • Assistant guide 3 participants: 2 Mountain guide
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  • Porter service 1 participants: 4 porters
  • All government and local taxes
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Expedition permit

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa and Climbing guide.
  • Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, mineral water, boiled water, shower.

ADVICE FOR TIPPING

  • $120 to $170 for staff who stay at base camp.
  • $240 to $300 for assistant Sherpa.
  • $500 to $700 summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
Date of departure Date of return
29/03/2020 28/04/2020
03/10/2020 02/11/2020
15/10/2020 14/11/2020
Tour Details

  Annapurna South was climbed for the first time in 1964 by a Japanese expedition on the north face. The Italian team also attempted to Annapurna South in 1988. The south face base camp is located 4000m above sea level and the advanced base camp is on the western shore of the glacier between southern Annapurna and Mount Himchuli. Climbing on the glacier is a bit difficult gullies on all sides. We fixed camp 3 until the summit.  Camp 1 is located at 5000m, Camp 2 is located at 5970m and Camp  and 3 is located at 6400m above sea level.

The expedition from Discovery Mountain Trek begins from Pokhara and until you reach the Base Camp, you will go through numerous natural landscapes across hills, forests, mountains and waterfalls. Annapurna Base Camp is located within Annapurna Conservation Area, the first conservation area of Nepal. The region has the world’s tenth highest mountain and covers an area of 7,629 square kilometers. The Annapurna Massif itself is lined by Marshyangdi River in the north and the east whereas the southern neighbour is the beautiful Pokhara Valley and the western region is a part of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. 

En route to South Annapurna expedition, you will also reach MBC or Machhapuchchhre Base Camp at 3,700 meters. Relax in the natural hot springs of Jhinu Danda, and have an unrestricted 360º view of the Annapurna Range. These are some of the highlights of the trip. With incredible scenery and not too difficult walk untill base camp, this program attracts nearly everyone coming to Nepal. A trek through dynamic landscapes – with amazing views of the mountain ranges, and time-worn villages. It’s a chance to trek one of the most popular routes on the planet. Take this trip with Discovery Mountain Trek, and enjoy a complete experience of the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDOU

After landing at the Kathmandu airport, Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to the hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening you will have details briefing for your trek.
ACCOMMODATION: Hotel

Day 2DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU- POKHARA (875M) 6/7H DRIVE

Wake up early and after a leisurely breakfast, a private vehicle will come to pick you up at the hotel. Get ready as your car to Pokhara leaves immediately after breakfast. The beautiful scenic drive with a couple of stops takes approximately seven hours. Relax the rest of the day in Pokhara and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3POKHARA - TIRKHEDHUNGA (1480M) 1:30M DRIVE AND 3/4H TREK

The drive will take around one and half hours through winding hilly roads. One you arrive there take a brief stop, drive to Nayapul and begin the trek to Tirkhedhunga. First you will pass the bank of river, cross dense forests and take a scenic route to Trikhedhunga where you will stay overnight a guesthouse.

Day 4TIRKHEDHUNGA - GHOREPANI (2875M) 5/6H TREK

After leaving Tirkhedhunga behind, we continue across the Bhurungdi River. Follow the excitement-crunching, stamina-testing steep climb to Ulleri, a chiefly Magar village at 2,070 m. The trail then continues to ascend gently through oak forests and rhododendron bushes. From there we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m, and after about an hour, we reach Ghorepani located at 2775 meters. The village has wonderful views of several mountains in the Annapurna range. Sleep early at a guest house.

Day 5GHOREPANI - POON HILL (3210M) - TADAPANI (2690M) 5/6H TREK

You will get up early, even before the break of dawn, and hike up to Poon Hill from where you will see superb sunrise views over the panoramic mountain range. Later in the morning we return to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek to Tadapani. You will come across a couple beautiful places today as you will pass through rhododendron forests, waterfalls, and have close-up views of several picturesque mountains. You can enjoy in the evening looking at photos of the tour and sharing your stories, while staying overnight at a guest house in Tadapani.

Day 6TADAPANI - CHOMRONG (2175M) 5/6H TREK

Deep descent through the forest of Rododenron, then cross the suspension bridge on the khimrong river, and the path follows the mountain side, at the foot of the Annapurna South (7219m). Less than 2 hours later, we arrive at Chomrong (2175m): beautiful view of the Machhapuchhare (6697m), “the Himalayan Matterhorn”.

Day 7CHOMRONG - DOBHAN (2500M) 4/5H TREK

Leaving behind Chhomrong, the trail, called 2500 steps, descends pleasantly until we reach Chhomrong River. Cross the swaying suspension bridge and get on the trail that gradually climbs upwards to the village of Sinuwa. Next, cross the forest of Kuldihar and descend until we reach the village of Bamboo and climb to Dobhan (2500m).

Day 8DOBHAN – MACHHAPUCHHARE BASE CAMP (3700M) 5/6H TREK

We continue our way in the forest: climbs and descents follow one another at the option of the streams with a steep path before reaching Hinku Cave (3100m). The forest gives way to bushes and tall grass. The path joins the river then, after having followed it about thirty minutes, rises quickly to the MBC (“Machhapuchhare Base Camp”) with 3700m: panoramic sight on Annapurna South (7219m), the Fang (called also Varah Shikkar, 7647m), Annapurna III (7548m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m).

Day 9MACHHAPUCHHARE B.C – ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4130M) 2/3H TREK

2h walk along a moraine to reach the heart of the Sanctuary: the Annapurna base camp (4130m), at the foot of the gigantic southern face of Annapurna I (8091m) climbed for the first time in 1970 by a British expedition. Amazing show: we are surrounded by a dozen peaks over 7000m.

Day 10/24ANNAPURNA EXPEDITION PERIOD 15DAYS (7219M)

The period of the ascent of the south annapurna 15 days.

Day 25ANNAPURNA B.C – DOBHAN (3000M) 5/6H TREK

Return to the MBC in 1h30 of walk then continuation of the descent until Dobhan (2500m): long day of walk but with 2500m one recovers better than with more than 3000m.

Day 26DOBHAN - CHOMRONG (2175M) 4/5H TREK

Today we walk after our breakfast to reach Chomrong by the same way back.

Day 27CHOMRONG - LANDRUNG (1650M) 5/6H TREK

Descent from Chomrong to Jhinu Danda. Lunch then possibility of swimming in hot springs. Continue to Landrung passing through gurung villages.

Day 28LANDRUNG - DHAMPUS (1850M) 5/6H TREK

Ascent for Deorali in the middle of the forest. Nice view of the pass on the valley of Pokhara then descent to Dhampus.

Day 29DHAMPUS - POKHARA (875M) 3H TREK 40M DRIVE

We walk down until Phedi then you transfer to Pokhara, afternoon visit in the Pokhara Valley.

Day 30POKHARA – KATHMANDOU 6/7H DRIVE

You take the private vehicle on Kathmandu 210 km, and end of free day to shop in Thamel.
TYPE ACCOMMODATION: Hotel

Day 31TRANSFERT TO THE AIRPORT

Transfer to the airport by the service of Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition for your flight ahead.

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