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Duration: 19 Days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,419m / 21,060ft. Walking Per Day: 5 - 7 Hours
Nature: Hotel + Lodge + Camping Grade:
Best Season: NA Group Size: 2 - 15 People

Trip Introduction

The highest of these peaks, marked Chulu West on the trekking maps, has a recorded altitude from at least two expeditions of nearer 6400m;  this might more accurately be called Chulu Central. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well.    

Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.

A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Around the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. 

Chulu West:

The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorung La pass past the village of Manang and Base Camp is established in a small valley to the North. From base camp the route follows a subsidiary North-West ridge that leads up to the main peak. An attempt to the peak and return has be done in a single day as setting camp up on the slope above base camp is not easy. An attempt of Chulu Central peak (6,429m/21,060ft) just east of Chulu West.

Day

Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,350m)

Rest in Kathmandu and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

Drive from Kathmandu to Nga Di via Besishahar (760m)

Trek from Nga Di to Syange (1,100m)

Trek from Syange to Tal (1,700m)

Trek from Tal to Timang (2,270m)

Trek from Timang to Lower Pisang (3,150m)

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,540m)

Acclimatisation in Manang (rest day)

Trek from Manang to Ledar (4,200m)

Trek from Ledar to Chulu West Basecamp (4,900m)

Hike from Basecamp to Chulu West High Camp (5,600m)

Climb from High Camp to Summit (6,419m) and descend to the Basecamp

Trek from Chulu West Basecamp to Manang (3,540m)

Trek from Manang to Chame (2,670m)

Trek from Chame to Syange (1,100m)

Drive from Syange to Besi Shahar

Drive from Besi Shahar to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel

 

Transfer to the International Airport for final departure

    1. Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
    2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Twin Bed Room.
    3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
    4. Valley Sightseeing: Sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley [Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambu (Monkey temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square] by professional guide.
    5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb Chulu West Peak, TIMS permit, Annapurna conservation area entry permit & fee.
    6. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the trek and climbing.
    7. Map: Trekking and climbing map.
    8. Member transportation:  Drive from Kathmandu – Nga Di. While returning Drive from Sange to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    9. Climbing Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Nga di (Drive) and to Base camp (by Porters / Mule) – While returning: Base camp to Chame (by porters / Mule) and Syange to Kathmandu (Drive).
    10. Member Luggage: Up to 30 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porter or Mule.
    11. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and BC. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
    12. All Necessary equipment for Camping during the trek.
    13. Porter: Porters up to Base camp from Nga di & Porters return from Base camp to Syange.
    14. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
    15. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing.
    16. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
    17. Base Camp equipment: All camping equipment such as Dining tent with table and chairs, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, & all necessary cooking gears.
    18. Light: Necessary light at Dinning tent and Kitchen tent.
    19. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: Veteran and Government Licensed Climbing Guide. 
    20. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
    21. Oxygen Bottle (O2): Oxygen bottles will be in stock at base camp in case of an emergency (with appropriate charge).
    22. Oxygen Mask & Regulator:  1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask will be in base camp in case of an emergency.
    23. High camp service in Needed: Necessary cooking gas, cooking pot for member, high altitude tent (sharing basis), high food for member, all climbing and cooking crew. Group climbing gears, fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
    24. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
    25. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.      
    26. Comprehensive Medical kit for group.
    27. Certificate: Chulu West climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (after climbing Chulu West successfully).

 

Note : All expedition stuffs and equipment has to be return after the expedition.

  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  5. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  6. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, Hot shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages & soft drinks, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  9. Internet Service: Internet facility during the trek in not included.
  10. Summit Bonus: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  11. Tips:  Calculate some tips for Basecamp staffs.
  12. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  13. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.