Mount Chamlang Expedition, The Hunku & Barun valleys are part of a huge international protected area under an agreement between Nepal and China. The trek crosses several high passes into Hunku valley as it climbs into the remote Barun Valley at the foot of mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain, providing a splendid venue for more adventurous nature lovers. Far and above the most rewarding aspect of a trip to Mera peak is a chance to venture into an isolated and un-spoilt wilderness of massive moraines, glacial lakes and spectacular peaks in Nepal and, also the amazing spectacle of sunrise on mount Everest and Kanchenjungha, as we slowly ascend to Mera’s triple summits, makes this one of the finest vantage points in Nepal.
ItineraryDay 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Prepare expedition in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Expedition briefing.
Day 04: Fly to Lukla & Chutanga 3100m.
Day 05: Chutanga Zatra La 4600m. -Thuli Khark .
Day 06: Chatrarbu - Thuli Khark– Kothey 3090m.
Day 07: Kothey – Thangnak 4355m.
Day 08: Thangnak – Khare.
Day 09: Khare – Mera La.
Day 10: Mera La – Chamlang Low Camp.
Day 11: Chamlang Low camp.
Day 12 – 29: Climbing Chamlang 7319m.
Day 29: Chamlang BC – Mera La - Khare.
Day 30: Khare to Kothey.
Day 31: Kothey to Thuli Kharka.
Day 32: Chutanga to Lukla.
Day 33: Fly to Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 34: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 35: Transfer to Airport for Final Departure.
|Group Size||Peak season (Aug-Oct and April-May)||Off season||Remarks|
|2-6 person||US$ 9500.00||US$ 7500.00|
|7-10 person||US$ 9000.00||US$7000.00|
|11 and above||US$ 8500.00||US$ 6500.00|
- Hotel in Ktm. on bed & Breakfast
- Climbing Permit
- Food and fuel supply
- Guide, cook, helper
- Land Transportation as per Itinerary
- Porter from and to Base camp
- Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer & staff
- Life, medical & rescue Insurance for Nepali staff & Liaison officer
- 1 tent for 2 people for trekking & 1 tent for 1 climber in base camp
- Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table & chair for expedition
- Emergency Oxygen -Mask & regulator (use pay it)
- Satellite phone (Pay calls)
- Welcome dinner with song & dance
- Personal expenses
- Lunch, dinner in Kathmandu
- Willkie Talkie permit
- Personal Satellite phone permit
- Fixed rope
- Bar & beverage Bills
- Tips for staff
- Garbage deposit USD 3000 (Sharing of the total person) and deposit.
The following basic equipment checklist should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment down to a minimum. NB. This is just a check-list. We are not asking you to bring everything on this list; much will depend on personal preference. As a general rule, cyclists will need similar clothing to trekkers. The one additional (essential) item is good quality padded cycling shorts (loose and baggy, as previously discussed).
- Cycling helmet
- Fleece headband (to keep your ears warm)
- Lightweight long sleeved thermal shirt
- Lightweight windproof biking jacket
- T-shirts (3)
- Padded cycling shorts - baggy style
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Lightweight trekking boots
- Camelbak or 2 x 1 litre water bottles & cages
- Sleeping bag
- Small padlock & spare keys
- Fingerless biking gloves
- Waterproof (breathable) jacket
- Fleece jumper (eg Polartec 200)
- Light weight ‘trekking style’ pants
- Warm cycling tights
- Socks (4 pairs)
- Cycling shoes
- Spare laces
- Small towel
- First aid kit (See first Aid medicine above)
- Head lamp eg. Petzl Zoom (spare bulb & battery)
- 4 large plastic bags (for keeping items dry in kitbag)
In addition to the checklists for general and trekking equipment above, and depending on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:
- Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step-in bindings) with front points.
- Mountaineering harness.
- Mountaineering ice-axe (60-75cms long depending on your height and personal preference.)
- 120cms (4ft) climbing sling and two locking carabineers
- Telescopic ski-sticks (optional)
- Prussik loops
- Climbing helmet (optional)
Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than 15 kilos (33 pounds) of trekking equipment does not include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. (During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags until needed).