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Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu west Peak 6419m Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights: 

  • Summit Chulu West Peak 6419m/21054ft.
  • Cross the adventurous and challenging Thorong La Pass 5416m/17764ft.
  • Explore the breathtaking landscapes and traditional villages based on Buddhist culture with the stunning views of surrounding mountains. 
  • Scenic flight Jomsom-Pokhara.

Trip Introduction: 
Chulu West Peak 6419m is considered as one of the best trekking peaks in Annapurna Region of Nepal. Located in the north of Manang, the peak is a part of Manang Himal and Damodar Himal along with several surrounding peaks. The climbing of the peak includes several technical sections offering challenging adventures. Hence, previous climbing experience and physical fitness is highly recommended for Chulu West Peak Climbing.

Chulu West Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive to Chamje - the starting point of our trek. From Chamje we begin our trek following the Marsyangdi river upstream all the way up to its source at Manang glacial lake. Continuing on our trail, our adventure leads through high chain of mountains in between the Annapurnas and Manaslu, to reach the desert like arctic zone at west of Manang. From here we make successive tenting camp towards Chulu West Camp II. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with our climbing gears we head off for climbing the summit. The climb to the summit includes technical sections that require the use of crampons, harness, ropes and ice axes. So following the directions were given by our experienced climbing experts, we ascend all the way to the summit of Chulu West. Once at the top we are rewarded with the stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other surrounding mountains. After achieving the summit, our return journey leads to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass. Our wonderful experience at Chulu West Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and drive back to Kathmandu.
Check out equipment lists requires for Peak climbing. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [8-9 hrs Drive]
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3300m/10824ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day at Manang.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ledar [4167m/13667ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 10: Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp [4920m/16137ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 11: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I [5170m/16957ft] [4-5hrs Trek]
Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Camp I
Day 13: Trek from Camp I to Camp II [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 14: Summit Chulu West Peak [6419m/21054ft] and back to Camp I [8-9 hrs Climb]
Day 15: Trek from Camp I to Ledar [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 16: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Day 17: Cross Thorong La [5416m/17764ft] to Muktinath [3800/12467ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Day 19: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight]. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu
Day 22: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for your accommodation, where you can choose your affordable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Chulu West Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days in a Base Camp and high camp, there need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Chulu West Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Chulu West Peak Base Camp & High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated Climbers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. After devastating earthquake in Nepal, there are few crevasses added in Chulu West Peak which increased the difficulty level of climbing directly. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.

Best Season for Chulu West Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Chulu West Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of surrounding mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who does not like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [8-9 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we will drive from Kathmandu towards Chamje. At first, we will drive along the Trishuli River, and then afterwards Marsyangdi River. Today's drive is through scenic zig-zag hilly roads where you will get opportunity to observe the activities of local people for their daily life survival. Before, it was only possible to drive to Besisahar and start the trek but now due to the expansion of the motor road we will drive further to Chamje - the starting point of the trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
We will start our trek from Chamje following the trail that passes through dense rhododendron filled forest and terraced farmlands as we enter Manang region. We will pass along the villages of Tal and Karte before crossing the landslide affected area. Continuing on our trail we will trek towards Dharapani for our overnight stay.
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: 
Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Dharapani, we will continue our trek over the trail that goes through landslide affected areas. Before reaching Chame we will pass along villages that are influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. Chame is the main administrative centre and headquarter of Manang district. From here, we can enjoy great views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3300m/10824ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today, we will leave Chame and then follow a steep path that goes through dense pine forest to higher altitudes. As we continue on our trek, the trail opens up where we will find ourselves surrounded by magnificent peaks all the way to Pisang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Leaving Pisang we will follow the trail that leads through Upper Pisang and towards Manang. During the trek, we will get magnificent views of surrounding high peaks and breathtaking valleys. Manang is well known for its rich customs and traditions with many teahouses and good camping sites. Here, we will have chance to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Manangi people.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: 
Rest/Acclimatization day at Manang.
Acclimatization is very crucial to avoid any kind of mental and physical sickness in higher altitudes. Today we will spend our day for acclimatization and exploring around Manang. The maze-like village of Manang dates back to hundreds of years and offers many interesting sites for a day's excursion.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ledar [4167m/13667ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Manang we will follow the trail that heads further into higher altitudes. With good views of surrounding high peaks, we will trek through alpine vegetation to reach the grazing grounds of Ledar. We will camp at Ledar for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]
 
Day 10: Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp [4920m/16137ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Ledar we will continue our forward trekking through additional alpine vegetation, we will gently ascend to reach a good campsite at the Chulu West Base Camp. Today's climbing trek is not hard but can be very tiring at some points, so resting every now and then will be a great way to restore energy while trekking in the higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I [5170m/16957ft] [4-5hrs Trek]
From the base camp we will continue our trek to reach Camp I. With best views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges including Manaslu and Lamjung Himal, we continue to follow the trail that leads to Camp I. As soon as we reach the camping site, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our climbing gears and health conditions.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Camp I
As we are gaining altitudes day by day, we need to have proper acclimatization to avoid mental and physical sickness. In order to ensure the successful climb to the summit of Chulu West Peak, we will spend a day here at Camp I for resting and acclimatization before heading on to higher altitudes.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Camp I to Camp II [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Leaving Camp I we will continue to follow the trail that climbs up a rock band and ascends gradually towards a good camping site at Camp II. We need to use ropes, crampons, ice axes for today's climb to reach Camp II. It is considered best to camp here at 5400 meters before climbing the technically straightforward sections of Chulu West Peak. As soon as we set up our camps, we will check the health conditions and climbing gears before making the final attempt of the Chulu West Peak summit the following day.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Summit Chulu West Peak [6419m/21054ft] and back to Camp I [8-9 hrs Climb]
Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the necessary climbing gears, we will start rather early with the aim to reach the summit before noon, as the strong winds after midday can create obstacles for climbing the peak later in the day. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit. Once at the top we are rewarded with magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges including Gangapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and several snow-capped high peaks. After spending quality time at the summit, we descend following the same route back towards Camp I.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Camp I to Ledar [5-6 hrs Trek]
After the successful accomplishment of Chulu West Peak summit, we will leave Camp I and continue on our return journey that heads back with a gradual descend through alpine vegetation, retracing our steps back we will trek to reach Ledar.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After around one hour of trekking from Ledar, we will descend towards the wooden bridge over the Kone Khola. Crossing the bridge we will continue to climb and then follow a rather easy trail that leads to Thorong Phedi where there are extensive teahouses and services.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 17: Cross Thorong La [5416m/17764ft] to Muktinath [3800/12467ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]
Today, we will start early for the crossing of the challenging Thorong La Pass, to avoid the strong winds at the pass after midday. We will climb steeply up towards a watercourse before climbing through another large gully formed by the melt of Thorong Peak. From there we will continue climbing across undulating moraine towards the top of the Thorong Pass. Once at the top we will have great views of Annapurna Mountain Ranges to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. From the top, we will descend steeply towards the grassy meadows and further to a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists - Muktinath.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Muktinath, we will follow the trail that leads to Jharkot. From here we will avoid the motor road by following a small irrigation stream to reach Khingar, but from here onwards we will have to follow the road route that will lead us all the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative center and headquarter of Mustang. After arriving at Jomsom, we will celebrate the completion of our trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight]. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
We will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Pokhara is home to thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort  
Meals: BB Plan

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
It takes approximately four to five hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive over the Prithvi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads while driving along the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen along the road when we pass through numerous villages and towns before finally arriving back to Kathmandu. 
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan 

Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 22: Transfer to International Airport for departure.
Our Airport representative will drop you at the Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
March 4, 2018 March 25, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
March 14, 2018 April 4, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
March 24, 2018 April 14, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
April 3, 2018 April 24, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
April 13, 2018 May 4, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
April 23, 2018 May 14, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
May 2, 2018 May 23, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !
May 12, 2018 June 2, 2018 $ 2150 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 22 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 1 Night stay in Lake Side Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Chulu West Peak Climbing & Trekking inside Annapurna Conservation Area 
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period 
  • General first aid kids 
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work 
  • welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu 

Service does not includes

  • Medical/personal high risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips .

Useful Info

Accommodations:
Sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara for your accommodation, where you can choose your affordable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Chulu West Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days in a Base Camp and high camp, there need to set up tented camp accommodation. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement.

Meals: 
Our each and every trekking and peak climbing package trips are inclusive of all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the package trip of this Chulu West Peak Climbing during the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Chulu West Peak Base Camp & High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Every Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated Climbers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. After devastating earthquake in Nepal, there are few crevasses added in Chulu West Peak which increased the difficulty level of climbing directly. Walking in high altitudes might attract by high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every adventure seekers who are planning to come Nepal for trekking adventure to do daily around an hour physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks.

Best Season for Chulu West Peak Climbing:
Peak Climbing in Nepalese mountain is a seasonal. Basically 3 months in autumn – September, October & November and 3 months in spring – March, April & May are the perfect time for this Chulu West Peak Climbing. During the time, weather would be clear, sunny and warm in Himalayas thus we can have great views of surrounding mountains. Nevertheless, some adventure-seeking clients who does not like crowed environment also can choose December, January and February months for this trip. Monsoon season three months (June, July and August) will be ruined by rains.

Reviews

Great Adventure !!! "Chulu West Peak Climbing"

Well organized trip by Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We successfully climbed up the summit of Chulu West. Loads of thanks to our guide - ANG DAWA SHERPA. 
All in all we are extremely happy with the trip. Also, everything before and after the trip was taken good care. If you look at their website, you get the feeling that the company really is serious about providing maximum adventure in terms of trekking, climbing and expeditions. 
We recommend this agency for any kind of activity you want to do in Nepal.
Pia & Group / FINLAND 


Splendid Chulu Peak with Nepal Guide

In 2013 I travel to Nepal with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition to Annapurna – Manang Trek and Chulu West peak climbing. I would like to say that this was the scenic trek and amazing peak I have ever done. The experience was wonderful and memorable. Nepal Guide Treks provide us best service, we would visit again Nepal. 

Mikheil

Chulu West Peak sumit

It was an amazing and so well planned experience in Nepal. We were not expecting those things, Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition did great job. Wonderful place Nepal, Honest peoples……loved it. It’s our unfortunate, we could not see clear views of mountain due to cloudy weather but entire route of Chulu west Peak Climbing and operator team was great. Porters are really hard workers; I can’t even imagine they walk over the mountains with heavy backpack. 

 John, Nigle and Irean

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