Chulu West Peak Climbing

Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Destination Nepal

Overview of Chulu West Peak Climbing

Chulu west peak, 6419m is an alluring, exciting and challenging peak for the both experienced and amateur climbers. This epic trek route lies in the most famous region of Manang valley of the Annapurna region. This classic trekking route has a high demand for peak summit. Chulu peak climb is an adventurous trek which gives one in a life time experience.

Chulu peak provides breathtaking views of the Himalayan vistas such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and other Himalayan peak. The summit provides an astounding glimpse of the Himalayan region along with some part of Tibet part. Because of the best height and moderate difficulty in climb, this trek destination has been demanding trip all around Nepal. . This peak climbing follows remote and hidden valley of the Annapurna region which is absolutely filled with spell bounding natural beauty.

Nepal’s geography holds a unique varied landscape in captivating a unique diverse of flora, fauna and terrain with spectacular mix of lifestyle of people. Mountaineering in Nepal is above the “Tree Line Zone” which can be seen as the zone of snow rock and ice. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible as the high ranging altitude provides a best scenario view of the harshest climate in the world. The sheer beauty, dramatic massive mountain, best challenging route and the well-established hospitality of the people makes this trek climb a once in a lifetime experience.

Chulu west peak climbing requires heavy logistics, communication management, along with trained staffs and guides. The Sherpa people of the Annapurna region have always been experienced to achieve this very height to summit. These beautiful souls have made all the peak climbing and expedition successful all throughout the days. Tukche peak requires moderate to strenuous level of physical fitness as you have to pass some difficult hurdle and thick layer of ice while ascending. The use of the crampons, ice axes and ropes are seemingly necessary for the ascent.

Route of Chulu west peak

Chulu west peak climb starts off from capital of Nepal where you will be travelling to Besisahar of Lamjung via scenic drive. You will then trek via the circuit roué to Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, leter and various villages where you will rest and acclimatize based on the region and altitude. From leter you will move forward to Chulu west base camp (4810m), high camp (5100m) and finally summit the Chulu west peak. You will then travel via phedi , muktinath and finally to Jomsom. You will fly in or drive to Pokhara based on your preference. Ultimatel you will reach Kathmandu via mode of transportation you prefer.

Best climate for Chulu west peak

The climate in Nepal can sometime become notorious. The best valued of time and season must be taken care while visiting the harsh and wildest nature of Nepal. There are mainly two season famous for operating expedition in Nepal.


Spring is the best season for expedition in Nepal. This includes the month from late February to May month. The climate will be most vivid at this time with the lushly view of the massive mountain terrain. The wind is not harsh and the trail will be less difficult than other season where it is mostly covered with snows. This season has the highest record of expedition in Nepal. The region will be more crowded with people thus the cost efficient travel is most.


Autumn is another season for the best time to summit the peaks. This season include from the month of late September to early December. The nature is with lushly hills with the vivid sky. The weather will be with less heat haze which includes best spectacular views of the massive peak ranges around the world. This is the second most crowded season of the year. There will be fewer crowds as compared to the spring season.

Physical fitness required for Peak climbing

This peak climbing needs strenuous level of physical fitness. This is a grade 5 level of peak climbing thus one must be supposed to be physically fit free from any disability. The climber is supposed to have a well knowledge to use the tools and equipments. The climbers must be in healthiest shape and must endure the harsh wilderness and nature so as to successfully complete this very peak climbing.

Food and Accommodation on Chulu west peak climbing

Food and accommodation is all provided through the package. The stay in the Kathmandu will be of two days where you will stay at hotel based on your level of preference. From then after reaching the Annapurna circuit route you will stay at the tea houses and lodges till to the base camp. From leter, you will stay on the tent and camp so we will prepare our own food by guide or Sherpa till the final level of ascend and descend till to the base camp. the days on the camp will normally be 2 to 3 days normally on the level of fitness and health.

Permit Costs for Chulu West Peak Climbing

Nepal is an incredibly unique country, showcasing a vast range of variations in all aspects, particularly its geographical structure, which is unevenly distributed. The country experiences a significant variation in altitude, ranging from 60 meters to 8,848.83 meters above sea level. This substantial difference in elevation results in diverse climates, seasons, and vegetation throughout Nepal. Despite being a landlocked and relatively small nation, Nepal boasts the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, along with eight other peaks exceeding 8,000 meters, such as Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna, among others. These towering peaks above 5,000 meters attract global attention and make Nepal a popular destination for trekking and peak climbing enthusiasts.

People from around the world come to Nepal to engage in trekking and peak climbing activities. However, climbing these peaks presents significant challenges and risks. To address the high influx of mountaineers and protect the delicate natural environment and rare flora and fauna, the Nepalese government has implemented a permit system. This system helps ensure the preservation of the natural landscape, regular trail maintenance, and effective rescue programs. Obtaining permits entails certain charges.

The peak climbing mountains in Nepal are categorized into two groups: Group A and Group B. Group A includes 15 peaks, such as Mera Peak and Island Peak, which require Higher Peak Climbing permits. Group B consists of 18 peaks, including Yala Peak, Pisang Peak, Chulu East Peak, and Chulu West, which require Lower Peak Climbing permits.

To obtain these permits, individuals must apply through registered agencies. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is responsible for issuing the permits, and they incur associated costs. According to the NMA, the price of a Chulu West Peak Climbing Permit varies depending on the season. In spring, the permit costs USD 250, in autumn USD 125, and in summer and winter, USD 70.

Travel Insurance For Chulu West Peak Climbing 

Peak climbing is an incredibly thrilling activity, but it also comes with significant risks, especially at higher altitudes. To mitigate these risks, it is crucial to have comprehensive insurance coverage that includes provisions for Emergency Helicopter Rescue, Medical Treatment and Evacuation, and rescue expenses.

When undertaking peak climbing, there are various hazards to consider, including natural calamities and the increased likelihood of altitude sickness and other health issues. Therefore, obtaining travel insurance is mandatory. As part of the permit application process, individuals are required to submit a copy of their travel insurance as one of the necessary documents.

Please note that Graceful Adventure Travels does not offer any travel insurance packages, nor are we involved in insurance-related activities. We strongly advise trekkers to conduct thorough research and select an insurance company that best suits their specific requirements.

Graceful Adventure travels Pvt. Ltd. is a registered Adventure travel company from Nepal who organizes the expedition packages to the valued guest all around the globe. Our main intention is providing safe and effective trail to witness Himalayan vista through absolute delicacy. Our commitment and our work success has made the guest fall into the love of our charm. Our ultimate motto of travelling the best and safe trail has became famous and selected guest with the best knowledge are involved with us. We are committed in providing best facilities available so as to make your trip go successful. Hope you will give us opportunity to satisfy you with our best possible services.


FAQs - Chulu West Peak Climbing

The altitude of Chulu West is 6419 meters from sea-level.

The optimal time for Chulu West peak climbing is during the Spring and Autumn seasons due to favorable weather conditions. During these seasons, the skies are typically clear, reducing the likelihood of heavy snowfall or rainfall. The landscape is vibrant and colorful, adorned with blooming forests. Additionally, these seasons often coincide with various festivals, adding cultural richness to the overall experience.

According to our default itinerary, it takes 17 days to complete Chulu west Peak Climbing. But we also allow to our guests to customize their itinerary as their preference

While peak climbing, in general, is known to be highly challenging and fraught with risks, Chulu West Peak climbing is considered to be relatively less challenging compared to other renowned peaks. The altitude of Chulu West Peak is comparatively lower, resulting in a trek that is less arduous than some of the more demanding climbs.

Electricity is readily accessible in hotels located in cities or urban areas such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. Guests are able to freely utilize the available electricity during their stay. However, in villages and rural areas, electricity is typically generated through mini hydropower plants or solar panels. In these areas, the usage of electricity may come with a nominal cost due to the high influx of tourists.

During treks, particularly when camping overnight, electricity is not available. To charge electronic devices, it is advisable to utilize the electricity provided in Homestays or teahouses along the route.

Additionally, we recommend carrying a fully charged, powerful power bank to ensure a reliable source of electricity in case of limited access.
Please note that the availability and reliability of electricity may vary depending on the specific location and infrastructure.

In urban areas and cities, we offer a range of hotel options, from 5-star to 3-star accommodations, catering to your budget and preferences. These hotels provide luxurious facilities and a diverse selection of national and international cuisine. You can indulge in a variety of culinary delights during your stay.
However, in villages and rural areas, star-rated hotels are not available. Instead, we offer comfortable homestays, lodges, or tea houses that can meet your requirements. These accommodations may not offer luxury amenities but ensure a fulfilling experience. You can still enjoy local, Indian, and Tibetan cuisine, including the famous and traditional Dal Bhat Tarkari dish. We prioritize dietary requirements and maintain hygienic standards to ensure your well-being.
During camping trips, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the food that you bring along with you. Our team will ensure that proper arrangements are made to facilitate your camping meals.
Please note that while the facilities and options may vary between urban and rural areas, we strive to provide a satisfactory experience and prioritize your comfort and culinary needs.

We have our default itinerary. But we also allow our guests to customize their own itinerary.

Internet is freely available in hotels in cities. In village, there might be available of internet but it may cost some charges in teahouses in rural area. While camping there will not any electricity and internet.

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory for all for any kind of trek or peak climbing. Travel insurance must include emergency helicopter Rescue, medical treatment and rescue.

All the climbers climbing should take the permits for Chulu west Peak Climbing. The permit cost varies according to the season. Permit Cost is USD 250 per person in spring, USD 125 per person in Autumn, and USD 70 per person in summer.

Mainly Peak climbing is risky then other trek. While climbing with us, we provide you our must experience guides and porters with all required tools with good quality which helps to reduces the risk factors.

During Chulu west Peak Climbing, no one is allowed to trek alone or without guide. The guide is compulsory to all who are climbing Chulu west Peak Climbing or any other peak climbing.

Peak climbing is an undoubtedly challenging undertaking, characterized by various obstacles that must be overcome. To surmount these challenges, placing a high priority on physical fitness is essential. Engaging in peak climbing, which is synonymous with mountaineering, demands an exceptional level of physical and mental preparedness. It is an exhilarating and daring pursuit that necessitates unwavering physical and mental strength. As such, those embarking on this adventure must possess exceptional physical conditioning and resilience to conquer the formidable trials that await them.

On our package we charge you 3200 per person.

Day 1: welcome to Nepal

Welcome to this breathtaking destination brimming with natural wonders. On your first day, upon your arrival, our dedicated representative will be eagerly awaiting you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You can easily spot them as they will be holding a distinctive sign adorned with our company’s name. They will warmly greet you and assist you throughout your journey. Once you have met with our representative, they will promptly transport you to your hotel, ensuring a seamless and comfortable transfer.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseen and preparation day

After enjoying a delightful breakfast at 7 am, you will embark on a captivating journey to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. This enchanting tour will take you to renowned landmarks including the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, the magnificent Swyambhunath Stupa, the serene Bouddhanath Stupa, and the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural and architectural heritage of these sites as you soak in their beauty and significance.
Following the completion of the sightseeing tour, you will return to your hotel for a delicious lunch and a well-deserved rest. During this leisurely break, our experienced guide will provide you with essential information about the upcoming peak climbing adventure. They will share valuable insights, tips, and instructions to ensure your safety and preparedness.
Moreover, this is an opportune time to gather any necessary tools or equipment required for the peak climbing expedition. Our guide will assist you in identifying and purchasing the essential items, ensuring that you are well-equipped for the challenges ahead.
After this productive and informative day, you can relax and rejuvenate, preparing both physically and mentally for the thrilling peak climbing adventure that awaits you.

Day 3: drive from Kathmandu to Chame

Following a delightful breakfast, we will commence our journey from Kathmandu towards the captivating town of Chame. As we venture forth, prepare to be mesmerized by the awe-inspiring sights along the route. Enchanting waterfalls will greet us at every turn, their cascading beauty creating a serene and captivating atmosphere. The majestic Marshyandi River will accompany us on our path, its tranquil flow reflecting the surrounding mountains.

Amidst this breathtaking backdrop, we will be treated to panoramic vistas of the majestic Manaslu, its towering presence commanding our attention and evoking a sense of wonder. The awe-inspiring views of this sacred mountain will undoubtedly leave an indelible impression on our hearts and minds.

Upon reaching Chame, we will find ourselves immersed in the utter beauty of this picturesque town. Nestled amidst nature’s embrace, Chame offers a serene environment, where we can unwind and rejuvenate. The evening will be spent in the tranquil surroundings of Chame, allowing us to absorb the peaceful ambiance and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.

As the day draws to a close, we will retire to our accommodations in Chame, ensuring a comfortable night’s rest, surrounded by the captivating charm of the area.

Day 4: trek from chame to Pishang

On our fourth day, we will embark on an exhilarating journey towards our next destination: Pisang. As we traverse through breathtaking landscapes, we will be captivated by the sheer beauty of nature and the lush green forests that surround us. This leg of the trek presents us with an extraordinary opportunity to witness the majestic sight of snow-covered mountains towering in the distance. The grandeur of these peaks will leave us awe-inspired and grateful for the chance to be immersed in such natural splendor. To enhance our experience, we will spend a night in the enchanting village of Upper Pisang, allowing us to fully absorb the serene ambiance and immerse ourselves in the local culture.

Day 5: trek from pisang to Manang

On this day, we bid farewell to Pisang and set forth on an adventurous trek towards higher elevations. Our path will lead us through a diverse terrain, encompassing lush forests, picturesque landscapes, and rugged gray rocks. As we ascend, the air becomes crisper, and the surroundings take on a distinct, drier character, indicating our arrival in Manang, a renowned arid region of Nepal. The contrast in the environment will be a fascinating experience as we witness the transformation from verdant greenery to a more arid landscape.

Upon reaching Manang, we will find respite and rejuvenation in this unique setting. Nestled amidst the mountains, this tranquil village offers a peaceful retreat from the rigors of our trek. We will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local customs and traditions, connecting with the warm-hearted people who call Manang home. As the day comes to a close, we will settle in for a restful night, cherishing the memories of our journey so far and eagerly anticipating the adventures that await us in the days to come.

Day 6: acclimatization day in Manang

Situated at 3,519 meters above sea level, Manang offers a unique cultural and natural experience. Before continuing our trek to higher altitudes, we take a day for acclimatization. This allows us to explore the vibrant Tibetan and Thakali community in Manang, known for their strong Buddhist traditions. We visit monasteries, witnessing rituals and absorbing the wisdom of ancient practices. Engaging with the locals, we learn about their way of life, taste local cuisine, and appreciate their handicrafts. This day of acclimatization and cultural immersion rejuvenates us for the journey ahead, ensuring both our well-being and a meaningful experience.

Day 7: trek from Manang to Letdar

After enjoying a delightful breakfast in the charming village of Manang, we will begin our journey by gradually ascending. As we climb above the tree line, we will be treated to a breathtaking bird’s-eye view of lush green vegetation below and magnificent snow-covered mountains gleaming in the distance. Continuing our gradual ascent, we will reach Yak Kharka and traverse high altitudes until we finally arrive at Letdar. From Letdar, we will be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of towering mountains. Tonight, we will set up camp in Letdar, where we will spend the night surrounded by the majestic beauty of our surroundings.

Day 8: trek from Letdar to Chulu west Base Camp

Our goal for today is to reach Chulu West Base Camp. After enjoying an early breakfast, we will resume our trek from Letdar towards Chulu West Base Camp. As we progress, we will encounter a sudden increase in altitude, transforming the trail into a challenging and craggy path. Negotiating this steep terrain, we will steadily ascend towards Chulu West Base Camp.

The campsite itself is characterized by rocky terrain and gusty winds, offering a stunning backdrop of mountains. We will spend the night there, appreciating the beauty of our surroundings and preparing ourselves for the next day. Additionally, our knowledgeable guide will provide us with essential pre-climbing training during our stay at the base camp.

Day 9: trek from Chulu west Base camp to Chulu West Base Camp I

Today’s trek is relatively shorter, with an elevation gain of less than 300 meters, allowing us to prioritize acclimatization. After breakfast, we will set off towards Chulu West Base Camp, taking our time to ensure a safe ascent. The trail ahead may be rough, with intermittent windy conditions and sections that require careful footing due to rocky terrain. It is advisable to utilize trekking sticks and other appropriate equipment to navigate these challenging parts effectively. Despite the shorter distance, we will dedicate the day to acclimatizing at Chulu Base Camp I. We will have ample time to adjust to the altitude, allowing our bodies to adapt gradually. Tonight, we will camp at Chulu Base Camp I, taking advantage of the remaining daylight to rest and rejuvenate.

Day 10: trek from Chulu west Base Camp I to Chulu west Base Camp II

From this day onwards, our ascent begins as we make our way towards Camp II. To avoid strong winds later in the day, we start our climb early in the morning, even before the break of dawn. As we ascend further, the path becomes progressively steeper and covered in snow. It’s important to carefully follow the rope that has been laid out by our team and heed the instructions provided by our climbing leader. By taking small and deliberate steps, we will steadily make our way to Camp II, where we will rest for the night. This intermediate camp serves as a crucial stop along our journey, providing a necessary break and preparation for the challenges ahead.

Day 11: trek from chulu West Base Camp II to Chulu west Peak Summit and back to Chulu West Base Camp

Today marks the momentous day in our adventure, as we embark on our quest to summit the majestic Chulu West Peak, standing proudly at an altitude of 6,419 meters above sea level. With the first rays of dawn still hours away, we commence our ascent towards the pinnacle. Guided by our experienced climbing leader and following the pre-set ropes, we navigate the challenging and snowy terrain, taking small, deliberate steps to conquer the steep inclines. Every breath becomes a reminder of the altitude, but our determination fuels us forward.

After relentless effort, we finally reach the summit, greeted by an awe-inspiring panorama of surrounding mountains. From the top, on clear days, the Annapurna II, III, IV, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, and Chulu East peaks come into view, bathed in a golden hue as the sun gracefully drenches them in its light. The beauty of this moment is further enhanced by the ethereal union with the clouds and the captivating vista of the Himlung valley to the east.

Immersing ourselves in the triumph and splendor of the summit, we capture the memories with photographs and revel in the accomplishment. However, knowing the descent awaits, we begin our gradual return to Camp I. Carefully navigating the sometimes treacherous and slippery terrain, we take measured steps to ensure our safety. Gathering our belongings from Camp II, we bid farewell to this high-altitude haven and make our way back down to Camp I, where we will spend the night, reflecting on the incredible journey we have undertaken.

Day 12: trek back from Chulu West Base Camp I to Letdar

Following our exhilarating summit attempt and the successful achievement of reaching the top, we begin our trek back to Letdar, retracing our steps via Chulu West Peak base camp. This return journey offers us a unique perspective, allowing us to appreciate the surroundings from a different angle and truly immerse ourselves in the experience.

As we make our way along the familiar trail, we take the time to savor each moment and relish in the sense of accomplishment. The breathtaking landscapes and majestic mountains continue to inspire us as we descend. The familiarity of the path brings a sense of nostalgia, reminding us of the challenges we overcame and the triumphs we celebrated.

Upon reaching Letdar, we are greeted with a comforting feeling of relaxation and contentment. We can take a well-deserved break and indulge in the simple pleasures of lazing around in the cozy tea house. It’s a time to reflect on the incredible journey we undertook, sharing stories and memories with fellow trekkers.

Day 13: trek from letdar to Thorang Phedi

After enjoying a nourishing breakfast, we bid farewell to Letdar and set off on our trek towards Thorang Phedi. This leg of the journey is relatively short, spanning approximately two hours. Upon reaching Thorang Phedi, we take the opportunity to rest and recharge before continuing towards the high camp. The ascent to Thorang High Camp will require approximately another hour of arduous uphill trekking.

As we push ourselves upward, the rugged terrain tests our endurance, but the surrounding landscape rewards us with spectacular vistas of majestic mountains. From the vantage point of the high camp, we are treated to panoramic views that leave us in awe of nature’s grandeur. The towering peaks command our attention, their majestic presence evoking a sense of reverence and wonder.

Amidst the breathtaking beauty, we find solace and inspiration. The high camp becomes a sanctuary where we can reflect on our journey and immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the mountains. It is a place where the boundaries between us and the natural world blur, allowing us to fully appreciate the wonders that surround us.

Day 14: trek from Thorong Phedi to Jomsom via Thorong La pass

The renowned Thorong La Pass, standing proudly at an impressive altitude of 5416 meters above sea level, holds the distinction of being the highest pass. The trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath, via this formidable pass, presents a demanding and strenuous challenge, surpassing the difficulties of previous days on the trek.

The journey across Thorong La Pass requires careful planning and endurance, as it can take up to 9 hours to complete. This stretch is known for its arduous nature and the physical exertion it demands. It is essential to be prepared mentally and physically for this section of the trek.

One of the main considerations for traversing Thorong La Pass is the harsh weather conditions. As the day progresses, the pass becomes subject to strong winds, which typically intensify after 10 am. These powerful gusts can pose potential dangers and significantly impact the trek. To mitigate the risks associated with these winds, it is crucial to begin the trek very early in the morning, ideally before 5 am. By starting early, we maximize our chances of crossing the pass before 9 or 10 am when the winds typically escalate.

Completing the challenging journey across Thorong La Pass is an accomplishment to be celebrated. Upon successfully crossing the pass, we continue our trek towards the picturesque town of Jomsom, where we will spend the night. This well-deserved rest provides an opportunity to recuperate and reflect on the incredible feat we have achieved, as we prepare for the upcoming stages of our memorable trek.

Day 15: fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Fly over green hills with picturesque view of mountains of Annapurna region from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day 16: drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara by luxurious tourist bus on our 16th day of the trek.

Day 17: departure day

On your departure day, which happens to be the 17th day, you are free to do some shopping in Thamel or any other location of your choice in Kathmandu, depending on your flight schedule. One of our company representatives will then provide transportation to the airport in accordance with your scheduled departure time. Please feel free to make any necessary changes to your itinerary or inquire about any additional information you may require.

Note: our itinerary is very flexible one can customize their own itinerary and can extend the trek for more few days and can also add some other tour or trek according to your time and interest. And the cost will be charged according to your luxurious service and customization.

Cost Includes

  • Expert climbing Sherpa with porter
  • Transport to base camp to/from Kathmandu, including accommodation
  • Transport of all equipment to and from basecamp
  • Skillful base camp cooks on camping days
  • First Aid Kids
  • Three meals each day on trekking
  • Group emergency equipment and satellite phone
  • Private tents in basecamp (no sharing)
  • Full base camp with dinning tent, showers, bathroom, and solar charger
  • Double occupancy tents above base camp
  • All permit fees and liaison officers
  • Use of group gear and supplies
  • Three nights stay in a Kathmandu hotel on BB plan
  • small additional fee.
  • Airport transfer

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges if the baggage is extra
  • Mountain climbing rescue and travel insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the
  • scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

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