chuluwest
chuluwest
  • Duration:17 Nights 18 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:12
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 6419m

About Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak, 6419m, is an exciting challenge for both experienced trekkers as well as amateur climbers. Although it is technically more straight-forward than peaks such as Chulu East, which has a sharp steep summit, Chulu West requires more stamina to make the long tough slog through the snow to reach the summit. Proper acclimatization is the key to endure the extended time required to complete this climb. Chulu West Peak’s location in the Annapurnas, its height and its moderate difficulty put Chulu up there as one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal. The summit view is incredible: to the South is the panoramic Himalayan range, and to the North are Tibet and China. 

This trekking-climbing trip starts at Besi Sahar and follows the Mini Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail into the Marsyangdi Valley to reach the north side of the Annapurna Massif. We leave the Annapurna Circuit trail at Yak Kharkha, beyond the village of Manang, to follow a yak trail into a barren uninhabited land with little vegetation. We spend a couple of nights at the base camp of Chulu West to acclimatizing and practice climbing techniques needed for the summit.

We make at least one, and possibly two, high camps and cover rugged terrain on rocks and frozen ice to reach the summit. The first part requires fixed ropes, but the final climb to the summit is long and gradual which is more tiring if the snow is soft. After enjoying the summit view, we return to the (lower) high camp on the same day. Leaving High Camp we descend to Thorung Phedi and then face another tough ascent to the Thorung La Pass, 5416 m, which touches the edge of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We then descend into the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gadaki valley, reaching a famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath, where there are a number of Hindu and Buddhist temples.

 

Chulu West Peak Climbing in in 2020 and 2021 ??

Email us: info@annapurnafoothills.com

 

Guaranteed Departure... Join Now !!

We have guaranteed departures for climbing Chulu West Climbing. We are looking to make small group of 02- 06 members.  If you are interested in joining the group please let us know. This small group is sure to be a lot of fun, and it is a great saving too. The solo expedition cost of Chulu West  is 3000 USD per person; however, if we can make it a group of 02 - 06, the cost per person will be only $ 2640 USD which is all inclusive price.

Highlights of Chulu West Peak Climbing

  • includes the amazing Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • one of the highest trekking peaks
  • challenging yet technically straightforward
  • accompanied by experienced Sherpa Climbing Guide
  • amazing summit view of Annapurna ranges 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 1,946 m/6,383 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2,670,m/8,758 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 5-6hrs
  • 3,200 m/10,497 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 5-6hrs
  • 3,540 m/11,612 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 3 hrs
  • 3,750m / 12,136 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,200 m/13,777 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 4,810 m/15,777 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 2 hrs
  • 5,100 m/16,729 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 5,530 m /18,139 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 9-10 hrs
  • 5,530 m /18,139 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 4,545 m/14,908 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 3,694 m/12,117 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea house
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,750 m/9,021 ft
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 20 minutes
  • 900 m/2,952 ft
  • Domestic Flight
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 1 ,300m/4,265 ft
  • Tourist Bus
  • Breakfast
  • 1 ,300m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, One night on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 9 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; 5 nights Full Board 
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears 
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Chulu West peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for One Trekker basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Chulu West Peak Permit
  • ,Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers.
  • Airfare Jomsom – Pokhara guests and guide
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Chulu West Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Good to Know

The Best Time to Climb Chulu West is from mid March to mid May and mid September to November 

 

Why Climb Chulu West with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.

 

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.

 

AFT'S Sherpa Support Staff:

Even the support staff at Annapurna Foothills Treks are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)

Logistics: You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu.

 

Chulu West Trip Accommodation:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights at the Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

During the climbing period, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions supply all camping equipment and meals.  Three hot meals per day will be served; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and boiled water. The meals will be tasty and hygienic.  On summit day we provide a packed lunch of high calorie foods that are easily eaten at high altitude.  As well as your Sherpa guide there will be a team of porters to carry the camping gear and set up tents and a well- trained cook.

 

Altitude Advice for Climbing Chulu West:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000 m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness.

 

Travel Insurance:

Annapurna Foothills Treks requires that you are adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.


If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

 

Safety for Chulu West Climb:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility.  While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority.  Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

 

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives.

 

Safe Drinking Water:

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

 

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek:

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

 

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$  10- 12 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

 

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ of 10% down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival

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