Chulu West

A challenging peak, usually requiring two camps above base camp.
A wonderful peak with beautiful views to Tibet and Mustang country. Many fossils can be found at around 5100 meters.

Annapurna Circuit Chulu West, Nepal

Annapurna Circuit Chulu West, Nepal

Our ascent of Chulu West was made from a base camp in a small valley north of Manang situated off the main trail to the Thorong La pass 5416m. Some of the best views of this peak are from this pass.

North-West Ridge: 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, ascend steep scree slopes to a col 4,900/16,076 feet), on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. To the north of the col ascend a snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100 meters and the site for a possible high camp.

Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the northwest shoulder of Chulu west 5450 meters/17,880 feet, where another camp can be established or alternatively a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters/18,143 feet. From the plateau continue up the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit 6419mmeters /21059 feet. Descend by the same route.

Elevation (feet): 21059
Elevation (meters): 6419
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Himalaya
SubRange: Central Nepal Himalaya
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: January, November, December
Convenient Centre: Manang village
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu

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