One of the most captivating experiences one may go on is climbing Chulu East Peak. At 6,584 meters above sea level, the peak provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Manaslu (8163 meters), Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), and Tilicho (7134 meters), among many others. Chulu East Peak climbing requires knowledge and trekking experience as well as good physical condition and stamina because the majority of the climbing will be concerned with rope walk along the route, including the glacial passage. It is a mutual combination of trekking trails around the Annapurna massif, climbing the Marshyangdi valley, and passing the Thorong La (5,416m). With the assistance of our knowledgeable, experienced guide, climbers who are physically fit and have some mountaineering experience will be able to successfully summit this peak.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Route
Similar to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail, the route to Chulu East Peak Base Camp, 5334m, begins at Besi Sahar and follows the Marsyangdi river valley through a stunning range of terrain and culture. The subtropical lower valley, with its terraced farms and Gurung-inhabited villages, is where we begin. We leave the Annapurna Circuit Trail at Pisang and enter an unpopulated area. We then follow a ridge through pine forests, yak pastures, and mani walls toward the Chulu East Base Camp, which is situated in the moraines below the col in the ridge separating the East and Far East peaks. While we acclimate for two nights in base camp, the Sherpa team sets up a high camp (Camp I). We ascend from high camp to a broad glaciated ridge by scrambling across a difficult, steep moraine and soft snow. You must descend, traverse a cracked glacier, and then ascend steep scree slopes from the col on the glaciated ridge in order to reach the relatively simple but high mountain. We make an effort to photograph the breathtaking vista from Chulu East’s top before descending to Base Camp the same day.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Best Season
The best seasons to climb Chulu East Peak are in the springtime, from March to May, and in the fall, from September to November (Autumn). But if you are well-equipped for the cold weather, climbing is also a terrific activity in the winter. The vistas of the mountains are crystal clear in December, when it is crisp and chilly, and there are less people in the area. You can choose to make the trip longer or shorter depending on your preferences.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Altitude Sickness
Breathlessness, among other symptoms, headaches, exhaustion, poor appetite, and poor sleep are some of the early signs. These symptoms may emerge momentarily upon arrival at high elevations (over 3000 meters), but they typically go away after 1–2 days. The frequency of altitude sickness symptoms has much more to do with how quickly people ascend to high elevations than it does with their age or level of fitness. Our programs are meticulously designed to facilitate simple acclimatization. However, it is still feasible that some expedition participants would get so severe altitude sickness that the trip will ultimately have to be canceled.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Experience and Fitness
Although our Everest Base Camp Trek route is more difficult than our Annapurna Base Camp Trek route, trekking in Nepal for the Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek does not require prior experience. Instead, our itinerary encourages walking comfortable distances. Trekking in the Himalayas constantly exposes us to high elevations and rocky terrain, necessitating appropriate rest and acclimatization to maintain their strength. We always have both accurately listed in our schedule. However, certain exercises like running, skipping, and other exercises will undoubtedly benefit you from the inside out.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Difficulty
Despite being a moderate trip, climbing Chulu East Peak is not without its challenges. With roughly 23 miles of adventures from Pokhara, the trek is no walk in the park. It’s challenging to move along a zigzagged track and climb steep slopes. Focusing and maintaining endurance power requires a lot of energy, and the climate above base camp is frequently unpleasant and bitterly cold. The challenging aspect of raising altitude is the unpredictable variations in temperature. Bring warm clothing because the weather at and above the base camp is bitterly cold even in the fall.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Accommodation
We have chosen 2 or 3 star hotels in the cities for your comfort and safety. The hotels can be upgraded to more deluxe ones per your request. All of the lodging as per the schedule is included in the package price. As some villages have a limited number of lodges, during the busiest times of the year, such as in the spring and fall, you might have to share a room with another trekker. A comfortable two-man tent with a mattress and a four-season sleeping bag will be provided for the climbing days. Our crew will try to set up camp in a picturesque location. All the hotel and camping accommodations are provided.
Chulu East Peak Climbing: Permits and Cost
During the spring season (March to May), the climbing permit for Chulu East costs $400 USD per person, however it only costs $200 USD during the fall season (September, October). And throughout the winter (December-February) and summer seasons, it only costs $100 USD if you are prepared for cold and harsh conditions (June to August). Additionally, you must deposit $500 USD as part of the waste deposit, which will be reimbursed once you’ve completed the necessary steps and climbed the required heights.
You must have the following items with you when ascending Chulu East peak.
- Synthetic insulated paint
- Shell jacket (which you can put on top of the down jacket while climbing)
- Insulated snow pant
- Thick climbing shocks
- Mountaineering boot
- Snow goggle
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Belay device (black diamond ATC XP which is perfect for the progressive climber, excellent braking capabilities, and durable design)
- Climbing helmet
- Locking carabineers*2 (D shaped)
- Non-locking carabineers
- Mountaineering gloves