Chulu East Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Besi Sahar 850m in the morning by private car/Van/bus. 6-7 hours driving, then walk 2hrs to Bulbule. This is like a warm up day of your trek and stay                overnight at lodge/camp.

Day 02: Bulbule-Ngadi-Bahun danda –Ghermu phant 1,180m 6hrs.

Day 03: Ghrumu Phant- Syange-Jagat-Chamje-Tal 6hrs. 1,700m.

Day 04: Taal- Dharapani-Bagar Chhap. 5hrs. 2,160m.

Day 05: Bagrchhap-Danaqu-Chame 2,670m.

Day 06: Chame-Dukur Pokhari-Pisang 3,200m.

Day 07: Pisang- julu 3,490m.

Day 08: Rest day at julu

Day 09: Julu- Yak Kharka

Day 10: Yak Kharka-Base camp 4,200m.

Day 11: Preparation day at Base camp

Day 12 to 14: Base camp -High camp -Chulu East Summit

Day 15: Trek to Manang 7hrs. 3,440m

Day 16: Manang- Yak kharka-lader 5hrs.4,200m.

Day 17: Lader-Throng Phedi-High Camp. 4hrs. 4,925m.

Day 18: High Camp-Throng La Pass 5,416m-Muktinath 3,800m.7hrs.

Day 19: Muktinath-Ekle bhatti-Kagbeni-Jomsom 6hrs. 2,670m

Day 20: Jomsom- Pokhara 810m. fly 25 minutes.

Day 21: Pokhara-Kathmandu 7hrs by bus/ 30minutes by air.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Drive to Besi Sahar.

Drive to Besi Sahar 850m in the morning by private car/Van/bus. 6-7 hours driving, then walk 2hrs to Bulbule. This is like a warm up day of your trek and stay overnight at lodge/camp.

Crossing a few suspension bridges, viewing waterfalls, trekking up and down several hill sections, crossing rice paddies, water falls and passing through a subtropical forest. Enjoy walking through all these breathtaking sites for 6 hours, then stay overnight at Ghermuphant. 

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Trek 5-6 hours through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, boulder, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages, from Chamje, climb past forests of bamboo and rhododendrons up a steep trail above a river and then into Tal. Overnight at Guest house. 

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You pass by fields of corn, barley and potatoes on your way through small villages of Khorte and Karte from here you view the magic killer mountain Manaslu and after 5-6 hours of a pleasant walk, you arrive at Bagarchhap. Stay overnight at a Guest House.

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Trekking 4-5 hours, you will negotiate a few steep forested ridges, along with several landslides en route. Remember to look up though, as you will be treated to some sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. A few small hot springs offer relief for your day trek. Stay overnight at Guest house.

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A steep, narrow path through a very dense forest will bring you to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river. As the trail opens up, you will be surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks. After 4.5 hours walking through these amazing sites you will arrive Pisang 3,400m. Overnight at Guest house. 

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Your trail above the village of Pisang, we ascend Chegaji Khola Valley towards Chulu East Base Camp. A gentle ascent through scattered chortens, scrub juniper and stunted pines takes us to the small hamlet of Julu 3,500m. 5 hours walking .This is situated on the west bank of the river. We chose an appropriate campsite showcasing enchanting views of majestic Himalayan peaks. Overnight at Tented camp/Basic Tea house.

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Today, we utilize time to our maximum benefits. We take a proper rest to our adventure spirit and build up good health. After relaxation, we can even explore village of Julu and get more insight into its cultural setting Stay over night at Tented camp.

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We walk away from Julu, the trail crosses Cheggi Khola and ascends gradually up the west bank. Soon after trekking for about an hour, the trail faces a valley and then we encounter a stone hut surrounded by apple trees. The best views of Mountain peaks up the side valley that reaches up towards Chulu West. As the valley ends, 150m.cliff stands on the way displaying spectacular sight of waterfalls cascading down the cliff. On the way, we come across goat and yak pastures. As the day progresses, we come close to Yak Khare. Overnight at tent

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We follow the trail wending through steep pastures to a convenient hollow where the meadow merges into rocks. Eyeing high above, spectacular views of Annapurna range stretches as far as our eyes can capture. Over night at Base camp 4,200m.

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we take a day off from trekking for complete acclimatization. This gives us time to prepare and sort out our trekking gear. Many trekkers do the summit with out taking rest here. Over night at Tented Camp.

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After well acclimatized, Our Sherpa staffs move up to the high camp and there we rest atop the terminal moraine of the Chulu glacier. The trail up to the high camp follows snow slopes. Resting at the high camp, GAT never suggests you to rush. Prepare equipment and strategies for the next day. We are planning 2 days to take Summit Chulu East.

After Chulu East Summiting and have our share of celebrating this glorious victory, we descend along the steep slopes to the high camp. After refreshment and rest, we head back to base camp passes. Over night at Base camp.

We return to the main trail of Annapurna Circuit towards Manang. We continue treading along the cultivated fields and after a while village of Braga accommodating a splendid monastery appear in front you. On the way to Manang great views of Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak makes you so happy. Overnight at lodge.

Today is a short 3-4 hour walk up to ledar a small settlement Even though you took the Summit at altitude we are still slow down to avoid altitude. Overnight at lodge.

This is another easy day and walking onle 4 hrs. We spend more time in Thorong Phedi for your well acclimatizes. After lunch we trek about 1.5hrs to High camp Over Night at Guest House.

An early start is important to begin a long day's trek over the pass. Crossing the famous Throng La pass 5,416m will be an unforgettable experience. Breathtaking scenes of the high Himalayan mountain are presented from both the trail and the summit of the pass.

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists. You will visit a Vishnu Temple and Gompa in morning. The trail today is quite surreal as you trek along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki, the world`s deepest gorge. After walking 6 hours to Jomsom 2,670m. Over night at Guest House.

Fly early morning to Pokhara 25 minutes. You will have wonderful flight to Pokhara as Annapurna and Fishtail will be on left hand side and Dhaulagiri and other above 8,000m mountain will be on your right hand side. After landing at Pokhara, transfer to Hotel/Guest house. B/B. An option follow the Kaligandki valley by bus to pokhara. This will take you 1 more day.

Leaving early at 7:30 am, you drive 6-7 hours to Katmandu by tourist bus.