Chulu West Peak Climbing

Duration: 23 Days   |   PhotosDownload

The Chulu West peak climbing is the most challenging and technically difficult climbing and will appeal to those looking for a real adventure and thrilling climbing trip. Previous climbing experience is not essential but a very high level of physical fitness is required. The 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.

Trekking through to Manang and then ascend to Chulu West Base Camp to begin our assault on the mountain. The climb is long and very challenging and it is necessary to establish two high camps on the mountain prior to making a summit attempt. From the high camps and summit, there are magnificent views of the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu and the wilds of Tibet. The return route crosses the Thorong La to Muktinath and on to Jomson, from where we fly to Pokhara, for a day of relaxation before flying back to Kathmandu.

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 base camp. From this camp, another camp will be at High camp. Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west. 5450, where another camp can be established or we can make the alternate camp at snow plateau above 5500m. 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 6,250m
 

Highlights

  • Besishar, Bahundanda, Chamje, Bagarchhap, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Chulu West Base Camp, High Camp, Summit, Base Camp, Thorong Phedi, Thorang-La Pass and stay at Muktinath, Muktinath, Jomsom

Outline Itinerary

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Day :Arrive at Kathmandu Airport:

Meet one of our leaders then transfer to hotel, short briefing about the next trip. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

Drive to Bulbule is about 6 hours, stay at an altitude of 820m. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bulbule

We walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets, past a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu.stay at 1,320m. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bahundanda
  • Maximum Altitude:1,320m

A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje at 1,400m. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chamje
  • Maximum Altitude:1,400m

The path climbs the river through bamboo groves, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani and work an hour to Bagarchhap (160m) site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with the views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bagarchhap

The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time among the higher oak and maple trees. Stay at 2,710m. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chame
  • Maximum Altitude:2,710m

The trail follows through the river valley stay at pisang (3,210m) with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna two. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pisang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,210m

Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna 2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3,570m. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Manang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,570m

This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Time to visit monasteries, also we can get some advice about high altitude sickness from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Manang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,570m

We move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Yak Kharka

                          Inclusion

                          • All Necessary airports pick and drop.
                          • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
                          • All Necessary Permits including Chulu West Peak Climbing.
                          • Trekking Information management system card (permits).
                          • An English speaking guide for trekking and peak climbing.
                          • All necessary equipments for peak climbing guide including his extra allowance.
                          • Necessary porters, helpers and cook while trekking and climbing.
                          • Best available guest house accommodations while trekking.
                          • Tent accommodations while climbing Chulu West Peak Climbing.
                          • Full board meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffees while trekking.
                          • Freshly cooked food by our cook while climbing Chulu West Peak Climbing.
                          • All necessary taxes and our service charges including insurance for guide, cook, porters and helpers.
                          • All necessary equipments, food, salary and flights for guide, cook, porters and helpers.
                          • Fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
                             
                          • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
                          • Personal equipments and clothing.
                          • Local airfare and your insurances.
                          • Cold drinks and beverages.
                          • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, laundry, Wi-Fi, etc...
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                          Useful Information

                          Price:The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of the group, choice of hotel, client's interest in service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater to. Please contact us for more information and cost details.  

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