Chulu West peak climbing is part of the Manang District north west Nepal, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading. Beautiful Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West Peak A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Around the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. Chulu West.
Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu to Syangee 7 hour (1100m)
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani (1700m 6/7 hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2660m 6 hrs)
Day 05: Trek to Upper Pisang (3185m 5 hour)
Day 06: Trek to Ngawal (3600m 6 hrs.)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3519m 5 hrs.)
Day 08: Rest in Manang for Acute Mountain Sickness
Day 09: Trek to Ledar (4200m, 6 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Base camp (4800m 3 hours)
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5000m 2 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Camp One (5300m 3 hours)
Day 13: Climb to Chulu West Summit return to Base Camp (6416m 10 hour)
Day 14: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4400m 6 hour)
Day 15: Trek to Thorong La pass and Muktinath (5416m 7/8 hours)
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom (2700m 6 hour)
Day 17: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight (25m.)
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
Day 19: Final International Departure
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DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATMANDU
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
DAY 02: KATHMANDU TO SYANGEE 7 HOUR (1100M)
Early in the morning, after having breakfast we will drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar. After reach in Beshishar, we will move towards Syangee and at the time of trekking we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes and we will have our lunch on the way and takes some rest then after move towards our destination. After reaching Syangee, first of all, we will check out the hotel then after we will go to explore all around the Syangee where we will spend one night.
DAY 03: TREK TO DHARAPANI (1700M 6/7 HRS)
We slowly start trekking towards Dharapani after the wonderful night in Syangee. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes and we will walk on the way of the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Dharapani. We approach the steeply-forested village of Kartemeandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge where we stay overnight in a lodge.
DAY 04: TREK TO CHAME (2660M 6 HRS)
Whilst walking to Chame after having breakfast in Dharapani. During the time of trekking, we get the opportunity to see amazing views of the Himalayas including LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. Chame is the headquarters of the Manang District. It will go through unpaved road so you have to prepare yourself for the possible bumpy road. We will continue our walk enjoying the view of mountains, and waterfalls on the way and this day will be an easy day. After reaching Chame we will explore all around the Chame village and we will spend one night in this beautiful village.
DAY 05: TREK TO UPPER PISANG (3185M 5 HOUR)
Today we trek to Upper Pisang after having breakfast early in the morning. This route will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. After passing this last bit of rock, the valleys open up with majestic vistas. During the time of trekking, the trails will pass through the left side of the valley and you will cross the suspension bridge. It takes almost 5 hours to trek here from Chame to reach Upper Pisang. From here we continue for a short time to Upper Pisang where we spend the night.
DAY 06: TREK TO NGAWAL (3600M 6 HRS.)
There are two routes that we can follow today an upper and lower. The lower, easier route follows the river to Ghyaruwith a couple of hours up steps where it meets the upper route and continues to Ngawal. The trail to Ngawal is about 400 meters higher than the lower trail. You will have great opportunities to witness high altitude flora and fauna. This has very beautiful views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Annapurna IV, Annapurna III, Chulu West and Chulu East Pisang Peak. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will move towards Ngawal where we will stay overnight at a lodge.
DAY 07: TREK TO MANANG (3519M 5 HRS.)
After Ngawal we slowly walk to Manang which takes 5 hours. The trail now gradually descends to Mungji which has a nunnery above the village. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful villages, landscapes and we will walk on the way of the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. We will have our lunch on the way and have some rest then after we will start our trekking towards Manang. It is the largest, oldest and best-endowed gompa in the valley. Manang is a short walk from Braga and we stay overnight at a lodge.
DAY 08: REST IN MANANG
Today is a scheduled acclimatization day which should include a short walk to higher altitudes and back to prepare for the two challenging high altitude days to come. In this day we visit the Himalayan Rescue Association. We stay the night in Manang.
DAY 09: TREK TO LEDAR (4200M, 6 HRS)
Leaving Manang we slowly walk to Ledar. Continuing along the JarsangKhola Valley, we reach Ledar at 4200m, there we see the vegetation become steadily more sparse with lots of domestic yaks and wild blue sheep. The trail goes through the dry terrain with growing altitude it would be difficult to breathe so we will take slow and steady peace to make it to our destination. It takes 6 hours from Manang with views of the beautiful Chulu West Peak and many other Annapurna Himalayan ranges. And we will stay overnight at a lodge of Ledar.
DAY 10: TREK TO BASE CAMP (4800M 3 HOURS)
We will trek towards Base Camp after having breakfast early in the morning. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful village and landscapes of this region. We get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain of Annapurna region. And we will spend one night in the camp.
DAY 11: TREK TO HIGH CAMP (5000M 2 HOURS)
After leaving Base Camp the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, we then climb up to Phedi at 4420m and then the High Camp at the elevation of 4600m, where we can find some good Guest houses that have been recently built. We will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. During the time of trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes of this region. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards High Camp. It is 5 hours from Ledar to reach High Camp and we will spend one night at a lodge of High Camp.
DAY 12: TREK TO CAMP ONE (5300M 3 HOURS)
Today we will trek towards Camp one after having breakfast early in the morning after the wonderful night in High camp. The route is not that Technical but it would be better to remember that we are climbing at high altitude. We will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes of this region. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Camp one where we will spend one night.
DAY 13: CLIMB TO CHULU WEST AND RETURN TO BASE CAMP (6416M 10 HOUR)
We will summit Chulu west today after having breakfast early in the morning in Camp one. At the time of summiting, we have to very careful. We would wake up much earlier today. The climbing would be difficult but worth. After summiting the peak then after we will come towards Base Camp where we will spend one night.
DAY 14: TREK TO THORONG PHEDI (4400M 6 HOUR)
We continue our trek to Phedi which is 4450m or 4800m above sea level. We will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. During the time of trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes of this region. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards High Camp. It takes more than 5 to 6 hours from Yak Kharka to reach Phedi and we will spend one night in Phedi.
DAY 15: TREK TO THORONG LA PASS AND MUKTINATH (5416M 7/8 HOURS)
After having breakfast in the early morning you will start your walk to Thorong La pass. When you are at the top you will feel like you have conquered everything and the view from there makes you forget all the effort and difficulties you went through to make it there. We then continue to Muktinath. On the way, we get the chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain, landscapes, and villages. We will have our lunch on the way then after we will take some rest then after we will move towards Muktinath where we will spend one night.
DAY 16: TREK TO JOMSOM (2700M 6 HOUR)
We leave Muktinath for Jomsom after having breakfast early in the morning. Today is the last day walking trekking of Chulu west peak climbing. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the many beautiful landscape, villages and old monasteries of this region. We will have lunch on the then after start our trekking towards Jomsom where we will spend one night.
DAY 17: JOMSOM TO POKHARA BY FLIGHT (25M)
We will drive towards the local airport of Jomsom after having breakfast in the hotel to fly towards Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, we will have our lunch and take some rest in the hotel. In the evening time, we will walk around Phewa Lake then after we will come back to the hotel where we will spend one night.
DAY 18: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
In the morning time around 7:00 am we will drive towards Kathmandu valley. We get the chance to see the wonderful scenery of Nepal. After reach in Kathmandu valley, First of all, we will check out our hotel first then after we will explore all around the Thamel Bazaar and have a farewell dinner. And return back to the hotel and spend one night in this village.
DAY 19: FINAL DEPARTURE
We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and we will see you off.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.