Chulu Far East Peak Climbing (6059m) is the mountaineers’ equivalent of trekking the famous Annapurna Circuit. It follows much of the same route, but adds a spectacular trekking peak to the mix. As well as the unforgettable climb, make a side-trip to incredible Tilicho Lake, and pass through the culturally distinct Manang and Mustang areas.
Chulu Far East Peak Climbing Highlights,
Chulu Far East Peak Climbing is a Popular trekking peak It lies in the northern part of the Annapurna region, and the trek follows much of the same route as the Annapurna Circuit.
A major drawcard is the variety of terrain and cultures that are encountered along the way. The expedition isn’t just about the ascent of Chulu Far East, but the side-trip to gorgeous Tilicho Lake, the crossing of the rarely travelled Mesokanta La Pass (5120m) and the Tibetan Buddhist Gurung culture of Manang and Mustang.
The peak itself is challenging, as all peaks are, yet suitable for novice climbers. There are some tricky crevasses, but the climbing is not too technical. From the summit you will see Annapurna I, II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu.
The Route Followed
This expedition begins with a full day’s drive from Kathmandu to the trailhead at Chame, headquarters of Manang District. Begin along a forested trail, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peeping through from time to time.
After three days’ trekking, stop for an acclimatization day at JuluKhola (3500m). Go on short hikes to higher altitude. Then, continue on a steep trail up to Chulu Far East Peak Base Camp (5000m) for a training and acclimatization day. Spend some time training, refreshing (or learning) essential mountaineering skills, and hiking to a nearby glacier to practice those skills.
From Base Camp, head up to High Camp (5500m). The path is through snow, and this night will be spent camping on rocky ground. The next day, rise in the early hours to summit Chulu Far East. After enjoying the incredible views in all directions, descend first to High Camp, and then all the way back to Base Camp.
The beauty of the expedition doesn’t end once the peak has been summitted. The return trip follows a different route. First, stop by Manang village, from which you will make a three-day side-trip to glacier-fed Tilicho Lake (4919m). It’s one of the highest lakes in the world, and is often frozen. The spectacular deep blue-turquoise water is surrounded by barren and snowy peaks.
Cross Mesokanta La (5120m) and trek down into Lower Mustang and Jomsom, headquarters of Mustang. Return to Pokhara by air.
This trip utilises basic but comfortable teahouses/lodges most of the way. During the climbing section (Base Camp and High Camp) we will provide Camping support with Tented accommodation including Tilicho Lake and Meso Kanta La Pass section also Camping support required.
Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Tilicho Lake trek short itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and preparation day.
Day 03: Drive to Dharapani. (1960 meters) via Besisahar.
Day 04: Trek to Chame. (2670 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Pisang. (3200 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Ngawal via Gyaru. (3670 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Julu Khola (Waterfall Camp 4000m) 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chulu Far East Base Camp. (4835 meters)
Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Chulu Far East Base Camp
Day 10: Trek to Chulu Far East High Camp (5334 meters).
Day 11: Summit Chulu Far East (6058 meters) and return to Base Camp.
Day 12: Extra Day.
Day 13: Trek to Manang (3540 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (3734 meters).
Day 15: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4949 meters).
Day 16: Mesokanta La Pass (5120m and trek to Yak Kharka (3510 meters).
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom (2720 meters).
Day 18: Fly to Pokhara.
Day 19: Flight to Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure.
Service Includes on trip cost.
Service excludes on trip cost
|Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen on safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:|
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