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Duration
21 Days
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Tour Type
Peak Climbing
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Group Size
2 - 10 Person
Nepal, Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climb

Is an exciting adventure with stunning views of the Annapurna, Tilicho, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges. Standing at 6,419 meters, the Chulu West Peak takes you venturing through the Annapurna region. As the climbers trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area, villages like Manang and Pisang, the combination of nature and culture comes alive. Chulu West Peak climb is a complete travel package incorporating enticing adventures, Himalayan panorama, and culturally enriched settlements.

CHULU WEST PEAK CLIMB HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climb to the summit of the Chulu West Peak (6419m)
  • Cross the Thorung La Pass (5416m), one of the biggest passes in the world
  • Visit Tilicho Lake and explore its pristine vicinity
  • Explore the Tibetan-influenced villages like Pisang, Manang, and Khangsar
  • Witness the panorama of Annapurna, Lamjung, and Nilgiri Himalayas from the Poonhill vantage point

 

OVERVIEW

Beginning with your arrival in Kathmandu, the Chulu West Peak Climbing trip picks up the pace with a drive to Syange or Jagat. The trek begins as you walk towards Dharapani going through small settlements and alluring green forests. Heading towards Chame, you go up a ridge catching the first glance of the Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna III (7555m).

Leaving Chame, the path gets narrow and steep, passing a large rock as you reach Pisang. The trail from here is filled with scenic beauty with views of the majestic peaks heading towards the village of Manang. After a day of acclimatizing you ascend up the base camp walking towards Tilicho. Taking in the cold breeze, you head down towards Yak Kharka approaching the Jarsang River.

The next destination is the Chulu Base Camp going through yak pastures. Climbing up to the summit, you walk through rugged terrain while the ridge leads the way. Upon reaching the summit, the glorious views of the majestic Annapurna Mountains await you. Descending down you again begin climbing towards Thorung Phedi. Crossing the breathtaking Thorung La Pass (5416m), you arrive at Muktinath Temple. From here, you drive to Jomsom where you take a flight to Pokhara before driving back to Kathmandu.

Chulu West Peak Climbing is one of the most underrated trips throughout Nepal and we, here at Nepal Treks, can’t wait to introduce you to its beauty. A well-constructed itinerary and trained guides are a few of the services we are proud of. Come with us and we will make sure your journey will be one to remember.

 

Chulu West Peak Climb Map

Details

PRICE INCLUDE
  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
  • Three night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works ACAP entry permit & Trekker`s information
  • Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
  • Three nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Yak Kharka. Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Bus to Besishar and tourist bus back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment (1 porter= two people).
  • Including his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • One night Pokhara hotel with breakfast.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms)
  • Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
PRICE EXCLUDE
  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance( Recommended)
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
  • Personal climbing equipment can be hired $200 USD per person.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees $30 USD per person.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Jomsom flight.

Upon arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will received by our company representatives to be taken to your hotel.
You have the day for the preparation of the climb getting your gears and equipment ready. You will be briefed on the details of the expedition, equipment required and the composition of the team. After getting everything ready you have the day to explore the city or you may choose to relax at your hotel.
Today, you have a long drive from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat to begin your trekking. On the drive you get to see the countryside of Nepal with beautiful rivers, green hills, and glimpses of mountains. The road is good up to Besisahar and it does get a bit rough after that. You spend the night in Jagat.
The trek begins as you begin your journey towards Dharapani. Entering the district of Manang, you walk through alluring green forests. Continuing the trail, you cross a suspension and walk through rice and barley fields, and pine forests. Upon trekking through the village of Kharte you arrive at Dharapani. Dharapani is a prominent village in the district of Manang.
Walking up the ridges behind the forests, you go through the terrain that has experienced numerous landslides. Passing Bagarchhap, Timang, and Koto, you reach Chame. The trail passes numerous settlements with soothing forested trails in between those settlements. Upon arriving at Chame, you catch the first amazing view of the Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna III (7555m).
After having a good breakfast, you leave for Chame. The path gets steep and narrow taking you through a dense forest. Passing Pangdi Danda, you are surrounded by the panoramic views of the mountains in Annapurna, Chulu, and Pisang ranges. Going further into the valley of Manang, you are welcomed by more beautiful sights of the nature before finally arriving at Pisang.
Walking through the scenic trail, the natural surrounding is just amazing. You can witness splendid panorama of the alluring Annapurna (8091m), Pisang Peak (6091m), and several other majestic mountains. Walking further, the landscape and vegetation start changing drastically as the climate along with the environment gets harsh and dry. It gets a bit cold as you approach the Braga Monastery which is the largest monastery in the Manang district.
You spend the day in Manang as it is necessary to acclimatize to the changing altitude and environment. You get a good rest for the challenging days that lie ahead. While you are here you can visit the Gangapurna and the Boozo Gompa which is good drill for acclimatizing. You can also visit the village of Braga which lies near the village of Manang. On the way to Braga, you can visit the Himalayan Rescue Association and a small old monastery.
Avoiding the wind, you begin early trekking towards the base camp. There are two paths towards the base camp. The old path is much difficult with long steep ascends while the new path is a lot more safe. Taking the new path, reaching up a crest and descending down with alternate sharp ascents and descents, you go through steep slopes. You will pass the Tibetan-influenced Khangsar village on the way to the base camp.
Walking on to the trail of Manang, the path goes upwards towards Yak Kharka. Taking slow and steady steps through Tengi Manang you trek along large pasture lands. Walking further, you come across the Jarsang Khola, and continue along the trail to arrive at Yak Kharka. Upon reaching the village you are welcomed by herds of yaks and their herders.
Leaving Yak Kharka you begin ascending towards the Chulu West Base Camp. Walking through the wilderness, you reach a small stream originating from the glaciers. Going past the herds of yaks and pasture fields, you head up a ridgeline into a hidden valley where the Chulu West Base Camp lies.
After enjoying the beautiful sunrise you begin walking upwards to the Chulu West High Camp. The trail leads steep uphill for 200 meters towards the base of large rock. The high camp will be set here before the summit of the peak. The entire trail passes rocky boulders and steep icy paths.
It is necessary to spend a day acclimatizing to the high altitude before summiting the Chulu peak. You will be guided through some drills and technical details required during the summit. You can also take some practice sessions to prepare yourself for the climb. The views of the Muktinath and Nilgiri Himal ranges are also quite surreal from the viewpoints around the high camp.
Beginning the early morning climb up the summit of the Chulu West Peak, the challenging parts of the peak await you. The trail gets rugged and covered with snow while the narrow ridge leads you to the summit. Upon reaching the summit the glorious view of all the Chulu and Pisang peaks along with other magnificent mountains in the Annapurna ranges await you. After spending a fair amount of time on the summit, you begin descending back towards the base camp to spend the night.
Today, you walk towards the Thorung Phedi or the Thorung La High Camp. The altitude gets higher as you get close to the base of the Thorung La. Crossing a small bridge along the banks of the Jarsang River, you arrive at the Thorung Phedi. Taking steady careful steps, you reach the Thorung Phedi. Thorung Phedi is meadow of scattered rocks surrounded by vertical cliffs.
Taking the trail that heads for the Thorung La, the climb is long with steep winding paths before reaching the Thorung La Pass (5416m). It is the highest point of the trek besides the summit of the Chulu West Peak (6419m). The view is incredible with the gaze of the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Nilgiri ranges. There is a tea shop at the top of the Thorung La Pass (5416m). Taking a long descent leads you to Muktinath, a holy place for the Hindu and the Buddhist.
After having a good rest, you take drive to Jomsom. After you explore the Muktinath Temple vicinity, you prepare to continue the trek along the Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom is a small charming settlement with houses painted white and stone paved streets. There are plenty of lodges here along with shops that sell apples, cider, brandy and other products.
After breakfast, you take a flight from the Jomsom Airport to the lively city of Pokhara. The flight provides excellent aerial view of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna range. Upon arriving in the lake city of Pokhara, you can wander about the city visiting pubs, clubs, bars and restaurants. You can also take a boat on the Phewa Lake or go visit the famous tourist sites.
You take a drive back to the city of Kathmandu. You drive along the Trishuli River most part of the way while passing villages and settlements. In Kathmandu, you can head to the wellness centers and enjoy their services. You can also shop gifts and souvenirs as you prepare to leave the country.
We bid you farewell from the land of the Himalayas and take you to the airport. You are always welcome for another visit!

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