Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Summit
  • Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: 7371m

Highlights

  • Indulge yourself into 37 days of adventurous and challenging technical climbing
  • Magical views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Adventurous walk towards Gurja Khani, resting near the foot of Gurja Himal (7193m) 
  • Get acquainted with mystifying flora and faunas, rushing rivers, speedy streams of glaciers, and condensed forests along the trails
  • Experience the heavenly feel while sleeping at the lap of Dhaulagiri
  • Feel freshened up with serene, seamless and galvanizing natural magnificence
  • Praise the well-placed hidden villages of sundry groups and their well-manner to the guests
  • Explore the isolated trails, vibrant cultures, and habitats along the way 
  • Summit the beautiful Churen Himal 7371m (24,183ft)

Description

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. 
 

Itinerary

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  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Darbang
  • Altitude: 1110m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Takum
  • Altitude: 1670m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lumsang village
  • Altitude: 2120m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Gurja Village
  • Altitude: 2620m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Darsinge Khark
  • Altitude: 3600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Burjunga Khark
  • Altitude: 3415m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Churen Himal BC
  • Altitude: 4600m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Climbing Period
  • Altitude: 7371m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Burjunga Khark
  • Altitude: 3415m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Gurja Village
  • Altitude: 2620m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Place: Lulang village
  • Altitude: 2200m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Darbang
  • Altitude: 1670m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • 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 Mount Mania 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 Mount Mania 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
  • Mount Mania t-shirt and scarf
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

Useful Information

  • 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.