Chulu West Peak Climbing

Duration: 18 Days   |   Trip Map
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 6419m
  • Group Size: Min 2 pax

Chulu West Peak standing tall at an elevation of 6419m is considered as the best peak in the whole Annapurna region. It is part of the bigger Damodar Himalayan range of Manang in western Nepal, which runs south from Chako Peak  in north-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. Climb this marvelous peak and make the dream of climbing peak in one of the world’s most beautiful Annapurna region come true. 

En route to climb the Chulu West Peak, we trek through the dry but exquisite valley of Manang. The outrageous landscape and unique settlement of this valley will be something to relish during the trek. The trail to Chulu West Peak is quite wonderful and adventurous which keeps you excited for the ultimate aim of peak climbing. However, climbing the peak is a bit tougher and requires a good physical condition along with a high degree of stamina. Assistance from the well-experienced Sherpa guides and knowledge about the use of climbing equipments such as ice axes and crampons will help you reach to the summit of Chulu West Peak.

The surreal feeling of reaching to the top of the peak willl forever remain with you as a life-long memory. The view as seen from the summit is simply breathtaking where you will be blessed with the stunning views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna and many other Himalayan peaks. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons for peak climbing. Marvel Adventure organises Chulu West Peak climbing with well-designed itinerary, professional Sherpa guides and all other necessary arrangements. Explore with us and experience sensational climbing and trekking adventure of a lifetime in the beautiful nation of Himalayas.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03Drive to Besisahar and then to Chamje
  • Day 04Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
  • Day 05Trek to Chame
  • Day 06Trek to Pisang
  • Day 07Trek to Manang
  • Day 08Acclimatization day in Manang
  • Day 09Trek to Yak Kharka
  • Day 10Trek to Chulu West Peak Base Camp
  • Day 11Ascent to High Camp from Base Camp
  • Day 12Summit Chulu West Peak and back to Base Camp
  • Day 13Trek From Base Camp to Thorung Phedi
  • Day 14Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La Pass
  • Day 15Drive to Jomsom
  • Day 16Fly from Jomsom To Pokhara
  • Day 17Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18Final Departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All Domestic flights and Airport tax as listed in the itinerary
  • All land transportation
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Chulu West Peak climbing permit 
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One night tent accommodation in Mera Peak base camp with hygienic meals.
  • Necessary peak climbing equipments
  • One night standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • Your personal expenses of any kind
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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