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.
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.