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Chulu West Peak Climbing: 6,220 m.

Trip Description

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).

To Climb Chulu Central, cross the snow plateau and then traverse onto the Chulu Glacier basin east of the ridge. Ascend the broad glacier slopes avoiding serac obstacles. While not technically difficult, this area can be nasty in soft snow and is prone to avalanche under certain conditions. Continue toward the obvious Central summit on steepening snow until it is possible to gain the crest of the summit ridge, which may be corniced. This leads directly to a small saddle and the final 15 meter pinnacle.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in highlighted area of capital city Kathmandu and preparation for the trip.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu via Besishahar (6h-850m) to Syage and O/n at lodge.

Day 04: Syange – Tal village (6h-1314m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 05: Tal Village – Timang (6h-1943m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 06: Timang – Chame (5h30-2713m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 07: Chame – Pisang (6h-3185m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 08:  Pisang –Manang (3500m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 09:   Manang -acclimatization day /exploration around.

Day 10:   Manang to Yak Kharka/ Lether (6h-4000m) and O/n at lodge.

Day 11: Yak Kharka/ Lether - Chulu West Base camp (4.900 m). 3/4 h.

Day 12: Climbing period

Day 13: Climbing period

Day 14: Climbing period

Day 15: Climbing period

Day 16: Letdar - Thorung Phedi (4.420 m), h 3, and O/n at lodge.

Day 17: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5.416 m) - Muktinath (3.800 m), h 8/10.

Day 18: Muktinath - Kagbeni - Jomsom (2.713 m), and O/n at lodge.

Day 19: Jomosom – Pokhara by flight and transfer to hotel.

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 20 days

Region: Annapurna-Manang/Damodar

Trekking Type: Lodge stay/Camping Organize

Trekking Grade: ****

Peak Height: 6584m

Best Season: September - October, April - May

Trip Itinerary

Trip Cost

Cost US: Contact Us.

Cost includes:

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per package on bed and breakfast basis.
  • Trek permit and climbing permit/ garbage deposit
  • Necessary transportation for trip
  • Climber and fee/Insurance/climbing hardware
  • *Tented camp support full board basis for climbing
  • *Three times meal during the trekking (breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Guide, Cook, Kitchen staff, and necessary porters for climbing period.

Cost Excludes:

  • Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  • Nepal entry visa and airport tax.
  • All the bottled drinks and snacks.
  • All the personal gear i.e. Trekking boot, climbing plastic boot, warm cloths, sleeping bag, raincoat, suns cream etc.
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Tips for members and climber

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