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It 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 meter / 21054 feet above the sea level. Chulu peak is a NMA peak so climbing permit is compulsory. Why to choose west peak for Chulu 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 will make your trip unforgettable.
Please contact for further details. Our itinerary is a general 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 to chulu peak climbing. For us, your safety is the number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns before or during the trip, you can let us know. 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. Technical climbing experience is helpful but not mandatory. Without a doubt the Chulu west peak 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.
Trekking route & the view
The trek for Chulu west peak 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!
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. Chulu west is considered as the easiest summit among its 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.
Feel free to drop you interest to climb chulu west peak and we will get back to your with desired details.
Detailed Itinerary for Chulu West Peak Climb
Our representative will receive you on arrival and transfer to your hotel. With Nepali way of welcome, we will try our best to make your arrival beautiful and easy for your chulu peak adventure.
In the early morning our driver will receive you at your hotel and you along with our guide we will go to bus stop of Kathmandu Besisahar. From Bus Park we take bus towards famous hill town of Besisahar, in starting point of Annapurna circuit trek or Ending point of Manaslu circuit trek.
It will take more than 8 hours to get to Besi shara by bus. On arrival at Besisahar, we will take another short route Bus to get to Baundanda, to get closer to the nature.
Trek from Bahun danda to Chanje is a downhill walk through the village, at the beginning of trek day. Later the trail will go by the side of motor able road. However, we will take alternate route to avoid road.
Today the trek will pass through village, road and small shops and few waterfalls. Amazing settlement of Himalaya country Nepal and trekkers walking Annapurna circuit trail of Manaslu circuit trek is just awful.
Trekking to Bagarchhap is easy and descent. View of Manaslu is awesome. Walking along the river valley by the road is interesting.
Deepest river valley at Danaque is a major highlight of this day in your chulu adventure to the summit of 6419 meter top.
From Bagarchhap the trekking is uphill as we trek to the top of deepest river valley as seen yesterday. Trekking along the river, through the forest and mesmerizing view of mountains is awesome and overwhelming.
Chame is headquartering Manang District; chulu is located in Manang district. Saying that; Chame will have charming small town vibe, with great view of mountains through the windows of your tea house and natural hot-spring in few minutes walking distance, Lamjung Himal looks awesome from Chame whereas Annapurna 2nd is also visible after few minutes’ walk towards Pisang from Chame.
Trekking trail from chame to pisang has both option of trekking in the proper trekking trail or along the motor able road. Guide will take you on route of your interest.
Shortcut trails, walking along the river valley, strange stone geology, hill road, beauty of water flowing through the jungle of Annapurna circuit, organic apple farm and small village in between Pisang and Chame is an interesting factors of Annapurna circuit trek in this section.
Trekking from Pisang to Manang is one of the admiring hiking. Pisang village itself is one of the beautiful villages in Annapurna circuit trek. The old architecture, temple and ancient lifestyle of this village have attracted trekers from long ago till this date. There are 2 pisang villages; one as lower pisang and another Upper Pisang.
If you have enough time and energy; staying overnight at Upper Pisang village worth it.
Pisang to Manang is culturally traditionally, naturally and pictorially stunning part of Annapurna circuit trek during your chulu peak climbing.
There are 2 routes to get to manang from Pisang. One route via Ngwaol village with top view of Annapurna Himalaya range sighting to Chulu peak and another along the roadway. Both are beautiful, but as for your high altitude climb to chulu summit, upper route from Pisang to Manang is recommended.
As a rule of high altitude trekking we will take rest above 3000 meters in any trekking in Nepal. So we do in Manang.
In Manang rest day we climb up to the height of 5000 meters and get magnificent view of Annapurna range, top view of Manang village and Gangapurna Lake. On this hike we will visit a natural cave monastery.
Gangapurna Lake is 5 minutes away from Manang village; we will explore the lake as well.
Trekking from Manang to Yak Kharka changes over all environment of trekking in this region; mountains gets really closer, no tree line starts, lots of Yaks will be seen, no more fortified village and chilling breeze will have peaceful environment.
From Yak Kharka, we will start our trek towards Chulu base camp for summit assault of Chulu west.
We will see Chulu peak summit today.
Chulu peak is not technically hard but still a basic knowledge of mountaineering, ice climbing or rock climbing is preferred. But if you do not have any of this experience in beforehand, our climbing guide will show you, how to use different climbing gears for chulu climb.
Until we get back from the Summit, accommodation and wilderness of mountaineering starts today. It is a fun time but your safety will be taken carefully by our climbing crew, listen to them and follow the instructions.
We will hike to the high camp of chulu west peak and spend a night there. Our climbing crew will make food; you just acclimatize and keep yourself warm. Anything goes wrong, report to your guide.
In general we do not need to use rope to get to high camp of chulu west peak. Though weather condition will determine the necessity and our guide will tell you when to use your harness, crampons or any other gears.
Your safety is our concern and successful summiting to the top of Chulu is our pride.
You will be tied in rope with lead guide and entire team, throughout the climbing period. As learned earlier, you will use rope, carabineer and ice axe as per needed.
Slow and steady climbing team keeps good coordination and team work pays better. So our experienced & authorized climbing guide will lead you and suggest necessary precaution and preventions; be responsible and listen to guides.
After successful summit of Chulu, we will trek down to the trekking trail of Annapurna circuit. As the chulu peak climbing starts early in the morning, descend will be faster as well.
Descend is easier but still take precautionary measures as told by our climbing guide.
After getting back to chulu base camp we continue trekking towards Thorong la phedi to get on the mstang side of Nepal Himalaya.
Thorong la pass is one of the famous and historical trekking pass in Nepal Himalaya. Do not get panicked with number of trekker on route, crowd is common.
From phedi we will trek to High camp of Thongla pass and trek down to Mukltinath. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist. The myriad landscape of Mustang region can be seen from Muktinath, already.
After getting back to Muktinath, our chulu peak climb mission is completed in full. Chulu peak climbing with Thorong la pass trekking concludes at this point. However, we still need to trek 4 more days.
All these 4 days of trekking are not more than an easy walk. This section of Chulu peak climbing trip is relaxing trip in Nepali mountain in your chulu west peak climbing.
From Muktinath to Jumosom, the trekking trail is along the Budigandaki River. The river comes all the way from Upper Mustang region. Kagbeni village is a nice and admired village in lower mustang region of Nepal.
Jomsom and its dry landscape is nice in itself. Jomsom has a domestic airport; you can tell our guide if you want to customize your trekking in need. We are flexible to customize any kind of trip for your best experience.
The scenario and landscape of trekking trail changes, while trekking from jomsom to tatopani. We will get back to tree line and the village on the trekking route will be through the village and the roads we walk along will be with jeep and tourist loaded bus.
Tatopani means hot water in Nepali. Here we will spend our evening dipping ourselves in the natural hot water. We believe the hot water heals stress on legs after long trekking days and chulu peak climbing adventure fatigue.
Ghorepani is a famous connection point of Annapurna circuit trekking trail, Annapurna base camp trekking route, Ghorepani poonhill trek and Khopra ridge trek in Annapurna Himalaya region. All these discussed trekking are famous trekking routes of Nepal. There are other trekking trails like Mohare danda and gurung village trekking trail, connecting Ghorepani village.
Ghorepani is a tour destination as well. In the history of Nepal this village used to be a trading route connecting Pokhara with Tibet.
Ghorepani has magnificent view of Dhaulagiri mountain range and Annapurna Himalaya range; at once.
Poonhill and Ghorepani village has pretty similar view of the mountains. But sunrise form the top of poonhill is overwhelming.
Poonhill has tremendous amount of people and the crazy crowd looks like a morning concert in the mountain of Annapurna.
After getting to the top of Poonhill, we will trek downhill to Hile. From hille we will take jeep towards Pokhara. Hile to Pokhara is around 3 hour’s jeep ride. Spend a best night party time on the lakeside of Pokhara with your beautiful memories from the summit of Chulu peak climbing.
Chulu peak climbing concludes with your celebration at Lakeside Pokhara. And we will take tourist bus back to Kathmandu.
Although the climbing adventure to Chulu ends at Pokhara but still the exploration of Nepal along the highway ride back to Kathmandu will not end, till today. The trekking, climbing and mountain life memories travel by bus in your journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
In bus ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu, in 8 hours bus ride, you will be exploring the small huts by the highway, hilly road and the scenery of green hills and snowcapped mountains.
As the weather of mountain is not predictable precisely; so is the weather of Chulu peak climbing. That is why we will take one extra day as a spare day for our chulu peak climbing trip in Nepal.
This spare day can be sed in any unavoidable cases during the trip to the chulu peak summit or during the trekking to the base camp of chulu.
If everything goes well, you can use this day as your rest day in Kathmandu or shop anything you may like or you can sign up for any of the day tours in Kathmandu.
With all the beautiful memories and all thrilling sufferings you had in chulu peak climbing trip to Nepal, time has come to get back to your home. Our representative will drop you at the international airport in our car for your departure.