CHUREN HIMAL EXPEDITION

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destination Dhaulagiri
duration 35 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Dhaulagiri
max altitude 7,371m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse + camping
season Autumn - Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 10,900
Pax 2 USD 10,700
Pax 3 USD 10,500
Pax 4 to 6 USD 10,300
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,900
Pax 13 to 18 USD 9,500
Pax 19 to 24 USD 9,100
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CHUREN HIMAL EXPEDITION

This mountain does not get the publicity it deserves and is a truly beautiful peak with all the trimmings – 3 distinct summits! Be an explorer and don’t follow the crowds! 

This is definitely the road less travelled, with fewer people venturing to this mountain. The Churen Himal is located in the west of the Dhaulagiri Range with three major peaks: Churen Himal Central (7385m – considered the main peak), Churen Himal East (7371m) and Churen Himal West (7371m). 
Raging rivers, vast forgotten and pristine valleys, rhododendron and other forests home to an array of wildlife as you pass through the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the only hunting reserve in Nepal covering an area of 1325 km² in the Dhaulagiri Himal of western Nepal in the Rukum, Myagdi and Baglung Districts. Follow trails through Magar villages and discover their unique heritage. Magars follow Buddhism, Hinduism and Bon. Those in the north follow Shamanism (Bon) with a clear connection to Tibetan Buddhism. The trail will expose you to the giant Dhaulagiri (8167m – 7th highest in world) and Annapurna peaks, as well as the Gurja Himal and Churen Himal. 
 
The journey begins in Pokhara and after a road trip leads to the villages of: Darbang (1110m/3641ft), Takam via Dharapani (1670m/5479ft), Lumsang (2120m/6,955ft), Gurja (2620m/8595ft), Darsinge Khark (3600m/11811ft), Burjunga Khark (3415m/11204ft) and finally to Churen Himal Base Camp (4600m/15091ft).

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will establish three high camps: Camp I (5700m/17700ft), Camp II (6200M/20341ft) and Camp III (6700m/21981ft). We will practice daily numerous climbing skills and take short climbs to higher elevations to give you confidence and an opportunity to test your skills. Your Sherpa Expedition & Trekking guide will check, and double check, all equipment and be sure that everyone is mentally and physically well enough to attempt the climb to Churen Himal Summit (7385m). We have scheduled a few extra days in the itinerary in the event of the weather being unsuitable for climbing. These days are not wasted and will further help you to acclimatize as we camp at several altitudes on the side of the mountain at designated base camps. We will make an early morning start on the day of the climb, allowing ample time to reach the summit. Morning weather is often calmer and more predictable, but we mustn’t forget that “mother nature” makes its own rules.

Climbing Churen Himal requires you are fit and an experienced climber. It is considered a difficult and challenging climb with snow and ice to traverse along with several technical sections. You should be familiar with the use of crampons, ice axe, harness, grappling ropes and other alpine climbing techniques.

Some climbers recommend a gradual ascent to higher altitudes to avoid altitude sickness. The journey to Churen Base Camp meets these criteria and is a more gradual ascent.
 
The best season to climb Churen Himal is in April or May, in the spring, or in October and November in the fall season. Climbing mountains will teach you patience, persistence and gratitude. It will also leave you memories to last a lifetime.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s Sherpa guides (well known for their climbing skills) will lead you safely to the summit. Our guides are government certified and experienced climbers. We take no chances with your well-being and hence have allowed several days to make up for unforeseen circumstances, such as adjusting to higher altitudes and the possibility of altitude sickness.

ITINERARY

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SERVICES

Full Board Service Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking during your arrival and departure.
  • 4-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara. B/B plan
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • The appropriate number of porters during the trekking period
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara- Late-Beni Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • All Sherpa expedition and Trekking kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp
  • Common climbing equipment such as Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during the trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, the Washington based company
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt.Churen Himal
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 3-time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $3USD per minute
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness
  • 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member
  • The latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Flight ticket re-confirmation and visa extension procedure services
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking t-shirt and scarf

Full Board Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services include only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance traveled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in the cost includes section.

EQUIPMENTS

Travel Documents

  • Valid Passport
  • Credit Cards
  • Pp Size Photo (4 Pieces)
  • Insurance Paper And Contact Address.
  • Family Members / Company’s Contact Address

Foot Wear

  • Kailas / Lasportiva / Millet (Summit Shoe)
  • Normal Socks (5-6 Pairs)
  • Summit Socks (2 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)
  • Camp Booties (1 Pair)
  • Basecamp Slipper (1 Pair)

Upper Body

  • Light Weight Top / Thermo Coat (2-3 Layers)
  • Mid Weight Top (2-3 Layers)
  • Heavy Weight Top (2 Layers)
  • Fleece Jacket (1)
  • Gore Text Jacket (1)
  • Down Jacket (1)
  • Wind Proof Jacket
  • Cotton T-Shirt For Base Camp. (2-3)

Lower Body

  • Light Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Under Wear (5-7 Pairs)
  • Mid Weight Long Under Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Heavy Weight Long Under Wear
  • Gore Text Pant. (1)
  • Down Pants. (1)
  • Water Proof Pant. (1)

Head

  • Sun Cap
  • Desert Cap
  • Balaclava
  • Fleece Hat
  • Neck Gaiter (2-3)

Hands

  • Thin Fleece Gloves (2 Pairs)
  • Wind Stopper Fleece Gloves
  • Heavy Gloves (Mitten)
  • Summit Gloves

Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Bag - 20 Degree Celsius (For Base Camp)
  • Down Sleeping Bag - 20 To -40 Degree Celsius (Extreme Comfort)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Cell Foam)
  • Thermarest Mattress (Inflatable)

Climbing Equipment

  • Climbing Helmet
  • Down Suit (Kailas / Marmot / Mountain
  • Hardware / North Face / Millet )
  • Crampons (Fit with Boot)
  • Ice Axe
  • Harness
  • Atc Guide
  • Jummer / Ascender
  • Lock Carabiner (3)
  • Unlock Carabiner (3)
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Prusik Loops (1)
  • Snow Goggle
  • Head Light (4 Pairs Rechargeable Batteries Recommended)
  • Satellite Phone
  • Hand Warmer (If Possible)

Bag Packs

  • Rucksacks 45L - 55L
  • Duffle Bag 90 L -120 L (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Large (2 Pieces)
  • Water Proof Stuff Sacks Small (2 Pieces)

Sun Stuffs

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream -50 (Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 / -50 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (UV Protection)
  • Glaciers Glasses (UV Protection)

Toiletries

  • Hand Disinfectant
  • Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Garbage Bag

Eating & Drinking

  • Water Bottle (2)
  • Thermos
  • Mug
  • Spoon/ Fork
  • Bowl

Medical

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / Rain Coat

GOOD TO KNOW

Churen Himal is a mountain peak located in the Dhaulagiri region of Nepal. Here are some important details to know about the Churen Himal Expedition:

1. Altitude: Churen Himal stands at an elevation of 7,385 meters (24,229 feet) above sea level, making it one of the lesser-known and less frequently climbed peaks in Nepal.

2. Difficulty Level: The climb to Churen Himal is considered to be technically challenging and requires prior mountaineering experience. It is classified as a difficult mountain to climb.

3. Duration: The expedition typically takes around 30-35 days, including acclimatization and climbing periods.

4. Permit: A climbing permit is required to attempt Churen Himal. This can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) in Kathmandu.

5. Guides and Sherpas: It is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and Sherpas who are familiar with the region and can provide necessary support during the expedition.

6. Route: The most common route to Churen Himal starts from Beni, a town in the Myagdi district, and follows the Myagdi Khola (river) valley. From there, climbers proceed to the base camp and then ascend to the summit.

7. Acclimatization: Adequate acclimatization is crucial for a successful climb. It is recommended to spend a few days in villages along the trekking route to adjust to the altitude before heading to higher camps.

8. Weather: The best time to attempt Churen Himal is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is generally stable and visibility is good.

9. Equipment: Climbers must be well-equipped with proper mountaineering gear, including ice axes, crampons, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. It is also important to carry warm clothing, sleeping bags, and necessary camping equipment.

10. Safety: Climbing at high altitudes always carries risks. It is important to prioritize safety and follow the guidance of experienced climbers, guides, and Sherpas. Adequate training and physical fitness are essential for a successful and safe expedition.

Remember to always do thorough research, consult with experts, and plan accordingly before attempting the Churen Himal Expedition.

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The entire expedition typically takes around 30-35 days, including acclimatization and climbing periods.

The best time to attempt Churen Himal is during the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is generally stable and visibility is good.

Yes, previous mountaineering experience is highly recommended to attempt Churen Himal. It is considered a technically challenging climb, so climbers should have a good understanding of mountaineering techniques and be comfortable with high altitude conditions.

Yes, a climbing permit is required to attempt Churen Himal. You can obtain the permit from the Nepal Governments in Kathmandu.

Climbing Churen Himal requires excellent physical fitness. It is recommended to have prior experience with high altitude trekking and mountaineering. Regular cardiovascular training, strength training, and endurance exercises are crucial to prepare for the expedition.

 It is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and Sherpas who are familiar with the region and can provide necessary support during the expedition. They can assist with navigation, carrying equipment, and ensuring your safety.

Climbers must be well-equipped with proper mountaineering gear, including ice axes, crampons, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. Additionally, warm clothing, sleeping bags, camping equipment, and high-altitude food supplies are essential.

Climbing at high altitudes always carries risks. Altitude sickness, extreme weather conditions, avalanches, and falls are some of the potential dangers. It is important to prioritize safety, follow the guidance of experienced climbers, and be prepared for emergency situations.

In case of emergencies, there are rescue services available in the region. However, it is important to have travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue and medical evacuation.

Yes, Churen Himal can be combined with other treks in the Dhaulagiri region, such as the Dhaulagiri Circuit trek. This allows climbers to experience the stunning landscapes and diverse culture of the area.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 10,900
Pax 2 USD 10,700
Pax 3 USD 10,500
Pax 4 to 6 USD 10,300
Pax 7 to 12 USD 9,900
Pax 13 to 18 USD 9,500
Pax 19 to 24 USD 9,100
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Your Happiness Guaranteed
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 10,300

Per Person

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Zajaczkowski Tomasz

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August 4, 2023

A hidden gem for mountaineering enthusiasts

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The Churen Himal Expedition is a hidden gem for mountaineering enthusiasts seeking a unique and challenging adventure. With its remote location and stunning landscapes, this expedition offers a truly unforgettable experience.

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July 5, 2023

Expertly guided for a safe and successful expedition

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Embarking on the Churen Himal Expedition with the guidance of experienced and knowledgeable guides ensured a safe and successful journey. Their expertise and attention to detail allowed us to navigate the challenging terrain with confidence. The remote location and stunning landscapes combined with their expert guidance made this expedition a truly exceptional and memorable one.

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September 27, 2021

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The Churen Himal Expedition exceeded all expectations and provided a thrilling adventure off the beaten path. The remote location of this hidden gem offers an untouched and pristine environment that truly immerses you in the beauty of nature. The challenging climbs and breathtaking landscapes make it a unique and unforgettable experience for mountaineering enthusiasts.

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