23 days
Duration
Extreme
Trip Level
2
Group Size
6419 m
Max-altitude

Chulu west peak falls on popular trekking destination in Annapurna region and then follows а path of Annapurna classic main trail to Thorong – La pass. There is a series of Chulu peaks, East, West, Far East and center but this program for Chulu West climbing.  It stands at an elevation of 6419 meters. It offers not only the exciting peak climbing opportunity but outstanding Himalayas panoramas also. One саn observe whereas Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other peaks. Chulu West Peak is one of the best trekking peaks in the Annapurna region for those looking for an adventure but, it requires а greater commitment and previous trekking and climbing experience with the good physical condition.

However, we, Himalayan Exploration have uniquely designed the itineraries that captivate your imagination and push your extreme desire. The massif of Chulu peak climbing trail begins from Bensi Shahar and then continues uphill along the Marshyangdi River valley by exploring the low altitude with the tropical climate and a trek through the different small medieval villages, landscapes, waterfalls, and forests. Moreover, the trail саn extend through the medieval town of Nar and Phu. One саn explore the hidden paradise and enrich in Buddhist culture, as well as monasteries. Further extension of the trail after the Chulu West Peak climbing that саn join world’s highest lake Tilicho Lake (4949 meters) and make another grand traverse of Meso Kanto – La at 5089 meters from sea level.

Chulu West Climbing: Highlights

A trek along the grand classic trail of Annapurna Circuit
Traverse a major high alpine pass; Thorong- La at 5416 meters

Witness the excellent scenery, but encompassing the Himalaya range
Summit Chulu West Peak 6419 meters one of the highest peak in the Annapurna region

 

Chulu West Climbing itinerary

1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2: Free day and trek preparation.
3: Kathmandu – Bulbule – Ngadi (1000 m) 7 hours by bus and then 2 hours walk.
4 – 11: Ngadi – Chulu West Base Camp (4900 m)
12: Chulu Base Camp – High Camp I (5100 m) 5h00 walk.
13: Acclimatization day!!!
14: High Camp I – High Camp II (5530 m) 5h00 walk
15: Camp II – Chulu Summit (6419 m) – Camp I. 8h00 walk
16: Camp I – Leather 5h00 walk
17: Reserved Day!!!
18: Leather – Thorong High Camp (4800 m)
19: Thorong High Camp – Thorong – La Pass (5416 m) – Muktinath. 8h00 walk.
20: Muktinath – Jomsom (2800 m) 6h00 walk.
21: Jomsom – Pokhara by plane. (Hotel includes)
22: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (hotel includes)
23: Final departure.

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.
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Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information
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Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule – Ngadi (1000 m) 7 hours by bus and 2 hours walk.

A picturesque drive in low land from Kathmandu to Bulbule 900m 7 hours by bus passing through the several villages, landscapes, forest, and rivers. Then adventure footsteps begin here. Then, trek to Ngadi (1000M) 2 hours walk. (Lodge)
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Day 4: Ngadi – Jagat (1400m) 5 hours walk. (Lodge)

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after the breakfast. The trail leads you the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley passing by beautiful several villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.
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Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m) 6 hours walk. (Lodge)

Early morning, trek to Dharapani from Jagat. An easy walking trail along the road until Chamje and cross a suspension bridge, after it going up with bit zigzag trails passing through the forests, bamboo and rhododendron to Taal. Then, easy walk along the river get Dharapani.
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Day 6: Dharapani to Chame 2,630m 5h00 walk

Today, walking along steep forested landscapes to reach in Timang where you can enjoyed the spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu and other major Himalayas like Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Nathi Chuli. Night at a lodge.
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Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m.) 5h30 walk

An easy walking till Swargadwari after crossing the bridge a steep trail through a dense pine forest will bring to the spectacular amphitheater-shaped rock in Swargadwari, rising about 1000m from the river. At the same time, you will be surrounded by Himalayan peaks. Night at a lodge.
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Day 8: Upper Pisang – Manang (3540m) 4h00 walk

It is an easy descending walk to Manang, heart of the region, passing through alpine forest, village and monasteries along the trail where many trekkers are encountered in the classic route of Annapurna Circuit Trek.
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Day 9: Manang: Acclimatization day !

This is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is encouraged to do a side trip surrounding the Manang village which allowing proper acclimatization. There is lots of places for the side trip like Praken Gompa, Gangapurna Glacier, Milarepa cave, monastery and ice lake. There is also possible to get some ideas regarding the Acute Mountain Sickness provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association.
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Day 10: Manang – Leather (4200 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue walk through the yak pasture and beautiful scenery of mountains from Manang. A gradual climb up that leads to Leather for the night.
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Day 11: Leather – Chulu West Base Camp (4900 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. It is an opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful Annapurna Himalayas and may also have to discover the surrounding areas.
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Day 12: Chulu Base Camp – High Camp I (5100 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue trekking towards Camp I. The trail is not difficult but it is necessary to be alert while walking on high altitude. Once, we enjoy with the spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.
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Day 13: Acclimatization day!!!

Today is rest and acclimatization day. While we rest at camp I, the climbing guide and other support staffs fix the route for Camp II and supply the equipment then back to camp I.
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Day 14: High Camp I – High Camp II (5530 m) 5h00 walk

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-axe. We set up Camp II at 5,530m. 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.
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Day 15: Camp II – Chulu Summit (6419 m) – Camp I. 8h00 walk

A super day, 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 submitting, we return back to Camp I.
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Day 16: Camp I – Leather 5h00 walk

From Camp I, We descend all the way to Leader, having more fun victory over Chulu west peak keep in the mind.
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Day 17: Reserved Day!!!

This is considering as security day in case of bad weather. There is no guarantee for the weather. If the weather does not allow making summit on a planed day or can be used as acclimatization for somebody in the group may get the problem.
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Day 18: Leather – Thorong High Camp (4800 m)

Today we walk along quiet distinct alpine areas. Crossing the bridge, a short climb that lead the landslide area where we can see Himalayan Thar then continue to Thorong Phedi. Once taking a short break and further 2 hours steep climb up to High Camp.
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Day 19: Thorong High Camp – Thorong – La Pass (5416 m) – Muktinath. 8h00 walk.

It is important to early start to reach the Thorong-La pass because of long day walk and will be windy in the late morning. It is an incredible experience of the life while on the pass. It may cause hindrance crossing this greatest pass of Thorong-La if it is covered by snow and altitude. The views from the trail and pass are outstanding Himalayan scenery. After the pass, it starts long descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is the popular religious site for both Buddhist and Hindu.
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Day 20: Muktinath – Jomsom (2800 m) 6h00 walk.

It is an easy walk down to Kagbeni and highly recommends walking from Lubra valley to void dust cause by road. Super views of Tilicho peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri range from Lubra valley. Kagbeni, a gateway of upper Mustang you get an opportunity to explore the Tibetan culture and monasteries then continue walk along the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom.
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Day 21: Jomsom – Pokhara by plane. (Hotel includes)

Early morning get to prepare all the baggage flight to Pokhara by plane. Wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can see from the plane.
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Day 22: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (hotel includes)

A picturesque drive along the Prithvi High way to Kathmandu passing by several lowland villages, forests, rivers and get Kathmandu in the afternoon.
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Day 23: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airport transfer Accommodations
Meal during the trek ACAP and Peak permits
Transportation as per itinerary Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance Tipping for Guide & Porters

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