- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 20 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 35
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- Climb Chulu West Peak. Enjoy surreal views of the Annapurna range from the top
- Cross the Thorong La Pass. See Muktinath Temple
- Traverse beautiful Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki river valleys. See tranquil lakes
- Discover the Annapurna region, one of the world's top trekking destinations
Your adventure starts from Kathmandu. Head for Syange via Besishahar on the second day of this trek. See roadside villages along the way. Get off the vehicle on reaching Syange. The trail from Syange moves up north to Chulu West Base Camp through villages surrounded by the snowcapped peaks of Annapurna region. Enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak along the way.
The summit ascent will be overseen by expert mountaineers who will support you in every step of the way. Necessary gear along with advice on proper climbing techniques will be provided at the base camp before you start your ascent.
Reaching to the top of Chulu West Peak demands both physical and mental commitment. But you will be generously rewarded for all the effort you put in with a breathtaking Himalayan panorama that includes Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri, among other mountains. Cross the famous Thorong La Pass and see the Muktinath Temple on your way down to Jomsom.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons to carry out this climbing trip. Your return journey also involves flying from Jomsom to Pokhara. Spend a night in Nepal's lake city before driving back to Kathmandu.
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Day 1: Kathmandu arrival
Day 2: Drive to Syange
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m)
Day 4: Dharapani – Chame (2,710m)
Day 5: Chame – Lower Pisang (3,300m)
Day 6: Lower Pisang – Manang (3,519m) via Upper Pisang, Gyaru & Ngawal
Day 7: Acclimatisation day in Manang
Day 8: Manang – Ledar (4,200m)
Day 9: Ledar – Chulu West Base Camp (4,900m)
Day 10: Chulu West Base Camp – Camp I (5,100m)
Day 11: Acclimatisation at Camp I
Day 12: Camp I – Camp II (5,530m)
Day 13: Summit Chulu West Peak (6,419m) & return to Camp I
Day 14: Camp I – Ledar (4,200m)
Day 15: Ledar – Thorong Phedi (4,450m)
Day 16: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath (3,710 meter) via Thorong La Pass
Day 17: Muktinath – Jomsom (2,715m)
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (920m)
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20: Kathmandu departure
- Airport pickup and drop off as per the itinerary
- 2 night's tourist-standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara. Guesthouse and tented camp accommodation during the trek and climb
- Meals as per the above itinerary
- High-altitude climbing leader (a Sherpa guide) licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for the summit attempt. Necessary porters for carrying luggage
- Chulu West Peak climbing permits. Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fee & Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fee
- Group climbing equipment such as ropes, ice axe, ice screws, snow bars, and carbine. A satellite phone (for emergency contact)
- A first aid medical kit & an oxymeter
- Sleeping bags, down jackets & duffel bags (to be returned after the trek is over)
- Ground transport: Kathmandu – Syange by bus / shared jeep, Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Domestic flight: Jomsom – Pokhara
- All taxes
- Nepal visa fees (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days)
- International flight tickets
- Travel/medical insurance that covers high-altitude climbing as well as accidents, emergencies and chopper evacuation
- Personal climbing gear (crampons, climbing boots & mountaineering outfits)
- Expenses that are personal in nature such as laundry, telephone, internet, etc
- Bar and beverage bills
- Additional nights in hotels in Kathmandu (early arrival, late departure as well as early return from the trek)
- Meals except those mentioned on the itinerary
- Tips to your guide and porter
- Earn US$ 87+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.