Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak Climbing is the one of the Tough and the Challenging climbing lies in the Annapurna Himalayan range which is the part of Manang Himal. In 1955AD this peak was submitted by a German expedition team. This peak is located at the altitude 6,584m which is quite difficult to climb so previous climbing experience is needed to know about the use of climbing activities like Crampons, Harness Ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes.

Technically this peak climbing is combined with Annapurna circuit trekking from where we can observe the different mountain view 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. Best season to climb this peak is on September - November, and February - May.
Trip Code: CEPC31
Starts: Jagat
Finishes: Pokhara
Duration: 22 Days
Difficulty: Hard
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Feb-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 6584m/ 21601.1ft
Trip Views: 785
Activities: Peak Climbing
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Breakfast: 20
Lunch: 19
Dinner: 17
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Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 18 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 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.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • 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.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : ARRIVAL
    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.

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick up
    • Cultural Program
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Kathmandu Sightseeing
    • Private transportation
    • Entrance fee
    • Food and wine tour(Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO JAGAT (1330M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Jagat
  • placeDAY 4 : JAGAT TO DHARAPANI
    Today we start our trek where we pass through villages like Chamje, Tal and Karte to reach Dharapani.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO CHAME (2710M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO PISANG (3240M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO NGAWAL
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO MANANG
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO CHULU BASE CAMP
    Today we leave Manang village and head towards the base camp. Passing the Ngawal village we reach the base camp and spend today night at the base camp.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : CLIMB TO HIGH CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : SUMMIT CHULU EAST AND BACK TO BASE CAMP
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : TREK TO MANANG
    Coming down to the trek today we come down to the Manang. For last time in this trip today we enjoy the culture of the Manang people and spend overnight at this village.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 13 : TREK TO YAK KHARKA
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 14 : TREK TO THORANG PHEDI (4420M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 15 : TREK TO MUKTINATH (3800M)
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 16 : DRIVE TO TATOPANI
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 17 : TREK TO GHOREPANI
    Today it’s an uphill battle to reach Ghorepani, it takes 6-7 hrs to reach Ghorepani. It is going to be a long walk to reach and stay overnight at Ghorepani.

    Meal:

    • Breakfsat
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • placeDAY 18 : TREK TO TADAPANI VIA POON HILL
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 19 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    We head to Ghandruk, a Gurung village which is quite famous for its beauty and hospitality. We stay there for a while and take a ride to Pokhara.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transfer to Pokhara
  • placeDAY 20 : EXPLORE POKHARA, BACK TO KATHMANDU
    We explore the city of lakes and at afternoon we take Brief flight to Kathmandu.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Pokhara Sightseeing
  • placeDAY 21 : FREE DAY AT KATHMANDU
    A free day which can be spent sight-seeing, evening ceremony of chanting at Pashupatinath or, alternately, a relaxing massage. We can arrange anything for you on this day or you can spend your free day independently.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Half day Sightseeing (optional)
    • Yoga retreat(Optional)
  • placeDAY 22 : DEPARTURE
    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.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport drop
    • Shopping arrangements
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions
    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle. 
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees.
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need).
    • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek. 
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters (3:1) for the trek.
    • Kathmandu to Jagat and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by private transportation.
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance. 
    • All applicable government tax.
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation.
    • All necessary paperwork and climbing permit.
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader).
  • Complimentary
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Map of Chulu Peak.
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek.
    • Sim card service.
    • Souvenir from Nepal.
    • Photos and videoes of the trip.
    • Certificate of appreciation.
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance.
    • Tips for Porter(s),Driver(s) and Guide(s).


FAQS

  • 1. What are the physical requirements for this trip ?
    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.
  • 2. Will your company representative come to receive us upon arrival at arrival ?
    Yes, you shouldn’t worry about this. As you arrive, our representative will be standing outside the airport terminal. You'll be directly transferred to the hotel.
  • 3. What type of accommodation will you use at the Kathmandu and during the trek ?
    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.
  • 4. How will my booking be processed ?
    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.
  • 5. How can I pay the remaining payment after arriving at Kathmandu ?
    You have to pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu either by cash or through credit card, before we start our adventure.
  • 6. What type of food can I get during the trek and is it healthy ?
    During the trek, you will get clean and hygienic food. Our cooks and helpers will cook the special meals.
  • 7. Is safe drinking water available while climbing ?
    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.
  • 8. What type of transportation do you use ?
    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.
  • 9. What is the best season for the trekking ?
    September to November and February to May are the best season to climb Chulu East Peak.
  • 10. How far do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 6-8 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because the walking hour really depend on client's speed. So it's really relative.
  • 11. Do your trekking guides have license and certificates in the tourism sector and have they received first aid training for the high altitude ?
    Yes, the trekking guides working in our company are the certified license holders and they also have received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
  • 12. What safety measures can your guides do during the emergency like high altitude sickness, accidents and dehydration ?
    Our guides are well trained; they carry the first aid box for emergency. You also take some medicine box for your personal use.
  • 13. Are climbing guides well trained and have they already climbed this summit before ?
    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.
  • 14. Do we need to book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?
    It's always a good idea to book on your own. But we can also help you booking your flight in case of request.
  • 15. During the trek, can we charge the camera and other equipments ?
    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.
  • 16. Is there any communication system during the trek ?
    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.
  • 17. Can I use credit card during this trip ?
    You can use a credit card only at Kathmandu. As outside the Kathmandu valley, you have to use the cash so change your currency into the Nepalese Rupees before the trekking.
  • 18. How much additional money do I need to carry with me during the trek ?
    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.
  • 19. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    Yes, you can add the extra days as per your wish, but for the extra day, you will have to pay the additional cost to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
  • 20. Do you prefer yak or porter on the trek or should we need to carry by ourselves ?
    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.
  • 21. Can we store our clothes which are not necessary for the trek ?
    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.
  • 22. What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you lend of trekkers ?
    Usually, we rent a sleeping bag which is good for -10 degree Celsius or -20 degree Celsius. In case the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you, we'll also provide you the extra blanket.
  • 23. How should I dress during the trek ?
    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.
  • 24. Is it possible to change the lodge if it is not in order ?
    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.
  • 25. Do you reserve rooms at the lodges before or during the trek ?
    We will send our potters to reserve the lodges before we reach there.
  • 26. What immunization will I need ?
    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.
  • 27. What about the security during trekking ?
    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.
  • 28. Will there be a problem for a vegetarian ?
    No, there will not be any problem as mostly at the high altitude, we prefer vegetarian food to avoid the food poisoning.

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