Chulu West

  • Destination: Nepal

Chulu West peak, part of Manang Himal range, lies in the Annapurna region along the popular Annapurna Circuit trek route. The peak is accessed by trekking through Manang Valley and takes over a week to reach the base camp.

The peak was first climbed by a Japanese expedition in 1954, a year after the successful historic ascent of Mt. Everest. Chulu West is popular among both beginners and experienced climbers. Climbing the peak is regarded easier, with not much technical difficulty. However, the risks of avalanches exist along the slopes around the high camp. The summit affords magnificent views of Manalslu, Nilgiri, Dhaualagiri and Annapurna peaks.

Two camps are setup between the base camp (5000m) and summit of Chulu East. The total duration for trekking and climbing 20 days.