Chulu East Peak - 6429

Destination: Annapurna Region
Duration : 20 days
Best Season : Mar-May; Oct-Nov

Grade : Hard
Max. Altitude : 6429

This is amongst the highest of the so called trekking peaks, and together with Chulu West, forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, lying between the remote rain shadow areas of the Annapurna range and rising above the dry arid Manang. Chulu East Peak is a considerably technical expedition-like peak and requires at least 4-6 days to climb from base camp. There are many crevasses between the far east and east portion of the climb, requiring a lot of fixed ropes until the north ridge. From the summit you will enjoy excellent views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu West, and north towards the peaks that define the border of the vast Tibetan plateau. The trip to base camp enjoys an interesting variety of landscapes and culture, from the subtropical land of the Gurung people to the high Tibetan-like region of Manang. 

Day 1 : Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1300 m/4264 ft)

Day 3 : Drive to Bulbule via Besisahar (760 m/2493 ft) 7 hours and trek to Ngadi (1.5 hr walk)

Day 4 : Trek to Jagat(1330 m/4363 ft) - 6.5 hours walk

Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani (1960 m/6430 ft) - 5-6 hourswalk

Day 6 : Trek to Chame (2720 m/8923 ft) 5 hours

Day 7 : Trek to Pisang (3060 m/10039 ft) 5 hours

Day 8 : Trek to Ngawal village (3657 m/11998 ft)

Day 9 : Trek to Chulu East base camp (4700 m/15419 ft)

Day 10 : Climbing training and preparation day

Day 11 : Climb to Chulu East high camp (5200 m/17060 ft) & plan the climbing route.

Day 12 : Summit the Chulu East Peak (6584 m/21601 ft) and return base camp

Day 13 : Trek to Manang (3540 m/11614 ft)

Day 14 : Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m/13188 ft.)

Day 15 : Trek to Thoroung Phedi (4540 m/14895 ft)

Day 16 : Trek to Muktinath (3800 m12467 ft), cross Thoroung La Pass (5416 m/17769 ft)

Day 17 : Trek to Jomsom (2760 m/9055 ft)

Day 18 : Drive to Beni VV Pokhara or fly to Pokhara

Day 19 : Fly or drive to Kathmandu

Day 20 : Departure

Personal Belongings:

- Camera, chargers, personal medical kit, ID/passport, diary/notebook, Nepalese currency etc....

 

 

Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear:

- Climbing boots

- Harness

- Zummer

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Carabineer

- Descender

- Tape shilling

- Fursik rope

- Helmet

- Warm Inner base layer

- Day bag (hiking - 10-20 L)

- Rucksack - 45 L

- Gore-Tex jacket and trouser

- Feather/down jacket

- Trekking shoes

- Several pairs warm socks

- Thick climbing gloves

- Normal gloves

- Hat/cap

- UV polarised sun-glasses

- Water bottle, camelbak

- Water thermos

 

Cost Includes:

- International arrival and departure

- Domestic arrival and departure

- All ground transport as per itinerary

- 3 night hotels accommodation in Kathmandu (B/B plan)

- 1 night hotel in Pokhara (B/B plan)

- Trekking lodge and accommodation

- Climbing guide

- Tent service and full camping support in base camp and high camp

- Food and tent

- cook, kitchen staff and other service crew

- Chulu East Peak climbing permit

- Group climbing gear (fix rope, ice bar, ice screw, rock piton etc)

- Insurance for sherpa and crew

Cost Excludes:

- Personal climbing gear

- Oxygen and regulator mask (emergency support purpose)

- Insurance (rescue, medical)

- Food in Kathmandu

- Drinks and beverages

- Staff tips

 

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