Chulu West Peak Climbing - 21 Days
Chulu West Peak (6419 m) is one of the most beautiful region which lies in Annapurna Region of Nepal. Stunning landscapes and beautiful nature around it makes it as a dream peak climbing. There are two Chulu Peaks that are Chulu East and Chulu West but we are recommending for Chulu West Peak Climbing. You can enjoy magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalaya peaks and also standing at summit of Chulu West- 6419m is an interesting peak to climb. You will also enter into Manang Valley while on your journey adding more adventure on trip. But remember, climbing it requires a good physical condition and a high degree of stamina.
Outline Itinerary of Chulu West Peak
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar to Bulbule (840 M)
After a long drive of about from Kathmandu you reach at Bulbule. The road till Beshi Sahar is fine and pitched but further ahead from Beshi Sahar the road is dusty and rough. During your drive, you can view spectacular scenery of mountains, different rivers, villages and many more. Stay overnight at Bulbule.
Day 4: Bulbule to Jagat (1100 M)
Today you follow your trail through Marshyandi River to Jagat. You will encounter greenery, hills, vistas of mountains like Manaslu, Himchuli Lamjung Himal, Pisang peak and other, rivers, farms and villages. Stay overnight at Jagat.
Day 5: Jagat to Dharapani (1960 M)
Today your journey will be very interesting as we leave Jagat and head to Dharapani. You enter into Manang District and we will be passing through several rice, barley and potato fields which are very mesmerizing. You will enter village of Kodo and see its lifestyle. Furthermore steep climb from here leads to big village of Manang Valley called as Dharapani. It is a village where Manaslu pass joins and people and their lifestyle is more Tibetan.
Day 6: Dharapani to Chame (2710 M)
You leave Dharapani in morning and follow our trails until we reach Chame. Along the way we enjoy small wooden bridges, landslides, waterfalls, Tamang Villages, apple garden and rests at the administrative headquarter of Manang i.e. Chame. You get access to different hotels, Bank, telephone service and post office. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Chame to Pisang (3300 M)
Early in the morning you leave Chame and head towards Pisang. The trails are steeply and rocky. You pass through several villages like Telukhu and Bharatang, entertained with the dramatic views of Annapurna II and Pisang peak also valley of Himal chuli and Ngadi chuli. The trail climbs through pine forests we reach at Pisang. Stay overnight at Pisang.
Day 8: Pisang to Manang (3500 M)
You will now trek above tree line and everyone can feel the oxygen getting thinner. The trail passes through Mani wall which is the largest part of Tibetans style village built with rocks. You will see famous Tilicho Lake, Pisang peak, monasteries and finally we are at the magic land of Manang. In Manang there is good provision of tea houses with food facilities. Stay overnight at Manang
Day 9: Acclimatization Day
While acclimatization day you can short visit to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake which is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. You make an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, a small old village with a monastery. At this juncture, we also make our short visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association where you can get some ideas about mountain sickness. Stay overnight at Manang.
Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110 M)
Today you will headed to Yak Kharka crossing through the fields of barley, potato, buckwheat, and climbing half hour to tengi, north Marshyandi valley, and passing through small streams, juniper trees, barberry and meadows of Gunsang Village you arrive at Yak Kharka after 5 hr of walking. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.
Day 11: Yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp (4200 M)
Today you follow the trail wending through steep pastures to a convenient hollow where the meadow merges into rock and screed. Then, there appears the base camp. Eyeing high above, spectacular views of Annapurna range stretches as far as our eyes can capture. Stay overnight at Chulu West Base Camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization Day
Today you will take proper rest before starting our climb and take information’s from our guides about climbing and gears to be used during trek. Stay overnight at Chulu West Base Camp.
Day 13-15: Chulu West Base Camp to Summit and Back to Chulu West Base Camp
Day 16: Chulu West Base Camp to Yak Kharka
Day 17: Trek to Thorang La Phedi
Day 18: Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (3800 M) to Jomsom
Today is your big day and big trek is ahead of us. The climax of this trek is to be conquered today. You start your trek with early breakfast and climb rocky trails and then follow icy slippery trails we are at amazing Thorang La Pass (5416 M) which will be your life time experience. Beautiful Vistas of mountains will certainly astonish you. One can feel headache and cold because of icy cold wind. Now after our lunch we trail downward to famous pilgrimage temple, Muktinath. This Vishnu temple is regarded as the way to salvation. You enjoy this Hindu and Buddhist temple and head back to Jomsoom and Stay overnight at Jomsom
Day 19: Jomsom (2760 M) to Pokhara
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and explore Pokhara places like Barahi Temple, David Fall, Gupteshwor Mahadev etc. and Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today you will headed to Sarangkot to see the sunrise then drive back to Kathmandu. Tonight you will have a dinner in Nepali Kitchen with your teammates with Nepali musics, Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Departure
- Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
- Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
- Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks.
- Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
- Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
- Insurance of our field staff.
- Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
- All Climbing Permit
- Climbing Guide & Equipment
- All required camping equipment
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
- All additional government tax & Permit.
- Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment
- Nepal entry visa fee
- International / any air fare.
- Travelers insurance
- All Climbing Personal Equipment
- Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.