Trekking classic route of Annapurna region provides you a great opportunity to explore panoramic views of many stunning Himalayas like: Dhaulagiri (8167m\26795 ft.), Nilgiri(2637m\8652 ft.), Annapurna(8091m\26545 ft.), Manaslu (8163m\26781 ft.) etc. One of the technical and challenging climbing’s that requires much experience and health fitness, Chulu West Peak Climbing also provides you a chance to observe local culture of Rai, Gurung, Magar, Limbu people following their own traditions, beliefs, languages, customs and rituals.
Chulu West Peak (6419m\21059 ft.), one of the popular trekking in the peak of Annapurna region, situated in little valley to the north of Manang . As Chulu is most challenging and technical one, it is best for adventures souls. Previous experience is not that much needed but health fitness should be strong for climbing. The trek provides you the panaromic views of many mountains like: Dhaulagiri(8167m\26795 ft.), Nilgiri(2637m\8652 ft.), Annapurna(8091m\26545 ft.), Manaslu (8163m\26781 ft.)and many others. Our trek starts from Besisahar. The trek offers you a great opportunity to explore the cultural values of local Mongolian people along with marvelous scenery of wildlife vegetation. Here you can observe the living style, traditions and culture of Rai, Magar and Gurung people.
However, Climbing is straight forward and should be familiar with use of your tools: crampons, harness, and ice-axe, tying notes and handling climbing ropes. The trek is very best for the people searching for adventures moments in their life. Our journey begins from Kathmandu then drive to Khudi. From Khudi we begin trekking, slowly we head toward Manang Valley. In set two camos above the Base camp. Then we summit Chulu West, after the successful summit we return to Jomsom through Thorong-La Pass and Muktinath. The whole trip is physically demanding and guarantees you thrilling trekking and climbing adventure of a lifetime. Here climbing in Chulu West Peak provides you unbelievable and unforgettable adventures moments with beautiful natural and warm cultural sites.
Welcome to Kathmandu; our Sunrise Adventure Trek representative pick-up you in the airport & transfer to hotel and a short brief of coming journey on your behalf. You can meet your guide and a short meeting in the evening is held to get to know each other and discuss about the trip.
We start our day off with sightseeing around Kathmandu along with the preparation for climbing. Sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square. For safe & smooth climbing experience, we pack all the necessary gears and equipment after the approval of licensed climbing guides
After breakfast, we drive to Syange on the way enjoy beautiful view of the different flora and fauna, river, country side and we also get glimpses of Himalayas. Syange is pretty modernized than upcoming villages and we sleep in nice lodge/hotels. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
After the refreshing journey, we now head toward Dharapani; following the path of Syange (1136m.). From here, we start our first trek with beautiful sceneries around us. The trek is long and a great warm up for upcoming adventure. Along the trek you can greet villagers and see different captivating landscape. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Giving continuity to trekking, we trek to Chame- a district headquarters of Manang District. We start by walking through the pine forest with Tibetan influenced village along the way. And then we pass through Barchap which leads us to Danaque and to the alpine region that passes through farm, orchards and beautiful pine forest. After walking further through villages we arrive Chame. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Following the trail, we walk along the river through the pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till we reach orchard village. From there we cross a bridge and climb through pine forest. And after several hour of walk we reach Pisang village. Pisang village is famous for its offering of Pisang and Chulu peak. Again, we walk for about 2 hours and arrive at upper Pisang. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Hiking down to Pisang village, we start to trek toward Manang valley. From there we climb for half an hour and reach top of the ridge. From the ridge we get the best view of Manang Valley and many mountains like Gangapuprna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and Chulu east also. We trek further to reach Humde and then to Braga village from where we trek until we reach Manang. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Manang is a touristic area and consists of about 500 flat-roofed houses. And it is very famous for giving spectacular views of Annapurna Ii, Annapurna III, Gangapurna to the South - Tilicho and Grand Barrier to the west – Chulu West and Chulu East to the North. We explore and take rest for a day at Manang Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
We continue all the way to Leder from Manang. The trek passes through alpine landscape with high altitude vegetation and forests. We then pass along Yak Kharka to reach our camp. The camp used by locals as alpine pasture. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Our journey for today reaches West Base Camp of Chulu. The trail offers great views of Annapurna Himalayas. The best part is the surrounding you pass today. We set up our camp at the base because settlement in this part is very rare. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
The hike to Camp I is not technical, but we should be careful because of the High Altitude. The trail is amazing, offering quite a view of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Mountains with Manaslu, Gangapurna & Lanjung Himal supporting the glorification of other mountains. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Proper acclimatization is necessary for efficient and easy climbing. While we take rest at Camp I, the climbing leaders and guides heads to Camp II to supply the necessary equipments. You can rest or take walk around the camp. It is best to stay active throughout the day because experts believe staying idle is not good for health. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Our climb to Camp II make use of equipments like ropes, crampon, ice-axe, etc thought the climb itself is considered technically quite easy. Climbers tend to make summit directly from Camp I but we take rest in Camp II for proper acclimatization and avoid any contingencies. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Our today’s ultimatum is to summit Chulu West. It takes around 9 – 10 hours, so it is going to be a long day ascent. We wake up early today and start to summit. Each moment we have to push ourselves harder through the icy high-altitude trail. But you should remember, the beyond the mesmerizing horizon, magnificent Himalaya views awaits and your hard work pays off. After the summit, we return back to Camp I. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
From Camp I, we hike all the way to Leder & the panoramic views of Annapurna peak and many other Himalayas surround us. Reaching Leder, we celebrate our summit of the Chulu West Peak. This route is pretty relaxing and we feel more encourages because of the successful summit. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
Nature is unpredictable and sometimes weather may betray us. Therefore we keep one day aside filling any kind of misfortunes. For example; some team member may get altitude sickness and we use spare day to get him better with the high altitude. But if the trip goes smoothly, we do not need this spare day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
We have to clean up the camp and head to Thorang Phedi. Today’s chore is to walk downhill which is relatively easy but we should not forget that we are still in High-altitude area. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
From Thorang Phedi, we finally will be heading to the world’s highest pass, Thorang La Pass (5416m). From this elevated venue you are guaranteed to witness some magnificent views of Dhaulagiri ranges. And then trail ascends towards Chabarbu making our way to Muktinath in the evening. Muktinath is famous for shrines worshipped both by Hindus and Buddhists. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.
From Jomsom we take flight to Pokhara. Time here in Pokhara can be spent relaxing or going up for adventure. Pokhara is the second best touristic hub in Nepal and center of various kind of adventure. You can also visit the heritages and do fun adventures whilst your stay in here. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.
For the return trip two options are available, you can either take easy 25 minute flight to Kathmandu or take longer 7 hours of scenic drive to Kathmandu, the choice is yours. Both the means are great with beautiful mountain views during flight and fascinating views of landscapes in drive Meals included: Breakfast and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the dinner and culutural program provided by the country.
Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses
- All camping equipment in Base camp
- Flight Ticket from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for member and Staff
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Climbing permit for Mera peak
- Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
- Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
- Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
- Nepal Social Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )
We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.