Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Summit
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: 7455m

Highlights

  • Summit of Mt. Gangapurna Expedition is at 7,455 meters
  • Magnificent views of Manaslu, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu West Peak, Chulu East Peak, and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Explore the rich Buddhist culture, traditional villages, the breathtaking landscapes and stunning views of mountains on the Trans-Himalayan route.
  • Difficult and challenging peak perfect for experienced climbers.
  • Opportunity to gain lifetime experience of peak climbing over 7000 meters.

Description

Mt. Gangapurna Expedition (7455m/24,457ft) is situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range at the Coordinates of 28°36'18''N Latitude and 83°57'00''E Longitude. The Gangapurna expedition became popular when Gunther Hauser (German expedition team) summitted the peak in 1965via the East Ridge. Gangapurna peak is located between Annapurna III and Tilocho Peak. It is Northeast of Mt. Annapurna at the opposite end of Grand Barrier to Tilicho Peak on the shoulder extending about 10-12km from Annapurna directly east of ROC Noir. Mt. Gangapurna is one of the best mountains to climb in Nepal and is excellent preparation for future 8000m expeditions.

Gangapurna rises high above the Manang Valley with breathtaking views across to AnnapurnaII, III and IV, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif circuit trekking, ascending the Marsyangdi Valley. The climb is technically straightforward but climbers should be very fit and should be familiar using crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of the climbing involved will be walking roped together this including the glacial crossings. The Gangapurna glacier is also by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationfor their Advanced and basic training courses. Mount Mania always provide you with experienced and knowledgeable climbing Sherpa guides.

During the Gangapurna Expedition Mount Mania will always focus on our clients success.We  ensuring safety, comfort and an enjoyable experience. Our strategy has been designed by an exercise physiologist and experienced climbing Sherpa guides who have high altitude training. We try our best to be as efficient as possible with our itineraries, ensuring that there is not a lot of wasted time. We consider the fact that our clients might have only a short time off of work, rest assured that your time and money will be well spent with Satori Adventures. The Gangapurna is located in a remote area between the Tilicho and Annapurna ranges. This 7000m peak is technically moderate and a good preparation for upcoming expeditions of 8000m like Manaslu, Cho-Oyu or Shishapgnama. The walk-in begins along Beshishahar and the trek starts from Khudi Village, from there you will reach Bhulbhule in 30 minutes in the Valley of the Marsyangdi River. After Bhulbule we changed the jeep and drive to Koto from where our expedition guide arrange mules and trek up to Gangapurna base camp with food and equipment.  

Itinerary

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  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Besisahar
  • Altitude: 825m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chame
  • Altitude: 2700m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3100m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3550m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Manang
  • Altitude: 3550m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Base Camp
  • Altitude: 4650m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Climbing Period
  • Altitude: 7455m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Khangsar
  • Altitude: 3734m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Thorong Phedi
  • Altitude: 4420m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2700m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Mount Mania during your arrival and departure.
  • 4-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara. B/B plan
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • The appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Beshisahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • All Mount Mania kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp
  • Common climbing equipment such as Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking/climbing period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during the trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, the Washington based company
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb  Mt.Gangapurna
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3-time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for the dining tent
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Gangapurna advanced base camp
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
  • 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket re-confirmation and visa extension procedure services
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Mount Mania  t-shirt and scarf
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu & Pokhara stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Useful Information

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat