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Chulu East Peak Climbing

Trip Facts:

Duration: 21 Days

Starts In: Kathmandu

Ends In: Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 6,200 m

Grade: B

Trekking Type: Teahouse/Camping

Best Season: March to May; September to November

Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing

Accommodation: Hotel, Camping

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Group Size: 12 pax Maximum

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This trek offers challenging and adventurous trekking around the Annapurna range with an ascent of Chulu East, a technically straightforward peak standing at 6,200m. The summit of Chulu East provides breathtaking views of Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. 

Most of the climbing of Chulu East will involve walking roped together and will include a glacier crossing. The expedition would suit any physically fit individual without the need for prior mountaineering or climbing experience.

Starting the trek from Besi Sahar, our trail ascends gradually along the Marshyangdi river valley to the village of Pisang, where we leave the main trail and head up towards Chulu East base camp. The trek in to base camp allows for gradual acclimatisation, aiding chances of a successful and enjoyable summit attempt. Following our ascent, we rejoin the main trail and head towards the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest gorge in the world, crossing the Thorung La pass (5,416m) en route. Descending into Jomsom, we take a flight to Pokhara and on to Kathmandu.

This trip is more than simply a mountain ascent: it is also a trek through a wide range of landscapes and diverse cultures. From the lush, terraced rice fields of the Himalayan foothills, through alpine forests, high-altitude tundra, spectacular high-altitude mountain scenery and the stark, barren beauty of the Manang Valley, the variety of the landscape is mirrored in the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the villages of the Annapurna region that we pass through en- route.

  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Gear & Equipment
  • Nepal Visa

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02: Rest/preparation

Day 03: Drive Syange (1080m)/Jagat (1330m)

Day 04: Trek Dharapani (1960m)

Day 05: Trek Chame (2710m)

Day 06: Trek Upper Pisang (3310m)

Day 07: Trek Manang (3540m) via Ngawal (3660m)

Day 08: Rest/acclimatization

Day 09: Trek Yak Kharka (4020m)

Day 10: Trek Chulu-East Base Camp 5140m

Day 11: Rest/acclimatization

Day 12: Trek High Camp (5600m); return Base Camp

Day 13: Summit (6584m); return Base Camp

Day 14: Trek Manang 3540m

Day 15: Rest

Day 16: Trek Letdar (4230m)

Day 17: Trek Thorung Phedi (4540m)

Day 18: Trek Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La (5416m)

Day 19: Trek Jomsom (2760m)

Day 20: Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu

Day 21: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for base camps and areas where tea houses are not available
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Climbing gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc. 
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’


  • Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  • Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  • A pair of Gaiters.
  • Socks
  • Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps


  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably non cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Body warmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing Equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra btteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)


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