Chulu East Peak Climb   |  20 Days

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

Chulu East Peak Climb leads you to the top and highest trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya stands towering towards cleat blue sky at above 6,584m and 21,601ftwithin great range of Chulus with Chulu Mid-Far East and Chulu West, a fascinating journey with an adventure of a lifetime experience.

The height was a bit confused last past decades, now it is fixed that Chulu East is certainly the highest trekking peak as listed on NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Associations) where the climbing grade we have used is from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems which widely and popular all around the globe on this alpine style climb.

The grading of the climb PD + Per Difficult which means a straight-forward ascent to the summit with some technical difficulties to cope along the climb where all climbers must be well equipped with proper climbing and follow instructions of our leader and guides who will help and support you all along the trip and climb and bring you safely back in high spirit after Chulu East Peak climb.

Chulu East Peak Climb begins with a scenic and exciting overland ride towards Nepal Mid-West region around Lamjung at Besisar headquarter town of the district, and then walk follows the raging Marysangdi River upstream through nice farm villages of Jagat-Dharapani and Chame the main administrative town of Manang areas.

Walking into lovely forested trails with fabulous views of Lamjung-Manaslu and northern Annapurna peaks as our route leads into windswept and scenic Manang valley at Pisang where tree lines disappear for short alpine bush and shrubs of juniper with the first look of Pisang and Chulus peaks.

From Pisang village leaving the main popular Annapurna circuit trail heading towards our main highlight and destination towards Chulu East Peak base camp past the remote village of Nagwal and Julu into complete isolation in the harmony of pristine wilderness of mountains and awesome views.

The climb is undertaken with many rest days and practice and getting ready for the Big Day for the climb where our lead guide will make the route safer and accessible fixing ropes and snow bars where needed and reaching the highest trekking Peaks of Nepal on top of Chulu East peak.

Feeling high in great spirit along with fabulous scenery and then heading back on the main trail to Manang village and beyond towards Thorang-la the highest pass of the walks beside Chulu East at above 5,416 m offering a sweeping panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Damodar range with Chulu peaks.

Walk leads to long descend reaching at Muktinath a holy spot for all Hindu and Buddhist where drive takes you down at Kali-Gandaki River valley at Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang areas and then flying to scenic and beautiful Pokhara, where our marvelous adventure on Chulu East Peak completes.

Trip Highlights

  • 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


  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.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.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.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.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive to Syange 1,140m via Besisar - 06 hrs.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.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Dharapani 1,943 m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Chame 2,720 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Pisang 3,190 m - 05 hrs.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.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Julu 3,900m past Ngawal village 3657m - 06 hrs.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.
  • 8 Day 8: At Julu village for acclimatization.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.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Chulu Base Camp at 5,300m -04 hrs.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.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek and climb to Chulu East Peak high / advance camp 4,955m - 03 hrs.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.
  • 11 Day 11: Climb of Chulu East Peak and descend to Base Camp.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.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Julu village or further - 05 hrs.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.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Manang 3,540 m - 04 hrs.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.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,210m - 04 hrs.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.
  • 15 Day 15: Trek to Thorang- La High Camp or Phedi 4,450 m - 04 hrs.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.
  • 16 Day 16: Cross Thorang La 5,416m / 17,769 ft and descend to Muktinath 3,800 m- 06 hrs.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’.
  • 17 Day 17: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m - 02 hrs afternoon free at leisure to explore the town.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.
  • 18 Day 18: Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 22 mins and transfer to hotel by the lake of Phewa.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.
  • 19 Day 19: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.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.
  • 20 Day 20: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.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.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis 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 
    • Hygienic meals( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, at base camp 
    • 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
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips). for your Gide Climber and potter.
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 


Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.


Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

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: 

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.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
  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.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

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.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

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.

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



  • Trip Duration 20 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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