Chulu west peak is the popular trekking peak located in the small valley north of Manang in Annapurna region off the main trail of throng la pass. There are two peaks in the name of Chulu in the Damodar Himal range in the Annapurna region: Chulu east and Chulu west. Among them Chulu west is the highest which was first scaled by Japanese expedition team in 1952. Chulu west peak is climbed through the North West ridge and it requires the some technical knowledge of climbing peak like use of crampons, ice axe, rope etc and prior trekking or climbing experience as well as personal commitment. Chulu west peak climbing offers the adventurous experience of climbing mountains and the mountain vistas. From the summit of the Chulu west you can observe the close up view of the mountains like Mt. Annapurna Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Chulu east, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, as well as the surrounding peaks.
Chulu west peak climbing journey begins from Besisahar and follows the Annapurna circuit trekking trail. The trekking to the Chulu west peak base camp provides the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural beauty of the Annapurna region. Chulu west peak climbing journey is the interesting journey which pass through the varied ecosystem, river valleys, diverse cultures as well as the amazing Himalayan landscapes. On the way you visit tradition villages of various ethnic people like Magar, Gurung, Tamang, and Brahmin etc which is the chance to explore their lifestyle, religion, culture and tradition. Their cultural performances like Rodi (a singing and dancing custom), Maruni dance of Magar and Gurung community gives the climbers a lifetime memory. You can combine Chulu west peak climbing journey with Annapurna circuit trek. The best seasons to for Chulu West peak climbing are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains.
Chulu west peak climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of World Sight Journey will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Jagat
From Kathmandu, after having the breakfast, we will take the drive to Jagat for about 8 to 9 hours. Throughout the road, we can view the best possible view through our windowpane of the vehicle. We will travel through the Coal tarred road until Besisahar and after that the road goes roughly to Jagat. The night will be at Jagat.
Day 03: Jagat to Dharapani
After enjoying the breakfast at Jagat, we will move towards the beautiful region of Dharapani. The trek begins with the down trek to the river and after crossing the suspension bridge. Walking for a while, we will reach to the beautiful village of Tal. From Tal, we will continue our journey crossing the river through the suspension bridge. The nigh twill is impressively beautiful at Dharapani at 1960m.
Day 04: Dharapani to Chame
From Dharapani, we will follow the trail next to Dudh Khola and then we will follow the Marsyangdi River after walking for a while ahead. We will view the best scene of Annapurna Himal, Lamjung Himal, and other beautiful ranges of mountain. The beautiful and traditional Bhote village of the trail will be equally interesting to trek. We will stay the night at Chame at 1960m.
Day 05: Chame to Pisang
From Chame, we will start our trek viewing some of the fantastic view of glorious mountains sparkling in the rising sun. We will walk through the trail to Bharthang viewing the extremely beautiful and glorious view of mountains all around us. After walking for a while, we will reach at Pisang viewing the most panoramic view of Pisang peak to the north east. The night will be at Pisang at 3100m.
Day 06: Pisang to Manang
From Pisang, following the trail through upper Pisang, we ill trek into the land of Manang districts. While trekking through this region, we will view the glorious view of mountains like Pisang, Annapurna and other beautiful peaks of the region. The trekking of the day will end up at Manang valley viewing the barren land and unique landscapes. We can spend a day at Manang.
Day 07: Manang to Leder
From Manang, we will follow the trail through the alpine forest which goes through the Yak Kharka. The region is used by the local people as the pasture land of the surrounding. The night will be at tented camp of Leder at the altitude of 4200m after the trekking of 4 to 5 hours.
Day 08: Leder to Chulu west base camp
From Leder, we will trek towards the Chulu west base camp. It will take us about 4 to 5 hours to complete our objectives of the day. The view from the Chulu west base camp will be fascinating and exhilarating. The night will be at the tented camp of Chulu west base camp at the height of 4900m.
Day 09: Chulu west base camp to camp I
From the base camp, we will trek towards the high trail to camp I. the route is not the toughest one but due to the high altitude the trekking may be little difficult. We need to acclimatize ourselves during the whole trek while hiking at this region. The night will be at the tented camp of the Camp I at the altitude of 5100m.
Day 10: Camp I to Camp II
From camp I, we will hike towards the camp II. The trail goes through the snowy path to the Camp II. The camp will be at the height of 5530m above sea level. If you are professional trekkers then you can make the attempt to the summit directly from the camp I. but we will set up camp at camp II after walking for 4 to 5 hours.
Day 11: Camp II to Summit and back to Camp I
Today is the main day of our trekking. We will start early in the morning, with the delicious and nutritious breakfast. We will climb through the way shown by our guides and will reach to the summit at the height of 6419m and will return back to the base camp I after the hiking of about 8 to 9 hours.
Day 12: Camp I to Leder
From the camp I, we will trek further down to Leder. While returning the trail, we will get the glorious view of the Annapurna mountain ranges. The return journey will be to the Leder with the walking of 5 to 6 hours.
Day 13: Leder to Thorung Phedi
From Leder, we will trek towards the Thorung Phedi walking through the trail for about 3 to 4 hours. The trail is mostly is easy going to Thorung Phedi. The night will be at Thorung Phedi at the altitude of 4450m.
Day 14: Thorung Phedi to Thorung la passes to Muktinath to Jomsom
From Thorung Phedi, we will walk towards the Thorung la passes. We can view the most beautiful view of surrounding from the pass. We will walk through the beautiful trail to reach at Muktinath at the height of 3800m and will further catch the bus to Jomsom. The whole trek goes for about 7 to 8 hours and a 2 hours drive will lead us to Jomsom.
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
From Jomsom, we will catch the flight over to Pokhara. We will enjoy the magnificent view of great ranges of mountains with snow cap during the flight over to Pokhara. The night will be fantastic at Pokhara viewing and visiting the local market along with the lake side of the beautiful valley of Nepal.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
We will wake up early in the morning with the dazzling view of sun rising through the summit piercing the white snows. We will have a short visit over to the market around Pokhara and will take a drive back to Kathmandu. The drive goes for about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Farewell
Finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. World Sight Journey will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure. We wish for your better journey ahead.