Chulu East Peak Climbing

Duration:
19 Days 18 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Annapurna
Grade:
Difficult
Highest Altitude:
6584 m
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Description

Among the Chulu range, the Chulu East Peak has garnered quite a bit of attention in recent years. Its popularity lies in the fact that it is comparatively easier than its counterpart the Chulu West peak. Residing in the northern parts of Manang, the Chulu east peak can be easily mounted by those who don’t have prior climbing experience. This amazing Chulu East Peak Climbing journey leads you through the dry trails of Manang and finally into the icy summit of the Chulu East peak where you get to witness the full glory of the Himalayas.

The trip is 19 days long and the first day is your arrival at Kathmandu. After meeting the company staffs and guides, you head to Jagat via the Prithivi Highway. From Jagat, you start your trek through various beautiful and rustic villages. Walk along the Marsayangdi river banks to reach Dharapani and after spending some time in the Tibetan settlement of Bagarchhap, we arrive at the headquarters of Manang, Chame. The route to lower Pisang gives you a display of Swarga Dwari and many pine forests. Proceed to Ngawal by traversing a Gurung village Humde. The barren lands take us to the grazing land of Yak Kharka. The rocky land now gives way to snowy and slippery track as we head to the Chulu East base camp. From here, we now head to the high camp and from here, we climb the summit of the Chulu east peak. The peak provides an amazing display of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and Tilicho peak. After conquering the summit, fall back to the base camp and descend to Manang. Visit the Gangapurna Lake and head to Ledar. The road takes you to the Thorung High Camp via the Thorung Phedi. From the high camp, we move to Muktinath by crossing the Thorung La Pass. The pass provides amazing views of the Kaligandaki valley and the neighboring environment. From the pass, we head to Muktinath and spend some time praying in the temple premises. Take part in the morning ritual and trek to Jomsom. Shop for some apples there and then catch a flight that leads to Pokhara and ultimately to Kathmandu where this trip will end.

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Trip Facts
Geography : Mountain and Hills
Location : Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Lamjung
Level of Difficulty : Difficult
Duration of Trek : 19 days
Max Altitude : 6,584m
Religions : Buddhism
Ethnic People : Gurung, Thakali, Chhetri
Accommodation : Hotel, lodge, camp
Transportation : Private vehicle (4WD), tourist bus, flight
Minimum Pax : 1 person

Trip highlights
• Climbing the summit of the Chulu East Peak and observing the beautiful mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche
• Visiting the holy Muktinath temple and taking part in its culture and exploring the nearby cave
• Exploring the major landmarks of Jomsom and Pokhara which include Dhumba Lake, Fewa Lake, and World peace Pagoda

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
The first day of the trip starts with your arrival at Kathmandu. At Tribhuvan International Airport, our company’s representative will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You refresh and relax at hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat 1300m by 4WD private vehicle | 7-8 hrs.
After an early breakfast, you head to Prithivi Highway and drive along the Trishuli River. En route, you admire the scenic hill landscapes and pass by villages with thriving markets. Then you rest at Dumre and take the Besisahar-Chame Highway. You cross beautiful villages and stop at Besisahar for lunch. Then you head further north and stop at Jagat. This is a lively settlement with many teahouses and lodges. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Jagat.

Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani 1860m | 5 hrs.
After breakfast, you start your trek and follow the trail that runs along the Marsayangdi River. The road is amazing with views of green hills and spiraling streams. You rest at Tal, a beautiful small Gurung village and resume the trek along the Marsayangdi river bank. You see many waterfalls and streams, which are refreshing scenes. Then you reach Dharapani which has access to motor roads. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Dharapani.

Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame 2670m | 5-6 hrs.
You start your trek after having your breakfast. You ascend to higher landscapes and begin to see mountains like Annapurna and Lamjung. We shall move through Tibetan settlements like Danakyu and Bagarchhap. A steep climb on the rocky trails takes us to Timang. Battle through the dense jungles and arrive at Koto, From Koto, a short walk takes us to Chame. It is the headquarters of Manang district. This town provides an excellent view of the Annapurna massif. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Chame.

Day 05: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang 3200m | 5-6 hrs.
You have your breakfast and hit the trail that leads to Pisang. After crossing dense forests, you come across a path that cuts through a giant rock. Then you get to see Swarga Dwari or “Heaven’s Gate” as per the local people’s beliefs. We will also need to walk on the banks of the Marsayangdi River and traverse along with pine forests at Telekhu. As you come near Pisang, the landscape starts to get barren. You stay at a lodge at Lower Pisang and explore the monasteries before dinner. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Pisang.

Day 06: Trek from Lower Pisang to Ngawal 3660m | 5 hrs.
You have your breakfast and take the trail that leads you to Ngawal. You ascend many beautiful villages like Ghyaru and Humde. The trail goes along the banks of the Marsayangdi River and from Humde, you cross the river and head north. After walking through dense forest, you descend to Ngawal, a small village for an overnight stay, you can explore the village and enjoy the scenic views of the Annapurna range and the neighboring mountains. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Ngawal.

Day 07: Trek from Ngawal to Yak Kharka 4300m | 4-5 hrs.
After breakfast, you start your trek and hit the trail that leads to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a grazing ground which is used for herding sheep and cattle. The walk leads us through the lush forests of Humde and the descending trail later takes us to Manang which is the biggest town of this region. Then you continue to ascend through barren terrain to reach Yak Kharka. Overnight tented in Yak Kharka.

Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp 4500m | 6-7 hrs.
Today, you have an early breakfast and head towards the Chulu East Base Camp. The trail steeply ascends and is filled with moraines and rugged cliffs. Some parts of the trail get difficult so you need to follow your guide cautiously. After a strenuous climb, you reach the base camp from where you can admire the picturesque views of Annapurna. Overnight tented in Chulu East Base Camp.

Day 09: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp 5400m | 5-6 hrs.
Today, you ascend to High Camp, as it will be easier to climb from there. The path gets dangerous with each climb. The trail is filled with moraines and you even see glaciers. Once you reach the camp, you set up camp for an overnight stay and the guides will do last-minute preparations for the summit. You see spectacular views of the Chulu Peak from here. Overnight at Tented in High Camp.

Day 10: Summit Chulu East Peak 6584m and back to Base Camp 4500m
You wake up at dawn and start to climb to the top of the Chulu East Peak. You need to follow your guides, as the path is very steep and slippery. Once you reach the top you can get panoramic views of Annapurna massif, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Chulu West and many more. You get the view and after clicking some photos, you return to base camp before the weather gets worse. Overnight stay at tented in base camp.

Day 11: Contingency Day
The weather at the Himalayas can get very erratic with every meter of descending, so this day is separated if you encounter such weather during this trip. The strong winds can be problematic so you need to avoid it. You can start the summit after the weather gets stable. If there are no such situations, then the trip proceeds as usual.

Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Manang 3540m | 4-5 hrs.
You pack your stuff and descend back to Manang via the trail, which you took to reach the base camp. Once you reach Manang, you go to the lodge and refresh. You have free before dinner so you can explore the town. You can visit the Gangapurna Lake and nearby monasteries to observe the daily life of monks. You can also explore the markets filled with teahouses and discover the heartwarming hospitality of the Manang people. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Manang.

Day 13: Trek from Manang to Ledar 4200m | 4-5 hrs.
You have your breakfast and start the trek to Ledar. The trail goes along the banks of the Marsayangdi River. Then you cross the river and head north. As you ascend the landscape starts to get barren. The trail goes flat until you reach Yak Kharka. There you can see yaks, Himalayans goats and even Thar if you are lucky. After Yak Kharka, you reach Ledar. This small settlement resides in the Marsayangdi valley. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Ledar.

Day 14: Trek from Ledar to Thorung High Camp 4833m | 4 hrs.
You have your breakfast and start your trek towards the Thorung High Camp. The trail gently ascends through the barren landscape. You see amazing views of the mountains and can see snow at some parts of the trail. You ascend to Thorung Phedi through the banks of Kone River. After reaching the Phedi, Thorung High Camp is the next stop. The Thorung High Camp is decorated with numerous colorful camps. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Thorung High Camp.

Day 15: Trek from Thorung High Camp to Muktinath 3760m via Thorung La Pass 5416m | 7-8 hrs.
You have an early breakfast and head towards Thorung La Pass. After a steep climb, you reach the pass and from there you get breathtaking views of Kali Gandaki valley with the Great Barrier and Annapurna range in the background. The summit of the pass is decorated with colorful prayer flags. After savoring the view, you descend to the barren terrain and after passing Charabu. You reach the holy abode of Muktinath during the evening. You can even take part in the evening ritual. Overnight at lodge/guesthouse in Muktinath.

Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m via Lubra 2790m | 5-6 hrs.
You wake up early to visit the sacred Muktinath Temple. After worshipping, you head to the lodge and have your breakfast. Then you start to descend to Jomsom. En route, you go uphill and reach Lubra, a Thakali village. There you have an authentic Thakali lunch and continue the trek. While descending you see amazing views of various peaks like Tukuche and Nilgiri. Overnight stay at lodge/guesthouse in Jomsom.

Day 17: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 820m | 20 mins.
We will start the morning by visiting Dhumba Lake and the leopard cave. We will learn the culture of Mustang in Mustang eco-museum. Later, we catch a flight to Pokhara. The flight provides a gorgeous display of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre. You transfer to the hotel and refresh. Then, you head for sightseeing and first visit the Phewa Lake for boating. Then, you head towards Mahendra Cave, Davis Fall, Bat Cave, and International Mountain Museum. You go to Lakeside to have farewell dinner with the guides and team that accompanied you. Overnight at hotel with breakfast in Pokhara.

Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus/6-7 hours
Early morning, you head to the bus park to board a tourist bus going to Kathmandu via Prithivi Highway. En route, you see scenic views of the hills and the roaring Trishuli River. You reach your hotel by late afternoon. You can utilize your free time by buying souvenirs or relaxing at a café or restaurant. Then you head back to the hotel to join the staffs for farewell dinner. Overnight hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Today is the last day of the trip and you depart as per your scheduled flight. Before you leave, we would like to hear about your experience with this trip. Our staffs will make sure that you have all your belongings and drop you off on time. We wish you a safe flight and thank you for choosing Alpine Adventure Team.

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Cost Details

Our Peak Climbing Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 3 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Round trip flight ticket from Jomsom-Pokhara and airport tax.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tented camp during the climbing period.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their foods, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* Chulu East Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit.
* Climbing guide/Sherpa equipment charge.
* Camping Equipment (Tents, Mattress and kitchen utensils) during climbing period.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Peak Package Cost does not include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters……

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