Chulu West

Duration: 21 Nights 22 Days

Chulu West

The 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 seen from that pass. 

The trail goes through the yak pastures and up a ridge which leads into a hidden valley where it is possible to find a good site for base camp. From there an ascent is made to a Col (4,900m) on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. A snow covered slope rises 200m from the Col to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100m, which makes an ideal spot for a high camp. 

After a somewhat difficult climb up the rocky band to the north-west shoulder of Chulu is another suitable campsite and yet another alternative is on a snow plateau above at 5,530m. On the first and several subsequent ascents ropes were fixed on the rocky strip. From the plateau the upward climb is along a progressively narrowing ridge to the summit 6419m. The descent is along the same route.

The above itinerary can be customized according to needs and requirements.

Itinerary & Map

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu and check into hotel
  • Day 02
    Preparation day for permit and other arrangements
  • Day 03
    Drive to Besi Sahar
  • Day 04
    Trek to Nagdi
  • Day 05
    Trek to Jagat
  • Day 06
    Trek to Tal
  • Day 07
    Trek to Chame
  • Day 08
    Trek to Pisang
  • Day 09
    Trek to Manang
  • Day 10
    Rest at Manang for acclimatization
  • Day 11
    Manang to Chulu West BC
  • Day 12
    Rest at BC
  • Day 13
    BC to Chulu West HC
  • Day 14
    Attempt the summit
  • Day 15
    An extra day
  • Day 16
    HC to summit and back to BC
  • Day 17
    Trek Thorong Phedi to Thorong Pass/Muktinath
  • Day 18
    Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 19
    Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 20
    Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 21
    Leisure day in Kathmandu
  • Day 22
    Depart Kathmandu