Churen Himal Trekking

Explore a newly opened trekking in the Annapurna trails, Churen Mountain, a peak belonging to the western Dhaulagiri Family

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18 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 4300 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Camp

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Moderate

Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Churen Himal trekking is a newly opened trekking trail in the Himalayas for those adventure seekers who wish to explore paths that haven't been traveled often and its beauty of nature, the wild valleys and panoramic Himalayan ranges. This trek takes us through off the beaten trails where exotic trekkers are rare to see. The highlight of the Churen Himal trek, Churen Himal is a peak belonging to the western Dhaulagiri family. Since this is a new and non-tourist area, we will have a golden opportunity to explore exclusive and wandered places and views of the Himalayas.

The Churen Himal Trek commences in the historical yet modern city of Kathmandu, a 9 hour picturesque drive through the Prithvi Highway will lead us to Beni. Followed up by, a trek to the beautiful Churen Himal through the foot of the Dhaulagiri Massif, isolated Magar villages, hamlets, deep and narrow gorges across Myagdi Khola until Sibang and then we cross Jalja-la (3430m), Dhorpatan and the hunting reserve, Gurjgaun. In the Churen Himal trek, we will have a lifetime experience to trek into the mass of the Dhorpatan hills at about 3000 - 4300m along with White Water Rivers, fast glacial streams, dense and lush forests and exotic animals.

Churen Himal Trekking - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Day 02: Rest, shopping and packing or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to direct Beni, 9 hours journey.
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Bhabichaur. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek from Bhabichaur to Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp. 
Day 06: Trek from Dhrapani to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek from Lamsung to Jaljala bhanjyang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek from Jaljala bhanjyang to Gurjaghat. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur. Overnight at tented camp. 
Day 10: Trek from Rupachaur to Gurja Gaun. Overnight at tented camp. 
Day 11: Trek from Gurj gaun to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Lamsung to Khibang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Khibang to Malkapang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Malkapang to Pakhapani. Overnight tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Pakhapani to Beni. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 16: Drive from Beni to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure.

Trip cost:Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek then we will provide you all the necessary information with the cost details as per your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Churen Himal Trekking - itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Upon your arrival at airport, meet one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. In the evening, we will organize a meeting to brief you about your trek and introduce your trekking guide and collect 3 pieces of your passport size pictures to issue the permits. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Rest, shopping and packing or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Breakfast will be at hotel, upon your request we can organize a half day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. This day is a kind of a free day too and we issue all the necessary permits on this day. In the evening, we conduct a final briefing about your great trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to direct Beni, 9 hours journey.
After breakfast, we take a taxi to go to New Park from where we are driving to Beni, it will take almost 9 hours to reach Beni. On the way we will stop for Lunch and pee breaks will often happen. As an option we can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Beni, this way we can cut off 6 hours bus drive. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is only 35 munities, this is also known as a stunning mountain flight. Overnight at tented camp in Beni.

Day 04: Trek from Beni to Bhabichaur. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05: Trek from Bhabichaur to Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 06: Trek from Dhrapani to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 07: Trek from Lamsung to Jaljala bhanjyang. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 08: Trek from Jaljala bhanjyang to Gurjaghat. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 10: Trek from Rupachaur to Gurja Gaun. Overnight at tented camp.  

Day 11: Trek from Gurj gaun to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Trek from Lamsung to Khibang. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Trek from Khibang to Malkapang. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 14: Trek from Malkapang to Pakhapani. Overnight tented camp.

Day 15: Trek from Pakhapani to Beni. Overnight at local guest house.

Day 16: Drive from Beni to Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you would like to explore Pokhara city then we can organize a tour for you, please let us know if you are interested. Overnight at in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Day 17: If you were driving directly to Kathmandu, on this day in Kathmandu you will do some final shopping and in the evening join the fare well dinner host by one of our team leaders at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy the meal and drink and celebrate your great trek. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 18: Transfer to Airport, fly back to home.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • All necessary airport pick up and drop as per the above program
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu , Beni or Pokhara with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour as per the  above program
  • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara or Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Restricted area permits with conservation fee for Churen Himal Trekking.
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Camping) during the trekking period
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers about Churen Himal Trekking:

How can you trek in Churen Himal trekking?
On a camping trek you will sleep in tents. The staff includes a guide, cook, Sherpa and sufficient porters to carry all trekking gear. Even if you have never camped before, there is no need to worry that you won't enjoy the experience. The tents we provide are roomy, the sleeping pads/ mattresses are comfortable and international style food of a high standard is freshly prepared and served. On all of our treks a bathroom tent is provided as well as a dining tent with tables and camp stools, providing a cozy, comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers during the evening.

How Camping Trek is operated?
In a camping Trek, day starts around 6 a.m. with a cup of hot tea or coffee followed by a bucked of warm water for their washing and cleaning. After packing up their stuff and daypack, the trekkers are requested to leave their camp and meet at the dinning table for breakfast. The trek started around 7.30 to 8 a.m. and the kitchen staffs go ahead of the group.

Our well trained staff packs all camping equipment and gears and the porters carry them to the next camping site. The trekkers should carry only personal belongings that they may need for the day like water bottle, rain gear, camera, etc.

The Trekkers can decide on their own on time for viewing the beautiful landscape, taking photographs and resting or making a short pause. The walk to the lunch spot normally takes 3 hours. Our cook and assistant serve hot lunch upon arrival. The afternoon walk takes about 3 to 4 hours to reach at the night camp around 4/5 p.m. Tea and snacks are served while our sherpa pitch the camp. The dinner is served around 6/7 p.m. in the dining tent lit with a pressurized lantern and furnished with table and camping tools. We provide high quality tents, foam and mattress, and a simple toilet tent in every camp for your comfort.

Our well - trained and experienced cook and assistant prepare a variety of healthy, hygienic and clean food which is carried for the entire trek. Fresh Fruit and vegetable may taste on the way to trek.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Freshly cooked food will be provided on Churen Himal trekking. Our very expert cook will cook the food during the trekking. Normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the same camp where we will camp for overnight and lunch will be provided while walking on trail which will be packed lunch cooked by our cook. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


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Equipments & Packing List for Churen Himal Trekking

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Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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