Chulu East Peak Climbing 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.
Chulu East Peak Climbing will be an excellent climb for beginners and as well for expert climbers as practice exercise before joining major expeditions, as Peak 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 West Peak Climbing 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 Treks Chulu East 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 Climbing, 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 trekking in himalaya.
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.
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 homeward bound.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.