Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition
Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition
Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition
Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition
Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition

Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition

  • Duration 29 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Ascent Route North Face
  • Elevation 7035 meter
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Group Size 5-12 Pax
  • Price from USD 6490

ABOUT Ratna Chuli (7035m) Expedition

Mount Ratna Chuli is standing at 7035 meter above the Tibetan village of Phu Gaon lies between the border of Nepal and Tibet in north of the Annapurna and Manaslu. Ratna Chuli is the highest peak in the Peri Himal .The Japanese in their quest to collect as many of the remaining virgin 7000m peaks, managed to persuade the Nepalese authorities to open it to foreigners. It is  officially opened for mountaineering expeditions ever since the first opening of the Nar Phu region of western Nepal in 2000, there has been very few mountaineering expedition teams to this mountain.

Ratna Chuli Expedition starts from Beshishar after approx 6 hours drive from Kathmandu, and then trek through the classic Annapurna circuit route till Koto and then leaves towards the route Dharmasala, then to Tibetan village, Kyang, Phugaon where we spend one day extra for proper acclimatization and local exploration, soon reach to the Ratna Chuli Base Camp. After setting up the Base Camp our strong team of staffs set up various camps, members have the chance to going up and down for proper acclimatization and we attempt summit on a favorable day for everyone.

Trip Itinerary

  1. 1 Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport, Sherpa Shepherds representative welcome you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, a Sherpa Shepherds tour manager will brief you about trip, check-up climbing gears and fix time for visit at Ministry of Tourism for permit along other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: No

    Altitude of Kathmandu: 1310 meter

    Drive: 20 min  (airport to hotel)

  2. 2 Kathmandu

    Today is free day for preparation of Ratnachuli Expedition. You’ll have free time to check climbing gears or explore around Kathmandu while the leader will attend the Ministry of Tourism for a formal briefing. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements.  If you explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, you can visit Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites. We make a guided tour to some of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, and Boudhnath. You will be also briefed on the nature of expedition, equipments and team composition. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items if anything missed. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***.

  3. 3 Kathmandu

    Nepal is land of many festivals and holidays. And this day is reserve day in case if previous day is holiday in Ministry of Tourism for climbing permit formalities. Also today you can do last minutes shopping if you missed to buy anything for this expedition. If there is no holiday in previous day, you’ll free time to res and explore around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali***

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  4. 4 Kathmandu-Besi Sahar-Koto

    After breakfast at hotel, you’ll drive to Besi Sahar first. And drive to Koto. It will take about 8/9 hrs drive though the highway and rough trails of Annapurna circuit. Stay overnight at Lodge for this night.

    Included Meal: Breakfast

  5. 5 Koto-Meta

    After breakfast at Koto camp, you’ll go into in the forbidden area of Naar Phu Valley . The trail follows Naar Khola and Greenland forest. The trail is brave with stony trail and absolute saunter to Meta, taking 6 hours of walk. Overnight in Meta at tented camp.

    Altitude of Meta: 3560 meter | Altitude Gain: 960m | Walking time: 7-8 hrs | Ascent: 1140

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  6. 6 Meta- Phu Gaon

    After breakfast at Meta camp, you will start on the trek to Kyang of Phu village which will take about 5 to 6 hours. Making use of the desert area and characteristic restricted village of Chyakhu and Kyang where you will get jointly modest people. With mesmerizing stable add to and downward to Phu village and showing some mountains of Annapurna ranges will take to a close up.  From Kyang you’ll continue walk to reach Phu Village. Phu Village is located at an elevation of 4,080 meter which will take about 3-4 hours. In the starting phase of trek the trekking trail seems thin then quickly it starts to broaden. Overnight in Phu Gaon at tented camp.

    Altitude of Phu: 4080  meter | Altitude Gain: 520 meter | Walking time: 7-8 hrs |

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  7. 7 Rest Day at Phu Gaon

    oday is full free day to explore around Pho Village and acclimatization. This is an ideal place for rest and acclimatization and local exploration. As you are already in altitude and need our body to altitude adaptation before heading to higher altitude and at the same time, there are many things to be seen and explored in the village, the ancient monasteries etc. You also have beautiful views of Ratna Chuli, Himlung Himal, Pokharavan and Kanguru etc. You also can access higher on the hill above Phugaon to acclimatize and come down to camp. Overnight in Camp.  Overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  8. 8 Phu Gaon-Rata Chuli Base Camp

    After breakfast at Phu Gaon, you’ll head to Ratna Chuli Base camp located at around 4500 meter. Your today’s walk begins through the glacier with good beautiful sights of landscape, yak pastures and mountain sceneries. On the way you’ll have two ways; one for Ratna Chuli Base camp and another for Himlung base camp. And you’ll take the upper trail  of Ratna Chuli base camp and soon you arrive to our camping spot into a grassy land with some mountain chain. And we shall set up base Camp here. Overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  9. 9/23 Ratna Chuli (7035m) Climbing Perios

    Day 10/11: Rest and Preparation

    At base camp you’ll rest for better acclimatization and in the mean time you’ll be have preparation for the ascension, checking equipment, simple training on using different equipment etc. Overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 12/13: Ascend to camp 1 and return to base camp

    From base camp after some rest, preparation and acclimatization, now you’ll ascend to camp 1. First of all you’ll walk on the glacier for one and half hour and then on steep on the snow from where we put on the mountaineering shoes and fix on crampons. Possibly other equipment like harness if necessary. After spending one night at camp 1, again you’ll return to base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 14: Ascend to camp 1

    After first attempt and overnight stay at camp 1, now you’re ready for next further camp. Also we’ll take this day as reserve extra day in Camp I for better adaptation to altitude. Overnight at tented camp 1.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 15: Ascend to camp 2

    After one night at camp 1 for second time, now you’ll move forward to Camp 2. Our High altitude sherpas will have already fixed the ropes wherever necessary and set up camps, deposit food, fuel and other logistical things where as the members also will help them to carry some equipment if possible. As mentioned earlier that the route of ascent changes year by year but the strategy does not change so we set up camp II at an elevation of and the views around are magnificent with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. You’ll have the sights as far as the Fishtail along with Annapurna I, II, III, IV, V, Dhaulagiri and other mountains. Overnight at tented camp 2.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 16: Ascend to Camp 3 and return to camp 2

    From camp 2, now you’ll move to the last camp. You’ll ascend to camp 3 crossing over a snowy hills and then return back camp 2.  Overnight at tented camp 2.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 17: Move to Camp 3

    After first attempt to camp 3 yesterday, today you’ll move to camp 3 and it is the last camp from where you’ll attempt the summit of  Ratnachuli Himal. Overnight at tented camp 3.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 18: Summit of Ratnachuli Himal and back base camp

    From last camp (camp 3), earlier morning you’ll summit the Mount Ratna Chuli. This is the day of your dream come true day, so we and our high altitude guides make every efforts to get maximum climbers to the summit. You’ll need to wake up at about early as 3 o’clock in the morning; after having some breakfast; preparing some snacks and fluids in thermos flasks you’ll head to the summit.

    There are several routes for the ascent however you’ll choose the North East route which is considered to be safer.  The route is quite steep and involves some struggles, but on more difficult section, there will be fixed ropes so we simply jumar up and ascend. From the summit, you’ll have the view of many mountain ranges. There is a small space on the summit, so we do not rest on top for long time taking photos, enjoying the marvelous views of the Tibetan plateau and the mountain chains of Nepal; we descend down to Base Camp. Overnight in Camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

     

    Day 19/23: Extra reserve day for Summit

    These 2 days are reserve in case if your schedule to camp 3 & onwards postponed due to bad weather or any reason, you could use this reserve day. If you summit on time, then you’ll rest at base camp or lower place. Overnight in Camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  10. 24 Ratna Chuli BC- Kyang

    After summit Mount Ratna Chuli, you’ll trek down to Kyang. Overnight in Camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  11. 25 Kyang-Naar Phu Khola

    After breakfast at Kyang, you’ll trek to Naar Phu Khola. Overnight in Camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  12. 26 Naar Phu Khola- Jagat

    After breakfast at Naar Phu Khola camp, you’ll trek to Jagat, the last day trek of this trip. Overnight in Camp.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  13. 27 Jagat- Besi Sahar- Kathmandu

    After breakfast in Jagat, you’ll transfer to Besi Sahar first and then you’ drive to Kathmanadu. After reaching in Kathmandu, check-in at hotel. And free time for rest. Evening farewell dinner with our team at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance. Overnight at Hotel Vaishali.

    Included Meals: Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner

  14. 28 Kathmandu

    Today is your last day in Nepal so prepare for departure, packing and returning gear. A massage is highly recommended to relax your tired muscles before your long haul flight home. In the evening you’ll have farewell dinner at local Nepalese restaurant with typical cultured dances. Overnight at Hotel Viashali.

    Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  15. 29 Departure from Kathmandu

    Before 3 hrs of your flight time, you’ll be transferred to the airport and then you’ll fly back to home.

Trip Cost

Base Camp Services USD per person* See Whats Included
Semi Services USD 6490 per person* See Whats Included
Full Services USD 9980 per person* See Whats Included

*Above trip cost is per person and twin sharing basis. The trip cost is for joining basis. Mini-mum participant to run this trip is 5 person. If no. of participants in this trip is less than 5 persons, Sherpa Shepherds reserves right to cancel or postpone the trip. However if you would like to continue trip even if we do not reach minimum number to run this trip, we can run this trip upon your request. But supplemental charge will be applicable.

Semi Services

  • See what's included

    Ground Transfers:

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Besi Sahar–Kathmandu by bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Besi Sahar-Koto-Besi Sahar by local jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment

    Flight & Cargo:

    • 40 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek

    Accommodations:

    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 3 nights at local lodges during the trek on twin sharing basis
    • 20 nights in tented camps during the trek and at base camps on single tent basis

    Meals:

    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 3 night at local lodges and 20 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances

    Permits & Fees:

    • Ratna Chuli Expedition Permit
    • Naar & Phu Special Permit Fee
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry

    Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:

    • 1 trekking guide for KTM-BC and BC- KTM
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Koto -BC and BC- Koto

    Equipments at BC:

    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Heating system at BC (Dining tent only)
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • High Altitude Sherpa USD 2800 per sherpa
    • Satellite Telephone & Walkie / Talkie
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1000 & Non Summit Bonus USD 600 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1000 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 380 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 45 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 120 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Full Services

  • See what's included

    Ground Transfers:

    • All airport/hotel/airport transfers as per program by private A/C vehicles
    • Kathmandu-Besi Sahar–Kathmandu by bus with trekking team + equipment
    • Besi Sahar-Koto-Besi Sahar by local jeep/bus with trekking team + equipment

    Flight & Cargo:

    • 40 kg per person baggage including personal baggage for flight and trek

    Accommodations:

    • 5 nights in Kathmandu at Hotel Vaishali or similar*** on twin sharing basis
    • 2 nights at local lodges during the trek on twin sharing basis
    • 20 nights in tented camps during the trek and at base camps on single tent basis

    Meals:

    • 5 breakfasts in Kathmandu hotel
    • 3 meals a day during trip to BC for 3 night at local lodges and 20 night at tented camps (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
    • Farewell dinner at Bhojan Griha with typical Nepalese foods and cultural dances

    Permits & Fees:

    • Ratna Expedition Permit
    • Naar & Phu Special Permit Fee
    • Annapurna National Park Fee
    • Fees for Laison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance and flights
    • Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit
    • Garbage Deposit at ministry

    Supporting Staffs till/ at Base Camp:

    • 1 trekking guide for KTM-BC and BC- KTM
    • 1 Base Camp Cook
    • Required Kitchen boy and helpers
    • Required porters to carry loads for Koto -BC and BC- Koto

    Equipment at BC:

    • 1 sleeping tent for every member
    • Foam mattress for every member
    • Dinning tent, kitchen tent, shower tent and toilet tents
    • All require kitchen utensils with fuel
    • Tables and chairs
    • Solar Lights system
    • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
    • Heating system at BC (Dining tent only)

    Supporting Staffs in the mountain (Above BC):

    • 1 High Altitude Sherpa for every two members with his daily wages, food, flights, equipment allowance etc.

    Equipment in the mountain (Above BC):

    • High Tents for both member and HA Sherpas
    • High Altitude Food for members and Sherpas
    • Climbing Gear in the mountains such as fixed rope, main rope, snow bars, snow shovel, carabiners etc.
    • 1 Satellite Phone, Walki-talkie
    • Cooking set in the mountain such as Epi gases, gas burner, cooking pots etc for members and sherpas
  • See what's not included
    • Personal climbing gears
    • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
    • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation
    • International airfare and taxes
    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Additional High Altitude Sherpa USD 2800 per sherpa
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus USD 1000 & Non Summit Bonus USD 600 Per Sherpa
    • Carrying bonus in the mountain USD 1000 per sherpa
    • Extra Porter USD 380 Per porter (if personal baggage is more than 35 kg per person)
    • International Air Cargo Tax Fee USD 120 Per member
    • Tips for staff
    • All extra services if required (except motioned in ‘The Price Include’ section)

Departure Dates

Trip Dates Trip Status Price (PP)  
15 April 2019 -
13 May 2019
Booking Available
USD 6490
05 October 2019 -
2 November 2019
Booking Available
USD 6490
15 April 2020 -
13 May 2020
Booking Available
USD 6490
05 October 2020 -
2 November 2020
Booking Available
USD 6490
15 April 2021 -
13 May 2021
Booking Available
USD 6490
05 October 2021 -
2 November 2021
Booking Available
USD 6490

Climbing Leader

Mount Ratna Chuli standing at (7,128 m/23,345 ft) above the Tibetan village of Phu Gaon lies between the border of Nepal and Tibet in north of the Annapurna and Manaslu. Ratna Chuli is the highest peak in the Peri Himal NW of the Mount Manaslu and was not on any permitted list. However the Japanese in their quest to collect as many of the remaining virgin 7000m peaks, managed to persuade the Nepalese authorities to open it to foreigners.

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