The Chulu West (6250m) expedition is the most challenging for climbing and expeditions and will appeal to those looking for a real adventure. Previous climbing experience is not essential but a very high level of physical fitness is required. Ascent 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.
Trek through to Manang and then ascend to Chulu West Base Camp to begin our assault on the mountain. The climb is long and very challenging and it is necessary to establish two high camps on the mountain prior to making a summit attempt. From the high camps and summit there are magnificent views of the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu and the wilds of Tibet. The return route crosses the Thorong La to Muktinath and on to Jomson, from where we fly to Pokhara, for a day of relaxation before flying back to Kathmandu.
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 another camp will be at High camp. Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west. 5450, where another camp can be established or we can make a alternate camp at snow plateau above 5500m. On the first ascent and several subsequent ascents rope was fixed on the rock band. From the plateau continue up the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit 6,250m.
Destination: Chulu West Peak
Trip duration: 21 Days
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Maximum altitude: 6173m
Best season: September, October and early November and late February, March, April, May, June, July.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 3: Drive Ktm - Besi Sahar: Drive to Besisahar about 6 hours stay at an altitude of 820m
Day 4: Bahundanda: WE walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets, past a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu.stay at 1320m
Day 5: Bahundanda to Chamje: A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje at 1400m.
Day 6: Chamje to Bagarchhap: The path climbs the river through bamboo groves, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani and work an hour to Bagarchhap (160m) site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with the views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal
Day 7: Bagarchhap – Chame: The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongs the higher oak and maple trees. Stay at 2710m.
Day 8: Chame to Pisang: The trail follows through the river valley stay at pisang(3210m) with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna 2.
Day 9: Pisang to Manang: Work through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna2, 3, 4, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Manang: This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude. Time to visit monasteries take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.
Day 11: Manang to Yak Kharka: We move through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose
Day 12: Chulu West Base Camp
Day 13: High Camp
Day 14: Summit, Base Camp
Day 15: Extra day for Summit
Day 16: Trek down to Yak Kharka
Day 17: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 18: Cross Thorang-La Pass and stay at Muktinath
Day 19: Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 20: early m orning fly back to Pokhara, and explore around nice city.
Day 21: Driver or Fly back to Kathmandu
Day 22: Kathmandu – free day and in the evening farewell dinner with Nepali cultural program.
Day 23: Transfer to Airport and fly back home.
Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater.
|Group Size||Rate US$||Additional P/P US$|
|1-4 persons||350.00 only|
|5-8 persons||350.00 plus||40.00(per person)|
|9-12 persons||510.00 plus||25.00(per person)|
Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.
Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks except the Thorang peak which we have to deposit USD 500 to Nepal Bank Limited.
The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.
Freshly cook food on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections through the best provided lodges and by our experienced and trained cook during the climbing respectively, foods are high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cusions) will be provided both in lodges and during the camp. Each day dinner and breakfast will be provided in the same lodge/camp you spend the night. Lunch camp will be fixed on a pleasant surrounding…
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Chulu west peak climbing itinerary is a mixture of lodges and tents accommodations while you are on the mountain. Actually trek part we accommodate on the best lodges/guest house and has been chosen according their eco-friendliness, best location, hygiene and friendly nature. On climbing section will accommodate with comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag. We maintain standard & comfort in every means with best of our knowledge, experiences and costs. All accommodations on trekking/climbing lodge & tent is based on twin share. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
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