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Chulu-West Peak Climbing

  • 16 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 6,420m

Activities: Trekking, Climbing, Cultural Tour

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One of the more challenging trekking peaks, Chulu West, lies to the north of Annapurna range above the Manang Valley. It is one of the highest among the Chulu range. A Japanese Expedition made the first assent in history in 1952. There is a controversy that is always raised regarding the name and location of Chulu Peak due to several peaks forming part of Chulu massif, but these are not always indicated on maps. Therefore sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two Peaks Chulu East and West as the group comprises of four peaks, two to the east and two to the west. To add to further confusion, Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central.

Chulu West fulfills the dream of every amateur climber who wishes to have the thrilling Himalayan experience of lifetime with great views of Himalayas and Tibet. It is one of the more challenging trekking peaks in Nepal and requires greater commitment and previous climbing experience. You will be fully briefed and instructed by your experienced climbing guide on the techniques and use of crampons, ice axe, ropes, etc. in order to give you the required skills and confidence to ensure you have every possible chance to summit the peak. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West Peak an attempt could be made to the nearby peaks as well. A climb to one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous around the Annapurna trek makes for one of the most spectacular Himalayan adventure journeys. Chulu West Peak climbing trip is difficult to match in regards to its spectacular mountain scenery, trekking, mountaineering challenges, and its variety of ethnic Nepalese cultures. The trail start from the lowland paddy fields and steadily gains altitude passing through oak and pine forests and eventually emerging into high desert country of Manang (3,597m), culminating in the ascent of Chulu West (6,419m). The Chulu West Base Camp is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. At Chauri Lather we take a narrow, steep trail up to a Base Camp at 4,800m. From there we climb a steep and rocky ground to high camp at about 5,300m. There is no technical difficulty involved in reaching the summit, but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

Our Chulu West Peak expedition combines all the best elements of a Himalayan expedition. This trip is strenuous and demands that each participant be well versed in alpine snow climbing skills. It is an excellent way to explore the culture of Nepal and ascend two Himalayan peaks in the safest possible way. The Chulu West Peak Climbing trip will end at Jomsom airstrip flight back to Pokhara on an early morning. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks and Expedition” are more than glad to design your Climbing Trip in Chulu West with our experienced climbing guides and expert staff for your complete satisfaction.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arriving at Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar to Chame (2,670m)

Day 04:Trek Chame to Pisang (3,250m)

Day 05:Trek Pisang to Manang (3,540m)

Day 06:Today is rest day for acclimatization

Day 07:Trek Manang to Chulu Base Camp (4,000m)

Day 08:Rest day

Day 09:Climb Chulu Base Camp to High Camp (5,000m)

Day 10:Climb Summit Chulu West (6,420 m)

Day 11:Trek Chulu Base Camp to Thorung High Camp (4,850m)

Day 12:Trek High Camp to Thorong La Pass (5,416m) via Muktinath (3,800m)

Day 13:Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m)

Day 14:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 15:Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 16:Departure your own destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide & Entrance fee.
  • Entrance fee in Annapurna conservation Aria.
  • Peak permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff. 
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).


Trip Note

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arriving at Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.Upon arrival at the international airport, meet our assistant and transfer to hotel (star category, and very nice centrally located at Thamel). Take a rest and enjoy a free afternoon.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and trekking preparation. After breakfast drive to the city with our tour guide and witness Kathmandu's historical and spiritual attractions including: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddha Nath, one of the largest Stupas in the world. After that we head back to the hotel and prepare for trek. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar to Chame (2,670m)Drive bus 9 to 10 hours Kathmandu to Chame stay overnight in Tea House.

Day 04 : Trek Chame to Pisang (3,250m) After breakfast the trail heads up to Dukur Pokhari and then Pisang. Stay overnight at a lodge here. Trail time is 5 to 6 hours.

Day 05 : Trek Pisang to Manang (3,540m) After breakfast the trail goes up to Hunde, Brakha and then Manang. Stay overnight at a local lodge. You can visit the Bakery cafe, coffee shops, trekking shops, or the Medical and Himalayan Rescues association. Walking time is 4 to 5 hours.

Day 06 : Today is rest day for acclimatization After breakfast a 1 - 2 hour climb takes us up to Gangapurna Lake (3,800m) for high acclimatization and views of the magnificent Annapurna ranges. Then we go back to rest in Manang.

Day 07 : Trek Manang to Chulu Base Camp (4,000m) After breakfast, trek to Yak Khargha and then climb up Chulu Base camp. Stay overnight camped in our tents.

Day 08 : Rest day Today is a resting day in order to acclimate. Stay overnight at the Chulu Base Camp.

Day 09 : Climb Chulu Base Camp to High Camp (5,000m) After having breakfast climb up to High Camp. Stay overnight camped in your tent.

Day 10 : Climb Summit Chulu West (6,420 m) Very early in the morning start climbing. Then summit the peak and return back to base camp. Stay overnight back at base camp.

Day 11 : Trek Chulu Base Camp to Thorung High Camp (4,850m) After having hot breakfast, trek to the Thorung high camp. Stay overnight at their lodge.

Day 12 : Trek High Camp to Thorong La Pass (5,416m) via Muktinath (3,800m) Early morning wakeup. Climb up to the Thorong La Pass. After pass the entire walk down to until Muktinath takes about 9 to 10 hours. Stay overnight at a local lodge.

Day 13 : Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720m) Early in the morning visit the Muktinath Temple and then head back to the lodge. After breakfast walk down to Jharkot village and Kagbeni (2,800m). This way is to the Uphar Mustang trek. Here the Kagbeni flows into the Kali Gangaki River. Today we walk 5 to 6 hours and stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 14 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara Early morning check-in at the airport to fly back to Pokhara. This is a dramatic flight between the gorges of two huge mountains - Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Check in to the hotel in Pokhara and the rest of the time can be spent exploring the lake.

Day 15 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu After having breakfast we fly to Kathmandu (35 to 40 minutes) or by drive (6/7 hrs, 200 km) back to Kathmandu by car /van/tourist bus. Stay overnight at a hotel in Thamel.

Day 16 : Departure your own destination. After breakfast, head to the International Airport for your flight to your onwards destination.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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