Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West peak climbing is located above Manang Valley which is very popular among national and international tourists. Similarly, Chulu Peak provides a breathtaking view of Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu. It’s the main reason for tourist attraction. Chulu West Peak Climbing is very famous because of its unique structure and built. A lot of tourists annually visit Chulu West Peak for the thrill and adventure.
In addition, the first route to Climb Chulu West Peak takes you through the classic trek around the Annapurna massif which is almost untouched through other routes of the climb. Furthermore, Chulu West Peak stands 6419m tall in the Annapurna region. Chulu West Peak has a reputation as the famous trekking peak in Nepal. Chulu West Peak Climbing trip merges a beautiful Annapurna Circuit Trekking experience which helps you create an even more wonderful adventure experience.
Similarly, there is no question that the Chulu West Climbing is a physically demanding climb. However, if you are physically and mentally fit then this challenge to climb Chulu West is going to get easy for you. Similarly, when you are climbing to Chulu West you will get a magnificent view of Annapurna and Tibetian peaks. Whether you are an experienced or an amateur climber the climb to Chulu West is suitable for anyone. It welcomes everyone to a wonderful climbing experience.
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Likewise, the climb of Chulu West is very reasonable. So, you can experience the ultimate climbing experience is a suitable price. Furthermore, after you reach Chulu West Peak base camp your climbing guide will teach you a certain way of climbing the peak and how to handle certain equipment for the climb. We at Peak Climbing In Nepal have depicted the perfect itinerary, accommodation considering the experience, stamina, and condition of our climbers.
Why do Chulu West Climbing?
If you do Chulu West climbing you will get to see experience and explore the charm of the Annapurna circuit. Furthermore, when you do Chulu West Climbing you will get a perfect view of Annapurna South and Fishtail. Similarly, you will get a magnificent view of the summits of Annapurna II, III, IV. Especially, the climbers will witness astonishing mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other popular mountain summits in the Annapurna region in Nepal. Many tourists love to visit this peak as the best visiting and climbing destination in the world.
In addition, the main attraction of Chulu West Peak is its view of the world’s highest peak. Furthermore, you will experience the different cultures of the place. Similarly, Chulu West Peak is the best peak to test and develop your clambering skills. In addition, on your visit to Chulu West Peak, you will get a chance to Explore the beautiful city of Jomsom and its people.
Who can do Chulu West Climbing?
There is no need for prior experience for this climb. Anyone passionate about the climb can do Chulu West Peak Climbing. However, climbing to high altitudes is always challenging. So, climbers should have some prior experience of climbing and should be in good physical condition. That is an essential asset for climbing at higher altitudes. However, no technical course is required for the Chulu West Peak Climbing. But, one is needed to learn how to use climbing types of equipment such as ropes, ice picks, harnesses, crampons. Furthermore, this type of training will be given at the base camp of the peak.
- Get views of Annapurna and Tibetan peaks
- Explore unpopular and off the beaten track trails
- Experience amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Observe one of the highest trekking peaks
- Get accompanied by an experienced guide
- Experience an excellent peak to test and develop alpine skills
- Obtain summit views of Annapurna II, III, and IV
- Experience different cultures
- Observe spectacular and majestic views of the Himalayas.
- Obtain excellent views of Annapurna South and Fishtail
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Today is the first day of your Chulu West Climbing. So, today your airport arrival representative will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be transferred to your preferred hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Where the hotel staff helps you settle. Overnight at the hotel.
Preparation for Trip
On the second day of your Chulu West Climbing, you will be doing the necessary preparation for the journey and you will be given a briefing about the climb by our expert team after that, you will start the necessary shopping for Chulu West Climbing. Likewise, you can visit some of the famous temples of Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (823m/2,700ft, 08hrs)
Today is the departure day from Kathmandu. Similarly, on day 3 of our climb to Chulu West Peak, we will drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar via Prithivi Highway which takes around 5 hours. Similarly, when you are driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar you will get a majestic view of different hills of Nepal. In addition, after you reach Besisahar you will rest in a comfortable lodge of the place and enjoy the hospitality of the lodge.
Drive from Besisahar to Dharapani (1860m/6,103ft, 06hrs)
Similarly, on day 4 we will continue our journey from Besisahar to Dharapani at an altitude of 1860m. Similarly, the journey from Besisahar to Dharapani is very adventurous where you will travel at a high altitude enjoying the beauty of the surroundings.
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m/9,055ft, 05-06hrs)
On day 5 our first trekking journey from Dharapani to Chame starts. On this journey from Darapani to Chame, you will mostly do uphill climbs. Furthermore, the trail is slightly steep. In addition to the uphill climbs, you will be traveling through some narrow paths. Similarly, this trek takes around 5-6 hours at an altitude of 2670m.
Treks from Chame to Upper Pisang (3100m/10170ft, 05 hrs)
After a light breakfast a Chame. We will continue our trek from Chame to Upper Pisang at an altitude of 3100m. Similarly, at this height, the air starts to get thinner and thinner which increases the possibility of altitude sickness. So, you must acclimatize yourself properly before continuing your trek. Furthermore, during this trek, you will travel through a lush forest. In addition, the trek provides a fabulous view of the landscapes and wildlife. Additionally, after you reach Upper Pisang you will rest in a comfortable lodge.
Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (3352m/10997ft., 05hrs)
Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang is a slightly challenging trek because in this trek you have to do a lot of steep uphill climbs. However, after you reach Manang the beauty of the place will make you forget all the hardships and challenges during the trek from Upper Pisang to Manang. Similarly, when you are in Manang you will get a chance to visit the Manang market. Furthermore, after you reach Manang you will rest in a comfortable lodge.
Acclimatization and rest in Manang
Today, we will be resting at Manang and acclimatizing and we will visit local villages and local attractions. Similarly, we will visit Buddhist stupas and temples at Manang. Likewise, today is an important day in your expedition because today you will get familiar with the atmosphere and climate of high altitudes.
Trek from Manang to Lather (4250m/13943ft, 06hrs.)
Similar to day 7 of Chulu West Peak Climbing on day 9 we will continue our trekking journey to Lather from Manang at an altitude of 4250m. Similarly, this trek is 6 hours long so you should take small breaks in between the trek but most importantly, you should walk at your own pace you should not rush into things.
Trek from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m/16240ft., 5hrs)
Today is the exciting day of your journey. Similarly, today you will go to Chulu West Base Camp from Lather which is very exciting. Likewise, during this journey from Lather to Chulu Base Camp, you will see the beauty of its landscape and various wildlife. Additionally, after we reach the base camp we will set up our first camp and enjoy the night there with our friends. In addition, this trek from Lather to Chulu Base Camp takes around 5 hours to complete.
Climb from base camp to High Camp (5600m/18372ft, 04hrs)
Today we will climb from base camp to high camp at an altitude of 5600m. There you will get a magnificent view of the Himalayas and beautiful snowy peaks. Similarly, we will do our camping accommodation for the night.
Climb from high camp to camp I (5950m/19521ft, 06hrs).
Today after a light breakfast at high camp we will climb to camp I at an altitude of 5950m. Similarly, this climb is at a very high altitude so you have to climb at your own pace. Similarly, while climbing from high camp to camp I, you will get a magnificent view of the Himalayas. In addition, you will do this climb for around 6 hours so walking at your own pace is very important. Similarly, you should be able to use different kinds of climbing equipment otherwise it will be extremely challenging for you to climb to camp I. Furthermore, at this high altitude, there is always a chance that you might fall victim to altitude sickness. Therefore, you must stay hydrated. You should drink at least 4-5 liters of water during this trek.
Today is the attempt the summit (6419m/21,060ft., 13hrs)
Today is an exciting day for your Chulu West Peak climbing because today we will attempt the summit at an altitude of 6419m. Furthermore, the climb to reach the summit is almost 7 hours long. In addition, this is a long climb so you must be very careful climbing to the summit. After you reach the summit you will get a magnificent view of the Annapurna and Tibetan peaks along with some other snowy peaks. Similarly, after we reach the summit we will descend to high camp after enjoying the majestic view and achieving the summit. Likewise, while descending you should be very careful about the downhill climb. Lastly, the whole journey from reaching the summit to descending to high camp takes around 13 hours so, you must do this climb at your own pace.
Climb the peak (6584m) and return to base camp(4950m/16240ft
Today is the scheduled summit day of Chulu West Peak. After getting a majestic view of the surrounding from the summit we will return to the base camp at an altitude of 4950m for 5 hours. Similarly, we will be camping for accommodation.
Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Lather (4500m/ 14764ft.)
On day 15. We will descend from Chulu Base Camp to Lather at an altitude of 4500. Similarly, after we reach Lather we will do tea house accommodation.
Trek from Lather, to Thorong Phedi (4420m/14,501ft, 04hrs)
Today we will trek from Lather to Thorang Phedi at an altitude of 4420m. Similarly, when you are on this trek you will travel in a beautiful landscape, lush forest. Likewise, when you are on this trek you will get to explore different flora and fauna of the place. Furthermore, after you reach Thorong Phedi you will rest in a comfortable tea house and enjoy their hospitality.
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m/12,631ft, 07hrs)
Today on day 17 of our trekking journey we will trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La pass which is very popular among tourists, trekking, and mountain lovers. Thorong La Pass leads to so many different popular destinations. Which is at an altitude of 5116m. Similarly, after you reach Muktinath you will rest in a comfortable lodge
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m/8,858ft, 04hrs)
Today after visiting the holy places in Muktinath we trek to Jomsom at an altitude of 2700m. Similarly, after you reach Jomsom you will see different beautiful places. Likewise, you will see the beauty of Jomsom Bazaar. Furthermore, when you are at Jomsom you will see the beauty of the surroundings and landscapes
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m/3,116ft, 17min)
After getting a great viewing experience in Jomsom you will take a 20 min flight to Pokhara. Likewise, after you reach Pokhara at an altitude of 950m you will rest in a comfortable hotel where you will get a B&B facility and good hospitality from local people.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today you will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus which takes around 7 hours by bus. In addition, if you want to reach Kathmandu soon and visit the temples of Kathmandu you can even take a flight that can be adjusted according to your wish. However, the flight is time-effective. It is around 25 minutes. In addition, you will attend a farewell dinner with a cultural program in the evening.
Drop to the airport for final departure, or join other programs.
Today is the last day of your Chulu West Climbing. So, today your airport departure representative will leave you at the Tribhuvan International Airport or you can join other alternative programs. Such as visiting religious places.
- Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 Star Category) on bed & breakfast Basis- Sharing Twin Bed Room.
- Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
- Permit All necessary paperwork: Chulu West climbing Permit from NMA, TIMS CARD
- Garbage Management: Garbage Deposit fees.
- Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and climbing.
- Map: Trekking and climbing map.
- Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Pokhara and while returning Pokhara - Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
- Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs from Kathmandu to Besisahar(by bus) and to Base camp (by Porters)– While returning: Base camp to Jomsom(by porters) and Jomsom to Pokhara (by air cargo) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus.
- Member Luggage: Up to 25 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
- Food and Lodging: 3 Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek.
- Drinking: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- Porter: Porters (1 member: 1 Porter) during the trek.
- Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide.
- Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
- Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staff & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
- Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
- High camp service: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for members, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for members, Sherpa, and climbing crews. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
- Light: Necessary light at all tents. * if required.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
- Valley Sightseeing: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley [Swoyambhu (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by a professional guide.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Certificate: Chulu West climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing the Chulu West successfully).
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee is USD 60 per person for 30 days and to be applied for 60 days is USD 120.
- Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter medical & emergency evacuation. *Mandatory
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
- Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve soft drinks for members in base camp).
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
- Toiletries: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
- Filming: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
- Internet Service: Not included during the trek.
- USD 25 for an extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
- Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa
- Tips: Tips for Basecamp and other staff.
- Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Best time for Chulu West Climbing
The best time to do Chulu West Climbing Trekking is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year the climate, temperature, and weather are stable and suitable in Nepal for climbing. Similarly, if you travel here during this time of the year you will fully enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and landscapes. Therefore, if you travel here during this time then it can double your experience. Furthermore, this trek can also be done during the monsoon season. But, to the best experience, autumn and spring seasons are best for climbing and trekking in Nepal.
The difficulty of Chulu West Climbing
The difficulty level of Chulu West Climbing is moderate and challenging. However, it’s a 21-day long trek and climbs so it can be done by a new trekker or climber with little knowledge about the climb. If you are a new trekker, then you might face the difficulty of altitude sickness. Therefore, you should hire an experienced guide and acclimatize yourself properly for the trek. Similarly, you will find some rough and steep roads on your trek. Therefore, make sure you are prepared for that. In addition, this trek tests your stamina and mental strength. Therefore, you should be mentally tough
Travel insurance for Chulu West Climbing
Travel insurance is very important for any kind of trekking, especially over 4000m because the risks are high. You must have your travel insurance with you during the Chulu West Climbing. And, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired.
Meals and Accommodation at Chulu West Climbing
We provide Lodge with twin share basis accommodation during the trekking and camp for the Base Camp and above Base Camp. Likewise, all meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. But we don’t provide any kinds of soft and hard drinks.
Fitness and experience requirement for Chulu West Climbing
Chulu West Climbing is 21 days. So, for Chulu West Climbing you need to be both physically and mentally fit. In addition, you should have experience climbing small peaks because if you try to climb this peak then it will be difficult for you to complete this trek. So, we recommend you first climb small peaks then come after to climb this peak.in addition, if you decide to do this trek and climb despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend hiring an experienced guide. Furthermore, you should not have any heart and blood-related diseases. Most importantly, you should be very passionate about the trek and climb.
Climate and weather at Chulu West Climbing
The temperature of Chulu West Climbing Trekking is mostly stable and moderate. It is usually 15°C-20°C throughout the year because it is at a high altitude. So, it is suitable throughout the year for climbing. Annually, a lot of climbers climb here. But, the best time you could get to visit here is during the spring and autumn seasons. During this time of the year, you will experience the best climate and weather. Furthermore, at this time of the year, you will get the company of other trekkers.
Safety and security at Chulu West Climbing
Chulu West Climbing is a moderate-level trek, but it can get a little difficult for new trekkers. So, the safety and security of the trekkers are the main factors for us. Likewise, we take full care of our consumer and their property during the climb. Similarly, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our journey. So, you should not worry about your belongings when you are traveling with us. Likewise, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe for your stay. So, you can fully enjoy yourself in addition to all that we provide healthy foods to our consumers during the climb.
When is the best time for the Chulu West Climbing?
Autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) are suitable for Chulu West Climbing Climbing. However, it is possible in monsoon seasons as well.
How difficult is the Chulu West Climbing?
The Chulu West Climbing Expedition is difficult. But, almost anyone can complete it. You just have to be confident and believe in yourself. However, running and jogging before the climb are helpful.
How much will it cost to climb the Chulu West Climbing?
The average cost of the Chulu West Climbing Expedition is about USD 2000 per person for a 20 days itinerary.
Can you climb the Chulu West Climbing alone?
It is not possible. Similarly, this trek and climb would be very difficult for a single person. So, we say you hire an experienced guide.
Do I need a climbing permit for the Chulu West Climbing?
Yes, it’s compulsory to have a Chulu West Climbing Expedition permit from Kathmandu.
Can you have altitude sickness on the Chulu West Climbing?
Altitude sickness is a common problem during the Chulu West Climbing. So, you should drink a sufficient amount of water and acclimatize yourself from time to time.
What is the food price at Chulu West Climbing?
Food Prices differ from place to place. But, it usually costs USD 25 for lunch, dinner, and breakfast.
How many hours do I need to walk per day on the Chulu West Climbing?
You usually walk about 5-6 hours on most of your trek days. The walks must be slow and steady.
Can I carry children on the Chulu West Climbing?
It is not a good decision to carry your children with you to the Chulu West Climbing But, exceptions are made if they are old enough then you can take them with you following necessary protocols and rules.
Is the Chulu West Climbing trail crowded?
Usually, the walking trail is not crowded but it is mostly jam-packed with travelers during the peak trekking and climbing seasons.
What will happen If I get sick during the Chulu West Climbing?
While climbing it is possible that you feel uneasy. However, don’t worry, your guide will be there for you.
Is charging my phones and batteries possible in the route of the Chulu West Climbing Expedition?
It is possible to charge your phones and batteries in the tea houses and lodges during your trip to Chulu West Climbing Expedition but they might charge you some money.
Can I buy or rent gear while trekking?
Big cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara have lots of trekking stores where you can buy any type of gear. There are also dedicated stores in Kathmandu that only rent gear required for the trekking at a very reasonable price and are of good quality
What should be the weight of a backpack?
Your backpack should only have your necessary gear and your important documents. Eg camera, battery, identification cards, passport, permits, cell phone. If you feel you need something that comes in handy while trekking – please feel free to grab it!
Steve Shelby Ireland
Hi, my fellow climbers. I am Steve Shelby from Ireland. I am always fond of climbing. However, I didn't have any climbing experience. But, knowing Nepal is mountainous I wanted to climb here for my first expedition. I contacted them and booked one of the easiest climbs in Nepal as Chulu West. After coming to Nepal they kept me at a suitable hotel. The facilities there were very good. I did the climbing following their itinerary which was best for me. The easy trails and perfect acclimatization in the route helped me complete the climb successfully. I got to know a lot about Nepali culture. I don't know without them I could ever do this climb successfully. I thank them for making my visit so memorable.
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