Chulu West Peak

DURATION: 16 Days

Key Information

  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Price from US$ 2550
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation NA
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Chulu West is situated in a little valley, which is north of Manang. This is one of the Peaks can be seen from the major trail Thorong La. One should have a technical idea to climb this peak. North West Ridge is summit way. While climbing this peak, 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 on to 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 steeping 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.

This trip sets out from kathmandu to sangya drive by jeep. From Sangya the trail leads up slowly to wards Manang, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang Valley and for the acclimatization. From Manang the route heads north to lead and on to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set a side for the ascend of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route come back to Katmandu as in the “Around Annapurna Trek”. If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package on your timeline or budget, please feel free to contact us, or email to aitnepaltreks@gmail.com

Itinerary

  • 01Katmandu You are welcome by AIT representative at Tribhuvan Airport and transport you to your Katmandu hotel. They will offer you for a welcome drink and cover off any questions you may have and give you helpful tips for your time in Katmandu. Later that afternoon we gather for a pre trek briefing and introductions to your trek leader and Spirit team, and make arrangements for your ‘trek pack’. Free in the evening but the guide usually organizes dinner at a local restaurant in the heart of Katmandu.
  • 02Sightseeing Tour and trip preparation First take a relaxing breakfast in Katmandu before joining a guided tour of the amazing city sightseeing of Katmandu. You will visit Durbar Square, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey’ Temple, the famous Hindu temple – Pashupatinath and the largest Stupa in Nepal – Boudha.
  • 03Kathmandu to Besishar to Sangya drive by Jeep 8 hours Jeep Ride Early start to make the JEEP journey around 8 hours to Sangya village. enjoying around village after tired from bumpy drive rest and stop night at sangya 1,630 m/5,348 ft.)
  • 04Sangya to Dharapani 5-6 hours Hike Day six time to enter the Manang district after passing fields of Corn. Barley and potatoes, and then through forests of bamboo and Rhododendrons. Dharapani is the place where you can spend the night at there. Many of the villages you will encounter with typical Tibetan architecture (1,955 m/6,414 ft.)
  • 05Dharapani to Chame 6-7 hours Hike Today you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. Your destination for the night is Chame at 2,630 m/8,629 ft.)
  • 06Chame to Upper Pisang (Ghyaru) 5-6 hours Hike A narrow steep path through a very dense forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1,100 m from the river. As the trail opens up you will be surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Upper Pisang, at 3,720 m/12,205 ft.)
  • 07Upper Pisang (Ghyaru) to Manang 4-5 hours Hike Enter the upper Manang region, where the rainfall is much lower. You will notice much contrast with the landscape and vegetation; the cold arid climate creates a much harsher environment. This area is a fascinating mix of barren cliffs and exotic rock formations in contrast to the snow covered Himalayan peaks. Now entered another world; Manang Village is set at (3,530 m/11,581 ft.)
  • 08Manang Rest day for acclimatization. The village itself is fascinating; there are also some spectacular side trips not far away. The glacial lake below the ice fall is mandatory. The village consists of about 500 flat roofed houses and is picturesquely set amongst spectacular scenery: Annapurna II, Annapurna III, (24787 ft), Gangapurna (24,457 ft) to the south: Tilicho (23,400 ft) and the Grand Barrier, to the west; Chulu west (21,599 ft) and Chulu East (19,880 ft) to north
  • 09Manang to Chulu Base Camp - rest day at base camp to High camp to Summit and back to Base camp 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 a base camp. Here we will spend an additional day for acclimatization and last training to attack Chulu west. From this camp, ascend steep screed slopes to a col 4,900m, 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 (5,120 m/16,798 ft.) and the site for a possible high camp.
  • 10Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west 5450 meters where another camp can be made or alter-native camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters. 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. Descend by the same route to base camp
  • 11Chulu Base Camp to Throng Phedi 6-7 hours Hike Make your way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi . A small although busy settlement catering to the needs of highlander trekkers and climbers that use this point as a base camp (4,620 m/15,158 ft.)
  • 12Throng Phedi - Pass/ la to Muktinath 6-7 hours Hike Across Throng La pass 5,416m. An early start is important in order to cope with the long day over the pass. Challenging, however very rewarding. Crossing this infamous pass will take you into a world beyond reality. It is truly one of life's magical moments! Descend to Muktinath at (3,830 m/ 12,566 ft.) which is one of the famous pilgrimages place in Nepal. You'll see good combination between two different religions.
  • 13Muktinath -Kagbeni to Jomsom The country today is quite surreal as you trek along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki, the world's deepest gorge. Similar to Tibet the landscape is wild and barren, at times you will feel completely isolated, it is almost arid, giving you an out of this world experience. Descend further to a more comfortable elevation and temperature; it is extraordinary how the landscape changes in days walk. Spend the night at Jomsom (2750 m/9,022 ft.)
  • 14Jomsom to Pokhara early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy with fewa lake view. early morning flight from jomsom to pokhara and explore around pokhara afternoon.
  • 15Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus. O/n Hotel in Kathmandu. Morning start tourist deluxe bus at 7.30 from pokhara to kathmandu through wonderful landsacape, mountain views, many river views and crossing village and finally reach to kathmandu for night.
  • 16Departure to airport or start your next destination. You could catch up on some last minute shopping, Internet to your friends and family before departure to Airport or onward to your next destination.
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Pre-trip services & advice
  • 3 nights hote in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tour
  • All permits such as National park, Trekking Permit, ACAP, Climbing permits as itinerary describes.
  • All hygienic meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while you are on treks.
  • All accommodations as per Itinerary describe.
  • Use boiling water reduces mountain pollution & save money. We provide you boiling water.
  • Down sleeping bags and Jackets
  • Trekking gear duffle bag for your trekking stuffs.
  • Good quality climbing equipments for peak climbing except 6500m expeditions.  
  • High quality tents, mattress, pillows, kitchen equipments for camping trek
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • All Comfortable, private transportation by car, bus and plane as per itinerary
  • Necessary porters as per the trip
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, high altitudes equipments, foods and accommodations
  • Rescue Arrangements off course not the rescue bills please!
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for high altitudes treks, expedition, Mt. Kailash and long private Tibet Tours.
  • Group celebration dinner
  • 10 % VAT and 2% TSC Taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare to/from home city;
  • Food and Accommodation while you are off the trip.
  • Nepal entry visa costs
  • Visa extension fees;
  • International Airport departure taxes;
  • Travel, trek and expedition medical and evacuation insurance;
  • Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc.);
  • Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness at the end of the trip. It has been establish a custom say "Baksis"
  • Any loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, road blockage due to landslide, etc
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