Cholu East Peak Climb – 21 Days
Cholatse, also known as Cholatse East or Cholu East, is a mountain peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet). It is a popular climbing destination due to its stunning beauty and challenging climb. The climb to Cholatse East typically...
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Cholatse, also known as Cholatse East or Cholu East, is a mountain peak located in the Khumbu region of Nepal, standing at an altitude of 6,440 meters (21,129 feet). It is a popular climbing destination due to its stunning beauty and challenging climb.
The climb to Cholatse East typically takes around 20-25 days, including acclimatization and preparation time. Climbers will trek through picturesque valleys, dense forests, and traditional Sherpa villages before reaching the mountain’s base camp.
The climb itself is highly technical and requires advanced mountaineering skills, with steep rock faces and icy terrain, making it suitable for experienced climbers who have prior mountaineering experience and excellent physical fitness levels.
Despite the challenges, Cholatse East climbing is an incredibly rewarding experience, offering breathtaking views of the stunning Himalayan range and the opportunity to test oneself in a remote and awe-inspiring environment.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, we will arrange for activities for the day. In the evening, you will enjoy the welcome dinner alongside a lovely cultural performance program. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu City Tour
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and start a day with full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old palace square. Next we will proceed to Swayambhunath temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Shrines .We will then processed to Visit Pashupatinath- the holiest Hindu temple and Boudhanath- one of the biggest and holiest stupas. After spending the early hours we’ll move towards Bhaktapur and Patan where you can explore living museum and palaces. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Drive to Ngadi via Besisahar (823 m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will drive to Ngadi via Besisahar. We will continue through the busy Bazaar of Besisahar. On reaching Khudi the drive leads to a short climb above the village and arrive at Bhulbule. You can see amazing waterfall on the way. After half an hour we will reach Ngadi. We will be staying at Ngadi.
Trek to Jagat (1290 m)
On this day, we will walk from Ngadi for an hour via suspension bridge. We will then walk for a short while and reach Bhaudanda. We will continue a syange village and on the way you can see a great view of the waterfalls on the other side of Marsyangdi River. We will then reach Jagat. We will be staying at Jagat.
Trek to Tal (1700 m)
On this day we will walk through the terraced farms with a short climb as we reach Chamje village. We will then climb and pass through teahouses. We finally reach a viewpoint where we can look north wards across a surprising level of pasture to the houses of Tal – most southerly of the village of the Manang district with police check post. We will be staying at Tal.
Trek to Dharapani (1860 m)
We will walk through gentle path to a wooden bridge to the west side of Marshyangdi River and after few hours we will reach Dharapani- located at the tributary Dudh Khola that joins Marshyangdi. We will be staying at Dharapani.
Trek to Chame (2670 m)
We will step towards Chame through Buddhist village of Bagarchap. We will then continue our trail to the river Marshyangdi passing by the villages of Ratamanang and Koto and after a half an hour of easy walk we will reach the village of Chame. We will be staying at Chame.
Trek to Pisang (3150 m)
We will passes through small villages and bridge and after crossing bridge we will step to top ridge of Pisang village through open valley with some pasture and forest where you can see great views of Pisang peak, Annapurna II and Chulu peak. After 6 hours walk we will reach Pisang. We will be staying at Pisang.
Trek to Julu (3900 m)
After breakfast, we continues our trail with grate views of the high snow capped peaks and after half an hour to the ridge where tou can see the beautiful landscapes along with first view of Manang Valley- wide U shaped valley hanging between the two lines of snow peaks. From Pisang, there are two path that reaches to Chulu Base camp and to Manang, depending upon the condition, from the suburb of Pisang village the road diverts up above the river Marsyangdi, whichever the route is taken both the trail offers outstanding scenery of the surrounding landscapes eventually joining the trail just above Nagawa village, the path from here leading north west on arid slopes and hills till we reach a small village of Juli. We will be staying at Julu.
Julu- Acclimatization Day
Today is the rest day at Julu for acclimatization and local hike around. We will be staying at Julu.
Trek to Chulu East Base Camp (4700 m)
Early morning after breakfast, we will head towards Chulu East base camp. We will walk to the last village with the views of both Chulus and tha Annapurnas. We will continue our trail for an hour towards the col between the east and Far East peaks of Chulu. We will be staying at Chulu East base camp.
Trek and climb to Chulu high camp (5300 m)
We will climb up to Chulu high camp followed by Chegali Khola. The high camp here forms a launching iste for both the South-West Ridge of Chulu Far East and as well for our climb from the East Ridge of Chulu East Peak. We will be staying at Chulu High Camp.
Rest day at High camp
Today is the rest day so we will rest at High camp. We will be staying at High Camp.
Climb of Chulu East
The route continues up the snow ridge ahead to the summit and on the way you will see the top great panoramic views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains and the valley. After a memorable moment stay overnight stay at Chulu east.
Trek to Manang (3520 m)
Early morning we will continues our trek with the views of snowcapped peaks to the way to Manang via village of Braga where you can visit the Braga Monastery. After an hour walk we will reach Manang. We will be staying at Manang.
Trek to Thorung Phedi (4400 m) via Yak Kharka (4130 m)
The trail continues to a slow climb up for an hour, after the last village of Manang, on the track you will see the inspiring views of the Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Tiloche and the close up view of Chuli mid and west an trail continues to a small settlements of Yak-Kharka. Continue towards the Thorung phedi, heading north west passing through a small place of Leder with close up views of Chulu west, the walk follows with a gentle climb for an hour, then descending to Jarsang khola, walking on this gentle path which leads to a descend by the stream and again a steep climb of 30 minutes brings us to Thorang phedi. We will be staying at Thorung phedi.
Trek to Muktinath (3800 m) via Thorong La (5416 m)
Early in the morning with magnificent views of the northern Annapurna, Damudhar, Bhirkuti and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. The trail from Phedi follows on the winding scree, gravel path the walk in the beginning can be quite strenuous on the steep zig-zag path for an hour, on reaching the top of the pass on this winding uphill trail at the height of 5,416 meter at Thorang-la, from where one can get an impressive view of the stunning high Himalayan scenery. From here we reach village Muktinath and after a short break here continue on the gradual trail for another hour to Muktinath the holiest of all holy places. We will be staying at Muktinath.
Trek to Jomsom (2730 m)
The walk follows the gentle trail for another two hours till the large town of Jomsom is reached. Jomsom, a town and a headquarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River. We will be staying at Jomsom.
Fly to Pokhara (860 m)
Today we will drive to Pokhara. We will reach late afternoon. Upon arrival in Pokhara you will be transferred to the hotel. We will be staying at Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu
Today we will drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you can go for shopping or visit near Thamel area. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, our representative from Mountain leaders will transfer you to the airport from where you will fly towards your next destination.