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Travel Year 2011

Chulu Far East

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For those who love Nepal, its landscape and peoples, here is a little known trekking peak leading to a wonderful viewpoint facing the Annapurna Great Barrier.

For those who love Nepal, its landscape and peoples, here is a little known trekking peak leading to a wonderful viewpoint facing the Annapurna Great Barrier.

Chulu Massif rises north of the Marshyangdi Khola in the Manang region and form part of the Annapurna Himal region, which is quite rightly included in the larger Damodar Himal. This remote upland area lies to the north of and in a rain shadow formed by the main Annapurna Himal. Huge glacial moraines abound etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars.

Chulu Far East ascent is not difficult and we will settle an high camp near the col. From that col we follow the long South-West ridge on snow and ice. Although the approach up the Marshyangdi is relatively quick and involves no great altitude gain, the trek takes you through a wonderful variety of landscape and cultureÊ; from the subtropical lower reaches of the valley with its terraced fields
where Gurung people dominate, to the ethnically as well as socially interesting Managye people of the upper valley, crossing rhododendron and pine forests.

After the ascent our route crosses the Thorung La, a 5416m high pass before dropping to Muktinath (the place of nirvana) downstream the Kali Gandaki river. We fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Trek Itinerary,

DAY 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel
DAY 02 Full day KTM city tour, hotel
DAY 03 Drive to Besi Sahar
DAY 04 Trek to Ngadi
DAY 05 Trek to Jagat
DAY 06 Trek to Dharapani
DAY 07 Trek to Chame
DAY 08 Trek to Pisang
DAY 09 Trek to Chulu
DAY 10 Trek to Chulu BC
DAY 11 Trek to High Camp
DAY 12 Trek to Camp I
DAY 13 Summit Chulu - BC
DAY 14 Trek to Manang
DAY 15 Trek to Thorong Phedi
DAY 16 Trek to Muktinath
DAY 17 Trek to Jomsom
DAY 18 Fly to Pokhara - KTM, hotel
DAY 19 Kathmandu, hotel
DAY 20 Final departure

The cost….