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Chulu West Peak climbing - 19 days

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US$ 260
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Max. Elevation
6419.00m
Group size
2 min - 18 max
Trip grade
Difficult
Transportation
kathmanu - Jagat drive by jeep , Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmamdu by flight.
Best Season
Aug - Nov , Feb - May
Accomodation
3***hotel in Katmandu and Pokhara, Lodge + Camping twin Sharing bed basis during the trek and climbing session
Meals
All Meals (Lunch , Dinner and Breakfast) with cup of Tea/Coffee during the Trek and climbing session
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
kathmandu

Highlights

    • Chulu West Peak offers a challenging and exhilarating climb for experienced mountaineers, allowing them to push their limits and test their skills in a Himalayan environment.
    • The expedition takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, featuring lush forests, alpine meadows, and dramatic mountain vistas throughout the trek.
    • From Chulu West Peak, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and other majestic mountains.
    • Trekking through the Annapurna region provides an opportunity to experience the rich local culture and interact with friendly villagers along the way. Explore charming villages, visit monasteries, and learn about the unique traditions of the Gurung and Manangi people.
    • The itinerary includes sufficient acclimatization days in Pisang, Manang, and other key locations to help climbers adjust to the altitude gradually, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses and ensuring a safer climb.
    • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) is a significant highlight of the expedition. The pass offers stunning views and a sense of achievement as you traverse one of the highest mountain passes in the world.
    • Throughout the expedition, you will be accompanied by experienced climbing guides who provide thorough training, guidance, and support, ensuring your safety and maximizing your chances of a successful summit.
    • Reaching the summit of Chulu West Peak at 6,419 meters (21,059 feet) is a moment of triumph and fulfillment. Standing atop the peak, you will enjoy unparalleled views and a sense of accomplishment for conquering a Himalayan summit.
    • The trek encompasses a variety of landscapes, from lush valleys and forests to barren alpine terrain, providing a diverse and visually captivating journey.
    • The expedition concludes with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, offering aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, and providing a memorable end to the adventure.

Chulu West Peak is an exciting climbing destination situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an impressive altitude of 6,419 meters (21,059 feet), it offers a challenging and rewarding adventure for mountaineers seeking to summit a Himalayan peak.


Chulu Peak is one of the most magnificent and stunning mountains. It is a portion of the larger Damodar Himal range in western Nepal's Manang region, which extends south from Chako Peak (6,687m) along the Nar, Phu, and Hunlung Khola.

We will hike through the barren but stunning Manang Valley, which truly does like a piece of heaven on earth. We will be able to take in Manang's bizarre topography and distinctive settlement. The Chulu West Peak climbing journey also takes us to one of the highest altitude Himalayan Passes at 5416 meters named Thorong La Pass which is also the highest point during the Annapurna Circuit Trek Route. 

The trekking route for climbing Chulu West Peak is a spectacular one that offers the most stunning views of the surrounding peaks and the lush Nepali woods. We will also be able to take in breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan peaks Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and others as we make our way to the peak. 

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to rest and prepare for the upcoming climb. In the evening, there will be a briefing session with your climbing guide to provide essential information and conduct an equipment check.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you will have free time to make any last-minute preparations and purchase any necessary gear for the climb.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Leave Kathmandu and enjoy a scenic drive to Jagat, a small village situated at an altitude of 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). The drive takes you through picturesque countryside, terraced fields, and charming villages. Spend the night in Jagat, preparing for the trek ahead.

Max. altitude

1,300m / 4,265 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Begin the trek from Jagat, following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Pass through beautiful villages, lush forests, and cross suspension bridges along the way. Trek to Dharapani, a village located at an altitude of 1,960 meters (6,430 feet), and enjoy stunning mountain views.

Max. altitude

1,960m / 6,430 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue trekking along the Marsyangdi River and enter the Manang district. The trail ascends through pine forests, offering breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang, situated at an altitude of 2,710 meters (8,891 feet).

Max. altitude

2,710m / 8,891 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From Chame, the trail winds through forests and follows a steep and narrow valley. Enjoy spectacular views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak as you trek to the picturesque village of Pisang, located at an altitude of 3,230 meters (10,597 feet).

Max. altitude

3,260m / 10,696 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue the trek from Pisang to Manang, a charming village situated at an altitude of 3,540 meters (11,614 feet). Manang offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and Tibetan culture, with opportunities to explore monasteries and interact with the locals.

Max. altitude

3,540m / 11,614 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Another acclimatization day is essential for a successful climb. Spend the day in Manang, exploring the village, acclimatizing, and taking short hikes to nearby viewpoints. This helps your body adjust to the altitude and prepares you for the challenging climb ahead.

Max. altitude

3,560m / 11,680 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Manang, the trail gradually ascends towards the Chulu West Base Camp. The trek offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and takes you through alpine meadows and rocky terrain. Reach the base camp, situated at an altitude of 4,900 meters (16,076 feet), and prepare for the climb.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

breakfast

Take a day to acclimatize and train at the base camp. Your climbing guide will provide a thorough briefing on climbing techniques, safety protocols, and the use of climbing equipment. You will have the opportunity to practice essential skills and familiarize yourself with the equipment.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From the base camp, the trail ascends steeply towards the high camp of Chulu West Peak. The terrain becomes more challenging as you navigate glacial moraines and steep slopes. Reach the high camp, situated at an altitude of 5,530 meters (18,143 feet), and prepare for the summit push.

Max. altitude

5,530m / 18,143 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is the summit day. Begin the climb in the early hours of the morning, equipped with climbing gear and under the guidance of your experienced climbing guide. The ascent involves traversing icy slopes and negotiating rocky sections. From the summit of Chulu West Peak, standing at 6,419 meters (21,059 feet), you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Descend back to the base camp.

Max. altitude

6,419m / 21,060 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

A contingency day is included in the itinerary to account for any unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather or altitude-related issues. This day provides flexibility in case the summit attempt needs to be rescheduled.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue the trek from Base camp and make your way to Thorong Phedi, the last stop before crossing the Thorong La Pass. Thorong Phedi is located at an altitude of 4,450 meters (14,599 feet) and offers magnificent views of the surrounding peaks.

Max. altitude

4,450m / 14,600 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is a challenging day as you cross the Thorong La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). The pass provides breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment as you traverse one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

Max. altitude

5,416m / 17,769 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue the trek through the Kali Gandaki Valley, known for its unique landscapes and strong winds. Reach Jomsom, a vibrant town situated at an altitude of 2,720 meters (8,924 feet). Celebrate the successful climb and reflect on the incredible journey.

Max. altitude

2,730m / 8,957 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, enjoying the scenic aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon reaching Pokhara, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and celebrating your achievement.

Max. altitude

820m / 2,690 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Today, you will drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, marking the end of your Chulu West Peak climbing expedition. Once in Kathmandu, you can take the opportunity to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or simply relax and reflect on your extraordinary adventure.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

After a remarkable journey and successful climb of Chulu West Peak, it's time to bid farewell to Nepal. You will be transferred to theairport for your departure flight, carrying with you lifelong memories and a sense of accomplishment.

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Includes

    • Arrival and departure transfer services for Airport – Hotel – airport.
    • 2 night Accommodation in Kathmandu / 1 night in Pokhara.
    • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
    • Professional Trekking Guide and 2 guests  1 Trekking Porter
    • Very Professional Climbing Guide and Crews
    • Trekking staff foods, accommodations, salary, insurance
    • All Meal ( Lunch , Dinner and Breakfast ) & 3 tea/coffee every single day during the Trek and Climbing.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee & Climbing Permit
    • Assistant Cook and Transportation: Trekking assistant cook and necessary kitchen helper on the basis of Member and they carry of camping equipment and tent from Kathmandu,
    • Camping Equipment Utensils: EPI Gus, Gas stove or fuel stove for cooking, fuel or Kerosene oil, cooking pots, mattress, walkie talkie (talkback) etc.
    • Staff salary and allowance: climbing staffs and porters daily: wages/equipment/food/clothing/insurance
    • High Altitude Tents: North FaceDome Tent Space for two pax. Wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
    • Base Camp/ High Camp Lodging & Food service: chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day for members and staff.
    • Drinks and Beverages for climbing: Tea with cookies and hot drinking water during the climbing period and Hot Washing water in case required.
    • Fixing Gear: fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement.
    • kathmandu - Jagat drive by private vahicals , Jomsom - Pokhara - kathmandu fly by domestic flight.

Doesn't Include

    • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Only Breakfast provide)
    • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
    • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
    • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
    • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
    • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
    • Airfare of international flights.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
    • Personal climbing gear.
    • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
    • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
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Equipment List

Chulu West Peak Climbing Gears:

To be successful in expedition and climbing we require better gear and also training is mandatory. Better gear and an expert team complete the journey with incredible achievements in time and at less cost. The required gears for Chulu west Peak are as mentioned.

Group Climbing Gear;

  • High Altitude Tents: North Face Dome Tent Space for two pax. Wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
  • High Camp Lodging & Foodservice: chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) a day for members and staff.
  • Drinks and Beverages for climbing: Tea with cookies and hot drinking water during the climbing period and Hot Washing water in case required.
  • Fixing Gear: fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement.

Personal Climbing  Gear:

Climbing boot, Crampons, Ice axe, harness, Ice Climbing Helmet , Jummers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling, -(25f / - 30C) Sleeping Bag , Down Jacket , Sunglasses , Sun cream,  etc.

Trekking Gear;

·       Duffel Bag

·       Day Pack (35-45 L)

·       Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)

·       Trekking Boots

·       Crocs (evenings & washing)

·       Trekking Pants (2-3)

·       T-Shirts (3)

·       Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)

·       Trekking Jacket

·       Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants

·       Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)

·       Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)

·       Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)

·       Socks (5)

·       Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)

·       Wool Hat

·       Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat

·       Camp Towel

·       Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)

·       Down Booties (optional, recommended)

·       Sunglasses (2)

·       Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)

·       Bladder (optional, recommended)

·       Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF

·       Watch (with alarm)

·       Extra Batteries

·       Battery Chargers

·       Head Lamp 
(2)

·       Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)

·       Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen

·       Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)

·       Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap

·       Hand Sanitizer

·       Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)

·       Book(s)

·       Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags

·       Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)

·       Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)

·       Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth, or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)

·       Rehydration | Electrolytes

·       Snacks!

·       Personal Medical Supplies

·       Snacks, chocolate bars, energy bars (Western brands), dried fruit & nuts

·       Laundry Detergent

·       Lemon Tang (for water if you want)

·       Batteries

·       Trekking Poles

·       Micro Spikes

 

 

Medical Supplies;

·       We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

·       Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

·       We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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