- Trip Overview
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Gyaltsen Peak (6,151 meters) is located in the Jugal Himal Range northeast of Kathmandu Valley. Jugal Himal is the nearest Himalayan Peaks from Kathmandu which can even be viewed from Kathamndu airport in clear days. Though the area is in the same province as the capital of the country, the area was not visited by climbers and trekkers as most of them wish to go to more famous areas of Everest, Annapurna or Langtang. However, this hidden land offers beautiful Trekking and climbing experiences as there are 11 peaks many of them unclimbed and over 6000 meters. As the area is just opened for trekkers and climbers the trekking here will be on a camping basis which proceeds after some half day’s winding road ride on a jeep through Nepal’s mid-hill villages inhabited by a mixture of ethnicity- Hindu Kshetriya and Brahmin, Buddhist Tamang, Sherpa and Gurung among others. Rapidly vanishing culture of keeping goth/shed for animals, traditional farming and ways of life can be witnessed while trekking through these settlements. As you reach higher elevation you will enjoy the panoramic views of Jugal Himal Range, Langtang, and Gaurishankar Himal.
Gyaltsen Peak until now climbed only by two Nepali teams in hope to make it a popular climbing destination by the local people and government stands right at the border of Nepal and Tibet. It was first climbed by a Nepali team in 2019. The peak offers one full day of easy to mid-level climbing activity from the advanced base camp to the summit and back. Those who are novices in climbing can follow the instruction of the guide can take part in this climbing trip. Those who are experienced climbers yet wish to climb a beautiful Himalayan Peak with stunning trekking of course can enjoy this trek and climb as well.
Trekking and climbing here is relatively cheaper as the journey to trek starting point doesn’t involve expensive and weather dependable flights like in some other destinations. As you would be contributing to the areas where foreign tourists have been rarely reached, the trekking here becomes more eloquent than walking the beaten path of touristy areas.
We have presented here a basic itinerary plan for both climbing and trekking. Our climbing and trekking will be led by the guide and staff who had been involved in promoting, exploring, and climbing in the area previously.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kyangsing 2500 meters, 7 hours drive by jeep, stay at a local home.
Day 02: Trekking to Tembathang Village 2300 meters, 6 hours, stay at local home.
Day 03: Trek to Tsendang 2600 meters, 6-7 hours stay in the tent.
Day 04: Trek to Ne-Pemasal 3450 meters associated to saint Padmasambhava (8th century), trek 6 hours, stay in the tent.
Day 05: Half day (3 hours) trek to a cave and camp, rest in the afternoon for acclimatization.
Day 06: Half day trek to base camp 4400 meters, and camp.
Day 07: Extra day to practice climbing coordination, rest, and acclimatization.
Day 08: Short trek/climb to advance base camp and rest.
Day 09: Climb to the summit of the peak 6151 meters and return to the camp.
Day 10: Return trek to Dipu village and stay in local homestay.
Day 11: Short trek to Gumba village where jeep awaits you to take back to Kathmandu, 5 hours jeep 2 hours trekking.
Recommended additional days in Kathmandu 3 nights minimum two nights before, 1 night after the trip.
Trekking only cost: $ 900.00
Climbing and Trekking cost: $ 1500.00
Minimum Group Size: 3 Persons
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