Chulu West Peak Climbing

Duration: 19 Days     
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking, Culture Tours
  • Group Size: 1 +
  • Max Elevation: 6420m
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation / Flight

Chulu West peak has two summits (Chulu East and Chulu West), among them Chulu West (6,419m) is the higher peak. The first summit to Chulu West Peak by a Japanese Expedition team in 1952. Chulu west peak is located in a small valley north of Manang; off the main trail to the Thorong La Pass 5416m (highest pass in the world). Chulu west peak climbing is no technical difficulties in ascending these peaks but the progress can be slow as the slopes are susceptible to avalanches in certain conditions. Chulu West peak is lying together which forms an essential part of the Manang Himal which in turns is included in the Larger Damodar Himal.

Chulu west peak climbing is massif of Chulus stands in front of the spectacular chain of Annapurna Himal. The view of the entire slope of Annapurna II, IV, III, Gangapurna and Annapurna I is outstanding from the top of Chulu West summit.

Chulu west peak climbing trip beginfrom Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung a neighboring district of Gorkha. From Beshi Sahar the trail leads up slowly towards Manang valley, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5,000m. From Manang valley the route heads north to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set aside for the ascent of Chulu west peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route coming back to Katmandu as in the "Around Annapurna Trek".

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • Day 2Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1,305m.) and it takes about six hours.
  • Day 3Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m.) which takes about six hours.
  • Day 4Trek from Chamje (1,410m.) to Dharapani (1,960m.) and it takes about six hours.
  • Day 5Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,675m.) which takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 6Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,100m.) which takes about five hours.
  • Day 7Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,440m.) and it takes about five and half hours.
  • Day 8Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town.
  • Day 9Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,350m.) and it takes about three and half hours.
  • Day 10Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Chulu West High Camp and it takes about three hours.
  • Day 11Climb Camp I (5,400m).
  • Day 12Climb Chulu West (6,420m.) and return back to Chulu West High Camp.
  • Day 13Trek from Chulu West High Camp to Chulu Letdar (4,200m.) which takes about four hours.
  • Day 14Trek from Chulu Letdar to Thorong High Camp (4,800m.) and it takes about five hours.
  • Day 15Trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3,850m.) via Thorong La (5,416m.) Pass and it takes about eight hours.
  • Day 16Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,895 m.) and it takes about three and half hours.
  • Day 17Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,810m.) and it takes about three hours.
  • Day 18Jomsom to Pokhara (30mins) by flight trek end.
  • Day 19Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the program.
  • Airport pick up and drop service to international and domestic Airport.
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Accommodation in guesthouse and Tented camp whilst on trekking and climbing.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and trekking peak royalty fees.
  • All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
  • Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary and insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • All governmental paperwork and procedures.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Flight ticket cost from Jomsom to Pokhara.

International Airfare and Nepal visa fee.

Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accommodation in Kathmandu.

Personal trekking and peak climbing equipment.

Bar and beverage bills.

Your Travel and rescue Insurance.

Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated).

Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Useful Information

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