Polar Trek



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Duration22 days


Max Altitude6,419 m

Group Size1 +

Trip StartsPokhara

Trip EndsPokhara

Group StyleGroup and Private


Best SeasonMar-Jun & Sept-Dec


  • Summit Chulu West Peak, a remarkable feat in the Annapurna region.
  • Experience a unique blend of trekking and mountaineering.
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, from rhododendron forests to snow-clad peaks.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other towering mountains.
  • Immerse in the local culture as you pass through traditional villages.
  • Experience the thrill of mountaineering and technical climbing challenges.
  • Explore the vibrant city of Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Create indelible memories amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Overview about Chulu West Peak

The Chulu West Peak Trekking route is a 22-day expedition that offers a challenging and rewarding mountaineering experience. Starting from the enchanting village of Besi Sahar, the journey takes you through terraced fields, traditional settlements, and serene landscapes. As you approach Chulu West Base Camp, the excitement builds as you prepare for the summit ascent. The climb involves navigating steep slopes, icy terrain, and breathtaking ridges. Upon reaching the summit, you’re rewarded with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, an experience that’s truly unparalleled.


Day 0: Airport/Tourist bus park

Airport/Tourist bus park picks up on arrival and transfers to the hotel, short arrival info and trip plan at the office.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital. Transfer to your hotel and prepare for the forthcoming adventure.

Day 2: Drive to Besi Sahar

Drive to Besi Sahar, the starting point of the trek. Begin the journey through diverse landscapes.

Day 3: Trek to Bahundanda

Trek to Bahundanda, a picturesque village offering stunning mountain views.

Day 4: Trek to Chamje

Continue the trek, crossing suspension bridges and reaching the village of Chamje.

Day 5: Trek to Dharapani

Trek through rhododendron forests and arrive in Dharapani.

Day 6: Trek to Chame

Trek to Chame, a scenic village with panoramic views of the Annapurna range.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Chame

Acclimatization day to adapt to higher altitudes. Explore the village and relax.

Day 8: Trek to Upper Pisang

Trek to Upper Pisang, a village with stunning views of the Annapurna range.

Day 9: Trek to Ngawal

Trek to Ngawal, immersing in the local culture and Himalayan lifestyle.

Day 10: Trek to Chulu West Base Camp

Trek to Chulu West Base Camp, where the mountaineering adventure begins.

Day 11: Day 11-12: Acclimatization and Training at Base Camp

Spend two days acclimatizing and receiving technical climbing training.

Day 13: Day 13-16: Summit Chulu West Peak and Return to Base Camp

Summit Chulu West Peak and return to Base Camp, relishing in your achievement.

Day 17: Trek to Manang

Trek to Manang, enjoying the mountain scenery and local hospitality.

Day 18: Trek to Yak Kharka

Trek to Yak Kharka, an alpine pasture known for grazing yaks.

Day 19: Trek to Thorong Phedi

Trek to Thorong Phedi, a high camp before crossing Thorong La Pass.

Day 20: Cross Thorong La Pass, Trek to Muktinath

Cross the challenging Thorong La Pass and trek to the sacred site of Muktinath.

Day 21: Trek to Jomsom

Trek to Jomsom, a lively town in the Kali Gandaki Valley.

Day 22: Fly to Pokhara

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, concluding the remarkable journey.

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What‘s included

    National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
    A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    02 guest to 01 porter (Max weight limit for a porter- 20 kg (10 kg per trekker, weight limit).) with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation and equipment.
    We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
    Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
    Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day.
    First aid kit box.
    Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.

What‘s excluded

    Your Nepal Visa fees.
    All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.All the International air fare to and from Kathmandu.
    All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara.
    Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu/Chitwan transportation (if you want we can organize for you with additional cost).
    Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
    Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
    The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.

Essential Info

Suggested Equipment List

Duffel/Rucksack bag

Walking Pole

Day pack.

Trekking shoes.

Sports shoes or sandals.

Sun Hat/cap

Warm woolen cap.

Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket

Waterproof Gore-Tex layer

Pullover or warm sweeter


4/5 pairs of good quality socks

Hand gloves.

2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.

3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.

3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).

Sun glasses

Water bottle

4 season sleeping bag

Flash or Torch light

Camera and batteries


Q1. Is the Chulu West Peak Trekking adventure challenging?

The trek involves strenuous trekking and technical climbing skills for summiting Chulu West. Physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and some mountaineering experience are recommended.

Q2. What is the best time for the Chulu West Peak Trek?

The best seasons are Spring and Fall, offering stable weather and clear mountain views.

Q3. Do I need previous mountaineering experience?

Yes, previous mountaineering experience is essential for this trek, especially for the summit climb.

Q4. What's the highest altitude reached during the trek?

The highest point is Chulu West Peak at 6,419 meters (21,059 feet).

Q5. Are there special permits required for this trek?

Yes, you’ll need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

Q6. Why choose Polar Trekking and Expeditions PVT. LTD. for this adventure?

With experienced guides, thorough planning, and unwavering commitment to safety, we ensure an unforgettable and secure trekking experience.

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