Group Size

6- 7 peoples


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Hotel, Lodge,Tent

arrival on


departure from


trip level


max. altitude


Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • A mythical and historical trek
  • climb chulu east 6584m and Thorong Pass at 5,400 m
  • The views of the Annapurnas and many villages and ethnic groups
  • Exploring old monasteries and remote villages for cultural exchange

Chulu East peak climbing  (6584m) is located north of the Annapurna massif. Chulu East was first ascended in 1979 by Dick Isherwood & John Noble via the Northeast Ridge. The Peak summit provides breathtaking views of Annapurna (I II, III, and IV) Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Mt. Manaslu. Chulu East peak itinerary, the standard climbing route is via Northeast ridge. We will attempt, the summit from high camp (5400m) and camp 1 (5800m). which is located just below Chulu Far East(6059m), and Camp 1 is behind the col of Chulu far east. Additionally, we take one day for acclimatization at the base camp or high camp. But, if the client needs more time we adjust the schedule accordingly. however, after the summit, we return back from the manang to Pokhara tour. But we can organize the trip via the Annapurna circuit trekking thorong la pass route if you want.  Chulu east trekking peak is suitable for those who are physically, and mentally and have good experience in the Alps.

how safe is chulu east climbing?

The summit route is 4.5km long from the high camp. To summit, this requires base camp, high camp, and camp 1, which also requires advanced glacier walk skills and navigation. However, Summit day will be very long and strenuous. therefore, 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 training. you will learn and practice all the climbing techniques you will 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.

chulu east route and itinerary

whatever, Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we climb to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.


Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide,

Approximately 15 munites driving to the hotel from the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 35,50 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Early departure for Dumre (Pokhara Road, approx 5-6 hrs) then Besi Sahar, end of tarmac road. Change of vehicle to take the track that leads to Jagat. The rice field landscape is a marvel. Beautiful views of the Himal Chuli (7500 m).

Approximately 7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1,310 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We follow the wide and comfortable track to reach Tal, a small village wedged under huge cliffs. The Marsyangdi river rumbles at the bottom of its gorges, forcing us to cross some beautiful suspension bridges. Just before Tal, the valley opens suddenly and we can admire the Manaslu (8,125 m). After an ascent along the cliffs, we reach Dharapani by another suspension bridge.

Approximately 7 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 1900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After an hour’s walk, we arrive at the village of Bagarchap. a little further, we can see our first “8000”, prayer walls and gompas. The path bends sharply towards the west to enter a valley where the vegetation becomes alpine with pines and junipers which replace the virgin forest In Koto, Annapurna II and Manaslu are in focus. Lodge in Chame, capital of Manang district, many shops and breathtaking views of the Lamjung Himal. In Chame, if conditions allow, we can take a bath in the hot springs located near the village.

Approximately 7 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 2,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

our route takes us to altitude and magnificent snow-capped mountains appear, such as Lamjung Himal (6,931 m), Pisang Peak (6,091 m), and Annapurna II (7,937 m). This stage is long but very gradual. Walk-in a forest dominated by impressive cliffs, at least until around 3000 meters, where, at a bend of the river, the rock sets in an immense and spectacular inclined plane and the valley opens. It is the country of Manang. We sleep in a lodge in upper Pisang, a village of Tibetan influence, where we can see the construction of 152 prayer wheels! Visit the old village, with its monastery overlooking the valley of 150 meters, unfortunately, deserted to the benefit of the new village frequented by trekkers.

Approximately 7 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 3,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today we walk early and return all the way through the pine forests leaving Pisang. The ascent old gyaru village then continues hike to  Nagwal and stop for lunch. we’ll restart our trek and follow the trail that heads to Julu Khola and yak kharka. we walk slightly ascent and descent in-between the dense forest. Refresh the mood while strolling into the woods stacked with juniper and pine trees until to reach the campsite at Yak Kharka.

Approximately 7 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 4,000 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

From yak kharka, We hike steeply up 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.

Approximately 5 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 5000 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Today we hike to a high camp for proper acclimatization at a high altitude. we take the day’s rest and let the body adapt to the decrease in oxygen concentration in the air. Today we will prepare and arrange our climbing gear as well. our climbing guide will



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 to the Chulu East High Camp offers us a sentiment of getting to the top of the world. we get to glance at Pisang Peak, Annapurna massif, and Chulu West. The time to be spent at the high camp is equally awesome with spectacular views of landscapes and the vibrant valley below. Our team members will set up the camp and do the necessary preparation for Chulu East Peak Climbing.

Approximately 4 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 5,500m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

From the  high camp, our guide and team will go to set the route on this day

Approximately 8 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 5,700m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Today will trek to camp 1 bypassing the col of chulu far east and we will cross a huge long glacier to reach camp 1. we will walk in a rope-up system.

Approximately 4 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 5,700m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

Climbing at the Chulu east peak is a bit tough task, as the ascend takes place through the technically difficult topography of Nepal, as you have to use several types of ropes and sticking equipment while climbing. The climbers will be accompanied by professional guides and services for a safe but adventurous journey towards the Chulu east peak.

Approximately 11 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 5,700m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

This will be a reserve day for us. Due to unpredictable weather, we might not be able to make the ascent. If such a case arises on the scheduled summit day, we will make the climb today.

Night at the tented camp

Approximately 11 hours of walk
Final altitude: approximately 4,200m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Approximately 5 hours drive to besishara and 4 hours drive from Pokhara
Final altitude: approximately 4,200m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Note: it’s possible for the thorong la pass trek to continue  if you don’t want a Chitwan tour

Devi’s fall: It is known as Patale Chhango (waterfall), situated about 2 km southwest of Lakeside Pokhara. It has got a famous belief that a foreigner named David was swept away and never found from here. It has made gorges and flows through the caves.

International Mountain Museums: The International Mountain Museum is a place to get historical information of mountaineering. It includes all information about the highest peaks, climbing activities, lifestyle in the Himalayas, and challenges.

Gorge of Seti Gandaki River: This River flows near the city area by making its way to the underworld. It appears in some places and a view is thrilling from the Mahendra Pul. The River flows powerfully by making a deep gorge and dreadful rush.

Phewa Lake: It is the second-largest lake in Nepal and a central tourist attraction in Pokhara. It is also a spot for water fun activities like boating and kayaking. Most of the hotels, restaurants, and shops lie on its bank. The splendid views of the Annapurna Himalayan range are dazzling from the lake.

Barahi temple: Barahi temple is a famous religious monument in Pokhara, which lies in the center of Phewa Lake. It is a two-storied pagoda-style Hindu temple. Visitors should ride the boat to reach there.

Today will be our last day of trekking. A scenic drive along the Trishuli River with the magnificent views of illustrious mountain peaks and lush vegetation will finally take us to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel and you can spend the remaining time shopping or resting.

Approximately 5 hours drive 
Final altitude: approximately 4,200m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

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.

approximately 20 minutes of driving from the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast


what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights described in the program.
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • group climbing equipment (rope, snow bar, ice screw, carbibber )
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax
  • A hyperbaric chamber (decompression chamber)

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.


Tips are 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 prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

Accomodation & meal


In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.


In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets.


A great experience!

Rated 4 out of 5
June 15, 2021

Thank you Subach for guiding us up Chula East! The trek out and back was fantastic, the approaches to base and high camps stunning, and the summit assault day the most challenging climb I have ever done. Thanks to you and your expert team I always felt safe and well cared for!

Grant Hoag
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