Chulu East Peak Climbing


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Chulu east peak climbing

Chulu East Climbing Trip Summary

    1. Chulu east peak climb duration: 15 Days
    2. Chulu Climbing difficulty: Moderate Adventure
    3. Summit height: 6,584m/21,602 feet
    4. Walk Hours: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Climb Best Time: April – October
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House + Tent Camping
    8. Meals on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner everyday
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus


The Chulu east peak climbing is striking with a less challenging mountain located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Magnificent peaks Chulu east, Chulu Central, and Chulu far east are situated near Yak Kharka in Manang District in between the Annapurna range and Thorong la.

The Chulu east peak equally speaks as a chulu far east or Julu Peak. A submission from South Africa says the name Chulu means “Happiness”. The summit top offers an excellent view of Mount Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu as well as numerous other peaks. Furthermore, the Chulu east peak itself is 6,059 meters, the most popular climbing Peak among the trekking peaks.

Moreover, the expedition itinerary covers perhaps the most underline scenery of local people’s lifestyles, pristine rivers, wildlife, and the mystical Annapurna range within Chulu east peak base camp hiking.

Hikes around the Annapurna, you can see the tallest Annapurna summits, Gurung localities, splendid landscapes, lush green forests, and some of the oldest local inhabitants along the trip which has a great opportunity to experience the local Magar, Manangis, and Gurung community hospitality. In addition, climbing Chulu east peak summit is great in terms of scenery & the summit states an excellent view of almost the top highlights of the Annapurna mountains, lakes, and the Marshyangdi valley.

How much does Chulu East Peak Climb Package Cost?

The cost of Chulu east peak climbing package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local climbing operator agency in Nepal) ranges between US$ 1895 to US$ 2380. Typically, the climbing cost will vary according to the group size you are climbing to.

It’s a standard trip package price for 15 days climb for Chulu east peak. If you are 2 climbers Chulu East Peak Climb cost US$ 2055 for 2 weeks. We can modify the climbing itinerary and the prices as per your wishes also. Here is the price list for Chulu East peak treks.

Price Per Person for 15 days Chulu east peak climb.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 2380
2 PersonUS$ 2055
3 PersonUS$ 2015
4 to 6 personUS$ 1975
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1950
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1895

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


The Chulu east peak climbing itinerary details

The particular expedition route is designed for globetrotters who wish to Thorong la pass hiking combined with Chulu east peak summit climbing. However, if you are track planning with limited time-wise and want to descend to Besisahar? try this itinerary. If you wish to continue your journey over Thorong la Pass? write to us with your estimated climbing plan inquiry.

1 Day Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and drop you at the hotel in Kathmandu. Our agent will brief you on Chulu climbing peak information.

2 Day Climbing preparation day in Kathmandu. 6/7 hours

Today is climbing preparation day meeting with the expert mountain guide and some of the crew members. Check the reliable gear shop, rent the important climbing gear, and set for all hiking gear before you leave your climbing adventure. Likewise, you can visit Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites. Mainly Boudha Stupa, Shri Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Maha Chaitya, and Basantapur durbar square with an expert Tourist guide.

3 Day Bus drive to Besisahar (760m/2,493 feet) – Dharapani (1,810m/5,937 feet), 10 hours.

Early morning, the climbing guide will come at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. Get Gongabu New Bus Park and take a Micro Bus to Besishar, 185 kilometers far from Kathmandu Valley. Kathmandu – Besi Sahar drive takes around 7 hours drive. On arrival at Besisahar, you have stunning snow-capped mountain scenery. Besisahar is a gateway to exploring Annapurna where to start lodge basis Annapurna circuit trek.

Local jeep drive starts from Besisahar to Dharapani village. It is a local jeep ride on a passenger gathering basis. Want to rent a private Jeep drive? (cost is USD 150 additional). However, the driving distance between Besisahar to Dharapani is 330 km and takes about 5 hours roughly. The length of time is depending on the road condition and road traffic. The day begins with the off-road drive along with a local jeep at Marshyangdi River steadily uphill. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The Chulu trek journey starts up and down to Dharapani at 1,890 meters.

4 DayChame Hot spring trekking (2,630m /8,629 feet), 5 hours.

Stone entrance Chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Bagarchhap is the typical flat-roofed stone house of local Tibetans design along with the village is surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields.

Continue our Himalayan journey through the woods and river, Tourists reach Kopar at 8,495 feet. As we reach Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, you can get a fine view of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along with the circuit trekking path, tourists can study a local community that has migrated from the open Tibet border.

5 DayPisang village trek (3,300m/10,827 feet), 6 hours.

The day starts through a deep forest in a steep and narrow valley and crosses a river on a long bridge. Continuously cross another bridge at 9,971 feet, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. At that point, the climbing route joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200 to 3300 meters. Sustain manangi’s lifestyles and tonight we stay at Upper Pisang.

6 DayPisang to Ngawal village trekking (3,660m/12,008 feet), 6 hours.

After breakfast continue your hikes at Ngawal village. Ngawal is a terrific hamlet that offers a grand view of Annapurna Peaks, Lamjung, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu East, Pisang Peak, etc. However, reaching Ghyaru, the journey step ascends for some hours but after Ghyaru village, the trail is much easier to go further to Nawal.

7 DayRest day for acclimatization.

You can hike a little bit or reserve your energy to go Base camp on the next days. Actually, today helps you to acclimatize your body with the climate and high altitude.

8 Day Chulu far east base camp trekking (4,440m/14,568 feet), 4 hours

Take a hot breakfast with sunrise. Around 10 am, we conduct our camping and climbing journey to Chulu East base camp trekking. We fix our campsite on a better viewpoint of the tallest Annapurna over the clouds.

9 Day Chulu far east high camp (5,330m/17,487 feet), 5 hours

Our journey ascends over the grassy moraine to Chulu far east high camp which takes roughly 5 hours. We will set up a tent camp here and enjoy a sunset panorama view that reflects the rosy sunlight over the mountains.

10 Day Chulu East summit climbing day (6,059m/19,880 feet). Descend to Base camp, 10 hours

Pack your climbing gear and take a hot breakfast. The journey goes along the trail admiring the quick-changing landscape as we reach higher elevations. We hike further to allow us the best access to the peak. Early morning around 3:00, continue our target Chulu far east peak climbing taking enough time. As you go higher trail gets sleeper and icy. After a successful summit ascends, we go down to the normal base camp to stay overnight at a tent camp.

11 Day Reserve day in case of bad weather

Since the best weather is not guaranteed, we need to take an extra day while going on climbing. If we are unable to summit the Chulu West Peak on the scheduled date due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, the reserve day will be very advantageous.

12 DayBase Camp to Humde Airport (3,353m/11,001 feet), 7 hours.

The trail leads you through the skinny pine trees to Marsyandi River valley at Humde airport. The home airport is equally popular as Manang Airport a domestic airport located in Manang serving Manang District, a district in Gandaki Pradesh in Nepal. The airport at Humde Manang is one of the highest airports in the world and the highest one in Nepal.

13 DayDescend overland drive out to Besisahar, 6 hours.

We have a reserved private jeep to transfer back until Besisahar. It’s an easy downhill off-road drive today to get to Besisahar. Follow the trail Marshyangdi River downstream, passing through several tiny cultural villages, we reach Besisahar.

14 DayDrive out to Kathmandu city, 7 hours

After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Malekhu highway. Drive another 4 hours to reach Kathmandu city. On arrival in Kathmandu, the guide will arrange a transfer to the hotel.

15 DayFinal departure to the Kathmandu international airport.

Drop you at the International Airport Kathmandu for your onward destination and our trip ends. Wish you a wonderful journey.

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How much does Chulu east peak climbing cost?

The Chulu east peak climbing cost US$ 2055 is the standard trek price on a double occupancy basis. Climb the Chulu East, central, or Far East peak, and you will get the lowest price deal with us. Gokyo Treks Nepal agency is aware of those issues and If a guest requests such service, we can arrange climbing permits, guide, food, and climbing gearsto attempt the summit.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and Tourist standard accommodation with an attached bathroom while on trekking in possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Adventure Chulu east peak climbing price includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport pick up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport with a private car.
  • 2 nights double bedroom accommodation on a Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • A high experience, helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable, English-speaking well-trained license holder climbing Sherpa Guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and climbing insurance.
  • Micro Bus drive transportation from Kathmandu – Besisahar and return.
  • Besisahar – Dharapani and from Humde to Besisahar private jeep transfer.
  • 13 Breakfast, 13 Lunch, and 13 Dinner during the trekking and climbing in the Annapurna.
  • Guest House accommodation during the trekking and Tent accommodation while on climbing days.
  • 1 professional cook and kitchen staff depending upon the group size you are coming with.
  • Required a number of porters during the trek (one porter = 1 guest basis) because each of our porters can carry a maximum of 24 kilograms of your bag pack.
  • Chulu East peak climbing permit fees, Climbing guide bonus, and could peak climbing guide insurance.
  • Tent accommodation with unlimited climbing foods while on peak climbing time
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to check heart rate, and oxygen level every day to prepare for higher risk.
  • Group climbing equipment including ropes, ice screws, snow bars, harness, carbine, eight figure, etc.
  • In a worst case, help with all Helicopter Rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Well-paid salary, food, accommodation, and insurance of Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna conservation permits and TIMS permits and as well as their fees.
  • Chulu climbing Certificate after the successful expedition.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Chulu east peak climbing price excludes :

  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Trekking and climbing gears for each foreigner (personal) and clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks during trekking (except climbing days), and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

As checking Chulu east peak facts, the climbing tour is possible to complete within 12 days, if you wish to climb express to Chulu east peak. However, we can organize private climbing Chulu east peak trips combine around the Annapurna trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.


Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details and request for airport pickup. Our agent will come to pick up you at TIA, Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this climbing Safe for Solo Female climbers?

Answer: Absolutely. Nepal is a safe country to travel to for solo travelers; this climbing is perfectly safe for solo female trekkers. We have been organizing the trek even for solo female climber since its establishment.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on climbing Chulu east peak?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking normally but the rooms are clean cozy beds with nice mattress and blankets. However, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on Chulu East peak climbing days?

Answer: All the guesthouses along the trek routes have an attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, and fresh vegetables. A variety of fresh vegetables are grown depending on your hiking season.

Likewise, dinner and breakfast are provided in the same place you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going. However, on climbing days you will have climbing food and hot drinks.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along with climbing and trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it on pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Chulu east climbing?

Answer: During the climbing route above Chulu’s east base camp, we supply purified drinking water. Likewise, on your hiking days, tourists can buy mineral water at the guesthouses – and tea shops. We advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic waste. Thus, we recommend you bring aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking before Chulu base camp, travelers can recharge the battery by paying an extra cost. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Are there any communication facilities for climbing Chulu east peak?

Answer: While on the trek route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services but better to go with a satellite phone while on climbing periods.

Question: Compare the Chulu east peak vs Kilimanjaro peak climbing and hiking?

Answer: According to our climbers says, climbing up Mt Kilimanjaro sounds like an incredible encounter. We get the sense it’s more a test of patience, stamina or endurance, and high mountain altitude sickness rather than something that is physically challenging. It is great to hear why you think climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is an incredible challenge.

However, Climbing Chulu east peak is a better adventure than Kilimanjaro as it is located in the depth of the Marshyangdi river valley. The trip starts with a fly and goes up to 20,300 feet within a short span of time.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No. You need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards don’t accept in mountain lodges. Credit cards accept only in bigger cities to pay for restaurants and lodges.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate the last moment bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Chulu east peak Climbing?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, every porter carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles for Chulu east peak Climbing?

Answer: Hiking with walking poles is better and we suggest walking with them. If you hike in rugged, remote areas, this is something to keep in mind. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls.

Question: Where can I organize my personal climbing gear?

Answer: If you have those climbing gear at your home bring them along with you. If you don’t have them, you can rent them from the Thamel Gears shop.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu. It depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Chulu east peak climbing highlights

  • Discover the best Himalayan view at 360 deg angle from Chulu east peak summit.
  • Finest view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Gangapurna ..etc
  • Difficult Chulu east peak summit offers the best Mountain scenery of all Annapurna region.
  • Regional Gurung and Magar communities, hospitality, and their daily lifestyles.

Chulu east peak climbing Notes

The information climbing could east peak is just a guideline and standard template. However, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather climate, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a change of schedule during on trip.

It is, however, very unlikely that the Chulu climbing itinerary would be significantly amended. If modifications are vital the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the entire climbing team. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Chulu east peak climbing special?

Climbing Chulu Far East Peak in the Annapurna region is an unique experience for climbers due to its stunning Himalayan scenery, challenging ascent. The climb offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, and other surrounding peaks.

Additionally, the route to Chulu Far East Peak takes you through beautiful alpine landscapes, remote villages, and diverse terrain, making it a truly memorable and rewarding adventure for climbers.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services, with safety, satisfaction, and success as our primary goals. Our team consists of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who possess superior knowledge of the destination. Moreover, we are committed to benefiting local communities and conserving natural resources, which not only reduces costs but also minimizes consumption.

Chulu East Climbing Review

Chulu east peak climbing experience

Rated 5.0 out of 5
October 10, 2019

We were a group of 2 Austrian climbers, started on September 22nd from Kathmandu to Chulu east peak climbing tour. Ammar made almost everything reservation for our trip. He welcome us at Tribhuwan international airport (TIA), and picked us to the center point of Thamel. Meeting our mountain guide Pasang, we arranged all the hiking gear together.

3 of our other porters were recruited from the agency also. They recognized almost all lodges and the local people. They were strong, friendly, and easy-going. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper comparing other agencies. Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there.

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Tina Mayer and family, Innsbruck town, Austria

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