Chulu East Peak Climbing

Duration: 18 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Streneous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel and teahouse
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 6,429 m
  • Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec

Highlights

  • Adventurous trail and technical climbing
  • Reach the top of Chulu East Peak
  • Get to see the gorgeous landscape and stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas
  • Explore beautiful Manag village
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit the holy temple, Muktinath
  • Spend a night in tempting Jomsom village
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

About Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak Climbing is an adventurous venture in the Annapurna region. Located in the Manang Valley, Chulu East Peak (6,584 m) is a higher peak to climb than the Chulu West Peak (6,419 m). This peak was first scaled in 1955 by a German Expedition Team. Climbing Chulu East Peak can be technically difficult for the beginner climbers, therefore basic knowledge of climbing is needed.

To be more specific about the location of this peak, it is situated in the large Damodar Himal. The easter limit runs south from Chako, whereas Peak 6687 is in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola, and Phu Khola. The south side of this peak is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola & Mesokanto La, whereas the west side comprises Kali Gandaki and north holds Parchekya La. All together there are four summits in the Chulu range. Each two of them can be summited on the permits of Chulu West and Chulu East.

Itinerary

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One of our representatives will pick you up from the Airport and take you to the hotel. Rest and get refreshed. Later, in the evening, you meet with other team members over traditional welcome dinner and cultural dance. Stroll some time in the colorful and lively streets of Thamel and end your day. 

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Today, you will go on a sightseeing tour for various UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After having breakfast, you meet with your tour guide and drive to the sites. You visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later, in the day, you will also prepare for the trek. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
A scenic drive leads you to Jagat. During the drive, you get to witness rolling green hills, small settlements, and terraced farms.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
From Jagat, you ascend and rach Chamche. Crossing a thrilling suspension bridge, you reach Tal. Tal is a beautiful village located at the bank of the Marshyangdi river. The trail gradually ascends to Dharapani crossing several bridges. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

Following, a trail through pine, fir, oak, and maple forests, you reach Chame. Chame is the headquarter of the Manang district. Enjoying wonderful views of Annapurna range and Lamjung Himal, you move ahead. On the way, you come across a small hot spring, where you can take a short break and relax. 

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Trekking through a steep narrow valley, you head towards Upper Pisang. the trail offers superb views of Paungda Danda rock face, Annapurna II, and Pisang Peak. Further, you descend to the Manang Valley Floor and move towards Upper Pisang. You also pass through heaven get today. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
After having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Ngowal. The trail passes through small settlements area along with offering lovely landscape views.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Today is a rest day. You explore the nearby areas and get to interact with locals. Spend the day hiking around and building your stamina.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Wake up early in the morning and continue ascending along a winding trail to the Chulu East Base Camp. The trail then passes through a meadow, and you come across a large rock. Further, you move to a viewpoint, where you camp for the day.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
It is a rest day to acclimate your body. You go on short hikes and arrange your gears for the next day. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp

The trail ascends offering a range of landscape. You then walk along a steep trail that takes to the high camp. You end your day with striking sunset.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
Climbing along a glacier through slippery trial, you push towards the summit. The trail takes you to stone steps made from the glacier. You will reach the summit from where panoramic views of the Himalayan landscape can be seen. After some time, you trek back to the base camp for a night stay.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
It is an extra day that can be used in case of bad weather or flight delays. If everything goes as planned, this day can be used as an additional day in Pokhara or Kathmandu as per your wish. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail heads to beautiful Manang village. It is one of the biggest villages in the region. From here, you get to see fantastic landscape views. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail leads you to Sri Kharka. From here, you descend to Khangsar village and pass through a thousand years old monastery, Tare Gumma. The trail moves along a rock wall and crosses a bridge over Thorong Khola Valley. Further, you ascend and reach Yak Kharka from where you can see excellent views of several Himalayan mountains. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail climbs to Thorong Phedi from where wonderful landscape views can be seen. On the way, you get to witness stunning views of Thorong Peak, Mt. Syangang, Mt. Gundang, and other mountains.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
It is going to be a tough and long day. Following a steep path, you ascend to Thorong La Pass. It is one of the most challenging passes of the Annapurna region. From the top of this pass, you get to see excellent views of Himalayas. Further, the trail descends to Muktinath, a sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail today leads you to Jomsom, a beautiful village. On the way, you get to see the desert-like landscape. From Muktinath, the trail drops down to Kagbeni and follows the Kali Gandaki river. On the way, you get to see the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
After having breakfast, you take a scenic flight back to Pokhara. During the flight, you get to see aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel Rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore around. 
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Today, you fly back to Kathmandu enjoying beautiful views. Head to the hotel and relax. You will have the entire day to yourself to explore the local market and do shopping. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.
  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
This is a leisure day that you can enjoy to explore around, go on a sightseeing tour, or shopping. Today is also the last day of yours in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

Your adventurous trip comes to an end here. We will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time. 

What's Included

  • Arrival and departure transfer services as per itinerary
  • Three-star or similar hotels for accommodation in Kathmandu

  • Schedule flight tickets for Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu

  • Experienced and government-licensed trekking guide during the trekking & climbing period

  • All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; kitchen tent, dining tents, toilet tents, sleeping tent twin basis  tables, chairs, and cooking utensils for base camps and above

  • Common climbing equipment (rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bar, etc.)

  • Cook and kitchen assistant at Base Camp and other camps

  • Member & Climbing Stuffs Transportation Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea/coffee) during the journey

  • Welcome & farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant 

  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the venture

  • All necessary permits for climb Chulu East peak

  • All wages, equipment, medicals, and accidental insurances for involved staff

  • First Aid medical kits

  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 3 per minute call

  • The heater will be provided at base camp for heating the dining room

  • Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate 

  • Trekking and climbing map 

  • Complete pre-departure information

  • Flight ticket reconfirmation

  • Visa extension procedure services (if necessary)

  • Free Ascent Trails T-shirt, cap or duffel bag

What's Excluded

  • Airfare of international flights

  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance on arrival in Kathmandu)Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the welcome & farewell dinner)

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars during the trekking

  • Any personal expenses like laundry, charging, etc

  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc

  • Extra transportation out of the itinerary program

  • Any additional staff other than specified

  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses

  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue

  • Wallie-talkies & filming permit (if any special camera or walkies-talkies are taken on the journey)

  • Personal climbing gears

  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone & Internet expenses

  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods

  • Tips and gifts for base camp and high altitude trekking and climbing staff 

  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Any other item not included in the “COST INCLUDES” section

Useful Info

What to expect from Chulu East Peak Climbing?

Chulu East Peak Climbing is an adventurous and challenging climbing trip that traverses in the Annapurna region. You will climb to the top of Chulu East Peak as well as cross challenging Thorong La Pass. The trail is difficult and demanding. That means you have to be in good shape to go on Chulu East Peak Climbing. Moreover, prior trekking experience is also needed. Experiencing the rich culture of locals, you will explore and observe the gorgeous landscape and Himalayan mountains.

Why trek to Chulu East Peak Climbing with us?

We provide extensive service and support throughout the journey. While climbing with us, you will be guided by professional climbers who have escaped this peak several times. Our client's safety and satisfaction are very important to us, therefore we will make sure you are moving safely and enjoying every second of the trip.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

Chulu East Peak Climbing takes you above 6,000 meters from the sea level. If your body didinot acclimatizes as the elevation increases, then it can increase the chances of altitude sickness. The worst part is, it can happen to anyone regardless of their health and physical fitness. Therefore, we make sure to allow you to get ample rest throughout the journey. Read below to know more about symptoms and preventive measures of altitude sickness.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Chulu East Peak Climbing

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Chulu East Peak Climbing. You will find stable weather and a moderate climate in these months. Spring enhances the trails with beautiful flowers, whereas autumn brings the essence of festivals in the atmosphere.

Accommodation during Chulu East Peak Climbing

You stay overnight in a teahouse in villages. While during the climbing period, your accommodation will be camping. The teahouse offers basic service. Rooms are small and on a twin-sharing basis generally. For camping, we will carry sleeping tents, dining tents, and washroom tents to the base camp.

Food & Water on Chulu East Peak Climbing

Food is offered as per the menu of the teahouse. There will not be a huge variety of dishes. You will find dishes options like dal bhat, curries, veggies, bread, egg, meat, soup, porridge, pudding, etc. As the altitude increases, the food option gets limited. In camp, all the meals will be cooked and served by the team members. Water is available in all teahouse. You can fill your bottle every time it get empty. We request you to not buy plastic water bottles on the way and instead carry reusable water bottle. This will help to preserve the environment.

Tailor-Made Options

We offer tailor-made option for those whose time and needs do not match with our offered itinerary and departure dates. We are open to designing custom packages for those who want it. Get in touch with us to know more about this.

Environmental Practices

We carry sustainable equipment while climbing. We make sure all our basic needs are bio-degradable and environment-friendly. Moreover, we also encourage our clients not to buy plastic water bottles on the way and use reusable water bottles. Likewise, we make sure to only leave our footprints behind not wastage.