Chulu East Peak Climbing

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 24 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 6584m
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Situated to the north of the Annapurna massif, the Chulu range of peaks form part of the Manang Himal. This expedition combines one of the worlds finest trek circuits with the second highest trekking peak in Nepal.

With commanding views of the great barrier from the flanks of Chulu East (6,584m) this challenging expedition into the heart of the Annapurna range is more than a match for any of the Khumbu trekking peaks. This is a challenging program with all the hallmarks of a classic.

After a few days to enjoy the many charms of Kathmandu, we set trail in the dusty bazaar town of Besisahar, the traditional put-in point for the Annapurna circuit trek. We trek north along the course of the Marsayangdi River, at various points crossing over suspension bridges. We ascend through the verdant mid-hills and the colourful mosaic of cultures into alpine forest and then up higher into alpine meadows. Soon the temperate climate gives way to the arid desert conditions of the Manang district, home to centuries old Buddhist temples and medieval villages. The Tibetan customs and architecture of the Manang district represent a very different world from where we set trail a week ago.

We spend a few days in the village of Manang (3,440m) to help us acclimatise to the altitude and prepare for our summit assault. To increase our fitness and strength, we take a number of excursions amongst the stunning scenery surrounding Manang. Having prepared our fuel, food and camping equipment into manageable loads, we set off expedition style on our ascent up the Chetsi Khola towards Chulu East and the first of our base camps.

We have now entered an alpine wilderness of snow, rock and very cold temperatures. We remain amongst these magnificent peaks for the next four days, first setting lower base camp (4,300m) and then upper base camp (5,330m). The sunset colours on nearby peaks are unforgettable. The precise timing of our final push for the summit of Chulu East along the north-east ridge will depend on weather conditions and progress of the group. It is a long and demanding day to the summit and back to camp, but with the views of the great barrier at the top, all our hard work is quickly forgotten.

We retrace our steps to the Marsayangdi River valley, and reconnect with the main Annapurna Circuit route. From Manang, we head up to and cross the Thorong La Pass (5,416m), one of the highest trekking passes on earth with views to match. We continue our descent and explore the fascinating village of Muktinath with its plethora of temples and religious sites, before continuing down to Jomsom from where we catch our return flight to Kathmandu.

All our guides and porters are experienced, licensed and covered by insurance.

Come and join us for a life changing experience with Passages Nepal P. Ltd. who has committed to adventure for ever and ever.

Day to day itinerary:

  • Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu, check into hotel
  • Day 2:Kathmandu tour
  • Day 3:Drive to Besisahar, trek to Kundi
  • Day 4:Trek to Manang
  • Day 10:Acclimatization in Manang (3500m)
  • Day 12:Trek to Chulu East Lower Base Camp (4300m) and acclimatization day
  • Day 14:Ascent to Upper Base Camp (5330m), climb Chulu East
  • Day 18:Trek over Thorung La Pass (5416m) and descent to Muktinath and Jomsom
  • Day 22:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 23:Kathmandu Valley tour
  • Day 24:Final departure

Cost Include

Flight Jomsom-Kathmandu, all transfers, ACAP entry fee, peak fee, camping equipment and food on trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), group climbing equipment, medical kit, climbing Sherpa, Sirdar/guide, cooks, porters, sat phone, cultural tour of Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley, B&B in Kathmandu hotel.

Cost Exclude

Flights to/from Nepal, airport and departure taxes, entry visa, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, alcoholic and aerated beverages, personal travel insurance, personal climbing equipment and clothes, tips for porters and guides

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu, check into hotel
  • Day 2Kathmandu tour
  • Day 3Drive to Besisahar, trek to Kundi
  • Day 4Trek to Manang
  • Day 10Acclimatization in Manang (3500m)
  • Day 12Trek to Chulu East Lower Base Camp (4300m) and acclimatization day
  • Day 14Ascent to Upper Base Camp (5330m), climb Chulu East
  • Day 18Trek over Thorung La Pass (5416m) and descent to Muktinath and Jomsom
  • Day 22Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 23Kathmandu Valley tour
  • Day 24Final departure

Cost Include

Flight Jomsom-Kathmandu, all transfers, ACAP entry fee, peak fee, camping equipment and food on trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), group climbing equipment, medical kit, climbing Sherpa, Sirdar/guide, cooks, porters, sat phone, cultural tour of Kathmandu and the Kathmandu Valley, B&B in Kathmandu hotel.

Cost Exclude

Flights to/from Nepal, airport and departure taxes, entry visa, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, alcoholic and aerated beverages, personal travel insurance, personal climbing equipment and clothes, tips for porters and guides

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