Chulu East Peak climb is the enthralling adventure that lies to the northern part of the Annapurna Region at Manang Himal. It is, in fact, a challenging and straight forward peak with an elevation of 6584 meters. The Chulu East Peak climb is an ultimate package offering amazing scenery of several mountains of Annapurna range.
The trail of the trek to Chulu East peak begins from Kathmandu to Besisahar and thereafter leading the trail to Annapurna Circuit Trek. The diversity of the Annapurna region along the trail to the Chulu East peak is quite unimaginable. High mountains like Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, Manaslu 8163 meters, Tilicho Peak 7134 meters, Annapurna massifs and much more in a close-range view simply look beautifying and captivating. The region has rich natural and cultural diversities. This package after reaching the summit takes climber to the Thorong La Pass, 5416 meters and the ridge of Muktinath and Jomsom. Fairly speaking, this another exciting side of the package that keeps entertaining the trekkers.
In order to reach the summit of Chulu East Peak, a climber must have technical knowledge of the expedition and be familiar with the climbing equipment like ice axe, crampons, rope, and tying knots. The Nepal mountaineering Association permits to do an expedition to the companies that are recognizable by government registration trekking. Nevertheless, Chulu East Peak Climb is an exciting journey to the Annapurna region close to the high mountains and rich biodiversity.
Best season for Chulu East Peak climb
Spring mid- March to May and autumn mid-September to November best season to climb the summit.
The temperature during autumn is moderate.
Mountain tends to be clear during these seasons and is the busiest climbing season of the year.
The height of monsoon months (mid-June-end of August) is unattainable.
Winter has a low temperature and very cold. However, it is a doable climb to an extreme adventure lover.
Summer invites a monsoon rain for several days resulting in landslides and avalanches.
Close understanding of culture, ethnicities and human civilization.
Incorporates the fabulous and intriguing views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Manaslu, and many other.
Walk along adventurous Mesokanta La Pass (5,120m).
Explore the world's highest tranquil Lake Tilicho Lake at the elevation of 4,920 meters.
Have a close observation of most popular settlements: Marpha.
Off the beaten track to the north of Mount. Annapurna.
Explore the Summit of Chulu East Peak at an altitude of 6,584m
Day 1: Advent in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
Our representative welcomes you at the Tribhuvan International airport and transfer you to the hotel. You take rest at the hotel and in the evening, we shortly walk for refreshment. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation day.
Kathmandu valley is famous at having rich, ancient art and architecture. We visit several heritage sites and pilgrimages like Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa. We further take our time preparing for the climb. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1300 m). Duration: 8-9 hours
The road from Kathmandu to Jagat is full of beautiful sceneries of green hills, rivers, typical small settlements, and the Himalayas. After, taking early breakfast we drive to Jagat. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 4: Trek to Dharapani (1860 m) from Jagat. Duration: 5-6 hours.
We officially begin our trek after taking early breakfast. The trail is easy and it follows through forested areas. We set our foot on several villages like Chyamche, Tal, and Karte. The gorgeous landscapes and swerving rivers along the Marasayangdi River keep amusing us as we follow the trail. Overnight at the guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek to Koto (2600 m). Duration: 5-6 hours.
On our 5th day of the trek, as we march uphill, the first glimpse of the Lamjung Peak (6983 m) and various Annapurna massifs come insight. The region is popular for having warm and generous behavior from the people. We further march to Thoche, Thanchowk and ultimately reach Koto. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Meta (2560 m) from Koto. Duration: 6-7 hours.
We have a long way to go today. Therefore, we begin our hike early in the morning. We enter two famous valleys the Nar and Phu. These villages are typical and don’t have many services compared to the Annapurna circuit. Our trail consists of wooded areas, natural caves, and several waterfalls before we reach the village of Meta. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Kyang (3887 m) from Meta. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We make our way to Kyang through rocky terrain. The trail takes us crossing over beautiful Chorten, prayer flags and stones. The trek goes through the places with scarce water. Therefore, we must take plenty of drinking water with us. As we follow the trail along Phu River, we reach to Kyang. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 8: Trek to Phu Gaun (4080 m). Duration: 3-4 hours.
The team today makes a way to Phu village from Kyang. The trail has a tine passage on the foot of Himlung Himal. On the way to Phu village, several pasture lands and grazing yaks pass. Phu village surrounding is famous for the Himalayan Sheep and we might get a chance to see them in the rock of the mountain cliffs. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 9: Trek to Nar Gaun (4200 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
For the duration, we retrace our trails and then make our way to Nar Monastery. We pass over beautiful Chortens and a bunch of bamboos. The distance between Nar village and Annapurna Base Camp is short. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4620 m) from Nar Gaon. Duration: 3-4 hours.
We trek on the trail that leads to the famous Annapurna Circuit. We walk over shrubs and rocky terrain. We can relish the view of Nar valley from the Kangla Phedi. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (4600 m) via Kangla Pass (5300m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
From the Kangla Phedi, we have a brilliant sunrise view and make our way to Khang La Pass. Khang La Pass offers the mesmerizing sight of the Tilicho Peak (7134 m), Annapurna II and Gangapurana (7454 m). Then, we descend to grassy slopes and head towards Chulu East Base Camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization and preparation day.
We make our day at the base camp and prepare for tomorrow's climb. We check all our gears and learn to do and don’ts. In addition, we march around the base camp and have a view of massif Annapurna. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 13: Climb to High camp (5335 m) from Base camp. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We take our breakfast and mark ourselves to a steep trail. The terrain changes as we climb up. From the high base camp, we can have a wonderful sunset view together with Massif Mountains and spellbinding landscape. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 14: Climb to the Summit of Chulu East Peak (6429 m) and back to base camp. Duration: 6-7 hours.
The journey begins while the star still shines in the sky. We walk on trial following the snowy ridge. The appealing panoramic view of the high Himalayan range like Annapurna Massifs, Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and others including Manang valley on the ground below is breathtaking. The strenuous journey is truly rewarding as we set foot on the top of the peak. We take some pictures, videos and explore the region before descending to base camp. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 15: Trek to Manang village (3540 m) from Base camp. Duration: 6-7 hours.
After taking breakfast, we move towards Manang village. The topography and vegetation gradually change as we descend. On our trek, we can observe beautiful monasteries, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna range, Gangapurna, and other high mountain ranges. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 16: Trek to Tilicho Base camp (4150 m) from Manang Village. Duration: 6-7 hours.
We leave the scenic village of Manang and make our way to Tilicho Base Camp. The walk becomes moderate with scenic views. Further, the path becomes narrow and eventually, we reach Tilicho Base Camp. Overnight at tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4150 m) from the base camp. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We walk on moraines viewing high mountains like Nilgiri (7061 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna (8091 m), Tilicho (7134 m). The reflection of the high mountains in the lake is breathtaking. The Lake, Tilicho is the highest altitude lake in the world. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 18: Trek to Dharmashala (4320 m) from Tilicho Lake via Mesokanto La Pass (5340 m). Duration: 6-7 hours.
We choose an alternate route to Dharmashala via Mesokanto Pass. It is an optional route to the Throng La Pass. The pass is also known for Tilicho Pass and offers am fabulous views of the Manaslu (8163 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), and Annapurna I (8091 m). Overnight at the tented camp.
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom (2710 m) from Dharmashala. Duration: 4-5 hours.
We pass through the barren landscape and make our way to Jomsom. The valley lies on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. The region has fierce wind and grey and dry landscape and environment. These features add a peculiar look to Jomsom. We can see many apple and peach orchards in Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.
Day 20: Fly to Pokhara (820 m) from Jomsom. Duration: 40 minutes
We take an early morning flight to avoid strong winds. After a short flight, we can explore the Pokhara city like Phew Lake, Davi’s fall and much other. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 21: Sightseeing Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
We spend a half-day exploring the remaining sites of Pokhara like Peace Pagoda Stupa, Begnas Lake. After, an exploration we fly back to Kathmandu via a domestic plane.
Note: We can also take a ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a bus canceling half day sightseeing of Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 22: Final departure to your destination.
We have a farewell moment and take you to Tribhuvan International. We hope to meet soon for another exploration.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport pick up and drop
3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B-Twin sharing)
Katmandu to Dharapani Drive- Jomsom to pokhara via flight, pokhara to Kathmandu via flight
All necessary transportation expenses during the trekking & climbing
Climbing permit, national park, TIMS card and garbage disposal deposit
Climbing guide, cook, kitchen helpers & their daily wages, equipment, meal etc.
Tea house accommodation on full board plan (breakfast, lunch & dinner including hot drinks, tea/coffee)
Emergency medical rescue insurance for staff
Necessary cooking pot, PRIMUS power EPI gas burners, tents, high food, and general climbing gears (such as Rope, Ice Screw, snow Bar etc.)
First Aid medical kit and PAC bag
Sleeping bag and down jackets (as per demand)
Service fee and government taxes
Meal (Lunch and dinner) during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Laundry, alcohol, water, hot shower, battery charge and personal need
Costs incurred towards usage of landlines, cellular phone, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet
Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses, Medical insurance