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Overview

"Catch us on an unforgettable trip to Chulu West Peak– one of the ‘most spectacular trekking peaks’ in Nepal. Conveniently located in the Annapurna region, the climb can be easily combined with a trekking tour of the region."

Climbing Chulu West (6,419m) with Team Snowy Horizon is an exciting adventure. Just like Chulu East, it offers stunning views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Mt. Manaslu. Chulu West lies to the North of the Annapurna Range close to the famous Annapurna trekking trail. The convenient location makes this a great trip for trekkers who want to add a challenge to their trip. Technical difficulties are minimal on Chulu West but adverse snow conditions can make the ascent more demanding.

Other than a taste for adventure, climbers should have good overall physical fitness and the ability to walk 8 to 9 hours a day at high altitude. We provide an experienced Sherpa guide to accompany the climber to the top. Some basic knowledge in the use of crampons and ice axe is sufficient – we can advise you on how to prepare for your trip.

The approach to Chulu West diverges from the main trail to the Thorong La pass; passing the village of Manang. Base camp is established in a small valley to the North. From base camp, the route follows a subsidiary North-West ridge that leads up to the main peak. An attempt to the peak and return can be done in a single day.

Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal. The eastern limit of Chulu East runs south from Chako Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south the mountain is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanto La. Close-by peaks of the same range are Chulu Central, Chulu East and Chulu Far East. Identification can sometimes be difficult, especially in tricky weather conditions so that climbers have on occasion have ended up on a different summit than intended. In any case, it’s a mountaineering tradition to take pride in scaling the wrong peak. But don’t worry;you’ll have our experienced guide on your side.

Hence, Team Snowy Horizon offers you a full board package including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu as well as the Pokhara valley. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.

The package can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements – feel free to contact us any time for suggestions and advice. We shall be happy to take you on this adventure upon your desire.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 1)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Permit issue, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m-4 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 11: Trek from base to high camp (5100m- 5 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 12: Climb from high camp to camp-one (5500m-5 Hrs.) camping. 

Day 13: Summit Chulu West Peak (6419m); back to base camp after summit. 

Day 14: Trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 15:Trek from Lather to Manang (5 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 16: Trek from Manang to Chame (6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 17: Drive to Besisahar via Dharapani by sharing jeep (6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu – 7 Hrs.; transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: Final departure to your port of destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 2)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Permit issue, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m-4 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 11: Trek from base to high camp (5100m- 5 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 12: Climb from high camp to camp-one (5500m-5 Hrs.) camping. 

Day 13: Summit Chulu West Peak (6419m),back to base camp after summit. 

Day 14: Trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4250 m.); lodge. 

Day 15: Trek from Lather to Throng Phedi (4540 m); lodge. 

Day 16: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m); lodge.

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 18:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes), explore Pokhara city;Hotel.

Day 19:  Drive to Kathmandu (7 Hours), hotel transfer

Day 20: End of the Program/Fly to your destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 1)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Permit issue, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m-4 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 11: Trek from base to high camp (5100m- 5 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 12: Climb from high camp to camp-one (5500m-5 Hrs.) camping. 

Day 13: Summit Chulu West Peak (6419m); back to base camp after summit. 

Day 14: Trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 15:Trek from Lather to Manang (5 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 16: Trek from Manang to Chame (6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 17: Drive to Besisahar via Dharapani by sharing jeep (6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu – 7 Hrs.; transfer to Hotel.

Day 19: Final departure to your port of destination.

Day-to-Day Itinerary: (Option 2)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Permit issue, preparation, last minute shopping and briefing.

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (760m-6/7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 04: Jeep drive to Dharapani (1650m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2670m-5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m-6 Hrs.); lodge.  

Day 07: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3352m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 08: Acclimatization and rest in Manang; explore the village and local attractions. 

Day 09: Trek from Manang to Lather (4250m-5 Hrs.); overnight lodge. 

Day 10: Trek from Lather to Chulu West base camp (4950m-4 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 11: Trek from base to high camp (5100m- 5 Hrs.); camping. 

Day 12: Climb from high camp to camp-one (5500m-5 Hrs.) camping. 

Day 13: Summit Chulu West Peak (6419m),back to base camp after summit. 

Day 14: Trek from Chulu west Base Camp to Lather (4250 m.); lodge. 

Day 15: Trek from Lather to Throng Phedi (4540 m); lodge. 

Day 16: Trek via Throng-La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3710m); lodge.

Day 17: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m-5 Hrs.) via Kagbeni; lodge.

Day 18:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (20 minutes), explore Pokhara city;Hotel.

Day 19:  Drive to Kathmandu (7 Hours), hotel transfer

Day 20: End of the Program/Fly to your destination.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfers to and from Airports.
  • Assistance at the airports by Snowy Horizon’s representative.
  • Necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • 3 Nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • 1 night Hotel accommodation in Pokhara on BB plan.
  • Experienced trekking guide (s) and 1:1 porter (s) during the trekking carrying 30kg maximum weight.
  • Experienced and certified peak climbing Sherpa as per required.
  • Surface transportation for Kathmandu-Besishahar-Dharapani & VV or Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets to all members and guide and surface to the porter (s).
  • Base camp camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and sharing teahouse accommodation during trekking.
  • 3 meals a day (BLD with tea or coffee) and sharing tented camp accommodation during climbing at BC.
  • Necessary high altitude food for climbing member and Sherpa for high camps.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information management system) card.
  • Climbing permit for Chulu West Peak from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for the involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period through climbing Sherpa.
  • All necessary paper works, and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.).
  • Our service Charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara except farewell dinner.
  • Items of personal nature, like phone calls, Internet use and laundry expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical Kit, personal trekking gears.
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various unforeseen situations. 
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • International airfares, medical and travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Filming, Walkie-Talkie, satellite phone and Drone Camera filming permits.
  • Tips, gifts, and souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Service Include” section.

Notes

  • Cost defers on Hotel Category for Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of the clients.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as per request with nominal additional cost.
  • For any kind of changes please contact us by email or call us
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Elevation: 6419m (21,054ft)
  • Location: Annapurna Region
  • Coordinates: 28°44'37.43"N 84° 1'21.11"E
  • Season: Spring (February- May) and Autumn (September-December)
  • Duration: 19-20 days (typically)
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Peak Climbing FAQs

Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.

On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.

Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the base camp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000 m to below 7000 m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.

Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.

Children below 15 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal.

The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.

It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.

During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.

There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.

It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.

In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the ice axe.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.

To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.

Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.