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Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Wilderness Trekking
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Trip Facts

Duration : 15 Days Max-Altitude : 4160m Program Type : tea house and tent Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours 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.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $2000
2 Paxes $1800
2-4 Paxes $1780
4-6 Paxes $1760
6-10 Paxes $1740
10-15 Paxes $1700
15+Paxes $1700

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Overview

Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

The Churen Himal Base Camp Trek offers an adventure for avid trekkers and nature enthusiasts. This lesser-known gem allows you to explore pristine wilderness, remote villages, and awe-inspiring views of the Churen Himal range. Let’s dive into the details of this trek, covering the route, highlights, challenges, cultures, and overall experience.

Trek begins at Darbang Village

The Churen Himal Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Darbang Village, located at 1,100 meters. From Darbang, the trail winds through dense rhododendron forests, traditional villages, and terraced fields, providing glimpses of the local way of life and cultural heritage. You’ll gradually ascend through picturesque landscapes, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, and pristine alpine meadows.

If you’re interested in other treks starting from Pokhara, check out the Poon Hill Trek, a great two-day trek offering stunning sunrise views.

Discovering Villages and Culture

Takam Village

As you progress, you reach Takam Village (1,672m), a perfect spot for a well-deserved rest. The Gurung people, known for their warm hospitality and rich cultural traditions, inhabit this enchanting village. Engage with the locals to learn about their customs, traditional attire, and unique way of life.

For a blend of culture and adventure, try the Classic Mardi Himal Poon Hill Trek, combining the Mardi Himal and Poon Hill trails.

Lumsang Village

Continuing the expedition, the trail leads to Lumsang Village (1,670m), inhabited by Magar communities. The Magars are renowned for their vibrant culture, traditional dance forms, and exquisite handicrafts. Interact with the locals to gain insights into their traditional practices and agricultural livelihood.

Another culturally rich trek is the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek, passing through diverse ethnic villages.

Panoramic Peaks from Gurjaghat

One of the trek’s highlights is the ascent to Gurjaghat (2,335m), offering panoramic views of the Churen Himal range. The towering peaks, draped in snow, create a mesmerizing backdrop against the clear blue sky. From this vantage point, you’ll see prominent peaks like Churen Himal, Dhaulagiri, and Gurja Himal. Marvel at these majestic giants and capture breathtaking photographs.

For an alternative high-altitude trek, consider the Tilicho Lake Trek, leading you to one of the world’s highest lakes.

Yak Herders in Alpine Pastures

The trek then leads to Rupachaur Kharka, a serene alpine pasture where you can witness the harmony between nature and local livelihood. The area is often dotted with yak herders, adding cultural authenticity to the experience. The sight of yaks grazing amidst stunning mountain vistas is truly captivating.

Challenges and Rewards

While the Churen Himal Base Camp Trek offers an exciting adventure, it also presents challenges. The trail includes rugged terrains, steep ascents, and descents, requiring physical stamina and endurance. The altitude gain along the route demands proper acclimatization and careful pacing to avoid altitude sickness.

Despite the challenges, the trek’s rewards are immense. The ethereal beauty of Himalayan landscapes, the tranquility of remote villages, and the camaraderie among fellow trekkers make every step worthwhile. Standing at the Churen Himal Base Camp (4,010m), surrounded by towering peaks, offers a profound sense of achievement and an overwhelming connection with nature’s grandeur.

Experience and Conclusion

Embarking on the Churen Himal Base Camp Trek is a transformative experience. It offers an escape from daily life’s hustle and bustle, allowing you to reconnect with your inner self and find solace in the mountains’ embrace.

The encounters with Gurung and Magar communities along the route provide enriching cultural experiences. Their warm hospitality, traditional practices, and unique customs add depth to the journey, fostering a greater appreciation for Nepal’s diverse ethnic tapestry.

For those seeking a shorter yet equally rewarding trek, consider the Mardi Himal Trek, offering a five-day adventure with stunning mountain views.

In conclusion, the Churen Himal Base Camp Trek combines the thrill of trekking with the serenity of the Himalayas. It challenges physical limits, broadens horizons, and leaves trekkers with lifelong memories. So, lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and get ready to embark on an enchanting journey to the mesmerizing Churen Himal range, where mountains, cultures, and natural beauty converge for an unforgettable experience.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) by sofa tourist bus. Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Darbang Village (1,100m). Overnight at Camp.
  • Day 03: Trek from Darbang Village to Takam Village (1,672m). Walking hours: approximately 4-5 hours. Distance: around 10 kilometers.
  • Day 04: Trek from Takam Village to Lumsang Village (1,670m). Walking hours: approximately 5-6 hours. Distance: approximately 12 kilometers.
  • Day 05: Trek from Lumsang Village to Gurjaghat (2,335m). Walking hours: approximately 6-7 hours. Distance: around 15 kilometers.
  • Day 06: Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur Kharka. Walking hours: approximately 5-6 hours. Distance: approximately 10 kilometers.
  • Day 07: Trek from Rupachaur Kharka to Gurja Khani Village (2,665m). Walking hours: approximately 6-7 hours. Distance: around 14 kilometers.
  • Day 08: Trek from Gurja Khani Village to Darsinge Kharka (2,945m). Walking hours: approximately 5-6 hours. Distance: approximately 12 kilometers.
  • Day 09: Trek from Darsinge Kharka to Bundzunge Kharka (2,995m). Exploration around. Walking hours: approximately 4-5 hours. Distance: around 8 kilometers.
  • Day 10: Trek from Bundzunge Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp (4,010m). Explore. Walking hours: approximately 5-6 hours. Distance: approximately 10 kilometers.
  • Day 11: Trek from Churen Himal Base Camp to Gurja Khani Village. Walking hours: approximately 6-7 hours. Distance: around 14 kilometers.
  • Day 12: Trek from Gurja Khani Village to Lumsang Village. Walking hours: approximately 6-7 hours. Distance: approximately 15 kilometers.
  • Day 13: Trek from Lumsang Village to Takam Village. Walking hours: approximately 5-6 hours. Distance: around 12 kilometers.
  • Day 14: Trek from Takam Village to Darbang Village. Walking hours: approximately 4-5 hours. Distance: approximately 10 kilometers.
  • Day 15: Drive back to Pokhara from Darbang Village. Transfer to Hotel.

Cost Included

  • Accommodation: Two nights in a deluxe room at a 2** hotel in Pokhara. Breakfast is included, based on double occupancy.
  • Meals: Daily three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are provided during the trek. The meals are prepared and served en route at teahouse lodges or in the tents.
  • Accommodation during the Trek: Accommodation is provided in tents or teahouse lodges on a twin-sharing basis. Tents include dining tents, toilet tents, kitchen tents, and staff tents. Teahouse lodges are available along the trekking route.
  • Trekking Crew: An English-speaking trekking guide, one cook, kitchen boys, and porters are included in the package. we will assist, support, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.
  • Insurance and Wages: Life insurance coverage is provided for all support crew members, including their daily wages.
  • Luggage Allowance: Each trekking member is allowed up to 15 kilograms of luggage during your trek.
  • Trekking Permits: All necessary trekking permits required for the Churen Himal Base Camp Trek are included in the package.
  • Medical Kit: A medical kit box is provided for the Nepali support crew to handle any minor medical needs during the trek.
  • Taxes and Service Charges: All official taxes and service charges are included in the package.

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodation, meals, and transfers in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara, except for breakfast.
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Personal travel insurance and trekking gear.
  • Emergency evacuation expenses.
  • Bar drinks and beverages.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
  • Trekkers should make their arrangements and budget for these excluded items accordingly.
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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