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Chhukung Ri

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

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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.

All price inclusive
$ 1300 $ 1140

Overview

Chukkung Ri is a rocky peak located above the village of Chhukung in the Everest (Khumbu) Region of Nepal. The trek takes about 3-4 hours of lung-busting effort and is located to the north of Chhukung. People who are climbing Imja Tse often use this trip as an acclimatization trip, especially if they haven’t been to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar yet.

Although small by Himalayan standards, the peak does not require any technical expertise, just stamina. However, I believe it should be on the list of a lot more people who hike to Everest Base Camp. This is because it offers fantastic views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and of Nuptse that can’t be accessed anywhere else.

From here, you can’t see Everest, which is probably the main reason why Chhukung Ri is quieter than Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. The Chukung Ri climb (5550m/18,208ft), Chhukung adventure combines the magnificent Chhukung valley with the thrill of climbing Chukung Ri, as well as the beauty of the Khumbu region with its spectacular landscapes, exquisite flora, and warm locals.

There are three glaciers in Chukhung Valley: Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse, Imja Glaciers on the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse, and Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier on the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam. It joins the Pheriche Valley beyond Dingboche. The Imja Khola passes through Chukhung Valley. Chukhung village is located at 4,730 meters (15,518 ft) on a left fork of the Imja Khola. It is administratively located in the Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1. The area was traditionally used as a yak pasture with no permanent habitation. Imja Tse has gained popularity as a trekking peak and the Chukhung Valley is a popular acclimatization side trip for Everest Base Camp trekkers, so several lodges have been built there.

Trek to Chhukung Ri, Lukla is the first town where you land by air and began your exhilarating trek begins. then climb up the Dudh Kosi river valley, crossing narrow suspension bridges over the ferocious river to the town of Namche Bazaar, mostly inhabited by ethnic Sherpa communities.

Visitors to this lovely town can enjoy alluring mountain views. Afterward, we trek through the Sherpa settlements of Tengboche and Dingboche before heading to the magnificent Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Ri Base Camp is located at the foot of Chhukung Ri, a non-technical climbing peak that does not require any mountaineering experience. Even though it is the least renowned climbing peak in the Everest region, Chhukung Ri offers insight into peak climbing, which is deemed appropriate for beginners.

Nepal wilderness trekking is provided by an experienced climbing guide. You will have an unforgettable experience visiting the Chhukubng Ri of the Everest region. We make all of our decisions based on safety. Due to our background in climbing and trekking logistics, we understand the needs of independent trekkers and employ expert guides. Our 12-day trek to Chhukung Ri will take you through beautiful mountain scenery.

Chhukung Ri is best visited either side of the monsoon season from mid-May to mid-Sept. September to November and February through May are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, reasonable visibility, and temperatures at Chhukung Ri. You may also see groups of climbers in late April or early May preparing for their summit bids at Chhukung Ri. 


 

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
  • If more than five people are traveling, the prices will be discounted by 10%
  • If there are 10+ participants, the leader receives a complimentary trek
  • 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.

Reviews

Chukkung Ri is a rocky peak located above the village of Chhukung in the Everest (Khumbu) Region of Nepal. The trek takes about 3-4 hours of lung-busting effort and is located to the north of Chhukung. People who are climbing Imja Tse often use this trip as an acclimatization trip, especially if they haven’t been to Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar yet.

Although small by Himalayan standards, the peak does not require any technical expertise, just stamina. However, I believe it should be on the list of a lot more people who hike to Everest Base Camp. This is because it offers fantastic views of Imja Tse, Ama Dablam, Makalu, and of Nuptse that can’t be accessed anywhere else.

From here, you can’t see Everest, which is probably the main reason why Chhukung Ri is quieter than Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri. The Chukung Ri climb (5550m/18,208ft), Chhukung adventure combines the magnificent Chhukung valley with the thrill of climbing Chukung Ri, as well as the beauty of the Khumbu region with its spectacular landscapes, exquisite flora, and warm locals.

There are three glaciers in Chukhung Valley: Lho Glacier and Nup Glacier on the southern slopes of Lhotse and Nuptse, Imja Glaciers on the western slopes of Cho Polu and Baruntse, and Ama Dablam Glacier and Chukhung Glacier on the northern slopes of Mount Ama Dablam. It joins the Pheriche Valley beyond Dingboche. The Imja Khola passes through Chukhung Valley. Chukhung village is located at 4,730 meters (15,518 ft) on a left fork of the Imja Khola. It is administratively located in the Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1. The area was traditionally used as a yak pasture with no permanent habitation. Imja Tse has gained popularity as a trekking peak and the Chukhung Valley is a popular acclimatization side trip for Everest Base Camp trekkers, so several lodges have been built there.

Trek to Chhukung Ri, Lukla is the first town where you land by air and began your exhilarating trek begins. then climb up the Dudh Kosi river valley, crossing narrow suspension bridges over the ferocious river to the town of Namche Bazaar, mostly inhabited by ethnic Sherpa communities.

Visitors to this lovely town can enjoy alluring mountain views. Afterward, we trek through the Sherpa settlements of Tengboche and Dingboche before heading to the magnificent Chhukung Valley. Chhukung Ri Base Camp is located at the foot of Chhukung Ri, a non-technical climbing peak that does not require any mountaineering experience. Even though it is the least renowned climbing peak in the Everest region, Chhukung Ri offers insight into peak climbing, which is deemed appropriate for beginners.

Nepal wilderness trekking is provided by an experienced climbing guide. You will have an unforgettable experience visiting the Chhukubng Ri of the Everest region. We make all of our decisions based on safety. Due to our background in climbing and trekking logistics, we understand the needs of independent trekkers and employ expert guides. Our 12-day trek to Chhukung Ri will take you through beautiful mountain scenery.

Chhukung Ri is best visited either side of the monsoon season from mid-May to mid-Sept. September to November and February through May are the main trekking months with fairly stable conditions, reasonable visibility, and temperatures at Chhukung Ri. You may also see groups of climbers in late April or early May preparing for their summit bids at Chhukung Ri. 


 

  •  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
  • If more than five people are traveling, the prices will be discounted by 10%
  • If there are 10+ participants, the leader receives a complimentary trek
  • 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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