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Mt. Kula Kangri (7,553m.) Expedition

Mt. Kula Kangri (7,553m.) Expedition
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Activity :
Expedition Tibet
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Duration :
38 day(s)
Trip Grading :
Max-Elevation :
24,784 ft/ 7,554 meters
Climate :
Great climates

Mt. Kula Kangri (7,553m.) Expedition

Kula Kangri is located in a remote area of Northern Bhutan, near the Chinese border. Sometimes it is also reported to have been located entirely in Bhutan, however, recent Chinese sources, with confirmation by Japanese sources, place Kula Kangri entirely within China, with elevation 7538 metres, not 7554 metres, as traditionally quoted. The Chinese survey further establishes that Gangkar Punsum is higher, at 7570 metres, and that it lies on the border between China and Bhutan, although no boundary treaty has been concluded with Bhutan.

Nevertheless, natural features argue in favor of Kula Kangri as being entirely within China, and at the lower quoted height than traditionally given. It remains for Bhutan to conduct its own survey if the confusion or doubt is to be removed. The traditional height of Gangkar Punsum is 7541 metres, not 7570, as the modern Chinese survey indicates.

The divergence of opinion regarding Kula Kangri and Gangkar Punsum is heightend by the policy of Bhutan banning climbing of all mountains in Bhutan higher than 6000 metres since 1994, although a Japanese expedition claims to have reached Gangkar Punsum's North summit, known as Liangkang Kangri (7535m) in 1999, which is still on the Chinese side of the border as apparently regarded by China. Incidentally, the Latitude of Gangkar Punsum is believed to be 28.02.48 North, and Longitude 90.27.21 East, whereas Kula Kangri's is now quoted at 28.13.34 N, 90.36.4 E.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu official briefing and shopping.
Day 03: Free in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Fly to Lhasa at Gongar airport, meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Lhasa, Drepung, Sera and Norbu Lingka monasteries.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokhang and Barkhor market.
Day 07: Drive to Kula Kangri Base Camp (350Km).
Day 08 /10: Stay at Base Camp for acclimatization.
Day 11/31: Kula Kangri 7553m. Climbing Period.
Day 32: Cleaning up Base Camp and preparation to back.
Day 33: Drive back to Lhasa then transfer to Hotel.
Day 34: Free day in Lhasa.
Day 35: Transfer to Gongar airport then fly back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
Day 36: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping.
Day 37: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping.
Day 38: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

• All land transportation by private vehicle, (Airport /Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
• Welcome dinner with Nepali culture programs.
• 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast basis at (3 Star Hotel) Hotel Manang.
• Air Ticket: Kathmandu /Lhasa/Kathmandu (round trip)
• Sightseeing in Lhasa as per programs.
• Expert 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 Lhasa to BC.
• 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/ Lhasa/Kathmandu by flight and Lhasa/ Chinese Base Camp/ by tourist Mini Bus/Jeep/ Land Cruiser for members, Nepalese crews and Truck for the whole expedition gears.
• Mt. Kula Kangri 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 $ 500 till Lhasa or airport.
• 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 $ 500 (sharing with all total of the expedition climbers) and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the climber don't take back their garbage to ABC.
• Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
• Tips for Nepalese crews, etc.

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