Chulu West Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, one of our staff representatives will pick you up and greet you. They will drop you at the Hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Trip in Kathmandu Valley, Overnight in a 3-star Hotel.
Today, we will spend our whole day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with our experienced English speaking tour guide in a private car. We will visit around the world heritage sites in the city like the famous sacred Hindu temple- the Pashupatinath temple, the Monkey temple- the Swayambhunath stupa and the largest stupa in the World- Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we will return back to our hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat 1300m/7-8hours by private land cruiser,
After having our breakfast, we will leave for Jagat which is situated to the west of Kathmandu. Enjoying the eye-catching views of the Himalayas, we reach Besisahar. We will stop by the Besisahar for lunch. From Besisahar, we will continue on a rough and dusty road along the Balham River. We will cross many rivers and drive along the Marsayangdi River to reach Jagat. Overnight at a Lodge in Jagat.
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m/5-6hours,
Today the trail will be descending along the Marsayangdi River and continues along the thick forests of pine and oak. We will walk along few settlement areas like Sattale, Tal and Karte to reach Dharapani. Enjoying the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range and the scenes of the beautiful green valleys all along the way, we will reach our destination. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2670m/5-6hours,
Initially, the trail climbs up to Bagarchhap. The beautiful Himalayas like Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Annapurna II (7937m) comes into our site. From here, the trail mostly ascends along the mule track through the dense forest of fir, pine, and oak and continues along the river bank to Chame. Chame is a small settlement area and also the headquarters of Manang District. Stay overnight at a Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang 3200m/5-6hours,
Enjoying the beautiful sunrise view over the Lamjung Himal (6983m) we will head towards the Pisang situated at the height of 3200m. The trail mostly passes through river valleys and crosses Marsayangdi River twice. Crossing the Bhratang village, the trail mostly passes through the dense rhododendron and pine forests to Pisang. We will see large Mani walls and prayer flags hanging, before reaching Pisang. The beautiful view of the mountains like Pisang Peak (6091m) and the Annapurna II (7937m) can be seen. Overnight at a Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang Village 3540m/5-6hours,
The trail further continues through the Lower Pisang to the beautiful Manang village. We will walk straight to the Ghyaru village along the bank of the Marsayangdi River. The trail mostly passes through the thick coniferous forests which to open out to a wide field of Manang village. We can see the amazing views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna III (7555m) on our way the village. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization Day and exploring village and lakes,
Acclimatization is the best way to avoid altitude sickness so we need to acclimatize to this altitude. We can explore Manang village or we can simply enjoy the beautiful views of the Annapurna vistas and Gangapurna Lake. Manang is heavily influenced by Buddhist faith evident by a great number of monasteries in the region. Stay overnight at a Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Manang Village to Yak Kharka 4020m/4-5hours,
Today, we'll start our trek along the north direction through the rural community of Ghunsang and continues along the winding road taking us to Yak Kharka. From here, we'll follow the trail passing through Gyachung Khola. After a few hours of walk, we will reach the small settlement area called Yak Kharka. It is a beautiful spot to observe the amazing views of Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m). Stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp 4930m/5-6hours,
We will cross a suspension bridge and reached Ledar. From Ledar, the trail becomes steeply climbing to The Chulu West Base Camp. It will almost take 5-6 hours to reach there. Before reaching the Base Camp, we will follow a trail that ascends on the steep and rough terrain. It is a beautiful spot for enjoying the panoramic views of high mountains. Stay overnight at a tented camp.
Day 11: Preparation day,
It will be another day for us to acclimatize and take rest. We will pack all the needed gears and equipment required for the climb. Also, we will be practicing for the climb and learn to use the equipment necessary for the climb. We can also take short hikes around the area to adjust our bodies to the Himalayan climate. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp 5530m/4-5hours,
It will be a challenging climb and we trek up to High camp under full guidance. We will climb along the ridgeline and also along the technically demanding ascents to the High camp. On reaching high camp, we will find a proper place to set up our camp. We will rest and sleep early as our climb begins early in the morning. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 13: Summit to Chulu West Peak 6419m and back to Base Camp 4930m/7-8hours,
Today will be the most fascinating day of the journey as we will climb the Chulu West Peak. We begin the climb early, around 1-2 am, as the winds in the mountains tend to get stronger at mid-day. We will walk along the slippery icy ridges using the trekking gears with our climbing guide. As we summit the peak, we will be rewarded with the views of the majestic peaks in the Annapurna range. After enjoying some time we will descend back to Base Camp and then overnight at Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 14: Extra Day for climbing due to bad weather or AMS,
Today is the reserve day allocated for situations when the climb is not possible on the summit day. As mentioned earlier, the weather conditions can get severe within a matter of moments in these areas. So, we will scale the peak on this day if we fail to complete the climb on the scheduled day. Overnight at a tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Thorung-La Phedi 4525m/5-6hours,
The trek today begins as we head along the Kone Khola which runs all the way up to our destination for the day, Thorung-La Phedi. We will follow the descending trail along the Kone River to the wooden suspension bridge. From here the trail ascends through the narrow rough hills to Thorung-la Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Thorung-La Phedi to Muktinath 3760m via Thorung-La Pass 5416m/6-7hours,
Today we will descend along the trail following the Thorung Khola and traverse along the river bank up to the Thorung-La Pass (5416m). This pass is also World’s largest pass and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Chulu massifs. From there, we will trek above the forests and farmlands for about five hours to reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a revered religious site for Buddhists and Hindus. A famous sacred Temple of Lord Vishnu is situated here with 108 stone taps. Stay overnight at the Lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m via Kagbeni 2810m/6-7hours,
We will descend to Jharkot which is a famous Thakali village. It has a diverse Tibetan culture with Thakali as the primary inhabitants. From Jharkot, we will descend to Kagbeni and then to Ekle Bhatti. We will traverse along the dense forests of pine and fir to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is famous for strong mid-day winds and has plenty of modern luxuries such as internet and restaurants. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m/40minutes and transfer to Hotel.
On this day we will fly back to Pokhara and then we will transfer you to the hotel in Pokhara. The flight offers scenic treats throughout and the diverse landscapes and towering peaks are a relief to sore eyes. The flights can get delayed or canceled if adverse weather conditions arise. We have alternative plans if such conditions do arise. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can enjoy the beautiful city and its attractions. The Lakeside area is especially famous for offering lively nights. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
On this day we will drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. The drive presents beautiful roadside settlements and gorgeous landscapes all the way to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel. You can rest and shop for souvenirs to mark the end of the adventurous journey. Stay overnight at a 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure to International Airport
On this day we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight bidding you goodbye.
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