Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview

Chulu East  Peak climbing (6584m) is situated high above the Manang valley, the main trail to Thorong-La pass (5416m) which is offer breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. Chulu east peak first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge. This climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorong-La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. 

Chulu East  Peak climbing trek start from Khudi and trail flow Chhetaji Khola you well arrive camp Yak kharaka 4000m. From Yak Kharka to Chulu Far East base camp is very steep up above the water fall (4700m) 4 hrs you'll have lunch at base camp and you can climb Small Mountain for your good condition and return to camp. Base camp to high camp also steep up and you arrive rocky platform and there is some small lake and just near by the lake is high camp (5300m) 2.30-hrs next day early in the morning trip to Summit, beginning is rocky way and steep icy, best way we need to fix rope than you reach south west Col and right ridge goes Chulu Far East summit, and East is continues down deep snow Kharavash and then you can build the camp (I) at list 5500m camp (II) is just bow the ridge and next day early you flow the summit north ridge ridge to the Summit. you have greet view of Annapurna II, III, IV, Annapurna, Manaslu, Pisang peak, chulu west and north side Himlung Valley. This is really technical trekking peak in Nepal and at list you need 4 to 6 days climbing period from base camp. There was lot of khravash between chulu Far East and east you need lot of fix rope on till north ridge.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious heritages sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Passing through the Marsyangdi valley
  • Both mid-hills and Trans Himalayan semi-Tibetan cultural experiences
  • Summit Chulu East Peak with eye-catching views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Himal family (I,II,III,IV), Machhapuchhre Himal, Manaslu Himal, Dhaulagiri range, Dhaulagiri ice-flow, Tilicho peak, Tibetan ranges etc
  • Visit to old Buddhist monastery in Braga
  • Explore beautiful Manang Village
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • Journey through deepest gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki valley
  • Natral hot springs at Totopani
  • Magnificent Himalayan sunrise sight from the Poon hill
  • Vast range of bio-diversity on trail conserved wild life and vegetation
  • Cultural exchange with different community with majority of Gurungs, Magars, Brahmin, Ksetri and Thakali.
  • Lake valley of Pokhar

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to Adventures
Trip Duration 24 nights/25 days
Trip code NAP-CPK-111
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Khudi/Jomsom-Pokhara
Maximum Altitude Chulu East Summit (6584m)
Trip Cost Prices on request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 persons in one group
Accessibillity Drive to Bhulbule/Khudi to trailhead from Kathmandu or Pokhara, start the trek according to the itinerary, after Thorong-La pass from Jomsom fly back or trek to Pokhara.
The Route Maximum altitude Chulu East Peak (6584m) Thorong -La (5416m) 5/7-hrs average walking per day, summit day can be long
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Permit Fee Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250 – Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125 – Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70 – Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70 per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Trip Facilities 3+ hotel in City on B/B and teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre-trek briefing will be given in the evening at hotel about the daily program activities by your Group Leader/Guide.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

Our adventure begin after breakfast, we pack up the gears and wear suitable dressed as below section and walk through the trail where new road is constructing leading to the Manang village. We follow the Marsyangdi River crossing a few local wooden and suspension bridges, passing waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest to reach Bahundanda (1310m) and stop for lunch then we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat where we have over night stay.

After breakfast we will have one and half hours rocky trail walk to reach at Chamje village, which is a small village settlement with primary school surrounding by bamboo bushes. Our continuing journey leads with crossing a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left Chamje and you will see the waterfall, rocky lands and trails with passes a small teashop and enter to Manang district just before the Tal village. This is the beautiful village situated on river bank with beautiful waterfall view. You will across the river and continue walking through the cliffy way right above the river and reach our overnight camp at Dharapani village (2160m) which is adjoin point of Manasalu trails.

From Dharapani an hour walk will reach at Bagarchhap. The first view of Mt. Annapurna II can be visible closely from this beautiful town. This day you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. This day you will encounter some typical Tibetan village’s en-route before to reach at Chame (2670m). Chame is districts headquarter of Manang and it is one of the beautiful Himalayan towns with views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen closely and we overnight at hotel. It takes 5 hrs walking time to Chame and reminder is to explore the town with hot spring and anything left you can make a shopping here.

Another pleasant walk through the narrow steep path with a very dense pine forest follow the river bank will lead you village of Bratang with Apple garden for the tea stop. After here we follow the forested path and rocky trails before crossing the suspension bridge and climb an hour to get to lunch spot at Dhukur Pokhari. From this small settlement we will see the first view of Pisang peak and surrounding other Himalayan ranges. After lunch we will walk an hour to get to next stop at Pisang village (3200m) for the overnight.

Leaving the main trail above the village of Pisang, we ascend Chegaji Khola Valley towards Chulu East Base Camp. A gentle ascent through scattered chortens, scrub juniper and stunted pines takes us to the small hamlet of Julu, sitting on the west bank of the river. We chose an appropriate campsite showcasing enchanting views of majestic Himalayan peaks.

On this day, we utilize it to our maximum benefits. We take a proper rest to rejuvenate our adventure spirit and build up good health. After relaxation, we can even explore village of Julu and get more insight into its cultural setting. We can also enjoy the splendid natural vistas.

As we walk away from Julu, the trail crosses Cheggi Khola and ascends gradually up the west bank. Soon after trekking for more than an hour, the trail faces a valley and then we encounter a stone hut surrounded by apple trees. We are now bestowed with a stunning view up the side valley that reaches up towards Chulu West. As the valley ends, 500ft cliff stands on the way displaying spectacular sight of waterfalls cascading down the cliff. The trail further steepens and winds through a small meadow. On the way, we come across goat and yak pastures. As the day progresses, we come close to Yak Khare. At last, we reach Yak Khare for a leisurely lunch. We set a camp at a site which overlooks stunning myriad of snow capped peaks.

We follow the trail wending through steep pastures to a convenient hollow where the meadow merges into rock and scree. Then, there appears the base camp. Eyeing high above, spectacular views of Annapurna range stretches as far as our eyes can capture.

Base camp to high camp and attempt to summit Chulu East peak. After well acclimatized, we move up to the high camp and there we rest atop the terminal moraine of the Chulu glacier. The trail up to the high camp follows scree and snow slopes. Resting at the high camp, we take a plenty of time to relax and prepare equipment and strategies for the next day. Two days have been set aside for ascending Chulu East. On the day of climbing Chulu East, we make an early start across the undulating glacier as the trail takes snow and ice slopes. As we continue ascending, several peaks come en route. Eventually we run out of mountain at a small snow dome with steep slopes falling away on all sides. At this point, our high camp diminishes to toy-town stature and climbing to such an altitude gives us a feeling of sitting on top of the roof of the world. After we scale Chulu East (6584m) Summit and have our share of celebrating this glorious victory, we descend along the steep slopes to the high camp. After refreshment and rest, we head back to base camp passes. For those who do not wish to climb Chulu East, they can simply stroll to Base Camp to enjoy spectacular views of Annapurnas and indulge in more exploration around the base camp.

We return to the main trail and head towards Manang. We continue treading along the cultivated fields and after a while village of Bryaga accommodating a splendid monastery appear before us. On trekking down to Manang, we embrace heavenly vistas of Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak [7134m]. We camp at the fortified villages of friendly Manang people for the night. Manang is a fascinating medieval village of just over 500 flat-roofed houses.

This is rest and acclimatization day before you head to climb Chulu west peak. There are many places to visit around. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) to the South - Tilicho (7132m) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the North. After explore and relaxing day at Manang, visit Himalayan Rescue Association and if needed go for movie show.

After a wonderful exploration at Manang village this morning we heads towards the Yak Kharka (4200m) leaving the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at (4110m). We will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach Yak Kharka for the Lunch and an hour further walk will reach at Leather. Reminder time may hike up to little hill for the good give of surrounding mountain and from here you can see the good view of Chulu. 

Another short day with high above makes your way to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi for the lunch stop. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the Throng la and the trails continually step up to Thorong-La afterwards. After a lunch at here we trek an hours to get a Thorong high camp (4800m) for the overnight. 

Wake up with an early morning and after hot tea pack up your luggage and after light breakfast we start our climbing up to Throng top with a stopping frequent on the way. Finally reaches at Throng-La take your memorable picture but cannot stay longer due to wind. Throng-La pass (5416m) will be an unforgettable experience in your lifetime. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It may causes problem to cross the pass if it is covered by snow. The views from the trail and from the pass itself are outstanding high Himalayan scenes. We will enjoy the top with a hot cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the celebration of success at the pass. Start a long descent to another part of the Annapurna and reach at Muktinath for the overnight. This takes 4-hrs to the top and 3-hrs to the down.

After a great success down from Throng-La this day we will have easy walking day down to Kagbeni. After 30 minute walk from Muktinath, we reach at Jharkot, a rich village which still have similar culture and tradition like Tibet. It is probably a best village to overview the landscapes and combination of dry hills with green field. We trek further down to Ekle Bhatti for the lunch stop and further walking through the sand bar of Kali Gandaki river. You can give an hour en-route to look for fossils on riverside while walking because finding a natural fossil from the Kaligandaki River brings good luck in your life. We will make this walk before the wind start blowing in Kaligandaki valley. Jomsom (2765m) is the head quarter of Mustang and it is inhabitant of Thakali people with rich culture and tradition. You can rush your afternoon to visit Ecological museum of the Jomsom which gives you more information of the old traditional culture, tradition, flora and fauna of the valley. 

We pack our bags at early morning and get ready for the Trans Himalayan flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and give us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Himalayas. We have full afternoon at Pokhara to enjoy with its natural side and over night stay at hotel in Pokhara. Reminder is the time to explore the Pokhara valley. 

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

  • Documents: Chulu Peak special permit, National Park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing and trekking trip as per itinerary.
  • Equipment: All the camping equipment and kitchen utilize during the camping on base camp
  • Accommodation: 4 night’s hotel in Kathmandu, 1 night hotel in Pokhara and 19 nights lodges/Tent during trekking. 
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/Camping [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 5 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Group Leader/Guide, Climbing Sherpa and necessary supporter
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • International flight, departure taxes
  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal equipment 
  • Lunch & Dinner while in City
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

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