Chulu West Peak (6419m/21,055ft) is one of the most beautiful trekking peaks of Nepal lies in one of the most beautiful trekking regions of Nepal – the Annapurna Region of central Nepal. There exist two Chulu Peaks; Chulu East and Chulu West and this package is all about Chulu West Peak Climbing. Climbing Chulu West is to grab the opportunity for preparing the high mountain expedition. It will be the best climbing practice, use of gear and equipment, spend nights in the tented camps, and practice walking in the icy giants.
Chulu West Peak, flaunting its snow-laden peak, rises magnificently to mesmerize everyone raring to undertake the climb. While also serving as an excellent vantage point to behold the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain massifs, the cultural diversity and biodiversity throughout the journey are certain to fascinate you.
Standing at 6419m, the top of the mountain, we can have the picturesque sceneries of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, III and South, Machhapuchhre, and several mountains nearby. Considered a bit technical peak, climbing the Chulu West Peak requires good physical and psychological preparations and strengths. Although high technical skill is not necessary to climb it, high-altitude trekking such as Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, etc. is highly recommended before climbing this mountain.
Chulu West Peak is a part of the bigger Damodar Himal range of Manang district in western Nepal, which runs south from Chako Peak (6,687m) in a north-south direction along the Nar Phu and Hunlung Khola. The trekking trail for Chulu west peak climbing is a memorable route that provides the most beautiful views of surrounding peaks as well as lush green forests of Nepal which is part of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.
A journey to Chulu West Peak Climbing begins with a picturesque drive to Dharapani (the beginning point of the trek) from Kathmandu in a private car. Starting the trek here we pass via the arid but gorgeous valley of Manang, which indeed looks like the slice of heaven on earth.
We will be able to enjoy the incredible landscape of Manang and its unique settlement. Upon reaching the village of Yak Kharka, we leave the main trail of Annapurna Circuit and follow a yak trail into a barren inhabited land with large meadows and a bit of vegetation. We spend a couple of nights at the base camp for acclimatization and practice climbing techniques required for the summit.
With sound preparation in the base Camp, we walk to the high camp for the final summit push. It can be at least one, and possibly two, high camps and cover rugged terrain on rocks and ice to reach the summit. The first part requires fixed ropes, but the final climb to the summit is long and gradual which is more tiring if the snow is soft. Upon reaching the summit, we enjoy the magnificent sceneries of the high mountain peaks, the entire Manang valley, and the terrains, we climb back to the high camp at the high camp.
Leaving High Camp, we descend to Thorung Phedi and begin another adventure to Thorung La (5416m) and continue walking down to Muktinath. We then descend into the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Valley, reaching a famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath, where there are several Hindu and Buddhist temples. From Jomsom, we take a flight to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu to end the entire adventure.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1338m)
Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley and Trip Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,950m)
Day 04: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2,630m)
Day 05: Trek Chame to Lower Pisang (3,475m)
Day 06: Trek Lower Pisang to Manang (3540m)
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Manang: Side trip to Gangapurna Glacier
Day 08: Trek Manang to Ledar (4373m)
Day 09: Trek Leder to Chulu West Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 10: Chulu West base camp to High Camp (5,100m)
Day 11: Summit Chulu West and back to Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 12: Contingency Day in case of Bad Weather Conditions
Day 13: Trek Chulu West Base Camp to Thorong Pedi (4,600m)
Day 14: Trek Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,798m) via Thorong La (5,416m)
Day 15: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2,750m)
Day 16: Fly Jomson to Pokhara (850m)
Day 17: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18: Drive to the Airport; International Departure
Food and Accommodation
Permits and Tariffs