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 whereas Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other peaks. Therefore, Chulu West Peak is one of the best trekking peaks in the Annapurna region for those looking for an adventure. 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 town 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 greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with 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 heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and others team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others 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, forest, 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 the northern valley of the Dudh Koshi River valley passing by several beautiful villages with their vibrant culture, peaceful forests and crossing over several bridges along the trail. Finally, you will get Namche.

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

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

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

Today, walking along steep forested landscapes to reach in 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 walking 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, 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. It is encouraged to make a side trip surrounding the Manang village which allowing proper acclimatization. There are lots of places for the side trip like Praken Gompa, Gangapurna Glacier, Milarepa cave, monastery, and ice lake. There is also possible to get some ideas regarding the Acute Mountain Sickness provided by the Himalayan Rescue Association.

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

We continue to walk through the yak pasture and beautiful scenery of 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 it is necessary to be alert while walking on high altitude. 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 rest at camp I, the climbing guide and other support staffs fix the route for Camp II and supply the equipment then 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 that technical, but we may have to use ropes, crampon, 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 the Camp II until the summit, we make an overnight stay 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 such 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 all the way to Leader, having more fun victory over Chulu west peak keep in mind.

Day 17: Reserved Day!!!

This is considering as security day in case of bad weather. There is no guarantee for the weather. If the weather does not allow making summit on a planned day or can be used as acclimatization for somebody 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 that leads the landslide area where we can see Himalayan Thar then continue to Thorong Phedi. Once taking a short break and 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 early start to reach the Thorong-La pass because of long day walk and will be windy in the late morning. It is an incredible experience of life while on the pass. It may cause hindrance 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 long descend to Muktinath. Muktinath is the popular religious site for both Buddhist and Hindu.

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

It is an easy walk down to Kagbeni and highly recommends walking from Lubra valley to void dust caused by road. Super views of Tilicho peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri range from Lubra valley. Kagbeni, a gateway of upper Mustang you get an opportunity 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 morning get to prepare all the baggage flight to Pokhara by plane. Wonderful Himalayan scenery of giant Himalayas Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif can see 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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