Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu peak is one of the most splendid and beautiful peaks in the whole Himalayas. It is part of the bigger Damodar Himal range of Manang in western Nepal, which runs south from Chako Peak (6,687m) in north-south direction along the Nar, Phu and Hunlung Khola. It is also considered as the best peak in Annapurna region. The trekking trail for Chulu west peak climbing is a memorable route which provides the most beautiful views of surrounding peaks as well as lush green forests of Nepal. We will trek through the arid but gorgeous valley of Manang, which indeed looks like the slice of heaven on earth. We will be able to enjoy the outlandish landscape of Manang and its unique settlement. We will also trek through the green meadows. The view of majestic green hills are unforgettable. The trekking along the way to Chulu peak is adventurous and easy but the peak climbing is tougher. We have to make use of different equipment in order to climb the peak. We will spend plenty of time for adaptation and acclimatization to high altitude. The best time for Chulu Peak climbing are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompanied by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATM's, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city,
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.
A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with an Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (830m/2,722ft)
From Kathmandu valley, we will start our journey to small but old town of Besisahar. The sight of hills as well as deteriorating rivers will keep us fascinated during the journey. The ride will be about seven to eight hours long. We will be spending the night in a local lodge.
Day 4: Trek from Besisahar to BahunDanda (1,310m/4,296ft)
The trekking will begin from day three. We will walk along the main trekking trail for five to six hours to reach BahunDanda. We can enjoy the view of majestic hills and mountains while trekking uphill. We will trek through mesmerizing bamboo forests. The night will be spent in a local guest house.
Day 5: Trek from BahunDanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,624ft).
We will trek gently uphill to Chamje along the rocky trail. First we will reach Syange; after another few hours we will reach Chamje. Once again, we will spend the night in local guest house.
Day 6: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,428ft).
Chamje is the starting point of our trek. We will set off from Chamje after having breakfast. We will cross the first of many suspension bridges over the Marsyangdi River and move along the trail that passes through the thick forest. We will cross the terraced farmlands at the Manang Region. Then we will climb up the steep and rocky trail towards the village of Tal and Karte before crossing the landslide affected area. Walking past the village prayer wheel and moving onwards and upwards through grassy trails, we are at Dharapani, a Gurung Village.
Day 7: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,888ft).
Initially, the trail climbs up to Bagarchhap. The beautiful Himalayas like Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m) comes into our site. From here, the trail mostly ascends along the mule track through the dense forest of fir, pine, and oak and continues along the river bank to Chame. Chame is a small settlement area and also the headquarters of Manang District. Stay overnight at a Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,700m/12,136ft)
We will trek to Pisang, a small village along the bank of Marshyangdi River. We will walk through beautiful coniferous forests and small settlements of mountain people. We will spend the night in camp or a teahouse.
Day 9: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,480ft).
The trail further continues through the Lower Pisang to the beautiful Manang village. We will walk straight to the Ghyaru village along the bank of the Marsayangdi River. The trail mostly passes through the thick coniferous forests which to open out to a wide field of Manang village. We can see the amazing views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna III (7555m) on our way the village. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day and exploring village and lakes,
Acclimatization is the best way to avoid altitude sickness so we need to acclimatize to this altitude. We can explore Manang village or we can simply enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapurna vistas and Gangapurna Lake. Manang is heavily influenced by Buddhist faith evident by a great number of monasteries in the region. Stay overnight at a Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,480ft),
After having a blissful stay at Manang, we will set off from the village after having breakfast. At first, we will climb up the hill which gradually gets steeper the more we ascend high. Continuing the walk through the alpine landscape with high altitude vegetation and forest, we come across the summer pasture area of Yak Kharka. This village is a small settlement established as a stopover place for the Annapurna Circuit trekkers. An hour of uphill walk from Yak Kharka reaches our destination for today. Once we reach Leder, we set up the camp at this high-altitude pasture land for overnight stay.
Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp (4,930m/16,170ft))
We will cross a suspension bridge and reached Ledar. From Ledar, the trail becomes steeply climbing to The Chulu West Base Camp. It will almost take 5-6 hours to reach there. Before reaching the Base Camp, we will follow a trail that ascends on the steep and rough terrain. It is a beautiful spot for enjoying the panoramic views of high mountains. Stay overnight at a tented camp.
Day 13: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp (5,530m/18,138ft))
It will be a challenging climb and we trek up to High camp under full guidance. We will climb along the ridgeline and also along the technically demanding ascents to the High camp. On reaching high camp, we will find a proper place to set up our camp. We will rest and sleep early as our climb begins early in the morning. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 14: Summit to Chulu West Peak 6419m and back to Base Camp (4,930m/16,170ft))
Today will be the most fascinating day of the journey as we will climb the Chulu West Peak. We begin the climb early, around 1-2 am, as the winds in the mountains tend to get stronger at mid-day. We will walk along the slippery icy ridges using the trekking gears with our climbing guide. As we summit the peak, we will be rewarded with the views of the majestic peaks in the Annapurna range. After enjoying some time we will descend back to Base Camp and then overnight at Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 15: Extra Day for climbing due to bad weather
Today is the reserve day allocated for situations when the climb is not possible on the summit day. As mentioned earlier, the weather conditions can get severe within a matter of moments in these areas. So, we will scale the peak on this day if we fail to complete the climb on the scheduled day. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 16: Base camp to Thorong La Phedi. (5,416m/17,764ft).
From base camp, we will now trek to Thorong La Phedi, and from here we can have 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 17: Trek from Thorung-La Phedi to Muktinath (3,760m/12,332ft) via Thorung-La Pass (5,416m/17,764ft)
Today we will descend along the trail following the Thorung Khola and traverse along the river bank up to the Thorung-La Pass (5416m). This pass is also World’s largest pass and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Chulu massifs. From there, we will trek above the forests and farmlands for about five hours to reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a revered religious site for Buddhists and Hindus. A famous sacred Temple of Lord Vishnu is situated here with 108 stone taps. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m/8,921ft) via Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft)
We will descend to Jharkot which is a famous Thakali village. It has a diverse Tibetan culture with Thakali as the primary inhabitants. From Jharkot, we will descend to Kagbeni and then to Ekle Bhatti. We will traverse along the dense forests of pine and fir to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is famous for strong mid-day winds and has plenty of modern luxuries such as internet and restaurants. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2689ft) and transfer to Hotel.
This will be another wonderful day of our Chulu West Peak Trip. We will catch an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal. Pokhara is the one and only city in Nepal which has so many worths visiting places. Emerald Lakes, Amazing Caves, Century-old Famous temples, Davis Falls, all are just amazing. We spend the rest of the time visiting these landmarks. The reflection of Machhapuchhre on the heart of serene Phewa Lake is just spellbound.
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we will travel to capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you can once roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home.
Day 21: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure day at Kathmandu. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.
Day 22: Departure
Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airport/Hotel transfer in Kathmandu,
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle in Kathmandu,
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights pre and 2 nights post on B/B plan on sharing post,
- Full-day Kathmandu Heritage site sightseeing by private tourist vehicle,
- Professional English-speaking tour guide during sightseeing,
- City tour entrance fees of the heritage sites,
- Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period,
- All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; Kitchen tents, store tents, dining tents, toilet tents, tables chairs, and cooking utensils for advanced Base Camp and high camp,
- Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bars, etc.)
- Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base camp,
- Food and accommodation during the trek in full board,
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at base camp,
- All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews,
- Daily weather Report service from Seattle based,
- Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Chulu West Peak,
- Nepal government Royalty and fees,
- One experienced, trained, government-licensed, climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client,
- All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurance for all involved staff in trekking and expedition,
- Group emergency equipment and medical supplies,
- Medical consultation services at the base camp,
- Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Kitchen boys,
- Equipment allowance and wages for Government Liaison Officers,
- Solar equipment for light and also for charging various electric devices,
- 1 generator at base camp for computers and other electronic devices,
- Headset radios for communication in the mountain,
- Satellite Phones (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
- Internet at base camp (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required,
- Rope fixing costs,
- The heater will be provided at the base camp for heating the dining room,
- Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator will be provided,
- Travel and rescue arrangements,
- Ice fall usage Charge,
- 5 bottles of 3LTR Poisk Oxygen for members,
- Daily Dispatches on www.wppnepal.com,
- Welcome and Farewell dinner with beverages.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- If required to change from airplane to helicopter to/from Pokhara due to weather issues, the additional cost of the helicopter will be shared amongst clients,
- Personal trekking and climbing gear, Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing,
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.),
- Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs,
- Any other item not listed in the 'Price Includes' section.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Expedition down jacket
- Basecamp down jacket
- Lightweight fleece top
- Wind shirt
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Base layers tops
- Trekking cloths
- Casual wear
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal bottom base layer (2-3 pcs)
- Fleece trousers (2-3 pcs)
- Gore-Tex pants (1 pcs)
- Mid-weight pants (1-2 pcs)
- Lightweight quick dry trekking pants (2-3 pcs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Down pant Underwear (4-6 pcs)
- Sun cap
- Desert cap
- Banadana or Buff
- Fleece hat
- Neoprene face mask
- Neck gaiter
- Sunglass Ski goggles
- Thin fleece gloves (2 pairs)
- Liner gloves (2 pairs)
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves (2 pairs)
- Mountaineering gloves with removable liners
- Summit gloves-6000m
- Socks (6 pairs)
- Lightweight shoes/sandals
- Trekking boots
- 6000m mountaineering boots
- Save gaiters
- Down bivvy boots
- Camp boots
- Foot-wearing system
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Down Matteres (Inflatable)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Climbing Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Snow Goggles
- Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner (2pcs)
- Lock Carabiner (3pcs)
- Climbing Helmet
- Summit Down Suit – 6000m
- Jumar / Ascender
- Belay Devices / Figure of 8/ATC guide
- Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector
- Crampons (fit with boot)/ Packing cover
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
- Duffle Bag 120 L – 150 L (2pcs)
- Laundry / Garbage Bag (Large)
- Water Proof Stuff Sacks / Dry Bag –small/medium / Large (3-4)pcs)
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50SPF)
- Lip Guard - 30 to -50 (SPF)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
- Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)
- Moisturizer / Lotion
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Tenacious Tape Repair Kits
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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