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.
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.
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.