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Mount Gurla Mandata (Namo Nani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close to the sacred mountain called Mount Kailash. It lies in the western side of the Himalayan ranges in the Burang part of Tibet. The local people call it the ‘Namo Nani’ meaning the "Fairy's Peak" and it is made of 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 at an altitude of 5600m on the glacier.
Gurla Mandata (Namo Nani) Mountain was first climbed by Sino-Japanese expedition in 1985. After that only 5 expeditions have successfully made to this mountain so far.
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 (Demon lake); and then the mount Kailash peak can be seen along 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 this holy place as pilgrimage in huge numbers.
01 Sept. 2017 Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02 Sept. 2017 Day 02: Prepare expedition and apply Tibet visa
03 Sept. 2017 Day 03: Prepare expedition & expedition briefing
04 Sept. 2017 Day 04: Drive to Kodari - Zhangmu 2300m.- hotel
05 Sept. 2017 Day 05: Drive Zhangmu to Nyalam (3750m)-hotel
06 Sept. 2017 Day 06: Acclimatization, day hiking in uphill -hotel
07 Sept. 2017 Day 07: Drive to Dongba and transfer lodge/hotel
08 Sept. 2017 Day 08: Drive to Dongba–Mansarovar Lake-lodge
09 Sept. 2017 Day 09 Drive to Darchen - Guest house or lodge
10 Sept. 2017 Day 10 Drive to Tarboche walk to Dirapuk - lodge
11 Sept. 2017 Day 11 Trek to Dolmala pass and Zutulpuk-lodge
12 Sept. 2017 Day 12 Trek to Chongdo and drive to Mansarovar
13 Sept. 2017 Day 13 Drive to Gurla Mandara base camp-camp
14 Sept.–05 Oct. 2017 Day 14-35 Climb Mt. Gurla Mandata 7728m.
06 Oct. 2017 Day 36: Drive base camp to Saga & transfer hotel
07 Oct. 2017 Day 37: Drive Saga to Nyalam – transfer to hotel
08 Oct. 2017 Day 38: Drive Naylam to Kathmandu transfer- hotel
09 Oct. 2017 Day 39: Free day in Kathmandu, Nepal – hotel
10 Oct. 2017 Day 40: Transfer hotel to airport for final departure
04 Persons, per person USD 12,000
05-07 Persons, per person USD 11,500
08-11 Persons, per person USD 11,000
12 persons / more, per person USD 10,500
Climbing guide USD 5500 (if required)
Extra Service if required:
Russian oxygen 4 litters: US$ 350 (re-fill)
Mask and Regulator: US$ 500 (re-use)
Satellite phone permit: US$ 1500 per set