The Chulu-East (5416m.) is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Chulu-East is situated above the Manang Valley. Chulu East Peak Climbing serves trekkers with the astonishing views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manasalu, Tilicho and Gangapurna.
In addition to Chulu-East, Thorang-La Pass, Muktinath and Tatopani are also the attractions of this trek.
Passing through the Thorang-La Pass, that lies in the Annapurna trekking region is a strenuous job. The trail is quite easy when the weather conditions are good. However, the major challenge in this trek is altitude sickness.
The Muktinath Temple lies at the base of Thorang-La Pass. The temple is widely known as the place of liberation. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus as well as for the Tibetan Buddhists.
Next in route is Tatopani where the hot water flows from the spring. Huge numbers of people stop here to take bath in the spring.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu withy optional tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Trek to Dharapani 1,943m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chame 2,720 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: At Pisang rest day for acclimatization with short hike.
Day 07: Trek to Julu village 3,900m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp at 5,300m – 04 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp and preparation for the climb.
Day 10: Climb of Chulu East peak and return to base camp.
Day 11: Spare and Contingency day in case unfavorable bad weather conditions.
Day 12: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210 m – 04 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Cross Thorang La 5,416 m / 17,769 ft and trek to Muktinath 3,800m-06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Marpha 2,670 m via Jomsom – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lete 2,400 m – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Tatopani (hot-spring) 1,190 m – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 m – 04 hrs.
Day 20: Hike to Poon Hill and continue trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440 m – 05 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Nayapul / Bhirethati 1, 000 m and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 22: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 23: In Kathmandu with free day for optional tour at places of interest.
Day 24: International departure for home ward bound.
ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Chulu East Peak Climbing.
Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Chulu East Peak Climbing trek and climb with optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.
Day 03: Drive to Dharapani 1,943 m via Syange 1,140 m via Besisar - 07 hrs.
Starting wonderful Chulu East Peak Climbing with an interesting drive towards Nepal mid west, leading to Besisar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue drive on dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marshyangdi River upstream.
Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village, and then drive climb on leaving Marshyangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.
After Jagat drive leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marshyangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.
As the journey continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another hour leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village.
Dharapani a nice village located on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.
Day 04: Trek to Chame 2,720m - 05 hrs.
After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagarchap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of
Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.
Day 05: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.
Day 06: Acclimatization day at Pisang with short hikes
A necessary rest day at Pisang around scenic Manang valley for acclimatization before reaching higher areas and climb of Chulu East Peak, in Pisang village take a short hike around high villages, situated on windswept valley by the bank of Marshyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier.
Day 07: Trek to Julu village 3,900 m - 06 hrs.
From Pisang village our route diverts from main Annapurna circuit trail leading to a steep climb above Marshyangdi River, walk offers impressive views of mountains on this high trail above Nagawa village, and then continues towards North into high and dry country to reach at Julu, a small village for overnight with our camping facilities for this adventure.
Day 08: Trek to Chulu Base Camp at 5,300m.
After an overnight at Julu, morning walk leads to high and dry terrain with views of Chulu’s and Annapurna, including Damodar mountains, climb leads to some gradual section towards high ridge of Chulu East and Far East Peaks. After few hours of tough walk reaching a rocky moraine beneath our overnight camp, a perfect spot on grazing field to set our base camp and starting point for the climb to Chulu East Peak summit.
Day 09: Rest day at Base Camp.
An important with one more day before the climb, where proper acclimatization as well to check the climbing gear for the climb, here our guide will make sure that everyone is in top physical condition for next morning climb. At base camp our guide will provide information for the climb including use of equipment for Chulu East Peak Climbing.
Day 10: Climb of Chulu East Peak and descend to Base Camp.
The highlight and goal of the adventure starting early morning and then climb over snow slope can be quite steep with technical difficulties in few sections on reaching the summit; our guide will provide full support fixing ropes where necessary to make successful climb.
After a final bid to the summit top feeling high on top of the world, gaining wonderful experience of life time adventure overlooking fantastic views of mountains, and then descend on the same route safely back to base camp.
Chulu East Peak highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya at 6,584 m / 21,727 ft high, with fantastic view of Damodar Himal and northern Annapurna Himalayan range, Chulu with its group of peaks includes Chulu West- Mid Chulu - Far East Chulu and Western Chulu.
Day 11: Spare and Contingency day in case unfavorable bad weather conditions.
A spare extra day as contingency, in case of bad and unfavorable weather, which happens occasionally around high Himalaya, if all goes well according to our itinerary using this spare day on route to Jomsom with short day enjoying beautiful views along the walks.
Day 12: Trek to Manang Village 3,540 m - 05 hrs.
From Chulu East base camp downhill walk for short while and into tree lines of pines and rhododendron to reach a small ridge with amazing views of beautiful Manang valley and mountains.
After enjoying rest with the views walk downhill to Hongde village with a small airstrip , from here on tree lines fades to barren and arid dry terrain.
Trek with super views to Manang, on route visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics and then an hour walk brings at Manang village for overnight stop. Afternoon at leisure for short walk or just relax and enjoy the views of close snow-capped peaks.
Around Manang villages houses are built in traditional Tibetan style and origin as Manang people with strong Tibetan influence including culture-Buddhist religion and way of life.
Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.
Day 13: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210 m - 04 hrs.
After overnight in Manang, morning walk past Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.
Day 14: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.
Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.
Day 15: Cross Thorang La 5,416m | 17,769 ft and trek to Muktinath 3,800 m - 06 hrs.
Our big day of this awesome adventure, after early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on steep winding path to reach Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.
Highest point of the adventure with views of snowcapped peaks, and then with long descends to reach at holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area.
On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, a scenic holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath means ‘Nirvana or Liberation’.
Day 16: Trek to Marpha 2, 670 via Jomsom 2, 715 m - 06 hours.
After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with moderate walks all the way with a big drop of 1,200m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, where our pleasant walk leads you to near Kagbeni village the gateway to Upper Mustang and to Tibet border, an interesting place of Tibetan origin and culture.
Morning walks lead around Kaligandaki river valley, and then to Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang area with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.
After Jomsom walk to Marpha, one of the most charming villages of white painted houses with neat paved streets and well kept lodges. At Marpha celebrate with local apple products cider, brandy and juice this area from Kagbeni to Larjung is famous for delicious apples.
Day 17: Trek to Lete 2,480m - 06 hrs.
From Marpha onward, walk is enjoyable following Kaligandaki river downstream with views of Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri walk to Larjung village, after few hours walk getting back into tree lines of pine, oaks and rhododendron forest and then reaching at Kalapani village, another lovely village with grand views of Mt. Annapurna I, Nilgiris and Dhaulagiri, a short downhill brings at Lete village for overnight stop.
Day 18: Trek to Tatopani 1,190m - 06 hrs.
Walk from Kalapani and Lete onward leads to dramatic change in vegetation and climate, as walk leads between two giant peaks of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna forming world deepest gorge. The first two hours of trek leads through Ghasa village with view of snow capped peaks into forest.
After Ghasa a southern end of Mustang area mostly dominated by Thakali people ethnic tribe till Tatopani village.
This pleasant walk continues leading back to paddy fields in warm sub-tropical climate to Tatopani passing beautiful waterfalls of Rupsi. Tatopani (Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.
Day 19: Trek to Ghorepani 2,750 m - 06 hrs.
After a refreshing and pleasant time at Tatopani, morning walks leads on winding trail for an hour, our route diverts heading uphill with steep climb then with gradual up all the way through dense forest to reach at Sikha a large Poon / Magar village full of cultivated neat terraces growing wheat, barley and
millets, here with time to enjoy the views of Dhaulagiri mountain range.
From this traditional Poon / Magar village heading up past serene and cool forested areas with farm fields of Chitre village and then an hour climb to Ghorepani village with fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna South with Vara-Shikar known as Annapurna Fang.
Ghorepani famous and popular for hike to Poon Hill a view point offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.
Day 20: Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,500m - 05 hrs.
Morning an hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m for fabulous sunrise views over array of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.
From here walk through lovely rhododendron forest, and then with long descend from Ulleri village to Tirkhedhunga for last overnight stop in the hills of Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 21: Trek to Nayapul / Bhirethati 1,000 m and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
After a pleasant stop with overnight at Tirkhedhunga with the sound of marvelous cascading waterfalls, our last day of this great adventure leads you to much warmer areas of rice fields and terraces overlooking magnificent views of massive Himalayan range of mountains, an hour walk downhill to Bhirethati village and at Nayapul on the road head of Baglung-Pokhara, after getting into a vehicles few hour drive brings you beautiful and scenic Pokhara after a great and wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to bus or other smaller vehicle for scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads towards farm villages and towns and driving along the Marysangdi and Trisuli River toward Mugling Bazaar, and then after an interesting 5-6 hours journey reaching at hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.
(By Air options of 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu)
Day 23: In Kathmandu with free day for optional tour at places of interest.
After a long journey on the high mountains of Annapurna Himalaya, a rest day in Kathmandu for individual activities or book for another sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 24: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Chulu East Peak Climbing with Annapurna Circuit Trek.
- Airport pickups and drops
- Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
- A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
- Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
- Tea House accommodation during the trek
- Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
- Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
- Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
- Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
- Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
- Farwell dinner
- First Aid Medical Kit box
- Trekking Map
- Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
- All local and governmental taxes
- International air fare
- City sights entrance fees.
- Bar bills & personal expenses.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
- Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
- Personal clothing & gears.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.
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Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.
Tailor Made Trip
Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.