Chulu West Peak Climbing

Duration: 21 Days

Trip Overview

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 00: Drive back to Kahmandu.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Cultural sightseeing tour and Trek preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange: 8- 9 hours
  • Day 04: Trek Syange to Dharapani.
  • Day 05: Trek Dharapani to Chame.
  • Day 06: Trek Chame to Pisang.
  • Day 07: Trek Pisang to Manang.
  • Day 08: Rest at Manang for acclimatization.
  • Day 09: Trek Manang to Leder
  • Day 10: Trek Leder to Chulu West Base Camp.
  • Day 11: Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp.
  • Day 12: Summit Chulu West (6419m) and back to Camp
  • Day 13: Trek from Base Camp I to Leder.
  • Day 14: Contingency Day, if incase of weather gets bad.
  • Day 15: Trek Leder to Thorong Phedi.
  • Day 16: Thorong Phedi – Thorong La (5416 m) - Muktinath.
  • Day 17: Drive from Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Day 18: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Day 20: Farewell, Flight Home..

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 equipments).
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
  • 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 paper work; trekking permits and Chulu West Peak climbing permit
  • All government and Local Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmand and Pokhara.  
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ 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 cancelled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such 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 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 travelling 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 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. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of 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 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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