Mt. Gurla Mandata Expedition

Spring 2018
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Fixed Departure: April 13, 2018

Height: 7,694m. (25,243 ft)
Latitude: 30°26′09 " N
Longitude: 81°17′45 " E
Entry/Exit: Zhangmu
Trip Duration: 40 Days
Normal Ascent Route: West flank: snow/ice climb
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Nyalam - Lake Paiko Tso - Saga - Dhirapuk - Mansarovar Lake - Gurla Mandata Advance Base Camp

Mt. Gurla Mandata (Namo Nyani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close by the sacred called the mount Kailash. It lies in the western side’s Himalayan ranges lying in the Burang part of Tibet. The local people call it the Namo Nani means the "Fairy's Peak" and it is made of with six ridges. The west ridge is like the Fan shaped and East Ridge is with very much steeper cliffs. Towards its North the holy lake Manasarovar and Langatse are situated. Gurla Mandata's base camp is situated on the on the glacier at 5600 meter. The way to the ascent goes via Zalonpa glacier from the Northern slope. From the top of the Gurla Mandata, you can see the beautiful sparkling lakes Manasarover and Rakchays (Demond lake); and then the mount Kailash peak can be seen along with this on its background. The ascent can be started from the Zalunpa glacier. The famous mount Kailash peak and Manasarovar Lake are on the way to this Gurla Mandata Expedition trip and mostly the Indian Hindu visitors are found thronging to visit these holy places as pilgrimage in a huge number.

Gurla Mandata Climbing History:
Mt. Gurla Mandata (Namo Nyani) mountain was The first ascent of the peak was by a joint Japanese and Chinese team led by Katsutoshi Hirabayashi, via the north side of the peak, in May 1985. Since that time, there have been six additional successful ascents and two failed attempts on the peak. In 1997, an attempt was made to ascend the peak via the then-unclimbed North Face route by Quinn Simons, Soren Peters, and their guide, Charlie Fowler. The team made a valiant effort, climbing high on the mountain, but after severe storms and other difficulties had to retreat. Their descent ended in a fall of some 450 m (1,500 ft) down the North Face of the peak. Fowler was slightly injured, while Simons and Peters both suffered extreme frostbite on their extremities. Presently according to the recent data, a French expedition team has climbed this mountain.

Climbing Sherpa for Himalayan:
We facilitate highly professional, expert well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for expeditions. Many climbers avoid Sherpa guides for the climbing, so because of this, they have been found to facing many hindrances on their way. If you take Sherpas along with you on the expedition, they are very useful in your each and every step of support, which makes your climbing easier to restore your strained energy; and it gives you vigorous strength for your next day’s climbing. Most of the groups, who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the expedition, is found to be succeeded as per our past experiences. So we suggest you to operate your expeditions along with the Sherpa guides.

April 10 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff, transfer Ho Hotel.
April 11 Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure.
April 12 Day 03: Preparation for expedition & trip briefing.
April 13 Day 04: Drive to Kodari and Zhangmu (2350m) O/N at Hotel.
April 14 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam (3750m). Hotel.
April 15 Day 06: Nyalam, rest day and acclimatization. Hotel.
April 16 Day 07: Drive and Trek to Lake Paiko Tso. Hotel.
April 17 Day 08: Drive Lake Paiko Tso – Saga. Hotel.
April 18 Day 09: Drive Saga – Pariyang. Hotel.
April 19 Day 10: Drive Pariyang – Darchen. Hotel.
April 20 Day 11: Trek to Dhiraphuk Gompa. Tented Camp.
April 21 Day 12: Trek over Drolma Pass to Zutulphuk. Tented Camp.
April 22 Day 13: Trek to Darche and drive to Mansarovar. Tented Camp.
April 23 Day 14: Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp. Tented Camp.
April 24 - May 02 Day 15-32: Climbing Period Gurla Mandata 7,694m. (25,243 ft).
May 03 Day 33: Cleaning up Base Camp. Tented Camp.
May 04 Day 34: Drive Chinese Base Camp – Pariyang. Tented Camp.
May 05 Day 35: Drive Pariyang – Saga. Tented Camp.
May 06 Day 36: Drive Saga – Paiko Tso. Tented Camp.
May 07 Day 37: Drive Paiko Tso – Nyalam. Hotel.
May 08 Day 38: Drive to Zhangmu and Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.
May 09 Day 38: Free day in Kathmandu.
May 10 Day 40: Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.

  1. If you have your own private group or team, please e-mail us to know the price and details of expedition.
  2. If you are alone and looking for a group to join then visit our fix-departure expedition information.

Expedition Cost in group joining basis; (minimum 4 person in group)
Expedition cost up to Advance Base Camp: USD 6,900 Per Person.
High Altitude Sherpa: USD 3,900 (If required)

Expedition cost up to Summit: USD 11,999 Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Road permit and travel permit.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Gurla Mandata.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC & ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Per Person 50 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels allowed for expedition till Advance Base Camp.
  • Per Person 40 KG. Expedition equipment’s luggage or barrels is allowed for returned to Kathmandu.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods and equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or, barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen Mask & regulator at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
  • Tents above advance base camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (available on request).
  • Personal local transportation in Kathmandu and Tibet except above mentioned programs.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Note:

  1. We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  2. Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.

Package Includes:

  • All land transportation by Van, Land Cruiser, Jeep, Hiace or, Mini Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & expedition pick up & drop).
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 5 nights at bed and breakfast basis.
  • Tibet visa fee.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Gurla Mandata..
  • Road permit and travel permit
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa per climbing member.
  • Service of Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Transportation as per program/itinerary.
  • All common climbing equipments such as fixed ropes, main ropes, snow bars, ice screws, pitons etc.
  • High altitude tents.
  • High altitude food and fuel.
  • Nepalese Sherpa cook and kitchen boy at BC and ABC.
  • Entry fee of Kitchen staffs.
  • Equipment allowances & daily salary of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer & interpreter.
  • Insurance of Climbing Sherpa, kitchen staffs, Liaison officer and interpreter.
  • Food and fuel at base camp and advance base camp.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tents, chair, table at BC & ABC.
  • Single sleeping tent and mattress at BC and ABC.
  • Transfer of all expedition goods & equipment’s to BC & back.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag or barrel for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Advance Base Camp for light & charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency Oxygen at advance base camp (for medical use).
  • Medical Kit Box for crew’s and simple medical service for members till ABC.
  • Garbage deposit fee.
  • Agency Service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • International airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry & Re-entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 5 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen bottles, mask and regulator for expedition use (Poisk Oxygen System).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, Walkie-Talkie communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Porters and transportation in case of natural calamity.
  • Nepal custom duty charges for import of expedition goods.
  • Extra yaks if required.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses for staff.


Summit Bonus for climbing Sherpa must pay by Climber: Per Sherpa-USD 500 for over 8000m, USD1000 USD for up to Summit.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 150.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -small) USD 50.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 100.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 25.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 100.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 200.00 USD 500.00

Climbing Sherpa Fee: Per H.A. Sherpa USD 5,200 (if required by client for advance base camp service user)