Altitude: 7385m Duration: 39 days Grade: Mountaineering Group: 2 - 15 Country: Nepal

Churen Himal Peak (7385m)

Churen Himal 7371m (24,183ft) in Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is popular climbing peak above 7000 meters. It was first climbed by the Academic Alpine Club of Shizuoka Expedition team in 1970 by Mr. Kr. Fukui and K. Hasegawa.  Churen Himal has three pinnacles which are called: Churen West 7371m/24,183ft., Churen Central 7375m/24,196ft and...
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Churen Himal 7371m (24,183ft) in Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is popular climbing peak above 7000 meters. It was first climbed by the Academic Alpine Club of Shizuoka Expedition team in 1970 by Mr. Kr. Fukui and K. Hasegawa.  Churen Himal has three pinnacles which are called: Churen West 7371m/24,183ft., Churen Central 7375m/24,196ft and Churen North 7371m/24,183ft. Churen Himal was closed for climbing for some time and after the several request, Nepal Government has opened for climbing again. Located on the Mid West of Nepal Churen Himalaya it is one of the least and toughest peak to encounter. It is a part of Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve area at Jaljala range of high ridges.  Many mountaineering party have successfully acclaimed victor on top of this high technical effort climb, but still this stunning Churen Himal. The area is completely apart from the mainstream path offering super breathtaking view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gurja Himal, Churen Himal and its wild valley. 

Drive from Pokhara to Beni Bazaar Xtreme Climbers  supporting crew will lead you to the foot of Churen Himal Base Camp for the classic and technical climb on top of this striking peak. Mesmerizing and fascinating adventure which involves a taste of almost all of the expeditions trekking environments which Nepal has to offer. Churen Himal Climbing provides you with an opportunity to explore the pristine area of Churen Himal, where you will have chance to visit into massif and beautiful Dhorpatan hills and valley. Our expedition’ encounter through the nice and traditional farming villages of Chhetri, Magar and Chhantyal villages, where Gurjagaon has majority of Chhantyal a near extinct tribe of Nepal. 

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  • Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan / Mountain lodge (tea house) in Trekking.
  • Domestic airplane and tourist vehicles
  • Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
  • Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
  • Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
  • Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
  • Service Sling : 23000 Ft
  • Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
  • Cruising Speed : 137 knots
  • Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
  • Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities. Included meals:Breakfast
  • Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft) 6hrs.Lodge accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 4 : Drive from Pokhara to Darbang (1110m/3,641ft) 5 hrs. Lodge accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 5 : Trek from Darbang to Takum via Dharapani village (1670m/5,479ft.) 5 hrs. Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 6 : Trek from Takum to Lumsang village (2120m/6,955ft.) 6 hrs. Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 7 : Trek from Lumsang to Gurja Village (2620m/8,595ft.) 7 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 8 : Trek Gurja village to Darsinge Khark (3600m/11,811ft) 6 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 9 : Trek from Darsinge Khark to Burjunga Khark (3415m/11,204ft.)5 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 10 : Trek from Burjunga Kharka to Churen Himal BC (4600m/15,091ft.) 3 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 11 - 29 : Climbing Period Churen Himal. (7371m/24,183ft)
  • Day 30 : Clean up base camp and trek from Churen BC to Burjunga Khark(3415m/11,204ft.)5 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 31 : Trek from Burjunga Khark- Gurja Village (2620m/8,595ft) 6 hrs.Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 32 : Trek from Gurjagoan village to Lulang village(2200m/7,218ft.) 5 hrs. Camping accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 33 : Trek from Lulang to Dharapani to Darbang (1670m/5,479ft.) 5 hrs. Tea house accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 34 : Drive from Darbang to Pokhara via Beni overnight at hotel accommodation. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 35 : Fly 25 minutes from Pokhara to kathmandu or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft) 6-7 hrs. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 36 : Final Departure
Note: The above itinerary can be tailor made as per client's request, we can make the itinerary shorter/Longer by cutting or adding days, People who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, Paragliding and Zeep Flyer in Pokhara and other extra activities so feel free to write us on info@xtremeclimbers.com for further details.How to book a trip ?

Full Board Service Includes

    Xtreme Climbers offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb. Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the client's preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and well being being the overriding priority. High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

  •   All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary.
  •   Assistance at Kathmandu international airport by Xtreme Climbers during your arrival and departure.
  •   3 night request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  •   Two night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in B/B basis.
  •   Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  •   Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  •   Land transportation from Kathmandu-Durmang- Beni-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  •   Entire Xtreme Climbers kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for trekking and at base camp.
  •   Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  •   3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  •   Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  •   All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  •   All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  •   40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  •   Daily weather report service.
  •   Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  •   Trekking Permit (Annapurna Conservation Park entry fee).
  •   TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  •   Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Churen Himal.
  •   Nepalese government royalty.
  •   One experienced, trained, government licensed and summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  •   All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
  •   Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  •   Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  •   Government liaison officer and their necessary wages.
  •   First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  •   Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients at a cost of $4.USD per minute.
  •   Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  •   Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  •   Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  •   Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
  •   Each client will have an individual North Face VE-25 North Face tent available in the Churen Himal advanced base camp.
  •   Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  •   Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  •   Radio Walki Talki
  •   High quality VE-25 North face tents for camp I, II and III.
  •   Ice fall charges.
  •   Climbing Sherpa's and helping crew’s Tents, food, wages and insurance.
  •   Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  •   EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided above base camp for cooking food.
  •   Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  •   Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  •   Service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  •   Complete pre-departure information.
  •   Visa extension procedure services.
  •   Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Why we dont't include cost in our website?

NOTE: To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement Xtreme Climbers  desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That is why we have decided to clarify our customers that due to the following reasons mentioned below we have not included the cost of each package in the company website.

  1. Climbing season: The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be different during Spring and Autumn season. Normally most of the climbers climbs Himalayas in the Spring season. Climbing permit during Autumn will be 50% less than the spring season. 

  2. The cost of the trip depends on Number of persons joining in group for High expedition or Mountain  Climbing including number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip. Alpine climbing guide as well as the category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountains affect the cost.

  3. We operate the High Expeditions, Peak Climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.

  4. Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require

  5. The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.

  6. Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Xtreme Climbers or individual (private arrangement) expedition.

  7. Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign countries will be costlier compared to the one available here.

  8.  Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the reasons mentioned above we would like to discuss with our client directly before offering the cost. So please feel free to drop your queries in info@xtremeclimbers.com or login to www.xtremeclimbers.com for any information about your selected package.

Full Board Service Excludes

    Xtreme Climbers offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship mountaineering expeditions to all 7000m peaks. Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All of our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb. Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route. Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions, oxygen and prepare high altitude food for the client. Full board also indistinguishable client on the route while ensuring their safety and well being.We move at the client's preferred pace and ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with the clients safety and well being being the overriding priority. High camp service for the Full Board Service will consist of all of the equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps.

  •   Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  •   Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  •   Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  •   Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  •   Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  •   Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  •   Any additional staff other than specified.
  •   Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  •   Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  •   Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  •   Summit bonus minimum USD$800.00 per climbing Sherpa guide.
  •   Walkie-talkies
  •   Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  •   Personal climbing gear.
  •   Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  •   Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  •   Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  •   Airfare of international flights.
  •   Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  •   Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  •   Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section
Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

Altitude Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It's this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.

The major symptoms of altitude sickness
Initial symptoms
  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

Advance symptoms
  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

Serious Symptoms
  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

To prevent acute mountain sickness:
  1. If possible, don't fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don't go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don't overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don't smoke.
  10. Don't push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer
Medicine:

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit - consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol - for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine - for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you're traveling well off the beaten track' see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate 'blockers' for diarrhea' Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder - for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines - consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.

Note: We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians and Americans
  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance
For Australians and New Zealanders
  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au
For British
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk
For Europe and Slovenia
  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at
For South-Africa
  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za
For Indians
  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm
Footwear
Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Other Equipments
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Clothing
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1
Optional
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
  • What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

  • What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?

  • Can I bring some food from home?

  • Are the Company's staffs insured?

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