Tibet Highland Expedition

Mount Gurla Mandata Expedition (7624m)

This spectacular Gurla Mandata massif (7624m)makes up part of the western section of the Himalaya range lying in the Burang region of Tibet. Called Namo Nanyi meaning "Fairy's Peak" by local people, Gurla Mandata is a close neighbour to the sacred Mount Kailash, which lies to its north. Gurla Mandhata is made up of six ridges. The western ridge is shaped like a fan and stretches from north to south, while the eroded east ridge forms extremely steep cliffs. Also to the north lies the holy lake Manasorover and Langatso.

Gurla Mandata 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.

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.

Highlights:

Duration: 20days
Destination: Purang,Kailash,Manasarovar Lake
Maximum Altitude: 5550m
Best Season: April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
Photo Spot: Mount Kailash, Lake Manasarovar

Day01: ARRIVE TO BORDER AND TRANSFER TO PURANG
Trek Manipeme to Sher and drive to Purang, Guest House

Day02: DRIVE TO LAKE MANASAROVAR
Drive to Manasarovar, Camp 80km

Day03: TREK
Drive about 2 hrs from Manasarovar and start trek around Manasarovar lake with yaks, Camp

Day04: TREK
Trek to Chinese base camp, Camp

Day05: TREK
Trek to Gurla Mandata Base Camp, Camp

Day06: ACCLIMATIZATION
Acclimatization on glacier portion, camp at Base Camp

Day07: ACCLIMATIZATION
Climbing time with suitable weather.

Day08: CLIMB
1st Camp/Climbing

Day09: CLIMB
2nd camp/Climbing

Day10: CLIMB
3rd camp/Climbing

Day11: CLIMB
Climbing (watching of favorable weather)

Day12: CLIMB
Climbing

Day13: CLIMB
Climbing

Day14: CLIMB
Climbing (watching of favorable weather)

Day15: CLIMB
Climbing

Day16: CLIMB
Climbing

Day17: CLIMB
Climbing

Day18: TREK BACK
Go down to the Base camp

Day19: DRIVE TO PURANG
Drive to Purang, Guest House

Day20: DRIVE TO BORDER
Drive to Sher and cross Nepal Border.


Additional services available if requested:
* Trekker's with expedition team $ 2200 per person
* Satellite permit: USD 500 per bottle
- Peak permit fee & travel permit
- Transport by private bus & TOYOTA Landcruiser.
- Hotel accommodation en route on full board basis
- Yaks BC-ABC-BC to carry the loads (personal baggage 40 allow)
- Liaison office & Chinese interpreter
- All necessary climbing hardware gears.
- All necessary camping and kitchen gears.
- Private tent at base camp & ABC with sleeping mattress
- Experienced Cook & Kitchen boys
- Climbing support sherpa staff (1:3 ratios)
- Best quality high altitude tents
- Exported high altitude foods
- EPI gases with burners
- Store tent & communication tent at the base camp if necessary
- Group dinning tent & shower tents *All meals & drinks at base camp, ABC & above
- Solar panel or generator at base camp for power supply
- Walkie Talkie set
- Satellite phone on payable basis
- Gammov bag & oxygen with mask set for medical purpose at base camp
- Insurance of local team
- All airport transport
- Medical and personal high risk insurance,
- Personal climbing gears.
- Cost of electronic appliances
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Tips and SUMMIT BONUS.
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