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Chulu East Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Summit Chulu East Peak 6584m – located north of Annapurna region.
  • Breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Chulu West Peak, Chulu Far East Peak and other surrounding high peaks.
  • Opportunity to trek along the charming villages as well as experience the unique culture and tradition of local people.
  • Crossing of technically challenging – Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters.

Trip Introduction;
Chulu East Peak is a fascinating peak that is located inside Annapurna and Manang region of Nepal. Chulu East Peak is one of the peaks forming the part of Manang Himal. In the bigger picture, Chulu East Peak can be rightly included in the larger Damoder Himalayan Range. To the south it is bounded by Marsyangdi River and the Mesokantala Pass at 5120 meters. To its west lies Kali Gandaki Valley and to its north is Parchekya La Pass at 5447 meters. Chulu East Peak was first climbed in 1955 by J. Wellenkamp, H. Biller and F. Lobbichler – German Expedition Team, via south flank. Later in 1979 a team led by Dick Isherwood and John Noble reached the summit of Chulu East via North-East ridge. The climbing of Chulu East offers sensational panorama of Annapurna II, Annapurna III Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu and many other snow capped peaks. Chulu East Peak Climbing is an excellent option for climbers seeking to gain ultimate climbing adventure in the Annapurna region.

Chulu East Peak Climbing journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with a full day drive from Kathmandu to Chame via Besi Sahar. First outset days of Chulu East Peak Climbing offers you fascinating trekking experience as we ascend gradually to higher altitudes. During the trek we will passing along the charming villages and experience the remarkable cultural biodiversity. Exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna we trek passing through the settlements of Pisang and Yak Kharka to arrive at Chulu East Base Camp. Acclimatization is very crucial to avoid mental and physical illness, and also to ensure our successful summit climb of Chulu East Peak. From the base camp we climb to high camp before making a final attempt to the summit.

Taking the weather conditions into consideration, we will follow the guidance of our experienced climbing experts and climb towards the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded by stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Chulu West Peak, Chulu Far East Peak and other surrounding high peaks within the region. We will spend some quality time at the summit and then descend down following the same route. After the successful Chulu East Peak Climbing Experience, our return journey heads towards the holistic Hindu temple Muktinath after crossing Thorong La pass at 5,416 meters. After short excursion around Muktinath Temple, we continue our trek further to Jomsom. Our incredible Chulu East Peak Climbing experience ends with a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and a drive back to Kathmandu.

Important Note:
You may have confusion about Chulu Peaks. Among the Chulu massifs – Chulu West Peak, Chulu East Peak & Chulu Far East Peak are permitted for wonderful climbing experience. [Find our Chulu West Peak Climbing & Chulu Far East Peak Climbing Packages]. As a matter of fact, even professional climbers easily get confused concerning the exact location of Chulu Peaks due to lack of proper information on maps. As a result many climbing team have summated wrong peaks.

Find our day to day Itinerary of Chulu East Peak Climbing through Google Map;

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu 
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Chulu East Peak Climbing.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje [1410m/4626ft] [8-9 hrs Drive]
After breakfast we prepare for a drive from Kathmandu along the banks of Trishuli River for couple of hours up to Dumre and then along the banks of Marsyangdi River. Our drive goes over scenic zigzag hilly roads passing through Besisahar and drive towards Chamje. Before we could drive up to Besisahar and trek from there, but now the expansion of motor road has made it possible to drive further to Chamje – the starting point of the trek.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Dharapani [1960m/6430ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
We start our trek from Chamje by crossing a suspension bridge and then ascend to reach Sattale where the valley becomes narrow. Our trek continues passing through dense rhododendron filled forest and terraced fields to a broad valley. After a while we will arrive at the village of Tal, which marks the entry to Manang district. From Tal village our trail descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river. We cross the bridge and start uphill trekking towards Karte village. From there a moderate trek will lead us to the Gurung village of Dharapani.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame [2710m/8891ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Dharapani, our trail leads through landslide affected area. Our trek continues as we arrive at a village school where the local students may run around you with warm greetings. They are always happy to see foreigners. Our trail is a gradual uphill trekking through forest area towards the typical Tibetan styled village of Bagarchhap. From here we trek along the left bank of the river towards Koto. An easy trek from Koto will lead us to Chame. Chame is the main administrative center of Manang District, with abundance of shops and teahouses.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang [3300m/10824ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
Today we leave Chame and follow the trail that heads west along the river banks towards Bharatang. From there our trek goes along the banks of Marsyangdi River and then cross a suspension bridge before making a climb to reach Dhukur Pokhari. Our trail gradually opens up with magnificent snow capped peaks around us. After an hour’s trek from Dhukur Pokhari we will arrive at Pisang. From Pisang we can enjoy magnificent views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna II.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Yak Kharka [4210m/13809ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Pisang we will follow a rather easy trail that goes along less dense pine and juniper trees towards the village of Humde. We continue our trek after taking a short rest at Humde village, and follow the trail that leads to Julu Khola and the good camping site of Yak Kharka. During our trek we will have stunning views of Pisang Peak and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp [5140/16859ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
Today is a rather short day trekking but can be very tiring. Our trail is a gradual ascend in the beginning, after some time we climb steeply towards a good camping site at 5,140 meters. Our climbing trek can be very tiring so resting every now and then helps in restoring energy. Once we reach the campsite, our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the Base Camp and make necessary preparations for setting up additional camp at higher altitude above the base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Rest/Acclimatization at the Base Camp
By now we have reached over 5,000 meters above the sea level. Therefore, we will take a rest at the base camp for acclimatization. As a matter of fact acclimatization is very important to stay away from altitude sickness and to ensure our successful summit climb of Chulu East Peak. Besides, there are couple of good hike options which are considered best for acclimatization.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 10: Ascend to Chulu East High Camp [5600m/13368ft] [3-4 hrs ascend]
After spending a good day rest at the base camp, we trek following the trail that climbs steeply through snow slopes. The trail is often snow covered and extremely slippery, so we may have to make use of crampons. During our climbing trek we can enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges including the views of Pisang Peak, Chulu West and Chulu Far East. After few hours of tiring trek we will arrive at a good camping site where we will set up our high camp. Our Sherpa crew will make necessary checks on our climbing gears for the main summit climb.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 11: Summit Chulu East Peak and back to Base Camp [6584m/21596ft] [8-9 hrs]
Today is the day we all have been desperately waiting for. Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, we start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday as the strong winds after noon can create obstacles in reaching the summit. Following the footsteps and instructions of our experienced climbing experts, we will overcome several technical sections and climb towards the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit of Chulu East Peak is rewarded with amazing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Pisang Peak, Chulu West Peak, Chulu Far East Peak and other surrounding high peaks. We will spend short and quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route back to base camp.
Accommodation: Tented Camp
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 12: Trek from Chulu East Base Camp to Ledar [4200m/13776ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
After successfully achieving the summit of Chulu East Peak, we prepare ourselves for the return journey. We will have our breakfast at the base camp and then start our trek by following the trail that descends gradually through alpine vegetation to reach the open fields and summer grazing grounds of Ledar for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 13: Trek from Ledar to Thorong Phedi [4600m/15092ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
From Ledar we will continue our downhill trekking towards the wooden bridge over Kone Khola. We will cross the wooden bridge and start uphill trekking for some time. After a while our trek heads with a rather pleasant and easy trail that heads towards Thorong Phedi. There are extensive teahouses and services at Thorong Phedi. We will spend our overnight at Thorong Phedi.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 14: Cross Thorong La [5416m/17764ft] to Muktinath [3800/12467ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]
We start early for the crossing of the challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters. We will follow the trail that climbs steeply towards a watercourse. Our climbing continues through another large gully formed by the melt of Thorong Peak, across undulating moraine and head towards the top of the Thorong Pass. Once at the top we will have magnificent views of Annapurna mountain ranges to the south and Mukut Himal bordering Dolpo to the west. From the top, we will descend steeply towards the grassy meadows and to a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists – Muktinath.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [2670m/8757ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
The last day of our trek starts from Muktinath, we will follow the trail that leads to the village of Jharkot. We will avoid the motor road and follow a small irrigation stream to reach Khingar, but from there onwards we will have to follow the road route all the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is the main administrative center and headquarter of Mustang. After arriving at Jomsom, we will celebrate the successful completion of our trip – Chulu East Peak Climbing.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 16: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min flight]. Sightseeing at Pokhara.
After having breakfast at Jomsom, we will take an early morning scenic flight to Pokhara. After landing at Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or engage in sightseeing around the beautiful city of Pokhara. Besides, boating at Fewa Lake and visiting sacred places could be a good way to spend your day in Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
Today we will take a drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu which is approximately four to five hours of drive journey. After arriving at Kathmandu, you can either have rest at hotel or take a walk around the busy shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening, we will celebrate the successful completion of our Chulu East Peak Climbing and have a final meal together.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

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Your Program Duration = 19 days Days
All the Prices are in USD ($) Per Person.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Arrival and Departure Transfer by Private Vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu and 1 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
  • A day sightseeing in Kathmandu with experienced city guide, all entrance fees and private vehicle
  • All essential ground transportation by private vehicle – As per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Jomsom – Pokhara flight
  • Climbing permit for Chulu East Peak
  • All required Trekking permits and Conservation Area fees
  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek – as per itinerary
  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
  • Required number of porters
  • All necessary climbing gears
  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
  • General first aid kids
  • Insurance, clothing and salary for staffs
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and necessary paper work

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing gears
  • Your Personal Insurance
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cost of personal nature expenses
  • Tips & Summit Bonus for staffs

Important Info

Essential Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Alpine Climbing Harness; It should be simple designed, light and easy to carry with positively foolproof features.
  • Crampons; It should be fit with boots perfectly, still crampons with anti-balling and safely into ice.
  • Ice Axe; used to cut off the ice during climbing should be versatile light.
  • Ascender; also known as Jamar, used for ascending on rope, should be flexible to use with gloves or mittens.
  • Head Lamp; multi led head lamp with spare batteries are essential.
  • Karabiners; requires minimum 2 locking carabineers (1 large & 1 small) and 4 regular.
  • Rappel Device; includes Figure eight, ATC device or similar.
  • Ski Poles; Very handy for the approach; adjustable types are the best and are recommended type
  • Slings; requires one 3m/10ft and three 2m/6ft
  • Masks, Hoses and Regulators; recommended good quality for your safety.
  • Altimeter Watch;
  • Climbing Helmets; It is an essential gear to be safe from possible ice falls and rock falls, should be light and comfortable.

Clothing:

Upper Body:

  • One T-shirt Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200.
  • Two long Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 shirts.
  • One polar fleece pullovers, medium weight.
  • One polar fleece jacket.
  • One Gore-Tex waterproof and breathable jacket with large hood to accommodate climbing helmet.
  • Lightweight down jacket for chilly days in base camp or warm layer when stopping for short breaks.
  • One very warm goose-down (duvet) jacket with hood or a down/duvet suit if you prefer, for high altitude use.

Hands:

  • One pair lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts
  • One pair mittens, consists of 1 Goretex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner

Heads:

  • Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears
  • Balaclava
  • Scarf or neck sleeve
  • Face mask
  • Ball cap or brimmed sun cap
  • Glacier Sunglass with side shields
  • One pair ski goggles (optional with light and dark lens)
  • Bandana or head scarf, useful for dusty conditions

Lower Body:

  • Icebreaker Merino 150 underwear briefs
  • One pair walking shorts
  • One pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp
  • Two pair Icebreaker Merino 150 or lightweight 200 thermal bottoms
  • One pair Icebreaker Merino 200 weight thermal bottoms
  • One pair polar fleece trousers
  • One pair Gore-Tex trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • One pair of Goose-down (duvet) trousers or bibs. You may prefer a down (duvet)

Feet:

  • One pair One-Sport Millet Everest Overboots or equivalent (with Aveolite liners; good quality plastic shells with inner boots; avoid tight fit with heavy socks.)
  • One pair sturdy leather or synthetic (Gortex) hiking boots with good ankle support for the walk to advanced base camp
  • One pair cross-trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp
  • One pair down booties (optional)
  • Two pair med-heavy poly or wool socks
  • Two Pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool
  • Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags
  • Two pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool
  • Light Icebreaker Merino wool or cotton socks for in town.

Travel and Sleeping Gear

  • Rucksacks and Travel Bags; One medium rucksack (50-70 litters / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry).
  • Two large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals.
  • Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Medical & Personal:

  • Sunscreen: SPF 30 or higher, non-oily (Dermatone or Terrapin)
  • Lipscreen: SPF 30 or higher, any brand
  • Toiletry kits: toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, alcohol-based anti-bacterial hand sanitizer, anti-bacterial soap, comb/brush, shave kit, lighter, small long-burning candle, needle/thread, throat lozenges (bring travel size bottles to keep you kit small)
  • First-aid kits: Ibuprofen/aspirin, assorted band-aids, moleskin, little of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin-type suave, Nu-skin spray, small gauze pad, roll of adhesive tape, tweezers, safety pins, small bottle of water purification tablets. Include any prescription travel meds that might prescribed by your doctor. (antibiotics, Diamox, sleep aids)
  • Zip-loc bags: Always useful Baby wipes
  • Ear plugs: Very useful in noisy lodges and tents. Available in most hardware stores.
  • Water purification tablets: Such as Potable Aqua brand iodine tablets. You will be given plenty of purified water during your trek and climb, but one bottle of backup purification tablets is always a good idea for your travels. They are especially useful in hotels on you way to Nepal. You should not drink untreated tap water anywhere in Asia and bottled water in some rare cases might not be available.

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Great Adventure @ ' Chulu East Peak '

We were a group of 5 people from Poland who wanted to climb Chulu East Peak. Fortunately, we jumped into Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition’s office with our inquiries. Within 15  minutes our trip was arranged and everything was made ready to go. We got help with all the paper works from Nepal Guide Treks.

Our team were all glad faced and helping nature individuals. Our guide was Ang-Dendi Sherpa who was more than just a guide to us. He was very talented in technical climbing and was very caring person. He always asked how we were feeling and took care of us instead of rushing in the higher altitudes.

We would surely like to do more climbing with him as our guide. With our open heart we recommend Nepal Guide Treks and expedition for any kind of adventure related activities in Nepal. We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed !!!!

Until Next time !!!

Cheers !!

Dorota and Group – Poland 

WOW !! Chulu East Peak - Successful :S

We have just completed our Chulu East Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We are very thankful for thr top level of service we received during the whole trip duration. Our climbing guide – Ang Dawa Sherpa was a very wise and energetic climber with good technical climbing knowledge. Without his guidance, reaching the summit wouldn’t have been possible. We would like to do more climbing with him in future. All in all, we are very glad to have done this exciting and adventurous Chulu East Peak climbing with NGT team. We have already decided to do more climbing with NGT in near future. We wish them all the luck for future and strongly recommend for adventure seeking trekkers and climbers for satisfying trips in Nepal.

Best Regards !!!

Natasha + Nikolai – Russia

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