Chulu Far East Peak Climbing

First climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge, the peak of Chulu East, together with Chulu West, forms an integral part of the Manang Himal, which in turn is part of the Larger Damodar Himal. Chulu East, which lies to the south-east of Chulu West is a comparatively smaller peak.

Our trek follows the Chhetaji Khola to reach a campsite at Yak Kharaka at 4000m. From there to the Chulu Far East Base Camp the trek is very steep. The Base Camp is set above a waterfall at 4700m and as we aim to arrive by lunchtime the afternoon can be spent on an acclimatisation climb.

Base camp to our high camp is also steep, the high camp set on a rocky platform near a small lake at 5300m. Next morning we climb to the summit along a route which is both rocky and icy, but always steep so that we need to fix ropes to reach the south- west col. From there a snow ridge continues to the summit where the view takes in Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang Peak, Chulu west and the north side Himlung Valley.

Itinerary Day by Day Program

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Administrative formalities, secure Chulu Far East peak permit, introduction with guide and final preparation.

Day 03: Transfer to Beshisahar (823m)

Day 04: Trek to Bahundanda (1311m)

Day 05: Trek to Chyamje (1410m)

Day 06: Trek to Bagarchhap (2164m)

Day 07: Trek to Chame (2713m)

Day 08: Trek to Pisang (3185m)

Day 09: Trek from Pisang to Julu (3500m)

Day 10: Acclimatise at Julu.

Day 11: Trek from Julu to Yak Kharka

Day 12: Trek from Yak Kharka to Chulu Far East Base Camp

Day 13: Acclimastise and preparation

Day 14: Trek to Chulu Far East High Camp

Day 15: Summit Chulu Far East 6059m and return to Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to Manang (3351m)

Day 17: Trek to Phedi (4480m) high Camp (4700m)

Day 18: Cross Throng la pass (5416m) and trek to Muktinath (3802m)

Day 19: Trek to Jomsom (2713m)

Day 20: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 22: Drive to Airport for return flight

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