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Chulu East Peak Climbing
Chulu East Peak Climbing Trails


Chulu East Peak ClimbingChulu far-east climbing is one another one of the famous climbing peaks in Nepal, located in Annapurna region. The trekking is designed in such way that during the trekking it would provide not only the first hand climbing experience but also an opportunity to have magnificent views of Himalayas lying around such as Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu west and the north-side Himlung valley among others. This peak was first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge, the peak of Chulu-east, together with Chulu-west. The trekking to this peak climbing begins from Beshisahar and Bahundanda, whereby you can reach by some 8-hour drive from Kathmandu, then head up to Chamche, Dharapani and reach to Pisang peak round and then continue to Hunde, Yak Kharka and finally reach to Chulu far east peak, whereby we set up our tents and acclimatize, once we are ready then we make summit and then you will return back from Manang valley and continue to Khangsar, Tilicho lake areas and then you subsequently reach to Tilichho Phedi and then Jomsom and finally reach at Pokhara from where you will either catch direct flight or bus to Kathmandu.


Trip day to day itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Beshishahar (760m.) and it takes about seven hours and trek to Khundi (790m) which takes about three hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the narrow and paved road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar (823m.). It takes almost seven hours. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peak, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarter is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.

Day 02: Trek from Khudi to Bahundanda (1310m) and it takes about four hours.

Day 03: Trek from Bahundanda to Tal (1700 m) which takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Tal to Bagarchap (2160m) and it takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Bagarchap to Chame (2670m) which takes about seven hours.

Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m) and it takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Yak Kharka (4210m) which takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp (5140m) and it takes about five hours.

Day 09: Rest day at Chulu East Base Camp to explore the surrounding

Day 10: Ascend High Camp of Chulu East (5600m).

Day 11: Rest at High Camp

Day 12: Summit Chulu East and return the Base Camp which takes about seven hours.

Day 13: Trek from Chulu East Base Camp to Manang (3540m) and it takes about five hours.

Day 14: Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous ice-fall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

Day 15: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4200m) which takes about four hours.

Day 16: Trek from Letdar to Thorung Phedi (4450m) and it takes about six hours.

Day 17: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3800m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass and it takes about seven hours. It demands an early start today for your crossing of Thorung La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years, the path is well defined. The gradient then eases and after around 4 hours of steady climbing, you reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before you. The descent to Muktinath is a knee pounding 1600m but it is compensated for with excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple.

Day 18: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni (2800 m.) and it takes about three and half hours. You now begin the trek descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow path steeply down to Kagbeni, a primitive village famous for Tibetan architectures. People living there follow the Tibetan life style and culture. There is situated a monastery said to belong to 15th Century. Kagbeni is the border for Upper Mustang.

Day 19: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom (2710m.) which takes about three and half hours. Your trail passes through the bank of Kali Gandaki passing through the Eklebhatti. The trail is windy after late morning. The river flows through broader course. Jomsom is the headquarter of Mustang and it is split into two towns and between these two towns passes through Kali Gandaki river. There is access of internet and banking facilities. From Jomsom, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak. Here you stay overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

Day 21: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel.

You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.