23 days
Trip Level
Group Size
6419 m

Chulu West Peak falls on a popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region and then follows Annapurna’s classic main trail to Thorong – La Pass. There is a series of Chulu peaks, East, West, Far East, and center, but this program is for Chulu West climbing. It stands at an elevation of 6419 meters. Chulu offers an exciting peak climbing opportunity and outstanding Himalayas panoramas. One can observe Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other peaks. Therefore, Chulu West Peak is one of the best trekking peaks in the Annapurna region for adventure seekers. Still, it requires more significant commitment and previous trekking and climbing experience with the proper physical condition.

However, Himalayan Exploration has uniquely designed itineraries that captivate your imagination and push your extreme desire. The massif of the Chulu peak climbing trail begins from Bensi Shahar. It then continues uphill along the Marshyangdi River valley by exploring the low altitude with the tropical climate and a trek through the different small medieval villages, landscapes, waterfalls, and forests. Moreover, the trail can extend through the medieval towns of Nar and Phu. One can explore the hidden paradise and enrich Buddhist culture and monasteries. Further extension of the track after the Chulu West Peak climbing can join the world’s highest Lake, Tilicho Lake (4949 meters), and make another grand traverse of Meso Kanto – La at 5089 meters from sea level.

Chulu West Climbing: Highlights

A trek along the grand classic trail of Annapurna Circuit
Traverse a major high alpine pass; Thorong- La at 5416 meters

Witness the excellent scenery encompassing the Himalayas range
Summit Chulu West Peak 6419 meters, one of the highest peaks in the Annapurna region


Chulu West Climbing Itinerary

Days itinerary Altitude Distance
1. Drive to Bhulbule, then trek to Ngsdi 920 7h00
2-9. Ngadi to Chulu West Base Camp 4900
10. Chulu High camp I 5100 4h00
11. Acclimatization day!
13. High Camp II 5530 5h00
14. Chulu Summit back to Camp I 6419 8h00
15. Leather 4200 5h00
16. Contingency day
17. Thorong High Camp 4800 6h00
18. Muktinath via Thorong – La pass 3800 7h00
20. Jomsom 2800 5h00
21. Fly to Pokhara
22. Drive back to Kathmandu. 6h00



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be greeted and welcomed by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with the Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu Valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing, where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Bulbule – Ngadi (1000 m) 7 hours by bus and 2 hours walk.

A picturesque drive in low land from Kathmandu to Bulbule 900m, 7 hours by bus, passing through several villages, landscapes, forests, and rivers. Then adventure footsteps begin here. Then, trek to Ngadi (1000M) 2 hours walk. (Lodge)

Day 4: Ngadi – Jagat (1400m) 5 hours walk. (Lodge)

This is the second day of the journey. You will head to Namche after the breakfast. The trail leads you to the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley, passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture and peaceful forests and crossing several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

Day 5: Jagat – Dharapani (1970m) 6 hours walk. (Lodge)

Early in the morning, trek to Dharapani from Jagat. An easy walking trail along the road until Chamje crosses a suspension bridge after it goes up with bit zigzag trails passing through the forests, bamboo, and rhododendrons to Taal. Then, an easy walk along the river to Dharapani.

Day 6: Dharapani to Chame 2,630m 5h00 walk

Today, walking along steep forested landscapes to reach Timang where you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu and other major Himalayas like Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and Nathi Chuli. Night at a lodge.

Day 7: Chame to Upper Pisang (3,700m.) 5h30 walk

An easy walk till Swargadwari after crossing the bridge a steep trail through a dense pine forest will bring to the spectacular amphitheater-shaped rock in Swargadwari, rising about 1000m from the river. At the same time, you will be surrounded by Himalayan peaks. Night at a lodge.

Day 8: Upper Pisang – Manang (3540m) 4h00 walk

It is an easy descending walk to Manang, the heart of the region, passing through alpine forest, village, and monasteries along the trail where many trekkers are encountered in the classic route of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day 9: Manang: Acclimatization day !

This is the scheduled acclimatization day. Making a side trip surrounding the Manang village is encouraged, allowing for proper acclimatization. There are many places for the side trip, like Praken Gompa, Gangapurna Glacier, Milarepa cave, monastery, and ice lake. Getting some ideas regarding the Acute Mountain Sickness provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association is also possible.

Day 10: Manang – Leather (4200 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue to walk through the yak pasture and the beautiful scenery of the mountains from Manang. A gradual climb up that leads to Leather for the night.

Day 11: Leather – Chulu West Base Camp (4900 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue our trekking from Leder to Chulu West Base Camp. It is an opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful Annapurna Himalayas and may also have to discover the surrounding areas.

Day 12: Chulu Base Camp – High Camp I (5100 m) 5h00 walk.

We continue trekking towards Camp I. The trail is not difficult, but being alert while walking at high altitudes is necessary. Once, we enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, including Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal.

Day 13: Acclimatization day!!!

Today is rest and acclimatization day. While we rested at Camp I, the climbing guide and other support staff fixed the route for Camp II and supplied the equipment back to Camp I.

Day 14: High Camp I – High Camp II (5530 m) 5h00 walk

Today, we leave Camp I and continue climbing the rock band to Camp II. The route is not technical, but we may have to use ropes, crampons, and ice-ax. We set up Camp II at 5,530m. Some visitors also attempt the summit directly from Camp I. However, since the climb is relatively straightforward from Camp II until the summit, we stay overnight at Camp II for proper rest and acclimatization.

Day 15: Camp II – Chulu Summit (6419 m) – Camp I. 8h00 walk

A super day, we would wake up much earlier Today. Each moment, we have to work hard through the icy high-altitude trail, but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are so tempting that our eyes love to watch more over the horizon than on our trail. After submitting, we return to Camp I.

Day 16: Camp I – Leather 5h00 walk

From Camp I, We descend to Leader, having more fun victory over Chulu West Peak keep in mind.

Day 17: Reserved Day!!!

This is considered a security day in case of bad weather. There is no guarantee for the weather. If the weather does not allow making a summit on a planned day or can be used as acclimatization, everybody in the group may get the problem.

Day 18: Leather – Thorong High Camp (4800 m)

Today we walk along quiet distinct alpine areas. Crossing the bridge, a short climb leads to the landslide area where we can see Himalayan Thar, then continue to Thorong Phedi. Once taking a short break and a further 2 hours steep climb up to High Camp.

Day 19: Thorong High Camp – Thorong – La Pass (5416 m) – Muktinath. 8h00 walk.

It is important to start early to reach the Thorong-La pass because of the long day walk, which will be windy in the late morning. It is an incredible life experience while on the pass. It may cause hindrances crossing this greatest pass of Thorong-La if it is covered by snow and altitude. The views from the trail and pass are outstanding Himalayan scenery. After the pass, it starts a long descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular religious site for both Buddhists and Hindus.

Day 20: Muktinath – Jomsom (2800 m) 6h00 walk.

It is an easy walk down to Kagbeni, and it highly recommends walking from Lubra Valley to void dust caused by the road. Super views of Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri range from Lubra Valley. Kagbeni, a gateway to the upper Mustang, allows you to explore the Tibetan culture and monasteries, then continue walking along the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom.

Day 21: Jomsom – Pokhara by plane. (Hotel includes)

Early in the morning, prepare all the baggage for the flight to Pokhara by plane. Wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can be seen from the plane.

Day 22: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (hotel includes)

A picturesque drive along the Prithvi High way to Kathmandu passing by several lowland villages, forests, rivers and get Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Day 23: Final departure.

Free time in Kathmandu and transfer to the airport two hours before the departure of your flight home.


DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Airport transfer Accommodations
Meal during the trek ACAP and Peak permits
Transportation as per itinerary Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare Nepal Visa fees
Meals in City Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance Tipping for Guide & Porters

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