About Chulu East Peak Climbing
The Himalaya of Nepal are the world’s most exciting destination for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an adventurous challenge and exhilarating experience of a lifetime.
Chulu East Peak (6,584 mt / 21,601 ft) was first climbed by a German team in 1955. It is located in one of the most magnificent areas of the Himalaya, the Annapurna Circuit. The Annapurna Circuit has long been one of the favorite destinations of trekkers from all over the world. The Annapurna Region receives more trekkers than any other region of Nepal and is famous for scenic natural beauty and cultural diversity.
Along the way to Chulu East Peak Climbing you will experience magnificent scenery along the eastern valley of the circuit, following the lush Marsyangdi River valley up into the highlands with staggering mountain views. The summit of Chulu East Peak offers an astonishing panorama of the surrounding peaks and beyond into remote valleys in Nepal and Tibet. Chulu East Peak Climbing is more technically straight forward than nearby Chulu West Peak but does involve glacial crossings and technical equipment. It can be attempted by all comers, even people without mountaineering know-how and experience, and we will brief you on the use of equipment. Still, it will be demanding and should be attempted only by people fit and acclimatized to high elevation.
The Annapurna Circuit is entered by an enchanting weeklong hike from the lowlands. Our team assembles in Bhulebhule and together we ascend through the Marsyangdi River valley on an unforgettable hike up to Chulu East village.
Chulu East towers above the Manang Valley and is part of the Damodar Himal Range. We follow the usual northeast ridge route and establish our base camp on a moraine in an area with spectacular views at around 5,330 m / 17,487 ft. From base camp, most people make it to the summit and return to base camp in a day but we can also establish a higher camp if necessary. When the timing is right we push for the summit along the northeast ridge. Along the way up and on top of the mountain we enjoy an unforgettable sunrise that lights up the Himalaya with marvelous views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri (world’s 7th highest peak, the Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Manaslu (world’s 8th highest peak) and more! Another peak named Chulu Far East (6,059 mt / 19,879 ft) can be attempted from this route.
Following the thrilling achievement, we have options to return the way we come in or to continue on and enjoy the rest of the Annapurna Circuit including Thorang-La with optional side trips to Tilicho Lake, Mesokant Pass, Naar and Phu villages and more including Upper Mustang, Mansalu and Tsum Valley.
Along the whole way to Chulu East Peak Climbing, we include adequate rest days in the trek to ensure acclimatization. On these days, we take the chance to explore the beautiful surrounding area while we become accustomed to the altitude.
The Chulu East Peak Climbing timetable is planned by veteran climbers with special attention to season and safety. We always adhere to the highest safety standards and ensure that this trip is designed for comfort and well-being, especially by following a graded ascent with proper acclimatization.
There are no set departure dates for Chulu East Peak Climbing although the best period for reliable weather and views is March through May followed by September through November.
Please contact us anytime with questions and concerns and for booking. Let us know your preferred schedule, and we will arrange a climbing trip according to your timetable.
Chulu East Peak Climbing includes camping and is a fully supported trip. You carry only a light pack, and we will arrange a crew of porters and sometimes mules to transport provisions and gear, including food and a dining tent, tables, chairs, a toilet tent and personal sleeping tents. Our skilled chef will provide the day’s meals and in the evening we will enjoy a magnificent camp under the stars, surrounded by the Himalaya and jaw-dropping surroundings while we enjoy a supper and a warm drink.
We look forward to guiding you on the adventure of a lifetime to the top of the Himalaya!