Chulu West Peak Climbing

USD 3,155
  • Activities
    Chulu West Peak Climbing
  • Max Elevation
    6419m at Chulu West Peak
  • Trip Duration
    22 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Technical Adventure
  • Lodging
    Tea House + Camping Trek
  • Meals
    Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle & flight
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 6 - 7 hours

Highlights of Chulu West Peak Climbing

  • Summiting the Chulu West Peak (6,419m)
  • Scenic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Himlung Himal
  • Riveting adventure trekking through challenging terrains and climbing to the roof of Chulu West
  • Distinct Himalayan flora (Oaks, Maples, Rhododendrons) and fauna (Himalayan Tahr, Musk deer, Monkeys, Snow leopard and many more)
  • The cultural ambiance of Hindus and Buddhists and the nature-dependent lifestyle of Himalayan region
  • Takes to the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek, Thorang La Pass (5,416m)
  • Muktinath and Mukti Kshetra (Sacred places of Hindus and Buddhists)
  • Religious and Himalayan exploration
  • Himalayan settlements, Gurung culture, and warm hospitality

Chulu West Peak Climbing is a magnificent way to seek the adventurous thrill and beauty of the gigantic Chulu West (6,419m) through active participation in trekking and expedition journeys. Trailing along the thrilling routes and climbing the majestic Chulu West serves you with an excellent beauty of the Annapurna Himalayan range, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Himlung Himal. This mesmerizing adventure presents you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience through the diverse topography of the region and access to cultural exploration.

Major attractions of the Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak

This adventure presents you with the magical beauty of the Himalayan range and Chulu West Peak. The gigantic mountain stands tall and summons your presence to relish the majestic beauty of it. You’ll be trekking for days through a series of places and settlements to reach the Chulu West Base Camp. Upon reaching the Chulu West Base Camp, you’ll catch the outstanding beauty of the Chulu West Peak.

From then, the thrilling journey starts to take a turn to a riveting adventure as you’ll have to summit the Chulu West Peak. You’ll go through Camp I and Camp II before you finally start your Chulu West Peak Climbing. Upon reaching the roof of the Chulu West Peak, you shall get splendid aerial views of the Himalayan region and the journey shall fill you with a great sense of accomplishment. The journey also reflects your personal growth and enhances your physical strength and mental resilience by the end of the Chulu West Peak Climbing.

Stunning mountainous landscapes

Along the way to the summit of the Chulu West, you’ll encounter stunning mountainous landscapes. This journey has many stopovers along the way, and those services have excellent viewpoints. Places like Chame, Pisang, Manang, Ledar, and Thorang La Pass serve you the magical beauty of the Himalayan vistas. They provide you with a stunning experience of glimpsing the spectacular mountain up close. You’ll be left struck by the awe-inspiring beauty of the gigantic Annapurna range, along with other mountains like Gangapurna, Manaslu, and Himlung.

Moreover, along the way, you’ll be witnessing thundering rivers, gushing waterfalls, elevated hills, high suspension bridges, lush green forests, distinct Himalayan wild species, magical glaciers, and many more that shall keep you occupied during your journey. On top of that, you shall behold the breathtaking sunrise casting a magical glow on expansive mountainous landscapes. The adventure to the summit of Chulu West is riveting, and the exploration of the Himalayan beauty and Himalayan lifestyle shall cast a lasting impression on you.

Manang

Nestled in the magnificent Annapurna range, Manang is a renowned place of magical sightseeing and cultural exploration. This place invites thousands of enthusiastic trekkers and beauty seekers. This region comprises stunning adventurous sites, religious importance, heritage sites, and scenic beauty iof the pristine Himalayas. It gives you an excellent view of the mountainous landscapes.

While this region is so famous that many people seek to visit this place, you’ll be spending two days in this region sightseeing majestic mountains and exploring nearby settlements. Beyond its natural beauty, this region is inhabited by Tibetan people and spending time here shall give you insights into the cultural exploration. There are presence of many monasteries along the way out of which Braga Monastery is popular as it creates a serene atmosphere around. The kind-hearted people of this region and distinct culture and traditions add charm to this beautiful region.

Thorang La Pass

Thorang La Pass is the highest point or trekking destination of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, which lies at an altitude of 5416m. This place provides you with the excellent beauty of the massif Annapurna range along with surrounding mountains like Annapurna (I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre. Chulu West Peak Climbing takes you to the Thorang La Pass on the way, returning after summiting the Chulu West.

You’ll feel like you have climbed the Chulu West and taken the journey of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The returning hike leads to the Thorang La Pass via a number of paths and difficult terrains. You gain a sense of accomplishment and personal development when you overcome the upcoming trials and reach the lap of the Annapurna range. Your patience and struggle will be paid off as the majestic beauty from the Thorang La Pass awaits your presence.

Muktinath

Muktinath is a sacred pilgrimage site of both Hindus and Buddhists that is located at the foot of the Thorang La Mountain Pass. You’ll be crossing the Thorang La Pass and reaching Muktinath, relishing the beauty of the Himalayas. It is the ancient temple of the God Vishnu, and Hindus refer to this place as Mukti Kshetra. It is a place of spiritual significance and cultural diversity. Every year, Muktinath experiences thousands of visitors.

The Muktinath temple, or the Vishnu temple, is one of the highest temples in the world and is one of the 108 Divya Desams in Hinduism. This temple is highly revered by numerous Hindu saints and has great religious significance. Moreover, it has 108 water springs that carry great religious importance. It is believed taking a bath in these 108 water spouts invites good fortune into your life. While Muktinath is an amazing place for a separate visit, you’ll be able to behold the magical beauty of this region and explore the local religions and culture on your way back after summiting the Chulu West.

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1400m

    Drive duration: 30 minutes

    After your entrance at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Nepal, you’ll be picked up by our team and transferred to one of the finest and cozy hotels. Our team will help you with your checking and registration. It is important to take a rest for the upcoming adventure as you’ll be tired after a long flight. Later in the day, you can roam around the local places, exploring local cuisines and lifestyles, and we’ll also welcome you with a delectable dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation day

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    This day marks the preparation day as you’ll be meeting the head of our team and taking the necessary guidelines regarding the adventure. This day marks your preparations with the necessary equipment and gear. Our team will advise you on the essential equipment for your trekking adventure. On the same day, you can choose some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu and explore the places with the availability of cozy transportation through us.

    Some of the places you can visit include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and many more. It is not possible to visit all the places in a single day, so you’ll have to select some of the places to explore.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1400m

    Chamje Elevation: 1410m

    Elevation gain: 10m

    Drive duration: 8-9 hrs

    The Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure begins with a drive-through from Kathmandu Valley to Chamje. The initial phase of this adventure takes you through a cluster of elevated hills, distinct greenery landscapes, local village settlements, the thundering Trishuli river, and sightseeing distant Himalayan range. The journey fills your enthusiasm with the outstanding beauty of the local region and hill areas until we reach Chamje. The drive will be around 8-9 hours long, and you’ll spend a warm night at one of the finest lodges of Chamje.

  • Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani

    Chamje Elevation: 1410m

    Dharapani Elevation: 1960m

    Elevation gain: 550m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    The real adventure of the Chulu West Peak Climbing starts today. Now onwards, you’ll be walking along the trails and paths to reach the destination, the summit of Chulu West. It’s also important to maintain a steady pace while trekking, as ascending in altitude can result in minor sicknesses and injuries. Being mindful of these conditions, we’ll pass through lush green forests and terraced farmlands. The journey tends to be riveting as you’ll be crossing the roaring Marshyangdi River over sweeping suspension bridges.

    Along the path, you’ll encounter numerous landslide-prone areas and will be guided safely by your guide. You’ll also pass through the villages of Tal and Karte, which serve you an excellent distant view of the Himalayan range. You’ll spend your overnight at Dharapani at a cozy hotel.

  • Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame

    Dharapani Elevation: 1960m

    Chame Elevation: 2710m

    Elevation gain: 750m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    Dharapani is a traditional Gurung village and you’ll explore some of the local sightseeing during this adventure. After your exploration of local settlements and the elevated beauty of hills and Himalayas, you’ll walk along the trails to Chame. During your journey, you’ll climb up the steep and rocky trails all the way to Bagarchhap, which is a typical Tibetan village.

    Passing along the routes, you’ll reach Koto which serves as an excellent viewpoint. From there, you’ll continue with your trek until finally reaching the administrative hub of Manang, Chame. You’ll be welcomed warm-heartedly and served delicious dishes at Chame. Also, Chame provides you with the magical beauty of nature.

  • Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang

    Chame Elevation: 2710m

    Pisang Elevation: 3300m

    Elevation gain: 590m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    Pisang is a small village in the Manang district. After your morning breakfast at Chame, you’ll resume your Chulu West Peak Climbing journey. You’ll pass along the trails alongside the bank of the Marshyangdi River. From then, you’ll cross the river through the suspension bridge and climb up to reach Dhikur Pokhari.

    This day’s journey takes you through coniferous forests and numerous small village settlements. Upon reaching Pisang, you’ll be rewarded with the stunning beauty of the Pisang Peak and Annapurna range.

  • Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang

    Pisang Elevation: 3300m

    Manang Elevation: 3450m

    Elevation gain: 150m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    This day takes you to upper Pisang through Geru village. From Pisang, you’ll begin your trekking journey uphill, and reaching the top of the region will serve you with the stunning beauty of the Manang Valley. The journey also serves you with magical glimpses of the Himalayan range and instills a sense of approaching mountains with time. Some of the considerable Himalayan vistas you’ll witness are Gangapurna, Annapurna II, Chulu East, Pisang Peak, and Annapurna III.

    Along the way, you’ll also pass through the largest monastery of this region, Braga Monastery. This trek gives you enough time to visit and explore the monastery along with the local settlements. Then, with around 5-6 hours of trekking in a day, you’ll reach the Manang region, which is also known as the desert of Nepal. This region welcomes you gracefully and serves you with the excellent beauty of the Himalayan ranges.

  • Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang

    By today, you’ve ascended to 3450m at altitude. Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure took you through a series of ascents and descents, and this resulted in changes in the atmosphere. The more you ascend in altitude, the more you’ll feel changes in atmospheric pressure and oxygen level. Therefore, you’ll be acclimatizing this day at Manang to ensure proper adaptation to the changes in environmental factors. Your body needs time to adapt to the surroundings to minimize the chances of catching altitude sickness and also to recover from physical difficulties or tiredness.

    While this day marks as the rest day, you can still walk nearby places of this region and explore some beautiful sites. This region already serves you with the magnificent beauty of the high Himalayas, and there are nearby places like Parken Gompa Monastery or Chongkor Hill that serve you excellent views. Among these two, Gangapurna Lakeside (Chongkor View Point) provides you with a wonderful experience as this region encapsulates the majestic view of the Himalayan region.

  • Day 09: Trek from Manang to Ledar

    Manang Elevation: 3450m

    Ledar Elevation: 4167m

    Elevation gain: 717m

    Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

    After proper acclimatization at Manang, you’ll set off from the village. This day marks challenges along the way as you climb up the hill through steep ridges. You’ll pass through alpine landscapes and high-altitude vegetation along the way. Then, you’ll reach Yak Kharka, which is the stunning stopover of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    After around an hour of walk from Yak Kharka, you’ll reach Ledar where you’ll spend the night. The Ledar also serves you with stunning Himalayan beauty and opens the door to Himalayan exploration.

  • Day 10: Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp

    Ledar Elevation: 4167m

    Chulu West Base Camp: 4920m

    Elevation gain: 753m

    Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

    After your early morning breakfast, you’ll be trekking toward the Chulu West Base Camp. It takes around 5 hrs of trek to reach Chulu West Base Camp from Ledar, passing through forests and witnessing stunning landscapes. Upon reaching the Chulu West Base Camp, you’ll sightsee the magnificent look of the Annapurna range and alluring mountainous peaks.

    On top of that, the journey now begins towards camping under the full bright of stars. This day marks the start of the upcoming expedition.

  • Day 11: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I

    Chulu West Base Camp: 4920m

    Camp I Elevation: 5170m

    Elevation gain: 250m

    Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

    From now on, you’ll be ascending towards the Chulu West Peak. The adventure takes you through two camps, Camp I and Camp II. Although the journey to Camp I is intermediate in terms of difficulties; you should be mindful of any forthcoming challenges and maintain a steady pace during your trekking journey. The trails can be slippery and snowy, and it can be quite troublesome to reach Camp I.

    Therefore, it is important to be mindful of these circumstances and proceed along your journey at a safe pace. While the route may be challenging, Camp I rewards you with the spectacular beauty of the mountainous region. The mountainous beauty of this region includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Manaslu and Lamjung. The journey may have left you fatigued, so we’ll camp at Camp I for our night.

  • Day 12: Acclimatization Day at Camp I

    Its important to acclimatize while ascending in altitude as we’re heading towards the summit of Chulu West Peak. The journey is challenging, and it demands strong physical and mental stability to succeed in summiting the Chulu West. Therefore, it is important to maintain a steady pace and acclimatize properly to ensure a safe and secure expedition.

    In this way, you won’t be prone to altitude sickness and minor injuries along the way. Also, this day teaches you essential training about mountain climbing and the use of gear and ropes.

  • Day 13: Trek from Camp I to Camp II

    Camp I Elevation: 5170m

    Camp II Elevation: 5400m

    Elevation gain: 230m

    Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

    After spending a whole day acclimatizing at Camp I, you’ll begin your adventure to Camp II. Our walk becomes a little more challenging in this stage since we have to travel on rocky trails. We’ll have to hike slowly and cautiously through the rocky area towards Camp II.

    Although the journey to Camp II is non-technical, some places demand the use of ropes, crampons, and ice-axe, and you should be careful with being mindful of each footstep landing. After 4-5 hrs of the journey, we’ll reach Camp II, where we’ll be spending the night.

  • Day 14: Summit Chulu West Peak and retrace to Camp I

    Camp II Elevation: 5400m

    Chulu West Peak Elevation: 6419m

    Elevation gain: 1019m

    Trek duration: 8-9 hrs

    This is the main event of your Chulu West Peak Climbing. Today, you’ll be summiting the Chulu West Peak. Following the guidance of Sherpa Climbing Experts, we will head out early in the morning to summit Chulu West Peak. Although there are little technical difficulties in reaching the peak, depending on the quality of the snow, progress may be slow. It is an easy ascent from Camp II to the summit of Chulu West Peak.

    The journey demands attentive observation and sheer determination, and upon reaching the roof of Chulu West Peak, you’ll be rewarded with the outstanding beauty of the Himalayan region. The challenging journey and mesmerizing beauty of the Himalayan range shall reward you with personal reflection and a great sense of accomplishment. After relishing the magnificent beauty of the Himalayas, you’ll retrace to Camp I. We’ll spend our night at Camp I preparing ourselves for descending to Ledar the next day.

  • Day 15: Trek from Camp I to Ledar

    Camp I Elevation: 5170m

    Ledar Elevation: 4167m

    Elevation loss: 997m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    The expedition journey has come to an end and now you’ll be retracing to Ledar from Camp I. We’ll follow the same trail we ascended and reach Ledar carrying glorious moments along with us. The retracing journey to the Ledar also serves you magical views of the Himalayan region and local settlements along the way. You shall catch the panoramic views of the snowy landscapes during this trek.

  • Day 16: Trek from Ledar to Thorang Phedi

    Ledar Elevation: 4167m

    Thorang Phedi Elevation: 4600m

    Elevation gain: 433m

    Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

    After early morning breakfast, we’ll be heading towards Thorang Phedi. We’ll pass through steep ascents and descents along the way, and you’ll catch the magnificent views of Mt. Gundang, Thorong Peak, Mt. Syagang, and Mt. Khatungkan.

    Then, after 4-5 hours of trekking, we’ll reach Thorang Phedi. Thorang Phedi is also known as the base camp of the Thorang La Pass, and this place also offers you the stunning beauty of the mountain ranges, and you’ll catch the up close 360-degree views of the Annapurna range. After a long day of trekking, we’ll spend our night at one of the finest lodges of Thorang Phedi.

  • Day 17: Cross Thorang la to Muktinath

    Thorang Phedi Elevation: 4600m

    Muktinath Elevation: 3800m

    Elevation loss: 800m

    Trek duration: 7-8 hrs

    This day marks an important day of Chulu West Peak Climbing as this day, you’ll be ascending to the Thorang La Pass, which is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This region is rich in mountainous beauty and presents you with splendid views of the Himalayan range.

    After crossing the Thorang La Pass, you’ll be trekking towards Muktinath. We’ll be spending our night at Muktinath after a long day of trekking.

  • Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

    Muktinath Elevation: 3800m

    Jomsom Elevation: 2670m

    Elevation loss: 1130m

    Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

    The Chulu West Peak Climbing is leaning towards an end and we’ll continue with our last trek from Muktinath to Jomsom. This day, we’ll be descending by 1130m, and it can be quite challenging. This demands attentive observation, sheer strength, and a flexible mind. We’ll be reaching the sacred land of Muktinath for a visit, and many people also refer to this region as Mukti Kshetra or the land of salvation.

    The 108 waterspouts of Muktinath are available for us to bathe in, and we may also take in the endless flame in front of the temple. It offers you insights into the importance of religion and culture. From there, we’ll be catching a drive to Jomsom, where we’ll be spending our night.

  • Day 19: Morning flight to Pokhara

    Jomsom Elevation: 2670m

    Pokhara Elevation: 822m

    Elevation loss: 1848m

    Flight duration: 25 minutes

    Our Chulu West Peak Climbing has come to an end, and now we’ll be catching our flight to Pokhara. After our early morning breakfast, we’ll be catching our flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is a famous tourist destination for visiting, and this place has lots to offer.

    This worth-visiting place encompasses Emerald lakes, glorious caves, David Falls, Phewa lakes, and numerous temples. Boating in the Phewa Lake while witnessing the magical reflection of Mt. Fishtail (Macchapucchhre) is outstanding. You can spend a day sightseeing some of these renowned places and explore local culture.

  • Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Pokhara Elevation: 822m

    Kathmandu Elevation: 1400m

    Elevation gain: 578m

    Drive duration: 4-5 hours

    After a stunning time spent at Pokhara, you’ll be catching your drive to Kathmandu. We’ll travel through a lot of tiny towns and villages. We will have enough time to take in the picturesque hills, rural life, and flowing Trishuli River as we make our way back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu

    You’ll likely be tired after 3 weeks of trekking and summiting the Chulu West Peak. Today, you can take a rest and explore some local places around. There are many sightseeing places in Kathmandu, and you can pick your left to explore lists to sightsee. You can try different Nepali and Newari dishes in Kathmandu and explore some of the heritage sites and local settlements.

  • Day 22: International Departure

    Chulu West Peak Climbing journey has come to an end and this day marks the farewell to the country Nepal. Upon your wish you can always extend your staying period and explore some new places. You’ll be cherishing the wonderful memories collected during the riveting journey to the surface of the Chulu West Peak. And according to your flight schedule, you’ll be transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport by our representative.

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What's included?
  • 4 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 1 Night stay in Lake Side Pokhara with BB Plan
  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Climbing and trekking permits for Chulu West Peak Climbing & Trekking inside Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • The required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipment and camping equipment during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing, and salary for staffs
  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
What's not included?
  • Medical/personal high-risk insurance (suggest have rescue coverage policy as well)
  • International airfares and departure tax.
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Cost of personal expenses
  • Tips.

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Chulu West Peak Climbing Difficulty
Chulu West Peak Climbing is located in the Annapurna mountain region and this is one of the adventurous and challenging climbing peaks of Annapurna region. The trekkers who are bold and looking for challenging climbing peaks in Nepal can go for Chulu West Peak Climbing Expedition. This peak is one of the challenging peaks of Nepal. Trekkers should have sound physical fitness and some prior experience of peak climbing for the successful completion of this trek.
From its base camp you will climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu West where another camp can be established on a snow plateau above 5,530m. You have to ascent along with the rope fixed on the rock band. Then finally you have to continue up the progressively narrowing ridge towards the summit from the snow plateau. The altitude, steep snow slopes, sharp rock bands, unstable weather all create much difficulties while undertaking this climbing. Undoubtedly, Chulu West Peak Climbing comparatively more difficult than the Chulu East Peak Climbing.Chulu West Peak Climbing Season

Annapurna Region is obviously the best trekking destinations in Nepal. Spring and Autumn are undoubtedly the best time to visit Nepal. Autumn (September, October, and November) is the best time to travel to the Annapurna region. During this season, the landscapes appear vibrant and invigorated, with brilliantly clear skies that create picture-perfect views of the hills, rivers and gorges. The daytime temperatures generally remain pleasantly warm that ranges between 12ᴼC-15ᴼC, but the nights can get chilly cold.Spring (March, April, and May) is another peak Season. The winter snow begins to dissipate and the crystal clear skies create wonderful views of the green valleys and hills. The lower regions are covered in colourful rhododendron blossoms and the temperature starts getting warmer, which is perfect for trekking. As May approaches, the days become hotter, and the humidity causes a kind of haze to surround the peaks of hills that is visible from the lower regions.
Winter (December, January, and February) is extremely cold, and as the altitude rises, the temperatures sharply lower down. January and February are the coldest months. Though the days are chilly cold, night time temperature drops below freezing point. The bright sunny days even in winters offers splendid views in the Himalayas.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Preparation
It is better safe than sorry. Mountaineering obviously is an activity full of dangers. Therefore, safety must be always your first priority. Preparing well in advance is very important for your safe, secure and pleasant climb. Here are some tips in short cut about how to prepare for Chulu West Peak. Let’s have a look.

  •  It is a good idea to take a basic rock climbing course
  •  Practice enough gym workouts for this climb. Basically, Cardio and strength endurance training must not be avoided.
  •  Be mentally ready to cope with this strenuous peak
  •  Consult with your physician to prevent yourself from HAPE and HACE
  •  Collect adequate gears and clothing
  • Consult with a professional and well-established trekking partner
  •  Hire a professional guide
  •  Complete all the mandatory paper works and procedures

Physical Fitness and Experience Required for Chulu West Peak Climbing
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. Chulu West Peak Climbing is a technical adventure activity in Nepal which requires previous trekking experience and technical skills about peak climbing gears to have successful summit. The trip is very suitable for adventure motivated trekkers who have ability to walk in snows ridges and adventurous trails. Walking in high altitudes might attract high altitude sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We suggest every trekker who are planning to come to Nepal for trekking and peak climbing adventure to do daily physical workout (jogging, hiking, cycling, gym, etc) prior to a couple of weeks. We recommend undertaking Chulu West Peak only if you have undertaken other smaller peaks of the same region. Here is the list of the activities that must be done compulsorily before attempting the Chulu West Peak:

  •  Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  • Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  • You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Gears and Essentials
Personal Climbing Gear: Mountaineering boots, Rope, Climbing Harness. , Crampons, Ice axe, Ascender and descender, Head Lamp, Carabineers, Figure 8, Altimeter, Climbing helmet:
Footwear: Well broken-in walking shoes – these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag, lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit., Oxygen mask and regulator

Chulu West Peak Climbing Permit and Cost
Chulu West Peak Climbing is an adventure that cannot be undertaken without a climbing permit. You need to acquire a permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association to attempt any peak above 5000 meters. The climb without having will be illegal. For climbing Chulu West Peak, you need to have Local Area (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit which costs around $20, Climbing Permit, TIMS Card Permit (Trekking Information Management System) and all government tax.
The following service charge has to be paid by the foreign climbers who are hoping to attempt Chulu West Peak:
Spring Season (March, April, May): $250
Autumn Season (September, October, November): $ 125
Winter Season (December, January, February): $ 70
Summer Season (June, July, August): $70

Accommodations
Chulu West Peak Climbing cost and itinerary provides you sophisticated hotels and resorts from normal tourist standard category to five-star categories that are available in Kathmandu for your accommodation, where you can choose your suitable one. During the entire trekking (apart from the climbing period of Chulu West Peak) there is availability of tea house/lodges. And during the climbing period for a couple of days, we need to set up tented camp for accommodations. So we will provide all tea house accommodation at available places and camping accommodation at the places where tea house/lodges are not available. Accommodation can be Single, Double, Triple or twin sharing basis as per your requirement

Meals
Chulu West Peak Climbing Expeditions are inclusive for all meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including the entire trekking and climbing period, apart from the BB plan during the stay in Kathmandu. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same teahouse/Camp where we spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu. During the camping period, while we are in Chulu West Peak Base Camp and High Camp, our kitchen team will prepare hygienic foods to serve you. There might not be several choices of foods during the camp as in the tea houses and restaurants; you have to understand that our crew have to carry all camping gears and kitchen equipments from available places but we are sure we will provide as much services and facilities as we can do to make your adventure holiday awesome.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is the effect of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at the high altitude. It is the negative health effect of high altitude due to the rapid exposure to low amount of oxygen at high elevation. The common symptoms of Altitude sickness include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping and dizziness.
Altitude Sickness generally referred as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) occurs only above 2500m. The main reason of altitude sickness is rapid ascent and decreasing amount of oxygen at the high altitude. There are mainly three types of altitude sickness: Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) and High Altitude Cerebral Edema.
Altitude Sickness can become a medical emergency if ignored. The best way to prevent altitude sickness is to travel to high altitude slowly. It normally doesn’t take long for your body to adjust into a changed altitude. At the higher altitudes, the air pressure and oxygen level is comparatively lower. Our body takes time to adjust to such change. We suggest you to keep you hydrated, not to smoke or drink alcoholic substance, eat hygienic food, sleep low, take it easy, use Diamox tablets etc. to prevent yourself from Altitude Sickness.

Tips for Chulu West Peak Climbing

  1.  Acquire right and sufficient trainings
  2. Pack Sufficient
  3.  Collect most essential gears
  4. Hire a guide
  5.  Be mentally ready
  6. Follow the instructions of your guide
  7.  Never underestimate the weather
  8.  Climb steadily, sleep low
  9.  Be careful about your health and hygiene

Conclusion
Chulu West Peak provides the best experience of the Annapurna region. It is rewarding than any other mountain climbing. It is your chance to be familiar with a Himalayan peak and the experience will stay with you forever. However, it is technical and strenuous. You need to have peak climbing knowledge. Preparation in advance is the key to succeed this adventure. So, please contact Nepal Guide Trek and Expeditions right ahead for all the exciting details about this most admirable Expedition.

What is the accomodation like during Chulu West Peak Climbing?

You’ll be treated to adequate accomodation facilities during your Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure. The accommodation in this region is mainly teahouses or lodges, and they’ll provide you with delectable cuisines and warm and restful nights. You’ll be served with basic facilities like a warm bed and hot shower, along with purified and filtered drinking water.

While you’ll spend your nights at lodges in the lower region of Chulu West Peak Climbing adventure, you’ll be camping in the upper Himalayan region. Your camping under the full night of stars begins after reaching Chulu West Base Camp. You’ll be camping for a total of 5 days during your summit to Chulu West Peak.

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Prakash Devkota

Meet with Prakash Chandra Devkota, Managing Director and Team Leader

Mr. Devkota hails from the beautiful hilly region of Gorkha District. He started his career as a guide in 1997 and quickly became a reputed figure in the Tourism Industry because of his extensive experience. He has gathered impressive experience in all Trekking and Climbing Routes, such as Mera, Island, Lobuche, Ama Dablam etc.

His success also lies in his brilliant mind and hospitable nature. He is fully dedicated to providing excellent services and introducing innovative concepts. With more than 15 years of experience in trekking and expedition operations in Nepal, Tibet, India, and Bhutan, he has earned a reputation as a renowned leader in the field. He understands the importance of personalized service for creating memorable experiences for his clients and constantly seeks innovative company operation methods.

Mr. Devkota has always been an avid practitioner of eco-friendly tourism and has always promoted environmental conservation throughout his career. He motivates his staff to embrace eco-friendly tourism through responsible tourism practices.

GLIMPSES OF   Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing
Tea House at Thorong La [5416m/17764ft]
Traditional Architecture at Manang Village
Mricho Tal at Pisang Peak Trek
Upper Pisang Village

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