About Chulu East Peak Climbing
If you are fit, adventurous and wanting to build / advance on your basic alpine skills you will enjoy our Chulu East Peak Climbing which includes the amazing Annapurna Circuit Trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.
Although Chulu East (6584m) is graded as a less technical peak, we recommend that you have some mountaineering experience and are familiar with the use of crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. This climb involves glacier crossing and a steep ascent to the summit. Most of the climbing will involve walking roped together. From the summit of Chulu East Peak, we witness the surreal scenic views of Annapaurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu and other neighboring snowy peaks.
Our classic Chulu East Peak Climbing starts at Besi Sahar (like the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail) and follows the Marsyangdi river valley through a wonderful variety of landscape and culture. We start in the subtropical lower valley with its terraced fields and villages of ethnic Gurungs. After crossing rhododendron and pine forests, we reach the upper valley where Manangba people live. We branch off the Annapurna Circuit Trail at Pisang, into an uninhabited region and follow a ridge through pine forests, yak pastures, mani walls toward the Chulu East Base Camp. Chulu East Base Camp is located in the moraines below the col. in the ridge separating the Chulu East and Chulu Far East peak. For proper acclimatization, we spend 2 nights in base camp giving our body adequate amount of time to cope up with the surounding. In the meantime, our climbing Guide and the Sherpa team sets off for establishing High camp and Camp I before the final push to the summit.
From high camp, we clamber over rough, steep moraine and soft snow to a broad glaciated ridge. From the col on the glaciated ridge, you have to descend and cross a broken glacier then climb steep scree slopes to gain a relatively straightforward but high peak. After relishing the spectacular 360 degree views of Himalaya from the Chulu East Peak summit, we descend back to Base Camp the same day.
Leaving Chulu East base camp, we descend slowly into the Manang valley. We will visit the ancient Buddhist Braga Monastery (3450m) uniquely built into the side of a cliff with mud, stones and wood. The next two days follow a wide trail through Juniper Forests where we will likely see wildlife such as blue sheep and barking deer as well as enjoy the view of the Annapurna Massif to the South of us. The last two hours to the Thorung La Pass (5416m) follow a zia-zagging steep stony trail. The same day we make the steep descent to Muktinath (3850m) in the Kali Gandaki Gorge. From Jomsom, we catch our flight back to Pokhara. The Chulu East permit covers both Chulu East and Chulu Far East which are climbed from the same base camp, and high camps.
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The best season for Chulu East Peak Climbing is from March to May (Spring) and from September to November (Autumn). However, the winter is also a great time to climb if you are well prepared for the cold weather. In the crisp and cold month of December the views of the mountains are crystal clear and there are fewer tourists around. The duration of the trip can be lengthened or shortened according to your preference. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition will arrange every details of your Chulu East Expedition; lodge accommodation, guides, food, as well as all the necessary climbing and camping equipment.
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