Chulu West Peak Climb

Overview

Chulu West Peak is one of the most exciting peaks of the Annapurna Massifs. Located in a small valley north of Manang, Chulu West Peak presents a majestic view of the summit that enchants hundreds of mountaineers and thrill seekers every year. There are two Chulu Peaks – West and East in this region. Chulu West Peak is more elevated than Chulu East Peak and stands at 6419m. The magnificence of Chulu West Peak is what separates it from other towering Annapurna Massifs. The summit provides splendid views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other massive peaks. The Chulu West Peak combines the thrilling experience of climbing and trekking experience of a lifetime that overlooks the Himalayan panoramas.

The Chulu West Peak expedition demands both physical and mental commitment to successfully make the summit. These commitments are rewarded by the breathtaking views of Annapurna Massifs and green ridges. Perennial rivers such as Marsyangdi Khola, Nar Khola, Hunlung Khola and Phu Khola can also be observed that originate and flow directly from the Annapurna ridges.

The months between March to May during Spring and September to December during Autumn are the best months for Chulu West Peak Expedition as it allows enough time for proper acclimatization, several returns to base camp as well as rest days for the perfect ascent.

                                                                     

The Chulu West Peak adventure begins from Kathmandu with 8-10 hours to Besishahar that leads us to Syange. The long drive along the highway is made pleasant by the atmospheric vibe of the region. The highway is filled with views of green ridges and roadside villages. The trek begins from Manang valley located at an elevation of 5000m making it one of the highest valleys in the world. From Manang Valley the trail moves up north to the Chulu West Base Camp via Throng La Pass. The routes pass through several villages that are surrounded by snowcapped peaks of Annapurna region. These villages accommodate weary travelers with lodges that serve rest and local cuisines. The trek has one fawning over the views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak.

The ascent of Chulu West Peak is coordinated by expert mountaineers that support in every step of the way. Necessary gears and climbing techniques will be provided at the Base Camp for the successful ascent. The climb is divided into two camps for proper rests on the way.

One of the major highlights of the return trips includes Muktinath Temple. It is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. The region is known as "Muktikhsetra"

or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts that channel holy water from the stream running above the temple. The return trip also includes Pokhara city known for its tourist hub.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival in the airport, you will be met by our representatives who will drop us off to the hotel. After you check in and refresh yourself, we may take a walk around the Thamel area. In the evening, there will be a traditional Nepali dinner served by us as a welcome gesture.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today we go sightseeing and explore around Kathmandu Valley. These include UNESCO world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Temple and many more. In the afternoon you will be briefed about the itinerary planned ahead to make necessary preparations.

 

Day 3: Drive to Syange

After breakfast we begin our journey. We drive early from Kathmandu for 8-10 hours to reach Syange via Besishahar. The drive involves green landscapes as we travel along the serpentine highways filled with villages and farm sides. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 4: Trek to Dharapani

The trek begins today as we cross a large bridge near Tal to enter Manang district. The trail leads us through several rice fields and pine forests. We trek past Kodo village to reach village of Dharapani. We stay overnight here in Dharapani.

 

Day 5: Trek to Chame

The trail today ascends steeply towards west through steep forested ridges. The trail has us witness to the scenic views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Once in Chame we are rewarded by the relief of small hot springs.

 

Day 6: Trek to Pisang

The trek takes us through a steep and narrow path of a dense pine forest. The trail is surrounded by the towering peaks of Annapurna Massifs as it leads to a U-shaped valley of Manang. A short walk from here as we conclude our trek at Pisang. We spend overnight at a local lodge at lower Pisang.

 

Day 7: Trek to Upper Pisang and Manang

Today we take the route to Upper Pisang. The route via Geru has us viewing the majestic peaks of Annapurna Massifs. The panoramic views of Annapurna, Pisang Peak and other snowcapped mountains reward us with their magnificence. We also pay a visit to Barge Monastery before concluding our day at a local lodge in Manang.

 

Day 8: Manang

Today is acclimatization day in Manang. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the high altitude for the journey ahead. In order to do this, we hike to a village nearby known as Vraga. We also visit Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake to make the most of our time in Manang.

 

Day 9: Trek to Leder

Today we follow the trail from Manang that ascends through alpine vegetation and forests. The trek ascends to Yak Kharka to reach our camp.

 

Day 10: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp

Our trekking today continues from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. The Chulu Base Camp is perfect for the panoramic views of Annapurna Massifs. We hike around the Base Camp before spending overnight.

 

Day 11: Trek to Camp I

Today we leave Chulu West Base camp for Camp I. The trail to Camp I is neither physically demanding nor technical. The hike has us viewing magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.

 

Day 12: Camp I

Today is acclimatization day at Camp I. We make necessary preparations for our ascent to Camp II. We may hike around the camp to adapt to this high altitude. We return back to the Camp and rest our day.

 

Day 13: Ascent to Camp II

We leave for Camp II early in the morning by climbing the rock band. We must use our gears and equipment during the route to Camp II. Again we acclimatize today here at Camp II before we make our summit the next day.

 

Day 14: Summit to Chulu West Peak and return to Camp I

Today is the long-awaited summit day. We start our summit early in the morning as we work through the straight forward icy trail. At the summit we reward ourselves with the glorious view that surrounds us. After spend quality time we descend back to the Camp I by following the same path.

 

Day 15: Trek to Leder

We descend from Camp I to Leder following the same path. The descent also gives a panoramic view of Annapurna and other mountain ranges. We stay overnight at Leder.

 

Day 16: Contingency Day

In case the summit does not happen according to plan due to bad weather or other unfavourable conditions we spare this day as a reserve day. If everything goes as smoothly as planned, we treat ourselves today as leisure day to rest. We can also hike around Leder to enjoy the scenery of the snow-capped mountains.

 

Day 17: Trek to Thorong Phedi

We head to Thorong Phedi after necessary preparations at the Base Camp. The trail follows an easy walk downhill surrounded by greenery.

 

Day 18: Trek to Muktinath and drive to Jomsom

In the morning we make down to Muktinath by crossing a high pass of Thorong La. We reach Muktinath Temple which has religious importance for both Hindus and Buddhist. From Muktinath breath taking views of Dhaulagiri can be observed. We then take a local bus to reach Jomsom.

 

Day 19: Flight to Pokhara

We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The 30-minute flight is filled with scenic views of evergreen hills and stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Once in Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent exploring the city of Pokhara that includes Fewa Lake, World Peace Pagoda, Mahendra Cave and many more.

 

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast we make a 6-8 hours of drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km journey through serpentine highways is filled with road side villages, green pasture and ridges. In Kathmandu you will be escorted to your hotel where we celebrate your accomplishment. The day can then be spent by leisurely exploring Kathmandu or by getting a much needed rest.

 

Day 21: Departure

On this day you are free to do as you please until departure. You can go shopping in Kathmandu for mementos to reflect upon your visit. A designated individual will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule. Farewell.

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

- See more at: http://www.nepalclimbing.com/amadablam-expedition#sthash.w233WGdC.dpuf

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

- See more at: http://www.nepalclimbing.com/amadablam-expedition#sthash.w233WGdC.dpuf

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

- See more at: http://www.nepalclimbing.com/amadablam-expedition#sthash.w233WGdC.dpuf

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

After you arrive in the airport, you will be received by our representatives and taken to the hotel. After you check in, you will meet your travelling companions and a welcome dinner will be organized in the evening where you will be served with original Nepali cuisine and introduced to Nepali culture.

- See more at: http://www.nepalclimbing.com/amadablam-expedition#sthash.w233WGdC.dpuf

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation and meals during the whole of the trek.
  • 3 nights in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Government and local taxes
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide(4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), porters(2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, food, lodging and all equipment.
  • A comprehensive medical kit

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee(bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation apart from the schedule due to any reasons
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (USD200 each jeep)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for travel guides or porters

Trip Summary

  • Trip Duration : 21 days
  • Country : Nepal

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