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Chulu East Peak Climbing

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  • Destination: The Annapurna
  • Group Size: 2 – 12
  • Maximum altitude: 6564m
  • Best Season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
  • Grade Info: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Bus/ Jeep
  • Total Days: 20 Days
  • Walking Hour: 6 to 7 hrs

Chulu East Peak forms an integral part of Manang Himal combining with Chulu West Peaks, which ultimately combined with Damodar Himal. Chulu East Peak is bounded by the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La to the south, Kali Gandaki to the west and Parchekya La (5,447m) to the north. Chulu East Peak which stands at the elevation of 6,584m is relatively a smaller climbing peak that lies south east of Chulu West. The Chulu East Peak offers amazing scenery of different mountains of Nepal Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Mt. Manaslu and many more. Chulu East climbing is technically difficult for the new climbers. Hence, the climbers must be familiar with the use of climbing equipment like crampons, ice axe, climbing ropes and tying knots.

We begin our climbing tour to Chulu East Peak from Kathmandu to Besisahar and trek the common trial that leads to Annapurna Circuit Trek and reach Chulu East Peak within a week. The diversity of greenery along the trail of this Annapurna Region until arriving at the Chulu East Peak are unimaginable. Along the way we plan to climb moderate snow and ice over 6000m along with Chulu Peak. After successfully ascending the Chulu peak we make our way to Throng La Pass at an elevation of 5000m; then the trail follows down to the spectacular pilgrimage site, Muktinath. The following day we begin our downward trek to Jomsom for the interpid 20 minutes flight back to Pokhara.

We offers full board bundle for this Chulu East Peak moving as an exceptional exploit incorporating climbing permit from NMA and all other essential logistics. Our administration includes the best maps of climbing route, hygienic food prepared by our experienced cooks, experienced and expert climbing guides, well managed settlement and sage tours to Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley.

A climb of Peaks like Chulu East and Chulu West combined with Annapurna Circuit trek around the Annapurna region make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing.

Trip Highlights:

The eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. The south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m).

20 Days Chulu East Peak Climbing Altitude Chart

20 Days Chulu East Peak Climbing Altitude Chart

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Besi Sahar [820m] [drive approx 6 hours]

Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda [1310m; 6 hrs trek]

Day 03: Trek to Jagat [1290m; 4/5 hrs trek]

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani [1920m; 7 hrs trek]

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame [2,650 m; 5/6 hrs trek]

Day 06: Chame to Pisang [3200m; 5/6 hrs trek]

Day 07: Pisang to Julu [3500m; 5 hrs trek]

Day 08: Rest Day

Day 09: Julu to Yak Kharka [ 3,750 m]

Day 10: Trek to Base Camp [4,600 m; 5hrs trek]

Day 11: Rest Day

Day 12: Trek to High Camp [5,343 m; 3/4 hrs trek]

Day 13: Chulu East Peak [6,584 m; 8/9 hrs trek]

Day 14: Chulu East High Camp [5,343 m; 3/4 hrs trek]

Day 15: Trek to Base Camp [4,600 m; 5hrs trek]

Day 16: Trek to Manang [3,511 m; 6/7 hrs trek]

Day 17: Trek to Thorung Phedi [ 4,545 m; 6/7 hrs trek]

Day 18: Trek to  Thorung La - Muktinath [3,694 m; 7/9 hrs trek]

Day 19: Muktinath to Jomsom [ 2,750 m; 5 hrs trek]

Day 20: Jomson to Pokhara [900m; 20 mins flight]

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Besi Sahar [820m] [drive approx 6 hours]

Trail along the canal on the outskirts of the village before descending the narrow path to the Pam Khola. After crossing the stream, we ascend towards the village of Denauti, which will be your first experience with authentic Nepali villag. The route continues along the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola, passing through paddy fields and subtropical forests.

Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda [1310m]

Continue through the Marsyangdi Valley, we get our first views of the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. breathtaking view of Manaslu and picturesque cascading waterfalls. Trail continues uphill, we pass Ngadi village. Before passing through the challenging trails to Bahundanda.

Day 03: Trek to Jagat [1290m]

Through the rice fields, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then rises again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Hani Gaon. Ahead, the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape. We follow the winding mountain path through Syange along a relaxing river.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani [1920m]

The trail from Jagat descends until it reaches the river and then continues through a charmingly lush forest. Further ascent leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. Along the way Chyamje comes into vies amidst the towering Annapurna mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge, we continue our climb towards the challenging path to Sattale. After treading along a succession of rock-laden trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank passing through Tal as the trail becomes increasing difficult and narrow.

Day 05: Dharapani to Chame

An uphill journey takes us to the village of Chame known for its hospitality and spectacular views. This will be your first chance to take in panoramic vies of Annapurna II, III and Lamjung Himal

Day 06: Chame to Pisang

From Chame to altitudes over 3000 meters. You will notice the surrounding changing as natural trees and plants become more scarce as the terrain begins to shift to a drier more desert like environment.

Day 07: Pisang to Julu

Continue the mail trail leading to the Chegaji Khola Valley on the way to the Chulu East Base Camp. We will continue uphill through a juniper and pine forest before reaching the area known as Julu.

Day 08: Rest Day

Acclimation day where you are free to relax with the locals or take a few short hikes to admire the local scenery and learn more about the lifestyle, economy, culture etc of the local people.

Day 09: Julu to Yak Kharka

The trail moves across the Cheggi Khola River before gradual rising to a peaceful apple field known for its stone huts and scenic vantage points. Continue past a powerful waterfall fed from a tall cliff in the distance before arriving in a small meadow used to feed local goats and yaks. Finally, we arrive in Yak Kharka where we will make camp near a stunning ridge offering views of the powerful mountains looming over the valley

Day 10: Trek to Base Camp

After enjoying a refreshing morning sunrise view, we continue along the winding trail before the meadow meets a large rock formation. We will camp near a stunning viewpoint offering views of the Annapurna giants towering over the clouds.

Day 11: Rest Day

Today we take a full day rest to adjust to high altitude. You have a free day to relax, chat with locals, prepare your equipment for the following day or take a few short hikes to enjoy the local scenery.

Day 12: Trek to High Camp

After packing and arranging our equipment, we move along the trail admiring the rapidly changing landscape as we reach higher elevations. We then continue along a steep trail leading to the strategic high camp location that will allow the best access to the peak. We will set up camp here and enjoy a timeless panoramic sunset as the mountains reflect the pinkish sunlight over the mountains.

Day 13: Chulu East Peak

The climb will take a full 2 days and we begin climbing along the glacier through slippery ice trails. We will stop at several breathtaking vantage points before reaching a glacier composed of stone steps leading the way to the top. We then continue the journey to the peak of Chulu East stopping to admire the panoramic scenery and celebrate the highlight of our trek. We then return back to high base camp for some much needed rest.

Day 14: Chulu East High Camp

We will take a hike along the glacier to reach the other side of Chulu East to ensure we have taken all the best views in the region. After stopping at the various vantage points and having lunch we will return to high base camp for the night.

Day 15: Trek to Base Camp

We will take a light day and return back down to the base camp taking plenty of time to descend safely on the slippery trail. Upon arrival at the base camp you may either rest or take a short hike to enjoy more of the local scenery.

Day 16: Trek to Manang

We will return to the orginal path leading to Manang passing through several agricultural fields taking time to stop at the Bryaga Monastery to see the daily routines of the local monks. The monastery is famous for its timeless views of the Annapurna region and we will stop to enjoy the spiritual mountain scene.

Day 17: Trek to Thorung Phedi

The trail from Letdar continues as we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi River via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank,

Day 18: Trek to Muktinath and Thorung La

We have an early start today for the crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp, the path is well defined. The gradient flattens after around 4 hours of steady climbing, From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below we are surrounded by the brown and purple hills of Mustang offering a once in a lifetime vantage point But the excellent views of Dhaulagiri, more then makes up for the tiring journey.

Day 19: Muktinath to Jomsom

We will head down the Kali Gandaki Gorge past the town of Kagbeni before arriving in Jomson. We will stay here for the night to learn more about the local culture and customs of the Tibetan people while exploring the peaceful town.

Day 20: Jomson to Pokhara

We will return along the short 35-minute flight route to Pokhara.

Trip Cost US$ 2650 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B.
  • One night hotel in Pokhara on B/B
  • Climbing peak permit and one climbing guide (Sherpa)
  • National Park entrance permit
  • All Airport transfers
  • All Meals during the trek and camping.
  • Accommodation in lodge during the trek, basic camping arrangement during climbing.
  • Porters to carry member baggage 15 kg per person.
  • Accident insurance for staffs.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen.
  • Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Extra night hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (available as per your choice)
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees. Click here for more details.


Subash KC

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Mr. Subash K.C ventured into the tourism industry after completing his studies in Management Stream in 2001 at Tribhuvan University. Mr. K.C, born and brought up in the Lalitpur district, is keenly interested in exploring the different trekking routes. Getting the opportunity to work in the tourism industry helped him gather insights about trekking across Nepal. In addition, he also learned about customer care and group management.
By leading solo and group trekkers himself, he started collecting data about many trekking destinations in Nepal. He creates an enriching experience for national and international travelers through exceptional hospitality.

Apart from managing trekking and tours, Mr K.C also handles client inquiries, accommodation reservations, arrangements of transportation and flights, and other logistics. Recognizing the importance of personalized service, he proactively takes care of clients' needs and requirements. He is fluent in English and excels in organizing treks, tours, and adventure sports in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan.

He is highly committed to promoting responsible tourism and prioritizes client satisfaction by providing top-notch service through his well-organized company. He believes that through responsible traveling, we can protect the natural environment and promote sustainability. He has expanded his knowledge by traveling to various countries worldwide, such as India, Bhutan, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Thailand, China, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, USA, Japan, UK, Canada etc and is passionate about exploring more destinations.

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