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    Chulu East Peak Climbing

    Chulu East Peak Climbing

    • Destination
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode
      In Hotels and local nice lodge with camping .
    • Climbing Grade
      PD + ‘Per Difficule’ French, Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems.
    • Trek-Climb area
      Nepal North Mid-West around Manang district .
    • People / Culture
      Populated by high Manang tribes with ancient culture and traditional life of Buddhism religion.
    • Mode of Transport
      Exciting drives from Kathmandu with scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu.


    • Chulu East Climbing is an easy Peak to climb within the Annapurna area.
    • Beautiful Gurung villagers are found in the Annapurna region.
    • The traditional Chulu East Peak Climbing excursion and the famous Annapurna Circuit Trekking are combined here.
    • It provides magnificent views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan mountain ranges.
    • The perfect mixture of climbing and trekking.
    • Climb the peak with our leading Sherpa climbing guides.
    • Witness the surrealistic Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna II, III and IV, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, and all neighboring snowy ranges.
    • Visit Muktinath, the famous pilgrim center of Hindus and Buddhists.

    Chulu East Peak Climbing 20 days

    Chulu East Peak Climbing

    Do you want to build on your basic skills in the alpine? Then, try out our Chulu East peak (6,584 m) climbing, plus the stunning Annapurna circuit trekking expedition.

    Chulu East Peak might not be the most sought-after destination for trekking in Nepal, but it is equally good as any conventional trek. It is definitely exciting and wild as it unfolds itself in front of you into brilliant white mountains, a moist sub-tropical forest, and a traditional footpath.

    Although the tracks are a little old, they are strong enough to accommodate anyone passing through. You would be thankful for the escapism one achieves from walking through the peaceful woods. In the meantime, there are weird plants and wild animals that will never make you bored during a walk.

    Classic Chulu East peak climbing begins the Annapurna circuit trekking trail starting from Besisahar and following Marsyangdi valley through magnificent landscapes and cultures. We go through the rhododendron and pine forests and enter their upper valley, where the Manangba people inhabit. From Dharapani and Chame, we deviate in the direction of the Annapurna Circuit trail at Pisang. We climb from Pisang village to Julu village and spent a day acclimatizing here.

    A trek from Julu village takes us into non-inhabited areas and passes over the ridge through pine woods, yak grazing grounds, and Mani walls towards Chulu East base camp. Chulu East Base Camp is located in the moraines below the col., between the ridge separating the Chulu East and Chulu Far East peaks. The following day, we trek up to Chulu East Peak High Camp.

    We struggle across the rough, steep moraine and soft snow from High Camp towards a large ice-covered ridge. You will have a treacherous climb to cross the broken portion of the glacier and then climb a steep slope of scree to reach a comparatively simple summit. The next day, we climb to the Peak summit and enjoy a panoramic 360-degree view of the Himalayas before returning to the Base Camp.

    Walking out of Chulu East camp, we gradually move down towards Manang Valley. Furthermore, we get to see the fascinating Braga monastery on the high hill slopes. We will then trek on a wider course of juniper forests over the next two days, where we might see blue sheep and deer. Also, some Annapurna Massif will be on our sight southwards. The last two hours of the journey is a zigging steep, stony path up to Thorong La pass. Spend that afternoon hiking down Mukhinath Gorge and Kali Gandaki River Valley (3850m). Then, we will return to Pokhara by air and journey to Kathmandu, where our journey officially ends.

    This is an amazing Himalayan trekking and climbing experience involving peaks, the East and West Chulu, and an Annapurna Circuit in the Western Nepalese Annapurna area. You will be guided by professional, English-speaking guides. Let us at Eco Holidays help you create a story of a lifetime that will appear in your diary book and make you remember this experience forever.

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu (1,400m) will be transferred to a hotel via various international airlines.

      Namaste, welcome to the Himalayan country. When the weather is clear, one can enjoy a gorgeous view of the white-topped towering summits. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, proceed for customs formalities. Our ECO Holidays representative will greet you on arrival and warmly welcome you.

      We shall drop you at your respective hotels. After some snacks and drinks, you may go to our offices and walk around Thamel – a buzzing tourist hotspot in Kathmandu. Take an evening walk around the market with your tour guide. Similarly, Relish an authentic Nepali dinner by late evening.

    • Day02

      In Kathmandu with optional tour and preparation for trek and climb.

      The temples and the Historic Landmarks in Kathmandu have made the city popular. Enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites in the city. Visit old Katmandu Durbar Square to see the temples’ architecture and the ancient times of the ancient realm. Afterward, move to Pashupatinath – the most popular and revered Hindu temple. Later, drive towards Swayambhunath/ Monkey Temple, one of the most sacred stupas for many pilgrims worldwide. Get some dinner and sleep since it will be a long trip tomorrow.

    • Day03

      Drive to Nepal Mid-West to Besisahar (807m) and at Syange 1,100 m – 06 hrs.

      You will have an early breakfast and proceed on a scenic drive to the Pokhara highway. Such an enjoyable drive goes through the mountains that encircle the Kathmandu valley. The driving journey turns northwards from Dumre town in just a few hours.

      Besi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung, is where we will stay overnight. The town sits at an altitude of 823 meters above sea level, and it is one of the major attractions en route. Along the way, there are small villages between green hills, and you will not get bored. The village of Syange is located about an hour away from Besisahar. The Lamjung, Machhapuchhre mountains, and Annapurna II offer you breathtaking views.

    • Day04

      Dharapani (1,920 m)– 06 hrs

      Trekking begins with a scenic view of gorges, mountains, waterfalls, and snow-capped peaks at Besisahar. It is a steep trail taking you to lush farm terraces and fields for half an hour. You will move through and finally reach the peak of a ridge where you will see waterfalls in the distance. You will walk via local villages and terrace farms to reach Chamje village.

      The other steep climb will take you from Chamje to Tal across a bridge. The village is located on a gorge valley beside Marsyangdi. As you leave Tal, the hiking path becomes easier with a gentle approach to the big bridge. Once you cross the bridge, you will get to Dharapani village, where you will spend the night.

    • Day05

      Chame (2,670 m) – 05 hours.

      The vegetation changes from Dharapani, the air gets cooler, and the surrounding landscape changes, too. Trek through forests until you reach the Bagarchhap village, characterised by Tibetan houses. Following a pleasant morning’s walk, you will ascend slowly to reach Dhanaqi –the apple land. You will move along the farm area with orange groves and a pine forest, having sight of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks from Dhanaqi. After this, the trail moves upstream of the Marsyangdi River through the villages of Ratamanang and Koto. A half-hour light walk leads from Koto to the village town of Chame for an overnight stay.

    • Day06

      Pisang (3, 230 m) – 05 hrs.

      The 6th day of this trek will involve hiking from Chame to Pisang. About five and a half hours are needed for you to reach Pising from Chame.

      The trail crosses the pine forest, a few small villages, and gentle ups and downs to reach Bratang after leaving Chame. Finally, along this gently sloping trail, you reach a bridge. A short, steep ascent towards the pine forest takes us over a ridge of village Pisang from the bridge. Walking past the tree lines, you can view magnificent sights like Pisang Peak and Chulu Peak. A gradual, an hour-long descent will take you to the windy town of Pisang.

    • Day07

      Julu village (3,900 m) – 06 hrs.

      We shall hike to Julu Village at 3,900m this day, which takes about 6 hours. Two routes are going straight from Pisang. One leads to Chulu Base Camp and another to Manang village. The trail diverges from the outskirts of Pisang village towards the Marsyangdi River. The two routes may be different, but each option offers spectacular landscapes.

      In the end, the paths merge towards Nagawa village. It moves northwestwards across a dry landscape of ridges and valleys, eventually ending at the tiny settlement of Jhulu.

    • Day08

      Rest day for acclimatization and short walks.

      At this point, the air begins to thin, causing the likelihood of altitude sickness to increase. Therefore, we would take a day of rest to be well-prepared for the climb. For a memorable day, let us take a little stroll and visit some villages.

      This will help our body adjust to the weather changes and avoid the impacts of high altitude. Therefore, we will walk leisurely through the riverbeds between the forested mountains and the green valleys immediately after breakfast. The walk is stunning, with mountains, landscapes, and wildlife.

    • Day09

      Chulu East Peak Base Camp (4,980 m) – 03 hrs.

      Thus, after being thoroughly acclimatized and refreshed, we must go to the trail.

      Once we leave the village, we ascend uphill on the path that takes us to Chulu Far East Base Camp. As one walks along these rocky landforms, the trail starts to slide, which makes walking very hard. Hence, we shall slow hiking speed and lean against the backrest so as not to exhaust. We will follow these trails for around 3 hours until we reach Chulu East Base Camp. For the evening, we will pitch camp at the Base Camp.

    • Day10

      Trek and climb to Chulu East Peak High Camp (5,300) – 03 hrs.

      After a short rest at Chulu East Peak BC, We trek uphill towards Chulu East Highest Camp. It then passes through the snowy peaks (which are traversed using crampons). The journey is quite tiresome but rewarding. As we move ahead, we also get to see the beautiful sceneries of Chulu West, Annapurna Massif, and Pisang Peak. Spending time at the high camp, where one enjoys amazing views of valleys and landscapes of colors down below, is awesome. Our expedition group will set up the camp and prepare for Chulu East peak climbing.

    • Day11

      Climb off Chulu East Peak and Return to base camp.

      The day comes when we are about to find out whether our pain and work on the trail was worthwhile. Therefore, with the backpack loaded with tools, we will slowly walk along the path that passes through the glaciers and the moraine.

      We shall conquer the extremely hard bit of the trek with the assistance of a trek guide and proceed beyond Chulu East Peak Climbing. At last, we will have scaled the mountain, spending nearly 11 hours on the trail across sheer cliffs, ice slopes, and open gully. You can gaze at the sight that reveals the Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri, and Glacier Dome from the top. Then, we will return on foot by the same pathway and walk down base camp after exploring the hidden glaciers and mountains above.

    • Day12

      Contingency and spare day in case of bad weather conditions.

      This type of ascent, particularly involving technical and alpine difficulties, requires a reserve or contingent day. Poor weather may also lead to a change of program for the climbers. If we follow the proposed plan, you will come back on time. Nevertheless, one would be safe if hikes spent an additional day in Pokhara for a possible delay resulting from the weather.

    • Day13

      Manang (3,350m) – 04 hrs.

      It is time to return to the trail after a fantastic expedition at Chulu East Peak. Cleaning of the base will begin immediately, and we’ll walk towards Manang.

      In a mere few hours of using the trail, we’ll experience yet another beauty of the region. Trekking on the peace trail en route to Khangsar is spectacular. We shall then cross the bridge at Khangsar Khola and easily get into Khangsar village and the north of Manang in Sri Kharka.

      As we advance towards Manang, Chulu East disappears in the far distance. We will reach Manag after around 4-5 hours of hiking. By now, we’ll just marvel at nature’s beauty while hurrying our steps towards the lodge. We shall spend the night there and set off another day.

    • Day14

      Yak Kharka (4,110 m) – 04 hours.

      Today we hike from Manang to Yak Kharka. We first cross a stream en route to Tenki village before proceeding out of Marshyangdi Valley towards the northwest of Jar Sang Khola Valley. We move up gradually on this track that lies in the northern direction.

      Along the way, we will cross much of the grazing land and some juniper forest. Moreover, as we hike ahead, it shall take us through Gunsan village, which has huts with plastered mud roofs. Additionally, you can see how they raise cattle, such as yak and horses, in their pastures. We cross a small river using a wooden bridge and climb through the dramatic valley to our Yak Kharka camp in an open, tranquil meadow.

    • Day15

      Thorang High Camp (4,880 metres)- 5 hours

      We ascend to a ridge before proceeding downwards to cross the Marsyangdi River on a wooden bridge, which starts right from Yak Kharka. We climb up the mountain with a narrow path through a hill to reach Thorung Phedi. The landscapes around here are characterized by high peaks, totally different from the green valleys that we met in the beginning. Eventually, we will hike from Thorung Phedi and reach Thorang High Camp.

    • Day16

      Cross Thorang-La (5,416 m) and walk to Muktinath (3,800 m) – 07 hrs.

      We shall move from Thorang High Camp towards Muktinath temple through the tough Thorung la high pass (5,416 meters). That is the toughest stretch in our journey because Thorong La Pass is one of the highest passes in the whole world and the peak point of our expedition.

      This hike starts at a cold and high altitude in the early morning. The pass itself is a beauty, and its view is spectacular. To the right is once again the opening of the Annapurnas, and beyond the left is the Himalayas.

      Through the pass, we finally arrive at Muktinath, which is a sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists. The Buddhists in Tibet call this “Chumig Gyatsa” - Hundred waters.

      It is also known as the “city of temples” and home to the 108 stone fountains supplying water from the Gandaki Kali River.

      On the other hand, you can also notice the immortal fire that has never been extinguished since it has been burning for more than two thousand years.

    • Day17

      Drive to Jomsom 2, 715 m with afternoon free – 02 hrs.

      We will have breakfast at the teahouse and move for a nice ride from Muktinath to Jomsom. Travelers will enjoy a beautiful view along the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri Ranges, making the ride highly enjoyable.

      We will take a rest in Jomsom, which is a tourist town and the capital of the Mustang district. There is also a small airstrip in the village across the Kaligandaki River.

    • Day18

      Fly to Pokhara 860 m from Jomsom – 20 mins and transfer to hotel.

      This morning, we are flying again, this time from Jomsom to Pokhara.

      The sight is a fabulous one, the greatest gorge on earth and looking up into the air flying across nature’s contrast: Kali Gandaki’s green riverside and golden shining tops of Annapurnas. We shall refresh ourselves in Pokhara to see the valley's attractions. The valley has numerous mysterious sites, such as the Mahendra Cave and Gupteshwor Mahadev cave shrine. The International Mountaineering Museum is endowed with information about the Himalayas, mountaineering, and the culture of this region.

      After going to town, we will return to our pleasant accommodation lodge.

    • Day19

      Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

      After an amazing trip to Pokhara Valley, we prepare for the mesmerizing journey to Kathmandu Via air. After arrival at Kathmandu, you remain overnight-free.

      So take your time. You don’t have to rush around scheduling stuff, so appreciate it slowly – watch, listen to, and taste Kathmandu. We will meet later for our farewell dinner before departure.

    • Day20

      Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

      Lastly, another Eco Holidays representative will transport you to the airport and fly you to other adventure places.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Chulu East Peak Climbing

    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Kathmandu city tour with guide.
    • Kathmandu to Sange by Bus.
    • Three night’s tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis.
    • Three meals during trekking and camping.
    • A highly experience and helpful climbing guide with his all expenses.
    • Strong Potter with his all expenses.
    • Jomsom to Pokhara flight.
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • One night hotel in Pokhara.
    • All necessary climbing permit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area project permit.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit box).
    • Arrangement Helicopter service for emergency case. (Paid by your travel insurance).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and Cap.
    • Assistant guide if group size more than 5 person.

    What's Excluded in Chulu East Peak Climbing

    • Meals while you are in city.
    • Your personal expenses.
    • Nepal entry visa and international flight fare.
    • All kind of hard and soft drinks.
    • Battery charge, wifi and shower during trekking in Tea house.
    • Personal Climbing equipment can be hired (140$).
    • Tips for guide and potter.
    • Kathmandu city tour entry fee.
      Note:Single supplementary $550 per person.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    Essential Information

    Best Time for Chulu East Peak Climbing 

    Best Time for Chulu East Peak Climbing 

    Two seasons are most suitable for climbing Chulu Peak: Spring –from March to May, and Autumn – from September to November. Unlike other peaks, such as Island Peak, there are limited climbers during the season. Therefore, there will be a small to medium amount of climbers.

    Spring Season:

    Different areas of this region still sometimes have cold early springs accompanied by snow. In early April, its temperature increases to about 8°C by the end of its season. Therefore, many trekkers start their trips during spring instead of waiting for summer heat to take over.

    At high altitudes, the temperature is usually low; thus, you should be ready to dress warm. Though spring has some occasional rains, the trails become muddy, hence the need for good gear and equipment while on the trail. Autumn is also a good season after spring for climbing on Chulu East Peak.

    Autumn Season:

    Autumn is another good time to consider Chulu East peak climbing after spring. It comes up with a vibrant weather, clear sky and remains a bit humid with sunny and warm days and chilly nights.

    Towards the beginning, the season starts with much warmth and sunshine, but later on, towards the close, the temperature reduces up to a negative 10 degrees Celsius. It has September temperatures as high as 8°C, which then falls drastically over October and November. This time of the year has dependable good weather, drawing the largest crowds.

    Nevertheless, fall is a perfect time for trekking Chulu Peak due to its amazing views. The surrounding forests fully see yellow, orange, and red autumn foliage. The clear blue skyline and its warm rays allow one to glimpse the Annapurna massif and its surrounding peaks.

    Winter Season

    The extreme weather makes the trek twice as hard during winter season. This is a very cold location with regular snow storms and blizzards. Temperatures reduce to about -10 degrees Celsius or less, making it very cold in the mountains.

    Summer Season/ Monsson

    Heavy rains and winds mark mid-July (summer season) in Chulu. Trekking is almost impossible due to wet and muddy trials. The path is also likely to be blocked by landslides and floods; hence, it is important to exercise caution when approaching the peak in the rainy season.

    Chulu East Peak Climbing Difficulties

    Chulu East Peak Climbing Difficulties

    Chulu East Peak is possibly among the least strenuous mountains in this world. It has moderate walking trails and is accessible, making it the beginners’ peak. Despite this, many people don’t find it easy to scale Chulu East as it has variation on difficulty levels.

    At lower elevations, a trail seems to be simply done with well-tracked and short routes. This, however, the same saying does not apply at higher elevations. It is much tougher in the mountain than in the base. You can hardly find a better trail with steep ridges, glaciers, and ice slopes.

    The weather will be so unpredictable that you have to be prepared for everything from hot sunshine to strong winds and heavy snow. In winter, climbing a mountain without following the weather may be a terrible thing to do.

    You might meet snowstorms or blizzards on the way, which stop the journey. Trekking on trails covered in deep snow is risky because it is slippery, and one must only venture into such areas when prepared with a crampon, which offers traction and makes climbing easier.

    Mountaineers must gain stamina for hiking to Chulu East peak climbing because it goes up in height. It is mostly made up of high hills covered with side cliffs and rugged terrain that goes for miles without stopping.

    These trails will leave you drained after the base camp. The trail may be slightly sloppy, and you will feel strained ascending to the summit. Moreover, Climbers may also suffer from altitude sickness owing to the falling atmospheric pressure. These symptoms are very common and include headaches, dizziness, and a feeling of suffocation. Therefore, allow your body to acclimate before suffering from Altitude sickness.

    Chulu Peak Climbing: What To Expect?

    Chulu Peak Climbing  What To Expect

    Chulu East Peak is among the few of its kinds that offer a lot of surprises. This place is so beautiful that you may stay for your whole life without getting tired of its magnificence. There are several beautiful destination spots to visit in it. Each trail is awe-inspiring, with views of great peaks, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

    On this trip, you can view different types of animals, including rare ones like the red panda, plumaged pheasant, and musk deer. Your trail will wind through numerous villages within the region, enabling a swift glimpse into local cultures and customs.

    Similarly, a pathway connects Chulu East and Throng La Pass, one of the busiest treks in the Annapurna Region. It is one of the highest mountain passes at 5,416 meters, providing the beautiful scenery of snow-covered mountains and hills.

    Besides views, trekking up Chulu East Peak is also an opportunity to glimpse into a day in the life of the Himalayas. Wherever you go to stay, you will never be let down. In Fact, you will be amazed by the warm host treatment of the locals.

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