Mt. Gurla Mandata Expedition
Fixed Departure: 07 September, 2017
Height: 7,694m. (25,243 ft)
Latitude: 30°26′09 " N
Longitude: 81°17′45 " E
Trip Duration: 40 Days
Normal Ascent Route: West flank: snow/ice climb
Grade: Strenuous High
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Nyalam - Lake Paiko Tso - Saga - Dhirapuk - Mansarovar Lake - Gurla Mandata Advance Base Camp
Mt. Gurla Mandata (Namo Nyani) is the neighboring mountain, which is situated very close by the sacred called the mount Kailash. It lies in the western side’s Himalayan ranges lying in the Burang part of Tibet. The local people call it the Namo Nani means the "Fairy's Peak" and it is made of with six ridges. The west ridge is like the Fan shaped and East Ridge is with very much steeper cliffs. Towards its North the holy lake Manasarovar and Langatse are situated. Gurla Mandata's base camp is situated on the on the glacier at 5600 meter. The way to the ascent goes via Zalonpa glacier from the Northern slope. From the top of the Gurla Mandata, you can see the beautiful sparkling lakes Manasarover and Rakchays (Demond lake); and then the mount Kailash peak can be seen along with this on its background. The ascent can be started from the Zalunpa glacier. The famous mount Kailash peak and Manasarovar Lake are on the way to this Gurla Mandata Expedition trip and mostly the Indian Hindu visitors are found thronging to visit these holy places as pilgrimage in a huge number.
Gurla Mandata Climbing History:
Mt. Gurla Mandata (Namo Nyani) mountain was The first ascent of the peak was by a joint Japanese/Chinese team led by Katsutoshi Hirabayashi, via the north side of the peak, in May 1985. Since that time, there have been six additional successful ascents and two failed attempts on the peak. In 1997, an attempt was made to ascend the peak via the then-unclimbed North Face route by Quinn Simons, Soren Peters, and their guide, Charlie Fowler. The team made a valiant effort, climbing high on the mountain, but after severe storms and other difficulties had to retreat. Their descent ended in a fall of some 450 m (1,500 ft) down the North Face of the peak. Fowler was slightly injured, while Simons and Peters both suffered extreme frostbite on their extremities. Presently according to the recent data, a French expedition team has climbed this mountain.
Climbing Sherpa for Gurla Mandata:
We facilitate highly professional, expert well trained and qualified climbing Sherpas for expeditions. Many climbers avoid Sherpa guides for the climbing, so because of this, they have been found to facing many hindrances on their way. If you take Sherpas along with you on the expedition, they are very useful in your each and every step of support, which makes your climbing easier to restore your strained energy; and it gives you vigorous strength for your next day’s climbing. Most of the groups, who have gone with the Sherpa guides on the expedition, is found to be succeeded as per our past experiences. So we suggest you to operate your expeditions along with the Sherpa guides.