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Chulu West Climbing

Trip Level
Max Altitude
Trip Duration
28 Days


Among the two chulus,Chulu West is the higher peak. It was first ascended in 1952 by a Japanese expedition team. The Base Camp is situated in a small valley situated at North of Manang, off the main trail to the Thorong La Pass. There is a controversy regarding the name and location of the Chulu peaks. There are several peaks close by and are also a part of Chulu massif but are not indicated in the map. Thus it is difficult to differentiate between the two Chulus. However, the Chulu group comprises of four peaks, two in the east and two in the west. Chulu West may also be called Chulu Central. There is no technical difficulty in ascending this peak but progress can be slow as the slopes are vulnerable to avalanches in certain conditions.

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

  • Day 02: A free day in Kathmandu, necessary preparation for the trek

  • Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Beshi Sahar (790m) by Jeep or regular bus

  • Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1300m)

  • Day 05: Trek to Tal (1800m)

  • Day 06: Trek to Chame (2700m)

  • Day 07: Trek to Pisang (3200m)

  • Day 08: Trek to Manang (3400m)

  • Day 09: Excursion day around the Manang village

  • Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharkha (4000m)

  • Day 11: Trek to Chulu Base Camp (5200m)

  • Day 12: Trek to High Camp

  • Day 13: High camp Summit (6419m) back to Base Camp

  • Day 14: Rest incase for bad weather

  • Day 15: Back to Yak Kharkha (4000m)

  • Day 16: Trek to Thorang Phedi (4500m)

  • Day 17: Trek to Muktinath (3810m) Via Thorung-La (5415m)

  • Day 18: Trek to Kagbeni (2600m) after Muktinath Temple Excursion

  • Day 19: Trek to Tukuche (2600m)

  • Day 20: Trek to Ghasa (2000m)

  • Day 21: Trek to Tatopani (1100m)

  • Day 22: Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) Poon Hill (3200m)Day 23: Trek to Tadapani (2600m) via Poon hill

  • Day 24: Trek to Ghandrung village (2000m)

  • Day 25: Trek back to Pokhara via Birethati (1100m) and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 26: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and overnight at hotel.

  • Day 27: A free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 28: Transfer to International airport

Equipments Checklist

  • Sunglasses
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • water Bottle



Departure Dates

No fixed departures.