Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6584m

Location: Annapurna Himal range

Duration: 21 days (16 days climbing and trekking)

First Ascent: First climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North-east side

Grade: Mountaineering V

Transportation: By Tourist bus and Jeep

Group Size: O2 to 15 Pax

Major Activity: Trekking and Climbing

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Chulu East (6,584 m) is situated high above the Manang valley west-north from Kathmandu with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. Chulu East Climb is united with the classic trek around the Annapurna circuit, walking the Marshyangdi valley before passing the Thorong La, descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara.

Chulu East climbing is technically straightforward, and you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of Chulu East climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. Climbers should be very fit and have good experience of climbing.

Chulu East peak, first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge.

Chulu North-East Ridge is considered the normal route to climb Chulu peak from a Base Camp on the moraine at 5334 m (17500ft). Asian Hiking Team fix the higher camps to the top from base camp to High Camp, Camp 1 and push to the summit and back to Base Camp. To cross the blue glacier is the most challenging of Chulu east peak climbing.  

Another subsidiary peak called Chulu Far East 6029m may also be attempted from this approach. Chulu Far East is easier to climb for beginners. To climb Chulu Far East is the same base camp as Chulu east. From base camp, we fix one high camp and scale the far east peak. 

Asian Hiking Team organize the Chulu East climbing to fix the High Camp and Camp I, then summit the peak. It is not possible to summit without fixing Camp I. The itinerary starts from Besisahar, but now a seasonal road goes to Chame. After finishing your climbing, our itinerary brings you Annapurna circuit Thorong La pass end trek in Jomsom. But if you have a short time, you can return the same way.


Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel, overnight at hotel (BB).
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Prepare for Trip, overnight at hotel (BB).

Trekking Start

Day 03: Drive to Besisahar continues drive to Nyagdi 980 m, to Jagat (1314 m) to Dharapani 1943 m 9–10 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 04: Dharapani to Chame 2713 m, 5 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Option: There are seasonal road from Besi sahar to Chame or Pisang or Manang as well. If you have short time frame, directly drive to Chame and start your trekking also possible. We mentioned to start walking from low altitude. 

Day 05: Chame to Upper Pisang 3115 m, 5 hours, overnight Guest house/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Upper Pisang to Trek to Ngawal 3660 m, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 07: Rest day in Ngwal for acclimatization, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

Day 08: Ngawal to Yak Kharka, 4500 m, overnight at Camp (B/L/D).

Day 09: Yak Kharka trek to Chulu East Base Camp. 4700 m, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 10: Rest day in base camp, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 11: Climb to High Camp 5200m, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 12: Climb from High Camp to Camp I, 3–4 hours climbing, overnight camp (B/L/D).

Day 13: The Summit day - Climb Chulu East, 6584 m. & return to Base Camp, overnight camp (B/L/D).

Day 14: Spare day for summit (B/L/D).

Day 15: Trek to Manang 3500 m, overnight at Guest house/Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 16: Trek to Thorong Phedi 4450 m, overnight at Guest house/Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 17: Cross Thorong La 5416 m and trek to Muktinath 3800m, overnight at Guest house/Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom and continus drive to Pokhara, 9-12 hours transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel (B/L/D).

Option: It is possible to trek all the way to Naypul/Pokhara or flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Fly/Drive), overnight at Guest house/Hotel (BB).
Ending Trekking

Day 20: Extra day in Kathmandu, overnight at Guest house/Hotel (BB).

Day 21: Departure or next trip (BB).