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Chulu East Peak Climbing / Expedition

Chulu East Peak Climbing
Chulu East Peak Climbing / Expedition

Chulu East Peak Climbing provides you the beautiful views of stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna I, II, IV , Manaslu , Gangapurna and Dhaulagiri  ,marvelous Glacier Dome , Tilicho peak. Here the trek also offers you the chance to explore the local culture of Himalayan people along with the beautiful  and rear wildlife vegetation.

Chulu Peak(6584m\21601 ft.) is one of the technical peaks located at north of Annapurna Base Camp in massif Annapurna region, above the Manang valley. The region provides you the beautiful views of stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna I(8091m\26545 ft.), II (7937m\26040 ft.), IV (7525m\24688 ft.), Manaslu (8163m\26781 ft.), Gangapurna (7455m\24458 ft.)and Dhaulagiri (8167m\26795 ft.) ,marvelous Glacier Dome (2199m\7214 ft.), Tilicho peak(7134m\23405 ft.). The trekking trail starting from Beshisahar ascending the Marsyangdi valley , passing Manang crossing over Thorung La, descending to Kaligandaki and to the beautiful city Pokhara. The trek also offers you an opputunity to explore the local culture of Himalayan people with beautiful vegetation and rare wildlife of Annapurna region.

The peak is first ascended by the German expedition team in 1995 via the north East Ridge. As the majority of climbing will be concerned with rope walk together in a rope, the climbing requires much talented and experienced climber with good health physical. The trek is considered as one of the best for adventure seekers. One should be well skilled in mountaineering activities like: crampons, ice-axes and rope works. Mountain climbing\ expedition in Chulu east is much memorable for adventure seekers and novice.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport & transfer to Hotel (1345m/4428ft)

Airport representative from our company pick you up upon your arrival. Then transfer you to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with new city or take a rest and relax. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Final Preparation

After breakfast at Hotel, sightseeing starts with a visit to Kathmandu - Swayambhunath (monkey temple), and Boudhanath. In the afternoon, meeting with guide and checking the trekking gear for final preparation. (Overnight at Hotel)

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Chame

After breakfast, drive to Chame from Kathmandu which takes around 9-10 hours. Journey to Chame provides beautiful sceneries including mountains and high hill station. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 4
Chame to Pisang

Following the trail, we walk along the river through the pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs till we reach orchard village. From there we cross a bridge and climb through pine forest. And after several hour of walk we reach Pisang village. Pisang village is famous for its offering of Pisang and Chulu peak. Again, we walk for about 2 hours and arrive at upper Pisang. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 5
Pisang to Humde Village

Hiking down to Pisang village, we start to trek toward Manang valley. From there we climb for half an hour and reach top of the ridge. From the ridge we get the best view of Manang Valley and many mountains like Gangapuprna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho and Chulu east also. We trek further to reach Humde and then to Braga village from where we trek until we reach Manang. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 6
Humde to Julu Khola

Observing marvelous views of many Annapurna ranges and Pisang peak, todays’ trip leads you to Julu Khola. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 7
Aclimalization at Julu Khola

Today, we involve in hiking up to Julu Khola Base Camp, passing through the amazing forest along with marvelous views of Annapurna ranges and Pisang peak. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 8
Julu Khola to Chulu East Base Camp

Today, we trek through the trail to Chulu East Base Camp, exploring the amazing views of Himalayas during the trekking trail. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 9
Acclimatization at Chulu East Base Camp

On this day, we hike to the nearest glacier on the base camp and involve in climbing the peak along with our guides. Thus, climbing makes more confident to the individual for upcoming peak climbing. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 10
Base Camp to Chulu East High Camp

Today, we climb through the snow slopes climbing trial, exploring the marvelous views of Himalayas: Chulu East, Chulu West and Chulu Far East along with crystal clear views of Pisang peak. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 11
High Camp to Chulu East peak to Base Camp

Conquering to the top of Chulu East Peak, we can observe the spectacular views of many stunning mountains like: Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu West and beautiful Himlung valley at the north side. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 12
Chulu East Base Camp to Manang

Trekking through the trail leads us back to the Julu Khola, from where we follow a trail to reach Manang. Here you can explore the many ethnic groups of people like: Gurung, Magar, Rai etc following their own different traditions and rituals. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 13
Manang to Sri Kharka

Following the path, towards Khangsar village, passing coniferous jungles provides you amazing moments of your life. Again, we take a path from Khangsar village to Sri Kharka, observing the monasteries along on the way. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 14
Sri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp

Passing the trail through the middle of landslide area, you can observe the very impressive rock formations on the trail. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 15
Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake

Today our trip starts from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake, along with moraine ridges and grassy slopes. Arriving at Tilicho Lake provides you a great chance to observe the charming lake, having its own history with great importance in Hinduism. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 16
Tilicho Lake to Mesokanta La Pass to Yak Kharka

Firstly we follow the trail and reach at Eastern Pass from where we can observe the spectacular views of many stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho Himal. Then to Mesokanta La pass where we can enjoy the marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Himal, Tukuche Peak and Nilgiri. Exploring such amazing views of Himalayas, leads us to Yak Kharka at the end. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 17
Yak Kharka to Jomsom

Exploring amazing Thinigaon, trek leads us to Jomsom again with spectacular views of mountains. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 18
Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

From Jomsom we take flight to Pokhara. Time here in Pokhara can be spent relaxing or going up for adventure. Pokhara is the second best touristic hub in Nepal and center of various kind of adventure. You can also visit the heritages and do fun adventures whilst your stay in here. Meals included: Breakfast, with tea or coffee.

Day 19
Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 - 7 hrs

For the return trip two options are available, you can either take easy 25 minute flight to Kathmandu or take longer 7 hours of scenic drive to Kathmandu, the choice is yours. Both the means are great with beautiful mountain views during flight and fascinating views of landscapes in drive Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.

Day 20
Departure/Farewell

Last day, you can either safely make return journey to home or you can join for another exciting adventure. And according to flight schedule you will be escorted to airport approximately 3 hours earlier to catch flight to your next destination.

Cost included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
  • Accommodation on tented camp
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
  • 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

Cost excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 6584 m
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy to moderate
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • March to May and September to December
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 20 Days
  • 1-18 Pax