Trip Duration: 12 Days Trekking Days: 10 Days Climbing Days: 1 Day Accommodation: Tea House/Camp Maximum Elevation: 6151m
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Gyaltsen (Gyalzen) Peak Climbing, Jugal Himal

Gyaltsen (Gyalzen) Peak (6,151 meters) is located in the Jugal Himal Range 145kms northeast of Kathmandu Valley and stands right at the border of Nepal and Tibet. 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 of Everest, Annapurna, or Langtang. However, this hidden land offers enchanting trekking and climbing experiences like any other famous destination in the Himalaya but without crowds. There are nearly a dozen majestic peaks and some of them are still unclimbed. 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 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 Gyaltsen Peak was in 2019 and the following year by the second team.

Understanding the value of sustainable tourism to develop a more robust and sustainable financial future for the local population, the local people and municipality wish to bring more trekkers and climbers to the area. The peak offers one and half-day of easy to mid-level climbing from the advanced base camp to the summit and return to Base Camp. 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 Gyaltsen 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.

Gyaltsen (Gyalzen) Peak Climbing 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 with Guru Padmasambhava (8th century), trek 6 hours, and stay in a 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 Gyalzen peak base camp 4400 meters, and camp.
Day 07: An 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.
Days 10-11 : Return trek to Gumba village and stay in local homestay.
Day 12: Back to Kathmandu by jeep, 7-8 hours.

Recommended additional days in Kathmandu 3 nights minimum two nights before, 1 night after the trip.

Trekking only cost:                        $ 1200.00

Climbing and Trekking cost:      $ 2350.00

Minimum Group Size:                   2 Persons

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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, 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

Gyalzen (Gyaltsen) Peak 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, 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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