Churen Himal Trekking

Churen Himal Trekking 22 Days / 21 Nights

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Trip Type:
Nepal Moderate Treks

Maximum Altitude:
8167m

Durations:
22 days

Trip Starts:
Pokhara

Trip Ends:
Pokhara

Accomodation:
Camping

Best Time For Travel:
March to May, September to November

Trip Over View

Trekking Churen Himal Mountain, situated North West from Beni, is a completely isolated and off the beaten path trek. It is abundant with beautiful nature, wild valleys, spectacular views and genuine ethnic people. You will enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gurja Himal and Churen Himal. It’s a moderate graded trek with the highest elevation of 3500m at Rupa La, and suitable for anyone with a strong pair of legs and willingness to walk 5-6 hours a day. This trek will take you inside a region where very few foreigners have been before. You will walk through the rhododendron forests and several villages of the Magar people.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara and continue to Beni and stay in a camp.

Day 02: Today is the first day of the trek, and we camp near Babichaur.

Day 03: Our trek takes us through the historic towns of Darbang to Dharapani.

Day 04: Trek through beautiful terraced fields and traditional villages.

Day 05: Trek towards-Deorali pass (3280m) the first pass of the trek. Camp before the pass.

Day 06: Cross the pass and descend to the camp.

Day 07: A short trek brings us to the isolated village of Gurjagaon.

Day 08: Take a side day-trip to the west base camp of Gurja Himal.

Day 09: Trekking to Darsing Khola.

Day 10: Today, we climb steadily to the (4500m) Budzunge Barra pass with spectacular views.

Day 11: Trek to Churen Himal Base Camp at (4200m) our ultimate destination of this trek.

Day 12: Take a day trip to Kaphe Glacier on a minor but good trail to the spectacular Churen Sanctuary.

Day 13: A half day for exploring - there is a (5000m) view point to climb - then trek back to Budzunge Kharka.

Day 14: Today, while it’s a long day back to Gurja Gaon.

Day 15: Struggle once again towards the pass.

Day 16: A descent through beautiful forests along the Simudar Khola brings us to Gurjakot where we eat a picnic lunch.

Day 17: Along the crest of the (3400m) Jaljala \, there are some small hills to climb for spectacular Dhaulagiri - Annapurna views.

Day 18: Descend to Muna.

Day 19: Back on familiar trails though the scenic villages to Dharapani.

Day 20: Trek to Tatopani.

Day 21: Trek to Beni.

Day 22: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 01:
Drive to Pokhara and continue to Beni and stay in a camp.

Day 02:
Today is the first day of the trek and we camp near Babichaur.

Day 03:
Our trek takes us through the historic towns of Darbang to Dharapani.

Day 04:
Trek through beautiful terraced fields and traditional villages. Enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) which is the 7th highest mountain of the world. Overnight at Lumsum

Day 05:
Trek towards-Deorali pass (3280m) the first pass of the trek. Camp before the pass.

Day 06:
Cross the pass and descend to the camp.

Day 07:
A short trek brings us to the isolated village of Gurjagaon. Today, we halt here and spend the rest of the day exploring the village and meeting the friendly locals.

Day 08:
Take a side day-trip to the west base camp of Gurja Himal.

Day 09:
Trekking to Darsing Khola.

Day 10:
Today, we climb steadily to the (4500m) Budzunge Barra pass with spectacular views. We then descend to Budzunge Kharka for camping. As we are camping at an altitude around (4000m) you may experience some mild symptoms of altitude sickness.

Day 11:
Trek to Churen Himal Base Camp at (4200m) our ultimate destination of this trek.

Day 12:
Take a day trip to Kaphe Glacier on a minor but good trail to the spectacular Churen Sanctuary.

Day 13:
A half day for exploring - there is a (5000m) view point to climb - then trek back to Budzunge Kharka.

Day 14:
Today, while it’s a long day back to Gurja Gaon Village, you are well acclimatized now and should not be too difficult.

Day 15:
Struggle once again towards the pass.

Day 16:
A descent through beautiful forests along the Simudar Khola brings us to Gurjakot where we eat a picnic lunch. We then follow the trail through the beautiful forest towards Jaljala where we will set up camp, most probably on its ridge.

Day 17:
Along the crest of the (3400m) Jaljala, there are some small hills to climb for spectacular Dhaulagiri - Annapurna views.

Day 18:
Descend to Muna.

Day 19:
Back on familiar trails though the scenic villages to Dharapani.

Day 20:
Trek to Tatopani.

Day 21:
Trek to Beni.

Day 22:
Drive to Pokhara.

  • Includes

    • Permits.
    • All camping and kitchen gears.
    • All crews that includes cook, porters, sherpas and necessary pack animals.
    • 3 meals a day.
    • Transportation to trailhead and return to Pokhara.

    Excludes

    • Accommodation and meals in Pokhara.
    • Drinks, tip and other expenses of personal nature.
    • Extra expenses due to nature and unforeseen events such as flight cancellation, sickness etc.
    • Travel Insurance.
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