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Bhirkuti Himal Climb

Climbing Bhirkuti Himal!

Bhirkuti Himal Climb

‘adventure to remote areas of Nepal Far West Himalaya in complete wilderness of mountains’
Highlights:

“Incredible adventure and experience  to Bhirkuti Himal Climb with super views of mountains
Fabulous scenery from the peak summit around high and beyond beautiful Upper Mustang areas
A great adventure with cultural around interesting traditional villages of remote Mustang
Grand views on daily walks towards picturesque Upper Mustang and Damodar holy lakes
Climb of great courage and skill on top stunning Bhirkuti Himal with exciting adventure
Walking into scenic country of high eroded cliffs and canyon with snow capped peaks views
From alpine cooler zone to arctic zone of ice and glaciers around Damodar and Bhirkuti areas”

Bhirkuti Himal Climb Profile:                                                                                             

Trip Mode:                          Hotel- Lodge with camping from Lo-Manthang onward.
Trekking grade:                 Moderate & Adventurous to Challenging (in snow condition)
Climbing Grade:                                PD + ‘Per Difficule’ as per French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification.
Activities:                            Cultural and scenic trek with adventurous climb, exciting drive and flights.
Trek & Climb duration:   24 Nights & 25 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Total Trip:                            29 Nights & 30 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Best Season:                      April to October includes monsoon months of July and August, but
April to May and September to October months days are clear.

Introduction:

An exclusive adventure in the hidden areas of remote and isolated Upper Mustang where very few trekkers and adventurer seldom venture in this wild wilderness of mountains and glacier fed lakes.

Bhirkuti Himal stands as 6,364 m and 21,02 ft high around Damodar Himal range of mountains located Far North Western Himalaya of Nepal within a mere distance to Tibet border and to Nar-Phu areas.

The region once a forbidden and restricted areas for normal trekkers and visitors, where at present allowed to travel in this awesome country with special permits to enter this magical Shangri-La beyond Upper Mustang and Lo-Manthang the fortress and walled village.

The climb of Bhirkuti Himal, where few climbers seldom visit on this off the beaten tracks area, the climb leads to straightforward at the summit top with some technical challenge and difficulty to accomplish this adventure on top Bhirkuti Himal.

The climbing grade listed as PD + (Peu Difficile / a little technical difficult and walking on glaciers) the grade as per Swiss / French Alpine Climbing Classification System.

Starting our awesome journey and adventure for Bhirkuti Himal climb taking a sweeping scenic short flight to land at Jomsom, the headquarter of all Mustang areas located on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade and Caravan Route of Nepal and Tibet.

From Jomsom walk leads into barren terrain within red-brown and grey mud eroded hills-high cliffs and canyons dotted with smaller caves holes, certainly a picturesque wild country a photographic place with amazing views of snow capped peaks with desert like landscapes.

Actually an extension of Tibet Far South West plateau, where trade to Tibet still exists over Karo-la passes the frontier of Nepal and Tibet / China, walk leads past nice and impressive villages adorned with prayer walls-wheels and monasteries of great interest around Chele, Tsuang-Tsarang and at forbidden walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang.

With time at Lo Manthang our adventure continues beyond Lo-Manthang into remote zone within Damodar Himal areas to reach at Bhirkuti Himal base camp for adventurous climb to its summit.

Located between Kumlun Himal 6,365m, Shelka Kangri 6,358m, with two other un-named towards north-east at 6,378m and south-west 6,380m and more, climb of Bhrikuti Himal taking possible and accessible route using the North route, supported with mules caravan to carry our camping and climbing gears right up to base camp at 5,800m.

Climb of Bhirkuti Himal undertaken after much preparation having acclimatization and practice days before the bid to its summit top, with full support of our expert climbing guides and camping crews.

After a successful ascent with glorious panorama of surrounding peaks of Damodar and Mustang Himal range, then heading back to Jomsom taking an alternative route to reach at holy Muktinath Temple and then down to Kaligandaki River valley to reach at Jomsom for sweeping-scenic flight to beautiful Pokhara.

On reaching Pokhara our wonderful and most amazing adventure of a lifetime experience on Bhirkuti Himal Climb completes.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01:            Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:            In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Bhirkuti Himal Climb.
Day 03:            Drive or fly to Pokhara 860 m- 06 hrs (30 mins scenic flight) and transfer to hotel.
Day 04:            Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.
Day 05:            Trek to Chele (Tsele) 3,050 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06:            Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07:            Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3,560 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08:            Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09:            In Lo-Manthang rest day for acclimatization and local visit.
Day 10:            Trek to Yara 3,550 m via Dhi / Dri – 06 hrs.
Day 11:            Trek to Ghuma Thanti 4,856meter via 5,100 m pass – 07 hrs.
Day 12:            Trek to Batsyak Camp 4,880 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:            Trek to Damodar Kunda via Batsyak-La 5,490 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13:            Rest day at Damodar Kunda for acclimatization and exploration.
Day 14:            Trek to Bhirkuti base camp 5,800 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15:            At base camp for acclimatization and preparation for the climb.
Day 16-17:       Climbing period to the summit of Bhirkuti Peak and descend to base camp.
Day 18:            Reserved and Contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
Day 19:            Trek to Damodar Kunda – 05 hrs.
Day 20:            Trek to Ghuma Thanti – 06 hrs.
Day 21:            Trek to Yara 3,550 m – 07 hrs.
Day 22:            Trek to Luri Gompa 3,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 23:            Trek to Tange 3,250 m – 06 hrs.
Day 24:            Trek to Tsusang (Chusang) 2,920 m – 06 hrs.
Day 25:            Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 26:            Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 06 hrs.
Day 27:            Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 28:            Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 29:            In Kathmandu free day for own individual activities.
Day 30:            International departure homeward bound.

PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR FOR BHIRKUTI HIMAL EQUIPMENT LIST:

Plastic Boot                                                        a pair
Crampons                                                           a pair
Ice Axe                                                                one
Harness                                                              one
Carabineer or Karabiner                                 two each
Snow Gaiters                                                     a pair
Snow / Sun Glass                                             one each
Warm Gloves                                                     a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser                         a set each
Down Jacket                                                      one each
Down sleeping bags                                          one each with inner linear
Main Ropes                                                        200m (50 m per person) as per the peak chosen
Snow Bar                                                             2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional)                                            one each

 

Following items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu.

Day 01:            Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, where you will be received with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in getting refreshed rendezvous with other climbing members and staff.

Here our guide or group leader will brief you with information regarding trekking and Bhirkuti Himal Climb, with welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese Restaurants includes Folk program of various parts of Nepal.

Day 02:            In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Bhirkuti Himal Climb.

A free day in Kathmandu for trek and climb preparations and packing as well to purchase necessary equipments, collect permits from concern Government department for the climb of Bhirkuti Himal.

On this day where one can take an optional sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities, where you will be soaked within culture and historical sites most of the monuments listed as World Heritage Sites.

Day 03:            Drive to Pokhara 950m – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Morning overland journey on the main busy highway of Nepal heading towards Mid West zone at Pokhara, drive leads through Himalayan foothills within warmer areas past many farm villages and town.

Finally this exciting drive reaching at Pokhara, then transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful and serene Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks.
(Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).

Day 04:            Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.

With pleasant overnight at Pokhara transfer to Pokhara airport for a short flight to Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district.

 

From Jomsom our first day walk begins towards Kali-Gandaki river valley within windswept terrain, afternoon can be windy around this desert like area.

After 4 hours of good walks along with views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiris reaching at Kagbeni village, the door to Upper Mustang around former forbidden Lo Manthang.

 

Day 05:            Trek to Chele (Tshele) 3,050m – 06 hrs.

Morning wall leads on uphill through a canyon and then following a river upstream with amazing landscapes views of red cliff wall in both directions, and then slowly reaching few farm villages and cultivated lands of Tiri-Gaon village, overlooking impressive natural landscapes erosion of red colored cliff canyon and then few hours of good walk reaches to our overnight stop at Chele or Tshele village, a moderate size settlement.

 

Day 06:            Trek to Geling 3,540 m – 05 hrs.

From Tsele, morning starts with to a climb towards Gyakar village, and from here trekking within arid and dry country and then reaching at Samar village, which is one of the pretty looking villages.

After Samar village with nice break here walking to a small place at Bhena from here walk leads to a steep climb to a ridge top called Yamda La at 3,860 meters pass this top offers striking views Mustang landscapes and of high mountains of Mt. Dhaulagiri range. After enjoying the scenery walking down-hill to overnight halt at Geling village via Syangboche village.

 

Day 07:            Trek to Tsarang (Charang) 3,560 m – 06 hrs.

Morning before starting the walk to Tsarang “Charang” time permitting option visit to its old Geling monastery and observe the Buddhist mani prayer wheels propelled with water power, after the visit carry on trekking towards Ghami village, and then leading to cross Ghaymi Khola (stream) walk leads following lengthy and impressive line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) from here walking to Dhakmar village, and then few hours of good trekking brings to Tsarang village surrounded by large fields of crops like buck wheat’s for overnight stop and visit of Tsarang old monastery.

 

Day 08:            Trek to Lo-Manthang 3,700 m – 04 hrs.

Today a short day walk to one of our highlight of the trip at Lo Manthang, a classic walled large village, once a forbidden kingdom.

 

Starting morning walk on crossing a strong steel bridge, and then walk leads to Marang village, from this village uphill to reach a ridge top, encountering several chhorten and mani stones prayer walls in between Tsarang and Lo Manthang.

 

Walking with wonderful views of landscapes with Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti peaks, walk gradual leads to ascend Lo La pass at 3,950 meters with first striking views of Lo Manthang walled village within a fortress, from here descend to the base of a pass then on pleasant trail towards Lo Manthang for two nights stops.

 

Day 09:            In Lo-Manthang for acclimatization and local hike.

Lo Manthang the kingdom of Lo or Upper Mustang, here with one more day to explore village and its old Tibetan style houses within walled fortress.

 

In Lo Manthang visit to historical and cultural centre which is the main attraction of Lo-Manthang, with four main monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the great Entrance Hall.
Requesting permission to enter the king’s palace visit the interior of the old palace and meet the late king or Raja of Mustang family if possible.

 

Day 10:            Trek to Yara 3,550 m via Dhi / Dri – 06 hrs.

After an interesting and fascinating time around Lo-Manthang, morning walk on the same route for few hours and then heading eastward on an alternative to reach Jomsom, starting with a steep descend to a small village of Dhi by Phuyung Khola bank.

 

On crossing a small wooden bridge over Phuyung Khola, leading to a steep climb for few hours with views along the walk, and then ending the day at Yara, a small village with Buddhist player flags welcoming its visitors.

 

A nice interesting area to explore afternoon time with great views of snow capped peaks and surrounding picturesque landscapes.

 

Day 11:            Trek to Ghuma Thanti 4,856meter via 5,100 m pass – 07 hrs.

From today onwards with pack lunch and overnight camping, due to high strong wind and breeze around much exposed valley area where cooking is not possible. Walk leads past scattered Sheppard’s shelter and huts around summer pastures of Yaks and Tibetan ponies as the track heads up at Gangra at an altitude of 3,870 m, then walking on the ridges across towards old historical monastery of Lori Gompa perched high above on a cliff. This monastery includes fascinating paintings.

 

From Luri Gompa walking through pasture fields at 4,780m, the path crosses a wide verdant plateau with super vista of massive Dhaulagiri mountains, walk continues up to a pass at an elevation of 4,940m and heading down to Ghuma Thanti, a remote isolated spot, with huts and shelters for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visiting holy Damodar Kund (pond / lake).

Day 12:            Trek to Damodar Kunda via another un-named 5,600 m pass.

Today a long day walk of more than 8 hours leading to most holy spot at Damodar Kunda, morning starts after crossing a pass at above 5,600 m, trekking on wide open valley enclosed with high un-named peaks and finally reaching at Damodar Kund for overnight camping.

 

This high camping offers great views of Damodar Himal towards North and the Annapurna Himalaya on the south with more other adjoining peaks.

 

Day 13:            Rest day at Damodar Kunda for acclimatization and exploration.
At Damodar Kund with free day for acclimatization and local hike exploring the un explored areas as this region is seldom visited and ventured by other western trekkers and explorer, an amazing country with breathtaking scenery of surrounding landscaped in perfect harmony with nature and mountains.


Day 14:            Trek to Bhirkuti Himal base camp 5,800 m – 06 hrs.
Finally today our main highlight and goal of this adventure leads to the base of magnificent Bhirkuti Himal, an awesome journey on remote and isolated terrain and in complete wilderness with only the sound of nature and cool breeze of the mountains, after a strenuous trekking but on a pleasant trail with few ups and down walking over moraine and ice to reach at Bhirkuti Himal base camp the highest spot for camping at 5,800 meters high.

Day 15:            Rest and preparation for the climb.
Today just relax and do some short walk and hike, most of the day preparation for the climb sorting out right gear and equipment with high altitude dry foods for extra energy and to celebrate on the summit top.

Here our expert and veteran guides provides you with briefing on safety measures, skill and technique required for the climb to the summit of Bhirkuti at 6,364 m / 20, 879 ft.

Day 16-17:      Climbing period to the summit of Bhirkuti.
Sherpa Climbing reserves two full days to accomplish the climb a straight forward climb with few technical sections near to its summit.

The climb leads mostly on rocks and ice where our expert guide will make necessary routes by fixing main ropes, and making ledges on ice and snow for safe climb all our grading is PD + taken from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing System used world-wide.

 

After the climb in high spirit after the conquest of Bhirkuti on the least climbed mountain around Himalaya.


Day 18:            Spare and contingency day in case of bad weather.
A necessary and important to have one spare day in case of bad and unfavorable weather which is normal in Himalayan weather pattern, if all goes well as per our standard itinerary days, this day can be used on the way back to Jomsom or in Pokhara or Kathmandu.


Day 19:            Return trek to Damodar Kund- 05 hrs.
Today feeling in good spirit after the climb, walk is much easier on the gradual path with few short and ups to Damodar Kund for overnight camping.

Day 20:            Trek to Ghuma Thanti – 06 hrs.
Retrace the journey back Ghuma Thanti, the trek will be much easier after being in higher altitude for few days around Bhirkuti Himal area, walk leads back on the same route passing several summer pastures for yaks and ponies and other domestic animals, around this area chances of seeing some wild-life including the rare snow-leopard, blue sheep or Kang the wild ass which migrates from Tibet occasionally. As the path descends to 4,940m at Ghuma Thanti, crossing 5,600 m pass of nice and long day trek to reach the overnight camp at Ghuma Thanti.


Day 21:            Trek to Yara 3,550 m – 07 hrs.
Retrace the journey back to Yara, after being in absolute wilderness in the harmony of mountains and nature, today walk leads back to human settlement on the trail to Yara village.

 

Day 22:            Trek to Luri Gompa 3,900 m – 05 hrs.
At Yara with short hours of walks to Luri Gompa a small settlement sparsely populated, on reaching this mystical and fascinating area, with time to visit Luri Gompa, the last cave monastery of Lo and Tibet.

 

History of this place with no trace or written record of Luri Gompa constructions, this monastery linked with Kagyu sects of Buddhism.
The approach and art of painting proves they were done by Nepalese (Newari) artists working for Tibetan patrons.

 

The cave shrine dates from 13th – 14th century, the central chamber of the Gompa is carved out of the rock creating a domed ceiling on which are painted a series of Mahasidha, Sakyamuni Buddha and Chenrez figures etc, which are excellent masterpieces.

 

Lining the walls, fresco with series of 14th century painting, which depict India Mahasidas, a great an interesting place of Luri Gompa with afternoon free at leisure to marvel the surrounding beauty?

 

Day 23:            Trek to Tange 3,250 m – 06 hrs.
After an interesting and fascinating time above high country of Upper Mustang and in Luri with its historical impressive phenomenal monastery, starting morning on a high trail through grass less and barren, arid terrain with just bare red eroded hills weathered by strong winds and snows, and then walk slowly encountering a small ridge top to head downhill to Tange village at 3,370 m high, this is a moderate size village of about 30 houses, the houses are closely attached. On the rooftops piles of dry big logs and woods stored for many years as status, which reflects prosperity of the society which is common traditions in this arid areas of Mustang and in Tibet where woods are very scarce.

 

Day 24:            Trek to Tsusang (Chusang) 2,920 m – 06 hrs.
Walking on barren wilderness of red earth landscapes in complete ambiance the path is gentle for few hours with views of distant snow capped peaks and the heading downhill to Tsusang village for overnight stop.

Day 25:            Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Walk from Tsusang to Muktinath, heading towards Lower Mustang a long day before Jomsom, as the morning begins on a gradual winding trail   where there is two routes to holy Muktinath direct while the other leading  Kagbeni, our direction leads north east trail, passing several temporary huts and shelters of Yak herders, the high path with super views of Nilgiri’s peaks and Dhaulagiri range, trail winds on the gradual with much wider trail to Muktinath for overnight stop, afternoon visit the holy Muktinath temple and its premises.
Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage area where people from Nepal and India visits here to offer prayer and to Liberate from bad deeds, as the Mukti means to be free, here natural elements are displayed in miraculous form-flickering blue flames of natural methane gas burn on water, stone and earth an offering said to have been first lighted by Brahma, the Hindu creator, this natural wonder have awed man from the beginning, for Muktinath sanctity goes back into antiquity of 2,300 years ago.

 

This area is equally holy for Hindu and Buddhist, around Kaligandaki and Muktinath pilgrims search for black shiny fossils called shaligram (ammonite), found in abundance around this area.

 

Day 26:            Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 04 hrs.

Today the final trekking of this great and memorable trip leading all the way to Jomsom town, the walking will be longer than other average days trekking, starting the morning walk following most of the way on the same route to reach Kaligandaki River Valley, following the trail on windswept river valley all the way to Jomsom town after a good walk of four hours. On reaching Jomsom check into its nice cozy lodges for overnight. Here one can celebrate with local apple products.

 

Day 27:           Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Morning walk to Jomsom airport for short scenic flight to reach at picturesque Pokhara valley, during air amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan peaks, as the plane land at scenic Pokhara.

A popular and main touristic destinations of Nepal, overlooking massive Annapurna Mountains with serene Phewa Lake where our hotels located, afternoon free for individual activities and souvenir shopping or just relax and enjoy the views.

Day 28: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Morning catching last views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machhapuchare Himal or Fish Tail, and then an exciting overland journey to reach back into the hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu after a great experience and overwhelming time on Bhirkuti Himal Climb.

Day 29:                 In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour.
A day reserved as spare and free day an opportunity for sightseeing tour for few hours, after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities.

Day 30: International departure for home ward bound.
After a great and grand experience around high hill and mountains of Upper Mustang with successful climb on top Bhirkuti Himal, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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