Island Peak Climbing Nepal
Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing

The Chulu west expedition is the most challenging for both climbing and expedition and it is good for those who are looking for real adventure. The previous climbing experience doesn’t require for this. However, the high level of physical fitness is must. Climbing Chulu west and central are the best made from the base camp in a small valley north of Manang and it is situated off the main trail to Thorung La pass.

Chulu West Peak ClimbingTrek through to Manang and then ascend to Chulu West Base Camp to begin our assault on the mountain. The climb is long and very challenging and it is necessary to establish two high camps on the mountain prior to making a summit attempt. From the high camps and summit there are magnificent views of the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu and the wilds of Tibet, the return route crosses the Thorong La to Muktinath and on to Jomson, from where we fly to Pokhara, for a day of relaxation before flying back to Kathmandu.

We go beyond the hut and follow the Yak pasture and then walk up a ridge that leads into a hidden valley. There we find the good site for base camp. Another camp will be set up in high camp. We climb the rock with little difficulty t the North West shoulder of Chulu west. We establish another camp there. We can also set up an alternate camp at snow plateau above 5500m. We fix rope in the rock band for first and other frequent ascents. From the plateau, we continue progressively narrowing ridge to the summit 6250m.

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Chulu East Peak Climbing prices

Sn 1 pax 2 pax 4-8 pax 9-12 pax
US$ Inquiry 2250 2200 2000

Chulu West Peak Climbing price includes

  1. Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  2. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program
  3. Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
  4. Accommodation in lodge trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea coffee and Bed) 4/5 days camping Trek meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea coffee and seasonal fruits
  5. English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  6. Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars
  7. Staff: 1 Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
  8. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs
  9. Our service charge
  10. One Sherpa,(guide assistance) group size more than 4
  11. Annapurna conservation fee, TIMS permits & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  12. Airfare Jomsom to Pokhara
  13. Equipment Fees for climbing guide ( USA $ 300)
  14. Climbing peak permit ( USA $ 350)
  15. Garbage deposit ( USA $ 250)
  16. Kathmandu to Besishahar by suitable private vehicle
  17. Local Transportations Pokhara - Airport – Hotel Car, Van, Heice and Tourist bus for pick up
  18. Pokhara to kathamndu by best tourist Bus Green land or Coaster

Chulu West Peak Climbing price Excludes

  1. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu can be managed upon your request {Click for Hotels}
  2. Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu can be arranged upon your request. {Click for tour in Kathmandu}
  3. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  4. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  5. Emergency Rescue evacuation
  6. Trekking Sleeping bag
  7. Personal expenses
  8. Tipping (Tips)
  9. Bar bills & beverage

Chulu West Peak Climbing Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu:
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.

The Managing Director or The Manager of company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip. You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day. We stay overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Sight seeing Kathmandu
After the breakfast in the morning, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab, The Red Monkey God and hundreds of erotic carvings. Swayambhunath is the worlds most glorious Buddhist Chaityas.It is said to be 2000 years old.

Boudhanath is a huge Buddhist stupa located about 7 km east of Thamel. It stands on a massive mandala style platform and has features similar to the Swayambhunath, though it is bigger than Swayambhunath in size. It is said that this stupa was built during the 5th Century. Every year, Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal and neighboring countries visit Boudhanath, particularly in winter and Pashupatinath temple. Pashupatinath temple is one of the biggest Hindu temples. We stay overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besi Shar
With high level of physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support, we begin our Annapurna trekking. Driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then following the rough route by the Marsyangdi River, we pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields. After 6 hours long drive, we finally reach Besi Sahar. Besi Sahar is the capital of Lamjung District. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 04: Besi Sahar to Ngadi. (1011m)
We walk for about 5 hours towards Nadi through narrow tracks, suspension bridges a deep river gorge and Himalayas Mt. Lamjung (22,291Ft.), Manaslu (26,760 Ft) We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 05: Ngadi to Jagat (1314m)
Ngadi, here we will have to cross the Ngadi Khola by a long suspension bridge. From here on the trail moves gently upwards to Bahundanda, an attractive village in the saddle of a long ridge at Bahundanda 1300m A steep trail descends from Bahundanda, through rice fields, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Hani Gaon. Ahead, the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape. We follow the winding mountain path down through Syange and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the stone village of Jagat, situated on a shelf, which juts out into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley. We stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Jagat to Dharapani [1920m]
The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 07: Dharapani To Chame (2675m)
Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) which takes about six hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). There comes a small wooden bridge which takes you to follow steep ascent path upto Timang. It lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal. The trail goes through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 08: Chame to Pisang (3100M)
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal [6893m] sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.).In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a suspension bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 09: Pisang to Manang (3500m)
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m.) and it takes about five hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV [7525m] also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before you - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7145m].After a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 10: Rest day in Manang [3500m]
After reaching Manang, we take a day off for complete rest and adequate acclimatization before crossing the Thorung La. We can spend this day strolling down the river to see the tremendous ice-fall cascading down from the glaciated mountain. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 11 : Manang to Yak Kharka [4050m]
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.n peaks or by simply take in the panoramic beauty of the Annapurna mountain range and the Manang Valley. We stay overnight at guesthouse

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Chulu west Base Camp (4,400m)
The real expedition begins after the breakfast. We go towards the base camp with all crew members and then to the northern valley of leader. We walk over the grass line and ultimately we reach at the base camp. We set up our camp there for a overnight stay.

Day 13: Acclimatization day at Chulu west base camp
We sort out one day for acclimatization before climbing west Chulu. You are free to explore the surrounding. You can even take climbing practices. Our guard helps you in this regard. He will teach you few methods on climbing techniques and overnight stay.

Day 14: Chulu west Base camp to Chulu west High Camp (4,685m)
In the morning at tented camp, our Sherpa welcome you with the hot bed tea. After tea and breakfast, we have to pack up everything and move towards high camp. As this trail is quite rough, you may feel short breathing. It takes three hours to reach at high camp. Upon arrival at high camp, we set up our camp there.

Day 15: Move to camp 1 (5,300m)
After reaching at high camp, we continue heading towards the camp 1. We continue walking over the glacier and rocky part. You need to fix the rope sometimes if the ice terrain around the camp. We stay overnight at camp 1.

Day 16: Summit day and back to camp 1 (6,419m)
Our guide will wake you up in the morning, probably around 2AM. After having breakfast and packing up the gear, guide evaluate the situation and risk to see if it is safe or not. We decide after the evaluation of the guide. If the day is clear, we start climbing the summit. The ridge takes us towards the final snow slope and that is very steep. Our guide fixes the rope and helps to make west Chulu climb a success. On the summit, you have very short time to take few snap shots and looking around. From the top, you can see the wonderful scenes of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Throng peak, Chulu east as well some Tibetan mountain ranges. After the successful climb, we return back to camp 1 and stay the whole night there in camp.

Day 17: Reserve day for unforeseen condition
This day is sorted out for the unpredictable condition of the bad weather, sickness and other hidden conditions. We keep on continue climbing if the abnormal situation appears. Otherwise, we can stay one more night at Kagbeni village. This village is the entrance gate of Manang.

Day 18: Chulu west Base Camp to Thorung Phedi
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4550m.) which takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Day 19: Thorung Phedi –Muktinath
We have an early start today for the crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp, but as local people have used this trail for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before us, we are presented with a dramatic tableau. The descent to Muktinath is a 1600m trek. But the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, more then makes up for the tiring journey. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple.

Day 20 : Muktinath –Jomsom
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2670 m.) and it takes about five hours. You now begin the trek descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow path steeply down to Kagbeni, a primitive village famous for Tibetan architectures. People living there follow the Tibetan life style and culture. There is situated a monastery said to belong to 15th Century. Kagbeni is the border for Upper Mustang. Your trail passes through the bank of Kali Gandaki passing through the Eklebhatti. The trail is windy after late morning. The river flows through broader course. Jomsom is the headquarter of Mustang and it is split into two towns and between these two towns passes through Kali Gandaki river. There is access of internet and banking facilities. From Jomsom, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.

Day 21 : Fly from Jomsom –Pokhara
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks

Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu: (1345 meters)
Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu . If you are interested in continuing on to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.

Day 23: City Tours in Kathmandu
After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles, then we drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square . Bhaktapur is one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley. It is well known as Living Museum . Old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple , Datatriya temple, exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal . And Patan is located 7 km away from Kathmandu , this city has many 15th to 17th century, Hindu and Buddhist, monuments built during the Malla dynasty. The most important area with many monuments is the Patan Durbar Square . (Culture program) Over night stay at Hotel.

Day 24: Depart Kathmandu:
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

Suggested Climbing gears:

  1. Climbing boots, Crampons
  2. Ice axe, Harness
  3. Karabiners,
  4. Tapes/slings,
  5. Rock pegs, Helmet (crash hat)
  6. Warm climbing trousers, Long cotton hiking shirts
  7. Waterproof climbing jacket, Gaiters,
  8. Sun hat, Light cotton athletic socks and wool,
  9. climbing socks, Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts,
  10. T-shirts, Wool long underwear
  11. Down high altitude, Sleeping bag
  12. Down jacket/ trousers/vest, Climbing sunglasses
  13. Sunscreen, Lip salve
  14. Lightweight fleece, Fleece/wool for climbing
  15. Head torch /batteries/bulbs, Lightweight thermal/ insulated ski gloves