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Chulu far east trek and climbing - 18 days

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18 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
airport pick up drop&nbsp;<br>private van to Jagat&nbsp;<br>flight from Jomsom pokhara<br>from pokhara to kathmandu
Best Season
march to may and Sepember to December
3*** based hotel in kathmandu<br>tea house and tent during the expedition part
three times meal and tea coffee during the trekking part
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
chame, pisang, manang, chulu. thorong, muktinath Jomsom


    Geography                          :             Mountain/ Country side/ forest/village
    Level of Difficulty               :             Adventurous
    Duration of Trek                :             17 Days
    Altitude                               :             6584m.
    Religions                             :             Hindu and Buddhism
    Ethnic People                     :             Sherpa/Tamang/Rai/ Magar etc.
    Accommodation               :              Lodge/ Tea house/ Hotel
    Transportation                  :              Private vehicle / Flight

        At an altitude of 6059m, this peak climbing trek is a part of the very famous  western Himalayas range of Nepal’s Annapurna. It was in the year of 1955 that a German Expedition team was successful in scaling the summit and since then this route has been providing both trekking and climbing experience to those looking for adventure. Although it is consider as not very difficult, trekking through the icy crystal clear Tilicho Lake and crossing of Mesokanta Pass at the height of 5120m can be tiresome and rewarding at the same time. The destination serves as the view point of the great wall of Annapuna II, III and IV, Mt. Gangapurna and several other snow capped peaks.
Malung Treks & Expedition has designed this route not only for the showcasing of the beautiful Nepali landscapes but also of the large group of ethnic people residing in the same region. Large stonewalled village houses, green terraced rice fields of the Gurung community, put a light upon the pure culture of the traditional Manangpa clans are the must do activities in this 18 days of trek.

Important Note

Altitude, distance, and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.
You will have the choice to travel by an early bus, flight, or 4x4 Private
If you are interested to stay in Pokhara to go paragliding, boating or cycling let us know.
 Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.
We can extend your trek accordingly.
Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best to arrange it for you. 
If you trek independently, you are not allowed to hire any staff by law. Use always an authorized Trekking Company to have this service and your safety.
Trekking company has been authorized to hire human as porter or guide for foreign trekkers
Do not hire any staff without knowing them well,
Do not hire any staff "independently from the hotel, street or airport
If you hire a guide check his trekking guide license.
Make sure your staff has proper insurance. If in case any accident happens you will be in trouble or responsible for his/ her family
After your trek you can donate your clothes, medicine, or trekking equipment to our social project we will distribute to those who need it.

Trip Itinerary

Kathmandu, to Chame (2710m.)

Drive Driving time: 9 to 10 hrs.

We start our trek today from the city. Early in the morning we ride a public to Besisahar and finally to Chame.

Chame to Pisang (3200m)

Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

The first part of the trek runs through forest in a steep, narrow valley. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, exposing glacial erosion at its finest. The path then leads through a peaceful forest to the upper Manang valley. Climbing, we will end up in the large, sprawling village of Pisang.

Pisang to Ngawal (3,657m.)

Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs.

We cross a river through suspension bridge. Now the trial is mostly upward until we make to a village called Ghyaru. Settlement of Gurung communities of Tibetan ancestry. The place is famous for a viewpoint that showcases the grandeur of Annapurna 2 & 4, Gangapurna, Manaslu an many others.

Ngawal, to Climb Chulu Base Camp (3,910m.)

Trekking time: 3:30 to 4:30hrs.

Now we will be hiking on lonely and empty trial as there as very little vegetation and can find no human except for some farmer  huts and cowsheds.  We keep walking upwards till we reach the base camp.

Climb to High Camp (4,955m.)

Trekking Time: 3 to 4hrs.

A bit difficult trial compare to the other days, upwards snowy paradise route as we mention today’s steep climbing trail through snow slopes. Annapurna Valley is never out of sight together with the display of Chulu East, Chulu West, and the Chulu Far East. As of today’s highlight, one can enjoy the vivid picture of the Pisang Peak at a distant. Tented Camp Overnight at High Camp.

Acclimatizationday at the High Camp

Today is a day for acclimatization for us to prepare for high altitude day after. Our guide will give a brief description about the climb we are going to make tomorrow. We take a short hike around the area. In over all, all these sorts of activities let us to prepare and arrange our trekking gear at the one hand and on the other side it will make us ready for the upcoming peak

Summit-Back to Base Camp

Trekking time: 9 to 10 hrs

Today is the day we all have been waiting for. We start early at around 2 or 3AM of the morning. Commencing with level trail, the path gradually turns steeper and even crosses rocks in the mountain tracks. A series of struggles and adventures through the snowy walls, this demanding trek finally reaches its extremity, the pinnacle of Chulu Far East. The incredible views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu west and the Himlung Valley at the north side is captivating and out  o of the world experience.  The descend follows the same path that we made from the base camp and so climb down as carefully as the Blue Sheep (Mountain goat).

Trek down to Manang (3,351m)

Trekking time: 5:30 to 6hrs.

The second half of the trek starts today from the trail that leads to Julu Khola where we follow a level trail along the forests to reach a beautiful village just below the Thorong La Pass called Manang situated within the Annapurna conservation area.

Manang to Yak Kharka(4,050m)

Trekking time: 3:30 to 4hrs.

Today we set to leave Manang, & now slowly making an ascent of nearly 500meters towards Yak Kharka through Tenki Manang. We will keep walking along the Jarsang Khola Valley and finally reaches Yak Kharka at 4000 meters; here we can find yaks as this place is where people used to keep their yaks in kharka which means a shed.

Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,450m)

Trekking time: 5 to 6hrs.

Nearly two hours of down walking takes us to the river crossing it and then climb up to Thorong Phedi. There we have recently found some good Guesthouses built.

Thorong Phedi via Thorong La Pass (5,416m.) Ranipauwa (3700m.)

Trekking time: 9 to 10hrs.

Thorong La pass, the highest passes in the world, crossing will be our ultimate objective today and equally tiresome. We will be crossing the pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath) which is the easiest and safest direction. We will start around three in the morning and hike up the mountain. This journey can be hard but will be worthy at the end. We can take a short break to catch a breathe and glimpse of the sorroundings before heading to Ranippaauwa. Not forgetting to mention the famous Muktinatth temple for which is also the highlights of the trip.

Ranipauwa to Marpha (2670m.)

Trekking time 5 to 6 hrs.

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. Now we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world's deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple among which the local apple brandy is the most famous of all.

Marpha to Tatopani (1190m.)

Driving time: 3:30 to 4hrs. and overnight at Tatopani.

Today we take a local bus from marpha. We can get a sight of Rupse falls on the  distant along the way to tatopani which means hot spring. Now that we can take a dip in a manmade pool of natural hot springs that can fit 25 to 30 men and women of course. It is believed to have contents in it.

Tatopani to Pokhara (820m)

Driving time: 5 to 6 hrs.

A drive from Tatopani to Pokhara in a local bus and yes the last day of the trek.

Pokhara sightseeing

Finally we now complete one of the most beautiful treks and one can considered a holiday trip to Nepal is accomplished. Whereas there are lots of other things that we can lay our hands on if time permits. Saying that, today we can explore one of the most beautiful cities of the world, yes our very own Pokhara. We can do boating in Fewa lake, paragliding from Sarangkot, visit museum, bat cave, David falls and many other things. The night itself is vibrant and alive with its never ending hymn.

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Fly or ride a tourist bus back to Kathmandu.

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    Conservation and National park entry permit
    Chulu far east climbing permit
    TIMS Card
    English speaking trekking guide
    Climbing Sherpa Guide
    1 porter between 2 trekkers
    Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    Accommodations during the trekking part
    Transport by land and Air
    Insurance for staff
    Airports pick up and drop 2 times.

Doesn't Include

    Personal equipment for trekking gear
    personal equipment for climbing
    Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
    Emergency rescue evacuation
    Personal expenses
    Gratuities (tips)
    Bar bills, mineral water on trek
    battery charges for camera and phone 


    Ayurbedic Massage one hour
    welcome and far well dinner.

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