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16 Days 15 Nights
Availability : Autumn and Spring
Thamel Kathmandu
Chulu Peak
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Chulu West Peak Climbing

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    Maximum Altitude: 6,419 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

The greatest voyage for ambitious trekkers in the Annapurna region is the Climbing of Chulu West Peak. Scaling the mountain can be a daring adventure and a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime event. The Annapurna Circuit has consistently been one of the most popular trekking locations in the world.

Chulu West peak is situated on the Annapurna Circuit, one of the Himalayas’ most incredible places. A Japanese team scaled the peak for the first time in 1952. The Damodar Himal Range includes Chulu West, which rises above the Manang Valley to the north.

The routes to Chulu West Peak provide spectacular scenery in the circuit’s eastern valley, following the verdant Marsyangdi River valley through into the highlands with breathtaking views of the mountains. The summit of Chulu West Peak provides a superb view of the surrounding peaks and beyond into Nepal and Tibet’s isolated valleys. It’s also famous for its scenic natural beauty and cultural variety.

The trip begins in Kathmandu and ends in Besisahar. The path to Besisahar takes you via many hills, primitive roads, little villages, and rivers. It is the trek’s starting point. The journey continues over the Annapurna Circuit routes, passing through communities such as Chame, Pisang, and Manang. You prepare for the climb to the summit of the Chulu West with suitable acclimatization and climb training. After completing the task, you’ll return to Kathmandu to complete the journey.

Trekking and climbing demand teamwork and common cooperation among trekkers. The use of the equipment and technical expertise regarding the expedition are equally critical to the trip’s success.

Fact

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: Chulu West (6,419 m)
  • Best Time: Autumn and Spring
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Tent
  • Trip Difficulty: Challenging
  • Activity: Trekking and Expedition
  • Group Size: 1-15 max.

Highlights

  • From Kathmandu to Jagat, take a scenic journey.
  • In Manang village, visit old monasteries and caverns.
  • Get a glimpse of the enticing scenery.
  • Walk through lush forests and charming villages on your way to the top of the world.
  • Scale the summit of Chulu West Peak.
  • Climbing path to the summit of Thorong Peak.
  • Splendid views of the Himalayan mountains can be seen from afar.
  • Explore Muktinath Temple, a Hindu and Buddhist sacred site.
  • Jomsom can be reached by strolling through beautiful apple trees.

Itinerary Outline

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar
  • Day 04: Drive to Chame
  • Day 05: Trek to Pisang
  • Day 06: Trek to Manang
  • Day 07: Acclimatization Day
  • Day 08: Trek to Leder
  • Day 09: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp
  • Day 10: Pre-climb Training
  • Day 11: Trek to Chulu West High Camp
  • Day 12: Summit Day and Back to Base Camp
  • Day 13: Trek to Manang
  • Day 14: Drive to Besisahar
  • Day 15: Drive Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Final Departure

 

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • From Kathmandu to Jagat, take a scenic journey.
  • In Manang village, visit old monasteries and caverns.
  • Get a glimpse of the enticing scenery.
  • Walk through lush forests and charming villages on your way to the top of the world.
  • Scale the summit of Chulu West Peak.
  • Climbing path to the summit of Thorong Peak.
  • Splendid views of the Himalayan mountains can be seen from a far.
  • Explore Muktinath Temple, a Hindu and Buddhist sacred site.
  • Jomsom can be reached by strolling through beautiful apple trees.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

The visa process will take about an hour after you arrive at Kathmandu’s International Airport. Following that, our airport representative will greet you with a company signboard. Your transport to the pre-arranged hotel will be in a private vehicle. Attend the trip’s pre-meeting and share your questions and concerns concerning the excursion. Register at the hotel and take a break to re-energize.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & trek preparation Day

Trip Duration: 7-8 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, is home to a plethora of temples and intriguing architectural structures. An exploration excursion to several of Kathmandu’s world heritage sites is scheduled for today.

Pashupatinath Temple

Pashupatinath Temple is a Hindu temple on the banks of the Bagmati River. Many beautiful Shiva temples and shrines may be seen in the area. The lovely pagoda-style temples are a sight to behold. During the Shivaratri festival, Hindu devotees from all over the world flock to the temple to worship Lord Shiva (Hindu deity).

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath is a Buddhist pilgrimage destination perched atop a hill. Several temples, shrines, and monasteries can be found on the grounds. Furthermore, the position offers a beautiful perspective of the Kathmandu valley. For Tibetan Buddhist believers, Swayambhunath is second only to Bouddha.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 3: Drive to Besisahar

Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 760 m

Accommodation: Hotels

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today the journey initiates with a drive to Besisahar which is the district headquarter of Lamjung district. In the early hours of the day, depart from Kathmandu through the Prithivi Highway alongside the raging Trisuli river.

The dramatic scene of lush hills, rivers, beautiful settlements, and many more can be seen throughout the drive. As you get nearer to the destination, you’ll pass through Marshyangdi valley. And thus reach Besisahar. It is the initial point of the Annapurna Circuit.

Overnight in Besisahar.

Day 04: Drive to Chame

Drive Duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 2,710 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

On this day, you head out of Besisahar and drive to Chame. The path leading towards Chame is rugged and uneven. The ride journey is going to be bumpy and tiring. Along the ride, you get to witness picturesque landscapes, forest trails, remote settlements, and many others. After five hours of driving, you reach Chame.

Overnight in Chame.

 

Day 5: Trek to Pisang

Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The stunning curved rock wall, rising 1500m from the river, is reached through a steep and narrow path through a dense forest. As the journey progresses, you’ll find yourself surrounded by magnificent Himalayan peaks. You’ve arrived in Manang’s U-shaped valley, which is sandwiched between two massive snow peaks. You arrive in Pisang after walking through these amazing sights.

Overnight in Pisang.

Day 6: Trek to Manang

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,519 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The trail now enters the dry and arid terrain of Manang district, which is located in the rain shadow zone and receives little rain in the summer and snow in the winter. From Lower Pisang, the trail ascends softly at first, then more steeply to reach a ridge overlooking Manang valley. The trail then falls down to the valley floor, crosses the Sabche River, and arrives in the neighborhood of Braga town, with views of Annapurna II and IV.

Another trail from Upper Pisang leads to Munchi, which leads to Braga, via Ghyaru, Ngawal, and Julu. Before reaching Munchi, you pass through Mani walls, monasteries, and Chortens, as well as the famed Sher Gompa.

Ahead of Braga village, trekkers pass by a number of other gompas, chortens, and other historical sites on their way to Manang, which is dry and windy. The hike is made much more enjoyable by the vistas of the spectacular Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and other mountains. The Barge Monastery, Manang’s largest monastery, may also be visited.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day

Maximum Altitude: 3,519 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the first day of acclimatization. It is recommended that you take a short stroll to a higher elevation to acclimate to the altitude. Manang is an ideal site to do it because the next two days will be a difficult and exhausting journey with quick altitude gain. When it comes to altitude, you should never be overconfident and always be cautious.

From an acclimatization standpoint, Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake are worthwhile stops. You take a short trip to Vraga, a small historic village with a monastery, which is a short distance away. You can also go for a brief visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association at this point to learn more about Mountain Sickness.

Overnight in Manang

Day 8: Trek to Leder

Trek Duration: 6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Enjoy your delicious breakfast at the Manang lodge before departing from the lovely village. The day’s hike will take you to Leder. The trail to Leder offers spectacular views of the hilly terrain, which is much different from the one you passed through at the lower height. After around five hours on the path, you’ll arrive at the lodge in Leder.

Overnight in Leder.

Day 9:Trek to Chulu West Base Camp

Trek Duration: 6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 4,900 m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The base camp of Chulu West Peak will be the trek’s destination today. The climb to base camp isn’t difficult, but the high altitude makes it difficult. Slowly make your way through the rocky terrain until you reach the breathtaking panorama of the base camp. From Chulu West Base Camp, the Annapurna massifs are majestic and stunning. Your guide will pitch a tent in the base camp, and the day will come to a close with a spectacular sunset over the Annapurna range.

Overnight in the base camp.

Day 10: Pre-climb Training

Maximum Altitude: Bamboo (2,310 m/ 7578.80ft)

Traveled Distance: 16 km

Trek Duration: 7-8 hours trek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start your day witnessing the beautiful panorama and eating a delicious breakfast. We return our tracks towards Bamboo. Today’s trekking route is mostly downhill, and we will be adopting the same trail we used to arrive at the base camp. We spend the night in Bamboo.

Dinner and Overnight in a teahouse at Bamboo

Day 11:Trek to Chulu West High Camp

Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 5,200 m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The walk begins early in the morning so that you arrive at the high camp by noon, giving you plenty of time to recuperate and prepare for the next day’s excursion. From Base Camp, ascend the slick path to Camp I. Then, using ropes, crampons, and an ice axe, rise to a higher elevation along the tough and dangerous rocky trail. Your volunteers will set up the camp and cook meals for us after you arrive at High Camp. At High Camp, double-check your gear, train for a while, and give your limbs some much-needed rest.

Overnight in the High Camp

Day 12: Summit Day and Back to Base Camp

Trek Duration: 10 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 6,419 m

Accommodation: Camping

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The day has finally arrived to top the magnificent Chulu West Peak after a hard and exhausting walk. The summit push journey begins early in the morning on this primary day. The snowy trail that leads to the summit is a straight upward ascent. Starting off on the climb, we’ll follow the ice high-altitude trail to the summit of Chulu West Peak.

The trail to the summit is uninteresting and difficult to navigate. The high Himalayan views, on the other hand, are so alluring that the horizon dazzles your sight. You may enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Himalayas once you reach the summit of the Chulu West peak. Take a break here to take in the summit view and take some photos. After a brief respite, descend to Camp II and have a half-hour break. After you’ve rested, pack your belongings and return to camp I for an overnight stay.

Overnight in the Base Camp.

 

Day 13: Trek to Manang

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 3,519 m

Accommodation: Tea house

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today you’ll head for the Manang valley retracing through the same path. Along the way, you come across numerous beautiful villages and Barge monastery once again. Along with it, you get to embrace the magnificent sight of Annapurna I, III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Chulu East, etc. Eventually, you’ll reach Manang.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 14: Drive to Besisahar

Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 760 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On this day, you’ll be driving to Besisahar with awe-inspiring views of hilly landscapes and beautiful natural surroundings. The road is rough and bumpy in the beginning and paved as you get near to the destination. In the end, you will arrive in Besisahar for the stay.

Overnight in Besisahar

Day 15:Drive Back to Kathmandu

Drive Duration: 6-7 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 1,400 m

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today is the day to conclude the journey to the mountain region of Nepal. After a lively breakfast, head for Kathmandu on a drive early in the morning. Once again you’ll be driving through the alluring green hills and valleys, small settlements, rivers, and plenty others through the Prithivi Highway. Finally, the route leads you to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Day 16: Final Departure

On your final day, a Nepal Mountain Adventure representative will transport you to the airport in accordance with your flight bookings back to your home or next destination.

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FAQ

Is it necessary to hire a guide to climb Chulu West?

You must go through a recognized local firm to obtain a permit for the Chulu West Peak climb, and guides are hired for this purpose. Climbing the mountain with guidance is strongly recommended for beginner to intermediate climbers. A crevasse is present on the standard climbing route, and new risks may arise throughout the climbing season. Even if they don’t want to climb with them, experienced climbers/guides who want to try new routes will have to be assigned a local guide. As a result, certainly, legal assistance is essential.

What is the main goal of a mountaineering adventure?

A mountaineering expedition’s main goal is to reach the summit of a high peak that has previously resisted all attempts to climb it. However, if the expedition does not achieve its target, it should not be assumed that it is a complete failure.

What kind of preparation is essential for this adventure?

Chulu West is not an easy climb like any other mountain excursion, yet it is acceptable for novice to intermediate climbers. Mountains are classified according to their technical and physical challenges. Climbers should concentrate on endurance and strength training during their training. Any sort of cardiovascular exercise, such as long-distance running 3 to 4 times per week, cycling (1 hour – 2 hours), and trekking with 10-15kg weights on are all recommended.

How can you stay safe while climbing a mountain?

The following are the essential point to stay safe while climbing a mountain:

  • Always check the harnesses
  • Check the Knots
  • Keep the Climbing Hamlet in mind at all times
  • Always double-check the rope and the belay device.
  • Check to see if the rope is long enough.
  • Climb carefully
  • Prepare Enough Equipment
  • Ascend with the Rope Around Your Leg
  • Make Proper Rope Clips
  • Make Use Of Secure Anchors

 

 

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