Chulu West Peak Climbing

Trip Details
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate

Chulu West and Chulu Central are best accessed from a base camp situated in a small valley north of Manang off the main trail to the Thorong La. Some of the best views of these peaks can be had from that pass. When climbing these peaks, be prepared for steep scree to col a 4,900 m. North of the col ascend snow slopes for 200 meters to a rock band at 5,100 m. Climb this difficult rock band to 5,450 m., cross onto a snow plateau at 5,530m. and follow the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit (Chulu West).

Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal 's most famous Around the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel 1350m.
  • Day 02: Prepared permit for Chulu West & briefing
  • Day 03: Kathmandu. Drive to besi Sahar 823m.
  • Day 04: Besi Sahar - Nyagdi
  • Day 05: Nyagdi -Jagat
  • Day 06: Jagat -Dharapani
  • Day 07: Dharapani -Chame 2713m.
  • Day 08: Chame -Pisang Village 3185m.
  • Day 09: Pisang – Manang 3350m.
  • Day 10: Manang - rest for acclimatize
  • Day 11: Manang – Chulu west Base Camp 4000m.
  • Day 12: Chulu west high camp 5000m. Aprox.
  • Day 13: High camp - Summit 6419m. and back BC
  • Day 14: Base Camp – Thorong Base camp {Phedi} 4500m. Aprox.
  • Day 15: Base Camp - Thorong Pass 5416m. - Muktinath
  • Day 16: Muktinath - Jomsom 2800m.
  • Day 17: Jomsom – Kalopani 2530m.
  • Day 18: Kalopani – Tatopani 1189m.
  • Day 19: Tatopani – Ghorepani 2850m.
  • Day 20: Ghorepani – Tirkhedunga 1190m.
  • Day 21: Tirkhedunga – Birethati, Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 900m.
  • Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 23: Kathmandu
  • Day 24: Final Departure.

What’s Included

  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
  • Permit fee of Chulu West 6519m. Peak
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
  • Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
  • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Kathmandu – Besisahar & Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Park fees of Annapurna region
  • Trekking crews of insurance
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
  • Farewell dinner
  • Our service charge

What’s not Included

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & Trekking
  • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Climbing food
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation incase needed
  • Trekking Sleeping bag & Jacket
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping (Tips)
  • Bar bills & Beverage
  • Departures taxes for International flights

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel 1350m.
  • Day 02Prepared permit for Chulu West & briefing
  • Day 03Kathmandu. Drive to besi Sahar 823m.
  • Day 04Besi Sahar - Nyagdi
  • Day 05Nyagdi -Jagat
  • Day 06Jagat -Dharapani
  • Day 07Dharapani -Chame 2713m.
  • Day 08Chame -Pisang Village 3185m.
  • Day 09Pisang – Manang 3350m.
  • Day 10Manang - rest for acclimatize
  • Day 11Manang – Chulu west Base Camp 4000m.
  • Day 12Chulu west high camp 5000m. Aprox.
  • Day 13High camp - Summit 6419m. and back BC
  • Day 14Base Camp – Thorong Base camp {Phedi} 4500m. Aprox.
  • Day 15Base Camp - Thorong Pass 5416m. - Muktinath
  • Day 16Muktinath - Jomsom 2800m.
  • Day 17Jomsom – Kalopani 2530m.
  • Day 18Kalopani – Tatopani 1189m.
  • Day 19Tatopani – Ghorepani 2850m.
  • Day 20Ghorepani – Tirkhedunga 1190m.
  • Day 21Tirkhedunga – Birethati, Nayapul & drive to Pokhara 900m.
  • Day 22Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 23Kathmandu
  • Day 24Final Departure.

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