Chulu East Peak Climbing – 22 days

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/N-06
Duration : 22 days

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • It offers the panoramic views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges.
  • Chulu East Peak Climbing trip is combined with the popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking
  • Stay in beautiful Gurung Villages in Annapurna Region
  • Chulu East Climbing is a straightforward Peak in the Annapurna region

Trip Information

The Chulu East Peak Climbing is one of the smallest peaks in the Annapurna region. This incredible peak offers us breathtaking Himalayas views such as; Mt. Annapurna, (8091m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many other snow-capped mountains of Annapurna region. This amazing peak climbing will take you around Annapurna with various ups and downs trails. Situated high above the Manang Valley, Chulu East Peak Climbing with 6584m height fulfills the adventurous desire of the enthusiastic mountaineers. The Chulu Peak Climbing is one of the preferred destinations to experience the exotic adventure into the high valleys of Manang along with the diverse picturesque scenery. Chulu East Peak Climbing is fused with magnificent views of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna range, the Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peak. You need to climb on a moderate snow and ice over 6000m, so most of the time it is technically quite tough for novices’ climbers. There will be experienced and professional guard to guide you in a technical term such as; using crampons, harness ice ax, tying knots, fixing ropes and handling it and many more technical terms during your mountaineering. This amazing trek is regarded as a classic climbing because climbers will get chances to trek through that combines Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi Valley and cross the Throng La Pass with beautiful mountains views.  Annapurna region is the home place to various ethnic groups such as; Gurung, Thakali, Magars, Chhetris, Manang and more where we can get chances to encounter their unique culture and traditions.  

The amazing adventure Chulu East Peak climbing begins after explorations of Kathmandu Sightseeing and we will depart Kathmandu and begins the journey towards Besisahar, famous entry point of Annapurna Circuit Trail. We will follow the beautiful Marsyangdi river valley with the incredible landscapes and the native settlement on the way. In this way, we will follow and explore various villages before reaching the Chulu East Peak Climbing. After exploration of our destination, we will return back to Kathmandu by following the Thorang Phedi, Muktinath, Jomsom and Pokhara.
Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m). 
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing. 
Day 03: Drive to Ngadi via Beshishar 823m. 6-7 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs. walks. 
Day 05: Trek to Tal 1,700m. 5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani, (1,860m) 5 hrs. 
Day 07: Trek to Chame. 2,670m. Approx. 5-6 hrs. 
Day 08: Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs. 
Day 09: Trek to July. Approx. 3,900m. 5-6 hrs. 
Day 10: At Julu for acclimatization. 
Day 11: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4,700m. 
Day 12: Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.
Day 13: Rest Day at High Camp. 
Day 14: Climb of Chulu East. 
Day 15: Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4-5 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka.approx. 4,130m. 6-7 hrs trek. 
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath 3, 800m.via Thorang-la 5,416m. Approx. 6-8 hrs. 
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 3-4 hrs walk. 
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara 860m. 
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu. 
Day 21: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu. 
Day 22: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m). 

  • As your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • You will be received by our representative and he/she will escort you to your hotel.
  • Take a rest and relax. 
  • Our representative will give you a brief orientation of the further peak climbing. 
  • Enjoy welcome dinner with our team.
  • Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • We will manage you a half day guide for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. 
  • Visit major historical and religious places; Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Be prepared for next day trek (Backpack)
  • Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Ngadi via Beshishar 823m. 6-7 hrs journey.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue journey by traveling to Pokhara through the scenic highway. 
  • Around 6 to 7 hours drive through the foothills of the Himalaya and follow the wide dirt road.
  • After you arrive at Beshishar, you will get chances to explore a large town, the district headquarters of Lamjung. 
  • From Beshishar, we will follow upwards to Khudi village and reach to Bhulbule(790m). 
  • The further drive will be graded on the river bed, where we can have a magnificent view if waterfall. 
  • By the following the river, we will reach to Ngadi. 
  • Stay overnight at Ngadi.

Day 4: Trek to Jagat. 1,290m. 6 hrs. walks. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • We will continue peak climbing trail with an easy winding path from Ngadi.
  • Cross the same river through the beautiful suspension bridge.
  • The further trail follows a steep climb and crosses the lush farm terraces field and reach to the lovely village called Bhaundanda. 
  • Further trek around an hour and a half descends down through passing the farm terraces and reaching Syange village.
  • A short downhill walk brings close to the river with a great view of the waterfalls on the other side of the Marsyangdi River.
  • The further trek will reach Jagat.
  • Overnight at Jagat.​

Day 5: Trek to Tal 1,700m. 5 hrs.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek from Jagat and trek gradually by following the terraced farms.
  • The further trek will follow Chamje village, cross a suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River.  
  • Climb steeply again and pass various teahouses, and reach a viewpoint.
  • Enjoy the splendid view of the valley below and Kang Guru massif from the viewpoint.
  • The further trail will let you reach and admire the Tal. 
  • Around 5 hours walk will take you to this beautiful Tal, where you will also get chances to witness Chortens and prayer flags affirms to the Buddhist influence. 
  • Overnight at Tal.

Day 6: Trek to Dharapani, (1,860m) 5 hrs. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek through the gentle path into a narrow valley and descend down by crossing a beautiful wooden bridge. 
  • Again, we will begin our trail up and downhill path and reach the village of Dharapani. 
  • Dharapani is located at the confluence of the tributary Dudh Khola that joins Marsyangdri. 
  • You will feel cool as you rich to Dharapani. 
  • Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 7: Trek to Chame. 2,670m. Approx. 5-6 hrs. 

Morning breakfast and departure.
Continue trek towards west passing through the Bagarchap, interesting Buddhist village.
  • An hour of walk ascends up to lead you to the apple country at Dhanaqi, where we can visit apple farm, orchards.
  • The further trek will follow the beautiful pine forest with the magnificent views of Manaslu behind us and snow-capped peaks of Lamjung and Annapurna II. 
  • The Further trail will follow the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto and reach to Chame. 
  • Around half an hour of an easy trek from Koto takes you to the village of Chame an important place of Manang region. 
  • Overnight at Chame.

Day 8: Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek from Chame by following the river, we will cross pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs until we will reach Bratang, the village of an apple orchard. 
  • Continue on the gradual path to the bridge, after crossing the bridge a short steep climb leads through the pine forest and reach to the top of the ridge Pisang village. 
  • The further trek down and get chances to view a great view of Pisang peak on the north, Annapurna II, and the Chulu peak. 
  • Overnight at Pisang.

Day 9: Trek to July. Approx. 3,900m. 5-6 hrs. 

Morning breakfast and departure.
Continue our trek with the great view of the high snow-capped peaks on the way.
  • Climb steep up for half an hour to the ridge where we get the scenery of the beautiful landscapes along with our first view of the Manang valley, a wide shaped valley hanging between the two lines of snow peaks. 
  • After exploring some dramatic views of the valleys, Hongdre village, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilocho, Chuli east, and Pisang peak. 
  • You will find two way and need to choose one of them, which will lead you to the Chulu Basecamp and to Manang. 
  • As we walk above the river Marsyangdi, with the outstanding scenery of the surrounding landscapes. 
  • Further slope trail just above Nagawa village will take us to the beautiful village of July. 
  • Overnight at Jhulu camp.

Day 10: At Julu for acclimatization. 

Morning breakfast and departure.
Make a local hike around and explore the place.
Enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. 
Overnight at Julu

Day 11: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4,700m. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue our trek towards Chulu East Base Camp. 
  • The trek will follow the village for complete wilderness on the barren landscapes with beautiful views of both Chulus and the Annapurnas.
  • The further walk will be a steep climb for an hour to the col between the East and Far East Peaks of Chulu. 
  • Overnight at Chulu East Base Camp

Day 12: Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue our trail upwards by following the Chegaji Khola on the east bank until you will arrive at moraines below the col after three to four hours of strenuous walk. 
  • As you reach to Chulu High Camp, you can enjoy the stunning view of both the South-West Ridge of Chulu and the East Ridge of Chulu East Peak. 
  • Overnight at Chulu High Peak.

Day 13: Rest Day at High Camp. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today you will rest the whole day with the breathtaking views. 
  • Today we will prepare for the next day climb. 
  • Our representative guide will help you to scout the area of the climb and fix ropes where you feel it is necessary. 
  • Overnight at High Camp.

Day 14: Climb of Chulu East. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today is a day to achieve our dream.
  • Continue trek by following the snow ridge route ahead. 
  • With an easy walk, we will reach the summit of Chulu which offers us great magnificent views of the below surrounding valley and the snowcapped mountains. 
  • After the exploration of the Chulu, we will descend back to Base Camp. 
  • Overnight at Base Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Manang 3,520m. Approx. 4-5 hrs.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue our trek with the great views of the high snow-capped peaks. 
  • The further trial will be steeply descending towards Manang through crossing the village of Braga. 
  • Braga let you visit Braga Monastery which will display impressive statues, thangkas, and the religious manuscripts. 
  • Around one hour walk from Braga, you will reach Manang. 
  • Overnight at Manang.

Day 16: Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka. approx. 4,130m. 6-7 hrs.

Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue the trail that leads us to a slow climb up for an hour and reaches the small settlement of Yak-Kharka.
  • On the way to Yak Kharka, we can enjoy splendid views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Cloche and the close-up view of Chuli mid. 
  • Continue our trek towards the Thorung Phedi, by passing a small place of Leder which offers us close up views of Chulu West.
  • As we will trek, we will also walk through a gentle climb for an hour, then descending to Jarsang Khola.
  • Make a short steady climb on the side of the scree ridge, walking on this gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb of 30 minutes brings us to our overnight camp at Thorang Phedi.
  • Overnight at Thorung Phedi.

Day 17: Trek to Muktinath 3, 800m.via Thorang-la 5,416m. Approx. 6-8 hrs. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek by following the Thorang-la, highest point of this trek. 
  • Enjoy a magnificent view of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti, and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. 
  • The further trek will follow the winding scree, gravel path and finally reach the height of 5,416 meters at Thorang-la.
  • Thorang-La offers an impressive view of the stunning high Himalayan scenery. 
  • After exploration we will make a long descent to the sacred village of Muktinath, gradual trail for another hour will take us to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places. 
  • Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 18: Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 3-4 hrs walk

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue our travel towards Muktinath and then to Jomsom, which is situated at the altitude of 2730m. 
  • Walk today 1,200m of descent through the Kaligandaki river valley floor until we reach to Muktinath.
  •  On the way to Muktinath, we will cross Ekale Bhatti, teahouse. 
  • Further gentle trek around 2 hours will take us to the Jomsom. a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region. 
  • Overnight at Jomsom

Day 19: Fly to Pokhara 860m. 

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Take an air-flight to the paradise city of Pokhara. 
  • As you reach this heavenly city, you can enjoy boating in the Fewa lake.
  • Discover Mahendra Cave, Devis Fall, and Hidden Valley.
  • Enjoy the beautiful mountain views; Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Himalchuli and many more. 
  • Overnight at Pokhara.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu. 

  • Morning Breakfast and departure.
  • Today we will drive towards Kathmandu.
  • Around 35 minute’s flights provide you a panoramic view of the Himalayan range and Mt. Everest for the last time. 
  • After you reached the Kathmandu airport, you will be taken back to the hotel.
  • You can do some rest and recall all the memories which you were captured in your cameras.
  •  In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner with our team.
  • Overnight you will stay in the same hotel.

Day 21: Kathmandu rests day and enjoys farewell dinner.

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Have a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek.
  •  If you wish you can do some shopping in the Thamel Bazaar as well.
  • Enjoy farewell Dinner. 
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

Day 22: Final departure

  • Our Chulu East Peak Climbing comes to an end this day. 
  • A representative will help you to find your flight onwards your home. 
  • Today, you will leave a naturally beautiful country Nepal with your final departure.
  • We will wish you have a safe flight.

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