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Overview

Elevation

7,455m (24,457ft)

Location

Nepal/Annapurna Region

Coordinates

28.606° N 83.965° E

First Ascent

Gunther Hauser (German), 1965

Climbing Season

Late spring and autumn

Climbing duration

17 days (typically)

Group Size

02-15 person per Group

Mt. Gangapurna is a breathtaking mountain that is located in the Manang district of Nepal and is between Annapurna III and Tilicho Peak. Mt. Gangapurna rises to the northeast of Annapurna. This expedition is considered very difficult and challenging with lots of snow and has several technical sections. Mount Gangapurna is at an altitude of 7,477 meters. Gangapurna Expedition is considered as a perfect opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers. This is an ultimate climbing experience for the climbers and also is a lifetime experience. The German Expedition team was the first to summit Gangapurna mountain in 1965. They took the route via the East Ridge and the leader of the expedition was Günther Hauser. Mountain Gangapurna is one of the best mountains to climb in Nepal and is a perfect preparation and experience for future 8000-meter expeditions.

Gangapurna rises above the Manang Valley with extraordinary views across to Annapurna II, III and IV, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Glacier Dome, and Manaslu. The climb is technically easy and straightforward but the climbers must be very fit and also must be familiar using crampons, harness, ice ax, and handling climbing ropes and tying knots. After we reach the summit, we go along the Manang valley and gradually ascend to the top of the Throng Pass which is at an altitude of 5416 meters. Then we slowly descend to the shrine of Muktinath after the crossing. The last part of our journey takes us to Jomsom from where take a flight across the magnificent Himalayas to Pokhara. This expedition will be worth the time and effort you have put on. It offers you the magnificent views of the Himalayas which includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. You also can experience a different culture of the village tribe.

So during the Gangapurna expedition, the agency will always focus on the clients and ensure their safety throughout the trek. Overall, this expedition will be a fruitful and exciting one with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and vast sceneries.

Itinerary

You will arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel.

Today, you will rest in Kathmandu and prepare for your expedition.

On this day, you drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar. It will take about six hours. You will stay at a lodge.

We travel from Besishashar to Chame (1,410 m). This trip will take about 6 hours and we stay at a lodge for the night.

On this day, we trek from Chame and our destination today is Pisang(3100m). The overall duration for this trek is about five hours. Overnight at Pisang.

Today, we trek from Pisang to Manang(3440m). Following the trail, we gradually make our way into Manang. It will take about five and a half hours to reach there. Overnight in Manang.

This day is separated for acclimatization. We can rest on this day and adjust ourselves to our surroundings.

Today we trek from Manang to Gangapurna Camp (4,600 m). Overnight at the base camp.

This is the climbing period of the mountain Gangapurna. You slowly make progress to the summit. Upon reaching the summit, you will have extraordinary views of mountains and sceneries. The total expedition will be worth of your hard effort. After this, we gradually descend to the base camp for the night.

It takes about 4 hours four hours to trek from Gangapurna Base Camp to Manang. Overnight in Manang.

On this day, we begin our trek early in the morning. Our next destination will be Thorang Phedi(4420m). It will take about 6 and half hours.

Today, we begin our trek in the morning from Thorung Phedi. Our destination for today is Muktinath (3,850 m). We pass through the Thorung La. Overnight in Muktinath at a hotel.

Today you will be trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom. It takes about 5 hours for the trek. We take the Kagbeni route for trekking. Overnight in Kagbeni.

We take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. We can visit many tourist sites of Pokhara. We stay at a hotel in Pokhara and rest for the night.

On this day, we can drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It takes about four to five hours’ drive to reach Kathmandu. We drive along the banks of the Trishuli river.

This is a leisure day at Kathmandu. You will see some of the most popular places in Kathmandu. You can visit Thamel for shopping and visit some of the UNESCO heritage protected sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath.

This is the final day of you in Nepal. You will be dropped at the international airport as per your flight schedule.

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