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Preparation over to scale Gyalgen Peak

11 March 2019  

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CHAUTARA: A mountaineering team led by Everest summiteer Maya Sherpa is all set to climb Gyalgen Peak that lies in the Jugal massif in Sindhupalchowk district.

The Jugal massif, that has many unclimbed peaks perched on the border between Nepal and Tibet, has a chain of 11 peaks. It lies in the Gumba village of Jugal Rural Municipality-3 in Sindhupalchowk district.

Sherpa’s eight-member team including another Everest summiteer Saral Sahayatri will leave Kathmandu on March 29 for climbing the 6,151 m- peak, shared team leader Gurung.

The Gyalen Peak is named after Mingma Gyalgen, the lead Sherpa of a three Scottish women team led by Monica Jackson that made the first ascent of then remote and unclimbed peak in the spring of 1955, according to a journal published by the America Alpine Club.

Gurung informed their estimated climbing period is 21-days. Sindhupalchowk is home district to Gurung and Sahayatri.

During the climb, their team will conduct research on the technical intricacies of climbing the Peak that is less frequently climbed by mountaineers given its remoteness despite its proximity with Kathmandu.

According to the Department of Tourism, the highest peak in the Jugal Himal range is Lyangpo Gyang Peak standing at 6,979 meter.

Gurung is not only Everest summiteer, she has also climbed the seven Summits, the highest mountains on the seven continents.

It takes a five-day trek to reach the first base camp of the Gyalgen Peak from Kathmandu to Paula Danda in Gumba of Sindhupalchowk, shared Jugal rural municipality ward member Himal Tamang.

Meanwhile, a commercial paragliding service was launched at Malachaur of Kadambas of Sagachowkgadhi Munciplaity-9 in Sindhupalchowk district for the first time.

Sagachowkgadhi Municipality Mayor Aman Singh Tamang on last Saturday launched the service introduced in the district by Nepal Paragliding and Hand-Gliding Association.

The paragliding service is believed to boost the local tourism in the district. Service seekers get to fly over the Sunkoshi Gaurishankar and Jugal Himal range from Lamachaur and land at Siranchaur of the same ward.


Publish Date : 11 March 2019 14:47 PM

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