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Dr. Harka Gurung Chuli (7,871M/25,823 FT)

  • Trip Code: HARK
  • Trip Duration: 30 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Season: Autumn/Spring
  • Max Altitude: (7,871M/25,823 FT)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

OVERVIEW

Mr. Ryszard Gajewski and Maciej Pawlikowski from the beautiful country Poland are the first successful summiteer of Mt. Dr. Harka Gurung Peak (official Peak ID HARK) / Nagdi Chuli (7,871M/25,823 FT) in 1979. Mr. Ryszard Gajewski was born in 05th October 1954 in Zakopane is a best polish mountaineer who also is the first winter ascent of Mt. Manasalu 8,163M/   on January 12, 1984. Mr. Maciej Pawlikowski was born in 19 February 1951 also is the best Polish mountaineer who did first winter ascent of Mt. Cho Oyu 8, 253 M/    together with Maciej Berbeka also from Poland.

Dr. Harka Grurng Peak, Ngadi Chuli also known as Peak 29, Dakura, Dunapurna, Dakum, Gurkha Massif. Dr. Harka Gurung is a very great geographer in Nepal died in Helicopter crash at Gunsa on the lap of Mt. Kanchunjunga. To honor his contribution to the Nation Nepal, Nagdi Chuli renamed with “Mt. Dr Harka Gurung Peak”.  Dr. Harka Gurung peak is the 20th highest peak in the world and highest 7000ers peak in the Mansiri or the Manaslu Himal range. This comparatively technical mountain and harder to climb. Dr. harka Gurung Peak is Located in the Mansiri Himal (Manasalu Himal) to the norther side and Himalchuli known as Himchuli to the southern border.

A team of Japanese Climbers explored this mountain in 1961. They continue attempted and able to reach up to 7,350M on their third time attempt in 1969. The first climbed might be by Japanese team of Hiroshi Watanabe and Lhakpa Tsering Sherpa in the year 1970 from the East ridge to the summit of Nagdi Chuli however they lost their life due to treacherous snow storm when they coming down. They had made camp V at the height of 7,500M to make successful summit and had left the last camp to summit but they disappeared out of sight from approximately 70M bellow of the summit at 13:15 for two and half hour. Descending through an Ice difficult of snow ridge from the height of 7,600M to Camp IV at 6, 900M, their climbing partners observed their fatal fall. In the history of Nagdi Chuli climbing attempt, three Japanese climbers died in the year 1978 during the seventh attempt during their mission to make proof the first summit of Mr.Watanabe and Mr.Lhakpa Tsiring.

The three more Japanese expedition team were operated in the year 1974, 1978 and 1982 to achieve a confirmed summit of Watanabe, however neither got any record in films of his Camera nor in the Ice-Axe watanabe used. All those attempt could not found any evidence of the successful summit and all the attempt got vain.

An Expedition team of British “Army Mountaineering Association” attempted Peak 29 in the post-monsoon of the year 1982 however reach only 6,100M said because of the Falklands war, lack of logistical problem and adverse weather. So the proved and confirmed successful summit took place officially in the year of 2005 in the Name of Mr. Ryszard Gajewski and Maciej Pawlikowski of their 1979 successful ascent. Surprisingly as of 2014, there was none of any attempt have been made to climb Mt. Nagdi Chuli since the last Japanese Expedition had done in the year 198d2. It is believed that Nagdi Chuli/ Dr. Harka Gurung Peak/ Dunapurna/ Dakum/ Gorkha Massif/ Dakura or Paek 29 has only climbed once or might be twice and this beautiful Mountain is awaiting the professional and enthusiast mountaineer to summit it.

Timeline of Dr.Harka Gurung Peak (7,871M/25,823 FT),

1961:-           First detail researched by a Japanese Climbers Team.

1969:-           Third Japanese Expedition team attempt reached up to 7,350m.

1970:-           The first ascent of Watanabe and Lhakpa might be summit through the east-ridge                                       face.

1978:-           During the 7th Japanese attempt, three Japanese climbers collapsed due to avalanche                              and treacherous snow storms.

1979:-           The official confirmed First summit by Polish Expedition team of Mr. Ryszard                                                Gajewski and Mr. Maciej Pawlikowski.

1982:-           The last attempt by a British “Army Mountaineering Association”.

Itinerary of Dr. Harka Gurung Chuli (7,871M/25,823 FT)

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast, first we do all type of equipment details review, if missing some of clothing and equipment or any type of goods, gears we make a list. Visit to Department of Tourism for orientation briefing class then sightseeing along with last hour shopping as per our list. We will have dinner together in a delicious restaurant since tomorrow we will be in remote area for couple of weeks. Group will be introduced if there will be other unknown accompany member in the team for this Expedition.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

60km drive along the Kathmandu–Pokhara Highway to lead to Malekhu and 19km secondary tarred road heads to north by the bank of Thopal Khola to Dhading Besi. 35km dirt road drives northwest through Gola Bhanjyang where you can have panoramic views of Ganesh himal, Manasalu and Buddha himal  to  reach our destination to Soti Khola in approximately 9 hours from Kathmandu for 129km in total. As soon arrived Arighat Bazar (620m/2,034ft) the nest settlement and a second main bazaar of the region in route, we head north, following the Budhi Gandaki. In the low region rice paddies and picturesque hamlets surround us. The river Soti Khola (730m/ 2,395ft) the tributary of Dundare Khola. Then continue drive to Machhakhola (9,30m/3051ft) and overnight in Machhakhola.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

It will be quite a longer day considerable exposure. From Machha Khola- Fish Stream to the tiny village of Kholra Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The valley sides are steeping until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where we stay for the night.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

After descending a long series of stone steps to the river, we climb a terraced hill to Saguleri, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal, 7187m. Crossing the river again, at Gata Khola, the path splits with the right –hand branch heading off towards the Ganesh Himal. Our route continues upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. We cross the river three more times in the next two hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then climb up over a further steep spur to reach the village of Deng (four houses), where we camp. Today is a longer day of around 8 hours trekking.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

The valley is still steep-sided and most impressive. We cross to the village of Lana and start to see mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks), a sure sign that we are entering a the high country Buddhist regions. After only about four hours we reach our camping place at the village of Ghap, which straddles the river. We have entered the Tibetan areas and the cultural change is obvious and the climate is also obvious the trekking is pleasantly cool now, as we start to gain the altitude.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

We gain altitude to take us into alpine territory and increasing mountain views. There are more Mani wall and 3 more crossing of the Budhi Gandaki on our route to Namrung, where our special permit is checked again. Above this village the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. We get our first incredible views of the Manalu Himalaya range and then of Manaslu main ahead. Looking back Ganesh I is visible.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

All the accommodation, food will be in Tended camp after Limi gaoun to Nagdi Chuli Base Camp. Reach to Nagdi Chuli Base Camp (4,263M/13, 986FT) Acclimatize your body in thin air. Practice to climb. Set the high altitude camp gradually from Camp I to Camp V. Make the successful summit with the help of our professional crew, Cook and Sherpa. Return back to Ligaon.

Accommodation: Tended Camp throughout the Expedition period.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation in a Mountain Lodge,

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Accommodation in a Boutique hotel on BB Basis

Accommodation in a Boutique hotel on BB Basis

Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner in a Typical Nepalese Restaurant with culture shows of Nepali ethnic groups

The mentioned itinerary is supposed today is the end day of your adventure to Nepal for this time. Our company representative will take you to the international airport on your flight time from hotel to board onward journey flight approximately 2:30 hour before of your schedule flight. Or you may combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park or another trek/climb in your choice. The cost would be extra for any another trekking, rafting and safari.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure both from international.
  • Kathmandu to Machhakhola and Machhakhola to Kathmandu private Jeep for member and crew and a mini truck for equipment logistic supply.
  • Cargo clearance support at the time of arrival and departure.
  • Each of climbing guest allowanced 60 kg personal baggage carrying by porter or Yak to the Nagdi Chuli Base Camp. If luggage exceeds 60 KG then extra per Yak $ 40 per day or perter $ 30 per porter per day. Yak and carry 40 Kg, Porter carry 30kg.
  • Route Fixing Charge and Bonus: The Experienced Sherpa will fix the rope on the route along with the help of members. The Rope fixing charge and luggage Carry Bonus of Sherpas is included.
  • 4 nights (2 nights before and 2 nights after the trip) in a boutique hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis mentioned as on scheduled Itinerary.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking.
  • Accommodation for all involved Nepalese Staff during the trekking base camp time.
  • All the base camp equipment such as stores tent, dining tents, kitchen tent, cooking utensils, chairs, tables, toilet tents and appropriate required services at Base Camp.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • Generator for the back-up of lighting power and charging electronic tools.
  • Tents for above base camp in Camp 1, 2, 3, 4 and camp 5 for clients and Sherpa.
  • EPI cooking gas, stove will be provided in camp one, camp two and camp three for cooking instant food, boiling water.
  • Every climbing member will have an individual tent even in the base camp.
  • Gamow bags (Portable altitude chamber).
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the appropriate cost per minute.
  • 4 Bottles (28L) of the Russian company Poisk Oxygen will be provided each members (Most of our climbers preferred to use Poisk brands of the Oxygen).
  • Latest model of mask and regulators.
  • Any extra Emergency Oxygen, mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge.
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar etc.).
  • Walkie-Talkie Permit: Permission will be taken for Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • Walkie-Talkie: Walkie-Talkie for the communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • Internet: The internet facility (Thuraya Satellite) will be available at the Basecamp subject to an appropriate charge.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staffs.
  • Daily weather report services from settle based.
  • An experienced, trained, government licensed holder climbing Sherpa who already have summited Everest couple of time 1:1.
  • Services of cook and kitchen boy at base camp.
  • High Altitude Service: High Altitude food, cooking pot, necessary cooking EPI gas, tents in Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, Camp Iy and Camp V both for clients and Staff. Combine climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope throughout the climbing period.
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • Insurance for high altitude climbing Sherpa guide, cook and staff.
  • Government representative Liaison officer.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for government liaison officer.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners with tea/coffee) in available tea house / hotel lodge during the trekking.
  • 3 fresh meals a day (Breakfasts, lunch and dinners) will be serve at base camp, and high altitude food for Camp I, Camp II, and Camp III.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during expedition for both members and crews.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Dr. Harka Gurung Chuli.
  • MCAP (Manasalu Conservation Area Project) entry permit.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry Permit if you interest to come back to KTM thorough Larke Pass via Beshisahar.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • Manasalu area Special Trekking permit.
  • Counseling at department of Tourism and pre-departure information.
  • Alpine rope fixing change for Sherpa.
  • Insurance for Sherpa guide, Liaison officer and all Nepalese supporting team.
  • Garbage deposit as per the provisions made by government of Nepal.
  • Trekking and climbing map of the Mt. Everest.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation if it is required.
  • Visa extension procedure services (If necessary).
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report will be updating throughout the expedition period.
  • All necessary paper works, office service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Summit Certificate: After successfully climbing the Mt. Dr. Gurung Chuli, A Certificate issued by Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, government of Nepal.
  • Special gifts of Snowpal Trek and Expedition Pvt. Ltd as a Love of Token.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water.
  • In case, if any members of the group/team have to return earlier than the scheduled Itinerary for any personal reasons, members have to pay oneself their own Yak/Porter/ flight costs up to Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Walkie-talkies and filming permit, Drone (if you taking special camera or Walkie- Talkies and drone for the professional propose to make documentary and film.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger during the trekking at mountain Lodge. You may consult with lodge owner directly for the service
  • Personal clothing, Packing items or bags. Required to have few pieces waterproof sacks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing gear (Climbing boots, Crampons, Ice Axe/Ice hammer, Harness, Jammers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling etc (Can hire/buy in Kathmandu in reasonable cost).
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides as per mountaineering. Minimum USD 0900.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, Internet and walkie-talkie or satellite phone.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes. Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, or any few virus like Covid-19 or any changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Trip Code: HARK
  • Trip Duration: 30 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Group Size: 2 to 15
  • Season: Autumn/Spring
  • Max Altitude: (7,871M/25,823 FT)
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep/Trekking
  • Accomodation: Hotel/Mountain Lodge/Camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

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