Blossom Expeditions

Chulu West Peak Climbing

The Chulu West Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Annapurna region. It offers a serious climbing challenge for people wanting to explore the Annapurna Region.

Chulu West Peak is situated in a little valley two days’ trek north from Manang. The view from the summit is breathtaking, featuring a wide range of Himalayan peaks, including the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as those in Tibet.

Being one of the most challenging trekking peaks in Nepal, Chulu West requires great personal commitment; previous trekking or climbing experience is a must. However, we run special climbing training sessions at base camp before you start climbing. These sessions are led by our experienced climbing guides, and include training in the use of climbing equipment. After you have completed the training you will have the skills and confidence required to ensure a safe and successful climbing experience.

The trek starts from the village of Bulbule, which is reached by bus or private transfer (6-7 hours) from Kathmandu. From Bulbule we follow the popular Annapurna Circuit trail all the way to Manang, where we will spend a rest/acclimatization day. From Manang we continue north to the Chulu West base camp, where we spend another day acclimatizing and training for the climb.

The route to the summit is along the north-west ridge. From the summit you will enjoy truly amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. After the summit we will continue the trek, crossing Thorong-La (5416m), providing great views of both Manang and Mustang.

Once we are over this high pass we descend into the Kaligandaki valley and the dry but beautiful lower Mustang region. Towns here include Muktinath and Kagbeni. In Muktinath we visit a sacred temple where Hindus, Buddhists and Bon practitioners all still worship, a great example of modern day religious tolerance.  Our trek ends at Jomsom, from where daily flights leave for Pokhara.

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous Plus
Max. Elevation:
6419m
Starts Point:
Chame
Ends Point:
Jomsom
Trip Duration:
23 days
Max. Group Size:
10
Trip Mode::
Tea House/Camping 2 nights
Season:
September to December and late March to May
  • Trip Itinerary
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Days Programs Altitude Durations of walk
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Preparation day for trip    
03 Drive to Besisahar 760m. 5-6 hours
04 Drive to Chame by Jeep 2600m. 5-6 hours
05 Trek to Dhukur Pokhari 3060m. 3-4 hours
06 Trek to Upper Pisang 3300m. 6-7 hours
07 Trek to Ngawal 3657m. 4-5 hours
08 Trek to Manang 3540m. 3-4 hours
09 Rest day for acclimatize, do some hiking around the village    
10 Trek to Yak Kharka 4900m. 4-5 hours
11 Trek to Chulu West Base Camp 4450m. 3-4 hours
12 Rest day and Practice climbing 4900m.  
13 Climb to High Camp 5530m. 3-4 hours.
14 Summit the Peak 6419m and return to Base Camp 4900m 9-11 hours
15 Extra day we may need for setting advance high camp or rest    
16 Trek to Thorung Phedi 4450m. 3-4 hours
17 Trek to Muktinath over Thorung la Pass (5416m.) 3800m. 7-8  hours.
18 Visit the temple and monastery in the morning and after lunch Drive to Jomsom by Jeep 2710m. 5-6 hours
19 Fly To Pokhara early Morning    
20 Sightseeing around Pokhara (Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Maahadev cave, David's Fall and Peace Temple)    
21 Fly  to KTM 1300m.  
22 Free Day    
23 Departure to Home    

Trip Cost

Per person: U.S. $3175
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM): U.S. $100
Trip Deposit: U.S. $400

Cost Includes

  • Peak Permit
  • Three time meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation on the trip and during the climbing sharing basis
  • Porters, a Climbing Guide and a Guide wages, food, accommodation and insurance
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Equipments tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent, Snow bar, Ropes, EP gas and stove, Ice-cru, Ice-Axe, Helmet, Figure-8, Jummer, Harness, Crampons  and Kitchen utensils that we need at base camp and high camp. 
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in KTM and 2 nights in Pokhara Tourist Standard Hotel including Breakfast
  • Air fare Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu including Guide
  • Transfer Kathmandu to Chame by Jeep
  • Air port Transfer
  • Conservation and TIMS card fee.


Cost exclude

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
  • Transfer in Pokhara

We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.

The Equipments we provide

  1. Tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent
  2. Snow bar
  3. Main Rope and fixed Rope
  4. EP Gas and stove
  5. Ice-cru
  6. Kitchen utensils
  7. Porters clothing.
  8. Helmet
  9. Jummer
  10. Ice-Axe
  11. Harness
  12. Figure 8
  13. Crampons
  14. Carabineers with lock and without lock

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Personal Equipments List

  1. Bags: A small day Bag pack, Backpack or Duffle bag.
  2. Down or Fiber-filled Jacket (you can rent here in Kathmandu)
  3. Water and windproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  4. Fleece Jacket
  5. Hiking Shirts, Cotton and Polypropylene t-shirt
  6. Full Polypropylene and fleece T-shirts (jumper)
  7. Sun Had and woolen hot or balaclava with ear protection.
  8. High altitude insulated Pants nylon wind pants
  9. Hiking Pants.
  10. Thermal underwear Tops and Bottoms (Polypropylene and Fleece)
  11. Gloves  with liner and layer shell (Gore-Tex)
  12. Long Gaiters
  13. Trekking Boots and camp Shoes or Thongs
  14. Socks
  15. Sleeping bag
  16. Water Bottle or came bag
  17. Flashlight
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Sun cream
  20. Towel
  21. Iodine, water purification tablets or Steripen
  22. Personal Medical First Aid Kid
  23. Battery charger with multi adaptor and Batteries
  24. Kophlex Boot (plastic boot) for climbing
  25. Air Mattress

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