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Chulu West Peak Climbing 22 days


Trip Overview

Duration: 22 days
Maximum altitude: 6‘419 m
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Average walking time per day: 5 - 7 hours
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Camping
Best season: February - May, October, November

The Chulu West Peak is one of the most famous climbing mountains in the Annapurna region and one of several peaks. The Chulu West is relatively easy to Chulu East. From the summit there is a breathtaking panorama over the Annapurna II - IV, Dhaulagiri, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Manaslu and the Tilicho Peak. The base camp is located above the Ngwal in the northern part of the Manang valley near the Tibetan border.

If you do not want to specify which peak you want to summit, then it is possible to decide on the spot. The climbing permit is the same for all peaks.

We start our tour in Besisahar; the trail leads us to Manang, over the Throng La Pass to Jomsom. The region has a rich flora and fauna, impressive culture and mountain views to offer. An unforgettable tour.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and preparation

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar 760 m

Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda 1‘310 m (Trekking Start)

Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje 1‘410 m

Day 06: Chamje – Bagar Chhap 2‘160 m

Day 07: Bagar Chhap – Chame 2‘670 m

Day 08: Chame – Pisang 3‘300 m

Day 09: Pisang – Ngawal Village 3‘657 m

Day 10: Rest day

Day 11: Ngawal Village – Chulu West Base Camp 3‘910 m

Day 12: Base Camp – High Camp 5‘000 m

Day 13: Summit 6‘419 m – back to Base Camp

Day 14: Chulu West Base Camp – Manang 3‘560 m

Day 15: Manang – Letder 4‘200 m

Day 16: Letder – Throng Phedi 4‘550 m

Day 17: Throng Phedi – Muktinath 3‘800 m

Day 18: Muktinath – Jomsom 2‘670 m

Day 19: Flight to Pokhara

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 21: Kathmandu, extra day

Day 22: Departure
 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing preparation
Enjoy a guided tour of the famous historical and cultural attractions Kathmandu's, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath (holy Hindu Temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhist Shrine) Swayambhunath (Monkey temple) etc. In the evening we meet our trekking guide and Climbing Sherpa to prepare our climb.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar 760 m
Approximately 6 hours drive through the picturesque countryside.

Day 04: Besisahar – Bahundanda 1‘310 m (Trekking Start)
The route follows the Marshyangdi river upstream; we cross a suspension bridge and pass a beautiful waterfall with its fine pool. We climb after Bahundanda, which means translated "Hill Brahman". Here you can enjoy good views as well the lesser-known hot spring.

Day 05: Bahundanda – Chamje 1‘410 m
The gorge is narrow when we cross the exposed bridge and then a suspension bridge. On the way to Chamje we pass several small settlements. We can already observe many different ethnic groups, architectures and vegetation. The houses are built of stone and the vegetation is less tropical and culture Tibet-like.

Day 06: Chamje – Bagar Chhap 2‘160 m
After we left Chamje, the gorge is getting more impressive. We enter the Manang district. Mainly agricultural farmers and 'Trans-Himalayan traders' are living in the region. The route climbs up gradually and we reach the city Bagar Chhap 'butcher's place'. The houses have flat roofs, indicating that there is less precipitation here than in the south. It is worthwhile to visit the temple and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himal and the Lamjung.

Day 07: Bagar Chhap to Chame 2‘670 m
The road is mostly rocky and rough and rises up to Tyanja 2‘360 m and then near the river through the woods to Kopar at 2‘590 m. We reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district; we are rewarded with beautiful views of the Annapurna II and two small hot springs.

Day 08: Chame – Pisang 3‘300 m
The day starts with a march through the forest which is part of a narrow valley, we cross a river on a suspension bridge 3‘040 m, then the Paungda Danda rock face comes into view. The road rises after Pisang which extends between 3‘200 and 3‘300 m.

Day 09: Pisang – Ngawal Village 3‘657 m
Again we have stunning views of the Himalayas and will pass beautiful landscapes. Once in Ngawal Village, we have plenty of time to explore the village with its unique culture.

Day 10: Rest day
We enjoy a rest day to get used to the high altitude. You have plenty of time to wander around. Enjoy the magnificent scenery and the stunning view of the giants of the Himalayas.

Day 11: Ngawal Village – Chulu West Base Camp 3‘910 m
Today is the start of our upcoming summit ascent. On the way to the Base Camp of the Chulu West we get a magnificent landscapes and views of the mountains.

Day 12: Base Camp – High Camp 5‘000 m
From the Base Camp we climb today to High Camp, where we make the necessary preparations for our summit ascent. Our climbing guide will assist us and give us final tips.

Day 13: Sumit 6‘419 m – back to Base Camp
Today is the day. Slowly and with maximum safety, we climb up to the summit. We will be rewarded with an unforgettable mountain panorama, Annapurna II - IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Himal, Glacier Dome and many others. After this wonderful experience we start our descent to the Base Camp.

Day 14: Chulu West Base Camp – Manang 3‘560 m
Today is comparatively a short day. We walk down to the Manang valley and reach in a short time our Camp. In Manang we have enough time to explore the village. Here, too, we got a magnificent view of the mountains.

Day 15: Manang – Letder 4‘200 m
The trail takes us through Yak Kharka after Letder. Enjoy the culture and the pleasing landscape as well as the fantastic mountain view.

Day 16: Letder – Throng Phedi 4‘550 m
Today Throng Phedi is imminent. We walk about 4 hours through terraced rice fields and pasture landscapes.

Day 17: Throng Phedi – Muktinath 3‘800 m
On the way to Jomsom we meet people who comes from the restricted area on the north of Mustang, they come to this region to sell their handicraft to the pilgrims. Among their products are also mollusc fossils called Shaligram. We pass some ancient caves and a stunning white mountain, Dhaulagiri, walking through the important town of Kagbeni where two rivers flow together and the North-South and East-West trade route.

Day 18: Muktinath – Jomsom 2‘670 m
On the way to Jomsom we meet people who comes from the restricted area of Mustang, they come here to sell their handicrafts to the pilgrims. Among their products there are also mollusc fossils called Shaligram. We pass some ancient caves and having a stunning view to the White Mountain “Dhaulagiri”. After a while we arrive in Kagbeni the heart of the old Trans Himalayan Salt Route, where two Rivers flow together. 

Day 19: Panorama Flight to Pokhara

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 21: Kathmandu, extra day

Day 22: Departure

 

Includes & Excludes

Includes and Excludes

In Services included:
National Park permit
TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System)
Climbing Permit
Accommodation during the trek and climb
Breakfast whilst Trekking with B & B Program
3 meals during the trek and the climb with the Package Program
English speaking, experienced and trained guide
Climbing Guide
Number of porter according to the group size (15 kg of luggage per Trekker)
First aid kit and insurance for the team
Transport to the trekking spot (incl. domestic flight)
Airport pick up and drop off

Not included:
Hotels *
Any kind of drinks
International flights
Personal expenses
Personal Insurance and medication
Nepal entry visa
Tipping for guide and porter
German speaking guide or group leader (On request)

* Accommodations are only included whilst Trekking. For Hotel reservations we are pleased to support you.