Description

Chulu West (6419m.) 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 6,419m.

Fitness Level : Challenging
Duration : 20 Group Size :2-12
Best Season : Oct-Nov, Mar-May

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 3 :Drive to Besisahar-Chamje 1410m./8hrs.

Day 4 :Trek to Dharapani 2050m./6-7hrs.

Day 5 :Trek to Chame 2713m./6-7hrs.

Day 6 :Trek to Pisang 3185m./6hrs.

Day 7 :Trek to Manang 3500m./5hrs.

Day 8 :Acclimatization/Exploration Day

Day 9 :Trek to Letder 4250m./5hrs.

Day 10 :Trek to Chulu west Base Camp 4950m./6hrs. Tent

Day 11 : Acclimatization at Base Camp, Tent

Day 12 :Trek to High Camp 5600m./4-5 hrs. Tent

Day 13 :Climb to Chulu west Summit 6419m.-Back to Base Camp 8-9hrs. Tent

Day 14 :Trek to Thorong-La Phedi 4480m./4hrs.

Day 15 :Trek to Thorong-La pass 5416m.-Trek to Muktinath 3800m.-8-9hrs.

Day 16 :Trek to Jomsom 2700m./6hrs.

Day 17 :Drive/Fly to Pokhara (Drive 9hrs./Flight 20 minute)

Day 18 :Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7hrs.)

Day 19 :Extra/Reserve Day

Day 20 :Departure


 Accomodation

Himalaya Family provide the accommodations during the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene food and suitable location. Most of Lodges are well managed by rocks and wood in this areas. The Local people are very friendly and kind. Most of the Lodges has clean rooms and separate Bathrooms. We will use small lodge during the trek, and for the climbing period: We will use 2 men tent with kitchen/dinning tents for the climbing period at the safe place for overnight.. small toilet tent also provided. 


 Meals

In this areas, We will provide the Food on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) will be served from the the lodge. The dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination at a tea houses. Breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu as well. Most of the lodges has the food menu, Our Guide will suggest you the organic and hygienic local meal. There is available of local organic vegetables from the garden. we will take some extra food by porters for the climbing period to the camping. you will take continentail food even in the camping. Our Guide/cook is very expert to cook diffrent testy food. we will boil the water to drink.


Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Day 3 : Drive to Besisahar-Chamje 1410m./8hrs.

Day 4 : Trek to Dharapani 2050m./6-7hrs.

Day 5 : Trek to Chame 2713m./6-7hrs.

Day 6 : Trek to Pisang 3185m./6hrs.

Day 7 : Trek to Manang 3500m./5hrs.

Day 8 : Acclimatization/Exploration Day

Day 9 : Trek to Letder 4250m./5hrs.

Day 10 : Trek to Chulu west Base Camp 4950m./6hrs. Tent

Day 11 : Acclimatization at Base Camp, Tent

Day 12 : Trek to High Camp 5600m./4-5 hrs. Tent

Day 13 : Climb to Chulu west Summit 6419m.-Back to Base Camp 8-9hrs. Tent

Day 14 : Trek to Thorong-La Phedi 4480m./4hrs.

Day 15 : Trek to Thorong-La pass 5416m.-Trek to Muktinath 3800m.-8-9hrs.

Day 16 : Trek to Jomsom 2700m./6hrs.

Day 17 : Drive/Fly to Pokhara (Drive 9hrs./Flight 20 minute)

Day 18 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7hrs.)

Day 19 : Extra/Reserve Day

Day 20 : Departure

Cost Include

Airport Pickups and drops by Tourist Vehicle

Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant

Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu by tourist vehicle

4 nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast

 Lodges and tents during trekking and climbing

All ground transportation as per the itinerary by tourist vehicles

Trekking permit and Climbing Permits

English Speaking Climbing Guide During the trip

Necessary of Porters/Yak/Mules during trip

Nepali staff's Salary/Equipment/Insurance/Food/Accommodation

All domestic flights if necessary

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Hot Drinks during trip

Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping

Down jacket, sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments

Travel and rescue arrangements

All needed service charge, government taxes/royalties


Cost Exclude

Nepal visa fee and International airfare

Extra night accommodation (Late arrival/Early arrival, Due to weather)

Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen

Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast

Travel and rescue insurance

Extra Porters, Horses, Rescue Flight

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)

Any kind of cold Drinks

Personal climbing equipment

Extra tour/Activities in Nepal

Tips for guides and porters