• Trip Code CEP01
  • From USD 2999
    USD 2999
  • 20 Days
  • Group Size(min)
    2
    • 1
    • 9
    Moderate

    Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.

Chulu East (6,584 m.) is situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek around the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorong La, before descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara. The climb 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 the climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. You should be very fit and have good experience of climbing.

The North-East Ridge is considered the normal route to climb this peak from a Base Camp on the moraine at 5334m (17500ft). Most climbers make it to the top and back from Base Camp in one long day although some have, in the past, established a higher camp somewhere below the peak. Another subsidiary peak called Chulu Far East (6059m) 19880ft) may also be attempted from this approach.

Although the approach up the Marshyangdi is relatively quick and involves no great altitude gain, the trek takes you through a wonderful variety of landscape and culture; from the subtropical lower reaches of the valley with its terraced fields where Gurung people dominate, to the ethnically as well as socially interesting Managba people of the upper valley, crossing rhododendron and pine forests. After the ascent our route crosses the Thorung La, a 5350m high pass before dropping to Jomsom downstream the Kali Gandaki River. We fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Things to do

What's Included?

  • Arrival departure private transportation
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara in 2 to 3 star hotel
  • Kathmandu /Besishar/Chame private transportation
  • TIMS and ACAP
  • Chulu East Royalty
  • High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food at climbing
  • Accommodation in lodge or tea house during trek
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking & camping
  • Chulu East Map
  • Sleeping bags
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & government licensed English speaking guide
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Langtang Ri trekking staff
  • One porter between each two members during trek
  • Climbing guide salary
  • First Aid Kit
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight Travel & Rescue arrangement
  • POkhara to KAthmandu tourist bus
  • All government taxes
  • Farewell dinner
Things to do

What's not Included?

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal Mountaineering Gear
  • Travel & Rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Drinking Water, Electricity bills & hot shower during trek
  • Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
Things to do

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1300m) overnight in hotel
  • Day 2
    Expedition Preparation and official formalities(1300m) overnight in hotel
  • Day 3
    Drive to Besi Sahar (850m) overnight in hotel
  • Day 4
    Besishar to Chame (2710m) overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 5
    Chame to Pisang (3300m) overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 6
    Pisang to Manang (3,440m) , overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 7
    Acclimatization in Manang (3,440m) , overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 8
    Manang to Yak Kharka(4,018m) , overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 9
    Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp(4900m) overnight in tent
  • Day 10-11
    Submit day(6584m)overnight in tent
  • Day 12
    Chulu BC to Yak Kharka (4200m) overnight in trekking lodges
  • Day 13
    Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi(4,450m) . , overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 14
    Thorong Phedi over the Thorong La Pass (5,416m) to Muktinath. overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 15
    Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,810m) , overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 16
    Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,710m)overnight in trekking lodge
  • Day 17
    Short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (900m). Overnight in hotel
  • Day 18
    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1,300m) Overnight in hotel
  • Day 19
    Kathmandu free day of your own. Overnight in hotel
  • Day 20
    Departure for home – Kathmandu Airport
  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (1300m) overnight in hotel

    Langtang Ri trekking & expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.

  • Day 2
    Expedition Preparation and official formalities(1300m) overnight in hotel

    Free day in Kathmandu. You can do sightseeing on your requset.

  • Day 3
    Drive to Besi Sahar (850m) overnight in hotel

    You will be driven for around 6 hours today to Besi Sahar, the Lamjung district headquarters. Here you will be shown to your hotel for the night.

  • Day 4
    Besishar to Chame (2710m) overnight in trekking lodges

    We have to drive from besishar to chame to reach at our trek starting point. Enroute, we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, terraced rice fields and beautiful mountain sceneries.

  • Day 5
    Chame to Pisang (3300m) overnight in trekking lodges

    Today is a fantastic day of challenging walking and spectacular mountain and valley scenery. We lace up the boots well today. The steep trail initially takes us through dense forests along the northern valley wall. When we reach Bratang we turn northward again and head through a very narrow section of valley with huge cliffs and landslide scree slopes. This is a dramatic place to trek as you look down into the valley and then high up to the Annapurna massif peaks above. This is trekking in Nepal at its very best. Today we cross the river a number of times via high and dramatic suspension bridges. As we progress higher beyond the narrows we reach a wider section and the valley of Manang and its high snowy peaks towering above. A wonderful day of walking and exploring ends at the village of Lower Pisang.

  • Day 6
    Pisang to Manang (3,440m) , overnight in trekking lodge

    The trail has many branches and options today, but they all take us higher up the valley under the towering peak of 7,555m Annapurna III to the south. We have now moved deeper into the Annapurna massif rain-shadow region and so the landscape progressively changes to more stunted vegetation and more bare-rock slopes. This is now the more harsh, cold and dry climate of the high plateau of Tibet. We will take a short break for some spiritual advancement at the Barge Monastery where we have a chance to glimpse the life of the Buddhist monks who live here throughout the year.

  • Day 7
    Acclimatization in Manang (3,440m) , overnight in trekking lodge

    Today we let the heart, lungs and muscles recover and give our boots a quick clean too. Each day we have been gaining altitude, but we must do this in careful measured stages to ensure proper acclimatization for the higher altitudes and high passes ahead. So today we just do some short walks to explore the region around Manang. Options include a visit to the Buddhist Bhojo Gompa or a short walk across the valley floor to Gangapurna Lake which sits at the foot of a steep valley cut into the southern valley wall. But most importantly today we must continue to acclimatize for the challenging days ahead.

  • Day 8
    Manang to Yak Kharka(4,018m) , overnight in trekking lodge

    Today we gain over 600m in altitude and by the time we reach Yak Kharka at 4,110m we will have just 62% of sea level oxygen available with every breath. The trail heads north as we ascend a side valley out of the main Marshyangdi Valley we have been trekking since the trek commenced. We head higher through even more stunted vegetation. Now the local people must rely upon their hardy livestock to eek out a living from the sparse mountain pastures. The trail winds along the mountain foot-slopes that sit high above the rocky stream bed below. The views to the valley floor and high peaks above are spectacular. We pass through high meadows where sheep, cattle, yaks and even horses graze. We pass a number of small communities and often meet shepherds with flocks and finally reach the little village of Yak Kharka.

  • Day 9
    Yak Kharka to Chulu East Base Camp(4900m) overnight in tent

    Today, we will follow a steeply climbing trail to reach at Chulu Far East Base Camp.  The climbing trail at times crosses rocks as well. During the trek, our journey will be accompanied with Annapurna Valley Himalayan views.

  • Day 10-11
    Submit day(6584m)overnight in tent

    Today is the big day. We are summiting Chulu East. The trail to Chulu East initially opens up to a snowy ridge, which can be easily traversed without much of alpine skills to Chulu East Summit. From the summit, the views of snowcapped peaks in all directions, the tranquil Manang Valley is the biggest reward. After the summit, we trek down on the retracing trail to Chulu East Base Camp for the overnight stay.  

     

  • Day 12
    Chulu BC to Yak Kharka (4200m) overnight in trekking lodges

     The trail heads north as we ascend a side valley out of the main Marshyangdi Valley we have been trekking since the trek commenced. We head higher through even more stunted vegetation. Now the local people must rely upon their hardy livestock to eek out a living from the sparse mountain pastures. The trail winds along the mountain foot-slopes that sit high above the rocky stream bed below. The views to the valley floor and high peaks above are spectacular. We pass through high meadows where sheep, cattle, yaks and even horses graze. We pass a number of small communities and often meet shepherds with flocks and finally reach the little village of Yak Kharka.

  • Day 13
    Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi(4,450m) . , overnight in trekking lodge

    We ascend another 500m today and each breath gets a little harder and the oxygen a little less. We walk up increasingly steep trails as we head high up the valley. The walking becomes a little harder with each hour and so we must take our time, rest often and continue to properly manage our altitude acclimatization. The end of our day’s walk brings us to the head of the valley and the little trekking settlement of Throng Phedi. Thorong Phedi exists to support trekkers and expedition climbers. We must rest the remainder of the day here so we are ready for a tough day tomorrow as we face the challenges of the very high Thorong Las Pass

  • Day 14
    Thorong Phedi over the Thorong La Pass (5,416m) to Muktinath. overnight in trekking lodge

    Today we face the greatest challenge of the trek as we attempt to cross the Thorong La Pass. Your guide will keep a careful eye on the weather conditions and the condition of every member of your trekking group. High altitude passes must be treated with respect. The Thorong La Pass will take us to 5416m or 17,764ft altitude where each breath brings in just 52% of the oxygen available at sea level. So your lungsm heart and legs will be working hard today and your brain will not be at its best. That is why it is always best to trek with an experienced guide who can function normally at high altitude and make the right decisions that reduce the risks for his or her trekking group members. It will be a long day so expect to start early. The trail will wind up the valley wall to the lowest crossing point possible in this part of the Himalaya ranges – the Thorong La Pass. But you can still expect plenty of ice and snow on the trail and at the top of the pass. So tread carefully and take your time. As you head higher the mountain views get even more spectacular as you start to view many of the peaks from their own level. But all going well you will have prepared properly and should have no trouble reaching the high pass and enjoying the achievement. But then it is time to start the descent and head down the path to the historic Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage village of Muktinath.

  • Day 15
    Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,810m) , overnight in trekking lodge

    For many centuries Muktinath has been an important place of pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist followers. We will start the day by visiting the Vishnu Temple and Gompa and learning more about the cultural and religious significance of the rather remote village of Muktinath. We will then spend much of the rest of the day winding along descending trails from Ranipauwa to Kagbeni.

  • Day 16
    Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,710m)overnight in trekking lodge

    Today is easy walking along the Kali Gandaki river bed as we descend gently to Jomson. The mountain scenery is spectacular even as we reach the end of the trek. We walk through the largest gorge in the worl\d with 7,000m and 8,000m snow-capped peaks of Dharalgiri and the Annapurna Massif towering above us to the west and east. We end the day and the trek at Jomsom, the main airport servicing the region.

  • Day 17
    Short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (900m). Overnight in hotel

    Your legs can finally rest as today we catch an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. In little more than half an hour you will fly over spectacular river valleys with the summits of Annapurna on one side and Mount Dhaulagiri on the other – so have your camera ready and grab a window seat. All too soon you will have left the Annapurna wilderness and be back in the noise and bustle or urban Pokhara.

  • Day 18
    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1,300m) Overnight in hotel

    As an optional extra component of your trekking package you may choose to take the 30 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Or you may choose the road option and extend your experience of Nepal that little bit further. Either way, by this afternoon you will be back in busy, and often dusty, Kathmandu. In the afternoon time is your own to explore or perhaps go shopping. In the evening you will collect you from your hotel for a farewell dinner and cultural Nepali dance – so bring your comfortable dancing shoes!

  • Day 19
    Kathmandu free day of your own. Overnight in hotel

    This is the free day for a little more shopping and exploring.

  • Day 20
    Departure for home – Kathmandu Airport

    We will meet you at your hotel and take you to the airport in plenty of time to meet your flight home.

Suggested Packing List

Climbing Essentials

No

Item

Quantity

  1.  

Mountaineering Boots

1 pair

  1.  

Rope

80 meter

  1.  

Climbing Harness

1

  1.  

Crampons

1 pair

  1.  

Ice axe

1

  1.  

Ascender

1

  1.  

Decender

1

  1.  

Head Lamp

1

  1.  

Lock Carabineers

3

  1.  

Unlock Carabineers

5

  1.  

Figure 8

1

  1.  

Altimeter

1

  1.  

Climbing helmet

1

 

Personal Essentials

No

Item

Min Qty

Remarks

1

Passport

1

Valid for 6 six months upon date of return

2

Photocopy of Passport

2

 

3

Nepali Rupee = USD 100 - 150

1

For personal spending

4

Personal Toiletries

1

Include toothbrush, toothpaste etc

5

Personal Medication

As needed

Include plasters, creams etc

6

Undergarments

As needed

 

7

Sleeping Clothes

As needed

 

8

Writing Materials

1

Inclusive of personal journal / diary

9

Hydration pack or water bottle

1

At least 1000ml (bottle / bag)

10

Slippers

1

For light usage during stay at base

11

Sunglasses

1

 

12

Sunscreen / Sun block / Lip Gloss

1

 

13

Cap / Hat / Buff / Beanie

1

Fleece/Wool for warmth; Sun protection

14

Day Pack

1

 

15

Lock for Bag

1

 

 

Adventure Essentials

1

Hiking / Trail Shoes

1 pair

 

2

Thin and Thick Socks

As needed

 

3

Torch Light / Headlamp

1

 

4

Additional Batteries

1 set

For torch/headlamp

5

Insect Repellent

1

 

6

Trekking Top / Quick Dry

As needed

 

7

Trekking Pants

As needed

 

8

Wind Breaker / Rain coat / Outer shell

1

Possible windy / rain conditions

9

Jacket / Sweater / Fleece

1

 

10

Toilet paper / wet wipes

As needed

 

11

Down jacket

1

Can be rented from local host

12

Thermals

1 set

 

13

Gloves

1 pair

 

 

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