Annapurna III expedition

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 7555m

Location: 28°35?8?N 83°59?22?E?

Duration: 36 days

First Ascent: 6 May 1961 by an Indian expedition led by Capt. Mohan Singh Kohli via the Northeast Face

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: Northwest Face route

Grade: Mountaineering V

Transportation: By Land

Group Size: minimum 02

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Annapurna III is a mountain in the Annapurna mountain range, it is 7,555 meters tall. Annapurna III is the 42nd highest mountain. On the top of Annapurna III, Magnificent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himalchuli, Machhapuchhare (FishTail), Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli and several peaks within the Annapurna Mountain Ranges.

It was first ascended on 6 May 1961 by an Indian expedition led by Capt. Mohan Singh Kohli via the Northeast Face. The summit party comprised Mohan Kohli, Sonam Gyatso, and Sonam Girmi. A Japanese Women's expedition succeeded in putting the first women on top on 19 May 197.

The Annapurna III Expedition route lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). During your trekking you will have the opportunity to be in the rich Annapurna Himalayan ecology which starts from the 1980. The people's natural beauties are one of the main attractions of the Annapurna III Expedition. In other words, the route through typical cultural villages provides you with unique local cultural experiences and different floras and faunas.

Day 01: Kathmandu transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel (B).

Day 02 to Day 03: Kathmandu, preparation for expedition and official briefing by Tourism Department, overnight at hotel (BB).

Day 04: Kathmandu to Besi Sahar by private bus 5-6 hours, transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 05: Basi Sahar to Chame (2713m), by Jeep 5-7 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D.

Day 06: Chame to Upper Pisang (3115m) 5 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Upper Pisang to Manang (3450m) 6 hours, use upper part off-road, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Rest day in Manang for Acclimatization (B/L/D).

Day 09: Manang to Hunde 3300m 3 hours, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 10: Hunde to Sabji Khola 3850m, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 11: Sabji Khola to Annapurna III base camp 4650m, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 12 to Day 31: Climbing period of Mt. Annapurna III 8555 m, overnight at tented camps (B/L/D).

Day 32: Move from base camp to Hunde, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 33: Hunde to Chame 5 hours walk, overnight at guest house (B/L/D).

Day 34: Chame to Kathmandu drive by Jeep, 10-12 hours, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (B/L).

Day 35: Free day in Kathmandu and welfare dinner, overnight in Kathmandu (BB).

Day 36: Departure from Kathmandu or next trip (B).