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Gyachung Kang is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himal, a subrange of the Himalaya, and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mount Everest (8,848 m). It lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. As the fifteenth highest peak in the world, it is also the highest peak that is not an eight-thousander; hence it is far less well-known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, which are only about 100 m (328 ft) higher.
The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964 by Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar and on the next day by K. Machida and K. Yasuhisa.The north face was first climbed in 1999 by a Slovene expedition and was repeated by Yasushi Yamanoi in 2002.
This expedition starts from Lukla after 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu.Then we commence trek to Phakding by crossing small village chaurikharka and Ghat and we continue trek to Namche Bazzar.We will spend 2 nights at Khumjung for acclimatization .From Khumjung we trek through Dole, Machhermo and Gokyo then head towards Gyachung Kang base camp.We spend couple of days at base camp for climbing training like -how to use Oxygen,mask and regulator.Generally three camp are set in the approach above Gyachung Kang base camp and our professional climbing sherpa and guide will take to you the Mt,Gyachung Kang sumiit then descend to Lukla by following the same route.
Range: Mahalangur Himal
Easiest route: Glacier/Snow/Ice climb
Difficulty:Major Mountain Expedition
Best months for climbing this peak are April,May
Day 01.Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our representative will meet you at Airport and then transfer to hotel .
Day 02. Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03. Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and trek to Phakding
Day04. Trek to Namche Bazzar
Day 05.Trek to Khumjung
Day 06/07.Acclimatization in Khumjung
Day 09: Trek to Macchermo, (6h-4410m).
Day 10: Trek to Gokyo Lake, (5h-4750m).
Day 11: Gokyo. Acclimatization day.
Day 12: Trek to Ngozumba Tso, (5h-4998m)
Day 13: Trek to Gyachung Kang Base Camp, (5h-5350m).
Day 14-43: Climbing Period of Gyachung Kang (7,922).This is most Challanging Period.
Day 44: Base Camp Cleaning.
Day 45: Trek to Gokyo Lake.
Day 46: Trek to Khumjung.
Day 47: Trek to Phakting
Day 48: Trek to Lukla
Day 49: Fly to Kathmandu
Day 50-51: Kathmandu.
Day 52: Departure from Kathmandu.
To quote you with an exact price we need to know number of persons in your group and mode of transportation(by plane or by bus).Please contact us with these details and any other inquiries regarding this trip then we get back to you on the cost details.
All meals (Breakfast/ lunch/dinner and hot drinks)
Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
Airport pick up and Drops services.
Accommodation while in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast.
TIMS permit fee, national park entry permits.
Flight Tickets for both clients and Guide (KTM-LUK-KTM)
Climbing Sherpa Guide.
A Professional Trekking guide, Cook, kitchen staffs, Porters as per required.
Peak permit, National park permit.
Climbing equipment for Sherpa.
Climbinjg Equipment like fixed Rope,Ice screw,Snowbar,hogh altitude tent.
All camping Equipment, two men tents,Dining tent,Kitchen Tent,Toilet Tent,Table,chairs and Mattresses during Peak climbing at base camp and camp 1 camp 2 if need camp three.
Nepal visa fees
Bar bills (Beer, coke, mineral water)
TIPS for sherpa and gides
Personal clothing’s. (Own climbing equipment)
Personal climbing gears.
Personal insurance which covers medical,travel,accident evacuation etc
Emergency rescue evacuation by Helicopter
Custom charge for using communication equipment,commercial filming,satellite phone,radio etc.
Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
Anything not specified in cost include section.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items to be brought by you for Gyachung Khang Peak in Nepal. The personal items, are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact he/she must consider is the time of the year, trekking days, region and altitude.
• Duffel or Rucksack bag
• Down Jacket
• Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
• Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears
• Balaclava - The lightweight, thinner variety
• Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses
• Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc., so don't go cheap here
• A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (Optional)
• 1 pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
• 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool ).
• 1 Pair shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.
• Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (Optional)
• 2 cotton t-shirts.
• 1 synthetic t-shirt.
• 2 long sleeve polyester, or other synthetic lightweight, light colored shirts for sunny days. V-neck zipper provides additional venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
• 1 expedition weight long underwear top.
• 1 soft shell jacket, water resistant, with insulation, underarm ventilation zippers. Full front zipper is preferable for ventilation.
• 1 hard shell with hood, waterproof, pay particular attention to venting options under / on the arms and inner chest pockets provide convenient access without taking off your pack, truly a great design option.
• 1 medium to heavy weight expedition down parka w/hood.
• 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton!
Lower Body – Legs
• 2-3 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
• Underwear, stay away from cotton
• 2 pair lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic
• 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable
• 2 pair trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
• 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day
• 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis)
• 1 full length loose skirt. Women should plan to wear skirts or pants when walking around Kathmandu.
• All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags
• 4 pair of liner socks, synthetic or capilene
• 3 pair heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks
• 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail
• 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have wore then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister)
• 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu
• 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional)
• 1 pair sandals (Optional)
• 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
• 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum).
• 1 Alpine climbing harness.
• 1 Climbing helmet
• 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
• 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
• 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
• 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
• 2 Non-locking carabiners
• 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
• 1 Neck gaiter
• Ski goggles (optional)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
• Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
• Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
• Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
• Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine
• 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use
Miscellaneous, But Important
• 2 Water bottles 1 liter wide-mouth Nalgene and 1 insulator
• Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoid you having to stop and look for it
• Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time
• Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type
• Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
• Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc
• 3-4 Large durable plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry inside you pack. Also nice for separating clean from dirty laundry
• 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc., especially when going downhill (Optional)
• 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional)
This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment, use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily find in stores around Kathmandu in much cheaper price.