Gurla Mandata Tibet Expedition

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Mountaineering 

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Gurla Mandata Expedition Tibet 2018

Brief: 
Mount Gurla Mandhata lies in Burang County of Tibet, now the autonomous region of China. Height of 7694m made Mount Gurla the 34th highest mountain in the world. This Gigantic Mountain faces another extraordinary Mount Kailash, two separated by Divine Mansarover Lake. It stands with the Nalakankar Himalayan Range.

Expedition Management: 
There are various entry points to start the journey for Gurla Mandata Expedition. But Kathmandu is considered easiest route to this Himalya range. Ramdung Expedition Company is specialized in Tibet Expedition with success in Cho Oyu Expedition in 2006 and Shishapangama Expedition in 2010.

Successful Climb: 
The team from China and Japan in 1984 are the first to conquer this mountain;
K. Matsybayashi was the Team leader, followed by K. Suita, Y. Suita, T. Wada, Song Zhiyu, Jin Junxi, Cirenuoji and Jiabu.
Their success story led many other climbers to ascend this challenging mountain since then.

Two Season Climb: 
Climbing Gurla Mandata can be climbed in both autumn and spring season unlike Everest Expedition 2017, which can be ascended in spring season only.

Neighbor Mountains
Tibet plateau is full of mountain ranges. Some nearby Mountain from Gurla Mandata are:
1. Mount Shishapangma 8027m
2. Mount Kailash 6638m
3. Mount Everest North Face

 

Mountaineering Plan of Gurla Mandata 

  • DAY 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
  • DAY 02- 03 : Document application, briefing and preparation
  • DAY 04 : DRIVE TO ZHANGMU (235CM).
  • DAY 05 : Drive to Nyalam. (3750m).
  • DAY 06 : Rest and acclimatization at Nyalam
  • DAY 07 : Drive to Dongba
  • DAY 08 : Drive to Mansarovar Lake
  • DAY 09 : Drive to Darchen.
  • DAY 10 : Drive to Tarboche – Trek to Dirapuk Gompa
  • DAY 11 : Trek and pass Dolmala Pass to Zutulphuk
  • DAY 12 : Trek to Chongdo & drive to Darche & Mansarovar lake
  • DAY 13 : Drive to Gurla Mandara Base Camp
  • DAY 14 – 35 : CLIMBING PERIOD FOR GURLA MANDATA
  • DAY 36 : Drive to Saga
  • DAY 37 : DRIVE TO NYALAM
  • DAY 38 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • DAY 39 : Rest and Shopping in Kathmandu
  • DAY 40 : Expedition ends, farewell and departure
         ***Plans can be customized in mutual understanding***

Gurla Mandata Climbing service 

  1. Full Board
  2. Half board

Extra Services up on  request (Chargeable)

  • Oxygen 4 litters: USD 400
  • Mask & Regulator per set USD 600

Recommended tipping and Climbing Sherpa bonuses :

  • $80-150 for general non-Sherpa crew staying at base camp.
  • $150-250 for Sherpa who go above base camp.
  • Summit climbing Sherpa US$ 400 – 600 per Sherpa.
 

Mount Gurla Mandata Service by Ramdung

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (5 star, Annapurna or similar) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Gurla Mandata Expedition permit, Tibet visa & Tibet travel permit and all taxes
  • 50 Kg Expedition equipment luggage or barrel per climber is allowed till ABC
  • Necessary yaks for carrying equipment & loads
  • Food and fuels in the base camp for whole period
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Liaisons officer and interpreter service
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Group climbing equipment such as fixed rope, snow bar, ice screw etc.
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness) provided
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Visa Extension fee
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Agency service charge
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa).
  • Meals in Kathmandu &  Pokhara (allow US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day. )
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • Excess baggage transport
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • All not mentioned in cost include part
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