Chulu West Peak

Duration: 21 Days, Region: Gandaki Region

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Chulu West Peak

Of the two Chulu (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of this peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La.

Chulu West Peak

Of the two Chulu (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of this peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peaks. There are several peaks close by and are also a part of Chulu massif but are not indicated in the map. Thus it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. However, the Chulu group comprises of four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. There is no technical difficulty in ascending this peak but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

Itinery

Day One

Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel

Day Two

Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley

Day Three

Departure to Bensisahar

Day Four

Trek to Bahundanda

Day Five

Trek to Chamje

Day Six

Trek to Dharapani

Day Seven

Trek to Chame

Day Eight

Trek to Pisang

Day Nine

Trek to Manang

Day Ten

Acclimatization at Manang

Day Eleven

Trek to Chulu base camp

Day Twelve

Rest at Chulu base camp

Day Thirteen

High camp

Day Fourteen

Summit Chulu East (6,358-meter) or West (6,420-meter) and return back to base camp.

Day Fifteen

Trek to Thorong high camp

Day Sixteen

Trek to Muktinath after crossing Thorong La pass (5,416m.)

Day Seventeen

Trek to Jomsom

Day Eighteen

Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom

Day Nineteen

Drive back to Kathmandu

Day Twenty

Rest at Kathmandu

Day Twenty One

Departure on your own destination

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