About Chulu West Peak Climbing
Chulu West (6419m) is an exciting challenge for both experienced trekkers as well as amateur climbers. Although it is technically more straightforward than peaks such as Chulu East, which has a sharp steep summit, Chulu West requires more stamina and strength to make the long, tough slog through the snow to reach the summit. Proper acclimatization is the key to enduring the extended time required to complete this expedition. Chulu West Peak’s location in the Annapurnas, its height and moderate difficulty put Chulu up as one of the best trekking peaks in Nepal Himalaya. The summit view is glorious as you can eyewitness the panoramic Annapurna Himalayan range to the south, and to the North are Tibet and China bordering Nepal.
Our Chulu West Peak Climbing trip starts at Besi Sahar and follows the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail into the Marsyangdi Valley to reach the north side of Annapurna Massif. We leave the Annapurna Circuit trail at Yak Kharka beyond the village of Manang to follow a yak trail into a barren, uninhabited land with little vegetation. We spend 3 nights at Chulu Camps (one night at Base Camp, the other night at High Camp and another night at Camp I) for proper acclimatization and to practice some climbing techniques needed for the Chulu West peak summit.
We make at least one higher camp (Camp I) and cover rugged terrain on rocks and ice to reach the summit. The first part requires fixed ropes, but the final climb to the summit is long and gradual, which is more tiring if the snow is soft. After enjoying the summit view, we return to the (lower) high camp on the same day. Leaving High Camp, we descend to Thorang Phedi and then march towards the next exciting ascent to Thorung La Pass (5416m), which touches the edge of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We then descend into the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki Valley, reaching a famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath, where there are a number of Hindu and Buddhist temples.
The best season for Chulu West Peak Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn). However, winter is also a great time to climb if you are well-prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December, views of the mountains are crystal clear, and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every detail of your Chulu West Expedition; lodge accommodation, guides, food, and all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
Planning to climb Chulu West Climbing in 2024 and 2025.
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