Chulu East Peak Climbing(6,584m) is one of the tough and challenging climbing peak, that lies in the Annapurna Himalayan range which is the part of Manang Himal. This peak is located at the altitude of 6,584m and was submitted first by a German Expedition team in 1955 AD. Due to the difficulty of climbing this peak and crossing the large glacier section, anyone willing to climb this peak must have previous climbing experience. You need to know about the use of climbing equipment like Crampons, Harness Ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes.
Technically, Chulu East peak climbing is combined with Annapurna circuit trekking from where you can observe the different mountain views like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapuma Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and Mt. Manaslu. During this peak climbing, we will go through the various Yak Pastures, diverse flora and fauna and culture of Manangi people.
The confusion regarding the name and the location of the Chulu peaks exists. There are at least 4 or more peaks in this region that are overlooked in the maps of this territory, due to which the climbers get confused. Many climbers have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks believing them to be either Chulu East or West. It is generally comprehended that with the grant to climb the East or West peak an endeavor to climb the nearby peak as well.
Trekking to Chulu East peak with Swotah Travel and Adventure is amazing to experience for you with the amazing team of guides, sherpas, and porters. The climb to Chulu East Peak provides the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, the Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Tilicho lake. In the way, you can also visit the spectacular Muktinath. The best season to climb this peak is September-November and February-May.
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6584 m/ 21601.1ft
Chulu Peak lies in Damodhar Himal north of Annapurna Massif.
It was first conquered by German Expedition Team in 1955.
View the beautiful mountains including Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna Iv, Gangapuma Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and Mt. Manaslu.
Best seasons are February-May and September to November.
Major attractions are Chulu peak, Jomsom, Muktinath, and Manang Valley.
Why this Trip
The peak lies in one the most popular trekking regions in the world i.e. Annapurna. This 22 days trek is designed to give you the closest experience of magnificent Annapurna and the surrounding vivid landscapes that give you the adventure of a lifetime.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
You will feel delighted to land in the country of big smiles and big hearts. We will greet you and check- in at the hotel. Our briefing session will be at the dinner table where we will get to know each other a little more.
On this day we will explore the city, where you get to see 7 out of 10 UNESCO listed world heritages. This will be as per your suitability where you want to visit. First, we will take you to Patan Durbar Square and then it's about your preference.
We’ll Leave Kathmandu for two weeks or more. We’ll make sure a private Jeep is ready to take us to Jagat which is situated at an altitude of 1330 m and it should take us around 7-8 hours. Throughout the day, we’ll observe big rivers, curvy roads, local shops, local life, local bazaars and small hydropower dams. We’ll get one more step closer to the mountains.
Today we leave Dharapani and head towards Chame. Our trail approaches gentle ascent till we reach the beautiful village of Chame. The people of Chame followed the Nepal-Tibet trade route a long time ago and settled here. They brought with them the customs and building style of the Tibetans, and have upheld the culture through the centuries. Chame has lovely views of Annapurna II, and is crossed by a pair of burbling hot springs.
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. It is so steep that the trail is carved into the vertical rock. After passing this last bit of rock, the valley opens up with majestic vistas. We trek for a while before reaching Upper Pisang where we spend the night.
From Pisang, the high trails enter pine groves and reveal the view of the small turquoise lake of MringTso. FromGhyaru trail, now trail enters well-cultivated barley and buckwheat before we reach Ngawal. Ngawal is one the most picturesque village in Annapurna. The Main reason for our stay at Ngawal is to acclimatize to the high altitude. One of the main attractions of this village is a centuries old cave of Guru Rinpoche that is in the hills overlooking Ngawal village. The local people believe that the cave leads to Mustang.
Manang is just a few hours walk far from Ngawal. We pass through deep forest and monastery to reach Manang. It's basically the capital of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Gangapurna Lake adds beauty to already beautiful Manang village.
After morning breakfast at base camp and enjoying the views of the mountains, we move forwards high camp. It’s one of the challenging days of the trek. Reaching the high camp we can feel like we are in the heaven.
Today is the most important day of this trip we go for the summit of the Chulu Peak. From there we can view of mountains including like Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna Iv, Gangapurna Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and Mt. Manaslu. After this, we come back to the base camp.
From Manang, we resume our trek towards Yak Kharka which ascends by nearly 500 m. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000 m. Herds of yaks and vegetation appear to thin out.
The word 'Phedi' in Nepali language is referred to as the foot of a mountain. It is an uphill walk to Thorang Phedi. After walking for some time we cross a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We ascend furthermore and pass through towering cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi, the last village before Thorong La pass. On this trip, we are rewarded with one of the best views of Mt. Gundang, Mt. Syagang, Thorung Peak and Mt. Khatungkan.
After the summit day of Pisang peak, this is yet another challenging day for us because we will cross the highest pass (Thorang La Pass) in the world. We depart early in the morning so that we could cross the pass smoothly as the weather may hurdle the passing during the noon. Infamous Thorang Lass Pass is a very difficult pass which requires staunch effort. Later at evening, we reach Muktinath; Celebrated Hindu Shrine.
Today we give rest to trekking and instead choose bumpy jeep ride to Tatopani which means Hot water. To reach Tatopani we cross many famous villages like; Jomsom, Marpha, Ghasa etc. Upon reaching Tatopani, we can relax at natural hot Spring, this will be quite rewarding to us after the strenuous trekking.
Today’s trek is going to be very rewarding as we transverse through beautiful florid rhododendron forest. We leave very early at morning to Poon hill to see the lovely sight of sunrise and later we head to Tadapani see the beautiful rhododendron.
Today is the last day of the trip when you will leave Nepal and head back to your homeland. Since you have very less time we will make the shopping arrangements for you and we will have lunch together. Our representative will escort you to the airport on time.
Chulu East Peak is one of the tough and challenging peaks to climb, so you need good stamina and energy to climb it. You need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We use private or tourist vehicle for sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized, we use cars, minibus, vans or jeep for travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we use AC vehicles for your comfort.
Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 6000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
In some villages, it is possible to charge the devices, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic equipments. It usually costs between $3-$6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank.
Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. In higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas or Guides.
There are no hidden costs in our itineraries. Therefore you don't need to carry much, but everything that's not mentioned on itinerary for example extra cup of tea, coffee, charging electrical appliances, can cost you extra. Therefore, we recommend you to keep at least $20-$50 per day for your personal expenses.
Definitely we will provide you porter, or yak as per the condition. Besides your personal bag and the water bottle which will be frequently needed for you, they must be carried by you and remaining will be carried by our porter or yak.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave the clothes which are not necessary for the trekking. The best way is to save it in our office store room which is equally safe.
During trek, please use comfortable and flexible dress. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
Yes, of course you can change the lodge if you don’t feel comfortable at one place, but it really depends on the availability of the lodges. During the peak season, the possibilities of changing the lodges are low.
No vaccinations are compulsory in the Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also recommend: •A dental check-up prior to traveling that you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Swotah travelers at the time of your booking.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.