|Chulu west 6410m.
| Area: Manang Valley
Days: 25 day trip -21days night trek/ climb, 4nights in kathmandu
Dept. Ex. KTM :15 Apr/10 May /05 Oct/10 Nov
Per Person Cost:
|The Chulus, prominent peaks in the Manang Himal range, rise majestically from the semiarid flatlands of Manang valley, in the mid north-west region of Nepal. At 6,410m./21,030ft. Chulu West is the highest peak in the Manang Himal range. There are mainly 3 Chulus known as Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Chulu West. Our objective on this trip is to climb the highest of the Chulus - the Chulu West. Our climbing route is via the North West Ridge of the mountain. Even though a Japanese team was first to reach the summit of Chulu West by the South Ridge, Canadian Larry Zaroff, Peter Lev and Sherpa Ang Jangbu of Pangboche were the first to reach the summit by the North West Ridge.
We drive for 6 hours from Kathmandu following the Trisuli and Marsyangdi river that drain from the Ganesh and Annapurna Himal to Besisahar to begin the trek for this climb. From Besishahar we follow the Annnapurna Circuit Trek up to Manang. A few kilometer north of Manang, we place our base camp (4750m/15580) in a small valley off the mail trail to Thorung La. The views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna across the valley in the South are just breathtaking.
From the base camp, we climb steep scree slope to a col (4,900m./ 16,076ft.) and place a high camp here. Then we climb a snow slope for 200 meter to the base of a rock band for a higher camp (Camp One) at 5,100m./16,732ft. We climb the rock band and place another camp (Camp Two) at 5,530m./18,143ft. Above here the climb is technically straightforward till we reach the 6,410m./21,030ft. high summit. Known as Mera Peak of the Annapurnas, climb on Chulu Central is beautiufl and staisfying. After the climb, we trek over the Thorung pass(5,240m./17,200ft.) and reach Jomsom to end our trek.
Included in the trip cost:
Airport transfer, Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu in B/B basis at 3 star standard hotel
All land and air transport in Nepal, Camping, Lodging and meals on the trek and during the climbing. All group climbing equipment and high altitude food, fuel and cooking wares Sherpa guide and Sherpa support to help you for assistance during the trek and climb, porters / pack animal to carry your baggage.
Not Included in the Trip Cost:
Items of personal effect such as down jacket, sleeping bag, clothes etc and personal climbing equipment such as ice axe, boots, crampons, goggles etc.
Coverage for personal accident and emergency evacuation insurance ( coverage are provided for the Sherpa support and other Nepalese staff in the team).
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: Walk and Tour around Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu - Besisahar
Day 4: BeginTrek
Day 12: Arrive At BC
Day 13-19: Climbing
Day 20: Leave BC for Jomsom
Day 22: Arrive Jomsom
Day 23: Fly Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 24: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 25: Trip Ends