• Adventurous trail
  • See excellent scenery throughout the trail
  • Explore beautiful Manang and Jomsom villages
  • Experience rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals
  • Reach the top of Chulu East Peak
  • Cross challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Visit Muktinath Temple
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and many other mountains
Trip Details

If you are someone fascinated with climbing those high peaks, but have no experience and worried where to begin from then Chulu East Peak Climbing is the best option for you. Located in the Manang region, north of Marsyangdi Khola, Chulu East Peak is one of the easier peaks to climb in the Annapurna region. Our Chulu East Peak Climbing itinerary is designed by combining Annapurna Circuit Trek.

On Chulu East Peak Climbing, you will get to see surreal views of the Himalayan landscape and Himalayas. During peak climbing, you will be using several different gears. Our professional guide will help you scale this mountain. The trail is full of ascends and descends. You will be trekking through picturesque villages, fine valleys, and dense forests along with crossing streams & pass.

Chulu East Peak Climbing begins with a long scenic drive to Besi Shahar that further extends to Chame. From here, you will gradually ascend to Chulu Base Camp passing by Upper Pisang. In the next couple of days, you will reach the top of the Chulu East Peak and descend to beautiful Manang village. The trail then crosses challenging Thorong La Pass and drop down to Muktinath. You will then continue trekking towards Jomsom and fly back to Pohara.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu 1,334m, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2Kathmandu preparation for Chulu East Peak Climbing.
  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (823 m); 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 4Drive to Chame (2,713 m); 6 hrs.
  • Day 5Trek to Upper Pisang (3,250 m); 6 hrs.
  • Day 6Acclimatization day.
  • Day 7Trek to Chulu Base Camp (3,910 m).
  • Day 8Trek to High Camp (4,955 m).
  • Day 9Rest day at High Camp.
  • Day 10Summit (6,584 m) and back to Base Camp (3,910 m).
  • Day 011Chulu East Peak Base Camp trek to Manang (3,540 m).
  • Day 012Manang acclimatizing day Manang.
  • Day 013Manang trek to Yak kharka (4,210 m).
  • Day 014Yak kharka trek to Thorong Phedi (4,640 m).
  • Day 015Thorung Phedi (4,640 m) to Thorung La Pass (5,416 m) and descend to Muktinath (3,802 m).
  • Day 016Muktinath to Jomsom (2,567 m); 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 017Fly to Pokhara.
  • Day 018Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 019Final departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick + drop by private car with warm Welcome at Airport (TIA)
  • 3-night accommodation star Hotels in Kathmandu & one-night Hotel in Pokhara.
  • flight fare Jomsom/Pokhara
  • All land transportation
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide
  • Chulu East Peak Climbing permit
  • National Park Entry Permit
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three times meals and one item menu during a trekking time
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trip.
  • Experienced and qualified trekking guide, cook, Sherpa’s (assistance guide) staff and porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment, and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • All the official paperwork and all applicable government taxes
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Tour Certificate
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Client’s insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature and all bar bills
  • Expenses other than mentioned in the inclusion section above
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Thief or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

Chulu East Peak Climbing will take you to the top of Chulu East from where you will get to see spectacular views of the surrounding. From rich culture to the high pass, Chulu East Peak Climbing 21-days has got everything. If you are someone who wants to taste the real thrill and challenges of the Annapurna region then this is the perfect package for you. During the journey, you will get to witness some of the most beautiful views of nature. Similarly, high Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Ganggpurna (7,455 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Mt. Himchuli (6411 m), etc.

Chulu East Peak Climbing landmark

Chulu East Peak

Chulu East Peak is one of the major landmarks of this trip. In the span of three weeks, you will reach the top of this amazing peak.

Manang

Manang is one of the most famous places in Nepal. It is a beautiful secluded village where you can see breath-taking landscape views. There are so many things to explore and do in this village-like you can go on a short hike to Bhojo Gumba or Gangapurna Lake.

Thorong La Pass

Located at 4,420 meters, Thorong La Pass is the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. To reach the top of the pass, you have to ascend on the steep rugged trail that is challenging. From the top of the pass, you can see the most gorgeous views of the surrounding.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath temple is one of the pilgrimage sites of Hindus. Every year hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple to worship. The temple boat thousands of years old tradition and history.

Culture & Ethnic Diversity

Along with nature, you will get to witness the culture of the Thakali people, Gurung, and Magar people. Walk across the ancient settlements, where you can see traces of Tibetan culture. The journey takes you to Muktinath which is a major pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus. The trails in the trek are decorated with chortens and gumba that add a certain bit of spirituality to this climbing. You will get to learn and experience their ancient traditions, culture, and lifestyle.

Natural Aptitude

The trail to Chulu East Peak goes through tropical to alpine vegetation. Known as the paradise for stunning mountain panorama and tempting nature, the Annapurna region is home to numerous flora and fauna. Moreover, the entire region is declared as a conservation area by the government of Nepal. Trekking through lush green foothills, dense forests, and picturesque valleys, you reach the top of Chulu Peak and Thorong La Pass. Not only this, but you will also come across the deepest gorges of the world, Kali Gandaki gorge.

Chulu East Peak Climbing difficulty

Chulu East Peak Climbing is a challenging activity. The trail demands strong physical fitness and stamina. You have to walk for a minimum of 6 to 7 hours a day. If you have previous trekking experience then you can do this climbing without facing basic problems like getting tired easily, etc.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

This trek will take you around 6,000 meters, which is a very high altitude trek. And, the high altitude trek always brings chances of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) with it. It is a common illness that occurs during high elevation trekking and can be avoided by adding rest days in between the trek. Also, keep yourself hydrated can decrease the chances of AMS.

Transportation and Bag Pack

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar and then to Chame. From here, you will gradually ascend all the way up to the Chulu East Peak.

Here is the list of things that you should carry during Chulu East Peak Climbing:

  • Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Climbing Gears (rope, harness, climbing boots, ice-ax, crampons, etc)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Chulu East Peak Climbing

During Chulu East Peak Climbing, you will be staying overnight in the teahouse/tent. The rooms will have basic facilities with often common washrooms. Food will be served as per the menu of the teahouse. You can find Nepalese, continental, and western dishes on the menu. Similarly, if you are staying overnight in a camp then meals will be prepared by crew members.

Best Season to go on Chulu East Peak Climbing

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) is an ideal time of the year to go on Chulu East Peak Climbing. The stable weather and moderate climate make the views clear and climbing joyful.

Chulu East Peak Climbing cost

You can text us to know in detail about Chulu East Peak Climbing cost. The cost usually includes things like your accommodation, food, all ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and expenses of the guide & porters. There are still many things that are not included in your costs like airfare, tips, travel insurance, and personal expenses.

Miscellaneous

  • Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
  • Make sure to take out insurance
  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
  • Get a good map
  • Check your gears nicely before the starting of the trip
  • Walk slowly and safely