Gandharva Chuli Expedition

Gandharva Chuli Expedition

(27 NIGHTS/ 28 DAYS )

overview

Mt. Gandharva Chuli (6,248m / 20,498ft.) is a spectacular peak in the Annapurna Himal region. It is a part of the ridge that links the Annapurna III to the Machhapuchhare. It sits on the east bank of the Modi Khola, a prominent river in the Himalayas of Nepal. The first successful ascent to the summit of the Gandharva Chuli Peak in Nepal was made in 2013 by two experienced alpinists. The pinnacle is open to expeditions and treks, though the tip of the Macchapuchhare is forbidden to step on due to religious significance. The south face of the peak is clearly visible form the Macchapuchhre base camp.

The Gandharva Chuli Peak climbing 6248m begins at Pokhara and ends at Dhampus Phedi on the way back from the base camp. There are chances of sudden snow fall and storms in the Annapurna Himal, and many expeditions had to return back without going up to the summit because of weather conditions during the winters. On the way to and fro the base camp you will come across interestingly dense and pleasing forest views. These are oak trees and Rhododendron forests, and trekkers also have spotted endangered species of birds and animals during the climb up to the base camp.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL.

  • Day 02

    PERMIT ISSUE, BRIEFING AT TOURISM MINISTRY, LAST MINUTE SHOPPING AND PREPARATION

  • Day 03

    DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (914M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY SIX HOURS. YOU CAN ALSO FLY FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA, WHICH TAKES ABOUT 25 MINUTES.

  • Day 04

    TREK FROM POKHARA (915 M.) TO NAYAPOOL (1050M.) BY CAR WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY ONE AND HALF-HOURS DRIVE. NOW YOU BEGIN YOUR TREK FROM NAYAPUL (1050M.) TO TIKHEDUNGA (1577 M.) VIA BIRETHANTI (1065M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY FOUR AND HALF HOURS

  • Day 05

    TREK FROM TIKHEDUNGA TO GHOREPANI (2675 M.) AND IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY SIX HOURS.

  • Day 06

    TREK FROM GHOREPANI TO POON HILL (3180M.) TO TADAPANI (2675M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY FIVE AND HALF HOURS.

  • Day 07

    TREK FROM TADAPANI TO CHHOMRONG (2040 M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY FOUR HOURS.

  • Day 08

    TREK FROM CHHOMRONG TO BAMBOO (2340M.) AND IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY FIVE HOURS.

  • Day 09

    TREK FROM BAMBOO TO DEURALI (3230M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY FIVE HOURS. YOU TREK GENTLY ASCEND THROUGH BAMBOO FORESTS WITH VARIETIES OF RHODODENDRON AND OAK TREES.

  • Day 10

    TREK FROM DEURALI TO MACHAPUCHERE BASE CAMP (3820M.) AFTER LUNCH VISIT ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4200M) AND RETURN MACHHA PUCHHRE FOR OVERNIGHT. TAKES APPROXIMATELY

  • Day 11

    TREK FROM MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP TO GANDARVA CHULI BASE CAMP (3700M) OVERNIGHT AT CAMP.

  • Day 12-21

    C LIMBING PERMIT AND SUMMIT GANDARVA CHULI(6248M)

  • Day 22

    CLEAN BASE CAMP AND TREK TO TREK TO MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP (3820M)

  • Day 23

    TREK FROM MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP TO DOVAN (2630M.) WHICH TAKES APPROXIMATELY FIVE HOURS. IT’S MUCH EASIER GOING DOWN

  • Day 24

    TREK FROM DOVAN TO JHINUDANDA (1750M.) AND IT TAKES ABOUT SIX HOURS. THE PATH IS DESCENT UP TO BAMBOO PASSING THROUGH FORESTS WITH VARIETIES OF RHODODENDRON, OAKS AND BAMBOO PLANTS.

  • Day 25

    TREK FROM JHINUDANDA TO POTHANA (1600M.) WHICH TAKES ABOUT FIVE HOURS.

  • Day 26

    TREK FROM POTHANA TO DHAMPUS PHEDI AND IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY THREE HOURS AND DRIVE FROM PHEDI TO POKHARA BY CAR, WHICH TAKES ABOUT 30 MIN.

  • Day 27

    DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU BY TOURIST MINI BUS THAT TAKES ABOUT SEVEN HOURS. YOU CAN ALSO FLY FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU WHICH TAKES ABOUT 25 MINUTE’S. OVERNIGHT AT HOTEL AND NEPALESE CULTURAL PROGRAM WITH FAREWELL DINNER IN THE EVENING.

  • Day 28

    FINAL DEPARTURE, OR ALTERNATIVE JOIN OTHER ACTIVITIES

prices

Per Person on Twin Sharing in US$ Suppliment
1 2-3 4-6 7-9 10-14 15 & ABOVE Single Room Half Board Full Board

include/exclude

cost include
  • Traditional Welcome at arrival in Airport.
  • Airport Return Transfer by Pvt. Basis’s. by tourist vehicle.
  • Assistant Guide in arrival and departures / Hotels.
  • 3 STAR Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb the mountain.
  • All required Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card.
  • Liaison holder officer, one head Sardar/Guide with porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) along with availability during trek & expeditions.
  • com’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa 1:2 or 1:1 (01 Sherpa per two clients / your required).
  • All necessary climbing hard ware gears. Camping and kitchen gears for both trek and climbing.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and as above.
  • Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest with reliable charge.
  • Sleeping bag & down jacket (to be returned after your trip is completed.)
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide).
  • All necessary paperwork, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied by Government of Nepal.
  • Staff costs which includes their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show setting together with official representative at last night in Nepal.
  • Special souvenir on departure.
cost exclude
  • In Kathmandu stay lunch & dinner is not included.
  • International flight fare.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Transportation as per itinerary only (not available at disposal).Any extra distance traveled will be charged extra.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Expenses of personal Nature
  • Medical expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Visa Fee US$ 25 for 15 days and 40 US$ for 30 days (Indian Nationality FREE / SAARC 1st Time FREE Visa).
  • Other Services not mentioned in cost including.
 

Fixed Departure Dates

Scenic Nepal Tour (06 D/05 N)- KTM-Chitwan Park / Pokhara

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

VEHICLE ALLOCATION

Pax Travelling Vehicle Type
2 – 3 ADULTS Toyota / Ford Figo / Tata Indica / Nissan Car
4 – 10 ADULTS Toyota Hi–Ace 13 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
11–14 ADULTS Toyota Or Nissan Jumbo Hi–Ace 16 Seated With Roof For Baggage.
15–21 ADULTS Japanese Costar Bus -24 Seated
22–30 ADULTS Deluxe Tata Mini Bus -35 Seated
31–35 ADULTS Deluxe Coach -40 Seater

HOTELS WE USE

5 STAR DELUXE HYATT REGENCY, SOALTEE CROWN PLAZA, YAK AND YETI, AND HOTEL RADISSON
5 STAR STANDARD HOTEL ANNAPURNA
4 STAR DELUXE HOTEL SHANGRI-LA, THE MALLA HOTEL, HOTEL HIMALAYA
4 STAR STANDARD VAISHALI, HOTEL GRANND ROYAL SINGI, GYANGJONG HOTEL SHANKER, AND HOTEL SHERPA
3 STAR HOTEL MARSYANGDI, MOUNTAIN HOTEL, TIBET HOTEL
2 STAR KATHMANDU GUEST HOUSE, TIBET GUEST HOUSE AND THE COURTYARD HOTEL, NORBU LINKA

Note

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