Chulu West Climb

6419m mountain climb, Outstanding mountain views and glacier, high pass, spectacular scenery, Muktinath Temple, Deepest Gorge of the world, abundant wildlife, impressive display of wild flower, picturesque settlements, friendly people and many more .....
  • Duration:19 days
  • Trip Grade:Strenuous
  • Max Elevation:6419 m.
  • Max Group Size:1
  • Best Time:March till May & October till November

Trip Overview

These 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 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).

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.

The highest of these peaks, 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.

Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks 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 West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well.

A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal’s most famous Arround the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. Allow about 25 to 30 days to complete this climb and trek.

Route of Chulu West:
The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorung La pass, passing the village of Manang and Base Camp is established in a small valley to the North. From base camp the route follows a subsidiary North-West ridge that leads up to the main peak. An attempt to the peak and return has be done in a single day as setting camp up on the slope above base camp is not easy. An attempt of Chulu Central peak (6,419m) just east of Chulu West.

  • Day 01  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02  Drive to Beshi Sahar (823m) by bus (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Drive to Dharapani (1900m) via Syange (1100m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Trek to Chame (2713m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05  Trek to Pisang (3185m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Manang (3351m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 07  Rest day at Manang for the acclimatization
  • Day 08 Trek to Leder (4250m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Trek to Base Camp at (4950m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 10  For the acclimatization explore around the Base Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 11  Climb to high camp (5600m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 12  Climb to summit (6419m) and return to High Camp (B, L, D)
  • Day 13  Trek to Phedi (4480m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 14  Trek to Muktinath (3802m) via Thorung la pass (5416m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 15  Trek to Jomsom (2713m); as an optional trip route via Lupra Valley to visit old Bon monastery   (B,L,D)
  • Day 16  Drive to Pokhara by jeep/flight (827m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 17  To Kathmandu by bus/Hotel (B)
  • Day 18  Day at Leisure/ Farewell dinner/ Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 19  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
  • International airport pickup and drop service
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara category in 3 star in double occupancy
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Bus and flight transport as per mention in the itinerary
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House and Tented accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Breakfast will be served with tea
  • The required number of trekking staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staff
  • Chulu West Peak Permit fees
  • Garbage Deposit Fee
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
  • Duffel/kit bag by Trekking Team Nepal (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

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Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.

Patrik E,
Sydney, Australia

From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

United Kingdom

I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!

Allessandra L,
United Kingdom

We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.

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Sydney, Australia
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