Chulu peak (6,419m) is one of the most splendid and beautiful peaks in the Himalayas. It is a part of the bigger Damodar himal range of Manang in western Nepal, which runs south from Chako Peak (6,687m) in north-south direction along the Nar Phu and Hunlung Khola. It is also considered as the best peak in Annapurna Region. The trekking trail for Chulu west peak climbing is a memorable route which provides the most beautiful views of surrounding peaks as well as lush green forests of Nepal.
The trek passes through the arid but gorgeous valley of Manang, which indeed looks like the slice of heaven on earth which offers the mesmerizing view of outlandish landscape of Manang and its unique settlement. The trek also passes through the green meadows. The view of majestic green hills are unforgettable. The trekking along the way to Chulu peak is adventurous and easy but the peak climbing is tougher. The peak climbing needs to make use of different equipment and plenty of time for adaptation and acclimatization to high altitude.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport and transfer to hotel. Short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment .Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards the Kathmandu sightseeing tour, especially UNESCO world cultural heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect the centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are medieval charms of Malla Dynasty. After tour, drop off to hotel and make a preparation for West Chulu Peak Climbing including all trekking permits and equipment. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Bhulbhule (1,280m, 05-06 hrs) via Beshi Shahar – B/L/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Beshi Shahar which is approximately 05-06 hrs long and scenic. This is a beautiful town in the mid hills of Nepal and also the gate way to Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Drive further to Bhulbhule for about 01 hour by a local public vehicle. Overnight at Tea house, Bhulbhule.
Day 04: Bhulbhule – Trek to Jagat (1,300m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Jagat for about 05-06 hrs .The trail is relatively easy which passes through small villages, forest, crosses suspension bridges over Sangu Khola and Marshyangdi River then reaches Jagat. There will be plenty of stop overs for necessary breaks including lunch break. Overnight at Tea house, Jagat.
Day 05: Jagat – Trek to Bagarchhap (2140m, 05-06 hrs) via Dharapani – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Bagarchhap for about 05-06 hrs via Dharapani having the experiences of mountain nature and culture. Overnight at Tea house, Bagarchhap,
Day 06: Bagarchhap – Trek to Chame (2,650m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Chame for about 05-06 hrs; headquarter of Manang. It is famously known as the district beyond the Himalayas in Nepal. It is an awesome place on the lap of Annapurna II (7937m) for the breathtaking views of majestic Himalayas. Overnight at Tea house, Chame.
Day 07: Chame – Trek to Pisang (3,190m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, trek to Pisang for about 05-06 hours. This is a hot spot to have the great view of Pisang and Chulu Peaks.Overnight at guest house,Pisang.
Day 08: Pisang – Trek to Manang (3,520m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Manang for about 05-06 hours, the mountain village where the prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture can be experienced and offers a magnificent view of the pristine mountains in the famous Annapurna range. Overnight at Tea house, Manang.
Day 09: Rest and Acclimatization Day at Manang – B/L/D
Rest day at Manang to acclimatize the altitude. Explore the local area of Gangapurna glacier and Gangapurna Lake. Be comfortable, adjusting in the high altitude climate. Overnight at Tea house, Manang.
Day 10: Manang – Trek to Yak Kharka (4,010m, 06-07 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Yak Kharka for about 06-07 hrs. It literally means the Yak pasture land, offers the magnificent mountain view and beautiful atmosphere. Overnight at Tea house, Yak kharka.
Day 11: Yak Kharka – Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4,000m) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Chulu West Base Camp. Set up the camp and overnight at tented camp, Chulu West Base Camp.
Day 12: Chulu West Base Camp – Trek to High Camp (5,000m, 05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to High Camp. Set up the camp and overnight at tented camp, High Camp.
Day 13: High Camp – Summit (6,419m, 05-06 hrs) – Base Camp (04 hrs) – B/L/D
This is a special and high-light day of this trip. Early in the morning, after breakfast start the climbing and summit the peak. After summiting, enjoy the view and take some pictures. Then, climb down the peak and return back to Base Camp. Overnight at Tented Camp, Base Camp.
Day 14: Base Camp Trek to Thorong La Phedi (5,416m, 04-05 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the trek to Thorong La Phedi. It offers the magnificent views of majestic mountains. Overnight at Tea house, Thorong La Phedi.
Day 15: Thorong Phedi – Trek to Thorong La Pass (5,416m, 04-05 hrs) – Trek to Mukti nath (3,800m, 03-04 hrs) – B/L/D
It is a long day of Trek and the highlight of this trip which is approximately 07-08 hrs. Wake up early in the morning, start the adventure trail trip towards the highest pass; Thorong La pass (5,416m). A slow pace uphill trek takes about 04-05 hours to reach the pass. After reaching at the top, everyone feels great and the view from there makes everyone forget all the effort and difficulties went to make it.Then, the trek starts descending down to Muktinath for about another 03-04 hours.Overnight at Hotel, Muktinath.
Day 16: Muktinath – Trek to Jomsom (2,800m, 04-05 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, start the nice downhill trek for about 04-05 hours to an exceptionally beautiful mountain town; Jomsom. Explore the town and Overnight at Hotel, Jomsom.
Day 17: Fly Jomsom – Pokhara (25 min) – B
After breakfast, fly to Pokhara in the morning which is 25 minutes long. It is a beautiful and adventurous flight through the series of mountain peaks in Annapurna region. After arrival in Pokhara,transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Explore the natural and adventurous wonders of Pokhara; a beautiful Lake city, which includes boating in Phewa Lake, visit Taal Barahi Temple (situated on a small island in Phewa lake), Devis falls, Gupteshwor cave and adventurous activities like Para gliding, Ultra-light Flight and Zip Flyer on an extra cost. Enjoy the free time going boating, taking massage and exploring the lake side. Overnight at hotel, Pokhara.
Day 18: Drive Pokhara – Kathmandu (200 km, 06-07 hrs) – B/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus for about 06-07 hours through the scenic highway. After reaching Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment.Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops and hanging around Thamel (tourism hub city). In the evening, Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance performance. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 19: Leisure Day – B
This is a leisure day so enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around Thamel (tourism hub city). Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure – B
Leisure until departure. Transfer to the international Airport to board the flight.
1. Pick up and drop off service from Airport and Hotel by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
3. All accommodation in 3-star category Hotels on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara whilst Tea house accommodation on full board basis (all meals) during the trek and Tented camp during the climbing.
4. Sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle and Tour guide.
5. All Heritage monuments entrance fees.
6. Kathmandu – Beshi Sahar overland transportation by Public vehicle, Besi Shahar – Bhulbhule by Local public vehicle, Jomsom – Pokhara by Domestic fight and Pokhara – Kathmandu by Tourist Vehicle.
7. All the necessary trekking permit fees (ACAP + TIMS), Peak climbing fees, official service charges, government and local taxes.
8. Highly experienced, friendly, government license holder guide and porter with salary, accommodation, food, transportation and insurance.
9. Sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, trekking poles and climbing eqipments(camping tent, climbing rope, ice axe) which should be returned after the completion of trekking.
10. Medical supplies (First aid kit carried by Trekking leader).
11. Arrangement of helicopter service (for the rescue of emergency situation), which will be paid by Travel insurance company.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Trekking, medical and travel insurance (Compulsory).
4. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
5. All personal expenses(phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc).
6. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
7. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Tea house early arrival or late departure,early return or late return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
8. Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tips is expected).