Chulu West Peak climb is a fairly challenging expedition. It is a part of Manang Himal in the Annapurna region that stands at the elevation of 6419 meters/ 21055 ft. Chulu West peak climb is the popular expedition for having spectacular and splendid view of mountain landscapes and an opportunity to explore the mixed ethnic culture of Nepalese society.
Chulu West Peak is the admired peak that lines to the north of Manang valley and included in the bigger Damodar Himal. The trek after driving from Kathmandu officially begins from Besisahar. As the trek continues passing through Marsyandi River, the typical ethnic groups of Gurung and Magar and their cultural attributes impress the climber. Further, the trail rewards with a breathtaking view of magnificent vista like Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, Annapurna I 8092 meters, Nilgiri above 6839 meters, Tukuche Peak 6920 meters, Manaslu, Gangaprna and others. The trail to the north to south have pouring river like Nar, Hunlung and Phu River and villages like Pisang and Gyaru respectively. This peak climb also takes trekker to the world high and famous pass Thorung La pass 5416m and ultimately leads to pilgrimage sites like Muktinath and Jomsom and observe Tibetan art. As the climb is strenuous, the climber requires to have the technical knowledge and pieces of equipment like gears, ice axe, knot ropes to successfully reach the summit of Chulu West Peak.
In short, Chulu West Peak climb is an adventurous journey that takes climber close to the high mountains, high base camp at the elevation of 5530 meters and glacier that is bestowed with heavenly natural beauties. Frontier treks have organized this expedition with the most suitable itinerary staring from the altitude of 1350 meters and ending at 6419 meters.
Best season to climb Chulu West peak
Spring mid- March to May and autumn mid-September to November best season to climb the summit.
The temperature during autumn is moderate.
Mountain tends to be clear during these seasons and is the busiest climbing season of the year.
The height of monsoon months (mid-June-end of August) is unattainable.
Winter has a low temperature and very cold. However, it is a doable climb to an extreme adventure lover.
Summer invites a monsoon rain for several days resulting in landslides and avalanches.
Momentum to pilgrimage sites like Muktinath and Jomsom
Crosses via highest Pass of the world- Thorung La Pass (5416m)
Delightful experience of Gurung Culture and hospitality.
Incorporate fascinating views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, etc.
Offers the astounding views of high Himalayan ranges like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many more
Set foot in the summit of Chulu West Peak 6419 meters/ 21055 ft.
Takes across the Annapurna region rich in biodiversity
Day 1: Advent at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
One of our representatives greets you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley exploration and preparation for the climb.
A delightful day with the exploration of Kathmandu valley World heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa. After the sightseeing, we make our things ready for the climb. We collect tools like climbing gear, crampon, ice axe rope, and others. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Jagat (1300 m) from Kathmandu. Duration: 7-8 hours.
A long drive from Kathmandu to Jagat after taking breakfast via Prithivi highway. The drive becomes joyful as we can enjoy eye-catching green hills, rivers, and mountains. The road is rough from Besisahar to Jagat. We cross and drive along Marasayangdi River and reach Jagat. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1860 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
The trail descends along the Marasayangdi River and catches thick pine and oak forest. We follow a few settlement areas like Sattale, Tal and Karte. After reaching Dharapani, we enjoy mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range, beautiful green valley, and other natural features. Overnight at the Lodge.
Day 5: Trek to Chame (2670 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
At first, the trail climbs to Bagarchhap with the beautiful Himalayas like Lamjung Himal (6983 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m). Then, it ascends along the mule track, and we set our foot in the dense forest of fir, pine, and oak. We continue marching along the river bank until we reach Chame. Chame is headquarter of Manang district. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: Trek to Lower Pisang (3200 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
We follow our journey early morning with the beautiful sunrise view of the Lamjung Himal (6983 m) towards the Pisang. The trail goes through Marsayangdi River, Bharatang village and the dense rhododendron and pine forest. We set our foot on Pisang after encountering mani walls, prayer flags and view of the gigantic mountains like Pisang Peak (6091m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). Overnight at the lodge.
Day 7: Trek to Manang Village (3540 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
Our journey from Lower Pisang continues to a beautiful Manag village. We follow the bank of the Marasayandi River and walk straight to Ghyaru village. The trail has thick coniferous forest and opens widely once we reach the Manang village. Manang valley welcomes us with beautiful views of Annapurna II and III. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 8: Exploration and acclimatization day.
The best way to fight through altitude sickness is acclimatization. Thus, we stay at Manang for altitude adjustment and explore the Manang valley. We can find Buddhism's influence in the Manang valley with a large number of monasteries. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.
The trek takes us to the north through the rural community of Ghunsang and continues along the windy road to Yak Kharka. We come across and Gyachung Khola and after a few hours of walk reach to small settlement Yak Kharka. From here, we have an amazing view of Annapurna (8091 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), and Tilicho Peak (7134 m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4930 m) from Yak Kharka Duration: 5-6 hours.
As we cross a suspension bridge and reach ledar, the trail gets steep. Following the steep trail and rough terrain, we climb to Chulu Base Camp. The base camp offers a panoramic view of high mountains. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 11: Preparation and Accommodation day.
Another day of acclimatization day as we ascend to the higher altitude. We pack all the necessary gear and equipment. Moreover, we have a practice class that is important for a hike. Later, we explore the base camp region. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to High Camp (5530 m). Duration: 4-5 hours.
The climb to high camp is challenging. Thus, we take full measures and guidelines as we climb. We hike along the ridgeline that is technically demanding. We set our camp once we reach the high camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 13: Climb to Chulu West Peak summit (6419 m) and back to Base camp. Duration: 7-8 hours.
Day gets fascinating and thrilling as we ascend up to the summit of Chulu West Peak. The climb starts early1- 2 am to avoid wind and other weather casualties. We use our climbing gear to climb over icy ridges and glaciers. The top of the summit offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscapes and the high majestic mountains. We spend quality time clicking photos and videos then descend back to base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 14: Reservation day.
This day is scheduled in case we encounter any unfavorable conditions like weather problems or other major concerns. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Thorung La Phedi (4525 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
We march along the Kone Khola until we reach our destination. The trail descends along the Kone River and ascends a rough narrow hill to Thorung La Phedi. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La pass (5416 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
The trail traverse following the Thorung Khola. We mark our journey via Thorung La Pass (5416 m) which is the world's highest pass and have a stunning view of the Annapurna and Chulu massifs. From the Thorung La pass, we set our foot towards the forest and farmlands and reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred destination for Buddhists and Hindus. It has a famous sacred Temple of Lord Bishnu with 108 stone taps. Overnight at the tented house.
Day 17: Trek via Kagbeni (2810 m) to Jomsom (2720 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
The trail descends to Jharkot, a famous Thakali village that has diverse Tibetan cultures. Then, we go down to Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti. The trek traverse in the dense forest of pine and fir to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is the region with a strong wind climate and has luxuries facilities. Overnight at the lodge.
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara (820 m). Duration: 40 minutes.
We take an early morning flight to avoid strong winds. After a short flight, we can explore the Pokhara city like Phew Lake, Davi’s fall and much other. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Pokhara Sightseeing and fly to Kathmandu.
We spend a half-day exploring the remaining sites of Pokhara like Peace Pagoda Stupa, Begnas Lake. After, an exploration we fly back to Kathmandu via a domestic plane.
Note: We can also take a ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a bus canceling half day sightseeing of Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 20: Departure to your destination.
We have a farewell dinner and moment and take you to Tribhuvan International. We hope to meet soon for another exploration.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport pick up and drop
3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B-Twin sharing)
Katmandu to Dharapani Drive- Jomsom to pokhara via flight, pokhara to Kathmandu via flight
All necessary transportation expenses during the trekking & climbing
Climbing permit, national park, TIMS card and garbage disposal deposit
Climbing guide, cook, kitchen helpers & their daily wages, equipment, meal etc.
Emergency medical rescue insurance for staff
Necessary cooking pot, PRIMUS power EPI gas burners, tents, high food, and general climbing gears (such as Rope, Ice Screw, snow Bar etc.)
First Aid medical kit and PAC bag
Sleeping bag and down jackets (as per demand)
Service fee and government taxes
Tea house accommodation on full board plan (breakfast, lunch & dinner including hot drinks, tea/coffee)
Meal (Lunch and dinner) during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Laundry, alcohol, water, hot shower, battery charge and personal need
Costs incurred towards usage of landlines, cellular phone, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet
Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses, Medical insurance