Chulu West 6,420m Peak Climbing

FROM $2395 20 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS

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Highest Access: 6420m

Duration: 21 days (typically) Days

Group Size: 02-35 persons

Entry & Exit: Jagat/Jomsom

Single Person US $ 2395

02-04 Person US $ 2295 per person

05-08 Person US $ 2195 per person

09-12 Person US $ 2095 per person

12-15 People US $ 1995 per person

16 to more US $ 1895 per person

Fixed Departure Date: 7 April 2019

Grade: mixed Alpine AD

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus, flight

Best season: spring: April-May and autumn: September-October

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Trip Information

The Chulu and Pisang peaks rise above the dry, arid Manang region of Nepal. This remote area lies in the rain shadow of the massive Annapurna Himal. We begin our approach by following the Marsyandgi Khola through a variety of landscapes and cultures. From the subtropical land of the Gurung people to the high Tibetan like region of the Manang people. Our route up Pisang Peak rises in an elegant are of the S.W. face to a steep, icy ridge. The route is not technically difficult but demands solid snow climbing skills and excellent physical conditioning. Following our ascent of Pisang we trek further up valley to the district headquarters of Manang. A long day takes us to base camp. After a rest day we precede to high camp on a high col. Our route to the summit follows the exposed N.E. ridge on snow and ice with outstanding views of the Annapurna and Manaslu to the East. A quick descent takes us back to Ogre where we take a flight to Pokhara then to Kathmandu.

This climbing combines all the best elements of a Himalayan expedition. While the trip is strenuous and demands that each participant be well versed in alpine snow climbing skills, it is an excellent way to experience the culture of Nepal and ascend two Himalayan peaks in the safest possible way.

  • Max Height 6358m
  • Difficulty LevelChallenging
  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End From Kathmandu
  • Accommodation -
  • Country Nepal

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 1400m
Kathmandu: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and formal completion of your custom and immigration processes, one of our representatives from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition will be there to greet you at the arrival exit and escort you to your pre-determined hotel. You may relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time or you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted at an excellent Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic Nepalese cuisine along with a cultural program. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 1400m
Kathmandu: Rest day at Kathmandu for trip Preparation day

After breakfast in our hotel, we may wander around nearby areas and do some shopping for our adventurous trip the following day. In the afternoon, we will visit Asana Nepal Treks & Expedition office for a pre-trip discussion and meet our trekking guide as well as other participants. You will also be briefed on the nature of expedition, equipment and team composition. Later, we will go back to our hotel and have a peaceful sleep. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3 1100m
Jagat: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat 1100m 8-10hrs

We have to begin very early today as we need to go a long drive to reach at our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 8-10 hours' drive we reach Syange or Jagat (as per situation) via Besishahar. In route, we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. However, the condition of road is not equally fine in all portion of our drive today. The road up to Besishahar is coal-tarred road, whereas after Besishahar the road is dusty and coarse though we can easily overlook it as we watch the outstanding sceneries through the windowpane. Overnight stay at Syange or Jagat Guesthouse.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4 1960m
Dharapani: Trek from Syange/Jagat to Dharapani 1960m 7-8hrs

Upon our breakfast, we start our journey today in a relax way. We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests. After passing the village of Kodo we will be at Dharapani, one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5 2710m
Chame: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2710m 6-7hrs

Today, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. On the way to Chame, we encounter with the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Chame is the administrative center of the Manang District.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6 3300m
Upper Pisang: Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang 3300m 5-6hrs

A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7 3500m
Manang: Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang 3500m 6-7hrs

There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (Himalayan Glacier recommends), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climates create a much harsher environment. We pay our memorable visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8 3500m
Manang: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization

Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude will be better to get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do that as the next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. We make an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Braga, a small old village with a monastery. At this juncture, we also make our short visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness. Overnight at Manang.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9 4200m
Ledar: Trek from Manang to Ledar 4200m 4-5hrs

From Manang, we continue through alpine landscapes with high altitude vegetation and forests. A gradual ascent takes us to Yak Kharka and then to our today's camp. Our today's camp area is most used as the alpine pasture by the local people.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10 4900m
Chulu West Base Camp: Trek from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp 4900m 4-5hrs

Today, we continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas. We may also like to discover the surrounding areas. At this point, we will set up our camp for overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11 5100m
Camp I: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I 5100m 4-5hrs

From the Chulu Base Camp, we continue hiking towards Camp I. The route is not that technical. But it would be better to remember that we are climbing on high altitudes. At this juncture we relish the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12 5100m
Camp I: Rest day at Camp I for acclimatization 5100m

Today will be the rest and acclimatization day at Camp I. While we rest at camp I, the climbing leaders and other staffs make way to Camp II and supply the equipment’s for the camp. Later, they return back to Camp I. We may rest and if interested walk around Camp I.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13 5530m
Camp II: Trek from Camp I to Camp II 5530m 4-5hrs

Today, we leave camp I and continue climbing the rock band to Camp II. The route is not that technical but we may have to use ropes, crampon, and ice-axe. We set up Camp II at 5,530m. Some visitors also attempt the summit directly from Camp I. However, since the climb is relatively straightforward from the Camp II until the summit, we make an overnight stay at Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14 6420m
Camp I: Summit Chulu West 6420m and back to Camp I 9-10hrs

It is our summit day, and it is going to be long day. Therefore, we would wake up much earlier today. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After summiting, we return back to Camp I.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15 4200m
Ledar: Trek from Camp I to Ledar 4200m 5-6hrs

From Camp I, our return path descends all the way to Leder. While descending, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. We make our overnight stay at Leder and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16 4450m
Thorong Phedi: Trek from Leder to Thorong Phedi 4450m 3-4hrs

Today, we clean up the base camp and head for Thorong Phedi. It is going to be mostly an easy way walk downhill. However, we do not forget that we are still in high altitude area.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17 2715m
Jomsom: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong Pass 5416m to Muktinath 3800m to Jomsom 2715m 7-8hrs trek and 2hrs drive

At the beginning, we cross the famous high pass of Thorong La today. An early start is important to complete the mission. We reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist after crossing the pass. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby demonstrating the religions harmony in Nepal. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra" or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. We enjoy the tremendous stunning views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom on a local bus.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18 823m
Pokhara: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara 823m

Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will escort us to the lakeside hotel. We utilize the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While walking along the bank of Fewa Lake one of the biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hours' walk to the World Peace Pagoda. At the evening, we engage on exploring around the lakeside.

Included meals: Breakfast

Day 19 1400m
Kathmandu: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7hrs

Today upon our breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. We can spend the evening either leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Finally, we celebrate dinner together with Himalayan Glacier's trekking staff.

Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 20
: Departure on your own destination

Customize Your Peak Climbing Trip: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, for more information please e-mail us at info@asianadventurenepal.com  

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

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