Kanti Himal Expedition

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September 16, 2017

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Kanti Himal Expedition is a rare opportunity climb least explored region of frontiers of West Nepal.This is an expedition combine superb trekking in the remote west Nepal.

Tour Details

Kanti Himal is situated at the north of Mugu Village West Nepal. In Kanti Himal range there are several peaks but the highest is Kaqur Kangri (6859m) only possible to the summit from Tibet side.

Sadao Yoshinaga climbed one peak of (6159m) to the north of the Koji La and another at (6300m) to the south of the Koiji La. (this pass is high and seldom used today). They ascertained that the main Kanti Himal’s highest summit, known in Tibet as Kaqur Kangri (6859m), could not be reached from here and that an expedition from the Tibet side was more likely to succeed. Kanti Himal and Koji Khola valley also explored Julian Freeman-Attwood and team in 2007 to 2009 and climbed the Pk 5930m in the Kanti Himal.

The expedition to Kanti Himal begins from safe landing at Simikot, a hidden valley of North-west Nepal which is also a gateway to holiest place Mt. Kailash. From Simikot the trails approach to North-East about two weeks march –in trek, traversing Mugu Dada (4987m) along the Tanke Khola to old Mugu and then beyond old Mugu the trail leads to the east is Koji Khola (4000m), where we set our temporary camp. The next to Koji Khola is base camp at the (4650m), the valley is an old trading route between Mugu and Chantang crossing the border Koji La. We set our advance camp at Koji La (5495m) and based on weather condition we ascent to Kanti Himal.

After attempting the Kanti Himal summit we back to Mugu village and following Mugu Karnali via Shailenkharka, Chitai Bagar, Tyar Gompa, Banibas to Gamgadi and Rara Lake ends our expedition at Talcha, then 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 – see below
  • 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 at Kathmandu

Day 2 Free day in Kathmandu

Day 3 Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj 1 hr.

Day 4 Fly from Nepalgunj to Simikot (2985m) 50 minute.

Day 5 Simikot to River Camp (2100m)

Day 6 River Camp via Margor Bhanjyang (4037m)to Pukha Khola (3010m)

Day 7 Pukha Khola to Melchham

Day 8 Melchham to Chhala

Day 9 Chhala to Nepka Village (2580m)

Day 10 Nepka Village to Lepcha (3000m)

Day 11 Lepcha to Chugarchaur (3500m)

Day 12 Chugarchaur to Kangla Chaur (4000m)4hrs.

Day 13 Kangla Chaur to Riule Piule Chaur 4560m

Day 14 Riule Piule to Dani Odar (3700m)7/8 hrs.

Day 15 Dani Odar to Old Mugu 3 hrs.

Day 16 1st Base Camp  (4000m)

Day 17 2nd Base Camp (4650m)

Day 18 3rd Advance Camp Koji La (5495m)

Day 19 – 26 Climbing Peroid of Kanti Himal (6182m)

Day 27-33 Trek to Rara Lake

Day 34 Rara Lake Rest and climb upto Murma Top

Day 35 Rara Lake to Talcha Airport

Day 36 Talcha to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Day 37 Free Day at Kathmandu

Day 38 Departure From Kathmandu

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