Chulu West Climbing 21 Days offers a real adventure at the north of Manang in Annapurna Region that requires certain extent of technical skills. Even visible for Thorung La Pass, it is climbed through North West Ridge and from its top, one can savor the view of Annapurna Region to the south and Tibet to the north. The permit cost allocated for Chulu West by Nepal Mountaineering Association is USD$250 for the Spring, USD$125 for Autumn and USD$70 for Winter and Summer. The cost for Chulu West Climbing varies agency to agency. Most local and international agencies have a common margin falling between USD$2550 and USD$3000 whereas Himalayan Wild Treks, a trekking agency that believes in quality service at reasonable expense has limited it to USD$2500. Additionally, Himalayan Wild Treks offers the reasonable Chulu West Climbing Cost, latest updated Chulu West Climbing google Map and client friendly flexible Chulu West Climbing Itinerary.
Chulu has the West Summit and East Summit, out of which Chulu West Summit is more straightforward than Chulu East, and therefore more strenuous. With basic techniques that can be gained at a short coaching provided by our Moutain Guides in addition to proper acclimatization mountaineers with average fitness can enjoy the adventure it offers. Venturing into Annapurna via Besi Sahar toward Annapurna Circuit Trai en route to Marshyandgi Valley, the north of Annapurna Massif, leaving the Annapurna Circuit Trail at Yak Kharka, we traverse into barren arid land through adulterated ridges towards Chulu West Base Camp, we descend to Thorung La and get taken aback by eternal underground flame at Muktinath Temple before reaching out to Jomsom, a land of bizarre structure. Chulu West is a true escapade into the mosaic of alpine snow.
Technically, Chulu West Peak Climbing starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu before Besi Sahar(823m)– Bahundada(1310m)– Jagat (1314m)– Dharapani (1943m)– Chame (2713m)- Pisang (3185m)– Manag (3351m)– Yak Kharka (4210m)– Chulu West High Camp (5134m) from where we ascend Chulu West (6419m) then descend to Thorung Phedi (4500m)– Thorang La (5416m)– Muktinath (3802m)– Jomsom (2720m)– Pokhara (800m)– Kathmandu (1400m)
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: After breakfast ,Kathmandu by bus to Beshishar (823m)
Day 03: Beshi shar trek to Bahundanda (1310 m)
Day 04: Bahundada trek to Jagat (1314m))
Day 05: Jagat trek to Dharapani (1943m)
Day 06: Dharapani trek to Chame (2713m)
Day 07: Chame trek to Pisang (3185m)
Day 08: Pisang trek to Manang (3351 m)
Day 09: Manang acclimatizing day.
Day 10: Manang trek to Yak khark/Ledder (4210m)
Day 11: Yak Kharka /Ledder trek to Chulu West base camp
Day 12: Chulu west base camp trek to chulu west peak High Camp, Our Climb guide will give you some training about climbing
Day 13: Early in the morning,HWT climbing guide will take to you Chulu west summit (6419 m) . overnight at Chulu west peak high camp
Day 14: Extra day for re summit- if incase of bad weather , our climbing guide will take to you for re-summit and back to chulu west peak base camp.
Day 15: Chulu west peak base camp trek to Thorung phedi (4500m)
Day 16: Thorung phedi (4640m)/ Thorung High camp (4800m) via Thorung La (5416m) trek to Muktinath.(3802m)
Day 17: In the morning Muktinath Temple excursion and trek jomsom (2720m)
Day 18: After breakfast, Jomsom by flight to Pokhara
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu by private bus
Day 20: Kathmandu sighseeing
Day 21: Transefor to international airport for onward journey to your country
Included in the Cost
✔ Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
✔ 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
✔ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
✔ Tented accommodation during the climb
✔ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
✔ Welcome and farewell dinners
✔ All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
✔ Domestic flights (Pokhara -Kathmandu)
✔ English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
✔ Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
✔ Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
✔ Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
✔ Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
✔ All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Chulu west climbing permit
✔ Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
✔ Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
✔ Medical kit (carried by your guide)
✔ All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
✖ Nepalese visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
✖ International airfare to and from Kathmandu
✖ Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
✖ Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
✖ Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
✖ Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
✖ Travel and rescue insurance
✖ Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
✖ Personal climbing equipment
✖ Personal climbing guide if requested
✖ Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
✖ Tips for guides and porters
✖ Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section
Chulu West Peak Climbing Trekking Highlights
Chulu West Peak Climbing involves sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathamandu and a scenic mountain flight to Pokhara, a city of beautiful lakes. After spending a beautiful time, the trail meanders through Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. It is a very popular Peak Climbing Destination in the Annapurna Region, which is perfectly recommendable for the beginner climbers. Located between Chulu far west and Chulu Central, Chulu West Peak climbing also requires a good deal of acclimatization, a day off needed to adapt physically to the new climatic zone. First scaled by a Japanese in 1952, Chulu West also involves crossing of Thorong la Pass and Kali Gandaki Valley.
Chulu West Difficulty
There is no real technical difficulty in reaching summit. The procedure can be slow and time taking. First ascended by Japanese Expedition Team in 1952, Chulu West requires a good stamina and fitness level to climb. If you have a prior climbing experience, that would be appreciated. However, having the prior experience will hone your confidence to make it to the summit. Climbers of Chulu West are expected to have a prior konwledge regarding the proper usages of climbing gear such as ropes, harness, crampons, ice-axe and other appliaces. Chulu West is a part of bigger Damodar Himal Range of Manang in Western Nepal. A great amount of time is needed for acclimatization, which is indispensable to adapt to new climatic zones.
Chulu West Weather
Weather observatories update the daily weather of different peaks including Chulu West. However, the normal climatic overview of Chulu West remains almost constant throughout the year. The rainfall in the southern area of the Chulu West is higher than it is in the norhter part. June and July are the months which recieve the highest precipitation. It often snows at the elevation of two to three thousand meters. The snowline remains constant until the end of March and May at approximately above 43000 meters. Mid March to May in Spring and Mid September to November in Autumn are the best seasons to enjoy the adventure Chulu West offers.
Physcial fitness for Chulu West
Chulu West is a moderately challenging peak. However, it does requre certain level of fitness. Unless you are too obsese, you can easily make it to the summit of this famous climbing peak. Climbing Chulu West demands a great deal of physical stamina that is associated with your physical state of fitness. Experienced and non-experienced both have the record of having climbed Chulu West. Acclimatization in the higher level, which helps you physically adapt to the newer climatic zone will be helpful and a short climbing practice session at the Base Camp of Chulu West. This adventurous peak will offer a great opportunity to a learning or a practice in regards to climbing higher peaks and mountains.
Best Seasons for Chulu West Climbing
Chulu West is situated in Manag District, which is a distant tourist destination from the major towns, Kathmandu and Pokhara. Chulu West Climbing involves stunning views of mountains, jungles, rivers and several other things that captivate your heart. The sense of adventure Chulu West offers is already there. In addition to that, the clarity of the days necessary for the mountain views depends on the seasons. Basically, the most favored seasons for Chulu West Climbing are Spring (Mid-March to May) and Autumn (Mid-September to November). Other seasons than these two, may be either too cold or overcast, impeding the mountain views and the fun of the journey.
How to approach Chulu West
After a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, we can either fly or drive to Pokhara as Chulu West exists in the Annapurna Region. After a short stay to relish beautiful Pokhara city, we hike through Besi Sahar (823m), Jagat (1314m), Dharapani (1943m), Pisang (3185m), Manang (3151m), Yak Kharka (4035m). Along with necessary acclimatization to adapt to the new climatic zone, we will have a short training at the Base Camp of Chulu West will help you boost your climbing confidence and hone your expertise as a peak climber. After the successful ascent on the top of the Chulu West Peak, we trace back to Pokhara.
Chulu West Climbing Permit Cost
Nepal Mountaineering Associatiation (NMA) has fixed a price for Chulu West (6427m).The price for Chulu West goes as follows.
- Spring season (March, April and May)- USD$250
- Autumn season (September, October and November)– USD$125
- Winter season (December, January and February)- USD$70
- Summer season (June, July and August- USD$70
The abovementioned price is brought into effect by Nepal Mountaineering Association, acronymic NMA, therefore the permit fee remains constant price differing per seasons. Spring and Autumn are expensive is because they are the most propitious times of the year.
Chulu East Climbing Difficulty
Chulu East Climbing is regarded as one of the most demanding peaks in Annapurna Region in Nepal. If you have prior peak climbing experiences, it will be instrumental in scaling Chulu East climbing. As the peak poses a great extent of adventure and thrill to you, you are required to have a good level of fitness that gives you stamina to keep you through the hard sections en route to the summit. Our experienced mountain guides are there to give you a helping hand in any situation. At certain points, you will take a day off for acclimatization, to help yourself better adapt to the newer climatic zones. One of the important things is a climbing training that our mountain guides will provide you at the Base Camp of Chulu East.