Mt. Chulu East is one of the high peaks situated at the elevation of 6,584 meters above sea level lies in the most popular Annapurna Region of Nepal. It is group ‘B’ categorized climbing peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and considered as difficult peak to be climbed. As per the history, German Expedition team ascended the summit of the Chulu group in 1955, not much sure which one in Chulu East or Chulu Far East and later in 1979, a confirmed ascent to the peak was made. However, the peak is technically difficult to be climbed as the path faces difficulties and obstacles because of the requirement of crossing large glacier section. Hence, it is strictly a most to have previous climbing experience in the alpine mountain as well as long trekking experiences with physical wellness as basic in this type of journey.
Moreover, this peak climbing journey also requires familiarization with the use of crampons, ice ax and rope works on the glacier crossing, which is very essential. Chulu East Peak Climbing is mixed with the classic trek around Annapurna circuit trek, crossing one of the high pass, Thorong La Pass and ascending the Marshyangdi valley and descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara valley. You will be trekking passing various Yak pastures, diverse species of flora and fauna, exploration and experiencing Manangi people and their enriched culture, tasting the rural Nepalese and enjoying the amazing mountain views. In addition, the summit of the peak presents overwhelming views of giant Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna (II, III and IV), Gangapurna, Glacier Dome and Tilicho peak.
Chulu East Peak Climbing journey starts with a comforting flight to Besisahar from Kathmandu valley, which takes about 6 hours to reach there. From Besisahar, your actual trekking trip starts towards the summit of the 6,584 meters. Starting from Besisahar, the trail passes through Bahundanda, Chamche, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Chulu Base Camp (3,910 meters), Chulu High Camp (4,955 meters) and finally to the summit of the peak at the altitude of 6,584 meters. However, the descending trail from the summit of the peak follows the way back to Base Camp, Manang, Chu Ri Lather, Thorong Phedi, Muktinath via Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters) and finally to Jomsom via Kagbeni, finishing the trekking trail. From Jomsom, a scenic flight will take you to Pokhara Valley. Further, a drive will take you back to Kathmandu valley.
Nevertheless, the best season to make this peak climbing journey is autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May)