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October 13, 2020

Preparations on for Gyalzen peak summit in Jugal Himal

File photo: Mountaineer Maya Gurung’s team while approaching the Jugal Himala peak in 2018.

Chautara: A seven member expedition team led by Mt Everest climber Sharmila Lama has moved from Kathmandu on Tuesday with seven days schedule to summit the Gualzen peak as high as 6151meters which lies in Jugal rural municipality of Sindhupalchowk.

The peak has been selected as the expedition team can scale and return in shorter time and is viable for feasibility study of mountaineering training said Lama.

The expedition team expected to return after the summit of the peak within a week comprises of mountaineer Pemba Tamang and climbers who climbed mountains above 600o meters such as Pasang  Kaji Sherpa, Angdorjee Sherpa, Angchhiring Sherpa, Sarki Sherpa and Min Bahadur Lama.

Jugal Himal has around one and half dozen of mountain ranges while a total of 16 peak ranges are there when Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges are combined. As of now, 11 ranges have been named while others area unnamed.

This peak for the first time was summited under the leadership of inclusive Mt Everest climber Maya Gurung and other climbers Sharmila Thapa and Milan Lama in 2018.

Since it is near Kathmandu but remains aloof due to lack of publicity, the government should make it free of cost for climb for at least five years says Gurung.

It is said that the expedition to this peak is becoming expensive as each individual climber has to pay a royalty of 250 dollar and bear the cost of contact officer while climbing mountains above 6500meters.

Jugal rural municipality has concept to establish Madan Bhandari mountain school keeping in view of importance of this mountain. The planning advisor of the municipality Ram Babu Nepal says that after the establishment of the school, the need to go abroad for mountain training will come to an end.

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