Chulu East Peak Climbing

21 Days
  • Hotels, Tea Houses and Camping
  • Kathmandu
  • October - December and March - May
  • Guided Trek
  • 6200 m
  • BLD
  • Private Vehicle/ Flight
  • Available


The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions trek and climb to Chulu East Peak at 6,200 meters, one of the classic and promising trips in the worlds popular route Annapurna Circuit or Around Annapurna the famed trekking area since the early 1970’s it is widely trekked and most exciting trek in the whole Himalaya range and probably in this globe offering grand views of the three highest 8000m mountain range from Mt. Annapurna. Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Manaslu mountain range, including arrays of over 7000 to 6000m snow capped peaks. The trail follows the river Marsyangdi all the way to its source at the glacial lake in Manang and beyond, journey passes through rural farm villages, terraced farm fields and traditional villages from the sub-tropic, climate to the arctic landscape, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Chulu East Peak in the Annapurna Circuit (Around Annapurna) adventure leads to the top of the high peaks with time to acclimatize with its professional climbing guides help and support you to the top of the summit on this fabulous adventure and return journey via Thorungla the highest point after Chulu East 6,200 meters top, the trekking highest at 5,416 meters / 17,740 ft. From here the trail descends most of the way to Jomsom passing through the holy site of Muktinath. Muktinath This grand trip follows the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River valley to Jomsom, and finally ending at Pokhara one of the most scenic places in the Himalaya before reaching at Kathmandu after completing this wonderful adventure with high experience which is truly awe some with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions Trek & Climb of Chulu East.

Note regarding climb:

Chulu East at 6,200m. situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna’s II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorung La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley with a flight to Pokhara. The climb is technically straightforward and, you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings.

Trip Highlights: “On the northern Annapurna with Thorang-la, serene rhododendrons-firs and hemlocks forest, traditional and cultural villages, Buddhist and Bon religion, on the Trans-Himalayan Caravan Route, picturesque scenery, climb of scenic Chulu East peak, from sub-tropic-alpine to arctic zone.”

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1,300m. transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with a day sightseeing tour.

Day 03: Drive to Syange 1,140m. 6 – 7 hrs journeys.

Day 04: Drive to Dharapani 1,860m. 3 – 4 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670m. Approx. 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3,150m. Approx. 6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Julu 3,900m. 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 08: At Julu rest day for acclimatization.

Day 09: Trek to Chulu East Base Camp  4,700m. 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 10: Trek and climb to Chulu High Camp at 5,300m.

Day 11: Rest Day at High Camp preparation.

Day 12-13: Climb of Chulu East and return to base camp..

Day 14: Trek to Manang 3,520m. 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Thorung Phedi. 4,400m. via Yak Kharka. 4,130m. 6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Muktinath 3,800m.via Thorang-la 5,416m. 6 – 8 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Jomsom 2,730m. 3 – 4 hrs walks.

Day 18: Fly to Pokhara afternoon free.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Transfer to Airport for international departure.


On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information regarding this trip in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked.

Morning a scenic drive leads towards the scenic Pokhara highway. This is an interesting drive through the foothills of the Himalaya. The road has been greatly improved. Just few hours before the road to Pokhara, route diverts from Dumre town towards north to Beshishar. On reaching Beshishar drive continues to Syange village for another 2-3 hrs.

The drive continues on the high road with fascinating scenery of the gorge, high hills, waterfalls and snow capped peaks the dirt jeep road for two to three hours, the drive continues through winding path from Syange and Jagat village, trail follows to a steep climb for half an hour, on arriving the lush farm terraces field once on the top of the ridge a magnificent view of the raging waterfalls can be seen on route to Jagat.

From this village journey leads through the terraced farms coming to Chamje village, crossing the bridge it’s another steep climb for another hour till Tal is reached, the village is situated on the gorge-valley by the side of the river Marsyangdi. On leaving Tal the drive gets easier on the gentle path till to a large bridge, after the bridge brings to the village of Dharapani for the overnight stop where the driving adventure ends here.

From Dharapani the vegetation, people and the landscapes changes and the air gets cooler, the trail then climb through forests to Bagarchhap, and the first village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture.

After a pleasant cool morning walk altitude gains slowly reaching the apple country at Dhanaqi and the alpine region passing through farm area, orchards and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks, the trail follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto before Chame. From Koto, half hour of easy walk brings to the village town of Chame for the overnight stop. Chame the district headquarters of Manang region.

The walk from here follows the other side of the river on the northern bank, after leaving Chame, the path passes through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till you reach Bratang. From here trek continues on the gradual path up to a bridge, from the bridge a short steep climb through the pine forest brings you at the top of the ridge of Pisang village. After walking past the tree lines a great view can be seen of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak with Pisang village below, from this ridge a gentle descent for an hour brings to the windswept village of Pisang.

From Pisang, there are two path that reaches to Chulu Base camp and to Manang, depending upon the condition, from the suburb of Pisang village the road diverts up above the river Marsyangdi, which ever the route is taken both the trail offers outstanding scenery of the surrounding landscapes eventually joining the trail just above Nagawa village, the path from here leading north west on arid slopes and hills till we reach a small village of Jhulu.

Rest day, a must as the altitude gets in and the air gets thinner. There are good places for a short hike around with superb views of the snow capped mountains.

The walk leaves the last village for complete wilderness on the barren landscapes with views of both Chulus and the Annapurnas. The walk meanders to a steep climb for an hour with few gradual portion enroute the valley that runs up toward the col between the East and Far East Peaks of Chulu for the overnight camp and as well Base Camp for the climb.

The ill define path climbs up following the Chegaji Khola on the east bank and finally arriving at moraines below the col after three to four hours of strenuous walk. The high camp here forms a launching iste for both the South-West Ridge of Chulu Far East and as well for our climb from the east Ridge of Chulu East Peak.

Rest day for acclimatization and for the preparation of the climb.
Our climbing Sherpa will scout the area of the climb and will fix ropes where necessary.

The route continues up the snow ridge ahead to the summit which is exposed at first but is climbed without much difficulty. On reaching the top great panoramic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and the valley down below. After a memorable moment descend back to Base Camp for the overnight. These two days will make this trip more flexible allowing the climbers ample time for the preparation of the climb to Chulu.

From the Base Camp trek continues on with grand views of the high snow capped peaks, and descending steeply. The trek is more or less gradual on the wide path most of the way to Manang via the village of Braga. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop.

The track gently winds up offering inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the close up view of Chuli mid and west as the trail heads up in the barren windswept terrain’s with juniper bushes as the only surviving vegetation around this region, coming to a small settlements of Yak-Kharka. Walking on the gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb at Thorang phedi meaning bottom of the Thorang-la.

Starting very early in the morning before the break of dawn catching the magnificent views of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. Walk continues on the narrow gradual track reaching at the height of 5,415 meter at Thorang-la, after a short break here continue on the steep and gradual trail to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places, during auspicious time according to Hindu & Buddhist calendar this place is full and busy with pilgrims from Nepal and India.

Journey carries on with a 1,200m of descent to the Kaligandaki river valley floor; following the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River.

Leaving early to the Jomsom for the scenic sweeping flight to Pokhara, on arrival transfer to respective Hotels, with afternoon free for individual activities and to marvel the grand views of the Annapurna and Mananslu range of mountains including the majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (The Fish Tail)

From Pokhara takes about 5-6 hours driving journey to Kathmandu, a panoramic view of the snow capped peaks can be seen along the way, on arrival check into respective Hotels after a great time in the mountains.

A free day in Kathmandu, please inform GA staff if you would like to go on a short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure from this high Himalayan country, Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Pickup and drop from hotels from airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3-star hotel)
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • Experienced Trekking guides with government license
  • Porters (2 guests 1 porter)
  • All meals during trekking and climbing period (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • National Park permit
  • TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Peak Climbing permit
  • Accommodation during Trekking (Tea Houses)
  • Accommodation during Climbing (Tent)
  • Mountaineering (climbing) equipment
  • First aid Medical kit
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
  • Emergency Rescue Help (covered by your travel insurance)

Cost Excludes

  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Kathmandu monuments fees
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Any expense of personal nature
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Any kinds of Bar bills
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • WIFI
  • Any other accommodation.

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Chulu East Peak Climbing


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