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Gurla Mandata Expedition Autumn 2015

The Mount Gurlamandata (Namo Nani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close by the sacred mountain called the mountain 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 the glacier at 5600m, high.

Gural Mandata (Namo Nani) Mountain was first climbed by Sino-Japanese expedition in 1985. After that only 5 ascent up there have been made till to date to this mountain. Presently according to the recent data, a French expedition team has climbed this mountain.

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 Manasarovar 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.



04 September 2015

Day 1

Arrival Kathmandu Transfer to hotel

05 September 2015

Day 2

Stay in Kathmandu for Tibet visa procedure

06 September 2015

Day 3

Stay in Kathmandu for expedition preparation.

07 September 2015

Day 4

Drive to Zangmu (235cm). Overnight in hotel

08 September 2015

Day 5

Drive to Nyalam. (3750m). Overnight in hotel

09 September 2015

Day 6

Nyalam, rest day and acclimatization

10 September 2015

Day 7

Trek to Lake Paiko Tso. Overnight in camp

11 September 2015

Day 8

Drive to saga. Overnight in camp

12 September 2015

Day 9

Drive to Pariyang. Overnight in camp

13 September 2015

Day 10

Drive to Darehen. Overnight in camp

14 September 2015

Day 11

Trek to Dhiraphuk Gompa Overnight in camp.

15 September 2015

Day 12

Trek over Drolma Pass to Zutulphuk, Overnight in camp

16 September 2015

Day 13

Trek to Darche and drive to Mansarovar, Overnight in camp

17 September 2015

Day 14

Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp

18 September - 05 October 2015

Day 15 - 34

Climbing Period Gurla Mandata

06 October 2015

Day 35

Cleaning up Base Camp

07 October 2015

Day 36

Drive to Pariyang Overnight in camp

08 October 2015

Day 37

Drive to Saga. Overnight in camp

09 October 2015

Day 38

Drive to Paiko Tso. Overnight in camp

10 October 2015

Day 39

Drive to Nyalan Overnight in hotel

11 October 2015

Day 40

Drive to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel

12 October 2015

Day 41


13 October 2015

Day 42



Cost includes:


  • 5 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast (3 star hotel).
  • Expert professional Nepalese expedition crews like Cook, Kitchen boy, ABC guide and mountaineering gears till to the ABC are provided; and our crews get all expedition facilities from our office itself.
  • Tibet visa & Travel Permit for the expedition crew
  • Full board hotel in route to Tibet side Zhangmu, Nyalam (bed & breakfast, Lunch, dinner)
  • Base Camp - Advance Base Camp 1 tent for 1 person (North Face brand)
  • Dining tent, Table, Chairs, toilet tent, Mess tent & Kitchen tent
  • Per person's (40 KG) Load is carried by the Yak till to the from Base Camp to ABC
  • Per person's (30 KG) Load is carried by the Yak on the way back to the ABC to the BC
  • Kathmandu - Zhangmu - Base Camp - Zhangmu (vice versa) are provided the Mini bus/Jeep for the members & Truck for the equipment
  • Peak permit for Gurla Mandata
  • Tibet Visa & Travel permit
  • Liaison officer & Interpreter
  • Nepalese crew' insurance
  • ABC - Oxygen for Emergency but you must pay for its use.
  • Satellite phone (Pay call).
  • Expedition T-shirts with Expedition label
  • Welcome dinner


Cost does not include:


  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Laundry, postage, telephone calls, and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry visa for Nepal.
  • International departure tax.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Medical and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Bar bills & Beverage.
  • Medicine and first aid expenses
  • Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refund if clients (climber) don't take back their garbage.
  • Walkie-Talkie.
  • Extra yak.




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