Chicago Peak Climbing (6257m)
Chicago Peak was got the authorization for expedition just on 2002. This recently opened mountaineering peak remained unheard to many adventure lovers till it was officially opened by Government of Nepal. Even today, hardly any climbers prefer the peak. The stunning summit is situated in the Gaurishankar peak region in a wild locale of Khumbu Valley, near to Mt. Everest. There are a lot of diverse possible routes to reach at top the peak. And the peak is set in the wilderness of the Rolwaling Valley and combines with going across the Tashi Labsta and bestows an exceptional Himalayan climbing experience. This area is at an easy entrance from Kathmandu which is connected by road. On the way, you will observe the superb view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorjee Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shanker and several other beautiful peaks. Other fascinations of the Chicago Peak climbing are Rhododendron forest, assorted species of birds, Kalinchowk temple and Biju Gompa and so on.
Walking all the way through paddy fields, riverbanks, villages, forests and higher meadows will make your journey enjoyable. On the other hand, mounting to Chekigo Peak on snow, traversing Tashi Lapcha La Pass above glacier moraine and climb on the summit which gives you a kind of challenge as well.
We Unique Adventure designs Chicago Peak Climbing itinerary letting you trek with gradual ascend and allowing you to properly acclimatize with the high altitude. The best season to go for Chekigo Peak is March to May and September to December. If the below given sample itinerary doesn't seems appropriate for you then we serve you with the itinerary as per your desire for this geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating trip.
Days 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our representative, transfer to Hotel.
As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure at Kathmandu International Airport but reassure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for overnight.
Days 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at Hotel.
After having breakfast in the morning, optionally we can go for sightseeing tour. The Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath; Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main sightseeing attractions in Kathmandu valley which are rich in art and architecture. Or we will have a final preparations, official procedure and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Days 03 : Drive to Shingati (950m), overnight at tented camp.
Days 04 : Trek to Jagat (1150m.), overnight at tented camp.
After going across Koshi River, today we will climb to Dhunge Patti for around an hour and after that walk to Pisker (1760m.) through Aklaigaon. We will have our lunch at Pisker and then move to Jaljale. Go up for around an hour again to reach at Dang Jhale (2450m.) then ultimately you will reach Jagat. Overnight at tented camp.
Days 05 : Trek to Simigaoun (1990m.), overnight at tented camp.
Today, from Jagat we walk along the west shore of the Tama Koshi and arrive at Chetchet where we take pleasure in from the view of a striking waterfall. We continue moving downward for about an hour or more, we once more climb to reach at the village of Simigaon. From the village we will see the very clear views of Mt Gaurishankar.
Days 06 : Trek to Gyalche (2990m), overnight at tented camp.
Days 07 : Trek to Beding (3690m.), overnight at tented camp.
From Gyalche, it takes around 4 to 5 hours walking to reach Beding (3653m.). As soon as we reach at Beding we set our camp to relax. Overnight at tented camp in Beding.
Days 08 : Rest and little hike in Beding for Acclimatization), overnight at tented camp
We have a day rest at Beding today after a long day travel the day before. And also in order to properly acclimatize at the high altitude, we relax today. Alternatively, you can go around for sightseeing at Beding. Overnight at tented camp in Beding.
Days 09 : Trek to Chekigo base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Days 10-18 : Climbing Period, overnight at tented camp.
Days 19 : Trek to Beding, overnight at tented camp.
Days 20 : Trek to Simigaon, overnight at tented camp.
Days 21 : Trek to Jagat, overnight at tented camp.
From Simigaon we will trek to Jagat. And it takes about 5 hours to reach to Jagat. Overnight Camp,
Days 22 : Trek to Shingati, overnight at tented camp.
Days 23 : Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel
We will depart from Shingati to Kathmandu driving back through the same road. And then you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Days 24 : Rest and final shopping day in Kathmandu Valley, overnight at hotel.
Today you have a rest day in Kathmandu. There will be possibilities of flight cancel or delay by the weather so we require keeping one extra day. We can go for shopping today. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
What is included?
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the programme.
- Airport / Hotel transfers.
- Expert Climbing Guide and porter
- Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
- Cosy guesthouse and Tented camp accommodation whilst on trekking.
- Sagarmatha National Park entry and trekking peak royalty fees.
- All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licenced by Nepal Mountainering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
- Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
- Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- All governmental paperworks and procedures.
- All government and local taxes.
- Satellite phones and Gamow bag.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
What is not included?
- Visa fee for Nepal.
- International airfares, extra baggage and cargo charges
- Visa Fee.
- Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
- Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accomodation in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses
- Personal expedition equipment.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel and rescue Insurance.
- Rescue & Evacuation costs.
- Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
- Gratitude (tip) for staff.
Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 24 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Max Altitude : 6257meters
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Kathmandu
- Group size : Min – 2