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    Annapurna South Expedition (7,219 m)

    4.58/5 from 12 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Trek and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
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    About - Annapurna South Expedition (7,219 m)

    Annapurna South, one of the offshoots of the tenth highest mountain in the world, is located at an elevation of 7219m within the 55km long Annapurna massif. The Kali Gandaki River, which divides Annapurna from the Dhaulagiri range, cuts a large gap through the Himalayan Mountains to the east. One of the well-known 7,000-meter peaks, Annapurna South, offers breathtaking panoramas of the Himalayas, as well as vegetation, animals, and challenging treks. You can see the massive mass of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre as well as the Annapurna in its entirety.

    The Annapurna Conservation Area, or ACAP, includes Annapurna South among its protected areas. There are many well-known trekking routes and expedition peaks throughout the entire area. You can anticipate seeing some of the uncommon and unusual flora and fauna since the area is protected by the government of Nepal. With steep terrain on the climax edge and the crossing of steep, precarious slopes beneath the highest point, the Annapurna South trek is regarded as difficult and challenging. For individuals seeking to conquer Annapurna South's highest point, previous experience of climbing a mountain peak or trekking a peak is advised, as well as being in good physical and mental health condition.

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    Annapurna South's first expedition

    Annapurna south was first successfully climbed in 1964 by a Japanese expedition team through the north face of the peak.

    Route to Annapurna South Expedition

    Annapurna south lies beyond one of the magical mountains Mt. fishtail aka Macchapuchhre so the journey towards Annapurna south will provide you an amazing glimpse of two base camps namely Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna South base camp. It's the peak where you get to experience the bases of two amazing mountains. There are altogether four camps set up towards the peak.
    Annapurna South Base Camp: Situated at an elevation of 4,000m the base camp is the first acclimatization zone for climbers. You’ll be taking the trekking trails to the base camp which will allow you to understand the high Himalayan altitudes and how to prevent any kind of sickness you might suffer in those elevations. It's an important hub on your expedition journey.
    Camp I: Camp I would be situated around 5,000m.
    Camp II: Camp II would be set up around 5,970m.
    Camp III: Camp III would be set up around 6400m. It's the final camp before the peak. Here your professional guide will prepare to push onto the summit depending on the weather conditions. If the conditions are favorable you will be pushing for the summit otherwise you’ll be descending towards base camp and preparing to summit again.
    Major Highlights of Annapurna South

    Gurung Village Settlements

    Annapurna is home to one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, Gurungs are one of the major parts of the Annapurna region. Their unique village settlements all over leading to the major trekking and expedition peaks are one of the highlights of the region. You can observe and understand the Himalayan lifestyle alongside their unique culture and tradition. The people of the Himalayas have been living under the shadows of Annapurna despite their hard work and hustle. The typical village settlements you will be passing along the route are one of the unique sights to look after.

    Flora and Fauna

    Annapurna National park is rich in diverse flora and fauna. The protected national park is the main result of rich biodiversity. The dense forests look even more beautiful during the period of Spring when the forests are covered up by lush Rhododendrons.

    Annapurna Massifs

    A 55km long stretch of gigantic mountain peaks is home to one of the highest peaks in the world where you can encounter Annapurna I at 8091m, Annapurna II at 7937m, Annapurna III at 7555m, Annapurna IV at 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m and many more encompassing pinnacles.

    More Highlights of the Annapurna South Expedition

    • Annapurna Region's rich greenery
    • Inviting and well-disciplined Himalayan people and their way of life and custom.
    • Adrenaline and rush-filled climbing experience of 7219-meter Annapurna South
    • All-encompassing perspectives on the world's tenth most elevated mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m)
    • The city of Lakes, the tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara.
    • Rare Flora and Fauna.
    • Panoramic views of Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m.
    • Traditional and ethnic Gurung village settlements.
    • Shower in a regular natural aquifer at Jhinu Danda.

    For the complete guide on peak climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    If you are looking for similar trips we also offer Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m), Lhotse Expedition (8,516 m), Mt.Everest(8848.86m), Dhaulagiri Expedition (8,167 m), Gangapurna Expedition (7,455 m), Pumori Expedition (7,161 m), Tilicho Peak Expedition (7,134 m) and many more. 

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    Dates & Availability

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      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Pedry Luis
      United States of America (the), Dallas

      Excellent choice for our Peak Climbing in Nepal

      Luxury Holidays Nepal was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal. We had the most incredible Peak climbing. Our guide, Santosh Sherpa, is very knowledgeable, flexible, and caring about our needs and expectations. We had a fantastic guide and our porter was great. We enjoyed the personal attention and treatment from the time of arrival at the airport to our departure back home. The quality of service we received from LHN was excellent. Had a great experience! I highly recommend Luxury holiday Nepal and join this company for further holidays.

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      Mr. Oliver
      United States of America (the), Texas

      LHN was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal

      We recently completed Peak Climbing with Luxury Holidays Nepal.LHN made our trip enjoyable. Peak Climbing has been my dream since childhood. It was done in a very safe manner. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend the Luxury holiday Nepal.

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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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