Chulu West Peak Climbing – 21 Days
Chulu West Peak Climbing Overview
Chulu west peak climbing is a perfect mountain summit to see the view of Annapurna Himalaya range, Manaslu Himalaya range and mountains beyond in the boarder, in Nepal.
Chulu west peak consists of three peaks: East, West and Chulu central; similar to another trekking peak in Nepal, the Mera peak. Chulu peak lies in the beautiful Annapurna Himalaya range and climbing Chulu will surely be a once in a lifetime experience. If you have done Annapurna circuit trekking before you might remember a peak seen on the top of Churi Ledar - that is Chulu peak, and from this village Churi Ledar begins the expedition of Chulu West climbing (6419 m) / 21054 feet above the sea level. Chulu peak is a NMA peak so climbing permit is compulsory.
Why to choose west peak for Chulu peak climbing?
This is comparatively easier peak among 3 peaks of Chulu. Climbers usually choose to go for the West peak as it has the most beautiful scenery from the top. Once you conquer the challenge of the Chulu west peak climbing, the view will be rewarding: the whole Annapurna Himalaya range can be witnessed from the top of this peak! We are committed to make your trip unforgettable. Please contact for further details. Our itinerary is generalized idea for climbers, if you want to customize Chulu west peak climbing trip to Nepal; we are more than happy to design the trip best fit for you.
Your Safety is our Priority
We have experienced trekking and climbing guides’ team, with inspiring words and daring heart to support you during the trip. For us, your safety is the number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns before or during the trip, you are encouraged to discuss. From your side you need to make sure that you are able to do this strenuous outdoor activity with sound physique.
Our recommendation for Chulu west peak climbing
Previous high altitude trekking experience is recommended before boarding on this trip, technical climbing experience is appreciated but not mandatory. Without a doubt the Chulu west peak climbing is demanding, both mentally and physically. But once you get to the top and admire the view, you will forget the hardships during the climb.
Chulu west peak climbing & trekking route & the view
The trek for Chulu west peak climbing starts from Bensi Sahar and will continue towards the beautiful village of Manang. Along the way we get to appreciate the beauty of the diverse nature of Nepalese Himalaya. The adventure begins from a place called Churi Ledar. From our ultimate destination, the top of Chulu West peak, a magnificent view of Annapurna I, II, III, IV and Tilicho, Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Pisang peak and many other Himalaya peaks unveils. The view of the river valley and the villages you have walked through on the way up will be unreal. If you dare to take the challenge, we will do it together!
Best time for Chulu west peak climbing
Spring or the autumn seasons are considered as the best time for Chulu west peak climbing. However, this peak climbing is done all year around. As a part of upper Annapurna region, this is famous as rain shadow trekking area – chulu peak lies in no rain zone. With that being said, chulu west can be climbed any time. In the monsoon the chance of cloudy sky from the summit and in the winter the weather will be freezing cold. Thus, autumn and spring are recommended as the best time for climbing.
If you have flexible time throughout the year, for chulu peak climbing, come in the spring. The amount of snow on the surface of climbing route is nice. Spring is the season right after the winter season in Nepal, which is why, the amount of snow on the chulu peak climbing route will ease the climbing, as well - this snow will give a pristine beauty from the summit of chulu west. Spring and autumn are neither cold nor hot, but the clear sky and happening trekking route of Annapurna circuit will add excitement in your chulu west peak climbing venture.
Chulu west peak climbing vs. Pisang peak climbing in Annapurna region
Both Chulu and Pisang peak are located in the Annapurna region. Pisang peak is famous as a trekking peak in the Annapurna region, whereas chulu peak is technically harder than Pisang peak. And the location of Chulu peak is right in the middle of Annapurna circuit trek, Narphu valley trek and Annapurna base camp trek has made this peak climbing as better peak to climb, than Pisang peak.
- Physical Requirements/ Chulu west peak climbing Difficulty
Chulu west is higher than 6400 meters or above 21k feet. The altitude of peak and few vertical climbs on the way to the summit of Chulu peak has marked itself as a challenging Climb. Previous experience of ice climbing or peak climbing is always appreciated for chulu west. Although, chulu west is considered as the easiest summit among it’s 3 summits (east, west and central); chulu west is not a trekking peak. Unlike to pisang peak, chulu west peak has more vertical and technical climb.
Sound heath and good physical condition of a climber is necessary. For instance, if you are all perfect while trekking to the base camp of Chulu west peak, you must be fine for the successful summit. Whatsoever, our experienced climbing guide (who has climbed Mount Everest) will be taking care, and will give their best for successful summit of the peak.
Because of the location of chulu west peak, right in the middle of Annapurna Himalaya range, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalaya range; chulu west is a perfect peak for the outstanding view. Annapurna Himalaya will be in your eye level, whereas the mountains from the Tibetan side are visible in zenith.
Solo trip to Chulu west peak climbing
Solo trekking gives a perfect peace in your mind, whereas solo climbing is an utmost safety. Safety on a solo trekking is the best, because you will be climbing with care of your private climbing guide. If the care & guidance is one to one – it is obviously a best service and the climbing will be way easier.
As a solo trekkers or climber, one can always change the destination stopovers and trekking/climbing schedule will be in a far - flexible horizon. Solo trip will give you plenty of time to understand your guide, climbing guide and guest will make a nice environment in-between. That is why, solo trip is recommended.
In contrast to all the benefits of traveling solo in an organized trip, the cost of chulu peak climbing will be higher in solo trip than in the group join. It is obvious that, as a solo traveler, you will pay for your guide, porter & accommodation solely, by yourself. If money is an issue, group join trip to Chulu west peak climbing is recommended.
Altitude of Chulu west peak climbing
Standing at 6419 meter / 21054 feet above the sea level, chulu west peak is a perfect mountain top for the magnificent view. In comparison to the chulu Far East and chulu central climbing; chulu west ridge is the best climbing destination for the outstanding view of the mountains from its summit.
The trekking part of chulu west peak climbing starts from Beshisahar or from Muktinath village or from jomsom village. Wherever you start trekking, your body will be fully acclimatized until you get to the base camp of chulu west peak. Acclimatization purpose of trekking, before the climbing starts - is the best thing we could recommend for successful summit of chulu west peak.
Looking at the graph of altitude, from the starting of the trekking to the summit of Chulu west peak climbing, following are few recommendations for chulu west peak climbing adventure.
- For the short holiday climbers, I would recommend to start trekking from flying to jomsom and starting trek from Jomsom. Doing this your body will be properly acclimatized while crossing thorong la pass. While following this itinerary, try to allocate a spare day; to make sure you can take a day rest before the climb, if anything goes wrong. What if you cannot trek over the Thorong la pass? Answer is, if you cannot trek over 5k pass, how could you climb over 6k chulu west; this might sound annoying but this is the truth.
- For climbers with enough time, you can start trek from Besishar and trek all the way to Chulu base camp, on foot. There are plenty of options to use jeep in between the destinations of Annapurna circuit trek, but if you walk all the way to the base camp for chulu west base camp, this will help anyone to acclimatize properly. After the summit you can trek over thorong la pass and from muktinath you can take jeep to Jomsom and fly out from Jomsom to Kathmandu.
Chulu west peak climbing in December
Chulu west can be climbed all around the year. But climbing chulu west in winter is considered as an utmost challenge to the coldest weather of Nepal Himalaya. Winters are late November to February in Nepal. These months observes huge amount of snow and the thick snow makes climbing difficult, often.
Apart from the freezing cold during the trek or in the base camp or high camp of Chulu peak climbing trip in winter; snow fall and snow storm might be tricky for Chulu west peak climbing. Heavy snowfall blocks the climbing route of chulu west peak, sometimes. Deep snow makes the chulu west peak climbing un-attempt-able, often in the winter.
Thus peak climbing in winter is not highly recommended. But if you have enough time to wait and watch the weather change, or you are in the perfect weather for chulu west peak climbing in Nepal; then go for it.
Chulu west peak climbing cost
All inclusive package cost for chulu west peak climbing starts from around 2000 USD per person. However, the cost for chulu west peak climbing will differ according to your agreement with trekking company or tour operator. In general, climbing agents in Nepal are cheaper than international climbing companies.
Cost of climbing guide/ trekking guide, porter, accommodation food, transportation and all arrangement during the chulu west peak climbing is in the price quoted, in general. But sometimes, modification in the trip standard to luxury jeep or flight from jomsom or luxury trekking and VVIP service at the base camp will rise the price. With Nepalgram, chulu west peak climbing cost is calculated to your fancy. We assure the best rate for the international level of service. International level of service means, we beat international companies service in the cost of Chulu peak climbing.
Chulu west peak climbing in April
April is the best month throughout the year for Chulu peak climbing. Mount Everest is climbed in spring. Spring means March, April and May; saying that, April is the best month in spring season of climbing in Nepal. So, if you have time in April, choose this month for climbing to Chulu west peak with our excellent climbing guide and the best team for your Nepal adventure.
Amount of snow is perfect in chulu west peak, in April. Right after the winter, fresh snow on route to chulu west peak will eases the climbing and the scenery of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Manaslu or Mt Annapurna will be seen magnificently. Clear sky, nice weather and mild temperature in the month of April are supporting reason for Climbing in April.
Chulu west peak climbing Highlights
Chulu west peak climbing is not just an adventure for peak climbers. Along the trekking trail, towards the base camp of Chulu west peak, trekker will have enough time to know the local culture, people and tradition. If you start from Jomsom or from Besishar; before getting to chulu peak base camp you will pass by many villages and locals, on the route of Chulu west peak climbing. In this famous Annapurna circuit trekking route; any climber will be happy to stay in the local’s accommodation, meet trekkers in route, visit monastery, visit school of Nepal, and visit the local tea shops for a sweet talk and a cup of tea.
Before ascending the chulu west peak, a climber will explore enough of living museum in Nepal. The landscape and trekking along the deepest river valley (at Danaque) are lifelong experience. But once you get to Churi ledar; climbing route directs towards chulu west base camp and we will start gaining height all the way to the summit of Chu west peak. From the summit we will see unrealistic beauty of White Mountains. From the top of Chulu west peak you can 3 of the famous mountains of Nepal, above 8000 meters from the sea level. These 3 eight thousand meter high mountains are Mt Dhaulagiri 8167 meter, Mt Manaslu 8163meter and Mt Annapurna 8091 meter. Apart from this, the wider range of these entire 3 mountains will accomplish your summit struggle.
Chulu west peak climbing itinerary
Either clockwise trekking or anticlockwise trekking, there are 2 sides to approach for Chulu west peak climbing. Apart from 2 sides of starting point to reach Chulu west base camp, there are few other trekking that you can include in chulu west peak climbing itinerary. If you are looking for another trekking pass than Thorong la pass, before climbing to the chulu peak; Manaslu circuit larkey pass trekking can be customized for unique chulu west peak climbing itinerary. If you do Manaslu circuit trek with Larkey la pass trek, in this way you will connect the trail to Chulu west peak climbing at Dharapani village of Annapurna circuit trek and from Dharapani you can take jeep to Manang. After getting to Manang village you can trek to the base camp of Chulu west peak.
Like this example for custom made itinerary for chulu west peak climbing there are plenty of other options where you can mix the trekking route of your interest and time frame. Or if your holiday to Nepal is shorter and you are just looking for chulu west peak climbing, then you can take jeep all the way to Manang and acclimatize with our options, before climbing to the top of Chulu west peak. Feel free to drop you interest to climb chulu west peak and we will get back to your with desired details.