MT. PANBARI HIMAL EXPEDITION

MT. PANBARI HIMAL EXPEDITION

(44 NIGHTS/ 45 DAYS )

overview

This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have had long access to the area. In 1950, a party led by HW.Tilman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang and Col. Jimmy Roberts crossed Larkya La looking for an interesting mountain to climb. Manaslu (8156m) was attempted by Japanese Expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956, when the first ascent was made. Having become to be known as “Japanese Mountain”, much of the information about the area was available in Japanese. The Japanese continued to dominate the climbing scene of Manaslu until 1971. A few trekkers, including peripatetic Hugh Swift, managed to obtain the trekking permit for the region, but otherwise this trek always has been the domain of the mountaineering expeditions.

The journey around these legendary mountains is enjoyable and tough.

Beginning from Arughat or Gorkha Buri Gandaki valley river, over Larkya La pass, and descend to the Marsyangdi River, you will trek down to Besi Shar, from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Tsum Valley

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visibletoday. Due to its remotemness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

itinerary

  • Day 01

    ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1500M) – TRANSFER HOTEL

  • Day 02

    DRIVE KATHMANDU – GURKHA (1060M.) 5 HOURS DRIVE WITH ALL THE YOUR CREW AND IMMEDIATELY START TREKKING TO ARKUL (700M) 3 HOURS AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 03

    ARKUL – BARPAK (1950M) 6-7 HOURS TREK AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 04

    BARPAK – GAMBUGANG (295M) 6-7 HOURS WALK. THIS DAY IN THE BEGINNING THE WAY IS FLAT /STRAIGHT AND DESCENT DOWN 30 MINUTES TO DORONDI KHOLA AFTER CROSSING THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE THE WAY STARTS TO CLIMB FOR THE GAMBUGANG CAMP SIDE. IS ONLY KHARKA THERE ARE FEW SHELTERS SETTLEMENT THERE BECAUSE THE VILLAGERS FROM BARPAK BRINGS THEIR CATTLE’S THERE IN THE SUMMER.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 05

    GAMBUGANG – NARTE POKHARI(4150M) 5-6 HOURS WALK. THIS DAY ALL UPHILL WITH JUNIPER AND PINE TREES FOREST.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 06

    RUPINALA GLACIER (4020M) 8 HOURS WALK. THIS DAY GRADUALLY UP ABOUT 4 HOURS AND PASS RUPINALA PASS 4643M AND DOWN HILL TO THE GLACIER CAMP. THIS DAY IS VERY HARD DAY FOR THIS TREKKING.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP

  • Day 07

    GLACIER CAMP TO GOMNA-CHULINGKHOLA KHARKA (3650M) 5-6 HOURS WALK ON THE GLACIER. AROUND CHULING KHOLA THIS PLACE IS ONE OF THE BEST VALLEY IN NEPAL FOR THE VIEW AND SO QUITE PLACE, WE FEEL LIKE HIDDEN VALLEY EVENTHOUGH DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE AND MOUNTAINS.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP

  • Day 08

    RACHEN GOMPA – DUPCHET(4180M) 6-7HOURS TREK.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 09

    RACHEN GOMPA – DUPCHET(4180M) 6-7HOURS TREK.AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 10

    DUPCHET – CHOKANG PARO (3031M) 6-7 HRS. AND OVERNIGHT CAMP..

  • Day 11

    REST DAY AT CHHOKANGPARO (3361M -5/6 HOURS WALK-AROUND)

  • Day 12

    CHHOKAGPARO – NILE (3700M) 3/4 HOURS TREK.

  • Day 13

    NILE – BHAJYA (CHHEKYA) (3240M) 4/5 HOURS TREK.

  • Day 14

    BHAJYO – RACHEN GUMPA (3,210M) 4/5 HOURS TREK.

  • Day 15

    RACHEN GUMPA – CHUMJE (2,468M) 5/6 HOURS TREK.

  • Day 16

    CHUMJE – BIHI (1,990M) 6/ 7 HOURS TREK.

  • Day 17

    BIHI ON LIHI GOMPA (2840 M) TO RAMEN KUNDA (3400 M), ABOUT SIX HOURS TO GO. PARALLEL TO THE TIBETAN BORDER NEAR LARNAKA WALK PAST MANY LONG AND MANIMAUERN CHÖRTEN. IN LHO YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF THE MANASLU. ON TODAY’S GOAL TO PROVIDE THE GELEGENHIET THAT PUNG GYENES GOMPA AND VISIT THE HOT SPRINGS.

  • Day 18

    RAMEN FOR SAMAGAON KUNDA (3460 M), ABOUT FOUR HOURS TO GO.

  • Day 19

    SAMAGAON AFTER SAMDO (3780 M), ABOUT 5 ½ HOURS TO GO,PASSING THE MANASLU GLACIER.

  • Day 20

    SAMDO: REST DAY OR CLIMBING THE PALLO PEAK (5010 M) OR MORE ON THE TRADITIONAL ROUTE TO THE TIBETAN BORDER TO LAJYUNG BHANJYANG

  • Day 21

    THE BASCAMP OF THE PANBARI HIMAL (6905 M) 6-7 HOURS. AND OVERNIGHT CAMP.

  • Day 22-37

    CLIMBING PERID.

  • Day 38

    SAMDO AFTER LARKYA PHEDI (4340 M), ABOUT FOUR HOURS TO GO. PAST LARKYA BAZAR, THE COMMERCIAL CENTER OF THE TIBETAN PEOPLE AND THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS INTO TIBET TO BASE CAMP FOR THE PASS

  • Day 39

    LARKYA PHEDI ON LARKYA BHANJYANG PASS (4990 M) TO BIMTANG (3590 M) ABOUT 8 HOURS. A LITTLE STEEP ASCENT TO THE PASS, FAST DESCENT DOWN PAST THE BLOCK WORK AND MORAINES PONKARSEE HUGE GLACIER IN A BOILER. LOVELY VIEW FROM THE PASS ON THE MANASLU AND MANY 7000 AND 6000.

  • Day 40

    BIMTANG AFTER DHARAPANI (1860 M), ABOUT SIX HOURS TO GO. ALONG THE MILK RIVER DUDH KHOLA THROUGH RHODODENDRON FORESTS DOWN TO THE GRAIN FIELDS IN VIEW OF THE DISCONTINUATION OF MANASLU. AT THE MOUTH OF THE DUDH KHOLA RIVER IN THE MARSYANGDY WE GET TO THE ROUTE OF THE ANNPURNA-ORBIT, THE RIVER IS CROSSED SEVERAL TIMES ON SUSPENSION BRIDGES.

  • Day 41

    DHARAPANI AFTER SHYAGE (1150 M) ABOUT 6 HOURS TO GO.

  • Day 42

    AFTER YOUR GOOD BREAK FAST DRIVE BACK TO CHITWAN 7 -8 HOURS BY JEEP.

  • Day 43

    CHITWAN SIGHTSEEING.

  • Day 44

    DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU AND OVERNIGHT HOTEL.

  • Day 45

    YOUR FINAL DEPATURE

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 SHANGRILA, 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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