Nepal Adventure Trip

Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak ClimbingThese peaks are part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak (6687m) in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La bound it. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m). It is located on the main trekking route of Annapunra.

We will move from Besishar follows Marysnagdi River to Pisang and Manang. Manang valley is one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. Chulu West is our base camp, which is set up at further end of the trail towards Thorang Phedi that fork to a valley made by a tributary of Jargeng Khola (river) .Another Base camp of Pisang, is at higher elevation (4380m) of Pisang village. Nepal Mountaineering Association for training purpose uses both peaks. There we have airport in place of Humde. The highest peak of Chulu West Peak, marked Chulu West (6419m) on the trekking maps, has a recorded altitude from at least two expeditions of nearer (6400m)this might more accurately be called Chulu Central. The NMA gives this an official altitude of 6,419m. From the northwest 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. Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the northwest shoulder of the Chulu West Peak (5450m/17880ft), where another camp can be established or alternatively a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above (5530m/18143ft.

A Japanese Expedition first ascended Chulu West in 1952.One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang Valley and for acclimatization. From Manang valley the route heads north to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set aside for the ascent of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route coming back to Katmandu as in the "Around Annapurna Trek".

Trek Features

Duration in Nepal : 25 days

Max elevation: 5,360mt.

Trek grading: Moderate/Demanding

Total duration treks: 21 days

Trek style: Fully: Camping Trekking

Trek starts/ends: Besisaha / Beni

Best season: March-May, October-November

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and 21nights Camping/ Lodge treks in with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Trip highlights

Extremely pristine and isolated region
Breathtaking mountain views
Diverse moutain flora and fauna

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02:In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 03: Drive Kathamndu to Besisahar and trek to to Khudi (794mt.)

Day 04: Khudi tre to Jagat (1270 mt.)

Day 05: Jagat trek to Dhara pani

Day 06: Dhara pani trek to Chame (2714mt.)

Day 07:Chame trek to Pisang (3171mt.)

Day 08: Pisang trek Set up Base Camp

Day 09: Set up High Camp

Day 10: Climb Chulu West

Day 11: Climb Chulu West

Day 12: Extra day for weather

Day 13: Return walk to Pisang

Day 14: Pisang trek to Manang.

Day 15: Base Camp to Ladder

Day 16: Ladder trek to Thorang Phedi (4450mt.)

Day 17: Cross Thorang La (5416m)- Muktinath (3760mt.)

Day 18: Muktinath trek to Marpha

Day 19: Marpha trek to Ghasa

Day 20: Ghasa trek to Tatopani

Day 21: Tatopani trek to Beni

Day 22: Drive Beni to Pokhara

Day 23: Drive/ flight to Katmandu

Day24: In Kathmandu-free day

Day25: Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu