About Gangapurna Expedition
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.