Gangapurna Peak Expedition

Gangapurna Peak Expedition
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Facts About Gangapurna Peak Expedition

Grade

Challenging

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

7455 m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking and peak climbing

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna range

Starts/Ends

Kathamandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

37 Days

Trip Overview

Gangapurna Peak Expedition takes you to the the northeast of Annapurna, Gangapurna Peak (7,455m) soars to the end of Grand Barrier to Tilicho Peak on the shoulder at 10km from Annapurna directly east of Roc Noir.

Gangapurna Peak was first climbed by a team of German expedition team led by Gunther Hauser, via the Eastern Ridge in 1965. It is the most accessible and elegant route yet technically challenging climbing line.

Climbing Gangapurna Peak is considered as difficult and challenging with lots of snows, ridges and technical section. It is a perfect opportunity for adventure seeker to savor ultimate climbing experience at fascinating Mt. Gangapurna for life time achievement.

The standard access to Gangapurna peak is through BesiSahar crossing Marsyangdi valley that takes more than weeklong trek and allows excellent acclimatization. After summiting the peak, climbers can fly out from Humde- few hours of descend from the Base Camp or from Jomsom – 3 days great hiking experience crossing Thorong La Pass (5,416m).

Gangapurna Peak Climbing is straightforward but concerns some steep and challenging section with low objecting risk. Gangapurna summit features the best view of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and end-less Tibetan Plateau to the north of the peak.

We supply full board package for Gangapurna Peak expedition including all the permits and necessary logistics from the first day of your arrival to the departure from Kathmandu. Our service includes proper climbing maps and route, hygienic food prepared by expert cook, experienced and multilingual local Sherpas and guides, proper logistics, well-furnished accommodation and recreational tour to Kathmandu and other cities.

Gangapurna Peak Expedition Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport,
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, TIA, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by our airport representative

Day 2-3 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley,
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, Briefing at Tourism ministry, shopping and other formalities

Day 4 : Drive from Kathmandu to BesiSahar
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
760

Drive from Kathmandu to BesiSahar (823m/7 hours). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 5 : Trek from BeshiSahar to Bahundanda
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1270

Trek from BeshiSahar to Bahundanda (1305m/5 hours). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 6 : Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1881

Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m/6 hours).

Day 7 : Trek from Chyamche to Dharapani
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860

Trek from Chyamche (1410m) to Dharapani (1860m)

Day 8 : Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2670

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m/6 hours)

Day 9 : Trek from Chame to Pisang
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tea House
Elevation
3250

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m/5 hours)

Day 10 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m/6 hours)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3100

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m/6 hours)

Day 11 : Rest and acclimatization day at Manang
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3519

Rest and acclimatization day at Manang

Day 12 : Trek from Manang to Gangapurna Base Camp
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4650

Trek from Manang to Gangapurna Base Camp (4650m). Overnight: Camp

Day 13-30 : Climbing period to summit Gangapurna and returning to base camp
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
7455

Climbing period to summit Gangapurna and returning to base camp

Day 31 : Cleaning base camp and trek to Khangsara
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3756

Cleaning base camp and trek to Khangsara (3756 m).

Day 32 : Trek from Khangsara to Thorong Phedi
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4540

Trek from Khangsara to ThorongPhedi (4,540 m /6 hours)

Day 33 : Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/7 hours) via Thorong La (5416m) pass
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5416

Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/7 hours) via Thorong La (5416m) pass

Day 34 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2804

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni (2,804 m/5 hours)

Day 35 : Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (25 minutes) and drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours) OR take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 minutes)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (25 minutes) and drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours) OR take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu (25 minutes)

Day 36 : Enjoy leisure day at Kathmandu and attend farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

Enjoy leisure day at Kathmandu and attend farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.

Day 37 : Transfer to airport for final departure
Food
Breakfast

 Transfer to airport for final departure.

Cost Includes

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Climbing Permit fee for Mt Gangapurna
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp
  • 5/5 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask and regulator
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares
  • Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara)
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag
  • Solar panel at the base camp
  • Restop toilet bag
  • Satellite phone (Pay Call)
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Beni and back from Jomsom
  • All ground transportation
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper work
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights)
  • Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Custom clearances in Kathmandu International airport
  • Gratitude (tip) for the staff etc.

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Gangapurna Peak located?

Gangapurna Peak is located in the Annapurna Himalayas of central Nepal, in the Manang district.

How high is Gangapurna Peak?

Gangapurna Peak has an elevation of 7,455 meters (24,457 feet).

What is the best time of year to climb Gangapurna Peak?

The best time to climb Gangapurna Peak is generally in the spring (March to May) and in the fall (September to November), when the weather is typically clear and dry. However, weather conditions can vary from year to year, so it is important to check local forecasts and conditions before planning a climb.

Do I need a permit to climb Gangapurna Peak?

Yes, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to climb Gangapurna Peak. You may also need other permits depending on your itinerary and the areas you plan to visit.

What kind of experience and skills do I need to climb Gangapurna Peak?

Climbing Gangapurna Peak is considered a technical climb and requires experience with high altitude mountaineering, as well as proficiency with ice climbing, rope work, and other technical climbing skills. It is important to have previous climbing experience, as well as proper training and preparation, before attempting a climb of this nature.

Do I need a guide to climb Gangapurna Peak?

It is highly recommended to hire a local guide or climbing company with experienced guides for a climb of Gangapurna Peak. They can help with logistics, equipment, and safety, as well as provide guidance and support throughout the climb.

What equipment do I need for a Gangapurna Peak climb?

The necessary equipment for a Gangapurna Peak climb includes mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harness, ropes, carabiners, helmets, down jacket, sleeping bag, and other climbing gear. It is important to have high-quality, reliable gear that is appropriate for the conditions and terrain.

How long does it take to climb Gangapurna Peak?

The length of time it takes to climb Gangapurna Peak depends on various factors, including the chosen route, weather conditions, and individual fitness and acclimatization. Generally, a climb of Gangapurna Peak can take anywhere from 37 days, including acclimatization and rest days.

What is the difficulty level of a Gangapurna Peak climb?

Climbing Gangapurna Peak is considered a challenging and technical climb, with steep ice and snow sections, exposed ridges, and difficult terrain. It is important to have proper training and experience before attempting this climb.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Gangapurna Peak Expedition

Gangapurna Peak is located in the Annapurna massif in the Himalayas of Nepal. It is one of the most challenging and technical peaks in the region, standing at an elevation of 7,455 meters (24,457 feet). The mountain was first climbed in 1965 by a Japanese expedition.

An expedition to Gangapurna Peak typically takes around 30 days, including acclimatization and trekking to base camp. The climb itself usually takes 14-16 days, depending on weather conditions and the climber's experience.

The climbing route to the summit involves steep and technical sections, including icefalls and rock faces, making it a challenging climb for even the most experienced mountaineers. A high level of technical skill is required, including the use of ice axes, crampons, and ropes.

Climbers must also be in excellent physical condition and have experience with high-altitude mountaineering. Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness, which can be life-threatening.

A permit is required to climb Gangapurna Peak, and climbers must be accompanied by a licensed guide. It is recommended to book an expedition through a reputable mountaineering agency to ensure safety and logistics are taken care of.

Overall, an expedition to Gangapurna Peak is a challenging and rewarding experience for experienced mountaineers looking for a technical climb in the stunning Himalayan region.

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