Trip Grade Strenuous
Duration: 33 Nights/34 Days
Max. Altitude: 7319M
Destination: Nepal
Region: 7000m Peaks
Activity: Climbing & Expedition
Theme: Peak Climbing & Expedition

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Chamlang (7319m) Expedition

Mount Chamlang (7319m) is a beautiful mountain lying in the Makalu region (Hongu valley, southwest of Makalu).  Mount Chamlang is situated in south west of world’s fifth highest mountain; Mount Makalu. You’ll trek in some part of Everest region in the beginning and then you’ll trek in the beautiful Makalu Barun National Park.  From the summit of Mount Chamlang, you’ll have stunning panoramic view of giant 8000 meter mountains which includes five of the world’s 8000m peaks such as Everest, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Cho-Oyu, Lhotse and many other 7,000m peaks including Baruntse, Ama Dablam, Pumori, Kangtega, Nuptse. Trekking Experts offers Mount Chamlang Expedition to bring you the top of Mount Chamlang.

 

Mount Chamlang Expedition with Trekking Experts begins with spectacular flight to Tenzing-Hillary Lukla airport. And the trail to base camp of Mount Chamlang follows Lukla, Chutanga, Khare (base camp of highest trekking Peak- Mera Peak and then to Chamlang base camp. You’ll cross two popular high passes Zatrawala Pass (4600m) and Mera La Pass (5400m) on the way to base camp. Trekking in the un-spoilt Makau region offers you pure wilderness, several passes, moraines, glacial lakes and views of spectacular peak and also the amazing views of Everest and Kanchenjunga. Climbing Mount Chamlang requires high level of physical fitness and previous experience of technical climbing. The Chamlang Expedition is an excellent option for adventure-seeking climbers to gain a thrill and excitement filled adventure climbing with rewards of stunning views of the world’s towering mountains.

Trip Highlights

Climb beautiful 7319-meter Mount Chamlang

Trekking in the beautiful Makalu Barun National Park

Magnificent views of high mountains that include 5 of the world’s highest mountains over 8000 meters: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and other 7000 meters peaks including Baruntse, Pumori, Nuptse and the majestic Ama Dablam

The crossing of challenging passes Zetrawa La Pass (4600m) and  Mera La (5400m)

Opportunity to gain an ultimate climbing experience of peak over 7000 meters

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu.

  • Star Hotel
  • Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Today you’ll visit around Kathmandu at the same time Trekking Experts will be preparing for climbing. One of you who will randomly picked as the Team Leader in the group needs to visit Department of Tourism for permit formalities. It will be just for about an hour only. And you can continue your tour around Kathmandu. There are several world heritage sites in Kathmandu and you can visit three among them. Most probably you’ll visit Boudanath, Pashupatinath and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Early morning you’ll transfer to airport and you’ll make an early start to take a spectacular, short mountain flight to Lukla, the start points for our trek. During the flight you’ll see scenic views of Langtang, Jugal ranges, RolwalingHimal, Gaurisankar and Menlumtse before getting your first glimpse of Everest. Upon arrival at Lukla airport you’ll meet trekking crew and you’ll spend a few minutes sorting out bags before trekking to Chhutanga. From Lukla, the gateway to Khumbu you’ll starts towards east passing through a number of tiny hamlets before entering the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge. Be careful to stay with the group on this section as there are many trails leading away from the main path. There are many streams in the area, all of which are loosely referred to as Chhuthanga.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 3020 meter

After early morning breakfast at lodge, you’ll continue your trek over a steeply ascending trail that heads for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters. From the top of the pass, you can enjoy the spectacular views of NumburHimal, Kongde Ri, Karyolang Peak and many other fascinating peaks. Your trek continues along the levelled trail for almost one and a half hours before dropping downhill all the way to Tuli Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 4100 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek Kothe. From Tuli Kharka today’s trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking through the dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper trees. During the trek you will have magnificent views of Mera Peak and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. A steep descent to the Hinku River and a final uphill climb will lead you to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west side of the Hinku valley and offers serene wilderness with lush vegetation to trekkers.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 4182 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today yur trail from Kothe goes along the ridge of Hinku river towards Gondishung. Further trekking you will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built approximately 200 years ago. Here you can find Mera Peak along with its route scripted in a rock which is a fantastic piece of rock carving architecture. Your trek continues with a rather easy walking trail that leads to the summer grazing area of Thangnak where there are shops and a number of good tea houses.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/5 Hours Walk
  • 4326 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek to Khare. Khare is kind of base camp of Mera Peak. Today’s trail from Thangnak goes over the lateral moraine towards HinkuNup and Shar Glaciers. From there, your further trekking is a steep climb all the way to Khare. You will have a magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak from Khare. You will spend an extra day rest at Khare for acclimatization and exploration.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 5000 meter

Today is full free day to explore around Khare and acclimatize. Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. As you are above 5000 meters altitude, you will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration. Proper acclimatization is a must for ensuring our successful summit climb of Mera Peak. Our Sherpa team will make necessary checks on our climbing gears including ropes, ice axes, crampons, harness and other equipment before heading further to higher camps.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 5000 meter

After breakfast at your last day lodge, today you will move up towards Chamlang Lower Base Camp. You’ll head following the impressive mountain in the Hinku basin takes you to reach adventurous Mera La Pass at 5400 meters. You’ll further follow the rock platform above the western ridge of Mera Glacier. Mera La Pass offers a stunning view of mountains including the close-up view of Mt. Chamlang. After Mera La, you’ll start gentle descend towards our campsite at Chamlang Lower Base Camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 4770 meter

ascend of rocky ridge filled with snow and ice. You’ll cross numerous snowfalls and ice paved trail, usages of crampons and ice axe need to use.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 4/7 Hours Walk
  • 5120 meter

You’ll have about 15 days to climb to climb Mount Chamlang. During 15 days period you will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipment and with proper acclimatization you will follow the guidance and instructions of experienced climbing guides. You will tackle several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration you’ll head towards the summit of Mount Chamlang. Once at the summit, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the world’s towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Baruntse, Makalu and several other high peaks in Everest Region. After spending quality time at the summit, you will safely descend following the same route back to Base Camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • meter

After cleaning up and closing base camp, you’ll now trek back to Mera La retracing your steps from Chamlang Base Camp to Mera La Pass. You walk through snow and ice ridges with a gradual descent. The descent is immediately steep, plunging down with crossing of snowfalls and often windy places. You make a safe campsite with splendid surrounding views at Mera La Pass.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 5400 meter

After breakfast at Mera La Pass, you’ll trek through difficult and challenging snow ridges; and you’ll take further descent towards Khare. With impressive views of mountains, you’ll start to decline through steep screes, crossing boulder fields through the ridge of stunning Mera glacier. Finally reach Khare, where you will get nice tea houses for our accommodation.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 5000 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek back to Kothet retracing your steps from Khare and trek through Thangnak before heading further towards Kothe. With mostly downhill trekking, you will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees. You trek until you arrive at Kothe for our overnight stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 4182 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll trek to Tuli Kharka and today your trail is uphill trekking through dense rhododendron forest that goes over the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharkayou can enjoy the magnificent views of Mera North, Mera Central and South face of Mera Peak.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 4100 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll do your final trek to Lukla today. From Tuli Kharkayou will gently ascend for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass and from the top of the pass, you’ll start descending to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening you can celebrate together with your crew for successful Mera Peak Climbing.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6 Hours Walk
  • 2840 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll walk to Lukla after breakfast. Then you’ll take short flight to Kathmandu which takes about 35 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll transfer to hotel. And then you’ll have free to relax at hotel or explore around Kathmandu valley.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Today is your last day in Nepal so prepare for departure, packing and returning gear. A massage is highly recommended to relax your tired muscles before your long haul flight home. Tour leader of the trip visits Department of Tourism for some Government formalities after the trip as De-Briefing. In the evening you’ll have farewell dinner at local Nepalese restaurant with typical cultured dances.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

  • Breakfast
  • Hours Walk
  • meter

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What’s Included

4 nights in Kathmandu at star-hotels on twin sharing basis 10 night in local lodges during the trek till Khare on twin sharing basis 19 nights in tented camps during the trekking and high camps on twin sharing basis

3 meals a day during the trekking in local lodges/restaurant and at tented camps served by our cook (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) except in Kathmandu Breakfast and dinner during Kathmandu hotel stay Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Lukla and Lukla-Kathmandu flight with airport taxes 30 kg baggage per person for trek

Makalu Barun National Park Fee Chamlang Expedition Permit Fee Garbage Deposit Fee Insurance for guide in order to obtain permit 1 Government Laison Officer with his/her insurance, food allowance and flights

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide 1 expedition cooks and required kitchen helpers 1 porters for every member to carry personal baggage All required porters to carry camping equipment, food, fuel and climbing gears for Lukla-base camp and base camp to Lukla

1 professional high altitude climbing Sherpa for every two member (1:2 ratio) with his daily wages, climbing equipment and carry bonus charges

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner Support for tented camp, food and porters’ services for Base Camp All required insurance for entire trekking and climbing crew Support for transfer of cargos

1 sleeping tent for every member 1 Foam mattress for every member Dining Tents and kitchen tent Store Tents Required toilet tents Required Shower tents Required tables and chairs Required kitchen utensils with fuel Solar light for lighting purpose only 2 pairs of walki-talkies 1 Satellite Phone (rental) 1 Certec Bag Comprehensive First Aid Kit

2-men high altitude sleeping tent for sharing basis Required Coffel Set and Gas burner/Epi Stoves High Altitude food for both Sherpas and members Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc. Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Additional High-Altitude Sherpa if required (1:2 HA Sherpa is included) Summit Bonus and Non-summit bonus for all HA Sherpas Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking/climbing crew

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