Chukkhung RI is a rocky peak like Kala Pattar. It is located above Chukhung village in the Khumbu region at the elevation of 5,550 meters (18,209 ft). For those seeking a longer trek and peak climbing at the same time, we offer this adventurous trip in the Everest region. We begin the trip after taking a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and walk to Phakding. We gently climb up the Dudh Kosi river valley, crossing narrow suspension bridges which sway above the river’s thundering rapids, towards Namche Bazaar. We then leave the main trails and head up to the beautiful glaciated and turquoise blue lakes in the remote and beautiful Gokyo valley.
There, we make a non-technical climb to the top of Gokyo Ri (17,500′) which provides us a unique vantage point for viewing the magnificent south and north face of Everest, and its sister mountains such as Lhotse, Makalu, and Cho Oyu. We then cross into the Khumbu Valley towards Everest base camp, over the daunting Cho La Pass. Our next destination is Kala Patthar, a rocky summit with outstanding views of both Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. We continue our walk down the Khumbu valley through lively Sherpa villages and their traditionally- built stone houses, beautifully carved mani stones, sacred chortens and prayer flags fluttering in the wind. As you make entry into the Lhotse Valley, you’ll find yourself in the sleepy settlement of Chukung. From there you will hike to the top of Chukung Ri (19,000′), a non-technical walk up on a well-defined trail. The impressive views of the South Wall of Mount Lhotse and its surrounding Himalayan scenario make Chukhung RI one of the great trekking peaks in the world.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345m). You will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. A short brief about the trekking and climbing follows in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour in Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour
with a lunch. After that you will view ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
It takes about 30 minutes to fly from Kathamndu to Lukla and about 3 and a half hours to trek to Phakding (2640 m.). From the hotel you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Lukla. Lukla is a small town with an airport. There are few tea shops, lodges, hotels and general stores. You begin today’s trek from Lukla following a gentle climb up the mountainside on the left bank of the Dudh Koshi. Nupla (5885m) can be seen in the distance on the opposite bank, is a peak atop the Kongde Ridge. You descend a mountainside path that merges into your route to Everest, with views to a valley to your right; and at its far end, Kusum Kang (6367m.). The Dudh Kosi approaches as you pass a Mani wall and arrive at Ghat teahouse. You continue along a small path with many climbs and descents following the left bank of Dudh Koshi to Phakding.
It takes about five hours. The trail starts through a level path along the right bank. You cross a stream and climb the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, to arrive at Benkar. The trail now
climbs from the riverbed on the left bank into the mountain, through a forest to Chumoa. You continue along a path with many ups and downs; cross a stream, and pass by the tiny Sherpa village. Now you descend the path of stone steps and return to the right bank. After a short climb you will reach to the National Park entrance counter where National Park fee is collected. after our departure from Jorsale you enter a forested mountainside. You follow a short walk along the riverbed of this V-shaped valley where the river forks – the right is the Dudh Koshi and he left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nampa La. After short distance along the Bhote Kosi you begin the steep ascent to Namche Bazar. As the mountain path zigzags uphill, you will emerge at a ridge top rest rea that offers excellent views of Everest (8848m) and Lhotse (8516m.), The climb eases somewhat, and Namche Bazar appears ahead as you travel along the path surrounded by pines. Pass he plateau where the Saturday bazaar is held and enter the village. Namche Bazar (3440m) is surrounded on three sides by mountain ranges and opens out only where it faces the Bhote Koshi. he village is a central hub of the area and food, sundries and even mountain climbing equipment may be purchased here.
Namche is tucked away between two ridges amidst the giant peaks of the Khumbu and has an abundance of lodges, tea shops and souvenir shops as well as a magnificent outlook. It is an ideal
place to spend a rest day for acclimatization to the high altitude before heading off towards Tyangboche. For the acclimatization you walk upto Khhumjung where you can visit monastery. Khhumjung is densely populated by Sherpa community. You can also enjoy the splendid views of Everest, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Tawche and kongde. Or you can have an our walk up to the Syangboche (3800m.) where Everest View Hotel is situated above Namche for the outstanding view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. .There is also good views from the National Park Centre and Museum just above the town. This museum exhibits Sherpa culture.
It takes about five hours. You leave the village for a climb to the top of a ridge and level mountain path that offers an excellent panorama of Thamserku, Kantega, and Kusum Kangrib. To the right there is a steep cliff that drops down to the Dudh Kosi, faintly visible on the valley floor below. As you make your way around a branch ridge, Ama Dablam (6812m) Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse (7855m) and Tawoche (6501m) suddenly appear. After a gentle descent the mountain path ends; you will come to the fork leading to Gokyo. Now you descend past two tea houses and through the village of Trashinga. Though you cannot see it, you can hear the Dudh Kosi and soon you descend to the river and arrive at Phunki Tenga. It is a long climb to Tyangboche; the first half is especially steep. As you climb through the forested zone, the incline eases and a splendid view appears. Continue climbing the mountainside diagonally until you come to the stone gate built by lamas which marks your entry into Tyangboche (3867m). You may use the large plateau in front of the splendid monastery as your campsite. There are a lodge and hotel managed by the National Park Service. Tyangboche is an important lookout point on this course, and the sunset on Everest and Ama Dablam is especially beautiful.
It takes approximately five hours. Leave Tyangboche and the Khumbu mountains as a backdrop-and descend a rhododendron covered area to emerge to a pleasant level area. Pass a long Mani stone wall to enter the village of Deboche. Go on to Minlinggo and leave the mountain path to cross over a suspension bridge to the left bank of the Imja Khola. Climb the mountain path while looking up at Ama Dablam and Kantega (6779m) as they appear on the opposite bank. Ascend the chorten-lined route, come to a fork, the upper path passes Pangboche and a monastery, take the lower path to Pangboche Olin and its stone wall-enclosed potato field. Pass through the village and cross a stream to a path skirting a rocky area to terraced hills along the riverbank. The trails climb slowly, winding above the Imjatse River, to a big Mani Stupa. From here, the walk is fairly moderate as you enter the Imjatse Valley beneath the mighty peaks of Ama Dablam, Nuptse and Lhotse with views of the eastern snowcapped mountains including the Island Peak or Imjatse (6,189m) Dingbuche is a beautiful patchwork of fields enclosed by stone walls protecting the crops of barley, buckwheat and potatoes from the cold winds and grazing animals.
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