Chulu West 6419m.

Description:

Chulu West (6419m.) expedition is the most challenging for climbing and expeditions and will appeal to those looking for a real adventure. Previous climbing experience is not essential but a very high level of physical fitness is required. 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.Trek through to Manang and then ascend to Chulu West Base Camp to begin our assault on the mountain. The climb is long and very challenging and it is necessary to establish two high camps on the mountain prior to making a summit attempt. From the high camps and summit there are magnificent views of the entire Annapurna range, Manaslu and the wilds of Tibet. The return route crosses the Thorong La to Muktinath and on to Jomson, from where we fly to Pokhara, for a day of relaxation before flying back to Kathmandu.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 another camp will be at High camp. Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of Chulu west. 5450, where another camp can be established or we can make a alternate camp at snow plateau above 5500m. 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 6,419m.

Overviews:
Duration        20 Days
Elevation       6419 meter.
Season          Oct/Nov, Mar-May
Group size    Minimum 2, Max:12 People
Region             Annapurna Region
Tented Camp   4 nights               
Peak Permit     Mar-Apr-May (US$250), Sep-oct-Nov (US$125) Per Person
 
Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu UNESCO Heritage Sites
Day 03: Drive to Besisahar-Chamje 1410m./8hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 2050m./6-7hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2713m./6-7hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3185m./6hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang 3500m./5hrs.
Day 08: Acclimatization/Exploration Day
Day 09: Trek to Letder 4250m./5hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Chulu west Base Camp 4950m./6hrs. Tent
Day 11: Acclimatization at Base Camp, Tent
Day 12: Trek to High Camp 5600m./4-5 hrs. Tent
Day 13: Climb to Chulu west Summit 6419m.-Back to Base Camp 8-9hrs. Tent
Day 14: Trek to Thorong-La Phedi 4480m./4hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Thorong-La pass 5416m.-Trek to Muktinath 3800m.-8-9hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jomsom 2700m./6hrs.
Day 17: Drive/Fly to Pokhara (Drive 9hrs./Flight 20 minute)
Day 18: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (Flight 40 minute/Drive 7hrs.)
Day 19: Extra/Reserve Day
Day 20: Departure
 
Includes/Excludes:
Airport Pickups and drops by Tourist Vehicle
Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu by tourist vehicle
4 nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
 Lodges and tents during trekking and climbing
All ground transportation as per the itinerary by tourist vehicles
Trekking permit and Climbing Permits
English Speaking Climbing Guide During the trip
Necessary of Porters/Yak/Mules during trip
Nepali staff's Salary/Equipment/Insurance/Food/Accommodation
All domestic flights if necessary
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Hot Drinks during trip
Good quality Tents and Kitchen utensils for camping
Down jacket, sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
Travel and rescue arrangements
All needed service charge, government taxes/royalties
Excludes:
Nepal visa fee and International airfare
Extra night accommodation (Late arrival/Early arrival, Due to weather)
Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
Travel and rescue insurance
Extra Porters, Horses, Rescue Flight
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge)
Any kind of cold Drinks
Personal climbing equipment
Extra tour/Activities in Nepal
Tips for guides and porters
Equipments:
Seat Harness, Jumar
Helmet, Altimeter, Ice Axe, Crampons, Ice-Crew
Gaiters, Locked and unlocked Carabineers, snow baa
Climbing boots, Pocket knife, Head lamp, Mattresses
Rope, Rain gear, Ice hammer, Helmet, Ice/rock piton
Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots, Camping shoes, Gloves
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket, water bottle
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers, Rain coat
Shorts, Sun Hat, Woolen cap, Sleeping Bag,
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sun block

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