The Gyachung Kang Expedition is a highly challenging and technical mountaineering expedition that takes you to the summit of Gyachung Kang, which stands at an elevation of 7,952 meters.
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Gyachung Kang expedition

Gyachung Kang is a mountain peak located in the Himalayas, on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It stands at an elevation of 7,952 meters (26,089 feet) and is the highest peak between Cho Oyu (8,188 m/26,864 ft) and Mount Everest (8,848 m/29,029 ft). The first ascent of Gyachung Kang was made in 1964 by a Japanese team, and since then, there have been several expeditions to the peak. Here are some highlights of Gyachung Kang expeditions: 
1.    First Ascent: The first ascent of Gyachung Kang was made on April 10, 1964, by a Japanese expedition led by Yukihiko Kato. The team consisted of 10 members, and they climbed the southeast face of the mountain. 
2.    American Expedition: In 1984, an American expedition attempted to climb Gyachung Kang via the west ridge. The team consisted of six members, but they were unsuccessful in their attempt. 
3.    Italian Expedition: In 1999, an Italian expedition led by Gian Carlo Grassi made the second ascent of Gyachung Kang via the southeast face. The team climbed a new route on the face and reached the summit on May 5. 
4.    British Expedition: In 2000, a British expedition led by Ian Parnell attempted to climb Gyachung Kang via the west ridge. The team was unsuccessful due to bad weather and difficult climbing conditions. 
5.    Slovenian Expedition: In 2005, a Slovenian expedition led by Toma┼ż Humar attempted to climb Gyachung Kang via the west ridge. The team encountered difficult climbing conditions, and Humar was forced to spend a night on the mountain without shelter. He was eventually rescued by helicopter, but the expedition was unsuccessful. 
6.    Nepalese Expedition: In 2011, a Nepalese expedition led by Mingma Sherpa successfully climbed Gyachung Kang via the west ridge. The team consisted of 11 members, and they reached the summit on May 15. 
Overall, Gyachung Kang is a challenging and dangerous mountain to climb, with a high level of technical difficulty and unpredictable weather conditions. Despite the many attempts to climb the peak, there have been relatively few successful ascents, making it a coveted prize for mountaineers seeking a true challenge. 
 
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The Gyachung Kang Expedition is a highly challenging and technical mountaineering expedition that takes you to the summit of Gyachung Kang, which stands at an elevation of 7,952 meters. 
Gyachung Kang is the highest peak located between Cho Oyu (8,188m) and Mount Everest (8,848m). It is considered to be one of the most difficult and dangerous mountains to climb due to its steep and exposed ridges, unstable ice formations, and frequent avalanches. 
The expedition begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, followed by a trek through the stunning Khumbu Valley to reach the base camp of Gyachung Kang. The trek offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Ama Dablam and Everest. 
After reaching the base camp, you will spend several days acclimatizing and preparing for the climb. The ascent to the summit of Gyachung Kang is extremely technical and challenging, requiring advanced mountaineering skills and experience. The climb involves traversing steep and icy ridges, navigating crevasses, and dealing with harsh weather conditions. 
The descent from the summit of Gyachung Kang can be equally challenging, as it involves negotiating steep and icy terrain, and navigating the treacherous Khumbu Icefall. 
The Gyachung Kang Expedition is a highly challenging and technical mountaineering expedition that requires excellent physical fitness, advanced mountaineering skills, and previous experience in high-altitude climbing. However, it is a rewarding experience that provides an opportunity to climb one of the most difficult and remote mountains in the Himalayas, and to witness some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the world. 
 

Gyachung Kang Expedition Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Take some rest and acclimatize to the altitude. Explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu and prepare for your upcoming expedition. 
    Accommodation: 3* hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 02

    Expedition preparation day in Kathmandu

    Spend the day preparing for your expedition in Kathmandu. This includes finalizing permits, equipment checks, and meeting with your expedition team. Ensure you have all the necessary gear and supplies for the climb. Stay overnight at the hotel. 
    Accommodation: 3* hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 03

    Drive to Besisahar - 760 meters

    After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. The drive takes approximately 6 hours and offers beautiful views of the countryside. Besisahar is a small town and the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit trek. Overnight stay in Besisahar. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 6 hours
  • Day 04

    Drive to Koto - 2,600 meters

    Continue your journey with a drive from Besisahar to Koto. The drive takes around 5-6 hours, passing through picturesque landscapes and charming villages. Koto is a small village located in the Manang District and serves as the gateway to the Nar Phu Valley. Overnight stay in Koto. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5-6 hours
  • Day 05

    Trek to Cave camp - 2,980 meters

    Start your trek from Koto and make your way towards Cave camp. The trek takes approximately 5 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Enjoy the scenic beauty and immerse yourself in the Himalayan landscapes. Overnight stay at Cave camp.
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 5 hours
  • Day 06

    Trek to Meta - 3,560 meters

    Continue your trek from Cave camp to Meta. The trail takes you through alpine forests, rocky terrains, and beautiful meadows. The trek duration is around 4 hours, and you will gradually gain altitude as you reach Meta. Enjoy the serene mountain views and spend the night in Meta. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 07

    Trek to Kyang - 3,820 meters

    Embark on a 4-hour trek from Meta to Kyang. The trail offers panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks and takes you through traditional Tibetan-style villages. Settle in Kyang and prepare for the upcoming challenges of the expedition. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 08

    Trek to Phu - 4,080 meters

    Continue your trek from Kyang to Phu. The trail winds through rugged terrain, crossing suspension bridges and passing ancient monasteries. After approximately 4 hours of walking, you will reach Phu, a remote village with unique cultural heritage. Take in the breathtaking surroundings and spend the night in Phu. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
    Time: 4 hours
  • Day 09

    Rest day and meet the camping crew

    Take a well-deserved rest day in Phu. This day is crucial for acclimatization and preparing for the climbing phase. Meet with your camping crew, including guides, Sherpas, and support staff, who will assist you throughout the expedition. Use this time to rest, replenish your energy, and finalize any remaining preparations. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 10

    Trek from Phu to Gyachung Kang Lower Base Camp

    The trail will lead you through challenging terrain as you ascend to an altitude of approximately 5,200 meters (17,060 feet). The Lower Base Camp of Gyachung Kang provides a crucial staging point for acclimatization and preparation before the climbing period. Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery along the way and take this opportunity to rest, refuel, and mentally prepare for the upcoming challenges. At the base camp, you will set up camp, receive instructions from your guides, and acclimate to the higher altitude. Use this day to relax, organize your gear, and soak in the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 11

    Climbing period

    During these days, you will be engaged in the climbing period of the Gyachung Kang expedition. The altitude during this period will vary depending on the route and the altitude of the summit. It is crucial to follow the guidance of your experienced climbing guides and Sherpas, who will lead you through the technical sections and ensure your safety. The climbing period will involve ascending challenging terrain, including ice and snow slopes, ridges, and potentially navigating crevasses. You will use specialized climbing equipment and techniques to make your way towards the summit of Gyachung Kang. These days will require physical endurance, technical skills, and mental determination as you strive to reach the pinnacle of the mountain. Your team will provide support, assistance, and guidance throughout the climbing period. 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 12

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 13

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 14

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 15

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 16

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 17

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 18

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 19

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 20

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 21

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 22

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 23

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 24

    Climbing period

    Climbing period 
    Accommodation: Tent
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 25

    Trek back to Phu - 4,080 meters

    After the climbing period, you will descend from the Gyachung Kang Base Camp and make your way back to Phu. This descent allows for a gradual adjustment to lower altitudes, providing an opportunity for rest and recovery. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 26

    Trek to Meta - 3,560 meters

    Continue your journey back as you trek from Phu to Meta. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and reminisce about your achievements during the expedition. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 27

    Trek back to Koto - 2,600 meters

    From Meta, trek back to Koto, retracing your steps along the scenic trail. Take in the final views of the majestic mountains as you make your way towards Koto. 
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B,L,D
  • Day 28

    Drive to Besisahar - Drive to Kathmandu

    Bid farewell to the mountains as you drive from Koto to Besisahar. From Besisahar, you will embark on a drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on your incredible journey and enjoy the picturesque landscapes during the drive. 
    Accommodation: 3* hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 29

    Free day. Farewell dinner in the evening

    Take a well-deserved rest day in Kathmandu. Use this day to relax, explore the city, shop for souvenirs, and celebrate your successful expedition with a farewell dinner in the evening. Enjoy the local cuisine and reminisce about your experiences in the Himalayas. 
    Accommodation: 3* hotel
    Meals: B
  • Day 30

    Departure Day

    Departure Day

Gyachung Kang Expedition Services

Package Includes
    •  Airport pick-up and drop 
    •  4-night hotel BB in Kathmandu 
    •  Transportation: 2 pax-car, 4 pax-jeep, more than 4 pax - Hiace with seat belt, airbag, AC with an experienced driver 
    •  All night lodge/ tent during the trek including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
    •  Professional Guide, Assistant Guide (+4), Cook and kitchen crew 
    •  Porters to carry food and carry all necessary camping equipment 
    •  Tent – 2-man tent, V25 North Face 
    •  Kitchen Tent, Dining tent, Toilet Tent 
    •  Chair, Table, Sleeping Mattress 
    •  Trekking special permit, National Park fees 
    •  Duffel Bag to carry your accessories (for each), Company T-shirt 
    •  Medical Kit 
    •  Oxygen(O2) bottle as per the requirement of emergency use 
    •  Satellite Phone for emergency communication 
    •  Cargo for food and equipment 
    •  All transportation, daily allowance, and insurance for the Trekking crew 
    •  Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 
    •  Entry fees 
Package Excludes
    •  International air ticket 
    •  High-risk Medical Insurance 
    •  Lunch and Dinner during Kathmandu stay 
    •  Alcoholic beverages and telephone calls 
    •  Tips for the trek guide, porter, and staff 
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed 
    • Nepal visa fee 

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