• Duration 23 Days / 22 Nights
  • Price from $2395 / person
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6419 Meter

Chulu West Peak Climbing Expedition is a dream venture in one of world's most gorgeous Annapurna Himalaya through the traditional legendary trekking route in Nepal. Chulu West Climbing is suitable for experienced trekkers and amateur climbers who desire to top a seriously thrilling trekking peak of Nepal. The view from the summit is simply jaw-dropping. The whole trip will give you a thrilling climbing and trekking adventure of a lifetime experience with marvelous Himalayan panoramas and to see the Tibet plateau so close to you on the northern side.

Unquestionably Chulu West Peak is one of the physically tough trekking peak climbing in Nepal so to join on this expedition, you need better personal commitment and previous trekking or climbing experience is preferable. Our experienced climbing guide trains you before you start your Chulu West Climbing, you will learn and practice all the climbing methods you will need including – the practical use of crampons, ice axes, ropes etc. to make sure that you master all the required skills and to boost your confidence which will ensure that you have a challenging but safe and successful climbing experience to climb the summit an unforgettable experience.

We make your long time dream of climbing a trekking peak in Nepal come true. There are two Chulu Peaks, East and West. This package is for the Chulu West Peak Climbing. Standing at a height of 6419m, the Chulu West Peak offers an interesting peak climbing opportunity for those looking for an adventure in the Annapurna Region. Many people believe that the Chulu West Peak to be one of the best peaks in the Annapurna region. After early preparations and sightseeing in Kathmandu, we drive to Jagat from where we begin our trek via Nar Phu Valley which offers beaten track wilderness experience with Tibetan culture and welcoming locals. The trail leads slowly to the Koto, then we leave main classic Annapura  Circuit Trail  and enter the rough and rugged remote territory of Nar Valley, one of the highest valleys of the world. We set up two camps above the Base Camp. After summiting the Chulu West, we return via the Thorong-La Pass and Muktinath to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we fly to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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This is our standard itinerary. It can be customized or slightly changed if required considering your pace and trekking habit that cause to change of day to day plan

International Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m/4,264 ft Join Kathmandu, after completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc.), meet and greet at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at the arrival point, warmly welcome by a Wilderness Excursion representative, pick you up. We will be then escorted to our hotel in Kathmandu. After check in, we can either take a rest or hang around in the city or relax in Hotel. It all depends upon your interests and condition. Stay overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.

Today; we will prepare permits and other formalities. You have choice to go sightseeing, we can arrange a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Wilderness Excursion briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.

We have to begin very early today as we need to go a long drive to reach at our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 8-10 hours' drive we reach Jagat (as per situation) via Besishahar. Enroute, we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. However, the condition of road is not equally fine in all portion of our drive today. The road up to Besishahar is black on top, whereas after Besishahar the road is dusty and coarse though we can easily overlook it as we watch the outstanding sceneries through the windowpane. Overnight stay at Jagat in lodge.

After the breakfast, we start our journey today in a relax way. We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests. After passing the village of Kodo we will be at Dharapani, one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani in lodge.

Today, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. On the way to Chame, we encounter with the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Chame is the administrative centre of the Manang District. Stay overnight in lodge. 

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang. Overnight in lodge

There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (Himalayan Glacier recommends), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate create a much harsher environment. We pay our memorable visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang. Overnight in Manang.

There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (Wilderness Excursion suggests), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate creates a much harsher environment. We pay our memorable visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang. Overnight in Manang.

As acclimatization is very essential, today we schedule for rest day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude will be better to get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do day excursion that as the next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. We make an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, a small old village with a monastery. At this juncture, we also make our short visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at Manang.

From Manang, we continue through alpine landscapes with high altitude vegetation and forests. A gradual climb takes us to Yak Kharka and then to our todays camp. Our today's camp area is most used as the alpine pasture by the local people.

Today, we continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas. We may also like to discover the surrounding areas. At this point, we will set up our camp for overnight stay. Overnight in tented camp

We continue hiking towards Camp I from the Chulu West Base Camp. The route is not that technical. But it would be better to remember that we are climbing on high altitudes. At this juncture we relish the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal. Overnight in Tented camp. 

Today will be the rest and acclimatization day at Camp I. While we rest at camp I, the climbing leaders and other staffs make way to Camp II and supply the equipments for the camp. Later, they return back to Camp I. We may rest and if interested walk around Camp I.

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 /18,143ft. 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.

It is our summit day, and it is going to be long day. Therefore, 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 summiting, we return back to Camp I.

From Camp I, our return path descends all the way to Leder. While descending, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. We make our overnight stay at Ledar and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak. Overnight in lodge

There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Chulu West Peak on the scheduled date due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent. Since. the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Overnight in lodge. 

Today, we clean up the base camp and head for Thorong Phedi. It is going to be mostly an easy way walk downhill. However, we do not forget that we are still in high altitude area. 

At the beginning, we cross the famous high pass of Thorong La today. An early start is important to complete the mission. We reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist after crossing the pass. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby demonstrating the religions harmony in Nepal. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra" or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. We enjoy the tremendous stunning views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. From Muktinath. Overnight in lodge. 

Morning after breakfast, the trail gently climbing up until reaching on the ridge from where you can see the Lupra Village which takes about 2 hours. The views from the ridge are very awesome. You can see the Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri Peak, Tilicho Peak and beautiful landscapes. Then trail descends very steeply to Panda Khola which takes about an hour of walking. We walk on the river bank of Panda Khola for a while and arrive in Lupra Village, One of the oldest settlements of the region. Highlight of the day is a visit to the Lupra monastery which was founded in the 11th century by Lupragpa, a famous Bon master. It is very seldom that tourists or as a matter of fact even locals visit this place. We visit one of the oldest Bon-Po Monastery in Annapurna Region. Bon is the ancient shamanist faith once prevalent in Tibet and adjoining Himalayan territory which later got incorporated into the mainstream Tibetan Buddhism. Lupra (2790m) is an interesting offbeat side-trip; few trekkers make it here but the village, with its adobe houses and traditionally clad inhabitants is worth a visit. We will have lunch there. After lunch, the trail is descending along the river until reaching the trail coming from Eklebatti which takes about 1 hour. Then, all the same way back to main trail which takes about 1 and half hour and we keep walking along the Kaligandaki River until Jomsom which takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will escort us to the lakeside hotel. We utilize the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While walking along the bank of Fewa Lake one of the biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hours' walk to the World Peace Pagoda. At the evening, we engageg on exploring around the lakeside.

We make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. We can spend the evening either leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Finally, we celebrate dinner together with Wilderness Excursion's trekking staff. Overnight in Kathmandu Guest House. 

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today, Wilderness Excursion see you off at the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Wilderness Excursion will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country like Nepal.

Customized Trip

Availabilities

Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a local tour operator so we guaranty small private groups departures any dates that suits your date and time.
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
April 06, 2020 April 28, 2020 Available US$2395
April 25, 2020 May 17, 2020 Available US$2395

Useful Information

"Our paramount concern is your safety" while traveling with Wilderness Excursion. Please note that your leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is supposed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.