Chulu West Peak Climbing Package, Itinerary, Map, Best Price

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 24 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 6419M
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking and Peak Climbing
  • Accommodation Hotel +Lodge+Camp
  • Transport Drive

Chulu West Peak Climbing Package, Itinerary, Map, Best Price

Chulu west peak climbing is a beginner-friendly trekking peak. Standing 6,419 meters above sea level, Chulu West is one of the most exhilarating peaks to climb in the Annapurna region. It is part of the bigger Damodar Himal range of Manang in western Nepal. You will be trekking through the world's most impressive trails before climbing the peak and again joining the trail to cross Thorong La pass. 

The Chulu West peak climbing route does not have technical difficulties but is very physically demanding. Therefore, the participants have to be very strong and determined to complete the journey. Our Chulu west peak climbing is 24 days long. It combines climbing the peak, crossing Thorong La pass, and exploring the beautiful lower Annapurna region before ending our trip to Nayapul.

Chulu west peak climbing in Nepal is a once in a lifetime kind of journey where you will get close to Nepali culture and Nepali mountains. You will definitely be having the adventure of your life, but with that, the warm welcome of the locals, their delicious meals, and fascinating stories will add much more meaning to the journey. Visit ancient monasteries on the way and learn about the religious beliefs of the villagers as you walk. 

After climbing Chulu West

On this 24 day trip, every day will bring a surprise for you. The diverse landscapes, mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, quaint villages, hanging bridges, rivers, and lush forests all make the trek unforgettable. After you climb Chulu West, then start the Annapurna circuit part. The trail goes high above the treeline once again. You will trek via meadows to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m) and ascend to Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). 

Crossing Thorong La pass itself is a huge achievement. From here, the trail drops to Muktinath Temple (3,760 m), a sacred pilgrimage site. This place will teach you a lot about Hindu roots. Then the trail follows the Kali Gandaki valley, where you navigate through the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. This part of the trail offers arid landscapes. White-washed houses, narrow alleys, and apple orchards are seen along the way to Jomsom (2,800 m). 

Now, in the coming days, we will be gradually descending while exploring some famous villages in the region. From Jomsom, the trail drops down to Kalopani (2,530 m), then to Tatopani (1,189 m). Trekking through rhododendron forests, we will reach the Ghorepani village (2,850 m). The following day, we have a short hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m), and further walk down to Nayapul (1,070 m) via Tikhedhunga (1,570 m). 

Mountain views during the Chulu west peak climbing

Our Chulu west peak climbing in Nepal is packed with mountain scenery. You will get to witness some of the best western Himalayan mountain panoramas on this journey. There will be many stunning sunrises and sunsets for you. 

We will be hiking to viewpoints to enjoy the best landscapes as well. Chulu West summit, Manang village, Thorong La pass, Kagbeni, Ghorepani village, and Poon Hill are some of the finest places to admire the beauty of nature. 

Mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m),  Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Tukuche (6,920 m),  Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), etc, are seen along the way. 


Climbing Chulu West is by no means easy. You really have to give your all if not push yourself beyond your limits to reach the summit. So, you have to prepare your body and mind for the climb. Focus on strength training and endurance. Likewise, any kind of aerobic exercise like cycling, long-distance running, hiking, etc will also help you prepare for the trip. You can also incorporate high-intensity cross-fits or kettlebell training. 

Optional packages

First of all, you can customize the Chulu west peak climbing itinerary with us. It will let you play with day-to-day and adjust the services as per your requirements. 

Likewise, check out other climbing packages like Mera Peak climbing, Island peak climbing, Pisang peak climbing, and Tharpu Chuli peak climbing. All these climbing packages are good ones for beginner climbers. 

Our Chulu west peak climbing 2023/2024 bookings are open. For more information or any assistance, feel free to contact us at or call us at +977 9841767236. This number also has our WhatsApp & Viber.


Major Highlights

  • Reach the summit of Chulu west peak and return safely with an experienced and supportive team
  • Pre-climbing training
  • Do the Annapurna circuit after climbing the peak
  • Trek through dense forests, pastures, and quaint villages
  • Come across rivers, gorgeous waterfalls, and hanging bridges on the way
  • Welcoming locals, their fascinating stories, and rich cultural heritage
  • Cross Thorong La pass and learn tales behind the Muktinath temple
  • Navigate through the Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world
  •  White-washed houses, narrow alleys, and apple orchards are seen along the way to Jomsom 
  • Natural hot springs in Tatopani, spend a night in the famous Ghorepani village, and hike to Poon Hill
  • Witness some of the best western Himalayan mountain panoramas and catch many stunning sunrises and sunsets
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Welcome to Nepal. The airport representative of Welcome Nepal Treks will pick you up from the international airport and escort you to the hotel. Today, we meet you in the late evening over a welcome dinner and most likely introduce you to your mountain guide. 

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

The morning is packed with historical monuments visits with a tour guide. You will explore places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Later in the day, we spend time preparing for climbing. Pack the duffel bags and double-check all the gear. The mountain guide will do the briefing about the journey.

Meals: Breakfast only

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

We'll be leaving Kathmandu today and driving to Besisahar. Following lush foothills and the Tishuli river, the road goes along small settlements. The ride is comfortable up to Dumre. From here, we may experience bumpy roads. Upon reaching Besisahar, we will check in at our hotel. As it will already be late afternoon, spend the remaining day relaxing and exploring around you. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 1,400 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:lodge

We leave Besisahar after having a warm breakfast. Trekking up the town, we will soon walk alongside foothills and go through forested trails to Nyagdi. The lush landscapes and gorgeous waterfalls make the trek impressive on this day. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

From Nyagdi, we follow lush forests and fields to Jagat. On the way, we will be crossing many villages, such as Bahun Danda, Lili Bhir, Ghermu, Syange, Shrichaur, etc. The trail follows the lovely Marshyangdi river and crosses suspension bridges occasionally. Likewise, waterfalls falling down the hills are the highlights of this day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Following a rocky trail along the Marshyangdi river, we'll walk past beautiful waterfalls and verdant forests. Gradually, the trail ascends to Tal. Tal is the first village in the Manang district. From here, we trek on a wide valley upward via stone staircases to Dharapani. We can notice a change in scenery from here onwards as the greenery begins to decline. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,860 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail to Chame village goes through many small mountain villages. Leaving Dharapani, we will be walking along the foothills and through forests. On the way, we get to observe Tibetan Buddhist-influenced culture as the trail passes by Tibetan villages. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,630 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today, we’ll have a long ascend and also see a major altitude change. From Chame, we slowly ascend, crossing a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi river. The trail will take us to Bhartang. We'll then continue trekking through the hemlock and pine cramped trail. Further, the trail ascends, offering striking mountain scenery and river valley views. On the way, we will also walk by Paungda Danda, a huge 1,500 meters rock rising from the river. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner


  • Max. Altitude: 3,700 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail to Manang village follows the upper trail of Pisang via Geru. It is one of the most gorgeous trekking routes in terms of mountain views. We get to see Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, and Pisang Peak on the way. We will be visiting the ancient Barge monastery on this day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,540 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

As we have been through a lot in the last few days, we take this entire day just to rest and spend the day exploring this beautiful village. If we feel like walking, then we can hike up to Khangsar hill. A beautiful hilltop with a breathtaking view of Tilicho lake and snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Hiunchuli, Gnagapruna, etc.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail from Manang gradually rises along Thorong Khola. We will cross Tangki Manang, Ghusang, and Ghyanchang before reaching Yak Kharka. Along the way, fascinating Tibetan Buddhism cultural heritage and welcoming villagers will not let us feel alone in these vast mountains. Mani walls, beautiful hills, alpine pastures, and quaint villages are the highlights of the day. 

Mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Chulu Peaks, Gangapurna, Thorong Peak, etc, are seen. From Yak Kharka, now we ascend to Ledar, following dense alpine forests and steep rocky trails to Chulu Base Camp. The supporting team will set the base camp for our night stay and prepare delicious meals. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,600 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:camp

We climb on the slopes of the Chulu west as we move from base camp. Though we do not see many technical sections, we may have to use climbing gears like rope, crampons, and ice axes because the climbing route is icy and rocky. The team leader will give you pre-climbing training, so you will know how to use this gear. Likewise, he and other guides will fix the ropes in steep difficult sections to make the climb stable for you. At the high camp, we will stay overnight in tents. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 5,100 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:camp

Today, we hit the summit. As soon as we get to the summit window, we will begin to push towards the Chulu west top. We gradually climb, catching our breath and enjoying the marvelous view of the Himalayas as the dawn begins to break. At the summit, you will find yourself on top of clouds, and all you can see is the majestic Himalayan mountains. It will be a glorious moment for you. 

After the summit, now we begin our descending journey. We will follow the same path back to high camp, collect our things, and retrace the path back to base camp, where the rest of the team will be waiting for us for the celebration. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 6,419 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

It is time to continue our journey toward the highest mountain pass in Nepal. The trail gradually ascends to Yak Kharka at 4,110 meters. From here, we will trek on a steep, rough track to reach Thorong Phedi, the base of Thorong La pass. It is also the last settlement before the pass. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 4,600 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We'll start the day bright and early. We aim to cross the pass before noon to avoid strong winds. The trek from Thorong Phedi to the top of the pass involves steep slopes, but the challenging trail is well worth it for the stunning mountain panoramic views you'll enjoy once you reach the summit. After crossing the pass, we'll descend and continue to Muktinath, a sacred site of pilgrimage where Hinduism and Buddhism coexist.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 5,416 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

This morning, we'll pay a visit to the temple and spend some time exploring it. After breakfast, we'll hit the trail towards Kagbeni village, walking along a rocky path. This section of the trail takes us along the Kali Gandaki river gorge, which is known for being the deepest gorge in the world. 

During this part of our journey, we'll be surrounded by dry and barren landscapes. Our descent from Kagbeni will take us through narrow alleys, past white-washed houses, and beautiful apple orchards, and eventually bring us to the villages of Jomsom.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,800 m
  • Day tour time:8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

The trail to Kalopani is very scenic. We get to witness heavenly views of many western Himalayan mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, etc, on the way. Likewise, the trail descends through the fine mountain villages of Thakali and Thakuri communities. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,530 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

We'll start the day with a delicious breakfast as usual. After leaving Kalopani, we'll be entering a subtropical region. The trail today will take us through lush forests, past rivers and terraced fields, and past waterfalls, with a chance to see buffaloes along the way. The trail will take us through a narrow gorge and then descend. Before reaching Tatopani, we'll cross a bridge and walk along a winding track.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 1,189 m
  • Day tour time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today we'll be hiking to the well-known and picturesque village of Ghorepani. Our journey will take us through lush forests filled with rhododendrons and past several small villages, eventually leading us to Ghorepani. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by breathtaking scenery. Ghorepani is predominantly inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 2,850 m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today marks the near conclusion of our thrilling adventure in the Annapurna region. Early in the morning, we'll embark on a hike to Ponn Hill, a famous viewpoint known for its breathtaking sunrise views of the western Himalayan mountains. After enjoying the view, we'll return to Ghorepani village and then make our way down to Tikhedhunga. The trail takes us through dense forests on the descent.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Max. Altitude: 3,210 m
  • Day tour time:7 hours
  • Accommodation:Lodge

Today, we'll be departing from Tikhedhunga and hiking through beautiful forests filled with rhododendrons and rolling hills. The trail will take us past terraced fields, waterfalls, and quaint villages. We'll follow the river to Birethanti and then go down to Ulleri, which involves a steep descent of 3,000 stairs. From Ulleri, we'll continue downwards to Nayapul, where the trek will end. A Jeep will be waiting to take us to Pokhara for the night, where you can relax and enjoy the evening at Phewa Lake.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

  • Max. Altitude: 1,070 m
  • Day tour time:5 hours trek & 1-hour drive
  • Accommodation:Hotel

From Pokhara, it takes almost 6 to 7 hours of driving to reach Kathmandu. The road is smooth and offers beautiful scenery. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel to take a rest. Spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

  • Day tour time:6-7 hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

Today you have a full day in Kathmandu, and we can arrange a guided tour for you to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square if you wish. Explore the local market and window shop in Thamel. We'll meet for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel

The Chulu West peak climbing comes to an end. With a pocket full of memories and new friendships, you will be flying back to your home. Our team will drop you at the international airport.     

Meals: Breakfast

    What's Included
    • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with 3 star bed & breakfast
    • Permit fee of Chulu West 6519m. Peak
    • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
    • Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
    • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
    • Kathmandu – Besisahar & Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • Park fees of Annapurna region
    • Trekking crews of insurance
    • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
    • Farewell dinner
    • Our service charge
    What's not Included
    • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & Trekking
    • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Climbing food
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Emergency Rescue evacuation incase needed
    • Trekking Sleeping bag & Jacket
    • Personal expenses
    • Tipping (Tips)
    • Bar bills & Beverage
    • Departures taxes for International flights
    Useful Information

    Chulu West Peak Climbing difficulty

    Chulu west peak climbing difficulty is physically demanding but less technical. It's like climbing Mera peak, as per professionals. If we talk about the overall 24 days journey, then it is one of the most strenuous activities in the Annapurna region. You will be climbing a 6,419 meters tall mountain and crossing the highest mountain pass in Nepal, Thorong La (5,416 m). It is a long trek that eventually gets steeper and tougher. 

    So, individuals with strong fitness, stamina, endurance, and determination are needed to complete our Chulu west peak climbing itinerary. If you do not have previous climbing experience, then it is fine. Our climbing guide will give you the needed pre-climbing training. However, you must have past trekking and high-altitude experience. 

    Technical difficulty of Chulu West Peak Climbing

    In terms of mountaineering, the Chulu west peak climbing is rated PD/3. It means it is physically very demanding to climb this peak but does not involve advanced or technical sections. The summit day is going to be the longest. You will be at a very high altitude, so a challenge in breathing and getting tired early is inevitable. 

    Once you leave the Chulu west high camp, the true alpine challenge kicks off. You will be climbing, mostly on steep ice and snowy slopes. The team leader and assistant guides will fix the rope to make climbing much more stable for you. 

    Altitude sickness during Chulu West Peak Climbing

    Given the nature of Chulu west peak climbing, you may get symptoms of altitude sickness. Our Chulu west peak climbing itinerary has a slow pace, and there is no drastic gain in elevation. So, you will be acclimatizing every single day. Plus, we also have added acclimatization days to the itinerary. 

    As you already spend so many days in the mountains, if you just be a little more careful at the start of the journey, your body will be perfectly acclimated for the entire trip. 

    In case you see symptoms, our team leader will give you first aid. So no need to worry. Drink plenty of water. Keep yourself hydrated. Sleep enough and have nutritious food. 

    Chulu West Peak Climbing season

    There are two suitable times to climb Chulu West peak- spring and autumn. Both seasons have the perfect weather and climatic conditions for an adventurous and safe summit. 

    Chulu West Peak Climbing in spring

    Chulu West peak climbing during spring is a popular time for mountaineers. Spring in the Nepal Himalayas usually falls between March to May, with warm and pleasant temperatures, making it ideal for climbing. However, temperatures can still be chilly in higher elevations, especially during the early morning and late evening. 

    The average temperature at the base of Chulu West peak during spring is around 10-15°C (50-59°F), but it can drop below freezing. The climbing conditions are ideal, with teeming vegetation in the lower part of the trail and stunning snow-capped mountains above the treeline. 

    Chulu West Peak Climbing in autumn

    Chulu West peak climbing during autumn is also a good time for mountaineers and trekkers. Autumn in the Nepal Himalayas usually falls between September to November, with stable weather and clear skies, making it ideal for climbing. However, temperatures can drop significantly in higher elevations, so it's important to be prepared with warm clothing and gear.

    The average temperature at the base of Chulu West peak during autumn is around 15°C-20°C (59°F-68°F), but it can drop to below freezing at higher elevations, especially during the night.

    Accommodation during Chulu West Peak Climbing

    There are three kinds of accommodations involved throughout Chulu west peak climbing- hotel, tea house, and tents. Hotels are available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During trekking, you will stay in nice and clean tea houses. The tea houses will be basic but comfortable and cozy. You may get a private washroom in some places and a common one in some. Likewise, the room is shared between two trekkers mostly. If you would like a single room, let us know. 

    Likewise, at Chulu west base camp and high camp, you will spend nights in alpine tents. Our supporting crew will carry the tents and all the essentials for our survival at the base camp and high camp. We use warm, sturdy tents. There will be separate sleeping, cooking, and bathroom tents. The team will help us set up the tents and prepare delicious meals for you. 

    Meals on Chulu West Peak Climbing

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have breakfasts only. Apart from that, we also give two complimentary dinners (welcome and farewell dinners). During trekking and climbing breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. In tea houses, the meals will be given as per their menu. You will get to select from a good variety of options. From Nepali dishes to Indian and western items are available. 

    Some common foods are dal bhat, momo, noodles, thukpa, syakpa, thenduk, sandwiches, pasta, burger, curries, roti, toast, eggs, soups, etc. Drinking water is usually boiled, and you can refill your bottle free of cost. Water purification tablets can be used for additional safety. 

    While camping, our kitchen staff will take care of your meals. All the meals will be of your choice. We make sure they are nutritious and provide you ample energy to climb. 

    Do I need travel insurance for Chulu west peak climbing?

    Regardless of your fitness, past experience, preparations, and confidence, you never know what will happen in the Himalayas. You can suddenly feel sick, or some unseen incident may happen. Or, you may suffer from altitude sickness, or the weather may take a turn drastically. We cannot assure you a 100% safe climb even though we promise to do our 1000% to keep you safe at all costs. 

    In emergency situations like these, we need travel insurance to get you air evacuation quickly to move you out of the mountains. Travel insurance is necessary to join peak climbing in Nepal. We use it rarely, but it's always good to have assurance if you are going to challenge a 6,000 meters peak. So, please make sure to get travel insurance that at least covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills. 

    Charging, internet, and hot shower during Chulu west peak climbing

    • In cities, charging, internet & hot showers are free in your hotel. However, while trekking, you have to pay a few additional bucks for all these services. Therefore, have at least $10 to $15 each day budget for your personal expenses. 
    • Charging: Charging slots are around reception or dining areas in the tea houses. You can charge your devices by paying a few bucks. Because this is a very long journey, we highly recommend you get a solar charger and carry a few spare batteries. 
    • Internet: WiFi facility is available in a few villages at the start of the trek. But with the increase in elevation and remoteness of the village, this service will no longer be there. The best option is to get a Nepali sim and use data. You can ask our team to help you get one. Again the cellular network may not reach everywhere, so we suggest you be patient and understanding. 
    • Hot shower: Hot shower is available in tea houses at an additional cost. Plan your shower schedule properly and carry wet wipes/tissues to give your body a gentle clean on the day you cannot take a shower. 
    • Q1. What is Chulu West Peak?

      Chulu West Peak is a mountain located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a popular destination for trekkers and climbers who want to tackle a challenging peak.


    • Chulu West Peak is approximately 6,419 meters (21,059 feet) high.


    • Yes, you can rent or buy climbing gear in Thamel. There are a lot of shops with gear of all price ranges. Our guide will help you get the best deal. 


    • During the journey, the team leader will be equipped with a satellite phone that they can use to connect you to your friends and family. 


    • You will be doing Chulu west peak climbing with a senior mountain guide, assistant guides, and other supporting crew members. All of our team members are from the mountain and working in this line from a very early age. They are very friendly and highly reliable. 


    • Yes, it is recommended to hire a local guide for Chulu West Peak climbing as they are well-versed with the terrain and weather conditions, and can provide necessary support and assistance. Moreover, climbing any peak or mountain alone in Nepal is illegal for foreigners. You will not get a permit for the solo climb. 


    • Some of the essential equipment needed for Chulu West Peak climbing include warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a sleeping bag, a down jacket, a climbing harness, crampons, an ice ax, a helmet, and a first aid kit.