1 Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu (1,400m approx.)
After your plane lands in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our staffs will welcome you and drive you to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle. After getting in your hotel, you can take a good rest thereafter your long journey. In the evening, you can roam around this valley city and experience the rich culture of the Nepalese capital.
2 Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour prepare the permit.
On your second day, we will take a short tour in this famous capital of the Himalayan country. After finishing breakfast in your hotel, we will take you to sight see some of the cultural monuments of Nepal listed in World Heritage Site. At 8:30, we will pick you up from your hotel and first visit the biggest Hindu shrine, Pashupatinath which is at least couple of hundred years old. From here, we will visit Swayambhunath and then Boudhanath, ancient Buddhist shrines built in Shikhara style. Later in the evening, we can roam around Kathmandu Durbar Square, epitome of middle age architecture of Nepal. You can buy souvenirs to take home or do some last minute trekking shopping in Thamel.
3 Day 03: Drive to Besisahar (830m) and trek to Bulbule.
From Kathmandu, we will travel to small but the old town of Besisahar. The view of the hills and dwindling rivers will keep us mesmerized throughout the ride. It will be around five to six hours long to get there.Once you get to Besishar two hour trekking to Bulbule. spend the night in a local lodge.
4 Day 04: Trek to Chamje (1,410m).
We will now trek to Chamje, viewing the wonderful scenery of the beauty around us. We will walk for around five hours to reach this picturesque mountain village where we will spend the night.
5 Day 05: Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m).
We will trek to the beautiful region of Dharapani today. After crossing the great Marshyangdi River, we will continue to trek uphill to reach Tal village. From there, we will trek for some hours to reach Dharapani.
6 Day 06: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m).
After breakfast, we will trek to Chyamche, walking trough the beautiful view of the vicinity. The vegetation and settlements start to be different from here as we enter high altitude. The influence of Tibetan lifestyle is strong in this region. The view of peaks is truly beautiful from here. We will spend the night in a local tea house.
7 Day 07: Chame to Pisang (3,700m).
Today, we will trek to Pisang, a small village along the bank of Marshyangdi River. We will walk through beautiful coniferous forests and small settlements of the mountain people. We will spend the night in camp or a tea house.
8 Day 08: Pisang to Manang (3,500m).
From Pisang, we will trek to the splendid Manang Valley. We will walk through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. After trekking for around 2 hours we will reach a ridge from where we can have a beautiful view of Manang. We will spend the night in Manang at 3,500m.
9 Day 09: Acclimatization day at Manang.
As we are moving to higher elevations, we need to acclimatize to avoid the risk of altitude sickness. Manang is the perfect spot with its beautiful natural setting and a hike up to Khangsar in the afternoon for a short detour.
10 Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m).
We will walk northwards to Yak Kharka. While trekking, we can have the most amazing view of Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho Peak. We will spend the night in a local guest house.
11 Day 11: Yak Kharka to Chulu East Peak base camp.
Today we will trek uphill towards Chulu East Peak. It will be very interesting as we will have gorgeous views on the surrounding mountains. We will trek for around five hours through the main trail. We will take some rest once we reach the Chulu East Peak base camp at an altitude of 5,140m.
12 Day 12: Acclimatization day.
Today is devoted to acclimatization to the rough terrain and atmosphere. We will explore the surrounding and take rest as well. We will also prepare ourselves for the big day of peak climbing. The night will be spent at the base camp of Chulu Peak.
13 Day 13: Base camp to summit and back to base camp.
From the high camp, we will climb the peak from the east side. The climbing will be difficult but worth. After ascending up the main trail, we will finally reach the summit and then slowly climb down and return to base camp.
14 Day 14: Base camp to Ledar (4200m).
Now, we will slowly trek downwards towards Ledar at an altitude of 4,200m with beautiful view of the hills and mountains. We will spend the night here at a camp.
15 Day 15: Ledar to Thorung Phedi (4,450m).
From Ledar, we will now trek to Thorong Phedi, from here we can have a beautiful view of the mountains. After trekking for around 4 hours, we will reach Thorong La Phedi where we will spend the night in a local lodge.
16 Day 16: Thorung Phedi to Muktinarh via Thorung La (5,416m).
We will gradually go downwards, leaving the mountains in the backdrop via the Thorung La Pass. We will trek to reach Muktinath. The vicinity is absolutely stunning. We will stay overnight at Muktinath. While there, we will visit the Muktinath temple, which is an important religious place for Hindus and Buddhists.
17 Day 17: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2,800m).
From here, we will climb down to Kagbeni. It is a beautiful place and economic hub of the region. After trekking for around 5 hours we will reach Kagbeni where we will spend the night.
18 Day 18: Kagbeni to Jomsom.
We will now trek down to beautiful town and district headquarter, Jomsom. We will enjoy great food with friends tonight and sleep in a local hotel.
19 Day 19: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
We will board a plane to Pokhara. It will take around 35 minutes. The flight will offer great view of mountains and hills. We will explore the beautiful city of Pokhara on arrival.
20 Day 20: Back to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we will travel to capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you can once roam around this vibrant city and buy gifts and souvenirs to take back home.
21 Day 21: Final Departure.
One of our representative from Himalaya Message Adventure will drive you off to Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will board your plan for another destination or your home country. Nepal has many other natural and cultural beauties waiting to be explored. We will be always ready to help you travelling around this amazing country. We will be pleased to make the necessary arrangements so that you can explore other parts.
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Chulu east peak climbing is one of the most gorgeous peaks in whole Himalayans, lying in the Annapurna Himalayan Range, and is also part of the larger Damodar Himal. It is bounded by the beautiful Marshyangdi Khola and Mesokanta La.
Situated in the legendary Manang valley, the trekking trail for climbing this snowy peak is a memorable route which offers the most beautiful views on surrounding peaks, as well as lush green forests of Nepal. We will trek through the arid but the gorgeous valley of Manang, which indeed looks like the slice of heaven on earth. We will be able to enjoy the outlandish landscape of Manang and its unique settlement.
We will also trek through the green meadows. The view of majestic green hills is unforgettable. The trekking along the way to Chulu peak is adventurous and easy, but the peak climbing is tougher. We have to make use of different equipment in order to climb the peak. We will spend plenty of time for adaptation and acclimatization to high altitude.
Himalaya Message Adventure arranges Chulu Peak at 5,450m climbing from both east and west. We work with the best guides and porters in our country, at your service.
The best time for Chulu Peak climbing are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May).