Chulu West Peak (6419m)
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. Indeed some of the best views of this peak can be had from that pass.North-West Ridge: 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 , ascend steep scree slopes to a col 4,900/16,076 feet), on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. To the north of the col ascend snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100 meters and the site for a possible high camp.
Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the northwest shoulder of Chulu west 5450 meters/17,880 feets, where another camp can be established or alter-native a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters/18,143 feets. 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 6,250 meters /20,505 feets. Descend by the some route.
Trekking & Chulu West Peak Climbing
Duration: 22 days
Max. Altitude: 6419m
Main Season : October,April
Accomodation:3 night in Kathmandu ,1 night in Pokhara Hotel,9 night in Trekking Lodge & 4 night in Tent
Group Size: min 2 pax
# All ground Transportation by private vehicle
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 3 star hotel with breakfast
# sightseeing in Kathmandu
# Jomsom to Pokhara flight fare for member & Nepali staff
# Accommodation in lodge or tent during trek
# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking & camping
# High altitude tent, & high food at climbing
# Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
# Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag
# Trekking map.
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# All cost for a Clear Sky Treks leader (First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking) and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
# Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staff
# Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures.
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner
# Nepalese l Visa Fee (USD 40 for 30 Days)
# International airport departure taxes
# Excess baggage charges
# Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
# Personal Mountaineering Gear
# Climbing royalty
# Climbing sherpa fee
# Garbage deposit
# Travel & Rescue insurance
# Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
# Tips for guides and porters
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
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Arrival Kathmandu .Overnight in Hotel
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Clear Sky Treks. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc), pick up your luggage and look for CST representative with a CST display board with your name at the arrival gate who will transfer you to Hotel. After check in, you visit CST office, meet other participants as well as your leader and do some preparation for the trip
Peak permits Preparation and official formalities (Sightseeing on request). Overnight in Hotel B
After breakfast we can enjoy a free day on our own or participate in a sightseeing program. The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath. After some hours' sightseeing, we get to the office and get our equipments checked by the climbing leader, prepare things as per need, introduce with fellow participants, and after Himalayan Glacier Trekking briefs us about the trip, we get chance to ask questions we might have regarding the trip. Overnight at hotel. Included meal: Breakfast(B)
Drive to Beshisahar(823m)
Drive to Beshisahar(823m) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Beshisahar to Ngadi
Trek to Ngadi. Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Trek to Syange. Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Ngadi to Tal
Trek to Tal.Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Tal to Bagarchhap
Trek to Bagarchhap. Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Bagarchhap to Chame
Trek to Chame(2675m) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Chame to Upper Pisang-(5-6hours) 3,700m/12,136ft
Trek to Pisang(3100m) .Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Pisang to Manang
Trek to Manang(3440m). Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Manang – Acclimatization day
Manang – Acclimatization day. Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Manang to Yak Kharka-(3-4hours) 4,110m/13,480ft
Trek to Yak Kharka(4350m). Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp
Trek to Chulu West Base Camp. Overnight in tent BLD
Chulu West Base Camp High Camp
High Camp. Overnight in tent BLD
Summit Day of Chulu West
Summit >(6419m) Base Camp. Overnight in tent BLD
Extra day for Summit. Overnight in tent BLD
Base Camp to Yak Kharka
Trek to Yak Kharka (4350m). Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Yak Kharka to Thorong Pedi-(3-4hours) 4,600m/15,092ft
Trek to Thorang Phedi (4600m). Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Thorong Pedi to Thorang La Pass(5416m) stay at Muktinath
Cross Thorang La Pass(5416m) stay at Muktinath(3850m) Overnight in Trekking Lodges BLD
Muktinath to Jomsom (3860m)
fly from Jomsom to Pokhara . Overnight in Hotel B
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Pokhara to Kathmandu & Overnight in Hotel BD
International Departure B
all too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted, with this amazing Himalayan adventure