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Chulu East Peak climbing

Chulu East Peak climbing

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Strenuous

  • Destination

    Destination: Annapurna region

  • Activities

    Activities: Trekking/Peak Climbing

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Hotels/Tented camps

  • Meals

    Meals: Included on trek

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Private vehicle/Plane

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: Chulu East (6584m)

  • Group size

    Group size: 2 pax min

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Mar-May, Sep-Nov

Chulu East Peak climbing is a popular mountaineering expedition in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Chulu East is a mountain peak with an elevation of 6,584 meters (21,601 feet) and is often considered an easier peak to climb compared to other mountains in the region. The Expedition offers a thrilling adventure in the heart of the Himalayas.

Chulu East Peak climbing Highlights:

  • Ideal combination of climbing & trekking with the traditional Annapurna Circuit Trekking
  • A trekking peak that is among the highest in Nepal, approved by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)
  • A great summit to validate your alpine skills
  • Views of Mt. Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu, and other nearby snow-capped peaks are unreal. 
  • Visit Muktnath (3850m), a popular destination for pilgrims who practice Buddhism and Hinduism


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 2: Drive to basisahar by private vehicle & change local jeep to Dharapani( 1,860m/10-11 hrs)
Day 3: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,650 m/5-6 hrs)
Day 4: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,250 m/5-6 hrs)
Day 5: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,519 m/5-6 hrs)
Day 6: Acclimatization day at Manang (3,519 m)
Day 7: Trek from Manang to Yak Karka (4000 m/3-4 hrs)
Day 8: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu East Peak Base Camp (5140m/4-5 hrs)
Day 9: Base Camp to summit (6059m)& back to base camp 8-9 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Base Camp to Ledar (4,210m)
Day 11: Trek from Ledar to Throng Phedi( 5,416m)
Day 12: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath via Throng La (5,416m/9 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (3,760m/5-6 hrs)
Day 14: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/20 minutes)
Day 15: Flight or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m/25min)
Day 16: Final Departure

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu & Pokhara with breakfast as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu to Dharapani drive by local bus/jeep or private vehicle.
  • All trekking accommodations with Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at local lodges on twin sharing basis but occasionally in the common dormitory (esp. during peak tourist seasons).
  • Jomsom/Pokhara airfare
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags (to be returned after trip completion) duffel bags,
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide)
  • Salary to guide and porter for the trekking period.
  • Climbing guide and necessaries equipment for Chulu East base camp.
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, ACAP permit & and climbing permit.
  • Insurance for climbing guide and wages.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepalese cultural program. 

What is not included?

  • International airfares.
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (USD30 for 15 days)
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.)
  • Personal clothing and climbing gear 
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Tips for guide & porter. 


Below are the suggested items for the packing list and it also depends upon the season you are trekking. We shall provide 75 liters duffel bag and a sleeping bag. You can bring other items from your home country and if you are traveling light and don’t wish to overweight your luggage during international flights then many of them can also be brought in Kathmandu before the trek starts.

Clothing (Core & Lower body)
·         Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella
·         Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather            changes
·         Fleece jacket or Pullover
·         Fleece windcheater jacket
·         Down jacket or a Down vest
·         T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that they it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)
·         Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)
·         Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)
Head/Eyes & Hand Gears
·         Sun hat/cap
·         Woolen hat or Balaclava
·         Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the ones with 100% UV protection)
·         Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)
·         Warm gloves (designed to shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair
·         Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces
·         Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each
·         Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet
·         Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)
·         Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

·         Backpack/Rucksack
·         Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks)
·         Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)
·         Day sack/Nylon stuff sack
·         Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)
·         Water bottle
·         Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs
·         Maps, compass and a guidebook
·         Trekking poles

Miscellaneous Bits
The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!
·         Quick-drying camp towel
·         Detergent powder/bar
·         Toilet paper
·         Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm
·         Pocket knife
·         Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)
·         Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter
·         Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms
·         Stuff sacks
·         Earplugs

It is important that you include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advise you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines

·         Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)
·         Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets
·         Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)
·         Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)
·         Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)
·         Assorted band-aids
·         Small gauge pad
·         Roll of adhesive tape
·         Iodine tablets

Optional Carry
Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items on this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret it as they might just come in handy during the trek

·         Camera, memory card and battery charger
·         GPS unit Altimeters
·         Binoculars
·         Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women
·         Books and magazines

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