Chulu West Peak Climbing is one of the fascinating Peak Climbing adventures in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Regarded as the physically demanding climbing peaks in Nepal, conquering the Chulu Peak summit is not everyone's cup of tea. To achieve the Chulu West Peak Summit, one should be physically fit and must have a strong willingness to conquer the peak.
With an elevation of 6419m, Chulu West Peak Climb offers the trekkers a wonderful opportunity to witness spectacular Annapurna ranges, Gangapurna, Dhauligiri, Chulu Peak, and several Tibetan Peaks. To make the climb more adventurous what serves the most is the combined Annapurna Circuit trail. Traversing the trek along the Marshyangdi River, the trail takes us to the beautiful Manang Valley before reaching the Chulu West Peak Summit.
Relishing the views from the Peak summit is undoubtedly a major attraction of this Chulu Peak Climb. But the attractions are not only limited to the mountain views. The overwhelming hospitality of the Manangese and Thakali people makes the journey more rewarding.
Further, the Braga Monastery and the holy Muktinath temple adds up the religious values to your Chulu West Peak Climb Journey. While mentioning all prime attractions how can we forget to add the Annapurna region's ecological aspects to the list?
From the arid landscape to the densely populated forests, this trip never fails to amaze you with its natural grandeur. Moreover, a trek along the deepest Kaligandaki gorge gives you the next level of happiness during the trek. Besides, a stroll around the major Pokhara and Kathmandu valleys contributes a lot to making your Nepal tour more reminiscing.
Conquered for the first time by the Japanese Expedition Team in the year 1952, Chulu West Peak consists of several other peaks in its vicinity. The other peaks are Chulu East Peak, Chulu Central peak, and so on. Chulu Central Peak is not a commercial climbing peak. Thus many climbers opt for the Chulu West Peak Climb. However, during the climb, many climbers get confused between Chulu West and Chulu Central Peak.
If you have the desire to conquer the climbing Peaks in Nepal, book our 18 Days Chulu Peak Climb Itinerary. If you have any problem with our rough itinerary plan, we, the team of Mission Himalaya Treks are always ready to customize the itinerary as per your plan.
How to get to the Chulu West Peak Summit?
Taking the roadway drive from Kathmandu up to the Besisahar, Jagat, Dharapani, or Chame, you can start your trek from any of these locations. Following the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail up to the Yak Kharka. Leaving the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail from Ledar, we will then divert our way towards the Chulu West Base Camp.
From the Base Camp, Chulu West High Camp is around 5 hours away. Following the rocky trails from the High Camp, you can use the climbing gears to conquer the Chulu West Peak Summit. After conquering the peak summit you can retrace the way back to Ledar. From Ledar, you have the option to either retrace the way back to the Besisahar or continue to trek on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail towards Muktinath through Thorong La Pass.
Proceeding the trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, you can then opt for the roadway or airway transport to reach Pokhara. From Pokhara, you again have the option to choose the roadway drive or flight to return to Kathmandu.
Chulu West Peak Climbing Difficulty:
Rated on the B grade by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Chulu West Peak climb demands a strong fitness level and good technical skills. Though it is possible to beat the Chulu West Peak without previous climbing training, having the previous climbing training and high pass trekking is highly preferable.
Having previous training and climbing experience boasts up your confidence level and makes your Chulu West Peak Climb easier. However, if you are the beginner one, you have to put on the extra effort.
The trek up to the Chulu West Peak High Camp is not much strenuous, but the route from High Camp to the Peak summit is a lot more daunting and challenging. In some conditions, the slopes here are vulnerable to avalanches, increasing the difficulty level of this trek. For a successful climb, you have to use the ropes.
Best Time to Climb Chulu West Peak Climb:
For experienced trekkers, Chulu West Peak Climb is doable all year round. However, if you want to enjoy the full of your journey, you have to trek the region choosing the best time. Wondering which is the best time for Chulu West Peak Climbing? Well, it all depends on what you call the best.
Normally Autumn and Spring season are best for the Chulu West Peak Climb. If you are a peace lover, with some warm gear you can conquer the Chulu West Peak Summit in winter.
As some part of the trek falls under the rain shadow region, summer trek is also possible for Chulu West Peak Climb. But you have to be very much careful during this season.
Required Permits for Chulu West Peak Climb:
Chulu West Peak Climbing demands a total of three permits. They are TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System) Card, Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) Entry Permit, and Chulu West Peak Climbing Permit.
To vanquish the Chulu West Peak Summit, you have to book the climbing package with the local travel agency in Nepal. You needn't have to take the stress of document formalities.
Your travel agency will prepare all the required documents. To acquire the permits all you have to do is just submit the below-mentioned documents to your travel company.
- Two Passport-sized Photographs
- Photocopy of your Passport
- Permit Fees
- Rough data about your trekking days in the trekking region