chulu east peak climbing
At a Glance
    • Conquer the summit of Chulu East Peak, a challenging and rewarding climb in the Annapurna region of Nepal.
    • Combine Chulu East Peak climbing with the classic Annapurna Circuit trek, providing a diverse and comprehensive Himalayan experience.
    • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic sights of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna, and other surrounding peaks from the summit.
    • Trek through traditional Gurung and Manang villages with great experience of the rich cultural heritage of the region.
    • Explore the Manang Valley, surrounded by high peaks with unique Tibetan-influenced culture and architecture.
    • Cross the challenging Thorong La Pass, one of the highest trekking passes in the world, as part of the Annapurna Circuit.
    • Come across technical climbing sections, including ice and snow slopes, providing a thrilling and skill-testing ascent.
    • Establish a base camp in a spectacular location, surrounded by high mountains and pristine landscapes, creating a serene and remote atmosphere.
    • Navigate through glacial and high-altitude terrain, enhancing both the adventure and technical aspects of the climb.
    • Reach the summit of Chulu East Peak, having that sense of achievement and gaining valuable mountaineering experience.


    Chulu East Peak Climbing is an exhilarating adventure that takes you to the heights of the Himalayas. The approach to the base camp starts from the village of  Manang. Standing at  6,584 meters (21,602 feet), Chulu East offers breathtaking views of the mountain range. Chulu East Peak Climbing is best made from a base camp in a small valley north of Manang situated off the main trail to Thorung La Pass 5,416m inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Indeed, one of the best views of this peak can be had from that pass. One of the highlights of climbing Chulu East is the breathtaking Himalayan scenery you'll encounter along the way. From lush forests and alpine meadows to towering snow-capped peaks, the landscapes are truly awe-inspiring.

    The duration of a Chulu East climb can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, acclimatization schedule, and the chosen route. Typically, the entire expedition takes around 18-22 days, including trekking to and from the mountain. Due to the technical nature of the climb and the remote location, most climbers choose to join guided expeditions led by experienced mountaineering guides. These guides provide essential support, logistics, and safety measures throughout the journey.

    As with all peaks in Nepal, climbers need to obtain permits from the Nepalese government. The permit requirements may change, so it's essential to check the latest regulations with a reliable trekking agency.


    The standard route for climbing Chulu East typically starts from the village of Chame or Pisang in the Annapurna Circuit trek. Climbers usually establish several high camps as they ascend, acclimatizing along the way. The final summit push involves navigating through snowy slopes and may require the use of basic mountaineering equipment like crampons and ice axes.

    The most common route to the summit is via the  North-East Ridge, which was first climbed by a German expedition in 1955. North-West Ridge: Go beyond the hut following the yak pastures and walk up a ridge that leads into a hidden valley where it is possible to find a good site for a base camp.
    From this camp, ascend steep scree slopes to a col 4,900/16,076 feet), on a subsidiary ridge that leads down from the main ridge. To the north of the col ascend a snow slope for 200 meters to the base of a band of rock at an altitude of 5,100 meters and the site for a possible high camp.

    Climb the rock band with some difficulty to the north-west shoulder of ChuluWestt 5450 meters/17,880 feet, where another camp can be established or a camp can be placed on a snow plateau above 5,530 meters/18,143 feet. On the first ascent and several subsequent ascents, the rope was fixed on the rock band. From the plateau continue up the progressively narrowing ridge to the summit of 6,250 meters /20,505 feet. Descend by the same route. Most climbers will follow to Climb Chulu East Peak Climbing route from Besishar to Manang, Thorung Pass to Muktinath also called Annapurna Circuit Trek.


    Chulu East Peak Climbing presents a moderate challenge, but it’s not without its difficulties. The trek covers nearly 23 miles from Pokhara to the base camp. Ascending steep hills and navigating zigzagged trails requires endurance and determination. Chulu East demands previous alpine experience. You’ll encounter fractured glacial terrain and steep scree slopes as you ascend to the main high summit ridge. The climb doesn't require advanced mountaineering techniques, it does involve steep slopes, snow and ice sections, and some rock scrambling.

    Familiarity with equipment is essential. Be prepared to use items like crampons, ice axes, harnesses, tie knots, and climbing ropes.
    The ascent isn’t overly technical, but it does require physical fitness, mental resilience, as well as the right gear. Adequate acclimatization is crucial when climbing Chulu East to prevent altitude-related illnesses. Most climbers include several rest days during the ascent to allow their bodies to adjust to the increasing elevation.

    However, standing atop Chulu East, surrounded by Himalayan peaks, will make it all worthwhile.


    Like any mountain in the Himalayas, the weather on Chulu East can be unpredictable and possibly harmful. It's essential to plan the climb during the optimal climbing season, which is usually in the springtime (March-May) and autumn (September-November) when the weather is more stable.
    The very best time for Chulu East Peak Climbing remains in Spring. Throughout this duration, the region enjoys mild weather with low humidity. The transition from winter to spring brings a mix of winter storms and sunny days. While early spring can be cold and may experience snowfall in various parts of the region, the temperature rises as April progresses, reaching up to 8 degrees Celsius by the end of the season.

    Additionally, autumn (September to November) is another excellent time for Chulu East Peak Climbing. Autumn offers a similar blend of cold, rain, and sunshine. The weather is mostly hot and sunny at the beginning of the season, but as it progresses, the temperature falls, reaching as low as -10 degrees Celsius.

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.

    • Max. Altitude:1300m
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Dinner

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.

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    • Accommodation:Lodge in Khudi
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Max. Altitude:2670m
    • Accommodation:Lodge in Chame
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Max. Altitude:3300m
    • Accommodation:Lodge in Pisang
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Accommodation:Camp in East Base Camp
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Max. Altitude:5600m
    • Accommodation:Camp in Eastern Chulu
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Meals:: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Accommodation:Lodge in Manag
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Pokhara
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Accommodation:3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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