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Kanjirowa Expedition

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Mt. Kanjirowa 6,883 meters.
  • Trek through remote trails of far western region of Nepal – Dolpo region.
  • Explore Shey Phoksundo Lake inside Shey Phoksundo National Park and chance to encounter several wildlife animals – Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the exclusive Snow Leopard.
  • Experience traditional villages influenced by Bon Po and Tibetan Buddhism.

Trip Introduction;
Mt. Kanjirowa is located in the Far North West Himalayan region of Nepal. Kanjirowa is one of the beautiful mountains in Dolpo region that creates an impressive wall between Nepal – Tibet border. Our Kanjirowa Expedition package trip combines an awesome trekking journey towards Dolpo and Shey Phoksundo Lake. An excellent trekking through off the beaten trail allows us to experience the traditional Tibetan culture (ancient Buddhist and Bon religion) as well as explore the Nepal’s largest Shey Phoksundo National Park where several endangered wild animals (Musk Deer, Himalayan Blue Sheep and the exclusive Snow Leopard) make their home. One of the featured highlights of the trip includes exploration around the fresh water lake – Shey Phoksundo.

Kanjirowa Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team starts with flights from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj then to Juphal. After landing at the airstrip of Juphal, we begin our trek through isolated region with dramatic landscapes, sub-tropical and low alpine forests, religious and cultural charming villages until we reach the Base Camp. During our trek we are most likely to encounter several endangered species of wildlife. Moreover we will also experience the authentic culture of warm, welcoming and hospitable natives.

From Kanjirowa Base Camp, we ascend gradually by making numerous numbers of high camps and by taking plenty of time for safe acclimatization. At first we follow non-technical trail often climbing through snow paved walls. Then our climb becomes more technical and challenging as we head towards the summit of Kanjirowa Peak 6,883m. After the successful summit climb, we descend safely back to base camp then trek back to Juphal. Our memorable trip of Kanjirowa Expedition ends with a connecting flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj then to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing and Climbing Preparation at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Kanjirowa Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj [30 min flight]
Today we take a flight from Kathmandu to Nepalganj which takes around thirty minutes. Nepalgunj is located in the southwestern part of the Terai region near to the border of India. In Nepalgunj, we spend our day by paying a visit to the holy Bageshwari Temple and just wandering around the busy market. Here we can see people from every corner of Nepal, including people from Tibet and India. They gather here for trade of goods and services.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Fly from Nepalgunj to Juphal [2475m/8118ft] [45 min flight]  & Trek to Dunai [2140m/7019ft] [3 hrs trek]
Today we will take another flight from Nepalgunj to the dirt airstrip of Juphal. After landing at Juphal we start our trek on a broad trail that descends passing through beautiful terraced fields. Our trek goes along a small group of buildings before crossing the Thuli Bheri Khola. After crossing the river we continue our trek on a broad dirt track trail that lead towards Dunai. Dunai is the administrative center as well as main trading centre of the whole Dolpo Region.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Dunai to Chhepka [2838m/9308ft] [6-7 hrs trek]
From Dunai we start our trek by crossing the suspension bridge over Thulo Bheri Khola and trek along the right bank of the river to reach Sulighat. There is a National Park office at Sulighat where we will make a stop for permit checks and registration. After registration at the checkpost our trek continues over the true left bank of the river passing through the village of Raktang. Our trail from there heads for the crossing of a large tributary, Ankhe Khola and then make a final climb for about an hour to reach Chhepka for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chhepka to Rechi [2940m/9643ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
Leaving Chhepka our trail crosses the Suli Khola to its west bank for avoiding a steep, landslide affected area and return to its east bank after about an hour of trekking. Our trek continues passing through dense forest before crossing a tributary. Then we will climb over a switch back to arrive at the broad grassy plateau. From there we will gradually descend down to reach the river bed and to the good camping site of Rechi for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Rechi to Ringmo Village [3733m/12244ft][5-6 hrs trek]
After breakfast we leave Rechi and follow the trail that passes through a school and gompa. The teachers and students from the school are always happy to receive guests. Our trek from there continues along the true right bank of Phoksundo river before ascending through cedar and pine forest to reach a small winter settlement of Polam. Our trail from there climbs up the ridge for good view of the blue Phoksundo Lake – Nepal’s deepest and second largest lake. The trail soon descends through birch forest before climbing an easy gradient to reach Ringmo Village.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Ringmo to Phoksundo Khola [3750/12300ft] via Phoksundo Lake [3600m/11808ft] [6-7 Hrs Trek]
Today we follow one of the most spectacular sections of the trail. We start our trek continuing on the western side of the lake outflow and then gradually ascending towards the cliff with excellent views of the Phoksundo Lake and the village. After few hours of uphill trekking, our trail descends to the flood plains of the Phoksundo Khola for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
Day 10: Trek from Phoksundo Khola to Pass Camp [4810m/15776ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
From Phoksundo Khola we will follow the trail that winds up the gorge, crossing the river many times. After some time the gradient eases and the gorge widens. Our trek continues passing through a small waterfall and then climb a switchback to arrive at the broad valley. We will trek until we arrive at the good camping site at the base of the long curving trail that leads up to the pass.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Pass Camp to Shey Gompa [4343m/14245ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] via Nangdala La Pass [5350m/17548ft]
Leaving Pass Camp we will follow the trail that heads for the crossing of adventurous Nangdala La Pass at 5,350 meters. Our trail to the pass is over loose slate-scree, climbing steeply towards the top of the pass. From the top we can see a broad valleys of Upper Dolpo. From the top of the pass we will gently descend down to the valley. During our trek, we will probably meet yak and sheep herds before reaching the red painted walls of Shey Gompa for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Shey Gompa
Acclimatization is very crucial in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness and to ensure the successful summit climb of Mt Kanjirowa. Therefore, we will take a rest day for acclimatization and exploring around Shey Gompa. We can visit Kagyupa gompa as well as the hermitage at Tsakang. It is one of the most sacred valleys in Dolpo. It is common to spot blue sheep and snow leopard in this area, locals here prohibit the killing of any animals in and around Shey Gompa.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Shey Gompa to Bijer village [3850m/12628ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Shey Gompa our trail climbs up to reach a small valley. We will descend slightly to cross a stream before climbing to a ridge. Our trek continues over an undulating trail and pass through several chortens with prayer flags. A mixture of uphill and downhill trekking will lead us to Bijer village for the overnight camping. The lama at the Gompa in Bijer is also an amchi (Tibetan medicine doctor) and knows the tale of first settlement of the village.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Trek from Bijer village to Namlang Khola [5-6 hrs Trek]
After breakfast we pack our gears and start our trek by following the trail that is a gradual uphill trekking for about two hours. Resting every now and then helps in restoring energy for further trekking in the higher altitudes. Our trek continues with several ups and downs as we head towards a good camping site near Namlang Khola. Our Sherpa crew will set up the camp and check our health conditions which is very essential for the main summit climb of Mt Kanjirowa.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Namlang Khola to Jopala [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Namlang Khola we start our trek and follow an undulating trail passing through harsh alpine vegetation. During our trek, the possibility of spotting the rare and endangered species of wild animals such as Blue Sheep and Snow Leopard. We will explore the magnificent surrounding valleys and continue trekking until we arrive at Jopala for the overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Jopala to Mt. Kanjirowa Base Camp [3-4 hrs Trek]
Today is a rather short day trekking. However, our trail is a steep all the way to Kanjirowa Base Camp. Our climbing trek can be very tiring so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy for trekking in the higher altitudes. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Kanjirowa.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17-30: Expedition period Mt. Kanjirowa [6883m/22576ft] and back to Base Camp
Our Sherpa crew will set up additional camps above base camp before attempting the main summit of Mt Kanjirowa. We will engage in climbing training practices which also helps to get proper acclimatization. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and taking weather conditions into consideration we will follow the instructions given by our experienced climbing experts. Our climb to the summit of Mt Kanjirowa is rewarded with breathtaking valleys of Dolpo to the south and several snow capped peaks to the north bordering Tibet. After spending some quality time at the summit we descend following the same route and head back to the Base Camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 31-40: Trek back to Juphal via same return trails
After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Kanjirowa we prepare ourselves for the return journey. We will retrace our steps on the same trail as we pass through Shey Gompa and Phoksundo Lake. During our trek it is most likely to spot blue sheep and the exclusive Snow Leopard. Our return trekking continues for few days to arrive at Juphal.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All Meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 41: Fly to Nepalgunj and fly to Kathmandu
After breakfast we will take an early morning flight from Juphal to Nepalgunj. After landing at Nepalgunj airport we take another connecting flight to reach back to Kathmandu. Once at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or take a walk around the busy market streets of Thamel. In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of Kanjirowa Expedition and have a final meal together.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch + Farewell Dinner

Day 42: International Departure as per flight schedule
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 42 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Kanjirowa Expedition
  • Required Trekking Permits and National Park fees
  • Kathmandu – Nepalgung – Juphal and Juphal – Nepalgunj – Kathmandu
  • Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period
  • Trekking Guide and well experienced climbing guide Team
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for expedition
  • Liaison officer
  • All staffs salary, foods, clothing and insurance
  • All essential climbing gears
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages)
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Climbing gear
  • Your climbing insurance
  • Bar and Beverage bills
  • All personal nature expanses
  • TIPS & Summit Bonus for staffs
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Great Adventure !!! Kanjirowa - Dolpo with Nepal Guide Treks !! Incredible feeling

We wanted to extend our gratitude to the whole Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team for letting us discover the magical land of Dolpo and the unforgettable climbing experience of Kanjirowa peak. We received the top level of service and enjoyed every moment of the trip. Trekking around Upper Dolpo was completely magical with unique landscapes and ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture which have been preserved for thousands of years. Our climbing guide was Ang-Dendi Sherpa who motivation and smart decisions led us to the summit. We had a great time at the summit !! Loads of beautiful pictures and memories will always remind us of the exotic climbing of  Kanjirowa Peak. We strongly recommend this company for any kind of travel related activities in Nepal. We are already planning to do more climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!

Keep up the good work NGT !!!

Andy + Kevin + Rudy – Australia

Incredible climbing experience - ' Kanjirowa Expedition '

We were a group of 6 person from Italy, searching for Kanjirowa Peak climbing in Dolpo region of Nepal. Fortunately, we found Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We were offered best service in Budget price. Many thanks to each individual in the team who helped in every possible way  for the successful summit climb. Our guide Ang-Dawa Sherpa was very energetic and full of technical climbing knowledge. We had a great time together, as we pushed ourselves to the target summit of Kanjirowa Peak. Our tiring climb to the top was rewarded with breathtaking valleys of Dolpo and surrounding peaks. We would surely like to do similar climbing trips with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition in future.

For top level of service and commitment, choose Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions !!!

Best of Luck !!!!

Bruno and Group – Italy

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