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CHULU WEST PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 20 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,419m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Lodge + Camping
season Autumn/Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 2,700
2 Pax USD 2,400
3 Pax USD 2,300
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,100
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,900
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,700
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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. In the evening you will meet the rest of the group at a welcome dinner at a local Nepali restaurant.
Today, we will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is regarded as the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal and where pilgrims worship Lord Shiva (situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River), Bouddhanath, a Buddhist temple known as ‘Little Tibet’ and then on to Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, and located in front of the old royal palace. Upon arriving back at your hotel you may have time to do some last-minute shopping around Thamel – the tourist hub of Kathmandu.
Immediately after breakfast we head by jeep to Besisahar. The drive will give you an opportunity to take in the local scenery and get a feel for what lies ahead. We will stay overnight here.
Today we follow the Marsyangdi River and along the way pass several Gurung villages before arriving at Bahundanda Village with some great views and where we stay overnight.
We follow the trail to today through the villages of Ghermu (1130m), Syange (1100m) and on to Jagat (1000m) before reaching our destination of Chamje 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.
Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
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.
  • Three-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) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Bus to Besishar and tourist bus back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • 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.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • One night Pokhara hotel with breakfast.
  • 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.

 Cost Includes

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance( Recommended)
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
  • Personal climbing equipment can be hired at $ 200 USD per person.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour entrance fees $ 30 USD per person.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Jomsom flight.

EQUIPMENTS

EQUIPMENT required

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.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness -  (instrumentality square measured) essential for the climb with leg loops that match other clothing and equipment.
  • 2 protection karabiners - the large, pear-shaped ring is best, screw gate sort counseled
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire square measure counseled.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Light-weight (Grivel Air school, diamond Raven, or Charlet  Moser Snow.
  • Walker/pole – adjustable - below 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic mountain boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha), or animal skin double mount boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; should be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons - should be appropriate plastic boots (new-style sort recommended). A straightforward repair kit (Grivel G12, diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure eight preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 cotton jerseys.
  • 1 polypropylene jersey.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropene shirts. light-weight, pastel for sunny days.
  • 2 girls sports bras - synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 softshell - Gnawing Animal Dri-clime Wind Shirt, geographic region Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 slipover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. geographic region Puffball jacket or sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard Monkey jacket with hood  waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, convenient enough to use over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down windcheater with hood. This is often, in all probability, your most vital piece of clothing!  It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not seamed) and contains a thickly insulated hood.
  • Hand Wear
  • You will need 2 systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and mittens over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pairs of liner gloves. skinny wool or polypropene -1 pair of heat gloves fleece or wool and 1 pair of expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair of standard expedition shell mitts or professional mitts. If they are doing not have articulatio radiocarpea straps take into account stitching one on in order that you'll be able to either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your articulatio radiocarpea in order that you are doing not lose your mittens in high winds.

 Head Gear

  • Warm hat - wool or artificial that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or jockey cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100 percent UV protection with aspect shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 extra pair of further dark glasses (also with UV protection just in case your other pair breaks).
  • 1 ski spectacles with UV protection
  • If you need prescription ice mass glasses, have your lenses changed according to your prescription.

Lower Body

  • 4 pairs of liner socks. plastic or Capilene & 3 pairs of light-weight trekking socks.
  • 2 pairs of medium-heavy wool socks – hiking boots with liner and wool socks.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair of nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 light-weight pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of fleece pants with facet zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair of the soft-shell pant (e.g. geographical region Guide pants or Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of quality shell pants, waterproof/breathable with full facet zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair of gaiters. Confirm they're going to work over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair of down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or gym shoes for Katmandu and in camp
  • All luggage and packs need to be waterproof or plastic luggage.

Pack

  • 1 light-weight internal frame pack (approx 65-liter cube-shaped ).
  • 1 daypack optional for the approach hike and for potential use on summit day If you propose to use it for your summit pack it should be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine lepton or carbonado Speed twenty-eight is great, light-weight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (122 liters approx.) duffel for gear and should be sturdy to be used on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel.
  • 1 small duffel for bags stored in Katmandu. We will provide a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the items you purchase in Katmandu.

Sleeping Gear

  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar cloth helps defend down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for additional heat and luxury.

Miscellaneous

  • 1 kit with non - steroidal anti-inflammatory pills and other medications suggested by your doctor.
  • Lip balm - a minimum of SPF twenty, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is useful to hold around your neck
  • Sunscreen - a minimum of SPF40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt Three or another suitable type.
  • 3 Water bottles – 10 centimeter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 may be a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • Packets of electrolyte powder for rehydration.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, tiny Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife - tiny Swiss-army kind.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Take care to incorporate bathroom tissue hold on in the bag.
  • 3-4 massive plastic bags for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks For food and equipment storage. Massive Ziplocs are also useful.
  • Towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 tiny chrome steel vacuum bottle (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (not too heavy).
  • Paperback books, cards, ipod, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera - one light-weight to take shots while on the mountain One SLR camera is optional for the trek..
  • Fanny pack or notecase for travel documents, cash & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos

Airline departure details. Please leave your airline ticket at our office in the event you need to alter your departure date.
"While you're needed to bring everything on this list, there are suitable variations that are also suitable. Many of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu from stores that cater to mountain trekking.

GOOD TO KNOW

Insurance

It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance - just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.

Fitness and Experiences

For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

Food

Trekking at altitude requires a lot of energy. We recommend you bring your own healthy snack foods to snack on along the trek.
Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis. 
Emergency Rescue
In case of any high hypoxia problems, it is recommended as a primary precaution to return to a lower altitude. If the problem persists you will need to be evacuated if necessary by helicopter rescue and jeep.

Weather Forecast

During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
Any questions can be directed to Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 2,700
2 Pax USD 2,400
3 Pax USD 2,300
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,100
7 - 12 Pax USD 2,000
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,900
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,700
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,700

Per Person

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