Chulu West Peak Climbing
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Chulu West Peak Climb Summary
- Trip Duration: 15 Days
- Summit Elevation: 6,584m/21,602 feet
- Walking Hour: 6 Hours
- Group-Size: 1 – 10 People
- Best Time: April to October
- Trip Mode: Guest House + Tent Camp
- Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
The Chulu west peak climbing is a conspicuous impressive mountain that locates in the heart of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Gorgeous Chulu west peak is situated near Yak Kharka in Manang District in between the Annapurna range and Thorong la summits.
The west side of Chulu peak summit offers an excellent view of Mount Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak, and as well as numerous other peaks. Furthermore, the Chulu west peak itself is 6,419 meters, the most popular climbing Peak among the trekking peaks.
Adventure chulu peak is equally speaking as a Julu peak. Moreover, the climbing itinerary covers perhaps the most underline scenery of local people’s lifestyles, pristine rivers, wildlife, and of mystical Annapurna range within Chulu west peak base camp hiking.
Hikes around the Annapurna with the west chulu expedition, you can see the tallest Annapurna summits, Gurung villages, splendid landscapes, and lush green forests. Likewise, you can see further some of the oldest local inhabitants along the Annapurna trip which has a great opportunity to experience the local Magar, Manangis, and Gurung community hospitality.
The mountaineering association gives an official chulu west altitude of 6,429m. Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks as the range has 4 or more summits in the immediate vicinity which are unmarked on maps of this area. As a result, many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu West or far east. It is usually understood that with the permit to climb either east or west chulu mountain an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well.
In addition, climbing the Chulu west peak summit is great in terms of scenery & the summit provides an excellent view of almost the top highlights of the Annapurna mountains, lakes, and the Marshyangdi river valley.
How much does Chulu West Peak Climb Package Cost?
The cost of the Chulu west peak climbing package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local climbing operator agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 2298 to 2750. Generally, the climbing peak cost will modify to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.
It is the standard trip package price for 15 days climb. If you are 2 climbers climbing Chulu west mountain cost US$ 2450 for 15 days. We can modify the climbing itinerary and the prices as per your wishes also. Here is the price list for Chulu west peak treks.
Price Per Person for 15 days for Chulu west peak climb.
|Number of Tourist||Price Per Person|
|1 Person||US$ 2750|
|2 Person||US$ 2450|
|3 Person||US$ 2425|
|4 to 6 person||US$ 2398|
|7 to 9 Person||US$ 2350|
|10 and more than 10 Person||US$ 2298|
If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.
The Chulu west peak climbing itinerary details
The particular Chulu west peak climbing route is designed for globetrotters who wish to Thorong la pass hiking combine with Chulu west peak climbing. Nonetheless, if you are planning with limited time-wise and want to descend from Thorong la? try this itinerary. If you wish to continue your journey over Thorong la pass? write to us with your list plan.1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, pick you up with a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel. Our agent will brief you Chulu west peak climbing itinerary and other necessary climbing and trek programs.
Early morning, a guide will come at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185 kilometers far from Kathmandu valley. On arrival at Besisahar, you will witness stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. Besisahar is a gateway to exploring Annapurna where to start lodge basis Annapurna circuit trek.
Local jeep drive starts from Besisahar to Dharapani village. It is a local jeep ride on a passenger gathering basis. Want to rent a private jeep drive? (cost is USD 150 additional). However, the driving distance between Besisahar to Dharapani is 330 km and takes about 5 hours roughly. The length of time is depending on the road condition and road traffic. Begins with the off-road drive with a local jeep following Marshyangdi Streams steadily uphill. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The trek journey starts up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 meters.
Stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Bagarchhap is a village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields and residences of local Tibetans.
Contine the journey throughout the forest, and we reach Chame Bazaar, the headquarters of the Manang district. Tourists can get Annapurna II’s impressive view and two tiny hot springs. Along with the circuit trekking path, tourists can introduce themselves to a local community who have migrated from the open Tibet border.
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley and crosses a river on a long bridge. Continuously cross another bridge at 9,971 feet, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200 to 3300 meters. Sustain manangis lifestyles and tonight we stay at Upper Pisang.
The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this province host the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to have fun with special trading rights gained way back in 1784.
We have alternate pathways north and south of the Marsyandi River. The southern route goes to Humde airport at 3,325 meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trace that follows the northern bank of the Marshyangdi tributary. Hikes through the past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga at 3,475 meters near the center point of Manag Guesthouses.
Hike about 1 hour to reach the main downtown of Manang village. As today, is an acclimatized day, you can rest to save energy but we recommend you spend some fine walks to the Gangapurna viewpoint and Gangapurna glacier. There are many things to do in Manang. You can also visit the ice lake however it helps your body for proper acclimatization. For more information, you can find it in the rapid Annapurna trek 10 days itinerary .
Trek leads through cultivated potatoes land with majestic landscapes around Tanki Manang. Reaching Gunsang lodges, the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500 meters to the Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka lodge locating at an altitude of 4,000 meters where the many yaks and vegetation are continuously more scanty.
Take a hot breakfast with sunrise. Around 8 am, we conduct our camping and climbing journey to Chulu west base camp trekking. We fix our campsite on a better viewpoint of the tallest Annapurna over the clouds.
The camping outdoor journey ascend over the grassy moraine to High camp at 18,374 feet above the sea level. Hiking over the grassy trail and sleepers marriage makes your journey tougher and fatigued.
The journey goes along the trail admiring the quick-changing landscape as we reach higher elevations. Early morning around 2 am, we continue our target Chulu west peak climbing taking enough time. As you go higher the trail gets sleeper and icy rock. After a successful summit ascending, we go down to the normal base camp to stay overnight.
Since the best weather is not guaranteed, we need to take an extra day while going on climbing. If we are unable to summit the Chulu West Peak on the scheduled date due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, the reserve day will be very advantageous.
A longer day hiking to go from Base camp to either Thorong la Phedi or at high camp, depends upon your choice. The trail until Leder is grassy. Later on, we need to cross Thorong la river and pass one of the most dangerous stone slide areas. There are good lodges and offer very good food, Bakery, as well as Internet and telephone facilities.
Today is a more challenging day rather than others. We begin our trip very early in the morning. At sunrise, we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong la at 5,416 meters. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the thorong la summit in 4 hours of hiking.
From Thorong la to Muktinath trek takes about another 4 hours downhill walk from Thorong la Annapurna mountain. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the higher point en route. Our descent to Muktinath Temple is long, and also stressful because of walking over the snowy slopes. But the border Himalayas and the Dhaulagiri family view are simply astonishing. Muktinath Temple has a large settlement with several fine lodges installed in modern facilities.
Majestic view with the mustang landscapes makes your journey incredible. We climb to the Lubra Danda and walk down to the Lubra village, one of the picturesque Thakali villages. In addition, The journey offers a superb view of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and other surrounding snow-capped peaks in front of you. The wide and flat sandy trail goes along the kali Gandaki riverbanks and leads to the district headquarters of Mustang. There are several varieties of fine lodges and luxury hotels that offer you delicious foods that perhaps recover your body.
All the Jomsom flights are available during the morning time cause after 9 AM windstorm starts. A strong breeze blows during and after and frequent changes in the weather prevent flights from landing and taking off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the skies look very clear which allows you to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks.
As soon as we land at Pokhara airport, then we take a bus back to Kathmandu. The bus drive takes about seven hours roughly. After a little refreshment, drop you at the international airport for your further flights. Our trip ends and we wish you a wonderful journey.
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How much does Chulu west peak climbing cost?
The Chulu west peak climbing cost US$ 2450 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. Many climbers are demanding to go Chulu west peak climbing 1 night 2 days package after Pisang village. Gokyo Treks Nepal agency is aware of those issues and If guest requests such service, we can arrange climbing permits, guide, food, and climbing gears to attempt the summit.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.
Adventure Chulu west peak climbing cost includes:
- Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival at Kathmandu airport with a private car.
- 2 nights double bedroom Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
- A high experience, helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder climbing Sherpa Guide [salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance].
- Domestic flight tickets Jomsom to Pokhara one way trip with applicable airport taxes.
- Micro Bus drive transportation from Kathmandu to Besisahar while ongoing.
- Local jeep drive starts from Besisahar to Dharapani on ascending.
- 14 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, 14 Dinner during the trekking and climbing tours.
- Guest House accommodation during the trekking and Tent accommodation while on climbing periods.
- 1 professional cook and kitchen staff depending upon the group size you are coming with.
- Required a number of porters during the trek. (one porter = 1 guest basis) because each of our porters can carry a maximum of 22 kilograms of your bag pack.
- Chulu west peak climbing permits fees
- Annapurna conservation permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
- First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check heart rate, pulse, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude [with guide].
- Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure, etc.
- In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
- Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese staff.
- Agency’s Certificate of appreciation after the successful expedition.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
Chulu west peak climbing cost exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
- Trekking and climbing gears for each foreigner (personal) and clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks during the trekking (except climbing days), and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monument entrance fees.
- Gratuities for guide, cook, and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
As checking Chulu west peak facts, the climbing tour is possible to complete within 12 days, if you wish to go express to Chulu west peak climbing. However, we can organize private Chulu west peak climbing combine with the Everest base camp trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for airport pickup. Our agent will come to pick up you at TIA, Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience with Chulu west peak climbing?
Answer: This trip is suitable for experienced trekkers who can walk roughly about 4 or 5 hours daily with a lightweight daypack. If you have some walking experience something above 3000 meters, you can do this trip..
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on climbing Chulu west peak?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normally but the rooms are clean cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. However, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect on Chulu west peak climbing days?
Answer: The guesthouses en route, have attached restaurants. They cook a super delicious range of mostly vegetarian meals such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal, curry rice, bread, and soups. Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same place you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you pass. However, for climbing days you will have climbing food served with hot drinks at our campsites.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and chulu mountain trekking?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Chulu west peak climbing?
Answer: During the trekking route there are all the places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. We recommend you bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available almost everywhere on the Annapurna trail.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: Climbers can recharge the battery on pay at guest houses before basecamp. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.
Question: Are there any communication facilities on Chulu west peak climbing?
Answer: While on the trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services but better to go with a satellite phone while on climbing periods.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards don’t accept in mountain lodges. Credit cards accept only in bigger cities to pay for restaurants and lodges.
Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last moment bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 10% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Chulu west peak climbing?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need climbing poles for Chulu west peak climbing?
Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?
Answer: If you have those climbing gear at your residence bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them in the Thamel gears shop.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu. It depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.
Chulu west peak climbing highlights
- Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angle from the Chulu west peak summit.
- Best view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli and Gangapurna ..etc
- Challenging Chulu west peak summit offers the best Mountain scenery of all Annapurna region.
- Local Gurung and Magar communities, hospitality, and their daily lifestyles.
Chulu west peak climbing Notes
The Chulu west mountain information stated above is just a standard template guideline that we provide Tourists. However, the expedition trip is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very unlikely that the climbing schedule would be substantially altered. If alterations are essential the leader will make a decision on the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the entire group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but will not be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Chulu west peak climbing special?”
Opportunities for expedition or climbing are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality Guiding services. First safety and happiness then Success is our prime objectives.
We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.
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|No. of people||Price Per Person|
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|10 +||USD 2298|
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