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.
In 1996 a Japanese-Nepalese expedition team of Santa Bahadur Ale, Durga Bahadur Tamang, Tul Bahadur Tamang, Katsuhiko Sawada and Osamu Tanabe had successfully climbed Ratna Chuli over the west.
Asian Hiking Team Ratna Chuli itinerary starts from Kathmandu drive to Besisahar then continues on to Koto. On the next day trekking starts 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 1: Kathmandu 1340m
Arrivals in Kathmandu transfer to hotel (BB).
Day 2: Kathmandu:
Final preparation and official briefing day (BB).
Day 3: Koto 2570m:
Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar continues to Koto (2610m), 8-10 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 4: Dharmasala/Meta 3560M:
Trek from Koto to Dharamsala/Meta (3200m), 5-6 hours, overnight Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 5: Kyang 3820M:
Trek from Dharamsala/Meta to Kyang (3820m), 4/5 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 6: Fu village 4080M:
Trek from Kyang to Fu village (4080m), 4/5 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 7: Ratna Chuli base camp 4900m:
Trek Fu-Gaon to Ratna Chuli Base camp (4900m), 4-6 hours, overnight at camping (B/L/D).
Day 8-23: Ratna Chuli 7128m Expedition:
Climbing Period for Ratna Chuli 7128m overnight at Camping (B/L/D)
Day 24: Ratna Chuli Base camp:
Preparation, packing and ready to return, overnight camp (B/L/D).
Day 25: Fu village:
Trek back from Base Camp to Fu-Gaon, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 26: Meta:
Trek from Phu-Gaon to Meta, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 27: Koto:
Trek from Meta to Koto, Overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Day 28: Kathmandu
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (BB).
Day 29: Kathmandu:
Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight hotel (BB).
Day 30: Final Departure:
End of Trip, departure to airport or next trip.
- All arrival and departure airport transfers with Asian Hiking Team Assistance.
- Hotel in Kathmandu as itinerary with breakfast (3/4 5 star hotel on request).
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for members/ cargo fees as itinerary.
- Land transport to/from trek start/end point for Liaison Officer and our staffs as itinerary.
- Expedition royalty and climbing permit fees.
- National Park/ Conservation fees or permits.
- Government appointed Liaison Officer.
- Expedition/Mountaineering insurance for Liaison officer, our guide and staffs.
- Accommodation during the trekking as best available Guest house / Hotel as itinerary.
- Base Camp single tent with mattress and pillow for each member, climbing Sherpa, BC staff and Liaison Officer.
- High altitude tents for all members and climbing Sherpa’s.
- All camping equipment like camp furniture (table, chairs), kitchenware, kitchen, dining, guest, shower and toilet tents in Base camp.
- Major Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) by Guest house /Hotel menus and cooked 3 meals with tea or coffee by professional cook in Base Camp.
- All high food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during expedition.
- Baggage/ Equipment allowance for trekking up and down is maximum 30-40kg per person.
- Base Camp Manager, Base Camp cook, necessary staffs.
- Emergency Oxygen bottles with mask and regulator.
- Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc.).
- Wages, meals, accommodation, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for Sherpa guide and other staffs.
- Solar panel/generator at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics (eg. mobile phones, amateur digital cameras and handheld video cameras).
- Rope fixing fee.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with nominal cost.
- First Aid medical kits.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes.
- Fair well Dinner.
- International airfare from / to your country.
- Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu as itinerary.
- Hotel accommodation beyond itinerary (as per itinerary) stay in Kathmandu.
- Personal trekking and climbing gears.
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage.
- Expenses of a personal nature such as hard and soft drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, email, internet etc.
- Applicable customs duty and import license fees for all personal expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- Personal solar pack (if any) for charging heavy electronics (laptops, professional camera, batteries, etc.).
- Summit bonus (For Everest $1800, For others mountain US$1000) / staffs Tips/ Donation.
- Gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.