North Annapurna 2010 – Join in on Sir Chris Bonington's 50th Anniversary Trek

A truly once in a lifetime experience. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of legendary mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington first foray into the Himalaya and Asia, we have put together a unique trek. This is your chance to share in an amazing experience to trek to North Annapurna via Tilicho  with world-renowned mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington.

North Annapurna via Tilicho  with Sir Chris Bonington

Chris Bonington made the first ascent of Annapurna II (7937 metres) in 1960 with the Nepalese, Indian, British Combined Services expedition.  They also were probably the first foreigners to make the Annapurna Circuit, but they started their trek from Kathmandu ending at Pokhara.  In 1960 there was only one motor road in the whole of Nepal from the Nepalese Indian frontier into Kathmandu!!
Fifty years on, this will be a nostalgic journey for Chris in which he will enjoy sharing with his fellow trekkers his memories and the many changes that have taken place over those years.
Chris has changed the initial part of the journey to have a wonderful look at the south side of the Annapurna Chain from a Rhododendron forested ridge that is very rarely trekked, finishing with a high pass and the possibility of an easy peak with spectacular views.
This is going to be a reasonably tough and strenuous trek so you need a good level of fitness to keep up with a 75 year old!!!

What can we expect to get?

A Lecture with Chris Bonington in Kathmandu
22 day Trek around one of the most visually stunning areas of the Himalaya, sharing the journey with one of the worlds mountaineering legends
Celebratory Newari Banquet  at Krishnarpan Kathmandu’s top Newari restaurant
Staying at the award winning and exclusive 5 star Boutique Hotel Dwarika’s
Limited edition Expedition hold-all
12 week TrekFit remote training program (A 12 week specialist program in pdf format to help get you fit for your trek)
Contribution and active project involvement with Community Action Nepal.
Visit to Ghyamrang, where Community Action Nepal has a health post, school and sustainable cottage industry making cloth from nettles.
TrekFit training shirt

When and how much?

  • Spaces – Strictly limited to 12 trekkers
  • Deposit – £1000 (non returnable) or AU$2000
  • Total Price – £5000 or AU$ equivalent at market rate
  • Meet – Kathmandu 5th May 2010
  • Finishes – Kathmandu 28th May 2010

To place expressions of interest or to recieve our extensice trip notes for this unique once in a lifetime experience  email us

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