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Chulu Far East Peak – striped like a tiger- is a beautiful summit destination accessible without domestic flights. The peak is located in the northern part of the Marsyangdi Valley along the classic Annapurna circuit. It has incredibly beautifully colored rock structures that remind one of the appearance of a tiger. 

The view from the mountain offers a breathtaking view of the three 8,000m peaks Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu. This is one of the reasons why it is one of the most beautiful panoramic peaks in Nepal. 

In addition, this part of Nepal can be reached by intercity bus, and therefore no domestic flight is necessary. The initial trek offers beautiful landscapes and cultural diversity as you get closer to the Tibetan border. The ascent is combined with an acclimatization trek so that climbers are fully acclimated to the altitude before attempting the summit.

There is some doubt regarding the names and locations of the Chulu Peaks. Four peaks can be assigned to the Chulu Group: Chulu West, Chulu East (6584 m), Chulu Far East, and Chulu Central. Mount Chulu-West, 6,419 meters, was first climbed in 1952 by a Japanese expedition led by Masataka Takagi. 

A German expedition followed in 1955, presumably climbing Mount Chulu-Far-East, 6059 meters via the northeast ridge. These 4 peaks, in the north of the Manang valley, are also known locally as the Gungang Himal.

The base camp for Chulu East and Chulu Far East is the same and is located above Ngawal. Above the town of Letdar is the further north base camp for Chulu West and Chulu Central (6250 m). The climbing permit costs the same for all 4 peaks. Of the four, Chulu Far East is the easiest peak to climb.

The standard route for the summit is the northeast ridge from High Camp on the moraine at 5330m. Most climbers make it to the summit and back to High Camp in one long day, although there have been a few who have another high camp somewhere erected below the summit. 

On the trekking tour, you will pass small Nepalese villages and get an insight into the everyday life of the mountain people. You leave the main route of the Annapurna Circuit and turn into the lonely and little-visited Naur Kohla Valley. Here you circle Pisang Peak (6,091 m), and after crossing the pass of Kang La (5,322 m), you get back on the main route. Well acclimatized to the altitude, you are ready for the mountaineering highlight of this trekking tour – the ascent of Chulu Far East. A relatively easy route takes you to the highest point via a high camp. The Himalayas are now at your feet.

Easiest 6000m peak in Nepal

Of the three massifs of Chulu peak, Chulu Far East is the easiest peak to climb but is more difficult than Mera Peak. The second easiest is the Chulu West. Chulu East also has additional difficulties, such as rock climbing in lower grades, as well as additional ascents and descents on the way to the summit. 

Chulu Far East Peak is technically not that demanding and long either. Generally, climbers can climb the summit and back to the base camp in one day. The path leads over the undulating glacier, over snow and ice slopes. There are several short stretches of steep snow or ice slopes (45 degrees) and glacial-created bumps. During the ascent, you will pass several peaks along the way. 

You will reach the top, standing on a small snow globe whose steep slopes drop off in all directions. You have reached the summit. From the mountaintop, you have a wonderful view of many snow-capped mountains. From this point, your high camp looks like a toy town. 

The trek is even made easier, shorter, and pleasant as you hike through rice terraces, rhododendron forests, past the eight-thousanders Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the villages of the Gurung, Thakali, Magar, and Bhote ethnic groups.


Trip Details

  Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nepal
  • Day 2: Drive to Besisahar
  • Day 3: Trek to Ngadi Village
  • Day 4: Trek to Syangje
  • Day 5: Trek to Bagarchap
  • Day 6: Trek to Chame
  • Day 7: Trek to Ngawal
  • Day 8: Rest Day at Ngawal
  • Day 9: Trek to Chulu Far East Base Camp
  • Day 10: Trek to High Camp
  • Day 11: Climbing Day
  • Day 12: Trek back to Chulu Far East Base Camp
  • Day 13: Trek to Humde
  • Day 14: Trek To Chame
  • Day 15: Drive from Chame to Besisahar
  • Day 16: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Departure


    • Arrive in Kathmandu- Nepal’s capital and transfer to your city hotel. Depending on the arrival time, you still have the opportunity for a first individual stroll through ethnic passages, the shopping, and entertainment district of Kathmandu. In the evening, a short briefing about the tour and the schedule for the coming days.

    • The journey by bus or car to Besisahar takes about 6-7 hours with breaks. If you want to save a few days on the trek, you can switch to the jeep in Besisahar and continue to Jagat.

    • After breakfast, you trek for 6 hours over many steps and paths carved into the mountain. You will continue your hike through a tropical forest, past rice fields and small villages to Bulbule. The permits are checked for the first time in the ACAP check post. 

    • Today the Nga di Khola River will be your constant companion. On the way to Syange, it has to be crossed in several places. The lodge in Syange is located directly at a large waterfall.

    • Today your way leads you over a long plateau to Dharapani. Accompanied by rivers and waterfalls, you hike further up to Baragchap.

    • At sunrise, you can enjoy a perfect view of the snow-capped peaks of Ngadi Chuli or Peak 29 and Manaslu. After breakfast, you trek again over stony paths and hanging bridges in the direction of Kunar. From Kunar, you continue on the old trade route along the Marsyangdi River. Your path takes you past several hot springs. The next village is Chame, where you have an excellent view of Lamjung and Annapurnas II and IV. 


    • If you don’t have enough time to spare, you can easily drive from Kathmandu to Pisang by jeep in two days. Alternatively, you can also go to Ngawal via the Nar Valley and the Kang-La Pass. Trek from Chame to Ngawal will take you approximately 5 hours.

    • In Ngawal, you get a first view of the Chulus and the path of the next few days. Enjoy the rest of the day walking across the village and well acclimatize yourself for the further expedition.

    • The trail leads through the lonely Julu Khola Valley to Chulu Base Camp. From here, both Chulus could be climbed, with the Chulu East being very demanding and requiring prior approval. You can set up the camp and rest for the subsequent day’s ascension of the summit.

    • Depending on the weather conditions, the route to the high camp can be covered in 4-7 hours. If the weather is good and there isn’t that much snow, you can still climb the peak today.


    • Before sunrise, the climbing phase begins on the summit of the Chulu Far East. You have plenty of time to experience the sunrise from the peak before heading back towards Base Camp.

    • A short 4 hour trek from High base camp to Chulu Far East Base Camp. Spend the rest of the day once again drowning in the majestic views of the beautiful Himalayas.

    • A rare opportunity for any tourists to trek through the beautiful village of Humde, where you can see one of the largest mani walls. 

    • Early hike to reach the small village of Chame and final opportunity to say goodbye to the massive Annapurna Mountains. This destination also marks the end of your trek. The village is connected by road and transportation.

    • Drive by bus or jeep from Chame to reach Besisahar. Depending on the weather and traffic conditions, it will take approximately 6 hours to reach the village.

    • Another 6-hour drive on the road to reach the urban civilization of Kathmandu and transfer to a hotel.


    • Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport and fly back home.

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