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Chulu West Peak Climbing (6,419m/21,054ft)

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 6419m (21,054ft)

Duration: 22 (typically) Days

Location: Annapurna Region

Grade: Peru difficult (PD++)

Himalayan sights: Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna

Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Group Size: 2 – 10 people

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu Airport

Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & Pokhara and B,D,L during the trekking and Climbing

Culture: Gurung, Thakali and Bharman

First Ascent: 1952 by a Japanese Expedition

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Northeast ridge

Co-ordinates: 28°44'36''N, 84°01'32''E

Chulu West Peak Climbing with the height of 6419m is one of the most challenging peak climbing adventure with real and serious experience in Nepal for below 6500er. Due to the technical nature The Chulu West Peak Climbing requires sufficient previous climbing experiences. The climbers needs to have working knowledge of using basic climbing gear such as crampons on snow and ice, using both fixed and dynamic ropes while climbing. Naturally, for the climb of Chulu West Peak a high level of physical fitness of the climber is also required as the route contains technical components of rocks and ice.

The view from the summit of Chulu West Peak is thrilling adventure climbing experience of lifetime with Himalayan panorama with wilds of Tibet to the north. Chulu West Climbing Peak is located in Annapurna Region just above the Manang village. The peak is totally caped by snow and ice. The view from the summit of Chulu West Peak is stunning with Annapurna Range including Fishtail, all Annapurna peaks from I-V, Gangapurna and Dhaulagiri to the south and magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu in Nepal side.

We organize special climbing training course on which you will learn and practice with our experienced climbing Sherpa guide on the techniques and practical use of crampons, ice axe, rope etc to boost the required skills and built confidence which ensure you to have safe and successful climbing experience to the Chulu West Peak in Nepal Himalayas.

We the Snowy Horizon, organize Chulu West Peak climbing trip in combination with Round Annapurna Trekking (Throng La Pass). Chulu West Peak Climbing is suitable to the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers as said above who wish to summit the demanding trekking peak climbing in Annapurna, Nepal.

    1. The first ascent to Chulu West was in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition team.

    2. Chulu west was climbed by a German Expedition team in 1955 via the North East Ridge.

27 April/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel;

28 April/Day 02: Scenic drive 7hrs from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (823m). We will stop several times during the trip to try some local cuisine; tea house accommodation.

29 April/Day 03: Trek 6hrs from Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1305m); Before Bahundanda we catch glimpses of Manaslu; tea house accommodation.

30 April/Day 04: Trek 6hrs from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m) along subtropical sections of Marsyangdi River Valley; tea house accommodation.

01 May/Day 05: Trek 6hrs from Chyamche (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m); tea house accommodation.

02 May/Day 06: Trek 6hrs from Dharapani to Chame (2670m); tea house accommodation.

03 May/Day 07: Trek 5hrs from Chame to Upper Pisang (3100m),; tea house accommodation.

04 May/Day 08: Trek 5hrs from Upper Pisang to Manang (3352m); tea house accommodation.

05 May/Day 09: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions.

06 May/Day 10: Trek 6hrs from Manang to Lather (4250m.) ; tea house accommodation

07 May/Day 11: Trek 6hrs from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m); tent house accommodation.

08 May/Day 12: Trek from base camp to High Camp (5600m); camping accommodation.

09 May/Day 13: We do acclimatize here if we feel uncomfortable. If we feel well, we are going to attempt the summit (6419m); camping

10 May/Day 14: This is our scheduled summit day; from the summit we will return to the Base Camp; camping

11 May/Day 15: We trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4500m.); Tea house accommodation.

12 May/Day 16: Trek 6hrs from Lather, to Thorong Phedi (4450m); tea house accommodation.

13 May/Day 17: Trek 7hrs from Trong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La pass (5,416m); tea house accommodation.

14 May/Day 18: Trek 5hrs from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni(2895m); tea house accommodation.

15 May/Day 19: you take 20mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; Tea house accommodation.

16 May/Day 20: We take 7hrs scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will stop several times during the trip to try some local cuisine; alternatively there is 25mins flight available from Pokhara to Kathmandu; hotel accommodation.

17 May/Day 21: free and explore day in Kathmandu; Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

18 May/Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure, or alternative join other activities

Note:

  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we advice you. This Climbing/Expedition itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities (service) could be deducted and additional activities (service) could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • Please Read Our Conditions: How to Book Chulu west Peak Climbing?

 

04 Oct/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel;

05 Oct/Day 02: Scenic drive 7hrs from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (823m). We will stop several times during the trip to try some local cuisine; tea house accommodation.

06 Oct/Day 03: Trek 6hrs from Besi Sahar to Bahundanda (1305m); Before Bahundanda we catch glimpses of Manaslu; tea house accommodation.

07 Oct/Day 04: Trek 6hrs from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m) along subtropical sections of Marsyangdi River Valley; tea house accommodation.

08 Oct/Day 05: Trek 6hrs from Chyamche (1410m.) to Dharapani (1860m); tea house accommodation.

09 Oct/Day 06: Trek 6hrs from Dharapani to Chame (2670m); tea house accommodation.

10 Oct/Day 07: Trek 5hrs from Chame to Upper Pisang (3100m),; tea house accommodation.

11 Oct/Day 08: Trek 5hrs from Upper Pisang to Manang (3352m); tea house accommodation.

12 Oct/Day 09: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions.

13 Oct/Day 10: Trek 6hrs from Manang to Lather (4250m.) ; tea house accommodation

14 Oct/Day 11: Trek 6hrs from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m); tent house accommodation.

15 Oct/Day 12: Trek from base camp to High Camp (5600m); camping accommodation.

16 Oct/Day 13: We do acclimatize here if we feel uncomfortable. If we feel well, we are going to attempt the summit (6419m); camping

17 Oct/Day 14: This is our scheduled summit day; from the summit we will return to the Base Camp; camping

18 Oct/Day 15: We trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4500m.); Tea house accommodation.

19 Oct/Day 16: Trek 6hrs from Lather, to Thorong Phedi (4450m); tea house accommodation.

20 Oct/Day 17: Trek 7hrs from Trong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong-La pass (5,416m); tea house accommodation.

21 Oct/Day 18: Trek 5hrs from Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni(2895m); tea house accommodation.

22 Oct/Day 19: you take 20mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; Tea house accommodation.

23 Oct/Day 20: We take 7hrs scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will stop several times during the trip to try some local cuisine; alternatively there is 25mins flight available from Pokhara to Kathmandu; hotel accommodation.

24 Oct/Day 21: free and explore day in Kathmandu; Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

25 Oct/Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure, or alternative join other activities

Note:

  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we advice you. This Climbing/Expedition itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities (service) could be deducted and additional activities (service) could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • Please Read Our Conditions: How to Book Chulu west Peak Climbing?

 

Price for the Trip

  • The cost of the peak/mountain Expedition depend group size, Category of the trip (full board / base camp Service), your desire (budget), Duration of the trip, categories of Hotel accommodation (budget to 5 star) in Capital city and parts of mountain, Climbing service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides and porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer will direct affect and same peak/ mountain climbing expedition can be higher and lower prices.

Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
  • 4 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • 1 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Pokhara on B/B basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Private Tourist vehicles will be available for transportation as per Itinerary.

  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 30kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the peak.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Climbing permit for Chulu West peak (6,419m).
  • Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
  • Our service Charges

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators. Though Snowy will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators will be charged extra
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Wake talkies & Filming permit.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION

Approach to Base Camp

The trek starts at at Basi Sahar, after 7hrs of scenic drive from Kathmandu, with subtropical vegetation and reaches high altitude meadows and past the Thorong Pass in Muktinath village we will experience Tibetan type of cultures and architecture. So altogether this is probably the most diverse climbing trek in Nepal from cultural and nature aspects as well as the diversity of activities.

The trek follows Marsyangdi River Valley from Basi Sahar to Manang. We will take the trek through Upper Pisang and in village of Ngawal we take the trek North to the Chulu west Base Camp (4950m) 6.5km away with 950m of elevation gain along Julu Khola River.

Our standard trek ends in Jomsom from where we fly out to Pokhara cutting short the Annapurna Circuit and missing the Kali Gandaki Valley. We offer the option to continue along the Kali Gandaki Valley to Beni Bazar for those, who have extra 4 days and enough energy. For clients with limited time it is possible to fly out from Manang.

Climbing Routes

The approach to Chulu west normal route vis North ridge is from the village of Latar ( 28°46'37.78"N 83°58'22.26"E) located at 4500m 1km from Thorung Phedi. After crossing the bridge below the village, the approach follows switchback path and ridge to the base camp at 5600m. The climb is done from the camp along north ridge of Chulu West.

Summit day will be a very long and strenuous having to cover 12km from C1 to the summit and return to the Base Camp with total elevation gain of 1400m and elevation loss of 2300m.

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

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.

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.

Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

You will require a travel insurance, which will not exclude climbing and helicopter evacuation. You need obtain your insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Climbing insurance may be obtained through some climbing clubs and some insurers such as IHI.

The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.

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