Churen Himal Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5, 400m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Drive in - Drive Out
Highlights
  • Opportunity to get spectacular views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna, Mount Gurja Himal and many others
  • Trek into Dhorpatan hills located at approximately 3,000meters to 4,300meters
  • Perfect trek to view nature’s beauty and trek to the Dhaulagiri base camp

Churen Himal Trek, Fixed Departure Date for 2024/2025/2026

Churen Himal belongs to the northwestern part from Beni and it remains completely separated from beaten paths. Hence, the trek is perfect for nature lovers and other individuals want to trek across the wild valleys and thereby, enjoy spectacular views of the mount Dhaulagiri.  Mount Churen belongs to the seventh series of mountain in the entire Dhaulagiri range. It consists of three different pinnacles, which are Churen west, Churen north and Churen central, among them central mountain constitutes the chief one.  

Thus, Churen Himal Trekking will take individuals from the beaten track within a region, where only a few foreigners travel to reach to the Churen Himal base camp i.e. a peak that belongs to the western Dhaulagiri mountain range. During our trek journey, we will even cross many enticing Magar villages nearby the hunting reserve named Dhorpatan.  Besides the beauty of the Mother Nature and spectacular views of the Mount Dhaulagiri, you will get the views of various other mountains named Gurja Himal, Annapurna, Churen Himal and a large number of wild valleys.

Trek gives you a plenty of opportunity to identify many areas, which remain one of the individual lifestyles. In the Churen Himal region, you may experience a trek into Dhorpatan hills located at approximately 3,000meters to 4,300meters. The entire area contains fast glacial streams and rivers, along with a large number of animals and forests.

Churen Himal Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Trekking in the Churen Himal region during the autumn season offers a captivating and exhilarating experience for adventure enthusiasts. This period is characterized by clear skies, mild temperatures, and stunning landscapes adorned with vibrant autumn colors. As trekkers travel through the Churen Himal trails, they are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and picturesque valleys. The crisp mountain air with the comfortable temperatures, creates an ideal environment for trekking, allowing participants to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Himalayan terrain. The trails during this season are generally dry and stable, making the journey more manageable.

Churen Himal Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Churen Himal Trek during the winter season transforms the landscape into a serene and magical winter wonderland. While the temperatures may drop significantly, the snow-covered peaks and crystalline landscapes create a breathtaking and ethereal atmosphere. The Churen Himal Trek in winter offers a unique and challenging adventure for those seeking a more secluded and pristine experience. The snow-covered trails present a different set of challenges, requiring trekkers to navigate through icy paths and snowy terrains. While the winter Churen Himal Trek demands careful planning and preparation, it offers a unique and awe-inspiring adventure for those seeking a more off-the-beaten-path experience in one of the world's most magnificent mountain ranges.

Churen Himal Trek in spring season (March- May)

Churen Himal Trek during the spring season unfolds a captivating journey marked by blooming landscapes and moderate temperatures. As winter ends, the trail comes alive with a burst of vibrant colors as rhododendrons, magnolias, and various wildflowers blanket the hillsides. The weather during spring is relatively mild, offering trekkers comfortable conditions for their expedition. The snow begins to melt, revealing lush green valleys and creating picturesque scenes against the backdrop of towering Himalayan peaks. The Churen Himal trek is decorated with a diverse array of flora, becomes a haven for nature enthusiasts and photographers alike. The trekking paths are more accessible, and the clear skies provide panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Churen Himal Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking in the Churen Himal during the monsoon season presents a set of challenges and rewards for adventurers seeking a unique experience. This period is characterized by heavy rainfall, transforming the landscape into a lush and verdant paradise. The trails become more challenging as the rain can make them slippery and muddy, requiring trekkers to navigate carefully. Rivers and waterfalls are in full force, creating a dynamic and dramatic backdrop against the rugged terrain. The monsoon season brings about a vibrant renewal of life, with the hillsides covered in a lush carpet of greenery, and numerous wildflowers coming into bloom. Despite the challenges, the monsoon trek in the Churen Himal region is a captivating adventure for those who appreciate the beauty of nature.

Important Notes during Churen Himal Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • Churen Himal Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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                                        Cost Details
                                        Cost Includes
                                        • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
                                        • Ground transportation
                                        • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                                        • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
                                        • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu - (The Address Kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite) accommodation as per the itinerary with breakfast
                                        • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                                        • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                                        • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                                        • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                                        • Special Trekking Permit
                                        • All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
                                        • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                                        • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                        • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                        Cost Excludes
                                        • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                                        • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
                                        • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                                        • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                                        • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                                        • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
                                        Departure Dates
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                                        Date PriceStatus 
                                        Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateSaturdayMay 11, 2024PricePriceUS$2200StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateMondayMay 13, 2024PricePriceUS$2200StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024End DateWednesdayMay 15, 2024PricePriceUS$2200StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateFridayMay 17, 2024PricePriceUS$2200StatusStatusAvailable
                                        Essential Information

                                        Risks during 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        19 days Churen Himal Trek involves come across the various challenges and potential risks that trekkers should be aware of. Here are some common risks in this region:

                                        • Altitude sickness
                                        • Weather conditions
                                        • Trail difficulty
                                        • Remote location
                                        • Cultural sensitivity
                                        • Logistical challenges
                                        • Wildlife and Insects
                                        • Communication and connectivity

                                        Tipping during 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        Tipping during the 19 days Churen Himal Trek is a customary practice and it is not compulsory. While the specific tipping culture may vary, it's generally appreciated to tip guides, porters, and other support staff who contribute to making the trek a smooth and enjoyable experience. Tipping is a way to show gratitude for their hard work and assistance throughout the journey. The recommended tipping amount can depend on factors such as the duration of the trek, the level of service provided, and the size of the trekking group.

                                        Internet, Wi-Fi, hot water shower facilities during 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        During the 19 days Churen Himal Trek, access to internet, Wi-Fi, and hot water shower facilities will be limited, especially in the remote and high-altitude regions. Most teahouses and lodges along the trek may not have reliable internet connections or Wi-Fi services. Trekkers should be prepared for intermittent or no connectivity during the journey. Hot water for showers is often available, but it may come at an additional cost, and the availability can vary between lodges. It's advisable to carry a portable charger for electronic devices.

                                        ATM and money exchange facilities during 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        During the 19 days Churen Himal Trek, access to ATM and money exchange facilities may be extremely limited or nonexistent, especially in the remote and high-altitude areas of the trek. It is advisable for trekkers to carry sufficient local currency in cash before starting the trek, as this will be essential for accommodation, meals, and other miscellaneous expenses along the route. Some larger villages may have basic shops that accept cash, but credit cards are generally not accepted.

                                        Can I join the Group on 19 days Churen Himal Trek?

                                        Welcome Nepal Treks offer an 19 days Churen Himal Trek group joining trip at fixed departures. If you are alone and want to share the tour experience with other travelers then you can choose for group joining Churen Himal Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks. You will have an option to join a small group. Welcome Nepal treks will organize the group on our own. Before joining, you can inquire about the group size, services included, and any additional costs and we will provide you information on departure dates, other details. The group tour offers an opportunity to maintain a friendly relation and helpful atmosphere throughout the trek.

                                        Can I book Private 19 days Churen Himal Trek?

                                        Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 19 days Churen Himal Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

                                        What is the Cost of the 19 days Churen Himal Trek?

                                        The cost of 19 days Churen Himal Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 19 days Churen Himal Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 19 days adventurous and Churen Himal trekking package around $2200 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, accommodation, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

                                        Booking and Payment Policies of 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        If you want to book the 19 days Churen Himal Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                        Trip extension after 19 days Churen Himal Trek

                                        Extending your trip after completing the 19 days Churen Himal Trek in Nepal can be a great idea to explore more of the country's diverse landscapes and cultural attractions. Here are some options you might consider:

                                        • Everest Base Camp Trek
                                        • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                        • Langtang Valley Trek
                                        • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                        • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
                                        • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
                                        • Bardia National Park Safari
                                        • Rara Lake Trek
                                        • Tansen and Palpa
                                        • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                        • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                        • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                        • Gosainkunda Trek
                                        • River Rafting
                                        • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

                                        Packing tools for 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                                        • Fleece jacket/pullover
                                        • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                                        • Down jacket
                                        • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                                        • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                                        • Mittens/woolen gloves
                                        • Warm Hiking socks
                                        • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                                        • Sun hat/scarf
                                        • Sunglasses
                                        • Sleeping bag
                                        • Trekking poles
                                        • Day bag above 40 L
                                        • Basic personal first aid kit
                                        • Water bottles, water purification tablets
                                        • Wash towel

                                        Accommodation during 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        It’s important to note that due to the remoteness of the area, the availability of accommodations can be limited, especially during the off-seasons. During this trek, you can expect to stay in simple tea house lodges that provide basic amenities such as bed, blankets and shared bathroom. It is advisable to carry your own sleeping bag for extra comfort and warmth.

                                        Foods during 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        The tea houses in this area serve a variety of Nepali and Tibetan dishes. But they mostly serve dal bhat .this is the staple food of Nepal and consists of lentil soup (dal) rice (bhat), vegetable curry, pickles, and sometimes a small portion of meat or lentils. Some other common food options are momo, thukpa, chapatti/roti etc. also, it’s good to carry some energy bars, snacks, and water purification tablets with you to supplement your meals and stay hydrated.

                                        19 days churen Himal trekking difficulty

                                        Churen Himal trekking is considered as a challenging trek in Nepal. It is less frequently visited compared to popular treks like Everest base camp or Annapurna circuit and the trail conditions can be more rugged and less developed. The difficulty of the trek depends on several factors, including your physical fitness, previous trekking experience and the route you choose to take. The standard route for 19 days churen Himal trekking starts from Beni and passes through several remote villages and high altitude areas. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, crossing high mountains passes, and navigating through diverse terrain. Due to the high elevation and challenging terrain, altitude sickness can be concern during this trek.

                                        Guides and porters during 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        While it is not mandatory to have guides and porters for 19 days churen Himal trekking but it is highly recommended, especially for those who are inexperienced or unfamiliar with the region. Having guides and porters offers several benefits that can greatly enhance your trekking experience. Guides are experienced in navigating these routes, reducing the risk of getting lost or taking incorrect paths. Their expertise ensures you stay on track, saving time and preventing potential hazards. They are also familiar with emergency protocols and can provide immediate help in case of injuries and emergencies.

                                        Permits for 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        You will need to obtain the Annapurna conservation area permits (ACAP) and restricted area permit while doing 19 days churen Himal trekking. Also, it is important to carry these permits with you all the times during this trek as they may be checked by authorities along the routes.

                                        Travel insurance for 19 days churen Himal trekking

                                        Yes it is highly recommended to have travel insurance when embarking on a trekking expedition in the churen Himal region or any trekking destination in Nepal. Travel insurance provides coverage for various potential risks and uncertainties that can arise during your trek. Trekking in remote and challenging terrains involves inherent risks, and having comprehensive travel insurance provides peace of mind and financial protection in case of any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

                                        Why to do 19 days churen Himal trekking?

                                        19 days churen Himal trekking offers a unique and rewarding experience for those seeking adventure and natural beauty. Churen Himal is located in the western region of Nepal, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, lush forests and pristine landscapes. This region provides chance to escape into nature and experience a more authentic and secluded adventure. Trekking through these areas allows you to witness their unique traditions, lifestyle and warm hospitality. You can also visit the locals, and gain insights into their rich cultural heritage. During this trek, you may encounter rare wildlife species such as the snow leopard, Himalayan tahr, musk deer, and a variety of bird species. This region is also home to lush forests, rhododendron groves and cascading waterfalls, adding to its natural beauties. Overall, 19 days churen Himal trekking offers a blend of adventure, natural beauty, cultural experiences and a chance to challenge yourself amidst the inspiring landscape of the Himalayans.

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