Ratna Chuli Expedition

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 7035m

Location: North from Kathmandu

Duration: 31 days

First Ascent: In 1996 a Japanese-Nepalese expedition (Santa Bahadur Ale, Durga Bahadur Tamang, Tul Bahadur Tamang, Katsuhiko Sawada and Osamu Tanabe) successfully climbed Ratna Chuli over the west rid.

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal) - Autumn is the best

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: west route

Grade: Mountaineering IV

Transportation: By Land

Group Size: minimum 02

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Ratna Chuli 7035m lies between the border of Nepal and Tibet in the north of the Annapurna and Manaslu, majestically situated above the Tibetan village of Fu in the western region of Nepal. Ratna Chuli is the highest peak in the Peri Himal. Ratna Chulu Expedition officially opened for mountaineering expeditions ever since the first opening of the Nar Phu region of western Nepal in 2000, there have been very few mountaineering expedition teams to this mountain.

Ratna Chuli Mountain lies in a ridge running in a west-east direction, which forms the state border and the watershed between Yarlung Tsangpo in the north and Marsyangdi in the south. 11,83 km to the west is the 6889 m high Lugula Himal. The next highest mountain, the 7126 m high Himlung Himal , is 11.27 km southeast.

In 1996 a Japanese-Nepalese expedition (Santa Bahadur Ale, Durga Bahadur Tamang, Tul Bahadur Tamang, Katsuhiko Sawada and Osamu Tanabe) successfully climbed Ratna Chuli over the west.

Mount Ratna Chuli expedition starts from Kathmandu, five hour scenic drive takes us to Besi Shahar where we stop for overnight. Our trek commences from the classic Annapurna circuit route till Koto by local Jeep or Bus and then leaves towards the route Dharmasala/Meta, then to Nar Phu Valley, where we spend one day extra for proper acclimatization and local exploration. Next day we reached Ratna Chuli Base Camp. After setting up the Base Camp our strong Sherpa team of staff set up various upper camps, members have the chance to go up and down for proper acclimatization and we attempt a summit on a favorable day for everyone.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m.), meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: and day 03: Official work for expedition and briefing at Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Kathmandu to Besihahar (823m.). O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 05: Besishahar – Koto(2600m.). by local jeep or Bus O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 06: Koto – Meta (3,560m.). O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 07: Meta – Kyang village 3820m. O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 08: Kyang – Fu Gaon (4,030m.). O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 09: Fu Gaon rest for explore and acclimatization.

Day 10: Phu Gaon – Ratna Chuli Base Camp (4,842m.). Tented Camp.

Day 11 – 24: Climbing periods for Mount Ratna Chuli (7,035m.).

Day 25: Clean up Base Camp and Preparation back packing.

Day 26: Trek back from Ratna Chuli BC to Fu Village. O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 27: Fu Gaon – Meta village, O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 28: Meta – Koto, O/N at Tea-house Lodge.

Day 29: Drive back to Besishahar continues to Kathmandu 10-12 hours, then transfers to Hotel.

Day 30: Free in Kathmandu, D-briefing and rest, farewell dinner at evening, O/N hotel.

Day 31: Last minute, transfers to airport for onward journey or next trip.