5.5, Mid ( technical 2 + altitudinal 3.5 ) | 19 Days in Nepal

Ascent of Chulu East

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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.

Kathmandu - Dharapani - Chame - Pisang - Ngawal Village - Chulu East Base Camp - CHULU EAST - Manang - Yak Kharka - Thorang Phedi - Muktinath - Jomsom - Kathmandu
  • Activities

    Trekking, Mountaineering

  • Altitude

    6,584 m
  • Departure Date

    April 06 - April 24 | October 12 - October 30
  • Group size

    4-10 pax
  • Trip Starts

  • Trip Ends



Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3 Drive to Dharapani (1860 m )
Drive to Dharapani (1860 m )
Day 4 Trek to Chame (2670 m)
Trek to Chame (2670 m)
Day 5 Trek to Pisang (3200 m)
Trek to Pisang (3200 m)
Day 6 Trek to Ngawal Village (3657 m)
Trek to Ngawal Village (3657 m)
Day 7 Rest day in Ngawal Village for acclimatization. Exploring around local site.
Rest day in Ngawal Village for acclimatization. Exploring around local site.
Day 8 Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (3910 m)
Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (3910 m)
Day 9-11 Climbing Period
Climbing Period
Day 12 Chulu East Base Camp
Chulu East Base Camp
Day 13 Trek to Manang (3560 m)
Trek to Manang (3560 m)
Day 14 Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m)
Trek to Yak Kharka (4020 m)
Day 15 Trek to Thorang Phedi (4500 m)
Trek to Thorang Phedi (4500 m)
Day 16 Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5416 m)
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La Pass (5416 m)
Day 17 Trek to Jomsom ( 2713 m)
Trek to Jomsom ( 2713 m)
Day 18 Flight: Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Flight: Jomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 19 Final Departure
Final Departure

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Cost Include

  • Airport transfers - Pick up and drop off.
  • 3 nights stay in Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Kathmandu City tour.
  • 1 Sherpa Guide for the group.
  • Necessary Tents & food in Base Camp.
  • All necessary kitchen utensils.
  • General Climbing equipment - Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
  • Peak Permit Fee.
  • Garbage Deposit Fee.
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Transportation Kathmandu- Bulbulle.
  • Schedule Flight Jom-PKR-KTM.

Cost Does not Include

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Food & lodge during the trek.
  • Personal equipment.
  • High risk medical insurance.
  • Personal porter and his insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcoholic beverages & telephone calls.
  • Nepal Visa Fee.

Booking procedure

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Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

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