Chulu East Peak Climbing is relatively moderate peak climbing experience. Chulu Peak (6,584m) is located in the northern part of Annapurna Region at Manang Himal and offers magnificent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, and many other adjoined mountains.
This peak has been categorized as a ‘Trekking Peak’ by Nepal Mountaineering Association. Chulu Peak has been further divided into three Chulus among them Chulu East is considered the easiest. This peak was first successfully conquered by a German Expedition team in 1955.
Chulu East Expedition is quite a challenge but the sense of reward and experience will stay with you forever. This exciting expedition brings you closer to the tranquil landscape, lush vegetation, traditional cultural heritage, and the classic mountains.
Chulu East Peak Climbing is an ideal opportunity for the climbers who are seeking technical climbing adventure as well as who are wishing to explore the spectacular view of Annapurna Region. The amazing view of Mustang and Tibetan plateau from the Mesokanta La Pass is incomparable to anything else. Besides that, Lake Tilicho comes second to no one on this trip.
Chulu East Peak Climbing adventurous journey with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition starts with an enthralling drive from Kathmandu to Chame. Then we will climb up the trail through the dense forest towards Pisang. Our trail will lead us to trek Humde Village where we can see longest prayer wheels and hanging prayer flags.
After that, we will head to Junu Khola where we can see Annapurna ranges. We will spend one day at Junu Khola for acclimatization, we will walk through the steeply climbing trail to Chulu East Base Camp by crossing some risky rocks. Nevertheless, our adventurous journey will remain in our heart and memory just because of the majestic views of mountain ranges.
We will spend an additional day for acclimatization at Chulu East Base Camp where our guide will provide training for technical ice climbing, rock climbing preparation and a short hike up to surrounding glaciers.
After training and preparation at the Base Camp, we walk through the snowy slope and rocky stones to reach the high camp at 5500 m. We will set off to the High Camp above the rocky trail and move ahead from the High Camp early in the morning. We shall move along the steep, snowy and difficult trail towards the summit of the Chulu East Peak.
Once we step on the top of the peak, we can have great Chulu East Mountaineering views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu west and several snow-capped peaks. After having successful Chulu East Peak Climbing, we descend back to Chulu Far East Expedition Base Camp.
Then our journey leads to exploring Tilicho Lake: crystalline glacial lake. From there, we trek steadily towards Mesokanta La Pass (5,120m), Yak Kharka, Muktinath, Jomsom and finally back to Pokhara.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
30 min Drive
Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative will welcome you. You will be transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. Either you can have a rest at the Hotel or visit Nepal Guide Trek and Expedition’s office. In the evening, we shall offer you welcome dinner.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
Today, we would take you to some of the famous World Heritage sites listed in the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites in Kathmandu for sightseeing. It is not possible to visit all the world heritage sites in Kathmandu in a single day. We will also unpack, make arrangements of the climbing gears, know the fellow participants and discuss our trip.
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 day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
8-9 hrs Drive
After having breakfast, we will have an early start on our wonderful trip. We will drive from Kathmandu to Chame. We will drive alongside the Trishuli River, and then alongside the Marsyangdi River. During our trip, we will get the opportunity to observe the panoramic view of the lush hillside and the activities of local people for their livelihood. Until a few years back it was only possible to drive to Besisahar and start the trek from there but now due to the expansion of the road, we will drive up to Chame, the starting point of the trek.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek
Our trekking formally starts from Chame. We will start our trek along with a steep path that goes through dense pine forest to higher altitudes. As we continue our trek, the trail opens up where we will find ourselves surrounded by magnificent peaks all the way to Pisang.
Today is a relatively short day trekking. Leaving Pisang we will follow the trail that leads to Humde village. Humde is scattered settlement with an airstrip and few Tea Houses and lodges. Humde consists of one of the longest prayer wheels in the region with a total of 266 wheels at the centre of the village. We will stop at Humde for the overnight stay before heading further into higher altitudes.
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.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Acclimatization is very important to avoid mental and physical sickness in higher altitudes. Hence, we will take a day rest here at Julu Khola. We will hike around the surrounding areas for acclimatization and exploration. In fact, we will try our level best to adjust ourselves to the changing climatic periphery. Basically we will go on a hike to the Julu Peak Base Camp through the forested area alongside the river. The view of the Annapurna Himalayas including the sight of Pisang Peak is mind-blowing. We will descend down to Julu Khola for accommodation.
After spending a good day of acclimatization at Julu Khola we will follow the trail that climbs steeply up all the way to reach Chulu Far East Base Camp. Our trek goes through rugged rocky trails that can be very tiring. So resting every now and then is a good idea which also helps to restore energy. Our climbing trek continues until we arrive at a good camping site of Chulu Far East Base Camp.
Another day of acclimatization is very essential to ensure the successful summit climb of Chulu Far East Peak. So, we will spend our day acclimatizing and exploring around the base camp which also offers magnificent views of high valleys, Annapurna Himalayan Ranges and other surrounding chains of high mountains.
8-9 hrs trek
Leaving the base camp we will follow the trail that goes steeply up through snowy slopes. We will need to use our crampons as the trail might get extremely slippery. Our uphill trekking is rewarded with great views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges including the views of Pisang Peak, Chulu East, Chulu West and Chulu Far East. As soon as we reach the High Camp, we will quickly set up our camp and our Sherpa crew will make a necessary inspection of our climbing gears for climbing the summit.
11-12 hrs ascending and descending
Fully equipped with all the climbing gears and properly acclimatized, we set off early with the aim to reach the summit before noon, as strong winds after midday can create obstacles to reach the summit. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts, we will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Chulu Far East. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak and other surrounding high peaks. After spending quality time at the top we will descend down to the high camp and then continue descending to reach the base camp for our overnight camping.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
7-8 hrs Trek
We leave Manang following the trail that demands elevation all the way up to Khangsar. We cross through the Khangsar Khola Bridge to reach Khangsar village following a rather easy slope. From Khangsar we continue our uphill climb with good views of surrounding mountains to finally arrive at Siri Kharka for our overnight stay.
From Siri Kharka we will follow the trail that is mostly a downhill trekking over narrow trails through landslide affected areas, ice lakes and glaciers towards Tilicho Base Camp. During our trek today, we will have chances to spot rare species of wild animals. We will camp at Tilicho Base Camp.
Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
4-5 hrs trek
Today we start early in the morning, a steep climb through the icy trail of the mountain leads towards Tilicho Lake at the altitude of 4920m. Today we will have a chance to explore around the Tilicho Lake and the moraines formed by the glaciers in its vicinity.
6-7 hrs trek
Today we start early in the morning for the successful crossing of Mesokanta La Pass at 5120 meters. As the crossing of the pass is difficult we need to check our gears properly. The crossing of the pass requires around 4 hours of walk. We then enter into Mustang District after crossing the pass. Since there are no tea houses and lodges available in this area we tent for the overnight stay in Yak Kharka.
5-6 hrs trek
Today we follow the trail that descends from Yak Kharka for a rather long time before reaching the village of Marpha - the Apple Garden. From Marpha, we will walk on an easy trail heading towards Jomsom. Jomsom is an important hub of Mustang and Upper Mustang Treks with the airstrip, abundance of tea houses and services. This is a celebration day after successfully accomplishing Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with NGT Team. Enjoy your evening with NGT Team
25 min flight
Hotel / Resort
We will take an early morning scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes approximately 25 minutes. Our flight passes between the two giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We will spend the rest of the day exploring Pokhara. Pokhara is the most admired city with emerald lakes and remarkable natural beauty. The reflection of the Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) Himal over the serene Fewa Lake makes this place truly magical. Besides, visiting sacred places and sightseeing around the city in Pokhara could be a good way to spend your day.
Hotel / Resort
This reserve day can be used anytime while your journey to Chulu East Expedition or if the weather is not providing us with a clear path for summiting the peak.
4-5 hrs drive
HOTEL / Resort
It takes approximately four to five hours’ drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We will drive along Prithvi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen alongside the road when we pass through many villages and towns. After checking in at the hotel, you can have rest or spend the last few hours strolling around the busy street of Thamel for shopping or visiting the nearby landmarks.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
30 min drive
Our journey in the Himalayas comes to an end today. Hence, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our representative from Nepal Guide Treks will drop you to the airport and bid farewell greetings. On your way home, you will have lots of good memoirs and plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country like Nepal.
You don't have to worry much about getting a visa for Nepal. You can apply for a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport as soon as you land in Nepal. Visit Nepal Immigration for more information regarding Visa types and costs.
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season. The best time to summit Chulu East is March-May and September - November.
Chulu East is moderate peak climbing although it has some challenging sections which require some technical skills to overcome. Chulu East is considered as one of the easiest peaks to a summit in three Chulus i.e. Chulu East, Chulu West and Chulu Far East.
Most of the climbers use there own climbing gears and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent them at cheap prices or buy them in Kathmandu at cheaper prices as compared to other countries.
Our company Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition have experienced Sherpa mountaineer who has more than 10 years of mountaineering experience. All of our guides are professionally trained and licensed by Nepal Mountaineering Association and Nepal Tourism Ministry. Know more about our climbing guides.
You need to have climbing insurance which will cover all your trekking and climbing insurances. From Nepal, it's not possible to provide the climbing insurance so you should reach out to the companies who provide proper climbing insurance. To find out about companies visit this link.
We have both trekking and climbing parts on this trip. In both climbing and trekking part, you will be placed on a basic room with a sharing basis. One room will be shared with two persons during the trek while a dome two men tent will be shared with two persons during climbing.
From the point on you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport to till you return back to your country, the journey will be of total 22 days. If you are experienced and professional climber you can complete this trip within 2 weeks.
Annapurna Region weather is unpredictable so it would be best if we have one or two extra days which is included in our itinerary.
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training at Chulu East Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible for the training.
Comparatively, Chulu East is not much popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 10 people during your trip to Chulu East.
Chuli East peak is one of the moderate peaks that are perfect for a climber who already has experience of mountain climbing. It lies in the Annapurna and Manang Region. You can see the most beautiful mountain of this region such as Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other snow-capped mountains. A crossing of challenging Thorang La Pass 5120m.
Things You Should Know?
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 a 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 !!!
Dorota and Group
We have just completed our Chulu East Peak Climbing together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions. We are very thankful for the 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 the near future. We wish them all the luck for the future and strongly recommend for adventure-seeking trekkers and climbers for satisfying trips in Nepal.
Best Regards !!!
Nikolai + Natasha
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