Chamjé Khola: Himalayan Canyon


The Himalayan Canyon Team has opened in the spring of 2011, a tract of canyoning highest and most challenging in the world Chamjé Khola. The video, produced by Laurent Triay, presents a historical exploits in the world of canyoning and mountain. It was breached in the panorama of the methods for progression in the most remote canyon.

 
The canyon Chamjé Khola  is located in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas, including the Annapurna massif (8091 m) and Manaslu (8163 m), on the right bank of the river near the village of Jagat Marsyangdi. The French team Himalayan Canyon Team has opened in this area thirty canyon since 2004, but we had to wait until 2011 to be able to see the realization of the descent of  Chamjé Khola .

The exploration of this canyon has requested five days of hard work, with a delicate access in altitude and snow, with a total length of 7 km and 2300 meters in altitude. Rodolphe Sturm and his team have handled masterfully shipment leaving nothing to chance. The comparison with the elements and the solution of difficult problems have been resolved with a strong energy policy. descent canyoning, the most challenging to date, was made ​​in 55 hours of work with a water temperature of 6 ° C, thanks to a strong team spirit and excellent individual preparation after three days of the approach, after the passage of a hill at 4200 meters with harsh weather conditions and after an intermediate camp at 2033 meters altitude.

The Modi Khola river originates near the base camp of Annapurna , almost 4,000 meters above sea level, in an area north of Pokhara, surrounded by the imposing peaks of the Annapurna Himal. The rafting along the Modi Khola can also be part of a trekking going down the river in its last section.

The starting point is Pokhara, then you should consider a day trip from Kathmandu; then the most convenient transportation option is a taxi, or a jeep from Pokhara to Lumle, where you can rent the bearers of baggage up to Landruk, that is another day's journey. If you choose the option of trekking, the luggage and the boat are brought to Landruk, and it takes 6 to 8 days to go and walk back. The river can be crossed in a long day, but it is advisable to use two days, more calmly.

The first section is very technical and, despite the short distance, it takes about a couple of hours. The suggested route includes a stop at the end of the first day, Birethanti, a short walk from the river. Here are places to sleep and eat, so if you are organizing is a way to reduce the load on the kayak. The second day along the Modi Khola until Kali Gandaki, where you can stop the night, since it is a meeting point between the groups of rafting.
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