Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu West Peak Climbing

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  • One of the highest trekking peaks of Nepal with a summit of 6419m.
  • Explore across the wonder Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • A technically challenging straightforward trekking route.
  • Cross the adventurous and challenging Thorong La pass 5416m/17764ft.
  • Explore the marvelous landscapes and traditional villages on the base of the mountains.
  • Stunning and Majestic views of the Himalayas along with summit views of Annapurna II, III, IV.
  • Enjoy the local customs, culture, and hospitality.
  • A scenic Trans-Himalayan flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley.
  • Exploration around Pokhara Valley, the heavenly place on planet earth.
  • A natural and cultural exploration of Marshyangdi valley, and lower Mustang.


Chulu West Peak climbing is an exciting and adventurous straight-forward climbing peak located in the North-East part of the famous Annapurna Mountain Range. Chulu West Peak stands at an elevation of 6,419 meters above the sea level and is a part of the bigger Damodar Himal range of Manang in Western Nepal, which runs south from Chako peak in a north-south direction along the Nar, Phu, and Hunlung Khola.

Chulu west peak is technically straight-forward compared to other trekking peaks in Nepal and demands excellent physical condition and stamina. Proper acclimatization is another important aspect to consider before making up the mind to climb Chulu West Peak.

The route to Chulu west combined with Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a traverse through the Marshyangdi River Valley up towards the Manang Valley and goes towards the Chulu West Peak. Similarly, after summiting the peak the circuit leads through the trail towards Jomsom to Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 meters above sea level.

Chulu West Peak Climbing takes you through the beautiful valley of Manang bringing you closer to the tranquil landscape, lush vegetation, traditional cultural heritage, and classic mountains. The journey to Chulu West peak is the combination of both trekking and climbing, therefore proper stamina, a positive mindset and determination, and excellent physical condition guarantee success. The climb to Chulu west offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), and Nilgiri North (7061m).

Best Time to Travel:

The best time to climb Chulu west in the spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) season of the year. However, many Adrenaline Junkies climb it in winter too, but be sure that you must prepare yourself for the extreme cold weather if you wanna try it in winter. The climb to Chulu West peak embarks as a lifetime experience of Peak climbing in Nepal and adds confidence to climb even the higher peak. 

Planning your trip to Chulu West Peak Climbing??

Don’t worry, Mystic Mountain Treks and Expeditions has been one of the best trekking agencies in the Nepalese tourism industries and will arrange all the details of your Chulu West expedition along with accommodation, food, guides, and all necessary camping and climbing equipment.

Outline Itinerary

DayDay Acitivity
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley & Trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame
Day 06: Chame to Pisang
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang
Day 08: Rest day at Manang
Day 09: Trek to Ledar from Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp
Day 11: Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to Camp 1
Day 12: Reserve day at Camp 1
Day 13: Trek from Camp1 to Camp 2
Day 14: Summit Chulu West Peak and back to camp 1
Day 15: Camp1 to Ledar
Day 16: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi
Day 17: Crossing Thorong la pass to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft)
Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 19: Flight to Pokhara
Day 20: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu
Day 21: Leisure day at Kathmandu
Day 22: Final departure from Kathmandu Airport

Our team representative from Mystic Mountain Treks will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport at terminal II and help you with all the check-in process in the Hotel. You can take a rest or roam nearby places. In the evening, our staff member will brief you about the trek while having a welcome dinner hosted by the company.

AccomodationOver night at Star Hotel
Meals Dinner
Today, after breakfast you will visit some of the national heritage sights in Kathmandu valleys like Pashupatinath-the sacred Hindu temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Swoyambhunath-the oldest monkey temple, and Durbar Square- the ancient royal palace. There are many places to visit, however, our staff will take you to some of the most spectacular places that you must see while you are in Kathmandu. After lunch, our climbing guide will meet you at your hotel and check the climbing gears you brought. And in case you need additional gear he will take you to the gear rental shop where you can purchase or rent equipment at reasonable prices.
AccomodationOver night at Star Hotel
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Today we will start our journey driving along the Prithvi Highway to Chamje and passing through the bank of Trishuli and Marshyangdi River. Chamje is the starting point of the trek. We will stay at Chamje for the night after a long hectic off-road drive. Along the journey through the highway, you can have a close insight of lush green hillside and the activities of the local people, their lifestyles, traditions, culture, and their socio-economic conditions too.
AccomodationLodge/ Tea House
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration 8-9 hours
The next day we will start our trekking early in the morning after having breakfast towards Dharapani. Crossing through the suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River, enjoying the beauty of terraced farmland, and walking through the thick forest in the Manang region, we will reach Dharapani, a Gurung community settlement.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
We will continue to move uphill through a landslide affected area crossing the remote villages of Bagarchhap, a typical Tibetan cultured village through the forest. Trekking alongside the bank of Koto River and Koto village- the gateway to the popular Nar Phu valley trekking, the trail leads to the Chame which is well known for its hospitality and spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges and Lamjung Himal.
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
Today we will trek to Pisang, which is over an altitude of 3000 meters from Chame. We will walk along the bank of Marshyangdi River, cross the suspension bridge and climb up the trail to Dhikur Pokhari to arrive at a small village in the mountain before we reach Pisang. You can see the glimpse of Pisang and Annapurna Peak arriving here at Pisang.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
Today we will enter Manang Valley moving along the route which passes through Upper Pisang via Geru village. We will climb uphill until we reach the top to enjoy the breathtaking views of Manang Valley and peaks such as Annapurna range, Tilicho, Chulu East, and Pisang back top. Crossing through several villages we will eventually reach the Manang valley. It is the biggest valley in the Manang region. Manang and Mustang are known to be the semi-arid region of Nepal with dry land and terrain.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
Today we will stop at Manang for acclimatization. It is important to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the climb to the higher peaks. To do this you can climb to the nearest hill behind Manang from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the whole Annapurna range and the icefall that crashes and rumbles down from Gangapurna.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration3-4 hours
After having breakfast in the morning we will continue our journey ascending the hill which gradually gets steeper the more we ascend high. Crossing through the high altitude thick forest and vegetation we will come across the summer pasture area of Yak Kharka. An hour of uphill walk from this stopover for many Annapurna Circuit trekkers will be our destination for the night.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4-5 hours
Today we will move towards the base Chulu West Base Camp following an easy trail through alpine forest and delicate landscapes. While our crew member sets up the tent to stay for the night you can enjoy the magnificent and breathtaking scenery of the surrounding landscapes and alluring peaks. Our guides will provide basic training related to using gears in high altitudes.
AccomodationTented Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4-5 hours
After we reach the higher altitude region of the Chulu base camp we will now start to move towards Camp 1. The path is not technically challenging however one must be cautious enough walking through the slippery trail. Despite the challenges, the mind-blowing glimpses of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains including Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Lamjung Himal will keep your heads up and step forward.
AccomodationTented Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4-5 hours
We will spend the day at Camp1 for acclimatization purpose before heading to higher peaks. Our team members will help you with the technical skills required to climb the peak and make necessary checks of the technical equipment required for the summit to the peak. Once the body adjusts to the altitude we are good to go.
AccomodationTented Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Crossing the rocky region slowly and cautiously along the rocky trails we continue to move towards camp2 early morning. You will need to follow the expert’s advice while following the trail as the path can be challenging at some points. Besides that, the path is not extremely technical. We will stay at camp2 for the night and prepare ourselves for the summit tomorrow.
AccomodationTented Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4-5 hours
Today we will make an alpine start over the straight-forward path to the summit following the instructions and footsteps of the experts. You will need to use technical gears along the path, so be cautious to avoid any risks and casualties. Once you summit the peak and spend a marvelous time enjoying the beautiful Himalayan ranges we will head back to Camp1 following the earlier route.
AccomodationTented Camp
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration8-9 hours
We will head back to Ledar retracing the same trail after a successful summit to the Chulu West Peak and spending glorious time enjoying the stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. The panoramic views of the Annapurna range and other nearby mountain peaks along the path to Ledar will mesmerize you throughout the way.
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
Leaving leader we will move towards the base camp of the highest pass in the Manang region; Thorong la pass. We will begin by ascending steep downhill and ascent up to the river enjoying the views of Mt. Gudang, Mt. Syagang, Thorong peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. We will stay here for the night exploring the place and resting.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration4-5 hours
Today we will cross Thorong la pass after climbing through a steep trail for a few hours enjoying the views of mountains in the surrounding as well as nature around. After crossing Thorong la pass we head towards Muktinath Temple and stay here for the night.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration7-8 hours
After having quality time around the holy Muktinath Temple and bathe in water sprouts we will resume our journey towards Jomsom. Tonight we will stay here exploring the local market and culture and customs of local Tibetan people.
AccomodationTea House Lodge
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration5-6 hours
The next day after a wonderful stay at Jomsom we will fly to Pokhara as early as possible. You will have the entire day at Pokhara to do the shopping and explore the amazing city. Pokhara is the tourism hub of Nepal so you will see many tourists around the streets of Pokhara.
MealsBreakfast Lunch Dinner
Activity Duration25 minutes
After having breakfast we will drive our way back to Kathmandu. Once arrived in Kathmandu, you can relax at the hotel or go outside in the streets of Thamel for good food and quality time.
Activity Duration6 hours
Today you will have a leisure day to yourself. You can spend the day as per your wish. In the evening our company representative will meet you over the farewell dinner organized by the company.
MealsBreakfast Dinner
Today is your last day of stay in Kathmandu. Our staff members will drop you off at the International Airport in Kathmandu before your flight schedule. We hope you had a great time during your stay and wish to see you again.

Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure Transfer services to and from the airport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at Tribhuvan International Airport by Mystic Mountain Treks while arriving and departing in Kathmandu.
  • All transportation will be through private vehicles and planes.
  • Welcome Dinner hosted by the Mystic Mountain Treks- leading expedition operators in Nepal.
  • All local taxes and entrance fees during a visit to UNESCO world’s heritage sites.
  • Scheduled flights ticket for the climbing teams and guides.
  • 4 Night accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 1 Night accommodation at a deluxe hotel in Pokhara
  • 11 Night accommodation at Tea House Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • 5 Night accommodation at Tented Camps during the climbing period.
  • 1:1 Sherpa to Climber ratio and 1:4 leader to client ratio to assist during the summit.
  • 1:1 porter to Climber ratio from Trekking point to Base camp and from Base camp to Trekking point.
  • Government certified, trained, experienced, qualified, and English speaking Climbing guide.
  • Emergency bottled oxygen cylinder with a regulator at base camp (subjected to charge).
  • Government royalty fees and climbing permit for Mera Peak.
  • Fresh, hygienic, and delicious food prepared by our high altitude chef at higher camps.
  • Wide variety of high altitude mountain foods for higher camps. 
  • All necessary kitchen equipment at higher camps.
  • Full Board Meals (B, L, & D) during the climbing period.
  • Individual tent at base camp and twin sharing a quality tent for higher camps. 
  • Meals on a Full Board Basis (B, L, & D) during trekking periods.
  • All required equipment for camping at base camp and higher camps.
  • Radio communication between camps can be provided to clients with certain charges.
  • Domestic airfare with baggage cargo.
  • Comprehensive Emergency medications carried by the climbing guide.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Trekking and Climbing map of Mera Peak.
  • TIMS permit card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Makalu Barun National Park Entry Fee.
  • Climbing certificates provided by the Company after successful climbing of Mera Peak.
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • EPI gas and burner for high camps.
  • Walkie-Talkie and satellite phone permit.
  • Weather forecast report from our team during the entire expedition.
  • Our service charge and government taxes are levied in Nepal.
  • Daily wages, allowances along with medical, accidental, and evacuation insurance for all involved staff.
  • Visa extension procedure, if necessary.
  • Flight Ticket Reconfirmation.
  • Farewell Dinner at Friendly environment Nepali Restaurant, hosted by the company.
  • Mystic Mountain Trek’s Logo printed T-shirt.

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (except for welcome & farewell dinner)
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Mandatory* Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, helicopter, medical, and emergency evacuation.
  • Personal Climbing gears.
  • Expenses on personal nature like laundry, bar, internet bills, etc.
  • Filming and Drones permits.
  • Tips not compulsory but highly expected.
  • Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.

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