Chulu West peak (6419 m) is located north – east of the Annapurna ranges in Manang valley. It was first ascended in 1953 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of Chulu peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorong La Pass. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peak.
There are several peaks close by and are also a part of Chulu massif but are not indicated in the map. Thus, it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. However, the Chulu comprise four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. East side Chuli east and Far East which is a climbing route from Nawal and west side Chulu West and Chulu Central.
Chulu west peak climbing offers beautiful Himalayan views of Annapurna region. There is no real technical difficulty in reaching the summit, but progress can be slow depending on snow conditions. Above base camp, some steep, loose rock requires some fixing of ropes. The long way from the mountain terrace to the top is required to fix Camp 1.
Chulu west peak climbing itinerary from Beshi Sahar after a 5-6 hour drive from Kathmandu. Asian Hiking Team led through the beautiful valley Jagat Tal Dharapani Chame, Pisang and finally reached Manang. Manang valley, one of the beautiful valleys situated at an altitude of 3541 m. One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang for the acclimatization. From the Manang the route heads north to Ledar and on to the Chulu West Base camp. From base camp climb to Camp 1 which ze need to fix rope. From Camp 1 early morning, start climbing Chulu west and return to base camp. Finally, we return to Ledar. Our itinerary mentions you over Thorong La pass to end your trek in Jomsom. If you have a short time, you can return the same way to Kathmandu.
The Asian Hiking Team operates Chulu west peak climbing as your interest, budget and time frame. During the trekking until Ledar it is possible to have Guest house/Lodge facilities. In the guest house / Lodge was running hot and cold water facilities. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/ Lodge. Most bathrooms are shared. Many years’ experience of Trekking field of organizing various treks in Nepal assures you that we have chosen for our treks the cleanest and most hygienically kept Guest Houses /Lodge with a friendly atmosphere and the best views. From Ledar to base camp we need to full board camping three nights. Camping is fully organized and supported, with a team of guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters to accompany you. Our porters carry all the trekking gear, food, fuel and personal belongings. Our cooks prepare hot meals. At night, tents for dining, sleeping and ablutions tents are provided and set up, mattresses and down-filled sleeping bags, tables and seating. Trekkers enjoy breakfast before leaving camp.