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Facts of the trip

Trip Code: BTP-06
Trip Duration: 18 days
Max. Altitude: 6420m
Grade: Strenuous
Program Type: Peak Climbing
Trek Start Point: Bensisahar
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Accommodation: Teahouse / Camping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Flight/Land
Transportation: Car / Bus / Flight
Minimum Pax: 2+
Best season: March - June / September-November

Chulu west Peak is situated to the north of the Annapurna range, and is an ideal summit for those wanting to extend their climbing experience beyond the trekking peaks of the Everest region. It is a prominent peak in the Manang Himal range, rising majestically from the semi-arid flatlands of the Manang valley, in the mid northwest region of Nepal. At 6410m Chulu West is the highest peak in the Manang Himal range and is also considered on of the most beautiful. It is also and ideal peak on which to develop expeditionary style experience, as members will play an active role in establishing intermediary camps on the mountain.

This trek is strenuous therefore a high level of physical fitness is essential. A strong sense of adventure, and the willingness to walk 8 to 9 hours a day, often at high altitude is strongly recommended. A basic knowledge of mountain climbing is an advantage, although our experienced Sherpa guides will guide and accompany you to the top.


Guide line itinerary
Day 01: International Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: Drive to-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Day 04: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 05: Upper Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 06: Manang: Rest
Day 07: Manang to Leder [4200m/13,776ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 08: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 09: Chulu West base camp to camp I [5100m/16,728ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 10: Camp I to Camp II [5,530m/18,143ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Day 11: Summit Chulu West [6419m/21,055ft] and back to Camp I: 9 – 10 hrs
Day 12: Camp I to Leder: 5 – 6 hrs
Day 13: Extra Day
Day 14: Leder to Thorong Phedi [4450m/14,596ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Day 15: Thorong Phedi – Thorong Pass [5416m/17,765ft] – Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]-Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7 – 8 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 18: Final Departure

Day 01: International Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Blue Horizon trek Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. Blue Horizon trek brief entire trip
Day 03: Drive to-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 7 – 8 hrs
Today we have to ready after breakfast long drive along gravel road to Chame over night at hotel.
Day 04: Chame- Pisang [3,300m/10824ft]: 5 – 6 hrs
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang.
Day 05: Upper Pisang-Manang [3,500m/11,482ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
There are two routes that we can follow today. If taken upper route (Himalayan Glacier recommends), i.e., the route through Upper Pisang via Geru, the sceneries will be outstanding. We feel like we are horizontally in front of the majestic peaks. The panoramic views of the mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and several others will definitely allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today onwards. The cold and dry climate create a much harsher environment. We pay our memorable visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang.
Day 06: Manang: Rest
Today is the scheduled acclimatization day. It is not recommended to stay idle but a short walk to higher altitude will be better to get acclimatized with the altitude. Manang is a good place to do that as the next two days will be very challenging and tiring trek for us with rapid gain in altitude. We should never be confident with the altitude and always be cautious. Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake is worth visiting sites from acclimatization point of view. We make an easy excursion to a little distance away to a village called Vraga, a small old village with a monastery. At this juncture, we also make our short visit to the Himalayan Rescue Association where we can get some ideas about Mountain Sickness
Day 07: Manang to Leder [4200m/13,776ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
From Manang, we continue through alpine landscapes with high altitude vegetation and forests. A gradual ascent takes us to Yak Kharka and then to our today’s camp. Our today’s camp area is most used as the alpine pasture by the local people.
Day 08: Leder to Chulu West Base Camp [4900m/16,072ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Today, we continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. From the Base Camp, we can enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalayas. We may also like to discover the surrounding areas. At this point, we will set up our camp for overnight stay.
Day 09: Chulu West base camp to camp I [5100m/16,728ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
From the Chulu Base Camp, we continue hiking towards Camp I. The route is not that technical. But it would be better to remember that we are climbing on high altitudes. At this juncture we relish the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal.
Day 10: Camp I to Camp II [5,530m/18,143ft]: 4 – 5 hrs
Today, we leave camp I and continue climbing the rock band to Camp II. The route is not that technical but we may have to use ropes, crampon, and ice-axe. We set up Camp II at 5,530m /18,143ft. Some visitors also attempt the summit directly from Camp I. However, since the climb is relatively straightforward from the Camp II until the summit, we make an overnight stay at
Day 11: Summit Chulu West [6419m/21,055ft] and back to Camp I: 9 – 10 hrs
It is our summit day, and it is going to be long day. Therefore, we would wake up much earlier today. Each moment we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After summiting, we return back to Camp I.
Day 12: Camp I to Leder: 5 – 6 hrs
From Camp I, our return path descends all the way to Leder. While descending, we enjoy the panoramic views of the Annapurnas and other peaks. We make our overnight stay at Leder and celebrate the summiting of Chulu West Peak.
Day 13: Extra Day
There is no such guarantee that we can get quite a favorable weather on our planned day for the summit. So this day is used as a contingency in case if we are unable to summit the Chulu West Peak on the scheduled date due to bad weather condition or some other reasons. Sometimes somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent. Since. the day can be used in that condition too. If the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day.
Day 14: Leder to Thorong Phedi [4450m/14,596ft]: 3 – 4 hrs
Today, we clean up the base camp and head for Thorong Phedi. It is going to be mostly an easy way walk downhill. However, we do not forget that we are still in high altitude area.
Day 15: Thorong Phedi – Thorong Pass [5416m/17,765ft] – Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft]-Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 7 – 8 hrs trek and 2 hrs drive
At the beginning, we cross the famous high pass of Thorong La today. An early start is important to complete the mission. We reach Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhist after crossing the pass. Muktinath hosts a Vishnu temple and a monastery nearby demonstrating the religions harmony in Nepal. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra” or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. We enjoy the tremendous stunning views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom on a local bus.
Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Upon the completion of morning breakfast, we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, transfer to hotel
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs
Today upon our breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will be better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. We can spend the evening either leisurely or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. Finally, we celebrate dinner together with Himalayan Glacier’s trekking staff.
Day 18: Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Blue Horizon trek escorts us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

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Your Program Duration = 18 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

 Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plane
 2 night hotel in Kathmandu.
 1 night hotel in Pokhara
 Drive to Chame by private jeep
 Teahouse accommodation during the trek
 Tented accommodation during the climbing period
 All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climbing
 Farewell dinners
 All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
 Domestic flights jomsom to Pokhara
 English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide
 Experience summiteers climbing Guide
 Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter only Cary 25 Kg)
 Nepal trekking Staff salary, equipment, transportation
 food and accommodation for trekking stuff
 Insurance for Nepali trekking stuff
 Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
 Blue Horizon trek and expedition trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt
 Trekking map
 Garbage deposit
 All necessary paper work
 Annapurna conservation fee, TIMS card
 Chulu west Peak climbing permit
 Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
 Medical kit (carried by your guide)
 All government and local taxes

Cost Exclude

 International flight & departure tax
 Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu.
 Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire).
 Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance.
 Emergency evocation
 Any kind of bar bill hot shower, telephone, internet and alcoholic drink
 Hotel in Kathmandu early arrival and late departure

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