Chulu - East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak Climbing

The Chulu – east peak rise above the dry, arid Manang valley of Nepal. This remote valley lies in the rain shadow of the massive Annapurna Himal. We begin our approach by following the Marsyandgi Khola through a variety of landscapes and cultures. From the subtropical land of the Gurung people to the high Tibetan like region of the Manang people. Our route up Pisang Peak rises in an elegant are of the S.W. face to a steep, icy ridge. The route is not technically difficult but demands solid snow climbing skills and excellent physical conditioning. Following our ascent of Pisang we trek further up valley to the district head quarters of Manang. A long day takes us to base camp. After a rest day we precede to high camp on a high col. Our route to the summit follows the exposed N.E. ridge on snow and ice with outstanding views of the Annapurna and Manaslu to the East. A quick descent takes us back to Ogre where we take a flight to Pokhara then to Kathmandu.
This climbing combines all the best elements of a Himalayan expedition. While the trip is strenuous and demands that each participant be well versed in alpine snow climbing skills, it is an excellent way to experience the culture of Nepal and ascend two Himalayan peaks in the safest possible way.

Trip Facts:

Destination: Chulu West Peak
Trip duration: 23 Days
Grade: Strenuous
Activity: Sightseeing, trekking and climbing
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel, camping or lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus
Maximum altitude: 6200m
Best season: September, October and early November and late February, March, April, May, June, July.

Chulu east peak - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Besishar - Bahundanda (1310m) in 6h30.
Day 03: Bahundanda - Tal (1670m) in 6h.
Day 04: Tal - Chame (2713m) in 7h.
Day 05: Chame - Hongde (3320m) in 7h.
Day 06: Hongde - Chegaji Khola I (4100m) in 4h.
Day 07: Chegaji Khola I - Chegaji Khola II (4800m) in 4h.
Day 08: Chegaji Khola II – Base Camp(5400m) in 4h.
Day 09: Ascension (6200m) and back to Base Camp in 9h.
Day 10: Base Camp - Hongde in 4h.
Day 11: Hongde - Yak Kharka (4050m) in 5h.
Day 12: Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi (4420m) in 4h.
Day 13: Thorong Phedi - Thorong La (5415m) - Muktinath (3802m) in 8h.
Day 14: Muktinath - Jomosom (2713m) in 5h.
Day 15: Jomosom - Kalopani (2560m) in 7h.
Day 16: Kalopani - Tatopani (1189m) in 6h .
Day 17: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2775m) in 6h.
Day 18: Ghorepani - Hille (1510m) in 4h.
Day 19: Hille - Birethanti (1037m) in 2h, and bus to Pokhara.
Day 20: Rest in Pokhara
Day 22: Pokhara - Katmandu by bus.
Day 23: transfer to airport, fly back to home.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Price

The cost of each climbing differs as per the size of group, choice of hotel, client's interest of service and amendments in our itinerary. Our prices are very reasonable for the services we cater.

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Included in the price

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on trek.
  • Accommodation in teahouse and all meals (3 meals a day) while trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Three star category hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Food, lodging and other expenses of climbing crew.

Excluded in the price

Fee Structure

Group Size Rate US$ Additional P/P US$
1-4 persons 350.00 only  
5-8 persons 350.00 plus 40.00(per person)
9-12 persons 510.00 plus 25.00(per person)

Note: Maximum number of members in team is 12.

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks

An amount of US$250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get permit to all 33 NMA peaks except the Thorang peak which we have to deposit USD 500 to Nepal Bank Limited.

The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipments and clothing.
  • Local airfare and your insurances.
  • Cold drinks and beverages.
  • Personal expenses

Food during the trip

Freshly cook food on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections through the best provided lodges and by our experienced and trained cook during the climbing respectively, foods are high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian cusions) will be provided both in lodges and during the camp. Each day dinner and breakfast will be provided in the same lodge/camp you spend the night. Lunch camp will be fixed on a pleasant surrounding…

Trekking Equipments:-

While packing for "Peak Climbing in Nepal" certain gears are essential to be considered. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Accommodation

Chulu east peak itinerary is a mixture of lodges and tents accommodations while you are on the mountain. Actually trek part we accommodate on the best lodges/guest house and has been chosen according their eco-friendliness, best location, hygiene and friendly nature. On climbing section will accommodate with comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag. We maintain standard & comfort in every means with best of our knowledge, experiences and costs. All accommodations on trekking/climbing lodge & tent is based on twin share. We provide standard hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast.

Acclimatization

Mission Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff
http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm

Further Information

Our homepage contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 23742 (Jitendra), 0977 98510 23758 (Thakur).

Travel Insurance

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Contact Address

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P. O. Box: 19795, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal

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