Chulu East(6059m) - 21 Days

Chulu East(6059m)

This trek offers challenging and adventurous trekking around the Annapurna range with an ascent of Chulu East, a technically straightforward peak standing at 6,200m. The summit of Chulu East provides breathtaking views of Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu.

Most of the climbing of Chulu East will involve walking roped together and will include a glacier crossing. The expedition would suit any physically fit individual without the need for prior mountaineering or climbing experience.

Starting the trek from Besi Sahar, our trail ascends gradually along the Marshyangdi river valley to the village of Pisang, where we leave the main trail and head up towards Chulu East base camp. The trek in to base camp allows for gradual acclimatisation, aiding chances of a successful and enjoyable summit attempt. Following our ascent, we rejoin the main trail and head towards the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest gorge in the world, crossing the Thorung La pass (5,416m) en route. Descending into Jomsom, we take a flight to Pokhara and on to Kathmandu.

This trip is more than simply a mountain ascent: it is also a trek through a wide range of landscapes and diverse cultures. From the lush, terraced rice fields of the Himalayan foothills, through alpine forests, high-altitude tundra, spectacular high-altitude mountain scenery and the stark, barren beauty of the Manang Valley, the variety of the landscape is mirrored in the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the villages of the Annapurna region that we pass through en- route.

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Drive Syange (1080m)/Jagat (1330m)
Day 04Trek Dharapani (1960m)
Day 05Trek Chame (2710m)
Day 06Trek Upper Pisang (3310m)
Day 07Trek Manang (3540m) via Ngawal (3660m)
Day 08Rest/acclimatization
Day 09Trek Yak Kharka (4020m)
Day 10Trek Chulu-East Base Camp 5140m
Day 11Rest/acclimatization
Day 12Trek High Camp (5600m); return Base Camp
Day 13Summit (6584m); return Base Camp
Day 14Trek Manang 3540m
Day 15Rest
Day 16Trek Letdar (4230m)
Day 17Trek Thorung Phedi (4540m)
Day 18Trek Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung La (5416m)
Day 19Trek Jomsom (2760m)
Day 20Fly Pokhara-Kathmandu
Day 21Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for base camps and areas where tea houses are not available
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Required number of porters
  • Climbing gear, transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Cost Includes’

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layers of air next to the skin. If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety.It protects climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features

Fleece Excellent Poor Poor Excellent
Laminated softshell Good Good Fair Good
Double weave softshell Excellent Poor Fair Excellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshell Fair Good Excellent Fair
Waterproof breathable Fair Excellent Excellent Poor

We suggest you to buy light weight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons:

  1. It dries quick
  2. It is easy and quick to pack
  3. Feels comfortable during the trek
  4. Saves energy

Personal Equipment list

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(200 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)


  • Thermal inner layer ( 2 pairs)
  • Quick dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves) (3 pairs)
  • Bodywarmer fleece(1 pair)
  • Down Jacket (1 pair)
  • Gore-tex Jackets( 1 Pair)
  • Underwears
  • Thermal trouser(2 pairs)
  • Trousers for trekking(2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece trousers(2 pairs)
  • Gore-Tex trouser( 1 pair)
  • Down pant( 1 pair)

Personal stuffs

  • sleeping bag (-40)
  • Water bottle( 1)
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Mattress

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves
  • Gore Tex gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Alpine boot
  • Socks ( as per requirement)
  • Sandal (Crocs will be better)


  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter(15 kg Max)
  • Rucksack / Trekking bag (65 liters)


  • Personal medications
  • We provide a first aid kit during your trip(With Guide)

Expedition Himalaya provides below technical equipment upon clients request during their climb on rental basis.

  • Alpine boot(Do mention your size)
  • Crampons( 1 pair)
  • Helmet ( 1 Pair)
  • Harness( 1 pair)
  • Screwget carabiner (2 pairs)
  • Open gate carabiner (1 pair)
  • Ice axe (1 Pair)
  • Jumers /ascender
  • Climbing rope

*Please go through this link to download the checklist for Gears & Equipment’s. Peak climbing Gears and equipment list

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entry 15 days – US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days – US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days – US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

The visa extension fee for 15 days or less is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

The visa extension fee for more than 15 days is USD 2 per day

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a single visa year (January to December)

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Chulu East(6059m)

Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,200 m
  • B
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum