Chulu East Peak Climbing

Duration: 21 Days(5)of 3 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 6,419 m | 21,059 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season March - June & September -December

Highlights

  • Chulu West Peak Climbing (6419m)
  • Crossing Thorong La Pass (5416m)
  • Breathtaking Himalayan view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
  • Cultural wonders of Annapurna region
  • Peaceful yet adventurous walk all throughout the trip
  • Cultural Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Chulu West Peak lies as a part of the Annapurna Massif with a total height of 6419 meters. The peak climbing in this region offers options of two peaks, Chulu West and Chulu East. With both treks being graded PD as per the International French Adjectival System (IFAS), the trek requires some technical knowledge of using ropes and crampons. Arushi Adventure arranges both packages with experienced guides and porters at your service.

Chulu East Peak (6059 m) climbing is a blissful peak climbing option that combines the thrilling climbing experience along with the opportunity to witness scenic panoramic landscape in the Annapurna region. Located at the Northern Part of the Annapurna Base Camp, the Chulu East Peak trip offers you the marvelous outlook of Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu. Walking along the trail of the Annapurna region until Chulu East peak, you will be astonished to witness the wide variety of flora and fauna. The best season for summiting the Chulu East peak in March, April, September, October, and November. The trail to the summit is comparatively easy, however, summiting the Chulu East peak is quite challenging for beginners. In order to successfully summit the Chulu East Peak, you must be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, Tying Knots, and handling climbing ropes. As most of the climbing will involve walking roped together along with glacier crossing. So, one must also possess good physical condition, high stamina as well as a good experience in climbing.

This amazing peak climbing trip starts with an 8-hour drive to Jagat from Kathmandu via Besisahar. The trekking route crosses the popular trekking itinerary of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Starting our hike from the village of Syange and then leaving the Marshyangdi river, we eventually reach the small community of Jagat. We then get higher up passing the village of Dharapani, and Pisang until we arrive at the village of Julu. From July we pass through the wooded area of fir, oak, and pine to the place flanked by far east and the east peak of Chulu. Once we reach the Chulu base camp, you will be enthralled to see fabulous views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range. From base camp, we hike further up to the high camp and summit the Chulu East Peak on a significant day. On the entire trip you will get to enjoy the amazing variety of geography; a chance to observe the culture, people, lifestyle, and village, making your journey adventurous and inspirational.

Himalayan Scenery Treks offers you the full board package to summit the Chulu West Peak. From arrival in Kathmandu, getting a permit from Nepal Mountaineering Association NMA to your departure, you don’t have to worry about anything. We will likewise provide you with all the necessary things during your climbing period along with experienced and professional trekking and climbing guide who will assist you on the trek as well as summit the peak.

These 21 days Chulu East Peak Expedition has been adjusted in accordance with your prerequisites – don't hesitate to get in touch with us whenever for recommendations and counsel. We'd be upbeat to take you on this adventurous journey.

Itinerary

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As per your flight plan, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to stretch out a warm welcome to you in our wonderful nation for the lovely outing. As you fly towards the International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport on a clear sunny day, you can see the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountain peaks spread in distance.

Once you land, a representative from Himalayan Scenery Treks will escort you to your hotel. The day is complete leisure. You can either choose to rest in your hotel room and remove jet lag or take a short walk around the ancient valley of Kathmandu.

On the second day of your arrival, we will be taking you on the historical and cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. We will take a tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple- Swoyambhunath Stupa – oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath Temple – the biggest Hindu Shrine and Bouddhanath- a massive Buddhist Shrine. All these historical monuments are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site. You will be accompanied by a professional licensed guide during your city tour around the beautiful city of Temples.

Once you complete the day tour, you will be escorted to the Himalayan Scenery Treks office. In the office, you will meet up with the climbing leader who will brief you about the nature of an expedition, required equipment, and the team formation. You will also have a pre-trek discussion. After the briefing is over, you will have time to do last-minute shopping for the personal items that you need. In the afternoon, before we take a flight, the team leader will check everyone’s equipment, to make sure that everything is right.

Once we finish gathering and packing of the essential materials the earlier night, we are all set for our trip in the morning. We will begin our journey for the idyllic and thrilling experience of peak climbing early in the morning. We will begin our day with an 8-hour long drive to Jagat from Kathmandu via Besisahar town.

On the way to Jagat situated in Lamjung, you will have a great time enjoying the stunning views of the Himalayas. Driving on the Prithvi highway, you pass through beautiful Nepalese townships which will be showing you basic glimpses pure countryside of Nepal. We follow the winding Trishuli river and then follow the Marshyangdi river till Besi Sahar. From here we follow the Bhalam Khola pass Khudi, and Bhulbhule, and then walk side by side with quite a few settlements of Syange. Leaving the Marshyangadi river, we ascend uphill to reach a small community of Jagat.

Leaving Jagat behind, we will walk for approximately 5 hours to reach Dharapani. Commencing on our trek, we start off with the downhill walk to the Marshyangdi River and then hike through a verdant forest. The trekking route to Dharapani offers an attention-grabbing view of lofty Himalayan ranges. Enjoying the beautiful scenery, we continue our hike on a slippery trail to Sattale.

Beyond Sattale the trail continues on the cliffside until we arrive at Tal Beshi. Walking on a zigzag path on a steep uphill for 20 minutes will takes you to the small settlement of Tal (1700 m). This amazing village offers you the beautiful scenery of several waterfalls in and around the area.

Hiking out of this village after lunch, we take a gentle walk on the straight path to reach the Karte (1900 m) and then continue to Dharapani on the flat motorable road. Dharapani is the junction point Manaslu circuit trek and Annapurna circuit trek.

Today is the interesting part of the trek as the hike brings some spectacular views of the mountains massif. The trek today begins with a heavenly sunrise view over the high hills. After enjoying the sunrise, we will begin our morning walk through a densely wooded area of oak and pine. While walking at a slow pace through the forest you will also be accompanied by the south face of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m).

After a short walk, the eye-catching view of the Annapurna II also becomes visible. As we are moving towards the high altitude, we will take a slow pace and enough resting time to adjust to the high altitude surrounding. Easy ascend with a slow pace give us ample time to acclimatize along with enjoy the majestic views of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After a while of walking and observing the ever-changing landscape, we will reach the district headquarter of Manang District- Chame. Chame is a wonderful village lying on the shore of the river. Once we reach Chame, we will have enough time to explore this beautiful settlement.

The trek today will take us to the elevation of 3,300 meters above sea level. As we ascend towards the high altitude today, you will see the change in landscapes. We will start our morning hike today, passing through an alpine forest to reach a deserted village of Bhartang. From here we will follow the flat trail on a narrow hillside until we ascend a steep long journey through the forest. As we get out of the forest, the views of the mountains slowly appear, and also the path widens.

As you hike closer to the destination, you will have some magnificent views of the giant peaks of Annapurna and Pisang Peak. Traversing the trail for a couple of hours gives you a beautiful walking experience until you reach the village of lower Pisang. Although we can trek up to the upper part of Pisang, it will be a bit rough for us so, we will spend the night at the lower part.

The hike today enters the beautiful Manang Valley. Today, we will take a longer and more beautiful route than the shorter and more dangerous route to Manang. The route passes through Upper Pisang via Geru village. Hiking on this trail brings you some spectacular views of the Himalayas. Beginning our hike from Pisang, we climb on an uphill trail for half an hour for reaching the top. Once we reach the top, we will stop at the ridge to get our first view of Manang Valley. Climbing downhill and then walk-in upstream all along the Marshyangdi River reaches Julu Village. 

Today we will take a day off from our hiking schedule to acclimatize and make ourselves ready to go further up in the high-altitude region. On this acclimatization day, we will all spend the whole day resting and exploring the village. Exploring the village area and interacting with the local individuals provides you a better glimpse of the local lifestyle of Nepalese people. You could also enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho, throughout the day.

Today we will leave the classic Annapurna Circuit trek and walk towards the Chulu East Base Camp. We will begin our hike for the day with a walk through vertical grazing land to a vacant set where the pasture fuses with a rock. A slow ascend uphill accompanied by magnificent views of the pristine snow-topped Himalayas ranges reaches Chulu East Base Camp. Chulu East Base Camp is flanked by the Far East and East Peaks of Chulu. Reaching the Base Camp, you will be spellbound seeing the magnificent views of the Annapurna Himalayan Range standing so close to you.

Today is the most challenging part of the trek as the hike today follows the snow slopes. We start our morning walk with a decent uphill climb towards the north. During our uphill climb, we will follow the Chegaji River. After a while of an exhausting uphill climb, we arrive at moraines beneath the col.

We then walk on snowy slopes in order to reach the High Camp. You need to place your footstep very carefully as the trail is slippery. As we are at high altitude, a small mistake can bring serious injury and may cost your life as well. After a slow and easy walk on a snowy slope, we reach the Chulu East High Camp. Reaching here gives you the feeling of reaching the apex of the world. As we reach the High Camp, we will rest at the camp to rest for acclimatization.

Another day to rest. Today we will rest and acclimatize at the high camp. As we are at a high altitude, taking a break helps you to adjust to the climate of increasing altitude. Taking a day to acclimatize while going on a trip to a higher altitude minimizes the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well.

During our rest time at High Camp, our guide will help you to explore the area. In the meantime, our crew members will fix the ropes where needed and make everything ready to summit the Chulu East Peak, the next day.

After a long and tiring hike, the day to summit the glorious Chulu East Peak has finally arrived. On this main day, the summit push trek begins in pre-dawn. On this significant day of summiting the Chulu East Peak, we begin our morning walk on the snow ridge which is quite challenging. At some points, we may have to use the climbing gears.

Once we summit Chulu East Peak you can witness the great panoramic vistas of the adjacent snow-topped mountains. You can also view the breathtaking landscape of the valley below. We will rest for a while here enjoying the summit view and taking photographs. After a short rest, we will climb down to the high camp where we will take a short rest and have our share of celebrating this glorious victory. After rest and packing things up, we descend to the base camp.

After a successful summit of the Chulu East Peak and spending overnight at the base camp, today we retrace our trail back to Julu. From Base Camp about 5 hours of downhill walk reaches Julu. Once we reach Julu we will celebrate our successful summit of the Chulu East peak.

After having breakfast in Julu, we will start our hike to the beautiful village of Manang. This village seems like a piece of heaven on earth. Beginning our trek, we hike on a gentle trail observing the majestic views of high snow-topped peaks. Along the trail, you can also observe the stunning perspective of the valleys, Humde town with its short airstrip, and the considerable peak of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, and on the privilege Chulu east, on the back Pisang top. Along the way, we can also visit the Bearge Monastery- the largest monastery in the region. A great mixture of nature and spirituality will make our walk a wonderful one.

Continuing our hike, we will pass through several wonderful villages before we reach the biggest village in the region, Manang. This village is also the headquarters of headquarter of Manang district. Manang with its partnership with Mustang is the driest valley in the country.

This is the short day walk to Yak Kharka which lasts for 4 hours. However, the four hours walk on high altitude trail will give you enough challenges to traverse the high-altitude trail. Moving out of Manang village, our trail crosses a stream, climbs to the village of Tenki, and then climbs out of the Marshyangdi valley to reach the valley of Jarsang Khola.

From here our trail follows northward valleys passing through a few pastures, and a scrub of juniper trees. Walking furthermore, the trail passes through the small village of Ghunsa. Crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, the trails pass the ancient old Mani wall before reaching the small village of Yak Kharka. This village is a small settlement established as a stopover place for the Annapurna Circuit trekkers.

Another short yet spectacular trekking day today takes us to Thorong Phedi nestled at the bottom of Thorong La pass. During the hike to the beautiful village of Thorong Phedi, you will be rewarded with stunning views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, and Mt. Khatungkan. Starting our walk early morning, we will walk on a steep trail before ascending up to the river. We will walk at a slow pace enjoying the glimpses of sunrise over the mountains. Crossing the river our trek ascends further uphill and passes through a towering cliff eventually reaching Thorong Phedi. Thorong Phedi is the last village of the region before Throng La. 

Today is a big day for all of us. Today, we climb the Thorung La Pass towering up to the height of 5416 meters. Wake up early to climb out steeply to the first settlement of High Camp. The camp is made on the hill of the Thorung La. After a few hours, we will arrive at the top of the Thorung La. The pass lies above 5416 meters in the Damodar Himal. Prayer flags, memorials, and a tea house comprise the top. The top offers us great views of the surrounding peaks of Annapurna and Gangapurna.

After a while, we follow a steep path down to the sacred land of Muktinath. The place is also known to many as the Mukti Kshetra, the land of salvation. Bathe in the 108 waterspouts present in the Muktinath and also enjoy the never-ending flame in front of the temple. Enjoy the cool and dry weather of the Muktinath(3,800 meters) for the day. 

An easy trekking day today as we visit the Jwala Mai Temple and Mharme Lha Khang in the morning. After breakfast, we will trek downhill and get to the Kagbeni village of Mustang district. Visit Dhumba Lake before finally arriving at the village of Jomsom. Jomsom(2,715 meters) is a famous destination for apple lovers. Jomsom and Marpha are similar villages, so we could stay wherever we want to. The villages are the apple capital of Nepal. We can also try out a local apple brandy called Marpha.

Enjoying the view for one last time we will board a morning flight from the Jomsom airstrip. Flying southward we pass through several gigantic snow-capped mountains. The 20 minutes mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara will be an incredible memory you won’t forget for lifelong.

Once we land at the beautiful lake city Pokhara, we will have leisure time for the day. You are on your own here. You can either stay in your luxurious hotel room or go to explore the town of Pokhara. Here, you can find massage to relieve the tiredness or just walk around the side of the peaceful lake enjoying the magnificent scenery of Mt Fishtail mirroring the divine Phewa Lake.

You might also go for adventurous activities such as paragliding, zip flying, bungee jumping, and many more.

We take a drive back to Kathmandu via the same highway we took earlier to go there. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

You will have the full day to rest and acclimatize or explore the valley before we join you for the farewell dinner. Walking around the streets of Kathmandu; souvenir shopping; finding a massage or relaxing at the hotel can be easy ways to spend time.

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks will drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long.

    We hope that you enjoyed the Chulu East Peak Climbing and hope to see you for another adventure soon. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts of Nepal.

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • Tented accommodation during the climb
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek and climb
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
    • Down jacket  (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Himalayan Scenery’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking maps
    • All necessary paperwork; trekking permits and Peak climbing permit
    • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
    • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
    • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
    • All government and local taxes

    Excluded

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu 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 also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet,  laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Personal climbing equipment
    • Personal climbing guide if requested
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
    • Tips for guides and porters

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes to the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that, the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to resulting circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation on Chulu East Peak Climbing

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door. So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    On the expedition Journey to Mt. Chulu East Peak Climbing, we provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your journey to Chulu East Peak, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket.

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages

    All the food and Beverages included on the package to Chulu East Peak Climbing are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Upon your arrival at Kathmandu after the successful climbing, we will provide a farewell dinner consisting of authentic Nepalese cuisines.

    Transportation

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. We likewise provide the Tourist Bust or private vehicle transportation to Jagat for your journey and a return flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    Luggage and Backpack

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek. Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

    Leaders and Staff Management

    Climbing Leader and Staff Management are one of the most critical parts of the Expedition journey determining the success, enjoyability, and memorability of the trip. A highly experienced, skilled, and courteous climbing leader will make the expedition journey smooth and easy. At Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, all the expedition crew members along with the climbing leader are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s).

    Personnel Expenses

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Chulu East Peak Climbing package. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10%of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.

    Additional Information

    Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at +977 – 1 – 4438648 or +977 – 9851083619. We are available on Viber and WhatsApp.

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