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Chulu East Peak Climbing

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  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Peak Climbing
  • icon Duration 20
  • icon Trip level Extreme
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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Chulu East peak climbing is located in the part of the Manang Himal. Which are quite rightly includes in the larger Damodar Himal. The eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola, and Phu Khola. Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La bound it from the south. To the west, its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m).

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 climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massive, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can include in the Chulu group. Two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit.

What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading. The exact location of these two peaks confuses many climbers during the climb. Many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal’s most famous around the Annapurna trek. It makes up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing outings. Allow about 21-26 days to complete this climb and trek.

Route of Chulu East peak climbing

The North-East Ridge is the normal route to climb this peak from a Base Camp on the Moranis at 5154m. Most climbers make it to the top and back from Base Camp in one long day. Although some have, in the past, established a higher camp somewhere below the peak. From this approach, you can also attempt another subsidiary peak called Chulu Far East (6059m).

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

When you will land in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, check your hand bag, go to immigration office, make visa for your trip and get your suitcase, where outside our represented member shows you the board of our Company and your Name, transfer to the hotel. Our director meets you in the hotel and discusses about your whole trip. In the evening you will participate to experience typical Nepali food with cultural dance show.

Day 2

Kathmandu Cultural Tour & Permit arrangement

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a full day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Bouddhanath, Old Kathmanu city as well as Swyambhunath

Day 3

Kathmandu to Chamje 1100m 8 hrs drive

With high level of physical fitness, adequate acclimatization and good logistic support, we begin our Annapurna trekking. Driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then following the rough route by the Marsyangdi River, we pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields. After 8 hours long drive, we finally reach Chamje village. As we walk northwards up the Marsyangdi Valley, we get to see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges.

Day 4

Chamje to Dharapani 1960m 7 hrs walk

Your trekking trail begins through a suspension bridge and follows offering breathtaking view of Himalayas. The trail from chamje descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Tal. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge again.

Day 5

Dharapani to chame 2710m 5 hrs walk

We skirt through a narrow field from the village. The DudhKhola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu and then Marshyangdi veers to the left. Sinuous trails of the. Annapurna II becomes visible as we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. As we continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a thundering waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdiriver enters a gorge and the trails follows rock-strewn path. We can pause for a while and take in the splendor of the picturesque Manaslu. When the steep incline ends, we follow a path amid magnificent rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. We cross a stream before entering a pine forest. We then enter the pristine hamlet of Kotho, from where we can capture the most enchanting view of Annapurna II. Treading further, the route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame. Chame is the administrative headquarter of Manang district. There is electricity, wireless station, schools, shops, health post, post office, police check post, hotels, lodges and banks in Chame.

Day 6

Chame to Pisang 3300m 5 hrs walk

You will continue ascend from Chame to Pisang via Dhukur Pokhari. The trail undulates through the river valley, deep forest with good mountain views including Annapurna II. After you reach in Dhukur Pokhari the platinum begins flat and astonishing. Isolated flat platinum begins after you cross dhukur Pokhari which makes you pleasant and incredible.

Day 7

Pisang to Manang 3500m 6 hrs walk

As we continue with our trek, further afield from Pisang we head along a steep ridge savoring beautiful sights of the Manang valley and the Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. As we descend through Manang\'s airstrip, we come to Hongde lying beneath the gigantic Annapurna III on the north-east face. The route further leads to the wide plain of the SabjeKhola Valley from where we get the majestic view of Annapurna IV 7525m. Further on, we cross a wooden bridge, as the MarsyangdiKhola gushes below us. We enter the beautiful village of Mungji. We continue treading along the cultivated fields and after a while we arrive at the village of Bryaga with a splendid monastery. On trekking down to Manang, we enjoy the majestic views of the Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna 7455m.andTilicho Peak.7134m.

Day 8

Rest day in Manang 3500m

After reaching Manang, we take a day off for complete rest and adequate acclimatization before crossing the Thorung La. We can spend this day strolling down the river to see the tremendous ice-fall cascading down from the glaciated mountain peaks or by simply take in the panoramic beauty of the Annapurna mountain range and the Manang Valley. A short visit to Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post makes for an interesting visit.

Day 9

Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m 4 hrs walk

Thoroughly acclimatized, we advance towards Thorung La. On the way, we cross a stream, climb to Tenki, and 120meters above Manang and ascend further past Marshyangdi Valley turning north-west up the valley of the JarsangKhola. Amid the spectacular vistas of Annapurna mountain range, we trek beyond the lush vegetation of scrub juniper and alpine grasses to reach the small village of Gunsang. Gunsang is a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trail at 3960 meters. Along the route, we see several lodges. As we approach picturesque meadows and rich forests of barberry, juniper etc, we encounter horses and yaks grazing. The trail takes us further along a large stream that flows from Chulu West and Gundang, and leads to a rich pasture at 4000 meters.

Day 10

Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp

The path is steep up all the way. En route you can enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna range and Chulu West. From today we will sleep in tented camp.

Day 11

Chulu East Base Camp to High Camp (5400m)

Today we ascend to Chulu East Peak with our climbing Sherpa with peak climbing crew. We sleep in High Camp today. The path is steep up all the way. In route you can enjoy the panoramic views of Annapurna ranges and Chulu East.

Day 12

Extra day in case of Weather

Sometime, there may be bad weather. So, it is good to keep one day extra for climbing Chulu East Peak.

Day 13

Summit Chulu East Peak (6429m) & return to Base Camp

Today is our final day for climbing Chulu East Peak. After successful climb, we return back to Base Camp of Chulu East.

Day 14

Chulu East Base Camp to Thorong Phedi 4600m 5 hrs walk

From Chulu West Base Camp we follow the path of Annapurna circuit and next day we will climb to Thorong-La Pass. Today, we sleep in the tea house of Thorong Phedi

Day 15

Thoroing Phedi to Muktinath 3800m 9 hrs walk

We have an early start today for the crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp, but as local people have used this trail for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, we reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang, which spread out before us, we are presented with a dramatic tableau. The descent to Muktinath is a 1600m trek. But the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, more than makes up for the tiring journey. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the JhongKhola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple.

Day 16

Muktinath to Jomsom 2710m 5 hrs walk

We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here we get fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. This is the last day of your trek where you will do relax having last night party with your guide and porters.

Day 17

Jomsom to Pokhara

Early morning you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. You will fly in Twin Otter plane where 18 people can sit, takes 20 minute to reach Pokhara.

Day 18

Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m

You will drive 6 hrs from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private car/Hiace/Bus or Tourist bus according to group and group size.

Day 19

Free day or shopping day in Kathmandu

After trek, today is your free day or shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 20

Departure to respective destination

Our represented member from Adventure Mountain Club Treks and Expedition helps you for your departure to respective destination at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Nepal.

Includes/Excludes

Service Includes
  • All transport Bus/Car/Hiace according to group size
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Three Meals in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and Tea /coffee)
  • Tented Camp and all meals during the Camping period
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide and Porters
  • Professional Climbing Sherpa
  • Trekking permit, Tims, All government Taxes
  • Climbing Permit of Chulu East Peak
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek: sleeping tents/mattresses/kitchen tent/Toilet tent
  • Insurance of Guide / Porters, their salary, equipment, food, lodge/Camp
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bars & Garbage deposit
  • Twin Share accommodation in Pokhara and Kathmandu on BB basis,
  •  Sightseeing Fees of World Heritage Sights, Tour Guide in Kathmandu
  • Medical Kits, Trekking bag,
  • All Government Local Taxes
Service Excludes
  • International Flight,
  •  Nepal Visa,
  • Travel Insurance
  •  Personal Expenses (Laundry, bar bills, bottle water, Phone calls, extra room, boiled water, battery charge)
  • Tips for Guide, porter & Climbing Sherpa
  • Personal Gears for Peak Climbing
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (one day you will participate to share Nepali Thali with cultural dance show)

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Trip facts

  • icon Destination Nepal
  • icon Trip type Peak Climbing
  • icon Duration 20
  • icon Trip level Extreme
  • icon Cost
  • icon group size 1 - 15
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