Chulu East Peak Expedition

Conquering the Majesty of Annapurna

5 Reviews

Trip Overview

Chulu East Peak, a prominent summit in the Chulu range nestled within the Annapurna massif and a part of the expansive Damodar Himal, stands as one of the most captivating peaks soaring above 6000 meters. Positioned in the upper realms of the picturesque Manang valley, the journey to this breathtaking peak seamlessly intertwines with the Annapurna Circuit Trek, guiding travelers through vibrant villages inhabited by Gurungs, Sherpas, Thakalis, Mananges, and Tibetan immigrants. This trek offers a unique opportunity to delve into the rich tapestry of local cultures and traditions, deeply rooted and passed down through generations.

First conquered in 1955 by a German Expedition team, Chulu East Peak presents a technically straightforward yet challenging climb. Aspiring climbers venturing into this peak climbing adventure must possess robust physical and mental health, coupled with strong endurance and fitness. The ascent to the summit involves navigating a technically demanding route, including walking with fixed ropes on a 900-meter slope. The pinnacle rewards climbers with breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tilicho peak, and more.

The Annapurna Circuit trek traverses through some of the most enchanting villages, each steeped in centuries-old traditions, distinctive cultures, and time-honored ways of life. Much of the trekking trail ventures into rugged, off-the-beaten paths, immersing travelers in the remote landscapes of Nepal. The region, nestled in the rain shadow areas created by the main Annapurna Himal, remains accessible even during the monsoon season, drawing fewer visitors compared to other peaks. Beyond the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped giants and dramatic landscapes, trek highlights include crossing the Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes, visiting the Muktinath temple, experiencing the charm of Jomsom village, and uncovering the hidden treasures of the Manang valley.

The best times to embark on Chulu East Peak Climbing are Spring, Autumn, and even Monsoon.

Taktok Brothers boast a highly competent team comprising experienced Sherpas and dedicated staff, ensuring your journey is not only adventurous but also an unforgettable and unparalleled experience.

  • Season
    Summer, Spring, Autumn
  • Destination
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    17 Days
  • Altitude
    6584 m
  • Groups
    8-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon landing at the airport, our representative will greet you and take you to your hotel. In the evening, join us at our office or explore Thamel street for delicious cuisine and a vibrant marketplace.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

This day is allocated for trip preparation and sightseeing. Explore World Heritage Sites while we prepare for the trip. Pack necessary items for Chulu East Peak climbing.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Travel to Besisahar via a Private Jeep, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way. Stop at Besisahar to rest overnight.

  • Altitude 760 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Drive to Chame, the district headquarters of Manang District. Enjoy views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and IV. Stay in a cozy lodge in Chame for the night.

  • Altitude 2650 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Trek towards Pisang with striking views of the Annapurna Massif. Witness the Paungda Danda Rock Face. Be cautious as you gain elevation.

  • Altitude 3300 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Elevate through lush forests in the tropical zone. Stop for lunch and continue to Yak Kharka at 4210 m. Total trek time is approximately 6 hours.

  • Altitude 4210 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses/Camping

Trek through the treeless zone on rocky paths towards Chulu East Base Camp. Rest in a tented camp and enjoy a hot meal prepared by our cooks.

  • Altitude 5140 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Train and practice using climbing gears. Receive a briefing about the climb. Fully prepare for the climbing adventure.

  • Altitude 5140 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Begin early from the base camp, summit Chulu East peak before the afternoon. Return to the base camp for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 6584 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Camping

Trek to the remote valley of Manang. Experience the rich Buddhist culture and the kindness of the locals. Spend the night in the mesmerizing Manang village.

  • Altitude 3540 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Return to Yak Kharka, a vast pastureland for yaks. The grassy meadow is perfect for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 4210 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Head towards Thorong Phedi, the base of Thorong La Pass. Rest overnight as the pass crossing is challenging.

  • Altitude 4540 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Ascend Thorong La Pass, the world’s highest pass. Descend towards Muktinath in the Mustang District. Visit the sacred temple and experience the natural spring water.

  • Altitude 5416 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Trek to Jharkot village, visit the Shakyamuni monastery. Reach Jomsom and spend the night in a cozy lodge.

  • Altitude 2475 m
  • Meals BLD
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Experience a scenic flight offering views of the Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Machapuchhre. Explore Pokhara.

  • Altitude 822 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Return to Kathmandu via a short domestic flight. Explore the city or shop for souvenirs. Evening dinner hosted by Eight K for trekkers and staff.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Thank you for the memorable journey. Our representative will drop you off at the airport for your departure.

  • Altitude 1400 m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Private car service arranged for airport pick-up and drop-off as per the scheduled timings.
  • Accommodation provided on a bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Scheduled meals during the trek, inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, or coffee (with a provision for 3 cups daily).
  • Completion of necessary paperwork and acquisition of conservation entry permits.
  • Inclusion of the Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Fee.
  • Possession of the TIMS card.
  • Airfare for Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu flights.
  • Transportation via tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Lodge or tea house accommodations arranged with twin bed sharing.
  • Expertise offered by a Government-licensed guide fluent in English.
  • Allocation of one porter for every two members to carry personal gear.
  • Covering expenses for the guide and porters, including their salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • Availability of emergency oxygen with a mask regulator (additional charges apply if utilized).
  • Provision of a basic medical kit (It's advisable to consult your doctor and prepare your necessary medication).
  • Arrangement of a farewell dinner hosted at a traditional Nepali restaurant.
  • Inclusive of all government taxes.


  • Costs for international flights.
  • Expenses for lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal purchases for clothing and equipment.
  • Fee for the Nepal entry visa.
  • Coverage for travel and medical insurance.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation expenses if required.
  • Personal expenditures.
  • Costs related to alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, phone calls, internet usage, battery charging, and laundry services during the trek.
  • Bottled or boiled water required during the trek.
  • Gratuity for the guide and porter.
  • Entrance fees for monasteries, temples in Kathmandu or Pokhara, and along the trekking route.

Trip Notes

We plan our trips during the most favorable seasons. However, the provided itinerary may change due to expedition obstacles, but we guarantee the quality of our service. In the case of transportation delays, clients are required to cover the expenses of additional days beyond the total itinerary duration. Taktok Brothers will make necessary arrangements for your comfort.

Travelers are advised to schedule flights at convenient times, as we are not responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. Additionally, avoid carrying unnecessary items for your convenience.

Cost of Expedition

Expedition costs vary based on factors such as group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, hotel accommodation category, the number of allocated Sherpas and equipment, as well as arrangement type and package customization. We prefer discussing these details with our clients before providing a cost estimate. Please feel free to contact Taktok Brothers for any information about your selected package.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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