Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West Peak is a wonderful peak in the Manang Himal. Range set in the northern outskirts of a little valley north of Manang Village. Looming 6,419m above sea level, Chulu West Peak Climbing offers a fascinating peak climbing experience, considered by some to be one of the best summits in the Annapurna district. This 20 day trek follows part of the Annapurna Circuit (one of the most popular trekking trails in the world) and includes the dramatic Thorung La Pass (5416m). You also have the chance to explore the towns of Gyaru and Pisang along with a short visit to the holy Hindu site of Muktinath temple.
Chulu West Peak Climbing suits those who love adventurous trails. In the beginning, after introductory arrangements in Kathmandu, we drive to Syange/Jagat from where we start our trek. The trail leads to Manang Valley, then north to the Chulu West Base camp. We’ll set up two camps above Base Camp before attempting the summit. While climbing the peak, we will have the chance to appreciate a sublime panorama of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalaya summits.
After summiting, we return to Pokhara via the Thorong-La Pass and Muktinath. A significant highlight is traversing the Marsyangdi valley which will spellbind with views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV and Tilicho peak. After reaching Jomsom, we end our voyage with a drive back to Kathmandu city from the scenic Pokhara valley.
All climbers/trekkers attempting Chulu West Peak Climbing should be in good physical condition with a high level of stamina. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for undertaking this peak.
Day 01: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat [1100m/3608 ft]: 8 – 10 hrs
Day 03: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Day 04: Dharapani-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 05: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 06: Upper Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 07: Manang: Rest
Day 08: Manang to Leder [4200m/13,776ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 09: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 10: Chulu West base camp to camp I [5100m/16,728ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 11: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
Day 12: Camp I to Camp II [5,530m/18,143ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 13: Summit Chulu West [6419m/21,055ft] and back to Camp I: 9 – 10 hrs
Day 14: Camp I to Leder: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 15: Leder to Thorong Phedi [4450m/14,596ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 16: Thorong Phedi – Thorong Pass [5416m/17,765ft] – Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]-Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7 – 8 hrs treks and 2 hrs drive
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs
- Kathmandu arrival and transfer to hotel
- Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat by private bus or jeep
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by private bus or jeep
- All ground transportations
- Domestic flights
- All necessary permits and TIMS cards
- Hotels inn Pokhara and Kathmandu
- All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner and breakfast)
- All trekking equipments (tents, mattress, chairs and tables, kitchen utensils etc.)
- Guide and staffs wages and insurances
- Bar bills, laundry and tips
- Rescue, insurance, souvenir shopping
- Items of personal expenses
- Nepal entry visa fees
- Personal rescue if needed
#Note above day to day itinerary. May be change depending on weather and flight.