Churen Himal Trekking
Churen Himal trekking is a newly opened trekking in the Himalayas and suitable for those adventure seekers who wish to explore the remote region and its beauty of nature, the wild valleys and awe-inspiring Himalayan ranges. This trek is off the beaten path trek and will take you out of the beaten track inside a region where exotic trekkers are rare to see and reaching its base camp, a peak belonging to the western Dhaulagiri range. Since this is new and non tourist area trek, we will have an opportunity to explore the new trekking experience in the Himalayas.
The Churen Himal Trek begins in the historical city of Kathmandu with a scenic drive to Beni, this is a 9 hour bus drive through the Prithivi Highway to Beni from where our trek will lead to Churen Himal through the foot of Dhaulagiri Massif, isolated Magar villages, Hamlets, deep and narrow gorges across Myagdi Khola until Sibang to cross jalja-la (3430m.), Dhorpatan and of the hunting preserve gurjgaun. In this trek we will have a chance to trek into the mass of the Dhorpatan hills at about 3000 - 4300m. This Region is full of rivers and fast glacial streams, lots of forest and animals.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Churen Himal Trekking short itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport.
Day 02: Rest, shopping and packing or sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to direct Beni, 9 hours journey.
Day 04: Trek from Beni to Bhabichaur. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek from Bhabichaur to Dharapani. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek from Dhrapani to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek from Lamsung to Jaljala bhanjyang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek from Jaljala bhanjyang to Gurjaghat. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek from Gurjaghat to Rupachaur. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek from Rupachaur to Gurja Gaun. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Gurj gaun to Lamsung. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Lamsung to Khibang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Khibang to Malkapang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Malkapang to Pakhapani. Overnight tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Pakhapani to Beni. Overnight at local guest house.
Day 16: Drive from Beni to Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure.
Trip cost: Please contact us for a fresh cost quotation.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.