Nestled within a serene valley in the north-western reaches of the Manang district, Chulu West Peak stands as a majestic sentinel, beckoning experienced trekkers and mountaineers to undertake a thrilling adventure. Standing proudly at an elevation of 6,491 meters, it is one of the two peaks that adorn this region, the other being Chulu East at 6,584 meters. Often hailed as the premier trekking peak in the Annapurna region, Chulu West offers not only a challenging ascent but also rewards those who conquer it with awe-inspiring vistas of the surrounding western mountain ranges.
Belonging to the captivating Manang Himal subrange, which is itself a part of the larger Damodar Himal massif, Chulu West is encircled by breathtaking seasonal glaciers such as Nar Khola, Hunlung Khola, and Phu Khola. Guarded by the mighty Marshyangdi Khola, this peak presents a formidable yet alluring challenge to climbers. With numerous technical sections to navigate, including steep slopes and icy ridges, the climb demands a certain level of mountaineering expertise, making it suitable only for those with prior experience in high-altitude trekking and climbing.
Throughout the ascent of Chulu West, climbers will establish successive tent camps, strategically positioned to facilitate gradual acclimatization and ensure safety. Equipped with essential climbing gear such as crampons, harnesses, ice axes, and ropes, participants will tackle the rugged terrain with determination and skill. From the summit, a panoramic vista unfolds, revealing iconic peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna, standing tall amidst a sea of clouds.
The best time to undertake the exhilarating challenge of Chulu West Peak is during the autumn months of October and November, or the spring months of April and May. During these seasons, favorable weather conditions and clear visibility enhance the climbing experience, offering climbers the best chance of summiting successfully. Due to heavy snowfall, climbers typically avoid the winter months, as it renders the ascent treacherous and impractical.
At every step of the journey, the safety and well-being of participants is paramount. Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your experience reaches nothing short of extraordinary, both at the base of this youthful peak and atop the magnificent summit of Chulu West. With expert guidance, meticulous planning, and a passion for adventure, we endeavor to make this expedition a cherished memory that will last a lifetime.
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Day 01: – Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, and welcome drinks.
Day 02: – Shopping and preparing for trekking and climbing.
Day 03: – Kathmandu-Drive to Chame (8/9h) 2670m.
Day 04: – Chame – Upper Pisang (5/6h) 3500m.
Day 05: – Upper Pisang – Manang (4/5h) 3440m.
Day 06: – Acclimatization Day
Day 07: – Manang – Ledar (4/5h) 4200m.
Day 08: – Ledar – Mt. Chulu West Base Camp (3/4h) 4700m.
Day 09: – Rest and Acclimatization Day.
Day 10: – Climbing lessons and preparation day.
Day 11: – Base camp – High camp (5300m.)
Day 12: – High Camp – Summit Mt. Chulu West Peak, 6485m back to Base Camp.
Day 13: – Extra day if the weather is bad or there is any circumstance.
Day 14: – Base Camp – Thorong Phedi (3/4h)
Day 15: – Thorong Phedi – Across the Thorong La Pass, 5416m – Muktinath (7/8 h), 3800m.
Day 16: – Muktinath – Jomsom (5/6h) 2713m.
Day 17: – Jomsom – Flight to Pokhara (15/20 m); transfer to hotel. 820m
Day 18: – Pokhara – Flight to Kathmandu (40/45m) 1350m.
Day 19: – Rest and Shopping Day.
Day 20: – Transfer to the airport and departure to your destination.
While you make such an adventure travel plan to visit Nepal, please bring one suitcase, duffel bag, and trekking day pack inside or as hand luggage used for Kathmandu. You just need casual clothes, such as jeans and a light jacket, if the evening gets cold. Leave your things that you don’t need for trekking, travel, or climbing at the hotel while you return from the trip, and then you will bring them back from there. The items that you need are listed below:
While you are traveling in Nepal, there are many kinds of foods available, such as Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Continental foods.
Kathmandu: While you stay in Kathmandu, there are a lot of restaurants and bars with many kinds of typical foods. So, you should choose yourself according to your own restaurant and enjoy it.
Pokhara: While you are in Pokhara, as well as in Kathmandu, amusement will be different.
Trekking: While you are on the trek, you will have chosen according to the menus as: Nepali, India, Chinese, Continental foods, etc.
Food available during the trek:
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After confirmation, you will receive by mail the booking form with all the details for the payment of the deposit. The deposit will be sent by transfer to our bank. When we receive the money, we will send you the final invoice with the balance to pay. The balance will be paid upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
You can pay your deposit either by bank transfer or at the following bank:
Dear Client, If you have any problems with the above payment system, then you can send it to us through a money transfer, such as:
Normally, you can directly deposit the amount of your trip into our bank account with the following account information:. But the money transfer system is for if the bank account doesn’t work, and it is for a quick & easy way to get your payment method.
Trips canceled by the client: The following cancellation charge will be applied for the cancellation of the trip:.
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