Chulu East Climbing (6,584m)-24 Days

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  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Moderate
  •  Max Altitude: 6,584m
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private car/van and domestic flight

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the tour and expedition

  Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house basis during trekking, camping basis while climbing

Trip Introduction

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 included in the Larger Damodar Himal. Chulu East lying south east of Chulu West is a comparatively smaller peak. Chulu East 6,584m. It is situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking views across to the Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. The climb is combined with the classic trek Jomsom or the Annapurna massif, ascending the Marshyangdi valley and crossing the Thorung La pass walk to Jomsom via Muktinath. From the tops of these peaks, the panoramic view of the extraordinary Annapurna and Gangapurna Ranges will take your oxygen-deprived breath even further away.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley (B/D).
Day 03: Drive: Kathmandu to Beshisahar (760m / 5 hrs). Trek to Khundi (790m / 3 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 04: Khudi / Bhaunadanda (1310m / 4 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 05: Bhaunadanda / Tal (1700m / 6 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 06: Tal / Bagarchap (2160m / 6 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 07: Bagarchap / Chame (2670m / 7 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 08: Chame / Pisang (3300m / 6 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 09: Trek to Yak-Kharka (4210 / 6 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 10: Continue to Chulu-East Base Camp (5140m / 5 hrs). Overnight Camp.
Day 11: Rest day for acclimatization at Base Camp. Explore the surrounding.
Day 12: Ascend High Camp of Chulu-East (5600m), return back or stay there. Overnight Camp.
Day 13: Optional day (For bad weather). Attempt for the ascend or explore the surrounding.
Day 14: Make the summit of Chulu East (6584m) and return the base camp (7 hrs). Overnight at base camp
Day 15: Trek to Manang (3540m / 5 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 16: Rest to acclimatize (B/L/D). Camp
Day 17: Continue to Letdar (4200m / 4 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 18: Letdar / Thorung Phedi (4450m / 6 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 19: Cross Thorung La (5416m/ 6 hrs). Cont. to Muktinath (3800m/ 2 hrs) (B/L/D). Camp
Day 20: Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m / 4 hrs) (B / L / D)
Day 21: Flight: Jomsom – Pokhara. Free time. Hotel. (B). Camp
Day 22: Flight: Pokhara – Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 23: Free day to explore, and enjoy Kathmandu. Hotel Overnight.
Day 24: Final Departure.

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Service included in the cost: 

  • Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
  • Deluxe accommodation in 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus
  • All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb
  • All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek
  • Tea house basis accommodation in trekking and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb
  • The required number of trekking and climbing staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit
  • TIMS
  • Chulu East Peak Climbing Permit fees
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Utmost Adventure Trekking Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
  • Service charge and tax

Service not included in the cost: 

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

Accommodation

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. While trekking and climbing in remote area we will provide twin-shared basis tent, mattress and sleeping bag. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination (while camping fresh food cooked by our cook, meal will be pure vegetarian & Non vegetarian as per your choice.). Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, limited continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Chulu East peak climbing is a moderate climbing and trekking. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail and basic climbing skills will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the Chulu East Climbing by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Climbing Chulu East should be relatively fine for those who have experience in climbing/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the climbing. Past climbing and hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skills are required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

Best Time for Chulu West Peak Climbing The best seasons for Chulu West Peak Climbing are Spring (Mid March to May) and Autumn (mid September to November).


equipment list

Service included in the cost: 

  • Airport-Hotel-airport pick up & drop by private car/van/bus
  • Deluxe accommodation in 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 nights)
  • Kathmandu city Tours by professional tour guide and private car/van/bus
  • All your standard meals as per itinerary (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and Climb
  • All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (4 times a day) during the trek
  • Tea house basis accommodation in trekking and tented accommodation during the climbing
  • A local government license holder Trekking and Climbing Guide during the trek and climb
  • The required number of trekking and climbing staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all trekking staffs
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit
  • TIMS
  • Chulu East Peak Climbing Permit fees
  • General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.Down Jacket and duffel/kit bag by Utmost Adventure Trekking Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu
  • Service charge and tax

Service not included in the cost: 

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Multiple entry visa for US$ 40 or equivalent convertible foreign currency.) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. It requires 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price includes section

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.