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Chulu west peak climbing

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21 DAYS

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Gets the awesome experience of Chulu West (6419m) peak climbing! This is the higher one among the two Chulu East and the  central. Chulu West peak is located in a small valley to northern part of Manang and falls distant from the main way to the Thorung La. You will be rewarded with the awesome views Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and other enormous peaks while climbing the Chulu West. To climb the peak all you need to have is a good physical state, higher level of strength and the enthusiasm to climb. Chulu West Peak expedition, unquestionably offers an appealing peak climbing chance for those seeking for an exciting adventure in the Annapurna Region.

Chulu west peak climbing trip begins from Besisahar after around 6 hours drive from Kathmandu and then the path ascend slowly to Manang valley located at an elevation of 5000m. And, from the valley the trail leads to the north direction to the Chulu West Base camp. Above the base camp some vertical movable rock which demands for some fixing of ropes. We will also traverse the well-known Throng-La pass (5416M) and then trek down to Jomsom (2750m). There is no technical complexity in getting to the summit of Chulu West but ascend can be time-consuming depending on the weather.

Chulu West peak, a part of Manang Himal is rather specifically incorporated in the bigger Damodar Himal. And along with the awe-inspiring views of Himalayas, from the north to south direction, you will be greeted by the wonderful river views of- Hunlung Khola, Phu Khola as well as Nar Khola. Specifically, to the South, the region is attached with the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La pass. This 21-days Chulu West Expedition takes you to the maximum altitude of 6419m. Tentatively, you will walk 6 hours per day. The best seasons for Chulu West Peak Climb are autumn in between mid September and November and spring from Mid March to May.


At a Glance

  • Lead & Escort by professional local Sherpa climbing guide! “100% success Guaranteed”
  • Relatively moderate peak climbing adventure passing through the tranquil landscapes & lush vegetation's.
  • Excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Mahhapurche and Many more...
  • Experience climbing as well as trek in famous Annapurna region of Nepal and high pass-Thorong la( 5416m).

What's Included?

  • Best 3/5 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Best Mountain lodge & tented camp in Trek
  • Jomsom- Pokhara flight with Taxes
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu flight with Taxes
  • Kathmandu-Besishahar Private vehicle
  • 3 times healthy & hygienic meals on trek
  • Strong & honest Porters-1Porter for 2 Person
  • Expert/ Experience Local Sherpa Climbing guide
  • Climbing permit & Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Climbing equipments, Tents, mattresses 
  • Welcome dinner & healthy breakfast in City
  • Insurance for Staff & government taxes

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in City: $5-10 per Meal
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks & Mineral Water
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation
  • Climbing Gears Full Set US$ 150-Hire/rent
  • Sleeping bag & Down Jackets: US$ 1 per day

Itinerary

In a clear day, you will fly into Kathmandu. During the flight, from the windows you will witness glimmering snow-topped peaks extended down giving us the first joy of our trip which is unforgettable experiences. As soon as you will land at Tribhuvan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking and Expeditions office representative will receive at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. The representative will aid you to check into your selected hotel, and after you move to your rooms and refresh yourselves we will be shortly briefed about our everyday activities. The remaining time is open to move around and get familiar with your setting. In the evening, we will meet up our senior trek guide who will brief the group about facts related to our trek. Overnight at hotel.

On this day you will have a full day sightseeing program. You will explore around Kathmandu valley and visit around historical as well as spiritual attractions. You will visit the places enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list including Durbar Square which will captivate you with the places like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar, where Living Goddess- Kumari lives. Also, you will get to go around number of temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Likewise, you will go around Boudhanath; one of the largest stupas; Swayambhunath which is set at the top on the hill of the city also referred as the Monkey Temple; Pashupatinath which is Hindus holiest place. Stay overnight at hotel.

On this day you will have a full day sightseeing program. You will explore around Kathmandu valley and visit around historical as well as spiritual attractions. You will visit the places enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list including Durbar Square which will captivate you with the places like Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar, where Living Goddess- Kumari lives. Also, you will get to go around number of temples in Kathmandu Durbar Square. Likewise, you will go around Boudhanath; one of the largest stupas; Swayambhunath which is set at the top on the hill of the city also referred as the Monkey Temple; Pashupatinath which is Hindus holiest place. Stay overnight at hotel.

Today we take Local jeep to drive up to Jagat. The newly build road allows us to drive by Local jeep. We can see wonderful views of waterfalls, village, rivers and Marshyandi Valley along the way to Tal. 

We will on this day depart from Bahundanda and trek to Chamje lying at an elevation of 1410m. We will trek for approximately 6 hours to reach Chamje. Overnight at lodge.

We will on this day pass through waterfall all the way through the river shore before moving to Bagarchhap. Bagarchhap is a pleasant village located on the tip of hill where you can explore around the local village and school areas. Overnight in Bagarchhap.

On this day, we will walk for roughly 6 hours. We will pass by fields and local settlements and then the move down to a settlement- Syange. After that we will continue walking and traverse a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River. Then, our trek gradually climbs uphill to reach Chame, a district head quarter of Manang District. On the way, we will get to see the changing vegetation and the countryside. Also, you will see the views of gigantic peaks – Lamjung, Annapurna II, etc. Overnight in Chame.

The path continues moving from the next side of the river passing from side to side with pine woods and small settlements with few rise and fall routes to reach the village of Bhartang, a village with apple garden. Then, we go on passing the regular path up to a bridge, and have a short steep ascend through the pine woods which brings you to the ridge of Dhukure Pokhari. Then walking for some time, we will witness stunning views of Pisang peak lying on the north and also the Chulu peak. We will walk to get to bleak village of Pisang. over night at lodge.

We will get two options to arrive at Manang departing from Pisang.  However, we will take up the way via upper Pisang to reach Geru which is glorious route. And we can see astonishing mountain vistas in front of us. Overnight at Manang. Overnight Stay at Lodge.

On this day, we will rest for getting accustomed with the environment in Manang, We can explore around Manang in particular the closer monastery at Manang. Overnight at guest house in Manang.

From Manang (3500m), we will walk to reach Yak kharka where we can see superb views of high peaks like- Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak and more.  We move to arrive at Yak Kharka taking roughly 5 hours which is located at the elevation of 4200m. The track soothingly winds up presenting exciting vistas and passes via terrains with juniper, bushes and then you will reach Yak-Kharka for the overnight.

We will walk for roughly 5 hours to arrive at Chulu West Base Camp that lies at the height of 4900m. Reaching the base camp, we will observe the magnificent scenery of Annapurna Himalayas. Overnight at tented camp in Chulu West Base Camp.

Today we will have an additional rest day at Chulu West Base Camp to acclimatize properly. We will stay as Chulu West Base Camp for overnight.

We today continue ascending to the High Camp lying at the height of roughly 5100m. Here, we can entertain ourselves with the eye-catching peak views. We will spend the night after installing our high camp as we walk for around 4 -5 hours.

 

It is our summit day, and it is going to be long day. Therefore, we would wake up much earlier today. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After summiting, we return back to Base Camp. (B, L, D)

From Base Camp, our return path descends all the way to Leder. While descending, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. From Letdar we will continue to climb along the east bank of the Jarang Khola to Thorung Phedi, a rock-strewn meadow surrounded by vertical cliffs at 4,450 meter. Blue sheep and even snow leopards can be sometimes seen in this valley. High in the skies above us we can see lammergeyers and Himalayan griffons circling around (3-4 hrs). We make our overnight stay at Throngphedi and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak. (B, L, D)

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on forever.

At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the JwalaMai Temple and this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (7-8 hrs).

We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom and are rewarded with tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek. [4/5 hours]

After breakfast, we will fly to Pokhara (One of best flight for real mountain scenery, just 20 min flight) then we will drive to Hotel in Pokhara by Private Vehicles. After sometime, Sightseeing tour of Devi’s fall, Gupteshower Cave, Bats Cave, Mahendra cave, Seti River George, Bhidyabasini temple. This is about 2-3hrs short tour in Pokhara city. Overnight Stay at Hotel

Drive to Sarankot hill for sunrise tour and fly back to Kathmandu. Free in afternoon for Last Minute shopping or remaining day for Relax at hotel.

Morning free for last Minute shopping or time as your own. Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Accommodation

yes 3 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 1 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Pokhara at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 11 Nights best Mountain lodge comfortable room with attached bathroom & hot shower where available

yes 4 Nights best tented camp accommodation on twin sharing basis

mail All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For hotel in Kathmandu & pokhara single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during trek?

------------------- Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] -----------------------

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  • Porridge with Honey

--------------   Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] -------------------

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Extra special from Mountain Sherpa trekking

  • Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

----------------- Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] ----------------------

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  • Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  • Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Chesse

--------------------------- Safe Drinking Water -----------------------------

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring steripen (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

Vital information

******* Travel Insurance *******

It is a condition of joining any of our holidays that you are insured against medical and personal accident risks (to include repatriation costs, air ambulance and helicopter rescue services). We also strongly recommend that you take out delayed departure and cancellation insurance, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions.

We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your MSTE itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken in the trip to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan & India. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses.

For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet, Bhutan & India trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage.You need send us your copy of your insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

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