Chulu West Peak Climbing Highlights
- Easy even for Amateur climbers
- The first summit was in 1952 AD (Japanese expedition team)
- Panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri.
- The highest route of Thorong La pass (5416m)
- Muktinath Temple
- Views of landscapes
- Sitting on the lap of Annapurna region
The Overview of Chulu West peak climbing
Chulu West peak (6419m) is most popular for Climbing. This is in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It has East and West peaks and Pokhara city is the doorway to this West peak.
The experience of climbers differs from one to the other. Chulu west lies with the Manang Himal whereas the Chulu east has connected with the Chako peak (6687m).
Climbers can view the beautiful sites of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges, Tilicho peak, Manaslu and Nilgiri from the top of Chulu west. Our Sherpa guide could make it possible.
Climbing this peak is easy as compared to the other peaks. All climbers need to have good physical and mental ability and able to walk 7-8 hours each day.
Our real trekking begins from Khudi through to Manang valley after hours of hiking and camping above the Annapurna Base camp then reach to Summit.
After the completion of Chulu West summit, all climbers get back through Thorong la Pass (5247m), Muktinath and Jomsom.
G.K. Majestic Trek offers a full package of peak climbing with a permit of NMA. Similar options Tharpu Chuli peak climbing and Hiunchuli peak.
Starting and closing locations of Trek for Chulu West peak climbing
Starting and closing locations
Your trek beings from Jagat in the morning. Your journey will be very memorable and everlasting as all of you pass through different places and Finally ends in Muktinath.
When is the best timing for Chulu West peak climbing?
The summer is good for the Chulu West peak summit. Besides, sometimes landslide takes place, the route becomes very muddy also mosquito can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy hiking even in Summer or Winter. If you are hoping for a perfect time for the sake of climbing this peak, then Autumn is the best, relatively in this season weather becomes very clear and dry thus you can see blue sky. Because of a good time, there is a sharp growth of climbers. Usually, the temperature remains modest during this time.
Best Times : October to November and March to April for Chulu West Peak
Permission for Chulu West Peak Climbing
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Compulsory for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. Register for safety and security.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (SCAP)/NMA permit
NMA charges nearly 350 USD including VAT for climbing peak. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Tharpu Chuli peak climbing permission. Annapurna Area Conservation charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. And for the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance.
What is the meaning of Altitude Sickness?
It can occur from 2000 to 3000-5000-6000 meter higher. It happens, the air pressure decreases and then less oxygen remains to the body’ tissues, as a result, the function of lung or heart do not function well so hikers could face AMS.
Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Some body part does not function well by the low oxygen while hiking over 2400 higher.
As a result, you may feel a headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Please, do not ignore such signs. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be or turn to a worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When you do not care about these symptoms and if you go through these problems then the first of all, you will have to take a rest and after that move down.
However, some hikers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days to recover. if resting does not heal, then you have to move down.
When traveling or trekking you may come across the accidents or problems. You need to have traveling or trekking insurance.
Why travel insurance?
Insurance is most essential when traveling one place to other. It helps to cover your billing in case if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights. So, your expenses could be higher than your expectations.
To balance your travel budget, it is very worthy to have Travel insurance so you might travel happily and safely.
Traveling insurance covers your Trip Cancellation, Travel Medical Insurance, Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance, Baggage coverage, Accidental death, flight accident insurance, theft of your document and money.
Necessity of hiring a guide, porter and mountain leader for Chulu West Peak Climbing?
Among 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides. The guides are very essential since they can help you reach out the right route and many ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very fundamental to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you reach your destination. The direction of mountain leader is very important while climbing Tharpu chuli peak. Some experienced guides could serve as a mountain leader.
Licensed guides along with an assurance of trek insurance. They can communicate in English, Hindi, French and more. In addition, our guides know about the weather, food, accommodation, local people, easy route, culture and very frank to help your journey very well.
How much money do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?
When hiring a Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for Island Peak climbing. This amount includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.
Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A potter can carry two trekkers bags.
Accommodation, Food and Drinks during Climbing
You need to have enough energy so taking 3 times of food is very important. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkarli depending upon your choice of food.
Tea and coffee
You can have a preference for drinks, like Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more.
If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza (Italian), soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles (Chinese). In addition, you can have vegetarian or non-vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even western and continental lunch items.
Hikers can rejoice by drinking natural water since your body becomes dry when walking a lot, so you need to drink plenty of water. You can have hot or cold water.
Resting stay at Tea house and while hiking up besides some guest house. In addition, you could experience different guest house and tea houses living throughout your trek.
Tips and Ideas for Chulu West Peak Climbing
- Having more energy is very important so you need to take over 3 times of food once you pay for only for Nepali set you can get 3 times of service.
- Keep Nepali money enough since there are ATMs on this route.
- Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
- Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
- If you are willing to save money, then you could rent expensive trekking gears and mountain equipment.
- Do not take pictures of people without permission.
- It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
- Get proper ideas about AMS or Altitude sickness.
- You need to take care of your stuff.