Chulu West Peak Expedition

Conquering Annapurna’s Majestic Heights

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Trip Overview

Embark on a thrilling adventure with Taktok Brothers to conquer Chulu West Peak, an enchanting summit nestled in the Damodar Himal Range within the pristine Manang Valley. As one of the highest trekking peaks in the Annapurna Region, Chulu West Peak presents a unique challenge, attracting both intermediate and amateur climbers. While technically straightforward, its sharp, steep summit demands a high level of stamina and strength.

Despite being a 6000er and categorized as a trekking peak, the altitude should never be underestimated. Trekkers navigate rugged terrain, including rocks and frozen ice, requiring utmost caution to reach the summit. Chulu West Peak, with all the characteristics of a true mountain, is an exhilarating choice for adventure lovers and mountaineers, serving as ideal training for those aspiring to conquer higher 7000ers and 8000ers.

The trek to Chulu West Peak follows the Marsyangdi valley into the Manang Valley, offering spectacular views of the Annapurna massif, Himlung Himal, and the Chulu range. Traverse through the Annapurna region, where the wilderness may reveal sightings of endangered species like Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Himalayan Black Bears, Ghorals, vibrant birds, and diverse flora and fauna. Immerse yourself in the admirable culture and traditions of local ethnic communities in the villages along the trek, surrounded by dramatic and surreal landscapes. The journey to Chulu West Peak is a blend of adventure, cultural immersion, natural exploration, and a lifetime of joyous memories.

Preparation for Chulu West Peak Climbing

Climbers must undergo physical and mental preparation, recognizing the unpredictability and uncertainties of high-altitude travel. Physical endurance and strength are essential for tackling the challenges of a high-altitude peak, along with mental readiness for an isolated adventure lasting several weeks.

Best Seasons for Chulu West Peak Climbing

Optimal times for Chulu West Peak Climbing are March to May and September to early December. These periods offer breathtaking scenery, including snow-capped mountains, lush green forests, picturesque villages, vibrant blossoms, and stunning waterfalls and glacial lakes.

At Taktok Brothers, we ensure the best value for the price you pay. Our commitment extends to providing top-notch services in terms of food, logistics, and accommodation. Join us on this adventure to conquer Chulu West Peak.

  • Season
    Summer, Spring, Autumn
  • Destination
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    19 Days
  • Altitude
    6419 m
  • Groups
    8-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will welcome you and accompany you to the booked hotel. The second day will be dedicated to official procedures, including travel permits, packing, shopping, documentation, and expedition briefings. It's also an opportunity to meet your fellow travelers.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

After completing official preparations, embark on a private vehicle journey to Dharapani. The scenic drive takes you along the Trishuli river and the Prithvi highway to Pokhara. From there, head north alongside the Marshyangdi river towards Besisahar, and continue driving to Dharapani for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 1860 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Commence your trek with an uphill climb from Dharapani to reach the beautiful village of Chame. Enjoy spectacular views of the Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal. Rest overnight in a cozy lodge in Chame.

  • Altitude 2670 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Enter the Valley of Manang on the fifth day, trekking alongside the Marsyangdi river. Pass through Bhratang (2950m) and Dhukur Pokhari (3200m) on your way to Pisang. The trail offers a gratifying experience, and you'll stay overnight in Pisang.

  • Altitude 3200 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Continue your trek into the Manang Valley, exploring historical sites like Braga Gompa and Ney Guru Sang cave. Descend to Manang village and spend the next day acclimatizing. Explore Gangapurna glacial lake and Chongar Viewpoint.

  • Altitude 3540 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

After acclimatization in Manang Valley, trek to Letdar as the vegetation changes to shrubs. Reach Chure Letdar (4250m) and rest for the night.

  • Altitude 4250 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouse

Elevate almost 600 meters, heading towards Chulu West Base Camp through picturesque pasturelands. Set up camp with stunning views of the peaks.

  • Altitude 4810 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Sherpas will set up the high camp at around 5100 m. Upon arrival, practice climbing and receive briefings about gear and equipment.

  • Altitude 5100 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Wake up to a glorious sunrise, arrange climbing equipment, and head to Camp I at 5530 m. Rest for the night to prepare for the summit attempt.

  • Altitude 5530 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Cross rugged terrain to reach the Chulu West Peak Summit at 6419 m. Enjoy panoramic views before retracing your path to the lower camp.

  • Altitude 6419 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

If the weather isn't favorable on Summit Day, use this day for the Summit Push.

  • Altitude 5530 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Full Board Camp Service

Trek to Phedi, a prominent stop in the Annapurna circuit, after conquering Chulu West Peak. Enjoy the trek through Letdar and along the Jarsang River.

  • Altitude 4545 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses/Camping

Embark on an early morning trek to cross Thorong La Pass, the world's highest pass. Descend towards Muktinath, visiting the sacred temple and experiencing the natural spring water.

  • Altitude 5416 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Descend through the Kaligandaki Gorge, reaching Jomsom. Explore the town known for strong winds and cultural richness. Stay overnight, exploring local traditions and enjoying a delicious meal.

  • Altitude 2750 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Take a short flight to Pokhara, a tourist hotspot. Explore attractions like Phewa Lake, Davis Falls, and more. Relax by the Lakeside and enjoy the serene environment.

  • Altitude 822 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3 Star Hotel

Fly back to Kathmandu and either rest at the hotel or engage in sightseeing and shopping. Join a farewell dinner in Thamel.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Bid farewell after an incredible Chulu West Peak journey. Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your departure. We hope to welcome you soon for another adventure.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Private car for airport pickup and drop-off as per the schedule.
  • Bed and breakfast basis hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Scheduled meals during the trek, including Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea, or Coffee (3 cups of tea per day).
  • All necessary paperwork and Conservation Area entry permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee.
  • TIMS card.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight fare.
  • Kathmandu-Dharapani tourist bus.
  • Lodge/tea house accommodations (Twin beds basic sharing).
  • Proficient Government-licensed guide with extensive experience and fluency in English.
  • Allocation of one porter for every two members to carry personal equipment.
  • Coverage of expenses including salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for both the guide and porters.
  • Provision of emergency oxygen with a mask regulator (Additional charges apply if oxygen is used).
  • Availability of a medical kit (It's advised to consult your doctor and arrange personal medication).
  • Arrangement of a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • Inclusive of all government taxes.


  • Flights for international travel.
  • Meals for lunch and dinner while staying in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal purchases for clothing and gear.
  • Entry fee for the Nepal visa.
  • Insurance for travel.
  • Costs for emergency evacuation, if necessary.
  • Personal expenditures.
  • Expenses not limited to alcoholic drinks, cold beverages, phone calls, internet use, battery charging, and laundry services during the trek.
  • Bottled or boiled water required during the trek.
  • Gratuity for the Guide and porter.
  • Admission fees for temples, monasteries in Kathmandu or Pokhara, and during the trek.

Trip Notes

Trekking and mountain climbing in the Annapurna region are highly dependent on weather conditions. While we aim to schedule our trips at the most favorable times, in extreme scenarios, domestic flights to Pokhara may face delays or cancellations. In such cases, please note that additional expenses for extra days beyond the total itinerary duration will be borne by the client. However, Taktok Brothers will make necessary arrangements for the accommodation of porters and guides. If you prefer alternative arrangements, such as a helicopter flight to avoid delays, we can arrange it at a nominal extra charge.

Also, Taktok Brothers shall not be liable for any compensation for losses due to missed international flights. However, we are committed to helping you make necessary arrangements to minimize any potential loss. To avoid missing flights, we recommend maintaining flexible time frames before trip departure and after trip departure.

Please be informed that, as we will be traveling in remote areas with extreme climatic conditions and challenging geography where trails may be distorted at times, we might need to adjust our itineraries as required. Rest assured that the quality of service will not be compromised at any cost.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpas allocated, equipment, type of arrangement, and package customization. We would like to discuss these details with our clients before offering a cost estimate. Please feel free to contact Taktok Brothers for any information about your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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