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Everything About Mount Gyachung Kang

After Sir Edmond Hilary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa successfully climbed the Mt. Everest on 29 May 1953, Nepal became a renowned mountaineering destination worldwide. Thenafter Nepal opened its peaks to mountaineers / climbers in 1949, the Himalayas of Nepal has become a great theater of mountaineering action and the drama of achievement and defeat has created movement for thousands of men and women to face the supreme challenge of incredible experience.

Nepal is the only country where you can climb the world’s tallest mountains, with 1310 Himalayan peaks above 6000 m and eight of them among the world’s fourteen highest peaks. Mount Gyachung Kang is the tallest mountain between Cho Oyu (8,201 m) and Mount Everest (8,848 m) in the Mahalangur Himal, a substrange of the Himalayas. It sits on the Nepal-Tibet border.

Mount Gyachung Kang Details

Being the world’s fifteenth highest mountain, it is also the highest peak that is not an eight-thousanders; thus, it is much less well-known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, which are just around 100 m (328 ft) higher. It lies at the Nepal-China border.

Caption: View of mount Cho Oyu and mount Gyachung Kang with prayer flags from Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu valley, Everest area, Nepal | Sonthaya
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This is also much less well known than the lowest of the eight-thousanders, and is just about 100 m (328 ft) higher. The lack of substantial visibility of the peak (700 m) also adds to its relative anonymity.

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Caption: View of mount Cho Oyu and mount Gyachung Kang with prayer flags from Gokyo Ri Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu valley, Everest area, Nepal | Sonthaya
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Moreover, we can say that Gyachung Kang is located in Sagarmatha National Park in the the Gokyo region of Nepal, and stands as a prominent peak in the Mahalangur Himal range of the Himalayas.  It is the highest point between Everest and Cho Oyu.

Caption: Beautiful panoramic view of Mount Cho Oyu and Cho Oyu base camp, mountain lakes, Everest, Lhotse, Gyachung Kang, Ngozumba and Gyazumba glaciers – Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu valley, Nep
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First Expedition Mount Gyachung Kang

On 10 April 1964 Y. Kato, K. Sakaizawa and Pasang Phutar, ascended the peak for the first time.  Meanehile, Machida and K. Yasuhisa. , accompanied by K the next day. A Slovene expedition first ascended the north face in 1999, and Yasushi Yamanoi repeated it in 2002.

Caption: Gyachung Kang (7012 m) with beautiful clouds on a sunny day – Gokyo region, Nepal | Vadim Petrakov
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The expedition starts from Lukla after 30 minutes scenic flight from Kathmandu. Then we commence trek to Phakding by crossing small village chaurikharka and Ghat and we continue trek to Namche Bazzar. Furthermore, many mountaineer have tried to climb it where some got succeed and some have returned after severe injuries.

Caption: Evening view from Gokyo Ri to mount Gyachung Kang 7952m near Cho Oyu, way to Cho Oyu base camp, Gokyo valley, Sagarmatha national park, Khumbu valley, Nepal | Daniel Prudek
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