Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Tea House Trek & Climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge, and Camping
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 6419m

Highlights

  • Chulu West Peak, 6419m/21,060 ft Summit graded as PD +/AD-
  • Elegant Mountain views: Annapurna Massif (I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak
  • Climbing complimented by trails through Annapurna Conservation Area on desirable Annapurna Circuit
  • Thrilling Thorang La Pass at 5416m/ 17,769 ft
  • Encountering captivating tourism areas: Jomsom, Pokhara
  • Muktinath Temple, religious and sacred site
  • Arid areas of Nepal: Manang and Mustang
  • Famous apple farm of Nepal in Manang and Mustang district

Chulu West Peak Climbing lies in the renowned Annapurna Region with the closeness to mountains and culture as well as exploring the trials running to the Annapurna circuit. Chulu Peak is the part of Manang Himal. There are three Chulu Peaks: Chulu Central, Chulu East, and Chulu West whereas Nepal Mountaineering Association has permitted to climb Chulu West and Chulu East. Chulu West has a height of 6419m/21,060 ft providing a fantastic view of Annapurna Mountain Ranges and enhancing climbers’ climbing skills.

Peak Climbing Grading of Chulu West

Having the elevation above 6000m/ 19,685 ft, Chulu West Peak Climbing is surely a challenge yet a learning experience for the climbers and adventurers who are aiming at the highest mountains by passing Everest Base Camp. Chulu West Peak Climbing is a technical climb demanding stamina and skills in climbing.

According to International French Adjectival System (IFAS), Chulu West Peak is graded as AD. AD refers to assez difficile (fairly difficult) with features as Fairy hard snow and ice at an angle of 45-65 degrees, rock climbing up to UIAA grade III, but not sustained, belayed climbing in addition to a large amount of exposed but easier terrain. However, somewhere you can see it be graded as PD+ referring to Peu difficile (slightly difficult) which means routes longer at high elevation with snow and ice slopes up to 45 degrees, glaciers complex, belaying and objective hazards where PD + might be AD-.

Experiences and Skills for Chulu West Peak Climbing

It is a technical climb to Chulu West Peak which requires various climbing skills though new climbers can aim to climb Chulu West Peak. Peaks are meant to be for learning and developing climbing skills such that one can accomplish higher mountains. For Chulu West Peak Climbing one should be able to walk with rope, crampons, traverse through a crevasse, and descend with jumar. As they are the essential skills needed. Additionally, the use of ice axes is required. Chulu West Peak Climbing is a combination of joyous trekking and proper mountaineering with the easier ascent.

Nepal Adventure Team manages the itinerary to adopt you with higher elevation, thin air, and freezing temperatures. Acclimatization is the most essential element of higher altitude trekking and climbing which is highly focused by the team. Moreover, the experienced Sherpa and guides will be leading Chulu West Peak Climbing for a successful and guided summit. Chulu East is an expedition Peak whereas Chulu West is a trekking peak so it won’t be tough and feasible for new climbers.

Details on Chulu West 20 Days Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing is one of the appealing peaks allowed by the Nepal Government and permitted by the Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb and explore. Nepal Peak Climbing offers the opportunity to climb various peaks of regions: Everest Region, Langtang Region, Annapurna Region, Manaslu Region, Kanchenjunga Region.

Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal. The eastern limit of Chulu East runs south from Chako Peak 6687m/21,939 ft in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola, and Phu Khola. To the south Chulu is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanto La. The closeness of Chulu Peaks (Chulu Central, Chulu East, Chulu West) of the same range creates difficulty in the identification of Chulu West Peak for climbers. Especially, during tricky weather conditions, climbers have occasions being ended up on different summits than the intended ones. However, the Chulu Peak climbing lead by an experienced guide and Sherpa will aid you to climb through the right path and direction. Chulu West Base Camp is set at a small valley to the North and the route follows a subsidiary North-West ridge that leads to Chulu Peak.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Trail and Views and Scenes

Chulu West lies in the north of Annapurna Range and the path to Chulu West Peak passes through Annapurna Region Trek. Trekking through the Annapurna area makes Chulu West Peak climbing more interesting and fascinating. The trail is enriched with nature’s charm, cultural affection, and tranquility of the wilderness. The shinning view of mountains: Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak will accompany you throughout the trail along with the warm traditional hospitality of locals and the peace of environment which is far away from city chores.

While ascending the Chulu West Peak, you will enter the Annapurna Conservation Area and pass by popular villages of Manang district. Likewise, you will be returning to Kathmandu by another route which provided you the opportunity to explore Annapurna Circuit Trail which adds the admired destinations: Thorang La Pass 5416m/ 17,769 ft, Muktinath, Mustang, Jomsom, and Pokhara. You will be following the Marshyangdi river to summit Chulu West whereas the Kaligandaki River will be accompanying you on your returning route.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 2Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley and Preparation day
  • Day 3Drive to Jagat (1260m/4133 ft) from Kathmandu via Besisahar – 9 Hours
  • Day 4Trek to Dharapani (1946m/6383 ft) from Jagat - 5 Hours
  • Day 5Trek to Chame (2670m/8758 ft) from Dharapani – 5- 6 Hours
  • Day 6Trek to Pisang (3200m/10,497 ft) – 5- 6 Hours
  • Day 7Trek to Manang (3,540m/11,612 ft) – 6 Hours
  • Day 8Acclimatization day at Manang (3540m/11,612 ft) – 7 Hours
  • Day 9Trek to Yak Kharka (4020m/13,189 ft) – 4-5 Hours
  • Day 10Trek to Chulu Base Camp (4900m/16,076 ft) – 4-5 hours (Tent Camp)
  • Day 11Chulu Base Camp Acclimatization day and basic training
  • Day 12Trek from Chulu Base Camp to High Camp (5530m/18,143 ft) – 4-5 Hours
  • Day 13Trek from Chulu West High Camp (5530m/18,143 ft) to Camp I – Tent camping
  • Day 14Summit Chulu Peak and return to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m/16,076ft)
  • Day 15Trek to Thorong La Phedi (4525m/14,846ft) -5-6 Hours
  • Day 16Trek to Muktinath (3800m/12,467ft) via Thorong la Pass (5416m/17,769 ft) – 6-7 Hours
  • Day 17Trek to Jomsom (2715m/8908 ft)– 4-5 Hours
  • Day 18Fly to Pokhara (860m) from Jomsom- 20 minutes
  • Day 19Drive to Kathmandu – 6-7 Hours
  • Day 20Finale Departure

What's Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical restaurant, and dance performance
  • Kathmandu to Jagat to by Local bus (If you require Private Jeep will provide)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by plane (Flight)
  • 03 Nights 3 star level Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan basis
  • 10 Nights Tea/House Lodge and Camping for 05 nights during a trip
  • 01 Nights 3 star Level Hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan basis
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu deluxe tourist bus ticket
  • All full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/coffee) during the whole trip
  • Seasonal fruits and salads during trekking and camping
  • An experienced trekking guide, climbing Sherpa, assistant Sherpa, Cook, porters (1 for 2 trekkers) and their salary, travel, insurance, etc
  • Optional supply: Down jacket, duffel bag, and sleeping bag (to be returned afterward)
  • NAT company T-shirt, Trekking route maps, and Appreciation Certificate
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit and Local Government Charge
  • Chulu West Peak Climbing permits
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Best quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group climbing types of equipment
  • First aid medical kitbag
  • All government VAT and Local Taxes
  • Nepal visa fees, International flight
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porter

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
18 Apr, 2021 - 07 May, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 2795
25 Apr, 2021 - 14 May, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 2795
28 Apr, 2021 - 17 May, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 2795

Useful Information

Transportation in Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing days are mostly covered with trekking and climbing through ridges and hills. You need to focus on your physical activeness and how much you can endure the walking distance and pace.

Nevertheless, up to some destination, you will have a scenic drive as well as a flight. From Kathmandu to Besisahar, you will be gone by a local bus. On request, separate private jeep or vehicles as per your group requirement can be arranged which may impact the cost. Similarly, from Besisahar, the road is bumpy and not paved so only jeeps make the trip. You will have a jeep ride up to Jagat. Either you have to share the jeep with other travelers or a private one can be arranged for you.

While returning from Chulu West Peak Climbing, you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. There is the option of trekking as well as a road trip on local bus/ local jeep/ reserved jeep. The road trip will take around 7-8 hours from Jomsom to Pokhara whereas trekking may add 3-4 days to Pokhara.

From Pokhara to Kathmandu, road trip and flight is available. A different option from local bus, tourist bus, super deluxe bus, van to the car is on service for a road trip. Otherwise, different flights are available for the entire day up to 16:00 hours. You can choose any option which will also impact the cost mentioned in the package.

The Chulu West Peak Climbing initially covers the cost of Local bus to Besisahar, local jeep to Jagat, flight to Pokhara from Jomsom, and tourist deluxe bus to Kathmandu from Pokhara.