Join us in the once in a lifetime excursion to the Peak of Chulu West (6419 meters / 21,060 feet)! This package is truly an amazing combo package, as it combines the Annapurna Circuit Trek with an epic journey to Chulu West Peak. It is a famous journey into the heart of the Annapurna region (specifically Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
The peak was first summited in 1952 by a team of Japanese mountaineers. Summit Chulu West and become part of history! The ascent, though challenging, will give you the experience of a lifetime, a memory you will hold and cherish for a lifetime.
Before the actual climb, pass through the Marsyangdi River Valley and enjoy magnificent waterfalls, forests, and rivers. Then, enter Nepal’s precious Manang region, characterized by barren hills and high cliffs. Soon enough, we arrive to Chulu West Base Camp and High Camp where we take some time to acclimatize and prepare for the adrenaline-pumping ascent.
Before the sun comes up for the day, we are already awake and ready for the ascent. As the sun rises, the mind-blowing views are seen. Look down at the entire area we have trekked so far. Then, look up for our climb is not yet finished. At the summit, admire the expansive Tibetan Plateau and the Manang Valley beneath us.
Head back down to continue the rest of the Annapurna Circuit; still some of the best is yet to come. At the infamous Thorong La Pass (5416m), we see Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna I (8090m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tilicho (7134m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). It’s a most precious moment.
Muktinath is another breathtaking moment, where you watch lines of pilgrims taking their turn to bathe in the sacred waters of the temple. Continue to Jomsom and fly out to Pokhara. What an adventure the Chulu West Peak Climbing package is! Something you will never forget.
We have a team of highly experienced guides that do their best to ensure your safety and minimize possible risks in the climb. Also, the itinerary has been designed by expert climbers in order to allow for proper acclimatization – as altitude sickness is the biggest danger on the climb.
NOTE: If you have enough time, we can drive from Jomsom to Tatopani (hot spring), then trek from Tatopani – Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Ghorepani – Tadapani – Ghandruk and then drive to Pokhara. Also, there is the option of first summiting Chulu West Peak, and trekking to Tilicho Lake (opposite direction of itinerary), so you have some options.
Climbing is possible all throughout the year. Though the trek is available anytime, certain seasons provide the best weather. In the springtime (March to May), the flowers are blooming and scenery is lush. During autumn (September to November), skies are clearest and mountain views are best. Summer (rainy season) and winter do not provide the best trekking conditions, but on the other hand, you can enjoy more solitude on the trail. If you have any questions, please contact us!
Ngima and his crew did an amazing job helping us with our trip to climb and ski some peaks near Annapurna. On our 4 week trip we ate well, got to mingle with the locals, climb, ski and enjoy the beauty of Nepal. Nobody got sick or hurt and I returned home with a new lifelong friend in Ngima. Professional and Highly recommended !