Chulu West Peak Climbing
There are few pikes of Chulu; Chulu west, Chulu central, Chulu far east, Chulu East, Chulu West is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition. The Base Camp of this peak is situated in a small valley north of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorang La. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peaks. 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 group comprises four peaks: two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. There is no technical difficulty in ascending this peak but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions. You will have a lovely view from the top all around. This trip begins after about 7 hrs bus drive from Besi-Shar, continues through the wide and scenic valley along the Marsyangdi River, passing several towns. The people are very friendly and helpful in this area. On this, you have a chance to visit cultural and historical sights in Kathmandu.
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Day 03 : Drive to Bensisahar
- Day 04 : Trek to Bahundanda
- Day 05 : Trek to Chamje
- Day 06 : Trek to Dharapani
- Day 07 : Trek to Chame
- Day 08 : Trek to Pisang
- Day 09 : Trek to Manang
- Day 10 : Acclimatization at Manang
- Day 11 : Trek to Chulu base camp
- Day 12 : Rest at Chulu base camp
- Day 13 : High camp
- Day 14 : Summit Chulu West (6,419m) and return back to base camp.
- Day 15: Trek to Thorong Phedi or Thorong high camp
- Day 16: Trek to Muktinath after crossing Thorong La pass (5,416m.)
- Day 17: Trek to Jomsom
- Day 18: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom in the morning and full day in Pokhara
- Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Day 20: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 21: Final Departure or join another trip with us
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Difficulties rating of Chulu west Peak Climbing
A trekkers have to climb a peak so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 6419m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Chulu west Peak Climbing
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Chulu west Peak Climbing
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Chulu west Peak Climbing:
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.