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$2489 per person
Duration
19 Days
Travellers
20+

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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

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.

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Departure Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Price includes
  • Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with on the second last day.
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Go for Nepal duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Three nights standard twin sharing accommodation in a three-star level hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 nights)
  • Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
Price does not include
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
  • Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Thief or Damage and personal effects
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
  • Day 15
  • Day 16
  • Day 17
  • Day 18
  • Day 19
Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu 1,334m, transfer to hotel.

Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, where one of our team members will welcome you and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and explore around. In the evening, you will have a welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals Included: welcome dinner only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu preparation for Chulu East Peak Climbing.

Today, you will prepare for the trip. Meet with your guide. He will brief you about the trip and go through the gears gradually. You will be informed about the trek and the region you will be traveling. If there will be a problem with equipment then you will do some shopping as well.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar (823 m); 5/6 hrs.

Drive to Besi Shahar, the starting point of the trek. The drive will be following the Trishuli river and present you with the gorgeous scenery.  

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 04

Drive to Chame (2,713 m); 6 hrs.

Today, the drive will continue towards Chame. On the way, you will pass by Dharapani before reaching Chame.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05

Trek to Upper Pisang (3,250 m); 6 hrs.

The trek begins with a narrow path that further goes through dense pine forests. You will come across a huge rock face rising 1,500 meters from the river. The trail then moves towards Upper Pisang while presenting superb views of the Himalayan mountains.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06

Acclimatization day.

Today is your rest day at Upper Pisang. You will explore around and go on short excursions. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07

Trek to Chulu Base Camp (3,910 m).

After a warm breakfast, you will move towards the Chulu Base Camp. Walking on a zigzag trail, you will reach a meadow. From here, the trail moves to the base camp from where you will get to see stunning views of the Annapurna range. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Tent
Day 08

Trek to High Camp (4,955 m).

The trail gradually ascends while presenting you the breath-taking views. Further, you will climb up on a steep trail and reach the high camp. You and your team will set up the camp and prepare for the summit. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Tent
Day 09

Rest day at High Camp.

It is your rest day the High Camp. Today, you will go on short hikes. Your team leader will also teach you basic climbing techniques that will help you in further climbing. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Tent
Day 10

Summit (6,584 m) and back to Base Camp (3,910 m).

The climbing begins early in the morning. Looking at the weather, you will slowly push towards the summit. The trail will follow slippery glaciers and stone steps. Upon reaching the top, you will move towards the other side of the Chulu East to witness the best views. After spending some time, you will descend to the base camp for a night stay.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Tent
Day 11

Chulu East Peak Base Camp trek to Manang (3,540 m).

Following the same path, you will trek back to Manang. The trail will include terraced fields and small villages. You will also visit the Bryaga monastery.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 12

Manang acclimatizing day Manang.

This day is for acclimatization. You will explore Manang today. You can go on short hikes to nearby hills or villages. From Manang, you will get to see superb views of Chulu West (6,419 m), Chulu East (6,429 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,454 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), and other mountains. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 13

Manang trek to Yak kharka (4,210 m).

Crossing a stream, you will ascend to Tenki village. The trail then moves out of Marshyangdi Valley and turns northwest towards Jarsang Khola Valley. Trekking through pastures and scrub of juniper trees, you will ascend. From Ghunsa village, you will pass by meadows and cross a river on a small wooden bridge. Further, passing by the old mani wall, you will reach Yak Kharka.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 14

Yak kharka trek to Thorong Phedi (4,640 m).

The trail today will mostly include an uphill walk to Thorong Phedi. You will cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. Further, trekking through huge cliffs, you will reach Thorang Phedi from where you will get to see impressive views of Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak, Mt. Gundang, and Mt. Khatungkan. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 15

Thorung Phedi (4,640 m) to Thorung La Pass (5,416 m) and descend to Muktinath (3,802 m).

Today, you will climb towards the challenging Thorong La Pass. You will begin walking towards the pass early in the morning. Upon reaching the pass, you will see a gorgeous landscape view. The trail then drops down to Muktinath.

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 16

Muktinath to Jomsom (2,567 m); 5/6 hrs.

The trail will mostly descend today on a windy terrain. The day will begin early in the morning with your visit to the Muktinath temple. After that, you will pass by small settlement areas and cross small streams to reach Kagbeni. Further, the trail moves along the Kaligandaki river and crossing a thrilling wooden bridge, you will walk on a lovely path filled with apple trees and reach Jomsom. 

  • Meals Included: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 17

Fly to Pokhara.

An early morning scenic flight will take you back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore around the Lakeside market. You will also do boating on the serene Fewa Lake and do shopping. 

  • Meals Included: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 18

Drive back to Kathmandu.

Today, you will fly to Kathmandu. The flight will offer you a scenic view of lush green hills, small settlements, and huge mountains on far distant. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will get moved to the hotel. Have your time for the rest of the day. In the evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized for you by the company.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
Day 19

Final departure.

As per your flight scheduled time, one of our delegates will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your next destination.

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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
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Chulu East Peak Climbing

Price
$2489 per person
Duration
19 Days
Travellers
20+

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