Trip Overview

The Chulu Massif rises to the north of the Marshyangdi River in the Manang region forming part of the Manang Himal, part of the greater Damodar Himal. Climbing Chulu Far East 6038m is not technical and the high camp near the Col will provide a good jumping off point. Initially following the South West ridge on mixed snow and ice the summit can quickly be reached if properly acclimatised. Once off the mountain the trek takes on the challenges of the Tilicho Lake with the associated high pass crossing that eventually lead down to Jomsom. Tilicho Lake is the world’s highest glacial lake at an altitude of 4949m and continuing on to cross the high Eastern Pass 5340m and then the Mesokanto La 5121m provides an alternative and much less trodden route across the watershed from the Marsyangdi valley into the Kali Gandaki Valley. Lake Tilicho is surrounded by the High Annapurna Himalaya with Tilicho Peak 7134m providing the southern retaining dam for the lake with Dhaulagiri framed at the valley head.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Chame 2,710m
Day 04: Chame to Pisang 3,300m
Day 05: Pisang to Humde Village 3,330m
Day 06: Humde to Julu Khola 3,500m
Day 07: Acclimatization Day at Julu Khola
Day 08: Julu Khola to Chulu Far East Base Camp 5,000m
Day 09: Acclimatization Day at Chulu Far East Base Camp
Day 10: Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp 5,500m
Day 11: High Camp to Chulu Far East Peak 6,059m to Base Camp
Day 12: Chulu Far East Base Camp to Manang 3,35m
Day 13: Manang to Siri Kharka 4,060m
Day 14: Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp 4,140m
Day 15: Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake 4,949m
Day 16: Tilicho Lake to Mesokanta La Pass to Yak Kharka 4,200m
Day 17: Yak Kharka to Jomsom: 2,743m
Day 18: Jomsom to Pokhara 820m
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 20: Final Departure

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