Chulu East Peak Climbing Chulu East to the north east of the Annapurna Range is an ideal objective for those extending their climbing experience beyond the trekking peaks of the Everest region. It is also well suited for an expeditionary style ascent with group members playing an active role in establishing the intermediary camps while preparing for the summit. Appreciating the delights of our approach trek in the Annapurna region we gradually ascend to the Manang Valley.
After establishing base camp we plan our two intermediary camps on the North East Ridge. While our team of Sherpas provide support, group members will be encouraged to load carry and establish the high camps in order to improve acclimatization, fitness and for optimum chances of summiting. The final ridge climb to Chulu East is technically straightforward - with rewarding views south to the Annapurna and north to peaks that define the border of the vast Tibetan Plateau.
|Best time to travel||March to May, October to December|
|Trip Grade||Very Hard|
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu: Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.
Day 3: Drive Ktm - Besi Sahar: Drive to Besisahar about 6 hours stay at an altitiude of 820m
Day 4: Trek 2 - Bahundanda: WE walk through the deep river gorge, rice fields, subtropical forest and small hamlets, past a majestic waterfall with towering peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu.stay at 1320m –
Day 5: Trek 3 - Bahundanda to Chamje: A steep and slippery trail runs up and down through paddy fields, passing through tiny Tibetan villages, the trail ascends through the rhododendron forest to Chamje at 140
Day 6: Trek 4 - Chamje to Bagarchhap: The path climbs the river through bamboo groves, we cross barely and potato fields to reach Dharapani and work an hour to Bagarchhap (160m) site of our first Tibetan Monastery and with the views of Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal
Day 7: Trek 5 - Bagarchhap – Chame: The trail climbs along the mule track through ine and fir forest and then follows the river for a time amongs the higher oak and maple trees. Stay at 2710m.
Day 8: Chame to Hongde: thre trail follows through the river valley stay at Hongde 3300m
Day 9: This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude, you can do some excursion trip going about 4000m and come down which would be the good acclimatization
Day 10: Hongde to Chulu base camp-3910m
Day 11: Base camp to High camp 4955m
Day 12: High Camp 4955m (if your physical condition is good and well acclimatize, you can attempt the summit. If not, rest at the high camp for the next day)
Day 13: Summit back to Base Camp-3910m, if weather is good, you'll make the summit ascent this day and return to base camp
Day 14: Trek down to Manang 3570m
Day 15: Manang to Thorong Phedi 4440m.
Day 16: Crossing Thorung La, Muktinath, We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m then along an undulating trail to the flat top of throngla( 5416m) from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus, stay at Muktinath 3800m.
Day 17: Muktinath to Jomsom 2713m.
Day 18: Jomsom to Kalopani
Day 19: Kalopani to Tatopani visit natural hot spring.
Day 20: Tatopani to Pokhara
Day 21: drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner, hotel
Day 23: Final departure, transfer to airport