The massif of Chulus, it stands in front of spectacular chain of Annapurna Himal. Between the two Cholus, the west is higher then east. The view of entire slope of Annapurna II, IV, III, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, is outstanding from the top of Chulu West.
Chulu West 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. This trip sets out from Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung a neighboring district of Gorkha. From Beshi Sahar the trail leads up slowly to wards Manang valley, one of the highest valleys of the world situated at an altitude of 5000m. One-day rest will be set to explore the Manang Valley and for the acclimatization. From Manang valley the route heads north to lead and on to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set a side for the ascent of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route come back to Katmandu as in the “Around Annapurna Trek”.
Drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule
Start trekking to Bahundanda (1310m) via Nadi
2 & 1/2 hours
Trek from Bahundanda to Chamje(1430m)
Trek from Chamje to Bagarchap(2160m)
5 & 1/2 hours.
Trek from Bagarchap to Chame(2670m)
Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m)
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m.)
Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town.
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours. day.
Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu West Base Camp
Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Chulu West High Camp
Climb Chulu West (6419 m.) and return back to Chulu West Base Camp
Trek Chulu West Base Camp to Thorong Phedi (4800m.)
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass
Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2895 m.)
3 & 1/2 hours.
Drive from Kagbeni to Pokhara via Jomsom.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.