Chulu West Peak Climbing

Climbing on the summit on one of the Himalayas of our country is a lifelong dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. Chulu West peak trek is designed for those trekkers who wish to climb on the summit of the mountain of our country but don’t have enough time to spend. This trek offers the spectacular views of panoramic mountains which will surely mesmerize you.

This challenging trek requires previous climbing experience and little bit of technical climbing experience to reach the summit of this marvelous peak. Although the journey from the base camp to the summit of this peak can be done in a single day but building the base camp near the summit is not an easy task.

Chulu West Peak offers the magnificent views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountains of the world such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lhotse and other many beautiful mountain ranges. The view from the summit of this mountain will be marvelous and one can feel that the mighty mountain ranges are welcoming them in this region. One can get an awesome opportunity to explore the ancient culture, tradition, lifestyle, wilderness and a wide variety of flora and fauna found in this region.

Chulu West Peak starts with a scenic flight to Khudi from Kathmandu valley. Our representative will greet and welcome you in the Tribhuvan International Airport and then you will fly to Khudi via a chartered flight. From Khudi, we will begin our trek and then slowly pass through Manang Valley. We will rest at Manang valley for a day and you will get an opportunity to see the lifestyle and daily activities of people living in Manang. We will then head to Chulu Base Camp which will probably take about 3 days. After reaching to the peak of Chulu West we will then descend via the route of famous Thorong la pass and then come back to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we will take a flight to Kathmandu and then end our trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Drive Kathmandu to Syanje/Jagat:
Day 04 Jagat to Dharapani:
Day 05 Dharapani to Chame:
Day 06 Chame to Pisang:
Day 07 Upper Pisang to Manang:
Day 08 Acclimatization at Manang:
Day 09 Manang to Leder:
Day 10 Leder to Chulu West Base Camp:
Day 11 Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I:
Day 12 Acclimatization at Camp I:
Day 13 Camp I to Camp II:
Day 14 Summit Chulu West and back to Camp I
Day 15 Camp I to Leder:
Day 16 Leder to Thorong Phedi:
Day 17 Thorng Phedi – Jomsom:
Day 18 Jomsom to Kathmandu:
Day 19 Departure Day;

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 03

    Drive Kathmandu to Syanje/Jagat:

    We will begin our today’s trek with a long drive to Jagat. After breakfast, we will leave Kathmandu at 7 a:m and then drive to Jagat passing the Besi Sahar. This route gives you an opportunity to do the sightseeing of rivers, terrace fields, landscapes and other many beautiful things. Leaving Besi Sahar behind, we will reach Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 04

    Jagat to Dharapani:

    After our breakfast, we will start our trek and enter the Manang district. We will also cross a large bridge near Tal. The trail continues via the rice fields, potato and barley fields. After passing the village of Kodo, we will reach Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 05

    Dharapani to Chame:

    Today, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. On the way to Chame, we encounter with the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Chame is the administrative centre of the Manang District.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 06

    Chame to Pisang:

    Trekking through a steep and narrow path through the dense forests will bring us to the dramatic curved face rising at an altitude of 1500m. As we continue via the trail, you will be welcomed by the majestic view of mountain ranges. Trekking forward will take us to Pisang.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 07

    Upper Pisang to Manang:

    There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (Himalayan Glacier recommends), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. One can get an opportunity to do the sightseeing of many peaks including Annapurna, Pisang Peak and other many beautiful peaks. Trekking ahead following the rocky route will take us to Manang.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 08

    Acclimatization at Manang:

    Today will be our acclimatizing day at Manang. We will make an excursion to a nearby village known as Vraga. This village gives you an opportunity to do the sightseeing of ancient monasteries. We will relax on this day as next two days are going to a bit tiring and challenging.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 09

    Manang to Leder:

    From Manang, we continue through alpine landscapes with high altitude vegetation and forests. A gradual ascent takes us to Yak Kharka and then to our today’s camp. Our today’s camp area is most used as the alpine pasture by the local people.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 10

    Leder to Chulu West Base Camp:

    Today we will continue our trek to reach the base camp of Chulu peak. One can get a pre-opportunity to do the sightseeing of majestic mountain ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest, Annapurna, Lhotse, Makalu and other many beautiful mountain ranges.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 11

    Chulu West Base Camp to Camp I:

    On today’s day, we will continue to hike to reach Camp I form the base camp of Chulu peak. Although this route is not that technical but due to the higher altitudes it may be a bit challenging.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 12

    Acclimatization at Camp I:

    Today will be the rest day at Camp I. While we are resting, the camping guides and leaders will make way to reach the camp II and supply equipment at another camp. We have to rest an be prepared for the challenging climb.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 13

    Camp I to Camp II:

    Today, we will leave the camp I and trek via the rocky trail to reach Camp II. We will have to use axe, crampons and snow shoes to reach Camp II. After that we will set our tents at Camp II and then overnight at Camp II.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 14

    Summit Chulu West and back to Camp I

    Today is going to be a big day of our trek as we will ascend to reach the summit of Chulu West. This is going to be more challenging as there are the chances of ice falls and heavy snow. After reaching the summit, we will be back to Camp I via Camp II. Overnight at Camp I.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 15

    Camp I to Leder:

    We will then return to Leder which is a steep descend. One can enjoy the spectacular views of mountain ranges including Everest, Annapurna, Makalu and other many mountain ranges, Overnight at Leder.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 16

    Leder to Thorong Phedi:

    Today we will clean the base camp and head to reach Thorong Phedi. This is an easy walk as will be descending via a hill.  Overnight at Thorong Phedi.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 17

    Thorng Phedi – Jomsom:

    Today we will be trekking via a long route as we will cross the famous Thorong la pass and then reach Muktinath. We will do the sightseeing of famous Muktinath temple and trek ahead to reach Jomsom. We will travel via a bus to reach Jomsom form Muktinath

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 18

    Jomsom to Kathmandu:

    After our morning breakfast, we will do the sightseeing of Jomsom and then fly back to Kathmandu via a chartered flight. You can do the sightseeing of Kathmandu valley on the remaining day. Later at evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by our cpmpany. Overnight at Kathmandu.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.
  • Day 19

    Departure Day;

    Today will be the last day of our trip as you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport and then sent to your own home country.

    6,419m / 21,060ft.

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

 

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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