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Trip: Chulu West Peak Climbing
Url: https://www.megaadventuresintl.com/trip/chulu-west-peak-climbing/

Overview

MAI offers Chulu West Peak Climbing in affordable cost. Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West (6,430 M) 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 West 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.

Arrival City Kathmandu
Departure City Kathmandu
Price Per Person
$2,700.00
Duration 20
days
Trekking Days 12
days
Difficulty Easy-Medium
Max Elevation 6430m/21096ft
Primary Activities
Trekking, Climbing & Sightseeing
Best Season March, April, May, September, October & November
Means of Transport Car/Haice/Flight
Trip Route

Besisahar- Chyamje- Dharapani- Manang- Chulu West Summit- Thorong La Pass-Jomsom- Pokhara.

Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights including breakfast.
  • Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Besisahar- for members, staffs and equipment .
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Flight from Jomsom – Pokhara Flight.
  • ACAP entrance fees.
  • Tea house trek including food and accommodation in Tents.
  • Climbing Guide, porters and necessary staffs during the trek.
  • Chulu West Peak climbing permit fee.
  • Food, Tents and Kitchen equipment for climbing period.
  • Boiled water, tea and coffee.
  • Group climbing equipment such as rope, ice screws, snow pickets, etc.
  • Climbing Guide, his equipment allowance and salary.
  • Additional porters for carrying climbing gears.
  • Salary and Insurance for all Nepali staffs.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs.
  • First aid kit.
Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner).
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek.
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • All personal expenses.
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance.
  • All other additional charges for additional services.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 M)
  • Day 02: Final preparation day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 03: Drive to Besisahar
  • Day 04: Drive to Syanje (1,100 M) and trek to Chyamje
  • Day 05: Trek to Dharapani (1,990 M)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chame (2,710 M)
  • Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3,300 M)
  • Day 08: Trek to Manang (3,540 M)
  • Day 09: Acclimatization at Manang
  • Day 10: Trek to Chulu base camp (4,970 M)
  • Day 11: Rest at Chulu base camp (4,970 M)
  • Day 12: High camp (5,530 M)
  • Day 13: Summit Chulu West (6,429 M) and return back to base camp (4,970 M)
  • Day 14: Trek to Thorong high camp (4,540 M)
  • Day 15: Trek to Muktinath after crossing Thorong La pass (5,416 M)
  • Day 16; Trek to Jomsom (2,800 M)
  • Day 17: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom, rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley
  • Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Kathmandu rest day
  • Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu.

Testimonials

They were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!

My experience with Mega Adventures could not have been any better! When I arrived in Kathmandu, I was warmly received by a member of the staff who, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, kindly led me around the city. After spending a few days exploring that wonderful city and meeting my climbing guide, we flew out to Lukla to begin our trek. Our goal was to summit Island Peak with a stop at Everest base camp along the way for acclimatization. Throughout the trek, my guide and porter were incredibly supportive and engaging and taught me so much about the region and culture. Although we ultimately were unable to summit Island peak due to weather conditions (one of the greatest challenges of climbing) we did reach approximately 6,000m, the highest I had ever been. I was immensely satisfied with the climb. Though I have taken a mountaineering course previously and had the opportunity to climb many of the highest peaks in Washington State, I was new to the Himalayan Mountains. My guide taught me several new techniques to enhance safety while climbing and provided a safe, encouraging environment. I would highly recommend this guiding company, as they were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!
– Natalie Vandeven, USA