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Dhorpatan Reserve and Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Title: Dhorpatan Reserve and Churen Himal Base Camp Trek

Trip Length: 22 Days

Trip Grade: B/C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Dhorpatan

National Park: Dhorpatan       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 4/4+       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Dhorpatan Reserve

Months: March, April, May, September, October, November,

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Description:

Chance to trek into the mass of the Dhorpatan hills at about 3000-4500m. Full of rivers and fast glacial streams. Lots of forest and animals. Visit the base camp of Churen Himal hidden behind the massive Dhaulagiri range in the wilds of lower Dolpo, and follow the Pelma Khola down from its source to the rich forests and craggy of Dhorpatan. A land myth and legend. In the settlement of Dhorpatan we can see the Bon Monastery and Tibetan Herbal Medicine School. Camping trip /occcasional tea house.

Itinerary:

Day 01.
Drive to Pokhara – Pokhara Excursion – stay in Hotel.

Day 02.
Bus to Beni and begin trekking, the first day is to Babichaur.

Day 03.
Trekking to Dharapani through Darbang, a historic bazaar town.

Day 04.
Passing through beautiful fields and traditional villages and all with mountain views, we stay at Lumsum.

Day 05.
We climb towards the pass, camping wherever there is water available.

Day 06.
Deurali is our first pass, of 3,280m then we descend to camp.

Day 07.
Short walk to the isolated village of Gurja where we rest for the afternoon.

Day 08..
Visit to Gurja Himal West Base Camp – Day Trip.

Day 09.
Trekking to Darsinge Khola.

Day 10.
Climbing steadily and spectacularly to the alpine pass of Budzunge Barra and then descend to the Budzunge Kharka – we are camping at altitude now, around 4,000m.

Day 11.
Camp at Churen Himal Base Camp, 4,200m.

Day 12..
Day trip up beside the Kaphe Glacier on a small but good trail to the Spectacular Churen Sanctuary

Day 13.
A half day for exploring – there is a 5,000m view point to climb – then trek back to Budzunge Kharka.

The trip can be extended here by 2 alternatives:

1. Following the Pelma Khola down through Dhorpatan to Pelma village – continue on towards Lower Dolpo and She Phoksundo National Park ( makes this a 35 day trip and a flight out of Juhpal). Or follow the Pelma Khola to Pelma village and return to Dhorpatan via the Phagne Pass (makes this a 28 day tip).

2. Cross the Pelma Khola just below Budzunge Kharka and across the high ridges of the Churen Wilderness to Jang La pass and in to Lower Doplo ( makes this a 35 + day trip and a flight out of Juhpal). Or you can extend by following the Baba Chu river into Dolpo and finishing at Jomson (makes this a 40 day trip with a flight out of Jomson). (May, September, October only)

normal trek continues:

Days 14/15/16/17.
Fit and acclimatized, we follow the Pelma Khola down stream and turn into the hills of Dhortpatan Hunting Reserve. Here we are really in the wilds and can explore the area between the Pelma Khola/Dhorpatan village at leisure. Hunting has stopped in this area and there may be a chance to glimpse some of the wildlife.

Days 18/19.
Dhorpatan village and its beautiful alpine meadow valley. A chance to visit the Bon Gompa, small Buddhist Gompa and the Tibetan Medicins School.

Days 20/21/22.
A walk out through the rolling hills to the south and a bus to Kathmandu.

Price:

For the Normal Trekking Route.

Minimum Group of 02 – Euro 2000 Per Person
Group of 03-06 – Euro 1800 Per Person
Group of 07-12 – Euro 1500 Per Person
Group of 13+ – Euro 1200 Per Person

The Price includes:

Camping accommodation in tents.
Food (except bar bill)
Staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses
including insurance.
Trekking Permit, National Park Entry Permit, TIMS (Trekking Information
Management System) Card.
Ground transportation: Private bus drive Pokhara and from Pokhara Beni and from East West Highway to Kathmandu
Pokhara excursion and 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara
Governmental taxes
International airport pick up and drop
AND
3 nights in a hotel in KTM – Two nights before leaving for the trek and One when
returning – 3 star with breakfast!

Price does not include:

Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc. personal insurance, visa, airport tax.

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