Chulu East Peak ClimbChulu East Peak Climb

Chulu East Peak Climb

  • Amazing adventure on top Nepals highest trekking peaks Chulu East offering unique grand views
  • A journey of great fascination around North and South of massive Annapurna Himalaya
  • Daily views of Annapurna - Manaslu with Dhaulagiri Himalaya all three worlds highest peaks
  • Exploring traditional villages of native Manang -Thakali - Magar and Gurung tribes of great interest
  • From moderate to adventurous e walks within high and scenic Manang valley with amazing views
  • Following raging Marysangdi River right up to its glacial source at near Manang village and beyond

Adventure around scenic Annapurna Mountains with a classic climb on top of Nepal's highest trekking peaks

Chulu East Peak & Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a unique combination to enjoy picturesque adventures. Where views of the towering range of the snow-dusted mountains follow throughout the trek and climb on Chulu East Peak.

A great exciting journey full of action-packed adventure from scenic Manang Valley to Chulu East Peak summit. Then heading towards high Thorang-La Pass makes this trip one of the most fulfilling adventures to experience.

Chulu East Peak is the highest trekking peak in the Nepal Himalayas, as listed by NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). Chulus group of peaks with Chulu East / West, the mid and Far East Chulu, located above the Manang Valley.    

Chulu East stands as the highest of all Chulus peaks at 6,584 m or 21,601 feet, with its adjoining peaks. The grade of the climb is PD +, which means Per Difficult with plus, a straightforward ascent to the summit. Includes a few technical obstacles to tackle to reach on top Nepal’s highest Chulu East Peak.

An enjoyable and overwhelming adventure to experience, as the route leads from the main trail of the famous Annapurna Circuit. Then the route diverts to remoted isolated hidden corners of high Manang country towards the complete wilderness.

The walk leads on off the beaten tracks, seldom ventured by a few groups of trekkers and climbers or Yak herders. Truly a great way to enjoy the wild areas of Manang beyond the massif range of the Annapurna Himalayas.

Chulu East Peak & Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking is an adventure that fulfills all the ingredients, of the trek and climb. The trek follows the cooler green hills of Manang to Dharapani village, after an exciting drive from Kathmandu.

Then on the main tracks of the famous and scenic Annapurna Circuit, the walk follows through Chame, the headquarters town of Manang. Slowly the walk enters the picturesque Manang Valley at Pisang village, facing views of Chulus and Pisang Peaks. Spending an extra day at Pisang village to explore the local immense cultures and monasteries.

From here our route diverts towards higher terrains above Manang Valley and Annapurna Circuit trail for some days.

The adventure follows the windswept, remote, and isolated corners of Manang's wild country to reach Chulu East Peak base camp. Have time for full preparations as well as climbing exercises to support acclimatization, then get ready for the final push. Following the lead expert guide towards some technical sections on steep icy ledges of rock walls. After being well equipped with climbing gears and on main ropes, then finally the last big haul to the summit.

Reaching on top of Nepal’s highest trekking peaks, enjoy the spectacular panorama of surrounding peaks. Overlooking Annapurna Himalayas with Gangapurna and Nilgiri’s peaks towards the south with all views of all Chulus.

As far as Manaslu Himal in the east with Damodar Himal in the north direction, after a great adventurous feat. Descend to Base Camp, and then back on the main trail of Annapurna Circuit trail to main Manang village.

The lovely main village of Manang is enclosed by towering giant peaks on all sides of the valley floor. From Manang adventure leads to the end of the valley rim at Thorang-La base or Phedi. The last and final climb of the trek, a steep winding uphill to reach on top Thorang-La Pass. The highest point of the trekking besides Chulu East Peak summit, enjoy the fantastic views of mountains, that encircle the top.

A long descent takes you to Mustang areas at Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindu followers. Slowly our adventurous walks conclude by reaching Jomsom, the headquarters town of Mustang district, a nice and interesting place.

Jomsom is located on the main trail of an old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet borders. Which extends further from Upper Mustang towards the frontier of both Nepal and Tibet / China.

From Jomsom next early morning a swift scenic flight to scenic and beautiful Pokhara city. At Pokhara, our adventure completes before reaching Kathmandu, after a glorious adventure and experience on Chulu East Peak & Semi Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

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On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city.

First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Chulu East Peak Climb for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day.

    After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid-West for Chulu East Peak Climb.

      Morning taking an exciting drive with scenic views of Himalayan peaks, as ride leads on Nepal’s busy highway past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Nepal Mid-West warmer areas at Lamjung district, and the continue drive past Besisar (headquarter town of Lamjung district) following Marysangdi River to reach at Syange village for overnight stop with views of wonderful waterfalls nearby.

        From Syange walk begins with climb on leaving Marysangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers, after Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.

        As walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here few hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village, located on the midway of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

          After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft.

          From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.

            From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village.

            From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to DhukurePokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

              After overnight in Pisang village, our route splits from main Annapurna trails for some days heading into remote and wild areas above Manang valley towards Chulu East Peak.

              As walk leads facing grand views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks, as walk continues higher above Nagawa village, leading towards North West into more arid and dry terrain to reach at Jhulu small village for first camping of the adventure.

                Necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher elevation as well for adventurous climb on top Chulu East peak, here enjoy views with optional hike around this remote Julu village located high with grand scenery of mountains and of Chulu’s peaks.

                  After a nice and pleasant stop at Julu, morning walk leads higher up towards remote within complete wilderness with views of Chulu’s and northern Annapurna range of mountains. Climb leads above scenic Manang valley towards Chulu East close to Chulu Far East Peaks, after a tough climb reaching a rocky moraine area on top of a ridge to set our base camp for the climb.

                  This will be a perfect and ideal spot for base camp beneath towering Chulu East Peak with amazing views of surrounding mountains and dramatic landscapes.

                    A short day but strenuous due to high altitude, as our morning walk follows a faint and vague path where few climbers and Yak herders hardly use this route to set a high camp. Walk leads over rocks, ice and glacier to reach at the very bottom of Chulu East Peak where high camp is set for the climb, this will make more approachable towards its summit top for next morning climb.

                    Afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe approachable and accessible route to its summit by fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary. High Camp situated on a rocky and ice spot right beneath Chulu East Peak, under some conditions this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear and full preparation for exciting climb.

                      Our main highlight of the adventure starting early before dawn to reach over a snowy slopes to a rocky and icy ridge, where a steep climb leads you with some technical sections on few areas of the climb to reach at the summit of Chulu East Peak; our expert guide will support you with necessary skill and technique required to reach at the summit top.

                      After a final ascent reaching on top of Chulu East Peak above 6,584m | 21,601ft high, facing incredible views and panorama of surrounding peaks of Annapurna-Damodar Himal with all of Chulu range of peaks. Enjoy extreme scenery and descend back to base camp safely and feeling in high spirit and quite tired.

                        After a great climb of Chulu East Peak, feeling high after the conquest of NepalHimalaya highest trekking peaks, morning walk leads back to Julu village for overnight stop or further on route Manang main village.

                          Morning catch the views of mountains, from here on gradual walk through farm fields with short uphill overlooking views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.

                          Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.

                            After a pleasant overnight at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

                              Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at ThorangPhedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

                                One of the highlight and Big Day of this adventure! After early breakfast walk leads to a long climb to Thorang-la on steep winding path to reach Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft. The highest point of the adventure with views of snowcapped peaks, and then with long descends to reach at holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area.

                                On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, this is a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.

                                  From this peaceful religious and holy site of Muktinath with views of Dhaulagiri range, at Muktinath our trekking completes taking a ride to reach lower areas of Mustang, since the motor-able came walking is disturbed by movement of vehicles, so taking a drive instead of walking.

                                  Drive leads towards wide Kaligandaki River within its windswept landscapes to reach at Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang area, an interesting town inhabited by Thakali people of Buddhism religion, as these tribe on long history of trade with Tibet as this town situated on main old Trans Himalayan salt and caravan trade of Nepal and Tibet. With time here to enjoy walks and observe the local people fascinating culture and traditions.

                                    Our last day of the adventure early morning walk to Jomsom small airport for super scenic short flight to land at picturesque Pokhara and then transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa lake side.

                                      Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu.

                                      On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

                                        Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful adventure and experience on North Annapurna with Chulu East Peak Climb with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                          What's Included
                                          • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                          • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
                                          • One night Hotel in Pokhara with B.B
                                          • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
                                          • Three times a meals during the trek , Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
                                          • Peak climbing permit  and other necessary fees.
                                          • All the transport there and back 
                                          • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
                                          • Government license holder guide 
                                          • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                          • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                          • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                          • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
                                          • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                          • Annapurna Conservation Permits 
                                          • TIMS trekking information management syestem 
                                          • Government taxes and official expenses
                                          What's not Included
                                          • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                          • Tips for porters ($90-120) and guides ($120-150)
                                          • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                          • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check
                                          • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                          • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)  
                                          Useful Information

                                          Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                          Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                          Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                           Guide and Porters for 20 Days Chulu East Peak Climb: 

                                          On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                          All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                          Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                          Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                          Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                          Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                          High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                          Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                          To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                          The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                          On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                          Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                          In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                          What to Bring During 20 Days Chulu East Peak Climb?

                                          **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                          Equipments List

                                          • Plastic boot a pair
                                          • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
                                          • Crampons a pair
                                          • Down Jacket
                                          • Down Jacket one each
                                          • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
                                          • Fibre pile jacket
                                          • Following items can be bought or hired in kathmandu
                                          • Glove
                                          • Harness -one
                                          • Ice Axe - one
                                          • light cotton trouser
                                          • Long sleeved cotton shirts
                                          • Main Ropes 200m(50per person)as per the peak chose
                                          • Scarf
                                          • Short Trouser
                                          • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
                                          • Ski Pole (optional) one each
                                          • Snow / Sun Glass on each
                                          • Snow Bar 2/4 pieces depending upon group size
                                          • Snow Gaiters a pair
                                          • Sun hat
                                          • Sun Screen Cream
                                          • Sunglasses
                                          • T-shirt
                                          • Track Suit Bottoms
                                          • Trekking pole
                                          • Ultra Fleece Trousers
                                          • Water bottle
                                          • Waterproofs trouser
                                          • Waterproofs Jacket
                                          • Well fitting, comfortable boots
                                          • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

                                          Personal usage

                                          > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                          > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                          > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                          Chulu East Peak Climb FAQs

                                          • Almost all local companies are reliable depending upon your choice of holidays, duration and budget wise. But one can book with Explorer Adventurers, a renowned adventure company based in Nepal. You can search in our home page sites and choosing the right holidays, book accordingly with us.

                                          • The weather is fine in most part of Nepal, however Himalayan weather sometimes are unpredictable. It also depends upon the region of trek and climb in Nepal as altitude wise. Higher above 2,000 m, the day times are sunny with cooler morning, evening and in the nights. Nepal with four main season spring from March to May and summer / Monsoon starts from June to August.

                                            Includes autumn / fall from September to November, as well as winter from December to February. The best favorable seasons for visiting Himalayas around spring and autumn seasons, as well for Chulu East Peak climb. 

                                          • Around most trekking region, having good lodge facilities with excellent, neat and cozy rooms. Annapurna Circuit falls within popular and mainstream trekking routes with excellent lodges, serving homely cooked food. Provides long list of food menu. Where trekkers will be delighted to find food from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Tibetan and Nepali meals as well fresh bakery products in some lodge restaurants. But for few days on climb to Chulu East Peak, overnights in tented camping, with spacious two men tents. Supported with soft thin foam mattresses, one can bring thermal rest or inflatable mats for extra comfort.

                                            The foods are cooked and served by our camping chef and kitchen staff, having separate unit of kitchen department. The foods are delightful of international standard of various types of foods on camping. The meals are served in a dining tent as per the group size.

                                          • Our guide are fully prepared for this kind of situation, we carry medical kit and the guides we have gone through yearly medical training, if it’s very serious needs to be evacuated by any means of transports like helicopter the safe and quickest way(for this reason one should have strong travel/ medical insurance to cover this extra expenses) we will contact our helicopter companies to uplift and evacuate and then bring back to nearest hospital and medical care or in Kathmandu depending upon distance and circumstances.

                                          • Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every village and large settlement on route main areas of trekking like in Annapurna Circuit route.

                                            Sometimes the internet and WI-FI are slow and might be disturbing due to weather-wise. As well depending on the landscapes around the gorge and deep valleys, the internet and WI-FI will not reach the areas. One must be prepared and wait until you reach certain high places, where the communication works. 

                                            Electricity available run by hydro-power, as well solar power nearly in all main villages on route trekking. Only around remote areas where camping is required, will not have electricity facilities or Wi Fi for some days.

                                            At every lodges charging fees includes as per hour and per items, the price differs from one place to another. For few days on Chulu East Peak climb, the electricity is not available on camping except for kerosene of gas lantern for dinner time.