Chulu West Peak (6419 m) - 21 Days

  • max altitude 6419m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
  • Min age 16
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Chulu West was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of this peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. his trip sets out from Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung a neighboring district of Gorkha. From Beshi Sahar the trail leads up slowly to wards Manang valley, one of he highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang Valley and for the acclimatization. From Manang valley the route eads north to lead and on to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set a side for the ascent of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route come back o Katmandu as in the “Around Annapurna Trek”.

Trip Highlights

  • Incredible landscapes and panoramic views of Himalayan mountain.
  • Famous pass Thorong pass (5416m).
  • Traditional Gurung culture with warm hospitality.
  • The historic Manang village, monestry.
  • Biodiversity of flora and fauna.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1,350m)

Day 02: Half day Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1100m) 8-10 hrs

Day 04: Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m) 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chame to Pisang (3,300m) 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Pisang to Manang Village (3,450m) 5-6 hrs trek

Day 08: Rest Day in Manag Day hike to Gangapurna Glacier

Day 09: Manang to Churi leder (4190m) 6-7 hrs trek.

Day 10: Rest day in Churi leder and preparation for climbing.

Day 11: Churi leder to Cholu west Base camp 4700m (4-5 hrs)

Day 12: Base camp to Cholu west High camp 5150m (3-4 hrs)

Day 13: High Camp to summit Cholu west (6419m) and back to Base camp. (9-10hrs)

Day 14: Optional day if weather is bad!

Day 15: Cholu west base camp to Throng phedi (5-6hrs)

Day 16: Throng phedi to Trek over Throng- la and trek down to Muktinath 3800m 8-9hrs

Day 17: Muktinath to Jomsom 2730m (5-6hrs)

Day 18: Fly from jomsom to pokhara O/N or same day connection flight to kathmandu.

Day 19: flight or Drive from pokhara to kathmandu

Day 20: Free day in kathmandu (shopping day)

Day 21: Departure to your home.

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • Flight ticket (JOMSOM-PKR-KTM)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and porter while you are tea house trek.
  • Climbing Guide and supported team while you are peak climbing.
  • All Foods and accommodation in tent while you are climbing and tea house lodge.
  • Two men tent, form mattress will be provided while you are with our camp.
  • All kitchen equipments, climbing guide and staff their insurance.

      Climbing gears:

  • Rope, Harness, Ice-axe, Carabineers, Crampons, F-8, Jummer, Helmet, Ice-Bar, and Ice-screw.

     Permit:

  • National park entry permit, Climbing permit, TIMS and all government TAX.
     

What's not included

  • Sleeping bag(3-4 season) and climbing boots.
  • Your personal warm clothes for Trekking/ climbing.
  • Personal High rescue Medical insurance.
  • Helicopter evacuation if needed any emergency Case.
  • Beverage: coke, beer, Mineral water, bar bills.
  • Foods in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for your trip staff.

 

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Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

What is the best season for peak climbing?
March to May, September to November Is the best season for peak climbing.

How difficult is peak climbing?
It depends on the peak you choose to climb, there are easy peaks as well as difficult peaks, and we recommend peak climbing according to your need and your expertise.

What is the success rate of peak climbing?
It depend the peak you choose, climate, weather, health and the peak grade: roughly the success rate of peak climbing is above 95% from our company.

Do you provide equipment, or do we have to rent?
You can hire or buy personal equipment needed for peak climbing, apart from that the major climbing equipment will be provided by HEN.

What problems occur in high altitude?
Lack of oxygen in a body might occur in high altitude which may result in nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, hypothermia even death.

Can I charge my device while peak climbing?
Yes you can charge your device like mobile, camera and chargeable device.

Who will be my guide and what is their qualification and experience?
HEN provides veteran, qualified peak climbing and mountaineering guides.

What kind food and accommodation you provide?
We provide healthy food and comfortable accommodation as available in the region you trek such as tea house or lodge or camps.
 
Does your company give certificate after successful peak climbing?
Our company provides certificate which is provided by NMA. You have to fill up the form with your detail, summit photo, name of the team leader.

How you rescue if I become sick?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency, company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Do I get refund if I become sick before peak climbing?
All the trip cancellations are required to be done officially on our e-mail info@himalayanecstasynepal.com or himalayanecstasy@gmail.com For groups it should be done 45 days and prior while individuals can do at least 30days before. Payment refund will be made as per the foreign currency conversion rate in US$ dollar prevailing at the time of refund. The following cancellation charges will levy.
1. Before 45 days of arrival-5% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
2. From 45 day to 30 days-10% of the Trekking/expedition/ tour cost
3. From 29 days to 15 days-15% of the trekking/expedition/ tour cost
4. From 14 days to 02 days (48 hrs)-20% of the total Trekking/expedition/ tour cost.
5. From 48 hrs to arrival-50% of the total trekking/expedition/ tour cost
6. Less than 48 hrs or no show-No refund
7. If trekking/Expedition/tour is stopped or early arrival due to nature accident likewise weather reasons this case H.E Nepal Treks will not refund.

What permit do I need for peak climbing?
Nepal Mountaineering Association: the authorized government body issue permits which is needed for peak climbing and our company will assist you on getting the permit.

How you manage food accommodation and safe drinking water?
 Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Group Equipment H.E Nepal provides

  • Doman tents and mattress twin sharing basis
  • Kitchen /Dining tents
  • Kitchen equipments
  • Toilet tent
  • Climbing rope: fixed and main rope
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Ice-Axe
  • Karabiners : lock/ unlock
  • Ice-screws
  • Snow Bars
  • Rock piton
  • Helmet
  • Ascender ( Jummer)
  • Descender( F-8)
  • Tapes / slings

Personal Hard ware Gears climber has to manage

  • Climbing boots: plastics boot/or similar quality Need fixed crampons.
  • Long sleeved cotton /woolen shirts
  • Wool long under wear
  • Long cotton hiking shirts
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Light weight fleece
  • Fleece/ wool for climbing
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag (3, 4 session)
  • Sleeping pad (carry mat) or thermo mat
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool climbing socks
  • Light weight thermal/ insulated climbing gloves
  • Head torch /batteries /bulbs
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Down jacket /trousers/vest
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Sun screen
  • Sun hat
  • Gaiters

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