The most popular trekking peak in the Annapurna trekking area is Chulu East Peak, which was first scaled by a German expedition in 1955 along the northeast ridge. The Manang Himal, which is a component of the Larger Damodar Himal range, contains the peak of Chulu East, along with Chulu West. With amazing views of the Annapurna II, III, and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, and Manaslu, Chulu East Peak (6,429m) rises far above the Manang valley. Combining Chulu East with the traditional journey around Annapurna Region that includes ascending the Marshyangdi valley and traversing the Thorong La. The climb requires technical climbing skills, so you should be comfortable using your crampons, harness, ice axe, knot-tying, and climbing rope-handling equipment. You should be quite physically active and have plenty of climbing experience.
For its breathtaking mountain scenery, hiking and mountaineering challenges, and the exposure it offers to the range of ethnic Nepalese cultures, this journey and climb are tough to beat. This is one of the most popular regions in the world for trekkers and mountaineers due to the close-up views of the Annapurna range (40 miles between the two river valleys contain twelve 7,000 m peaks and many more above the 6,000 m) and varied ecosystems, diverse cultures, and an ever-changing landscape. Lush, green paddy fields and oak forests, arid deserts, the deepest gorge, and some of the most fascinating mountains can be seen here.
The eight-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, Bulbule marks the start of the trip to this mountain. From there, you will ascend through Chame, Pisang, reach Yak Kharka, proceed to base camp, and then eventually arrive at Chulu East, where you will pitch your tent and acclimate. Once we are prepared, you go ahead and ascend the mountain after which you will descend from Manang Valley and travel to Yak Kharka, the Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, and ultimately Pokhara.
Welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal and a hearty Namaste. A Mountain guide Treks representative will welcome you when you arrive (MGT). Pick up your bags and look for our representative at the arrival gate with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board after finishing your customs formalities (Visa, etc.). After that, you will be taken to the hotel. If time permits, you will visit the MGT office after check-in to meet your trekking guide, other participants, and make any last-minute preparations for the trip. Everything depends on when you arrive. (BB-based overnight stay in a luxury hotel)
A day training in rock climbing is typically required before beginning a hike, so you will be driven to Balaju, a natural rock climbing location 3 km from Thamel. We will provide fantastic possibilities for you to develop your physical fitness while learning how to use climbing tools such a rope, harness, ice axe, and crampons. As an alternative, we will begin a half-day sightseeing tour with our knowledgeable tour guide to some of Kathmandu's most important historical and religious sites. Some of these locations, including Durbar Square, the revered Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the well-known "Monkey Temple" (Swayambunath), and Buddhist shrines, are regarded as World Heritage historic sites (Buddha Nath). After returning from the tour, our trek guide and other team members will hold a pre-trip meeting. Mountain Guide Journey will give you a briefing on your trek and give us the chance to talk about any potential problems with our future excursion. The remaining time can be spent exploring Thamel and shopping for supplies and other necessities. (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel).
After breakfast this morning, we will begin our trips by driving through the picturesque Nepalese countryside and river views to reach Bhulbule (850m), a rural hill on the path of Annapurna and Manasalu. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house or tented camp).
After breakfast, we prepare for our journey, dress appropriately (see below), and set out on the route where a new road is being built that will go to the settlement of Manang. In order to get to Bahundanda (1310 m), where we stop for lunch, we follow the Marsyangdi River, crossing a few local wooden and suspension bridges, passing waterfalls, several uphill and downhill hill sections, across rice paddies, and through subtropical forest. From there, we continue our descent through amphitheater-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally interesting villages. After crossing the Mayshyangdi River suspension bridge, we begin to slowly climb the hill and meet Jagat. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house or tented camp)
After breakfast, we will have to trek for one and a half hours down a difficult trail to reach Chamje village, a little community with a primary school that is surrounded by bamboo plants. After leaving Chamje, our journey continues with a suspension bridge spanning the Marshyangdi River, where you will view a waterfall, steep terrain, and trails. We next enter the Manang district immediately before the Tal hamlet. This picturesque settlement has a view of a waterfall and is located beside a river. You will cross the river, proceed through the cliff path above the river, and eventually arrive at our overnight camp in the village of Dharapani.
Bagarchhap is a one-hour trek from Dharapani. From this lovely hamlet, you may get a close-up glimpse of Mt. Annapurna II. Remember to gaze up, though, as you will experience some breathtaking views of the highest Himalayan peaks today as you navigate some steep forested terrain and landslides. The day before you arrive in Chame, you will pass through a few traditional Tibetan villages (2670m). One of the lovely Himalayan towns, Chame is the district capital of Manang and offers close-up views of Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house or tented camp).
Another enjoyable stroll via a winding, steep road that runs through a very deep pine forest and along the riverbank will bring you to the settlement of Bratang, where you may stop for tea in an apple garden. After passing this point, we proceed via steep trails and a path through a forest before climbing for an hour to reach Dhukur Pokhari, where we will have lunch. We will get our first look at Pisang Peak and the neighboring Himalayan mountains from this small village. We will walk for an hour to reach Pisang village after lunch. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house or tented camp).
We ascend the Chegaji Khola Valley toward Chulu East Base Camp after leaving the main track above the town of Pisang. We arrive at the small hamlet of Julu, which is located on the west bank of the river, after a mild climb through sporadic Chortens, scrub juniper, and stunted pines. We picked a suitable campsite with breathtaking views of the great Himalayan peaks. (Full-board accommodation in a tent for one night)
We take full advantage of it on this day. We get the rest we need to restore our sense of adventure and improve our health. After unwinding, we can even see Julu village to learn more about its cultural environment. We may also savor the magnificent view of nature. (Full-board accommodation in a tent for one night)
The trail crosses Cheggi Khola as we move away from Julu and steadily climbs up the west bank. The trail soon turns toward a valley after more than an hour of walking, and shortly after that, we come across a stone cabin surrounded by apple trees. Now we have a magnificent view up the side valley that extends up to Chulu West. We pass by yak and goat fields on the route. We approach Yak Khare as the day goes on. We finally get to Yak Khare in time for a relaxing lunch. (Full-board accommodation in a tent for one night)
We continue on the trail as it winds through rocky fields until it comes to a handy depression where the meadow disappears into rock and scree. The base camp then becomes visible. As far as our eyes can see, the magnificent Annapurna range can be seen from a height above. (Full-board accommodation in a tent for one night)
We need one day to acclimate before climbing to Chulu East. On this day, you can go on local explorations and practice climbing at base camp while your guide gives you a technique lesson and a rundown of the climbing procedures. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
After breakfast today, we'll pack up everything and go to high camp for the night. We spent 3–4 hours on rocky routes to reach to high camp, where we set up camp. It was absolutely difficult to breathe the entire time. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
Our scheduled climbing guide will see the circumstances and risk condition as they awaken you in the early morning at approximately 2:00 am and peak up gears and breakfast. If the weather is fine, we begin the ascent to the summit. Your guide will support you by securing the rope and guiding you to the summit of Chulu East Peak (6584m). You will have enough time to explore more of the base camp and take successful shots as well as to look around the Himalayan region and at the surrounding vistas of Annapurna. You will descend to base camp once you have reached the top. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp).
This day is set aside for unanticipated circumstances, such as inclement weather, climber illness, or other undiscovered conditions. If an unusual event arises, we can use today to climb. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
Returning to the main route, we move towards Manang's direction. We keep walking across the cultivated fields, and eventually the settlement of Bryaga with its magnificent monastery comes into view. We see divine views of the Annapurna range on our climb down to Manang, including Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134m). For the night, we set up camp in one of the hospitable Manang people's fortified villages. Over 500 flat-roofed homes make up the unique medieval town of Manang. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
We are acclimatizing in Manang today. The optimum time to gain altitude is during the day, so we spend the entire day taking lovely day hikes and admiring the breathtaking views of the hamlet. There are numerous places to explore around. The settlement of roughly 500 flat-roofed homes is charming and is surrounded by some breathtaking scenery, including the Grand Barrier, Tilicho (7132m), Annapurna III (7555m), and Annapurna II (all of which are to the west), as well as Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the north. We go back to our lodging at the end of the day and get some rest. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
We leave the trail to Tilicho Lake on the left and continue a short climb up to Yak Kharka, a little community situated at 4200 meters, after a magnificent exploration of Manang village this morning (4110m). We will gradually ascend towards a little hill, and then the path turns more right behind the hill, bringing us to Yak Kharka for lunch and Leather, which we will reach after another hour of walking. Reminder: At some point, you might trek up a small hill for a good view of the mountains nearby and to have a good look at Chulu. (Full-board accommodation in a tent for one night).
You travel to the foot of the pass, Throng Phedi, for lunch on another brief day while high above. Despite being crowded, this modest town serves the needs of climbers and trekkers. It is located at the base of the Throng la, from which the routes continue to ascend. We walk for an hour to reach a high camp after having lunch here. (Full board provided while staying the night at a tented camp)
Get up early, have a small breakfast, and then pack your bags while drinking hot tea. With frequent stops along the way, we will begin our ascent to Throng Top. Finally arrives to Throng La, where you can take your wonderful photo but are unable to stay for long owing to wind. You will never forget the fantastic experience you had at the Throng La pass (5416m). Snow and the altitude, however, can be the cause of the issue. The high Himalayan landscapes that can be seen from both the trail and the pass itself are breathtaking. Start a protracted descent to another Annapurna region, arriving at Muktinath. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house for one night).
We awaken this morning to the wonderful sounds of temple bells and travel to the well-known pilgrimage site at the Muktinath Temple. After breakfast, getting to Kagbeni requires only a short hike. All the way to Kagbeni, the trail falls through a striking, parched terrain. One must cross the Kaligandaki River on either side to get to Kagbeni. The river's left fork carries on to Kagbeni. Perhaps Kagbeni will be your lunch destination. We arrive in Jomsom, a sizable city that serves as the Mustang region's administrative center, after a few hours of traveling from Kagbeni.
It is a significant settlement in the Kaligandaki area connecting the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet and has an airport right above the Kaligandaki River. (Full-board accommodation at a tea house or tented camp)
This morning, we prepare for the thrilling alpine scenery flight to Pokhara by packing our baggage. Our opportunity to experience the best views of the surrounding Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan range is provided by the flight's passage between two high peaks, Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). We have a full day to experience Pokhara's natural beauty. Your tour guide will take you on a sightseeing tour of the Pokhara valley and the city's top attractions. The most significant and well-known Hindu temple in Pokhara is Bindabashini, which is a place of pilgrimage. A two-hour boat ride through Phewa Lake will take you to the Barahi temple, which is located on an island in the lake, as well as other well-known locations including David Fall and Ghupteshower Cave. (BB base, one night at a luxury hotel).
Up until a few hours prior to your flight, you may choose an afternoon flight to Kathmandu; alternatively, you might take an optional scenic tour of Pokhara or engage in action-packed pursuits like paragliding or boat riding. Be careful to sit on the left side of the plane on the way back from Pokhara to Kathmandu for the greatest Himalayan views. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to go by bus, we'll make arrangements for a ticket in a tourist bus with a riverside seat and have you depart from Pokhara at 7:30 am. The left-side seats of cars are good for taking in the view; the route passes by the Trisuli River, where many people can be seen floating down it in rafts. ! Please keep in mind that to celebrate the successful completion of the Chulu East Peak Climb, Mountain Guide Trek staff and I will be hosting a wonderful "Farewell supper" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. (BB base, overnight stay at a luxury hotel)
There is nothing to do but exchange emails with travel partners and organize the images as today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are bidding goodbye to the mountains as your tour in Nepal comes to an end today. You can go shopping or go sightseeing if you have more time. Mountain Guide Treks will send a representative to pick you up at the airport around three hours prior to the flight's planned departure time.
Entry visa for Nepal: You can simply obtain a visa upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport by paying $40 or equivalent in foreign currency for a 30-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Similar to that, a $100 fee will get you a 90-day multiple-entry tourist visa. Bring two duplicate passport-size pictures.)
Note: If the aforementioned itinerary is insufficient for your needs, we may create custom travel schedules based on your preferences.
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