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 Mount Annapurna is the eighth highest mountain in the world, which lies at an altitude of 8,091m in the western Himalayan range of Nepal.  The range also houses 13 additional peaks over 7,000m and 16 more over 6,000m. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name literally meaning full of food, but is normally translated as Goddess of Harvests. The entire massif and surrounding areas are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal.

Annapurna was first summited by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal in 1950.The ascent offers the panoramic views of Annapurna-II (7,937m), Annapurna-III (7,855m), Annapurna-IV (7,525m), Annapurna South (7,819m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m), Himchuli (6,441m), Dhaulagiri-I(8,163m), Dhaulagiri-II (7,751m), Nilgiri (6,940m), Thapa Peak (6,015m), Tukche Peak (6,920m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mardi Himal(5,588m), Singu Chuli (6,500m), Tharpu Chuli (5,663m), Gangapurna (7,483m), Lamjung Himal (6,931m) and many more. The journey to the Annapurna expedition leads you to Annapurna base camp that is equally amusing and adventurous. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp there are naturally beautiful and scenic places such as Tatopani, Ghasa, Lete, Thulobogin and Mristi Khola, which will boost your energy to climb Annapurna. When you reach at the top of 8,091m, you will forget every difficulty and enjoy awhile with the sense of victory. 
Mount Annapurna is considered to be the world's most dangerous mountain to climb. However, this expedition definitely gives you an unforgettable experience of mountain expedition.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02:  In Kathmandu (Briefing and preparation)
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 06: Trek  to Tatopani
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa
Day 08: Trek to Lete
Day 09: Trek to Thulobugin
Day 10: Trek to Hum Khola
Day 11: Trek to Miristi Khola
Day 12: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 13-45: Climbing Period of Annapurna I
Day 46: Trek back to Annapurna Base camp to Miristi Khola
Day 47: Trek to Thulobugin
Day 48: Trek to Lete
Day 49: Trek to Tatopani
Day 50: Trek to Beni
Day 51: Drive to Pokhara
Day 52: Free day in Pokhara
Day 53: Drive/fly to Kathmandu
Day 54: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 55: Depart Kathmandu
Name: Annapurna Expedition
Duration: 55 days
Grade: Streneous
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Accomodation: Hotel and camping
Transportation: Private vehicle and flight
Maximum altitude: 8,091m
Per day walking: 4-5 hours
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the expedition.
Day 02: At Kathmandu (Briefing and preparation for expedition)
Today you will be preparing everything for Annapurna expedition including all the necessary equipment and clothes, which are quintessential for the trip. In addition, you can also visit Ministry of Tourism or Nepal Tourism board for further information about the expedition.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
In the early morning, after breakfast, you will be driven to Pokhara city, 200 km west of Kathmandu. It takes 5-6 hours on a tourist vehicle or you can take a flight as well. We will be passing through beautiful forests, deep gorges and Nepali villages on our way to the destination. This day you will be accommodated in Pokhara.
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. The trek will start from Nayapul, which is about 1 hour drive away from Pokhara in a private vehicle. Upon reaching Nayapul, you will be walking for tentatively 20 minutes along the banks of the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti (1,015m), a large village housing many shops and teahouses. The trail then continues through valley of Hille crossing the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and ultimately we will end the journey for the day in Tikhedhunga. 
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,856m)
Today you will ascend the path that leads to Bhurungdi Khola and Ulleri village to Ghorepani. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means "horse-water" owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani has been fascinating tourists and trekkers with its small shops and stalls selling local products and crafts.
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani (1,160m)
Once you take an amazing view of sunrise from an ideal point of Poon Hill, you will have breakfast and then will descend to Tatopani through the rhododendron forest amidst the awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range. This path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village in Kaligandaki region.
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2,010m)
The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River that flows under 2,200m deep gorge in between two 8,000m mountains, which are only 38km apart from each other. Ghasa is considered to be a paradise for bird watchers where one can see several species of birds in the forests.
Day 08: Trek to Lete (2,470m)
From Ghasa you will follow the path to reach Lete that takes around 4 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thulobugin (4,376m)
Today you will trek up to Thulobugin which takes around 4 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Hum Khola (4,286m)
This day you will trek to Hum Khola.
Day 11: Trek to Miristi Khola (4,130m)
From Hum Khola you will trek up to Miristi Khola.
Day 12: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,145m)
From Miristi Khola you will move towards Annapurna Base Camp (4,145m) that lies at the foothill of Mount Annapurna. You can see magnificent views of Mount Annapurna, Mount Fishtail, Mount Dhaulagiri and many others from this spot.
Day 13 - 45: Climbing Period of Annapurna I (8,091m)
These 33 days will be the major climbing days for you to make an ascent of mostly awaited summit of Annapurna. After few days of acclimatization and exercises, you will be taken to the higher camp, closer to the summit where you will be provided with food for high altitude. You are allowed to trek from lower to upper camp or vice versa for more practice and acclimatization. From this point onwards you will get full board service with tented camp accommodation. Finally, we wish for your success to conquer the summit. 
Day 46: Trek back to Annapurna Base camp to Miristi Khola (4,130m)
Upon successfully conquering the summit of Annapurna, you will take the route back to Miristi Khola via Base Camp and the journey will take about 4 hours (from Base Camp to Miristi Khola).
Day 47: Trek to Thulobugin (4,376m)
You will trek back from Miristi Khola to Thulobugin, which takes around 4 hours.
Day 48: Trek to Lete (2,470m)
You will trek from Thulobugin to Lete, which will take approximately 4 hours.
Day 49: Trek to Tatopani (1,160m)
Today you will trek towards Tatopani from Lete and the journey will take around 4 hours to complete.
Day 50: Trek to Beni (899m)
From Tatopani you will walk to Beni, capital of Myagdi district. 
Day 51: Drive to Pokhara
From Beni you will be driven to Pokhara and upon reaching Pokhara, you will have rest of the day free to relax and enjoy.
Day 52: Free day in Pokhara
Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. You can spend entire day sightseeing and relaxing. Firstly, you can visit Fewa Lake where you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre if the weather is clear. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. 
Day 53: Drive/ fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be either driven to the Pokhara airport to take a flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and relaxation.
Day 54: Free day in Kathmandu
Today will be an extra day for relaxing and enjoying Kathmandu. You can go for shopping, body massaging and spa treatments or sightseeing. 
Day 55: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight home. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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