Chulu Far East Peak (6059 meter/19878.61ft ) is one of the easier peaks to climb among the Chulu family peaks it is the least technical and mostly gradual climb making the peak achievable to beginners as well.
This peak is situated to the north of Annapurna massifs and bounded by the Marshyangdi River to the south which is a part of the Manang Himalaya range. Chulu Far East Peak offers everything trekkers expect while being in the Himalayas.
Chulu Far East is an ideal peak for those who want to go climbing with a few extra days while trekking to Annapurna circuit trek and then can be headed all the way to Thorong La Pass (5416 meter/ 17769 feet) to descend Jomsom.
Climbing Chulu Far East Peak does not require any proper climbing skills thus it is suitable for beginner climbers who want to add up peak climbing experience in Nepal.
Climbers on the top of Chulu Far East can maximize the sighting possibilities of surrounding snow-capped peaks and valleys from different perspectives. This also includes two over eight thousand mountains.
The majestic view of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu West, and Pisang Peak will be a lifetime experience for climbers.
For the Chulu Far East Peak expedition, we go through the world-famous Annapurna circuit trekking route where you can experience the diverse landscape and culture of this region. This is a fascinating journey where you can get in-depth into the local culture, lifestyle, and tradition of the region as well.
On this trail you will have two best possibilities to end your trip after the summit, you can trek all the way to Thorong La Pass and descend towards Mustang or you can sum up the trip through Manang all the way to Lamjung.
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How hard is climbing to Chulu Far East Peak and route?
Actually, Chulu Far East Peak is considered an easier peak compared to other peaks in Nepal and has a success rate of 95%. This peak doesn’t have the risk of crevasses and serac fall. However, this peak also demands good physical fitness for climbing.
In the Chulu Far East, the real climbing adventure begins walking after Ngawal (3660m) from where we ascend to Chulu Far East Base Camp(3800m) which is a steep climb. After acclimatization and little training about using the climbing gears, our real adventure begins.
On the following day, it is a shorter climb to Chulu Far East high camp (5330) which only takes about 3-4 hours, which is mostly treading upon the moraine terrain where again we spend most of the afternoon acclimatizing ourselves.
The final day of the climb starts from high camp which we start early in the morning as during the afternoon there are most possibilities of strong wind, which might affect our pace and stamina.
Our climbs walk up following the east north ridge and eventually we get to the crampoon point from where we suit on our climbing gear. Here our climb goes on the ice which is at first gradual and some steep sections where our climbing Sherpa fixes the rope for safety.
The last part of the summit ridge is really exposed and follows the ridge towards the east and gradually to the top of Chulu Far East Peak. the reward from the top is magnificent as it provides a great sight of the snow-capped mountain sea!
What are the required permits and costs for climbing Chulu Far East Peak?
Climbers need to have three different permits for Chulu Far East Peak. As Chulu Far East Peak lies in the Annapurna region so we need a permit to enter Annapurna Conservation Area.
This is called Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) which costs Rs 3000 local currency also we need to have TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permit, which costs USD10 for organized trekkers and USD 20 for Individual/ Unorganized trekkers.
Apart from the two above mention permits, climbers also need to have a climbing permit for Chulu Peak. This cost varies according to the season of the year.
Climbing permit for ChuluFar East costs 250 USD per person during the Spring Season (March, April, May), 125 USD during the Autumn Season (September, October, November), and 70 USD for the Winter and Summer season (December, January, February, and June, July, and August).
Along with a deposit of 500 USD as part of a ‘garbage deposit’ applicable for all peak climbing in Nepal. This deposit is refundable after climbing.
Which is the best season to climb Chulu Far East Peak?
The Spring season is one of the best seasons to climb Chulu Far East Peak, which falls in the months of March, April, and May.
During this season weather is relatively warmer, the sky remains clear, and very little chance of snow on the mountain as well as ices remain compact which is good for championing and clear view of the Himalayas.
Autumn is another good season to summit mountains which falls in the months of September to November as this season begins just after the rainy season which is less moist, clearer sky and, temperate weather.