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Chhukung Ri

Everest Region
chhukung Ri peak
chhukung Ri top
Makaraj tamang on the chhukung ri

Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 5550 M Program Type : tea house Best Season : April- May, Jun- Jul Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


Start From

All price inclusive
$ 1340 $ 1240
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1340
2 Paxes $1240
2-6 Paxes $1200
6-10 Paxes $1160
10-15 Paxes $1100
15+Paxes $1100

Number of Travellers


Chhukung Ri: An Enchanting Trekking Peak in the Everest Region

Chhukung Ri, nestled in the Khumbu region of Nepal near the village of Chhukung, is a highly popular trekking peak. With a manageable height of 5,546 meters, this non-technical climb presents an excellent challenge for trekkers seeking a thrilling adventure. The rocky peak stands proudly above the village of Chhukung, offering awe-inspiring vistas of the Everest (Khumbu) Region.

A Trekker’s Delight:

Ascending Chhukung Ri takes approximately 3-4 hours of lung-busting effort. It is often used as an acclimatization trip by those planning to climb Imja Tse, especially if they haven’t yet visited Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar.

Accessible Beauty:

Despite its relatively smaller size compared to other Himalayan peaks, Chhukung Ri does not require technical expertise, only stamina, and determination. While many trekkers aim for Everest Base Camp, Chhukung Ri is an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Its unique advantage lies in the breathtaking views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and Nuptse, making it a must-visit destination.

A Quieter Alternative:

One of the reasons Chhukung Peak is less crowded than Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri is that it doesn’t offer a direct view of Everest. However, this allows trekkers to enjoy a serene and tranquil climb, taking in the beauty of the surrounding peaks and landscapes.

The Chhukung Valley Adventure:

The trek to Chhukung Ri begins in Lukla, the first town where you’ll land by air. From there, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey up the Dudh Kosi river valley, crossing narrow suspension bridges to reach the charming town of Namche Bazaar, home to the ethnic Sherpa community.

Picturesque Sherpa Settlements:

The trek continues through the Sherpa settlements of Tengboche and Dingboche, leading to the magnificent Chhukung Valley. At the base of Chhukung Peak lies Chhukung Ri Base Camp, the starting point for the non-technical climb. While Chhukung Ri may not be as renowned as other peaks, it offers valuable insight into peak climbing and is considered suitable for beginners.

Unforgettable Experience with Nepal Wilderness Trekking:

Nepal Wilderness Trekking provides experienced climbing guides, ensuring your safety and a memorable experience as you explore Chhukung Ri in the Everest region. Their background in climbing and trekking logistics enables them to cater to the needs of independent trekkers with expertise.

Best Time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit Chhukung Ri is either side of the monsoon season, from mid-May to mid-September. September to November and February through May are the primary trekking months with stable conditions, reasonable visibility, and comfortable temperatures at Chhukung Ri. During late April and early May, you might also encounter groups of climbers preparing for their summit bids at Chhukung Ri.

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of Chhukung Ri and the Everest region. This enchanting trekking peak promises an adventure filled with breathtaking vistas and unforgettable moments that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Detail Itinerary

  •  Day 01: Flying from Kathmandu to Lukla. Trek to Phakding (2650m/8,694ft) 4 hrs. Overnight at the lodge
  •  Day 02: From Phakding to Namche Bazaar, 3440m, 6 hours. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 03: You will hike to the famous Everest View Hotel (3800m/12487ft) for 3 hours and catch a glimpse of Everest. After that, you can visit the Hilary and Sherpa museum in Namche. There is a slide show program in the evening as well. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 04: Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3850 m/12,631 ft) 5-6 hours. Visit the Buddhist monasteries. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 05: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4350m/14271ft) in 4 hours. See Mt. Ama Dablam and Mt. Lhotse on the way. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 06: Dingboche (4350m/14,271ft) acclimatization
  • Day 07: Three-hour trek from Dingboche to Chhukung (4730m/15,518ft). Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 08: Climb to Chhukung-Ri (5550m/18,208ft) in 10 hours.Lodge night at the lodge
  • Day 09: Trek from Chhukung to Pangboche (3985m/13,074ft) 6hrs. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 10: From Pangboche to Namche Bazaar (3440m/11,286ft) in 05 hours. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 11: The trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2840m/9,317ft) takes seven hours. Overnight at the lodge
  • Day 12: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu in 35 minutes Overnight in your own hotels 

Cost Included

  • Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Lukla and Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are served with Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and other European foods.
  • Accommodation at tea houses according to the itinerary
  • Organize your belongings with this kitbag
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Trekking Permit for Everest National Park
  • Permit for entry into Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality
  • Experienced English-speaking, government-licensed trekking guide
  • One porter for every two passengers experienced Sherpa helpers
  • Meals, accommodation, salary, and insurance for guides and porters
  • Governmental paperwork, local taxes, and all necessary paper works

Cost Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days - $60).
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our trip
  • Personal protective equipment for high and low temperatures
  • Travel insurance covers high-altitude rescue and evacuation in an emergency
  • Soft drinks, caffeinated drinks, such as coke and beer,
  • Water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Laundry, hot shower
  • Gratuity for the guide and porter
  • All costs and expenses not listed under "cost include" are excluded.
  • Costs or delays outside the control of the management, such as landslides, weather, itinerary changes due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.


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