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Chulu East Peak Climbing

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Chulu East Peak Climbing
Trip Duration 17 Days
Max-Altitude 6584
Group Size 1-15
Start & End Point Kathmandu
Trip Difficulty Easy
Best Season Spring and Autumn
Trip Price
US$ 3800
US$ 3500 Per Person
Trip Introduction

Overview of Chulu East Peak Climbing

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with Chulu East Peak Climbing, an awe-inspiring adventure nestled in the majestic Annapurna range of Nepal. Chulu East, soaring to an impressive height of 6,584 meters (21,601 feet), offers a unique blend of thrilling mountaineering and breathtaking natural beauty. This trek is not just a physical challenge but also an opportunity to immerse oneself in the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Nepal.

Chulu East Peak is part of the remarkable Chulu range, which includes its siblings – Chulu West (6,429 meters / 21,093 feet) and Chulu Far East (6,029 meters / 19,750 feet). Each peak in this range presents challenges and rewards, but Chulu East stands out for its accessibility and spectacular vistas. The peak was first successfully scaled in 1955 by a German expedition via the northeast route, marking it a significant milestone in Himalayan mountaineering. The climb to Chulu East is renowned for its panoramic views of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

You will be greeted with awe-inspiring sights of Annapurna I (8,091 meters / 26,545 feet), Annapurna II (7,937 meters / 26,040 feet), Annapurna III (7,555 meters / 24,786 feet), Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters / 26,763 feet), Mount Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna (7,455 meters / 24,457 feet), Glacier Dome, and Tilicho peak. These majestic peaks provide a stunning backdrop as you ascend towards the summit.

Trip Schedule

Itinerary of Chulu East Peak Climbing

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will arrive in Kathmandu and be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will take part take part in a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu valley, visiting cultural and historical landmarks.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will begin your journey to Chame, a town in the Manang district of Nepal, by driving for approximately 8 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will start your trek from Chame to Pisang, a village at an elevation of 3,300 meters, and the trek will take about 6 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will continue your trek from Pisang to Yak-Kharka, a village located at an elevation of 4,210 meters, and the trek will take about 6 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will proceed from Yak-Kharka to the base camp of Chulu East, a peak at peak at an elevation of 5,140 meters, and the trek will take about 5 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will have an acclimatization day at the base camp of Chulu East to adjust to the high altitude.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will ascend to the high camp of Chulu East, at an elevation of 5,600 meters, and the ascent will take about 6 hours. You may return to the base camp or stay at the high camp overnight.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will have an optional day for either attempting the summit of Chulu East or exploring the surrounding area, depending on the weather.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will attempt to attempt to summit Chulu East, which is at an elevation of 6,584 meters, and the ascent will take about 7 hours. After reaching the summit, you will return to the base camp.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will begin your descent from the base camp of Chulu East and trek to Manang, a village located at an elevation of 3,540 meters, and the trek will take about 5 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will have an acclimatization day in Manang to rest and adjust to the high altitude.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will continue your trek from Manang to Letdar, a village village at an elevation of 4,200 meters, and the trek will take about 4 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will proceed from Letdar to Thorung Phedi, a village at village at an elevation of 4,450 meters, and the trek will take about 6 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will cross the Thorung La pass, at an elevation of 5,416 meters, and continue on to Muktinath, a holy site atsite at an elevation of 3,800 meters. The trek will take about 8 hours in total.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, a town at an elevation of 2,710 meters, and the trek will take about 4 hours.

Accommodation Local Teahouse
Meals Breakfast

You will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and have some free time to explore the city.


Added Insights

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

  • Private Vehicle for Airport Pick Up & Drop
  • Kathmandu Accommodation on a B/B Basis
  • Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syange by bus
  • Highly experienced, knowledgeable, friendly local trekking & climbing guide
  • One porter for each two clients
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek and tent accommodation in the climbing session
  • Trekking & Climbing Food: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
  • Chulu East Peak climbing permit
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance and trekking equipment for the guide and porters
  • Trekking & climbing mountaineering equipment for the climbing part- very high quality-tent for climbing & kitchen, dining, mattresses, sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Domestic flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Pokhara Accommodation in B/B Basis
  • Tourist bus service: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All the government and local taxes with paperwork
  • Trek Nepal Himalayas medical kit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Travel & rescue insurance of Office Staff

What's Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fees
  • Travel & Rescue insurance fees for guests
  • Personal climbing & trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Food and extra nights hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu.
  • International Airfare
  • Any kind of expenses which the Trek Nepal Himalayas does not mention
Good to Know

Essential Information - Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak climbing is a technically challenging adventure suitable for experienced mountaineers. The climbing grade of PD+ (per tricky) reflects the difficulty and technical skill required to reach the summit. Climbers must have previous high-altitude experience and familiarity with climbing gear and equipment such as crampons, harnesses, ice axes, and ropes. Most of the climbing on this trip will involve walking roped together, including glacial crossings. The journey to the summit of Chulu East begins with a scenic drive to Besisahar.

The Chulu East Peak climbing trip also takes you through the stunning Annapurna Conservation Area, a region rich in natural and cultural diversity, with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks in the background. The trek takes you through the Yak pastures above the beautiful settlement of Manang. After a successful summit of Chulu East, you will continue over the Throng La Pass (5,416 meters) and down into the Muktinath valley. The following day, you will descend to Jomsom and take a scenic flight to Pokhara.

The best season for Chulu East Peak climbing is from September to November (autumn) and from March to May (spring). However, winter can also be a great time to climb with proper preparation. The trip duration can be adjusted to your preference. A permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is required for peak climbing and can only be obtained through government-registered trekking companies.

The itinerary for this trip includes 18 days, with arrival in Kathmandu, sightseeing in the city, a drive to Syange, a trek to Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Julu, and Chulu Base Camp, a rest day for preparation and acclimatization, a climb Chulu East and return to base camp, a trek to Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorang-La High Camp or Phedi, a crossing of the Thorang La pass and trek to Muktinath, a hike to Jomsom, a flight to Pokhara, a drive or flight back to Kathmandu, and a final departure day.

Chulu East Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Beautiful mountain views: Chulu East Peak offers panoramic views of the Annapurna range, including peaks such as Annapurna II and Annapurna IV.
  • High-altitude challenge: At an elevation of 6,584 meters, Chulu East Peak is a challenging climb that requires physical fitness, technical climbing skills, and proper acclimatization.
  • Cultural experience: The Chulu East Peak climb takes you through the Manang district of Nepal, where you can experience the local culture and hospitality of the Gurung people.
  • Scenic trek: The Chulu East Peak climb involves a scenic hike through the Annapurna region, with various landscapes, including forests, alpine meadows, and high passes.
  • Sense of accomplishment: Reaching the summit of Chulu East Peak is a rewarding experience and a sense of accomplishment for any climber.
  • Safety: we highly recommend it to hire a licensed guide or join a guided group for the climb to ensure safety on the mountain
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