Chulu Far East Climbing

Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho Lake


22 Days



The Chulu Far East peak (6,059m) first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition lies to the north of the main Annapurna Himal. This relatively moderate peak climbing adventure passing through the tranquil landscapes, lush vegetations, and traditional cultural heritages dominated by Gurung people in the Annapurna region brings you to the apex of Chulu Far East peak. In its course, the expedition sets its base camp and then passes on to high camp to conquer the zenith of the peak. The top of the peak rewards the unrivaled views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, and Chulu West Peak. Together with peak climbing, the trip also encompasses world’s highest Tilicho Lake (4,949m) which holds especial position among the Hindu followers. Once covering the signature destinations, the adventure trip crosses Mesokanta La Pass to bring you at Jomsom and then to Kathmandu via Pokhara.


Day to day Itinerary:


Day 01 – Arrival Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Today is your arrival day. We welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu. . After hotel check in, a short briefing will follow about your tour and trek program ahead. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/countryside areas or resting. In the evening, traditional Nepali welcome dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances. Overnight in Hotel


Day 02 – Half day cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu World Heritage sites wherein your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted temples and palaces that are a unique fusion of Newari architecture, Hinduism and Buddhism. There is enough time to explore the city’s major places of interest with your guide and at your own pace. Our Trek Leader/Guide meets you in the afternoon for trek briefing, equipment arrangement and for the final trek preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 03-  Rock Climbing Course in Kathmandu

You will be taken to Balaju, a natural rock climbing spot or Indoor Climbing hall for your climbing course before departure to Lukla, a day course will provide excellent opportunities to learn how to use rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons that  keeps you physically and mentally prepared. Alternatively you can take a world heritage sightseeing  inside Kathmandu valley. After return we’ll brief about trip and group meeting at office or in Hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 04- Drive Kathmandu to Chame [2,710m]: 9 – 10 hrs

We have to begin the trip very early today as we need to go a long drive to reach at our trek starting point. After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu at around 7 am and nearly after 9 -10 hours’ drive we reach at Chame. Enroute, we see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, terraced rice fields and beautiful mountain sceneries. Overnight at Chame. Included meals:BLD


Day 05- Chame to Pisang [3,300m]: 5 – 6 hrs

This will be the beginning point of trekking section of this trip. A steep and narrow trail through a very dense forest brings us to the dramatic curved rock face of Paungda Danda. As the trail opens up we get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. We find ourselves in U-shaped valley of Manang hanging between two giant snow peaks. After walking through these wonderful sites we reach at Pisang. Overnight at Lower Pisang.

Included meals:BLD


Day 06- Pisang to Humde Village [3,330m]: 3 – 4 hrs

After having breakfast in the morning the trip commences towards Humde village. As you commence the short trek today you can see in the distance the only airport on the east side of the trail. After reaching at Humde, you can find the Manang airstrip and a few houses and lodges in a small spread out settlement. One of the longest prayer wheels in the region, consisting of 266 wheels, runs through the center of this village. Overnight at Humde.

Included meals:BLD


Day 07- Humde to Julu Khola [3,500m]: 3 – 4 hrs

This section of the trip today follows thinly forested trail to bring us at Julu Khola. While following through the level trail on the route to the today’s overnight destination, we can capture the Annapurna Valley Himalayan views. The trail today also offers the sight of Pissang peak. Tented Camp Overnight at Julu Khola.

Included meals:BLD


Day 08- Acclimatization Day at Julu Khola

This will be the day for proper acclamation.  Today we will engage on hiking activities in the surrounding areas. Hence, following through a forested trail along the river we hike up to Julu Peak Base Camp. The summit of the base camp rewards us almost all the views of Annapurna Himalaya range including the sight of Pisang Peak. After enjoying Annapurna Valley Himalayan views, we will retrace back to Julu Khola. Camping Overnight at Julu Khola.

Included meals:BLD


Day 09- Julu Khola to Chulu Far East Base Camp [5,000m]: 5 – 6 hrs

Today, we will follow a steeply climbing trail to reach at Chulu Far East Base Camp.  The climbing trail at times crosses rocks as well. During the trek, our journey will be accompanied with Annapurna Valley Himalayan views. Camping Overnight at Base Camp.

Included meals:BLD


Day 10- Acclimatization Day at Chulu Far East Base Camp

It will be another acclimatization day for us at a high altitude. Today, we involve on peak climbing training with our guides. Besides practicing peak climbing, we also hike to nearest glacier on the base camp. In over all, all these sorts of activities let us to prepare and arrange our trekking gear at the one hand and on the other side it will boost our confidence to conquer the upcoming peak. Tented Camp Overnight at Chulu Base Camp.

Included meals:BLD


Day 11- Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp [5,500m]: 3 – 4 hrs

Today we follow a steep climbing trail through snow slopes. As we continue climbing, we can see amazing vistas of Annapurna Valley Himalayas including the views of Chulu East, Chulu West, and the Chulu Far East. To the most, the trip today offers you the crystal clear views of Pisang Peak. After reaching at today’s overnight site, we will set the High Camp on a rocky platform near a small lake.  Tented Camp Overnight at High Camp.

Included meals:BLD


Day 12- High Camp to Chulu Far East Peak [6,059m] to Base Camp: 8 – 9 hrs

The peak climbing trip today brings us to the glorious point of this adventure in the Himalayas as we conquer the top of Chulu Far East. Hence, today we will begin the peak climbing trip around 2 – 3AM in the dark morning. Initially, we will follow a level trail. The next section of the trail gradually becomes steeper and even crosses rocks in the mountain tracks. The demanding trek eventually brings to the point of climax of this section of the trip that is the top of Chulu Far East. From the top of the peak, we can enjoy the incredible views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu west and the Himlung Valley at the north side. After capturing the captivating views from the top of the peak, we will descend all along the vertical slopes to the high camp at first and then again follow a descending trail to reach at the base camp of Chulu Far East. Tented Camp Overnight at Base Camp.

Included meals:BLD


Day 13- Chulu Far East Base Camp to Manang [3,35m]: 5 – 6 hrs

This section of the trail at first brings us at Julu Khola from where we follow a level trail along the forests to reach at Manang – a beautiful village just below the Thorong La Pass situated within the Annapurna conservation area. Gurung, Ghale, and Lamas are the inhabitants of this Trans-Himalayan village. Overnight at Manang.

Included meals:BLD


Day 14- Manang to Siri Kharka [4,060m]: 4 – 5 hrs

From Manang we head out through the western gates and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue walking on the south side of the river through coniferous forest towards Khangsar village. From Khangsar we move further towards Siri Kharka and pass a monastery on the way. The uphill walk could be tiring but we will have Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu in the backdrop to keep our company. Overnight at Siri Kharka.

Included meals:BLD


Day 15- Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp [4,140m]: 5 – 6 hrs

From Siri Kharka to the Tilicho Base Camp, it is mostly going downhill, but it has landslide areas that can be dangerous. They are not difficult to walk, but the trails are very narrow. The trail goes through the middle of the landslide area. The rock formations along the trail are very impressive. Tented Camp Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Included meals:BLD


Day 16- Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake [4,949m]

From Tilicho Base Camp the path continues up along moraine ridges and grassy slopes to some large switch backs carved out of the slope. We then reach the watershed. On the other side is Tilicho Lake, a large spectacularly set lake nestled at the foot of the north face of Tilicho Peak, part of the snowy wall that the 1950 French expedition team referred it as “The Great Barrier”. The leader of the French team, Maurice Herzog referred to Tilicho Lake as “The Great Ice Lake”. The Lake also holds an important place for the Hindus as this sacred lake features in one of the holiest texts of the Hindus – “The Ramayan”. Tented Camp Overnight at Tilicho Lake.

Included meals:BLD


Day 17- Tilicho Lake to Mesokanta La Pass to Yak Kharka [4,200m]: 7 – 8 hrs

Today’ at first we will follow a climbing trail till to arrive at Eastern Pass ( 5,340m) from where we can enjoy the captivating views of Annapuran, Gangapurna and Tilicho Himal. Then we will pass through a descending trail at first till to Mesokanta La Pass (5,121m) at where we can enjoy the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Himal, and Tukuche Peak. Keeping the mesmerizing views of chain of Himalayas, we will again continue the descending trail at some distance. The end of the descending trail paves the way forward a level trail to connect us with Yak Kharka. Tented Camp Overnight at at Yak Kharka.

Included meals:BLD


Day 18- Yak kharka to Jomsom: [2,743m]: 5 – 6 hrs

The descending trail today ahead at first brings us at Thinigaon. After crossing the village we will follow a level trail which will eventually lead us to Jomsom. This section of the trip will be backed by the arresting views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak. Overnight at Jomsom.

Included meals:BLD


Day 19- Jomsom to Pokhara [820m]: 25 minutes by flight

Today we say goodbye to the trekking section of the trip in the Himalaya. Hence, our representative in Jomsom will make all the arrangements for your scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The scenic flight passes through between two high peaks Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri till to land in Pokhara. Upon reaching in Pokhara, we will have to check in at the hotel. Then, we can either take a rest or stroll in the beautiful streets of Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara . Included meals:B


Day 20- Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs

Early morning drive to Kathmandu in a tourist bus where you get to enjoy the river side scenery garnished with terraced farms and some local villages along the way. Upon reaching in Kathmandu we check in at our hotel. Then, we can spend the rest of the day taking rest or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or even explore any landmarks in Kathmandu that we may want to visit. In the evening, we will join the trip celebration dinner with the adventure team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:BD


Day 21- Leisure in Kathmandu
Leisure time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic Heritages in your own or with us or  with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.


Day 22- Departure Kathmandu
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We always anticipate welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekking with our best service in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet.



Notes & Inclusion


The Trek Cost Includes:

— All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
— Pre and Post Trek  Deluxe Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
— Domestic Airport Transfers
— Flight to/from the Trek
— Peak climbing permits
–Climbing guide fees and his insurances
— Half Day Guided Cultural Sightseeing
— Comprehensive Trekking Map
— Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner
— All the accommodation and full board meals and hot beverages on the trek
— Annapurna Trekking permit
— Our Extensive Knowledgeable Licensed Guide and porters  services with porter gears
— Field Staff Insurances
— Domestic Airport Taxes
— Dawn Jackets, sleeping bag, walking poles, duffel bag, facilities on Loan during the trek

— Personal climbing e.g plastic boots, crampons, jumar, carrabinar, 8 figure, etc.
— Extensive First Aid medical kit
— Quick  Rescue supporting services in case of Emergency
— Extra snacks services
— Satellite phone/Communication services in case of Emergency
— Applicable government Taxes
— Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management



The Trek cost excludes;
— All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etc.
— Medical and Travel Insurances
— International Airfare and taxes
— Visa Fees
— Gratuities/Tips
— Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
— Main Meals in Kathmandu





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