Chulu Massif rises north of the Marshyangdi Khola in the Manang region and form part of the Manang Himal, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal. This remote upland area lies to the north of and in a rain shadow formed by the main Annapurna Himal. Huge glacial moraines abound etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars.
Chulu Far East ascent is not difficult and we will settle a high camp near the col. From that col we follow the long South-West ridge of snow and ice.
Although the approach up the Marshyangdi is relatively quick and involves no great altitude gain, the trek takes you through a wonderful variety of landscape and culture ; from the subtropical lower reaches of the valley with its terraced fields where Gurung people dominate, to the ethnically as well as socially interesting Managba people of the upper valley, crossing rhododendron and pine forests. After the ascent our route crosses the Thorung La, a 5350m high pass before dropping to Jomsom downstream the Kali Gandaki river. We fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel
Day 02 : Climbing Preparation in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Beshisahar, Khudi (900m)
Day 04 : Khudi to Chamche (1430m) by Bus.
Day 05 : Chamche to Chame (2670m)
Day 06 : Chame to Pisang Village (3380 m)
Day 07 : Trek to Hunde (3280m)
Day 08 : Trek to Yak kharaka (3800m)
Day 09 : Trek to Base Camp (4700m)
Day 10 : Trek to High Camp (5300m)
Day 11 : Chulu Far East Summit and return to base camp.
Day 12 : Trek Back to Manang (3540m)
Day 13 : Trek to Yak Kharaka (4090m)
Day 14 : Trek to Throng High Camp (4700m)
Day 15 : Trek to Over Throng-La (5416m), Muktinath. (3800m)
Day 16 : Trek to Jomsom (2700m)
Day 17 : Jomsom to Pokhara by flight or Jeep.
Day 18 : Drive/flight to Kathmandu. (1350m)
Day 19 : Sightseeing and Shopping in Kathmandu
Day 20 : Transfer to International Airport and fly home.