Chulu East Peak and Tlicho Pass trek

Chulu East Peak and Tlicho Pass trek

Chulu East Peak and Tlicho Pass trek

Climbing Chulu East Peak while trekking through the Tilicho Pass is a thrilling adventure that combines the challenge of a peak climb with the breathtaking beauty of the Annapurna region. Here’s a detailed itinerary that includes both the trek and the climb:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Meet your trekking guide and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu trekking Preparation day.

Attend a pre-trip briefing and preparations for trekking and peak climbing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft) via Besisahar 9-10 hours drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besisahar. The drive offers scenic views of the countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages. Reach Dharapani and prepare for the Annapurna Circuit trek. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 4: Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) 5-6 hurs.

Begin the Annapurna Circuit trek by following the Marsyangdi River. Pass through beautiful forests, waterfalls, and traditional villages. Reach Chame, the district headquarters of Manang. Overnight in Chame.

Day 5: Chame to Pisang (3,300m/10,827ft) 4-5 hours.

Trek through dense pine forests and enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Pisang peaks. Pass through the villages of Telekhu, Bhratang, and Dhikur Pokhari before reaching Pisang. Overnight in Pisang.

Day 6: Pisang to Bharaga (3,420m) 4 hours

Trek continues to Bharaga, where you will see 1000 years old monastery. Overnight at Bharaga.

Day 7: Bharaga to Base camp (5,000M) 6-7 hours.

Trek to Chulu East Base camp with a view of the Annapurna range and Gangapurna. Stay overnight at Chulu East base camp.

Day 8: Acclimatization day

Acclimatization and Explore the surroundings and enjoy the views of Annapurna and Ganga Purna perper your Mountaineering equipment with our staff. Overnight at Base camp.

Day 9: Base camp to High camp (5,500m) 3-4 hours.

Trek to Chulu East Peak high camp with our climbing Guide. Stay overnight at High Camp.

Day 10: Summit Chulu East (6,584m/21,601ft) and return to Base Camp

Begin your summit attempt early in the morning, aiming to reach the summit of Chulu East. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from the top. Descend back to the base camp after the summit.

Day 11: Base camp to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) 5-6 hours.

From Base Camp arrives at Manang, a beautiful village known for its Tibetan Buddhist culture. Overnight in Manang.

Day 12: Acclimatization day in Manang.

This day is set aside for acclimatization. Explore the surroundings and enjoy the views of Annapurna and Ganga Purna. You can also hike to the viewpoint for a better vantage point.

Day 13: Manang (3,540m/11,614ft) to Khangsar (3,734m/12,250ft) 4-hurs.

Start your trek from Manang and head towards Khangsar. The trail initially descends and then gradually ascends along the Khangsar Khola. Enjoy the scenic views of the Annapurna and Gangapurna ranges. Overnight in Khangsar.

Day 14: Khangsar to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200m/13,780ft)

Continue trekking towards Tilicho Base Camp. The trail takes you through alpine landscapes, crossing moraines and offering stunning views of Tilicho Peak and the surrounding glaciers. Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 15: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake (4,919m/16,138ft) 5 hours.

Embark on an early morning hike to Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. Marvel at the tranquil beauty of the lake surrounded by towering peaks. Stay overnight near the Lake.

Day 16:Tlicho pass (5,285m) 7-8 hours.

From Lake Trek to Tlicho, pass and trek to Kaisang Kharka (3,510 Meters) Stay overnight at Kaisang Kharka.

Day 17: Kisang Kharka to Jomsom (2,720m/8,923ft) 5-6 hours.

Trek from Kaisang Kharka arrives in traditional Thakali villages. Reach Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang, and explore the town. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, 25 Minutes flight.

Take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, enjoying aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon arrival in Pokhara, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day exploring the lakeside area and relaxing. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu 7-8 hours drive.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic views along the way. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 20: Kathmandu

Relax and explore the city or do some souvenir shopping hotel include with breakfast.

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure flight. Bid farewell to Nepal with wonderful memories of your Pisang Peak climbing and Annapurna Circuit trek adventure.

Please note that this itinerary is just a guideline and can be adjusted according to your preferences and available time. It’s essential to trek responsibly, respect local customs, and take necessary precautions while trekking in Annapurna Region.

The best time to do the Chulu East Peak climbing with the Tlicho pass trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer the most favorable weather and optimal trekking conditions in the Annapurna region. Here’s why:

Spring (March to May): This is the post-winter season when the weather starts to warm up, and the trekking trails become vibrant with blooming flowers and rhododendrons. The temperature is generally mild, with clear skies and excellent visibility. It’s a great time to witness the beautiful landscapes, lush greenery, and panoramic mountain views.

Autumn (September to November): This is the post-monsoon season when the weather is stable, and the skies are generally clear. The temperature is comfortable, making it ideal for trekking. The autumn months offer breathtaking views of the mountains, including the Annapurna range, and the overall trekking experience is enhanced by the festive atmosphere during the Nepalese Dashain and Tihar festivals.

Both seasons have their advantages, and the choice ultimately depends on your preferences. If you enjoy seeing colorful flowers and blooming vegetation, spring is a good choice. If you prefer clearer skies and panoramic mountain views, autumn is a great option. It’s worth noting that the Annapurna region can be visited year-round, but other seasons such as winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) may bring more challenges due to cold temperatures, snowfall, and potential landslides.