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Chulu west peak climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing in Nepal

Chulu West
Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of this 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 peaks. 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 group comprises of four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. There is no technical difficulty in ascending this peak but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

Elevation: 6584m.
Region: Annpurna/ Manang valley
The route: Kathamndu-Pokhara-Bensishahar - Humre /Manang
Best season: Sept. to Nov.& April to May.
Facility: Teahouse lodges- on the way of trekking route & climbing days camping.

 

Peak climbing Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Free in Kathmandu. Evening brifing.
Day 03: Drive to Besi shahar, Khudi then O/N at Bhulbhule at Lodge.
Day 04: Bhulbhule – Jagat (1314m.)
Day 05: Jagat – Dharapani (1943m.)
Day 06: Dharapani – Chame (2713m.)
Day 07: Chame – Pisang (3185m.)

Day 08: Pisang - Manang (3,351m.):
As we trek along the south bank of the Marsyangdi stream, the landscape becomes sparse with vegetation. The trail continues along the river basin slowly ascending to Manang. We stay overnight at lodge in Manang.

Day 09: Manang village: We will spend a day in the village of Manang to rest and acclimatize. Some nice day trips are possible from here. Annapurna III and Gangapurna are displayed magnificently here with a hanging glacier in between. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,018m):
We trek branching away from the Marshyangdi Khola, steadily climbing into quiet distinct alpine areas. We stay overnight at lodge

Day 11: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp: We have to walk for three hours from Yak Kharka to Chulu west base camp. Sometime, we see blue sheep on the way.

Day 12: Chulu west base camp trek to chulu west peak High Camp:
At Chulu west high camp, our climbing guide will teach you about how to use the climbing gear and check all the equipments.

Day 13: Chulu west summit (6420 m): Early in the morning Climbing Guide will take to you Chulu west summit (6420 m). We stay overnight at Chulu west peak high camp.

Day 14: Extra day for if incase of bad weather or altitude sickness
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Day 15: Trek to Thorung-La Phedi (4500m.)


Day 16: Trek to Muktinath (3,798m.):
This is one of the most challenging trek days as we will leave very early in the morning (before sunrise) to cross the Thorong La pass (5,416m/17,819ft) by noon, and then trek down to Muktinath. Muktinath, a symbol of religious acceptance, is sacred to Hindus and Buddhists alike, for they worship their God by a different name in the same temple. We stay overnight at lodge in Muktinath.

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2800m.):
The 18.5km/5hrs. trek to Jomsom descends from here, with views of the Kaligandaki River far below and Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks towering in the west. At Eklobhatti Village, the trail conjoins with the path from Kagbeni winding along the valley floor through beautiful barren lands with snow capped peaks in the distance. We stay overnight at lodge in Jomsom Bazar.

Day 18: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara:
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning, and spend the rest of the day relaxing lakeside.

Day 19: Drive Pokhara - Kathmandu:
Fly back to Kathmandu and you will be received by our crew member there from airport. You will be taken to hotel where you will have free evening.

Day 20: Kathmandu free.

Day 21: Last Minute transfer to airport for your onward journey.

 

Cost: USD     Per Person.

Tea-house Lodge Trek Cost Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace, tourist & local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 1 nights in Pokhara at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • 2 Night full board basis in Chitwan Jungle National Park for Safari.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge & tented camp during the trek en-route.
  • One Professional equipped English speaking trekking guide & climbing guide, necessary Sherpa & Porters.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Snow bars and ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Chulu West Peak.
  • Per member 25 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Air ticket : Jomsom - Pokhara with airport and cargo fees.
  • Trekking Permit, Peak Permit, National Park permits fees & garbage deposit.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

The Cost Doesn’t Include:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Oxygen, Mask & Regulator.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & international departure Tax.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Air Ticket: Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu with domestic airport tax and cargo.
  • Tips for support crew’s after the trip.

 


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