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Ascent Chulu East, Narphu valley and Tilicho pass

           Narphu valley, chulu East 6548m, Tilicho lake  and mesokunta la pass 
An ascent of 6,548 meters without technical difficulty on a mythical route and with the comfort of the lodges. In the itinerary we have designed, acclimatization is perfect with a fairly early passage to narphu Valley, kangla pass (5320m), then Ascent Chulu east and continue to Tilicho at 4,900 meters and Mesokunta pass (5100m). This trip is suitable for those who are good physically, mentally and experienced in the Alps

 We climb Chulu's east standard climbing route via Northeast ridge. To submit the chulu east elevation require base camp, high camp, and camp 1. We will attempt the summit from camp 1(5400m)  located camp 1  behind the col of Chulu far east.   we take one day for acclimatization at high camp or camp 1, but if the client needs more time we adjust the schedule accordingly. The summit route is 4.5km long from the high camp. To summit Chulu east requires advanced glacier walk skills and navigation. chulu east  Summit day will be very long and strenuous, you have to climb from camp 1  to the summit and return to the Base Camp in one day. 
before climbing a peak our guide will give you special climbing training and you will learn and practice all the climbing techniques you will learn the practical use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, rescue, etc. to make sure that all the required skills and to boost your confidence for a successful summit of chulu east peak.  


Day 1

Arrived in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our local team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture .

Transfer to hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Day 2

Have breakfast and then you have the whole day to explore the best Kathmandu Sightseeing spots with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also called Boudhanath Stupa; and finally the Royal Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek on the Annapurna Circuit, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure and climb. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel in Kathmandu
Day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel
Day 3

We leave by bus for Dumre, 130 kilometers from Kathmandu, on the road to Pokhara. The road offers magnificent views of the Trisuli river valley, then we cross superb tropical landscapes, before going up towards Dumre and having a first vision of the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare. From there, we continue towards the north, up to Besi Sahar, by a track that curves in the middle of the rice fields. Then, we take a jeep to reach Koto, the starting point of our hike. The Marsyangdi River rumbles at the bottom of its gorges. Just before Tal, the valley suddenly opens up and we can admire the Manaslu (8,125 m). We are now in a Buddhist country, which was once part of the Gyasumdo region, whose center was Manang, and which traded a lot with Tibet.

private vehicle
Final Altitude: 2,600m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 4

Like a saber cut that would have split the rock, the entrance to the Naar Phu valley is between 2 impressive, vertical and not far apart cliffs: A real gorge and it is sometimes difficult to imagine that a path runs along the bottom of this canyon. Besides, the path weaves from one bank to the other and passes under a waterfall. Then this steep-sided atmosphere gives way to a valley that opens up more and more. A few crops on the terrace announce the arrival in Dharamsala. A small group of dwellings make up the bulk of this small town, staged on the side of the slope. Opposite, we see the valley that leads to Naar and which we will discover in a few days.

7 hrs of walking
Final altitude: 3,500m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 5

Although much less narrow than the day before, the valley is not an agricultural plain, far from it. A few terraces are suitable for cultivation and the steep slopes above provide some grass for the meager herds of goats, mules and yaks. The other side is a long wall that stretches over hundreds of meters. The hamlet of Kyang is located on a plateau just before a very deep gorge. Barely a few houses materialize in this place which is above all a stopover for trekkers. 

 6 hrs of walking
Final altitude: 3,820m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 6

Immediately the gorge narrows and the course is squarely cut into the cliff. The path which was in balcony is found at the level of the river, the Phu Kola. If the profile was relatively flat until then, the path suddenly rises in laces in the middle of the boulders. By reaching the lock we arrive at a door which signals the entrance to the commune of Phu. Some beautiful Buddhist chörtens protect the village and the valley widens a little. Suddenly we see Phu. The village, made up of a cluster of tightly packed houses, is a maze of small alleys that it is so pleasant to walk through.

4 hrs of walking
Final Altitude: 4,080m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 7

It is good to walk in this village laid out in an amphitheater. In areas exposed to the sun, the elders palaver while spinning the wool. They are always curious to see these strange people who walk just for fun, a very funny hobby. The day is used to soak up the atmosphere or to visit the small monastery located 30 minutes above the village. But it is also possible to go up the moraines, along a glacier, towards the Himlung base camp which rises to 7,126 m. This will be an opportunity to admire the Gyaji Kang at 7,038 m or the Nemjung at 7,140 m.

Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 8

It is with regret that we leave this end of the world where life seems peaceful to us. We take the path in the other direction but the new perspectives on the summits prevent the monotony. After the gate we descend the path then the part cut in the rock, finally just before Dharamsala we dive towards the bottom of the valley and we cross the river on an old bridge which is a jewel of construction. We have to climb a few switchbacks to reach the recent monastery just above. A few monks welcome us and offer a few rooms. 

 6 hrs of walking
Final altitude: 3,490m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 9

We attack a beautiful, slightly steep climb that quickly leads us to the edge of a plateau. We reach a beautiful alignment of quite an impressive Buddhist Chörtens and we just have to turn around to admire the beautiful enfilade with the Kanguru at 6,981 m which culminates in the background. A herd of yaks often stays in the sector in semi-freedom, which does not spoil the decor, on the contrary. We cross the plateau and see the village of Naar and terraced crops below. Like Phu, the small town of Naar is absolutely beautiful and it feels like time has stood still in these places. We have the whole afternoon to walk the streets and observe the scenes of Nepalese rural life in a Tibetan village.

3 hrs of walking
Final Altitude:  4,110m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 10

A long day to cross the first pass at more than 5000 meters. We leave early but walk quietly. The climb is steady and does not present any particular difficulty. At the pass, the landscape is simply breathtaking with the Annapurna massif just opposite which seems so close: Annapurna II at 7,937 m, Annapurna IV at 7,525 m, Annapurna III at 7,555 m, Gangapurna at 7,454 m, Tare , Kang at 7,069 m, Khangsar Kang at 7,485 m and just a little further, Tilichio Peak at 7,134 m. The enormous sparkling glaciers offer us one of the most beautiful spectacles of the Himalayas, a monumental setting which has made the reputation of the Annapurna massif. Long descent first in a scree then on a good path towards Ngawal for a well deserved rest.

8-9hrs of walking
Final altitude: 3,655m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 11

From Ngawal We hike along the trail through vertical grazing land where the field bond into rock. Then, we will reach the Chulu East base camp. From here we see a superb view of Annapurna massif exte.  then set our camp here for an overnight stay.

6hrs of walking
Final Altitude: 4800m
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in a Tent
Day 12

Today we hike to a high camp for proper acclimatization at a high altitude. Today we will prepare and arrange our climbing gear as well. Overnight at a tented camp in Chulu East base camp.

Final Altitude: 4800m
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in a Ten
Day 13

We today ascend to the high camp and the track up to the high camp follows snow slopes. As we continue climbing, more than a few peaks come to our view on the way. And reaching the Chulu East High Camp offers us a sentiment of getting to the top of the world. Overnight at tented camp.

4hrs of walking
Final Altitude: 5500m
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in a Tent
Day 14

Final Altitude: 5800m
Meals: Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in a Tent
Day 15

After we ascend to the summit of Chulu East and we will descend all along the vertical slopes to the high camp to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16

Day without too much difficulty which is good because the day before was a big step. The path on the mountainside crosses meadows and some small forests. It is not uncommon to come across some blues ships which are protected in this region and are not too afraid of the presence of man as long as you stay at a reasonable distance. We cross a few peaceful hamlets and towards Braga we find the "classic" path of the Annapurna tour and its share of trekkers. We arrive at Manang, the largest town in the valley, the "Chamonix" of the Annapurna tour with its shops and bars.
6hrs of walking
Final Altitude: 4800m
Meals: Breakfast- lunch- Dinner
Accommodation: Night in a lodge
Day 17

In Manang, we find the traditional way of the Turn of Annapurnas but it is for immediately leaving it. Here begins our second detour, which will take us to Jomosom, via an altitude path. While the classic path follows the banks of the Jharsang khola river, to then cross the pass of Thorong at 5,416 meters, we will reach the moraine lake, at the bottom of the north face of Gangapurna (7,454 m) before climbing gradually to the village of Khangsar. The last of our route before Jomosom. From the village, very beautiful view, especially on the Tarke Kang (7,202 m). Continuation to the base camp of Tilicho by taking a path traced on the side in sandy slopes. 

 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately t 4,150m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge

Day 18

Now, we are walking in the footsteps of Herzog's expedition in 1950, when they were looking for an access route to reach the foot of Annapurna I. They were the first to reveal the existence of the huge lake that stretches at the foot of the Tilicho peak (7,134 m), they also named "the great barrier", the huge wall that stretches between the Roc Noir (7,485 m) and the northern summit of the Nilgiri (7,061 m). This name imposed itself on the expedition when it became obvious that no passage would be possible through this wall, to reach the slopes of Annapurna I. For two days, we will remain at high altitudes, at most near the summits, on paths that can be covered in snow. This evening, the view from our camp will look down over the Tilicho Lake scoop dominated by the glacial faces of Tilicho Peak. 

 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 5,020m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Day 19

We cross a first pass at 5,345 m before embarking on a long crossing of an often snow-covered plateau to a sign indicating the direction of Mesokanto La. We discover the first surprise of the day, namely that we will have to cross a second pass that you reach by crossing using a small path on the side of the screen in almost a contour line. Then it's a "flat Nepalese" path that will take us to the very end of a ridge where we will cross the Muktinath himal chain via the Mesokanto pass, at 5,100 m. On the other side, at the very bottom of the valley, you can make out the wide bed and the winding meanders of the Kali Gandaki. In the sky, the peaks of Tukuche (6,920 m) and Dhaulagiri, one of the most aesthetic 8,000 m, stand out; while to the north the brown peaks herald Mustang, Dolpo, and Tibet. The descent is a bit long but first, you will have to carefully descend the first meters of a snowy slope sometimes frozen below. At the bottom, we cross the torrent to go up to cross a rocky ridge from which we overlook green mountain pastures. We even distinguish the kharka which will welcome us this evening. Only downside: the path takes its ease to lead us there and we arrive almost at nightfall.

6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,200m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a tent
Day 20

Last day of walking, all downhill, to reach the large town of Marpha, a village surrounded by many orchards where the succulent Mustang apples are grown. Here, in the furrow of the Kali Gandaki, a priori the deepest valley in the world (practically 6,000 m between the peaks of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri I) often swept by a violent wind. Last captivating summit: the north face of the Nilgiri (7,061 m), covered with draperies of ice. "Trek is over…"

6hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,600m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in a lodge
Day 21

We end this superb trek by descending by bus to the impressive gorges that the Kali Gandaki has dug. In Beni, the tar continues the journey to Pokhara for a much-appreciated gluteal rest.

Private vehicle 
Final altitude: approximately 800m
Meals: breakfast – lunch
Accommodation: night in a Hotel
Day 22

Flight Pokhara - Kathmandu.
by private vehicle and domestic flight
about 35 minutes
about 1300m
Meals: Breakfast – 
Accommodation: overnight at the hotel
Day 23

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Trip Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking and climbing period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu- Lukla -Kathmandu)
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking and climbing permit
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

Trip Excluded

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activities and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included a section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Tips for Trekking Staff
Tipping is an integral part of the country's culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A tip is given at the end of the trip to the members of the team. However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, our teams being very well remunerated elsewhere. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations, 

Notes: Costs may be subject to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tour days get modified.

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  • An ideal and comfortable 6,548m
  • Naar Phu, splendid Tibetan villages
  • Variant by Lake Tilicho and mesokunta pass
  • 1 assistant for 2 climbers
  • 20 / Days
  • Next Guaranteed departure on 05/03/2023
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  • Activity : Peak Climbing
  • Physical Level : moderate
  • Highest pass : 6548m
  • Confort : Basic
  • Group size : 7
  • Accommodation : Hotel - Tea house- Tent
  • Transportation : jeep/flight
  • Best Season : Spring - Autumn
  • Trip Starts : kathmandu-koto
  • Trip End : Jomsom - pokhara
  • Customizable trip : Yes

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