CHULU WEST

chulu west peak
Besishar – Thorung La -Muktinath – Jomsom. Flight out from Jomsom – Pokhara / kathmandu
Total Days :
24 – days trip 18 Days trekking climbing peak 4 – night hotel in Kathmandu
Trek cost :
US$ 2400
Grade :
Difficulty – Alpine
Max. Elevation :
6419m.

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. 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/21,054ft) on the trekking maps, has a recorded altitude from at least two expeditions of nearer 6400m (20,997ft); this might more accurately be called Chulu Central. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or 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. Chulu West:
The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorung La pass past the village of Manang and Base Camp is established in a small valley to the North. From base camp the route follows a subsidery 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 (6,429m/21,060ft) just east of Chulu West.

Chulu East :
The North-East Ridge is considered the normal route to climb this peak from a Base Camp on the moranis at 5334m (17500ft). Most climbers make it to the top and back from Base Camp in one long day although some have, in the past, established a higher camp somewhere below the peak.

ITINERARY
Day 01 : Arrive in kathmandu.
Day 02 : Briefing and In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisar.
Day 20 : Fly back jomsom/Pokhar/Kathmandu.
Day 21 : Free day.
Day 22 : Departure day.

 

 

CHULU WEST EXPEDITION Alternative Route

Besishar – Thorung La -Muktinath – Jomsom. Flight out from Jomsom – Pokhara / kathmandu
Total Days :
24 Days trekking climbing 4 – night hotel in Kathmandu
Trek cost :
US$ 2400
Grade :
Alpine
Max. Elevation :
6419m.

ITINERARY
Day 01 : Arrive in kathmandu.
Day 02 : Briefing and In Kathmandu, sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisar.
Day 26 : Drive back Pokhara/Kathmandu.
Day 27 : Free day.
Day 28 : Departure day.

chulu west peak

chulu west peak

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