Chulu West Peak Climbing - 21 Days

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Group size: 2-12 people Max-Altitude: 6,419m/21,055ft
Destination: Nepal Fitness Level: 3C
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: All meals during trekking and climbing. Breakfasts in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teahouses during the trek and tents while camping

Trip Introduction

Climb the Chulu West Peak (6419m/21,055ft) and make the dream of peak climbing in one of world's most beautiful regions (the Annapurnas) come true. There are two Chulu Peaks, East and West. This package is for the Chulu West Peak Climbing. Standing at a height of 6419m, the Chulu West Peak offers an interesting peak climbing opportunity for those looking for an adventure in the Annapurna Region.

Some consider the Chulu West Peak to be one of the best peaks in the Annapurna region. While climbing the peak, we will also be able to enjoy magnificient views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and other Himalaya peaks. However, climbing the Chulu West Peak requires a good physical condition and a high degree of stamina.

After initial preparations and sightseeing in Kathmandu, we drive to Khudi from where we begin our trek. The trail leads slowly to the Manang Valley, one of the highest valleys of the world. We set up two camps above the Base Camp.After summitting the Chulu West, we return via the Thorong-La Pass and Muktinath to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we fly to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

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 Himalayan Glacier. After completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), we pick up our luggage and look for our representative with Himalayan Glacier Trekking display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to our hotel in kathmandu. After check in, we can either take a rest or hang around in the city or visit Himalayan Glacier's office site. It all depends upon our interests and condition. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner where you will experience excellent Nepalese cuisine which will also introduce you to the country's food culture.
Included meals:D
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. At the noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Included meals:B
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syange/Jagat [1100m/3608 ft]: 8 - 10 hrs
We have to begin very early today as we need to go a long drive to reach at our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 8-10 hours' drive we reach Syange or Jagat (as per situation) via Besishahar. Enroute, we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. However, the condition of road is not equally fine in all portion of our drive today. The road up to Besishahar is coal-tarred road, whereas after Besishahar the road is dusty and coarse though we can easily overlook it as we watch the outstanding sceneries through the windowpane. Overnight stay at Syange or Jagat Guesthouse.
Included meals:BLD
Day 04: Trek Syange/Jagat to Dharapani [1,960m/6,430ft]: 7 - 8 hrs
Upon our breakfast, we start our journey today in a relax way. We enter Manang district after crossing a large bridge near Tal. The trail continues through barley, rice, potato fields and pine forests. After passing the village of Kodo we will be at Dharapani, one of the big villages in the Manang valley. Overnight at Dharapani.
Included meals:BLD
Day 05: Dharapani-Chame [2,710m/8,891ft]: 6 - 7 hrs
Today, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides on route on the west. On the way to Chame, we encounter with the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). Small hot springs add relief on our long day hard trek. Chame is the administrative centre of the Manang District.
Included meals:BLD
Day 06: 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. Overnight at Lower Pisang.
Included meals:BLD
Day 07: 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. Overnight in Manang.
Included meals:BLD
Day 08: 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. Overnight at Manang.
Included meals:BLD
Day 09: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 10: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 11: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at Camp I
Today will be the rest and acclimatization day at Camp I. While we rest at camp I, the climbing leaders and other staffs make way to Camp II and supply the equipments for the camp. Later, they return back to Camp I. We may rest and if interested walk around Camp I.
Included meals:BLD
Day 13: 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 Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.
Included meals:BLD
Day 14: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 15: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 16: Contingency 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 17: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 18: 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.
Included meals:BLD
Day 19: 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, our guide will escort us to the lakeside hotel. We utilize the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While walking along the bank of Fewa Lake one of the biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hours' walk to the World Peace Pagoda. At the evening, we engageg on exploring around the lakeside.
Included meals:B
Day 20: 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.
Included meals:BD
Day 21: Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Himalayan Glacier escorts us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Himalayan Glacier will escort us to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country like Nepal.
Included meals:B

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Included in the Cost

Himalayan Glacier Trekking has a philosophy with trip inclusions: as much as possible expenses is included so that Visitors know the total cost of the adventure trip up front
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with temple/monuments entrance fee
  • Kathmandu Besishahar -Syange transport in private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport in tourist bus
  • Three nights in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouses/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles (except Muktinath to Jomsom transport in local bus)
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Chulu West climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part -very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

The Climbing Group

For this trek, there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). Other helpers will be served as per necessity depending upon the group size. This arrangement ensures that anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run this trip for at least a group of two to maximum of twelve people only, as Himalayan Glacier has found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if we would like to make a group booking for more than twelve visitors together, Himalayan Glacier can arrange this too.

Travel Insurance

It is a condition upon joining any of Himalayan Glacier's trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don't arrange or sell insurance.

Accommodations

Accommodations are included in the trip cost.  We will be staying at Hotel Moonlight in Kathmandu, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara, teahouses during the trek and tents while climbing. We will be spending 3 nights in Kathmandu,1 night in Pokhara, 13/14 nights in teahouses and 5/6 nights in two-men camping tent. Only few guesthouses have attached bathrooms. Guesthouses or lodges in most of the places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. To sleep in tent, 4 seasons sleeping bag and foam mattress will be served. Himalayan Glacier maintains standard comfort in every matter based on the enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. In climbing section, toilet facilities will be provided with necessary natural preservation. If we are a solo traveler, we will share a room or tent with someone else of same sex of our group. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 350. However, it is better to understand the fact that there are several places that do not allow single room accommodation. On paying single supplement, we will get single room in Kathmandu but sometimes it is not feasible in mountains during the trek. However, Himalayan Glacier tries its best to provide single rooms in all places as much as possible.

Meals

During our Chulu West Peak expedition, we can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of a day will be served from the tea house or lodge menu where we spent night. Lunch will be served on the way to destination, dinner and breakfast in the tea house or lodge where we spend the night. During climbing session, a freshly cooked hygienic food or a packed food (as per condition) will be served. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes our Chulu West Peak Climbing trip successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and climb leader and the crew members who have ability of operating our days in the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Himalayan Glacier's trekking or climbing leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Himalayan Glacier employs Nepalese staffs who have adequate knowledgeable about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking or climbing leaders of Himalayan Glacier are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues, biodiversity and environmental issues, and English language issues during the trek. :
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Government's Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Center of Nepal.
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet - TAAN (Trekking Agents Association Of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP
  • Conservation and Biodiversity - KEEP
  • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering - Nepal Mountaineering Association
Our Trekking and climbing Leadersobviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate. But it is better to consider English language is not Nepalese's mother toounge. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand. They practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Porter Care:

Though often overlooked, it is no exaggeration to say the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journeying to these remote areas possible. So it is very unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, Himalayan Glacier is firmly committed to porter rights. Himalayan Glacier ensures all our porters are well treated, well paid. We further provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters at company's expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. Himalayan Glacier supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions. (International Porters Progress Group)

Responsible Tourism Practice:

Himalayan Region of Nepal is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of right to appreciate it as we do. So, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Since, Himalayan Glacier employs a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment read more...

Acclimatization

Himalayan Glacier's Chulu West Peak climbing itinerary is planned with high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to death. The higher the altitude the lesser will be the oxygen in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Since, our body needs many days to adapt the less-oxygen environment. Our itineraries generally allow sufficient time to acclimatize. So, for a safe trek it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. Himalayan Glacier advises especially the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff. Himalayan Glacier's itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Chulu West is not a technical peak but we need good stamina for a long day effort while climbing it. We can climb Chulu West peak without any previous climbing experience and skills of using climbing equipments. But knowledge on using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because a pre-ice climbing training will be provided to us in Base Camp to make us skillful on using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons. The climbing usually requires normally 5-6 hours of walking everyday and some days even 8-10 hours- such as in summitting day. Himalayan Glacier suggests us to get prepared with about 12 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday before 3 months of our Chulu West Peak trip because on choosing Chulu West Peak climbing trip, we are considering to walk in high altitude and remote area for many days. To join the trip with a good chance of success, we must have lots of willpower, ability to tolerate harsh conditions, reasonable fitness and stamina with sound health. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Himalayan Glacier at the time of booking.

Best Time to Travel

The best seasons for Chulu West Peak Climbing are Spring(Mid March to May) and Autumn (mid September to November).

Equipments & Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for trekking and peak climbing. Also, please understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Himalayan Glacier inclusive in the service. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter, but you are required to carry a daypack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items
  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)
Personal Climbing Gears:
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape slings (2)
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/eight figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet
Group Climbing Gears:
  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice hammer*
  • Ice screw*
Head
  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Upper Body
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
Hands
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
 Lower Body
  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
Feet
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters
Sleeping
  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag *
  • Daypack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Medical
  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Practical Items
  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • Large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
Toiletries
  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510-55684

Source:www.himalayanglacier.com