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Gyalzen (Gyaltsen) Peak Climbing and Jugal Himal Trek

15 Days
  • Jeep
  • Hotel/Tea House/Tent
  • 6151 Meters
  • 13 Days
  • 2

Overview

Gyalzen Peak (6,151 meters) on the trekking map listed as Gyaltsen, is located in the Jugal Himal Range northeast of Kathmandu and stands right at the border of Tibet and Nepal. Though the area is in the same province as the capital of the country, the area was not often visited by climbers and trekkers as most of them wish to go to more popular areas. However, this hidden land offers enchanting trekking and climbing experiences like any other famous destination in the Himalaya. There are nearly a dozen majestic peaks and some of them are still unclimbed. Nepal government has recently opened at least 3 peaks for climbing activities. As the area is just opened for trekkers and climbing, a trekking and climbing trip here is a rare off-the-beaten trail experience in the Himalaya.

To reach Gyalzen (Gyaltsen) peak for a climbing expedition the team first needs to drive for about 6 hours along the winding roads through Nepal’s mid-hill villages inhabited by a mixture of ethnicity- Hindu Kshetriya and Brahmin, Buddhist Tamang, Sherpa and Gurung people among others. Many of the villages still support strong cultural traditions, the inhabitants are traditionally farmers and manage the rapidly vanishing culture of keeping goth (shed) for animals. The area is also considered as one of the hidden lands (Bey Hyuls by Tibetan Buddhists).

As your team reaches higher elevations they will enjoy panoramic views of the Jugal Himal Range, Langtang, Gaurishankar Himal and even part of the Tibetan Himalayan peaks. The first Nepalese team to climb Gyalzen Peak was in 2019 and the following year by the second team.
This is an ideal expedition for those enthusiastic trekkers who want to break into the realm of mountaineering. The rewards of reaching the summit will only go on to inspire those who meet the less technical challenges this peak offers stunning unforgettable views from the summit.
As Gyalzen peak is relatively close to Kathmandu trekking and climbing here are relatively cheaper as the journey time is less expensive and not dependable of on weather situations for the higher location flights as required for some other destinations.
This area is still unknown by many trekkers and so the area is untouched by many of the negative aspects of modern tourism. By staying in local accommodation and using locally based staff you would be contributing to the financial sustainability of the region. So the Gyaltsen Peak area trek and climbing become more memorable in many ways.

Trekking Itinerary

Days Places/Program Activity Time Sleeping Elevation
Day 01: Kathmandu, Arrival and meet the guide 1350 meters
Day 02: Kathmandu for trip preparation and stay at hotel 1350 meters
Day 03: Kathmandu to Kyangsing drive by jeep, stay at a local home. 7 hours Jeep drive 2500 meters
Day 04: Trekking to Tembathang Village, stay at local home. 6 hours 2300 meters
Day 05: Trek to Tsendang, stay in the tent. 6-7 hours 2600 meters
Day 06: Trek to Ne-Pemasa,  associated with Guru Padmasambhava (8th century), and stay in a tent. 6 hours 3450 meters
Day 07: Half day (3 hours) trek to a cave and camp, rest in the afternoon for acclimatization. 3 hours
Day 08: Half day trek to base camp, and camp. 3 hours 4400 meters
Day 09: An extra day to practice climbing coordination, rest, and acclimatization.
Day 10: Short trek/climb to advance base camp and rest.
Day 11: Climb to the summit of the peak 6151 meters and return to the camp.
Day 12: Return trek to Ney Pemasal
Day 13: Return trek to Dipu village and stay in local homestay.
Day 14: Return trek to Kyangsing village and stay in a local homestay.
Day 15: Return jeep awaits you to take back to Kathmandu. 7 hours drive

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu hotel as per itinerary breakfast and taxes
  • One welcome meal with staff
  • National Park Entry fee, Local Municipal Entry Fee, Climbing permit
  • Kathmandu – Trek start / end point – Kathmandu jeep as per itinerary
  • Trekking period: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea or coffee at the time of meal
  • One tea break in a day tea or coffee, drinking water boiled or treated
  • Accommodation: single or double tents
  • Porter to carry luggage, extra bag
  • Cook and assistant staff for cooking / kitchen jobs
  • Guide entire trip from Kathmandu back to Kathamndu
  • Insurance, equipment, bonus, wages for staff
  • Airport pick up and drop

The Cost Excludes

  • Hotel change or upgrade if applicable in Kathmandu
  • Extra porter if required for a specific purpose like camera equipment
  • Additional day trek charge in the case of itinerary change or dates added
  • Your travel, rescue, and medical insurance.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for hotel breakfast and welcome meal
  • Bottled drinking water, and beverages other than tea/coffee during meals
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, tipping, donation, offering, etc
  • Anything that’s not mentioned under the cost includes the section above

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Gyalzen (Gyaltsen) Peak Climbing and Jugal Himal Trek
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