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Chulu West Peak Climbing 20 Days

Price Start
USD 2,499  Per Person
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Activity Level

Mountain Climbing, Trekking ?

Group Size
1-10
Accommodation:
Hotel/ Teahouse
Maximum Altitude:
6,416m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Destination:
Chulu West Peak
Duration:
22
Transportation:
Jeep/ Flight
No of People Price
1-2 2499
3-5 2399
6+ 2199

Trip Highlights

Chulu West Peak Climbing

 

Chulu West Peak Climbing is a mountain in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a popular peak for climbing and trekking, with a peak elevation of 6,419 meters (21,079 feet). The climb typically takes several days, and requires a high level of physical fitness and technical climbing skills.

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The Trail to Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West trail showcases some of the best natural wonders of Nepal. These 20 days of pure fun will surely be a memorable experience to all. The trail begins as we take a drive to Synage and take the trail to Manang. Passing on through many villages and checkpoints, reaching Manang will take us about 6 days. Here you will be having your acclimatization day, as the next few days will have a massive altitude spike. Continuing the trek through Letar Phedi, you will then reach the Chulu Peak Base Camp.

Before you push from the summit you must reach Camp II by passing Camp I. Thus, this will take you about 3 days. Reaching Camp II, you will finally be summiting the peak. Thus, the descent now starts from a different trail, as you reach Muktinath temple, and trek all the way to Jomsom. From Jomsom you will catch a flight back to Pokhara.

Geography of Chulu West

Chulu West Peak Climbing is a swift climb to Chulu West following the trail of Annapurna Circuit. This trip is a fantastic two-in-one package that enhances your mountaineering skills.

The peak is divided into two parts: Chulu West and Chulu East, and Chulu West is considered to be the more challenging of the two. The climb typically takes several days and requires a high level of physical fitness, as well as experience with ice and snow climbing. Therefore, It is recommended to hire a guide and to make sure to have proper equipment and clothing.

Therefore, The stunning views of the Annapurna Mountain range will keep you going throughout the trekking period. You will be climbing over 6,400 meters of altitude above sea level.

We have a 22-day package for this trip, including accommodation facilities. Our team has expertise in trekking at tourism, so you will be in good hands with us. Here are some details of this trip. 

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Chulu West Climbing combines a beautiful Annapurna Circuit Trekking experience creating an even more fantastic adventure. Therefore, The trip crosses the path along the Marshyangdi River valley up towards the renowned Manang valley. 

Then, it takes us toward Chulu West Peak. Therefore, After summiting the peak, the journey continues through the circuit pathway toward Jomsom through Thorong La, passing at the height of 5,416 meters from sea level.

Now, we will start the returning trail passing through Manang Valley to Thorong-La Pass, where you can see astounding views of Annapurna Mountain Range.

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Itinerary

On the first day, you will arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport, where we will receive warm greetings and an introduction. Then, we will take you to your comfy hotel to rest for the day and refresh.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,400m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will drive to Syange for our trekking journey to commence. We will take the path going through Besi Sahar via Prithvi Highway. Throughout the way, you will view the beautiful snow-capped mountains from a distance.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,130m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we will start our trekking journey starting from Dharapani. We will walk along the banks of the Marshyangdi river and come across many local ethnic villages. A suspension bridge will go once we cross Tal village, leading us to Dharapani’s ascension.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,860 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, as we head toward Chame, we will see the spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m) and Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). The trail is a beautiful pathway showing astounding landscapes and local vegetation. By the end of the day, we will be staying overnight at Chame. 

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,710 m 
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we continue our ascension trail, we will reach the gateway of Pisang Peak Climbing, the Pisang village. This day brings us extra enjoyment as we can view Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m) and Mt. Lamjung (6,983 m) along with Annapurna II (7,937 m) and Manaslu (8,163 m). 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,240m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will reach Manang Village today, which is also the headquarters of the Manang district. The route now takes us through a hilly trail all the way. You will love the culture and traditions of the people living in the village. As we stay for the night, you can explore all you want for the day.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,540m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Since we will now be above 3,500 meters of altitude, our body needs to adapt to the climate and elevation. So, we will take the whole day to rest and explore the beautiful village.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,540m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Now, the ascension trail leads us to Letdar Phedi. The views of beautiful landscapes will grow even prettier from the higher elevation viewpoint. We will see the mountains clearer as we move toward Chulu West.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,130m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will finally reach the base camp of Chulu West as we ascend the trail from Letdar Phedi. The journey is about 6 hours, and we will rest at specific points. However, the sceneries keep getting broader and more appealing as we climb upward.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,900m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The elevation reaches over 5,000 meters today. We will move upward to Camp I from the Base Camp, climbing about 200 meters of distance. We will set up our camp and relax for the day once we reach there.

Accommodation:
Camp
Maximum Altitude:
5,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Acclimatization is an essential process for climbers to adjust their bodies to the high altitude and reduced oxygen levels found at high elevations. When climbing Chulu West, acclimatization at Camp I is an important step in preparing for the summit push. During this time, climbers should focus on resting, hydrating, and eating well to help their bodies adjust to the altitude.

Climbers may also choose to do short hikes or climbs around Camp I to help their bodies acclimate further. It’s essential to listen to your body and not push yourself too hard during this time, as overexertion can increase the risk of altitude sickness.

 

Accommodation:
Camp
Maximum Altitude:
5,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will climb Camp II further to continue our journey to Chulu West Peak. Our destination is one step away from this point. So, we will prepare for our climb the next day and rest for the night in our camp.

 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
5,530 m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, D-Day is here. We will summit the Chulu West Peak today. On the top of the mountain are the rewarding views of mountains awaiting us. So, we tirelessly ascend toward the peak and reach our goal.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
6,416m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Our returning trail starts from Letdar Phedi as we descend toward it. You will have enough time to relax and reminisce about your experience in mountain climbing. This day is yours to enjoy as the victorious one.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,200m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day could be challenging as it primarily has uphills and barely any plain areas. We will pass through Letdar Village, the last village we pass by, before reaching Thorang Phedi. All your hard work will be worth it once you see the exciting views of mountains like Gudang, Thorung, Khatungkan, and many more.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
4,880m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will finally get to the World’s Highest Pass on the eleventh day, Thorang La Pass. From such a height, you will be amazed by the scenery you’ll see here. It is a paradise for photographers and nature lovers. After you cross the pass, you will reach a famous temple, Muktinath.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,802 m (Muktinath), 5,416 m (Thorong-La Pass)
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Believed the home of Lord Vishnu, Muktinath is a holy temple for Hindus. It also signifies Hindu-Buddhist harmony through nunnery. You will learn many things about these religions on this day’s tour. 

After exploration, we will start descending toward Jomsom, the windiest town in Nepal, through Kagbeni. You can see many natural sceneries from your room window in this place. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,720m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You will have an early flight to Pokhara on this day. Pokhara is the tourist hub of Nepal, so you will come across many fellow travelers as you explore the Lakeside streets. Besides, there are many pubs and restaurants to relax and eat delicacies. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
822m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Finally, with our tour guide, you will return to Kathmandu by a comfy tourist bus. Your trip would have been exhausting, so you can rest easy on the bus or enjoy the green scenery of the Hilly region. We will have a celebratory dinner in the evening with our whole trekking team and celebrate our successful journey.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After completing our Annapurna Circuit, we will drop you at the Tribhuwan Internation Airport. It’s time for you to return home. You will be returning with nothing but good memories and beautiful souvenirs.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu (International and domestic both).
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • All ground transportation: Kathmandu - Besisahar and Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Chulu West Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fee.
  • Food during the trek and climb (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • High altitude climbing leader (Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure etc.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements such as Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.

Optional Addons

  • Porter
  • Hotel in KTM/Night

What's Not Included

  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking / climbing).
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
  • Tips for guide, porter, drive

What is Chulu West Peak and where is it located?

Chulu West Peak is a popular trekking peak, that settles at an altitude of 6,419 meters (21,055 feet) above sea level. Lying in the Annapurna region of Nepal, this peak is known to offer some of the most thrilling experiences and views known to mankind. As, the Pisang peak, this peak is also part of Manang Himal, located in the north of the Annapurna Range.

How difficult is Chulu West Peak Climbing?

Chulu West Peak Climbing is considered to be a moderately difficult trekking peak here in Nepal. With requirements such as basic mountaineering skills, and high-altitude trekking experiences. The climber must be familiar to use climbing equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axes. The climb to the peak is full of steep ascents and descents, thus the trail can be challenging.

What is the best time to climb Chulu West Peak?

The best time to climb the Chulu West Peak is during the seasons of spring and autumn. In Nepal, spring falls in the months of March to May and Autumn starts in September lasting up to late November.

During this time of the year, the weather is stable and quite predictable. With great visibility and clear blue skies, making it perfect to capture some great views. The temperatures are mild with the best chances to summit the peak.

What permits are required for Chulu West Peak Climbing?

To climb the Chulu West Peak, the climbers will require two different permits, they are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) permit

These permits are easily accessible through Nepal Tourism Board, and the Nepal Mountaineering Agency here in Kathmandu, Nepal. Moreover, when trekking with Nepal Lion Treks, we manage all the documents and permits for you to have a smooth trekking and climbing experience.

What are the equipment and gear required for Chulu West Peak Climbing?

Climbing the Chulu West Peak requires the use of proper high-quality mountaineering equipment and gears. These include a climbing helmet, harness, ropes, ice axe, crampons, and mountaineering boots. In addition, warm clothes to keep you warm are also essential. Nepal Lion Treks provides you with high-quality equipment to have a safe trek in the Himalayas.

What is the route for Chulu West Peak Climbing?

The typical and standard route used for the Chulu West Peak Climbing starts from Besishahar, from there following the trail of Annapurna Circuit we go all the way to Pisang. From pisang, we head to Chulu West Base Camp via Julu.

What are the risks involved in Chulu West Peak Climbing?

Climbing the Chulu West Peak, which situates at such a great altitude comes with great risks. These risks include altitude sickness, rockfall, avalanches, and extreme weather conditions. Climbers must have information regarding such challenges and must know how to tackle these events. With the well-experienced guides, that Nepal Lion Tours offers, we help you overcome such challenges and climb the peak successfully.

What are the alternative trekking options in the Chulu West Peak region?

There are various alternative to the Chulu West Peak some of them includes famous trails such as :

The Chulu West Peak region offers several alternative trekking options, including the

  • Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Nar Phu Valley Trek
  • Tilicho Lake Trek.

These are some famous treks, that come neck and neck with Chulu West Peak climbing with great experience of the Himalayas.

What are some tips for a successful Chulu West Peak Climbing expedition?

Some tips for a successful Chulu West Peak Climbing include:

  • Choosing a great trekking agency
  • Using high-quality equipment’s
  • Staying hydrated
  • Following good acclimatization practice
  • Having proper travel and medical insurance
  • Being mentally and physically prepared

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Trip Duration 22 days
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