Chulu east and west Peak climbing

Chulu east and west Peak climbing

These peaks are part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it's bound by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m/17870ft).

There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit, which is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.

Chulu East Peak

The highest of these peaks, marked Chulu West (6419m/21,054ft) on the trekking maps, has a recorded altitude from at least two expeditions of nearer 6400m (20,997ft); this might more accurately be called Chulu Central. The NMA gives this an official altitude of 6,429m (21,060ft). Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks as the range has four or more summits in the immediate vicinitywhich are unmarked in maps of this area. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Arround the Annapurna trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. Allow about 25 to 30 days to complete this climb.

 

Chulu East

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar 823m.
Day 04 : Beshishahar to Ngadi 880m. Trek.
Day 05 : Ngadi to Jagat 1314m. Trek.
Day 06 : Jagat to Dharapani 1943m. Trek.
Day 07 : Dharapani to Chame 2713m. Trek.
Day 08 : Chame to Pisang 3185m. Trek.
Day 09 : Pisang to Manang3351M. Trek.
Day 10 : Manang to Yak Kharka.
Day 11 : Yak kharka to Chulu west BC.
Day 12 - 14 : Chulu west expedition period.
Day 15 : Chulu west BC to 4016m.
Day 16 : Thorang Phedi to Muktinath 3800m. Trek.
Day 17 : Muktinath to Jomsom Trek.
Day 18 : Jomsom to Pokhara (by air). Visit Pokhara.
Day 19 : Drive to Kathmandu or flight back.

Chulu West

Chulu West PeakDay 01 : Arrival to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar 823m.
Day 04 : Beshishahar to Ngadi 880m. Trek
Day 05 : Ngadi to Jagat 1314m. Trek.
Day 06 : Jagat to Dharapani 1943m. Trek.
Day 07 : Dharapani to Chame 2713m. Trek.
Day 08 : Chame to Pisang 3185m. Trek.
Day 09 : Pisang to Manang3351M. Trek.
Day 10 : Manang to Yak Kharka.
Day 11 : Yak kharka to Chulu west BC.
Day 12 - 14 : Chulu west expedition period.
Day 15 : Chulu west BC to 4016m.
Day 16 : Thorang Phedi to Muktinath 3800m. Trek.
Day 17 : Muktinath to Jomsom Trek.
Day 18 : Jomsom to Pokhara (by air). Visit Pokhara.
Day 19 : Drive to Kathmandu or flight back.