GURJA HIMAL EXPEDITION

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destination Dhaulagiri
duration 37 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dhaulagiri
max altitude 7,193m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Lodge + Camping
season Autumn/Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 10,900
Pax 2 USD 10,500
Pax 3 USD 9,900
Pax 4 to 6 USD 9,500
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,300
Pax 13 to 18 USD 8,900
Pax 19 to 24 USD 7,900
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GURJA HIMAL EXPEDITION

A mind-boggling visual smorgasbord of massive mountain peaks to feast your eyes on! This is a must see peak that sees fewer climbers, hence more solitude and time for you to absorb the breathtaking surrounding beauty. Gurja Himal (7193m/23,599ft) is a peak within the Dhaulagiri Himal, a sub-mountain range of the Himalayas. Gurja Himal is located 21.3 km west of Dhaulagiri I, the 7th highest mountain in the world at 8167m (26,795 ft).  Gurja Himal is joined by a ridge to Dhaulagiri VI (7268m). The ridge continues in an easterly direction to Dhaulagiri IV (7661m), Dhaulagiri V (7618m), Dhaulagiri III (7715m) and Dhaulagiri II (7751m), and in the west to Churen Himal, Ghustang (6529m). There is a 6010m pass that separates them. On two flanks of Gurja Himal lie the Kaphe Glacier on the northwest flank and the Konabon Glacier on the northeast flank 

The summit of Gurja Himal offers an unbelievable panoramic view of Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV, Dhaulagiri V, Churen Himal (Main), Churen Himal (East), Churen Himal (West), Dhaulagiri VI, Putha Hiunchuli (Dhaulagiri VII) and Gurja Himal. 

The ideal times to climb Gurja Himal are in March, April, September, and October. 

Acclimatization is crucial when climbing at these altitudes and is probably the number one reason some do not reach the summit. In order to successfully acclimatize Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will establish several base camps at higher altitudes, giving you time adjust and mentally prepare you for the final push to the summit: Camp I (5300m -17,388ft), Camp II 5900m -19,357ft) and Camp III at (6500m - 21,325ft.). The idea is that if you are experiencing symptoms of altitude sickness then you can remain at a lower camp until you are feeling better and then head to the next camp. Every climb, from lower to higher altitudes, and vice versa helps to overcome altitude sickness. We will watch out for you and accordingly advise you on the best solution to ensure you are physically and mentally safe.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommends that you have some serious climbing experience before attempting this climb. A couple of 6000m ascents would be advisable, as there is ice sheets and snow to traverse on your way to the summit. It is also advisable that you have experience in the use of crampons and the use of fixed lines. Most of all you will need the endurance and will that climbers need to persevere and keep climbing despite the physical discomfort.

Leaving Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) we will drive to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) where we hit the trail! From Darbang we head through the following villages: Takam via Dharapani village (1670m/5,479ft), Lumsang (2120m/6,955ft), Gurja (2620m/8,595ft), Darsinge Khark (3600m/11,811ft), Burjunga Khark (3415m/11,204ft) and then will reach Gurja Himal BC (4600m/15,091ft) the starting point of our climb to Gurja Himal (7193m/ 23,599ft).  From here we will begin our preparation and practice over and over the methods, we will utilize to reach the summit, including taking it in steps to reach the higher camps. We will leave nothing to chance. We have allowed enough extra days at these camps to wait out poorer weather conditions or for some to adjust to the altitudes.
After successfully reaching the summit we will head back to Burjunga Khark (3415m/11,204ft), Gurja (2620m/8,595ft), Lulang (2200m/7,218ft), Dharapani Darbang (1670m/5,479ft) and from here we will drive back to Pokhara for the night and the following day back to Kathmandu. 

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking take care of everything, from permits, fees, and all accommodation along the trail. Your safety and enjoyment are always our main concern. After more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business, we understand the difference between a good experience and a great experience. Our reputation speaks for itself.

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking during your arrival and departure.
  • 4-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara. B/B plan
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • The appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Late-Beni Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • All Sherpa Expedition and Trekking kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp
  • Common climbing equipment such as Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during the trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, the Washington based company
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt.Gurja Himal
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3-time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging
  • All Sherpa Expedition tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
  • 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket re-confirmation and visa extension procedure services
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking t-shirt and scarf

 Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services include only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes section.

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

The Gurja Himal Expedition is a mountaineering expedition to the Gurja Himal peak located in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal. Here are some important things to know about the expedition:

1. Location: Gurja Himal is situated in the western part of Nepal, in the Dhaulagiri region. It is part of the Himalayas and stands at an elevation of 7,193 meters (23,591 feet).

2. Difficulty Level: The Gurja Himal Expedition is considered a challenging and technical climb. It requires climbers to have previous mountaineering experience and good physical fitness. The route involves steep slopes, ice climbing, and technical sections.

3. Duration: The expedition typically takes around 4-6 weeks to complete, including acclimatization and climbing periods. The duration may vary depending on weather conditions and the climbers' abilities.

4. Permits: Climbing Gurja Himal requires obtaining permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Department of Tourism. These permits ensure the climbers' safety and help in managing the expedition.

5. Guides and Sherpas: It is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and Sherpas for the Gurja Himal Expedition. They have extensive knowledge of the area, can provide technical assistance, and ensure the safety of the climbers.

6. Weather: The weather conditions in the Dhaulagiri region can be harsh and unpredictable. It is important to plan the expedition during the appropriate climbing season, which is usually in the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October). These seasons offer more stable weather and better climbing conditions.

7. Equipment: Climbers need to be well-prepared with proper mountaineering equipment, including ice axes, crampons, ropes, harnesses, helmets, and high-altitude clothing. It is essential to have reliable gear to tackle the challenging terrain and extreme weather conditions.

8. Altitude Sickness: As Gurja Himal is a high-altitude peak, climbers should be aware of the risks of altitude sickness. It is crucial to acclimatize properly and ascend gradually to minimize the chances of altitude-related illnesses.

9. Training: Before attempting the Gurja Himal Expedition, climbers should undergo physical training and prepare themselves for high-altitude climbing. Regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance-building activities are recommended.

10. Safety: Safety should be the top priority during the expedition. Climbers should follow the instructions of their guides, be aware of potential hazards, and have contingency plans in case of emergencies.

Remember, mountaineering expeditions like Gurja Himal require careful planning, preparation, and experience. It is important to consult with professional mountaineering organizations, experienced climbers, and local authorities to ensure a safe and successful expedition.

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To join a Gurja Himal Expedition, you can either organize it independently or join an organized expedition through a reputable mountaineering agency. The agency will handle the logistics, permits, guides, and Sherpas.

The best months to climb Gurja Himal are typically in the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-October). These seasons offer more stable weather, clearer skies, and better climbing conditions.

The cost of climbing Gurja Himal varies depending on several factors, including the duration of the expedition, the number of climbers in the group, the services provided by the agency, and the level of support required. It is advisable to contact mountaineering agencies for specific cost details.

Yes, prior mountaineering experience is highly recommended to climb Gurja Himal. It is a challenging and technical climb that requires climbers to have good physical fitness, technical skills, and experience in high-altitude climbing.

To climb Gurja Himal, you will need permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Department of Tourism. These permits ensure your safety and help in managing the expedition. The agency you choose to climb with can assist you in obtaining these permits.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and Sherpas for the Gurja Himal Expedition. They have extensive knowledge of the area, can provide technical assistance, and ensure the safety of the climbers.

Climbing Gurja Himal requires a high level of physical fitness. It is recommended to engage in regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and endurance-building activities before attempting the expedition. Consult with a fitness professional to develop a training plan suitable for mountaineering.

Climbing Gurja Himal involves risks such as altitude sickness, avalanches, crevasses, and extreme weather conditions. It is essential to be aware of these risks, prepare accordingly, and follow the guidance of experienced guides and Sherpas to mitigate them.

There are helicopter rescue services available in Nepal, but they are subject to weather conditions and other factors. It is important to have a contingency plan in case of emergencies and ensure that your travel insurance covers helicopter rescue.

While it is possible to climb Gurja Himal solo, it is not recommended, especially for those without extensive mountaineering experience. Solo climbing increases the risks and challenges involved. It is safer to climb with a team and experienced guides.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 10,900
Pax 2 USD 10,500
Pax 3 USD 9,900
Pax 4 to 6 USD 9,500
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,300
Pax 13 to 18 USD 8,900
Pax 19 to 24 USD 7,900
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 9,500

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Trey Pratt

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The Gurja Himal expedition exposed us to unparalleled scenic beauty and tranquility. From the pristine alpine landscapes to the panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, every step of the journey was a visual delight that left us in awe of nature's wonders.

Farhad Faridpanah

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August 25, 2022

A Journey of Personal Growth and Achievement

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The Gurja Himal expedition was not just a physical challenge; it was a journey of personal growth and achievement. The mental and physical obstacles we faced along the way taught us resilience, determination, and the importance of teamwork. It's an expedition that will forever be etched in our memories as a transformative experience.

Gregory Stiefel

United States

August 5, 2020

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The knowledgeable guides on our Gurja Himal expedition played a vital role in ensuring our success. Their expertise in navigating the challenging terrain, their understanding of the mountain's intricacies, and their commitment to our safety made the expedition a well-organized and enjoyable experience.

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