Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak ClimbingAscent of Chulu West and Chulu Central are best made from a base camp in a small valley north of Manang situated off the main trail to Thorong La pass 5416m. Indeed some of the best views of this peak can be had from that pass.

North-West Ridge: Go beyond the hut following the yak pastures and walk up a ridge which leads into a hidden valley where it is possible to find a good site for base camp. From this camp , ascend steep scree slopes to a col 4,900/16,076 feet), on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. To the north of the col ascend snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100 meters and the site for a possible high camp.

Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west 5450 meters/17,880 feets, where another camp can be established or alter-native a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters/18,143 feets.

Peak Climbing Itinerary

Days 01: Drive to Beshi Sahar.
Days 02: Trek from Beshi Sahar to Ngadi.
Days 03: Trek from Ngadi to Tal.
Days 04: Trek from Tal to Dharapani.
Days 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Days 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang
Days 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang.
Days 08: Rest day in Manang and explore the surroundings.
Days 09: Trek from Manang to Lettar.
Days 10: Trek from Lattar to Chulu West BC.
Days 11: Chulu West Climb Day.
Days 12: Climb Day.
Days 13: Trek from BC to Thorung Phedi.
Days 14: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath ( Pass to Thorung La ).
Days 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.
Days 16: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara. Rest of the day free in Pokhara.
Days 17: Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu.

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