Chulu West

Chulu WestDuration: 24 Days
Max. ALtitude: 6119 m
Grade: D
Region: Manang(Annapurna)

Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. The first ascent in to Chulu West in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition team. It is lies in a small valley north of Manang; off the main trail to the Thorong La. Chulu East was climb by a German Expedition team in 1955 via the North East Ridge. 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. There are no technical difficulties in ascending these peaks but the progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions. These peaks are lying together with forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, which in turns is included in the Larger Damodar Himal.

Itinerary in Detail

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
Day 2 Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3 Departure to Bensisahar
Day 4 Trek to Bahundanda
Day 5 Trek to Chamje
Day 6 Trek to Dharapani
Day 7 Trek to Chame
Day 8 Trek to Pisang
Day 9 Trek to Manang
Day 10 Acclimatization at Manang
Day 11 Trek to Chulu base camp
Day 12 Rest at Chulu base camp
Day 13 High camp
Day 14 Summit Chulu East (6,358-meter) or West (6,420-meter) and return back to base camp.
Day 15 Trek to Thorong high camp
Day 16 Trek to Muktinath after crossing Thorong La pass (5,416m.)
Day 17 Trek to Jomsom
Day 18 Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom
Day 19 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 20 Rest at Kathmandu
Day 21 Departure on your own destination

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