Chulu West Peak Climbing - 20 Days

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
Chulu West Peak Climbing
At a Glance
  • Duration20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous ++
  • Places to Visit Chulu West climbing / Annapurna Circuit
  • Max Altitude 6,419m/21,059ft.
  • Group Size 2-15
  • Starts Dharapani
  • Ends Jomsom
  • Activity Trekking/Peak Climbing
  • Best Season Spring/Atumn

Chulu West Peak Climbing Highlights 

The Chulu West Peak Climbing is an enchanting journey where the Himalayas create their ancient tales.

  • Panoramic Vistas: As you ascend, the world unfolds—a canvas of the Annapurna Range and iconic Gangapurna peaks stretching across the horizon. Each step reveals a new chapter in this grandiose view of majestic mountains.
  • Cultural Experience: The Annapurna Valley calls travelers with its unique heritage. Here, prayer flags flutter in the thin air, and ancient monasteries whisper secrets of centuries past. Comprehend yourself in the rhythm of Buddhist traditions.
  • Trail of Beauty: Trek through picturesque villages, where terraced fields cling to hillsides. Lush forests embrace you, and the earth breathes beneath your feet. It is a journey of both body and soul.
  • Thorang La Pass: Conquer the adventurous and challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters. The thin air hums with anticipation as you walk this high-altitude gateway.
  • Summit Glory: Chulu West’s peak stands tall at 6,419 meters. Here, technical skill meets sheer determination. Crampons bite into ice, ropes guide your ascent, and the summit reveals an unbelievable panorama.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara Flight: Your journey concludes with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. You fly through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the Deepest Gorge in the World that lies between Annapurna I and monster Dhaulagiri.

Chulu West Peak Climbing Overview

Embarking on a Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip in the Annapurna region is an exhilarating and awe-inspiring adventure. It certainly leaves you with memories to cherish for a lifetime. Standing at an elevation of 6,419 m / 21,059 feet, Chulu West offers a challenging yet immensely rewarding climb. It delivers you with the most breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The journey to Chulu West Peak Climbing typically begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu. It’s a city where adventurers begin their journey with a scenic drive to the town of Dharapanni through Besi Sahar, the starting point of the trek. The trek gradually ascends through beautiful forests of rhododendrons, charming villages, and farming lands that are built on terraces.

Along the way, you will get a chance to see and experience the diverse cultures and ethnicities of the region. The communities that inhabit the region are the Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manange, Loba, Brahmin, and Chhetri which live harmoniously in this region. Each community has its own distinct culture and way of life. Moreover, you will gain a deeper appreciation for the diversity of Nepal as you interact with them.

As you set foot in this majestic region, you'll find yourself surrounded by majestic towering peaks. Witness the lush valleys and a sense of tranquility that can only be found in the lap of nature.

As trekkers approach higher altitudes, the landscape transforms into rugged terrain with rocky trails and spectacular vistas of snow-capped peaks. Acclimatization stops in villages like Ngawal and Manang are crucial to adapt to the increasing altitude and ensure a safe ascent.

From Manang, the route diverges toward Chulu West Base Camp, where climbers prepare for the ascent and acclimatize further. Furthermore, the climbers enjoy the camping experience and receive the necessary guidance and support from experienced guides.

Reaching the summit of Chulu West is a moment of triumph and pure happiness. Standing at an impressive height of 6,419 meters, you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the iconic Gangapurna.

As the sun sets behind the mountains, you'll descend back to base camp. It's time to reflect on the challenges you've overcome and the beauty you've witnessed. The journey back to civilization will be filled with stories to share and a newfound appreciation for the power of nature.

The exciting experience of climbing Chulu West Peak

Climbing Chulu West Peak is an electrifying and awe-inspiring adventure that pushes the boundaries of human endurance. Furthermore, it reasons the determined spirit of mountaineers. From the moment you set foot on its majestic slopes, a surge of excitement and anticipation runs through your veins.

The ascent is a relentless test of physical strength, mental attitude, and technical skill. As you navigate steep ridges, icy slopes, and challenging crevasses you test yourself your endurance. The thrill intensifies with each step closer to the summit. At Summit the air becomes thinner, and the landscape transforms into a breathtaking panorama of towering peaks and vast glaciers.

As you reach the summit of Chulu West, standing at an impressive altitude of 6,419 meters, a rush of adrenaline floods. It's a beautiful feeling mingled with a profound sense of accomplishment and absolute amazement at the raw beauty that surrounds you.

The experience of Chulu West Peak Climbing is an unforgettable journey that ignites the adventurer's soul and leaves an indelible mark on the heart.

The whole journey is a mix of feeling determined and amazed by the incredible views. It is not just about reaching the top; it is about feeling a special connection with the amazing Chulu West and the Himalayas.

The Chulu West Peak climbing trip in the Annapurna region is not just a physical adventure; it is a spiritual journey. This epic trip will leave you with a deep sense of connection to the mountains and the people who call this rugged terrain home. So, lace up your boots, strap on your backpack, and get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime in the heart of the Himalayas.

Prominent Peak View from the Summit of Chulu West

From the summit of Chulu West, where the heavens kiss the earth, a breathtaking panorama unfolds. As you stand at 6,419 meters, you will witness the most sacred secrets:

  • Annapurna: The queen of mountains, her snow-clad shoulders shimmering in the sun, whispers tales of ancient wisdom.
  • Dhaulagiri: A titan of ice and stone, it's jagged peaks etching stories of courage and endurance across the sky.
  • Lamjung Himal: A silent poet, its ridges tracing verses against the azure canvas.
  • Manaslu: The spirit of the Himalayas, its slopes cradling dreams and daring.
  • Machhapuchhre: The fishtail mountain, disguised in mystery, signals with its mystical glamour.
  • Nilgiri: A mirror reflecting eternity, its slopes bathed in golden light.
  • Tilicho Peaks: Guardians of the sacred lake, their icy crowns glistening with ancient memories.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m/4,593 feet) transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02:Half day city tour / afternoon trek briefing and preparation / welcome dinner
  • Day 03:Drive to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430 feet)
  • Day 04:Trek to Chame (2,710 m/8,891 feet)
  • Day 05:Trek to Upper Pisang (3,200 m/10,498 feet)
  • Day 06:Trek to Ngawal (3,660 m/12,007 feet)
  • Day 07:Trek to Manang (3,540 m/11,614 feet)
  • Day 08:Trek from Manang to Ledar (4,210m/13,812 feet)
  • Day 09:Ledar to Chulu West Base Camp (4,900m/16,072 feet)
  • Day 10:Trek from Chulu West Base Camp to High Camp or Camp I (one) (5,100m/16,732 feet)
  • Day 11:Acclimatization day - Climbing Clinical Course and Preparation Day
  • Day 12:From High Camp/ Camp I to Camp II (Two) (5,530m/18,144 feet)
  • Day 13:Summit Chulu West (6,419m/21,059 feet) and trek back to Base Camp (4,900m/16,072 feet)
  • Day 14:Contingency Day - in Case of Bad Weather
  • Day 15:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450 m/14,599 feet) or High Camp (4,600 m/15,092 feet) 5/6 Hours
  • Day 16:CROSS Thorong La pass (5,416 m/17,764 feet) and Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 feet) )
  • Day 17:Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,923 feet) - The Windy Valley of Nepal
  • Day 18:Fly to Pokhara (820 m/2,690 feet)
  • Day 19:Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 20:Trip Ends - Departure Day

Chulu West Peak Climbing - 20 Days Detailed Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, the bustling capital city of Nepal, you will be warmly welcomed by our dedicated team or your experienced Trek Leader. Shortly, you will be transferred to your hotel, which is conveniently located in Thamel, a vibrant and lively town in Kathmandu.
Thamel is renowned for its energetic atmosphere, colorful streets, and a wide array of shops, restaurants, and cafes, a popular destination for tourists.

Stroll through the narrow lanes, filled with traditional Nepali architecture, and soak in the sights and sounds of this vibrant hub. Discover hidden gems in the form of local handicraft stores, where you can find beautiful souvenirs to take home.
Enjoy the serene ambiance of your hotel, and take in the breathtaking views of the surroundings.

This period of relaxation and acclimatization will prepare you for the exciting adventure that lies ahead as you embark on your trek through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal.


  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Distance: 6 km
  • Transport: Ariport Pickup

Today is a day dedicated to the exploration of the rich cultural heritage of the city. Your trek leader will introduce you to our professional city tour guide who will accompany you on a journey to the most sacred Hindu and Buddhist religious sites.  They hold the esteemed status of being listed as world heritage sites. 

To kickstart the day, we will indulge in a fabulous breakfast served right at our hotel, ensuring a delightful start to our adventure. At 9 am, we will gather for the tour, ready to embark on a captivating experience. Our first stop will be the magnificent Boudhanath Stupa, an iconic Buddhist site that shows tranquility and spiritual energy. 

Next, we will visit the revered Pashupatinath, a significant Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva. This sacred site serves as a hub of religious activities. Witness the holy Cremation.

Following our enlightening tour, we will gather for a trek briefing at the designated time provided by our trek leader. This briefing will ensure that we are well-prepared and equipped for the thrilling adventure that lies ahead. He will distribute the necessary trek equipment provided by our company, ensuring that you have everything you need for a successful journey.

To conclude this eventful day, we will come together for a warm and welcoming welcome dinner at a renowned restaurant in Thamel. This allows us to get to know one another.

So, get ready to get on a day filled with exploration, spirituality, and cultural enlightenment.

  • Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 feet
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast/Welcome Dinner

After enjoying an early breakfast, we will set off on a breathtaking adventure as we embark on a scenic drive to Dharapani. This enchanting journey will take us through mesmerizing valleys of picturesque landscapes, where every turn reveals stunning vistas. 

As we drive the winding roads, we will pass through charming villages that exude a timeless charm, with their traditional houses and warm-hearted locals. Along the way, we will be treated to the sight of terraced fields, showcasing the agricultural heritage of the region. 

To ensure your utmost comfort and convenience, we have arranged for a reserved jeep, allowing you to relax and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings without any worries. This drive promises to be an unforgettable experience, as it sets the stage for the incredible adventures that await us in Dharapani and beyond.

  • Altitude: 1,960m/6,430 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 8/9 Hrs. DRIVE
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transport: PRIVATE VEHICLE

Today marks the beginning of our thrilling journey towards Chame, a picturesque destination nestled amidst the captivating beauty of nature. As we set on this trek, we are greeted by awe-inspiring vistas of majestic mountains and lush forests, which seem to stretch endlessly into the horizon. 

As we ascend further along the trail, the landscape begins to undergo a subtle transformation. En route to Chame, we walk through charming villages that seem to have been frozen in time. The traditional architecture and warm smiles of the locals create an inviting atmosphere that makes us feel at home. The liveliness of the village life is profound, with people going about their daily routines, tending to their livestock, or engaging in lively conversations in the streets.

As we continue our journey, we encounter Buddhist monasteries, their colorful prayer flags fluttering in the gentle breeze. 

Finally, walking on an enchanted trail and crossing suspension bridges we arrive at Chame. Refreshed and rejuvenated, we settle in for the night, eager to continue our adventure in the days to come.


  • Altitude: 2,710 m/8,891 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 17 km

Leaving behind the charming village of Chame, our adventure continues as we set out on a journey that promises enchantment at every step. Crossing the sturdy suspension bridge, we find ourselves on a gradual trail adorned with plentiful apple and peach orchards as far as the eye can see. This picturesque pathway leads us towards the village of Talekhu, where the valley begins to unfold before us in all its grandeur.

As we walk the broader version of the trail towards Brathang, we are reminded of the legends that surround this ancient settlement. Stories echo through the winds, recounting tales of Khampas, the valiant Tibetan warriors who once called this place home. The history and bravery of these warriors infuse the surroundings with an air of mystique, inspiring us to forge ahead with renewed determination.

Our journey takes us deeper into the heart of nature as we tread the forested trail adorned with towering pine and fir trees. Soon, our hunger cramps are suppressed as we reach the holy pond of Dhukure Pokhari, where we pause for a well-deserved lunch break. 

We continue our trek, embarking on a captivating hour and a half of walking that brings us to the awe-inspiring settlement of Pisang. Nestled at the base of Pisang Peak, this basic yet charming village offers a sensational experience for weary travelers like us. From here, we are treated to a grand view of Chulu Far East and Pisang Peak, their majestic presence reminding us of the immense power and beauty of the mountains.

To ensure a more convenient journey for the following day's adventure to Ngawal, we choose to spend the night at Upper Pisang. This strategic decision allows us to rest and recharge, ready to embrace the wonders that await us in the days ahead.

  • Altitude: 3,200 m/10,498 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 15 km

After a hearty breakfast, we prepare ourselves for a leisurely stroll along the winding trail that leads us to the village of Ghyaru. This picturesque path rewards us with a sight that can only be described as incredible - a panoramic view of majestic snow-capped mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. The pure beauty of this vista leaves us in admiration. We will see The sight of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Tilicho, Tharke Kang, Chulu, and Pisang Peak

From Ghyaru, we continue our hike along a high-elevated trekking trail, offering us a graceful and panoramic view of extensive meadows and towering mountains. The landscape unfolds before us like a masterpiece, inviting us to revel in its glory. The gentle pace of our journey allows us to fully appreciate the serenity and beauty that surrounds us.

As the hours pass, we gradually make our way towards Ngawal, where a well-deserved lunch awaits us. This hidden valley settlement adds another layer of allure to our experience, offering a unique and enchanting atmosphere that captivates our senses.

Soon we will head out on a side excursion to the Shrine located high up on the ridge. 

  • Altitude: 3,660 m/12,007 fee
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 8.2 km

As you bid farewell to the captivating village of Ngawal, your journey continues along a trail that winds through picturesque alpine meadows and pristine landscapes, revealing awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Annapurna mountain range. The path gently descends, guiding you through charming villages adorned with cultivated crops such as barley, buckwheat, and potatoes.

Along the way, the melodious flow of the Marsyangdi River accompanies you, providing a soothing soundtrack to your adventure. As you tread the easy and gradual trail, you will encounter the ancient settlements of Munchi and Braga, where a brief stop is highly recommended.

Braga, in particular, is a village renowned for its extraordinary panoramic views and distinctive Tibetan-influenced architecture, characterized by flat-roofed stone houses. This idyllic setting serves as a gateway to Manang, a heavenly town nestled in the heart of the Annapurna region.

It was in Manang that Maurice Herzog, the renowned mountaineer, sought food during his expedition in the 1950s. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to explore deeper into the rich cultural heritage of Manang.

  • Altitude: 3,540 m/11,614 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 8 km

Our journey continues as we bid farewell to Manang and embark on a path that leads us to the medieval settlement of Tenji, also known as Old Manang. Crossing a bridge, we venture further and arrive at the humble village of Ghunsang after a short and gentle walk.

The trail unfolds effortlessly before us, adorned with suspension bridges that offer breathtaking views of the magnificent Chulu range to our right. Eventually, our footsteps guide us to Yak Kharka, a serene yak-grazing pasture nestled amidst the alpine landscape. Another short walk will take us to our destination Ledar – s small peaceful settlement. 

Here, we may even catch sight of the elusive blue sheep, adding a touch of excitement to our experience. The alpine setting with its dramatic landscapes never fails to astonish, leaving us in astonishment of the raw beauty that nature has to offer. As we stroll through the pleasant Himalayan meadows, our gaze is captivated by the majestic Chulu range.

Since we ascend to an altitude of 4,210m/13,812 feet, be prepared for the changing terrain and the challenges that come with it. Take your time to acclimatize to the high altitude and enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna region.

  • Altitude: 4,210m/13,812 feet
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance: 12 km

Embark on the next leg of your adventure after a rejuvenating break in Ledar. The path ahead leads you to the renowned Chulu West Base Camp. Brace yourself for a trek lasting approximately 4-5 hours, during which you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of the magnificent peaks that encircle you.

As you ascend to an impressive altitude of 4,900m/16,072 feet, you'll inch closer to realizing your ultimate ambition of conquering the summit of Chulu West. Utilize this moment to recharge your energy and ready yourself for the obstacles that lie ahead.

Overnight in a Tented Camp and try Camping meals prepared by our professional outdoor chefs. 

  • Altitude: 4,900m/16,072 feet
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From the Chulu West base camp, our journey continues as we set our sights on reaching Camp I. With each step we take, we get closer to the awe-inspiring summits of the majestic Chulu West. As we walk the trail, we are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the renowned Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as glimpses of the towering peaks of Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. 

As we press on, we follow the well-marked path that guides us toward Camp I, our next destination. With each passing moment, the anticipation builds, fueled by the anticipation of what lies ahead. The trail leads us deeper into the heart of the Himalayas, opening up new vistas and opening the glory of the surrounding landscape.

Overnight at Tented Camp

  • Altitude: 5,100m/16,732 feet
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is dedicated to acclimatization and preparation for the summit climb. Engage in a Climbing Clinical Course to enhance your climbing skills and learn valuable techniques. Take advantage of this day to familiarize yourself with the equipment and discuss the climbing strategy with your team. This preparation day will ensure that you are physically and mentally ready for the exciting summit ahead.

  • Altitude: 5,100m/16,732 feet
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

As we embark on the next leg of our expedition, our focus turns towards reaching the Chulu West Peak Camp II. This challenging trail will take us through a snowy landscape, where every step we take will be guided by determination and careful navigation. The path ahead is adorned with a pristine white blanket of snow, creating a serene atmosphere that adds to the allure of the journey.

The conditions necessitate the use of specialized equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axes. These tools become our trusted companions, providing the necessary support and stability as we navigate the risky icy slopes. With each step, we rely on our training, skills, and experience to move through this challenging environment.

At an impressive elevation of 5,530m, Camp II awaits us, serving as a crucial milestone in our quest to conquer Chulu West Peak. The camp is perched high above the clouds, offering panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks and the vast expanse of the mountainous landscape

  • Altitude: 5,530m/18,144
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hour: 4/5 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today marks the highly anticipated Chulu West summit day, a moment you have eagerly awaited. We begin earliest in the morning, prepared with all the essential gear and guided by seasoned experts. This challenging climb demands firm dedication and peak physical fitness.

Your determination will be put to the test as you conquer the challenging terrain that lies before you. The ultimate reward awaits you at the summit, situated at an impressive altitude of 6,419m/21,059 feet. Take a pause at the summit, appreciating the triumph and absorbing the breathtaking panoramic views that stretch before your eyes.

After reaching the summit, it is time to descend back to the Base Camp, a journey that typically spans around 9-10 hours. However, keep in mind that the duration may vary based on your individual fitness level. As you make your way down, reflect on the accomplishment you have accomplished and the strong spirit that pushed you to the top. It is time to give yourself a break and relax

  • Altitude: 6,419m/21,059 feet
  • Accommodation: Tented Camp
  • Walking Hour: 9/10 Hours
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This day serves as a contingency day in case of unfavorable weather conditions. If the weather is not suitable for the summit climb on Day 13, this extra day can be utilized to make another attempt.

Alternatively, it can be used for rest and relaxation at the Base Camp or any other destination you so choose on your way back.

    Today's itinerary presents a shorter trek, beginning with a gentle and gradual trail retracing back to the enchanting village of Letder. Our journey continues along the same easy path, guiding us across a footbridge before we embark on a brief, steep ascent to a ridge. Here, we pause at a delightful teashop, allowing us to catch our breath and take in the serene surroundings. Shortly, we proceed with a 45-minute walk through a trail that demands caution due to technical landslides.

    As we reach the base camp of Thorong Phedi, we are greeted with an exceptional view that leaves an unforgettable mark on our memories.

    Listening attentively to your experienced trek leader's guidance is crucial, especially when navigating the technical landslide area. Depending on the individual health and safety concerns, your trek leader will make a decision regarding whether to proceed to the base camp or the high camp.

    At Thorong Phedi, despite the simplicity of the limited lodges available, there is a certain charm that adds to the overall charm of the place. If we choose to spend the night at the high camp, be prepared for an additional 45-minute steep climb. 


    • Altitude: 4,600 m/15,092 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 5/6 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

    Today's adventure begins earliest in the morning, as we strive to conquer the challenges ahead and avoid the harsh wind chill at the summit of the pass. The trail begins with a steep ascent towards the high camp, gradually leveling out as we continue towards our first stop - a solitary and isolated teashop, where we pause briefly to recharge. With renewed energy, we press on toward our ultimate goal and tremendous achievement: the pass itself. 

    Conquering the daring Thorang La (5416m/17,769ft), the highest point along the Annapurna circuit trek stands as a monumental accomplishment. Descending an incredible 1700m elevation to Muktinath, we find ourselves in a different valley and into the district of Mustang. Mustang appears spectacular surrounded by remarkable views of majestic peaks like Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Muktinath Peak, and Mustang Peak.

    Exploring Muktinath, a place of nirvana and spiritual liberation for both Hindus and Buddhists, deepens our understanding of the religious and cultural significance of this remarkable pilgrimage site.

    • Altitude: 5,416 m/17,764 feet
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 8/9 Horus
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Distance: 14.5 km

    Today's journey to Jomsom uncovers a captivating transformation of the landscape, as we find ourselves in the captivating desert of Mustang, a region known for its arid and dry terrain. Leaving behind the sacred site of Muktinath, we descend to Kagbeni, a gateway adorned with a vibrant Tibetan-style community.

    Following the path along the timeless Kali Gandaki River, which predates the very mountains that surround us, we make our way towards Jomsom, a place that serves as the administrative hub of Mustang and is renowned for its windswept valley.

    The majestic Nilgiri range gracefully dominates the horizon, creating a mesmerizing backdrop that captivates the senses.

    The journey to Kagbeni and Jomsom is brightened by the vibrant activities that unfold before us. you are charmed by the lively atmosphere as you witness the bustling streets and the spirited energy of the local community. However, we must be cautious of the strong winds that can make their presence felt.

    As the day draws to a close, we are treated to a night of merriment and celebration. Dancing, feasting, enjoying delicious food and drinks, and expressing our appreciation through tipping create a joyful culmination of our time in this remarkable place.

    • Altitude: 2,720 m/8,923 feet)
    • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
    • Walking Hour: 6/7 Hours
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Distance: 11 km

    Today, an early start awaits us as we prepare to embark on a thrilling flight to Pokhara. The flights from Jomsom are scheduled to take off early in order to bypass any potential uncertainties related to wind and weather conditions. As we take to the skies, we soar through the awe-inspiring Kali Gandaki, known as the world's deepest gorge, providing us with a breathtaking aerial perspective of this natural wonder. 

    Our destination, Pokhara, awaits us with open arms. Situated at an elevation of 820 meters, it is the second largest city in Nepal and holds a special place in the hearts of travelers, often referred to as their second home. Pokhara's attraction lies in its extravagant beauty, which has the power to ignite a sense of excitement and wonder within anyone who visits.

    The city is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, including the majestic Annapurna mountain range and the serene Phewa Lake, which reflect the pristine beauty of the surrounding hills. 

    • Altitude: 820 m/2,690 feet
    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
    • Walking Hour: 20 min. FLIGHT
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

    After a rejuvenating stay in Pokhara, it's time to say goodbye to the beautiful city and fly back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the aerial view of the lush valleys and the Himalayan peaks one last time before landing in the capital. Once in Kathmandu, take this opportunity to explore the vibrant city, visit cultural landmarks, and enjoy yourself in the lively atmosphere.

    • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
    • Walking Hour: 25 min. FLIGHT
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: MOUNTAIN FLIGHT

    Your unforgettable journey comes to an end today as you prepare for departure. Take some time to reflect on the incredible memories and experiences you've gathered during your trek. Bid farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal and carry these memories with you as you embark on your journey back home.

    Airport transfer will be provided and your team leader will accompany you to assist you in the airport.

    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Transport: Airport Transfer
    What's Included
    • PERMITS: All essential Permits required to trek in the region.
    • CLIMBING PERMITS: Chulu West Peak Climbing Permit that is issued by NMA.
    • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS: Domestic Flights from JOMSOM/POKHARA and POKHARA/KATHMANDU including your Trip Leader.
    • PICKUP AND DROPS: Airport pickup and drop facilities on both Domestic and International flights are included.
    • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: Three-star twin bed-sharing hotel Accommodation in KATHMANDU/POKHARA on a Bed / Breakfast basis.
    • WELCOME DINNER: Welcome dinner in a typical traditional Nepali restaurant.
    • SIGHTSEEING: Half-day guided city sightseeing to two most sacred World Heritage Sites with a paid entrance fee.
    • TAXES: All Government and Local tax.
    • TRANSPORTATION: All Ground Transportation in a PRIVATE VEHICLE.
    • EQUIPMENT: Fundamental trekking gear like a sleeping bag with fleece liners, Primaloft jacket, Rain Poncho, Yak-Track, Trekking Poles, etc.
    • CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: All climbing equipment including climbing boots.
    • LODGING: Local Tea-house accommodation on a twin-sharing basis – A single supplement is provided on request OVER MINIMAL COST, however, depends solely on the availability.
    • DRINKING WATER: Properly boiled hot water for drinking is provided every evening and morning – so it’s wise to have bottles equivalent to 3 liters or bottles along with a Rehydration Bag (camel bag).
    • GLORIOUS FOOD: Meals (Lunch, dinner, breakfast with hot beverages) during the trek.
    • CAMPING: Two-member tents facility and kitchen crew with hot meals where required.
    • TREK LEADER: An accomplished Trekking Group Leader (Legitimate Guiding License Holder) and assistant guide.
    • CLIMBING GUIDE: Highly qualified CLIMBING SHERPA and his climbing Allowance
    • STAFF INSURANCE & ALLOWANCES: All Ground Staff and their Allowances + their insurance.
    • SAFETY CONCERNS: Oxygen cylinders and an all-inclusive comprehensive medical kit on all trips + Satellite phone.
    • COMPLIMENTARY TAKE AWAY: Take away the Nepal Pyramids duffel bag, T-shirt, Buff (multi-functional head-wear), and trekking Map.
    What's Excluded
    • NEPAL VISA: A fee of $50 that is levied on a 30-day Nepali visa.
    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: The cost of all international flights.
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES: All personal expenses that may include Nepalese SIM card, internet, battery charging, hot shower, laundry, fizzy drinks, Alcohol, etc.
    • EMERGENCY: A medical examination of any kind, High Altitude Evacuation over any circumstances, Air Evacuation and Rescues.
    • DONATIONS: Donations of any kind.
    • STAFF TIPPING: Tipping is entirely a personal matter, however, it’s a trekking culture.
    • EXTRA NIGHTS: Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival or Late departure.
    • SANCTIONS: Permits or the letter of Authorization that is required for special Filming, big Drones, and Filming Cameras.
    • INSURANCE: All-inclusive Travel or medical insurance is a must.
    • EXTRA PORTER: Over request Extra Porter or Assistant is provided that may include the cost of $25 per day.
    • OPTIONAL TOURS: Optional tours and sightseeing or any activities during free time.
    Essential Trip Information

    Quick Overview:

    • Peak Elevation: Standing tall at 6,410 meters (21,062 feet), Chulu West is one of the prominent peaks in the Annapurna region.
    • Duration: The entire journey spans approximately 21 days.
    • Primary Activity: A blend of trekking/Camping and peak climbing.
    • Best Seasons: Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May).

    Itinerary Highlights:

    1. Kathmandu to Dharapani:

    • Arrive in Kathmandu and make the necessary preparations.
    • Drive to Dharapani via a private jeep.

    2. Trekking through Beautiful Villages:

    • Trek through picturesque villages like Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, and Ngawal.
    • Enter the highest valleys of Manang for proper acclimatization.
    • Spend nights at heaven like Ngawal and Manang and enjoy the scenic beauty.

    3. Chulu West Base Camp:

    • Set up camp at Chulu West Base Camp.
    • Receive detailed instructions from professional climbing leaders on using peak climbing equipment (ice axes, crampons, ropes).

    4. Summit Attempt:

    • Push for the summit of Chulu West, walking through glaciers.
    • The climb is straightforward, and previous peak climbing experience is recommended but not mandatory.
    • Safety is our priority throughout the journey.

    5. Annapurna Circuit and Thorong La Pass:

    • After a successful summit, join the popular route of the Annapurna Circuit.
    • Cross the famous Thorong La Pass and visit the pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
    • Reach Jomsom and catch a flight to Pokhara, followed by a bus journey back to Kathmandu.

    Who Can Join:

    • Fitness Level: Requires a high level of physical fitness.
    • Technical Skills: Some technical climbing skills are necessary.
    • Experience: Doesn't extensive level of experience - anyone with sound fitness and some climbing and high-altitude trekking experience can join. 

    Few more attractions on your Chulu West Peak Climbing Trip

    Walking the Annapurna Circuit Trail

    Walking the Annapurna Circuit trail, once a bustling salt trade route, is like stepping into a realm of ancient tales and timeless beauty. As you embark on this journey, you'll follow in the footsteps of generations past. You will be passing through rugged mountain passes, fertile valleys, and attractive villages nestled amidst majestic peaks.

    This trail takes you through stunning landscapes with fresh air and amazing views of snowy mountains that seem endless. Every step tells a story of how strong the people here have been for hundreds of years, living in this beautiful place. Meeting people along the way shows you a beautiful mix of different cultures, and traditions, and how friendly and welcoming they are.

    Walking the Annapurna Circuit trail is more than just a physical journey. It is a spiritual experience, a pilgrimage, a chance to connect with the remarkable beauty of nature. Explore the fascinating history and culture that flourishes in this extraordinary part of the world.

    The fun of Crossing the Thorang la 

    The Thorong La pass stands not just as a geographic high point but as a cultural and historical crossroads within the majestic Annapurna region. For centuries, this pass has been an integral part of the trans-Himalayan trade route. It nurtured and raised the exchanges of goods, cultures, and ideas between Tibet and Nepal. Its historical significance is very prominent that once served as a vital artery for the ancient salt trade that connected these lands.

    Beyond trade, the Pass also holds a notable spiritual importance. Marked by prayer flags and stone cairns Thorang La bears a witness to the journeys of pilgrims and traders alike. The Thorong La pass remains a symbolic gateway, honoring its legacy as a bridge between cultures and a testament to human resilience in the face of formidable natural landscapes.

    Crossing the Thorong La pass is like stepping into a thrilling adventure that fills you with a mix of surprise and pride. Imagine reaching this high spot at 5,416 meters—it's awe-inspiring!

    Standing there, you're surrounded by breathtaking views of mountains and valleys that stretch as far as your eyes can see. It's like being on top of everything, a feeling that's hard to put into words.

    But getting there isn't easy; it tests how strong you are, both in body and mind. Yet, as you start making your way down the other side, there's this amazing sense of accomplishment. You've tackled one of the toughest parts of the Annapurna Circuit, and that feeling of success is just incredible.

    Why Choose Nepal Pyramids?

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      Our team of local experts is the driving force behind our success. With their passion, experience, and commitment, our team of local experts ensures that we all are not just participants but integral contributors to the growth and well-being of the community we serve.

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      Safety is our Prior Concern

      Safety is our foremost concern at our Travel company. We prioritize the well-being of our adventurers above all else. We provide top-notch equipment and conduct rigorous safety checks to ensure every trek is as secure as it is adventurous.

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