Gurla Mandata Expedition - 30 Days

GRADE B [DIFFICULT CLIMBING] TIBET
The spectacular Gurla Mandata Massif makes up part of the western section of The Himalayan Himal, lying in the Burang (Purang) county of west Tibet. It is close neighbors to the sacred Mount Kailash which lies to its north.
The local inhabitants call it the Namo Nanyi meaning “Fairy’s peak” and it is made up of six ridges. The west ridge is shaped like a fan and stretches across from north to south and the eroded East Ridge forms extremely steep cliffs.

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Also, to the north lies the holy Lake Mansarovar and Langa Tso.

Gurla Madata was first climbed in 1985 by a Sino-Japanese expedition. This 7000meters has been climbed only 6 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 climbing is relatively safe with the route crossing the left side of the glacier to reach the plateau under the summit’s ridge. Base camp is at the foot of the glacier at 5600meters.

The scenery is magnificent down below the stretches and the arid Tibetan plateau is enhanced in beauty by the sparkling lake Mansarovar and Rakyas with Mount Kailash as the backdrop.


Trip Profile

• Gurla Mandata Massif.
• Makes up part of the western section of The Himalayan Himal lying in the Burang (Purang) county of west Tibet.
• It is a close neighbor to the sacred Mount Kailash which lies to its north.

Trip Details & Facts

  • Gurla Mandata Massif.
  • Makes up part of the western section of The Himalayan Himal lying in the Burang (Purang) county of west Tibet.
  • It is a close neighbor to the sacred Mount Kailash which lies to its north.

The Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu - Hotel
  • Day 02-03 : Kathmandu sightseeing – hotel
  • Day 04-07 : Drive Via Zhagmu
  • Day 08 : Rest Day prepare load for base camp
  • Day 09-20 : Climbing period.
  • Day 21 : Back to Base Camp of Gurla Mandata
  • Day 22 - 24 : Trek around Holy Mount Kailash
  • Day 25 -28 : Drive to the Nepal - Tibet border
  • Day 29 : Drive back to Kathmandu , farewell party
  • Day 30 : Final Departure

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  • Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu - Hotel

    Arrival Kathmandu - Hotel

  • Day 02-03 : Kathmandu sightseeing – hotel

    Kathmandu sightseeing – hotel

  • Day 04-07 : Drive Via Zhagmu

    Drive Via Zhagmu (Nepal-Tibet border) to the base camp of Gurla Mandata or will have option via Simikot

  • Day 08 : Rest Day prepare load for base camp

    Rest Day prepare load for base camp

  • Day 09-20 : Climbing period.

    Climbing period.

  • Day 21 : Back to Base Camp of Gurla Mandata

    Back to Base Camp of Gurla Mandata

  • Day 22 - 24 : Trek around Holy Mount Kailash

    Trek around Holy Mount Kailash

  • Day 25 -28 : Drive to the Nepal - Tibet border

    Drive to the Nepal - Tibet border

  • Day 29 : Drive back to Kathmandu , farewell party

    Drive back to Kathmandu , farewell party

  • Day 30 : Final Departure

    Final Departure

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

What is included

  • All airport pickups and drops, services in Kathmandu
  • 3/ 4 / 5 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.  (Depending on the package you choose)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with guides and entrance permits.
  • Tibet Visa and permit.
  • Tents, sleeping mats and camping gears.
  • Kitchen, toilet, dinning and bathing tent. [We normally provide twin sharing tent and if you would like to have single tents, please let us know in advance]
  • All entrance fees in Tibet.
  • All the staffs with their insurance (Cook, kitchen boy, helping Sherpa)
  • Transportation by four wheel drive. [Land cruiser - latest model -4 people in each jeep]
  • Truck for luggage’s and equipments.
  • Gambo bag [High altitude chamber]
  • Oxygen bag.

What is not included

  • Bar bills (soda pop, beer, water etc) and other personal expenses.
  • Nepal re-entry visa [For NRIs, European and Americans]
  • Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
  • Tips and gratitude’s to staffs.
  • Photography charges, where applicable in Tibet.

Interested in this trip? Send your questions or start booking.

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