Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West Peak (6,220 m) and Chulu Central are best accessed from a base camp, situated in a small valley north of Manang off the main trail to the Thorung La. Some of the best views of these peaks can be had from Thorung La (5,416m.) pass. Chulu West Peak (6,220 m) climbing is the excellent combination of the classic Annapurna trekking and peak climbing itself. While climbing these peaks, one should be prepared for steep condition of the climbing route at 4,900 m. We give you a pre climb, rock climbing training at the base camp that will help you make you climb easier using climbing tools like ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.
Before climbing we trek all the way through classic Annapurna trail from Bensi Sahar (850m) up to the Letdar (4,250m.). From Letdar we climb up to the Chulu West Base camp at (4.900 m). As we ascend up via North face ascend we pass through snow slopes for 200 meters to a rock band at 5,100 meter Climbing this difficult rock band to 5,450 meter. We then cross onto a snow plateau at 5,530 meter and follow the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit (Chulu West).
To Climb Chulu Central, one should cross the snow plateau and then traverse onto the Chulu Glacier basin east of the ridge ascending 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. We then continue toward the obvious Central summit (6,429m.) 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 will take us to the summit.
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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dumre and Dumre to Bensi Sahar (850m) which takes 9 hours of drive by bus towards west.
Day 02: Trek starts from Bensi Sahar to Bahundanda (1311m) which takes about 6 and ½ hours of walk. From this low land village of Bensi Sahar our trekking trail ascend up passing by few postponement bridges, waterfalls, hills and dales , across terraces filled with golden green rice paddies and into the and subtropical forest to reach up the hill up to the village of Bahundanda a village inhibited with Brahmins.
Day 03 :Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje (1433m) which takes about 6½ hours of walk. Early in the morning after having breakfast we descend from the hill of Bahundanda passing along steep river Marsyangdi river valleys, pristine forests, crossing suspension bridge of Mayshyangdi River. From here we ascend up in a small village will have our lunch and pass through the rocky trail which will lead us to the Chamje village, where we spend our night.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani (1943m) which takes about 6 hours of walk. Early morning we continue our trek after having breakfast the trekking trail will take us to another suspension bridge in Marsyangdi river, just right after crossing the bridge and walking up hill for a while we will enter to Manang district. Now passing through the corn Barley and potatoes field in to the forests of towering bamboo and blooming Rhododendrons through the cliffy way on the river valley we reach Dharapani at late afternoon we spend overnight in a lodge at Dharapani
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2713m) which takes about 6½ hours. On the day 7 we will walk through few steep and forested landscapes, along with several landslides on trekking route, trekking trail offers some of the most fabulous Himalaya range including Lamjung Himal and Mt. Annapurna and opportunity to explore and experience the typical Tibetan culture until you reach Chame- the district headquarter of Manang.. Over night at lodge.
Day 06 :From Chame to Pisang (3292m) which take about 5 hours of walk. On the 8th day the trail will take us through the pristine pine forest and narrow steep river valley with the dramatic curved rock face on its one side rising 1500m high from the river. The trail now opens into the valley surrounded by Himalayan Peaks all the way to Pisang. Overnight at lodge
Day 07 :Pisang - Manang (3.535 m) 7 h. Trek back for 4 hours via the same route from Pisang to hidden valley of Manang (3535 m). In Manang we will have a fine day of walk and magnificent views around the village.
Day 08 :Rest day at Manang as an acclimatization for high altitude. On day 9th we will have a rest day in Pisang. Here we check and set up all the gears necessary for climbing the peak and get acclimatized. In Manang we will have a fine day of walk and magnificent views around the village.
Day 09 :Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka/ Letdar (4,250m) which takes about 5 hours of continuous walking
Day 10: We ascend from Letdar towards Chulu West Base camp at (4.900 m) which takes about 3/4 hrs of climb.
Day 11: From base camp we start our climbing crossing a snow plateau at 5,530 meter and follow the progressively narrowing ridge towards the summit Chulu West.
Day 12 :We continue to climb Chulu Central; one should cross the snow plateau and then traverse onto the Chulu Glacier basin east of the ridge ascending 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
Day 13: We then continue toward the obvious Central summit (6,429m.) 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 will take us to the summit.
Day 14 : we climb back from the summit to the Chulu west base camp and then to Letdar.
Day 15 : Trek back from Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4.420 m) which will take about 3 hrs.
Day 16 : Trek from Thorung Phedi to Thorung La (5.416 m) to Muktinath (3.800 m) which will take approximately 8 to 10 days.
Day 17 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2.713 m) via Kagbeni.
Day 18 : Return back from Jomsom to Pokhara by scenic 30 minutes of mountain flight.
Day 19 : Finally return back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.