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Chekigo Peak Climbing

Abhishek Subedi July 31, 2020

Chekigo Peak Climbing (6143m) lies in the Gaurishankar mountain region, known as Rolwaling Region. Chekigo Peak climbing permit issued first in 2002 and since then Mt Chekiko has had less than 100 attempts made on its summit. The first summit of Chekigo Peak was climbed by Bruce Normand from the UK and Oliver Rotz from Switzerland via the west face on 15th May 2005. The region is easily accessible from Kathmandu by road. Then trek through mountain terrain, visiting different ethnics’ people and some religious sites like Biju gompa and Kalinchowk. A himalayan journey from greenery to the glacier is an awesome climb in Nepal. Be on the Chekigo Peak Summit and views other mountain peaks includes Lantang Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Shishapanga, Dorjee Lakpa and Jugal Himal.  

Chekigo Peak Climbing

Through the trials you will enjoy the cultural blend of Hindu and Buddhist culture and the beautiful. You will also visit the Kalinchowk Temple of Hindu religion which is also one of the famous tour destinations and Biju Gompa of Buddhist religion.  

Day 1 Cultural Tour in Kathmandu

You will have a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley which takes in the key attractions in and around Kathmandu. Including AM: Visit 2000 years old Buddhist shrine Swayambhunath, situated on the top of the hill west of the city the most popular and instantly recognizable symbols of Nepal. The temple is colloquially known as the “Monkey Temple”. There are many small buildings and shrines down the hillside behind Swayambhunath. 

Chekigo Peak Climbing

Explore the colorful Kathmandu Durbar Square – The Old Royal Palace of Kathmandu, Temple of living goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and 17th century temple known for colorfully painted erotic carvings, Kasthmandap temple a three story temple built from a single tree in 12th century. Visit Pashupatinath temple, one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning Ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath. 

Day 2 Drive From Kathmandu to Dolakha

Your journey starts with a ride from Kathmandu valley to Dolakha. It will be about an 8 hour drive through river valleys, terraced farmlands, landscapes and villages.

Day 3 Dolakha to Shigati

You will start the trek today’s from Dolakha and towards Shigati via Piguti. It takes about four hours. The trail goes across different villages. You need to cross many streams and jungles in this trail. You come to see many orchids, rhododendrons and other vegetation.

Day 4 Shigati to Jagat

Then head towards Jagat and it takes about seven hours from Shigati. You go down to the river side and flat land. On the way, you come to notice many small villages inhabited by the mixed community. On the trail, you have to cross the jungles several times. You will also have to cross the suspension bridge to reach Jagat. It is a small town and people from different cultural backgrounds live here. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchids, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Moreover, you next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat. A small town resided by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into their life.

Day 5 Jagat to Simigaon

You will go to Simigaon from Jagat. It takes almost seven and half hours. As we proceed forward, we follow the flat path and it ascends and descends through the thick jungle. You cross the suspension bridges several times. You also come across many villages on the trail. Small tea shops and local shops are available on the trail. Then, ascend up to Simigaon and this small village is inhabited by the Buddhist and Hindus.

Chekigo Peak Climbing

Day 6 Simigaon to Daldung La

It takes approximately six hours to reach Daldung La from Simigaon. You come across the beautiful Sherpa village on the trail. This trail is rich in different species of flora and fauna. After this uphill trek, you follow an ascending and descending path. At the same time, you enjoy the splendid view of the surrounding. You will witness the Yak Naka, a temporary Yak shed, if it happens in the season. Basically, cheese and butter is produced here. 

Day 7 Daldung La to Beding

Daldung La trek towards Beding slowly goes up through the different species of plants and rhododendron trees. You will trek over the suspension bridge over the deep gorge. It makes the trek more delightful. Finally we arrive at a big Sherpa village, Beding.  

Day 8 Trek to Chekigo Base Camp

You will have to ascend through the forests of varieties of plants and rhododendron at the first hour of the trekking. Then it is the difficult uphill towards the Chekigo Base Camp.

Day 9 to 16 Climbing Period of Chekigo Peak and Back to Base Camp

You will spend several days doing climbing training practices and trek between the camps for the best acclimatization. The Sherpa crew will perform all the hard work from carrying and setting up additional camps at higher altitudes, providing healthy and hygienic meals, finding appropriate and safe climbing routes. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears you will follow the footsteps and guidance of experienced climbing experts. Overcoming several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration, you will head towards the summit of Chekigo Peak. Once at the top you are rewarded with mind capturing views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges, Pemthang Karpo, Gangchenpo, Shishapangma that rises across the border of Tibet and several surrounding high peaks. You will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route all the way back to the base camp. 

Day 17 Trek to Beding

Having achieved your target – the summit of Chekigo Peak, you will make a relaxed start and prepare for your return journey. You will retrace your steps back on the same trail that heads back to Beding.

Trek to Beding

Day 18 Trek to Daldung La

The trek now descends downhill through varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over suspension bridges stretching over deep gorges in a few areas.

Day 19 Trek to Simigaon

On the route you will come across picturesque Sherpa villages. The downhill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the downhill trek you will then come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. 

Day 20 Trek to Jagat

The first part of your trail follows a normal flat path, and then it descends and ascends through the jungle. At several places, you backtrack across suspension bridges. There are numerous villages on your way. 

Day 21 Trek to Shigati

Crossing a suspension bridge, you trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You backtrack through rice terrace fields. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed communities. At several points, you cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation.  

Day 22 Drive to Kathmandu Valley

After an early morning breakfast, you will drive from Shigati to Kathmandu. Throughout the journey you will be accompanied by the river valleys, hills , terraced farmlands and beautiful cultural villages.

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