Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from Osho Vision Treks and Expedition. You will complete your custom formalities and then meet with our representative who will take you to the luxurious hotel. You will be briefly explained about the 21days Chulu West Peak Climbing Trek and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
We will take half day tour of Kathmandu and visit UNESCO enlisted sites of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will return back to hotel in the afternoon where you will be explained about the nature of trek and you will also be introduced with your team leader and other crew members.
Day03: Drive to Jagat (1100m) 9hrs
Leaving Kathmandu early in the morning, we will take 9hrs of drive. We will reach Besisahar which is the District Headquarter of Lamjung district. Leaving the main road at Besisahar, we will pursue the rough course to Jagat where we will stay overnight in local guesthouse.
Day04: Trek to Dharapani (1960m) 8hrs
We will enter Manang district on this day. We will cross the bridge and move in and out of Tal village which is the small settlement of multi ethnic people. Continuing our journey through the crop fields, we will reach Kodo Village which is the largest producer of millet (kodo) in Manang valley. We will reach Dharapani village and stay overnight.
Day05: Trek to Chame (2710m) 7hrs
Leaving Dharapani village behind, we will choose the escalating trail and proceed through dense pine woods with chances of Himalayan wildlife view. We will reach the top of ridge and enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna II Mountain, Annapurna IV Mountain and Lamjung Mountain before continuing our journey to Chame which is the District Headquarter of Manang.
Day06: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 6hrs
We will cross the pine thickets and move in and out of pretty little Buddhist villages of Taleku and Bhratang. We will pass through the trail decorated with mani walls and chortens and enjoy the sight of Annapurna II Mountain in its full glory. Crossing the river over wooden bridge, we will head towards Pisang village where we will stay overnight.
Day07: Trek to Manang (3500m) 7hrs
There are two alternative routes to reach Manang from Pisang. We will climb through Upper Pisang and pass Geru to reach Manang. This is the scenic route that offers striking views of Annapurna, Pisang and other mountains. Visit to Barge Monastery is the highlight of the trek on this day. Bagre Monastery is the largest Monastery of Manang district.
Day08: Rest Day in Manang
A day of rest is recommended at Manang since we will experience sharp increase in altitude after Manang. Upon your interest, we can either visit to Bhojo Gompa or Gangapurna Lake or we can explore the nearby Braga village.
Day09: Trek to Leder (4200m) 5hrs
After having early breakfast at Manang, we will take steep climb to reach Yakkharka which is the vast expanse of open land where Thar and yaks are seen grazing in the meadow full of lush green vegetation. Continuing further through the steep hill, we will reach Leder where we will stay overnight.
Day10: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp (4900m) 5hrs
Following the rocky trail, we will reach to the base of western Chulu peak. We will find the clear area in the rocky terrain and set our camp for the overnight stay. Chulu West Base Camp offers striking views of Annapurna Mountain.
Day11: Trek to Chulu West High Camp I (5100m) 5hrs
It is going to be the challenging day. We will pass through snowy slopes that offer clear views of Annapurna Mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Gangapurna Mountain, Lamjung Mountain and Manaslu Mountain. We will reach at the snowy area at 5100m altitude where we will set our first high camp.
Day12: Rest Day at Chulu West High Camp I
It is wise to take the day of rest in order to prepare us both mentally and physically before climbing Chulu West Peak. We will explore around Chulu West Base Camp and visit the glacier. Returning back, we will follow the instructions of our team leader and practice to climb Chulu West peak.
Day13: Trek to Chulu West High Camp II (5530m) 5hrs
We will climb the lateral moraines and reach second high camp of Chulu West Peak which will be located at 5530m altitude. Although Chulu West Peak can be climbed directly from High Camp I, breaking the tiring climb at Second High Camp of Chulu West Peak is recommended.
Day14: Reach to top of Chulu West (6419m) and return to High Camp I 10hrs
We will reach the utmost destination on 14th day as we will take the steep climb through tapered snowy ridges to the summit of Chulu West Peak. It is going to be the long and tiring experience but the journey will be rewarded with the views of Gangapurna, Annapurna, Manaslu and other Mountains. We will descend to Chulu West High Camp I on the same day.
Day15: Trek to Leder 6hrs
We will take the easy descend from Chulu West High Camp I and proceed through the trail with view of Annapurna and other Mountains at the backdrop to reach the pretty little settlement at Leder where we will stay overnight.
Day16: Spare Day
This is the contingency day included in Chulu West Peak Climbing itinerary so that our schedule will not get affected even if we are delayed in climbing Chulu West Peak due to unforeseen circumstances like unfavorable weather or bad health condition of our members of our team.
Day17: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m) 4hrs
We will lower down from Leder and take the moderate climb to reach the foothill of Thorongla Pass which is included in the world’s highest mountainous pass. We will stay overnight at the foothill of Thorongla Pass.
Day18: Climb Thorongla Pass (5416m) and trek to Jomsom (2715m) via Muktinath (3800m) 8hrs trek 2hrs drive
We need to trek early in the morning. After taking light breakfast, we will take difficult ascend to the top of Thorongla Pass. We will reach Muktinath and pay our respect before lowering down through the small village to Jomsom.
Day19: Jomsom Pokhara Flight 25min
We will take 25minutes of scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning as heavy wind blows during the afternoon. Jomsom Pokhara flight offers views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. We will spend the night in hotel in Pokhara.
Day20: Drive back to Kathmandu 5hrs
Five hours of ride through Prithvi Highway will take us to hotel in Kathmandu.
Finally an undeniable time to bid goodbye arrives. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.