Chulu East

  • Destination: Nepal

Chulu East is another popular peak for climbing in Nepal. It is located in Manang region, in western Nepal. To The peak of Chulu East, together with Chulu West, forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, Although both are climbable Chulu East is relatively lower at around 6,584m. The peak oversees the Manang valley with breathtaking views of the Annapurnas II, III and IV, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. The climb follows the classic Annapurna trek past the Thorung La pass.

It takes a total of three days to approach the summit of CHulu East and be back. The base camp is set up at an altitude of 5140m followed by the high camp at 5600m, the last point before launching for the summit. The standard route for climbing Chulu East is via north-east ridge, which was opened by a German expedition in 1955. Damodar, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna I-IV, Tilicho, Gangapurna are some of the peaks visible from the top of the Chulu East.

The climbing of Chulu East also combines trekking in the famous Annapurna region. Once you climb you can cross the Thorong La pass and return via Kali Gandaki Valley. Special climbing permit is required to be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association which regulates the mountain.