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CHULU WEST PEAK CLIMBING


Max Altitude:
icon 6419M
Duration:
icon 17 Days
Starts From:
icon Kathmandu/Beshisahar
Best Season:
icon Spring/Autumn
Activity:
icon Alpine Trekking and Climbing
Difficulty:
icon Alpine Grade PD
Group Size:
icon 2 - 15 people
Accomodation:
icon Tea House/Tented
Trip Fee
USD $ 2,475
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About the trek

Highlights Itineraries Date and Cost What To Take Faqs Cost includes / excludes Enquiry Cancellation, inclusions and Policies Vital Information

Need Help?
Talk to our trek coordinator on +977-9856008848

Chulu peak overview 

Chulu peak is one of the most splendid and beautiful peaks in the whole Himalayas. It is part of the bigger Damodar Himal range of Manang in western Nepal, which runs south from Chako Peak (6,687m) in a north-south direction along the Nar, Phu, and Hunlung Khola. It is also considered the best peak in the Annapurna region. The trekking trail for Chulu west peak climbing is a memorable route that provides the most beautiful views of surrounding peaks as well as lush green forests of Nepal.

Chulu West Peak Climbing (6419m) is joined with an Annapurna Himalayan range.

The Chulu west climbing peak following the ridge of the Marshyangdi River and beautiful Manang Valley. It goes through the yak pasture and North-West Ridge from the base camp. The Chulu west climbing trip is an exciting and breathtaking trip to the Nepal Himalaya activities.

First Ascent

Chulu West Peak was first Climbed in 1952 A.D. by a Japanese expedition team from the west ridge of the peak. Then, it became a popular climbing peak in the Annapurna region. It is connected with Meso Kanto La on the south. And Thorung La passes (5416m) on the North. 

Highlights

  1. Chulu West Peak Climbing is technically straightforward.
  2. This climbing expedition is all about ascending Chulu West Peak (6,419m).
  3. Chulu West Peak is one of the highest Trekking Peaks.
  4. This climbing brings you across the amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  5. During Chulu West Trekking you will have a wonderful experience of Gurung Culture and hospitality.
  6. This trek brings you across the spectacular and one of the most popular: Thorong La Pass (5,416m).
  7. Chulu West Peak Climbing incorporates the superb and fascinating views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, etc.
  8. Chulu West Expedition includes historical and religious sites such as Muktinath.
  9. Chulu west expedition has panoramic views of Annapurna and Damoder Himalayan range including  more than  of snow-capped mountains including World's highest Tilicho Lake 4919 meters.
  10. During this expedition accommodation at Lodges and Tented camp.
  11. For mountaineering in Nepal Please bring your insurance coverage for trekking/Mountaineering.

Things You Should Know?

  1. this is a high mountain peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
  2. This peak climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit side bar Colum Equipment list
  3. Previous Alpine climbing experience in your country mountains or somewhere snow cover mountain in the world
  4. Depending on group size if there is 1 to 3 person will do Alpine Climbing rope up system (no fix line rope) if more than 3 person in the group we do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system}
  5. This is adventurous that consists of high altitude trek and climbing over 5000 meters for nearly more than a week. If you do not have previous experiences but still have no problem walking for 6-9 hours every day, then we are happy to take you on board.
  6. During the acclimatization day around base camp, we do Traning and practice of climbing techniques.If you are average fit then most of our treks are doable by you. If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult our email address info@ianepal.com / +977 9856008848 WhatsApp.

Basic technique skills alpine climbing require 

  • Rock and ice
  • Rope knots (figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, prussic etc.)
  • using a climbing device ( harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, jumer,  
  • flat-footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
  • ascending
  • descending
  • belaying technique
  • anchorage system

 

Itineraries

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Day 2: Drive to bensishar 6/7 hours by bus or privet transportation

Day 3: drive to chame 5 -6 hrs. by privet jeep

Day 4: Drive Chame to manang (3300m): 5 - 6 hrs

Day 5: Acclimatization day around manang, up to hike 400m

Day 6: trek to yak kharka. 4-5 hours walk

Day 7: yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m).

Day 8: Acclimatization climbing day up to high camp

Day 9: Base Camp to High Camp (5530m).

Day 10: Summit Chulu West (6419m) and back to Base Camp

Day 11: Base Camp to thourong phedi 4-5 hour walking

Day 12: Thorong-La Pass (5416m) - Muktinath (3800m) 7 to 8 hours

Day 13: Drive to Jomsom (2715m) via kagbeni- visit kagbeni

Day 14: Scenic fly to Pokhara

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu

Day 17: Final Departure

Date and Cost

Chulu west cost per person

People

Spring season

Autumn Season

1

USD 3,025 PP

USD 2,900 PP

2-3

USD 2,450 PP

USD 2,375 PP

4-6

USD 2,375 PP

USD 2,250 PP

7-10

USD 2,225 PP

USD 2,100 PP

11+

USD 2,100 PP

USD 1,975 PP

 

Departures

Start Date End Date  Availability   
15th April 2021 9th May 2021  Open  
 Inquiry 
12th May 2021 29th May 2021  Open  
 Inquiry 
6th September 2021 23rd September 2021  Open   Inquiry 
10th October 2021 27th October 2.021  Open 
 Open 
 8th November 2021 
 25th November 2021 
 Open 
 Open 

 

What To Take

Equipment list for Chulu West peak climbing 

Climbing equipment for Chulu West peak climbing 

Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm),Crampons (normal one)

Primary Essential 

Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera

Eye protection

Sunglass UV more than 500%, 

Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust

Skin protection

Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15

Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)

Other accessories

Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover

 

FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

Visa Type

         Tourist Visa

  •     15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  •     30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  •     90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration

2. What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

3. What type of Accommodation Do I Get at Chulu West Peak Climbing?

At City: Kathmandu/ pokhara

  •     Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
  •     Note: if you need a single room, email us at info@ianepal.com
  •     For Single Room, we charge a single supplement.

While Trekking:

·         Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)

While Climbing:

  •     Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent)
  •     Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
  •     For Single Tent, we charge a single supplement.

4. Does Climbing Guide Need for Chulu West Peak Climbing?

Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Chulu West Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:

  •     Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
  •     Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
  •     Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group 
  •     Sound Altitude Experience
  •     Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
  •     Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
  •     Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
  •     Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
  •     Mountain weather forecast
  •     Speak Fluently English

5. Is this peak suitable for beginner who don't have previous climbing experience?

It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible for the training.

6. How busy is this Peak?

Comparatively, this peak is not much popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 10 people during your climbing trip.

7. Which season is the best to summit this peak?

In our vast experience in this field we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format

West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December

East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December

 

The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.

8. Do I need to bring all the climbing gears and equipment personally?

Most of the climbers use their own climbing gears and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.

Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own. Other related climbing gear you can rent in kathmandu.  

9. How much weight a porter can carry?

Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.

Usually, we provide one porter for one client.

But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.

10. Will my guide be experienced and certified?

We have very experienced guides  who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.

11. Can we do this climbing peak with kids?

We take bookings for this peak trip for people over 16 years old. For the trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.

12. What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?

In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have summit bonus facility so you could give tip according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.

13. Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag (PAC)?

Normally, you don't need to carry an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag as Chulu West Peak Climbing is an easy peak climbing. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL will provide you in case of an emergency.

Trek cost includes / excludes

Whats Included

Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price

Accommodation: - 3-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model searing base 2 people  base camp

Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing

Transport: -  Tourist bus or private vehicle Pokhara and Bensishar, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this trekking 

Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report

Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.

Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter and common climbing equipment in group.

Whats not included
  1. PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
  2. Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  3. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  4. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  5. Personal expenses
  6. Bar Bills & beverage                                               
  7. Tips for all group member
  8. Insurance of member
  9. Visa & visa extension fees
  10. Cost of emergency evacuation
  11. Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
  12. walkie talkie radio set
  13. sat phone
  14. Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water, extra hot drink.

Cancellation, inclusions and Policies

If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made for the Trip Cancel

  • Less than 60 days in advance: 15%
  • Less than 45 days in advance: 25%
  • Less than 30 days in advance: 50%
  • Less than 15 days in advance: 75%
  • Less than 10 days in advance: 85%
  • On or after the starting date: No refund will be made

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Vital Information

RISK AND LIABILITY

IANEPAL will make every effort to ensure that your Expedition is smooth and as pleasant as possible. However, please be reminded that all programs in Nepal are strictly conducted under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government and Tourism Bureau. Therefore, we shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances to Government restrictions, landslides, road blockages, flooding, snowfall, political disturbances, illnesses, or accidents. Any additional costs that are a result of such circumstances will be borne by you at the very spot.

HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS

High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitudes.

Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.

High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft)... READ MORE

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this peak climbing, you must be covered up to 6000m altitude. 

Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide, will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.

PASSPORT AND VISA 

Please double-check that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival in Nepal. We recommend that you take a photocopy of your passport and keep it separate from the original, and this will be useful if the original is lost while you are traveling. You must carry your passport on the trek with you, as it is required for internal flights.

Need to Get Nepal Visa

  •     Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
  •     Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
  •     Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.

As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.

In the arrivals hall, you’ll find electronic booths that read your passport, take your photo, and print out a completed form. Take your completed form to the payment counter where you'll pay for your visa, and then head to the immigration line for "Visa on Arrival".

TIPS 

Fill out your arrival card on the plane so you can quickly move through the queue in the arrivals’ lounge. Also, completing the visa form online prior to arrival should also save some time as there's a limited number of electronic booths. 

Visa Type 

 Tourist Visa

  • 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
  • 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
  • 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
  • Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)

Gratis(Free) Visa

For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.

Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals

Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration


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