Norbung Kang Peak Climbing

September 17, 2017

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Norbu Kang peak climbing is the superb peak climbing opportunity in isolated and remote valley Dolpo.

Tour Details

The virgin and unexplored peaks in Dolpo, Norbung kang peak climbing is a superlative adventure of Himalayan Companion. The North-western trans-Himalayan region Dolpo has several unexplored and virgin peaks for peak climbing admirers.

Norbung Kang peak is situated to the East of stunning Phoksundo lake and west of beautiful Dho Tarap valley. Norbung Kang peak climbing is the superb peak climbing opportunity in isolated and remote valley Dolpo.

Norbung Kang peak climbing in Dolpo begins a week-long trek from Juphal to the Dho Tarap valley. Beyond the Dho Tarap crossing two high passes Numala Pass 5309m and Bagala Pass 5169m expedition leads to Southern trail for another week long including climbing period, and descend down to stunning lake Phoksundo. A day explore around Ringmo village and Bon Tshova Monastery, we return to Juphal airstrip along the lush vegetation and Phoksundo riverbank of Shey Phoksundo National park.

Norbung Kang peak climbing in Dolpo offers the great experience of Lower Dolpo Circuit trek combining unexplored peaks of Dolpo. This peak climbing in Dolpo, insights the barren landscapes of Dolpo, alpine wilderness and authentic Dolpo-Pa culture, and magnificent scenic view of Himalayan ranges.

Price Include following services;

+Airport pickup and drop

+3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

+ One-night hotel accommodation and dinner in Nepalgunj

+ Domestic airfare; Kathmandu-Nepalgunj-Dolpo and Dolpo-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
-Donation and local entrance fee



General 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.


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.


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.


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;


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


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


Camara and binoculars

Books, notes and pen



Trekking pole/walking sticks

 For more detail about gear, please visit Trek Gear Info

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)*






Day 1 Arrival at TIA and transfer to Hotel

Day 2Kathmandu to Nepalgunj by flight 1 hrs.

Day 3Nepalgunj to Juphal 35 minutes and trek 2.3 hrs.

Day 4Dunai to Tarakot 6 hrs.

Day 5Tarakot to Laina Odar 3370m 6-7 hrs.

Day 6Laina Odar to Pivo cave 3750m 6 hrs.

Day 7Pivo cave to to Dho Tarap (4080 m) 6 hrs.

Day 8Rest and exploring day at Dho Tarap

Day 9Dho Tarap to Numala Base Camp 4350m 4-5 hrs.

Day 10 Numala Base Camp (4440 m) to Danigar (4631 m) via Numa La (Pass) (5318 m) 6 hrs

Day 11Trek to Norbung Kang Base Camp 4900m 6 hrs.

Day 12Acclamitization day at the Norbung Kang Base Camp

Day 13Trek to the High Camp of Norbung Kang Peak

Day 14Trek to Norbung High Camp 5300m 6 hrs.

Day 15Explore around for acclimatization

Day 16Sparse day incase of bad weather

Day 17 - 20Summit Day

Day 21Back to Danigar Camp

Day 22Danigar to Temche 3995m 6-7 hrs.

Day 23Temche to Phoksundo 3640m 4hrs.

Day 24Rest and explore day at Phoksundo

Day 24Phoksundo to Chhepka 2700m 7 hrs.

Day 25Chhepka to Juphal 2475m 8 hrs.

Day 26Juphal to Nepalgunj and Kathmandu

Day 27Free day at Kathmandu

Day 28Depart from Kathmandu


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