Chulu Far East Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: Welcome you at International Aiprot and transfer to Hotel.You are short briefed your travel plan.
Day 02: Sightseeing tours in world heritage sites places like Hindu temple Pasupatinath Temple, Buddhists temple Boudhnath, and Swyambhunath temple in Kathmandu. Tour starts in the morning after breakfast and until afternoon.
Day 03:-Early in the morning drive to Bhulbulle which is some 180 Km.
and will take some 6/7 hrs. The Trishuli and Marshyangdi River popular rafting rivers of Nepal . Passing through the first Gurung village of this trek in the Khudi at 830meter. If the weather fine then you can see the Himalchulli Manaslu II and peak 29. And overnight in BhulBulle (840m) in the bank of Marshyangdi River .
Day 04:- Bhulbulle to Gharmuphant (1140m) 6hrs.
A long suspension bridge crosses the Marshyangdi River and passing through a majestic water fall 60m high that is surrounded by a tropical tree and the path wonder through the small villagers scattered among extensive rice terraces and you will meet as nice picturesque rice field at Ngadi. Continuing towards Marshyangdi river a long suspension bridge that crosses the Ngadi Khola and gently upwards through the scrub forests up to the BahunDanda (1310m.) which means “the Hill of the Brahmins ” the major cast of the Nepal's' midhill. May you are already getting hunger and better make your lunch there. Descend on a steep, slippery trail Then rice field where the water available can be seen. July- October-November is the month they grow rice and millet. March to May you will see & hear the Bird's sounds and newly green leafs of trees. In about 2 ½ hours you get a small Gurung settlement, the flat GhermuPhant opposite of a huge Waterfall where we overnight.
Day 05:- Trek GharmuPhant to the Tal (1700 m.) 6/7 hours.
Cross a suspension bridge and passing a small local Bhatties and lodges through the rocky cliff at Syange. Now slightly and gradually the trail is hiking up. Enjoy on Walking with the butterflies & birds through the forest till a small Tibetan village Jagat and then the trail descends & crosses a landslide way. It's then a long climb through the forest & a waterfall to Chamje (1410m). Again, Crossing the bridge & climb through the thick Bamboo and Rhododendrons forest to an exposed trail that traverses high above the steep river bank. The trail makes a short descend to Tal bensi at 1590m then makes a steep climb beside the Marsangdi, which has became an underground waterfall beneath huge boulders. Suddenly opens into a large plateau, the Tal (The valley that was once a lake) now you have entered the Manang District and the Buddhist influences apparent from the small white Chorten on a nearby hill. Actually for those few days the chance to see the White Mountains is less but the hilly mountains also attracts you.
Day 06:- Tal to trek Timang (2510m) - 6 hrs.
We will pass number of nice settlements and villages along the route. Beyond Dharapani (1960m) , the trail passes a school and climbs a spur. Nowadays there is building the new roads toward the Chame, the district headquarter which road we follow somewhere. Bagarchhap, at 2160m , is the small village on the trek with typical Tibetan architecture: closely spaced stone houses, with flat roofs piled high with firewood. Walk to Bagarchhap through a forest of blue pine, spruce, hemlock, maple and oak. In 1995, there was a landslide washed & destroyed the village and killed people. Then the trail goes upwards to Danaque at 2210m . You will walk through a new mani wall & huge prayer wheel and a farm of Apple and peaches garden. Then cross a short bride and walk up steep rocky trail through the old thick forest of Rhododendron , Oak, pine forest & colourful flowers. Be aware! Himalayan langur monkey can come close to you. The big sizes of old trees can really attract you till Timang at 2510m and overnight there. The waterfall in Nepal is always great to see.
Day 07:- Trek Timang to Pisang valley (3200m) 6/7hrs.
In the morning you can see the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu Himal just in front of you. Walk on the flat road through the forest and your trail heads to a long wall with many prayers wheels Chame at 2710m . Be sure to walk to the left and spin the wheels clockwise. Chame is the capital of the Manang district situated in the bank of the river Marshyangdi with the view of the Manaslu and Annapurna II . Before to reach Chame, pass the Thachok village with barley field and police check post at Koto. Phone service is available here. Between Chame to Pisang the rainshawdow effect can be seen as the forest become sparser & the density of juniper increases. Cross the bridge at 3040m is the Paungda Danda rock face that arches upwards for more than 1,500m. The trail climbs further to Dhukuri Pokhari with few wooden lodges and Bakery shops then you walk on the flat land into the upper Marshandi Valley & to Pisang, a large sprawling village and Pisang peak. More religious people and has own culture of Tibetan- Manangi. Wheat, Buckwheat, potatoes & beans are produce and Horse is the mail transport of this region. Sheep, goat, cow and yaks are the cattales.
Day 08:-Trek to Braga-Manang (3500m.) 4/5 hrs.
This is really wonderful trail with the pastures by the Yaks, Horses and cattle .The trail offers some magnificent sights of the top of Annapurna's After short walk from Pisang village the trail divides and one climbs to the Ngwal from where the view of the Annapurna's is wonderful. We suggest you that Braga village is the quieter then Manang Valley.
Day 09:- For Non climber :-( day 9-11) Rest in Braga-Manang for acclimatization .
The Himalayan Rescue Association and they brief about the High altitude, sickness and the way to be safe from the problems. The Gangapurna Lake is nice to view and one can walk around the town to explore. Explore the famous Milarepa cave in the west and Lama Cave in the north. Visit Gompa in about 500yrs old for spiritual relief in Braga . The Annapurna II, III & IV, Gangapurana himal, Tilicho peak are seen the massive view. You can see the Manangi culture, the old houses and horse racing. Email/internet, phone call & small video movie can use in Manang Valley . Recomended to go for Exploration Khangsar oldest village up to Tilicho lake ( it takes 3 days).
For the climber same day they hike continue through the Hongde river to wards the Chulu Kharka . Over night at Tented camp.
Day 09: Climb up to Chulu base camp , Accamatize here.
Day 10: Climb up 3-4 hour to set the high camp & prepare for next day climbing .
Day 11: Summit the Chulu Far East Peak ( 5059m) and back to Base camp.
Day 12: Reserve day in case of bad weather.
Day 13: trek to Braga village or Manang .
Day 14:-Trek Manang to Letdar (4200m. ) 5hrs.
From Manang the landscape is more like Tibetan platue. It seems more gradual rather than up but hard to breathe and take longer time to cover the short distance.
Day 15:-Trek to Thorung High Camp ( 4600m) 5/6 hrs .
This can be hard night with the lack of enough Oxygen. Ready to wake up in early morning for the next most excited day at all.
Day 16:-Start the trek early in the morning. This is the most awaited day for the trekkers your Nepal trip. The top of the Thorong La (pass) 5416 m . is the highest point for the whole period. You can see the great views of Dhaulagiri (8186m), north faces of the Annapurnas, the Kali Gandaki Valley and Throunghtse (6482m). Muktinath is the name of the Hindu God with the meaning of the “God of Salvation”. The Sep- Oct fest is the most interesting and crowded. Apart from this, this is the greatest example of the co-relation and harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism .(3/4 hrs to reach on the Top and walk down4/5 hrs to Muktinath).
Day 17:-Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 4hrs .
Walk down the Beautiful valley Jharkot with the views of mountains Dhaulagiri & Nilgiri north, and old houses with monastry.Then after the land looks like the moon desert until to reach the Kagbeni. Kagbeni is situated in the bank of the famous river Kali Gandaki and it is the Gateway to Upper Mustang. The monastery supposed to be some 500 yrs old which is situated in the town. Old ruins Upper is only permitted with the special permit granted in the limited number per year with high royalty. That is 700 US $ per person only for the Govt. royalty for at least two people and the trek cost is extra.
Day 18:- Kagbeni to Jomsom (2850m) 6hr .
Now you are entering the windy Valley. Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district with the government offices. The Eco museum serves here with the collections of Mountains. Jomsom is the village of the Thakali peoples the local inhabitant and the apple garden and apple product is the most popular around the area. Apple pie & brandy is for most of your choice and visit the Tukuchey Distillery.
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara city. and visit the Phewa lake, Peace Pagoda temple and enjoy the surrounds of Pokhara city.
Day 20:By bus back to kathmanu having the views of Trisuli river and farmed fileds.
Day 21: Shoping/ liesure day in Kathmandu and prepare for your home destination.
Day 22: Transfer to International Airport and Fly back to home.
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