Cholu West Peak Climb – 21 Days
Cholatse West is a mountain peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet). It is a challenging and technical climb that requires advanced mountaineering skills and experience. The climb to Cholatse West typically takes around 20-25 days, including acclimatization and...
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Cholatse West is a mountain peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet). It is a challenging and technical climb that requires advanced mountaineering skills and experience.
The climb to Cholatse West typically takes around 20-25 days, including acclimatization and preparation time. Climbers will trek through picturesque valleys, dense forests, and traditional Sherpa villages before reaching the mountain’s base camp.
The climb itself is highly technical, with steep rock faces, icy terrain, and challenging routes, making it suitable for experienced climbers who have prior mountaineering experience and excellent physical fitness levels.
Despite the challenges, Cholatse West climbing is a rewarding experience, offering breathtaking views of the stunning Himalayan range and the opportunity to push oneself to the limit in a remote and awe-inspiring environment.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, we will arrange for activities for the day. In the evening, you will enjoy the welcome dinner alongside a lovely cultural performance program. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and start a day with full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old palace square. Next we will proceed to Swayambhunath temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Shrines .We will then processed to Visit Pashupatinath- the holiest Hindu temple and Boudhanath- one of the biggest and holiest stupa. After spending the early hours we’ll move towards Bhaktapur and Patan where you can explore living museum and palaces. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Drive to Ngadi via Besisahar (823 m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to Ngadi via Besisahar. We will continue through the busy Bazaar of Besisahar. On reaching Khudi the drive leads to a short climb above the village and arrive at Bhulbule. You can see amazing waterfall on the way. After half an hour we will reach Ngadi. We will be staying at Ngadi.
Trek to Jagat (1100 m)
On this day, we will walk from Ngadi for an hour via suspension bridge. We will then walk for a short while and reach Bhaudanda. We will continue a syange village and on the way you can see a great view of the waterfalls on the other side of Marsyangdi river. We will then reach Jagat. We will be staying at Jagat.
Trek to Dharapani (1960 m)
We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. We will walk through gentle path to a wooden bridge to the west side of Marshyangdi River and after few hours we wil reach Dharapani- located at the tributary Dudh Khola that joins Marshyangdi. We will be staying at Dharapani.
Trek to Chame (2670 m)
We will step towards Chame through Buddhist village of Bagarchap. We will then continue our trail to the river Marshyangdi passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto and after a half an hour of easy walk we will reach the village of Chame. We will be staying at Chame.
Trek to Pisang (3150 m)
We will passes through small villages and bridge and after crossing bridge we will step to top ridge of Pisang village through open valley with some pasture and forest where you can see great views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II and Chulu peak. After 6 hours walk we will reach Pisang. We will be staying at Pisang.
Upper Pisang to Manang (3500 m)
Today there are two routes. One is Upper route and another one is the route through Upper pisang via Geru. On the way you can see beautiful views of Mountains like Annapurna, Pisang peak etc. You can also visit to Barge Monastery- the largest in the Manang district. We will be staying at Manang.
Manang – Acclimatization day
We will rest today in Manang. We will be staying at Manang.
Manang to Yak Kharka (4020 m)
The trail continues to a slow climb up for an hour, after the last village of Manang, on the track you will see the inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tilicho and the close up view of Chuli mid and west and trail continues to small settlements of Yak-Kharka. We will be staying at Yak Kharka.
Yak Kharka to Chulu West Peak
We will trek towards Chulu west base camp. It will take about 4 to 5 hours. While climbing the peak, we will also be able to enjoy magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalaya peaks. We will the reach Chulu west peak. We will be staying at Chulu west peak.
Chulu West Base Camp to camp (5100 m/ 16728 ft)
Today we continue towards camp I. On the way you can see Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal. We will be staying at Camp.
Camp I – Acclimatization day
Today we will rest at Camp I. We will be staying at Camp-1
Camp I to Camp II (5530 m/ 18143 ft)
Today we will trek towards Camp II from Camp I until the Summit. We will be staying at Camp II for rest and acclimatization.
Summit Chulu West (6419 m/ 21055 ft) and back to Camp I
Today early in the morning after breakfast, we will head towards ice high altitude trail. On the way you can see panoramic view of Himalayas. After summiting we return back to Camp I. We will be staying at Camp-1
Trek to Thorung Phedi (5416 m/ 17765 ft)
Today we will continue towards the Thorung phedi, heading north west passing through a small place of Leder with close up views of Chulu west, the walk follows with a gentle climb for an hour, then descending to Jarsang khola, walking on this gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb of 30 minutes brings us to Thorang phedi.. We will be staying at Thorung phedi.
Trek to Muktinath( 3800 m) via Thorong La ( 5416 m)
Early in the morning with magnificent views of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. The trail from Phedi follows on the winding scree, gravel path the walk in the beginning can be quite strenuous on the steep zig-zag path for an hour, on reaching the top of the pass on this winding uphill trail at the height of 5,416 meter at Thorang-la, from where one can get an impressive view of the stunning high Himalayan scenery. From here we reach village Muktinath and after a short break here continue on the gradual trail for another hour to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places. We will be staying at Muktinath.
Trek to Jomsom (2730 m)
The walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. We will be staying at Jomsom.
Fly to Pokhara (860 m)
Today we will drive to Pokhara. We will reach late afternoon. Upon arrival in Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. We will be staying at Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can go for shopping or visit near Thamel area. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, our representative from Mountain leaders will transfer you to the airport from where you will fly towards your next destination.