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Mt. Gurla Mandata (7,728m.) Expedition

Mt. Gurla Mandata (7,728m.) Expedition
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Activity :
Expedition Tibet
Country :
Tibet
Duration :
40 day(s)
Trip Grading :
Streneous
Max-Elevation :
25,242 ft/ 7,694 meters
Climate :
Great climates

Mt. Gurla Mandata (7,728m.) Expedition



Gurla Mandata is the highest peak in southwestern Burang country of Tibet. It rises south of Lake Manasarowar and north of the point where Nepal, Tibet and India meet. It is a close neighbour to the sacred Mount Kailash, which lies to its north. The local inhabitants call it the Namo Nanyi meaning "Fairy's Peak". Gurla Mandhata is made up of six ridges. The west ridge is shaped like a fan and stretched across from north to south, while the eroded east ridge forms extremely steep cliffs. Also to the north lies the holy lake Manasorover and Langatso.

This spectacular Gurla Mandata massif makes up part of the western section on the Himalayan Himal lying in the Burang Country of Tibet. It is a close neighbor to the sacred Mount Kailash, which lies to its north. The local inhabitants call it the Namo Nanyi meaning "Fairy's Peak". Gurla Mandhata is made up of six ridges. The west ridge is shaped like a fan and stretched across from north to south, while the eroded east ridge forms extremely steep cliffs. Also to the north lies the holy lake Manasorover and Langatso. The ascent takes place on the northern slope through the Zalompa glacier. The scenery is magnificent; down below stretches the arid Tibetan plateau enhanced in beauty by the sparkling lakes Manasorovar and Rakyas with Mount Kailash as the backdrop. The climbing is relatively safe with the route crossing the left side of the glacier to reach a plateau under the summit's ridge. Base camp is at the foot of the glacier at 5600m

Gurla Mandhara was first climbed in 1985 by a Sino-Japanese expedition. This 7000er has been climbed only five times since the first ascent up until now. This is rather amazing given the fact that the mountain was attempted as early as 1902

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer Ho Hotel.
Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
Day 03: Preparation for expedition & trip briefing.
Day 04: Drive to Kodari, enter Zhangmu (2350m). then overnight at Hotel.
Day 05: Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam (3750m). Hotel.
Day 06: Nyalam, rest day and acclimatization. Hotel.
Day 07: Drive and Trek to Lake Paiko Tso. Hotel.
Day 08: Drive Lake Paiko Tso – Saga. Hotel.
Day 09: Drive Saga – Pariyang. Hotel.
Day 10: Drive Pariyang – Darchen. Hotel.
Day 11: Trek to Dhiraphuk Gompa. Tented Camp.
Day 12: Trek over Drolma Pass to Zutulphuk. Tented Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Darche and drive to Mansarovar. Tented Camp.
Day 14: Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp. Tented Camp.
Day 15-32: Climbing Period of Gurla Mandata 7728m. Tented Camp.
Day 33: Cleaning up Base Camp. Tented Camp.
Day 34: Drive Chinese Base Camp – Pariyang. Tented Camp.
Day 35: Drive Pariyang – Saga. Tented Camp.
Day 36: Drive Saga – Paiko Tso. Tented Camp.
Day 37: Drive Paiko Tso – Nyalam. Hotel.
Day 38: Drive to Zhangmu, exit, drive back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 38: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

• All land transportation by private vehicle, (Airport /Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
• Welcome dinner with Nepali culture programs.
• 5 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis at (3 Star Hotel) Hotel Manang.
• Experience, professional Nepalese expedition crews; Advance Base Camp guide, Cook, Kitchen boys, and mountaineering gears till to the ABC.
• Crews equipment charge, daily wages, expedition insurance and other facility will provided by our agency itself.
• Tibet visa & Travel Permit for the expedition crews.
• 3 Major meals B/L/D (Full board basis) and Hotel accommodation while on the way to expedition as per programs Zhangmu, Nyalam, Darchen and way back to Nyalam and Zhangmu.
• 3 Major meals B/L/D during your stay in Chinese Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
• Each person will get one North Face brand Tent and Mattress for Chinese Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
• We provide Dining Tent, Tables, Chairs, Toilet Tent, Mess Tent, Shower Tent and Kitchen Tent at Chinese Base Camp and Advance Base Camp.
• Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipments luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till to and from Base Camp and Advance Base Camp
• Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipments luggage or barrels is allowed on the way back to Advance Base Camp to Chinese Base Camp. (Expedition equipments luggage or barrels carried by Yak).
• Kathmandu/ Zhangmu/ Chinese Base Camp/ Zhangmu/ Kathmandu by tourist Mini Bus/Jeep/ Land Cruiser for members, Nepalese crews and Truck for the whole expedition gears.
• Gurla Mandata Expedition permit, Tibet group Visa and Travel Permit.
• Liaison Officer and Interpreter for expedition till Chinese Base Camp.
• Emergency Oxygen, Mask & regulator for Advance Base Camp.
• Satellite Phone (Pay call service till ABC).
• Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member during the expedition.
• Expedition T-shirts for each member with expedition label.
• Medical Kit Box for Nepalese crews and simple medical service for members till ABC.

• Airfare: To & from your country.
• International airport departure tax.
• Nepal entry visa and Re-entry visa fees.
• Personal expedition climbing gears.
• Major meals: Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
• Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
• Personal travel medical and rescue insurance.
• Emergency evacuation: Rescue Jeep US $ 700 to Zhangmu/Nepal border.
• Personal medicines and First-Aid expenses.
• Personal nature expenses.
• All Drinks except tea and coffee.
• Postage letter, Laundry service, Telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
• Walkie-Talkie.
• Extra Yak: Per Yak's US $ 100 will be charged for 40 KG. load and US $ 25 for per Tibetan Yak man.
• Garbage Deposit: US $ 300 (sharing with all total of the expedition climbers) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the climbers dont take back their garbage to ABC.
• Tips for Nepalese crews, etc.

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