Duration: 20 Days
Activities: Climbing and Trekking
Departure From: Kathmandu
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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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel [1,300m]
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Chame [2,710m]: 9 - 10 hrs
Day 4: Chame to Pisang [3,300m]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 5: Pisang to Humde Village [3,330m]: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 6: Humde to Julu Khola [3,500m]: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 7: Acclimatization Day at Julu Khola
Day 8: Julu Khola to Chulu Far East Base Camp [5,000m]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 9: Acclimatization Day at Chulu Far East Base Camp
Day 10: Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp [5,500m]: 3 - 4 hrs
Day 11: High Camp to Chulu Far East Peak [6,059m] to Base Camp: 8 - 9 hrs
Day 12: Chulu Far East Base Camp to Manang [3,35m]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 13: Manang to Siri Kharka [4,060m]: 4 - 5 hrs
Day 14: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp [4,140m]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 15: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake [4,949m]
Day 16: Tilicho Lake to Mesokanta La Pass to Yak Kharka [4,200m]: 7 - 8 hrs
Day 17: Yak kharka to Jomsom: [2,743m]: 5 - 6 hrs
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara [820m]: 25 minutes by flight
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 20: Final Departure
Includes and Excludes
- 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
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.
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.