Chulu East Peak Climbing
Chulu East Peak Climbing

About Chulu East Peak Climbing

Chulu East Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey that combines the Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail. Overall, it is a very challenging and stimulating journey that will let you enjoy the tempting beauty of the Himalayas. In 1955, Chulu East Peak was first summited by the German Expedition team. After that, this peak has proudly housed many dreams at its summit. Located in the northern part of the Annapurna Region over Manang Valley, Chulu East Peak stands 6,584 meters high from the sea level. We have designed our Chulu East Peak Climbing itinerary to let you experience the ultimate thrill of the Annapurna region.

On Chulu East Peak Climbing, you get to see breath-taking scenery along with stunning Himalayan mountains view like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Manasalu (8,156 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Thorong Peak (6,144 m), etc. Along with the irresistible beauty of nature, you will find yourself among rich traditions and culturally rich villages. During the journey, you will get to experience the norms and values of both Hindus and Budhhists people. Moreover, you will visit one of the very important pilgrimage sites of these people, Muktinath Temple.

Chulu East Peak Climbing not only includes reaching the top of Chulu East Peak but also includes challenging Thorong La Pass. Along with that, you will get to see the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge, and explore pictures of villages like Manang & Jomsom. There are many things to learn and look into on this trip. With us, you will be getting great service and support.

Highlights of Chulu East Peak Climbing

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Jagat
  • Visit ancient monasteries and caves in Manang village
  • Get to witness tempting landscape view
  • Trek through lush forests and picturesque villages
  • Reach top of Chulu East Peak
  • Adventurous climbing route to Thorong Peak summit
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a holy temple of Hindus & Buddhists
  • Walkthrough lovely apple orchards to Jomsom
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara


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Land at the Airport and complete the visa formalities. One of our team delegates will welcome you at the terminal gate and take you to the hotel. He will brief you about the day program and leave you alone to rest. Later, you will meet with other team members over a welcome dinner prepared by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

Today, you will arrange all the gears and permits. Make sure to check all the gears properly before the final packing. If you will leave with a few hours then you can go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will also meet with your trek guide, and he will brief you about the trail. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Besisahar is the first town, where you will be spending the night. The drive from Kathmandu to this place is long and scenic. You get to see beautiful views of rolling green hills, rivers, colorful terraced fields, and small villages. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Besisahar, you will begin trekking through many small villages. The trail also passes through dense forests and takes you to Dharapani. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail continues to a steep forested ridge through many landslide-prone areas. Today, you get to see superb views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, and Lamjung Himal on the way. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Chame, you trek through the steep narrow path and pass by a dense forest. From a curved rock face, the trail ascends to Pisang offering majestic views of Himalayan mountains. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Leaving Upper Pisang behind, you gradually ascend through small settlement areas. The trail offers beautiful landscape views and takes you to Braka. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, it is going to be a short trekking day. After having a warm breakfast at Braka, you move towards Ngawal. You pass through a few villages and get to see lovely views on the way. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Walking along the Marsyangdi river, you pass by beautiful villages. Crossing a stream, you ascend to Sang Khola Valley. Further, ascending through pastures and juniper trees you pass by Ghunsa. The trail then passes through more pastures and cross a bridge over a river to reach Yak Kharka.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail steeply ascends towards Chulu East Base Camp. You walk on rugged trails that can be exhausting. Upon reaching the base camp, you set up the camp and rest for the day.

  • Camp
  • BLD

From Chulu East Base Camp, you gradually begin ascending steeply through snowy slopes using crampons and other gears. The route to the high camp offers breath-taking views of Chulu East, Chulu West, Pisang Peak, Chulu Far East, etc. Upon reaching the base camp, you set the camp and prepare for the summit.

  • Camp
  • BLD

It is a buffer day. You will prepare to push towards the summit today. The team leader will brief you about the route and teach you basic climbing skills that will boost your confidence. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Wake up early in the morning and have a warm breakfast. After that following the footstep of your guide, you will begin ascending towards the summit. From the top of the summit, you get to see the stunning view of several Himalayan mountains like Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Annapurna range, etc. Further, you will follow the same path and descend back to the base camp.

  • Camp
  • BLD

From base camp, the trail passes through several fields and pastures. You will take a small break at Bryaga monastery and head towards beautiful Manang villages.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Crossing a stream, you ascend to Sang Khola Valley. Further, ascending through pastures and juniper trees you pass by Ghunsa. The trail then passes through more pastures and cross a bridge over a river to reach Yak Kharka.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Yak Kharka, it is a short distance to Thorong Phedi. The trail ascends on a wide meadow, and further, climb up on the steep path and take you to Thorong Phedi. On the way, you get to see lovely views of snow-capped mountains and glaciers. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

It is going to be a long day. You wake up early and ascend on a steep rocky path to Thorong La Pass. From the pass, the trail descends to scared Muktinath Temple. It is one of the most significant temples for both Hindus and Buddhists.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, you will visit the Muktinath temple early in the morning and explore its premises. After that, you begin trekking towards Jomsom. The trail descends to Kali Gandaki Gorge and passes by beautiful villages like Jharkot, Khingar, and Kagbeni. You get to see views of Mt. Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri on the way.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You will take an early morning flight that will take you to Pokhara. Flight offers heavenly views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. You will have an entire day to yourself. Visit tourist sites and spend the evening enjoying a calm view of Phewa Lake.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you will drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and offers amazing views of lush green hills, rivers, mountains, and small villages. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. Rest for a few hours. In the evening, meet with the team over a farewell dinner. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner

As the trip comes to an end. We will say goodbye to each other and drop you at the Airport for your next flight.

    Good to Know

    Chulu East Peak Climbing route

    A scenic and long drive from Kathmandu will take you to Besisahar, the starting point of the trek. From here, you gradually ascend through several lush forests and villages like Dharapani, Chame, Upper Pisang, Braka, and Ngwal. The trail then moves along pastures and meadows and passes by Yak Kharaka to Chulu East Base Camp. You then walk on a steep snowy path that leads to the high camp and pushes towards the summit. Following the same path, you descend to base camp and walk towards Manang. Further, the trail crosses challenging Thorong La Pass and descend to pilgrimage site, Muktinath. You then walk along Kali Gandaki Gorge and pass by lovely apple orchards to reach Jomsom.

    Best time to go Chulu East Peak Climbing

    March to May and October to November is the best time to go on Chulu East Peak Climbing. These are the peak time to climb in the Himalayas as the weather stays stable most of the time. Likewise, a moderate climate and clear views make the journey fantastic. Other seasons like winter and monsoon is not recommended for Chulu East Peak climbing.

    Chulu East Peak Climbing difficulty

    Chulu East Peak Climbing is challenging climbing. The trail is full of ascends & descends on a steep and rugged path. Moreover, you need to walk on a snowy and glacier path. The trail demands 6 to 7 hours walk each day that can extend to 8 or 9 as well. You have to be in good health and strong physical fitness to go on this adventurous journey. Plus, previous trekking experience is also required.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    Chulu East Peak Climbing involves chances of altitude sickness because of high altitude. If your body did not get acclimatize properly with the elevation then the chances of altitude sickness become high. Therefore, we have designed our itinerary including ample rest days.

    Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath

    Prevention of altitude sickness:-

    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Chulu East Peak Climbing

    You will get meals as er the menu of the teahouse in which you stay overnight. They offer a good variety of dishes like rice, curries (veg/non-veg), chapati, porridge, eggs, bread, momo, rice pudding, thukpa, sandwich, etc. During climbing, the meals will be cooked by our trained crew members. We will provide you delicious, filling, and nutritious meals that will give you adequate energy to climb.

    Boiled water is available in the teahouse. You might have to pay a few bucks at someplace to refill your water bottle. You can also find plastic water bottles on the way, but we request you not to buy it. It can get very expensive and also increases waste. Don't forget to carry water purification tablets or any lightweight purification device.

    Accommodation during Chulu East Peak Climbing

    Teahouse will be the main accommodation in the villages, whereas during the climbing period, you stay overnight in camp. Teahouses are run by locals that help them economically. The facilities in the teahouse are quite basic, and it will seem more like sharing a room of the local's house than a hotel. The rooms come with twin beds, which means you have to share with a fellow trekker. Washrooms may be common most of the time. For a climbing period, we will carry all the tents and equipment that will help you survive.

    Chulu East Peak Climbing cost

    do offer a fixed rate for the Chulu East Peak Climbing package that includes things like accommodation, meals, ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and expenses of the guide & porter. If you go for tailor-made itinerary then the package cost can fluctuate as per the changes. Many things are also not included in the package cost, you can see that in out cost include & exclude section.

    Environmental Practices

    The protection and preservation of the environment while running adventurous trips is very important for us. We take many different measures during our journey to the unspoiled Himalayas. From encouraging not to use plastic water bottles to carry our waste down to the cities to get it recycled or composted are few of the actions that we are taking.

    Likewise, we also work closely with the locals of all the regions and help them either by providing a way to earn a living or donating. While traveling with us, you will not only explore but also contribute to the protection and upliftment of the region.

    Chulu East Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit

    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries