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"Trekking along the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, and climbing Annapurna Region's one of the fascinating peaks- Chulu East Climbing, the alpine experience of a lifetime" Almost 150m higher than Chulu West, Chulu East Peak (6,584m) lies south east of Chulu West in the Annapuran Region. Climbing Chulu East is technically challenging, which demands mountaineering skills like use of crampons, ice-axes and rope works. The adventurous feat in the Annapurna is especially to those climbers who are fit enough and can cope with the extremely challenging conditions of the Himalayas. To be precise Climbing Chulu East is not recommended for the novice climbers as the most of the section of the venture above Chulu East Base Camp involves ropes to climb and cross the glacier ridges and gorges. Like the adventurous thrill that the trail to the summit of Chulu West has, the route to Chulu East also caters all the fascinating aspects of the trek. Apart from the pleasures of the trail, the summit of Chulu East offers the magnificent views of the mountains like Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Mt. Manaslu. Kicking off the trekking at Besisahar, Chulu East Climbing Journey with Access Nepal traverses through the lush vegetation of Marsyangdi Valley as it frequently emerges to traditional villages before finally reaches to Manang. At Manang the trail deviates towards higher elevation all the way to Chulu East Summit. After conquering the Chulu East Summit, the trek once again joins the trail of Annapurna Circuit and arrives at Muktinath via Thorung La Pass. Trip Length : 19 Days Activities : Sightseeing, Trekking, Climbing Difficulty : Strenuous Max Elevation : 6584m Meal : 3 meals a day during trek Accommodation : Lodges/Tents Best Month : September to November & March to May Group Size : 2+Nepal Visa International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your home country Your meals at Kathmandu, except welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfast Entire cost of beverages, mineral water and beer etc. while on trek Travel insurance (must includes helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation charges) Tipping to the guide and porter Anything not included in trip includes list are your personal expenses
Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu, Transfer to the Hotel; Evening Welcome Dinner At a Cultural Restaurant
Welcome to the Land of Himalayas! On your arrival, Access Nepal representative would pick up you from airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After check in to hotel, time for refreshment.
Evening, we will have a group meeting and introduction at 5:30 at our Office (Your Access Nepal Guest relation officer pick up you from your hotel at 5:00 PM). In the office we will have a trek briefing session, introduction to your trek leader and trip discussion. Then, you would be transferred to one of the typical Nepalese Restaurant (Nepali Chulo) for the welcome Dinner (We eat Dal Bhat- Typical Nepalese Food), enjoy eating local food with cultural dance and ethnic dance. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley (1400m) and Trek Preparation Day
Kathmandu is the main cultural hub of Nepal. A city of temples and monasteries not only holds the nation’s most religious shrines, it is also a sacred valley where the living Gods and Goddess live with the mortals till the date. Today you will have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with the best tourist guide of the town. After the breakfast, we will escort you to Pashupatinath- the largest Hindu Temple of Nepal in a private vehicle. The temple dedicated to supreme Hindu God, Shiva banks Bagmati River. At Pashupatinath you will get to see exceptionally carved statues and idols of Hindu deities, a long row of Shiva-Lings, series of small temples and the golden hood at the top of main Temple is truly fascinating. Moreover, an opportunity to witness the Hindu Death ritual at Aryaghat Pashupatinath is an offbeat cultural experience. After the exploration of Pashupatinath we will walk along the busy streets of Kathmandu to Boudhanath. A large domed shaped Buddhist stupa, Boudhanath holds huge religious significance among the Tibetan Buddhists of Nepal. A major shrine on ancient Indo-China trade route Boudhanath offered blessings to traders and scholars for safe journey through the high Himalayan passes to Tibet. Saffron robed monks circumambulating Boudhanath, colorful prayer flags touching the skyline from the dome pinnacle to the base of large monument and the and outlets selling Tibetan souvenirs makes this place a true Tibet outside Tibet. Post lunch the sightseeing tour continues to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The exemplary wooden and stone craftsmanship at the site makes a place the prominent attraction for tourists. The stone paved streets, pagoda style religious monuments inclusive different Hindu deities are the cultural delights of ancient and medieval Nepal at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Today’s final destination for sightseeing tour in Kathmandu takes you to Swayambhunath. A self emerged Buddhist stupa lies on a hilltop overlooking Kathmandu with its watchful eyes. You will get to experience more about Tibetan Buddhism at Swayambhunath.After the full day; sightseeing tour a private vehicle will escort you to your hotel.
Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar By Local Bus and Trek to Bhulbhule (840m), 7 Hours Drive and 1-2 H
After the breakfast, we begin our journey, driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then following the rough road above Marsyangdi River. We pass through the low-lying villages and rice fields. After 6-7 hours of long drive, we finally arrive to Besi Sahar. From Besi Sahar, our trek kicks off. We trek along the trail of the village and descend down along the narrow path to the Pam Khola. On crossing the stream, we ascend towards the village of Denauti where we get to see Nepali village life closely. The trail further leads to the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola, passing through paddy fields and subtropical forests. As the trail nears the Khudi Khola, we approach the Gurung village of Bhulbule. Once we reach Bulbule we will have time to rest and explore around. Overnight at Bhulbule.
Day 4 : Trek to Jagat 1300m, 5-6 Hours of Trek
After the breakfast, we descend from Bahundanda, along the wonderful terraced fields of rice. We then cross a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall before we climb up to traverse the hillside high above the river to reach the village of Hani Gaon. We follow the winding mountain path down through Syange and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply up. At some places during this uphill climb the trail is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the stone village of Jagat, evening we rest and explore around Jagat and Overnight at Jagat.
Day 5 : Trek to Dharapani (1860m) , 7 Hours of Trek
We take our breakfast and the trek begins from Jagat. We descend down until we reach the riverbed and then continue through a lush forest. Further an ascending climb leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. Then we cross the suspension bridge and after crossing a suspension bridge, we climb steeply towards the slippery and physically challenging path to Sattale. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal. As we walk away from Tal, the path becomes rugged and winding. Then we approach steep forested village of Karte. Meandering along the waterfalls and cliffs, we finally reach Dharapani after crossing a suspension bridge, we explore around the Dharapani and we stay there for overnight.
Day 6 : Trek to Chame (2670m), 6 Hours of Trek
Again, we take breakfast and start our trek walking through a narrow field exiting out of the village. The Dudh Khola, which originates from the south face of Manaslu and then Marshyangdi veers to the left. Sinuous trails of the. Annapurna II becomes visible as we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhotia village with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the breeze will be found on the way. As we continue ascending through forests of pine and oak, we pass through Dhanakyu before coming to a thundering waterfall. Further on, the Marshyangdi River enters a gorge and the trails follows rock-strewn path. We can pause for a while and take in the splendor of the picturesque Manaslu. When the steep incline ends, we follow a path amid magnificent rhododendrons and continue on a gently rising path. We cross a stream before entering a pine forest. We then enter the pristine hamlet of Kotho, from where we can capture the most enchanting view of Annapurna II. Treading further, the route reaches a large white gate with a corrugated iron roof, which is the entrance of Chame. The hot springs are the major attraction of this place. We explore around Chame and stay for Overnight in Chame.
Day 7 : Trek to Pisang (3200m) , 5-6 Hours of Trek
In the morning time, we will view the amazing sight of the glowing Lamjung Himal [6893m] and after breakfast we head off for Pisang. En route, we cross a large suspension bridge over Marshyangdi River. Our trekking trail meanders through barley field leading to Teleku at 2775 meters. As we leave undulating mountain passes, we enter fascinating apple orchard and cross a bridge at 2840 meters. On crossing the bridge, the pristine hamlet of Bratang appears. Further on, we continue our steep rock-strewn trails to the south side and cross a long suspension bridge at 3040 meters. At this vantage point on the bridge, we get to view Paungda Danda, rock rising more than 1500 meters from the river. En route, we get to capture splendid views of Annapurna II rearing up on the east and Pisang Peak on the north-east. We cross a bridge and we enter the village of Pisang. There we will have time to explore the picturesque environment. Overnight at Pisang.
Day 8 : Trek to Manang (3540m) , 5 Hours of Trek
After the breakfast, we continue our trek from Pisang walking along a steep ridge savoring beautiful sights of the Manang valley and the Tilicho peak towering above 7132 meters. The route further leads to the wide plain of the Sabje Khola Valley from where we get the majestic view of Annapurna IV [7525m]. And we enter the beautiful village of Mungji. We continue treading along the cultivated fields and after a while we arrive at the village of Braga with a splendid monastery. While trekking down to Manang, we enjoy the majestic views of the Annapurna range - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m] and Tilicho Peak [7134m]. Explore around Manang and Overnight at Manang.
Day 9 : Acclimatization Day in Manang (3540m)
Today we have an adequate acclimatization before getting higher to the summit of Chulu East. We can spend this day strolling down the river to see the tremendous ice-fall cascading down from the glaciated mountain peaks or by simply take in the panoramic beauty of the Annapurna mountain range and the Manang Valley. Overnight at Manang.
Day 10 : Trek to Chauri Ledar 4-5 Hours Trek
The adventurous Chulu East Climbing today continues to climb up exitting out of Marshyangdi Valley. While gaining the altitude sharply, the trail to Chulu East Summit chases tough trail north out of valley. Now, the large Himalayan trees fade away from your sight and the vegetation seen throughout are shrub like small plants. While on trek today, it is a great fun to yak grazelands and majestic view of Annapurna III. At the end of the day, you reach Chauri Ledtar for the overnight stay.
Day 11 : Trek to Chulu East Base Camp 3910m
Today we trek to the Chulu East Base Camp.The trail today caters the views breathtaking landscapes that include the widespread Himalayas. Treading along the trail above Ngwal village, we head north-west on barren vertical trail to get to a small village at Jhulu. This is the Base Camp Spot for Chulu East Climbing Expedition.
Day 12 : Trek to Chulu East High Camp 5300m
Today, we come closer towards Chulu East. We chase relatively less frequented trail along the eastern bank of Chegaji Khola to reach the moraines below the ridge for the overnight stay. The High Camp of Chulu East is a wonderful spot to begin the real journey towards Chulu summit.
Day 13 : Rest Day At High Camp
Before getting to an elevation of above 6000m, a day acclimatization is essential. Check all your climbing gears, give a last shot of practicing alpine skills and just explore around.
Day 14 : Summit Chulu East and Trek Back to Base Camp
Today is the big day. We are summiting Chulu East. The trail to Chulu East initially opens up to a snowy ridge, which can be easily traversed without much of alpine skills to Chulu East Summit. From the summit, the views of snowcapped peaks in all directions, the tranquil Manang Valley is the biggest reward. After the summit, we trek down on the retracing trail to Chulu East Base Camp for the overnight stay.
Day 15 : Trek to Thorung Phedi 4450m
Traversing via Chauri Ledar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up to the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi. Overnight at Thorong Phedi.
Day 16 : Trek to Muktinath Via Thorung La Pass 5416m, 7 Hours of Trek
We have an early start after breakfast, today for the crossing of Thorong La [5416m]. The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp. After around four hours of steady climbing, we reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. From the snow-covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang. The descent to Muktinath is a 1600m trek. On the way we will find the excellent views of Dhaulagiri. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, with its shrines and temple. We visit Muktinath valley and temple. Overnight at Muktinath.
Day 17 : Drive to Pokhara 7-8 Hrs Drive
Today we drive to Pokhara. The drive from Muktinath to Pokhara is along Nepal's one of the most offbeat roads o through the mishmashed roads high above Kali Gandaki River. The drive is fascinating as the mountains you have trekked so close to are still wonderful to watch. We arrive to Beni for the late afternoon lunch and post lunch we drive to Pokhara. On our arrival at Pokhara we drive in to our hotels in the city.
Day 18 : Drive to Kathmandu 7-8 Hrs Drive; Evening Farewell Dinner
Today after breakfast you will be driven to Kathmandu in a tourist bus. By 3 in the afternoon you will arrive to Kathmandu. Rest of the time you can enjoy the free time at Kathmandu shopping and relaxing. In the evening we will enjoy the farewell dinner in Kathmandu's one of the best cultural restaurants.
Day 19 : Departure from Kathmandu
This is your last day in Nepal. You can do shopping or buy some souvenirs for your family, friends or relatives until your departure to airport. We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure to your onward destination.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 3290 / Adult|
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