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Chulu Far West Peak Climbing

22 Days

Trip Highlights

  • A classic 6,060m peak climbing holiday in Annapurna
  • Refined itinerary with proper acclimatization and campsite
  • 22 days of climbing holiday with Thorung La Pass combined
  • Panoramic view of Himalayan vistas from the Summit

Chulu Far East Peak Climbing is one of the 6,060m peak climbing holidays along with the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.

Thorong La Pass with Chulu Far West Peak Climb is one of our classic climbing holidays in Nepal combined with the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Out of the three Chulu peaks, Chulu far east peak climbing is a straightforward yet fun climb and does not require previous technical climbing experience. However, the steep terrain and scree slopes during the approach make it bit challenging. This peak has been often compared to the Island Peak in the Everest region. Thorong La Pass with Chulu Far West Peak Climb offers climber an opportunity to witness the breathtaking gifts of nature. The panoramic views of the Himalayan vistas from the summit of Chulu far east peak include Annapurna II, III & IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Glacier Dome, Pisang Peak, Chulu West Peak, and Dhaulagiri. You get to gaze upon the plains of Tibet to the north over the horizon. The trek passes through tranquil landscapes, lush vegetation, and the traditional villages of the Gurung people in the majestic Annapurna region. We have also added Thorung La Pass in the itinerary making it a perfect climbing holiday in Annapurna region of Nepal.

However after your arrival and final preparation in Kathmandu, Thorong La Pass with Chulu Far West Peak Climb journey begins with a long 7 to 8 hours of drive to Jagat. From Jagat, the trek starts through the foothills of Marsyangdi valley following the classic Annapurna circuit trail. The trail takes you through a gradual uphill climb for multiple days overpassing scenic villages of Dharapani, Chame, Upper Pisang and Nawal. The trek then follows the remote trails with narrow ascending uphill climbs to Yak Kharka and then to the Chulu far east base camp. And then, Base camp will be located at 4,800m and the high camp will be pitched close to the glacial lake at an elevation of 5,400m. We also have a full day allotted for climbing preparation and route assessment before beginning our actual climb. From the base camp, it’s a 1260m of ascent to the summit. Our Chulu far east final summit push will be from the high camp instead of base camp as to break the long climbing journey, maximizing summit chances. From the Summit, the view is breathtaking confronting several high Himalayan peaks. After the summit of Chulu far east, we descent to the base camp and then to Manang to complete rest of the journey. We trek across Thorung La Pass at 5,416m and finally conclude the trek at Jomsom.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Drive to Jagat (1,290m), from Kathmandu via Bensisahar 7-8 hours.
Day 3: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m), from Jagat 6-7 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Chame (2,715m), from Dharapani 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Trek to Upper Pisang (3,185m), from Chame 6-7 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Nawal (3,660m), from Upper Pisang 4-5 hours.
Day 7: Rest and acclimatization day, 2-3 hours.
Day 8: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,000m), from Nawal 4-5 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Chulu Far East Base Camp (4,800m), from Yak Kharka 3-4 hours.
Day 10: Climbing course and preparation (4,800m), 2-3 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Chulu Far East High Camp (5,400m), from East Base Camp 4-5 hours.
Day 12: Chulu Far East peak Summit (6,060m)- back to Base Camp 8-9 hours.
Day 13: Climbing course and preparation.
Day 14: Trek to Manang (3,350m), from Base Camp 3 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,130m), from Manang 4-5 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Thorung Phedi. (4,400m), from Yak Kharka 4-5 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung-la pass (5,416m), 8-9 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom (2,700m) from Muktinath 4-5 hours.
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara (827m) from Jomsom and transfer to Hotel.
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m), from Pokhara 6-7 hours.
Day 21: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 22: International departure.

Join with Us on a Chulu Far West Peak Climbing

  • We’re a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price, which is middle-man free.
  • We don’t add hidden extras cost. All trips include travel permit, lodging and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.
  • Tell us about your trip requirement. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.

Summit Day:

  • We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to each group (2:1 ratio) to help clients reach the summit. The secret of success in it; A strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced a climber is, it is long. Individual climbing Sherpas will set up camp. They will provide food, fuel and customer support on the day of the summit.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

After early morning breakfast, we will head west and follow the Prithvi Highway along Trishuli River to the homeland of Central Himalaya including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The road offers an opportunity to have a view of rustic Nepal that comprises green hills, river, villages and snow-clad mountains at the backdrop. We will part our ways with the Highway at Dumre and choose the branched off route to Besisahar and continue to Jagat where we will stay overnight at a lodge.

Early in the morning, we will lower down from Jagat village and follow the winding path along the Marsyangdi River to the forest. A brief walk through the sprawling forest will take us to Chamje village (1430m) from where we will cross the river and continue walking along its eastern edge. The trail takes brief to ascend to the big village of Tal (1675m). Being clustered with tea houses and lodges, it will be a fine idea to take our lunch at Tal. Enjoy the lunch in a serene atmosphere with mesmerizing natural views of surrounding valleys at Tal and take gradual ascend to Karte village. We need to cross the river at several points and move past the valley and pretty tiny villages to arrive at Dharapani.

Leaving Dharapani, we will head west through the rugged trail to arrive at Marsyangdi River. We will follow the river uphill to Manang Valley. We will be blessed with mesmerizing views of Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV Mountains. Trade with Tibetans is the chief occupation of locals in this region. Following the old trade route, we will climb uphill through the forested ridge of oak and maple to Dhanakyu (2290m). Moving further through the rock-strewn path, we will reach Latemarang village (2360m). Passing through the forested ridges, we will reach Koto (2590m). Descending trail from Kotho will take us to Chame (2670m) which is the administrative headquarters of the region. We will be greeted with views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II Mountain and Annapurna IV Mountain at Chame. Stay overnight at Chame.

Leaving Chame, we will cross over to the northern side of the river from where the trail stretches uphill through apple orchards to Bhratang village (2840m). This is marked as an old Khampa community. There will be a change in terrain from this point. We will follow the rock-strewn path through the tapered valley that is covered in thickets. Exiting from the forest, we will meet the river which we will cross over a suspension bridge that is located somewhere above 3040m from sea level. We will get the first view of magnificent Paungda Danda which is the 1500 m wall of rock that stems up from the river. We will traverse the ridge decorated with prayer flags and stone cairns to arrive at Pisang. We will visit local gompa and stay overnight in a teahouse.

You will walk through Ghyaru and trek towards Ngawal, which is a beautiful village situated on the lap of Chulu peak with the backdrop view of the majestic Annapurna ranges. In the evening, you can head out to explore the nearby areas on your own. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ngawal.

Climb high and sleep low:
Today we will hike to nearest viewpoints and gain elevation for proper acclimatization before retracing back for overnight.

From Ngawal, we leave the Annapurna circuit trail and move north towards our objective of climbing Chulu Far East. Moving up the gradual ascent with astounding views of Himalayas we reach Yak Kharka.

We trek towards Chulu Far East Base Camp from Yak Kharka following the trail of Chulu Gaon. You will trek through many quaint villages and beautiful landscapes with delightful views of several mountain ranges in the Annapurna region. Traversing through the beautiful glaciers, you will reach Chulu Far East Base Camp, where you will find an appropriate campsite to set up the camp.

You will receive a pre-climb training from our climbing guide on this day. You will get instructions on peak climbing techniques. You will also be taught how to use the climbing gears like ice axe, crampons, harness and ascender properly. You will learn how to use ropes while you move up and down.

Amid the scenic beauty of nature, you will head north towards the High camp. You will trek the uphill trail that offers the astounding view of mountains such as Chulu East, Chulu West, Pisang Peak, and Chulu Far East, including the majestic vistas of the Annapurna valley. The trek to the High Camp takes about 4 hours.

Early morning, we leave the high camp with our head torches ON in a bid to summit Chulu Far East. The climb is straight forward and non-technical but few exposed ridge and steep climb make it bit challenging. We follow the south-west route to the summit from the high camp. After a few hours of the climb, we reach the Summit. At the zenith, you will get to witness the majestic views around. After cherishing moments at the summit, you will return back to base camp.

After our first objective completed and achieved, we retrace all the way back to the main Annapurna circuit trail. We trek towards Manang which takes 3 hrs of walk and the rest of the day is free to rest and explore and town.

After morning tea, we will follow the narrow path to Tenki village (3620m) that locates above Manang. Taking brief ascent, we will head northwest up the valley of Jarsang River. We will head north and pass through a trail lined with juniper trees to reach Gunsang (3930m). We will walk through the alpine meadow. We get to see Gangapurna (7454m) and Annapurna III (7555m) Mountains from most of the point. We will descend to Yak Kharka where we will stay overnight.

We will leave Yak Kharka and follow the rugged trail to Letdar (4250m). From Letdar, we will follow the ascending trail to Jarsang River. Walking along the eastern edge of Jarsang river, we will ascend to Thorong Phedi (4450m). This small settlement got its name from its geographical position which translates as Base of Thorong Hill. We will stay overnight in Thorung Phedi.

We will begin the long climb to the top of Thorong La. Following the cattle trail through moraine and snow, we will reach the top of the pass in about 4hrs depending upon the weather condition and strength of climbers. The summit is festooned with prayer flags. We will rejoice the views of Kali Gandaki Valley to the west while we can get a view of Yakgawa Kang Peak (6481m) to the north. Sharp descend from Thorong La will take us to Muktinath temple. The journey is rewarding with views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). Walkthrough the moraine path and grassy slopes to Jhong Valley. Walking further, we will reach Muktinath where we will stay overnight.

Muktinath holds religious significance among Hindu and Buddhist devotees. We will visit Vishnu temple and a Monastery. Later, we will descend to Ranipauwa village. The trail lowers down through barren hillside to Kagbeni and then to Jomsom.

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. This dramatic 15 minutes flight to Pokhara between the gorge of the two huge mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is a nervy tingling experience we will enjoy. On arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will transfer us to the lakeside hotel. We use the rest of our time exploring the lake and then spend our overnight at our hotel down by the lake.

We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Kathmandu is separated from Pokhara by 200 km. Prithvi Highway links Pokhara with Kathmandu. It takes 5hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by bus. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will have a pleasant stay.

Enjoy a leisure day. You are on your own. Participating in a day tour in Kathmandu is a pleasant plan. You can also go for shopping in Thamel, a tourist hub where you can buy souvenir items like handicrafts and arts to your family.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Safe and pleasant trip home.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with your name's placard so that you can easily find our person.
  • According to the above trekking peak climbing schedule, AlpineTrav will arrange two nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and one night hotel in Pokhara.
  • For full board clients we provide a personal tent and meals. And we provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Jagat for trekking members and staffs as per the itinerary above. (Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus).
  • According to the schedule program above, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions arranged flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara for trekking members.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Apart from Camping, AlpineTrav Treks will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge during the trek.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way while Dinner and breakfast at the tea house where you stay overnight. AlpineTrav Treks provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp during the ascent.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide all the essentials for trekking, peak climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • During the ascent, AlpineTrav Treks will provide a chef cook and cook assistant at the advanced base camp to take care of your food and drink.
  • AlpineTrav Treks, allow up to 20 to 25 kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking carried by porter/mules.
  • The offer cost includes chulu far west peak climbing royalty and climbing permit of chulu far west peak charged by the Nepal government.
  • As Chulu Far West Peak is at Annapurna Conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Annapurna Conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks provide you a TIMS permit also.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and insurance for all elaborate staff in the journeying and climbing.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of climbing and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides high quality tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camp and high camp for members and involved staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks offers dynamic / Static Rope, Ice Screws, Snow bar, Rock piton, lucked-unlocked Karabiners to open the route and fixed the life for safe and successful climbing.
  • During your climbing expedition, AlpineTrav Treks offer you clean, Nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp.
  • For trekking peak where it requires high camps or the first camps before attempting the summit, we provide you nutrition high altitude package food and essential (EPI cooking gas) and stoves.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for your convenience always provide maps of related trekking and peak climbing.
  • The above offer price includes our service, government charges and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • AlpineTrav Treks want to offer you to have dinner, before you departed from Kathmandu. (It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition).
  • AlpineTrav Treks offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we hope you will taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange your own lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • During the trek you may want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any kind of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as the client needs these items during the trekking.
  • Use of trekking and climbing equipment of a personal nature, laundry expenses, tips, landline, mobile, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and internet service are not included in the package. You have to pay for cost it yourself when you use it.
  • Mountaineering itself is a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. Therefore, safety is a primary factor for us. Therefore, you should take out your travel insurance that covers all the expenses of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical examination, and hospitalization before coming to visit Nepal.
  • The package cost provided above does not include your international flight ticket and tourist visa to Nepal. (You have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself).
  • Any additional expenses arising out of various/unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations are not included in the package cost.
  • A short sentence, "The services we provide inclusive of the above package cost," if you want more services, there will be an additional charge.
  • The staff involved in your treks and climbs will be expecting tips, gifts or something at the end of the trip, which will be an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have provided.

Price for The Trip:

We could not include the cost of each package on the company’s website. The only question most of our customers have is why AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions did not include the price in the package. Because, in order to provide you with a reasonable price and try to address your every need, we would like to provide you with some information. Which will help your trip.

Please read below for more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, (category of the hotel) and the budget of the client.
  • The above itinerary is a standard guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and tips. And this itinerary can be modified according to your time and needs.
  • After our trip is confirmed, the price will be adjusted in our contract, if the customer wants to add some services, we will charge for those additional services and if he wants to reduce some services, we will reduce the fee accordingly.
  • Itinerary is published in full board operation services for clear understanding of the customer. But, among many options such as hotel facilities in Kathmandu, the client can make own choice.
  • Cost – also depends on the number of porters and mode of transport. Let us know through email, WhatsApp or message.
  • Please do not hesitate to contact AlpineTrav Treks for any information regarding your selected package. We’ll work together to customize your trip to meet your exact requirement so that you have a memorable trip.
  • We’re a local travel agency. When you book with us, you get best possible price.
  • We don’t add hidden extra cost. Airport to Airport services and all trips include airfare, travel permit, standard accommodation and fooding. There are no surprises with hidden costs.

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Chulu Far West Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • 21 Nights, 22 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6060m/19,882ft.
  • Autumn (September to November & (Spring) March to May
  • TIA (Kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu, Airport
  • Private Car, Flight or Tourist Bus
  • Hotels, Teahouses & Camping
  • 1 - Maximum 12

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