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OVERVIEW

Chulu West Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 18 days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 6419m/21,060ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Chulu West Peak offers an interesting peak climbing opportunity for those looking for an adventure in the Annapurna Region, the peak stands at a height of 6419m. Although it is technically more straight-forward than peaks such as Chulu East, which has a sharp steep summit, Chulu West requires more stamina to make the long tough slog through the snow to reach the summit.

 

Proper acclimatization is the key to endure the extended time required to complete this climb. Chulu West Peak’s location in the Annapurnas, its height, and its moderate difficulty put Chulu up there as one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal. The summit view is incredible: to the South is the panoramic Himalayan range, and to the North are Tibet and China. 

 

The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorung La pass past the village of Manang and 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 has to be done in a single day as setting camp up on the slope above base camp is not easy. 

 

ITINERARY

Chulu West Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Besisahar to Jagat (1000m/3,283ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Jagat to Bagarchap (2160m/7,090ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Bagarchap to Chame (2650m/8,695ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Chame to Pisang (3250m/10,665ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Pisang to Manang (3520m/11,550ft)

 

Day 08 - Manang – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m/16,080ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Base Camp to Chulu High Camp (5600m/18,375ft)

 

Day 12 - Chulu West (6419m/21,060ft) Summit Day and Descend to Base Camp (4900m/16,080ft)

 

Day 13 - Contingency Day for Summit

 

Day 14 - Trek from Chulu Base Camp to Manang (3520m/11,550ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Manang to Chame (2650m/8,695ft)

 

Day 16 - Trek from Chame to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 17 - Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft) and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 18 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

COST TERM

Chulu West Climbing Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers
  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop
  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle
  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Besisahar (Vehicle) and Besisahar to Base Camp (Porter/Yak)
  1. Accommodations
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers
  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps
  1. Food
  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers
  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew
  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars
  1. Base Camp Services
  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation
  • Tables and chairs at base camp
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group
  1. High Camp Services
  • High altitude tents for each member
  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots 
  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)
  1. Permit
  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  1. Porters / Yaks
  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks
  • Services from Besisahar up to Base Camp and while on Return
  • Maximum weight should be up to 15 kgs per member
  1. Climbing Sherpa
  • Experienced and professional Climbing Sherpa
  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpa on the team
  • Route fixing charges
  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing
  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies
  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides
  1. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management
  2. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members
  3. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation
  4. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu
  5. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take
  6. Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the expedition
  7. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members
  8. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  9. Oxygen Cylinder bottles are available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu
  2. Personal Expenses  Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee
  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary
  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo
  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$
  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)
  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 
  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Chulu West Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Chulu West Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Chulu West Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Chulu West Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Chulu West expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Chulu West Expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

HOW TO REACH

Chulu West Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 

TREK ESSENTIAL


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Term
  • How to reach
  • Trek Essential
  • Fitness

Chulu West Expedition

  • Region - Nepal 

  • Duration - 18 days 

  • Grade - Challenging

  • Max Altitude - 6419m/21,060ft

  • Best Season - Spring & Autumn

 

Chulu West Peak offers an interesting peak climbing opportunity for those looking for an adventure in the Annapurna Region, the peak stands at a height of 6419m. Although it is technically more straight-forward than peaks such as Chulu East, which has a sharp steep summit, Chulu West requires more stamina to make the long tough slog through the snow to reach the summit.

 

Proper acclimatization is the key to endure the extended time required to complete this climb. Chulu West Peak’s location in the Annapurnas, its height, and its moderate difficulty put Chulu up there as one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal. The summit view is incredible: to the South is the panoramic Himalayan range, and to the North are Tibet and China. 

 

The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorung La pass past the village of Manang and 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 has to be done in a single day as setting camp up on the slope above base camp is not easy. 

 

Chulu West Expedition Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft). Rest and overnight in the hotel

 

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 03 - Trek from Besisahar to Jagat (1000m/3,283ft)

 

Day 04 - Trek from Jagat to Bagarchap (2160m/7,090ft)

 

Day 05 - Trek from Bagarchap to Chame (2650m/8,695ft)

 

Day 06 - Trek from Chame to Pisang (3250m/10,665ft)

 

Day 07 - Trek from Pisang to Manang (3520m/11,550ft)

 

Day 08 - Manang – Acclimatization and Rest Day

 

Day 09 - Trek from Manang to Ledar (4200m/13,780ft)

 

Day 10 - Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m/16,080ft)

 

Day 11 - Trek from Base Camp to Chulu High Camp (5600m/18,375ft)

 

Day 12 - Chulu West (6419m/21,060ft) Summit Day and Descend to Base Camp (4900m/16,080ft)

 

Day 13 - Contingency Day for Summit

 

Day 14 - Trek from Chulu Base Camp to Manang (3520m/11,550ft)

 

Day 15 - Trek from Manang to Chame (2650m/8,695ft)

 

Day 16 - Trek from Chame to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft)

 

Day 17 - Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1400m/4,593ft) and Transfer to Hotel

 

Day 18 - Depart from Kathmandu

 

Chulu West Climbing Cost

Cost Inclusions

  1. Transfers
  • All Airport transfers during the trip as per Itinerary (Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport) Pick up and Drop
  • All ground transportation in comfortable private vehicle
  • Transportation of staffs, food supplies and equipment from Kathmandu to Besisahar (Vehicle) and Besisahar to Base Camp (Porter/Yak)
  1. Accommodations
  • All hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary on Bed and Breakfast basis – twin sharing
  • All Accommodation while trekking in the best mountain lodges
  • High-quality individual tents in the base camp for all climbers
  • High Altitude Tents for all high camps
  1. Food
  • Full board meals during the trek up to base camp in tea houses/lodges (breakfast/lunch/dinner)
  • Nutritious and Full board meals (B/L/D, with coffee & tea) in well managed and hygienic base camp set up for climbers
  • High altitude food in all higher camps for members, Sherpas and entire crew
  • Energy Food Supplies / Nutritional Snack bars
  1. Base Camp Services
  • Foam Mattress, Kitchen tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Store tents; individual tents for Members; Sherpa and entire crew accommodation
  • Tables and chairs at base camp
  • All cooking equipment and necessary items
  • Experienced and well-trained Base camp staff, cook & support staff for group
  1. High Camp Services
  • High altitude tents for each member
  • EPI Gas and burner, packed food and cooking pots 
  • Oxygen Cylinder, Mask and Regulator for members (on request only)
  1. Permit
  • Expedition Royalty and Nepal Govt Permit for climbing the peak
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
  1. Porters / Yaks
  • Members personal luggage will be transported by Porters / Yaks
  • Services from Besisahar up to Base Camp and while on Return
  • Maximum weight should be up to 15 kgs per member
  1. Climbing Sherpa
  • Experienced and professional Climbing Sherpa
  • Food, clothing, personal equipment, accommodation & salary of all climbing Sherpa on the team
  • Route fixing charges
  1. Technical team – A team of well experienced Sherpas for Rope fixing and opening the route for climbing
  2. Group Climbing Gears  Fixed and Dynamic ropes, snow bar, all group climbing / mountaineering equipment supplies
  3. Technical Skills Training at the base camp for Ladder Crossing techniques, Ice Wall Climbing, Jumar Ascending and Descending techniques by professional climbing guides
  1. Garbage Deposit Fees and required Garbage management
  2. Insurance Emergency rescue and medical Insurance of all staff members
  3. Staff costs including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, equipment, food and accommodation
  4. Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with the Protrek Team in Kathmandu
  5. Protrek Adventure’s Trekking bag/duffle bag, t-shirt and Trekking map are yours to take
  6. Certificate of Achievement on successful completion of the expedition
  7. Gamma Bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of emergency for the members
  8. Medical - A comprehensive First Aid Medical Kit
  9. Oxygen Cylinder bottles are available in the base camp in case of emergencies

 

Cost Exclusions

  1. International Flights – Airfare from and to Kathmandu
  2. Personal Expenses  Telephone Calls, Internet, Laundry, Hot shower, Battery recharge, Alcoholic beverages, Personal clothing, trekking and climbing gears, Camera and Drone Permit Fee
  3. Additional Stays – Additional Hotel stays in case of Early arrivals, departures and arrival in Kathmandu before the scheduled date as per our Itinerary
  4. Cargo Clearance  Members personal luggage clearance in international cargo
  5. Nepal Visa fee USD 60$ per person for 30 days. 60 days fee USD120$
  6. Insurance – Medical insurance, Accident cover, Emergency evacuation, high altitude rescue, other medical emergency expenses
  7. Oxygen Cylinder, Regulator and Mask available in the Base Camp (chargeable)
  8. Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpas 
  9. Tips and Gratitude for Base Camp Staff and support staff
  10. Any other items not mentioned under the head ‘Cost Inclusions’

 

Registering for Chulu West Expedition

Eligibility: Is this Expedition suitable for me?

Chulu West Expedition is graded as a challenging climb. This expedition helps climbers to test their skills and improve their endurance. Such high-altitude climbs should not be underestimated, and climbers should approach the trek with proper training. We highly suggest that you start working on your fitness two months before the climb. Previous trekking experience is mandatory to sign up for the Chulu West Expedition. Excellent physical endurance, focus, and determination are required to complete the Chulu West Expedition successfully. Happy Climbing!

 

Expedition Booking and Payment

Advance Booking Amount 20%

We suggest that you book your Chulu West expedition at the earliest and confirm your slot. This also enables you to get a good deal on your to and fro flight tickets and organizing your trip efficiently. A booking confirmation will be sent by e-mail along with the payment instructions and other trip details. All payments have to be made through an online transfer/ cheque deposit/ demand draft. After the payment for the booking is done, please mail us your transfer details at info@protrekadventure.com so that we can follow up efficiently.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your Chulu West Expedition booking, please e-mail us on info@protrekadventure.com

Cancellations are processed only by e-mail and refunds for the same are as follows:

 

Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trek—90% refund
Cancellation between 30 days and 20 days to the start of the trek—50% refund
Cancellation less than 20 days to the start of the trek—no cash refund

For more details please check our Cancellation Policy

 

Chulu West Expedition

Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with beautiful Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu, and Buddhist religious places along with dedicated tourist-friendly hotel accommodations and restaurants. Visiting Kathmandu is like stepping into a different world, and everyone should experience it at least once in their lifetime.

 

Referencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathmandu

 


BASIC GEARS

Backpack/ Rucksack with Rain Cover (50 - 70Ltr) with comfortable shoulder straps
Day pack/ Knapsack with rain cover 20 - 40ltr
Trekking Pole/ Walking Stick 1 Nos or 2Nos (As per your comfort)
Water Bottle/ Hydration Pack 2 bottles of one litre each
Lunch Box 1 Nos (Good quality, for using in trek)
Poncho/Umbrella 1 Nos

HEAD TO TOE

Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/ Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Headlamp/ Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Sun Glasses Proper UV protection sun glasses with side cover
Head Buff/Neck Gaiter 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Gloves 1 Pair
Cap/Hat 1 Nos
Woollen/Fleece Cap 1 Nos
Water Proof Gloves 1 Pair
Cotton & woollen socks 4 pairs (Depends on the trek days)
Gaiters 1 Pair (Only for certain treks. Protrek team will notify you, if required)
Floaters/Flip Flops 1 Pair (Quick dry and light weight)
Trekking Shoes 1 Pair (Water Resistant, high ankle with good grip)

CLOTHING

T-Shirts 2 Full sleeves, 2 Half sleeves (Depends on the trek days) -avoid cotton
Thermal Wear 1 Pair
Headlamp/Hand torch 1 Nos (carry extra batteries)
Fleece Jacket 1 Nos
Down feather/Hollow Fill Jacket 1 Nos
Windproof Jacket & pant 1 Pair
Trek Pants/Track Pants 2 pairs(Depends on the trek days)Synthetic/polyester / Quick-drying fabrics such as spandex or nylon -avoid shorts/cotton

MISCELLANEOUS

Energy Bar + Snack Energy Bar, Dry Fruits, Nuts, Energy Drinks
Medical/First Aid Kit According to your Health measures
Sunscreen Lotion 30 - 50 SPF
Moisturizer As per usage
Lip Balm As per usage
Hand sanitizer As per usage
Quick Dry Towel 1 Nos, Light weight
Tooth Brush & Tooth Paste 1 Nos
Anti-fungal Powder As per usage
Toilet paper &Wet wipes As per usage