Chulu West Peak Climbing
Duration : 19 Days
Best Seasons: September, October , November
Accomodations: Hotel, Lodge, Camp
Max Altitude: 6,419m/21059ft
Chulu West peak (6,419m) is one of the popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna region. It is situated north of Manang. There are two other Chulu Peaks- Chulu East and Chulu Central, out of which Chulu East is also quite popular like Chulu West and permitted for climbing but Chulu Central is rarely attempted by any commercial groups. In fact, no real technical difficulty is felt in reaching the summit of Chulu West but climbing pace can be slower especially in the winter due to snow ice laden routes. Above base camp fixing of ropes is required to climb on steep, loose rock. During the climb to Chulu West peak, one can enjoy the mesmerizing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt, Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna and several other peaks. However, climbing the Chulu West Peak requires a good physical stamina and climbing experience. Trekking to Chulu west peak begins with an overland drive from Kathmandu to BeshiSahar. From BeshiSahar the trail leads up gently towards Manang valley, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an elevation of 5,000m. One day rest is required in Manang to acclimatize properly and explore around theManang Valley. From Manang the route heads north to the Chulu West Base Camp. Three days are set aside for the ascent of this peak and after the summit you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route of the Annapurna circuit trek. Spring( March – April) and Autumn (September, October, November) is the best season for climbing the Chulu West peak.
Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,265ft)
Official formalities and Shopping in Kathmandu
Drive to Chame
Trek to Pisang
Trek to Yak Kharka
Trek to Chulu West Base Camp
Rest and acclimatization day at Base Camp
Summit and return back to Base Camp
Trek to Manang
Rest and acclimatization day
Trek to Letdar
Trek to ThorangPhedi
Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La Pass
Trek to Jomsom
Fly to Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu
Free Day in Kathmandu
Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.
4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan
Katmandu to Dharapani bus, Jomsom to pokharadomestic air, pokhara to Kathmandu by domestic air
All necessary transportation during the trekking & peak climbing
Climbing permit, national park, TIMS card and garbage disposal fees
Climbing guide, cook, kitchen helpers & their daily wages, equipment, food etc.
Tea house accommodation on full board plan (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and hot drinks, tea/coffee
Emergency medical rescue insurance for all involved Nepali staff
Necessary cooking pot, PRIMUS power EPI gas burners, tents, high food and general climbing equipment’s (such as Rope, Ice Screw, snow Bar etc.)
First Aid medical kit and PAC bag
Sleeping bag and down jackets (if required)
Service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
International flight tickets.
Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days).
Drone & Special filming permit.
Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances.
Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00.
Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers.
Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes.