Gorakh Himal Expedition

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September 16, 2017

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Gorakh Himal is the unexplored and unclimbed mountain range of West Nepal.Gorakh Himal Expedition with Himalayan Companion takes you near the Tibetan frontiers of West Nepal.

Tour Details

Gorakh Himal is unexplored and unclimbed range of peak situated on the north-western frontiers of North West Nepal. Gorakh Himal consists many unclimbed peaks including Asajya Tuppa (6265m), Absi (6254m), Langtachen (6270m).

Gorakh Himal expedition begin after safe landing at Simikot airport and we dropped the best 1000m down to the true left bank of the Karnali River.Then following another four/five days to the right and left bank of Loti Karnali along the Utopani, Sarkeghat and Piplan, Tallo Pali and Mathilo Pali, and Chala the last frontier village of Humla is ‘Nepka’.

Nepka is one of the most remote villages in Nepal and probably the Himalaya as a whole. Land available for cultivation is very limited. People of Nepka belong to ‘Tamang’ an indigenous people of Nepal. Beyond the Nepka the trail gets drained into the lush vegetation and beautiful peace valley for three days setting camp on Lepcha, Chugarchaur, Kangla Khola 4500m.

At Kangla Khola we set our primary camp and next day we explore around the Kang la Khola, depending on weather condition we set our plan and ascent to the summit. On returning we pass the Mugu Dada ridge 4987m and following the Tanke khola descend to Mugu village. Beyond the Mugu village along the Mugu Karnali via Shailenkharka, Chitai Bagar, Tiyar, Banisbas, Lumsa, to Gamgadi and Rara lake. Exploring a day around Rara lake we descend to Talcha and fly out to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu.

Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Simikot and Talcha – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu

+ All the government procedure

+ Trekking permits and National Park fee

+ Experience English speaking guide, Cook, Helpers and Porters/Mules

+ Trekking equipment (Mattresses, Member tents, Kitchen tent, Dining tent and toilet tents),

+ Dining Table, Chairs and Kitchen utensils

+ Three-time meals during trek along with Tea/coffee and snacks

+ Staff’s salary, food, insurance and clothing

+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Price exclude

-International flights and visa fee
-Personal expenses and meals in Kathmandu
-Travel insurance, Rescue, and evacuation
-Tips and gratitude for staffs and climbing equipment
-Donation and local entrance fee

Practical Information

Our itinerary has been developed for gradual acclimatization to take place.

The following few points helps on acclimatization process

  • Walk slowly: Maintaining your own pace is very important rather than rush and hurry. There is a proverb ‘If you maintain snail’s pace you reach on sky’.
  • Drink lots of water- There is easier to acclimatize when your body hydrated. So, drink plenty of water and avoid tea, coffee, and alcohol.
  • If your condition is going very worse then you may have to go for Diamox.

Communication

We bring a satellite phone for safety, security and emergency use.

A Typical Day On Trek

The day starts with an early morning a mug of tea brought to your tent by one of the cook’s helper. Before going to mess tent for breakfast it is best to pack your night gear onto your duffle bag. During breakfast, the tents will be packed away and after porters have arranged their loads they will set off on the trail in the cool of the morning.

After breakfast around 8 am we start walking. The pace of trek is leisure with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and explore the local villages. Lunch will be around 11 am at a spot by side of the trail and is prepare for us by the cook.

There is more walking after the lunch and normally you get into the camp by mid afternoon with the tents already puts up by the local staff. In the evening a three-course meal is served in the mess tent around 7 pm. After supper guide will discuss the plan for next day with the group. People may stay in the mess tent chatting about the day’s events for a while before retiring their tent for the night.

Food

While on the trek cook will provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. For the breakfast, you make likely to get porridge or cereal, the toast of chapattis and range of hot drinks. On arrival to camp in the afternoon, you will be given tea/coffee and biscuits and three-course meal will follow later in the evening.

Climate

In terms of time of the year, our view is that the best time to do this trek is the during a month of May, this gives you best chances of a crossing of high passes. September is most popular with trekking group however often the passes are icy making travel impossible for pack animals.

This trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and time of the day. In the mountains over 3,000m the nights will be cool, normally 5 and during the day temperature sometimes rise to 25 C. At higher altitude temperature range from about 15C to -10 C.

 

 

Trekking Gear and Equipment

This is a guideline equipment list to help you pack for your adventure. The item listed here below may vary according to destination, season and the trek duration. The basic list of gear and equipment is as below;

Clothing

Other Essential Items

Trekking boot and spare laces

Light shoes/trainers

Down jacket

Fleece and sweaters

Shirts x 3

Trekking trousers x 2

Rain/wind jacket

Sun hat

Woolen hat/balaclava

Gloves

Uderwears incl. thermals

Socks x 3 pairs

Kitbag and padlock

Small rucksack/backpack

4to 5 season sleeping bag

Sleeping bag liner

Water bottle x 2 – 1 ltr. Capacity

Torch, batteries and bulbs

Medical kit/First aid kit

Small knife and sunglass/goggles

Suncream, lip guard

Towel and washing kit

Toilet paper and lighter

Passport and trek permit

Optional

Camara and binoculars

Books, notes and pen

altimeter

Gaiters

Trekking pole/walking sticks

 

 

Mountaineering Equipment:

  • Mountaineering double boots
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons (preferably with ‘step-in’ bindings)
  • Mountaineering or climbing harness
  • Karabiners (4 x screwgate)
  • A belay/abseiling device such as ATC or stitch plate (not a figure of 8)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Sling (120cm)
  • Prussik loops X 2 (5m of 6mm cord makes 2)

 

outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 3 Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hour flight

Day 4 Nepalgunj to Simikot 1 hour flight

Day 5 Simikot to Pius Village

Day 6 Pius Village to Utopani vallage

Day 7 Utopani to Sarkeghat

Day 8 Sarkeghat to Piplan

Day 9 Piplan to Nepka

Day 10 Nepka Rest day

Day 11 Nepka to Lepcha 5/6 hours

Day 12 Lepcha to Chigarchaur 5/6 hours

Day 13 Chugarchaur to Riule Piule/Kang La Khola 6/7 hours

Day 14 Kang La Khola to Base Camp

Day 15 -20 Summit period

Day 21 Riule Piule to Dani Odar

Day 22 Dani Odar to Mugu Village

Day 23 Mugu village to Chitai Bagar

Day 24 Chitai Bagar to Dungedhara

Day 25 Dhungedhara to Lumsa

Day 26 Lumsa to Rara Lake

Day 27 Rara Lake rest day

Day 28 Rara Lake to Talcha and Fly to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Day 29 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 30 Fly back to Home.

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