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Chulu West Peak Climbing

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  • Destination: 16 days
  • Group Size: 2 +
  • Maximum altitude: 6419M
  • Best Season: Feb to May- sept to Nov.
  • Grade Info: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Bus/Plane
  • Total Days: 16 Days
  • Walking Hour: 6 to 7 Hrs per day

Chulu West Peak Climbing situated on the Annapurna Region of Nepal stands at an elevation of 6419m. Chulu West Peak is popular for its spectacular mountain landscape, trekking and mountaineering opportunity and exposer of the mixture of ethnic culture of Nepalese society. Chulu West Peak is one of the best peaks in the Annapurna region which offers an interesting peak climbing opportunity and awful scenery of Mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and many other beautiful peaks. But, climbing the Chulu West Peak requires a great physical condition and a high level of stamina.

We begin our trek by driving from Kathmandu to Khudi. The trail heads gradually to one of the highest valleys of the world, Manang Valley. Beginning in the swamp paddy fields the trek consistently picks up elevation passing through oak and pine forest and finally developing into high desert nation at Manang (3,597m) and culminating in the ascent of Chulu West. Since the trek to the Base Camp of Chulu increases elevation gradually, we will have enough opportunity to watch the people and their traditions. After summitting the Chulu West, we return to Jomsom via the Thorong-La Pass and Muktinath. Finally we fly back to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Technical Ascent.
  • Passing through the Marsyangdi valley with the views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak.
  • Exploring Pisang and Gyaru, Ngwal village and primitive monasteries.

16 Days Chulu West Peak Climbing Altitude Chart

16 Days Chulu West Peak Climbing Altitude Chart

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat [1100m/3608 ft]: 8 - 10 hrs

Day 02: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7 - 8 hrs

Day 03: Dharapani-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 04: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 05: Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

Day 06: Manang: Rest

Day 07: Manang to Leder [4200m/13,776ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 08: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 09: Chulu West base Camp to Camp I [5100m/16,728ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I

Day 11: Camp I to Camp II [5,530m/18,143ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

Day 12: Summit Chulu West [6419m/21,055ft] and back to Camp I: 9 - 10 hrs

Day 13: Camp I to Leder: 5 - 6 hrs

Day 14: Leder to Thorong Phedi [4450m/14,596ft]: 3 - 4 hrs

Day 15: Thorong Phedi - Thorong Pass [5416m/17,765ft] - Muktinath

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat [1100m/3608 ft]: 8 - 10 hrs

After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 8-10 hours' drive we reach Syange or Jagat (as per situation) via Besishahar. Enroute, that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries.

Day 02: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7 - 8 hrs

We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests. After passing the village of Kodo we will be at Dharapani, one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 03: Dharapani-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

On the way to Chame, we encounter with the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Chame is the administrative centre of the Manang District.

Day 04: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 - 6 hrs

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang.

Day 05: Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

Route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. View of su Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. the largest in the entire district of Manang

Day 06: Manang: Rest

Today is the reast and acclimatization day. We explore the village and local people.

Day 07: Manang to Leder [4200m/13,776ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

We continue through alpine landscapes with high altitude vegetation and forests.

Day 08: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

Our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas. we will set up our camp for overnight stay.

Day 09: Chulu West base Camp to Camp I [5100m/16,728ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

we continue hiking towards Camp I. The route is not that technical AND magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.

 Day 10: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I

Rest and acclimatization day at Camp I

Day 11: Camp I to Camp II [5,530m/18,143ft]: 4 - 5 hrs

leave camp I and continue climbing the rock band to Camp II. The route is not that technical but we may have to use ropes, crampon, and ice-axe. We set up Camp II at 5,530m /18,143ft., we make an overnight stay at Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.

Day 12: Summit Chulu West [6419m/21,055ft] and back to Camp I: 9 - 10 hrs

It is our summit day, and it is going to be long day. Therefore, we would wake up much earlier today. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After summiting, we return back to Camp I.

Day 13: Camp I to Leder: 5 - 6 hrs

We enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. We make our overnight stay at Leder and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak.

Day 14: Leder to Thorong Phedi [4450m/14,596ft]: 3 - 4 hrs

It is going to be mostly an easy way walk downhill. However, we do not forget that we are still in high altitude area. 

Day 15: Thorong Phedi - Thorong Pass [5416m/17,765ft] - Muktinath

We cross the famous high pass of Thorong La today. An early start is important to complete the mission. We reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist after crossing the pass. Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom on a local bus.

Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara.

Trip Cost US$ 2250 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • One night hotel in Pokhara on B/B
  • Climbing peak permit and one climbing guide (Sherpa)
  • National Park entrance permit
  • All Airport transfers
  • All Meals during the trek and camping.
  • Accommodation in lodge during the trek, basic camping arrangement during climbing.
  • Porters to carry member baggage 15 kg per person.
  • Accident insurance for staffs.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen,
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.
  • Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (available as per your choice)

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