Trip Overview

Chulu West peak is a splendid peak residing in the Damodar Himal Range in the pristine Manang Valley. One of the highest trekking peaks situated in the Annapurna Region, Chulu West Peak is also a challenging and demanding one. Chulu West Peak attracts intermediate and amateur climbers as it is technically straightforward but also has a sharp steep summit requiring a high level of stamina and strength to make it to the top. Although it is a 6000er and classified as a trekking peak, the altitude should never be underestimated. One must walk on rugged terrain on rocks and frozen ice with utmost caution to make it to the summit. With all aspects of a true mountain, Chulu peak is an exciting peak for all adventure lovers and mountaineers. It is a perfect choice for training if you are aiming for higher 7000ers and 8000ers. 

 

The trekking trail to the Chulu West peak goes through the Marsyangdi valley up towards the Manang Valley leading to the peak. Most of the trekking trail goes through the Annapurna region offering jaw-dropping views of the Annapurna massif, the Himlung Himal, and the Chulu range itself. Travelers get the mesmerizing opportunity of being in the wilderness where one might encounter several endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Himalayan Black Bears, Ghorals, vibrant birds, and many different kinds of flora and faunas. The culture and traditions of the local ethnic communities that reside in the villages that we pass during our trek are praiseworthy and admirable. The landscapes that one can observe are dramatic and surreal. The overall journey to the Chulu West Peak is a blend of adventure, learning, cultural and natural acquaintance, and a lifetime memory of joy and happiness. 

 

Preparation for Chulu West Peak Climbing

 

Climbers must prepare themselves physically and mentally as traveling at a high altitude is not predictable and always comes along with a certain amount of uncertainty. Aiming for any high altitude peak requires physical endurance and strength. Likewise, being mentally prepared to be in the isolated region for a couple of weeks is extremely necessary for a pleasant and memorable trip. 

 

Best seasons to go on Chulu West Peak Climbing

 

The best time to go on Chulu West Peak Climbing is in March, April to May, and September, October, November, and early December. If you wish to accumulate the memories of white snow-capped mountains, dense green forests, picturesque villages, vibrant colors of blossoms, and breathtaking waterfalls and glacial lakes, Chulu West Peak Climbing is the best choice for you and you can travel between March to May or September to early December. 

 

8K assures the best value service for the price you pay. With us, you get the best service in terms of food, logistics, and accommodation. Join us on our adventure to Chulu West Peak.

Trip Itinerary

DAY
  • 1-2
     Arrival In Kathmandu, Rest At The Hotel And Official Preparations

    As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome and escort you to the booked hotel. On the second day, we will initiate our official procedure including travel permit, bag pack, shopping, documentation, and briefing about our expedition. Additionally, you will also be able to greet other traveling companions.

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 3
    Drive To Dharapani (1860 M)

    After all the official preparation and documentation, we will take a private vehicle and head on the journey to Dharapani. Riding on the highway along the Trishuli river and following the Prithvi highway we reach Pokhara. From there, we head North alongside the Marshyangdi river towards Besisahar. Later, we continue driving towards Dharapani to rest overnight.

    Altitude 1860 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Hotel/Lodge
  • 4
    Trek To Chame (2670 M)

    Following the trail on an uphill climb from Dharapani, we head towards Chame. Chame is a beautiful village offering spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal. We rest overnight in a cozy lodge at Chame.

    Altitude 2670 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 5
    Trek From Chame To Pisang (3200 M)

    Our trek starts from the fifth day as we will enter The Valley of Manang, naturally gifted heaven. After an early breakfast, we will start elevating alongside the river Marsyangdi which flows down the vale. Following the trail to Pisang, we will pass Bhratang (2950m) and Dhukur Pokhari (3200m0. We will stay in Pisang after trekking through a gratifying trail.

    Altitude 3200 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 6-7
    Trek To Manang And Acclimatize (3540 M)

    Following our trekking schedule, we will begin The Manang Valley trek after a scrumptious breakfast. The lower trails will help to energize as the path is relatively convenient. Along the way, you will feel opportune to visit historical Braga Gompa which is 500 years old and magical Ney Guru Sang cave in the south. After descending down through a steep trail, we will reach Manang village and spend an overnight in a booked guesthouse. 

    The next morning, a glorious sunrise will wake you up in your bed. You will be astonished with the pristine view of golden mountains. Firstly, we will explore a stunning glacial lake, Gangapurna, and head to Chongar Viewpoint. After our brief visit to the viewpoint, we will pay a brief visit to many exploration points following ecotourism guidelines as much as possible.

    Altitude 3540 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 8
    Trek To Letdar (4250 M), 4-5 Hours Trek

    After acclimatizing in Manang Valley with some unforgettable sights locked in our memory, we will march on to Letdar on the eighth day. The vegetation starts changing to shrubs as we will continue to climb out the valley. After a five-hour trek, we will reach Chure Letdar (4250m) and rest for the night.

    Altitude 4250 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouse
  • 9
    Trek To Chulu West Base Camp (4810 M)

    We will elevate almost 600 meters on this day. So, we have an early morning breakfast and head towards the Chulu West Base Camp on the ending trail leading to huge pastureland. Beholding the stunning peaks in the background, we reach a majestic viewpoint where we will set up our camp. 

    Altitude 4810 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Camping
  • 10
     Trek To The High Camp (5100 M)

    Our high camp will be set up by our team of experienced Sherpas at around 5100 m. Upon reaching the high camp, we will conduct some climbing practice and briefing about the climbing gear and equipment. 

    Altitude 5100 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 11
    Climb To Camp I (5530 M)

    We wake up to a glorious sunrise in the morning and have a wonderful breakfast. Then, we arrange our climbing equipment and head towards Camp I at 5530 m. We will rest here for the night so that we will be able to access the summit earliest possible the next day. Enjoy the delicious meals prepared by our cooks at the camp and live in the moment with panoramic views in the huge background. 

    Altitude 5530 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 12
    Summit Chulu West Peak (6419 M) And Descent Back To The Lower Camp 

    Crossing the rugged terrain of rocks and frozen ice and snow, we climb up to the Chulu West Peak Summit at 6419 m. The top of the peak offers some majestic views of the Annapurna Massif, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, Dhaulagiri Range, and many other snow-capped peaks. After spending some time at the summit, we retrace our path towards the lower camp.

    Altitude 6419 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 13
    Contingent Day

    If the weather is not as favorable as forecasted on Summit Day, we will use this contingent day for the Summit Push. 

    Altitude 5530 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Full Board Camp Service
  • 14
    Trek To Thorong Phedi (4545 M)

    After conquering the highest trekking peak in the Annapurna Region, we will trek towards Phedi, a prominent stop in the Annapurna circuit. Our trek continues on pastureland to Letdar and follows the riverbank of Jarsang River. Then, we make an ascent to reach Phedi, our stop for the day. 

    Altitude 4545 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses/Camping
  • 15
    Trek To Muktinath Via Thorung La Pass (5416 M)

    This is the day when we get to one of the highest passes in the Annapurna Region. We start our trek early in the morning before sunrise to avoid the wind. From Phedi, we ascend slowly and steadily until we cross the Thorong La Pass, the world’s highest pass which is also the most widely used. After crossing Thorong La, we gradually descend towards Muktinath in the Mustang District. The elevation decreases sharply as we descend about 1600 meters. In Muktinath, we visit the temple, sacred to both the Hindus and Buddhist followers. The natural spring water flows from 108 taps in the outer courtyard of Muktinath where people bathe even during freezing cold temperatures.

    Altitude 5416 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 16
    Trek To Jomsom (2750 M)

    Our trek from Muktinath to Jomsom goes down the Kaligandaki Gorge past Kagbeni. Walking alongside the riverbank, we reach the beautiful town at Jomsom. Jomsom is also famous for strong winds that carry pebbles with them. We stay overnight at Jomsom and explore the local culture and traditions enjoying the delicious meal at the lodge.

    Altitude 2750 m
    Meals BLD
    Accommodation Lodge/Teahouses
  • 17
    Fly Back To Pokhara And Explore (822 M)

    From the stunning Jomsom town, we take a short flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a popular tourist destination in Nepa with numerous wonderful places to visit. Phewa Lake, Vegas Lake, Davis Falls, Bat Caves, World Peace Stupa, Sarangkot are some of the major attractions of Pokhara. Chilling in the Lakeside is one of the relaxant things to do after a long trek.

    Altitude 822 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • 18
    Fly Back To Kathmandu 

    The next day we take another short flight back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you may rest at the hotel or go sightseeing and shopping for souvenirs to take back home, We will get together for a farewell dinner at a typical restaurant in Thamel. 

     

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast And Farewell Dinner
    Accommodation 3-5 Star Hotel
  • 19
    Final Departure

    After a wonderful journey to the Chulu West Peak, we will bid you farewell on this day. One of our representatives will drop you off at the airport for your scheduled departure. We hope to see you soon for a brand new adventure. 

     

    Altitude 1400 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation N/A

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PLAN YOUR TRIP

Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off in a private car as per schedule.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with a bed and breakfast basis.
  • As per the schedule, meals during the trek include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, or Coffee (3 cups of tea in a day).
  • All the necessary paperwork and Conservation area entry permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • TIMS card
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight fare.
  • Kathmandu-Dharapani tourist Bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges/tea houses (Twin beds basic sharing).
  • An experienced Government licensed guide with fluent English
  • 1 porter for 2 members for carrying personal gear.
  • Salary, Food, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porters.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle with mask regulator. (If used, an additional cost of oxygen)
  • Medical kit (Please consult your doctor and prepare medicine for yourself)
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All Government taxes 

Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara 
  • Personal clothing & equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue evacuation in case of need
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any kinds of Alcohol drinks, cold drinks, phone calls, internet, battery charging, laundry on trek
  • Bottle or boiled water during the trek
  • Tips for Guide, porter
  • Entrance fees in the monastery, temple during in Kathmandu or Pokhara and during the trek. 

Departures

Trip Notes

Please do remember these things.

 

Trekking and mountain climbing in the Annapurna region are highly dependent on weather conditions. We try to schedule our trips at the most favorable time but in case of extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Pokhara may be delayed or canceled. In cases as such, we would like to notify you that except for the total number of days in the itinerary section, expenses of other extra days shall be borne by the client himself/herself. However, 8K Expeditions will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you wish to make alternative arrangements such as a helicopter flight to avoid flight delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge. 

 

Also, 8K Expeditions shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed International Flights but we will surely help to make necessary arrangements to minimize your loss. To avoid missing flights, we suggest keeping some flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure. 

 

Also be notified that as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and geography where trails can be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required.  But we assure you that the quality of service shall not be compromised at any cost.

 

 

 

Cost of Expedition

 

Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.

 

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