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35 Days
Availability : Available
Annapurna Region
Min Age : 20
Trip Facts

Highest access: 7371m (24,183ft)
First Ascent: Japanese Nihon University expedition, October 24, 1970
Duration: 37 Days
Group Size: 2-10 people per group
Co-ordinates: 28°44′06″N 83°12′58″E
Location: Dhaulagiri Himal
Country: Nepal


Airport: Kathmandu (KTM)
Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)
Grade: AD/Scottish Grade III
Meals: B, L,D in during Driving and climbing period
Transportation: Car, Flight, Tourist bus
Best season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn


Major Activity: Trekking/Mountaineering
Culture: Gurung, Thakali, Magar
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: South & Southeast Ridge
Himalayan sights: Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Putha Hunchuli,

Tour Details

Churen Himal Expedition (7371m/24,183ft) is a part of Jaljala area lying towards the west of Dhaulagiri range. Expedition of the Churen Himal offers an opportunity to experience undisturbed and tranquil nature full of wild valleys, fast glacial streams, and beautiful forest with spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gurja Himal, and Churen Himal. The trail to Churen Himal passes through well-known Dhorpatan Hunting Reserves.

The Churen caravan route is a less touristic trekking trail in the Dhaulagiri region. This trek and expedition route is for those trekkers who love to explore beautiful nature and wild valleys. The exotic, breathtaking Himalayas and take you out of the beaten tracks, inside a region where very few trekkers are traveling. Churen Himal is a moderate climbing challenge. This mountain is suitable for those climbers who want to climb a less crowed 7000m peak and prepare for the next step which is an 8000m expedition. The on this route there is 30% rock climbing 50% snow and 20% ice climbing. Its technical grade classification is Scottish Grade III.

Mount Churen Himal was first climbed on the 24th of October by the Academic Alpine Club of Shizuoka Expedition team in 1970 by Mr. Kr. Fukui and K. Hasegawa. Mr. Ryozo Yamamoto and his group had planned to climb since 1963 but the expedition, unfortunately, did not materialize until 1970. Members of the Academic Alpine Club of Shizuoka, Japan climbed the main peak (West Peak) of Churen Himal (7371m) and the Central Peak (about 7371m) on 28 and 24 October 1970 from the Southeast ridge which was lead by Takashi Serizawa. Mount Churen is among the seventh series mountain in the Dhaulagiri range. It has three pinnacles which are called: Churen West 7371m/24,183ft, Churen Central (7375m/24,196ft) and Churen North (7371m/24,183ft). We are always dedicated to making your trip memorable with eco-friendly environment.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All Expedition stuffs like kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for trekking and at 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.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during 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.
  • 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Churen Himal.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and 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 Sherpa’s, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication.
  • 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.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual North Face V25 tent available in the Churen Himal advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • All tents for camp I, II and III.
  • Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 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 above base camp for cooking food.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided above base camp for cooking food.
  • 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 reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Price 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 includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled 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.
  • Summit bonus minimum USD$700.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  • 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 PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.


  • High Spirit T-Shirt

Day 1:Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs. Lodge

Day 02:Pokhara to Darbang.

Drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs. Lodge

Day 03: Darbang to Takum.

Trek from Darbang to Takum via Dharapani village (1670m/5,479ft.) 5
hrs. Camping accommodation.

Day 04:Takum to Lumsang village.

Trek from Takum to Lumsang village (2120m/6,955ft.) 6hrs. Camping

Day 05: Lumsang to Gurja Village.

Trek from Lumsang to Gurja Village (2620m/8,595ft.) 7 hrs.Camping

Day 06: Gurja village to Darsinge Khark .

Trek Gurja village to Darsinge Khark (3600m/11,811ft) 6 hrs.Camping

Day 07:Darsinge Khark to Burjunga Khark.

Trek from Darsinge Khark to Burjunga Khark (3415m/11,204ft.) 5hrs.
Camping accommodation.

Day 08: Burjunga Kharka to Churen Himal BC .

Trek from Burjunga Kharka to Churen Himal BC (4600m/15,091ft.) 3 hrs.
Camping accommodation.

Day 09-27:Climbing Period.

Climbing Period Churen Himal. (7371m/24,183ft)

Day 28: Churen Base Camp to Burjunga Khark.

Clean up base camp and trek from Churen Base Camp to Burjunga
Khark(3415m/11,204ft.)5hrs. Camping accommodation.

Day 29:Burjunga Khark- Gurja Village

Trek from Burjunga Khark- Gurja Village (2620m/8,595ft) 6 hrs.Camping

Day 30:Gurjagoan village to Lulang village.

Trek from Gurjagoan village to Lulang village(2200m/7,218ft.) 5 hrs.
Camping accommodation.

Day 31: Lulang to Darbang.

Trek from Lulang to Dharapani to Darbang (1670m/5,479ft.) 5 hrs. Tea
house accommodation.

Day 32:Darbang to Pokhara.

Drive from Darbang to Pokhara via Beni overnight at hotel

Day 33 : Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft) 6 hrs.

Day 34 :Farewell celebration dinner.

Free and rest day at Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with
cultural program in the evening.

Day 35 :Final departure.

Drop off at the airport 3 hours before our scheduled