Chulu East Peak Climbing (6584m)
Basically, there are 2 Chulu Peaks- Chulu East and Chulu West. Among two peaks, Chulu East lays at an elevation of 6059m fairly a smaller peak. And with its breathtaking vista of embracing the range of Annapurna Himalayan enchants you. Chulu East peak towers from the North of the Marsyangdi River which is located in the Manang area. Chulu East will allow you to observe the awesome sights of the Glacier Dome, Annapurna range II, III, IV, Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and more. This isolated upland region located in a rain shade is formed by the Annapurna peak. Chulu East's path moves all the way up through the Marsyangdi which is quite swift and involves no enormous height. Trekkers ought to be prepared with the gears like crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots, climbing ropes etc. Also, you should be vigorous enough and hold experiences of climbing. The trek will take you by way of amazing backdrop and let you view distinctive culture; traverse pine, rhododendron forests; the terraced meadows, Gurung community and the warm nature of Manage inhabitants.
Prior to mountaineering Chulu East peak, going behind the lane of the standard Annapurna Circuit, we carry on to organize a high camp to the south-west periphery of Chulu East and we climb through trouble-free snow-slopes. We will ascend downhill to Manang which is almost bottomless crevice of the Marsyangdi Valley, and then we walk to Jomsom all the way through the eye-catching Tilicho Lake. We Unique Adventure will take you to Chulu East trek from a rarely trodden trail and offer a memorable trekking experience. And you will also witness the major fascinations of the trek- passing through the Marsyangdi valley with the views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak; exploring Pisang, Gyaru, Ngwal village etc. Favor to go for Chulu East Trekking during spring and autumn since the peak and its surrounding look more stunning during these seasons.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfer to hotel
As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure International at Kathmandu International Airport but reassure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for overnight.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Today, we will have a final preparations and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.Optionally, You can join sightseeing tour visiting Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Pasupatinath temple, Bouddhanath; Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main sightseeing attractions in Kathmandu valley which are rich in art and architecture.
Day 03 : Drive to Khudi, overnight at guesthouse
After our breakfast, today we will move to Khudi driving for about 6 to 7 hours. As you reach Dumbre, you will feel the start of your trek. You will be driving through the Marsyangdi river valley then reach at Besisahar and eventually carry on moving to Khudi. Overnight at Khudi.
Day 04 : Trek to Ghermu Phant, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05 : Trek to Chyamje, overnight at guesthouse
We today, move forward to Syange after walking for more than a few hours. We can see a magnificent view of waterfalls and springs at Syange. Jagat is our next stop where we can have our lunch. It takes around one hour to reach Chyamje from Jagat. Here we find several hotels and guest houses where we will stay overnight.
Day 06 : Trek to Dharapani, overnight at guesthouse
After coming across few bridges, we can go up to the Tal village set at the altitude of 1700m. The company of beautiful and spectacular waterfalls is a fascinating part for many visitors. We will traverse several other bridges between Tal and Dharapani. It will take about 4 hours for us to arrive at our destinations. We will stay overnight at Dharapani which lies at an altitude of 1900m.
Day 07 : Trek to Chame, overnight at guesthouse
From Dharapani, it takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach Chame. En-route we pass through a Bhote village where we can observe an ethnic group of Nepalese community. We will also pass through the oak and pine forest viewing some wonderful faunas and floras. Eventually, we can arrive at Chame (2675m) where we can perceive many shops and hotels. We will stay overnight at guest house in Chame.
Day 08 : Trek to Pisang, overnight at guesthouse
From Chame, we head to Pisang today viewing the splendid Lamjung Himal. We need to cross the longest suspension bridge over Marshyandi River. After walking for quite a few hours passing the agricultural area, we can arrive at to Taleku at the elevation of 2775m. Ongoing further, we walk through the thick forested area viewing some stunning view of gigantic peaks and then ultimately reach at Pisang (3300m).
Day 09 : Trek to Ngwal, overnight at guesthouse
Today we walk all the way through the pine forests leaving Pisang to above tree line and then downward and over to Ngwal. We also pass through charming long-established village of Upper Pisang and opted to trek the high path to Manang via Ngwal comparatively low path to see the Annapurna peaks which are all more than 20,000 ft. Overnight at guest house in Ngwal.
Day 10 : Trek to Chulu east base camp, overnight at tented camp
We move along the trail through vertical pastures to a suitable hollow where the field combines into rock. Then, we reach at the Chulu East base camp. Here we can witness, fabulous views of Annapurna range extends as distant as our eyes can see. We then set our camp here for overnight stay.
Day 11 : Rest at Chulu east base camp, overnight at tented camp
We have a day off today for proper acclimatization at a high altitude. This also lets us to prepare and arrange our trekking gear. Overnight at tented camp in Chulu East base camp.
Day 12 : Ascend to Chulu East High camp, overnight at tented camp
We today ascend to the high camp and the track up to the high camp follows snow slopes. As we continue climbing, more than a few peaks come to our view on the way. And reaching to the Chulu East High Camp offers us a sentiment of getting to the top of the world. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Summit Chulu East and return to base camp, overnight at tented camp
After we mount to the summit of Chulu East and feel the glory of victory, we will descend all along the vertical slopes to the high camp today. After relaxing for some time, we retrace back to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Additional day (incase of bad weather), ascend to the top or explore around, overnight at tented camp
We have an extra day to rest at the base camp today separated just in case if the bad weather won't let us proceed for our trek. Overnight again at tented camp.
Day 15 - 20: Trek back to Besisahar, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 21 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
We today return back driving from Besisahar to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 22 : Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 23 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
This is your last day of your Chulu West Trekking Peak (6419m). Our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
- Main rope
- Down Sleeping Bag
- Down Jacket
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Climbing boots
- Trekking boot
- ICE-axe with Ice hammer
- Rucksack, Crampon
- Get up (Boot clover)
- Snow Glass
- ICE Screws
- Snow Shovel
- Carbine Lock & unlock
- Head Lights
- Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
- Down Trouser
- Wind Proof Trouser
- Water Bottle
- Woolen Gloves
- Bag Cover
- Wind mask for climbing
- Climbing gloves
- Socks for climbing
- Personal Medicine
- Eight figure
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.