Gangapurna Expedition

Attraction
Location
Annapurna Himalaya
Trip Grade
Level Of Difficulty
extreme
Lodging Level
Duration
35 days
Max Altitude
Max Aaltitude
7,455m /24,459ft
Max Altitude
Transportation
Flight & Private Vehicle
Max Altitude
Minimum Pax
min 2 pax

TRIP INFORMATION

Gangapurna, standing tall at 7,455m (7.455km), is one of the peaks within the Annapurna massif. It is the main summit of the Annapurna I ridge and lies just beside the Annapurna II.

Gangapurna holds the shape of a pyramid above the beautiful village of Manang. The name ‘Gangapurna’ came from the words ‘ganga’ and ‘ purna’, which translated to Sanskrit, means ‘the goddess of water ‘and ‘filled’ respectively. Hence the name means ‘the goddess of water.

Gangapurna lies within the largest Nepalese conservation area called the Annapurna Conservation Area. This conservation area is home to many exotic plants, animals and even seasonal migratory birds, which add more excitement to the expedition.

This area also is famous for many well-managed trekking routes. Also, one can experience great contrast in terms of the landscapes in this expedition. The climb offers you mesmerizing and refreshing views of greenery in the lower parts as you move forward.

It welcomes you with excellent and breathtaking views of the massive peaks.

 

Gangapurna Climbing Difficulties

Gangapurna is considered a dangerous mountain to climb. The climbers face the usual altitude sickness. They also have to face the unforeseeable weather of this mountain. This mountain receives heavy snowfall and strong wind.

It makes the mountain remain covered by snow throughout the year and eventually makes the climate cold throughout the year.

It also requires experience in mountaineering as there are many technical sections throughout this mountain. One must be experienced in technical climbing to win over this mountain.

 

Gangapurna with the best Expedition company

Gangapurna expedition has a lot to offer to its climbers. It embraces the climbers with its breathtaking landscapes and a great escape from their day-to-day life.

The climbers can see the diversity in the landscapes that cover from the lower green region to the dry yet massive upper peaks. However, the climbers have to face many challenges before reaching the summit.

This mountain receives heavy snowfall and strong winds. It increases the chances of snowstorms that can be fatal to its climbers. Also, climb requires experienced technical climbing in many places within the mountain, which is another challenge that the climbers have to overcome.

And without proper aid and guidance, the climb won’t be possible. It is where Marvel Treks comes into the picture. The entire team of Marvel Treks works deliberately to provide the best services and facilities to you and makes sure that you will have a once in a lifetime experience.

Taking care of the basic needs, safety measures and legal formalities to provide satisfactory and convenient services in the best interest of the clients are the main goals of Marvel Trek.

If you want to live your dream of adding adventure to your life with safety and if you wish to take a break from your day-to-day hustle in the most exciting way with trustworthy help, Marvel Trek is there in your service.

 

When is Gangapurna usually climbed?

The climb is much easier during spring and autumn when the weather is comparatively less cold as well. During these seasons, there are fewer chances of heavy snowfall.

Winter expeditions are rare as the temperature is harsher than other times. Also, there will be heavy snowfall during winter, which will add more difficulty to the climb.

 

How hard is it to climb Gangapurna?

Climbing Gangapurna is considered a tough climb. The unforeseeable climate is one of the biggest challenges that one has to face while climbing this mountain. Gangapurna receives heavy snowfall and strong winds.

It increases the chances of heavy snowstorms that can be fatal for its climbers. Also, the climbing route requires experienced technical climbing in many places. All these make climbing much more difficult.

 

How long does it take to climb Gangapurna?

Climbing Gangapurna might be an adventurous, thrilling and self-refreshing activity, but its massive height makes it dangerous. So, making a rush might not be the best thing to do considering your safety.

The overall adventure of climbing Mt. Annapurna takes around 35 days. During these 35 days, more than a week is needed to reach the summit and return to the base camp.

 

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arriving at a hotel in Kathmandu

COST INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES

Cost includes(Full board service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip.

A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffees.

Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf.

The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Nepalese government Entry fees and permits will be managed. Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided.

Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment.

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters.

In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay.

Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm.

Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.

Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given required bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey in case of emergency.

More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sledge.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost includes(Base camp service)

Transportation: Includes pickups and drop-offs from and to the airport along with the domestic flights and jeep rides.

Food and accommodation: Accommodations will be provided in a 3-star hotel while staying in Kathmandu as well as during different stops in the trip.

A welcome dinner will also be held to introduce our team with the clients. Later,3 meals will be served during the trip which will be cooked by talented cooks along with occasional teas and coffee.

Permits and fees: The company will pay for the air cargo charges as well as all the taxes to the Nepalese government on your behalf.

The company will also take care of different Royalties and permits from the Nepalese government. Entry fees and permits will be managed.

Permits for Walkie talkie as well as for satellite phone will also be provided. Additional fees will also be paid for deposition of garbage and stool shipment.

Insurance: The company will cover for insurances of all the involved staff.

Equipment: All the tools and equipment that will be needed for the expedition will be transported by the company through air cargo and potters.

In case of unfavorable circumstances, it may also be done through land or helicopters.

Liaison Officer, Sherpas and porters: Every member will be facilitated with one Sherpa and one porter. Also, a legit government Liaison will be present throughout the expedition

Base camp staffs and equipment: The base camp will be fully equipped with a separate kitchen tent, dining tent, communication tent along with a toilet tent along with all the other necessary items that are needed for a comfortable stay.

Solar panels or generators will also be managed for electricity as well as the dining tent and other tents will be equipped with heaters to keep you warm.

Expert cooks and porters will be there in the camp to assist you. The base camp will also have a bar and bakery.

Communication: Walkie talkie and satellite phones will be given to each member to communicate in between the base camp and the mountain. Internet access will also be granted.

Oxygen masks, bottles and regulators: Every member will be given required bottles of oxygen along with summit masks and regulators for their journey in case of emergencies.

More will be carried as a backup for emergencies along with a rescue sledge.

Certificate: The members will be honored with a certificate from MoCTCA for their accomplishment of climbing the mountain.

Cost excludes

International flights: The clients have to bear their flight fees while arriving and leaving Nepal.

Visa and insurance: The clients are responsible for their VISA while arriving in Nepal. You have to pay for your insurance in case of any accidents.

Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara: While staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara during the expedition, you will be responsible to pay for your meals.

Personal belongings and interests: The clients are requested to arrange their own clothing and required gears while joining the expedition.

You also have to arrange the items required to maintain their personal hygiene. You have to bear the additional charges for services like phone calls, hot bath, laundry etc.

You have to pay an extra charge in case you want to shoot videos or capture pictures.

Tips and bonuses: It will be highly appreciated if the clients can make some tips and bonuses to the hardworking Sherpas and the base camp workers.

Extra services: In case you have to return to Kathmandu and can’t wait for the trip to end then you have to bear all the travelling costs to Kathmandu yourself and also have to pay for extra days that you will spend in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

In case you want any other services that are not mentioned above then you have to pay extra from your pocket. 

 

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