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Chulu West Peak

22 Days

Chulu West Peak Climbing, standing at an elevation of 6419m, presents one of Nepal’s most challenging peak climbing adventures for peaks below 6500 meters. This ascent is technically demanding, requiring climbers to possess substantial prior climbing experience, including proficiency in using basic climbing gear like crampons on snow and ice, and expertise in utilizing both fixed and dynamic ropes during the climb. A high level of physical fitness is crucial, given the technical aspects of rock and ice along the route.

Located in the Annapurna Region just above the village of Manang, Chulu West Peak promises a thrilling and unforgettable climbing experience. The summit rewards climbers with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas, stretching into the wilderness of Tibet to the north. Enveloped in snow and ice, the peak offers stunning vistas of the Annapurna Range, including the iconic Fishtail and all Annapurna peaks from I to V, Gangapurna, and Dhaulagiri to the south. The summit also provides magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu on the Nepalese side, making this climb a truly awe-inspiring endeavor.

Overview

Duration: 22 days Trip Garde: 5 (Light Mountaineering)
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Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;

Day 02: Scenic drive 7hrs from Kathmandu

Day 03: Trek 6hrs from Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1305m);

Day 04: Trek 6hrs from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m)

Day 05: Trek 6hrs from Chyamche (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m);

Day 06: Trek 6hrs from Dharapani to Chame

Day 07: Trek 5hrs from Chame to Upper Pisang (3100m),;

Day 08: Trek 5hrs from Upper Pisang to Manang (3352m);

Day 09: Acclimatization and rest in Manang;

Day 10: Trek 6hrs from Manang to Lather (4250m.) ; camping

Day 11: Trek 6hrs from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m); tent camp

Day 12: Trek from base camp to High Camp (5600m); camping

Day 13: We do acclimatize here if we feel uncomfortable.

Day 14: This is our scheduled summit day; from the summit we will return to the Base Camp; camping

Day 15: We trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4500m.); Tea house accommodation or camping.

Day 16: Trek 6hrs from Lather, to Thorong Phedi (4450m); teahouse accommodation or camping.

Day 17: Trek 7hrs from Trong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La pass (5,416m); teahouse accommodation or camping.

Day 18: Trek 5hrs from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni(2895m); teahouse accommodation or camping.

Day 19: you take 20mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; hotel accommodation.

Day 20: We take 7hrs scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 21: free and explore day in Kathmandu; Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure, or alternative join other activities

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer

Day 02: Scenic drive 7hrs from Kathmandu
to Besi Sahar (823m)

The journey begins with a scenic 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar. Throughout the trip, there will be multiple stops to sample local cuisine, providing a culinary adventure along the way. Accommodation options include teahouses or camping at Bhulbhule, offering a choice between the comforts of teahouse lodging and the immersive experience of camping amidst the picturesque surroundings. This combination of a scenic drive, culinary exploration, and varied accommodation options sets the stage for a memorable and diverse trekking experience.
Day 03: Trek 6hrs from Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1305m);
Prior to reaching Bahundanda, trekkers will catch glimpses of Manaslu, adding to the scenic beauty of the journey. Accommodation options include teahouses or camping, providing flexibility based on personal preferences. Whether opting for the comforts of teahouse accommodation or the immersive experience of camping, this segment of the trek promises stunning views of Manaslu, contributing to the overall enjoyment of the trekking adventure.

Day 04: Trek 6hrs from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m)
The trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche spans approximately 6 hours, leading through subtropical sections of the Marsyangdi River Valley. Trekkers have the option of choosing teahouse accommodation or camping, providing flexibility based on individual preferences. This segment of the journey allows for immersion in the subtropical landscapes along the Marsyangdi River, offering a diverse and picturesque experience for those trekking in the region.
Day 05: Trek 6hrs from Chyamche (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m);

The trek from Chyamche to Dharapani takes around 6 hours and offers the choice of teahouse accommodation or camping, catering to the preferences of trekkers. This leg of the journey provides diverse landscapes and experiences as you traverse the route. Whether opting for the convenience and camaraderie of teahouse accommodation or the immersive adventure of camping, this segment ensures a fulfilling trekking experience in the scenic surroundings of the region.

Day 06: Trek 6hrs from Dharapani to Chame
(2670m)

The trek from Dharapani to Chame, covering a duration of approximately 6 hours, presents the option of teahouse accommodation or camping, allowing trekkers to choose based on their preferences. This segment of the journey traverses through diverse landscapes, offering a blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences. Whether opting for the comforts of teahouse accommodation or the immersive adventure of camping, this leg of the trek provides a rewarding experience in the picturesque surroundings of the region.
Day 07: Trek 5hrs from Chame to Upper Pisang (3100m)
The trek from Chame to Upper Pisang, lasting around 5 hours, provides trekkers with the choice of teahouse accommodation or camping. This segment of the journey offers a mix of natural beauty and cultural exploration in the Annapurna region. Whether opting for the comforts of teahouse lodging or the adventure of camping, trekkers can enjoy the scenic landscapes and cultural richness along the trail. The flexibility of choosing between teahouse accommodation and camping allows for a personalized and fulfilling trekking experience in the Upper Pisang area.
Day 08: Trek 5hrs from Upper Pisang to Manang (3352m)
The trek from Upper Pisang to Manang, with an approximate duration of 5 hours, offers the option of teahouse accommodation or camping. Trekkers can choose based on their preferences, whether they prefer the convenience and camaraderie of teahouse lodging or the immersive experience of camping in the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region. This segment of the journey allows trekkers to soak in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the trail, providing a fulfilling trekking experience in the picturesque surroundings leading to Manang.

Day 09: Acclimatization and rest in Manang
The day in Manang is dedicated to acclimatization and rest, allowing trekkers to adjust to the higher altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related issues. During this time, explorations of the village and its local attractions are encouraged. Manang offers cultural richness and natural beauty, and some attractions worth exploring include monasteries, traditional architecture, and the surrounding landscapes. Taking this acclimatization day to leisurely discover the village and appreciate the local culture enhances the overall trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
Day 10: Trek 6hrs from Manang to Lather (4250m.) 

The trek from Manang to Lather, spanning approximately 6 hours, involves camping for accommodation. This segment of the journey takes trekkers through the scenic landscapes of the Annapurna region, providing an immersive experience amidst nature. Camping allows for a close connection with the surroundings and offers a sense of adventure, creating memorable moments in the Himalayan wilderness.
Day 11: Trek 6hrs from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m)

The trek from Lather to Chulu West Base Camp, lasting around 6 hours, involves setting up a tent camp for accommodation. This leg of the journey takes trekkers to the base camp situated at an elevation of 4950m, providing a strategic starting point for the ascent of Chulu West. Camping at the base camp offers a wilderness experience, surrounded by the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, and serves as a preparation for the upcoming climbing adventure.

Day 12: Trek from base camp to High Camp (5600m)

The trek from the Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp involves camping and typically serves as an intermediate point before attempting the summit. Camping at High Camp allows trekkers and climbers to acclimatize further and make necessary preparations for the ascent. This phase of the journey brings participants closer to the summit goal, with the surrounding high-altitude terrain providing a challenging yet rewarding environment. The camping experience at High Camp is essential for climbers to rest, acclimatize, and ensure they are well-prepared for the upcoming climb to Chulu West’s summit.
Day 13: We do acclimatize here if we feel uncomfortable.
At the High Camp of Chulu West, participants have the option to acclimatize further if they experience any discomfort due to the high altitude. The additional time spent at this elevation allows trekkers and climbers to adjust to the thin air and reduce the risk of altitude-related issues. If individuals feel well and are in good condition, the itinerary includes attempting the summit of Chulu West, which stands at 6419 meters. Camping at this high-altitude location is an integral part of the preparation for the summit push, providing the necessary rest and acclimatization before the challenging climb to the peak.

Day 14: This is our scheduled summit day

The scheduled summit day for Chulu West involves a challenging climb to reach the peak at 6419 meters. After successfully summiting Chulu West, the descent follows, and trekkers return to the Base Camp. Camping continues to be the mode of accommodation, allowing participants to rest and recover after the accomplishment of reaching the summit. The return journey to the Base Camp marks the completion of the summit attempt, and camping at this lower elevation provides a well-deserved break and a sense of achievement for the climbers.
Day 15: We trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4500m.)

The trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Lather offers trekkers the choice between tea house accommodation or camping. This segment of the journey allows flexibility in choosing the type of lodging based on individual preferences. Whether opting for the convenience and comfort of a tea house or embracing the adventure of camping in the scenic surroundings, trekkers can tailor their experience to suit their preferences during this descent from the base camp to Lather.
Day 16: Trek 6hrs from Lather, to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

The trek from Lather to Thorong Phedi, spanning approximately 6 hours, provides trekkers with the option of teahouse accommodation or camping. This flexibility allows trekkers to choose between the convenience of staying in teahouses along the trail or experiencing the adventure of camping amidst the Himalayan landscapes. The decision can be based on individual preferences and the overall trekking experience desired by participants during this leg of the journey.

Day 17: Trek 7hrs from Trong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La pass (5,416m)

The trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath, including the challenging Thorong-La pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters, spans approximately 7 hours. Trekkers have the option of teahouse accommodation or camping during this segment of the journey. The Thorong-La pass is a high-altitude crossing that requires careful acclimatization and preparation. Whether choosing the comfort of teahouse facilities along the route or the adventurous experience of camping in the high-altitude terrain, participants can customize their trekking experience based on personal preferences and the level of adventure desired.
Day 18: Trek 5hrs from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni(2895m)

The trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, passing through Kagbeni, takes approximately 5 hours and provides trekkers with the option of teahouse accommodation or camping. This segment of the journey offers flexibility in choosing the type of lodging based on individual preferences and the desired level of comfort. Whether opting for the convenience of teahouse facilities or embracing the adventure of camping, trekkers can tailor their experience during this descent from Muktinath to Jomsom.
Day 19: you take 20mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

The journey from Jomsom to Pokhara involves a short 20-minute flight, and upon reaching Pokhara, participants can enjoy hotel accommodation. This flight offers a quick and scenic transition from the mountainous terrain to the picturesque city of Pokhara, known for its stunning lakes and relaxed atmosphere. The hotel accommodation in Pokhara provides a comfortable and well-deserved rest after the trekking and climbing adventures in the Annapurna region.
Day 20: We take 7hrs scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
The journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu involves several stops to savor local cuisine. Alternatively, there is a convenient 25-minute flight available for those who prefer a quicker mode of transportation. Upon reaching Kathmandu, participants can enjoy hotel accommodation, providing a comfortable and relaxing space to conclude the trekking and climbing adventure in the Annapurna region.
Day 21: free and explore day in Kathmandu

The day in Kathmandu is free for participants to explore at their leisure. They have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Nepalese culture and enjoy a cultural program organized for them in the evening. The day concludes with a farewell dinner, offering a chance to reminisce about the trekking and climbing experiences and celebrate the successful completion of the adventure in the Annapurna region.
Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure

On this day, participants are transferred to the airport for their final departure from Nepal. Alternatively, they have the option to join other activities or extend their stay in the country. This marks the end of the trekking and climbing adventure, providing an opportunity for participants to reflect on their experiences and bid farewell to Nepal.

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