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Chulu West Peak

Chulu West Peak

Peak Climbing In Nepal
climbing Chulu west peak
Chulu west peak climb
climbing Chulu west

Trip Facts

Duration : 17 Days Max-Altitude : 6419 M Program Type : tea house and tent Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 4:

This is challenging and technical Trekking, climbing of Nepal, you most have to physically fit and mentally prepare, off the beaten trails, camping or challenging high passes Treks, at this level can he arranged for periods of 18 to 32 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft. or climbing 6540m.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $3500
2 Paxes $3000
2-6 Paxes $2700
6-10 Paxes $2600
10-15 Paxes $2500
15+Paxes $2500

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Overview

Chulu West Peak Climbing 17-Day Package Itinerary

Chulu West Peak’s height is 6,419 meters (21,055 feet) above sea level. a mountain peak located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is part of the Manang Himal range. Chulu West Peak climbing is a popular destination for mountaineers and offers stunning views of the Annapurna range. It is a 6000m+ climbing peak located in the mid-western part of Nepal. This peak is located in the beautiful Annapurna region. From Ledar village, climbers trek to Chulu base camp through one of the world’s most beautiful trekking routes to embark on their peak climbing expedition. This peak is framed by the Annapurna massif range, including Himlung Himal 7246 meters, Nemjung, and Manalsu 8163 meters.

To ascend West Peak climbing, mountaineers usually follow the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail and then take a detour to the Chulu Base Camp. From the base camp, climbers ascend through steep snow and ice slopes to reach the summit. Climbing Chulu West Peak requires a high level of physical fitness, mountaineering skills, and experience.

Climbing Chulu West offers a popular alternative to the more crowded peaks in the Annapurna region, like Thorong La and Annapurna I. It allows climbers to immerse themselves in the region’s stunning scenery while embarking on a thrilling mountaineering journey.

The typical itinerary for Chulu West Peak climbing spans around 16-20 days, contingent upon the chosen route and prevailing weather conditions. This expedition entails acclimatizing to high altitudes, negotiating rugged and demanding terrain, and confronting unpredictable weather patterns.

Chulu West climbing best time:

The best time to climb Chulu Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons in Nepal, which are from March to May and from September to November, respectively.

During these seasons, the weather in the Annapurna region is generally stable with clear skies, mild temperatures, and low chances of precipitation. The views of the surrounding mountains and landscapes are also at their best during these seasons, making for a more enjoyable and rewarding peak climbing experience.

It is important to note that even during the best climbing season, weather conditions can be unpredictable at high altitudes, so climbers should always be prepared for changing weather conditions and bring appropriate gear and equipment.

Chulu West Peak Climbing in the winter (December to February) is not recommended due to harsh weather conditions and heavy snowfall. Similarly, climbing during the monsoon season (June to August) is also not recommended due to the risk of landslides, avalanches, and other weather-related hazards.

Chulu West Peak climbing difficulty:

Chulu West Peak is considered a moderately difficult peak to climb. Climbing Chulu West Peak requires a high level of physical fitness, technical mountaineering skills, and experience with high-altitude climbing.

The climb involves steep and challenging terrain, including snow and ice slopes, crevasses, and narrow ridges. The altitude also poses a significant challenge, and climbers need to acclimatize properly to avoid altitude sickness and other related health issues.

Climbers need to have prior mountaineering experience and be comfortable with using technical climbing equipment such as ice axes, crampons, and ropes. The peak climb also requires good teamwork, communication, and decision-making skills to navigate through the challenging terrain safely.

The difficulty level of Chulu West can vary depending on the route taken, weather conditions, and the individual climber’s experience and skill level. It is recommended that climbers join an experienced guide or team to ensure a safe and successful climb.

Chulu west peak expedition require climbing training?

Yes, climbing training and experience are recommended for the Chulu West Peak expedition, as it involves technical climbing and requires a certain level of skill, fitness, and acclimatization to the high altitude. Climbing Chulu West Peak is considered a moderate to difficult level climb and involves a combination of trekking and technical climbing, including glacier crossings, steep snow, and ice slopes, and some rock climbing.

Before attempting the climb, it is recommended to have experience in high-altitude trekking and some previous climbing experience, as well as a good level of fitness and endurance. Climbing training, such as rock climbing, ice climbing, and rope techniques, is also recommended to prepare for the technical aspects of the climb.

If you do not have previous climbing experience or training, it is recommended to join a guided expedition, where you will be accompanied by experienced climbing guides who can provide training and support throughout the climb. The guides can also guide proper equipment and gear, as well as information on the best routes and techniques for climbing Chulu West Peak.

while climbing training is not mandatory for the Chulu West Peak expedition, it is strongly recommended to ensure a safe and successful climb.

Climbing Chulu Peak equipment:

Chulu West Peak’s height is 6,419 meters and Climbing Chulu West Peak requires proper mountaineering equipment to ensure a safe and successful climb. Here is a list of essential equipment that climbers will need:

Mountaineering boots: Sturdy and warm boots with good ankle support are essential for the climb.

Crampons: Crampons are metal spikes that attach to the bottom of boots to provide traction on snow and ice.

Ice Axe: An ice axe is used for balance, support, and self-arrest in the event of a fall.

Climbing Harness: A harness is used to attach the climber to a rope, providing safety and support on steep terrain.

Climbing helmet: A helmet protects the head from falling rocks and ice.

Rope: Climbing rope is essential for safety and support on steep terrain.

Carabiners: Carabiners are used to attach equipment to the harness and rope.

Ascenders and Descenders: Ascenders are used to climb up the rope, while descenders are used to rappel down.

Mountaineering clothing: Warm and waterproof clothing, including base layers, mid-layers, and outer layers, are essential for the climb.

Backpack: A backpack is needed to carry all the equipment and supplies required for the climb.

Sunglasses and Sunscreen: The high altitude can increase the risk of sunburn and snow blindness, so it is essential to protect the eyes and skin from the sun.

Climbers should ensure that all equipment is in good condition and properly fitted before embarking on the climb. It is also recommended to hire a local guide or join an organized expedition to ensure proper equipment and safety protocols are followed.

Chulu West peak itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions, group size, and individual fitness levels. It is recommended to consult with your guide or with a Nepal wilderness trekking mountaineering agency for a customized itinerary that fits your specific needs and preferences.

Chulu West Peak climbing price can vary based on several factors including the season, services included in the package (such as guides, porters, equipment, permits), and the chosen route. On average, the cost also depends on the local agency. For instance, Nepal Wilderness Trekking expects to offer a range of $2500 to $3500 per person, depending on the group size, as listed on our webpage, for a fully guided expedition. This includes permits, accommodation, meals, and other logistical support.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, then to Chame (2670m) overnight at Tea house
  • Day 02: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) overnight at Tea house
  • Day 03: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal (3660m) overnight at Tea house
  • Day 04: Trek from Manang Manang (3540m) overnight at Tea house
  • Day 05: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization overnight at Tea house
  • Day 06: Trek to Letdar Phedi (4,130m), overnight at Tea house
  • Day 07: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4,900m), Overnight in Camp
  • Day 08: Trek up to Camp I (5,100m), Overnight in Camp
  • Day 09: Climb up to Camp II (5,530m), Overnight in Camp
  • Day 10: Summit Day (6,419m), back to Camp I, Overnight in Camp
  • Day 11: Contingency Day, Overnight in Camp
  • Day 12: Trek to Letdar (4,200m), overnight at Tea house
  • Day 13: Trek to Thorang High Camp (4,880m), overnight at Tea house
  • Day 14: Cross Thorong La Pass (5416m) and trek to Muktinath (3800m) overnight at a Tea house
  • Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) overnight at Tea house
  • Day 16: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel overnight at Tea house
  • Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Included

  • Bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar
  • Sharing a jeep from Besisahara to Chame
  • During the trek, you will be provided with three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Tea house and tent accommodations for climbing
  • Every evening following dinner, fresh fruits are served.
  • ACAP entry permit and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) permit are all necessary papers.
  • Fees for peak climbing permits and other necessary items.
  • From Pokhara, there is a tourist bus to Kathmandu.
  • The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well trained, government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance included.
  • Porters with strong, helpful personalities and proper equipment (1 porter equals two people). As well as his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, and insurance.
  • An emergency helicopter service can be arranged (paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, and walking poles must be returned at the end of the trip.
  • Taxes and expenses incurred by the government.
  • A one-night stay at a hotel in Pokhara with breakfast is included.
  • Group sizes of four or more require the assistance of an assistant guide.

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodations and Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu.
  • Meals in Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee $50 USD for 30 days visa on arrival.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance( Recommended)
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses)
  • Desserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Battery charging and hot shower on the tea houses.
  • Personal climbing equipment 
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Excess baggage more than 15kg for Jomsom flight.
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