Gangapurna Base Camp Trekking is a unique trekking package hosted by Nepal Trek Routes. It is by far one of the least-known treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Very few and lucky trekkers have explored the trekking trail of Gangapurna Base Camp.
The trekking trail to Gangapurna base camp traverses rhododendron, pine and fir forests, monasteries, traditional Manang villages, lush valleys, and terraced farmlands. The trail bestows beautiful landscapes, forested tracks, green hills, and lofty mountains. It offers an opportunity to admire stunning views of Manaslu, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tilicho peak, Pisang peak, and Chulu West, Chulu east peak, and Thorung peak.
Manang valley, one of the biggest villages in the Annapurna region and gateway to Tilicho lake, is a treasure trove of unique culture and landscapes. Walk through the trans-Himalayan zone of Manang district and enjoy the heart-stirring hospitality of local people. Indulge in their unique culture and lifestyle. You can enjoy a splendid view of Gangapurna from Manang valley.
Mt. Gangapurna, a part of Annapurna massif, is one of the beautiful mountains perched in Nepal’s Annapurna region. It stands at 7455m, in between Tilicho Peak meters and Annapurna III. Many intrepid souls climb Gangapurna every year via Gangapurna base camp.
Your journey to Gangapurna base camp takes you to Manang valley and Pisang. This trek is an opportunity to traverse through a least-visited trekking trail. Very few trekkers explore the off-the-beaten trail of Gangapurna base camp.
Gangapurna Base Camp Trekking Route
You will drive to Besisahar and Chame from Kathmandu on the first day of the trip. The road traverse along the banks of Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River. The next day, you will march towards Pisang, reveling in the beauty of dramatic landscapes and rushing turquoise river.
On 3rd day of the trek, you will head to Manang. Wake up early and enjoy light breakfast before hitting the trail to Manang. The trail introduces you to the alpine landscape and astounding Himalayan vista. En route, you will visit Braga Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang District.
We have allocated 4th day as an acclimatization day at Manang to adjust your body to the height and avoid altitude sickness. On this day, you will explore Manang, the traditional culture of Manangi people, and hike to Bhojo Gompa.
The most anticipated day, the 5th day, will lead you to Gangapurna base camp. Trek for 5-6 hours, through Juniper and Pine forest, and alpine zone. Along the route, you will also explore Gangapurna Lake. Celebrate the moment, get some awesome photos of yourself standing at 4600m.
The next day, you will retrace your steps back to Manang. Continue the trail to Pisang, descend through the same route. And on the 8th day, after trekking for about 7 hours, you will stop at Chame, for overnight. The last day of the trek will take you to Kathmandu.
Gangapurna Base Camp Trekking Difficulty
Gangapurna base camp trek is an easy to moderate trek, suitable for all age group. However, prior trekking experiences will be a plus point. The trekking trail is graded moderate, but anyone can embark on this adventure with proper plan and preparation. Our expert travel consultant will help you with it.
The best time to visit the Gangapurna base camp is during spring and autumn. You can trek in winter as well, but we don’t recommend you to. The highest elevation of the trek is 4600m at the Gangapurna base camp. On average, the trek demands 5-6 hours of trekking. And on a challenging day, you must trek for 6-7 hours.
If you are interested, you may contact us at any time. If you’re looking for a short and rewarding trek from Kathmandu, we recommend this trek.