Chulu West Peak Climbing

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Chulu West (6419m) is one of very popular “trekking peaks” of Nepal, which normally are not technically demanding and do not pose serious challenges in their ascent. This is true to Chulu West, a beautiful peak in the Manang Himal that makes the northern border of a small valley north of Manang Village, a popular stopover in the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In fact, what makes Chulu West so popular is also its location along the Annapurna Circuit, near the famed Thorung La Pass. You just add some four days to the legendary Annapurna trek, and you come back not only with the experience of world’s one of the famous trekking trails with one of Nepal’s highest passes, but also with the tantalizing taste of mountaineering.

The approach trek to the base camp of Chulu West follows the Annapurna Circuit trail from Beshihar up naturally and culturally beautiful and variegated Marsyandi valley as far as the village Manang, two days’ ahead of the headquarters of Manang district. Then we make a detour for just three days after a day of acclimatization at the village. We proceed to the base camp the following day, the high camp on the next day and to the summit on the third day. Head to Thorung Phedi after coming down and climb to Thorung La the next day—the combination is simply awesomely adventurous, although demanding efforts. At the end of this trekking-cum-climbing trip, you return with the rewards of cross-adventure experiences, mixed with the superb trek and a short climbing. Whenever you make up your mind to embark on the Annapurna round trek, go for a fling of Chulu climb if you are fond of something special, something out of the ordinary!

Day 1: Arrival
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshi Sahar (823m)
Day 4: Trek from Beshi Sahar to Bahundanda (1311m)
Day 5: Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Day 6: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2164m)
Day 7: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2713)
Day 8: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3185m)
Day 9: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3351m)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Manang
Day 11: Manang to Chulu West Base Camp (4950m)
Day 12: Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp (5600m)
Day 13: High Camp to the Summit and back to the Base Camp
Day 14: Trek from Base Camp to Thorung La High Camp (4700m) or Thorung Phedi (4480m)
Day 15: Trek over Thorung La (5416m) to Muktinath (3802m)
Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)
Day 17: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) and sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 18: Return from Pokhara to Kathmandu (flight or drive)
Day 19: international departure

Country: Nepal
Duration: 19 days
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