Gurla Mandata Expedition


The Mount Gurla Mandata (Namo Nani /7694m) is the neighboring mountain lies in northern Himalaya range in West Tibet Nagri region, which is situated near by the sacred mountain Kailash & holy Lake Mansarovar. In local language it is well known as “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 5600m.Gural Mandata Mountain 25,242 ft was first climbed by Sino-Japanese expedition in 1985. After that only 5 ascent up there have been made till to date to this mountain. Presently according to the recent data, a French expedition team has climbed this mountain. 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 (Demon lake); and then the mountain Kailash peak can be seen along with this on its background. The ascent can be started from the Zalunpa glacier.


Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping
            crew/ English 
speaking Tibetan tour guide
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Trip Starts – Zhangmu (Tibet)
Trip Ends – Zhangmu (Tibet)
Route: North –west Normal Route 


Day 01       Arrival Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
Day 02       Kathmandu ( Tibet visa procedure & Sightseeing tour)
Day 03       Kathmandu (Expedition preparation).
Day 04       Drive to Zangmu (235cm). Overnight in hotel
Day 05       Drive to Nyalam. (3750m). Overnight in hotel
Day 06       Nyalam, rest day and acclimatization
Day 07       Drive to saga. Overnight in camp
Day 08       Drive to Paryang. Overnight in camp
Day 09       Drive to Darehen. Overnight in camp
Day 10       Trek to Dhiraphuk Gompa Overnight in camp.
Day 11       Trek over Drolma Pass to Zutulphuk, Overnight in camp
Day 12       Trek to Darche and drive to Mansarovar, Overnight in camp
Day 13       Drive to Gurla Mandata Base Camp
Day 14-34 Climbing Period Gurla Mandata ( 25242 FT)
Day 35       Garbage settlement (Free day)
Day 36       Drive to Paryang Overnight in camp
Day 37       Drive to Saga. Overnight in camp
Day 38       Drive to Paigu Tso. Overnight in camp
Day 39       Drive to Nyalan Overnight in hotel
Day 40       Drive to Kathmandu Transfer to hotel
Day 41       Kathmandu
Day 42       Departure


  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis ( 4 star hotel) as per program
  • All Meals in Trekking & Base Camp
  • Guest House accommodation in Tibet till base camp
  • Mt. Gurla Mandata Expedition permit fees
  • Experience Guide, cook, helper & porters as per program
  • Tibetan guide  & Tibet Travel permit
  • Equipments & Daily allowance for Trekking & Climbing staffs
  • Insurance of all staffs from Nepali Insurance company
  • Extra tents for climbing period ( If necessary)
  • All transportation as per program
  • Mt. Kailash Kora as per program
  • Member Tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, Table , Chair & store tent for base camp
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Mask & regulator ( If necessary) 
  • Welcome / Farewell Dinner
  • First aid & Medicine kit ( Normal)
  • Kathmandu – Border – Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus
  • All applicable Government tax 


  • Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu
  • Essential Personal Equipments  for climbing & trekking
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation ( If necessary)
  • Climbing meals, Gas , stove etc for climbing period ( Above Base camp)
  • Personal communication equipments/ permits for any extra personal equipments
  • Extra Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • Personal insurance & all types of  personal nature cost
  • All types of Beverages & Drinks
  • Garbage Deposit  fees
  • Personal Tips/bonus  to trekking & Expedition staffs
  • Any extra cost due to extension of program, delay arrival, sickness or other unavoidable     circumstances. 
  • Extra cargo charge if any.


Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 42 Day
  • Best Time:
  • Difficulty: Very Hard