Trip Duration: 11 Days Trekking Days: 10 Days Climbing Days: 1 Day Accommodation: Tea House/Camp Maximum Elevation: 6151m
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Gyalzen 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.
Itinerary

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:      $ 210.00

Minimum Group Size:                   3 Persons

For further details on itinerary and other information  please message us at office@threejewelsadv.com

Gyalzen Peak, Jugal Himal Trip Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu hotel as per itinerary breakfast and taxes
  • One welcome meal with staff
  • National Park Entry fee, Local Municipal Entry Fee
  • 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

Annapurna North Base Camp Trip Cost Doesn’t Include

  • 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, medical insurances.
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for hotel breakfast and welcome meal
  • Bottled drinking water, and beverages other than tea/coffee during meals
  • Hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, tipping, donation, offering, etc
  • Anything that’s not mentioned under the cost includes the section above
You can read some reviews from past clients about our services below. Click here for more reviews

      It is difficult to choose a favorite part of this trek because the whole experience was spectacular from start to finish. However the views from the top of Lobuche East... read more

    Chuck W
    10/17/2021

      I just returned from this trek. If you only have a short amount of time and want to go on an absolutely beautiful trek, I highly recommend this one. The... read more

    rickmacauley
    9/24/2021

      We loved seeing the real Kathmandu. We saw areas that we never would have known existed and learnt a lot about the history and people. Would definately recommend this tour.

    O4379SZsarahj
    4/13/2020

      Amber was constantly helpful and informative on our 2 day trek (without being too pushy) - always going the extra mile to ensure all our needs were taken care of.... read more

    Essex_Delta
    3/16/2020
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