Trip Grade Strenuous
Duration: 32 Nights/33 Days
Max. Altitude: 7371M
Destination: Nepal
Region: 7000m Peaks
Activity: Climbing & Expedition
Theme: Peak Climbing & Expedition

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Churen Himal (7371m) Expedition

Churen Himal (Mount Churen) is the seventh series of Mount Dhaulagiri. Churen Himal has has three pinnacles, which are called; Churen west (7371m), Churen central (7375m) and Churen north (7371m); and among them the central is remembered to the main one. Churen Himal is located in western part of Nepal. Churen Himal is situated north of Beni and Dhorpatan Hunting Reserved and west of Dhaulagiri (8167m). Trekking Experts offer Churen Himal Expedition to bring you to the top of Mount Churen.

 

Churen Himal Expedition with Trekking Experts begins with seven hours’ drive to Beni from Kathmandu. Trekking to reach base camp of Churen Himal will be in off-the beaten trail in Annapurna region. The journey to base camp of Churen Himal follows Beni, Darbang and then to base camp. The trip offers you an opportunity to experience undisturbed and tranquil nature full of wild valleys, glacial streams, beautiful forest with wild animals as well as the beautiful villages and spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gurja Himal and Churen Himal. The trail also passes through well-known Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves.

Trip Highlights

Climb beautiful 7371-meter Mount Churen

Witness the beautiful Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

Trekking in off-the beaten trekking trail

Beautiful views of many snowy mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and other 7000-meter peaks

Explore abundant flora and faunas along the trials

Explore the isolated trials and rich cultures along the way

Trekking in less tourist route of Dhaulagiri Circuit

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

After early morning breakfast at hotel, you’ll be picked up by our trekking guide and drive to Beni. You’ll ascend to the connection of Trishuli River with the Marsayangdi River and follow the Marsayangdi River upwards through terraced meadows and minor hill towns to the Seti River that leads you to Pokhara. The drive from Pokhara inclines through a twisting road up to Nayapool with views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). After further driving along the bank of Modi River and then Kali Gandaki River will lead you to Beni. And from Beni, you’ll drive further following MyagdiKhola to Darbang. It will take about 8/9 hours’ drive from Kathmandu.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 1110 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll start first day of the trekking by heading towards Sibang ascending to the ridge-top village of Dharapani from where you can get a beautiful view of the Dhaulagiri massif, GurjaHimal (7193m), and PuthaHiunchuli (7246m). You’ll continue your trek further along the ridge on the path above the river to reach Sibang.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1780 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll trek to Lamsung Village. Today’s trail follows wonderful view along the trail will make you always refreshed to walk further. This remote area with stream and gorges will be a wonderful place to explore. The beautiful landscape added beauty.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 2160 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll trek to Gurja Gaon following the isolated remote area towards exploring the lonely and untouched hidden village, Gurja Khani. The spectacular village rests near the foot of Gurja Himal (7193m). You’ll see beautiful views of Dhaulagiri Himal (8167m). Gurja village is fanned around a steep stadium of terraced fields overlooking a broad range of colors with marigold flowers, rows of pumpkins and maize drying on the roof, and the houses decorated with splashes and stripes of colorful muds.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7 Hours Walk
  • 2620 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll take a steep walk towards the wood way to reach Darsinge Khark.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3600 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll trek to Burjung Kharka. Today you’ll descend from 3600 meters to 3415 meters and trekking in wild area until Burjung Kharka.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3415 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ve very short trek to Churen Himal Base Camp.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 4600 meter

You’ll have 15 days to climb Churen Himal. During these days you will ascend and descend the beautiful Churen Himal, which lies 7371 meters above the sea level. Your adventure will get a new dimension as you step your feet closer to the surreal beauty of the magnificent Churen Himal. From the top of Churen Himal, you’ll be rewarded by the majestic views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) in its east and Putha Hiunchuli (7246m) in its west. Your climbing guide will plan for ascend and descend depending on your climbing level and also the weather. Most of the days, you’ll spend for acclimatization and also practice to climb.

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

Today, base camp will be cleaned up and close it. And you’ll descend to Burjung Kharka by retracing your own steps.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 3415 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll trek to Gurja Village by retracing your steps.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 2620 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll trek to Lalung village today. After arriving at Lalung Village you can explore Lulang village and the surrounding areas and enjoy some breathtaking views.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 2200 meter

After breakfast at camp, you’ll do your last day of trekking today. You’ll pass Dharapani village on the way which has its own culture, ethnicity, and traditions.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/6 Hours Walk
  • 1670 meter

After breakfast at camp, today you’ll drive to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara, you’ll check-in at hotel and then you’ve free time to relax at hotel or explore around beautiful Pokhara city. Today you’ll say good bye to your trekking and climbing crew.

  • Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hours Walk
  • 820 meter

After early breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive to Kathmandu by air-conditioned vehicle. The 200 km route goes along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. Upon the arrival to Kathmandu, you will drop to hotel and then free to relax there. If you would to upgrade and take flight option to Kathmandu, you can take flight to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

  • 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 1 night in Pokhara at star hotel on twin sharing basis 27 nights in tented camps during the trekking and high camps on twin sharing basis

3 meals a day during the trekking 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-Beni-Darbang and Darbang-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle with trekking crew 30 kg baggage per person for trek

Annapurna Conservation Fee Churen Himal 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 Darbang-base camp and base camp to Darbang

1 professional high altitude climbing Sherpa for every two members (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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