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Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu west peak is 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 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m/17870ft).

There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.

Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two Chulu peak climbing as the range has 4 or more summits in the immediate vicinity which are unmarked in maps of this area. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West.

A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous around the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. Allow about maximum of 25/26 days to complete this climb and trek.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Itierary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: City tour in the morning & afternoon go through the equipment & fitting
Day 03:You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). It takes almost six hours.
Day 04: Trek from Beshishahar to Bahundanda (1305m.) and it takes about six hours.
Day 05: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m.) which takes about six hours.
Day 06: Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m.) and it takes about six hours.
Day 07: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours.
Day 08: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) which takes about five hours.
Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) and it takes about five and half hours.
Day 10: Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town.
Day 11: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours.
Day 12: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Chulu West High Camp and it takes about three hours.
Day 13: Climb Camp I (5400m).
Day 14: Climb Chulu West (6420m.) and return back to Chulu West High Camp
Day 15: Trek from Chulu West High Camp to Chulu Letdar (4200m.) which takes about four hours.
Day 16: Trek from Chulu Letdar to Thorong High Camp (4800m.) and it takes about five hours.
Day 17: Trek from Thorong High Camp to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about eight hours
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895 m.) and it takes about three and half hours.
Day 19: Trek from Kagbeni to Marpha (2650m.) and it takes about five and half hours.
Day 20: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani (2530m.) which takes about six hours
Day 21: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani (1189 m.) which takes about six and half hours.
Day 22: A rest day at Tatopani to enjoy the natural hot spring bath
Day 23: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853 m.) for about seven hours.
Day 24: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Hille (1475m.) which takes about five hours
Day 25: Trek from Hille to Nayapul (1050m.) via Birethanti and it takes almost three hours and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara which takes about one and half hours.
Day 26: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.
Day 27: Departure from Kathmandu.

Service Cost Includes:

  1. Airport Pick up and drop
  2. Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel room on BB Basis
  3. Chulu West Peak climbing Permit fee
  4. Food & Fuel during the trek and base camp during the climbing period
  5. Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper and porter
  6. Kathmandu – Besisahar land transfer & Jomsom – Pokhara & Kathmandu flight ticket
  7. Equipment allowance, daily allowance for officer, expedition staff
  8.  insurance for Nepalese staff

Service Cost excludes:

  1. Nepal entry visa fee
  2. Kathmandu/Pokhara  Lunch & Dinner
  3. Personal equipment for climbing
  4. Personal Insurance of climber
  5. Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  6. Walki Takie permit, Radio Permit, Satellite phone permit, Oxygen & regulator,
  7. Personal expenses and all Bar Bills, Tips etc.
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