These peaks are part of the Manang Himal, which are quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal, the eastern limit of which runs south from Chako and Peak 6687 in a north-to-south direction along the Hunlung Khola, Nar Khola and Phu Khola. The south it is bounded by the Marsyangdi River and the Mesokanta La. To the west its limit is the Kali Gandaki and to the north the Parchekya La (5,447m).
There exists considerable confusion with regard to the name and location of the Chulu peaks and what summit actually constitutes Chulu West and Chulu East, since it is soon becomes apparent to anyone that has climbed in the range that several other summits close by, which are actually part of the Chulu massif, are not indicated on present maps of the area. For the sake of clarification, four summits can be included in the Chulu group, two of which are possible on the permit for Chulu West and two on the Chulu East permit. What is apparent is that the available trekking map is highly misleading.
Many climbers are confused as to the exact location of these two peaks as the range has 4 or more summits in the immediate vicinity, which are unmarked in maps of this area. As a result many climbing parties have mistakenly climbed one of these peaks thinking it to be Chulu East or West. It usually understood that with the permit to climb the East or West peak an attempt could be made to the nearby peak as well. A climb of one or both of these peaks combined with Nepal's most famous Around the Annapurna region trek make up for one of the most spectacular Himalayan trekking and climbing.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu city – 4 major places
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Besi Sahar (790m)
Day 04: Bensisahar trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 05: Bahundanda trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 06: Chamje trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 07: Dharapani trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 08: Chame trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 09: Pisang trek to Ngawal village (3657m.)
Day 10: Rest in Ngawal for acclimatization and explore around local site for the day.
Day 11: Ngawal trek to Chulu East Base Camp (3910m.)
Day 12: Base Camp – Chulu east High Camp (4955m.) and plan the climbing route
Day 13: Summit the Chulu East Peak and return base camp
Day 14: If weather permitting, we make the summit ascent today and return to Base Camp.
Day 15: Chulu East Base camp trek to Manang (3560m.)
Day 16: Acclimatization in Manang – explore around
Day 16: Manang trek to Letdar (4200m)
Day 17: Lether – Thorung phedi (4450m) / High camp (4700m)
Day 18: Trek over the Thorung -La pass (5,416m) to Muktinath (3800m)
Day 19: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2710m)
Day 20: Jomsom flight back to Pokhara (820m)
Day 21: Pokhara drive tourist bus to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 22: Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing and return
Day 23: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 24: Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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