Chulu East (6,584 m) is situated high above the Manang valley west-north from Kathmandu with breathtaking views across to the Annapurna II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu. Chulu East Climb is united with the classic trek around the Annapurna circuit, walking the Marshyangdi valley before passing the Thorong La, descending the Kali Gandaki valley to Pokhara.
Chulu East climbing is technically straightforward, and you should be familiar with the use of your equipment, crampons, harness, ice axe, tying knots and handling climbing ropes. Most of Chulu East climbing will be involved walking roped together, including the glacial crossings. Climbers should be very fit and have good experience of climbing.
Chulu East peak, first climbed in 1955 by a German expedition via the north-east ridge.
Chulu North-East Ridge is considered the normal route to climb Chulu peak from a Base Camp on the moraine at 5334 m (17500ft). Most climbers make it to the top and back from Base Camp in one long day, although some have, in the past, established a Chulu higher camp somewhere below Chulu peak. Another subsidiary peak called Chulu Far East 6429 m may also be attempted from this approach. Chulu Far East is easier to climb for beginners. To climb Chulu Far East is the same process as Chulu east.
Asian Hiking Team organize the Chulu East climbing to fix the High Camp and Camp I, then summit the peak. It is not possible to summit without fixing Camp I. The itinerary starts from Besisahar, but now a seasonal road goes to Chame. After finishing your climbing, our itinerary brings you Annapurna circuit Thorong La pass end trek in Jomsom. But if you have a short time, you can return the same way.