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The climb of Chulu East is often combined with the classic Annapurna Circuit
Trek. The approach to base camp is from the village of Manang. The common
route to the summit is via the North-East Ridge which was climbed in 1955
by a German expedition.
Chulu East is situated high above the Manang valley with breathtaking
views across to the Annapurnas II, III and IV, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome,
Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak and Manaslu.
Chulu East requires previous alpine experience with crossings of fractured
glacial terrain and steep scree slopes to gain the main high summit ridge.
There is a second peak on the Chulu East permit called Chulu Far East
m) which guide Jamie McGuinness states “should be the ‘Island Peak’
of the Annapurnas, straightforward yet fun.” Both peaks share the same base
camp. Note that groups often climb Chulu Far East instead of Chulu East.
Beyond the common ridge route, there is also a route that climbs the East
Ridge (AD+) which requires a high camp, and a route that ascends the South
East Ridge (D). Both require different base camps.
Chulu East
Peak Facts
Permit group: B
Height: 6,584m
Latitude: 28.74373100
Longitude: 84.02236500
Location: Manang Valley
Duration: 16 Days
Days 1-7:
Drive from Kathmandu
to Besisahar. Trek as far as Chame/
Pisang on the Annapurna Circuit.
Ascend to Yak Kharka and base camp.
Days 7-11:
Days 11-16:
Either return to Besisahar
or cross Thorung La into Mustang and
fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and return
to Kathmandu.