Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Overview
  • Duration 20 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu-Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeTrek
  • Major AttractionChuren West(7371m), Churen Central(7375m), and Churen North(7371m)
  • Maximum Altitude4160m
  • Best TimeApril-May-June, September-Octuber-November

Highlights

  • There are stunning views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Gurja Himal, Churen Himal, and many more.
  • Explore the remote trails and vibrant culture.
  • Appreciate the overwhelming hospitality of the jovial Magar people.
  • Witness abundant flora and fauna.
  • Experience the wilderness and serenity of nature.

Churen Himal Base Camp trek is the off-beaten path trek explored by the few trekkers compared to the Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This fascinating trek takes the trekkers to the Base Camp of Churen Himal. The trek to the Churen Himal Base Camp offers an opportunity to explore the areas which are mainly untouched and remote. Further, the area still retains an individual lifestyle that is not affected by western culture. The intact culture and lifestyle let the trekker experience the rustic lifestyle of Nepal. Besides this, the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Churen Himal(7371m), Gurja Himal, and many other mountains lure the trekkers to accomplish this trek.

Churen Himal is the peak belonging to the western Dhauligiri Range and north of Beni and Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The Churen Himal holds three submits. Churen West(7371m), Churen Central(7375m), and Churen North(7371m).The trail of the Churen Himal Trek is full of rivers and fast glacial streams. This trek allows you to witness diverse flora and fauna while trekking. While trekking, you will pass through several ethnic villages, including Dharapani village, Lumsang Village, Gurja Village, etc. All of these villages are the hidden gems of this region. Therefore, passing through these beautiful settlements, one can have an incredible opportunity to enjoy the vibrant culture and lifestyle of various ethnic communities such as Gurung, Magar, Chhetris, and so on. These small village settlements and the hospitality of the locals will add extra essence to the trekking journey.

Trekkers who want to walk on the off-beaten trails exploring the isolated part of the Nepalese Himalayas, Churen Himal Base Camp Trek is one of the perfect choices. By trekking on the tracks of Churen Himal Base Camp, one can gain a lifetime experience of trekking.

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 20 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Transportation: Private vehicles 
  • Trip Style: Hotel/Lodge/Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude: 4160m

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Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team members will welcome you and transfer you to the Hotel. Spend overnight at the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After the early breakfast, we will enjoy the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Beni. Beni is a small bustling town located at the confluence of Kali Gandaki River and Myagdi Khola.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 850m

We will start our Churen Himal Base Camp Trek from Beni. Leaving Beni behind, we will head towards Babichor, where we will spend the whole night.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 950m

Passing through the terraced hills and rivers along both sides, we will continue our trek to Dharapani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1750m

Today, the trail passes through the terraced farmland and traditional villages of Takam and Sibang. Then, we will cross the Dhar Khola river and stop at Lumsung for an overnight stay.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1800m

We will head towards Gurjaghat from Lumsang crossing the Pass. The climb is quite steep. However, walking through the Oak and Rhododendron forest, you will observe the marvelous view of Gurja Himal. Gujarat is located near the Dhorpatan.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2800m

After breakfast, we will move towards Rupachaur Kharka, where we can savor the spectacular beauty of majestic mountains, emerald hills, rivers, and valleys. Finally, we will pass through the beautiful forest(Royal Reserve of Hunting) inhabited by Himalayan bears, Castors, Theresa, etc.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3400m

On this day, we will descend to Gurjagaon village. Gurjagaon is the large Magar village situated at the foot of Gurja Himal.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2700m

From Gurjagaon today, we will continue our trek to reach Darsinge Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2945m

Enjoying the early breakfast, we will head to Bundzunge Kharka from Darsinge Kharka.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4090m

On this day, we will trek from Bundzunge Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4160m. The Base Camp offers stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, and Mt Churen. While trekking, you may witness the herds of blue goats. If you are lucky enough, you may also see the Snow leopard.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4160m

Retracing the route of Bundzundge Bara, we will descend our trek to the village of Gurjagaon.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
  • 2700m

Exploring the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and then crossing the Jaljala Pass, we will reach Lumsang. We will stay overnight at Lumsang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1800m

Today, the trail takes us to the charming Magar village, which is on the southern slope of Dhaulagiri(8167m). The heartwarming hospitality of the innocent Magar people adds more pleasure and excitement to our journey.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Trekking through the beautiful forest of rhododendrons and Magar villages, we will head to Marang from Khibang. On the way, we will observe the alluring views of the Dhauligiri ranges.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will trek through the cultivated farmland and magnificent forest that lead us to the village of Pakhapani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

We will descend towards the Rahughat Khola after trekking through the beautiful rhododendron forest. We will spend the overnight at Beni.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 850m

Taking the early breakfast, we will return to the tranquil city of Pokhara. We will spend some quality time here in Pokhara.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today we will take a long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. If you want to avoid the long drive, you can take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Final Departure

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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Cost Details

Includes

  • Airport Hotel-Airport picks up and drops by car/van depending on group size.
  • 2 Nights twin deluxe bedroom in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Government registered, well experienced, and friendly, helpful guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies, and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • All necessary camping equipment.
  • Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
  • All ground transportation is included.
  • Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
  • Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • All transportation, tourist service charges, vat, tax, and Office Service charge

Excludes

  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water.
  • Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items, and expenses of personal nature.
  • Sightseeing tour, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Trekking Equipment and rescue operation in case of an emergency.
  • Any costs arising due to a change of the itinerary, landslides, political trouble, strikes, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge, and wifi services.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

FAQs

  • Q1. What are the best season for trekking to the Churen Himal Base Camp?

    You can do the Churen Himal Base Camp Trek at any time of the year. However, autumn and spring season are considered the best season for trekking to the higher altitudes in Nepal. Trekking to this region during this season you may keep yourself safe from various natural disasters that occur in this region.

    Autumn falls from September to November while Spring lasts from March to May in Nepal. During these seasons, the weather is clear with moderate temperatures. Stable weather lets the trekkers observe the astonishing views of the Himalayas and the surrounding environment.

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