Chulu West peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in one of the world’s most beautiful trekking regions, Annapurna. This trekking route offers you magnificent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many other adjoined mountains. The very first ascent of this prestigious peak was made by a Japanese Expedition Team in 1953.
Chulu west peak climbing is one of the demanding trekking peaks climbs in Nepal. However, joining on this climb requires a good physical condition and a high degree of stamina. We provide a climbing training guideline course with our very experienced climbing guides; you will learn and practice all the climbing techniques you will need. The training includes the practical use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, etc. Chulu peak climbing is also a very good scenery experience with the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna, and other Himalaya peaks.
Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Our Airport Arrival and Departure Representative will receive you at the International Airport. They will offer you a warm welcome and take you to the Hotel at the Heart of Kathmandu. They will also assist you until your Check-in at the Hotel.
Day 2: Preparation for the Program and sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
After your breakfast, one well experienced city tour guide will pick you from your hotel and leave for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu Valley is literally known as the city of temples. It also consists of many amazing World Heritage Sites listed in the UNESCO. Though it is not possible to visit all those places in a single day, we will try our level best to show you as many as possible. Most importantly, we will complete all the necessary preparations for the Chulu West Peak Climbing including paperwork formalities.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) 7 hours
After morning breakfast, our guide will meet you at the hotel as per departure time. Today our target is to the Besisahar through Prithivi highway. After that the road turns north to Besisahar. We will pass through the bank of Trishuli River and then through the bank of Marshyangdi River. This is an excellent drive which has interesting scenery of the Mountains, Rivers, waterfalls and Jungle as well as farm terraces and villages on the mountains. Stay overnight at the lodge at Besisahar.
Day 4: Trek to Bahundanda (1,398m/45,86ft) 6 and half hours
This is the first day of walking; we start walking very early in the morning after breakfast. This is an easy walk through the dusty road towards north of the valley and reaches Bhulbhule before crossing the suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. We can view Mt. Manaslu and Nagdi Chuli including many waterfalls and Gurung village. Finally, we will reach Bahundanda for an overnight stay.
Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft) 5-6 hours
Chamje is the starting point of our trek. We will set off from Chamje after having breakfast. The trail drops steep down to the bottom of the hill and a few up downs to Syange to cross the suspension bridge. You can have a view of the waterfall at Syange. Then the trail continues leading a few uphill and few down hills to Chamje. We stay overnight at Chamje.
Day 6: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2,080m/6,824ft) 6 and half hours
The day begins with the trail drops down to the river to cross the bridge and continues climbing up along the river bank to Tal Phedi. Tal is a first village of Manang District which is located on the bank of the Marsyangdi River. After experience of tal village with tibetian culture, the walk continues up and down to Dharapani village and continues up to Bagarchhap for stay.
Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2,720m/8,923ft) 5 hours
We wake up early in the morning and have breakfast, then we start walking with slight climbs up to Danaque from where you will enjoy the view of Mt.Manaslu. Then passing through the old village of Tyanja we walk through the pine forest to Chame which is the district headquarter of Manang. Stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5 hours
Today’s walk leads uphill to the narrow valley to cross a metal bridge over the River and climb up to Dhukure Pokhari. This is a wide valley from where you will see the valley where you will have to walk further to get on the top of the high pass of Thorong La. After an easy walk you will get into Pisang overnight.
Day 9: Pisang to Manang (5-6hours) 3,450m/11,316ft
The cold, dry climate creates a much harsher environment. Incredible views of the towering Himalayan Peaks. Manang is a great Mt. Valley which has a rich customs & tradition and gives you an opportunity to observe a traditional lifestyle of Manangi People. Overnight stay at lodge.
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m).
We will walk northwards to Yak Kharka. While trekking, we can have one of the most amazing views on Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. We will spend the night in a local guest house.
Day 11: Yak Kharka to Chulu West Peak.
Today, we will trek to the base camp of Chulu West Peak. It will take several hours and we will spend the night in a camp.
Day 12: At Base Camp rest day for acclimatization and preparations
A necessary rest or free day for acclimatization with preparations sorting out gear for the climb, afternoon short hike around on this beautiful surrounding enclosed with snow capped peaks.
Day 13: Base camp to High camp.
Today we will trek towards high camp. It is relatively tough but very gratifying. After trekking for around 6 hours we will reach our destination where we will adapt to the harsh environment. Our guide will quickly set up the tent and stay overnight.
Day 14: Chulu High camp to summit [6419m/21,055ft] and back to base camp.
A celebration day!!! After all preparation, we start climbing the peak from the west side. The climbing will be difficult but worth it. After ascending up the main trail, we will finally reach the summit and then spend some time with the thought of all dreams in life, take natural therapy with prayer and after celebrate the success. slowly climb down and return to base camp. And stay overnight in a tent.
Day 15: Base camp to Thorong La Phedi. (5,416m).
After the completion of the dream, we make another trip to Muktinath. From base camp, we will now trek to Thorong La Phedi, and from here we can have a beautiful view of the mountains. After trekking for around 4 hours, we will reach Thorong La Phedi where we will spend the night in a local lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath to Thorang La (3,760m/12,335ft) 8 hours
Today’s trip to cross Thorang la pass which starts early morning before sunrise. If you stop at Phedi you start an hour earlier so that you can reach the top of the pass before 10 am which is the perfect time before the wind blows violently. After a short photo break on the top, you drop a long way down to Muktinath.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (3,500m/11,482ft) 6 hours
Today is the last day of your walk, we pass through the Kaligandaki valley and lead through the bank of the holy river where you may find Fossils called Shaligram, a part of Lord Bishnu. Finally reach Jomsom and overnight at the lodge.
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu
Wake up early morning and transfer to the airport to catchup first flight to Pokhara. It is a scenic flight over the deepest Gorge in the world and between the high Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You continue drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Or If you would like to spend your time in Pokhara we would help to for further arrangements of accommodation. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Rest day or shopping day at Kathmandu
Free day in Kathmandu you can plan for shopping.
Day 20: Departure day
Today is the last day of the trip, if you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will help you if you require otherwise, we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time.
Note* This is a standard itinerary, if you wish to customize it according to your holiday, we will work on it, so please reach us at email@example.com.
Airport Pick up and Drop as per itinerary by private car/van
All the standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period.
Local Guesthouse accommodation during trek and tented accommodation in the climbing period
Experience and helpful trekking guide during the trek and friendless porters
Expert climbing guide
First aid medical kit
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff
Round trip domestic airfare as per itinerary
General climbing equipment (rope, ice-crew, snow bar, etc.)
TIMS card fees – Trekking Information Management System
All the government tax
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
Your Travel Insurance
Personal climbing equipment
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Tips for Trekking guide, porters, Drivers
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.