Chulu West Climbing

Chulu West Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6419m

Location: Annapurna Himal range

Duration: 18 days

First Ascent: 1953 by a Japanese Expedition

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North side

Grade: Mountaineering III

Transportation: By Tourist bus and Jeep

Group Size: O1 to 15 Pax

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Chulu West peak (6419 m) is located north – east of the Annapurna ranges next to most popular Annapurna crosswise route. It was first ascended in 1953 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of Chulu peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peak. There are several peaks close by and are also a part of Chulu massif but are not indicated in the map. Thus, it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. 

However, the Chulu comprise of four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West be called Chulu Central. Chulu west peak climbing offer beautiful Himalayan views of Annapurna region, including climbing Chulu west peak, Annapurna Thorung La pass / Annapurna circuit trekking trail, lush valleys with beautiful landscape. There is no real technical difficulty in reaching the summit, but progress can be slow depending on snow conditions. Above base camp some steep, loose rock requires some fixing of ropes.

Chulu west peak climbing commence from Beshi Sahar after 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. Asian Hiking Team led through the beautiful valley Jagat Tal Dharapani Chame, Pusan and finally reach at Manang. Manang valley, one of the beautiful valleys situated at an altitude of 3541m. One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang Valley and for the acclimatization. From the Manang valley the route heads north to lead and on to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set aside for the ascend of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route come back to Katmandu as in the Annapurna circuit trek. 

The Asian Hiking Team operates Chulu west peak climbing as your interest, budget and time frame. During the trekking until Ledar it is possible Guest house/Lodge facilities. In the guest house / Lodge was running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/ Lodge. Most bathrooms are shared. Many years experience of Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept Guest Houses /Lodge with friendly atmosphere and the best views. From ledar to base camp we need to full board camping three nights. Camping is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up, mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating. Trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp. 

 

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel, overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : Sightseeing Kathmandu valley if you desire and preparetion day, check equipment, final payment, collect permit.

Trekking Starting

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Besi Sahar 800m by Tourist bus, overnight at Guest house.

Day 04 : Basi Sahar to Chame 2670m by Jeep 5-8 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Day 05 : Trek to Pisang 3100m, 4-6 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Day 06 : Trek to Manang 3500m 5 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Day 07 : Acclimatization at Manang, Explore the Lake or Cave as you want overnight at Guest house.

Day 08 : Manang to Ledar 4200m, 4-5 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Climbing Start

Day 09 : Trek to Chulu base camp 4900m, overnight at Camp.

Day 10 : Base camp to High camp/Cam I, 5847 , overnight at Camp.

Day 11 : Summit Chulu West (6,419-meter) and return back to base camp or high Camp, overnight at at Camp.

Day 12 : Spare day - if incase of weather or any problem, we can use that day.

Climbing End

Day 13 : Base camp/High Camp  trek to Thorong Phedi 4450m, overnight at Guest house.

Day 14 : Trek to Muktinath 3800m through over Thorong La pass (5416m.), overnight at Guest house.

Day 15 : Trek to Jomsom 2730m 6 hours, overnight at Guest house.

Trekking End

Day 16 : Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom, or drive to Pokhara by Bus/Jeep, overnight at Guest house.

Day 17 : Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist.

Day 18 : Drop to Airport as your own programs.