Annapurna South expedition

22 Days

Annapurna south is in the range of  55 km long massif in the Himalayas, seen from Ghorepani & poonhill. Annapurna south expedition takes to the highest point seen in Annapurna range, the summit of Annapurna south stands at 7273m. Annapurna is located in the east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri range. This gorge is the deepest himalayan gorge of earth.

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means “full of food” (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga.

The entire Annapurna range and surrounding area are protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the first and largest conservation area in Nepal, established in 1986 by the Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit, ABC, Tilicho lake trek, Mustang trek.

Annapurna south face base camp is situated at 4000 meter and the advance base camp is on west bank of the glacier between Annapurna south and mount Hiunchuli. Climb up to the glacier is a little bit difficult gullies on all sides.

The camp 1 of Annapurna south expedition is fixed at the 5000 meter, Camp-2 at 5970meter; and camp 3 is at 6400 meter high. From Camp 3 the summit can be made. Climbing Annapurna south seems easy from North East route of side.

Annapurna South(7220m) lies in the heart of the Annapurna Himal and has very close view of numerous mountains, which includes Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna South (7,220m). However, climbers can see other peaks from Makalu, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Everest range as well.

1st ascent on

15/10/1964 AD(30/06/2021 BS

1st ascent by

Shiochiro Uyeo ( Japan ),
Mingma Tsering Sherpa ( Nepal )

Annapurna South (Annapurna Dakshin) was first ascended by a Japanese expedition, via the North face in 1964. It was also attempted by Italian team in 1988.

Trek & climbing route for Annapurna south

temple on the way to basecamp trek for annapurna south expedition
A Buddhist temple

Preparation for Annapurna south expedition begins from Kathmandu & Pokhara. We travel to Pokhara via private coach and then we stay overnight at Pokhara. The next day we drive to Dhampus, and then our trek starts at P0thana, a little temperate region of forested hillsides like, Magar and Gurung villages, from where the trekking route of Annapurna South expedition continues.

After reaching Ghandruk, Tadapani & Kopra pasture, our campsite remains right below the South face of Mt. Annapurna. With the amazing high altitude trekking experience, we set up the Base Camp for climbing to Mt. Annapurna South there. After basecamp to all other higher camps the route we follow will be safe and as per the site condition.

Looking forward

Annapurna south expedition is an adventure loved by mountaineers. Mixed up the experience of wild trekking and high altitude – ice climbing is not just fun but a life lesson. An easy life lesson with our guides who have been to the summit of Annapurna south time and again.

Nepalgram Adventure is very glad to design your Annapuran South Peak Climbing trip in Nepal as a complete Nepal travels with our experienced climbing/Trekking guides and expert staff for your satisfaction.

Trip Cost

Annapurna south expedition trip cost covers all your expenses for the guide, accomodation, food, permit cost, group climbing gears, necessary paperworks for climbing, insurance of guide and all the trekking staff.

Annapurna expedition climbing permit cost per person is as below:

Mountains/ Peak Spring Autumn Summer
Annapurna IV (7525M) $600 $300 $150

Annapurna south – climbing cost details of Nepalgram Adventure

29 days trekking and climbing programs. Include Lodge, tent accommodations, Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Porters’ High climbing guide & cook.

The price also includes fixed rope, main rope, ices crow, snow bar, ice hammer & all the group gears need while climbing the peak.

Hotel in Kathmandu as per our itinerary is included. Transport, Climbing permit and insurance is included in the cost for Annapurna South climbing.

We assure kind hearted and experienced staff who knows how-to trace the route on glacier route, high pass route, and how to fix the rope for ice climbing, and how to climb the Annapurna peak with minimal risk and precisely successful pattern.

Day to day itinerary for Annapurna south expedition

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu International airport and meet with representative, then transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu (1350m) sightseeing tour
  • Day 3 – At Kathmandu; official/paper work & preparation for Annapurna south expedition
  • Day 4 – After breakfast, Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Day 5 – After breakfast, pokhara by private vehicle drop to Phedi and trek to Deurali.
  • Day 6 – Deurali trek to Jhinu danda( Natural hot spring)
  • Day 7 – Jhinu danda trek to Sinuwa
  • Day 8 – Sinuwa trek to Himalayan
  • Day 9 – Himalayan to Machhapuchhare /Fish tail Base camp
  • Day 10 – Machhapuchhare base camp trek to Annapurna South Base camp
  • Day 11 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 12 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 13 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 14 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 15 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 16 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 17 – Annapurna South Climbing Period
  • Day 18 – Himalayan to Chhomorung
  • Day 19 – Chhhomorung to Ghandrung village
  • Day 20 – Ghandrung village to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara
  • Day 21 – Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu
  • Day 22 – Fly out. Representative will drop you at airport before Three hours of your flight schedule.

Overview of Annapurna south expedition

  • Other Name: Modi Peak, Moditse
  • Elevation: 7219 M / 23684 FT
  • Latitude: 28º 31′ 06
  • Longitude: 83º 48′ 29
  • Province: Gandaki Pradesh
  • Mountain Range: Annapurna
  • District: Myagdi/Kaski
  • Municipality/Rural Municipality: Annapurna/Annap

Annapurna south is the nearest peak seen from the hilltop of Poonhill. Trekking towards its basecamp is wild and explores deep into both the nature and culture of the region.

So far expedition is concerned above Camp I the route from Camp 2 to Camp 3 becomes steeper requiring fixed rope on some of the more difficult sections including a bergschrund that has to be crossed. Camp 3 is at an elevation of 20,500 ft and sits at the junction of the North Ridge and Summit Ridge. It sits on the “Dome” of Annapurna IV and affords us an incredible view of the Summit Ridge.

At the crest 6,483m we will place our Camp III. The summit day above Camp III is long but not technically difficult. However, there are some steep knife-edged ridges and cornices to negotiate so don’t think this will be easy.

Glacier travel skills will come into play as we wind our way to the top of the buttress, establishing around 6,000m (19, 800′). From Camp II we will have spectacular views of the North Face of Annapurna II. From Camp II we continue upward till we reach the east-west crest of the Annapurna Himal. At this point the team will decide whether to place one more camp along the summit ridge or make summit attempts from Camp 3.

The climb along the Summit Ridge affords us beautiful views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is a spectacular place to be. The climbing on this section will be very demanding as we will be climbing some steep sections on the Summit Ridge proper as well as traversing some steep slopes below the summit. We may also encounter some rock on the summit pyramid.

After a short stay on the summit we’ll descend to our high camp where we will spend the night. The next day we’ll descend all the way to Base Camp

Trip Highlights of Annapurna south expedition

  • Summit of Annapurna South Expedition is at 7,219 meters
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Gangapurna 7455m, Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6336m, and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Opportunity to explore the Annapurna Region’s rich flora and fauna including its welcoming and friendly people, their culture and tradition.
  • Challenging peak climbing experience
  • Gain an adventure and thrill-filled climbing experience of over 7000 met lifetime achievement.

Customizable itinerary for Annapurna expedition

Day 1-Arrival in Kathmandu International airport and meet with representative, then transfer to hotel.

Day 4-After breakfast, Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 5-After breakfast, pokhara by private vehicle drop to Phedi and trek to Deurali.

Day 6-Deurali trek to Jhinu danda( Natural hot spring)

Day 7-Jhinu danda trek to Sinuwa

Day 8-Sinuwa trek to Himalayan Hotel

Day 9-Himalayan Hotel trek to Machhapuchhare /Fish tail Base camp

Day 10-Machhapuchhare base camp trek to Annapurna South Base camp

Day 11-Annapurna South Climbing Period.

Day 24-Annapurna South trek to Himalayan Hotel

Day 25-Himalayan Hotel trek to Chhomorung

Day 26-Chhhomorung trek to Ghandrung village

Day 27-Ghandrung village trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara

Day 28-After breakfast, Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu You can extend your trip in Nepal to explore the Jungle safari in Chitwan National

Day to day itinerary for Annapurna south expedition

The drive of 8 hours is scenic and we take same route as before. You can extend your trip in Nepal to explore the Jungle safari in Chitwan National park or Buddhist Pilgrimage trip to Lumbini, birthplace of Buddha. There are plenty of tourism activities in Nepal. For your information; pokhara is regarded as adventure sports hub of Nepal.
Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure back home.

Annapurna south expedition cost details

Annapurna south expedition cost includes

  • All land transportation & shuttle service.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class Hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per given itinerary.
  • Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
  • Annapurna south expedition permit fee/Royalty
  • Full board basis veg/ non veg meal during the trekking & expedition; prepared by expert trekking cook
  • All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
  • Cook and Kitchen boys at the base camp.
  • Basecamp tents for members and staff.
  • Per Person 45 KG. Equipment’s luggage / barrels allowed till to Base Camp.
  • Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area project Fee( ACAP Permit)
  • Trekkers Information Management system card( TIMS card)
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Trekking/ climbing Guide, , porters salary, fares and taxes.

Annapurna south expedition cost excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & pokhara .
  • Airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Service above Base Camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
  • Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing.
  • Climbing Guide (Sherpa)
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
  • International airport departure tax & tourist tax.
  • Tips and climbing bonus.
  • Garbage deposit US $ 2000.00 for a team. After expedition deposit will be refundable.
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

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Annapurna South expedition

Annapurna south expedition peak climbing trip info

  • Bus/Car
  • 2 to 8
  • 7219m
  • Tea house/tent
  • Hard
  • Climbing
  • Spring (mar-may), Autumn (sep-nov)


This trip is 100% customizable

  • Big Group? We can help safer
  • Special request? We fit
  • Different Itinerary? We moderate


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