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Chulu East Climb

Trip code
Package name Chulu East Climb
Duration 21
Max. elevation 6584 m
Transportation Private Car, four-wheel Jeep, Public Bus, and flight
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel  at Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • 10 Nights Best Available Teahouse
  • 6 Nights Single Tented Camp
Starts at Syange
Ends at Jomshom
Trip route Syange-Chame-Nangwal Village-Chulu Base camp-Chulu East Climbing-Manang-Thoranga la Pass-Jomsom
Cost USD 2,185 per person



Chulu East Climb is a great adventure inside the Annapurna region. Elevated at 6584 meters above sea level, the fascinating adventure allows us to collect the striking views of the Himalayas and enjoy an exciting adventure in Nepal.  Chulu peak climbing is a fabulous journey that starts from the warm tropic areas and then gradually goes to the cool alpine zone before ending at the arctic zone of ice and the glaciers.
This fine trip to Chulu East peak allows us to walk through the alpine forest of rhododendron, pine, and magnolia forest. Exploring the scenic valley of Annapurna and witnessing the unique cultures, traditions, and living styles of the locals are amazing. The inclusion of the Thorang La Pass at 5416 meters is one of the major highlights of the trek. Likewise, visiting the famous Muktinath Temple is a wonderful experience. Muktinath temple is famous in the Hindu and Buddhist regions. Most importantly, the successful summit of the Chulu East peak is the greatest experience. 
The best time to trip to Chulu East peak is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). This trip is done in teahouses and a tented camp where the teahouse is not available. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m./4429ft).

Upon arriving at Kathmandu international airport, one of our representatives will be welcoming you in a traditional way. Then you will be transferred to the hotel. In your free time, you can take a good rest or can explore the local market. 

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and preparation day.

You will be taking part in the full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing. The program is dedicated to exploring the four UNESCO world heritage listed sites in Kathmandu. The four sites include- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, Soyambhunath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. After the sightseeing, you can prepare the needed stuff for the trip. If you do need to buy or hire anything then, your guide can show you a good place. 

Day 3 : Drive to Syange (1460m./ 4790ft./7/8 hours’ drive).

After breakfast, you will be starting the beautiful journey of AC trek. Take the Nepal mid-west highway to Besisahar first. The drive continues on the dirt road of Khudi, Bhulbule, and finally to Syange. It is the place where you will be spending your night.  

Day 4 : Trek to Dharapani (1,920 m/6299ft./ 5/6 hours trek).

The trek officially kicks off. You will start with an uphill climb Jagat first. Here you will be leaving the Marsyandhi river behind. Following the winding path, get to Chamje to meet the eastern bank of the river again. As the trek continues, you can enjoy the excellent views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.  You will then finally reach Dharapani for the night. Dharapani is a small village and is the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking. You will be spending the night at a local teahouse. 

Day 5 : Trek to Chame (2670m./8759ft./5/6 hours trek).

The trek resumes after breakfast. Taking the wide winding trail through rhododendron and pine forest, you will first be passing a small yet beautiful village of Bagarchap. You will then gradually get to Danque and then to Timang. You are now officially entering the area with reach Buddhist culture. In the final section, you will pass Koto before leaving Chame village. You will be spending your night at Chame at a local lodge. 

Day 6 : Trek to Pisang (3,230m./10597ft./ 5/6 hours trek).

From here onwards air gets cooler and fresher as the walk leads close to mountains, a morning walk through an alpine forest of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with a few short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. Overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peaks, a possible lunch break here, and then an afternoon walk descends to reach a lower Pisang village for an overnight stop. 

Day 7 : Trek to Julu 3,900m via Ngawal village (3657m/12795ft./5/6 hours trek).

Leaving the main Annapurna circuit, you will be heading towards the isolated place in the wilderness. As the walk progressed, you can enjoy the greater views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks. Then passing Ngwal village the route then directs northwest to reach Julu village for the night. You will be staying overnight at the tented camp this day. 

Day 8 : Acclimatization day.

The day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a free day take a short hike around the remote Juju village. You can collect the best views of Chulu peaks here. Enjoy the free day in Julu. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Day 9 : Trek to Chulu Base Camp at (5,300m/17388ft./4/5 hours).

Into the complete wilderness with the greater views of Chulu peaks, you will be hiking towards Chulu base camp today.  The tough climb of the rocky moraine area takes you to the top ridge where you will be setting the camp for the day. You can collect the greatest views of mountains and dramatic landscapes from the base camp. 

You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Day 10 : Trek and climb to Chulu East Peak high camp (4,955m/16256ft./3/4 hours climb).

Relatively shorter day but there is a tough task to complete today. The walk goes over the ice, glacier, and rocks to reach the bottom of Chulu east peak. You will be setting up the camp for the day here today. Upon arriving your guide will be scouting the safer and more accessible route for the climb and will be fixing the ropes accordingly. You can also collect the finest views of the Chulu peak from the high camp. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

Day 11 : Climb of Chulu (6584m./21601ft./8/9 hours) East Peak and descend to Base Camp.

You will be starting the journey early. First over the snowy slopes to get to the icy and rocky ridge. From there a steep climb through some technical sections towards the summit. Then with a few more pushes, you will be reaching the top of the Chulu East peak. After the successful climb of Chulu East peak, you will be then retracing back to the base camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

Day 12 : Reserve day in case of bad weather condition.

An extra day is reserved for the contingency in case of bad weather. You will not be needing the extra day if everything goes as planned and the weather is in your favor. 

Day 13 : Trek to Manang Village (3450 m/11318ft./ 5/6 hours trek) .

After the successful climb of Chulu east peak, today you will be trekking to Manang village. Manang is a wonderful village in the lap of the Himalayas. You can also collect a good view of the Himalayas from Manang. You will be now staying overnight at a local teahouse.

Day 14 : Acclimatization day.

On a free day exploring the beautiful village of Manang. You can enjoy the greater views of Annapurna II-III and the Gangapurna mountain range. Additionally, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and the Manang emerald Lake would be a good fit for the day. 

Day 15 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110 m /13848ft./4/5 hours trek).

After two wonderful days in Manang, you will be starting the trek after breakfast. Leaving Manang, you will be trekking towards Ghunsang village. Then the uphill route takes you to Yak Kharka. Yak Kharka is a wonderful village with superb views of the mountains. The mountains that can be seen here are Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Chulu Peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Day 16 : Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m/15091ft./4/5 hours trek).

Leave Yak Kharka after breakfast. The route heads towards the Thorang High Camp crossing the bridge and climbing along the riverbank of Jarjung, and then to Thorang Phedi. Thorang Phedi is an alternate overnight place of Thorang High Camp. From Thorang Phedi you will be walking further to Thorang High Camp for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Day 17 : Cross Thorang-La (5,416m./17769ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3,800 m/12467ft./7/8 hours trek).

One of the hardest and the biggest day. Start the journey early morning with a packed breakfast. The first section is a steep climb to reach Thorang La. The top offers excellent views of snow-capped mountains and great landscapes. Spend some time at Thorang La before making the final descent to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place to Hindus and Buddhists. Whereas, the literal meaning of Muktinath is salvation. You will be staying at a local teahouse at Muktinath. 

Day 18 : Trek to Jomsom (2, 715 m/ 4/5 hours trek).

Explore the temple in the morning. Then after you will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang region. You can explore the local village in your free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge. 

Day 19 : Fly to Pokhara.

With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside. 

Day 20 : Drive back to Kathmandu (6/7 hours’ drive).

Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

Day 21 : Final departure .

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with a hope to see you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 


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