Chulu (EAST) Peak Climbing
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Chulu East Peak is the part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. The south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m).
There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.
Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks as the range has 4 or more summits in the immediate vicinity, which are unmarked in maps of this area. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt could be made to the nearby peak as well. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Around the Annapurna region trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing.
Trek Grade: Modurate
Peak Grade: Strenuous
Trip Duration: 22 days
Trekking Days: 18 days
Climbing Period: 2 days
Maximum Altitude: 6,584m.
Trekking Mode: Lodge/Camp
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trek
Day 03: Drive to Bulbule
Day 04: Trek to Bahun danda
Day 05: Trek to Chyamje
Day 06: Trek to Dharapani
Day 07: Trek to Chame
Day 08: Trek to Pisang
Day 09: Trek to Ngwal
Day 10: Trek to Chulu east base camp
Day 11: Rest at Chulu east base camp
Day 12: Ascend to Chulu East High camp
Day 13: Summit Chulu East and return to base camp
Day 14: Additional day (incase of bad weather) and cleaning base camp
Day 15: Trek to Hunde
Day 16: Trek to Bhratang
Day 17: Trek to Bagarchhap
Day 18: Trek to Jagat
Day 19: Trek to Bulbule
Day 20: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 21: Rest day or final shopping day in Kathmandu valley
Day 22: Final departure to homeland
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry fee
Peak climbing permit
Food for the members on camping basis/ Lodge basis
All camping equipment and camping charges during climbing period
All required group climbing equipments( like fixed ropes, man rope, ice bar, ice screw.....)
All required Nepalese staffs including climbing support sherpa
Climbing support Sherpa equipments
All Nepalese staffs insurance
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
All personal climbing gears
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...