Mt. Chulu west 6250m was first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge. The peak of Chulu East, together with Chulu West, forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, which in turn is included in the Larger Damodar Himal. It is as little expedition as it is far way from the mail Annapurna trail and needs few days camping organize. Walk north to the small valley of Manang and further north-west ridge just going beyond the hut following the yak pastures and walk up a ridge which leads into a hidden valley where the base camp is set. From here climb through the rocks and some snow then set the high camp at an altitude of 5,100m. approx. Then climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west until getting the snow plateau and further continue up the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit providing a excellent panoramic mountain views of surroundings.
Day 01: Kathmandu – Besisahar 829m. 6-7 hrs. drive.
Day 02: Besi Sahar – Ngadi 980m. 6-7hrs. trek.
Day 03: Nyagdi –Jagat 1340m. 5-6hrs. trek.
Day 04: Jagat –Dharapani 1960m. 6-7hrs. trek.
Day 05: Dharapani -Chame 2710m. 6-7hrs. trek.
Day 06: Chame - Pisang Village 3230m.5-6hrs. trek.
Day 07: Pisang – Manang 3530m.5-6hrs. trek.
Day 08: Manang - Rest day for acclimatization.
Day 09: Manang – Chulu west Base Camp 4000m. 6-7 hrs. trek.
Day 10: Chulu west high camp 4900m. 5-6hrs. climb.
Day 11: High camp - Summit 6419m. and back Base Camp 7-8 hrs. climb.
Day 12: Base Camp – Thorong Base Camp 4430m. 6-6 hrs. trek.
Day 13: Base Camp – Cross Thorong - La Pass 5416m. – Muktinath 3800m. 7-8 hrs. trek.
Day 14: Rest day to explore around.
Day 15: Muktinath - Jomsom 2800m. 6-7 hrs. trek.
Day 16: Jomsom – Kalopani 2530m. 6-7 hrs. trek.
Day 17: Kalopani – Tatopani 1189m. 6-7 hrs. trek.
Day 18: Tatopani – Ghorepani 2750m. 6-7 hrs. trek.
Day 19: Ghorepani – Tirkhedunga 1190m. 5-6 hrs. trek.
Day 20: Tirkhedunga – Nayapul 2-3hrs. trek and drive to Pokhara 900m. 1 hour.
Day 21: Pokhara - Kathmandu 6-7 hrs. drive.
- We try to make free of tension our clients from arranging the necessary things and include as much as possible while in Nepal and let you just to enjoy the holiday.
- Airport transfers.
- 2-3 star category hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- Domestic flight, airport taxes.
- Guided city tour by private vehicles and entrance fees.
- Best available hotel/tent camp and all meals during the trek/climb.
- Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & group mountaineering gears.
- First Aid and Eco trained English speaking trek leader/guide and sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.
- All necessary paper works, peak and entrance permits and other logistics work.
- Travel & Rescue arrangements support.
- Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures at an extra cost if required.
- All government and local taxes.
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
- Staffs insurance and other facilities.
- Welcome or farewell dinner.
- Entry visa fees and International airfare.
- Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal mountaineering gears and other equipment.
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters.
- Travel/medical and rescue insurance.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
- Tips for guide and other staffs.
Down sleeping bag, down jacket/trouser
Climbing boot double best company
Ice-axe with ice hammer, crampons
Harness, get up, snow glass, slings
Main rope, Ice crew, sable small, mattress,
Carabiners, helmet, pulleys and ascenders
Wind proof jacket & trouser, water bottle
Down and wind proof trouser, nuts, camp device
Woolen glove, wind mask, Shocks, medicine, eight finger, knife
Fixed rope, main rope, medicine
Oxygen, mask and regulator
Climbing tents, food, fuel, light
Trip Essential Information
Introduction and trip briefing:
On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip leader and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
Meals during Chulu West peak climbing:
Hygienic and freshly cook meals on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections. We provide high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety meals three times in a day. Dishes we prepare are normally Nepali, Tibetan/Sherpa, Indian, Continental and Italian.
Things to know:
Our first concern is your safety while traveling with Holiday Mountain Treks. Please be informed that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made for a safely completion of the planned itinerary, however as this is adventure travel into the remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Other factor like weather conditions, the health of member can be the reason to changes the itinerary. In such a case, please be prepared to be flexible. Your trek guide will accompany you on all scheduled activities and you will have free time to pursue your own interests too. Your trek guide will assist you with information about your options but please be informed that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary.
We suggest and t is a condition of travelling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trekking/climbing guide and other staffs. Our staffs are organized and professional. Trekking/climbing guide will be fully trained of the following course who will assist you in your summit attempt. Trekking guide training from Nepal government's ministry of tourism & civil aviation department of hotel management & tourism training centre of Nepal.
Intensive wilderness first aid from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project
Eco trekking workshop & adventure meet from Trekking Agenci’s Association of Nepal
English language, conservation & biodiversity from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project.
Rock & ice climbing & mountaineering training from Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal and well experience on mountaineering.
Good care of porters:
Believing that the porters are important and impossible to complete the trip. We do not allow porters to carry exceeding 20 kgs in tea-house and 30kgs weight in camping trek. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on it's operation. We provide good health insurance, good equipments, working training and of course good pay with lots of encouragements. We are working with porters progress of Nepal and other organizations concerning about the porters.
Responsible tourism concept:
Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.
A successful trek/climb requirement:
As other adventure trip, Pisang peak trek/climb also requires previous experience of trekking and ice/rock climb, sound health & fitness, experience for using Ice axe and crampons, ascending/descending. Of course there will be some Ice climbing course at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and other essential gears. Pisang peak climb usually require maximum 10hrs of walking and average 4-8 hrs in a day; You should be prepared 7-10 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday at least 2 months before your trip starts. With lot of willpower, strong determination, reasonable fitness in health and hiking experience make surer of your successful trip. However medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility so we suggest you to consult your doctor for medical requirements. To ensure for a safety and successful trek; we will provide one trek leader, one assistance leader on every group trek so that if in case one get sick, it would not be canceled the trek and run as plan as in itinerary.
A day on the trek:
Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will then offer tea or coffee some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali. Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.
We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, tourist buses to Besisahar and from Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara flight fares.