Chulu West Peak Climb

Duration: 21 Days

Chulu West Peak climbing is adjoined with the Mini Annapurna Circuit trek. This trip is one of the popular adventure excursions in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Chulu West Peak is technical and requires a previous peak climbing experience.

Driving to Syange from Kathmandu, the trek begins enjoying the waterfalls and lower altitude forests. Passing different ethnic settlements like Pisang and Manang, you trek to Ledar and split to the Chulu West Peak. From there we proceed to the Chulu West Base Camp. The beginning is quite easy, but we walk half of the way through the Glacier. Camp I at 5100 meters. It is also relatively easy from base camp to camp I. As the altitude is growing, it’s tough to ascend in the thin air region. Camp II is set around 5530 meters. Some climbers attempt to summit from base camp, but it requires perfect fitness and excellent acclimatization. From the top, we explore the aura of the Annapurna range, including Manaslu and Lamjung Himalayas. After the outstanding moment at the top, we trek down to the base camp following the en-route and join the Thorung La pass trek.

For the excellent Chulu West Peak Climbing arrangement and professional peak climbing guide along with the kitchen team, feel free to contact Adventure Club Trek. (Note: peak climbing is really an adventurous act, so physical fitness, acclimatization and proper rest should not be undermined. We always emphasize these aspects along with hygienic foods, so we manage a good kitchen team for all the groups. Also, it is better to manage the extra day, which is useful, if the weather is bad).

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu:Sightseeing and Trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat (1100m): 8 - 10 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m): 7 - 8 hrs
  • Day 05: Dharapani-Chame (2,710m): 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Chame- Pisang (3,300m0: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 07: Upper Pisang-Manang (3,500m): 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 08: Rest at Manang for acclimatization.
  • Day 09: Manang to Leder (4200m): 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 10: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m): 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 11: Chulu West base camp to camp I (5100m): 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
  • Day 13: Camp I to Camp II (5,530m): 4 - 5 hrs
  • Day 14: Summit Chulu West (6419m) and back to Camp I: 9 - 10 hrs
  • Day 15: Camp I to Leder: 5 - 6 hrs
  • Day 16: Contingency Day
  • Day 17: Leder to Thorong Phedi (4450m): 3 - 4 hrs
  • Day 18: Thorong Phedi - Thorong Pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3,800m)-Jomsom (2,715m): 7 - 8 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive
  • Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 21: Final Departure
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner.
    Overnight at hotel. Welcome Dinner Included: .

  • Day 02: Kathmandu:Sightseeing and Trek preparation

    Today, we go on a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. We start the program after breakfast, first visiting the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. Though non-Hindus are not allowed inside the main premises of the temple we are allowed to visit the cremation site and surrounding areas. We then head to Boudhanath, considered one of the largest stupas in Asia due to the massive mandala that surrounds the main dome. The smell of Himalayan incense and locals doing kora(making clockwise rounds of the stupa) gives you a little insight into Buddhist culture. Our next stop is Swayambhunath also known as the Monkey Temple, located on top of a hill. The stupa is similar to Boudhanath, but here the stupa is surrounded by many temples and shrines. Some of the temples date back to the medieval Lichchhavi period. Our final stop is Kathmandu Durbar square which is a fine example of Newari architecture. The premises of the Durbar square house many temples and royal palaces, however, most of the temples and buildings were destroyed by the 2015 earthquake and are being renovated.
    Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included

  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat (1100m): 8 - 10 hrs

    It’s a long drive today. Right after the breakfast, we begin to drive, first through the bank of the Trishuli River, then through the Marshyangdi River valley. We reach to the Besisahar, the district center of Lamjung district. Then we drive further to Syange via Bhulbhule and Nadi.

  • Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m): 7 - 8 hrs

    On the first day of the foothill excursion, we pass Jagat, Chamje, Karte and reach to Dharapani. This is also comparatively a long walk, but the fascinations of the way make us feel exciting and we forget the tiredness. Various waterfalls on the way entice us to head further with such breathtaking panoramas. At Tal, we check-in to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) counter

  • Day 05: Dharapani-Chame (2,710m): 6 - 7 hrs

    We begin the trek from Dharapani today with a destination of Chame. Here is a stone entrance chhorten, which is culturally touched by the Tibetan Buddhists. Then we reach Bagarchhap, which is surrounded by the apple orchid and crops fields. Ascending to Tyanja, we walk enjoying the views of the waterfalls and pine forest that leads us to Kyupar and finally to Chame, the district center of Manang. The view of Annapurna II is spectacular. You will find the difference in daily lifestyle between the mixed communities and the community here in Chame.

  • Day 06: Chame- Pisang (3,300m0: 5 - 6 hrs

    We begin the trek through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley and cross a suspension bridge. Again, we need to cross another bridge over 3000 meters, at the bottom of Paungda hill that appears in front of us. Climbing through the steep trail, we reach Pisang.

  • Day 07: Upper Pisang-Manang (3,500m): 6 - 7 hrs

    As we begin the trek today, we walk through the dry part of the Manang district. As you walk further, there are two routes and they meet in Mugje. The southern route goes through the Humde airstrip and has less climbing up and down. In comparison to the south, the northern route via Ghyaru with superb scenes. But it is a quite challenging trail. Exploring the hidden valley known as Braka, we reach Manang, which is a Tibetan influenced village

  • Day 08: Rest at Manang for acclimatization.

    On our acclimatizing day at Manang, we set out for hiking around the village. We have some choices to combine the trips that include a hike towards Gangapurna Lake and the surrounding territory and also an exploration hike around the Manang village. The monastery and Chhortens display the cultural richness of the people of Tibetan origins. The hike is a nice warm-up excursion before heading towards the alpine altitude.

  • Day 09: Manang to Leder (4200m): 4 - 5 hrs

    Leaving Manang, we walk further to Yak Kharka, which is dominated by the cattle grazing meadows. From Tengki Manang, we walk towards Ghusang (3950m). Taking the snaps of Mani walls and a monastery, we cross a bridge at Ghyanchang Khola and following the Throng Khola, we reach to Yak Kharka. Gradually, we ascend to Ledar.

  • Day 10: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m): 4 - 5 hrs

    Today, we proceed towards the Chulu West Base Camp from Ledar. The beginning is quite easy, but we walk half of the way through the Glacier. View of the Annapurna Himalayan chain is just breathtaking. Setting a camp at 4900, we take a rest.

  • Day 11: Chulu West base camp to camp I (5100m): 4 - 5 hrs

    From the base camp, we head towards Camp I at 5100 meters. This is also not a technical way to deal with it. As the altitude is growing, it’s tough to ascend in the thin air region. The charming views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Gangapurna are spectacular

  • Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I

    Today will be the rest and acclimatization day at Camp I. While we rest at camp I, the climbing leaders and other staffs make way to Camp II and supply the pieces of equipment for the camp. Later, they return back to Camp I. We may rest and if interested walk around Camp I.

  • Day 13: Camp I to Camp II (5,530m): 4 - 5 hrs

    Today, we leave camp I and continue climbing the rock band to Camp II. The route is not that technical but we may have to use ropes, crampon, and ice-ax. We set up Camp II at 5,530m /18,143ft. Some visitors also attempt the summit directly from Camp I. However, since the climb is relatively straightforward from the Camp II until the summit, we make an overnight stay at Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.

  • Day 14: Summit Chulu West (6419m) and back to Camp I: 9 - 10 hrs

    It is our summit day, and it is going to be a long day. Therefore, we would wake up much earlier today. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After summiting, we return back to Camp I.

  • Day 15: Camp I to Leder: 5 - 6 hrs

    From Camp I, our return path descends all the way to Leder. While descending, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. We make our overnight stay at Leder and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak.

  • Day 16: Contingency Day

    There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Chulu West Peak on the scheduled date due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent. Since. the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.

  • Day 17: Leder to Thorong Phedi (4450m): 3 - 4 hrs

    Today, we clean up the base camp and head for Thorong Phedi. It is going to be mostly an easy way to walk downhill. However, we do not forget that we are still in a high altitude areas.

  • Day 18: Thorong Phedi - Thorong Pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3,800m)-Jomsom (2,715m): 7 - 8 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive

    At the beginning, we cross the famous high pass of Thorong La today. An early start is important to complete the mission. We reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist after crossing the pass. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby demonstrating the religions harmony in Nepal. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra" or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. We enjoy the tremendous stunning views of the Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom on a local bus.

  • Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

    Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will escort us to the lakeside hotel. We utilize the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While walking along the bank of Fewa Lake one of the biggest lakes of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hours' walk to the World Peace Pagoda. In the evening, we engaged on exploring the lakeside.

  • Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6 - 7 hrs

    Today upon our breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. We can spend the evening either leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping. Finally, we celebrate dinner together with Himalayan Glacier's trekking staff.

  • Day 21: Final Departure

    Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a wonderful experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
    Breakfast Included.

    Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers from arrival to departure.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • 1 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • Teahouses/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Kathmandu Besishahar -Syange transport in private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport in tourist bus
  • Government licensed, English speaking guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Insurance covering all staff and porters as per state law
  • Staff costs including their Salary, food, accommodation, transportation, domestic airfare, and medicine.
  • All Camping Equipment (High-quality tents for camping, kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipment).
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, first aid kit, and trekking map
  • Travel and rescue arrangement (helicopter evacuation is available if needed - at an additional cost)
  • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Chulu West Peak climbing permit
  • All government and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara.  
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International airfares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory.

Flight Delay in Jomsom

Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such a case, Adventure Club Trek will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of the cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. A pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have better preparation for the trekking.

Best Time for Chulu West Peak Climbing 

The best seasons for Chulu West Peak Climbing are Spring(Mid March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November

PRICE FROM US$ 2399 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 2399

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code ACTE-157
  • Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous plus
  • Trip Style Tea House and Tented Camp
  • Accomodation Standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and teahouses for trekking and tents for climbing
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