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Mt Gurla Mandhata Expedition

Trip Code: TXG

35 Days

High Camp at the Mountain in Tibet

This spectacular Gurla Mandhata (7,694 m)  is the 34th highest peak in the world. It makes up part of the western section of the Himalayan range in the Burang County of Tibet. It is 100km south of sacred mountain Kailash which lies to its north. Gurla Mandata 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 Manasarovar and Langatso. This mountain is enriched with extremely various types of terrain, ranging from steady walk-ups along the NE-ridge to difficult mixed routes up the vertical North face.
Gurla Mandhata was first climbed in 1985 by a Sino-Japanese expedition. This 7000m high mountain has been climbed only five times since the first ascent up until now. The ascent takes place on the northern slope through the Zalompa glacier. The scenery is magnificent; down below stretches the arid Tibetan plateau that enhances the beauty of the sparkling lakes Manasarovar and Rakyas with Mount Kailash in 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.
There are two ways of approaching Gurla Mandhata either a four-day drive from Lhasa or a four to five-day drive from Kashgar, through the extremely remote Tibet Xinjiang highway.

Trip Highlights

A scenic drive through Kodari border, a spectacular mountain close to Mt. Kailash, first climbed in 1985, superb mountain views, encounter Tibetan nomads with Yaks, cross over ice & glacier, from magnificent view from the summit, climbing is moderate,

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TXG811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Sun ,Apr 22, 2018 USD 20000 Available Book Now
TXG815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Sun ,May 13, 2018 USD 20000 Available Book Now
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  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02-03: Tibet Visa/expedition preparation & briefing
  • Day 04: Drive to Nyalam (3750m, 150km) via Kodari border
  • Day 05: Rest day in Nyalam for Acclimatization
  • Day 06: Drive Nyalam to Saga (4450m). 255km, 7-8 hours
  • Day 07: Drive Saga to Paryang (4700 m), 236km, 6hrs
  • Day 08: Drive Paryang to Lake Manasarovar (4558m), 232km, 4-5hrs
  • Day 09: Drive Lake Manasarovar to Darchen (4600m) (60km, 1.5hrs)
  • Day 10: Trek from Darchen to Dira-puk Monastery, (20km, 6hrs)
  • Day 11: Trek from Dira-puk Monastery to Zutulphuk (15 km, 6 - 7hrs)
  • Day 12: Trek back to Darchen, 14 km, 4- 5 hrs & drive to Mansarovar, camp
  • Day 13: Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp
  • Day 14: Climbing preparation
  • Day 15-29: Climbing period of Gurla Mandata
  • Day 30: Drive to Prayang via Mayumla Pass
  • Day 31: Drive to Saga
  • Day 32: Drive to Zhangmu (160km)
  • Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu via Kodhari Road
  • Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 35: Transfer to Airport for your onward destination
  • International Arrival/Departure Transfers
  • 5 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, inclusive of breakfast
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Overland (International): Kathmandu – Nyalam & Zhangmu – Kathmandu
  • Tibet Entry Permit fee
  • Tibet Expedition/Royalty fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge till Base Camp (Tibet) & Full board on camping
  • Full board camping during expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Climbing Guide
  • High altitude Climbing Sherpa on summit day 1:3 pax
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Personal luggage allowed 90 Kg
  • Supported vehicle /Porter from Kathmandu to Base Camp (Tibet)
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Chinese Liaison officer's allowances, equipment for expedition, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, transportation, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali/Tibetan staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie) / Satellite phone
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other members)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of China/Tibet administration fees for climbing permits processing
  • International flight fares
  • International airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Tibet (Chinese) Visa fee (Collected on upon Arrival)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal Oxygen use in high altitude ( If required, additional cost is US $ 500 per bottle of 4lts. with mask and regulator US $ 300)
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & video graph permit   
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali/Tibetan staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Trek Himalayan LLC’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country) 
  • Medical evacuation insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes'
  • Expedition Region: Mt. Gurula Mandata, Tibet
  • Fact: It is also known as Memo Nani is the highest peak of the Nalakankar Himal, a small subrange of the Himalaya.
  • Trip Duration: 35 Days
  • Total Tour/Trekking days: 15 Days
  • Total Climbing period: 15 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Style of Journey: Drive In & Out
  • Trip Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking +Tour+ Expedition+ Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Mode of Transportation: Private 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Comfortable Private Bus 
  • Best Season: April to August for
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge, Guest House & full board camp during expedition
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard
  • Expedition grade: Challenging
  • No. of Pax: From 04 to 12 (Maximum)
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during tour/trekking & expeditions
  • Drive/Walking hours:  3 – 5 hrs a day
  • Criteria: Basic & Advance mountaineering course or knowledge of Mountain climbing experience
  • Health: Physically fit 
  • Tips: It’s a tradition in tourism industry
  • Maximum elevation: 7694 m

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Mt. Gurula Mandata Expedition Map

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