“An astonishing culture, nature, and rejuvenating feeling in the rich flora and fauna is something that everyone should explore and rejoice.”
Chulu West is moderate difficult trekking peak among them 33 trekking in Nepal. Chulu West peak is situated in beyond the Annapurna Himalayan range, north of Manang village and Damodar Himalayan range. It was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. Chulu West peak expedition can be combined with the famous Annapurna circuit classic trekking along with passing thrilling Thorong La Pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft].
Chulu West [6,419 meters/21,059ft], is challenging to climb in Manang Himal with many hiding crevasses, long climbing routes, and rapidly changing weather forecast. However, it does not require any commitment and previous climbing experience. With proper acclimatization and a good level of physical fitness can make it. We are very professional in Chulu west peak climbing. Himalayan Diamond Adventure proves you only truly the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested climbing gears for your safety guarded.
To reach the top of Chulu West Peak, there are set up 2 more camps above the base camp. The base camp is pitched at [4,600 meters/15,091], above Chuli ledar, a small valley north of Manang and the North-West ridge of the man trail to Thorong La pass, and high camp at [5,200m/17,060ft] and thoroughly camp one at [5,600 meters/18,372ft].
Introduction of the trail
To carry out adventurers dream we have to make a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu to Chame 250 kilometers, 11 to 12 hours. And trek kicks out to Manang valley continue to Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. From Chulu Ledar, the trail heads up beyond the Chuli Ledar lodges following the yak and Blue sheep grazing lands through narrow gully from Chuli Ledar, which leads into a hidden valley, where is a possibility for good enough camping places for base camp and then the track ascends steeply through scree slope to a col. [4,900 meters/16,076ft]. From the Col, the track ascends snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a rock band at an altitude of [5,100 meters/16,732ft]. Climb the rock band with the support of fix line ropes with some difficulty to the North- West shoulder of Chulu west [5,200 meters/17,060ft], where is another camp, can be pitched on a snow plateau for high camp.
From high camp, we walk on the snowfield with the support of man rope along the North- West Ridge of Peak. We cross huge crevasses, snow slopes, and sharp ice edges and finally we reach to narrow northwest ridge at [6,419 meters/21,059ft]. It is the top of Chulu West peak. The trek will take you by way of amazing backward landscape and let you view distinctive culture, and lifestyle of local people, traverse pine, rhododendron forests, the terraced meadows, Tibetan Gurung community and the warm hospitality of Manage inhabitants.
Chulu West Peak ascends also includes experiencing classic trek all around the Annapurna ranges. On the way, you will experience moderate snow as well as ice climbing to reach over [6,000 meters/19,685ft], high area. Also, Chulu west Expedition kicks off from Besisahar – Chame and go up to the Marsyangdi valley and traverses the well-known Thorong-La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft] and then trek down to Muktinath [3,760 meters/12,336ft], before moving down to the Kali Gandaki valley to reach Pokhara [820 meters/2,690ft].
This 22 days Chulu west climbing takes you to the maximum altitude of [6,419 meters/21,059ft). Tentatively, you will walk 4 to 8 hours per day. For accommodation, you may either stay in a lodge or set a tented camp. All in all, Chulu west climb will take you passing marvelous backdrop and allow you to get the sight of a distinctive culture. Also, you will traverse all the way through woods like- pine, rhododendron, the terraced pastures, Tibetan Gurung community and the friendly nature of Manang inhabitants. You can choose to go for Chulu west Trekking especially during spring and autumn because of the peak and its adjacent settings look more eye-catching during these seasons.
Chulu west peak not only offers a lot of enjoyable climbing but also provides some of the most dramatic views of Himalaya in the Annapurna region. Seen from the summit the massif mountains like Annapurna-I [8,091 meters/26,545ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794ft], Tilicho Himal [7,134 meters/23,405ft], Khangsar Kang [7,485 meters/24,557ft], Tarke Kang Glacier Dom [7,067 meters/23,185ft] ,Gangapurna [7,454 meters/24,455ft], Annapurna- III [7,555 meters/24,786ft], Annapurna-IV [7,525 meters/24,688ft], Annapurna-II [7,937 meters/26,046ft], Manasalu [8,163 meters/26,781ft] and others many mountain view.
A wonderful adventure holiday for the moderate experienced climbers Chulu West Peak [6,419 meters/21,059ft], Himalayan Diamond Adventure offers you 22 days peak climbing with extensive company service.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Special expedition preparation day.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Chame [2,670 meters/8,760ft], about 250km, 11/12hrs.
Day 04: We set off our trek to Pisang village [3,200 meters/10,498ft], walk 4 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Manang [3,540m/11,614ft], along the upper viewing way, 9 hrs.
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Manang with a wonderful side trips.
Day 07: Trek to Chuli Ledar [4,200 meters/13,779ft], 5 hours gently uphill trail.
Day 08: Trek to Chulu west base camp [4,600 meters/15,091ft], walk 3 hours.
Day 09: Climb to high Climb [5,200 meters/17,060ft], walk 5 hours.
Day 10: Climb to camp – 1 [6,000 meters/19,685ft], traverse on permanent snowfields.
Day 11: Head to summit early in the morning and back to high camp.
Day 12 -15: A Contingency day.
Day 16: After unremarkable summit of peak we descend back to Chuli ledar lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Thorong High Camp [4,925 meters/16,158ft], walk 4 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath [3,760 meters/12,335ft], Thorong La pass [5,416m/17,769ft], 8hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom [2,720 meters/8,923ft], walk 7 hours.
Day 20 :A 35 minutes of scenic flight Jomsom to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel.
Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 7 hours drive, 200 kilometers.
Day 22: Finally departure to home, say goodbye.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfer to hotel included breakfast service by tourist bus or in a car:
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is itself an exciting and memorable experience as an exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Langtang Lirung Himal, Ganesh Himal jugal Range can be seen before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport. After landing of your aircraft, our company representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will come to pick up with welcome greeting you. After collecting your luggage, we escort you to hotel included breakfast service. In the evening, you will have welcome dinner with guide briefing about the day program of tomorrow.
Day 02: Special expedition preparation day, permitting gears and types of equipment and Overnight in Hotel:
Our climbing guide will come to your hotel to check your necessary climbing gears and equipment for trekking and peak climbing after your arrival at the hotel. If you don’t have proper equipment and gears, he can advise you to buy or hire in the trekking shops of Thamel. And before his leave with you, our guide will brief you the day program of tomorrow.
Day 03: A scenic bus journey Kathmandu to Chame [2,670 meters/8,760 ft] about 250 kilometers, 11 to 12 hrs. Stay in a lodge:
Today, we make a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar – Chame headquarter of Manang district 270 kilometers, 11 to 12 hours by tourist bus/Jeep. We will have a thrilling bus journey, while driving along the road, we can see a stunning mountain terrain views towards us, such as Ganesh Himal Range, Buddha Himal, Rani peak, group of Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Manasalu along with many white rivers and tributaries, green hills, the farmer’s cultivated terraced lands and villages. Overnight in a lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink).
Day 04: We set off our trek to Pisang village [3,200 meters/10,498ft], walk 4 hours. Overnight in lodge:
From Chame, we have two options to reach Pisang, Tibetan Buddhist inhabited settlement, walking along the newly opened road or by Jeep. If we take a Jeep we reach there within 30 to 45 minutes and on foot 4 hours. From today, we will leave tree line and ascent to snowline. After checking in the room, we hike to upper Pisang to gain altitude. As you trek to upper Pisang, you can witness fascinating views of Annapurna II [7,937 meters/26,040ft], Annapurna IV [7,525 meters/24,688ft] and Annapurna III [7,555 meters/24,786ft] in your back. We spend overnight in a lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink).
Day 05: Trek to Manang [3,540 meters/11,614ft], along the upper viewing way, 9hrs:
Manang Tibetan Gurung village is today’s destination through the upper panoramic trail, like isolated peaceful villages, (Ghyaru, Ngawal, and Chulu). After crossing a suspension bridge in Pisang over Marsyandi River, our trip climbs to Ghyaru (Tibetan primitive village). That offers superb views of Pisang valley backward and Majestic views of Annapurna II and thoroughly Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Tilicho. The whole day we will have superb views of Annapurna Himalaya chain with Buddhist stupas, Buddhist mani wall, and monasteries. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 06: Acclimatization day in Manang with a wonderful side trips:
Today, we explore some interesting places around Manang valley. We start to hike up crossing Marshyangdi River to visit wonderful Gangapurna Lake and hike up to Deurali approximately [4,200 meters/13,779ft], for magnificent views of Chulu west peak and Chulu east, Manang Himal is the nickname of these peaks. And, there are other side trips like Milarepa Cave and Ice Lake are fabulous. Especially, we recommend you to hike up to Ice Lake for the captivating mountain panoramic views and gain altitude. As you hike to Ice Lake to gain altitude, you will notice marked substantial view of Manang and Tilicho valley and chain Annapurna Himalaya. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 07: Trek to Chuli Ledar [4,200 meters/13,779ft], 5 hours gently uphill trail:
After leaving the large Tibetan Gurung Manang village, the past permanently inhabited village, the trail gradually goes up-hill to Tangki Manang, that offers a fine views back-towards Manang village, Marsyangdi river, and Gangapurna greenish-blue Lake. We will then continue to climb out of the Marsyangdi River valley to Chuli Ledar lodge passing the Yak kharka (summer Yak grazing lands). Today, we will see a stunning view on our backward, Annapurna range beyond the Manang Himal.
Especially this valley is flourished at the beginning of August to late September. While you trekking to the Thorong La pass sometimes it magically appears Snow leopard, Blue sheep and Himalayan griffon on the way. Finally, we reach to Chuli Ledar lodge 5 hours of continuous uphill walk today. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 08: Trek to Chulu west base camp [4,600 meters/15,091ft], walk 3 hours:
We wake up at 07 O’clock in the morning for tea with breakfast. After breakfast, we start to ascend up base camp following the small gully beyond Chuli Ledar with gradually, scrambling off 2 hours. From Chuliledar, we reach to a hidden valley, there is enough place to pitch camping side. Today, our climbing guide and high altitude supporter guide will go high camp front of us to open track and put fix line ropes on rock band it makes us easy to climb and build our confidence for the summit. We stay in a tented camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 09: Climb to high Climb [5,200 meters/17,060ft], walk 5 hours:
Today we wake up at 06:00 AM for tea with breakfast and climbing preparation. After our breakfast, we climb steeply up way to the first Col on a scree slope, and then we ascend to rock band and snow slope, with some difficulty. Finally, we climb rock band with the support of fixed-line ropes to reach high camp (5,200 meters/17,060ft), where is a good place to pitch our tent. We stay in a tented camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 10: Climb to camp – 1 [6,000 meters/19,685ft], we traverse some permanent snowfields, crevasses and 15 to 75-degree snow slopes:
If you are okay, we can climb to camp – 01, with the support of man rope, If not we spend more overnight on high for acclimatization, but our guide and high altitude climbing supporter will go camp -01 to open track and put some indicators on the way up. In the evening, we will meet at high camp and make a plan for further climbing, these activities build up our confidence to attempt the summit. We stay in a tented camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 11: Head to summit early in the morning and back to high camp:
We wake up at 03 O’clock for breakfast and climbing preparation, we start to climb about 04:00 AM along the East Ridge of west peak with support of main rope, about 15 to 45 degree’s slopes, and high considerable crevasses, but our backwards is unquestionably circular massif mountain viewing like Annapurna – 1 [8,091 meters/26,545ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794ft], Thorong pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft], Thorong peak [6,201 meters/20,344ft], Khatungkhang [6,484 meters/21,272ft], Yakang Khang [6,482 meters/21,266ft], Pursuing Himal [6,500 meters/21,325ft] and many others peaks, back to high camp.
Day 12 -15: A Contingency day:
Since there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our tentative itinerary to attempt summit or glacier traverse, so we need some spare days to cover our trip program. A spare day is in case of any problems affecting our schedule. If unused at this point, this is a fantastic location and the day can be used for exploration of the valley. We stay at the tented camp included dinner and breakfast with hot drink services like tea and coffee.4 for summit, incase got bad weather we need some spare days for next try, so we have a reserved day.
Day 16: After unremarkable summit of peak we descend back to Chuli ledar lodge. Overnight at lodge:
After having a wonderful summit of Chulu peak we descend back to Chuli ledar lodge. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 17: Trek to Thorong High Camp [4,925 meters/16,158ft], walk 4 hours:
From Chuliledar, the trail more gently climbs to up way crossing the Kone Khola over the well-made suspension bridge, scree, rock falls zones, and frozen streams in winter to new Phedi and Yak and Blue sheep grazing lands. Finally, we ascend uphill with some difficulty, but the landscape is incomparable. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea and coffee).
Day 18: Trek from High camp to Muktinath [3,760 meters/12,335ft], Thorong La pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]:
Today, we get up early in the morning at about 05: 00 AM to have a light breakfast with a cup of tea. After breakfast, we begin ascending towards the famous and challenging Thorong La Pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. Leaving of High Camp, the trail gently rises up to Thorong La Pass. And, from the top, the trail steadily drops to Phedi - Muktinath, where we break for hot lunch and relaxation. After relaxation some hour in Phedi, we more gently descend to Muktinath the holy land pilgrimage town. We spend overnight at a lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink).
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom [2,720 meters/8,923ft], walk 7 hours down way headquarter of Mustang district:
Leaving of Muktinath, the track starts to rise on the gentler slope and descends several times along the more natural trail to Jomsom, with beautiful dry landscape and magnificent Dhaulagiri Mountain View. After passing of Lubra village, the track descends more gently to Jomsom the headquarter of Mustang district following the Kaligandaki down River through candy bar. Finally, we reach to Jomsom windy valley walking off 7 to 8 hours from Muktinath. Jomsom is more possibly tourist destination in this valley with many subjected of facilities like the hotel, bank, shops, internet, airstrip, bus, and jeep. Today, we celebrate our fantastic trek ending with singing and dancing. Overnight at a lodge (service included dinner and breakfast with a hot drink).
Day 20: A 35 minutes of scenic flight Jomsom to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:
We take 35 minutes of scenic flight Jomsom to Pokhara with exciting memorable experience as a stunning panoramic view of Annapurna [8,091 meters/26,545ft], Dhaulagiri [8,167 meters/26,794ft], Nilgiri [7,060 meters/23,162ft], Annapurna south [7,219 meters/23,684ft], Machhapuchhare [6,997 meters/22,956ft] and others mountains before your landing in Pokhara airstrip [820 meters/2,690ft]. We transfer Hotel included breakfast service.
In case the flight gets canceled due to the bad weather or any technical problem we can miss our flight Jomsom to Pokhara. After getting flight cancellation it's not easy to get next flight, so it is better to, catch Jeep from Jomsom to Beni and then Beni to Pokhara microbus about 9 to 10 hours to reach Pokhara.
Day 20: After outstanding Himalayan trekking and peak climbing, drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 7 hours drive, 200 kilometers:
After an outstanding Annapurna, and Mustang nature and culture trekking and peak climbing, today we drive back to Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], in tourist bus 7 hours 200 kilometers from Pokhara. Today, we have a thrilling drive, while driving we have a view of mountain terrain, many cultivated lands, rivers, and side rivers and waterfalls so on. Today we have a farewell dinner in tourist standard restaurant.
Day 21: Finally departure to home, say goodbye:
Today, we drop you in Tribhuvan International Airport terminal room in your flight departure time by tourist Bus or a Car and say goodbye.
Note:- The conditions stated in our itinerary are mainly for the trekker who prefers full package services. At the same time, we always serve based on your choices. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We also have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
Climb peak with the mountain leader with comprehensive company service. If you do not have own climbing gears you can take them to hire with us at a reasonable price. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure use only the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears like a Black diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumer ATC guide or Figure 8, Ice axe, Carabineers, and La Sportiva alpine boot.
We provide you tourist standard hotel 3 nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara including breakfast service. During the Himalayan trip we stay in lodges and in tented camp very fewer days.
We will have a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar- Chame, 250 kilometers,10 to 11 hours by tourist bus and Jeep and Pokhara – Kathmandu 200 kilometers, 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus. After 5 days of meaningful trekking, we reach on base camp.
The peak is difficult with its 30 to 75 degrees rock and ice wall and hindrance crevasses. But who are in quest for fascinating climbing, and good acclimatized party obviously can make it, the simple reason we are very experienced in Chulu weast Peak climbig.
We trek along the classic Annapurna trekking routes, walk throughout peace full isolated Buddhist bulking villages and with unusual landscape with stunning Mountain views, like Annapurna I - IV [7,525 meters/24,688ft], Gangapurna [7,454 meters/24,455ft], Tilicho peak [7,134 meters/23,405ft], Dhaulagiri Mountain [8,167 meters/26,794ft], Manaslu Himal [8,163 meters/26,781ft] and many more others over [6,000 meters/19,685ft], mountains.
During the trek, we will explore to the authentic ethnic group's pristine unique culture and lifestyle. And, trek following the clean Marsyangdi River in Manang valley and Mustang valley following Kali Gandaki down the river. These valleys are separated by Thorong la pass [5,416 meters/17,769ft]. It is the main destination of trekkers.
Himalayan flora and fauna, sometimes magically can appear snow leopard and blue sheep, and Himalayan Griffon are very common for this trip. Alpine flowers will dominate the landscape from mid of May to late September. Especially, the farmer's crops bloom throughout the farmlands and the crops splashing the color of joy and perfection at the early of August to late September. It will be Superb lifetime climbing experience to be on top of the peak.
Our first motto is the best guide is safe side:
Chulu west peak is not technically difficult to climb, but it is considered with its challenging crevasses, however who are in a quest for exhilarating climbing, if they are well acclimatized and a good level of physical fitness, can unquestionably make it. We have a very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced Chulu west climbing, very well practiced informants about the weather forecast and caring personals as your climbing guide. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you truly gears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested enough climbing grouping gears. Apart from this, such climbing highly requires your physical fitness and climbing gears placing knowledge, that’s on your hand.
Service at Chulu west Base Camp:
We set up a permanent base camp for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with the waterproof compact mat. We provide a carpeted, heated dining hall with luxurious armchairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light make your stay at base camp as luxurious. We have a toilet tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order.
We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at base Camp during your stay. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher climbing.
Climbing Training/ Rental Gears:
The guide instructs you lot in Lobuche base camp time, before heading over the summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like glacier travel; walk on ladder skills, Active rappelling (Up sailing), and Safety placement, proper arrange of gears and equipment while climbing and use of proper climbing gears.
The climbing gears are super expensive, so why you spend lots of money for once time use? You can have climbing gears on hire from us at a reasonable price if you do not own climbing gears.
The rental gears are branded of Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure highly recommend you only the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears one for safe and comfortable climbing.
Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast, and Communication System:
After appropriate acclimatization and well prepared to push the summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. Its affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.
However, if we are well equipped, we can avoid the high risk. We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so ensure first our safety and then we go to the summit. In case climber face that unpleasant incident, have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain.
Besides these, the guide, as well as the climbers, would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach without delay communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.