Churen Himal Expedition to this 7000m high mountain on the Dhaulagiri range is in the western part of Nepal. The Dhaulagiri range locates consists of Dhaulagiri II, III, V, IV, Junction Peak, Churen East, Central and West, Putha Hiunchuli and Hiunchuli Patan. Out of 3 major peaks of Churen Himal- Central (7,385m), Eastern (7,371m) and Western are prominent. But, only Churen Himal East (7,371m) is open for commercial climbing. To climb Churen Himal East is not so easy technically; as we require two high camps before scaling the summit.
Churen Himal Expedition: The climb
To climb Churen Himal, we begin our journey into the Dhorpatan hills passing through several ethnic villages, rivers and glacial streams, lake, and Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The expedition takes you into the remote area in the west of Nepal where very few foreigners have reached.
From here, travelling along the river banks of Kapekhola, we reach the base camp in approx. 4 hrs. The Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4800m. Climbing Churen Himal is not as easy, and we need at least two high camps before we summit. Along the route to the east, we can see Dhaulagiri 1-5 and Putha Hiunchuli to the west. High peak sleeping bags and resourceful equipment are necessary.
Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02 Expedition Briefing and preparation
Day 03 Fly From Kathmandu to Pokhara Airpot (980m)
Day 04 Drive from pokhara to Takam (1,500m)
Day 05 Trek From Takam to Lumsum Village; Overnight in camp
Day 06 Trek From Lumsum Village to Gurja Gaon; Overnight in Camp
Day 07 Trek From Gurja Gaon to Dirsinge Kharka; Overnight in Camp
Day 08 Trek from Dirsinge Kharka to Burjunga Kharka (4300m) Overnight in camp
Day 09 Burjunga Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp (4600m) Overnight in camp
Day 10-29 Climbing period From Basecamp to Summit (7,371m) & Back to Basecamp
Day 30 Churen Himal Base Camp to Burjunga Kharka; Overnight in camp
Day 31 Burjunga Kharka to Gurjagoan; Overnight in camp
Day 32 Gurjagoan to Lulang village; Overnight in camp
Day 33 Lulang to Takum; Overnight in camp
Day 34 Drive from Takum to Pokhara; Hotel
Day 35 Drive From Pokhara to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 36 Free day in Kathmandu, farewell dinner
Day 37 Transfer to Airport For Final Departure