Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak lies on the elevation of 6584 and is one of the trekker's dream destinations. Its Snow-loaded pinnacle, gets everybody to embrace the trip. The highest one of the peaks is Chulu Central. Chulu West Peak is considered to be one of the best peaks in the Annapurna region. Spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalaya peaks.
Chulu Far East is the Island Peak of the Annapurnas, whereas Chulu West is the alternative for Mera Peak. There are no special kinds of problems that you may face on the climbing but however, the progress of your climbing depends upon the snow conditions. Chulu West was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal, neighboured by Marsyangdi Khola 

Chulu West Climbing Route:

Thorung La pass is the obvious route to the peak past the village of Manang and Base Camp of Chulu. From base camp, the route is followed to the main peak. The summit requires more than two days as it requires camping on the way. So, it is highly recommended to the climbers to look after their physical fitness, get engaged in the physical fitness challenge for 7-8 weeks. Running on the hills near to you is the absolute way to increase your power and stamina.

Extraordinary views of the Himalayas in the Annapurna region, traditional village settlements of the region, that falls under the conservation area of Nepal. The climbing duration is around 18daysstarting with a tour to UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and starting off the climbing through the scenic ride to Lamjung or Mang Chame following Leder to Chulu west base camp. Thereafter CONQUERING CAMP I, CAMP II, and final summit.

Highlights of Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak

Chulu West (6419m) is an extraordinary peak for newbies and intermediate trekkers. Comparatively less technical than Chulu east, this peak requires a lot of strength and courage to summit the peak easily and slowly. The topography of the west is quite slanted which makes the summiting in a slow and proper fashion, which means acclimatizing your body in every level above 5000m.

UNESCO heritage sites of Kathmandu

You’ll be having a tour of UNESCO sites around Kathmandu valley to understand the cultural and historical importance of Nepal. The UNESCO sites are the most historically preserved and proven places on earth, these architectures are wonders in today's era thus you will be able to know the core development of ancient and modern civilization.

Annapurna Region trekking

The Chulu peak is a neighbor to Manang Himal which comes under the Anapurna region thus the path to the peak goes through the famous Annapurna circuit which is statically most loved and popular trekking trail after Everest base camp in the Everest region, thus you will have insight to two adventure at once.

Best time to climb Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu peak falls under the western belt of the Himalayan region which makes the region lesser prone to heavier rainfall, that's why the period of March-May which is late spring, and September-November that is Autumn is definitely the ultimate period to climb Chulu west peak for outstanding views of Annapurna range and Manag Himal.

More Highlights of Chulu West Peak Climbing

  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Manang Chame
  • Monasteries and caves in Manang 
  • Landscape, hills, and amazing terrains.
  • Dense forests and picturesque villages
  • Summit Chulu West Peak
  • Panoramic views of Himalayas
  • Hindus and Buddhists temples and monuments 
  • Annapurna circuit in ACAP region

During this trip, Luxury Holidays Nepal serves you the best quality service. If you are looking for other similar, we also offer Island Peak ExpeditionIsland Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp TrekLobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base CampMera peak climbing and many more.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN161
  • Duration18 Days
  • Pricefrom US$6500 / person
  • GradeDifficult
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m/4,265 ft

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What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel) for three nights on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks and tents during climbing on a twin-sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on the trek.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Private Transportation for Kathmandu to Nga Di and Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • English speaking, trained and experienced staff, including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Luxury Holidays Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and travel map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment’s
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and Climbing permit
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

  • International airfare(See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip Map

Cost included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private luxury vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel) for three nights on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • All accommodations in standard lodges during the treks and tents during climbing on a twin-sharing basis.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while on Island peak expedition.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on the trek.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Sherpa and other support staff while on Island peak climbing.
  • All ground transportation in a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Private Transportation for Kathmandu to Nga Di and Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • English speaking, trained and experienced staff, including trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader), assistant guides and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, Luxury Holidays Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and travel map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment’s
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and Climbing permit
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare(See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Hot Shower / Batteries charge / Heater during the Trek.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected).

Trekking/Climbing Grade:
The Chulu West Peak Climbing trip is a challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking that goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day in the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitudes, then this trip is for you.

Accommodation:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will provide you with 3-star hotels in Kathmandu, a standard Lodge during trekking and a tented camp during climbing. Lodge has the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. We will provide you and your group with the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in Kathmandu(Hotel Holy Himalaya or Arushi Boutique Hotel).

Transportation on Journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you a private vehicle for an airport transfer, sightseeing tours and Kathmandu-Nga Di & Besi Sahar - Kathmandu.

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid for in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.

Tourist Visa Fee Details

Days

Updated Tourist Visa Fees

15 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 30

30 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 50

90 Days (Multiple Entry)

USD 125

Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)

USD 3 per day

Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)

Additional USD 25

Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)

Late fee USD 5 per day

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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers. For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends after the scheduled trip after breakfast.

You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] 
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
We advise you to visit your doctor at least 60 days earlier before beginning your journey to Island peak climbing. Altitude sickness (AMS) is the main health issue. You may feel mild altitude sicknesses like nausea, lethargy, and headache but they will get less in a couple of days or. To be protected from (AMS) you can take Diamox pills or you can consult the doctor and use medicine as referred and purchase them from Kathmandu. For your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for (AMS) and other basic medicine, but we suggest you carry your own medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by a serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be insured (As you will reach up to 6200meter). (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like the Annapurna trekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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