Annapurna South Expedition

Trip Overview

Annapurna South is a mountain situated in the Annapurna Himal range of the Himalayas. Commonly known as Annapurna Dakshin, it is a 23,684 feet tall mountain (at an altitude of 7219 meters) and is ranked as 101st tallest mountains in the world.  It was first ascended in 1964 by a Japanese expedition via the North face. The nearby mountain Hiunchuli is an extension of the Annapurna South.

 

The expedition begins with a private bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara followed by an overnight stay in Pokhara. Then the next day, a drive till Dhampus valley is taken and from there onwards the trekking journey is taken up.  Cultural diversification and a wide range of flora and fauna can be encountered as there are Magar and Gurung communities residing along the trekking route. Further along the route, through the rhododendron woodlands, mesmerizing views of Annapurna and Mount Machhapuchhre along with Modi river can be viewed. After trekking through Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, the campsite for Annapurna South is reached. The trek back to Pokhara can be carried out via Ghorepani and Poon Hill which is widely famous for its panoramic views of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. It takes about 35-37 days to complete this journey.

 

High Altitude Sherpa  is a professional trekking company having years of technical expertise that provides a safe, secure, satisfying, once in a lifetime experience at an affordable price.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing /team composition:

1. The expedition leads by English Speaking high altitude Experienced Guide.

2. In a group one member one Climbing Guide during the Climbing.

3. One experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

4. Assistants Sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.

5. Experienced base camp Guide/manager.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

1. Previous rock and ice climbing and high altitude over 6000m experiences will be an asset.

2. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain.

3.There will also be climbing training for members at the amadablem base camp.

4.The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

5.The day of the summit,will be required to walk 10hrs.

6.The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain.

Equipment List

Member Personal Climbing Equipment

 

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

First Aid Kit:

1. Povidone-iodine cream -1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage –2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid –10.

6. Dressing tape -1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin -1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse oximetry:

 

1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

 

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11.Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

 For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:

 For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

 For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg –3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

 To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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