| Duration: 17 days
|| Country: Nepal
| Max. Altitude: 6,059m/19,878ft.
|| Walking Per Day: 5-6 hrs
|| Grade: Fair Strenuous
| Best Season: Autumn and Spring
|| Group Size: 1-10
| Mode: Tea-House, Tent-Camp
|| Culture: Gurung Culture, Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass is the expedition package dedicated to those eager to explore the vibrant combination of peak climbing along with lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the residents of the Himalayas and of course, exploring the marvelous mountain panoramas, forests, rivers, herbs and vegetation and a lot more. Chulu Far East Peak Climbing is a relatively moderate peak-climbing adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal which passes through the serene landscapes and traditional cultural heritages dominated by Gurung people.
Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu up to Chame and goes up along the Marshyangdi valley. And pass through the famous and highest pass, Throng-La pass (5,416M) before descending to the Kali Gandaki valley to reach Pokhara. In most parts of this trek, you will be accommodated in lodges/hotels but since it is not possible on the high camps and base camps, there will be several tent-camp accommodations as well.
While embarking on Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La pass, the dramatic setting, and the typical lifestyle and culture will astound you for sure. Whereas, walking through lush bushes including the beautiful pine and rhododendron forests, the terraced fields, and dozens of herbs and vegetation makes it even worthwhile. And without a doubt, the delightful panoramas of several peaks including Annapurna II, III, IV, Glacier Dome, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Tilicho as well as Manaslu peaks are calling you from far away.
Since the trek takes place high over the Manang Valley, the inhabitants including the indigenous Gurungs will lure you with their warm-welcoming and their culture. They are mostly alike Tibetan, however, all they got their own unique ethnicity and traditional practices. Nevertheless, the route also includes Muktinath which is a famous pilgrimage site for both the Hindus and Buddhists.
Fitness Required and Best Season
This expedition plus trekking package is classified under Trekking Peak category B by Nepal Mountaineering Association. This means, it is technically less demanding and all you need to be familiar with is – using equipment like- crampons, ice ax, harness, tying knots, and managing climbing ropes. So, if you are physically fit and have a basic understanding of using climbing gear, you can proceed to achieve success on Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass. And for the best experience of such a wonderful combo, the best time to go for would be months of Sep-Oct-Nov and Mar-Apr-May.
Equipment lists for 17 days Chulu Far East Peak Climbing with Thorong La Pass
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms
Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Sleeping bag rated to (-20F/-30C recommended)
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers
First Aid Kits
Personal Regular Medicines
Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Personal Medical Supplies
We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!
Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole, or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.
We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.