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Chulu West Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Chulu West Peak 6,419 meters, located in Annapurna region.
  • Crossing of challenging high alpine pass – Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters.
  • Stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges including Gangapurna, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome and several snow capped high peaks.
  • Opportunity to trek through the charming villages, dense rhododendron forests and discover the natural hidden wonders in one of the enchanting spot on planet.

Trip Introduction;
Chulu West Peak rises to the north of Manang in Annapurna region of Nepal. It is considered as one of the best climbing peak in Annapurna region that offers unlimited climbing adventure. Hence good level of physical fitness and previous climbing experience is highly recommended for the climbing of Chulu West Peak. The first successful ascent of Chulu West Peak was made by Japanese Expedition Team in 1952. Our climbing trip of Chulu West Peak is combined with very popular Annapurna Round Trek. Apart from the incredible climbing experience of Chulu West Peak, one also gets the opportunity of crossing the popular – Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters with sensational views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak and other spectacular snow-capped peaks.

Chulu West Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition starts with a full day’s drive from Kathmandu to Chamje – the starting point of our trek. From Chamje we begin our trek following the trail that goes along Marsyangdi river upstream all the way up to its source at Manang glacial lake. Our trekking adventure heads through high chain of mountains in between the Annapurnas and Manaslu. Soon we arrive at the desert like arctic zone – west of Manang. From there we trek towards Base Camp and higher towards Camp I then to Camp II (Tented Camp). 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 requires the use of crampons, harness, ropes and ice axes. So following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will tackle technical sections and ascend all the way to the summit of Chulu West Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with the stunning views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak and other surrounding mountains. After achieving the summit, our return journey leads to Jomsom via Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters. Our wonderful experience at Chulu West Peak Climbing ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.

Important Note:
You may have confusion about Chulu Peaks. Among the Chulu massif – Chulu West, Chulu East & Chulu Far East are permitted for wonderful climbing experience. Even professional climbers get confused about the exact location of Chulu Peaks due to lack of proper information on maps. As a result climbers tend to summit false peaks. We will provide accurate information about Chulu Peaks and arrange your climbing trips accordingly.

Find our Chulu East Peak Climbing & Chulu Far East Peak Climbing packages.

Find our day to day Itinerary of Chulu West Peak Climbing through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & preparations for Chulu West Peak Climbing.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Chulu West Peak Climbing.
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 having breakfast we will take a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for couple of hours and then along the banks of Marsyangdi River. Our drive is over scenic zigzag hilly roads passing through Besisahar, we drive towards Chamje – the starting point of the trek. During today’s long drive we will have opportunity to see the daily survival activities of local people as we pass along numerous roadside market towns and villages.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Our trek starts from Chamje, we will cross a suspension bridge and start uphill trekking to reach Sattale – which marks the narrowest section of the valley. Our trail goes along densely forested area filled with rhododendron trees and beautiful terraced farmlands. We will arrive to a broad flat-bottom valley and to the village of Tal, which marks official entry to Manang District. Our trail from Tal is a descend journey to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river before arriving at Karte village. Our trekking continues until we arrive at the Gurung village of Dharapani. 
Accommodation: 
Tea House Lodge
Meals: 
All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Leaving Dharapani, we trek on a trail that is largely affected by landslide area. We will pass through a village school where we might be greeted by school students who are always happy to see foreigners. Our trail is a gradual uphill trekking through forest area towards the typical Tibetan styled village of Bagarchhap. From here we trek along the left bank of the river towards Koto. Koto is the gateway to popular ‘Naar Phu Valley Trekking’. An easy trek from Koto will lead us to Chame. Chame is the main administrative center of Manang District, with abundance of shops and teahouses.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3300m/10824ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Chame we will follow the trail that heads west along the river banks towards Bharatang. From there we will continue trekking along the banks of Marsyangdi River and then cross a suspension bridge before making a climb to reach Dhukur Pokhari. Our trail gradually opens up as we continue our trek – surrounded by magnificent snow capped peaks, after an hour’s trek from Dhukur Pokhari we will arrive at Pisang. Magnificent views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II can be seen from Pisang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang [3450m/11316ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] 
Today we will follow the trail that introduces us to alpine landscape and harsh vegetation. Passing through Upper Pisang, our trek continues with incredible views of surrounding high peaks towards Manang. On the way, we will pass through Braga Monastery (largest monastery of entire Manang District)  – paying a visit at the monastery at Braga is definitely worth. Manang is well reputed for its rich culture and traditions. Besides, we will get opportunity to experience the traditional lifestyle of the local Manangi people while we are at Manang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day at Manang.
Acclimatization is very essential to avoid altitude sickness and to ensure successful summit climb of Chulu West Peak. Hence, today we will take a rest day for acclimatization and exploration around Manang. The village of Manang dates back to hundreds of years and local people still practice the traditional culture and tradition which is truly remarkable. Besides, Manang has several good day acclimatization hikes to offer to its visitors. However, a hike up to  Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake will be worth visiting for best acclimatization and exploration around Manang.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ledar [4167m/13667ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a full rest day at Manang, our trail heads into higher altitudes towards Ledar. Today’s trekking is over harsh alpine landscapes with magnificent views of surrounding peaks and mountain valleys. Our trek continues until we arrive at the grazing grounds of Ledar. Ledar offers good camping sites so we will camp at Ledar for our 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]
Leaving the good camping sites of Ledar, we will continue on our trek and pass through additional alpine vegetation. Our trail is a gradual ascend journey all the way to Chulu West Base Camp. Today’s trekking can be very tiring, so resting every now and then might be the best way which helps in restoring energy especially when trekking in higher altitudes. Once at the base camp our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for further trekking to higher camps.
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 continue our climbing trek higher towards Camp I. Our trail is often snow covered and icy. So, we may have to make use of our crampons. Running in higher altitudes is no idea, so we will proceed slowly moving one step at a time. During our climbing trek we will have best views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges including Mt Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. After few hours of tiring climb we will arrive at a good camping site – Camp I, where we will camp before heading further towards Camp II.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Rest/Acclimatization day at Camp I
By now we are technically over 5,000 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is a must for successful summit climb of Chulu West Peak. Thus, today we will take rest at Camp I for acclimatization and exploration. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks on our health conditions and climbing gears before heading higher up to Camp II.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Camp I to Camp II [5400m/17712ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
After spending a good day rest at Camp I, we continue to follow the trail that climbs up a rock band. Today we will make use of ropes, crampons and even ice axes as we climb towards Camp II. We will arrive at a good camping site at 5400 meters which is considered best camping site before the main summit climb. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary preparations for making the final climb to the summit of Chulu West Peak, 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]
Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Properly equipped and fully acclimatized we start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday, as the strong winds after noon can create obstacles for successful climb to summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Chulu West Peak. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of chains of high mountains that forms Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Moreover, Mt Manaslu and Lamjung Himal come into sight with several other snow capped mountains around us. After spending short quality time at the summit, we will follow the same route and descend back to Camp I.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Camp I to Ledar [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Chulu West Peak, we will retrace our steps back from Camp I for our return journey. Gradually descending through the alpine vegetation we will trek until we arrive at the good grazing grounds of Ledar for our overnight camping.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Ledar we will continue our downhill trekking to cross the wooden bridge over Kone Khola. After crossing the river we will climb for a while and then follow a rather easy trail that heads towards Thorong Phedi. There are extensive teahouses and services at Thorong Phedi. We will make a stop here at Thorong Phedi for our overnight stay.
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]
We start early for the crossing of the challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters. We will follow the trail that climbs steeply towards a watercourse. Our climbing continues through another large gully formed by the melt of Thorong Peak, across undulating moraine and head towards the top of the Thorong Pass. Once at the top we will have magnificent 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 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]
Leaving Muktinath, we will follow the trail that leads to the village of Jharkot. From there 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 all the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative center and headquarter of Mustang. After arriving at Jomsom, we will celebrate the successful completion of our trip – Chulu West Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 19: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight]. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
After having breakfast at Jomsom, we will take an early morning scenic flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful set of town with thick forest, emerald lakes and a place of remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake truly makes this place a  magical spot on planet. Besides, boating at Fewa Lake, 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.
After having breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we will take a scenic drive from Pokhara and head back towards Kathmandu. Our drive is over zigzag hilly road that offers opportunity to observe the activities of local people for daily survival while we drive passing along small market towns and villages. You will be transferred to the hotel once we arrive at 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. Attraction destination (world heritage sites of UNESCO) sites that weren’t possible on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. Also, walking around the shopping streets of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will celebrate and have a final meal together in the evening for successfully completing Chulu West Peak Climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

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

Date & Price

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Your Program Duration = 22 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu & 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle – As per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Jomsom – Pokhara flight
  • Climbing permit for Chulu West Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and Conservation Area fees
  • 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
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Great adventure @  ' Chulu West '

Namaste !!

We were a group of 5 from Austria wanting to summit Chulu West Peak. We found Nepal Guide Treks on internet and immediately booked our Chulu West Peak climbing with NGTs. We were picked up at the airport and then transferred to the hotel. At that time we felt that the company is very serious about providing quality service. During the trek we had a great time exploring the natural and cultural wonders.

We must admit that the climbing of Chulu-West was very challenging, but thanks to our climbing expert guide – Ang Dawa Sherpa who paid special attention to each member of the group. Following his footsteps everyone in the group made it to the summit. The feeling was truly awesome.

We have lot of pictures and memories from the trip. When we go back, we will let our friends and family about the beautiful Himalayas and friendly Nepalese people. We recommend this company for enthusiastic climbers and dedicated trekkers wanting to indulge in any kind of travel related activities in Nepal.

Keep up the good work !!!

Marko & Group

Thrilling Adventure at ' Chulu West Peak '

We have recently completed our well planned Chulu West Peak climbing with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We don’t have words enough to describe how beautiful and exotic it was when we reached the summit. The excellent service provided by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is highly acknowledged by our group members. The whole set up was just perfect……loved it !!!

We had clear weather to our side most of the time, we could see clear views of surrounding mountains. Heavenly feeling in the middle of the Himalayas. It was amazing !!  We are certainly coming back for more climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions.

NGT is Highly Recommended to anyone wanting to explore the mesmerizing Himalayas!!

With Love from United Kingdom.
Jimmy + Nigle + Irean

Chulu West Peak with Nepal Guide Treks & Expedition

This is my second trip with Nepal Guide Treks. In 2013 I did Island Peak Climbing with NGT. At that time i was amazed by the service I was given by the team members. Inspired by the events at that time I decided to climb Chulu-West Peak this year. And honestly speaking – the team members have once again exceeded by expectations. I am very satisfied with the arrangements even before and after the trip. Thousand thanks to – Dendi Sherpa, whose instructions and guidance made the climb to summit possible. I recommend Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for best trekking and expedition in Nepal. I am sure that I will be back next year to do some more climbing together with NGT.

Best Regards,

Christian G. – Canada  

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