Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: Flight and Private Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 6419m
Highlights
  • A lifetime adventure of peak climbing in Nepal
  • A Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar
  • Trekking via unspoiled trails and picturesque country settlements
  • Encounter wif friendly local and interact wif them
  • Experience magnificent Tibet plateaus
  • Incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other alluring Himalayan summits.
  • Spectacular Manang Valley, one of teh highest valleys of teh world
  • Thorong-La Pass, one of teh highest passes of teh world , Muktinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site and Jomsom valley
  • Pokhara valley and its natural blessings

 

Embark on an adventurous trip to scale the Chulu West Peak climbing  (6419m/21,055ft) and having been blessed with triumph over it will truly be a memorable event of fulfilling a beautiful daring dream in your life. Having been inhabited in the lap of fabulous Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Chulu West Peak offers a lifetime adventure as well as a stunning view of the world's highest peaks. Most Adventure lovers make Chulu West Peak Climbing a rewarding choice among other adventurous trips in Nepal as it caters to tremendous opportunities for heart-thrilling adventure and fabulous snow-fed Mountain Views on the horizon.


Particularly, the climbers will witness stupendous mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other popular mountain summits in the Annapurna region in Nepal. As a matter of fact that climbers require no specialized technicality to scale Chulu West Peak. However, one needs high physical and mental well-being and the climbers have to deal with steep rocks and thick snow. So it depends on the weather condition. Equipment for professional climbing is required during the climb. Historically, Chulu West was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. Before you go to scale the real summit, you have to face some technical steep rocks and thick snow. For this, you need to learn some basic skills of climbing from our climbing guide.


This adventure trekking/climbing begins after you have a short scenic drive to Khudi from Kathmandu and the trail ascends to spectacular Manang Valley via traditional settlements and landscapes. Actually, Manang Valley is considered to be one of the highest and most marvelous valleys of the world enriched with both cultural and natural astonishments. After leaving Manang Valley, you will head for Chulu Base Camp. You will set up two major camps above the Base Camp. After your successful Scale of Chulu West Peak, you will backtrack via the Thorong-La Pass, one of the highest passes among trekking passes in  Nepal. Next,  we trek to Muktinath, a holy Hindu pilgrimage site, and finally to Jomsom. From Jomsom, you will take a spectacular flight to Pokhara and end your formal trekking/climbing. From Pokhara,  you will drive back to Kathmandu and depart to the destination you like.


Since Chulu West Peak Climbing is a moderate adventure of climbing in Nepal, we do not necessarily be with prior climbing experiences. Nevertheless, certain trekking and hiking experiences will be an important asset for your successful attempt. Also, the climbers are supposed to be familiar with climbing equipment including ice-ax, crampons, and rope. When we arrive at Chulu West Peak Base Camp, our climbing guide will teach you the basic skills of climbing along with the skills of handling certain climbing equipment. We have designed this Chulu West Peak Itinerary considering the trekker's/climbers' stamina, acclimatization, and certain challenges during the climb.  

 

Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival in International Airport Of Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you there and transfer to the hotel. We will meet and briefly tell about the trip program you have chosen. If possible, we will introduce your trekking/climbing leader. Take rest of the time in the way you like. 

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Our city tour begins with a short drive to heritage sites. You will be with professional and experienced tour guide. For the whole day You will be exploring Kathmandu valley, a valley of temples, major historical cultural heritages like Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath which are enlisted in UNESCO World heritage sites. The tour ends at around 4 pm-Overnight in Hotel-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We begin our drive after breakfast. It is a jeep drive. The road till we get Besisahar is smooth but the ending part of the drive is off-road. However, the drive is pleasant in the country road experiencing beautiful settlements, rivers, forests, and so on. We also happen to see some mountain peaks during our drive today. Overnight at the guest house at Jagat.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Syange
  • 1100m

Today is the beginning day of trekking in the mountain along off the beaten tracks. We get fully prepared with all the required equipment. We trek today for 7- 8 hours in the country. We have so many insights into remote life, culture, picturesque settlements, and some mountains too. Overnight at Guesthouse at Dharapani.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharapani
  • 1960m

Trekking Dharapani to Chame is just a beautiful experience. Sometimes along the riverside and sometimes passing lush green forests like maple and oak is spectacular. We witness some magnificent mountain views and our cameras, of course, do not wait not seizing the picture of those alluring peaks. Overnight at the guest house at Chame

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chame
  • 2710m

The trekking path follows through hilly and valley of narrow river with deep forest. On the way, you will be capturing rewarding mountain views including Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of all three meals.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Pisang
  • 3300m

Today, we have two alternative routes in order to get Manang. Actually, the easier low route follows the valley floor via Hongde and the strenuous one passes along the river north side of the valley which takes about 3-4 hours more than the normal lower route. So, now, it depends on you and your guide suggestion which way to follow. In fact, the majority of the people follow the lower or easier trail. The trail passes through the yak pastures, spectacular arid landscapes, and a wide variety of crops before arriving Manang. We will also witness the spectacular views of Annapurna I, III, IV, Gangapurna, and Tarkekang peak. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of all three meals

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3519m

Before we continue to the higher altitude to avoid altitude sickness Today we take a rest day to acclimatize. Spend time with visiting the monastery, side trip to Gangapurna Lake, doing some excursions with the wonderful views around the villages. Also, we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of all three meals

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manang
  • 3519m

Today, we leave Manang, a beautiful town on the way to Chulu West Base Camp. We trek to make an ascent of nearly 2000m towards the Thorung La pass. We make a steady climb through Tenki, leaving the Marshyangdi River Valley. We continue the walk along the Jarsang Khola Valley and finally arrive at Ledar at 4250m. Overnight at the guesthouse at Ledar.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Leder
  • 4200m

Today, our further effort takes us from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. When we reach in Chulu West Base Camp, we can enjoy the elegant views of Annapurna Himalayas. We will be setting our camp among the mighty Himalayas for the next day climb. Overnight in Tent at Base Camp.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Chulu West Base Camp
  • 4900m

Today, we again continue our venture at a higher elevation. We climb from Base Camp to Camp I. The views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapuran, and Manasalu will be more astonishing. Overnight in a tent at Camp-I.

  • Camping
  • Camp I
  • 5100m

This is the day to experience high mountain kingdom and capturing breathtaking views and exploring mysterious summits. While we do acclimatization at Camp I, the leader or the guide will do all the preparation to go to Camp II. Overnight in a tent at camp I

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Camp I

After we acclimatize at Camp, we climb up to Camp II. Though this ascent to Camp-II is not technical, we have to use ropes, crampons and ice axe. The climb from Camp-II to the summit is steep. So we set camp at Camp-II and spend the night there.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Camp II
  • 5530m

Today is the most significant day for us and it’s gonna be longer working day. We have to work each minute very carefully for we are climbing a steep mountain in higher elevation. After we summit the peak, we return back to Camp-I. The mountain scenery will be absolutely alluring. Overnight at Camp-I

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Summiting Chulu West
  • 6419m

This is descent all the way back to Leder. At Leder, we celebrate our successful victory over the summit. Still, on the way, we celebrate magnificent views of Annapurna.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea house
  • Leder

This day is spare day because, sometimes, the climbers may require more days for acclimatization or due to bad weather, we need to wait for some time at higher altitude. If everything goes fine, we actually don’t need this day.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Leder

Leaving Leder, we follow the trail along the bank of the JorsangKhola. It is an ascent to Thorong Phedi. Sometimes, the herds of blue mountain sheep make this trip today more delightful. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thorong Phedi
  • 4450m

We do relatively harder work. The initial work is harder to pass Thorang Pass and we arrive at Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. The 108 water spout and the natural flame amaze us. Then again we have to drive to Jomsom on local bust or jeep to get next day flight to Pokhara.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Muktinath
  • 3800m

After breakfast, we take a short spectacular flight to Pokhara. It is 30 minutes flight from Jomsom. In the afternoon, we relax at Pokhara and do sightseeing tours to major places in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel at Pokhara

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara

Tourist bus station is around 15-20 mins.walk from Lakeside, Pokhara or optionally, you can take a taxi. The leader will help to get the bus station. The tourist bus leaves at 7.30 for Kathmandu every morning. It takes around 7-8 hours to get Kathmandu from Pokhara. On the way, you will see winding country roads, river, woods, and local people and their lifestyles. However, we must say, the condition of the road is not good. Sometimes, bumpy and dusty…. To escape it, you, optionally, can go with flight. It is a 35 minutes flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu which is optional and has pay extra.

In the evening, after you get to the hotel, we will have dinner together and review the trip and exchange the experiences during your trip and you can feedback us-overnight in the hotel-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

According to your flight schedule, we will drop to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Conservation/national park fees and all govt. taxes
  • Peak Climbing permit of Chulu West Peak
  • Hotel in Kathmandu wif breakfast.
  • Airport Pick & Drop.
  • An Experience Trekking and Peak Climbing Guide.
  • Trained Cook and Kitchen boy(s)
  • Required number of porters ( 1 Porter for 2 Trekkers )
  • Accommodation at tented camp.
  • High quality tents two men tent wif sleeping mattress (All climbing gears if any requirements.)
  • Group dinning tents wif table and chairs
  • Kitchen tents and Toilet tent
  • EPI gas wif stove for high camp
  • All meals quality and hygienic (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juice)
  • Available high altitude food
  • All necessary Climbing hardware gears including Climbing ropes
  • Complete first aid kits
  • Oxygen wif mask and regulator for emergency/medical purpose
  • Insurance of all local team members
  • Equipment for porters
  • Half day world heritage sites tour.
  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Personal expenses Bar Bills & beverage laundry.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

PRICES & DATES

Dates Availability Price  
26 Jul, 2024 - 15 Aug, 2024 Guaranteed US$2800

Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on teh type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek. A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek.

Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the 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, the following is the equipment that you have to bring with you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • 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

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain relievers, fever reducers, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine for 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)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, and gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • 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. The knowledge of using equipment and previous experience would be an asset although not mandatory coz a pre-ice climbing training will be provided at the Base camp to make one skillful in using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, and crampons. dis adventure requires normally 5-6 hours of walking every day and some days even 8-10 hours- such as on the summiting day. For dis, the individual adventure seeker should of a good level of stamina and good health condition. We, Magic Expedition design such an 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 the group coz climbing is considered to be easier in a group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied by an international climbing leader with other members if we join the group. Each member will be found helping each other during the climb.

Do I 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 a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking or hiking experience. That will be an important asset to adventure seekers. No technical course in climbing is required for Chulu West  Peak climbing. However, one requires learning to use climbing gears such as ropes, ice picks, harnesses, and 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 a lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure your safety and success.  We suggest you right to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.

What gear does the company provide for Chulu West Peak climbing?

We provide Sleeping bags, Tents, Duffle bags, maps, and Down jackets. Considering the inconvenience of the climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope, etc Considering  Except this, the individual climber has to afford all required equipment for Chulu West Peak   Climbing.

What is the success rate of Chulu West Peak's climb?

It was 100 % in 2017.  We have been operating Chulu West Peak Climbing for the 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 the climbing Day? Do we start early in the morning?

Obviously, the climbing day is the most significant day of this adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale dis peak. We begin our trip early in the morning at around 3 coz we have to face a 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 the summit at 9 and get back to the Base Camp for an 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 the proper foods and safe drinking water at high altitude. Secondly, we afford such a team and the climbing leader who is 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 on what to do and what not to do during the climb. So far, we haven’t faced such a critical case regarding altitude sickness.

Why always opt for a reputed company with professional leaders for Chulu West Peak?

It is an adventure in the mountain. No one wants to challenge the adventure without a professional leader offered by a professional company and professionals 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 the climb. And in case of an emergency or crisis, the professional can assist us in no time.

How is Jomsom Airport and How long is the flight?

Jomsom Airport is located at the bank of the Kaligandaki River. The planes have to pass through the Gorges but are safely handled and landed. These are smaller planes that adjust around 35 passengers. dis flight from Pokhara lasts for only 25 minutes. dis short flight is scenic which offers an opportunity of witnessing the Annapurna mountain range.

What are the average hours walking per day on Chulu West Peak?

It is 6-8 hours per day.  But the day we head to scale Island Peak will differ as your pace in the higher elevation. dis includes ample acclimatization and we even have the opportunity to explore the mountain and the trails.

What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect on the trip?

The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with a clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you the best class of accommodation.

We will have several options for food. The 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 the organic flavor of food items.

 Can I charge my devices and have hot showers in the Chulu West Peak trek?

Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and cameras in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you a very little amount of money. It may be between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you bring your own backup or an extra charged battery which will be more convenient.

We say ‘Yes’. We get a hot shower all around the trip. dis also costs extra money. dis may vary from 2-7 dollars. But, we don’t allow you to take a shower at the base camp coz of a probable crisis in the high altitude regarding health. Rather, we provide you with a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.

What if I am very slow in the group?

In order to avoid the slow pace of the climber, the leader will frequently counsel to walk together coz problems can be solved easily in a team. If such a situation occurs, the leader will take care of those who walk slowly and his assistants will take care of the others to make the trip less strenuous.

What about drinking water facilities?

We are environmentally aware and our team is as well. We don’t allow our clients to use plastic bottles for carrying water in the mountain. Rather, we request you to bring a 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 I need travel insurance for emergencies to join the climb of Chulu West Peak?

We strongly suggest having all-inclusive travel insurance for dis climb. We don’t expect any extremity in the mountain coz our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate the climber from the mountain. So, in order these situations, travel insurance is a 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 however the winter months are chill and the climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many adventure lovers escape winter by doing Chulu West Peak Climbing.

What is the best time to do Chulu West Peak?

April to mid-June during spring and September to November during autumn before the acute winter is considered to be the best time to climbChulu West Peak. These two seasons offer a view of the 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.

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