Chulu West Peak Climbing
Trip Grade:Technical Challenging
Trip Cost Starts from US$ 1950
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.
Once you land at the airport, our representative will be there to welcome you with greetings from Marvel Adventure. You will be then transferred to hotel by private vehicle. After check-in at the hotel, you can explore around the famous tourist hub, Thamel.
After an early breakfast in the hotel, you will set out for exploring the cultural heritages around the Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After a brief visit of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we will meet you at our office for pre-trip discussion and introduction with your fellow trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
We will take a drive to the old town of Besisahar leaving Kathmandu behind. Although the drive will be approximatelyseven to eight hours long, the beautiful scenary all around will keep you fascinated throughout the ride. After reaching Besisahar, we will rest for a while and then take a short drive to Chamje. Chamje is well-known for the significant waterfall amongst the tourists. Overnight at lodge in Chamje.
We will trek to the beautiful region of Dharapani today. On the way, we cross the great Marshyangdi river and continue to trek uphill to reach Tal village. From there we will trek for some more hours and ultimately reach Dharapani, one of the biggest villages in Manang valley. Overnight at lodge in Dharapani.
Today we pass through a few forested steep ridges en route to Chame. As we enter the high altitude, the vegetation and settlements start to seem quite different. The strong influence of Tibetan lifestyle can be clearly viewed over here. The magnificent view of Annapurna ranges and Lamjung Himal will end the day on a high note. Overnight at lodge in Chame.
Early in the morning, we will start our trek to the small yet beautiful Pisang village. As we walk through a very dense pine forest along the bank of Marshyangdi river, we will reach closer to our destination. Surrounded by the Himalayan peaks all around, we take a short ascend towards a big hill to reach Upper Pisang. Overnight at local guesthouse/lodge in Pisang Village.
From Pisang, we will trek to the mystic valley of Manang. The trek climbs to Braga, a Tibetan styled village where we will explore the largest Gompa of the district. We continue the trek enjoying the beautiful scenary all around. As we near Manang, we can experience the change in vegeatation and landscape. Overnight at lodge in Manang.
As we are moving to higher elevations, we need to acclimatize to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. Manang is the perfect spot for it with its beautiful natural and cultural setting. Today, we will have a view of the whole Manang valley and explore the nearby lakes and monasteries. An insight into the lives and cultures of the local people will be one of the major highlight of the day. Overnight at lodge in Manang.
After the rest, we feel rejuvenated to continue forward on our trip. As we move past the alpine grass and junipers, we reach meadows with a few horses and a number of yaks grazing around. The peaceful environment with meadows and steep slopes of Yak Kharka is the perfect place for us to spend the night.
After spending a quality night in Yak Kharka, today we will continue on our trek to the base camp of Chulu West Peak. Adapting to the conditions will be vital as we reach to the base camp. At this point, we will set up our camp for overnight stay.
We will make uphill ascent from base camp to high camp. The route is not very technical but we have to take care that we are climbing on higher altitudes. After a relatively tough day, we can enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri from high camp. Overnight at tent in high camp.
Today is the main day of the whole trip as we set ourself on our way to summit the Chulu West Peak. Every single moment of ascent to the summit will be full of thrill and adventure. On reaching the summit, we will embrace all the hardwork and enjoy the splendour of the surrounding peaks including the Annapurna range. After spending some quality time in the summit, we descent downhill to the base camp. Overnight at tent in base camp.
We will leave the beautiful Chulu West Peak behind as we trek downhill from the base camp. It will be a relatively easy day as we descend further down. A scenic hike of around four hours will take us to Thorung Phedi, the ultimate destination for the day. Overnight at lodge in Thorung Phedi.
Today, we will hike up high to Thorung La Pass (5416m), one of the highest pass in the world. We will cross the pass from east to west which indeed is the safest option. Our entire hard walk will be rewarded by the beautiful views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and a heavily glaciated peak of Khatungkang. After a 1600m of descent, we will have a view of the splendid Dhaulagiri standing in the distance. After a while, the trail becomes less steep and enters grassy fields and meadows to finally reach Muktinath, the sacred temple. Overnight at lodge in Muktinath.
After taking breakfast in the lodge, we take a scenic drive from Muktinath to Jomsom. The beautiful landscape and splendid mountain views of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri ranges will make the drive immensely pleasant . We will then take a well-deserved rest after reaching the touristic town of Jomsom. Overnight at lodge in Jomsom.
Early in the morning, we take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The flight will give magnificent aerial view of mountains and hills. On reaching Pokhara, we will explore the beautiful tranquil lakes, Davis Falls and many other monuments. Overnight at hotel In Pokhara.
After taking breakfast in the hotel, we return back to Kathmandu bidding farewell to the City of Lakes. A picturesque drive of around 7 hours through beautiful villages and rivers takes us to Kathmandu. The evening in Kathmandu is all set for the farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
It is the day to bid goodbye to the nation of Himalayas. Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure to your next destination.
- 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)
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
- Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
- T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
- 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
- Shortness of breath upon exertion
- Persistent rapid pulse
- General malaise
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.
- The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
- Marvel Adventure is committed to provide the best possible services to make your trip pleasant and successful. However we and our related organization shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as government restriction, political instability, flight delays and cancellations, natural disasters, sickness & accident and similar others which are beyond our control. So, we highly recommend you to have some spare days. We also offer various optional programs in case of cancellation of the trip. Moreover we would like to notify you that the risk of damages, injuries or death resulting from these unavoidable factors lies within you.