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Chulu East Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

The Chulu East Peak (6584 m), located in the Annapurna Himalayan Range and part of the greater Damodar Himal, is one of the most beautiful summits in the Himalayas. The Peak sits above the Manang Valley offering a spectacular view of many peaks like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu. 

The route to the Chulu East Peak goes through the famed Manang Valley through Nepal’s lush green forests along with magnificent peaks at the backdrop. The trip is joined with the popular Annapurna region trekking trails, rising to the Marshyangdi valley and intersection of  the Thorong La, before descending to the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. This climbing journey is the greatest way to see Manang's bizarre scenery and its one-of-a-kind settlement.

Climbing to the east peak of Chulu is quite demanding, as the ascent takes place over Nepal's technically difficult topography, requiring the use of a variety of ropes and sticking equipment. So, the climbers will be escorted by experienced guides and services on their journey to the Chulu east peak, which will be both safe and adventurous.

The trip commences after arriving in the settlement of Besisahar, which takes you first into the Marsyandi Valley. It will take around a week to reach Chulu Peak Base Camp along the Annapurna Circuit. Following your successful summit of Chulu East, you will ascend to the Throng La Pass (5416m) and descend into the beautiful Muktinath valley. The next day, you'll begin your descent to Jomsom before flying out of Pokhara.



As you land at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team will greet you and transport you to your hotel in a luxurious private vehicle. After arriving at your hotel, you can relax and recover from your long journey. In the evening, you can take a stroll through beautiful valley city and learn about Nepal's rich culture. Overnight at the hotel.
Today, we will drive to Besisahar, a small but historic town. Throughout the trip, the panorama of the hills and diminishing rivers will captivate us. Along the way, you'll see breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, lush hills, rivers (the Trishuli and Marshyangdi are also famous rafting destinations), and villages. Overnight at a guesthouse.
This is our first day of trekking, and it teaches us several Nepalese cultural activities. We pass by numerous traditional Nepali-style homes, and you can see a wide range of people living in the area. The trail leads to Khudi (840m) and subsequently Bhulbhule, passing through subtropical forests and Sera's rice terraces. For the first day's trek, the latter section is quite a difficult uphill. Overnight at a tented camp.
We take a steep downward trail through the rice terraces after breakfast. We travel along the Marsyangdi River after crossing the hanging bridge to the other side of the Marshyangdi River. The waterfall near Jagat, Chamje, is breathtaking. Just after the waterfall is the little village of Chamje. The recent road development to Manang in this river valley has taken away the allure of walking as it was in the past. Overnight at a tented camp.
We follow the pathway to the river and then climb uphill to Sattale before continuing through the cliffside. The zigzag path from Tal Beshi climbs steeply up to the hill for about 20 minutes. You can take in the spectacular scenery of various waterfalls in and around Tal (1700 m), where we will most likely have our day's lunch. Then, the narrow valley path becomes meandering, and we arrive in the settlement of Karte (1900 m). We proceed for approximately an hour and a half on a flat motorable road to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.
After breakfast, we take a walk along the Marshyangdi River in the direction of the north. The trail gradually ascends to Bagarchhap and Danakyu, passing past Tibetan and Gurung settlements. A difficult ascent through the bush to Timang (2720 m) takes around an hour. The trail next takes us through the pine forest to Thanchok and Koto before arriving in Chame. From Chame, we get magnificent views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal, as well as two little hot springs to enjoy in the evening. Overnight at Chame.
Today, we walk to Talekhu AND Bhratang along the banks of the Marsyangdi River through a magnificent pine grove. After the trail bends to a stony trail with a hissing sound of the river and a view of the mountains, we'll cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi through a suspension bridge at Swarga Dwari. We continue towards Pisang along the sandy magnificent flat after lunch in the tranquil Dhukur Pokhari. Overnight at Pisang.
We will trek from Pisang to the beautiful Manang Valley. We'll take a stroll through the lovely pine and rhododendron woodlands. We will reach a ridge after about 2 hours of trekking, from where we will enjoy a great view of Manang. Then, to reach Manang village, we proceed through parched territory characterized by strange yellow rock cliffs worn into spectacular pillars alongside the trail. Overnight in Manang.
Today we depart from the famous Annapurna Circuit and walk to Chulu East Base Camp. We walk into Ngawal, where we will have our day's lunch, and proceed towards the base camp. It would be a fascinating trek because we will enjoy breathtaking views of the neighboring mountains. Overnight at a tented camp.
From the Chulu Base Camp, we continue our trek towards the high camp. We follow the path making an uphill towards straight north. Once at the high camp, we set our tents and get ready for the peak climb. Overnight at a tented camp.
Today is, without a doubt, the most wonderful and awaited day on this trip. We start early in the morning from the high camp to top the lovely Chulu East mountain, which offers a spectacular perspective of the Annapurna range. Enjoy your time at the summit of Chulu East before returning to Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.
After breakfast at the base camp, we retrace our steps via the famous Annapurna circle trail, often known as the Thorong La trek. Today’s trek is stunning, with views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Tarekekang, and a slew of other peaks. Overnight at a tea house.
Leaving Leder, we start our trek to Phedi, the base camp of Thorung La Pass via the beautiful Kone Khola Valley. We cross the Marshyangdi River on a covered wooden bridge and climb up the right bank's mountain trail for a time. Finally, a short track descends to the Thorung Phedi after crossing an unstable steep hill. Overnight at a lodge.
The hike to the Thorung La begins early in the morning. As we leave the camp, the trail becomes increasingly difficult. After nearly four hours of relentless climbing, the gradient eases as you approach the pass's Chorten and prayer flags. From the pass, we get a clear sight of the white-snow-covered mountains, the Kali Gandaki valley's head, and the brown and purple hills of Mustang that stretch out before us. After that, we start descending steeply towards Muktinath. After a few more hours of trekking, grassy slopes appear, followed by a lovely walk to Muktinath and its shrines and temples. Overnight at a tea house.
In the morning, you can visit the temple complex. At the back of the Temple, 108 waterspouts are used as sacred taps for bathing. Devotees come here to bathe in the river, believing that it will wash away their sins. Following that, we hike downhill to Jomsom. On the way to Jomsom, we stop at Tibetan-style villages in Jharkot and Khingar and largely follow the valley bottom. From Jomsom, which is sprawled over both banks of the Kali Gandaki, we may enjoy spectacular views of the Nilgiri ranges. Overnight at Jomsom.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the Jomsom Airport for the scenic flight to Pokhara. As soon as you arrive in Pokhara, the free day begins. You can sign up for a tour of the city as Pokhara is well-known for its natural and cultural heritage. Overnight at the hotel.
We bid farewell to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. If you prefer to fly, you can spend your free morning exploring the city's many stores and cafés. On the lovely Fewa Lake, you can go boating. Overnight at the hotel.
On this leisure day in Kathmandu, you will be taken to some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Swoyambhunath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, take a trip through Thamel and Ason's famous markets to pick up some mementos for your friends and family. You will also be treated to a farewell supper prepared by our team in a traditional Nepali restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
You will be transferred to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your departure to your home country with a heavy heart. We hope you had a wonderful time traveling with us and that the experience was unforgettable.

What is Included?

    • Airport pick up & Drop off
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
    • Accommodation (Tents/tea houses as per Itinerary) during the climbing period
    • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the climbing period
    • All required transportation
    • Trekking permit
    • Climbing permit
    • TIMS Permit
    • Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters, and other necessary staffs
    • All Camping Gears (Two men tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, down jacket, sleeping bag, matrices, torchlight, water bottle, etc)
    • Hot drinks thrice a day during the climb
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
    • All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical Equipment, all camping gear, transport, etc for Nepalese staff
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu 
    • All government taxes

What is Excluded?

    • International flight and airport taxes
    • Nepal Visa Fees
    • Additional accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Meals (lunch & dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal expenses like phone bills, laundry, etc. 
    • Beverage, drink bills
    • Tips for the guides and drivers
    • Others not mentioned in the cost includes

Equipment Checklist


  • Climbing Gears (Personal)
  1. Ice axe
  2. Crampons
  3. Harness
  4. Tape Slings (2)
  5. Screwgate Karabiners (2 locks, 2 unlock)
  6. Descender/Abseil Device
  7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  8. Ascender
  9. Helmet (optional)


  • Climbing Gears (Group)


  1. Snow bar*
  2. Rope*
  3. Ice Hammer*
  4. Ice Screw*
  • Clothing:



  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body Gear

  1. T-shirts
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  6. Down vest and/or jacket *



  1. Lightweight gloves
  2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Lower Body

  1. Under Garments
  2. Hiking shorts
  3. Lightweight cotton long pants
  4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
  2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  3. Hiking boots with spare laces
  4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  5. Gaiters


  • Accessories


  1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degrees centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  4. Basic First Aid Kit
  5. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  7. Trekking Poles
  8. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  9. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc)
  10. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • Toiletries


  1. 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  4. Deodorants
  5. Nail clippers
  6. Face and body moisturizer
  7. Feminine hygiene products
  8. Small mirror


  • Personal Hygiene


  1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  2. Tissue /toilet roll
  3. Anti-bacterial hands wash


  • Extras/Luxuries


  1. Binoculars
  2. Reading book
  3. Trail Map/Guide book
  4. Journal & Pen
  5. Walkman
  6. Pencils and small notebooks

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