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CHAMLANG EXPEDITION


Mount Chamlang 7319 meters is an attractive mountain that is located in Eastern Nepal, just about 10 kilometres south-west of Mount Makalu – 5th highest mountain in the world. It lies in the southern section of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. The first successful ascent of Mount Chamlang Expedition was made by a Japanese Expedition team. Soh Anma and Nepali national – Pasang Phutar Sherpa on 31st May 1962, led by Dr Seiki Nakano. It is a steep forward mountain comprising of several technical sections with deep seracs and crevasses. Apart from the difficult and challenging expedition, the trek leading towards the base camp…

Mount Chamlang 7319 meters is an attractive mountain that is located in Eastern Nepal, just about 10 kilometres south-west of Mount Makalu – 5th highest mountain in the world. It lies in the southern section of the Mahalangur Himalayan Range. The first successful ascent of Mount Chamlang Expedition was made by a Japanese Expedition team. Soh Anma and Nepali national – Pasang Phutar Sherpa on 31st May 1962, led by Dr Seiki Nakano. It is a steep forward mountain comprising of several technical sections with deep seracs and crevasses.

Apart from the difficult and challenging expedition, the trek leading towards the base camp requires the crossing of two popular high passes. They are Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters and Mera La Pass at 5400 meters. Hence, a high level of physical fitness and previous experience of technical climbing is highly recommended for the summit climb of Mt Chamlang. The Chamlang Expedition is an excellent option for adventure-seeking climbers to gain a thrill and excitement filled adventure climbing with rewards of stunning views of the world’s towering mountains.

Chamlang Expedition Cost and Itinerary

Chamlang Expedition with Nepal Challenge Trek starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day making preparations for climbing and sightseeing around Kathmandu. Then we will take a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla, we start our trek and follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking. Passing through Chuthang we head towards the crossing of Zatrawala pass at 4600 meters to arrive at Tuli Kharka. From there, our trail leads through Kothe, Thangnak and towards Khare.

We will spend a day in Khare for acclimatization as we have now reached at an elevation of 5000 meters. Acclimatization is essential to avoid mental and physical illness as well as for assuring the successful summit climb. Our trail continues further for the crossing of Mera La Pass at 5400 meters to arrive at Chamlang Low Base Camp and then towards Chamlang Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary preparations for setting up additional camps above base camp.

Following the guidance and instructions of our experienced Sherpa climbing experts. Then we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit. Our tiring and challenging climb to the summit is rewarded with stunning views of the world’s towering mountains. The mountains are Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse, and other surrounding high peaks. We descend following the same route back to base camp, and from there retrace our steps passing through Khare, Chutang and then back to Lukla. Finally, the adventurous and challenging Chamlang Expedition ends with a scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights


  • Summit of Chamlang Expedition / Mount Chamlang at 7319m/24006ft.
  • Magnificent views of high mountains that include 5 of the world’s highest mountains over 8000 meters: Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Lhotse and other 7000 meters peaks including Baruntse, Pumori, Nuptse and the majestic Ama Dablam.
  • The crossing of challenging passes Zatrawala Pass at 4600m/15088ft & Mera La at 5400m/17712ft.
  • Opportunity to gain an ultimate climbing experience of peak over 7000 meters.

Itinerary Expand All


Our representative from Nepal Challenge Trek will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Challenge Trek.

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Hotel/Resort

Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley.

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

Meals: BB Plan

45 minutes Flight & 4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

Today, we will take an early morning scenic flight from Kathmandu to the airstrip of Lukla. Lukla is the gateway to Khumbu and entire Everest region. From Lukla, we start our trek heading east into the thick forest on the hillside below the Kalo Himal Ridge. There are several trails that head away from the main trail on this section, so sticking to the group is the best option before arriving at Chhutang.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Leaving Chhutang we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascent which steepens as we head towards the crossing of Zatrawala Pass at 4600 meters. Our tiring climb to the top of the pass is rewarded with magnificent views of Numbur Himal, Kongdi Ri, Karyolang Peak and other surrounding peaks. Our trek goes along a levelled path for almost two hours before descending all the way to Tuli Kharka.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs Trek  Lodge

From Tuli Kharka our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and juniper trees. During our trek today we will have magnificent views of Mera Peak and surrounding snow-capped peaks. A steep descent to the Hinku River and a final uphill climb will lead us to Kothe. Kothe lies to the west side of the Hinku valley and offers serene wilderness with lush vegetation to trekkers.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

4-5 hrs Trek  Lodge

Our trail from Kothe goes along the ridge of Hinku river towards Gondishung. Further trekking we will pass through Lungsumgba Gompa which was built approximately 200 years ago. Here we can find Mera Peak along with its route scripted in a rock which is a fantastic piece of rock carving architecture. Our trek continues with a rather easy walking trail that leads to the summer grazing area of Thangnak where there are shops and a number of good tea houses.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Our trail from Thangnak goes over the lateral moraine towards hinku Nup and Shar Glaciers. From there, our further trekking is a steep climb all the way to Khare. We will have a magnificent view of Northern Face of Mera Peak from Khare. Besides, Khare offers a number of good hikes for exploration and acclimatization.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tea House Lodge

Acclimatization is essential at higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. As we are above 5000 meters altitude, we will spend a rest day at Khare for acclimatization and exploration.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6-7 hrs Trek   Tented Camp

Today, we will move up towards Chamlang Lower Base Camp. We head following the impressive mountain vistas in the Hinku basin takes us to reach adventurous Mera La Pass at 5400 meters. We follow the rock platform above the western ridge of Mera Glacier. Mera La Pass offers a stunning view of mountains including the close-up view of Mt. Chamlang. After Mera La, we start gentle descend towards our campsite at Chamlang Low Base Camp.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

4-5 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

Today we further make an ascend towards Chamlang Base Camp, following gradual ascend of rocky ridge filled with snow and ice. Our Sherpa Crew will establish safe campsite over there. Since we need to crossing numerous snowfalls and ice paved trail, usages of crampons and ice axe need to use.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

18 days climbing toward Mt. Chamlang  Tented Camp

We will spend several days doing climbing training practices with adequate days for proper acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will do all the hard works of setting up additional camps at higher altitudes. Fully equipped with all the climbing equipment and with proper acclimatization we will follow the guidance and instructions of experienced climbing experts. We will tackle several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration we head towards the summit of Mount Chamlang. Once at the summit, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the world’s towering mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Nuptse, Baruntse, Makalu and several other high peaks in Everest Region. After spending quality time at the summit, we will safely descend following the same route back to Base Camp.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Tented Camp

After accomplish, successful summit climb of Mt. Chamlang Expedition, we will retrace our steps from Chamlang Base Camp to Mera La Pass. We walk through snow and ice ridges with a gradual descent. The descent is immediately steep, plunging down with crossing of snowfalls and often windy places. We make a safe campsite with splendid surrounding views at Mera La Pass.

Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

We are about to complete all difficult and challenging snow ridges, we take a further descent towards Khare. With impressive views of mountains, we start to decline through steep screes, crossing boulder fields through the ridge of stunning Mera glacier.  Finally reach Khare, where we will get nice tea houses for our accommodation.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

We will retrace our steps from Khare and pass through Thangnak before heading further towards Kothe. With mostly downhill trekking, we will leave the high altitudes and enter into the dense sub-tropical forest filled with rhododendron, oak, pine and birch trees. We trek until we arrive at Kothe.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

5-6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Leaving Kothe, our trail is uphill trekking through dense rhododendron forest that goes over the western section of Hinku valley towards Tuli Kharka. From Tuli Kharka we can enjoy the magnificent views of Mera North, Mera Central and south face of Mera Peak.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

6 hrs Trek  Lodge

Today is the last day of our trekking. From Tuli Kharka we will ascend for the crossing of Zatrawala Pass and from the top of the pass, we descend to finally arrive back to Lukla. In the evening we will celebrate together with our crew for successful Mt. Chamlang Expedition with NGT.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Hotel/Resort

We will take an early morning scenic flight from Lukla back to Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel after landing at the airport. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip. Enjoy your leisure time at Kathmandu.

Meals: BB Plan

Hotel/Resort

You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.

Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Our airport representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included


  • Airport Arrival Departure transfer as per mentioned in Itinerary.
  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with an experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle.
  • All essential ground transportation by Private Vehicle – as mentioned in Itinerary.
  • Climbing permit for mount Mt. Chamlang Expedition.
  • All required Trekking permits and National Park fees.
  • Map and guidebooks to familiarize with the landmarks and itineraries.
  • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu Flight.
  • Tea House and Camping Accommodation during Trekking and Climbing as per itinerary.
  • All meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking and climbing period.
  • Trekking Guide and well-experienced climbing guide Team.
  • Required number of porters, and kitchen staff for camping.
  • All essential camping equipment – Dining tent, toilet tent, store tent, table – chair for an expedition.
  • Liaison officer.
  • All staff’s salary, food, clothing, and insurance.
  • All essential climbing gears.
  • My Guide makes the arrangements for heaters at the base camps to make the experience warm and cozy.
  • Emergency oxygen-mask & regulator (need to pay as per usages).
  • Solar panel for batteries charging & lighting in base camp.
  • An additional perk of a fuel-powered generator in case solar energy isn’t efficient to charge the accessories. Fuel and stove at the base camps to warm up food and enjoy warm beverages after the climb.
  • Satellite Phone (Need to pay as per usages per minute).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All applicable TAX, VAT and necessary paperwork.
  • Any kind of assistance on visa extension procedures or flight and departure information (free of cost).

What's Excluded


  • Personal Climbing gear.
  • Cost of extra services that aren’t covered by the package cost.
  • Your climbing insurance.
  • Bar and Beverage bills.
  • All personal nature expenses.
  • Cost of extra services that aren’t covered by the package cost.
  • TIPS for staffs.
  • Refundable garbage deposit

Trip Information


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

Visa Type

  • Tourist Visa
  1. 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 25$.
  2. 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 40$
  3. 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 90$.
  • Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

  • Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration

2. What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
  • Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  • Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  • Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
3. How High is Mount Chamlang?
  • Mount Chamlang is at 7319m/24006ft.
4. What Happens if There is Any Emergency?

If there is an emergency, our climbing guide will help you during difficult situations with safety care, medical treatment and communication services. Communication is also available as the internet and satellite phone, so a guide would help you if something critical situation occurs.

5. Is There any Communication Facilities?

Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc. For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute. In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost. Due to remote sections, the mobile network is not available but you can use the internet above (5000 m).

6. Is Oxygen Cylinder and other medical equipment necessary?

Mount Chamlang is at 7319m/24006ft don’t require oxygen cylinder and other medical equipment. But sometimes due to high altitude in case of an emergency our company will provide all the necessary equipment.

7. How much weight a porter can carry?

Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight. Usually, we provide one porter for one client. But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.

8. How Difficult is Chamlang Expedition?

The difficulties of Mt Chamlang Expedition depends on these common factors:

  • Weather Condition and Temperature
  • The route you have chosen for climbing
  • Physical Fitness
  • Basic Mountaineering Training and Skills for Climbing.
  • Sometimes, High Altitude Sickness
  • The distance you covered in the whole trip.
  • Clothing and Equipment

Things You Should Know?

  • Technical and straightforward mountain with several glacier ice and crevasses.
  • Crossing the challenging high passes Zatrawala Pass 4600 meters and Mera La Pass 5400 meters.
  • Only for an experienced climber with experienced Sherpa guide on the basis of 1 on 1 i.e., One client is equal to 1 sherpa guide
  • Chamlang peak climbing need climber has excellent physical and mental preparation with a high level of climbing experience.
  • It requires highly skilled Sherpa guide with full-sized equipment.
  • Chamlang Expedition successful per cent is 65.
  • For mountaineering in Nepal Please bring your insurance coverage for trekking/Mountaineering.

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Trip Facts


Duration 35 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 2 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 7319M
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