Gurja Himal Expedition

Gurja Himal Expedition

(36 NIGHTS/ 37 DAYS )

overview

Mt. Gurja Himal (7,193m / 23,599ft.) is the smallest seven-thousander in the Dhaulagiri range of mountains. After several failed attempts for years, the first successful attempt to summit the Gurja Himal was made in 1969 via the west ridge by a Japanese expedition. This summit is a vantage point for spectacular views of the Dhaulagiri peaks, the Churen peaks, and other prominent white mountains in the massifs. The climb requires experience in technical mountain climbing, as there are obstacles of ice and rock climbing on the way up to the summit.

The Gurja Himal expedition begins and ends at Darbang. Climbers looking for a less touristic 7,000m peak in Nepal, opt for the Gurja Himal as the peak is still not a very popular expedition peak. The Gurja Himal base camp is situated at a height of 4,600m. The long trek to the camp takes you across villages, riversides and forests. You can rest at teahouses and acclimatize at the base camp before the higher and more strenuous climb. There are two more camps set up at higher altitudes during the Gurja Himal Expedition-7193m/23593ft. Expeditions usually return back from the highest camp as the climb up the dominating peak is dangerous and risky during certain weather conditions.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU AIRPORT (1350M/4,429FT). TRANSFER TO HOTEL. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 02

    PREPARATION, BRIEFINGS, LAST MINUTE SHOPPING AND PERMIT FORMALITIES.

  • Day 03

    DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (950M/3,116FT) 6HRS.LODGE ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 04

    DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO DARBANG (1110M/3,641FT) 5 HRS LODGE ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 05

    TREK FROM DARBANG TO TAKUM VIA DHARAPANI VILLAGE (1670M/5,479FT.) 5 HRS.CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 06

    TREK FROM TAKUM TO LUMSANG VILLAGE (2120M/6,955FT.)6 HRS CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 07

    TREK FROM LUMSANG TO GURJA VILLAGE (2620M/8,595FT) 7 HRS.CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 08

    TREK GURJA VILLAGE TO DARSINGE KHARK (3600M/11,811FT) 6 HRS.CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 09

    TREK FROM DARSINGE KHARK TO BURJUNGA KHARK (3415M/11,204FT)5 HRS. CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 10

    TREK FROM BURJUNGA KHARKA TO GURJA HIMAL BC (4600M/15,091FT)3 HRS.CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 11-29

    CLIMBING PERIOD GURJA HIMAL (7193M/ 23,599FT)

  • Day 30

    CLEAN UP BASE CAMP AND TREK FROMGURJA BC TO BURJUNGA KHARK(3415M/11,204FT)5 HRS. CAMPING ACCOMMODATION

  • Day 31

    TREK FROM BURJUNGA KHARK- GURJA VILLAGE (2620M/8,595FT) 6 HRS.CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 32

    TREK FROM GURJAGOAN VILLAGE TO LULANG VILLAGE(2200M/7,218FT)CAMPING ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 33

    TREK FROM LULANG TO DHARAPANI DARBANG (1670M/5,479FT.) 5 HRS.TEA HOUSE ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 34

    DRIVE FROM DARBANG TO POKHARA. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.

  • Day 35

    DRIVE FROM POKHARA TO KATHMANDU (1350M/4,429FT) 6 HRS. TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED BY TOURIST MINI BUS. HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU

  • Day 36

    FREE AND REST DAY AT KATHMANDU. FAREWELL CELEBRATION DINNER WITH CULTURAL PROGRAM IN THE EVENING.

  • Day 37

    TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE.

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.
  • VirginTrails.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

TRIP PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Payment Terms :

  • 30  % payments : At the time of confirmation.
  • Full payment: 7  Days Prior to Nepal arrival in our account only.

 

Cancellation :

  • 60 – 30 days prior to departure 10% of the tour cost.
  • 29 – 15 days prior to departure 20% of the tour cost.
  • 14 to 7 days prior to departure 40 % of the tour cost.
  • 6 days or less no refunds

 

Our cancellation policy applies in every instance. There will be no exception for any reasons therefore; we strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance. This low cost insurance protects all deposits and payments should you have to cancel your trip due to personal or family illness. Should you or anyone in your choice purchase this insurance, please deal directly with the insurance company. Baggage and accident insurance are also available.

 

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