Chulu West and Chulu Central are best accessed from a base camp situated in a small valley north of Manang off the main trail to the Thorong La. Some of the best views of these peaks can be had from that pass. When climbing these peaks, be prepared for steep scree to col a 4,900 m. North of the col ascend snow slopes for 200 meters to a rock band at 5,100 m. Climb this difficult rock band to 5,450 m., cross onto a snow plateau at 5,530m. and follow the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit (Chulu West).
To Climb Chulu Central, cross the snow plateau and then traverse onto the Chulu Glacier basin east of the ridge. Ascend the broad glacier slopes avoiding serac obstacles. While not technically difficult, this area can be nasty in soft snow and is prone to avalanche under certain conditions. Continue toward the obvious Central summit on steepening snow until it is possible to gain the crest of the summit ridge, which may be corniced. This leads directly to a small saddle and the final 15 meter pinnacle.
Activities: Trekking, Climbing and sightseeing
Trip Grade: Climbing
Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge/ Camping
Transportation: Private Vehicle / Flights
Group Size: 2 Pax Min.
Highest access: Chulu West peak 6419 m.
Best Season : Sept to Dec /Feb to May
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Tour Scenery: Mountain view, panoramic view of landscape and flora and fauna etc.
Glimpse of itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Half-day sightseeing tour and necessary preparation for the trek
Day 03: Drive to Bensisahar 6 hours by bus andtrek to Bulbule 2 hours.
Day 04: Bulbule to Jagat (1411m) - 6½ hours.
Day 05: Jagat to - Dharapani (1933m) - 6½ hours.
Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2743m) - 6 hours.
Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3213m) - 6½ hours.
Day 08: Pisang - Manang (3.535 m) 7 h.
Day 09: Rest day at Manang Explore around Manang visit Monastry .
Day 10: Manang - Letdar (4.250 m) 4 h.
Day 11: Lether - Chulu West Base camp (4.900 m). 3/4 h.
Day 12: Climbing period
Day 13: Climbing period
Day 14: Climbing period
Day 15: Letdar - Thorung Phedi (4.420 m), h 3.
Day 16: Thorung Phedi - Thorung La (5.416 m) - Muktinath (3.800 m), h 8/10.
Day 17: Muktinath - Kagbeni - Jomsom (2.713 m).
Day 18: Jomosom – Pokhara by flight
Day 19: Drive east to Kathmandu (200km/7 hrs) by bus or fly to Ktm. - 35 minutes.
Day 20: Depart. From hotel and transfer to Airport.
Note: Itinerary Can be Customize as your Requirement. If this above itinerary is not suffice or have any questions, you can ask one of our expert team member for help.
Airport picks up & drops.
Hotels at Kathmandu as per itinerary.
All meals & accommodation during the trekking and Climbing period.
All Entrance fee and Climbing permit
Domestic airfare and airport tax.
Highly experienced climbing guide and staffs.
Staffs food, clothing, salary and insurance.
All necessary grounded transportation.
Travel & Rescue arrangements.
Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
Int'l air fare
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills or extra porters)
Excess baggage charges
Personal climbing Gear. (You can hire in Kathmandu)