Mt. Gurla Mandhata Expedition (7,694m/25,242ft)
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- Trip duration : 41 days
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Gurla Mandhata, or Naimonanyi is the highest peak of the Nalakankar Himal, a small subrange of the Himalaya. It lies in Burang County of the Ngari Prefecture in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, near the northwest corner of Nepal. It is the 34th highest peak in the world.
The Mount Gurlamandata (Namo Nani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close by the sacred called the mountain Kailash. The Tibetan name, Naimona'nyi, is said to come from naimo = "herbal medicine", na = "black", nyi = "heaped-up slabs", giving "the mountain of heaped-up slabs of black herbal medicine".
The Mount Gurlamandata (Namo Nani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close by the sacred called the mountain Kailash. The Tibetan name, Naimonanyi, is said to come from naimo = "herbal medicine", na = "black", nyi = "heaped-up slabs", giving "the mountain of heaped-up slabs of black herbal medicine.".
In 1905 T. G. Longstaff, accompanied by two alpine guides and six porters, made an attempt on Gurla Mandhata. They turned back at around 7,000 m (23,000 ft) after being caught in an avalanche and encountering other difficulties. This was a strong achievement for the time, especially for such a small group; at that time no summit of over 7,000 m had yet been climbed and Long staff's height represented a world altitude record.
The first ascent of the peak was by a joint Japanese/Chinese team led by Katsutoshi Hirabayashi, via the north side of the peak, in May 1985. Since that time, there have been six additional successful ascents and two failed attempts on the peak.
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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Rest day and meetings with expedition team
Day 03 : Preparation day for the expedition
Day 04 : Drive to Nylam
Day 05 : Rest day in Nylam for acclimatization
Day 06 : Drive to Saga
Day 07 : Drive to Pariyang
Day 08 : Drive to Manasarovar
Day 09 : Drive to Shershong and trek to Diraphuk
Day 10 : Trek Zutrulphuk via Dolma La Pass
Day 11 : Trek to Darchen and drive to Manasarover
Day 12 : Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp
Day 13-36 : Climbing Period
Day 37 : Drive to Saga
Day 38 : Drive to Nylam
Day 39 : Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 40 : Rest day and dinner with expedition team
Day 41 : Final departure to homeland.