Chulu West Peak Climbing - 10 Days

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.

Travel Insurance

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.

Potters

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

Nepali Food

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.

 Lunch

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.

 Water

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.

Accommodation

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.


Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

While early travel tended to be slower, more dangerous, and more dominated by trade and migration, cultural and technological advances over many years have tended to mean that travel has become easier and more accessible. The evolution of technology in such diverse fields as horse tack and bullet trains has contributed to this trend.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

The Palace of Fifty five Windows: This magnificent palace was built during the reign of King Yakshya Malla in A.D. 1427 and was subsequently remodeled by King Bhupatindra Malla in the seventeenth century. Among the brick walls with their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony with Fifty five Windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts.

Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia.

Day 5
Tadapani to Chomrong

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

Day 6
Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

Day 7
Dovan to Deurali

When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek.

Gears for Chulu West Peak Climbing

Individual Climbing Equipment

  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Tape Sings
  • Descender
  • Plastic boots
  • Jhumar
  • Helmet
  • Screwgate

Climbing Gears

  • Ice Screw
  • Ropes
  • Mountain/Ice hammer
  • Snow Bar

For the Head

  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Warm Cap which covers ears
  • Headscarf
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Prescription sunglasses

For the Upper Body

  • lightweight thermal top
  • Fleece wind jacket or pullover
  • Polypropylene Shirts
  • Waterproof Sheel jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof, breathable)
  • Down vest

For Lower Body

  • Pair of waterproof shell pants
  • Hiking trousers (1 pair)
  • Non-cotton underwear (1 pair)
  • Fleece or woolen trousers (1 pair)

For the Hands

  • Poly-liner gloves
  • Wool or fleece gloves
  • Polar-fleece mitt liner

For the Feet

  • Light-weight inner socks (2 pairs)
  • Wool socks or heavy poly socks (2 pairs)
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters

For the sleeping

  • Sleeping Bag (30 degrees)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Travelling Bags

  • Large Duffel bag
  • Day pack (should have good padding for shoulder)
  • Padlocks for duffel kit bags
  • Waterproof rucksack (2)

For Medical

  • First Aid Kit
  • Skin blister kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • AMS pills
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Water purification tablets

For practical items

  • Sewing repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter
  • GPS
  • Digital Camera
  • Large Zipoces
  • Water bottles
  • Folding Knife
  • Disposable rubbish sacks

For the Toiletries

  • Drying towel
  • Tooth/Paste
  • Soap
  • Deodorants
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail Clippers
  • Small mirror

For the extra items

  • Books
  • Map
  • Plug adapter
  • Neck pillow
  • Travel game

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Fare of pick up and drop up at the airport by private vehicle.
  • Fare of hotel service along with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea or coffee when on the trek
  • Fare of Guesthouse and Tent while trekking or climbing a peak.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Required gears
  • Providence of transportation
  • TIMS Permit fees
  • Homunculi Peak Climbing Permit
  • Fare of necessary staffs when climbing
  • Charge of an experienced guide with license
  • First Aid Kit
  • Providence of equipment, food, insurance, salary, accommodation for potter, guide and staffs.
  • Dynamic ropes for climbing peak
  • Kitchen Crew (table, chair)
  • Government Taxes
  • Pre-departure information
  • G.K. majestic trek farewell dinner

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Airport taxes, ticket, trekking equipment, and medicine.
  • Must have travel insurance and Nepali visa costs.
  • All electrical items including a charger while on the trek.
  • Mineral water, sweets, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages for body and laundry.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • All the things which you need without an include section
  • Entry Fees for Monasteries and Temples
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Price From USD 1,950 USD $ 1,700/person
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Total $ 1,700 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate