Sujoy Das has been trekking and photographing in the Himalayas for more than thirty years. His photographs and essays have been featured in leading magazines worldwide like The Washington Post, Lonely Planet, The Outdoor Journal, Lifeforce Magazine, APA Guides, Outlook Traveller, India Today Travel Plus, Frontline, The Telegraph, Times of India Crest, India Magazine, Frontline, Mint Lounge, Hindu Business Line etc. He is the joint author of Sikkim- A Travellers Guide and Lonely Planet - Nepal for the Indian Traveller
He leads treks and photo workshops under the banner of South Col Expeditions www.southcol.com and every single trek has been led by him personally Some of the areas where South Col runs treks are Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Mustang and Manaslu in Nepal. In India, Ladakh and Sikkim are favoured destinations.
He has a deep interest in the history of Everest and the Sherpa community and has been asked to speak at Kolkata and Delhi by The Himalayan Club on this subject.
He is currently working on a book of photographs on the Nepal Himalaya and organizing treks and photo workshops as a part of South Col Expeditions.
The classic trek to Annapurna Base Camp under the south face of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world, which was first climbed by Bonnington’s team in the 1970s.
This trek starts in the foothills close to Pokhara and climbs to 4130 metres covering brilliant views of the Annapurna group, Macchapuchare, Gangapurna and many other Himalayan giants.
The fourteen day day trek from Kathmandu has been carefully designed to provide proper acclimatization and includes the iconic viewpoint of Poon Hill.
• The trek passes through villages then climbs through forests into the Annapurna Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is an impressive valley surrounded by high Himalayan peaks around Annapurna Base Camp.
• There are superb views of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhare and Hiunchuli among others.
• A great opportunity to get into the mountains without the altitude problems associated with some of the other treks (highest altitude reached is 4,130m at Base Camp).
• During the Spring departures especially in March the rhododendrons around Poon Hill are spectacular
Suitability: a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.
1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day with some half days included.
2) Altitude: up to 4130m.
3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent on steps.
4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.
This trek will be led by an experienced Nepali South Col guide and a team of porters in support.
- ACAP Permit
- Access Flights (Both-Ways)
- Guide's Salary
- Guide's Transport
- Private Jeep
- TIMS Card
- Two Porters
- Access Flights (One-Way)
- Airport Shuttle
- Four Porters
- Guide’s Accommodation
- Guide’s Insurance
- Guide’s Meals
- International Flights
- MCAP Permit
- MRAP Permit
- One Porter
- Permit Fees
- Porter Insurance
- Porter's Insurance
- Private Taxi
- Public Bus
- Public Jeep
- Three Porters
- Travel Insurance
- Visa Fee