Chulu West Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 21
Max Altitude 6419M at Chulu Peak Summit
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.

Trip Overview


Chulu West Peak is a popular destination for mountaineers seeking an exhilarating and challenging adventure in the majestic Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an impressive elevation of 6,419 meters (21,059 feet), this peak also offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants. The journey to Chulu West begins with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to the picturesque town of Pokhara. From there, a drive takes you to the starting point of the trek in Syange, where the real adventure commences. The trail also meanders through lush valleys, terraced fields, and quaint villages, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the local Gurung and Thakali communities. As the trek progresses, the landscape transforms into a rugged alpine terrain, with snow-capped peaks piercing the azure sky. The route encompasses diverse ecosystems, including dense forests, alpine meadows, and glacial moraines. Along the way, trekkers cross high mountain passes, such as Thorong La, which presents a thrilling and rewarding challenge. Reaching Chulu West Base Camp marks the beginning of the climb. Experienced guides and Sherpas also provide guidance and support as you navigate the icy slopes, steep ridges, and crevasses. The ascent requires technical skills, including the use of crampons, ropes, and ice axes. The final push to the summit rewards climbers with a remarkable sense of accomplishment and awe-inspiring views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges. The descent follows a similar route, allowing for a gradual acclimatization and an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of the journey. After the trek, a well-deserved rest and celebration in Pokhara await, offering a chance to rejuvenate and share stories with fellow adventurers.

Conclusion and Summary

Chulu West Peak climbing trip is also a thrilling expedition that combines the allure of high-altitude mountaineering with the enchanting beauty of the Annapurna region. It also demands physical endurance, mental resilience, and a passion for adventure. With proper preparation, experienced guides, and a respect for the mountain environment, this expedition promises an unforgettable experience that will leave trekkers with memories to last a lifetime.

 Trip Highlight

  • Reach the top of Chulu west at 6,419 and get stunning views of Manang Himal, Panoramic Chulu East, Thorong, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, III, and IV.
  • Visit the historical courtyards of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, or Patan Durbar Square
  • Scenic drive on the Prithvi Highway followed by a drive on the Marsyangdi river valley
  • Experience the Buddhist culture in the ancient villages of Pisang and Manang
  • Magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls
  • Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley & Pokhara
  • Trekking to the popular Annapurna region and Including the Annapurna Circuit Route
  • Opportunity to climb through the Annapurna Circuit’s highest point, Thorong-La Pass at 5416 meters
  • Visit Muktinath Temple at 3800 meters (a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists) known for 108 stone faucets, and eternal flame
  • Overgrazing Yak Pasture Land in Yak Kharka.
  • Jomsom – the headquarter of Mustang
  • Natural hot springs at Tatopani where you can choose to take a dip
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges include the three eight thousanders: Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m) Mt Manaslu (8163m) and Mt Annapurna (8091m)
  • Local villages and cultures along the way, such as those at Manang, Brakka, Pisang, Nagwal, Muktinath, and Jomsom
  • Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang district
  • Visiting nearby monasteries, such as Brakka Monastery,
  • Poon Hill Viewpoint (3,210 m)
  • Visit the Apple farm in Bhartang to try out fresh apple juice and apple products
  • Witness the insane canyon drop of the Chame waterfall
  • Witness unique flora and fauna in subalpine and temperate regions of the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area in Nepal
  • Gangapurna Lake excursion, or Ice Lake from Manang
  • Deepest river gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge Valley


Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Friendship World Trek will welcome you and transfer you to the designated hotel. After check-in formalities, you can take freshen up and take a rest for a bit. Then, we will have a short discussion regarding our climbing trip to Chulu West Peak.

Then, in the evening, we will take a stroll around the tourist hub, Thamel where you can get a glimpse of the lifestyle of this neighborhood.
Note: If your arrival is in the morning or before noon and you do not have jet lag, we can visit two prominent places of Nepal today before walking in the streets of Thamel. We will first visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the most important Buddhist sites in Nepal. The giant stupa is also the biggest stupa in the country and one of the biggest in the world.

From Boudhanath, we go to Pashupatinath Temple which is one of the 4 major Hindu sites in the world. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva where you can observe the evening aarti ceremony and probably open-air cremation ceremony on the bank of the holy river Pashupatinath.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

We proceed to the major attractions of Kathmandu Valley which are all listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site after breakfast. We will visit Boudhanath and Pashupatinath if we didn’t get the time to visit them the previous day. But, if they were visited then we will cover Swayambhunath Temple and one of the three Durbar Squares of the valley.

Swayambhunath Stupa, also popular as the ‘monkey temple’ among foreign friends, is one of the oldest temples in the valley whose history is related to the formation of the valley itself. It is located on a hilltop in the center of Kathmandu and is seen from almost every corner. The stupa temple is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a great example of religious harmony in the country.

The three durbar squares in the three medieval cities in the Kathmandu Valley are equally beautiful and the numerous palaces, temples, and courtyards there openly display the combination of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Tantrism that characterizes Nepalese culture. All three durbar squares may appear to be the same for first-timers but their history, value, arts, and details in craftsmanship interestingly vary.

Depending upon the time, we will visit one of these three durbar squares and return to Thamel. The remainder of the day is for trip preparation. After breakfast, as per the guide’s suggestions, we will begin the preparations for the trek, which will include documentation and getting permits from the authorized tourism office. The Chulu West peak climbing trip would require technical climbing gears. Most of the group climbing equipment is covered by us; however, if there is any personal trekking or climbing gear that you would want, then feel free to hire or purchase it from a nearby trekking store in Thamel. Additionally, you can hire down jackets and other warm clothing from these stores.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Rise and shine early for a day filled with adventure! Prepare for an exhilarating drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, a journey of approximately 5 hours. Along the way, we’ll make a strategic lunch stop to refuel for the road ahead. Continuing our expedition, we’ll cover an additional 3 hours by local Jeep, traversing through charming villages that include Khudi (790 meters), Bhulbhule (840 meters), Syange (1100 meters), Jagat (1300 meters), Ghatte Khola Gaon (1290 meters), Chyamje (1430 meters), and Tal (1700 meters) before reaching our final destination of Dharapani (1860 meters).

This day marks the start of our tour to Chulu West peak. Early in the morning, we will take a drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani village, located in the Annapurna region of western Nepal. The road trip will take you on the blacktopped Prithvi Highway, following the Trishuli river on the initial phase of the drive. For the latter half of the ride, the road is bumpy and follows the Marsyangdi River. Along the way, you will witness a drastic change in scenery from city life to village life, dams, waterfalls, hills overlapping hills, and mountains cocooning valleys.

After the long and tiresome drive, you will take much-needed rest in Dharapani. It is a small village with warm and welcoming people. The roads are paved with stones, and there are terraced fields.

Overnight stay in Dharapani.

Embark on a captivating trek from Dharapani, venturing through a tapestry of enchanting villages that include Bagarchhap (2160 meters), Danakyu (2190 meters), Thanchok (2400 meters), and Koto (2600 meters) before reaching the charming destination of Chame at 2670 meters. The scenic journey spans approximately 5 hours of invigorating walking, providing a unique and immersive experience amidst the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Our carefully curated route ensures that you witness the authentic charm of each village, with its distinctive landscapes and cultural nuances. From the rustic allure of Bagarchhap to the serene ambiance of Thanchok, every step unveils a new facet of this picturesque trek.

Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Chame offers not only well-deserved rest but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings. We prioritize your comfort and satisfaction, providing you with a seamless trekking experience that stands out from the competition.

Join us on this remarkable journey, where every village is a story, and every trail promises a new discovery. Contact us now to embark on this adventure, and let’s create memories that resonate with the true essence of the Annapurna region.

Overnight stay in Chame.

We wake up with incredible views of the mountains and have a hearty breakfast. We begin the trekking journey today. Leaving Chame village, we slowly start walking on the trail following the river. We walk by green fields before entering a dense pine forest. After an hour from Chame, we reach a village named Bhratang. The village has an apple farm so some apple goodies or apple juice is a must-try here. After a short break, we resume the trek continuing on the trail on the cliffside that offers a view of snow-covered peaks, and reach our destination, Upper Pisang.

The traditional village of Upper Pisang has narrow lanes, stone houses, and some wooden buildings. Once we get there, we check in at the tea house and rest our legs. Later we will visit the monastery at the top of the village and take in the views of the surrounding villages and the mountains.

Though the vehicle can go up to Manang village, we will start the trek from Chame and move slowly, getting acclimatized as we are gaining altitude every day.

Time Duration: 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude3519 M

Today’s trek is much tougher than yesterday’s but we will be rewarded with the most incredible views. We set off soon after our early breakfast with a stunning view of the Annapurna. After walking for a bit we come across the mani walls inscribed with mantras where we will take a short halt. Then we move on and take a long, tough, and steep climb to the traditional village of Ghyaru which offers absolutely magical panoramic views of the mountains such as Annapurna, Pisang Peak, and others. From Ghyaru, we gently trek toward another settlement called Ngawal which is popular for a lunch break.

The views from the village are equally amazing. After lunch, we move slowly to Braga village with wonderful views accompanying us. We pay our visit to Braga Monastery, which is the largest in the Manang district, and move towards the Manang village, our destination of the day.

Time Duration: Full Day

Max Altitude3519 M

Today is needed acclimatization day. On this rest day, we will make a short walk to a higher elevation to Ice Lake (Kicho Tal) to get acclimatized. We start the hike after breakfast retracing the route to Braga. The path then climbs quickly and we will be awarded a sweeping view of the mountains and Manang Village. As we continue we will encounter the zigzag trail and slippery trial. We will pass by a small tea house en route and after 3 hours of starting, we reach the Ice Lake.
We eat our lunch at the bank of the lake looking at the wonderful lake and the mountain vistas surrounding us. You can click as many photos as you want and we will return back to Manang for the night.

Note: Optional Ice Lake Hike, 4600m, or Walk around in Manang Can be done.

Departing Manang village after breakfast, we hit the trail again and moved toward the checkpoint where our permits were examined and stamped. The route wound its way out of Manang, and we will quickly ascend above the settlement. You have the time to take in the stunning views of the mountains, the river winding through the valley, and the distant lake. We may encounter loaded mule trains and mountain yaks grazing at the side of the path. We reach Ghunsang and take a short break.

The trail then goes uphill and winds up while offering breathtaking vistas of distant mountains covered in snow. There are the normal ups and downs and the walk to Yak Kharka is fairly easy. From here, we will cross a couple of suspension bridges while enjoying some of the nicest mountain vistas. We will reach Yak Kharka where we will eat our lunch. Many people decide to stay the night in order to adhere to the suggested 500m elevation gain each day.

But we walk further to Letdar, which is only a few hundred meters higher. We once again come across a lengthy suspension bridge before reaching Letdar. The remainder of the day is for resting.

Embark on a captivating journey as you trek to the Chulu West Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4900 meters. Our thoughtfully crafted itinerary ensures a seamless and enriching experience, covering this picturesque trail in approximately 4 to 5 hours.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty that unfolds during this trek, with each step bringing you closer to the breathtaking Chulu West Base Camp. The route offers a perfect balance of adventure and tranquility, allowing you to appreciate the Himalayan scenery and embrace the serenity of the surroundings.

As the day concludes, rest assured of a comfortable overnight stay in well-equipped tents, providing a unique connection with the mountain environment. Our commitment to delivering an exceptional trekking experience sets us apart from competitors, ensuring that every moment on this journey is etched in your memory.

Join us for a trek that stands out for its seamless planning and unforgettable moments. Contact us now to be part of this adventure and create memories amidst the grandeur of the Annapurna region.

Pack up your belongings early in the morning and ascend Camp I. the terrain is dry and rugged, with stone steps in some parts. The need for proper trekking poles and shoes is needed in these steep climbs. The atmosphere may be windy and misty.

Overnight stay in Camp I.

Today is the second rest and acclimatization day of the entire trip. Acclimatization is important on this day to get your body accustomed to the high rise in altitude of almost 1000m from the earlier day. On this day, you will receive climbing training from the climbing leader. The leader will demonstrate the use of essential technical climbing gears such as harnesses, crampons, ice axe, ropes, and more. If you have any queries regarding the climb, please ask the leader, who will clarify it. This is an important day to prepare for the ascent to Chulu West peak starting from tomorrow. From Camp I, you will witness the views of the Annapurna range and Thorong Peak.

Overnight stay in Camp I.

The climb has begun from this day onwards as we head to Camp II. Early in the morning before dawn, we do the climb to avoid excessive wind during the day. As you head above, the way becomes steeper and snowy. Follow the rope laid out by the team and follow the instructions of your climbing leader as well. Taking small steps, you will reach Camp II, where you will stop for the night.

Overnight stay in Camp II.

The most anticipated day of the trip is here as you will be heading to the top of Chulu West Peak after two days of climbing. To avoid the harsh wind during the day, take an early morning climb, even before dawn. Follow the instructions of the climbing leader. The team has already set up the ropes, and the team will assist. You might experience shortness of breath as you climb higher, but remember to take small steps. After the challenging ascends in the steep snowy path, you will reach the summit of Chulu West Peak!

Take some rest to enjoy the amazing views and successful climb. At the summit, you will be in union with the clouds. On a clear day, the surrounding Annapurna II, III, IV, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, and Chulu East peaks can be seen. The sun slowly pouring over these mountains will give them a golden tinge which is the best view of the entire trek. In addition, you will also witness the east-side Himlung valley. After taking pictures and enjoying the triumph, slowly head back to camp I. As the terrain is sloppy, you have to take small careful steps. You will pick up all your belongings from Camp II and move below to Camp I.

Overnight stay in Camp I.

Time Duration: Full Day

Max Altitude5600 M

Contingency day has been reserved if there is any delay in climbing to and from Chulu West Peak due to bad weather or any other physical issues. As the weather in the Himalayan region is uncertain, you might have to wait a day extra to let the mist pass as you would certainly want to witness the amazing surrounding mountains from the peak. If everything is as scheduled, you can use this additional day anywhere during the trip for exploration.

Time Duration: 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude4450 M

We tidy up the base camp today and depart for Thorong Phedi. Retracing our steps along the trail that lead to Letder and then head north toward the difficult pass. We cross numerous tiny streams that come from the Chulu East and Chulu West peaks. We will also pass through some regions that are vulnerable to landslides and a few sparsely spaced tea shops. We will arrive at the base of the Thorong Phedi Pass after around a six-hour hike. You can choose to hike further up to the High Camp depending on your level of fitness and your interests.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Time Duration:  7/8 Hours Walk

Max Altitude3800 M

Today we will be making an attempt to cross the Thorang-La Pass, one of the world’s highest navigable crossings at 5416 meters. We start very early in the morning before sunrise on the zigzag trail to the mountain. After 1.5 – 2hrs, we reach the High Camp where we will make a brief break before beginning the last ascent to Thorong-La. As the sun begins to peep above the mountains the views start to unfold in front of our eyes. As we keep going, we will abruptly turn over a short hill and notice a large number of prayer flags indicating we are at the Thorong-La Pass. We will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and the eye-catching peak of Khatungkang after we arrive at Thorong La Pass.

After enjoying the time at the pass, it is time to descend through the zigzagged path. Making a few stops to rest as well as enjoy the views, and making a long and arduous descent, we finally reach Muktinath.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Driving Hours: (113km / 70miles ) 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,760m / 12,623ft

In the morning, we visit Muktinath Temple and then continue our journey on a local bus ride to Tatopani. It will be a rough drive as the road passes through some of the deepest gorges in the world. We will be moving from the arid highlands to lush green forests. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs, and it is a place where we can immerse ourselves in the hot springs and relax. The waters of Tatopani are said to have curative properties against skin diseases. 

  • Overnight stay at Dhaulagiri Lodge (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Note: If you want to avoid the trek, you can opt. to take the local sharing bus that goes from Muktinath to Jomsom or perhaps all the way to Tatopani and Pokhara. It takes around 2 hrs to reach Jomsom from Muktinath on a local bus.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Trek Distance 17km / 10.5miles

Highest Altitude 2,860m / 9,385ft

Trek Duration 6-7 hrs

We leave the hot springs behind and cross to the east side of the Kali Gandaki River and ascend to Ghorepani through the ethnic Thakali villages of Sikha and Chitre. Our trek takes us through terraced farmlands with mountains all around and passes through lush forests filled with rhododendronbirch, and magnolia. We will stop at Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top, to spend our night.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Snow Land (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

Trek Distance 12.5km / 7.7miles

Highest Altitude (3,210m / 10,525ft)

Trek Duration 4-5 hrs

Driving Hours 2 hrs

This will be our final day on the trail. We ascend to Poon Hill (3,210m) in the early morning to view sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif -including Mt Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). Poon Hill is one of the favored spots for photography because of the incredible views it offers. We will also be taking pictures to our heart’s content and then return to our Ghorepani lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, we will trek to Birethanti and then take a bus to Pokhara.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

Driving Hours (200km / 124miles) 6-7hrs

Your Chulu West Peak Climbing Package ends today. We wake up in Pokhara this day, and after breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. It’s a 200 km route that initially follows the Marsyangdi River and Trishuli River later. You may also choose to return by a 25-minute flight (not included in the package) from Pokhara. Our trek package completes at Kathmandu.

  • Excluded from the package
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast at your hotel, savoring the last moments of your stay in Kathmandu. After enjoying your morning meal, complete the check-out process, ensuring a smooth transition as you bid farewell to your temporary abode.

Our commitment to your comfort extends to the final moments of your journey. Expect a prompt and private 25-minute transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport, ensuring a stress-free and efficient departure for your onward destination. Your seamless experience with us doesn’t just end with exploration but extends to the departure, ensuring your satisfaction from start to finish.

Choose us for a travel experience that prioritizes your convenience and provides a hassle-free conclusion to your Nepal adventure. Contact us now to ensure a smooth departure and create lasting memories of your time in Kathmandu.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport pick + drops by private car with Warm Welcome at Airport (TIA)
  • Kathmandu to Chame By 4WD Jeep with comfortable Journey including Climbing Guide 3 porters
  • Birethanti (Trek ends) to Pokhara by private transport
  • Muktinath to Tatopani by local transport
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus
  • 2 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • 1 Night Hotel Grand Holiday in Pokhara or same category on Bed & Breakfast
  • Chulu West Peak Climbing permit
  • Annapurna Conservation entry Permit
  • (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System fees (Permit)
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced and qualified trekking guide, and 3 porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • (Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Garbage deposit fees
  • All the official paper work and all applicable government taxes
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt and Cap as a Souvenir
  • Friendship World Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after the successful Peak climbing
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant

Price Excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees required on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- USD50 for 30-day stay.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Client’s insurance
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle, etc.)
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight delay, etc)
  • Expenses other than mentioned in inclusion section above
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • (Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance, Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Thief or Damage and personal effects,
  • Tips for guide porters

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Accommodations During Chulu West Peak Climbing

Your accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be a 3-star standard category hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. While you are in the Annapurna Region during the trekking period, you will be sleeping in the best available guest houses or tea houses on a twin/sharing basis. The services will be very basic compared to the hotels in the cities but they offer a decent bed with a mattress, blanket, and pillow. Many of those guest houses do not have attached bathrooms and western-style toilets but some of the places such as Muktinath and Jomsom have those services.

If you prefer a single supplement service, we can manage them but only in the city areas at an additional cost and prior information. In fact, you can upgrade the hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a few extra dollars. However, it is occasionally impractical while trekking in the mountains, especially during the peak seasons.

The accommodations we use during the climbing journey that start from the Chulu West Peak Base Camp is the tent lodging. It is also based on twin sharing and includes foam mattresses and sleeping bags. Toilet facilities will be available in the climbing portion with the appropriate natural preservation.

Meals during Chulu West Peak Climbing

Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara

During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, every breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner is provided by the Friendship World Trek. We have not included lunch and dinner because you can find a place to dine in easily in these cities. It is also more cost convenient for you while you can enjoy the food of your choice as there are thousands of good restaurants and eateries with a variety of menus including local, Indian, Chinese, Continental, Western, Japanese, etc.

Meals during the trekking period

All three meals (breakfast, lunch, & dinner) will be provided during the trekking period. The tea house or lodge where we spent the night will provide breakfast for the day. Lunch will be provided on the route to our next destination. And the dinner will be served at the lodging where we spend the night. Our trekking route follows the famous Annapurna Circuit Route, so there are multiple choices for you to choose to eat. We can have traditional Nepali fare, meals from other ethnic groups, as well as Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian cuisines, including pizza and chips and apple pie. Even hot cocoa, a range of bread, a selection of drinks including fresh apple juice, and snacks are available.

Meals during the Chulu West Peak Climbing Period 

Starting from the Chulu West Peak Base Camp and throughout the climbing session, we will be served a fresh and hygienic meal prepared by our professional tent chefs. Depending upon the situation, our breakfasts and lunches may be packed which are also prepared by our cooks.

Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Friendship World Trek have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

Field Staffs:

We are very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 – 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.


We believe equipment does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglasses, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipment’s which you most carry during the trek.


Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

Down vest, wind/rain proof over layer – jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in room and while sleeping and for in the lodge.

Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September – November) and Spring (March – May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer (June – August) and Winter (December – February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Chulu West Peak does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots.


Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

Eco Friendly:

We only leave foot prints! Friendship World Trek is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming.

Helping Hand:

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us:

Note: We have tailor-made program for Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Equipment and Gear List

Climbing Gears (Personal)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/Abseil Device
  • Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  • Ascender
  • Helmet (optional)

Climbing Gears (Group)

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Screw

Clothing (Head)

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Clothing (Lower Body)

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Gaiters

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletries
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras / Luxuries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)


Chulu West Peak Climbing Route Map

Chulu west Peak Route map


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