Chulu West Peak (6,419m) is no doubt popular, yet a challenging peak for climbing situated in a little valley, which lies to the north of Manang in the Annapurna region. This is one of the peaks which can be seen from all the major trails of the Annapurna Thorung La-Pass. This peak offers you an exciting adventurous breathtaking view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manaslu and Tilicho Peak. Chulu West Peak climbing offers superb Himalayan views of the Annapurna region, the beautiful vast landscapes and ethnic cultures and traditions.
Chulu West Peak climbing journey begins from Besisahar after a 5 to 6 hours drive from Kathmandu and reach as far as Pisang village. From here the trail leads us steadily straight into the Manang valley, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. Once we achieve this initial target of climbing this valley, we acclimatize and in between our rest, we take some time to explore the Manang valley and try to get an insight into the lifestyle, culture, tradition of the ethnic groups and tribes inhabiting this exotic region. From Manang valley the route heads north to lead into the Chulu West Base Camp. The gigantic views of the mountains and landscapes include the Manaslu massif and Annapurna massifs are very attractive while trekking to Chulu West Peak and returning from top. This memorable adventure slowly comes to an end in Jomsom, a place providing ample opportunities to explore the diverse flora and fauna all along the trekking trail. From Jomsom we fly back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.
Chulu West Peak can be attempted by individuals having a moderate level of fitness. Technically less challenging attracts large numbers of visitors every year to make and attempt and reach out for the summit. We have the best designed itineraries to suit this adventurous peak climbing journey according to the interest and time factor. An amazing life time experience while trekking in Nepal.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Drive to Benshi Sahar (865meters) 7hour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Trek to Bahundada (1400meters) 5hour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Trek to Chamje(1750meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Trek to Dharapani (1970meters) 7hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Trek to Chame(2720meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08 Trek to Pisang (3200meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 Trek to Manang(3400meters) 5hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.
Day 11 Trek to Lader (4210 meters) 4hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 Trek to Chulu West high camp (5200 meters) 5 hour after lunch our climbing guide will give short training. Overnight at tended camp.
Day 13-14 Early morning our sherpa will take to you Chulu West summit (6419 meters) Overnight at high camp tended camp.
Day 15 Trek down to Lader and trek Thorang pedi (4450 meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 Trek to crossing over Thorang La pass (5416 meters) down to Muktinath (3800meters) 7 hour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17 Trek to Jomsom (2720meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.
Day 18 Fly to Pokhara 15 minute. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19 Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20 Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in three/four star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights) and Pokhara (1 night) breakfast included.
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
Stander meal Lunch , Dinner, and Brekfast.
Tea house accommodation during the trek.
A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
All necessary equipment like , tent, rope and utensil during the camping trek.
Aannapurna conservation area permit, Climbing permit , and all necessary permits.
Flight fare from Jomsom - Pokhara including airport departure taxes.
Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
All our government taxes.
Tourist service charge, vat.
Official expense :
US$60 per person per night for Single room and US$ 35 per person per night for double(twin sharing) room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Your travel insurance (compulsory).
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Annapurna Circuit in May
it was great while we were there together on the mountains etc. All in the same boat and as they say that sinking feeling but we were adamant and were keen on not letting the ship drown and carried on and persevered and eventually we saw light at the end of the tunnel - literally - we reached muktinath -a very holy place for buddhists and hindus alike !!!
- Nitin Shah
Kenya and UK ,
Annapurna Circuit in August
Mountain Hawk treks organized a great trek for my family and I during the month of August 2011. The team of porters and our guide were excellent and very attentive. We had beautiful weather and plenty of wildlife.
- Caroline and Dan
Prem was my guide and friend during my Everest Base Camp - Gokyo trek in Oct 2007. Prem is an excellent guide in many ways. He has great knowledge of the mountains, the people, the cultures and special things that only an experienced local guide can provide
- Victor Siow
Best trekking Company for Gokyo valley
Only 2 members of our team of 18 had been to Nepal before and both times with Prem and his team at Mountain Hawk (MH). The fact that we chose MH again is a testament to their excellent organisation and ability to manage such a large group.
- Team Libra
UK and Kenya, London and Nairobi
Absolutely first class
I had a wonderful week in Nepal in 2007 on the Poon Hill trek. I was very fortunate to have Prem (Pandit) as my guide. Prem is a very experienced guide who speaks excellent English. He was a delight to spend time with as he was able to tell me all about the mountains and the flora and fauna.
- Polly Marley
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