Chulu West Peak

There is controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peaks. There are several peaks forming part of Chulu massif but these are not always indicated on maps. It is therefore sometimes difficult to differentiate between the two trekking Chulus (East and West) as the group comprises of four peaks, two to the east and two to the west. To add further confusion, Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. Chulu West lies to the north of Annapurna above the Manang Valley and is the highest of the peaks. It was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp for the climb is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. At Chauri Lather we take a narrow, steep trail up to a Base Camp at 4800m. From there we climb steep, rocky ground to a high camp at about 5300m. There is no technical difficulty involved in reaching the summit, but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

An ascent of Chulu West and Chulu Central are best made from a base camp in a small valley north of Manang situated off the main trail to Thorong La pass 5416m. Indeed some of the best views of this peak can be had from that pass.

Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west 5450 meters/17,880 feet, where another camp can be established or alter-native a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters/18,143 feet. On the first ascent and several subsequent ascents rope was fixed on the rock band. From the plateau continue up the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit 6,250 meters /20,505 feet. Descend by the same route.

North-West Ridge: Go beyond the hut following the yak pastures and walk up a ridge which leads into a hidden valley where it is possible to find a good site for the base camp. From this camp, ascend steep scree slopes to a col 4,900/16,076 feet), on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. To the north of the col ascend snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100 meters and the site for a possible high camp.

Day 01:

Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel.

Day 02:

Prepared permit & trekking.

Day 03:

Kathmandu. Drive to besi Sahar

Day 04:

Besi Sahar - Nyagdi

Day 05:

Nyagdi -Jagat

Day 06:

Jagat -Dharapani

Day 07:

Dharapani -Chame

Day 08:

Chame -Pisang Village

Day 09:

Pisang – Manang

Day 10:

Manang rest for acclimatize

Day 11:

Manang – Chulu west Base Camp

Day 12:

Chulu west high camp

Day 13:

High camp - Summit and back BC

Day 14:

BC – Thorong Base camp {Phedi}

Day 15:

BC - Thorong Pass - Muktinath

Day 16:

Muktinath - Jomsom

Day 17:

Jomsom – Kalopani

Day 18:

Kalopani – Tatopani

Day 19:

Tatopani – Ghrepani

Day 20:

Ghorepani – Tirkhedunga

Day 21:

Tirkhedunga – Birethati, Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

Day 22:

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 23:


Day 24:

Final Departures.

  • Airport pick-up.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking accommodation in tented camp.
  • Experienced Climbing/Trekking guide.
  • Experienced trekking cook.
  • Required trekking porters entire trekking/peak climbing period.
  • Three-time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having dinner as the company provide.
  • Trekking/Climbing guide and trekking cook both way flight ticket.
  • Hot drinks such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate, Juice etc.
  • Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice axe, Jhumber, Eightfinger, Gaiters, Ascenders, Snow bar, Snow ice screw etc.
  • Trekking equipment such as two men tent, Dining tent, Kitchen tent, toilet tent, Mattress, Kitchen entails (equipment) etc.
  • Overland Transportation.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking/ climbing guide, cook and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Domestic and international flight ticket.
  • Personal equipment.
  • High-risk medical insurance.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls.
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Purely personal nature expenses.
  • Tipping ( Tips).
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required.
  • Personal Satellite phone with e-mail & internet permits.
  • Waki tokies permit.
  • Extra expenses for personal.
  • Filming permit.

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