Trip Facts

  • Duration:16 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Profile:Mount Chulu East Climbing
  • Geography:Mountain/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Manang/Lamjung
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Tea house/Lodge
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar/Tibetan
  • Religious:Hindu/Buddhists
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10 Pax

Highlight

  • Climb one of the famous peaks in the Annapurna region- Chulu East Peak (6429m)
  • Visit ethnic Villages of Timang, Pisang, and Humde among many others 
  • Panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Tilicho (7134m) among others.
  • Explore the biologically diverse Annapurna Conservation Area
     

Overview

Located in the beautiful Manang Valley, the Mount Chulu East Peak Climbing journey is a rather daunting feat. Peak Climbing is, in comparison, an adventure that takes one step further than just trekking to the base camp. The view from the top of the Chulu East Peak (6429m) and the massive feeling of accomplishment is definitely worth the effort. As such, among the many peaks climbing options in Nepal, the Chulu East Peak Climbing by Himalaya Land Treks is among the best.

Not only does the Chulu East Peak Climbing presents the task of conquering a Himalayan peak, but it is also an adventure that beautifully incorporates the best natural and cultural features of the Annapurna region. Forming an integral part of the Manang Himal, the Chulu East Peak combines with the Damodar Himal and the Chulu West to loom over the river valley. 

The Chulu East Peak was first successfully climbed by a German expedition team back in 1955. Since then, the peak has seen many climbers visit the region to summit the colossal giant. From the top of Chulu East peak, views of mountain peaks like Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gangapurna (7454m), Tilicho (7134m) as well as the Glacier Dome is utterly magnificent.

Use peak climbing equipment like ice axes, crampons, and ropes to make your way to the top. Swerve mountain crevasses and pass through glaciated lakes and icefalls to make your way to the summit of Chulu East. Since the Chulu East Peak Climbing is a difficult and more technical peak to conquer, it isn't recommended for first-time peak climbers. As such, if you want to experience the thrill of climbing to the summit of a peak, then you might want to give Chulu East Peak Climbing a try.

Major Attraction Of Chulu Peak Trek

Route way to Chulu

The country besides the Himalayas also known as the desert of Nepal, Manang comes out with majestic blessings of nature. This beautiful district Manang lies on the lap of the Himalayas carrying all the ingredients of nature. The journey to Chulu takes you to various beautiful villages of Manang. A breathtaking scenario of Manang leaves you speechless. You will make your trek route through the biodiversity-rich Annapurna Conservation Area. This region lets you explore a diverged species of flora and fauna. Trekking through the way of adventure, the Chulu trek will surely be the most adventurous. Hence, the routeway is regarded as the major attraction of Mt. Chulu peak climbing.

Ethnic Culture

Likewise, the Chulu East Peak Climbing is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, where you will be passing through many ethnic Magar and Rai villages like Tamang, Pisang, Humde and Chame among others. The unique culture of respecting guests and visitors, welcoming everyone with grace and a smile, festivals, food and costume are the major factor of attraction of this trek. It is also a great way to experience the Himalayan life of Nepal.

Best Time To Do This Trek

Autumn (September-November) and spring (March-May) are always the best suited seasons for Mt. Chulu peak climbing. Winter (December-February) and monsoon (June-August) are the seasons that experience adverse weather conditions and hence are not considered much favourable to make the trek.

Alternate Packages

There are a couple of peak climbing packages which are alternative packages of Chulu East climbing to gain some unique experience and different routes are Mt. Island Peak ClimbingMera Peak Climbing, and Mt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing. To check complete list of climbing packages check the link Peak Climbing.

Join Himalaya Land Treks for a wonderful and breath-taking adventure where you can enjoy the Himalayan views in the ethnic villages of the exotic Annapurna region of Nepal. With us, you are guaranteed the best services and unforgettable vacation!

Itinerary of Mount Chulu East Climbing

Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu |1300m/4265ft|

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You can arrive in Kathmandu at any time. When you do, a Himalaya Land Treks representative will transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Climbing preparation

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

The two days, you will be preparing for the climb; the preparation includes checking your equipment and making sure that you have everything you need for the climbing journey, including any permits and other documents. During this time, you can also, if you prefer, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city, which include Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Nga Di via Besisahar |760m/2493ft|9 hours

9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

With a drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi, the climbing adventure officially begins. You will be driving to Ngadi via Besisahar, passing by the village of Bhulbhule. The bustling city is left behind and the peaceful countryside takes over the ambiance. Since the route follows an old trading road, the tea houses at Ngadi are accustomed to hosting travelers for many years. Overnight stay at Ngadi.

Day 4: Trek from Nga Di to Syange |1100m/3609ft|5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The trekking trail branches forward towards Syange, and you will be following the path through humid rice fields and beautiful farmlands as you make your way to today's destination-Syange. The distant Himalayan views start appearing s you trek further towards Syange- a small village with sparse guesthouses. Overnight stay at Syange.

Day 5: Trek from Syange to Tal |1,700 m/5577ft| 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Syange, you will make your way to Tal, winding through the coruscating path that plows through hillocks and farms. During the harvest season, the farmlands are covered in stacks of hay and the bright yellow tincture of the hay fields shines brightly under the sun. The path also includes crossing many waterfalls and suspension bridges over the Marsayangdi River. Overnight stay at Tal.

Day 6: Trek from Tal to Timang |2270m/7448ft| 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You will be passing through various ethnic villages from Tal on your way to Timang today, like Dharapani, Bagarchhap, and Danakyu. The trail winds alongside the river and between valleys in the mountainside. The path to Timang is quite hilly and has steps which can be hard on the knees, but the natural environment is filled with beauties like waterfalls and grazing cattle. Overnight stay at Timang.

Day 7: Trek from Timang to Pisang |3150m/10335ft| 5-6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Timang, you will trek to Pisang today, ascending around 1,000 meters. The Himalayan breeze is quite calm on the journey, and the trek is filled with prayer flags. Once you reach Pisang, you can also find Chortens with prayer wheels here, and the backdrop of the mountains makes it quite mesmerizing. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Pisang.

Day 8: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal Village |3660m/12008ft| 3-4 Hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Pisang, you will make your way to Ngawal village, a small village of Rai and Magar people. The village is also surrounded by farms and you can see a scattering of donkeys and goats grazing lazily at the pastures. The view of the mountain peaks against the village skyline also makes the environment quite dramatic and gives it an isolated feel. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 9: Trek from Ngawal village to Chulu East Base camp |4400m/14436ft|5- 6 Hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

A steady ascent from Ngawal to the top of a hill leads to the Chulu East Base Camp. The trek is arduous, but the constant view of the mountains will likely keep you motivated to move one foot in front of the other. The hillocks also start to change in terms of vegetation and become sparse. Overnight at base camp.

Day 10: Hike from Base camp to High Camp |5330m/17487ft|3-4 hrs

8-9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The journey from the Chulu East base camp to High camp takes about 2 to 3 hours. The vegetation becomes very sparse and the environment steadily becomes snow-filled. The trek is difficult but beautiful. The trek heads through a series of snowy and icy trails to settle at the High Camp. Overnight stay at high camp.

Day 11: Climbing day, High camp to Summit |429m/21093ft| and back to base camp |8-9 hours

8-9 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This is the anticipated day of the climbing adventure. From High camp, you will make your way to the summit of Chulu East. The climb is filled with thick snow and you must be careful while navigating the terrain. When you reach the summit, you will be greeted by the panoramic view of the Annapurna (8091m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m) among others. After spending time at the time taking in the glory, you will steadily and slowly descend back down towards the base camp. Overnight stay at the base camp.

Day 12: Trek from Base Camp to Humde |3280m/10761ft| 4-5 hrs

3-4 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Base Camp, you will descend towards the Humde village. As you do, you will notice the changing terrain again, as the vast snowy expanse starts to get more verdant and green with farms and tree groves. Humde is a beautiful village where you can finally relax at the guesthouse where you will stay overnight.

Day 13: Trek from Humde to Chame |2670m/8760ft| 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

The trek from Humde to Chame is quite pleasant and throughout the journey, you will see various mule caravans and cattle. Chame is a Tibetan village and is surrounded by farms. You will also pass by waterfalls and pastures. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chame.

Day 14: Drive from Chame to Besisahar |760m/2493ft| 4-5 hrs

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

From Chame, you will board a local bus that will take you back to Besisahar. The drive winds and trudges along the road that is laden alongside gorges and rivers. After you arrive in Besisahar, you can check into your guesthouse. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Day 15: Drive from Nga Di via Besisahar to Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel | Farewell Dinner | 5-6 hrs

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Today, you will bid farewell to the Manang valley and drive back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can also have a celebratory farewell dinner to celebrate your amazing feat of climbing and summiting the Chulu East Peak. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final departure

Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your final departure.

Inclusion

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Transport from  Kathmandu to Nga Di via Besisahar
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled the sleeping bag, walking poles, and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry 
  •     luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation 
  • All accommodation during the trek  (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Transport from Nga Di via Besisahar to Kathmandu. 
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tip for guide and porter

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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