Norbung Kang Peak Climbing

Norbung Kang Peak Climbing – Norbung Kang Peak (6085 meters) is in the lower Dolpo region and is a fairly easy and one of less-frequented climbing peak available for climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal. This is one of the peaks that can be a good starting for people who aspire to climb mountains in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Trip Facts

Trip Duration - 22 Days
Trekking Duration - 16 Days
Trekking Mode - Camping Trek
Trip Level - Extreme
Max. Altitude - 6085 Meters
Min. Group Size - 2+

Norbung Kang Peak Climbing – Norbung Kang Peak (6085 meters) is in the lower Dolpo region and is a fairly easy and one of less-frequented climbing peak available for climbing in the Dolpo region of Nepal. This is one of the peaks that can be a good starting for people who aspire to climb mountains in the Himalayas of Nepal.

The peak lies in between the famous Shey Phoksundo and DhoTarap region of the lower Dolpo. The trail follows Numa La and Baga La trail and only separated from the Yak Kharka to head towards the mountain. The based camp of the mountain can be reached within a few hours from Yak Kharka.

The summit of Norbung Kang can be reached within a day from the Base Camp and no higher camps are required. The climbing is also on a fairly comfortable slope and with some assisted fixed lines it can be a good climbing experience for someone wishing to climb above the 6000 meters.

Visit Himalaya Trek organizes and makes all the arrangement for climbing the mountain. The trek and expedition crew are highly qualified and trained personnel with a good decade-long experience of climbing and trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Norbung Kang Peak Climbing Short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1350 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Fly to Nepalgunj. (130 meters).
Day 04: Fly to Juphal (2490 meters) and trek to Lingdo.
Day 05: Trek to Laini. (3770 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Sim Odar. (3523 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Dho. (3944 meters)
Day 08: Acclimatization day.
Day 09: Trek to Numa La Base Camp. (4440 meters)
Day 10: Cross Numa La Bhanjyang to Danigar (4631 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Norbung Kang Base Camp (5500 meters)
Day 12: Climbing Preparation day at Norbung Kang Base Camp.
Day 13: Climb Norbung Kang (6085 meters) and back to Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek back to Danigar (4631 meters)
Day 15: Cross Bagala Bhanjyang (5224 meters) and trek to Yak Kharka. (3982 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3733meters)
Day 17: Rest day at Phoksundo Lake
Day 18: Trek to Chepka (2838 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Juphal
Day 20: Fly to Nepalgunj and an afternoon flight to Kathmandu
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure

Climbing Preparation day at Norbung Kang Base Camp
Shey Phoksumdo lake

Detail Itinerary

Day 01
Arrive in Kathmandu. (1350 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
Day 02
Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Day 03
Fly to Nepalgunj. (130 meters).
The mornings can be used to carry out some last minute re-checks as we have an half an hour afternoon flight to Nepalgunj. Nepalgunj is very hot and humid compared to Kathmandu and it is better to have some insect repellent creams nearby. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
Day 04
Fly to Juphal (2490 meters) and trek to Lingdo.
An early morning 45 minutes flight lands us on Juphal and after a brief sorting and introduction of our crew, the trek finally starts. The trek heads toward Dunai, administrative headquarter of Dolpo, and then continue to follow the Bheri river all the way to Lingdo. (7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
Day 05
Trek to Laini.(3770 meters)
The trail is the newly built road and stays on it all the way to Laisicap. The first two hours of the day is a comfortable trek and after that the trail starts to climb steeply snaking the ridge. After 30 minutes trek, trail briefly drops to Laisicap. The trail now crosses the river and then stays gentle for next 20 minutes. Now, trail gets away from the road and climbs steeply, briefly getting back on the road. The climb lasts for an hour and a chorten marks its end. A brief gentle flat walk of 10-15 minutes is again followed by a steep climb for the next hour. The trek is now in a narrow valley and undulates for most of times with more climbs than downhill. It takes around 2 hours from the chorten to Laini. There are couples of tents by a waterfall just step before the next day’s short steep climb.
Day 06
Trek to Sim Odar. (3523 meters)
A steep continuous climb lasts for a little more than an hour. Then the trail continuously undulates with small sections of descends and ascennds. Tghe valley is very narrow for most parts of the whole day. Finally after 3 hours, Chyuggar can be seen from a ridge and a small brief descent finally leads to Chyuggar. It is a small resting place with some small teashops by the river. A comfortable hour with again small ups and downs takes to Nawarpani (another small rest stop like all other places with couple of tents) and a similar half an hour leads to SimOdar. SimOdar is a flat place at the river banks with couple of Odars (a shelter beneath an overhang)
Day 07
Trek to Dho. (3944 meters)
The trail undulates for the most part in the morning and arrives at Toltol after an hour. The valley is quite narrow and trails keep undulating following the river. After around 3 hours the trail crosses the river and a steep 10 minute climb leads to Kesi La. After Kesi La, a drop is briefly leads to a bridge and again continues to follow the valley which is starts to be a little more wider. Another bridge follows (lots of tiny caves by the river) and a gentle climb leads to another set of prayer flags. This second prayer flag is an hour away from Kesi La. A wider valley appears after the prayer flags and a long comfortable walk of around 4 hours by the stream ends at Dho.
Day 08
Acclimatization day.
The day is used to do some acclimatization hikes around Dho as the trek enters into higher elevation in the next few days. There are several monasteries around Dho. A Bon Monastery in nearby village is one of the highlights of this acclimatization day.
Day 09
Trek to Numa La Base Camp.(4440 meters)
There is a big wide main trail that passes through Crystal Mountain School followed by Taksi village. It takes an hour to pass through Taksi from Dho. Another hour on the same trail takes through another small village of Tokyo. The trail starts to turn into a gentle climb and also leaves the main trail and the valley behind. After one more hour, a small stream and a wide valley appears on the left side of the main valley coming from Dho. (Some groups consider it Base Camp and camp by the river.)
Day 10
Cross Numa La Bhanjyang to Danigar (4631 meters)
The steep climb continues on the ridge and after 30 minutes, a brief traverse starts. Another ridge and another steep ascend follows for the next hour. The climb ends at Numa La. Numa La Bhanjyang offers views of Dhaulagiri Range to the East and Kagmara Range in the West. A steep descend into the main valley leads to a small stream in the bottom of the valley. The trail briefly stays with stream until it reaches a fork. Here, the trail crosses the river heads towards the left valley. A small gentle uphill traverse ends at Danigar. Danigar is a pasture at the end of the valley surrounded by towering ridges. NorbuGyang is a prominent peak among these ridges that surround Danigar.
Day 11
Trek to Norbung Kang Base Camp (5500 meters)
The trek separate from the main trail of the Lower Dolpo Trek and now directly heads towards the mountain at Camp.
Day 12
Climbing Preparation day at Norbung Kang Base Camp.
Climbing Preparation day at Norbung Kang Base Camp.
Day 13
Climb Norbung Kang (6085 meters) and trek to Base Camp.
The day is one of the longest and the hardest day of the trip. The climb itself is straightforward on a comfortable slope and takes around 7 hours to get to the summit. After the summit, the descent continues and passes the base camp.
Day 14
Trek back to Danigar (4631 meters)
Following the same track we walked earlier trek to Danigar.
Day 15
Cross Bagala Bhanjyang (5224 meters) and trek to Yak Kharka. (3982 meters)
The day starts with a steep climb on the ridge seen directly from Danigar. Steep climbing continues for around 2 hours and reaches a spot with some mane stones. After the spot, the steepness decreases (yet still difficult) and a traverse towards the top of Bagala starts. It takes around 40 minutes to reach Baga La from the spot with mane stones. The descend after Baga La is a bit rough and goes through boulders and scree. After an hour, a valley opens up and the trail starts to follow a stream. The stream snakes through the valley and after less than an hour, the trail moves away from the stream and starts to drop very steeply to Phedi. The descend continues farther than Phedi and then changes into a comfortable and gentle trek towards the end of the day. Yak Kharka is an hour away from Phedi. It is a wide seasonal pasture for the locals also has a couple of houses.
Day 16
Trek to Phoksundo Lake (3733meters)
After leaving Yak Kharka, the trail comfortably traverses for half an hour. Then slowly, a steep climb starts and lasts for almost more than an hour until it reaches a stop with a prayer flag. Now, the climb eases and a huge waterfall appears on the opposite valley. Juniper trees and some fields appear near the trail and soon Rigmo village is seen. A bridge to cross the Phoksundo River flowing out of the Phoksundolake marks the entry to Rigmo village. The campsite lies just outside of Rigmo village and right next to the Phoksundo Lake.
Day 17
Rest day at Phoksundo Lake.
The day can be enjoyed by the side of the majestic lake. There are also few monasteries in the village for day visits.
Day 18
Trek to Chepka (2838 meters)
The trek now starts to go through the valley carved by Phoksundo River. Around 2 hours of descent leads to Jharana Hotel. Now the trail stays with or near Phoksundoriver until the end of the trek. A comfortable trek with small ascends and descends takes through a small settlement of Rechi. The whole day after Jharana Hotel is in a narrow valley. After Rechi it takes around 3 hours to reach Chepka. Chepka is a bigger and wider place compared to Rechi.
Day 19
Trek to Juphal
The trek follows the same pattern as of the previous day and continues in the same valley. The trail goes through small settlements of Sangta and Kageni en route to Sulighta. Finally the valley widens up after Sulighat and the trek head towards Dunai by the bank of Bheririver. The trail follows Bheririver and there is a final climb of around an hour to reach Juphal, the ending point of the trek.
Day 20
Fly to Nepalgunj and an afternoon flight to Kathmandu
A morning flight to Nepalgunj is followed by an evening flight to Kathmandu.
Day 21
Free day in Kathmandu
Also an extra day in case of delays or cancellation of flights.
Day 22
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

Service Includes on trip cost.

  • Airport transportation, Arrival, and departure Land transport.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu – Nepalganj – Juphal and Juphal- Nepalganj – Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • Experience climbing Sherpa and Guide.
  • Climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc for the Norbung Kang Peak Climbing.
  • Norbung Kang Peak Climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Garbage deposit fee (refundable)
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Period.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipment, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment provided that includes base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
  • Good quality high altitude tents while climbing the Norbung Kang Peak.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask.
  • EPI gas and burner for the high climb;
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

Service excludes on trip cost

  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charge for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming while on Norbung Kang Peak Climbing.

Gear List

Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Thermal shirts/underwear
  • Nightwear thermals
  • Fleece/sweatpants
  •  Day-wear shirt/rain pants
  •  Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Warm hat/balaclava
  • Neck gaiter
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch / Flashlight
  • Quick drier Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm with sunscreen 35++
  • Water purification
  • A set of Earplugs
  • Trekking Poles
  • Hiking Boots
  • Socks
  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptics
  • Camera and video camera

Climbing gear for peak Climbing Trips.

  • Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7″ use a 60cm tool; 5’7″- 6’1″ use a 65cm tool; over 6’1″ use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
  • Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
  • 40 ft 6mm people (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
  • Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
  • Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
  • Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
  • 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
  • Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
    Climbing boots.
  • Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being too tight around the boot.)Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
  • Betadine / Dettol.
  • Hand-plaster
  • Bandage
  •  Eye drop.
  • Eardrop
  •  Sinex.
  • Gauge
  • Cotton
  • Move / Spray
  • Design
  • Diamox
  •  D-Cold
  • Vicks
  • Paracetamol
  • Medicine for diarrhea
  • Medicine for a toothache


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