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Chulu West Peak Climbing17 Days

Minimum Participants 1-12
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House during trek, Camping and BB plan on Hotel and
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation Private Vehicle

trip Overview

Chulu West Peak Climbing is the popular trekking area of Nepal with several surrounding peaks in the Annapurna Region; located in West-North of Kathmandu and is a part of the Damodar Himalayan range. This peak can be seen from the trail of Annapurna Thorung La pass. The Chulu west expedition is one of the most challenging for both climbing and expedition and is best for those who are looking for a real adventure. It requires climbing experience with good physical fitness. It was first climbed by the Japanese expedition team in 1952 A.D.

Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition starts the journey with a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Chamje; then heads towards the Manang Valley following the upstream of Marsyangdi River above the yak grazing meadow valley. After 3 days of climbing activities with the guidance of an experienced peak climber, maps, gears, and information we head down crossing Thorang La pass (5416m) to Muktinath, it requires the skills and confidence to summit the peak. We Nepal Dream Path Treks & expedition arrange the Chulu west peak climbing itinerary according to your holidays’ schedule.

Short Itinerary

Day 01:- Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02:- Full day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03:- Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje (1410m). (9-10 hrs drive)
Day 04:- Trek from Chamje to Dharapani(1860m). ( 5-6 hrs walk)
Day 05:- Trek from Dharapani to Chame(2710m). ( 4-5 hrs walk)
Day 06:- Trek from Chame to Pisang(3250m). (4-5 hrs walk)
Day 07:- Trek from Pisang to Manang(3550m). (5-6 hrs walk)
Day 08:- Rest day at Manang.
Day 09:- Trek from Manang to Chulu West Base Camp (4950m). (7-8 hrs walk)
Day 10:- Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp (5600m). (3-4 hrs walk)
Day 11:- High Camp to the Summit and back to the Base Camp. (2-3 hrs walk)
Day 12:- Trek from Base Camp to Thorang Phedi (4450m). (5-6 hrs walk)
Day 13:- Trekking over Thorang La (5416m) to Muktinath (3760m). ( 8-9 hrs walk)
Day 14:- Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700m). (4-5 hrs walk)
Day 15:- Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and other activities at Pokhara like boating in Fewa Tal, etc. ( 20 mins fly)
Day 16:- Drive back to Kathmandu (6-7hrs drive).
Day 17:- Final departure.

Detail Itinerary

35min by car All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Hotel/resort as per your requirement

Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will meet you on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and help you to transfer to the hotel until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. We arrange a meeting or discussion program which includes your daily schedule of Chulu West Peak Climbing at Nepal and a brief introduction as well as rules and regulations regarding the Nepal Trip.

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

9-10 hrs drive All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The first day of the trek starts from Kathmandu to Chamje 9-10 hours drive by public bus or private car. The road from Kathmandu to Beshisahar is mostly smooth. But from Beshisahar to Chamje the road is bumpy and rough. Chamje is located at 1410 m elevation, stay overnight at the tea house.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

On this first day of the trek on foot, we start the trek from Chamje to Dharapani. We cross the bridge and climb up steep for an hour to Tal. Tal is situated in the George valley by the side of the river Marsyandi. On leaving Tal, the trail is easier on the gentle path until the bridge. After crossing the bridge the trail leads to Dharapani where we stop overnight.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Our trail climbs through the alpine forest to Bagarchhap, the first village on this walk with typical Tibetan architecture. After a nice morning walk, altitude gains slowly reaching the apple garden at Dhanaqi. The trek passes farm areas, apple, and apricot orchards, and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II, trek follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by several villages before Chame is reached for the overnight stop. Chame is the district headquarters of the Manang region.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you to the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings us to the windswept village of Pisang.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

From Pisang onwards, the walks lead with a constant view of the high snow-capped peaks. The walk climbs steeply up for half an hour, after a short gradual walk from the Pisang village then reaching the top with dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdre village with its short air-strip and the great peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, and on the right Chuli east, on the back Pisang peak. The walk from here is on the downhill and gradual path all the way to Hongdre, and to Manang, adding a slight touch of altitude as you near to the village of Braga and Manang, here with time to spend the morning visiting Braga Monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas, and religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour's walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

7-8 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tented Camp

The path leads to a gradual up for an hour, offering grand views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, and Tiloche as the trail heads up in the windswept landscapes with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this area, then reaches a small settlement, Yak-Kharka. From Yak Kharka, the trail leads to the Chulu West Camp Base. Once reach Base Camp, we first settle the tent for the night. We can enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalayas from the camp. We will get the chance to discover the surrounding also.

3-4 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tented Camp

After having morning breakfast, we continue hiking towards High Camp from Chulu Base Camp. On the way to High Camp I, we can see the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal. After Camp I, we continue climbing the rock band to High Camp. Sometimes, somewhere we can use ropes, crampons, and ice axe on the way to High Camp. Once reach High Camp, we set up the tent for an overnight stay and take proper rest and acclimatization for tomorrow's summit of the peak.

2-3 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tented Camp

Today is the big day and your waiting day is going to be finished after the summit. So, wake up early in the morning and have breakfast, and start the hike to the summit. The trail is difficult and you have to work hard due to the icy high altitude. But all the difficulties have been forgotten when we summit the peak. From the summit, High Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon. After some time of rest and taking some pictures on the summit, we return back to High Camp with unforgettable memories.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

We start our hike from High Camp to Thorong Phedi after having morning breakfast. The trail mostly descends and has easy downhills. During the descending trail, we can enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurna and other snow-capped peaks. We hit Thorong Phedi after a 5-6 hours walk. Overnight stay at the tea house.

8-9 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast, we walk for Thorang la pass By crossing a bridge. on the way, nature offers us incredible views of the mountain from all sides. The trek will begin a long descent to Muktinath which is a sacred spot to both Hindus and Buddhists where there are many important temples and overnight stays in Muktinath.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

In the morning, visit Muktinath Temple where you can see 108 water taps, two pounds, and natural gas fires. After that, we start the trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni. The trail passes the arid landscape to Kagbeni on the Kaligandaki River. From Kagbeni the trail is downhill till Ekle Batti. From Ekle Batti, the trail is flat to Jomsom. Jomsom is a windy valley because every afternoon the wind is too much strong. During the trial, we can see the fabulous views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri Himal, and the apple farm also. We stay at a tea house there overnight.

20 mins fly All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After the morning breakfast, we check-in at the airport to fly to Pokhara. After the 20 minutes of dramatic flight, we check out at Pokhara and the guide will escort us to the hotel. We utilize the rest time by boating at Phewa Lake and discovering the beauty of Pokhara valley. We can see the reflecting image of Fishtail Mountain at Phewa Lake during boating. Overnight stay at the hotel.

6-7 hrs drive All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Hotel/Resort

Today we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We make 200 kilometers drive and it takes 6-7 hours. You will be escorted to the hotel. You can spend the evening time leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minutes shopping at Thamel. Finally, we celebrate the dinner program together with the Nepal Dream Path Trekking staff.

Your journey in Nepal is going to end from today. Nepal Dream Path staff will escort you to the airport for the final departure. We will be there in 3 hours according to the flight schedule. Nepal Dream Path Will give you a bid farewell greeting and wishes for the next visit to the Himalayan country Nepal.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Wind breaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • Full day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • ACAP fees and expedition permit fee.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • Necessary equipment during the trek.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staffs.