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Chulu West is situated in a little valley, which is north of Manang. This is one of the Peaks can be seen from the major trail Thorong La. One should have a technical idea to climb this peak. North West Ridge is summit way. While climbing this peak, be prepared for steep scree to col a 4,900 m. Of the two Chulus (East and West), Chulu West is the higher peak. The first ascent to Chulu West in 1952 by a Japanese Expedition team. North of the col ascend snow slopes for 200 meters to a rock band at 5,100 m. Climb this difficult rock band to 5,450 m., cross on to a snow plateau at 5,530m and follow the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit (Chulu West). To climb Chulu Central, cross the snow plateau and then traverse onto the Chulu Glacier basin east of the ridge. This is the 5th highest peak out of 18 the peaks under the NMA and one of the least frequented by the expeditions. To attempt the mountain you need some mountaineering skill and relatively easy to get the climbing permission.This trip sets out from Bensi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung a neighboring district of Gorkha. From Bensi Sahar the trail leads up slowly to wards Manang, 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 the route heads north to lead and on to the Chulu West Base camp. Three days are set a side for the ascend of this peak and you head to Thorong-La and follow the same route come back to Katmandu as in the “Around Annapurna Trek”

Chulu West Peak

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