Duration 21 Days
Fitness Level Demanding & Challenging
Max Elevation 6,419m / 21,060ft.
Meals Full Board Meal
Accomodation 3 star hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Best month March- May and September- November

Chulu West Climbing 21 Days

This peak climbing tour also includes a stunning Annapurna Circuit Trekking excursion, making for an even more amazing adventure. The trail runs along the Marshyangdi River valley, up to the Manang valley, and then up to the Chulu West Peak. Following the summit, the journey continues by the circuit trail to Jomsom via Thorong La pass, which is located at an elevation of 5,416 meters above sea level.

Chulu West Peak is one of Nepal's most difficult climbing peaks, with three overnight stays from the base to the summit. Hundreds of seasoned trekkers and amateur climbers visit this lovely mountain every year to enjoy the adventure journey's breathtaking vistas and unbelievable beauty, in addition to the incredible adventure.

 


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About This Trip
  • This trip is completely customizable.
  • Have a large group? We can assist you.
  • We work with you to make it affordable.
  • Choose your own departure dates.

Chulu West Climbing 21 Days Outline Itinerary

Day 01:      Arrival in Kathmandu  | Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft  | Meal: B
Day 02: Trip Preparation Day  | Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft  | Meal: B 
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat  | Altitude: 1,410m/4,626ft  | Meal: BLD 
Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani  | Altitude: 1,960m/6,431ft  | Meal : BLD    
Day 05: Dharapani-Chame  | Altitude: 2,710m/8,892ft  | Meal: BLD   
Day 06: Chame- Pisang  | Altitude: 3,300m/10,827ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 07: Upper Pisang-Manang  | Altitude: 3,519m/11,546ft  | Meal: BLD   
Day 08: Manang: Rest  | Altitude: 3,519m/11,546ft  | Meal: BLD 
Day 09: Manang to Leder  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 10: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp  | Altitude: 4,900m/16,077ft  | Meal: BLD     
Day 11: Chulu West base camp to camp I  | Altitude: 5,100m/16,733ft  | Meal: BLD   
Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I  | Altitude: 5,100m/16,733ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 13: Camp I to Camp II  | Altitude: 5,530m/18,144ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 14: Summit Chulu West and back to Camp I  | Altitude: 6,419m/21,061ft  | Meal: BLD
Day 15: Camp I to Leder  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft  | Meal: BLD 
Day 16: Contingency Day  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 17: Leder to Thorong Phedi  | Altitude: 4,600m/15,093ft  | Meal: BLD    
Day 18: Thorong Phedi-Thorong Pass-Muktinath-Jomsom  | Altitude: 5,416m/17,770ft  | Meal: BLD
Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight  | Altitude: 827m/2,713ft  | Meal: B   
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu  | Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft  | Meal: BD   
Day 21: Final Departure  | Meal: B

 

Chulu West Climbing 21 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu  |  Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft 

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and formal completion of your custom and immigration processes, one of our representatives from Himalayan Glacier will be there to greet you at the arrival exit and escort you to your pre-determined hotel. You may relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time or you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted at an excellent Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Nepalese cuisine along with a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 02: Trip Preparation Day

After breakfast in our hotel, we may wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip the following day. In the afternoon, we will visit the HGT office for a pre-trip discussion and meet our trekking guide as well as other participants. You will also be briefed on the nature of the expedition, equipment, and team composition. Later, we will go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat  | Altitude: 1,410m/4,626ft  | Driving: 8-10 hrs

We have to begin very early today as we need to go a long drive to reach our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am, and nearly after 8-10 hours’ drive we reach Syange or Jagat (as per situation) via Besishahar. En route, we see more of the countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms, and beautiful mountain sceneries. However, the condition of the road is not equally fine in all portions of our drive today. The road up to Besishahar is a coal-tarred road, 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 Syange or Jagat Guesthouse.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani  | Altitude: 1,960m/6,431ft  | Hiking- 7-8 hrs  

Upon our breakfast, we start our journey today in a relaxed 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 05: Dharapani-Chame  | Altitude: 2,710m/8,892ft  | Hiking 6-7 hrs

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

Day 06: Chame- Pisang  | Altitude: 3,300m/10,827ft  | Hiking: 5-6 hrs

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 the U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 07: Upper Pisang-Manang  | Altitude: 3,519m/11,546ft  | Hiking:6-7 hrs

There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken the 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 creates a much harsher environment. We pay our memorable visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang. Overnight in Manang.
 Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08: Manang: Rest  | Altitude: 3,519m/11,546ft 

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to a higher altitude will be better to get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do that as the next two days will be a 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 an acclimatization point of view. We make an easy excursion a little distance away to a village called Varga, 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 09: Manang to Leder  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft  | Hiking: 4-5 hrs

From Manang, we continue through alpine landscapes with high-altitude vegetation and forests. A gradual ascent takes us to Yak Kharka and then to our today’s camp. Our today’s camp area is mostly used as the alpine pasture by the local people.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 10: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp  | Altitude: 4,900m/16,077ft   | Hiking: 4-5 hrs

Today, we continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalayas. We may also like to discover the surrounding areas. At this point, we will set up our camp for an overnight stay.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 11: Chulu West base camp to camp I  | Altitude: 5,100m/16,733ft  | Hiking: 4-5 hrs

From the Chulu Base Camp, we continue hiking towards Camp I. 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I  | Altitude: 5,100m/16,733ft  

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 equipment for the camp. Later, they return back to Camp I. We may rest and if interested walk around Camp I.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 13: Camp I to Camp II  |Altitude: 5,530m/18,144ft  | Climbing: 4-5 hrs

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, crampons, and ice-axes. 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 Camp II until the summit, we make an overnight stay at Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 14: Summit Chulu West and back to Camp I  | Altitude: 6,419m/21,061ft  | Climbing: 9-10 hrs

It is our summit day, and it is going to be a 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 15: Camp I to Leder  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft  | Hiking: 5-6 hrs

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 Leder and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 16: Contingency Day  | Altitude: 4,200m/13,780ft 

There is no such guarantee that we can get quite 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 conditions 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.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 17: Leder to Thorong Phedi  | Altitude: 4,600m/15,093ft  | Hiking: 3-4 hrs

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

Day 18: Thorong Phedi - Thorong Pass - Muktinath -Jomsom  | Altitude: 5,416m/17,770ft  | Hiking: 7-8 hrs     Driving: 2 hrs

In 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 Buddhists after crossing the pass. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby demonstrating the religious 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, we continue back to Jomsom on a local bus.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 19: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight  | Altitude: 827m/2,713ft  | Flight: 30 mins

Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between the 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 lakes in Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflected in the lake. We can also take a boat around Fewa Lake or just can take an hours’ walk to the World Peace Pagoda. In the evening, we engage in exploring around the lakeside.
Meal: Breakfast

Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu  | Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft  | Driving: 6-7 hrs

Today upon our breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will be better to hold on to 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 Himalayan Glacier’s trekking staff.
Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 21: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Himalayan Glacier escorts us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On our way home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in a wonderful country like Nepal.
Meal: Breakfast

 

What's Included?

  • Accommodation in Standard Hotels on Twin Sharing Basis
  • Equipment
  • Domestic Flights
  • Local Guide & Support Staffs
  • All Private Ground Transportation Including Airport Transfers
  • Meals in the Mountain
  • Small-Group Adventure
  • Guaranteed Departures
  • Lifetime Deposit
  • No Booking Fee

What's Not Included ?

  • Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc. 
  • Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc. 
  • Medical expenses and trip cancellation. 
  • Any other extended trips and accommodation.
  • Tips for the guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation. 
  • Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list. 
  • Nepal arrival visa

Useful Information

PASSPORT AND VISA: 

All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.

VISA FACILITY    DURATION    FEES

Multiple Entry    15 Days    US$ 75 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple Entry    30 Days    US$ 90 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple Entry    90 Days    US$ 150 or equivalent convertible currency

You can also download VISA form and fill up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa  

MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO    

Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal, 3.5 % service charge is applicable as per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost. So, we suggest you bring some cash in USD just in case your card doesn’t work. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: 

While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.

Insurance Policy:

Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland. 

RECOMMENDATION:

1.    World Nomads

https://www.worldnomads.com/ 

NOTE:

Please, kindly note, these given reference of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous

travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.

VACCINATION FOR NEPAL    

Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.

ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)

Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness. 

PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms. 

MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling. 

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude. 

The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.

ARRIVAL INSTRUCTION

Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Chulu West Climbing 21 Days Departure dates and price

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Reviews

review image Alex A.
A fantastic group of guides with a wealth of information.

They accompanied us to Annapurna Base Camp and Chulu West Peak, as well as an attempt on Chulu East Peak. They are a knowledgeable set of guides who are also pleased to be around. I would use them again in a heartbeat and highly suggest them.

- Alex A. ( )
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