Chulu East Peak Climbing

20 Reviews
Price inclusive $ 1900
20 days

“an adventure above beautiful Manang valley with climb of stunning Chulu East”

Trip Highlights:

 “An amazing adventure around Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya with fascinating views
Exciting and cultural journey around high valleys, traditional villages of upper Manang
Exceptional views on walks exploring traditional Manang villages of Tibetan Buddhist origin
Pristine forest of tall rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir trees in complete wilderness
Awesome panorama of massive Northern Annapurna with Damodar range of peaks
From warm subtropical to alpine cool temperatures and around arctic zone of ice and glaciers”

Brief Trip Outlook:

Mode of the Trip:        On Hotels-Lodge and Camping on climb.
Trek Grade:                   Moderate to Adventurous.
Climbing Grade:          PD + A French and Swiss grading system for alpine climb
Highest Altitude:         6,584 m on top Chulu East Peak and 5,416 m at Thorang-la Pass.
Trek & Climb:              15 Nights and 16 Days (with drive both ways and flight from Jomsom).
Total Trip:                  19 Nights & 20 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons:                     April to June and September to November


Chulu East Peak stands with its group of excellent looking peaks of other Chulus Mid-Far and West Chulus, where Chulu East Peak listed as Nepal’s highest trekking peaks at the height of 6,584 m / 21,727 ft, located above high and beautiful Manang valley further remote from Annapurna Circuit Trail.

Adventure to Chulu East Peak will be an excellent climb for beginners and as well for expert climbers as practice exercise before joining major expeditions, as Chulu East Peak climb offers stunning panorama of surrounding Annapurna and Damodar mountain range with some technical skill on ice and snow including rock climbing to reach the top of Chulu East Peak summit.

In our entire trekking peak climb is led by expert climbing guide with decade of experience in mountaineering with excellent knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and safety measures with medical skill when required in this tough adventure sports and climb.

The grading of all trekking peak is taken from French and Swiss Alpine climbing systems popularly and well accepted world-wide in this type of climb, where Chulu East Peak with PD +

Grade means ‘Per Difficile’ which includes walks and climbs on moraine, rocks and ice with some technical difficulties to tackle on climb to reach the summit top.

Nepal Base Camp Trek Chulu East Peak trek and climb starting with an exciting overland drive towards Lamjung and Manang district, where overnight stops are in nice cozy lodges during the trek, while on climb after leaving the main trekking trail of famous Annapurna circuit will be in tents, with camping facilities with our unit of kitchen and staff.

This scenic walk leads on Annapurna circuit trail for some days passing the villages of Dharapani-Chame and Pisang and towards complete wilderness for the climb of Chulu East Peak, after a successful climb back on the mainstream trail towards Manang village exploring its old interesting villages and monasteries and then over high picturesque Thorang-la pass to reach at Mustang area at Muktinath and Jomsom town.

From Jomsom town taking a short scenic flight to picturesque and scenic touristic Pokhara where this overwhelming adventure Chulu East Peak Climb concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m | 4,270ft and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Bhesisar 800 m – 08 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 05 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Julu 3,900m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: At Julu for acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day at High Camp preparation and for acclimatization
Day 11: Climb of Chulu East and return to base camp.
Day 12: Reserve day in case of unfavorable bad weather condition.
Day 13: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 16: Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m – 04 hours.
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m – 25 mins flight.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.

After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, with Chulu East Peak Trek and Climb includes welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program. 

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Chulu East Peak Trek and Climb preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1,290 m via Bhesisar 800 m - 08 hrs.

Chulu East Peak Trek and Climb begins with an exciting drive towards Nepal’s Mid West around Lamjung and Manang region as the drive leads towards high hills of with views of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain and rolling green hills, passing through many farm villages and towns to reach at Bhesisar town, headquarter of Lamjung district, from here taking another vehicle for short drive to Jagat village following the raging Marysangdi River to reach our first overnight stop at nice small farm village of Jagat. 
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m - 05 hours.

From Jagat village, starting our first morning walk of the adventure which leads on a gradual winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River to cross the eastern bank into forested area, with grand views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountains, as the walk progress to reach at Tal Besi a nice spot and village on a valley with views of cascading waterfalls, after lunch 2-3 hours walk brings ust at Dharapani village for overnight stop.

Dharapani a nice village located on the trail of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu route.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m - 05 hours.

After a pleasant stop in the lovely village of more Tibetan Buddhist culture, our morning walk leads on a wide winding path through rhododendron and pine forested area past Bagachap and Danque village, as the walk reaches at Timang village with super views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. From Timang village few hours walk to Koto and then to Chame for overnight stop, Chame a major town and a head quarter of Manang district.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m - 05 hrs.

From Chame onward air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads close to mountains, leading through lovely thick rhododendron and pine tree lines, following the Marshyangdi River upstream with uphill to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch break, walk downhill to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Julu 3,900 m - 06 hrs.

From Pisang village, we will be away from Annapurna circuit trail for few days, as the walk leads to complete barren wilderness, as the walk continues higher above Nagawa village, leading towards North West into more arid and dry terrain to reach at Jhulu small village for first camping of this trip.

Day 08: At Julu for acclimatization.

A rest day necessary and important for acclimatization and preparation for the adventurous climb to the summit of Chulu East peak, take a hike around and explore Julu traditional village with grand scenery of mountains with view of Chulu’s peaks.

Day 09: Trek to Chulu Base Camp at 5,300m.

After rest day at Julu, morning walk leads to remote wilderness area with great views of Chulu’s and Annapurna range of mountains, climb above picturesque Manang valley heading towards Chulu East and Far East Peaks area, after a hard high altitude walk reaching a rocky moraines on ridges to camp for overnight, this perfect spot will be the base camp and starting point to Chulu East Peak climb.

Day 10: Rest day at Base Camp.
Another important acclimatization day, check the climbing gear for the climb of Chulu East Peak, where our guide will check the route to make the climb more approachable and successful.

Day 11: Climb of Chulu East Peak and descend to Base Camp.
Our main highlight of the adventure we will be starting early before dawn and then climb over a snowy slopes and ridge with quite steep includes some technical skill in few sections to reach the summit of Chulu East; our expert guide will set the route with fix ropes around necessary to reach the top summit.
After a final climb reaching at the top summit feeling high with adventure of a life time experience, on top enjoy the surrounding magnificent panorama of mountains and descend back to base camp.

Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather condition

Nepal Base Camp reserve an extra day as contingency in case of unfavorable weather conditions, if all goes well this spare can be used on the way before Thorang-la or on route Jomsom.

Day 13: Trek to Manang 3,520 m - 05 hrs.

After successful climb of Chulu East Peak, morning walk leads to long descend at Julu village, continue walk along Marshyangdi River through Humde village with its small airstrip, from here on gradual path to Braga village, and then an hour walk leads to Manang a large thriving village, houses are built similar of Tibetan traditional way like in Pisang.

Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m - 04 hours.

After an interesting and enjoyable time at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village with uphill to Yak Kharka, an interesting walk around high barren terrain with super views of snow capped peaks, after crossing a river to reach at Yak Kharka a small settlement, offers views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 15: Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m - 04 hrs.

As walk progress getting closer at the base of Thorang-la on crossing a small stream walk leads to a narrow path to cross a steep rocky slope and finally reaching at Thorung Phedi, an hour steep climb further brings at Thorang High Camp, staying here makes it easier for next day climb tor Thorang pass.
Day 16: Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m and to Muktinath 3,800 m - 07 hrs.

After early breakfast a strenuous climb to Thorang-la with steep winding path all the way to Thorung La Pass top at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft. The top offers mind fantastic panorama of landscapes and mountains, from the top a long descend leads to Muktinath at 3,800 m.
On reaching Muktinath check into a nice cozy lodge for overnight stop, Muktinath a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists, the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m - 04 hours.

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is easier with moderate walks all the way to Jomsom as the walk drops to 1,200m downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, this pleasant trail leading at vast Kaligandaki river valley.

From here onwards gets windy in the afternoon time, a few hours walk leads to Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang region with an airstrip located above Kaligandaki River.

Here at Jomsom with last night in the mountain village, celebrate with local apple products like cider, brandy and juice, this area from Kagbeni onwards to Marpha & Larjung famous for delicious apples.

Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860 m - 20 mins flight.
Early breakfast and transfer to Jomsom airport for sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains and rolling hills dotted with farm villages,

On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the pretty serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs.
Catching morning views of Annapurna Himalaya and majestic Machhapuchare ‘the Fish Tail peak’, taking an overland drive on a long winding downhill through interesting towns and villages, after an interesting drive reaching back in Kathmandu, and then transfer to your hotels around Thamel area, with free afternoon for individual activities.

Day 20: Final International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal with wonderful and enjoyable time and climb of Chulu East Peak, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Cost Details

  • All Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van
  • Three night tourist standard Hotel in Katmandu and One night in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All your standard meals in mountain (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with  Tea/coffee four times a day in cup during the trek
  • All best Lodge Accommodation during the trek and tented during the climbing period
  • All permits: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit
  • All climbing crew,camp staff
  • Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
  • Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company, Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and service charge

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)


Size of group: 2-6 people          

Highest-Point: 6,584m/21,595ft

 Destination: Nepal        

Fitness level: Moderate 

 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  

 Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal                      

 Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all full board meals on trek               

 Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Tourist standard tea houses during the trek                  



Manual Note

Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges and possibility of domestic flights from Jomsom to Pokhara may have to be delayed for few hours or even canceled for a day.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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