Chulu West Peak 22 Days

  • Duration: 22 days

  • Trip level: adventurous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 6419 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge and 6 nights tent camp during ascent

  • Season: March, April, May, September, October, November

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Chulu West Peak

Chulu West peak is a famous trekking peak in the Annapurna region. In fact, there are two Chulu climbing peaks; Chulu East and Chulu West, The West peak is higher in altitude than the East peak (6050m), and with an easier climb also more popular to climb. From the summit, you will have spectacular views of the nearby Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Chulu West peak is a challenging peak, but not too technical.

After your arrival, we will have a gear check, and make all the necessary preparations for the permits. The adventure begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. A vibrant village where the Annapurna circuit begins, and the ending point of the Manaslu circuit. Immediately you will drive further into the Manang valley towards Dharapani. Up to Manang, you will hike the easy but lovely trail of the Annapurna circuit. After Leder, you will leave the famous trail and hike towards the Chulu West base camp. At base camp, you will have an acclimatization day and a chance to practice the jumar for ascending & descending. A slow climb will bring you to high camp. From high camp, you will leave early in the morning for the ascent of the summit of Chulu West peak. From the peak, you will have a view all over the Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri and towards the Upper Mustang valley. After reaching the summit you will descend down to Thorung Phedi where you will join the Annapurna circuit trail again. A flight from Jomsom to Pokhara will end your peak climbing adventure. In Pokhara, you can relax on the shores of Phewa Lake. From Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02                  Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03                  Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 04                  Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar (1860m – 9 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Chame (2600 m-6 hurs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Manang (3540 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08                  Resting day at Manang for acclimatization. Optional day hike to a local monastery
Day 09                  Trek to Ledar (4176m – 5 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (tent camp 4930m – 8 hrs.)
Day 11                  Resting day at Chulu Base Camp for acclimatization
Day 12                  Trek to Chulu West Peak High Camp (tent camp 5530m – 7 hrs.)
Day 13                  Chulu West Peak (6419m) ascend and return to Base Camp (tent camp 4930m – 10 hrs.)
Day 14                  Buffer day Chulu West Peak (tent camp)
Day 15                  Trek to Thorung phedi (4450 m – 4.30 hrs.)
Day 16                  Cross over Thorung La Pass (5416 m -8 hrs.) overnight at Muktinath (3800 m.)
Day 17                  Trek to Jomsom (2710 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 18                  Flight Jomsom to Pokhara (45 min.)
Day 19                  Pokhara
Day 20                 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 21                  Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 22                  Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu

During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and cost of local transfers.

Please inquire about the price.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-5 nights private room in 3* star including breakfast in Kathmandu
-2 nights in private room in guesthouse including breakfast in Pokhara after trek
-Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar, drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight Jomsom to Pokhara
-Certificate of CO2- emission free for all transport in Nepal
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Cooking staff service during trekking peak expedition (6 nights)
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing&gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, cooking staff and porters
-6 nights free use of tent equipment; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
– During 6 nights tent camping: Three meals a day breakfast/ lunch/dinner; Tea/coffee/hot chocolate/hot water and cookies; if possible fresh fruit
– ACAP fee, Chulu West Peak climbing fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-All meals in Pokhara
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
– Lodging and food during trek in teahouses
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters