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Gangapurna Expedition (7455m/24,457ft)

Mt. Gangapurna (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. Satori Adventures always provide you with experienced and knowledgeable climbing Sherpa guides.

During the Gangapurna expedition Satori Adventure 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.  

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 7455m (24,457ft)

First Ascent: Gunther Hauser (German expedition team), 1965

Duration: 37 Days

Group Size: 02-10 People per group

Co-ordinates: 28°36'18''N, 83°57'00''E

Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Moderate Climb (PD++)

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering

Include Activity: sight trip of Kathmandu

Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: East Ridge

Himalayan sights: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Mardi Himal

  • Spring Itinerary
  • Autumn Itinerary
  • Price
  • Full board Service
  • BC Service
  • Climbing Info
  • FAQs

Itinerary Details of Gangapurna Expedition (7455m/24,457ft.)- Spring

10 April/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

11 April/Day 02: Preparation, briefings at Department of Tourism, last minute shopping and office formalities.

12 April/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/27,000ft)8hrs. Lodge accommodation.

13 April/Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m/9,055ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.

14 April/Day 05: Treks from Chame to Pisang (3100m/10,170ft,) 5hrs Lodge accommodation.

15 April/Day 06: Treks from Pisang to Manang (3440m/11,286ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.

16 April/Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Manang lodge accommodation.

17 April/Day 08: Trek from Manang to Ganggapurna Base Camp (4650m/15,256ft) 5hrs.

18-5May/Day 9-26: Climbing Period (Gangapurna Summit 7455m/24,459ft.) Camping accommodation

06 May/Day 27: Preparation for return to Kathmandu. Clean Base Camp and trek to Khangsara(3734m/12,250ft) 5hrs trekking. Lodge accommodation.

07 May/Day 28:Trek 6hrs from Khangsara to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14,501ft,) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.

18 May/Day 29: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/12,631ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17,770ft) 9hrs.Lodge accommodation.

09 May/Day 30: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8,858ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

10 May/Day 31: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) Transfer to Hotel, Hotel accommodation.

11 May/Day 32:Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.7 hrs  by tourist bus, 25 mins by flight. Hotel accommodation, farewell dinner with culture program in the evening.

12 May/Day 33: Drop to airport for final departure, alternatively join other activities.

06 Oct/Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to a hotel in Kathmandu (1350m/4,430ft).

07 Oct/Day 02: Preparation, briefings at Department of Tourism, last minute shopping and office formalities.

08 Oct/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/27,000ft)8hrs. Lodge accommodation.

09 Oct/Day 04: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (2670m/9,055ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.

10 Oct/Day 05: Treks from Chame to Pisang (3100m/10,170ft,) 5hrs Lodge accommodation.

11 Oct/Day 06: Treks from Pisang to Manang (3440m/11,286ft) 5-6hrs.Lodge accommodation.

12 Oct/Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Manang lodge accommodation.

13 Oct/Day 08: Trek from Manang to Ganggapurna Base Camp (4650m/15,256ft) 5hrs.

13-30 Oct/Day 9-26: Climbing Period (Gangapurna Summit 7455m/24,459ft.) Camping accommodation

31 Oct/Day 27: Preparation for return to Kathmandu. Clean Base Camp and trek to Khangsara(3734m/12,250ft) 5hrs trekking. Lodge accommodation.

01 Nov/Day 28:Trek 6hrs from Khangsara to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14,501ft,) 4hrs.Lodge accommodation.

02 Nov/Day 29: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/12,631ft) via Thorong La Pass (5416m/17,770ft) 9hrs.Lodge accommodation.

03 Nov/Day 30: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8,858ft) 4hrs. Lodge accommodation.

04 Nov/Day 31: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) Transfer to Hotel, Hotel accommodation.

05 Nov/Day 32:Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.7 hrs  by tourist bus, 25 mins by flight. Hotel accommodation, farewell dinner with culture program in the evening.

06 Nov/Day 33: Drop to airport for final departure, alternatively join other activities.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  • Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  • Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

In Full board service

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the clients preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and wellbeing being the overriding priority.

High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

Full Board Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transportation as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Satori Adventures representatives during your arrival and departure.
  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Koto-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff in mini bus and public jeep.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara Flight ticket for group and expedition leaders guides.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist bus transportation.
  • All Satori Adventures facilities including: 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 period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during 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.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, 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 from Nepal government to climb Mt. Gangapurna.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 2 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffduring 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 Sherpa’s, 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 with the 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.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Gangapurna advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 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.
  • 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 reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt and scarf.

Full Board Service Cost(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.
  • 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 includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled 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.
  • Summit bonus $700.00USD minimum for each climbing Sherpa guide. 
  • 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 is easy to acquire upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

In Base Camp

Satori Adventures provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

In the base camp our chefs and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious, freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day. We will also ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24 hrs a day. In the base camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

In base camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

Our camp manager as well as guides and climbing Sherpa’s have an extensive experience on multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and organize base camp operations. In base camp our guides will work with other teams to ensure contribution from all operators for tasks such as route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.

Base Camp Service Cost (Includes)

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the KTM international airport by Satori Adventure during your arrival and departure flights.
  • 4 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Koto-Kathmandu for all clients, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara Flight ticket for group and expedition leaders guides.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist bus transportation.
  • All Satori Adventure facilities, kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils at base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment like rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for clients 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 during the climbing period.
  • 30kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. Will be carried by porter/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced 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.
  • Nepal government royalty.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all involved staff 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 the base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs, kitchen assistants and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by the guide for communication available upon request for clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided for clients if needed. Appropriate charge will apply.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Gangapurna advanced base camp.
  • Solar panels for light and electronics charging.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara Flight ticket for Group and leader climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist bus transportation.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • 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 reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures t-shirt and scarf.

Base camp Service Cost(Excludes):

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutra-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred from usage of landlines, mobile devices, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and Internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than the specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Ice fall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Walkie talkies
  • Filming permit (only for special filming camera).
  • Ice falls charges (if the rope fixed by different company and charged to other team).
  • All tents for camp I, II, III
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Personal climbing Sherpa guide(s).
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
  • Satori services will not be involved in any capacity above advanced base camp. This means we do not allow any staff or equipment from Satori Adventure above ABC.
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and clients.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

Why climb with Satori Adventures

How to Choosing a experience Provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis. We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.
It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing Team members

We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.

Maximum summit Success;

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.

Highly Qualified Sirdar/Team leader

Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.

Advanced Communication method

Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions. This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.

Facilities camp setup at Base Camp

Satori Adventure focuses on comfortable conditions at base camp, including good quality food and other services.We find this helps clients with their overall success rate on the mountain. Our cooks are regarded as the best in the business, providing wholesome and appetizing meals with an agreeable array of menus to suit all your food requirements. The meals you are served on the mountain are also of the highest standard and designed to sustain you for the rigorous ascent. We offer various choices that will suit any diet plan, including vegetarian, Vegan, continental, Indian and others. If you have special food consideration, please provide this to us 60 days prior to the expedition so we can plan the best meals for your trip.

Highlights of the Trip:

  • Magnificent views of the Himalayas.
  • Unforgettable views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Abundant flora and fauna.
  • Experience a different culture.
  • Unique mountain flight.
  • Spectacular & challenging Himalayan climb.
  • Learn moderate technical climbing.
  • Safety by qualification experience quality
  • Well-designed approach for appropriate acclimatization.

Route Map:

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