The Chulu west peak is part of the Manang Himal, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal. To the south, it is bounded by the Marsyangdi river and the Mesokanta-La. There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu west and Chulu east, since it soon becomes apparent to anyone that has been climbing in this range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. It is usually understood that with the permit to climb the east or west peak, an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well. The obvious approach to this peak diverges from the main trail to the Thorang-La pass, past the village of Manang. From the base camp, the route follows a subsidiary north-west ridge that leads up to the main peak. An attempt to the peak and return can be done in a single day, as setting camp up on the slope above the base camp is not easy.