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Overview

The Chulu East West Peak Climbing experience offers a challenging summit of the twin peaks. At an elevation of 6584 metres, these famous peaks are perfect for climbers with all levels of experience. The technical support offered by our experienced climbing guides and crew at Down to Earth Adventure makes for an adventure that is seamless in terms of logistics and planning, leaving the stress out of conquering the amazing challenge.


Trip
Highlights

These peaks are part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. To the south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi Khola and the Mesokanta La. There is generally a lot of confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East. With several other summits that are part of the Chulu Massif close by, there exists some confusion with available trekking maps as to which of the peaks constitutes Chulu East and Chulu West peaks. For the sake of explanation, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit.

The highest of these peaks, marked Chulu West (6584m)on the trekking maps, has a recorded altitude from at least two expeditions of nearer 6419m (20,997ft); this might more accurately be called Chulu Central. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It is generally understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt can be made to the nearby peak as well.

A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Annapurna Circuit Trek make for a truly memorable and jaw-droppingly stunning Himalayan trekking and climbing adventure not to be missed!

Chulu West 6419m:

The obvious approach to this peak branches out from the main trail to the Thorung La pass as we go past the village of Manang. Base Camp is established in a small valley to the North and from here the route follows an additional North-West crest that leads up to the main peak. An attempt to the peak and return has to be done in a single day as setting camp up on the slope above base camp is not easy and is best avoided in terms of safety and comfort to climbers.

Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2450

  • Very Hard

    Difficulty

    Very Hard

  • Duration

    20 Days 19 Nights

  • Max. Altitude

    6584m at summit

  • Season

    March to May, Sept to November

  • Group size

    2-15

  • Accomodation

    Hotel, Teahouse, Tent

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Difficulty level

Very Hard

Very Hard

Activity

Peak Climbing and Expedition

Although the climbing expeditions do not require you to be an athlete, you must be fit and healthy before embarking on the expedition. Training and equipment for technical elements are provided. To roughly assess your fitness level, see that you can easily walk about 8 km gaining a height of 600m/2,000ft with a 8 t0 10kg rucksack in about 2-1/2 hours or less. Note that you should be able to follow the regime for several consecutive days

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive in Kathmandu, overnight hotel. Welcome dinner.

Day 02

Half day Sightseeing and Preparation and Briefing overnight Hotel.

Day 03

Drive from Kathmandu to Chame (2,713m) 9 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 04

Trek to Pisang (3,300m) 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 05

Trek to Yak-Kharka (4,210m) / 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 06

Trek to Chulu-East Base Camp (5,140m) 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 07

Acclimatization day, climbing training with professional climbing guides at base camp, overnight tent.

Day 08

Ascend to High camp (5,600m) 5-6 hours, overnight tent.

Day 09

Summit Chulu East (6,584m) and return to base camp, 8-9 hours, overnight tent.

Day 10

Reserve day for contingency, overnight tent.

Day 11

Trek to Manang (3,540m) 5-6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Explore Mananag, overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Ladar (4,200m) 4-5 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,450m) 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek Thorung-La (5,416m) to Mukthinath (3,800m) overnight teahouse.

Day 16

Trek to Jomsom (2,800m) via Kagbeni, overnight teahouse.

Day 17

Morning flight Jomsom to Pokhara, overnight Hotel , Pokhara.

Day 18

Explore Sightseeing day in Pokhara*, overnight Hotel.

Day 19

Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu, overnight Hotel , farewell dinner.

Day 20

International Departure.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Deluxe Tourist Bus/Sharing Jeep: Equipments all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu - Chame.
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom – Pokhara- Kathmandu.
  • Private Vehicle: Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Private Vehicle: International and domestic airports – hotel.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights accommodation on a twin-share basis at Hotel, Kathmandu (three star) with breakfasts included.
  • 2 nights accommodation at Hotel in Pokhara (three star) on a twin-share basis with breakfast included.
  • 9 nights accommodation at guesthouses/teahouse on trek.
  • 5 nights accommodation staying at tent on climbing period.
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three meals a day on trek/climbing.
  • Hot drink provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner with group. *Meal Inclusion: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking / Peak Climbing

  • Chulu East summiteers climbing Sherpa (1 on 2) and English speaking guide.
  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients, 15kg of personal gear carried per clients) Sherpa.
  • All required trekking and peak climbing permits (ACAP, TIMS CARD).
  • All necessary climbing group equipments.
  • Staff insurance included.
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • Oxygen - Mask and regulator for Emergency (3L).
  • First aid medicene box carried at all time.
  • Other

  • The North Face tent Tent (twin-share) Sleeping mattresses and hot water bag.
  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag hire for the duration of the trek / climb.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of the trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear).
  • Complimentary Trekking map.
  • Half day sightseeing tour (including private vehicle transport to and from hotel) English speaking guide.
  • All VAT taxes (13%) are included in the price.

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details.
  • Food / Drinks

  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Soft drinks and / or alcoholic beverages on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details). *Meal Inclusion: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Private travel Expedition insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation Emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue if required.
  • Personal climbing gears can be hired in Kathmandu.
  • Sherpa climbing bonus.
  • Tips / gratuities for staff.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, shower, heater etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.

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