Climbing Chulu East Peak (6,200 m) is technically straightforward, provided you know how to use crampons, harness, ice axe and ropes. And, more importantly, you are guided by an experienced crew in peak climbing in Nepal. The peak is situated high above the Manang valley and the trail that follows the classic trek around the Annapurna massif. You ascend into the Marsyangdi valley and crossing the Thorung La, before descending the Kali-Gandaki valley and heading to Pokhara.
Chulu East Peak climbing is a rewarding adventure made memorable by the dramatic deep valleys and scenery of mountain landscapes. Diverse climate favourable for rich vegetation and wildlife species are added beauty of this trip. And, once you ascend the peak, your excitement will be further heightened by an awe-inspiring vista of the majestic peaks. From the top, you can have the alluring view of Annapurna (8,091m) Massif, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri (8,0167m) Massif, Tilicho and Manaslu (8,163m).
The cultural features of Annapurna trekking region makes your peak climbing in Nepal more memorable. The ethnic villages of Gurung, Thakali and Managese reflecting their typical socio-cultural aspects realize the importance of this visit. Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition are in practice among the settlers of this area. The Thakali dish (typical food items combined with the fermented green vegetable pickle) is the worldwide brand.
As Chulu East Peak lies in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), the diverse species of flora and fauna come into your sight. If you make this trip in spring, you can find the entire forests covered by colourful rhododendron flowers. The lush forests have conserved a large variety of animals and birds as an additional feature of this trek.
Apart from crossing one of the high Himalayan passes, Thorung La Pass, this itinerary takes you to a famous pilgrimage to Muktinath Temple. It is equally revered and visited by the Hindus and Buddhists as a sacred destination throughout the year. The flame burning with the natural gas and 108-water sprouts gives you a true sense of wonder while in this shrine.
The Manang Valley is popular for its apple production as the weather and soil are quite appropriate for this. You can see many apple orchards with the red and juicy apples hanging in the trees. You can taste the organic apples and other many products made up of apples. If you like, don’t forget to taste the local liquor brand of Apple named ‘Marpha’!
1. How can reach Chulu East Peak from Kathmandu?
Chulu East Peak lies in the Annapurna region close from the lake city Pokhara. To reach Pokhara from Kathmandu, you can take either a flight or drive. The flight takes around 30 minutes and it takes 6 hours’ driving. From there, you follow the trail of Annapurna region trekking up to Nagawal and then divert towards the destination.
2. What is Chulu East Peak height?
Chulu East Peak height is 6,059 metres from the sea level.
3. How many days do I need to climb Chulu East Peak?
To reach Chulu Peak from Kathmandu it takes around 12 days. From the base camp, it takes 2 days if the weather is fine and favourable. However, you should always be ready to keep a day of contingency.
4. Is climbing Chulu East Peak difficult?
As it is a technical peak, climbing Chulu East Peak is challenging and difficult. Basically, it is difficult for the beginners who have less knowledge about using the climbing gears like crampons, ice axes and ropes. For those who have previous knowledge of peak climbing, it not that easy. We highly recommend you to get proper training and knowledge about the uses of peak climbing. Finally, you must be supported by a professional and experienced climbing guide for this expedition.
5. Do I need previous climbing experience for Chulu East Peak climbing?
As it is quite challenging peak climbing in Nepal, previous climbing experience will be an added point. For the beginners, it needs proper training, practice and knowledge about using climbing gears. Therefore, you need to consult with the experienced climbing guide for successfully do with this task. Orbit Alpine Adventure provides all the necessary information and recommendation about peak climbing in Nepal. Contact us at www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
6. Do I need climbing gears to climb Chulu East Peak?
Yes, of course, you need climbing gears and proper knowledge about using them to climbing Chulu East Peak. For more details, click the following link: https://www.orbitalpineadventure.com/peak-climbing-in-nepal
Note: You can also end up your journey after climbing Chulu East Peak. For this, you can descend to Chame and take a jeep directly to Kathmandu or Pokhara as well. Or you can also extend it to Annapurna Royal trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek or Annapurna Sunrise View trek.