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.
Chulu Far East Peak (6,059 meters) is one of the less demanding pinnacle climbing trips in the delightful Annapurna area. Chulu Massif rises north of the Marsyangdi River in the Manang district and structures some portion of the Manang Himal, which is all piece of the bigger Damodar Himal. Regularly joined with the Annapurna Circuit Trek, this trek offers you an essence of everything that the Himalayas bring to the table, including this climb is clear and a compensating background to see the Annapurna Mountains.
We take after the course moving to the summit of Chulu East Peak Climbing is shaking strewn, frigid and especially vertical. From the highest point of Chulu Far East, we will witness the tremendous perspectives of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu West, Pisang Peak, the north piece of Himlung Valley.
Chulu East Peak climbing requires learning and trekking knowledge and in addition the great physical condition and stamina in light of the fact that most of the climbing will be worried about rope walk together in course, including the frigid section. Climbers ought to be physically fit and some information in Mountaineering with the assistance of our expert talented guide you would have the capacity to effectively rise this pinnacle. Notwithstanding when come up to the Marshyangdi is indistinguishable fast and share where isn’t testing height accomplishments.
Chulu East Peak Climbing course offers us an astounding assortment of geology; opportunity to watch the way of life, individuals, their way of life and towns with the goal that it would be the one of the courageous and motivational Journey. For the most part, this course will be start for Sayagy 180km west of Kathmandu following along the delightful valley and slopes while in transit to Annapurna area towards the Chulu East Peak .
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.