Chulu West Peak Climbing

Duration: 17 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Hiking and Trekking/climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus / Aeroplane
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 6,419 m
  • Airfare Included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn

                                 Embark on the adventure to Chulu West and feel your soul at the lowest price!

Standing at an altitude of 6419 m. Chulu West Peak is considered one of the best trekking Peak in Annapurna Circuit Trekking trails because of its height and views. Follow the Classic Annapurna Circuit trails to Manag and Ledar. Annapurna region is a world-famous trek due to its varied landscapes, diverse flora, and fauna, cultural intermingle, and religious interlingualism, which are another highlight of the trek.

The Peak was first scaled by a Japanese team in 1952. The base camp lies in a small valley above the Ledar "off to the Throng-la" pass. If our planned itinerary is not suitable for your holiday, please feel free to write us for a customized one. Our team is available 24/7 on WhatsApp and email.

Chulu West Climbing Highlights

  • Technically Challenging Peak Climbing
  • The Chulu West Summit offers three mountains above 8000 m: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt Manaslu (8,163 m), and Mt Annapurna (8,091 m)
  • Trek through the world-famous Annapurna Circuit
  • Visit the Monastery, Mane Wall, hanging prayer flag, and cross suspension bridge along the way.
  • Traverse through Marshyangdi Valley and Kali Gandaki Gorge Valley, intersecting by Throng-La.

Chulu West is a medium-challenging peak in Nepal. Until Base Camp, it is just 3 hours walking distance. From Base Camp to Camp I is the most challenging part where you need to fix rope as well. Many other companies offer only a 2-night tented camp for Chulu West, which makes it impossible to accomplish this climbing project. It is very important to plan for 3N/4D from Base Camp to Base Camp because the long and difficult walks with the support of the main rope to high camp and very long-distance walking to the Summit will surely make you very tired. Please see the itinerary and cost below then you will know the difference between Global Adventure and others.

The Chulu West trip fact

  • Name of the Peak: Chulu West
  • Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Location: Annapurna Region, mid-western part of Nepal
  • Base Camp High: 4,900 m
  • High Camp: 5,100 m
  • Camp I: 5,600 m
  • Chulu West Summit: 6,419 m
  • Duration: 16N /17D
  • Coordinates: ♁ 28° 44′ 10″ N , 84° 2′ 5″ E

necessary equipment list that you need for Chulu West

Climbing equipment is the most important item that supports making your expedition safe and successful. The proper climbing gear list is below for Chulu West in Nepal. Remember, all the gears should fitted before embarking on this expedition.

  • Climbing and mountaineering boots: La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX is recommended.
  • Crampons: Try to fit on your boots before you start your trip.
  • Ice Axe: An ice axe is used for balance and support.
  • Climbing Harness: A harness is used to attach the climber to a rope for safety reasons
  • Climbing helmet: A helmet protects the head from falling rocks and ice.
  • Rope: Climbing the main rope and Fixed Rope is essential for safety.
  • Carabiners: Carabiners are used to attach equipment to the harness and rope while climbing.
  • Ascenders and Descenders: Ascenders are used to climb up on the rope, while descenders are used to rappel down.
  • Warm clothing: Warm and waterproof clothing, including base layers, mid-layers, and outer layers, are essential for the climb.
  • Backpack: A backpack is needed to carry all the equipment and supplies required for the climb, as well as a personal day backpack.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: The high, cold, and wind can increase the risk of sunburn and snow blindness.

The Chulu West Climbing and Trekking itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, group size, flooding, and political unrest. Keep in contact with Global Adventure for the latest updates on the peak and trek.

After completing your summit, return to high camp for a night and descend to Ledar, then again follow the Classic Annapurna Circuit. You may celebrate your fare well with your team in Kathmandu as well. If you do not have that much time to go over a Throng La pass, then return to Manang and take a local jeep to Chame-Beshisahar and Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu to Beshisahar by bus then to Dharapani by sharing Jeep.

 Kathmandu to Beshisahar is a scenic journey by bus through Prithivi High Way. It is just 180 km from Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Beshisahar, have lunch and prepare for another jeep drive to Dharapani.  

Distance: Kathmandu to Besisahar- 172 km/5 hrs. and Besisahar to Dharapani--35 km/3 hrs.

  • Full Board plan
  • Guest House
  • 1,860 m./6,100 ft.

Chame is the district head quator of Lamjung district and all inter net services are available. The trail to Chame is easy and facing all the snow caped mountain and walking through Chir pine, We are walking through the upper part via Timang because it more scenic. Over night at Guest House. 

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2,670 m./8,757 ft.

Slowely you are going to enter into the different world and gaining the elevation and walking through the pine forest. Pisang and Manang is the inhabitant of Gurung people. Over night at Guest House.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest house/Tea House
  • 3,200 m./10,496 ft.

After leaving Pisang walking through Pine and Jupiter forest along the way. The path is much easier and surrounded by the Himalayan realm. Once reach Nwal stop for Lunch and continue to Manang overnight. Recommended path to Manang through Upper Pissang.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,540 m./11,611 ft.

Acclimatize day in Manang. Optional hike up to Tasi Lakang Gumba or Visit Gangapurna Lake

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House

Follow the Classic Annapurna Circuit Trail till Ledar. The path is beautiful with pine, fir, and Rhododendron flowers.  Overnight at Guest house. 

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 4,200 m./13,776 ft.

Your Chulu west peak climbing and Annapurna circuit trek split from here to go over the pass to base camp. You are walking through the fragile rock and glacier towards Chulu West Base Camp. After 3 hrs. walking you arrived at Base Camp at an altitude of 4,900 m. Overnight at Tented camp.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Tented Camp
  • 4,900 m./16072 ft.

From Base Camp to High Camp is not too far in distance takes about 4 hours. This is a tough day when you have to use main and fixed rope. Arrival and overnight at Tent.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Tented Camp
  • 5,600 m./18,368 ft.

You will be starting at about 2 am for the summit because late afternoon it will be more windy. It is longer walking than climbing takes about 8 hrs in total to go and back then descend to high camp for night.  

  • Full Board Plan
  • Tented Camp
  • 5,600 m./18,368 ft.

 High camp is the place to gear up for the next day to Throng la pass 5416m. It will makes you easy to go for next day and the great sunrise and all entire range of mountain can be seen.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 4,900 m./16,075 ft.

 This day is the hard day of your trek as we start early 5 A.M. for the Summit, experience the sunrise and long way to descent to Muktinath. Then you are entering into the different world which you may feel.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House
  • 3,760 m./12,332 ft.

The most relaxed day and walking into the dry land and facing to the dry mountain and warier land, hundred's of years monastery, Gumba and Tibetan tribes can be seen along the way. If you are more interest about Bon, then we will go via Lubra village.

  • Full Board Plan
  • Guest House/Hotel
  • 2,800 m./9,184 ft.

All the flights leave in the morning (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara). Arrive in Pokhara and explore the lake city Pokhara and free day. OR take a bus journey to Pokhara that will take 10 hours.

Aerial Distance- 68 km.

Flight duration- 20 min

Accommodation- Hotel

Meals- B/L/D

  • B/LD
  • Hotel
  • 827 m.

Arrival and transfer to Hotel. Evening fare well dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant.

  • Breakfast and Farewell in the evening
  • Hotel

What's included

  • Experience English Speaking Mountain Climbing Guide
  • Full equipped porter for the trek and climbing part.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters
  • All meals while in the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All Ground Transportation (Kathmandu to Beshisahar by bus and Beshisahar to Dharapani by sharing Jeep).
  • 12-night tea kouse accommodation (twin sharing) as per itinerary
  • 3-Night Tented Camp
  • 1-Night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fees
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • All Necessary climbing gears Main rope and Fixed Rope. 
  • Chulu West Climbing permit 
  • All kind of Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Clients personal Insurance and Tips.
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance and visa.
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
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