Green Valley Nepal Treks
+977 1 4437205
Trip Cost: US$-

Chulu West Peak Climbing Itinerary (6419m)

Chulu West Peak, Chulu West Climbing Peak, Chulu West Trekking Peak- 6419m

Chulu West peak has two summits (Chulu East and Chulu West), among them Chulu West (6419m) is the higher peak. The first summit to Chulu West Peak by a Japanese Expedition team in 1952. Chulu west peak is located in a small valley north of Manang; off the main trail to the Thorong La Pass 5416m (highest pass in the world). Chulu west peak climbing is no technical difficulties in ascending these peaks but the progress can be slow as the slopes are susceptible to avalanches in certain conditions. Chulu West peak is lying together which forms an essential part of the Manang Himal which in turns is included in the Larger Damodar Himal.

Chulu West Peak ClimbingChulu west peak climbing is massif of Chulus stands in front of the spectacular chain of Annapurna Himal. The view of the entire slope of Annapurna II, IV, III, Gangapurna and Annapurna I is outstanding from the top of Chulu West summit.

Chulu west peak climbing trip beginfrom Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung a neighboring district of Gorkha. From Beshi Sahar the trail leads up slowly towards Manang valley, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. From Manang valley the route heads north to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set aside for the ascent of Chulu west peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route coming back to Katmandu as in the "Around Annapurna Trek".

Fact of Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip

Highlight of Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip

Duration: 19 Days
Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 6420m
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation / Flight
Grade: Moderate

Map of Chulu West Peak Climbing

Everest Base Camp Trek

Chulu West Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). It takes almost six hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of the mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarters is the center from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

Day 02: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1305m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail passes on a flat level along the bank of the Marshyangdi river. You can enjoy the sceneries and the local culture of the Gurung community. After lunch, the trail goes steeply upwards to Bahundanda which takes about 2 hours. At this point, you can see the area surrounded by eye-catching scenarios with snow capped mountains.

Day 03: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m.) which takes about six hours. A steep trail descends for early half an hour and then follows flat path through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Lali Gaon. Ahead, the Marsyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape, and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually, you descend to the stone village of Jagat (1330m.) situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests.

Day 04: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m.) and it takes about six hours. The first part of the trail descends to the river and after crossing a suspension bridge, you begin a climb to Sattale (1550m.) on a path so steep that it seems one slip would send you hurtling down into the valley. You continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. Climbing the zigzagged path to the top of the hill, you see the level plain of Tal (1700m.) before us. Though it is enclosed by cliffs, the level area looks reassuring after the harrowing mountain paths just traveled on. You descend to a grassy riverbank which leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouses. Beyond Tal, the valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte (1900m.), there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. You cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), and our camp for the night.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. As you cut through a narrow field from the village, the Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu, enters on the opposite bank. The Marsyangdi then veers to the left, and as Annapurna II becomes visible ahead, you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze around a Buddhist monastery. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). From here comes a small wooden bridge which takes you to follow a steep ascending path up to Timang. It lies at the bottom of Lamajung Himal. The trail goes through flat level until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard. You continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area as the opposite bank becomes an impassable cliff. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.).In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the dilapidated buildings are all that remain of that era. A short climb from the village brings you to a rock-strewn area where you cross a wooden bridge and follow a high, winding path, before crossing back to the right bank again. You now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before you. You can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.) to the north-east. Continuing on, you come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) and it takes about five and half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m) also becomes visible. Just beyond this point you cross the considerably reduced flow of the Marsyangdi Khola via a wooden bridge to the tiny village of Mungji. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, you can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before you - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and, to the rear, Tilicho Peak [7145m].

After a short steep climb you reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. You camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags which adorn the houses.

Day 08: Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views throughout the day.

Day 10: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Chulu West High Camp and it takes about three hours. The path is steeply up all the way. En route you can enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna range and Chhulu West.

Day 11: Climb Camp I (5400m).

Day 12: Climb Chulu West (6420m.) and return back to Chulu West High Camp

Day 13: Trek from Chulu West High Camp to Chulu Letdar (4200m.) which takes about four hours. You descend all the way to Chulu Letdar. Again you are greeted with beautiful views of the Annapurna range and Chulu West.

Day 14: Trek from Chulu Letdar to Thorong High Camp (4800m.) and it takes about five hours. Until Thorong Base camp the path is rocky and you trek on a gradually ascending path. Afterwards, the path is steeply up to Thorong High Camp.

Day 15: Trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about eight hours. You start early today for your crossing of Thorong La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing you reache the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it's compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.

Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895 m.) and it takes about three and half hours. You now begin the trek descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country, in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the path steeply down to Kagbeni, a primitive village famous for Tibetan architectures. People living there follow the Tibetan life style and culture. Here is a monastery said to belong to the 15th Century. Kagbeni is the border for Upper Mustang.

Day 17: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2810m.) and it takes about three hours. You now begin the flat path along the bank of dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country, up to Jomsom. Jomsom is headquarter of Mustang district, in Jomsom there is all government office, bank, shopping place as well.

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara (30mins) by flight trek end. Early morning fly from Jomsom to Pokhra with magnificent views of annapurnas, Dhulagiri, Nilgiri and Pokhara valley O/N in Pokhara.

Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Or you can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Trip Cost Includes:

  1. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the program.
  2. Airport pick up and drop service to international and domestic airport.
  3. Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  4. Accommodation in guesthouse and Tented camp whilst on trekking and climbing.
  5. Annapurna Conservation Area permit and trekking peak royalty fees.
  6. All necessary staff with an experienced fluent English speaking trekking and expedition guide trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), cook and assistant expedition guide.
  7. Highly experienced trekking porters to carry luggage (1porter per 2 trekkers).
  8. Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary and insurance.
  9. All necessary ground transportation.
  10. All governmental paperwork and procedures.
  11. All government and local taxes.
  12. Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  13. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  14. Flight ticket cost from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. International air far and Nepal visa fee.
  2. Meals and extra night (more than stated in itinerary) accommodation in Kathmandu.
  3. Personal trekking and peak climbing equipment.
  4. Bar and beverage bills.
  5. Your Travel and rescue Insurance.
  6. Your optional and extended trips e.g. sightseeing, rafting etc. (other than the negotiated)
  7. Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Note

Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub believe in the quality services. Our main concern is the safety and the well being of our groups. Our entire trips are running by qualified who are full time employee of our company. They are well trained and certified by Government. We believe in the best services and make sure to you that we never compromise on your comfort and safety. Further more we request you to put more questions on your planning phase of adventure journey with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

Client Reviews

"I love Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub service I used their services for years while living in Nepal and have recommended them to all of my friends and colleagues.They have organized a variety of trips for groups and individuals and he has done excellent guide as well. He and his team are professional, friendly and resourceful.

- Celine, France

Read more

Departure Dates 2017/018

March 02,

April

May

Jun

July

August

September

October

November

Get in Touch with Us

Green Valley Nepal Treks

P.O. Box: 7265
Thamel, Kathmandu

Phone No: +977-1-4437205
Cell No: +977-9841 392186 (Arjun)

Skype: nepal-arjun

Email: info@greennepaltreks.com
             info@trekkingtoursnepal.com

Web: www.trekkingtoursnepal.com
           www.greennepaltreks.com

Call us