Chulu West Peak Climbing lies in the renowned Annapurna Region with the closeness to mountains and culture as well as exploring the trials running to the Annapurna circuit. Chulu Peak is the part of Manang Himal. There are three Chulu Peaks: Chulu Central, Chulu East, and Chulu West whereas Nepal Mountaineering Association has permitted to climb Chulu West and Chulu East. Chulu West has a height of 6419m/21,060 ft providing a fantastic view of Annapurna Mountain Ranges and enhancing climbers’ climbing skills.
Peak Climbing Grading of Chulu West
Having an elevation above 6000m/ 19,685 ft, Chulu West Peak Climbing is surely a challenge yet a learning experience for the climbers and adventurers who are aiming at the highest mountains by passing Everest Base Camp. Chulu West Peak Climbing is a technical climb demanding stamina and skills in climbing.
According to International French Adjectival System (IFAS), Chulu West Peak is graded as AD. AD refers to assez difficile (fairly difficult) with features as Fairy hard snow and ice at an angle of 45-65 degrees, rock climbing up to UIAA grade III, but not sustained, belayed climbing in addition to a large amount of exposed but easier terrain. However, somewhere you can see it be graded as PD+ referring to Peu difficile (slightly difficult) which means routes longer at high elevation with snow and ice slopes up to 45 degrees, glaciers complex, belaying and objective hazards where PD + might be AD-.
Experiences and Skills for Chulu West Peak Climbing
It is a technical climb to Chulu West Peak which requires various climbing skills though new climbers can aim to climb Chulu West Peak. Peaks are meant to be for learning and developing climbing skills such that one can accomplish higher mountains. For Chulu West Peak Climbing one should be able to walk with rope, crampons, traverse through a crevasse, and descend with jumar. As they are the essential skills needed. Additionally, the use of ice axes is required. Chulu West Peak Climbing is a combination of joyous trekking and proper mountaineering with the easier ascent.
Nepal Adventure Team manages the itinerary to adopt you with higher elevation, thin air, and freezing temperatures. Acclimatization is the most essential element of higher altitude trekking and climbing which is highly focused on by the team. Moreover, the experienced Sherpa and guides will be leading Chulu West Peak Climbing for a successful and guided summit. Chulu East is an expedition Peak whereas Chulu West is a trekking peak so it won’t be tough and feasible for new climbers.
Details on Chulu West 20 Days Peak Climbing
Chulu West Peak Climbing is one of the appealing peaks allowed by the Nepal Government and permitted by the Nepal Mountaineering Association to climb and explore. Nepal Peak Climbing offers the opportunity to climb various peaks of regions: Everest Region, Langtang Region, Annapurna Region, Manaslu Region, Kanchenjunga Region.
Chulu West peak is part of the Manang Himal. The eastern limit of Chulu East runs south from Chako Peak (6687 m/ 21,939 ft) in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola, and Phu Khola. To the south Chulu is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanto La. The closeness of Chulu Peaks (Chulu Central, Chulu East, Chulu West) of the same range creates difficulty in the identification of Chulu West Peak for climbers. Especially, during tricky weather conditions, climbers have occasions being ended up on different summits than the intended ones. However, the Chulu Peak climbing lead by an experienced guide and Sherpa will aid you to climb through the right path and direction. Chulu West Base Camp is set at a small valley to the North and the route follows a subsidiary North-West ridge that leads to Chulu Peak.
Chulu West Peak Climbing Trail and Views and Scenes
Chulu West lies in the north of Annapurna Range and the path to Chulu West Peak passes through Annapurna Region Trek. Trekking through the Annapurna area makes Chulu West Peak climbing more interesting and fascinating. The trail is enriched with nature’s charm, cultural affection, and tranquility of the wilderness. The shinning view of mountains: Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak will accompany you throughout the trail along with the warm traditional hospitality of locals and the peace of environment which is far away from city chores.
While ascending the Chulu West Peak, you will enter the Annapurna Conservation Area and pass by popular villages of the Manang district. Likewise, you will be returning to Kathmandu by another route which provided you the opportunity to explore Annapurna Circuit Trail which adds the admired destinations: Thorang La Pass (5416 m/ 17,769 ft), Muktinath, Mustang, Jomsom, and Pokhara. You will be following the Marshyangdi river to summit Chulu West whereas the Kaligandaki River will be accompanying you on your returning route.