Annapurna Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho Lake trek

 
  • Days: 20
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 20 Days

Activities: Climbing and Trekking

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 2,700

Group size: Minimum 2 people

Chulu Far East (6059 m, 19874 ft) climbing is also one of the popular expeditions in the Annapurna region. This peak has two different summits - the East Chulu which we are attempting and the - Chulu West. Chulu Far East was first ascended by the team of German expedition in 1955. This peak climbing is combined with Tilicho Lake (5200 m) which is said to be the highest lake in the world.

From the summit of the peak, you will be rewarded the views of different peaks such as Annapurna II (7937 m) and III (7555 m), Pisang peak (6091 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Gangapurna (7455 m) and Chulu West  (6419 m) including the view of Himlung valley.  Heading down, we will stop to savor the beautiful lake of the Annapurna region - Tilicho Lake. You will be heading all the way through the lush valleys, traditional villages of Gurung communities and some of the Gurung heritage sites like monasteries and museums etc. The path takes you to the off beaten trails from where we retrace to the beautiful and best scenic spot like Jomsom and Pokhara.

This trip begins from sightseeing the Kathmandu valley by visiting some of the main heritage sites. Next, we take a long scenic drive to Chame and the following day - we begin our trekking through the dense forests surrounded by mountains. Continuing our trekking for few days, we will be crossing some of the places of the Annapurna region and then reach Julu Khola where we will take full rest adapting the altitude. Then we head to Chulu Peak Base Camp - from where you get the stunning views of the Himalayas and especially the beautiful Pisang Peak can be closely spotted.

Next day we will be heading to the high camp. Next, we reach the summit of the Chulu East Peak. From the summit of this peak, you get the astonishing view of the Himalayan snowcapped peaks. Again continuing our trekking for few days - we reach the Tilicho Base Camp. Then we head to Tilicho Lake and pass the Mesokanta La Pass and reach Yak Kharka, then to Jomsom. From here we take an airstrip to Pokhara and after later drive to Kathmandu.

Best seasons to travel to this destination are in spring from mid - March to May and autumn from mid-September to November. This 20 days package trip will be your best adventure to experience summiting the easy and popular peak and savor the highest - Tilicho Lake. For more information or if you want to inquire further about this Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho Lake, please feel free to contact or email us.

Below we list our detailed itinerary for Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho Lake trek:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel [1,300m]

As your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will provide you the airport pick up service and drop you to your respective hotel. We don’t to have worry about getting lonely. In the evening there will be welcome dinner hosted by Accent Himalaya with delicious Nepalese food.
Included meals:Dinner

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation

Kathmandu is known as the town of the Temple, more than 130 important monuments with several pilgrimage sites of both of Hindus and Buddhists is lies all around the Kathmandu valley. So today we will visit Kathmandu valley like places which is also in UNSECO World Heritage site like Pasupati Chettra, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Boudhanath and so on. Then we will visit the office off Ganesh Himal Hiking Team our leader and other person. We also prepare for our trip.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Chame [2,710m]: 9 - 10 hrs

Early in the morning we will take our breakfast and catch the bus for Chame from Kathmandu. We leave Kathmandu around 7am and with the drive of 9-10 hours we will be at Chame. We have the amazing and wonderful vision of more countryside of Nepal, greeneries, rapidly flooding river and beautiful mountain sceneries.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4: Chame to Pisang [3,300m]: 5 - 6 hrs

Chame is the starting point of our trekking adventure. With the steep and narrow trail through dense forest brings us to the dramatic curved rock face of Paungda Ridge. As we get to the up, we get the surrounding majestic Himalayan peaks. We find in the valley of Manang in U-Shape hanging between two giant snow peaks. With amazing walk on the this site we will reach at Pisang.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5: Pisang to Humde Village [3,330m]: 3 - 4 hrs

Early in the morning we grab our breakfast and continue to trek to the trails heading towards Humde village. As the short distance covering walk, we will see the airstrip on the east side of our trail. At Humde we can find the Manang airstrip and few houses and lodges. We can see the one of the longest prayer wheels, around of 266 wheels run through the center of the village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6: Humde to Julu Khola [3,500m]: 3 - 4 hrs

Today we will follow the trails with level path that’s lead us to the valley of Julu Khola. We can capture the Annapurna valley Himalayan views from Julu Khola. We can also offer the sight of the Pisang Peak.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 7: Acclimatization Day at Julu Khola

Today we spend the day for proper acclimatization for the high altitude environment. As the experts’ advice we have to walk around for few even in the rest days so today we also make the hike to uphill of the Julu Peak Base Camp, that reward us the amazing views of Annapurna Himalayan range including the sight of Pisang Peak. And with the experience of the views we retrace our trail to julu Khola.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8: Julu Khola to Chulu Far East Base Camp [5,000m]: 5 - 6 hrs

We have to follow the steeply climbing trail to reach to Chulu Far East Base Camp. We have to cross the rocks ravine severally as well on the way to Far East Chulu peak Base Camp with accompanied Annapurna Valley Himalayan views.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9: Acclimatization Day at Chulu Far East Base Camp

It’s time for rest and acclimatization. Today we spend the time for rest and explore the base camp area. We also get the peak climbing training and also hike the nearby glacier to perfect training. We also learn to use our trekking and climbing gear as required.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp [5,500m]: 3 - 4 hrs

Today we have to reach to the High Camp of our main destination of the trip. We follow the trails with steeply climbing snow slopes. All on the way we have the amazing vistas of Annapurna Himalaya with Chulu east, west and far-east. We also offered by crystal clear views of Peak Pisang. After reaching to high camp we have to make the tented camp on the rocky platform near the lake.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: High Camp to Chulu Far East Peak [6,059m] to Base Camp: 8 - 9 hrs

We have to start to trek for the day early in the morning near 2-3 am in the dark morning with the light of moon and head torch. We will follow the level trail. The next section of the path will gradually become as steeper and hve cross over the rocks in the mountain tracks. After reaching the top our effort comes to effects as the incredible views of Annapurna range including II,III and IV, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Pisang peak, Chuluy west and Himlung valley at the north side. After these we will have to move down to the Base camp for overnight at tented house.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Chulu Far East Base Camp to Manang [3,35m]: 5 - 6 hrs

Today we will have to again retrace our earlier path till Julu khola and have to follow the trails along the forests to reach the Manang, beautiful village just below the Thorong La Pass located on the Annapurna Conservation area. The area is inhabited by Gurung, Ghale and Lama mostly.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Manang to Siri Kharka [4,060m]: 4 - 5 hrs

From Manang we out from the western gate and follow the path down to the river. We cross the river and continue to walk on the south side of the river through coniferous forest to Khangsar village and from here we have to trek further to Siri Kharka with passing the Monastery on the way. All on the way we have the great views of Gungang Himal and Mt. Chulu.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp [4,140m]: 5 - 6 hrs

Today our trek path is mostly going downhill and also dangerous Landslide area. There is no any difficult to walk but the path is narrow so we have to move carefully. We have to set up the tent after reaching the base camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake [4,949m]

Today we are going to visit the worlds’ highest pointed lake called Tilicho Lake. The path continues along up the moraine ridges and grassy slopes to the some large switch backs carved out of the slope then we reach at the watershed. And one the other side is Tilicho Lake is base. This lake is also one of the holiest Pond of Nepal related with the epic “Ramayan”.The lake also known as “The Great Ice Lake” named by the French expedition team’s leader Maurice Herzog.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

Day 16: Tilicho Lake to Mesokanta La Pass to Yak Kharka [4,200m]: 7 - 8 hrs

Today we will cross few pass after climbing for arrive at Eastern Pass at 5340m that offer the captivating views of the Annapurna, Gangapurna and Tilicho Himal. Then we descend down to Mesokanta La pass at 5121m that have the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tilicho Himal, Tukuche peak. We continue to descend after and after on some distance the end of the descent take us to the level path to connect to Yak Kharka.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 17: Yak kharka to Jomsom: [2,743m]: 5 - 6 hrs

We descend down heading to Thinigaon. After crossing the village we will follow a level trails which will eventually lead us to Jomsom. Jomsom has the base of the Airstrip.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara [820m]: 25 minutes by flight

Early in the morning we will take a flight to return to Pokhara with the amazing views of mountain and landscape with hanging farm fields. After reaching to Pokhara we will visit the Phewa Lake Side and also mesmerize with the amazing views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fish tail.
Included meals:Breakfast

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs

Early in the morning we will again catch a bus to return to Kathmandu. We drive all with the amazing scenic views and the fantastic flooding Trisuli River. We can see the amazing views of Mountains, green landscape with attaching farm fields with gold lighting rice fields. After return to Kathmandu, we have to attend the farewell dinner to celebrate the succession of the entire trip.
Included meals:Breakfast Dinner

Day 20: Final Departure

The day is the most embarrassing for both of us of the separation after the amazing trekking adventure. Accent Himalaya provides the airport drop service so our representative will help you till you check-in. However if you want to explore Nepal more and have to collect more experience of the trip in Nepal, we Accent Himalaya team is always with you.
Included meals:Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with temple/monuments entrance fee
  • Kathmandu Besishahar - Syange transport in private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight with airport departure tax
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport in tourist bus
  • 3 - star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in the mountain
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles (except - Muktinath to Jomsom transport in a local bus)
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking and  climbing permits
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part - high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring exact amount of - the US $ in cash and two passport photograph)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 20 days package for Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps while you are on Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho lake Trek along with photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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