Chulu Far East Peak

Trip Overview

Chulu far east peak is one of the popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna region. It is situated in a little valley, which is north of Manang and can be seen from the major trail of the Thorung la pass. There is no real technical difficulty in reaching the summit but progress can be slow depending on snow conditions and altitude.

Trip facts

Duration

20 Days

Height

6,095 m/19,996 ft

Grade

Grade IV

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for preparations and official procedures
  • Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Beshishar- Dharapani. 8-9 hrs. Lodge
  • Day 4: Trek Dharapani-Chame (2630m) Lodge.
  • Day 5: Trek Chame- Pisang (3330m) Lodge
  • Day 6: Trek Upper Pisang-Manang (3,540m) lodge
  • Day 7: Rest day in Manang for acclimatization
  • Day 8: Trek Manang to Ngawal (3,660m).Tea house
  • Day 9: Leder to Chulu East Base Camp (4,500m).Camp
  • Day 10: Base camp to high camp ( 5400m) Camp
  • Day 11: Summit Chulu far East (6,059m) and back to base camp. Camp
  • Day 12: Reserve day for climbing
  • Day 13: Base camp to Manang. Lodge
  • Day 14: Manang to Thorong Phedi (4450m). Lodge
  • Day 15: Trek to Muktinath (3760 m) after crossing Thorang La (5416 m). Lodge
  • Day 16: Trek to Marpha ( 2670m) via Jomson (2743m)
  • Day 17: Drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel
  • Day 18: In Pokhara : free day
  • Day 19: Scheduled flight to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
  • Day 20: International departure

Map

Chulu Far East Peak

Cost includes

  • Transfers airport-hotel-airport for Int. and domestic flights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per itinerary.
  • Standard lodge accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Services of climbing/trekking guide, and porters
  • Required climbing equipments, high tents, food and fuel.
  • Transport and airfare per program
  • Applicable government and local taxes, climbing permit, insurance for guides and porters.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic beverages, cold/soft drinks/mineral water, hot showers during the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellations, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks
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