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. 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.
Highest access: 7455m (24,457ft)
First Ascent: Gunther Hauser (German expedition team), 1965
Duration: 33 days (typically) Days
Group Size: 02-10 People per group
Co-ordinates: 28°36'18''N, 83°57'00''E
Location: Nepal/Annapurna Region
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
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 Gangapurna 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.