Chulu East Peak Climbing - 14 Days

Duration: 14 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 6564m

Our Chulu East Peak Climbing package is an adventure, taking brave climbers to the tip-top of Chulu East (6,584 meters). The majestic peak looms over the Manang district with a heart-stopping view of the Annapurna region peaks. Trudge step by step on the ridgeline of snow, rock, and ice that leads to the pinnacle of the peak. At this moment, turn in all directions and look out in awe at the sheer vastness of the Himalayas.

Chulu East lies just above Manang and fits perfectly into the Annapurna Circuit Trek – one of the greatest trekking trails in the world. To take on this glorious trek with an ascent of Chulu East is an opportunity few get to take. So, come to have the adventure of a lifetime and join us on this incredible package.

Carve along the Marsyangdi River Valley past the quintessential Annapurna region landscape: diverse forests (including lush rhododendron trees), rock-filled streams, and terraced hills. Watch the scenery rapidly change and become more unique as we ascend day by day.

Time flies as each day gets more and more exciting. Soon, we are at Chulu East Base Camp briefing on our upcoming climb. At High Camp, we make sure our gear is intact and that we are all set to go. Before the crack of dawn, we wake up and begin towards the summit. The sun rises as we are ascending, producing a most excellent view. We watch the first light of the day hit the peaks with glowing orange-red colour. At the top of Chulu East, we see the extensive Manang Valley and a whole array of Himalayan peaks. Many climbers feel tears come to their eyes at this moment from being overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the landscape below.

The journey is not over yet. Continue the circuit trail to the Thorong La Pas (5,416 meters) – another early morning wake-up call with a splendid view. The high alpine crossing gives views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), and Annapurna I (8,090m), three of the ten highest peaks in the world.

Descending from the mountaintop, we begin the lower Mustang adventure. Our introduction leads us to Muktinath. Immediately we notice the difference in our environment – vegetation has turned to rock and rubble. High cliffs with caves embedded in them take the place of snowy mountains, though we still have mountain views in the distance. Check out Muktinath Temple, a famous pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists throughout India and Nepal.

To the end of Chulu East Peak Climbing, we pass through the unique Kali Gandaki Gorge and say farewell to the mountains, with sights set on your next Himalayan adventure.

Our Chulu East Peak Climbing itinerary has been designed by expert climbers to maximize acclimatization periods and prevent altitude sickness. We do everything possible to allow you to have a successful ascent. We can manage the itinerary and costs accordingly. Also, novice and expert climbers alike can take part in Chulu Peak Climbing.

Climb Chulu East Peak any time of the year. The best times to make the trip, though, are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These seasons provide the best weather and clearest skies. It is possible to climb in the winter, though the snow can pose additional challenges. Third Eye Adventure Pvt. Ltd. handles the trek with complete management. If you have any questions about the climb, do ask!

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar - 6 hours.

    We go ahead from Kathmandu and drive to Besisahar. The road we drive through will take us along the Trishuli Valley. We get magnificent views of the peaks, mostly the Ganesh Himal as well as Manaslu as we go after the river towards Mugling. We afterward twirl from the major road and move to Besisahar way where we start on our trek.

    • Max. Altitude: 770m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Besisahar
  • Day 02 Trek to Dharapani camp - 5 hours

    Today we take a sharing jeep to Dharapani. After breakfast we take a local jeep towards Dharapani through bumpy road, where you can enjoy riding as well as views.Overnight in Dharapani.

    • Max. Altitude: 1848m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dharapani
  • Day 03 Trek to Chame - 6 hours

    On this day, our way moves on to ascend to Bagarchap located at 2164m. Then, we go at the back of the trail from side to side with forest to Dhanagyu and scale up to Temang. Here we can observe the wonderful views of Manaslu plus Peak 29. The trail then descends all the way via fir and pine woods to Koto and then to Chame (2713m) which is the administrative hub of the Manang district. Overnight in Chame Camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 2,700m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chame
  • Day 04 Trek to Pisang - 6 hours.

    Today, walking away from Chame, we come to the alpine regions. Then we arrive at upper area of Manang, identified as Nyeshang. We will continue on the track of river barely through a deep gorge. And we will go by a few waterfalls before reaching Brathang to be found at 2919m. The trail then takes us continuously through the steep valley all the way through deep woods. Now we will be able to see very well views of Annapurna II. We traverse the stream where the amazing curved rock facade of Paungda Danda comes up roughly 1500m from the river shore. Moving further, we will reach village of Pisang lying at 3,185m.

    • Max. Altitude: 3185m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Pisang
  • Day 05 Trek to Julu - 6 hours

    We now walk ahead from the major path and move downhill from Ngawal to reach Julu village, a tiny Tibetan mode community. The track today follows the stream up the valley going by herder's huts to a minute camp spot below a icy waterfall (3,962m). Overnight in Julu.

    • Max. Altitude: 3762m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Julu
  • Day 06 Trek to Base Camp - 6 hours.

    This is somewhat a tough day because we reach to the pinnacle and climb vertically up the gorge to the base camp located at 3950m. The trail moves up incessantly climbing to the crags towering above and we set up our base camp. Overnight in the base camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 3950m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chulu East Base camp
  • Day 07 Trek to High Camp - 7 hours

    Today we have small walk to reach the high camp (5,300m). We will carry out ice axe and crampon practices, on foot roped up and the make use of the abseil tool. From high camp, we will be enthralled with the panorama of the Annapurna ranges with an incredible sunset and sunrise views.

    • Max. Altitude: 5300m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chulu East High camp
  • Day 08 Summit Chulu (6564m) and back to base camp

    Today, from high camp we will have a straight up rise to Col at 5,500m. We can notice the splendid summit edge at the front. The hard work of climb with ropes and other equipments is pleased by incredible views from the peak. Actually, we will be rewarded by the views of Gangapurna, the Annapurna, Manaslu etc. and at the back us lays Tibet. We will then walk back to the base camp. Overnight in base camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 3950m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chulu East Base Camp
  • Day 09 Trek to Manang - 7 hours

    Today, move downhill to the Manang Valley and go behind the most important track to Manang. We can make a trip to the small community of Braga which has its very old monastery. Braga is also residence to a petite tree nursery, a project that has been supported for 10 years. A short hike from Braga will take us to Manang. Overnight in Manang.

    • Max. Altitude: 3520m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Manang
  • Day 10 Trek to Thorong Phedi - 7 hours

    On this day, we make our way to the Thorong La. We go up out to the Marsyangdi valley and twist north-west valley of the Jarsang River. We will then pass from side to side with dry, with scrub, juniper and infrequent masses of birch. A traverse cross way the mount takes to Thorong Phedi which is bounded by high face at the bottom of the Thorong La (4,700m.). Overnight in Thorung Phedi.

    • Max. Altitude: 4700m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Thorong Phedi
  • Day 11 Trek to Muktinath via Thongla pass (5416m) - 8 hours

    We will have a long day trek and leave Phedi. The first division of the way up is very sheer, but it becomes easy as we go to the top, even though the height still makes the going hard-hitting. Eventually, after more than a few false apexes, we get to the pass at 5416m. To the facade there is an astonishing landscape of snowy peaks pulled out northward to Tibet, and at our back we can notice a number of of the major peaks of Annapurna. The long way down starts but turns steeper ahead of easing off to a mild fall to Muktinath (3802m).

    • Max. Altitude: 3802m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Muktinath
  • Day 12 Trek to Jomsom - 6 hours.

    After breakfast we can slowly start our journey toward Jomsom via Kagbeni. The tails goes down to open valley to Jharkot very nice place to see Mustangi local cuture. Kagbeni itself a beautiful village where the mountain historical Monastery presented. Then follow the Kaligandaki river to Jomsom.

    • Max. Altitude: 2700m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Jomsom
  • Day 13 Fly Jomsom to Pokhara - 30 min fly

    We will catch the flights from Jomsom to reach Pokhara which are generally in the early morning because of the high storms which destroys the Kali Gandaki Valley afterward in the day. The eye-catching flight above the majestic views of Niligiri and Dhaulagiri appears. We fly to Pokhara

    • Max. Altitude: 820m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 14 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu - 7 hours

    In the wake of investing noteworthy energy in Pokhara, we will drive to Kathmandu which takes around 7 hours by a visitor transport. Today you can simply unwind in the lodging or go for shopping. Medium-term in Kathmandu.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu

Inclusion

  • All transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers as per itinerary.
  • During the trek, three daily meals with tea/coffee (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Kathmandu Besi Sahar -Syange transport in private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport in tourist bus
  • Two nights in hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouses/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing sessions
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles (except Muktinath to Jomsom transport in local bus)
  • All necessary staff with experienced English-speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and Chulu West climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part -very high-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Kathmandu Hotel and food.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg of luggage, the cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipment’s
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters