Chulu Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak is one of the highest among the trekking peaks in Nepal. It lies in Manang Himal between the remote rain shadow areas of gorgeous Annapurna Himalaya range. The peak Chulu East Peak and Chulu West forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, which, in turn, is included in the larger Damodar Himal.
It requires 4 to 6 days climbing period from Base Camp to the summit. There are lots of crevasses between Chulu Far East and East, so you need lot of fixed rope until north ridge. We begin our trip driving from Kathmandu to Besishar, a classical Annapurna circuit trekking route and follow the Marshyangdi Khola(River) through a variety of landscapes and cultural villages. The trail gently climbs up to higher villages to get the best acclimatization possible till you reach Pisang at 3200m altitude. As the route leads closer to the Tibet border, you have a fantastic insight of the Tibetan culture with ancient Buddhist temples and Tibetan villages. When you fully acclimatize, the camp is set at lower base camp. You have splendid views of the snow-capped peaks and the rocky slopes. After taking some rest you climb higher to High Camp from where you attempt your summit next day. When you summit the top, you have a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding peaks. Return to Base Camp and trek down towards the Kali Gandaki valley. Chulu East Peak climbing trip is really challenging and demands that each participant be well experienced in alpine snow climbing skills.

TRIP DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & permits preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Beshisahar (760m / 5 hrs)
Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1305m.)
Day 05: Trek to Chamje (1410m.)
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani (1960m.)
Day 07: Trek to Chame (2675m.)
Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3100m.)
Day 09: Trek to Ngawal village (3657m.)
Day 10: Rest in Ngawal for acclimatization & explore around
Day 11: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (3910m.)
Day 12: Trek to Chulu East High Camp (4955m.) & plan the climbing route.
Day 13: Summit the Chulu East Peak and return Base Camp
Day 14: Extra day (If bad weather occurs). Attempt again for the ascent
Day 15: Trek to Manang (3560m.)
Day 16: Trek to Yak Kharka (4350m.)
Day 17: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4420m.)
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom (2650m.)
Day 20: Fly to Pokhara
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 23: Final departure

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Airport pick up and transfer by car, van or bus as per group size
  • Three nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb with tea or coffee
  • Chulu East peak climbing permit fee
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek and tented camp during climb
  • Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, transportation, accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance
  • General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trip
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit
  • TIMS fee
  • Government taxes & office service charge

SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry multiple visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal travel and medical insurance
  • Emergency rescue by helicopter
  • Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
  • Personal expenses for alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)

Trip Facts

Price From$0 USD
  • Duration23 Days
  • Difficulty
  • Altitude6419m
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