One of the famous climbing peaks in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas, Chulu West peak stands at the elevation of 6419 meters above sea level. Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure takes you to the north of Manang valley to climb the peak. A combination of trekking and climbing adventures, this trip offers you incredible views of the Himalayan surroundings.
The trip takes you initially on a trekking adventure along the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route up to Manang. It takes a different route towards Chulu West peak from Manang via Ledar. Trekking through the Marshyangdi river valley up towards the mountain takes you through several beautiful villages. You can also enjoy the breathtaking view of the Annapurna massif.
What you see during Chulu West Peak Climbing Adventure
As this climbing adventure takes you to the Annapurna region of the Himalayas, you can enjoy the view of mountains in the region. Right from the beginning of the trek, you can see the mountains and beautiful nature. While traversing the trail along the Marshyangdi River valley, you will also walk past several beautiful villages.
When you reach Chulu West Peak base camp and start the climb to the summit, you will find yourself amidst the high-soaring mountains. The view you see from the summit of the peak is simply surreal. While you can enjoy breathtaking views, the climbing itself is also a thrilling adventure. You will need knowledge of mountain climbing skills to climb Chulu West Peak.
This climbing adventure gives you an unforgettable peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region of the Himalaya. Later, after the climb, you will also trek to Jomsom via Thorong La pass (5416m).
Reasons this trip becomes an Experience
Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Chulu West Peak Climbing Adventure is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.
By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.
Trekking and climbing to Chulu West Peak with us is traveling in safe hands.
There are a number of things that you need to keep in mind if you ever plan for your vacation. Because you want to make the most out of your limited time, it is truly a hectic job for you to find a trustworthy and experienced traveling companion. With Nepal Climbing, you have your problem solved already as we are one of the leading Trekking and Mountaineering organizations in Nepal and have been providing first class service in several travelling packages across the country for many years.
We prioritize your satisfaction and safety
At Nepal Climbing Adventure, our ultimate objective is to arrange the programs for you to make the most out of your valuable time. We value your satisfaction, adventure, amusement and safety. Regardless of whether you are searching for stunning perspectives along the trekking trails in Himalayan mountain range or widely acclaimed, heavenly attractions with developed societies, our exposure and experience in travel business will help you ensure your requirements are met.
We have professional staffs and service
We trust that extraordinary staff lead awesome administration. That is the reason we are collaborated with experienced and eager individuals. We possess authorized and government certified guides who are very much furnished with broad learning of Nepali communities and traditions. They additionally have familiar English speaking abilities and hierarchical capacities to encourage all types trekking groups.
Responsible Tourism and social values
We are endeavoring to lessen the effect of tourism by guaranteeing our staff are very much aware of ecological issues. We are doing our best to create less waste as could be expected under the circumstances and make a point to reclaim non-compostable wastes. We outline our itineraries and work in the field guided by the standards of ecotourism and reasonable tourism. Moreover, all our staff have been given ecological preparing and are extremely aware to the eco-system we enter. Additionally, we are adhering to sustainable assets of energy. Our guides will share you the social values, culture and religious harmony for better understanding the groups you visit.
Our promise is to provide you with the travelling packages customizable according to your demand fulfilling your budget criteria. So, we can facilitate a minimum of 2 individuals with a personalized service at a reasonable cost.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Normally, your arrival in Kathmandu is the day one of this trip. We will come to pick you up at the airport as per your flight time and transfer you to the hotel. There are no activities today apart from a trip briefing meeting. The information about the meeting time will be available upon your arrival at the hotel.
You have time to relax and go for any last-minute preparation for the trip. Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
We have a full day in Kathmandu to explore the heritage sites in the valley. If we have not met for the meeting yesterday, we will meet today after breakfast. If we have met yesterday, we will continue to a full day sightseeing tour.
Your entire afternoon will be busy going around different ancient and medieval heritage monuments in the Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath to explore the ancient and medieval magnificence of the valley.
The tour will show you a lot about the culture, spiritual practice, history, and lifestyle of people in the valley. You will have an awesome cultural tour day today. Our city tour guide will make it easier for you to understand what you are looking at to make your experience even better.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Chamje (1410m)
After a full day in Kathmandu exploring the heritage sites, it is now time to leave for the trek. We will start our long day drive to Chamje early in the morning. Chamje is the starting point of our trek to Chulu West Peak Climbing Adventure. It will take us a long day's drive to reach Chamje.
We will take a bus ride to Besisahar that will take us around five hours to reach. And from Besisahar, we will catch a jeep to drive to Chamje. From Besisahar onwards, it is a dirt road drive, which will make the drive slow. After a bumpy dirt road drive, we reach Chamje to stay overnight. We settle into a teahouse and relax after the long day drive.
Day 04: Chamje – Dharapani (1860m)
It is our first day of the trek in the adventure. Excited, we begin our walking adventure after breakfast. The destination of our walk today is Dharapani in Manang. We follow the Marshyangdi river valley and head towards the destination. We descend and ascend the trail that winds through the mountains.
As we walk the trail, we will come across beautiful scenery of nature, villages, and the mountains. Walking towards the destination, we go past beautiful places like Tal, Koto, etc. before reaching Dharapani. Amazing views of the surroundings as we walk through the trail will make our first day of walk beautiful.
Day 05: Dharapani – Chame (2650m)
We continue the trek around the Annapurna. Our destination for the day is Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. It is a lovely walking day along the river valley that brings incredibly beautiful views of the surroundings. Peaceful natural surroundings and breathtaking mountains on the Annapurna massif make our daily walk a beautiful adventure.
We eventually reach Chame and settle into a guesthouse to stay overnight.
Day 06: Chame – Pisang (3250m)
It is another great day in the Annapurna and we are ready to traverse the trail to Pisang today. The walk will take us past several beautiful places with wonderful surroundings. We will reach the elevation over 3000 meters from sea level for the first time on the trek today. Our overnight destination, Pisang, stands at 3250 meters above sea level. We will have to go easy and at a pace to help ourselves adjust with the increasing elevation in the mountains.
Once we reach Pisang, we will check into a teahouse and relax the tiredness of the day.
Day 07: Pisang – Manang (3519m)
Our walk for the day in the Annapurna Circuit Trek takes us to another beautiful place in the region – Manang. Manang is a beautiful ethnic town in the region. We proceed on our adventure walk of the day to Manang. As we traverse the trail, we will enjoy the natural surroundings of the mountains. The walk will take us past places like Humde, Bhakra etc. The trail turns into a dry path as we have entered the high mountain region. We will have two trail options to reach Manang – one is shorter of about four hours and the other is longer and challenging of about seven hours.
We will decide on which route to take but we will eventually reach Manang to stay overnight.
Day 08: Manang Acclimatization Day
As we have already come to the elevation of 3,500 meters above sea level, we will require a day to acclimatize before we head further towards the higher elevation. We take the day today to explore around in the surroundings of Manang and stay overnight here. Exploring Manang and its surroundings will give us an experience of lifestyle in the region.
Day 9: Manang - Leder (4,200m)
Today, we follow the trail from Manang to Ledar that ascends through alpine vegetation and forests. The trek now advances towards the Chulu West Peak Base Camp. We will trek through peaceful surroundings of the mountains and nature.
Day 10: Ledar - Chulu West Base Camp (4,900m)
Our trekking today continues from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. The Chulu Base Camp offers beautiful panoramic views of the Annapurna Massifs. We can wander around the Base Camp before spending overnight.
Day 11: Base Camp - Camp I (5,170m)
Today we leave Chulu West Base camp for the Camp I to spend overnight at the elevation of 5,170 meters above sea level. The trail to the Camp I is neither physically demanding nor technical. The trek brings us magnificent views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal.
Day 12: Camp I Acclimatization
Today is the acclimatization day at Camp I. We make the 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: Camp I - Camp II (5,400m)
We leave for Camp II early in the morning by climbing the rock band. We must use our gear 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: Camp II - Chulu West Summit (6,419m) - Camp I (5,170m)
Today is the long-awaited summit day. We start our summit early in the morning as we work through the straight forward icy trail up towards the summit. At the summit, we will find ourselves surrounded by the glorious view of the mountains. After spending quality time we descend back to Camp I to stay overnight.
Day 15: Camp I - Leder (4,900m)
We descend from Camp I to Leder following the same trail. 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 unfavorable conditions we spare this day as a reserve day. If everything goes as smoothly as planned, we treat ourselves today as a leisure day to rest. We can also hike around Leder to enjoy the scenery of the snow-capped mountains.
Day 17: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi (4,540m)
We are on another short day trekking on the adventure. Walking to Thorong Phedi from Ledar will take us around four hours. The trail that takes us to our destination winds through the high mountain landscape with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Although a short trek, the walk certainly challenges us as we are traversing the trail at high elevation. Once we reach Thorong Phedi and settle into a guesthouse, we will relax and rest as much as we can since we need to save the energy to walk over the pass tomorrow.
Day 18: Thorong Phedi – Thorong La (5416m) – Muktinath (3800m)
Today is the most adventurous and challenging day of the trek. We are going to cross a high mountain pass on our walk today. Our day starts early in the morning, much earlier than the break of the dawn. With our breakfast packed, we begin the adventure with our flashlights on towards the top of the Thorong pass. As the elevation increases on the steep trail up towards the pass, our body will struggle to find the pace. But we keep walking slowly and steadily up and will make it to the top of the pass eventually. As the sunrises over the mountains, we will reach the pass and feel the searing happiness.
It will feel like conquering the whole world to reach the pass after that challenging walk through the winding trail up the mountain. We will spend a good time at the top of the pass before descending to Muktinath to stay overnight
Day 19: Muktinath – Jomsom (2743m)
We are on the final day of the trekking part of the Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure and around the Annapurna massif. Our walk today heads towards Jomsom along the Kali Gandaki river valley. Since it is a downhill walk, we will find the day easier than other days of the trek. But the trail along the river valley will get windy as the day progresses to the afternoon.
We will reach Jomsom eventually and check into a guesthouse. We will have a relaxing day at Jomsom as the trek has come to an end.
Day 20: Jomsom – Pokhara (900m)
We have an early morning flight to Pokhara. The flight is a short one of just 20 minutes but it takes us along the river valley and past the massive mountains. Even during this short flight to Pokhara, we can see the breathtaking view of the mountains.
Once we reach Pokhara and check into a hotel, we will have the day to relax. The Lakeside in Pokhara is a beautiful place to hang around and relax after the trek. We can just take a leisurely stroll on the Lakeside or find some relaxing massage or just sit at a restaurant eating and drinking. There are lots of options to spend the day at leisure in Pokhara.
Day 21: Pokhara – Kathmandu
As we have completed our trekking and climbing adventure journey, it’s time now to return back to Kathmandu. We will get ready for the early morning bus ride back to Kathmandu. It will take another seven hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure Day
The trip has come to an end today. We have to bid farewell for this time hoping to meet again for another adventure soon. We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as scheduled.
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Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.
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Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.