Chulu East peak Climbing

Chulu East peak Climbing

Trip Grade
Max. Altitude
6059 m


This Climbing trip is one of the most difficult and well-received excursions, but it is tough to beat for its beautiful mountain scenery, trekking and mountaineering challenges, and exposure to a range of ethnic Nepalese cultures. The summit of Chulu East Peak rises 6,584 meters above the Manang valley, providing amazing views of the mastiff Himalayas of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), Mt. Annapurna (8091 meters), and other peaks.

Close-up views of the Annapurna range (40 miles between the two river valleys contains twelve 7,000-meter peaks and many more above 6,000 meters) and diverse ecosystems, diverse cultures, and an ever-changing landscape – lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts, the world’s deepest gorge, and some of the most fascinating mountains make this one of the most popular areas in the world for trekkers and mountaineers.

Furthermore about Chulu East Peak Climbing

Although it is not the most popular trekking location in Nepal, Chulu East Peak is just as good as any other. With brilliant snowy mountains, rich subtropical forest, and a classic walking route, the hike is formidably exhilarating and wild.

The tracks are a little worn, but they are still sturdy enough to suit any visitor passing through the area. Walking through the peaceful woods provides a sense of seclusion and privacy that you will appreciate. Meanwhile, they are so rich in distinct foliage and wild creatures that you will never tire of hiking through them.

From the plain to the tip of Chulu, the entire region is full of exquisite scenery. Day visitors can listen to the pleasant singing of birds, enjoy the fresh mountain air, and walk through communities.

East Peak of Chulu Climbing is significantly simpler than other strenuous treks. Off-the-beaten-path treks, steep inclines, and glaciated terrains are all part of it. With a precipitous rise, high cliffs, and firn, the trek from base camp is long and arduous.

The trail winds its way through a snow-covered ridge that is impossible to navigate without crampons. Climbing the East Peak of Chulu begins with a long journey from Kathmandu to Chame, after which the trail scrambles Pisang.

The trail takes us to Humde Village and Junu Khola on successive days, passing through various monasteries with prayer flags. After a steep ascent, we’ll arrive at Chulu East Base Camp, where the hike becomes more difficult.

Best Time for Climbing

Autumn is an excellent time to visit Chulu East Peak because the weather is pleasant for walking. It’s always thrilling trekking the Annapurna circuit in the fall because of the pleasant mood and spectacular views.

Rolling vistas, colorful paths, and gleaming snow peaks through a clear blue sky and open pit. With monsoon rain wiping away all dust and pollutants, autumn provides the purest air. It produces a change in humidity by adding moisture to the dry air. With the exception of the last few days of November, the weather stays warm throughout the season.

The temperature reaches 15 degrees Celsius during the day and cools only at night. It drops steadily and reaches temperatures of 7-8 degrees Celsius in the evenings, making for chilly evenings. Warm clothing is recommended as the trail climbs in elevation since the temperature decreases swiftly and drops below zero at the summit.

With a mild climate, spring makes walking easier after autumn. It has pleasant weather during the day with rays of sunshine and a cold night. In the spring, walking the trail is soothing because the broad vista of mountains and verdant fields catches your eye.

Monsoon and winter are less appealing as off-seasons. The weather is harsh in both seasons, with heavy snowfall and rain much of the time. In the winter, temperatures drop below -5 degrees Celsius, making it impossible to keep warm. Meanwhile, the rain makes the trail slippery, making it difficult to navigate.



Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).


Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing)

After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.


Drive to Chamje 1,560 m-5,118 ft via Beshishar 823m-2,700 ft - 08 hrs journeys.

As time set by our guide who accompanies you throughout this trip, depart from the hotel for an interesting drive on the busy road towards Chamje via Beshishar, drive leads through Himalayan foothills and green valley’s till Dumre town, and leaving the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway towards Beshishar a large town and headquarter of Lamjung district, from here driving on the newly built dirt road leading to Chamje via Khudi, Bhulbhule and Ngadi following the Marsyangdi River upstream, the drive continues passing rice terraces and villages and then uphill on leaving the Marsyangdi River to reach at Chamje for overnight stop via Jagat village, Chamje a small farm village with many lodges and the people from here are Manang of Tibetan origin.


Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m-6,299 ft - 05 hours.

After a first night in local lodge with homely hospitality service, morning starts walking back to Marsyangdi River crossing and in the alpine woodlands, with super views of Annapurna, Lamjung and on the back Manaslu mountain ranges, walk leads on the wide trail to a nice village of Tal Besi, after having a break a few hours walk brings to Dharapani village for overnight halt, located on the mid way of around Manaslu and Annapurna circuit trek.


Trek to Chame 2,670 m-8,759 ft - 05 hours.

From Dharapani on wards temperature gets cooler with alpine temperature climate walk leads on the winding wide trail through serene rhododendron, pine woodland through small villages of Bagachap, Danque, and then climbing higher to Timang village with super views of snow capped peaks towards North, from this village onwards in the land of Buddhist tradition and culture, an hour walk reaches to Koto and then towards Chame a large town and the district headquarter of Manang area, here with time to browse around the streets of Chame with wonderful views of AII and Lamjung Himal.


Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m-10,597 ft - 05 hrs.

From here onwards feel the cool and fresh mountain air, morning walk leads through enchanting alpine forests of rhododendron and pine tree lines following the Marshyangdi River upstream with several ups and downs to Bratang village, after this small village walk follows uphill’s through the woodlands at Dhukure Pokhari with couple of teahouses overlooking views of Chulu’s and Pisang peak and of Pisang village, after a break here descending to reach the lower Pisang village for overnight stop, afternoon at leisure and rest as the high altitude starts from here onwards.


Trek to Julu 3,900 m-12,795 ft - 06 hrs.

After a wonderful overnight in the comfort of nice lodge at Pisang village, today onwards camping with facilities of our kitchen unit of cook, kitchen crews serving delicious meals to make your climb a success with better nutrition, on leaving the main Annapurna circuit route behind and trekking with a steep climb above Marshyangdi River, along the way impressive views of landscapes with range of snow peaks, walk continues on the higher trail beyond Nagawal village, leading towards North West into more barren terrain to Jhulu village a small place but interesting, first camping of this trip around Julu village area with awesome panorama of mountainscape.


At Julu for acclimatization.

A nice and ideal spot for rest day in Julu village with right altitude, an important to get well acclimatized before Chulu East Peak climb, on this day with free morning take a short hike around, as walking higher and sleeping at low elevation is the art of acclimatization.This rest day also helps to plan the climb where our guide will offer necessary information of the area, culture, religion and of the climbing technique as well.


Trek to Chulu High & Base Camp at 5,300m-17,388 ft.

A short day but tough due to high altitude, morning walk follows on a faint path where few trekkers, climbers and Yak herders have seldom used. Route to high camp continues over rocks and gravel, ice and glacier to reach beneath the towering Chulu East Peak where both base and high camp is set for the climb. Afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe and possible route to the summit and fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary.

High Camp situated to a long ridge shoulder on the ridge of Chulu East Peak, under some conditions this area may be under snow, afternoon free to sort the gear and preparation for the early morning climb.

Chulu peaks form part of Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6,687m in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola and Phu Khola (stream), after a strenuous high altitude walk reaching a rocky moraines beneath the ridge to camp for camping, this perfect spot will be the base / high camps and starting point to Chulu East Peak climb.


Rest day at Base Camp.

Morning free to relax and admire the wonderful scenery, afternoon our guide will scout the area for safe and possible route to the summit and fixing ropes and making ice ledges where necessary, this day for proper acclimatization and to sort out the gear and preparation for the early morning climb.


Climb of Chulu East Peak and descend to Base Camp or to Julu village.

A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb leads over moraine and rubble of ice falls, following the route set by our lead guide reaching high above on an ill defined ridge towards last snow slope, most of the climb involves walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. As everyone should be fit and have good experience of climbing and then climb quite steeply without any difficulty but with some technical sections on route to Chulu East summit, after a final big haul with great help and support of our expert guide. On reaching the summit take a rest and admire the beautiful panorama of whole Annapurna Mountains and towards north and west Chulu range with Damodar peaks as well beyond Chulu peaks, view of Manaslu towards east horizon.

After being in the highest spot of this adventure descent by same route to base camp, as time permits and possible with physical strength after the climb descend all the way to Pisang village.


Reserve day in case of bad weather

We have a spare as contingency / reserve day in case of bad unusual weather situations, if all goes well as per the designated itinerary days our guide will make the decision after informing all, how and where this spare can be used before or after Thorang-la on route Jomsom.


Trek to Manang 3,350m-10,990 ft - 04 hrs.

On reaching Julu village or further to Nagwal village, on the upper trail to Manang village walks is easier descending with views of high snow capped peaks, reaching at Braga village, here an interesting monastery. The largest in the district, it has an outstanding display of statues, thangkas and the religious manuscripts. From here it is only an hour walk to Manang for the overnight stop. From Pisang onwards to Manang houses are built in traditional Tibetan style as people of Manang practice rich Buddhism religion, culture and traditions.


Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m-13,484ft - 04 hours.

After a nice break in Manang, morning walks is easier on the gradual path passing the last village of Manang at Tenke and then in complete wilderness with gentle uphill walk to Ghunsang village with great views of Gangapurna, Tilicho and Chulu West peaks, then slowly reaching at Yak Kharka for lunch and overnight stop with great views,


Trek to Thorong High Camp 4,600 m-15,092 ft - 04 hrs.

Slowly and steady journey gets closer to another highlight of this trip at Thorang-la pass, walk is pleasant except for the altitude the trail follows crossing a bridge after Ledar and then a short steep climb after the river reaching at Jarjung around this place chances of seeing some wildlife like Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar, Mountain Goats or the rare and elusive Snow Leopard if lucky. Walk then reaches at Thorang Phedi (base of Thorang-la), after a break here walk on the scree zig zag slope path which is quite steep for an hour till High Camp is reached for lunch and overnight stop. A great place with super views of Gangapurna, Damodar and Bhirkuti Himal and range of snow capped peaks.


Cross Thorong-La 5,416 m-17,769 ft and to Muktinath 3,800 m-12,467 ft - 07 hrs.

Starting quite early after breakfast to reach the top of the pass earlier before the cold wind catches with chill factors, the walk is gradual with ups and even trail most of the way and then slowly with a climb reaching the highest point of this trip and one of the highlights at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft high, the pass is festooned with hundreds of Buddhist prayer flags and with sign board ‘Thorang-la’ and its heights, this place with awesome views of snow capped mountains looking over West at Dhaulagiri, Mustang Himal as well. After a great success, and great moment descend a long way to reach the bottom with few teahouses to refresh and for lunch before setting towards Muktinath for overnight after a long hard but interesting and adventurous day. The walk to Muktinath is pleasant for few hours, on reaching at Muktinath check into respective nice lodges for overnight stop and nice rest. This place is a holy for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’.


Trek to Jomsom 2, 715 m-8,907 ft - 04 hours.

After a long walk of previous day, today the last day of trekking leading on a pleasant trek on the downhill path passing Jharkot village with a drop of 1,200 meters to Kaligandaki river bed, on reaching the wide Kaligandaki River valley at a small place of Ekale bhatti, continue walk on the flat wide valley for few hours reaching at Jomsom, head quarter of Mustang area. Jomsom with an airstrip above Kaligandaki River (operates daily morning schedule flight to and from Pokhara). At Jomsom enjoy the afternoon exploring the town and having the best of apple products as Mustang area is famous apples.


Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 860m-2,821 ft.

Today the last day in the high hills of Himalaya, morning transfer to Jomsom airport for the sweeping flight to Pokhara with alluring views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, this wonderful flight taking less than half hour to reach at Pokhara for overnight stop by the pristine Lake Phewa, time in the afternoon to browse around the lake side stores and shops and relax in this beautiful setting.


Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

With great time up in the high hills and mountains, villages and at scenic Pokhara morning transfer for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful experience up in the high green hill and mountains of Annapurna, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.

(For those who wish to fly to Kathmandu transfer to Pokhara airport with 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu).



Breakfast, transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.


What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
  • Transportation as per above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipment and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • All Government Taxes are included.

Whats not Included

  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs (Just in case).
  • All type of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

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Trip Info

Full of excitement throughout this trip from villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains with a climb of Nepal highest trekking peak Chulu East at 6, 584 meter, are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, beneath world’s 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m and 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 m, , trekking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massive mountain range, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean, alpine to arctic climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Manang & Thakali tribe villages, super mountain panorama with a visit of holy Muktinath area.