Trip Highlights

  • Start the trip with a drive
  • Witness the snow capped peaks of Annapurna Region
  • Explore the Manang valley and learn about the lifestyle of people
  • Fly back to Pokhara at the end of trip.
Max Elevation : 6419m
Mode of trek : Teahouse +Camping
Difficulty:
Duration : 20days
Price : $2275

Overview

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
Stand at the top of Chulu West Peak (6419m) and enjoy the breathtaking view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Tilicho Peak. Being od of the most challenging trip this peak can be seen from all the major trials of Annapurna Thorung La- Pass. This trip is one of the most famous trips in the Annapurna Region. Unlike other treks, start this trip with a drive from Kathmandu to Benshi Sahar. From Benshi Sahar the trail leads you straight into Manang valley. Explore the Manang valley and try to get an insight into the lifestyle, cultures and tradition of the local people. The best season for Chulu West Peak climbing is from March to May and September to November. If you have a dream of conquering a peak then this trip can make your dream come true. Accept the challenge, conquer the peak!

Itinerary Outline

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 Jeep drive to Chamje(1750meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 Trek to Dharapani (1970meters) 7hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 Trek to Chame(2720meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 Trek to Pisang (3200meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 Trek to Manang(3400meters) 5hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 Rest in Manang for acclimatization A necessary day to rest and acclimatize and explore Manang. the village of about 500 flat.

Day 10 Trek to Lader (4210 meters) 4hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Trek to Chulu West high camp (5200 meters) 5 hour after lunch our climbing guide will give short training. Overnight at tended camp.

Day 12-13 Early morning our sherpa will take to you Chulu West summit (6419 meters) Overnight at high camp tended camp.

Day 14 Trek down to Lader and trek Thorang pedi (4450 meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 Trek to crossing over Thorang La pass (5416 meters) down to Muktinath (3800meters) 7 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 Trek to Jomsom (2720meters) 6hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 Fly to Pokhara 15 minute. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18 Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19 Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Price Includes

  • 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.

Price Excludes

  • 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.

Why you’ll love this trip?

  • You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who’ll not only support you but also provide you the knowledge about the place.
  • Get to know about the villages of Annapurna Region and visit them.
  • Witness not only towering peaks but also the diverse landscape and flora and fauna.
  • Start the trip with a drive instead of taking a flight.

Is this trip right for you?

  • There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 3500 meters.
  • Excellent level of fitness and mentality is required to complete this trip.
  • The teahouses that we stay in during the trek are very simple with basic facilities. Access to electricity points may cost extra.
  • All the travelers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Elevation

Chulu West Altitude details

Expedition to Chulu west takes you from the low altitude of 1317m at Kathmandu to the Peak of Chulu west at 6419m above the sea level.

 

Recommended Equipment list for Chulu West climbing.

  • Climbing boots
  • Harness
  • Crampon
  • Ice axe
  • Tapes/slings
  • Karabiners
  • Ice screws
  • Snow bars
  • Deadmen
  • Rock pegs
  • Crash hat
  • Rucksack
  • Day bag
  • Kit bag
  • Ascenders
  • Descenders
  • T-shirts
  • Lip salve
  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Wool long underwear
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad (karrimat) or thermarest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Gaiters

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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