CHULU WEST PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 17 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,419m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,990
Pax 2 USD 2,950
Pax 3 USD 2,890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
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CHULU WEST PEAK CLIMBING

Fulfill that inner craving to succeed and test your limits! Climb your way to 6419 meters.

Make your way to the beautiful Annapurna region and climb Chulu West (6419m) and mark this off your list of things to do in Nepal!  Enjoy the fantastic scenery and views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), and Nilgiri North (7061m) and the world's highest lake - Tilicho Lake (4919m) from the summit. You will journey through a region rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions and genuine welcoming smiles close to the Tibetan border. The journey will take you up lush valleys, across alpine rivers and through the high altitude Thorong La Pass (5416m). 

Chulu West Peak Climbing takes you through Gurung villages and close to the Tibetan border into a land rich in Tibetan culture and traditions. The trail leads through sub-tropical vegetation and rhododendron forests that in spring are in full pink, white and red bloom. This region is also home to the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan Bear, monkeys and the ever-present yaks grazing in alpine meadows. This trek will satisfy your desire to experience the natural beauty and remoteness of the famous Himalayan Mountains. 

Sherpa Expedition & Trekking have been providing tours for more than 40 years and take pride in their excellent reputation as a company that cares for its clients. We will go out of our way to make your journey something you will never forget. 

Key Features of Chulu West Peak Climbing

  • Climb the high altitude Chulu West Peak (6149m) 
  • Panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
  • Stay in charming Gurung villages in the Annapurna region.
  • Thorong-La Pass (5416m), the highest point and most physically challenging day on the Annapurna Circuit. Its mesmerizing views make it all worthwhile!
  • The Muktinath Temple, one of the most important Hindu & Buddhist shrines in Nepal.
  • Trekking through low sub-tropic forests to high alpine rocky terrain, constant views of the Annapurna Massif & some of the world’s tallest peaks: Annapurna 1, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

ITINERARY

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Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek.

We follow the trail to today through the villages of Ghermu (1130m), Syange (1100m) and on to Jagat (1000m) before reaching our destination of Syange where we stay overnight.

The trail today begins by crossing a bridge and then there is a steep climb before we reach the village of Tal (1700m), situated next to the Marsyangdi River. Leaving Tal we continue on before reaching today’s destination, Dharapani Village where we will stay the night.

Today we begin trekking from Dharapani climbing higher and a noticeable change with cooler conditions. You will see a change in the landscape at this higher elevation as the trail passes through forests before reaching the Tibetan village of the Bagarchhap with its distinctive Tibetan architecture. Climbing higher we reach the apple growing region and farms along with pine forests and views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks. The trail then follows the Marsyangdi River heading upstream and passes the villages of Manang and Koto before reaching Chame. It is a very easy walk from Koto to Chame where we spend the night. Chame is the district headquarters of the Manang region.

After leaving Chame we pass through Telekhu and along the trail have some breathtaking views of Annapurna and Pisang (6091m) until we have to re-cross on a suspension bridge to the south bank of the Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river we then head higher passing a pine-forest as we trek through the upper reaches of the Manang valley to Pisang. At the upper edge of Pisang village we can see Pisang and Chulu peaks. Tonight we stay at Pisang.

The town of Pisang is the start of our trek in the upper Manang area. Today we head to Braga; a Tibetan village with its unique architecture with its houses constructed one upon the other. One of its main attractions is its Gompa (Buddhist fortification), the largest in the Manang region. Manang is popular with trekkers and is also a place to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Today’s trek is around 4 to 5 hours. We stay here for the night.

Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. From Manang you will be blessed with views of Annapurna II; Annapurna III (7555m); Gangapurna (7454 m); and to the south to Tilicho (7132 m); and the Grand Barrier (a 7000m ridge)to the west; Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) meters in the north. Today, to better acclimatize to these higher altitudes we will climb up to Khangsar (3756m). Tonight we stay at Manang.

Today we head off on a 10.4 km uphill trek of around 3 to 4 hours and head to Yak Kharka passing through juniper forests, and will see yak grazing in the pastures. On the route we pass the only teahouse at Thorong Khola. The vegetation at this elevation is mostly juniper trees. Depending on the conditions we may decide to go a little further and stay the night at Letdar.

Today we have a four to five-hour trek to Chulu West Base Camp from where we have some truly fantastic view over the Annapurna Ranges. We will camp here overnight.

Today we will continue ascending to High Camp where we again have spectacular views – even more so as we gain altitude. We will stay here overnight.

In order to reach the summit around lunchtime, we will be up real early. The higher we climb the more stunning the views over a vast white landscape of enormous peaks. We will then return back to Base Camp where we will stay overnight.

We now head to Thorong La Phedi where we will stay overnight.

Today is most likely the toughest day of the trek, hiking for around 7-8 hours. The higher altitude contributes to the degree of difficulty, and sometimes strong winds in these upper regions. Along the trail we may pass sheep, yaks and merchants transporting their goods. Once we reach Thorong La Pass we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and eye-catching peak of Khatungkang (6484m). Leaving the pass we descend around 1600 metres and the brilliant Dhaulagiri (Dhavali giri, meaning “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain that is entirely in Nepal. The trail is more undulating and relatively easy before we reach Muktinath where we stay the night.

From Muktinath we pass through lush meadows, fruit trees and streams passing through Kagbeni before we reach Jomson in the .Kali Gandaki valley. Kagbeni has a well deserved reputation for its horticulture industry. Today we trek for around 7 hours. Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

Today is our last day as we head to the small airport terminal at Jomson where we take a short 15 to 20 minute flight to Pokhara. Once airborne you will have some amazing views of the Himalayas. This evening you can sit back and relax, enjoy and drink or two and look back on your amazing adventure through the amazing Annapurna Conservation Area – stroll along Lakeside. Other attractions in Pokhara are the World Peace Pagoda (clearly visible across Phewa Tal (lake), Bindabasini Temple, Phewa Lake, Matepani Buddhist Monastery, International Mountain Museum and Devi's Falls.

Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

 Cost included In Your Package

  • Airport picks up and drops by private vehicle.
  • Two-night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works ACAP entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
  • Three nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Yak Kharka. Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Bus to Besishar and tourist bus back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Sharing Jeep from Besisahar to Syange
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment  (1 porter for two people). With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • One night Pokhara hotel with breakfast.
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu  & Pokhara- lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Jomsom flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Chulu West Peak Climbing is a popular mountaineering adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some important details to know about this climb:

1. Permit: To climb Chulu West Peak, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, you will require an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) as the peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

2. Difficulty: Chulu West Peak is considered a technically challenging climb, requiring mountaineering skills and experience. It involves steep slopes, icy sections, and potentially challenging weather conditions. Prior climbing experience is recommended.

3. Altitude: The summit of Chulu West Peak stands at an elevation of 6,419 meters (21,059 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness, so the climb includes gradual ascent and rest days.

4. Duration: The Chulu West Peak Climbing expedition typically takes around 20-22 days, including the trek to and from the peak. This duration allows for acclimatization and ensures a safer climb.

5. Trekking Route: The trek to Chulu West Peak usually starts and ends in Besisahar, following the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. The route takes you through diverse landscapes, charming villages, and stunning mountain views.

6. Guide and Porter: It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and porters for Chulu West Peak Climbing. They will assist with navigation, carry heavy loads, and provide necessary support throughout the expedition.

7. Equipment: Proper mountaineering equipment is essential for Chulu West Peak Climbing. This includes crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing for cold weather conditions. It is advisable to rent or bring your own gear from home.

8. Weather: The best time to climb Chulu West Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and better visibility.

9. Accommodation: During the trek, you will find teahouses and lodges along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, higher up on the mountain, camping is required for the Chulu West Peak climb.

10. Safety: Safety should always be a top priority during Chulu West Peak Climbing. It is crucial to follow the guidance of your guide, maintain proper acclimatization, and be prepared for emergencies with a first aid kit and communication devices.

Remember, Chulu West Peak Climbing requires physical fitness, stamina, and mountaineering skills. It is recommended to undergo proper training and preparation before attempting this climb.

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Chulu West Peak Climbing is not recommended for beginners. It is a technically challenging climb that requires prior mountaineering experience and skills.

The duration of Chulu West Peak Climbing typically takes around10-22 days. This includes the trek to the base camp, acclimatization days, and the summit climb.

To climb Chulu West Peak, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required as the peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

The best time to climb Chulu West Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and better visibility.

Chulu West Peak Climbing requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Prior training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and strength training, are recommended.

It is highly recommended to hire an experienced climbing guide for Chulu West Peak Climbing. They will ensure your safety, provide guidance, and assist with technical aspects of the climb.

Proper mountaineering equipment is essential for Chulu West Peak Climbing. This includes crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing for cold weather conditions. It is advisable to rent or bring your own gear from home.

There are no specific age restrictions for Chulu West Peak Climbing. However, climbers should be in good health and have the necessary physical fitness and mountaineering skills to undertake the climb.

In case of emergencies, there are rescue services available in the Annapurna region. It is important to have adequate travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue services.

During the trek, you will find teahouses and lodges along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, higher up on the mountain, camping is required for the Chulu West Peak climb.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,990
Pax 2 USD 2,950
Pax 3 USD 2,890
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,850
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,790
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,750
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,690
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,850

Per Person

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Fidel Mendia

France

November 9, 2023

Breathtaking Himalayan landscapes

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The Chulu West Peak Climbing expedition takes you through breathtaking Himalayan landscapes that will leave you in awe. From snow-covered peaks to pristine valleys, every view is a feast for the eyes. The beauty of the surroundings makes the climb even more rewarding and memorable.

Nancy Austin

United States

October 4, 2023

Expertly organized and guided expedition

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Embarking on the Chulu West Peak Climbing expedition with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was a well-organized and expertly guided experience. The team ensured that every aspect of the climb, from logistics to safety measures, was meticulously planned and executed. Their professionalism and expertise added to the overall success of the expedition.

Ladonna Joyce

United Kingdom

July 15, 2021

A thrilling and challenging peak climbing experience

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Chulu West Peak Climbing offers a thrilling and challenging adventure for mountaineers. From the base camp to the summit, every step of the journey is filled with excitement and awe-inspiring views. The climb requires physical and mental strength, but the sense of achievement upon reaching the summit is unparalleled.

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