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Chulu East Peak Climbing

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"Above the Himalaya" presents Chulu East Peak Climbing with a blend of excitement and adventure. The Peak lies at the height of 6200m offering one of the challenging Trekking around the Annapurna Region.

Chulu East peak climbing offers the most awesome and inspiring views of Annapurna II, III, and IV. Likewise, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu are also the wonder of this Trek. Chulu East Peak climbing is technically straightforward along with trekking in the strenuous area so you should be familiar with the use of your climbing equipment. Most of the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. You should be very fit and have good experience of climbing. The Chulu peak climb is the best option for the adventure seekers who want to extend their trekking experience in Annapurna region.

The Trail begins after a 6-7 hrs. Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar ascending gradually along the Marshyangdi River and passing the rocky trail past golden amphitheater-shaped rice terraces through the village of Bahundanda, Chamje, Bagarchhap and Chame. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields. Climb past fields, then through stands of bamboo and rhododendron to an exposed trail that traverses high above the steep riverbank. A steep, narrow path through a very dense forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face from Chame to Hongda, our starting point of Chulu East peak climb.

The next four days you will be amazed to have the very wonderful experience of peak climbing of Chulu peak. The base camp offers spectacular views of Annapurna range stretches as far as our eyes can capture. The high camp and summit offer you the great view of Annapurna range including the Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Mount Manaslu 8163m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli and so forth. We retrace our journey back dropping down to Manang valley. We follow the Annapurna circuit trekking trail ascending gradually through Muktinath and Jomsom. This becomes more adventurous to trek along this high route crossing the difficult Thorung Phedi (4400m). We will visit the Muktinath temple and explore famous Jomsom valley. This Chulu East peak climbing is all enough to give you the adventure of peak climbing and trekking with the enjoyment of Nepalese culture and traditions. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu,(The capital valley)

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (820m)

Day 04: Besisahar/Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1270m)

Day 05: Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m)

Day 06: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)

Day 07: Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m)

Day 08: Chame to Hongde (3300m)

Day 09: Rest day

Day 10: Hongde to Chulu Base Camp (3910m)

Day 11: Base Camp to High camp (4955m)

Day 12: Rest at High Camp

Day 13: Climb to Summit and back to Base Camp

Day 14: Trek to Manang (3650m)

Day 15: Manang to Chure Letdar (4250m)

Day 16: Churi Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4400m)

Day 17: Thorung Phedi Trek to Muktinath (3800m)

Day 18: Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m)   

Day 19: Jomsom flight to Pokhara

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive.

Day 21: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner

Day 22: Final Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Very warm 'Namaste' (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long fight, we humbly request you to visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. 

Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (820m)
Take a vehicle or tourist bus to Besi Sahar, about 6 hours drive. Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of every day living in these lowland villages. If you reach Besi Sahar at lunch time, it's possible to take a bus or hike along the road to Bhulbule same day. From Besi Sahar we will see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people.

Day 4: Besisahar/Bhulbhule to Bahundanda (1270m)
Beyond Bhulule, the trail travels up the east bank of the river, past an impressive 60m waterfall that is surrounded by a tropical tree called a pandanus or screw pine. Watch the Langur monkeys playing in the treetops. The path wanders through extensive views of Mt. Manaslu and Ngadi Chuli. Cross the Sisneri khola and pass the unfinished base of a long-promised power plant to reach a tibtean settlement. A steep walk via subtropical forest and small hamlets takes to Bahundanda, an attractive village in the saddle of a long ridge.

Day 5: Bahundanda to Chamje (1410m)
Descend on a steep, rocky trail past golden amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces. A climb over a ridge leads to the pleasant village of Kanigaon (1170m). The end of the town offers the best view of the huge waterfall across the Marsyangdi. A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje.

Day 6: Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Cross to the east bank of the Marsyangdi and follow the trail along the river embankment. Climb past fields, then through stands of bamboo and rhododendron to an exposed trail that traverses high above the steep riverbank. A relatively long walk today, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani. Beyond Dharapani, the wide trail climbs gradually over a spur. An hour work to Bagarchhap through a forest of a blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and oak, offers typical Tibetan architecture. The trail has entered the Manang region with site our first Tibetan Monastery and the occasional glimpses of Annapurna II (7937m) and Lamjung Himal (6986m).

Day 7: Bagarchhap to Chame (2710m)
The trail stays on the south bank of the river, climbing through forests to Danaque (2210m), valley surrounded by apples orchards. Climb steeply crisscrossing section of the road through rhododendron forest. The trail climbs along the mule track through in and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongst the higher oak and maple trees. At the entrance to Chame is along wall with many prayer wheels; the administrative headquarter of the Manang district. There are fine views of Lamjung, Annapurna II/IV (7525m).

Day 8: Chame to Hongde (3300m)
A steep, narrow path through a very dense forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river.

Day 9: Rest day
This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude, you can do some excursion trip going about 4000m and come down which would be the good acclimatization.

Day 10: Hongde to Chulu base camp (3910m)
The base camp offers spectacular views of Annapurna range stretches as far as our eyes can capture. We stay at Base camp. 

Day 11: Base camp to High camp (4955m)
The trail up to the high camp follows scree and snow slopes.

Day 12: Rest at High Camp
Resting at the high camp, we take a plenty of time to relax and prepare equipment and strategies for the next day.

Day 13: Climb to Summit and back to Base Camp
After we scale Chulu East Summit and have our share of celebrating this glorious victory, we descend along the steep slopes to the base camp. 

Day 14: Trek to Manang (3650m)
We return to the main trail and head towards Manang. We continue treading along the cultivated fields. We embrace heavenly vistas of Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Hike through the fields of grazing yak and wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement of Manang provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang.

Day 15: Manang to Chure Letdar (4250m)
The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It's fun to see large yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.

Day 16: Churi Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4400m)
From Letdar the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow capped leopards, sometimes magically appears. The crow like bird choughs, large lamer geiers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. Overnight at Phedi.

 Day 17: Thorung Phedi trek to Muktinath (3800m)
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switch backing up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Day 18: Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m)       
The trial descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 5,000 ft. below through a dramatic arid landscape. From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau we will reach Jomsom by vehicle or walk to Jomsom and spent the night.

Day 19: Jomsom fight to Pokhara
We take our next flight back to pokhara and spent a day here. You're free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal. Explore the various interesting places like Mahendra Cave, David's fall and the various lakes of course. You can buy some special souvenirs and enjoy the valley. Spend your night on the beautiful beaches.  (You can stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. Enjoy rest of the exploring the local areas and enjoying the streets freely.

Day 21:Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.

Day22: Final Departure
We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. Wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking/peak climbing 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period. 
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement
  • All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private car/Van.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
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Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 22 Days

Elevation: (4955m/ 820m )

Co-ordinates: 27.92°N, 86.93°E

Trek Grade: Moderate + Fairly strenuous

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Location: Annapurna Trekking Regions

Best time: March to May and Sptember - November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain

Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room. Tented camping will be done in the journey during the trek and climbing.

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)

Group Size: 2 - 12


Chulu East Peak Climbing

Trek Leader and Staffs:

Government certified hiking & trekking Guide


Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation

Daily Meals on the Trek:

Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (meals can be chosen from Menu, Vegetarian options available)