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Mt. Gangapurna situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range at the Gandaki Zone its location at 28 36 18 Latitude 83 57 00 Longitude. Gangapurna can be seen from the foothills of the Annapurna range as far as to Pokhara, the mountain with white snow capped looks rather like a ridge than a peak from the southern face at Annapurna Sanctuary in between the Annapurna III 7555m and Tarke Kang 7193m the easy assist to its summit of Gangapurna is from its northern side at Manang Valley.
Gangapurna ExpeditionFrom Manang village Gangapurna is very close at a stone throw distance; its glacier is one of the main source of the river Marsyangdi. An expedition from the southern route passes through the popular main trail of Annapurna Sanctuary, but from Maccahapuchare Base Camp 3 hours ahead from the Annapurna Base Camp. The route diverts towards more north walking close to the bottom of Annapurna III and on the East Annapurna glacier till Gangapurna base camp is reached on the glacier and moraine very close to the base camp of Annapurana III.
Gangapurna peak rise high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marsyangdi valley. The climb is technically straightforward and, you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. You should be very fit and have good experience of climbing.
Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu.1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 :A day in Kathmandu preparation for the expeditions.
Day 03 :Drive to Ngadi via Beshishar 823m 6-7 hrs journeys.
Day 04 :Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs walks.
Day 05 :Trek to Tal 1,700m. 5 hrs.
Day 06 :Trek to Dharapani, 1,860m. 5 hrs.
Day 07 :Trek to Chame. 2,670m. Approx. 5-6 hrs.
Day 08 :Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs.
Day 09 :Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4-5 hrs.
Day 10 :Rest Day at Manang.
Day 11 :Trek towards Gangapurna Base Camp. Approx. 4,500m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 12-13 :At Gangapurna Base Camp.
Day 14 :Trek and climb to Advance Camp. Approx: 5,400m. 3-4 hrs.
Day 15 :At Advance Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 16-25 :Climbing period to the summit of Gangapurna.
Day 26 :Trek back to Base Camp.
Day 27 :At Base Camp packing and clean up of the Base Camp.
Day 28 :Trek to Pisang via Manang 5-6 hrs.
Day 29 :Trek to Chame 5-6 hrs.
Day 30 :Trek to Tal 5-6 hrs.
Day 31 :Trek to Nagdi. 6-7 hrs.
Day 32 :Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 33-34 :Free days at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 35 :Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
Raman was my guide for my 10 day base camp trek. I also had Kaka as a porter (which I would highly recommend). I was travelling as a female...Read More