Chulu West Peak Climbing

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Chuluwest peak climbing

Chulu west peak is the popular trekking peak located in the small valley north of Manang in Annapurna region off the main trail of throng la pass. There are two peaks in the name of Chulu in the Damodar Himal range in the Annapurna region: Chulu east and Chulu West. Among them, Chulu west is the highest which was first scaled by Japanese expedition team in 1952. Chulu west peak is climbed through the North West ridge and it requires the same technical knowledge of climbing peak like the use of crampons, ice axe, rope etc and prior trekking or climbing experience as well as personal commitment. Chulu west peak climbing offers the adventurous experience of climbing mountains and the mountain vistas. From the summit of the Chulu west, you can observe the close-up view of the mountains like Mt. Annapurna Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Chulu East, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, as well as the surrounding peaks.

Chulu west peak climbing journey begins from Besisahar and follows the Annapurna circuit trekking trail. The trekking to the Chulu west peak base camp provides the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural beauty of the Annapurna region. Chulu west peak climbing journey is the interesting journey which passes through the varied ecosystem, river valleys, diverse cultures as well as the amazing Himalayan landscapes. On the way, you visit traditional villages of various ethnic people like Magar, Gurung, Tamang, and Brahmin etc which is the chance to explore their lifestyle, religion, culture, and tradition.  Their cultural performances like Rodi (a singing and dancing custom), the Maruni dance of Magar and Gurung community gives the climbers a lifetime memory. You can combine Chulu west peak climbing journey with Annapurna circuit trek. The best seasons too for Chulu West peak climbing are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains.

Details Intinerary

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A One Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Jagat.1,300m.

From Kathmandu, after having the breakfast, we will take the drive to Jagat for about 8 to 9 hours. Throughout the road, we can view the best possible view through our windowpane of the vehicle. We will travel through the Coal tarred road until Besisahar and after that, the road goes roughly to Jagat. The night will be at Jagat. 

Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani.1,860m.

After enjoying the breakfast at Jagat, we will move towards the beautiful region of Dharapani. The trek begins with the down trek to the river and after crossing the suspension bridge. Walking for a while, we will reach to the beautiful village of Tal. From Tal, we will continue our journey crossing the river through the suspension bridge. The nigh twill is impressively beautiful at Dharapani at 1960m. 

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame.2,70m.

From Dharapani, we will follow the trail next to Dudh Khola and then we will follow the Marsyangdi River after walking for a while ahead. We will view the best scene of Annapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, and other beautiful ranges of the mountain. The beautiful and traditional Bhote village of the trail will be equally interesting to trek. We will stay the night at Chame at 1960m.

Day 05: Chame to Pisang.3,200m.

From Chame, we will start our trek viewing some of the fantastic views of glorious mountains sparkling in the rising sun. We will walk through the trail to Bharthang viewing the extremely beautiful and glorious view of mountains all around us. After walking for a while, we will reach Pisang viewing the most panoramic view of Pisang peak to the northeast. The night will be at Pisang at 3100m.

Day 06: Pisang to Manang.3,540m.

From Pisang, following the trail through upper Pisang, we ill trek into the land of Manang districts. While trekking through this region, we will view the glorious view of mountains like Pisang, Annapurna and other beautiful peaks of the region. The trekking of the day will end up at Manang valley viewing the barren land and unique landscapes.  We can spend a day at Manang. 

Day 07: Manang to Leder.4,200m.

From Manang, we will follow the trail through the alpine forest which goes through the Yak Kharka. The region is used by the local people as the pasture land of the surrounding. The night will be at the tented camp of Leder at the altitude of 4200m after the trekking of 4 to 5 hours. 

Day 08: Leder to Chulu west base camp.4,900m.

From Leder, we will trek towards the Chulu west base camp. It will take us about 4 to 5 hours to complete our objectives of the day. The view from the Chulu west base camp will be fascinating and exhilarating. The night will be at the tented camp of Chulu west base camp at the height of 4900m.

Day 09: Chulu west base camp to camp I.5,100m.

From the base camp, we will trek towards the high trail to camp I. the route is not the toughest one but due to the high altitude, the trekking may be little difficult. We need to acclimatize ourselves during the whole trek while hiking in this region. The night will be at the tented camp of the Camp I at the altitude of 5100m. 

Day 10: Camp I to Camp II.5,533m.

From camp I, we will hike towards the camp II. The trail goes through the snowy path to the Camp II. The camp will be at the height of 5530m above sea level.  If you are professional trekkers then you can make the attempt to the summit directly from the camp I. but we will set up camp at camp II after walking for 4 to 5 hours.

Day 11: Camp II to Summit and back to Camp I.5,100m.

Today is the main day of our trekking. We will start early in the morning, with the delicious and nutritious breakfast. We will climb through the way shown by our guides and will reach to the summit at the height of 6419m and will return back to the base camp I after the hiking of about 8 to 9 hours.

Day 12: Camp I to Leder.4,200m.

From the camp I, we will trek further down to Leder. While returning the trail, we will get the glorious view of the Annapurna mountain ranges. The return journey will be to the Leder with the walking of 5 to 6 hours.

Day 13: Leder to Thorung Phedi.4,550m.

From Leder, we will trek towards the Thorung Phedi walking through the trail for about 3 to 4 hours. The trail is mostly is easy going to Thorung Phedi. The night will be at Thorung Phedi at the altitude of 4450m. 

Day 14: Thorung Phedi to Thorung la 5,516m, passes to Muktinath to Jomsom.3,800m.

From Thorung Phedi, we will walk towards the Thorung la passes. We can view the most beautiful view of surrounding from the pass. We will walk through the beautiful trail to reach Muktinath at the height of 3800m and will further catch the bus to Jomsom. The whole trek goes for about 7 to 8 hours and a 2 hours drive will lead us to Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara.

From Jomsom, we will catch the flight over to Pokhara. We will enjoy the magnificent view of great ranges of mountains with snow cap during the flight over to Pokhara. The night will be fantastic at Pokhara viewing and be visiting the local market along with the lake side of the beautiful valley of Nepal.

Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of the sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu.

Day 17: Farewell.

Finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A One Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure.  We wish for your better journey ahead.

Cost Includes

  • All Airport pick up and drop.
  • 2 nights 3* standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara.
  • 15 days in standard lodges/ tea-houses/camping in the mountain during the trek.
  • 3 nights camping during the climb.
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
  • Tourist standard bus between Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu.
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per the bigger size of the group of trekkers/climber:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All paperwork and climbing permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Trip highlights:

Popular autonomous trek and the easy climbing peak of Nepal. Rich in nature with 3 major peaks [Mt Manaslu 8,163m, Mt Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Mt Annapurna I 8,091m] and several of beautiful peaks. Heavy colorful forest with the verity of flora & fauna. Charming mingle society of people with the unique culture, religion and seasonal harvesting. Clean running humming waterfalls and streams.

Safety Health- facility:

Our first goal is first safety for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledgeable workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also, the area has the health post on every 2 days, and the main hospital is not farther than maximum 5 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on the rough road, carried by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with a mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg. but 2 days is shorter.

Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country. It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Climbing Guide Insurance and facility:

Due to risk and liabilities, Nepal Government acted Guide equipment fee USD 350, Insurance USD 15,000 over, medical insurance USD 4,000, Plus his regular facility are salary, lodging, and food. Also reasonable staff insurance up to USD 5,000 per Staffs and facility.

Climbing Permit fee:

 There are two categories of Peaks on Nepal mountaineer list. The fee are fixed for both categories of Peaks.The climbing permit fee USD 250 Per Person. 

Camp/Tea house Local lodge during the Trek:

All accommodations for Trek are on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on the standard of hygiene, standard and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And 3 Nights camping. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in the area.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines, as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian.), are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, the variety of bread, the variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that's help to controlled plastic pollution. Also, the boiled water or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat. Half paint for rain, waterproof walking boot, Suntan lotion, sunglass,hand glove,warm cap, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, If you have your private light sleeping bag/If Not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary you things, harness, Personal climbing gear, crampons, climbing boots.

Environmental sensitive:

The Khumbu region is stunningly beautiful but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are considering a zero impact policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live in the traveled places. We enforce a number of does and don'ts. We also work alongside KEEP in order to maintain our environmental concerns.

Best Season:

Sep to Dec and Feb to May are best.

Hotels in Kathmandu:

We will provide 2-star label hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.Let us advise as per your choice with extra cost for deluxe hotels  as your need: 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, Del Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels.

Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 25% of the payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying the person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.

Fixed Departure

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FAQS

Types of equipment & Packing List

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Personal Climbing Gears:
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet
Group Climbing Gears:
  • Snow bar.
  • Rope.
  • 8 figure.
  • Ice hammer.
  • Ice screw.
Head:
  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions.
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body:
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands:
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
 Lower Body:
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet:
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters
Sleeping:
  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degrees DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
Rucksack and Travel Bags:
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical:
  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • A cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items:
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries:
  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Extras/Luxuries:
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Manual Notes:

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