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 particularly untouched, and remote. Further, the area still retains an individual lifestyle which is not affected by the 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, and many more. All of these villages are the hidden gems of this region. Therefore, passing through these beautiful settlements one can have a wonderful 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 an extra essence in the trekking journey.
Trekkers who want to walk on the off-beaten trails exploring the isolated part of Nepalese Himalayas, Churen Himal Base Camp Trek is one of the perfect choices for them. Trekking on the trails of Churen Himal Base Camp one can gain the lifetime experience of trekking.
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.
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Transportation: Private vehicles
Trip Style: Hotel/Lodge/Camping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4160m
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 jovial Magar people
Witness abundant flora and fauna
Experience the wilderness and serenity of nature
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02:Drive to Beni(850m)
Day 03:Trek from Beni to Babichor (950m)
Day 04:Trek from Babichor to Dharapani(1750m)
Day 05:Trek from Dharapani to Lumsung(1800m)
Day 06:Trek from Lumsang to Gurjaghat(2800m)
Day 07:Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur Kharka(3400m)
Day 08:Trek from Rupachaur Kharka to Gurjagaon(2700m)
Day 09:Trek from Gurjagaon to Darsinge Kharka(2945m)
Day 10:Trek from Darsinge Kharka to Bundzunge Kharka(4090m)
Day 11:Trek from Bundzunge Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp(4160m)
Day 12:Trek from Churen Himal Base Camp to Gurjagaon(2700m)
Day 13:Trek from Gurjagaon to Lumsang
Day 14:Trek from Lumsang to Khibang
Day 15:Trek from Khibang to Marang
Day 16:Trek from Marang to Pakhapani
Day 17:Trek from Pakhapani to Beni
Day 18:Drive from Beni to Pokhara
Day 19:Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 20:Final Departure
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu AirportUpon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, our team member will welcome you and transfer you to the Hotel. Spend overnight at the hotel.
Day 02Drive to Beni(850m)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.
Day 03Trek from Beni to Babichor (950m)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.
Day 04Trek from Babichor to Dharapani(1750m)Passing through the terraced hills and rivers along both sides we will continue our trek to Dharapani.
Day 05Trek from Dharapani to Lumsung(1800m)The trail today passes through the terraced farmland and traditional villages of Takam and Sibang. Trekking further we will cross the Dhar Khola river and stop at Lumsung for overnight stay.
Day 06Trek from Lumsang to Gurjaghat(2800m)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 get to observe the marvelous view of Gurja Himal. Gurjaghat is located near the Dhorpatan.
Day 07Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur Kharka(3400m)After taking breakfast we will move towards Rupachaur Kharka from where we can savor the spectacular beauty of majestic mountains, emerald hills, rivers, and valleys. On the way, we will pass through the beautiful forest(Royal Reserve of Hunting) inhabited by Himalayan bears, Castors, Theresa, and many more.
Day 08Trek from Rupachaur Kharka to Gurjagaon(2700m)On this day we will descend to Gurjagaon village. Gurjagaon is the large Magar village situated at the foot of Gurja Himal.
Day 09Trek from Gurjagaon to Darsinge Kharka(2945m)From Gurjagaon today we will continue our trek to reach Darsinge Kharka.
Day 10Trek from Darsinge Kharka to Bundzunge Kharka(4090m)Enjoying the early breakfast we will head to Bundzunge Kharka from Darsinge Kharka.
Day 11Trek from Bundzunge Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp(4160m)On this day we will trek from Bundzunge Kharka to Churen Himal Base Camp which is 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 then you may also get to see the Snow leopard.
Day 12Trek from Churen Himal Base Camp to Gurjagaon(2700m)Retracing the route of Bundzundge Bara we will descend our trek to the village of Gurjagaon.
Day 13Trek from Gurjagaon to LumsangExploring the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve and then crossing the Jaljala Pass we will reach Lumsang. We will stay overnight at Lumsang.
Day 14Trek from Lumsang to KhibangThe trail today takes us to the charming Magar village which is located on the southern slope of Dhaulagiri(8167m). The heartwarming hospitality of the innocent Magar people adds more pleasure and excitement to our journey.
Day 15Trek from Khibang to MarangTrekking through the beautiful forest of rhododendrons and Magar villages we will head to Marang from Khibang. On the way, we will get to observe the alluring views of Dhauligiri ranges.
Day 16Trek from Marang to PakhapaniWe will trek through the cultivated farmland and magnificent forest that lead us to the village of Pakhapani.
Day 17Trek from Pakhapani to BeniWe will descend towards the Rahughat Khola after trekking through the beautiful rhododendron forest. We will spend overnight at Beni.
Day 18Drive from Beni to PokharaTaking the early breakfast we will return to the tranquil city of Pokhara. We will spend some quality time here in Pokhara.
Day 19Drive Back to KathmanduToday we will take a long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. If you want to avoid the long drive then you can take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.