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Chulu West Peak Climbing - 21 Days

Chulu West Peak (6420m), a popular trekking peak in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West (6420m) is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition Team. The Base Camp of this peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La Pass. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peaks. There are several peaks close by and are also a part of Chulu massif but are not indicated in the map. Thus it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. However, the Chulu group comprises of four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. There is no technical difficulty in ascending this peak but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, the only international airport in Nepal.Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 

 




Boudhanath Stupa, the gigantic stupa in Kathmandu Nepal, regarded as the one of the most revered sites for Buddhist pilgrims in Nepal.Day 02 : Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)
 [Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 





Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung district in Annapurna Region.Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m/7 – 8 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 

 




 

Bahundanda, an attractive village in the Annapurna Region of Nepal.Day 04 : Trek from Besisahar to Bahundanda (1310m/ 5 – 6 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 







Chyamje, a village in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 05 : Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1430m/ 5 – 6 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 







Dharapani, a small village in the Annapurna region, Nepal.Day 06 : Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1900m/ 5 – 6 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 







Chame, a bustling settlement in the Annapurna region of Nepal, famous for its hot spring.Day 07 : Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2620m/5 – 6 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 

 






Pisang, a Tibetan themed village in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 08 : Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m/5 – 6 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 







Manang, a popular village in the Annapurna region of Nepal dotted with well facilitated teahouses and good restaurants.Day 09 : Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m/ 6 – 7 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]   

 

 







Gangapurna Lake (3500m), Annapurna Region, Nepal.Day 10 : Acclimatization day at Manang
[Excursion to Gangapurna Lake (3500m) & back to Manang. 3-4 hours of total trek/ Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 







Chulu Base Camp (4900m), Annapurna Region, Nepal.Day 11 : Trek from Manang to Chulu Base Camp (4900m/4 – 5 hours)
[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 






Chulu Base Camp (4900m), Annapurna Region, Nepal.​Day 12 : Rest day at Chulu Base Camp

[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chulu High Camp (5100m), Annapurna Region, Nepal.Day 13 : Trek from Chulu Base Camp to High Camp (5100m/4 – 5 hours)
[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 

 





Submitting the Chulu West Peak (6420m), in the Annapurna region of Nepal is a thrilling adventure.Day 14 : Trek from High Camp to the summit of Chulu West (6420m) or East (6358m) and back to Chulu Base Camp (Total trekking hours/9-10 hrs)
 [Our itineraries are compiled being based on the ascent to Chulu West. It is to be noted that one can also summit the Chulu East, embarking the same itineraries. Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]




 


Thorong High Camp (4800m), is situated before attempting to go over Thorong La Pass (5416m), in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 15 : Trek from Chulu Base Camp to Thorong High Camp (4800m/7 – 8 hours)
[Overnight at tented camp/ B, L, D included]

 

 






Muktinath, one of the famed pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhist, located in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 16: Trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m)  Total trekking hours/ 5 – 6 hrs
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 







Jomsom, a beautiful city in the Annapurna region of Nepal.Day 17 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m/3 – 4 hours)
[Overnight at Teahouse on B, L, D basis]

 

 







Pokhara airport, one of the cleanest regional airports in Nepal.Day 18 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (830m)
[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 





Kathmandu, the busy and flamboyant capital city of Nepal.Day 19 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 





Thamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 20 : Free day at Kathmandu
[Overnight at hotel on BB basis]

 

 

 

 




Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.​Day 21 : Final departure

 

                                                                                                            




       

 

  Important  Snippets  

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Besides, the domestic flights in Nepal could be subjected to delays or cancellations owing to adverse weather conditions or technical glitches. It is worth mentioning that the flights cannot be operated in the condition where the visibility is less than 1600 meters. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


The detailed itinerary for this package can be provided on request.


Accommodation

 We opt you accommodate in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star),  Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar throughout your stay in Kathmandu City

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge/Trekking Inn or tented camps, depending upon the kind of trek and the trekking region. Most of the lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.

 

Meals

We arrange the best quality food during the trek as we are concerned about the health of the trekkers as well as the staff members. Basically, we opt for locally available food in the Annapurna Region so that you could a real sense of the culture, living patterns, simultaneously promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Other than, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads etc are also available for your retreat.

 

Porter and Staff Care

When it comes to high altitude climbing, porters and staff members make up a pivot. Marron Treks ensures that all the porters, climbers and staff members going to high altitude conditions, are provided with adequate clothing and equipments.. They are the backbones to accomplish of the trek so we always supply high-altitude porters with crampons.

 

Best Months

September-November & February-May are considered to be the best months for Chulu West Peak Climbing.

 

Any Experience Required?

Climbing skill is required to summit Chulu West Peak.

 

Our Guides

Guides play a significant role during the trip. They are the ones who literally decipher the climbing codes for you so that you could actually connect with the nature, culture and people along the way. We have helpful and dedicated guides, who are fairly literate, multilingual speakers and are very well versed to the culture, life patterns and every single detail pertaining to the Annapurna region. Thus, in the company of our professional Sherpa guides, your trek becomes not only entertaining, but also equally informative.

 

Travel Insurance

Before starting your journey with MarronTreks it is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

 

A typical day on a Camp trekking/Peak climbing

Your mornings during the camp trek kicks off with an affectionate smile and a rejuvenating cup of tea served by your Sherpa friend in the warmth and comfort of your tent. A bowl of hot water will be provided to you for the cleaning up. You can then anticipate some healthy breakfast, which generally comprises of porridge, bread and eggs. Our professionally trained kitchen staffs exactly know what tickles your taste buds! Health and hygiene will also be given top priority. If you are really fussy about what you eat, you can always carry your preferred instant foods. After that energizing breakfast, we just carry our small kit bag (our porters haul the rest of the gears) and the trek commences between 7:30 to 8:00 a.m., which continues for about 3 hours before we halt for lunch. The lunch time is generally of an hour or so. Fresh food items will be bought on the way from the teahouses wherever available.  The post lunch trek usually lasts for about another 3 -4 hours and we arrive at our campsite by 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. The helpers will set up  the tent and then you will be provided hot water to freshen up. Dinner will be served by 6:30 to 7:00 p.m. and it is recommended that you turn in early for the night, so that you can have enough sleep.

On the peak climbing day, your schedule is slightly different. Your crew will wake up around 1 am to make the preparations. Breakfast and pack lunch are readied early.. You should also wake up by 3 am and get ready. After breakfast, you set on for the journey to the summit. On reaching the summit you can pause for some photography and then get back to the camp with contentment. Everything will seem so special to you today, be it a food or your mattress in the tent; because you are devilishly hungry and tired, aren't you?

 

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Starting Price: USD XXXX (On request) on twin sharing accommodation basis.

For other special requirements or bigger group deals, kindly mail us directly at: marketing@marrontreks.com

 

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on "BB/twin sharing" basis.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • Teahouse and tented accommodation on “full board” basis.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion), duffel bag, t-shirt and cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Remunerations to the trekking crew (trekking/climbing guide, porters, kitchen staff and helpers).
  • Group climbing equipments (climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer, camping tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments and utensils).
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees, TIMS fees and peak climbing royalties.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver, hotel, kitchen staffs, helpers and tea-house staffs etc. (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.).
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.).
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itinerary/161/chulu-west-peak-climbing-21-days.html#equipment-list).
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies like (but not limited to) natural calamities, accidents, illness, thefts, damages etc.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for an expedition is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for a climb in Nepal these has actually gotten a lot easier. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the expedition. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • Climbing Gears

Helmet

Ice-Hammer

Crampons

Rope

Snow-Bar

Mountaineering Boots

Ice-Axe

Ski goggles (optional)

Climbing helmet (optional)

 

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

                                                                                             

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

Departure Date

Marron Treks has calibrated fixed departure dates for all the Peak climbing packages. We operate group as well as individual/private treks. Please pick the most palpable date for you and book your trip now. If the dates below don’t fit your schedule, kindly contact us directly and let us know about your preference.





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