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Chulu East Peak Climbing - 21 days

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US$ 215
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US $3,250
US $ 3,035
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Max. Elevation
6584.00m
Group size
2 min - 16 max
Trip grade
Difficult
Transportation
kathmandu - Jagat drive by Private Car, Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu fly by Domestic flight.
Best Season
Aug - Nov , Feb - May
Accomodation
3***Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara , Lodge + Camping twin sharing Bed Basis during the Trek.
Meals
All Meals ( Lunch , Dinner and Breakfast) with cup of Tea/Coffee during the Trek and climbing session.
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Chulu East Peak is situated in the beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal, offering stunning landscapes, dramatic valleys, and panoramic mountain views throughout the trek and climb.
    • Climbing Chulu East Peak requires technical skills and experience, providing a thrilling and rewarding challenge for mountaineers seeking to test their abilities in the Himalayas.
    • The expedition offers breathtaking views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, and many others, creating a mesmerizing backdrop during the entire journey.
    •  Trekking through the Annapurna region provides an opportunity to experience the unique culture and traditions of the local communities, including the Gurung and Manangi people. Explore charming villages, interact with friendly locals, and witness their traditional way of life.
    • The trek encompasses a variety of landscapes, ranging from lush forests and terraced fields to alpine meadows and barren terrains. The ever-changing scenery adds to the adventure and visual appeal of the journey.
    • The itinerary includes ample acclimatization days in Pisang and other key locations, allowing climbers to adjust to the increasing altitude and reduce the risk of altitude-related illnesses, ensuring a safer and more successful climb.
    • Crossing the Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) is a major highlight of the expedition. The pass offers breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment as you traverse one of the highest mountain passes in the world.
    • Throughout the expedition, you will be accompanied by experienced climbing guides who provide thorough training, guidance, and support, ensuring your safety and maximizing your chances of a successful summit.
    • The ultimate highlight is reaching the summit of Chulu East Peak at 6,584 meters (21,601 feet). Standing on the summit, you will be rewarded with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, a moment of triumph and fulfillment.
    • The Annapurna region is renowned for its pristine natural beauty, serene environments, and tranquility. From lush forests to towering peaks, the expedition offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the grandeur and peacefulness of the Himalayas.

Chulu East Peak is an exhilarating climbing destination located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an impressive altitude of 6,584 meters (21,601 feet), it offers a challenging and rewarding adventure for mountaineers seeking to conquer a Himalayan peak.

Situated in the legendary Manang valley, the trekking trail for climbing this snowy peak is a memorable route which offers the most beautiful views on surrounding peaks, as well as lush green forests of Nepal. We will trek through the arid but the gorgeous valley of Manang, which indeed looks like the slice of heaven on earth. We will be able to enjoy the outlandish landscape of Manang and its unique settlement.

We will also trek through the green meadows. The view of majestic green hills is unforgettable. The trekking along the way to Chulu peak is adventurous and easy, but the peak climbing is tougher. We have to make use of different equipment in order to climb the peak. We will spend plenty of time for adaptation and acclimatization to high altitude.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day resting and preparing for the upcoming climb. In the evening, there will be a briefing session with your climbing guide who will provide you with essential information and conduct an equipment check.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Today, you will embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, exploring its UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the afternoon, you will have free time to make any last-minute preparations and purchase any necessary gear for the climb.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Leave Kathmandu and embark on a scenic drive to Jagat, a small village located at an altitude of 1,300 meters (4,265 feet). The drive takes you through picturesque countryside, lush green landscapes, and terraced fields. Spend the night in Jagat, preparing for the trek ahead.

Max. altitude

1,300m / 4,265 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Start your trek from Jagat, following the Marsyangdi River upstream. Pass through charming villages, dense forests, and cross suspension bridges along the way. Trek to Dharapani, a beautiful village situated at an elevation of 1,960 meters (6,430 feet), and enjoy the stunning mountain views.

Max. altitude

1,960m / 6,430 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue trekking along the Marsyangdi River and enter the Manang district. The trail ascends through pine forests, offering breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. Reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang, located at an altitude of 2,710 meters (8,891 feet).

Max. altitude

2,710m / 8,891 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From Chame, the trail winds through forests and follows the steep and narrow valley of the Marsyangdi River. Pass through the village of Telekhu and ascend to the picturesque village of Pisang, situated at an altitude of 3,230 meters (10,597 feet). Enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna and Pisang Peak.

Max. altitude

3,260m / 10,696 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Take an acclimatization day in Pisang to adjust to the increasing altitude. Explore the village, visit the monastery, and hike to Upper Pisang for magnificent views of the Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks. This day helps to prevent altitude-related issues during the climb.

Max. altitude

3,260m / 10,696 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Pisang, the trail traverses through alpine forests and barren landscapes. Enjoy the stunning views of Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna as you reach the village of Ngawal, situated at an altitude of 3,650 meters (11,975 feet). Ngawal offers a unique cultural experience with traditional stone houses and friendly locals.

Max. altitude

3,650m / 11,975 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today, you will trek to the Chulu East Base Camp. The trail climbs gradually, passing through yak pastures and barren terrains. As you reach the base camp at an altitude of 4,900 meters (16,076 feet), you will be rewarded with stunning views of Chulu East and the surrounding peaks. Prepare for the climb and rest at the base camp.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Take a day for acclimatization and training at the base camp. Your climbing guide will provide a thorough briefing on climbing techniques, equipment usage, and safety protocols. You will have the opportunity to practice essential climbing skills and familiarize yourself with the equipment.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

From the base camp, the trail ascends steeply towards the high camp of Chulu East. The terrain becomes more challenging as you navigate glacial moraines and steep slopes. Reach the high camp at an altitude of 5,600 meters (18,372 feet) and prepare for the summit push.

Max. altitude

5,600m / 18,373 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is the summit day. Start early in the morning, equipped with climbing gear and under the guidance of your experienced climbing guide. The final push to the summit involves traversing snowy slopes and negotiating rocky sections. From the summit of Chulu East, standing at 6,584 meters (21,601 feet), you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna range. Descend back to the base camp.

Max. altitude

6,584m / 21,601 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

A contingency day is included in the itinerary to account for any unforeseen circumstances such as adverse weather conditions or altitude-related issues. This day provides flexibility in case the summit attempt needs to be rescheduled.

Max. altitude

4,900m / 16,076 ft.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue the descent from Base camp and trek to Manang, a charming village located at an altitude of 3,540 meters (11,614 feet). Manang offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and Tibetan culture, with opportunities to explore monasteries and interact with the locals.

Max. altitude

3,540m / 11,614 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Leaving Manang, the trail climbs gradually towards Yak Kharka. As you ascend, you will witness the transition from lush forests to alpine vegetation. Yak Kharka is situated at an altitude of 4,020 meters (13,189 feet) and serves as a grazing area for yaks.

Max. altitude

4,020m / 13,189 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

The trail continues to ascend as you trek towards Thorong Phedi, the last stop before crossing the Thorong La Pass. Thorong Phedi is located at an altitude of 4,450 meters (14,599 feet) and offers magnificent views of the surrounding peaks.

Max. altitude

4,450m / 14,600 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Today is a challenging day as you cross the Thorong La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). The pass offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

Max. altitude

5,416m / 17,769 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Continue the trek through the Kali Gandaki Valley, known for its unique landscapes and strong winds. Reach Jomsom, a vibrant town located at an altitude of 2,720 meters (8,924 feet). Celebrate the successful climb and reflect on the remarkable journey.

Max. altitude

2,720m / 8,924 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge

Meals

Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast

Take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, enjoying the scenic aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon reaching Pokhara, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing and celebrating your achievement.

Max. altitude

820m / 2,690 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

Today, you will drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, marking the end of your Chulu East Peak climbing expedition. Once in Kathmandu, you can take the opportunity to explore the city, shop for souvenirs, or simply relax and reflect on your incredible adventure.

Max. altitude

1,380m / 4,528 ft.

Accommodation

Hotel

Meals

breakfast

After a memorable journey and successful climb of Chulu East Peak, it's time to bid farewell to Nepal. You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, carrying with you lifelong memories and a sense of accomplishment.

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Includes

    • Arrival and departure transfer services for Airport – Hotel – airport.
    • 2 night Accommodation in Kathmandu / 1 night in Pokhara.
    • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
    • Professional Trekking Guide and 2 guests  1 Trekking Porter
    • Very Professional Climbing Guide and Crews
    • Trekking staff foods, accommodations, salary, insurance
    • All Meal ( Lunch , Dinner and Breakfast ) & 3 tea/coffee every single day during the Trek and Climbing.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee & Climbing Permit
    • Assistant Cook and Transportation: Trekking assistant cook and necessary kitchen helper on the basis of Member and they carry of camping equipment and tent from Kathmandu,
    • Camping Equipment Utensils: EPI Gus, Gas stove or fuel stove for cooking, fuel or Kerosene oil, cooking pots, mattress, walkie talkie (talkback) etc.
    • Staff salary and allowance: climbing staffs and porters daily: wages/equipment/food/clothing/insurance
    • High Altitude Tents: North FaceDome Tent Space for two pax. Wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
    • Base Camp/ High Camp Lodging & Food service: chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day for members and staff.
    • Drinks and Beverages for climbing: Tea with cookies and hot drinking water during the climbing period and Hot Washing water in case required.
    • Fixing Gear: fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement.
    • kathmandu - Jagat drive by private vahicals , Jomsom - Pokhara - kathmandu fly by domestic flight.

Doesn't Include

    • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Only Breakfast provide)
    • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
    • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
    • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
    • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
    • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
    • Airfare of international flights.
    • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
    • Personal climbing gear.
    • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
    • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
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Equipment List

Chulu east Peak Climbing Gears:

To be successful in expedition and climbing we require better gear and also training is mandatory. Better gear and an expert team complete the journey with incredible achievements in time and at less cost. The required gears for Chulu east Peak are as mentioned.

Group Climbing Gear;

  • High Altitude Tents: North Face Dome Tent Space for two pax. Wall/cabin tent for dining and kitchen, etc.
  • High Camp Lodging & Foodservice: chocolate and Three Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) a day for members and staff.
  • Drinks and Beverages for climbing: Tea with cookies and hot drinking water during the climbing period and Hot Washing water in case required.
  • Fixing Gear: fix rope, main rope, snow bar, ice crew, rock pitons as well as Heli Rescue/charter Arrangement.

Personal Climbing  Gear:

Climbing boot, Crampons, Ice axe, harness, Ice Climbing Helmet , Jummers, Karabiners, Finger eight/ATC guide, Tap sling, -(25f / - 30C) Sleeping Bag , Down Jacket , Sunglasses , Sun cream,  etc.

Trekking Gear;

·       Duffel Bag

·       Day Pack (35-45 L)

·       Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)

·       Trekking Boots

·       Crocs (evenings & washing)

·       Trekking Pants (2-3)

·       T-Shirts (3)

·       Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)

·       Trekking Jacket

·       Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants

·       Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)

·       Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)

·       Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)

·       Socks (5)

·       Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)

·       Wool Hat

·       Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat

·       Camp Towel

·       Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)

·       Down Booties (optional, recommended)

·       Sunglasses (2)

·       Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)

·       Bladder (optional, recommended)

·       Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF

·       Watch (with alarm)

·       Extra Batteries

·       Battery Chargers

·       Head Lamp 
(2)

·       Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)

·       Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen

·       Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)

·       Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap

·       Hand Sanitizer

·       Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)

·       Book(s)

·       Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags

·       Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)

·       Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)

·       Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth, or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)

·       Rehydration | Electrolytes

·       Snacks!

·       Personal Medical Supplies

·       Snacks, chocolate bars, energy bars (Western brands), dried fruit & nuts

·       Laundry Detergent

·       Lemon Tang (for water if you want)

·       Batteries

·       Trekking Poles

·       Micro Spikes

 

 

Medical Supplies;

·       We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!

·       Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

·       We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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