Chulu West Peak Climbing - 22 Days

About Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing is an adventurous climbing peak in the Annapurna region. Standing 6,419 meters above the sea level, Chulu West Peak is part of the Manang Himal in the Damodar Himal. The peak is surrounded by Marsyangdi Khola and Mesokanto La in the south. There are two summits of Chulu Peak- Chulu East and Chulu West. Climbing Chulu West Peak is a perfect option for new climbers. The route to the summit does not involve technical climbing, which attracts many beginner climbers from all around the globe.

We have designed our Chulu West Peak Climbing package adding Thorong La Pass and Muktinath Temple, which increase the adventure and adds a touch of the religious factor in the trip. During the climbing, you get to see tempting landscapes and views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), etc. To become part of this once in a lifetime Chulu West Peak Climbing 22 Days, feel free to get in touch with us.

Highlights

  • Trek through beautiful villages and dense forest crossing thrilling suspension bridges
  • Travers a very remote part of Western Himalayas
  • Explore beautiful Manang village
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas on the way
  • Experience rich culture and tradition of locals
  • Climb Chulu West Peak
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit holy Muktinath temple
  • Witness stunning sceneries and panoramic views of Himalayan mountains

Itinerary

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After you land at the Airport, you complete the necessary documentation and meet our team delegate at the terminal gate. He will welcome you and move you to the hotel. He will leave you after assisting in check-in and quickly brief you about the day program. In the evening, you meet with other team members over a welcome dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

Today, the day begins early with a delicious cup of coffee and breakfast. After that, you follow your tour guide and visit monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, in the day, you will prepare for the journey and check all the gears & documents.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having breakfast, you begin to drive towards Syange. The drive will be long and scenic. You get to see rivers, villages, dense forests, terraced fields, and lush green hills. Passing by Besishahar, you continue the drive to Syange. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Syange, the trail enters the Manang district. Crossing a thrilling suspension bridge, you reach Tal. The trail then passes through the terraced field of rice, potato, and barely. Trekking through lush pine forests, you pass by Kodo and ascend to Dharapani.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You ascend to Bagarchhap enjoying stunning views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Further, you climb along a mule track and pass by dense forests of oak, rhododendron, fir, and pine. You then continue trekking along a riverbank and reach Chame, the headquarter of Manang district. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Following a steep narrow path, you trek through a dense forest. The trail passes by a huge rock face, rising 1,500 meters above a river. From here, you trek enjoying superb views of snow-capped mountains and reach Pisang.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Pisang, the trail continues to Upper Pisang. The trail passes by Ghyaru village along the bank of Marsyangdi River and moves through a dense forest of conifers. Further, passing by a wild field, you reach Manang from where you get to see excellent views of Annapurna II and Annapurna III.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today is a rest day at Manang. You explore the village and visit nearby places. You can go on a short hike to Gangapurna lake from where you get to see wonderful views of Himalayan mountains and visit ancient monasteries. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you begin trekking. The trail from Manang goes through dense forests offering beautiful landscape views. You ascend and reach Leder for night stay.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail continues to Chulu West Base Camp today. From Leder, you gradually ascend and get to see striking views of Annapurna Himalayas. Upon reaching the Chulu West Base Camp, you set up the camp along with your team members.

  • Camp
  • BLD

From the base camp, you ascend to Camp I. The path to Camp does not involve technical climbing, however the high altitude will make the walk tiring. Camp I offers fantastic views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Mt. Gangapurna.

  • Camp
  • BLD

It is a rest day for acclimatization. The day will be spent going on a short hike and resting. Your guide will also teach you basic climbing skills and proper use of the gears. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving Camp I, the trail climbs to the rock band. On the way, you might have to use ropes, crampons, and ice-ax as per need. Following the lead of your team leader, you reach Camp II.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Today is the big day. You wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards the summit. Upon reaching the top, you get to see breath-taking views of the Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the summit, you drop down to Camp I retracing the same path.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Before leaving Camp I, you will clean it and carry all the waste to lower elevation. The trail gradually descends to Leder following the same path. You get to see heart-warming views of snow-capped mountains on the way.

  • Camp
  • BLD

From Leder, you head towards Thorong Phedi. The trail will be mostly downhill walking.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you begin ascending along the rugged and steep path to reach Thorong La Pass. From the pass, you get to see the spectacular view of the surrounding. Further, the trail descends to holy Muktinath, a very famous and important pilgrimage site.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You wake up early and visit the Muktinath Temple. Later, the trail descends towards Jomsom. Walking along the Kali Gandaki River, you pass by Kagebni and other small villages to reach Jomsom.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, you take a short and scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. Upon landing, you move to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the exploring around on your own.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

It is an extra day in Pokhara. You will go on a guided sightseeing tour of places like David's Fall, Gupteshwor Cave, etc. If you want, you can also do paragliding, however, let us know beforehand so that we can arrange that for you on time.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you return to Kathmandu. The journey will offer beautiful scenery. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. Rest of the leisure, walk around the lively streets of Thamel and do shopping. In the late evening, you meet with team members over farewell dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

After your adventurous journey in the Himalayas, it is time to say goodbye to each other. One of our team members will drop you at the Airport and bid you our good wishes. 

Useful Information

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you have got a few extra days on your hands, then you can add Upper Mustang Trek in the journey. Or, you can also do other adventurous activities like paragliding, rafting, or wild jungle tours if you want. Similarly, we also make a custom Chulu West Peak Climbing package for those who are not satisfied with our offered route. For further information, you can contact us anytime.

 

Trip Information

Chulu West Peak Climbing route

Chulu West Peak Climbing starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syange. From here, crossing a suspension bridge, you ascend to Dharapani and continue trekking through beautiful villages like Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Leder. The trail further climbs to Chulu West Base Camp and moves to Camp I and Camp II. Following the footsteps of your team leader, you reach the top of the Chulu West Peak and descend back to base camp. The trail ahead crosses Thorong La Pass and takes you to Jomson via Muktinath.

 

Chulu West Peak Climbing map

Chulu West Peak Climbing map offers you the pictorial view of the route that leads to the top of the Chulu West Peak. The map is crafted as per our Chulu West Peak Climbing itinerary. You can see all the major stops & highlights on the map.

 

Chulu West Peak Climbing difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Chulu West Peak Climbing is a difficult peak to climb. Even though the trail to the top of the peak is non-technical, the high altitude and isolation of the region make the journey overall challenging and strenuous. You have to be in good health and physically strong to go on climbing. Likewise, the previous climbing experience is not needed, however trekking experience is required to go on Chulu West Peak Climbing 22 Days.

Altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness can become a major issue if not taken care of properly. We have designed our Chulu West Peak Climbing itinerary including ample rest days that will help you adjust your body as you gain elevation. Also, drinking plenty of water and carbohydrate-rich meals will help you avoid altitude sickness. After touching a certain high elevation while pushing towards the summit, we will also give you supplementary oxygen support if needed.

 

Best time to go on Chulu West Peak Climbing

The best time to go to Chulu West Peak Climbing is from March to April. This is the most preferred month to go on peak climbing in the Himalayas. Because of the warm days and stable climate, many climbers push towards the different summit. Another very famous time to go on climbing is in autumn (October to November).

 

Accommodation & Meals

You stay overnight in the teahouse in the villages in lower elevation. The teahouse offers basic service with twin-sharing rooms and common washroom usually. If you like to have a single room, then we will try our best to make it available for you, but the chances are very low. While climbing, you spend a night in a tent. We provide high-quality branded sleeping tents and foam mattresses for every member of the group with a shared dining tent and washroom tent.

During Chulu West Peak Expedition, you get Nepali, Tibetan, Indian, and Continental cuisine. In the teahouse, the meals will be served as per their menu. You will have enough options to choose from, and as the elevation will increase, the menu will get limited with more Tibetan and Nepali dishes. While camping, our trained crew members will cook food for you. We will provide you delicious, healthy, and nutritious meals that will give you the energy to walk.

 

Communication & Electricity

Communication facility is available up to certain altitude and villages. While on the peak, you will not find any cellular network because of the isolation of the region. However, we will carry a satellite phone with us to connect with our team in the city and at the base camp. Electricity is available in all the villages. Locals mostly use solar electricity. You can get a chance to charge electric devices, still we recommend you carry extra batteries with you and do not depend on the electricity.

 

Travel Insurance

You must have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancelation, and loss or theft of property. Having travel insurance while on a high altitude journey will keep your back safe. As per the rule of the Nepal government, you have to pay the airlift bill on the spot, which might become hectic if you do not have travel insurance. We highly advise checking your travel insurance properly before signing it. 

 

Guide & Porter

On Chulu West Peak Climbing 22 Days, you will be guided by experienced and government-licensed holder Sherpa guides who have climbed the peak many times before. While climbing with us, you will get accompanied by professional climbers who are well trained to handle any situation in the Himalayas. Likewise, our guides are also certified for first aid, remote survival, and other different circumstances that will ensure your safety with us. Similarly, you will be also accompanied by porters who will carry all the baggage.

 

Environmental Contribution

While organizing climbing journeys, we involve several different measures to protect the fragile environment. Some of our efforts include cleaning the camps before returning, carrying all the waste to lower elevation, avoiding plastic water bottles, etc. Similarly, we also run a small organization that provides education to children from underprivileged families in the mountains. At the moment, we are funding 6 children's education and hoping to support more in the future.