Mt. Gyachung Kang Expedition

 

Gyachung Kang is a mountain in the Mahalangur Himal, a subrange of the Himalaya, and is the highest peak between Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mt. Everest (8,848 m). It lies on the border between Nepal and Tibet. As the fifteenth highest peak in the world, it is also the highest peak that is not an eight-thousander. Hence it is far less well-known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, which are only about 100 m (328 ft) higher.

The mountain was first climbed on April 10, 1964 by Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar and on the next day by K. Machida and K. Yasuhisa. The north face was first climbed in 1999 by a Slovene expedition and was repeated by Yasushi Yamanoi in 2002.

On October 17,2005, Alpine Club of Fukuoka University and Nepali member along with Mr. Nima Tenji Sherpa succedded in reaching the summit of Gyachung kang through south-west ridge, which was the first success in the world.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: - Arrival Kathmandu Transfer Hotel B/B

Day 02: - Kathmandu Preparation, official formalities, Hotel B/B

Day 03: - Kathmandu-Lukla Trek to Phakding

Day 04: - Trek to Namche

Day 05: - Rest day Namche

Day 06: - Trek to Phortse Thanka

Day 07: - Trek to Machhermo

Day 08: - Trek to Gokyo

Day 09: - Climb Gokyo Peak over night Gokyo

Day 10: - Trek to Phik Lake

Day 11: - Rest day Phik lake

Day 12: - Trek to B C

Day 13 - 32: - Climbing period

Day 33: - Trek to Phik Lake

Day 34: - Trek to Machhermo

Day 35: - Trek to Namche

Day 36: - Trek to Lukla

Day 37: - Flight Lukla to KTM,Transfer Hotel B/B

Day 38: - Over night Kathmandu hotel B/B

Day 39: - Final departure.

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