Bhrikuti Himal Climb
Bhrikuti is one of the peaks in the Damodar Himal that lies between Phu and Mustang. This Himal consists of 65 peaks and you will experience the stunning, snow-white and appreciative view of the surrounding from far-flung Bhrikuti. Also, there are more than a few lakes. Actually, the area is locally called Tsarang which means the world of mountainous lakes. Bhrikuti in fact is a Buddhist goddess.
Peaks that lies west of Bhrikuti can be witnessed from the northeast- 6,118m pass, Kumlun Himal (6,365m), Shelka Kangri (6,358m), two other anonymous peaks northeast (6,378m) and southwest (6,380m) and more. Ascending Bhrikuti from the North is very trouble-free and we can even take mules with us to a camp at 5,800m.
The major fascinations of the Bhrikuti Himal Climb are- Beautiful, snowy and appreciative view of the Bhrikuti Himal and the surrounding. And, go for Bhrikuti Himal Climb during spring and autumn to witness the beauty of the peak at its best. We Unique adventure design this 29-days expedition and offer you an unforgettable experience.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu international airport, transfer to hotel.
Soon after we land at Kathmandu International Airport, we meet our Nepali representatives who will clarify us about the tour. After the short description by our representatives, we are sent to our Hotels where we will be staying overnight.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel.
You will rest in Kathmandu for a day. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Depart to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, early in the morning you will arrive at Pokhara after a drive for nearly 6 hours. You will be able to have a breathtaking panorama of river and scenery all the way through your drive. Or, you might also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in half an hour. You will be taken to your hotel and with a relaxing afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake. We will be staying overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start trek to Kagbeni, 20 minutes flight and 3 hours walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
This morning you will take a picturesque flight to Jomsom from Pokhara for around 20 -25 minutes through the world's deepest ravine offering incredible peak views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Annapurna Ranges. From Jomsom, our trek commences upstream the Kali Gandaki broad riverbed to arrive at Kagbeni, the doorway of Mustang. Kagbeni lies at the shore of two rivers. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05 : Trek to Chele (via Tangbe/ Chuksang), 6hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Departing from Kagbeni, our trail climbs quite steeply up into a mishmash of gorge to a viewpoint above Kagbeni with Nilgiri bestowing an amazing range of white backdrop. The track keeps to the east shore, moving up and down to pass up the many river traverses. After crossing a tiny river of the Tangbe River, the path ascends soothingly to Tangbe, the first community of Mustang. We will take the western path, following the east shore of the river until we arrive at the end of a wide valley Chuksang, where we traverse the Kali Gandaki. Also, the trail ascends and descends downhill. First of all we will reach at Tangbe community with crops meadow. From here we will walk to Chhusang and go across the river up to the huge chunk of conglomerate falling from the cliff above, forming a tube through which the Kaligandaki pours out. We will walk on to small ridge to reach Chele village. Overnight at Chele.
Day 06 : Trek to Syambochen (via Samar), 7hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
A breathtaking gorge comes into view linking the track and the village, bordered by hodgepodge fields of buckwheat and vivid green. This trail takes us to a pass at 3550m. We can witness panorama of Nilgiri, Yakawa kang, Tilicho and Damodar himal. Then the trail goes into a huge sided gorge and moves down to Samar, one of the stunning villages. Now, you have a vertical climb downward a gorge to a holy cavern. From there we escalate up on a very fine ravine to Syangbochen prior to crossing a pass at 3800m. Overnight in Syambochen.
Day 07 : Trek to Tsarang (via Geling, Ghami), 8hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Today leaving Syambochen, we will have the first picture of Geling community below. From here, we can observe an old castle, from where there is an excellent view downward over the charming village of Geling. Then,the path ascends up to the Nya la pass (3950m) and moves downward steeply to Ghemi, a pleasant village. En route after Ghemi we will go by a long mani wall prior to climbing up to Tramar, renowned for its very stunning red eroded gorge wall high over the village. The path will then move up steep up a fine canyon before moving down to Lo Gekar which shelters vast statues of Buddha. The trail goes on all the way through barley and buckwheat fields to Tsarang, a superb village with its fortress and monastery adhered to the rock. Overnight at tented camp in Tsarang.
Day 08 : Trek to Lo-Manthang, 4hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
From Tsarang, we will walk to the capital of Mustang, Lo-Mangthang. A wall, 300 m long and 150 m wide, has secluded against warriors, thief and the brutal winds. Overnight at tented camp in Lo-Mangthang.
Day 09 : Rest at Lo-Manthang to explore this mountain city, overnight at tented camp.
On this day, we will rest and explore around Lo-Manthang, a mountain city. The small settlement of Lo-Mangthang consists of more than a 1000 inhabitants. Also, we can observe the Mustang Palace soaring over the community. Overnight at tented camp in Lo-Mangthang.
Day 10 : Trek to Yara (via Dhi, Dri), 7hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Leaving Lo Manthang, we will go back to the pass after that we have to be careful not to fall down a steep gorge with eroded cliffs to Dhi Gaun. All the way downward is all the way through a colored canyon. We will go across the stream before ascending to Yara amidst lunar scenery in the Puyon Chu ravine. Overnight at tented camp Yara.
Day 11 : Trek to Ghuma Thanti (4856meter) after crossing 5100meter pass; today we have to carry lunch pack due to inappropriate cooking possibilities; 7hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Then, the track moves up to Gangra at an elevation 3870m then go across parallel till the outstanding monastery of Lori placed high up a cliff. This gomba includes some fascinating paintings. From Luri Gompa we have a well walk from top of hill through the fields. At 4780m, the path crosses a broad verdant plateau bestows excellent vistas of the huge Dhaulagiri peak. The trail continues moving up to a pass lying at an elevation of 4940m and moves down to Ghuma Thanti, a place constructed as a home for the Buddhist pilgrims moving to the holy Damodar kunda lakes. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 : Trek to Damodar Kunda after crossing another 5600meter pass, 10hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Today we will trek to Damodar Kunda after crossing the pass lying at an elevation of 5600m. From Damodar Kund, the vistas are great. We can see Damodar Himal to the North and the Annapurna Himalayan to the south and more. We will walk or approximately 10 hours.
Day 13 : Rest day in Damodar Kunda, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Bhrikuti Himal Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 15 : Exploration and preparation for climbing, overnight at tented camp.
Day 16-19 : Climbing Period, overnight at tented camp.
Day 20 : Back to Damodar Kunda, overnight at tented camp.
Day 21 : Trek to Ghuma Thanti (via Pass 5600m) (Lunch at Bas Khola), 8hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Today the trail descends down to 4940m and moves down to Ghuma Thanti. We will pass all the way through Pass (5600m). We will be walking for approximately 8 hours today. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 22 : Trek to Yara, 7/8 hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
On this day we will return to Yara leaving Ghuma Thanti. Today we will walk for approximately 8 hours. Here we will stay overnight in Camp.
Day 23 : Trek to Tange, 6hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
Day 24 : Trek to Tetang (via Paha), 9/10hrs walking approximately, (lunch at Paha after walking 4hrs), overnight at tented camp.
Day 25 : Trek to Muktinath, 6hrs walking approximately, overnight at tented camp.
It is roughly steep up for few hours then it goes easy ascending. Then we will cross the finest community Zhong and pass all the way through Thinggar to Muktinath sacred place. Thousands of visitors swarm to worship the temple. The temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu (the deity protector) at the back the temple 108 taps are pouring to offer shower for pilgrims. This is the important set for both Hindus as well as Buddhist pilgrimage.
Day 26 : Trek to Jomsom, 5hrs walking approximately, overnight at guesthouse.
Taking about twenty minutes, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The major fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to thesnow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara.
Day 27 : Fly to Pokhara, 20minutes flight approximately, trekking ends here, overnight at hotel.
We set off from Pokhara and travel for 6 hours to return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 28 : Back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. Or, alternatively we can go for shopping or explore around Kathmandu valley which includes visit around historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bauddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city knows as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 29 : Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.
What is included?
- Airport transfers (domestic and international both)
- Press conference arrangement.
- 4 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast.
- Climbing Permit fee of Annapurna expedition and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit fee.
- Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
- Expert climbing Guide and porter
- North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps
- Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
- 4/4 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
- Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
- Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
- One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
- Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
- Flight fare for member and staff (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu).
- Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
- All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
- Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
- First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
- Solar panel at the base camp.
- Restop toilet bag.
- Satalite phone (Pay Call).
- Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
- Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
- Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to beni and back from Jomsom.
- All ground transportation
- Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
What is not included?
- Personal climbing gears.
- Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 4 nights).
- Personal climbing insurance which covers travel, medical, accident, evacuation etc.
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter.
- Visa Fee.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
- Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, e-mail, etc.
- Bar and beverage bills..
- Custom clearances in Kathmandu airport.
- Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.
The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.
Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 29 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Max Altitude : 6361meter
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Kathmandu
- Group size : Min - 1