The Chulu West Peak is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Annapurna region. It offers a serious climbing challenge for people wanting to explore the Annapurna Region.
Chulu West Peak is situated in a little valley two days’ trek north from Manang. The view from the summit is breathtaking, featuring a wide range of Himalayan peaks, including the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges, as well as those in Tibet.
Being one of the most challenging trekking peaks in Nepal, Chulu West requires great personal commitment; previous trekking or climbing experience is a must. However, we run special climbing training sessions at base camp before you start climbing. These sessions are led by our experienced climbing guides, and include training in the use of climbing equipment. After you have completed the training you will have the skills and confidence required to ensure a safe and successful climbing experience.
The trek starts from the village of Bulbule, which is reached by bus or private transfer (6-7 hours) from Kathmandu. From Bulbule we follow the popular Annapurna Circuit trail all the way to Manang, where we will spend a rest/acclimatization day. From Manang we continue north to the Chulu West base camp, where we spend another day acclimatizing and training for the climb.
The route to the summit is along the north-west ridge. From the summit you will enjoy truly amazing views of the snowy peaks of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. After the summit we will continue the trek, crossing Thorong-La (5416m), providing great views of both Manang and Mustang.
Once we are over this high pass we descend into the Kaligandaki valley and the dry but beautiful lower Mustang region. Towns here include Muktinath and Kagbeni. In Muktinath we visit a sacred temple where Hindus, Buddhists and Bon practitioners all still worship, a great example of modern day religious tolerance. Our trek ends at Jomsom, from where daily flights leave for Pokhara.
|Days||Programs||Altitude||Durations of walk|
|01||Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel||1300m|
|02||Preparation day for trip|
|03||Drive to Besisahar||760m.||5-6 hours|
|04||Drive to Chame by Jeep||2600m.||5-6 hours|
|05||Trek to Dhukur Pokhari||3060m.||3-4 hours|
|06||Trek to Upper Pisang||3300m.||6-7 hours|
|07||Trek to Ngawal||3657m.||4-5 hours|
|08||Trek to Manang||3540m.||3-4 hours|
|09||Rest day for acclimatize, do some hiking around the village|
|10||Trek to Yak Kharka||4900m.||4-5 hours|
|11||Trek to Chulu West Base Camp||4450m.||3-4 hours|
|12||Rest day and Practice climbing||4900m.|
|13||Climb to High Camp||5530m.||3-4 hours.|
|14||Summit the Peak 6419m and return to Base Camp||4900m||9-11 hours|
|15||Extra day we may need for setting advance high camp or rest|
|16||Trek to Thorung Phedi||4450m.||3-4 hours|
|17||Trek to Muktinath over Thorung la Pass (5416m.)||3800m.||7-8 hours.|
|18||Visit the temple and monastery in the morning and after lunch Drive to Jomsom by Jeep||2710m.||5-6 hours|
|19||Fly To Pokhara early Morning|
|20||Sightseeing around Pokhara (Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Maahadev cave, David's Fall and Peace Temple)|
|21||Fly to KTM||1300m.|
|23||Departure to Home|
Per person: U.S. $3175
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM): U.S. $100
Trip Deposit: U.S. $400
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Personal Equipments List