GANGAPURNA EXPEDITION

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destination Annapurna
duration 36 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 7,455m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Camping + Homestay
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 11,900
Pax 2 USD 11,500
Pax 3 USD 10,900
Pax 4 to 6 USD 10,500
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,900
Pax 13 to 18 USD 9,500
Pax 19 to 24 USD 8,900
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GANGAPURNA EXPEDITION

What has dopamine got to do with climbing mountains? When dopamine is released by neurons in the 'reward center' of the brain, it generates a feeling of pleasure and well-being as well as increasing alertness.  Mt. Gangapurna (7455m/24,457ft) in the Annapurna Himalayan range will do this for you, day after day as you continue higher and higher. The famous mountaineer George Mallory when asked why do people risk their lives to climb mountains? He replied, “Because it's there,” 

The Land of Giants! Gangapurna is situated between Annapurna III (7555m) and Tarke Kang (7193 m) Base Camp, also known as Glacier Dome towering over the Manang Valley. At the summit, you can expect an adrenalin rush as you stare out over Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Annapurna IV (7525m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), and Manaslu (8156m).
Climbing Gangapurna requires you are fit and an experienced climber. It is considered a difficult and challenging climb with snow and ice to traverse along with several technical sections. You should be familiar with the use of crampons, ice axes, harness, grappling ropes and other alpine climbing techniques.

The trekking component takes you from Chame Village through the Marsyangdi Valley passing several traditional Tibetan Buddhist Manang villages. The villages exhibit numerous symbols of their faith that include monasteries (Gompa), prayer flags, and Mani stones (engraved with Tibetan symbols). Along the trail, you will have some fantastic views of several soaring peaks, such as Manaslu, Gangapurna, Lamjung, Annapurna II, IV, and other snow-covered peaks. At lower altitudes, you will pass through pine, fir and rhododendron forests prior to ascending to higher altitudes where the terrain is sparsely vegetated, arid and of rocky terrain (moraines).

Leaving Besisahar we head to Dharapani (1860m), Chame (2670m) and to Manang (3440m) where we stop for a rest day and to acclimatize before making our way to Gangapurna Base Camp (4650m). From here we spend time preparing for the ascent to the summit with a number of climbs, for example, to Tilicho Summit (7455m).  Before we head to the summit we will be well and truly ready for the challenge ahead.  We will practice daily numerous climbing skills and take short climbs to higher elevations to give you confidence and an opportunity to test your skills. Your Sherpa Expedition & Trekking guide will check, and double-check, all equipment and be sure that everyone is mentally and physically well enough to attempt the climb to Gangapurna Summit (7455m). We have scheduled a few extra days in the itinerary in the event of the weather being unsuitable for climbing. These days are not wasted and will further help you to acclimatize as we camp at several altitudes on the side of the mountain at designated base camps. We will make an early morning start on the day of the climb, allowing ample time to reach the summit. Morning weather is often calmer and more predictable, but we mustn’t forget that “mother nature” makes its own rules.

Our return will take us down to Tilicho BC, to Yak Kharka, Thorong Phedi (High Camp 4600m), and to one of the highest temples in the world, Muktinath, a Vishnu temple that is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists. After Muktinath, we head to Jomsom via Kagbeni and then take a scenic flight to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. The scenic flight to Pokhara will be more meaningful now that you have ventured deep into the Himalayan ranges. 

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness.
Climbing mountains will teach you patience, persistence, and gratitude. 

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes

  • 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 Sherpa Expedition and Trekking 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 Sherpa Expedition and Trekking 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
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking t-shirt and scarf

Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services include only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes section.

EQUIPMENTS

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

GOOD TO KNOW

The Gangapurna Expedition is a challenging and exhilarating mountaineering adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Gangapurna, also known as "Gangapurna I," stands at an impressive height of 7,455 meters (24,457 feet). Here are all the important details you need to know before embarking on a Gangapurna Expedition:

1. Location: Gangapurna is located in the Annapurna Massif, in the Manang District of Nepal. It is situated near the famous Annapurna Circuit trek, offering stunning views of the surrounding peaks and the Annapurna Range.

2. Technical Difficulty: Gangapurna is considered a technically challenging peak, requiring climbers to have prior mountaineering experience. It involves steep slopes, icy sections, crevasses, and some technical climbing skills. Climbers should be proficient in using crampons, ice axes, and other mountaineering equipment.

3. Physical Fitness: Excellent physical fitness is crucial for a successful Gangapurna Expedition. Climbers should have a high level of stamina, endurance, and strength to handle the demanding climb. Regular cardio and strength training exercises, as well as acclimatization hikes, are recommended to prepare for the expedition.

4. Duration: The duration of the Gangapurna Expedition varies depending on several factors, including weather conditions and climbers' acclimatization. On average, it takes around 18-20 days to complete the expedition, including trekking to the base camp, acclimatization periods, and the summit climb.

5. Climbing Permit: A climbing permit is required to climb Gangapurna. Climbers need to obtain a permit from the Nepal Governments or through a registered trekking agency. It is important to ensure all necessary permits are obtained before starting the expedition.

6. Guides and Sherpas: It is highly recommended to hire experienced local guides and Sherpas for the Gangapurna Expedition. They have extensive knowledge of the region, weather conditions, and mountaineering techniques. They can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and enhance the overall experience.

7. Accommodation: During the expedition, climbers usually stay in tented camps. It is advisable to bring a good quality sleeping bag and other necessary camping equipment. Basic teahouses may be available in some lower-altitude areas during the trek to the base camp.

8. Weather Conditions: Weather plays a crucial role in the success of the Gangapurna Expedition. The best time to attempt the climb is during the pre-monsoon season (March to May) and post-monsoon season (September to November). These months offer stable weather conditions and clear visibility.

9. Safety Precautions: Safety should always be a top priority during the expedition. Climbers should have proper acclimatization, follow the guidance of experienced guides, and be prepared for any emergencies. It is essential to carry essential safety equipment, such as a first aid kit, communication devices, and oxygen cylinders.

10. Environmental Considerations: As responsible climbers, it is important to practice Leave No Trace principles and respect the environment. Carry all waste back with you, avoid damaging vegetation, and be mindful of the local culture and customs.

Embarking on a Gangapurna Expedition is a challenging and rewarding experience. It requires careful planning, physical preparation, and the right mindset. With the right guidance and preparation, climbers can conquer the majestic Gangapurna and create memories to last a lifetime.

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Gangapurna is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, specifically in the Manang District. It is part of the Annapurna Massif.

Gangapurna stands at an elevation of 7,455 meters (24,457 feet) above sea level.

Yes, previous climbing experience is required to climb Gangapurna. It is considered a technically challenging peak, and climbers should have prior mountaineering experience, including knowledge of roped glacier travel, ice climbing, and the use of climbing equipment.

The best time to climb Gangapurna is during the pre-monsoon season (March to May) and post-monsoon season (September to November). These months offer stable weather conditions and clear visibility, making it ideal for climbing.

The duration of the Gangapurna Expedition can vary depending on various factors such as climbers' fitness level, acclimatization, and weather conditions. On average, it takes around 18-36 days to complete the expedition, including trekking to the base camp, acclimatization periods, and the summit climb.

Yes, a climbing permit is required to climb Gangapurna. Climbers need to obtain a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or through a registered trekking agency. It is important to obtain the necessary permits before starting the expedition.

Yes, climbing Gangapurna involves technical difficulties such as steep slopes, icy sections, crevasses, and some technical climbing skills. Climbers should be proficient in using mountaineering equipment like crampons, ice axes, and ropes.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire experienced local guides and Sherpas for the Gangapurna Expedition. They have extensive knowledge of the region, weather conditions, and mountaineering techniques. They can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and enhance the overall experience.

Climbing Gangapurna requires excellent physical fitness. Climbers should have a high level of stamina, endurance, and strength to handle the demanding climb. Regular cardio and strength training exercises, as well as acclimatization hikes, are recommended to prepare for the expedition.

During the expedition, climbers usually stay in tented camps. It is advisable to bring a good quality sleeping bag and other necessary camping equipment. Basic teahouses may be available in some lower-altitude areas during the trek to the base camp.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 11,900
Pax 2 USD 11,500
Pax 3 USD 10,900
Pax 4 to 6 USD 10,500
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,900
Pax 13 to 18 USD 9,500
Pax 19 to 24 USD 8,900
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 10,500

Per Person

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Bolesław Chmielowiec

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A life-changing experience

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Embarking on the Gangapurna Expedition is a life-changing experience that leaves a lasting impact. The challenges faced, the stunning landscapes witnessed, and the personal growth achieved make it an adventure like no other. It's an opportunity to push your boundaries, discover your inner strength, and create memories that will stay with you forever.

Loana Petrescu

United States

June 11, 2023

A mesmerizing adventure in the Annapurna region

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The Gangapurna Expedition offers a mesmerizing adventure in the stunning Annapurna region. From the moment you set foot on this journey, you are surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, snow-covered peaks, and serene lakes. It's an expedition that immerses you in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Ahmed Mizouri

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November 7, 2022

A challenging yet rewarding climb

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The Gangapurna Expedition is a challenging climb that pushes your limits and tests your mountaineering skills. However, the sense of achievement and the breathtaking views from the summit make it all worthwhile. The feeling of standing on top of Gangapurna and taking in the panoramic vistas is truly unforgettable.

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