Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Climbing
  • Transport: Public Vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Chulu East (6856m)

Highlights

  • Stumble upon the charming countryside vibe of Dharapani, Chame, Pisang and Ngawol villages
  • Make friends with the perennial Marsyangdi River which surrounds the region
  • Answer the challenges of the dry, barren lands at Thorong La Pass
  • Set up the tent at the base camp station
  • Climb the Chulu East Peak (6,856m)
  • Pay homage to the sacred Muktinath temple
  • Engage in a bunch of activities during a night in Pokhara
  • Become a part of the fascinating Manangi culture
     

Description

In Nepal, every mountain has a story to tell. The stories can be snowy, bumpy, and even rocky, but never dull. Beside the Damodar Himal in Manang Valley, there are two Chulu peaks – Chulu East Peak and Chulu West Peak. Surrounded by the free-flowing Marsyangdi River, the Chulu East Peak lies to the south-east of Chulu West Peak. With its height at (6,584m), it isn’t the most intimidating of mountains. But it is one with a story to tell, a story that deserves your attention.

Chulu East Peak climbing package will acquaint you with a stunning backdrop of Annapurna Himal Range. The crimson hue of rhododendron forests and terraced meadows will enliven your trek further. Chulu East Peak climbing is one of the most exhilarating experiences on offer in the “forbidden kingdom” of Manang valley.

The summit is also known as a gateway to spectacular views of the Annapurna range, along with Manaslu (8163m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Tilicho (7134m) among many others. Another option, the Chulu Far East climbing is a relatively easy one at 6,059 meters.

Going back in time, a confirmed ascent of Chulu East dates back to 1979. Chulu East Peak climbing, with its same mesmerizing experience, remains a famous choice for an expedition. Although you can reach the summit within a week, we recommend dedicating a longer itinerary for a productive Chulu East Peak climbing.

Chulu East Peak climbing is truly something unforgettable. It’s safe to say that despite other exotic mountain peaks in Nepal with possibly greater challenges, the Chulu East Peak climbing adventure stands confident in a league of its own. This peak climbing package is not just famous for the expedition but serves as an intriguing peephole of the Manangi culture.

Here’s a quick walkthrough of your entire trip. Travelers claim “not knowing is part of the fun” when it comes to traveling. But it’s always better to keep informed of what comes next. Driving to Dharapani from Kathmandu, you’ll pass through beautiful villages like Chame, Pisang, and Ngawol village.

The trip is yet to get better. From Ngawol, the trail heads towards base camp and then climbs to the high camp of Chulu East. After the climb, we will make our way through Thorong La pass to Manang. On the way back to Jomsom, you can make a visit to the Muktinath temple.

It is highly likely that you will love every bit of this trekking experience. Skim through the major highlights of the tour or go through the detailed Chulu East Peak climbing itinerary to find out why.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive to Dharapani
  • Day 2Trek to Chame
  • Day 3Trek to Pisang
  • Day 4Trek to Ngawol Village
  • Day 5Trek to Chulu East Base Camp
  • Day 6Acclimatization and Climbing Preparation Day
  • Day 7Climb to High Camp
  • Day 8Climb to Chulu East and then Back to Base Camp
  • Day 9Contingency Day
  • Day 10Trek to Manang
  • Day 11Trek to Leder
  • Day 12Trek to Thorong High Camp
  • Day 13Trek to Muktinath via Throng La Pass
  • Day 14Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 15Flight to Pokhara
  • Day 16Drive to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing 
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 
  • Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu to Dharapani)
  • Domestic flights (Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Tourist Bus Ticket (Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide (leader) and Climbing guide (leader) with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Duffel bag, T-shirt, and Trekking Map
  • Trekking permits, Chulu East Peak climbing permit, and other necessary paperwork 
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping 
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All government and local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section 
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Oct, 2019 - 04 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$3000
27 Oct, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$3000

Useful Information

Best time for Chulu East Peak Climbing

Before you jump into any conclusions, you’ll need to know how to make the best out of this trek experience. If you’re an avid traveler, it shouldn’t surprise you when we say spring and autumn are best seasons for Chulu East Peak climbing. 

The months of April, May, and June present the most hospitable environment for trekkers all across Nepal. If by any chance you cannot make it in spring, traveling in September, October and November is your next best alternative. In spring, the fresh, lush greenery of lower Manang will accompany. 

Autumn can be quite scintillating as well with dry pastures and highlands which are best suited for trekking. Mountains are quite unpredictable when it comes to weather and climate. Therefore, we recommend that you try this package in spring and autumn to be on the safe side.

Chulu East Peak Climbing Difficulty

Owing to the fact that Chulu East Peak lies in one of the most challenging regions of the country, the difficulty of this expedition is high. Trekkers classify Chulu East Peak climbing as “mild to very strenuous”, based on their trekking experiences. We expect and advise you to undergo proper training before taking this adventure into consideration. You’ll need to have excellent maneuvering skills in ice and rock climbing gears and equipment.

Mountains are full of exciting surprises, and Chulu East Peak is no different. It will make you fall in love with its uncertainties. If you’re all but technically sound, this adventure will be a piece of cake. To make it more interesting, you will pass through deep crevices, massive glaciers, and possible icefalls along your way to the top.