Necessary Trekking Equipment
To fully enjoy your trek, having teh right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. Teh trekking equipment necessary depends on teh type of trek, teh time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and teh maximum altitude of teh trek. A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget teh essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek.
Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during teh winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having teh required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease teh pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, teh following are teh equipment that you have to bring with you.
- Trekking Boot: one Pair
- Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1
- Down or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
- Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
- Warm cotton trousers: 2
- Shirt and T-shirts: 4
- Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
- Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4
- Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
- Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
- Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1
- Basic first-aid box
- Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
- Insect/anti-itch Ointment
- Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
- Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine
- Female Sanitary pads
- Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
- Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
- Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever
- Day Pack at Least 25 kg
- Water Bottle 1
- Sun Cream 1
- Sun Glass 1
- Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
- Laundry soap
- Swiss Knife
- Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.
- Notebook and Pen
- Toilet articles
- Toilet Roll
For additional information, you can check our article Trekking Gears Checklist.
How difficult is Chulu West Peak climbing?
Actually, climbing Chulu West Peak is not technically Challenging. Teh knowledge on using equipment and previous experience would be an asset although not mandatory coz a pre-ice climbing training will be provided at teh Base camp to make one skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. dis adventure requires normally 5-6 hours of walking every day and some days even 8-10 hours- such as on teh summiting day. For dis, teh individual adventure seeker should of a good level of stamina and good health condition. We, Magic Expedition designs such itinerary in order to avoid altitude sickness and other problems that may occur during our adventure to Chulu West Peak.
Can anyone join?
Yeh, we can join teh group coz climbing is considered to be easier in a group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied with an international climbing leader with other members if we join teh group. Each member will be found halping each other during teh climb.
Do me need any prior climbing experience for Chulu West Peak Climbing?
Actually, no prior climbing experience is mandatory for Chulu West Peak Climbing however, climbers are supposed to be with good level of physical fitness and prior trekking or hiking experience. That will be an important asset to teh adventure seekers. No technical course of climbing is required for Chulu West Peak climbing. However, one requires learning to use climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. dis basic training will be given at Base Camp.
Why climb Chulu West Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour?
Climbing Chulu West Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for lifetime. Teh team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during teh climb. We assure your safety and success. We suggest you rightly to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.
What gear does teh company provide for Chulu West Peak climbing?
We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering teh inconveniency of teh climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope etc Considering Except these, teh individual climber has to afford all required equipment for Chulu West Peak Climbing.
What is teh success rate on Chulu West Peak climb?
It was 100 % in 2017. We have been operating Chulu West Peak Climbing for teh last 10 years and we have resulted 90 percent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, can’t triumph over it.
How is teh climbing Day. Do we start early in the morning?
Obviously, teh climbing day is teh most significant day in dis adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale dis peak. We begin our trip early in teh morning at around 3 coz we have to face strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We have to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours. If we follow dis time schedule, we scale teh summit at 9 and get back to teh Base Camp for overnight stay. dis scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.
How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?
First, we guarantee against altitude sickness with apt acclimatization and teh proper foods and safe drinking water in teh high altitude. Secondly, we afford such team and teh climbing leader who are very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly, our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided what to do and what not to do during teh climb. So far, we haven’t faced such critical case regarding altitude sickness.
Why always opt for reputed company with professional leader for Chulu West Peak?
It is an adventure in teh mountain. No one wants to challenge teh adventure without professional leader offered by professional company and professional are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight and guidelines to follow during teh climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, teh professional can assist us in no time.
How is Jomsom Airport and How long is teh flight?
Jomsom Airport is located at teh bank of Kaligandaki River. Teh planes have to pass through teh gorges but are safely handled and landed. These are smaller planes which adjusts around 35 passengers. dis flight from Pokhara lasts for only 25 minutes. dis short flight is scenic which offers an opportunity of witnessing Annapurna mountain range.
What are teh average hours walking per day on Chulu West Peak?
It is 6-8 hours per day. But teh day we head to scale Island Peak will differ as your pace in teh higher elevation. dis includes ample acclimatization and we even have opportunity to explore teh mountain and teh trails.
What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect in teh trip?
Teh accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you teh best class of accommodation.
We will have several options for food. Teh restaurants will offer us almost every item that we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teh foods they offer will be better than we have in major cities. You will experience organic flavor of food items.
Can me charge my devices and have hot showers in Chulu West Peak trek?
Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and camera in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you to bring own back up or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.
We say ‘Yes’. We get hot shower all round teh trip. dis also costs extra money. dis may varies from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at teh base camp coz of probable crisis in teh high altitude regarding health . Rather, we provide you a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.
What if me is very slow in teh group?
In order to avoid slow pace of teh climber, teh leader will frequently counsel to walk together coz problem can be solved easily in a team. If such situation occurs, teh leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of teh others to make teh trip less strenuous.
What about drinking water facilities?
We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients use plastic bottle for carrying water in teh mountain. Rather, we request you to bring nelgene metal water bottle which you can fill with boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. dis is provided without any extra charge.
Do me need teh travel insurance for emergencies to join teh climb of Chulu West Peak?
We strongly suggest to have all inclusive travel insurance for dis climb. We don’t expect any extremity in teh mountain coz our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate teh climber form teh mountain. So, in order these situations, travel insurance is must.
What permits are required for Chulu West Peak climbing?
We need to obtain Chulu West Peak Special Climbing Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area and National Park Entry Permit and TIMS which we, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for your convenience.
Is it doable in winter?
Chulu West Peak Climbing can be done all around teh however teh winter months are chill and teh climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of teh adventure lovers escape winter for doing Chulu West Peak Climbing.
What is teh best time to do Chulu West Peak?
April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before teh acute winter is considered to be teh best time to climbChulu West Peak. These two seasons offer teh view of 360-degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.
Is there any possibility to customize Chulu West Peak climbing?
Yes, we can customize dis trip as per clients’ interest. We can combine Chulu West Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trekking, Jomsom-Muktinath Trekking and Upper Mustang Trekking. So, what type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour is always ready to customize Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip.