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Chulu Far East with Mesokanto la pass

Destination: Nepal

Region: Annapurna Region

Trip Facts

Duration
18 Days
Difficulty
Challenging
Country
Nepal
Activity
Trekking and Climbing
Max-Altitude
6,059 Meters
Accomodation
Hotel, Lodge And Tent
Best Season
March-May Sep-November
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

Overview

Trekking through the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal offers an opportunity to experience adventure, stunning beauty, and an insight into the diverse cultural heritage of the Himalayas. Access the Asia Treks offers an off-the-beaten-path adventure that combines the breathtaking Himalayan environment with the strenuousness of high-altitude trekking: the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek.

Trekkers can explore some of the most secluded and breathtaking scenery in the Annapurna region on the majestic Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek. Trekkers will start in the busy metropolis of Kathmandu and travel through the peaceful Himalayan foothills before climbing into the high-altitude wilderness, which is home to majestic peaks, crystal-clear lakes, and traditional mountain communities.

Trekkers have the exceptional chance to reach the top of Chulu Far East Peak (6,059 meters), an arduous but worthwhile ascent that gives unrivaled panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Tilicho Peak, Annapurna II, III, and IV, and Gangapurna. Experienced guides and the required gear are provided by Access the Asia Treks to guarantee a memorable and safe climb. One of the world’s highest lakes, Tilicho Lake is a revered Hindu pilgrimage destination and is perched at 4,919 meters above sea level. Trekkers will be able to see the stunning blue waters of Tilicho Lake, which are encircled by high peaks covered in snow, producing an incredibly beautiful natural scene.

Trekkers will get the chance to experience the rich cultural legacy of the area by stopping in isolated mountain communities like Manang, Pisang, and Khangsar along the trekking path. These settlements, with their distinctive architecture, colorful Buddhist monasteries, and the friendly hospitality of the surrounding Gurung and Thakali populations, provide a window into traditional Himalayan life.

For the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, Access the Asia Treks offers full logistical support, including knowledgeable guides, porters, lodging, meals, permits, and transportation. Trekkers can concentrate on enjoying the once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Himalayas, knowing that their comfort and safety are the main priorities during the journey.

The Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek presents a unique opportunity to experience the secluded and breathtaking scenery of the Annapurna region while pushing oneself on a physical and mental level. For those looking for a genuine Himalayan experience, this journey is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity since it combines high-altitude walking, cultural immersion, and stunning landscape. Trekkers traveling through Access the Asia Treks are guaranteed to have all the resources and assistance necessary to make their trip memorable, safe, and pleasurable. Explore the Himalayan enchantment with Access the Asia Treks and set off on a journey to the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region, with panoramic views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges
  • Immerse yourself in the unique culture of Nepal by visiting traditional villages like Pisang and Manang, interacting with locals, and experiencing their hospitality
  • Enjoy a spectacular base camp setting with awe-inspiring views, serving as a strategic point for acclimatization rotations and final preparations for the ascent
  • Explore stunning Tilicho Lake (4919m) with the surrounding peaks and panoramic views
  • Challenge of ascending to high altitudes, including crossing the Mesokanto La Pass (5,099 meters).
  • Experience the thrill of a dawn summit push, witnessing the first light revealing the Himalayan panorama and culminating in the triumphant ascent to Chulu Far East Peak
  • Enjoy a holistic adventure that combines the physical challenge of peak climbing with cultural exploration, fostering a deeper connection with the Himalayan communities
  • Stand atop Chulu Far East Peak and revel in a profound sense of accomplishment, having conquered a formidable summit in the heart of the Himalayas
  • Enjoy at Pokhara, a vibrant city known for its lakeside beauty, serving as a perfect introduction to Nepal’s rich cultural diversity

Itinerary

Day 1

After your arrival at the TIA (Tribhuwan International Airport), Kathmandu, you are received with warm and hearty welcome by our friendly and accommodating staff along with welcoming banner stand sign outside the arrival terminal. Meanwhile, it is followed up by short welcoming procedure in a typical Nepali tradition and you are escorted to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu. During this time period, you can feel the vibes of the bustling lifestyle of Kathmandu city. Various cultural heritages and ancient sculptures with magnificent monasteries are the center of attraction in Kathmandu city.  Furthermore, you are provided with pleasantly brief details regarding your stay in hotel. A comfortable and luxurious stay in hotel of Kathmandu for this night.

Drive duration: 30 minutes

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu City

Day 2

On this day, you can rest for more hours to prevent yourself from Jetlag and have the late breakfast at the hotel. For some time, you can have a self-walk around your hotel to get the bustling life vibes around the city.

After the wonderful self-walk, you have the brief meeting regarding the trek. Meanwhile, you are provided with the gear list information and the information about the trek. You can prepare the gear list so that the proper preparation is done before the trek. As, it is always important for the trekkers to be fully equipped with knowledge and gears before the trek.

You have the early dinner and prepare for the next day where you wake up early for the drive to Ramechhap for the wonderful trip to Khumbu region.

Accommodation at Kathmandu.

Preparation: Half day

Accommodation: Luxurious hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3

Start off on a breathtaking road trip from Kathmandu to Chame, travelers can expect an enthralling experience that takes roughly 9 to 10 hours. Travelers can take advantage of daylight by leaving early in the morning after breakfast, which creates the ideal environment for an immersive encounter. The route, which follows the Prithvi Highway at first, is a scenic treat as it passes through the busy towns of Mugling and Dumre. The road veers westward from Dumre in the direction of Besisahar, which is the entrance to the Annapurna Circuit. Travelers are shown a variety of sceneries along the way, such as terraced farms, charming villages, and winding mountain routes. The drive offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges as it passes through the charming Marsyangdi Valley, providing an enthralling setting for this overland journey.

Before continuing the climb into the mountains, a well-planned lunch break along the way provides an opportunity to relax and enjoy the regional food. As Chame approaches, the road conditions change, going from smooth areas to bumpy or uneven ones. The Marsyangdi River flows alongside visitors as they make their way through this varied landscape, adding to the experience’s breathtaking natural splendor. Since the goal is to get in Chame by nightfall, scheduling flexibility is essential to allow for unanticipated circumstances and guarantee a stress-free arrival. After a day of exploring the enthralling scenery of the Annapurna region, tired guests can find a nice place to stay in Chame, the administrative center of the Manang District.

An overnight stay at Chame.

Drive duration: 9 to 10 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 4

Trekking from Chame to Pisang is a lovely journey across the varied terrain of the Annapurna region, which is distinguished by a range of elevations and stunning views. Trekkers often spend five to seven hours exploring a day, depending on their pace and the state of the trail, after starting from Chame at 2,670 meters. The trail offers views of the region’s towering hills as it meanders through lush forests, quaint villages, and along the banks of the Marsyangdi River. Trekkers are surrounded by the untamed splendor of the Himalayas as they ascend further, with the lush flora eventually giving way to harsher parched vistas.

Trekkers are rewarded with expansive vistas of the Annapurna and Lamjung mountain ranges upon arriving to the village of Pisang, which is located at an elevation of around 3,200 meters. The journey is both physically and culturally satisfying because of the change in scenery and the region’s rich cultural tapestry. Trekkers can adjust to the rising altitude in Pisang, making it a perfect stopover before continuing their ascent to higher altitudes. Discovering the hamlet and engaging with the locals offers an insight into the distinctive way of life in the area, making the walk from Chame to Pisang on the well-known Annapurna Circuit an unforgettable and immersive experience.

An overnight stay at Pisang.

Trek duration: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 5

The trek from Pisang to Ngawal is a thrilling and scenic adventure that takes around 5 to 7 hours to complete and covers an elevation rise of about 3,200 meters from Pisang to 3,660 meters in Ngawal. Trekkers departing from Pisang travel across a terrain that smoothly changes from the subtropical atmosphere of lower elevations to the more alpine setting typical of the higher Annapurna region. The road meanders past quaint towns where one may see elaborate prayer flags and traditional buildings with Tibetan influences, adding to the trek’s cultural diversity.

Trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking sweeping vistas of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including Gangapurna and Annapurna II, III, and IV, as they continue their ascent. The distinctive contrast of terraced farms against the untamed Himalayan background is what makes the journey to Ngawal memorable. Trekkers are rewarded with a tranquil hamlet setting at 3,660 meters when they reach Ngawal, which is distinguished by traditional stone buildings and terraced fields. The trip from Pisang to Ngawal is a noteworthy and spectacular section of the Annapurna Circuit because the village offers an ideal vantage point to admire the magnificence of the surrounding mountains.

An overnight stay at Ngawal.

Trek duration: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 6

Trekkers can reach higher heights and enjoy breath-taking vistas of the surrounding Himalayan scenery on the demanding but rewarding trek from Ngawal to Yak Kharka. The trail starts in Ngawal at 3,660 meters and climbs gradually, giving hikers time to become used to the higher altitude. The trip normally takes four to six hours, depending on how quickly each person goes and how much acclimatization they require. Trekkers see more untamed and alpine scenery as they rise, replacing the customary village environment of Ngawal. The track leads hikers over high ridges with breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Gangapurna peaks, as well as rocky roads.

When trekkers get at Yak Kharka, which is at an elevation of about 4,000 meters, they find a magnificent grazing area encircled by towering mountain walls. This place gives the Himalayan experience a genuine touch by acting as a traditional resting place for yaks and herders. Alpine meadows and little vegetation define the topography at Yak Kharka, setting it apart from the lower-altitude scenes. Trekkers can take in the fresh mountain air and peacefulness of the Himalayan nature. In addition to testing hikers’ physical stamina, the journey from Ngawal to Yak Kharka exposes them to the unadulterated splendor of the Annapurna region.

An overnight stay at Yak Kharka.

Trek duration: 4-6 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 7

Trekkers can experience the high-altitude regions of the Annapurna region on the strenuous journey from Yak Kharka to Chulu Far East Base Camp. The track begins at Yak Kharka at an elevation of about 4,000 meters and climbs steadily through rocky slopes and steep inclines. This section of the trek, which usually lasts five to seven hours, requires endurance and acclimatization. Trekkers encounter an alpine wonderland with sweeping vistas of snow-capped peaks and vast glaciers as they rise towards the 4,980-meter-high Chulu Far East Base Camp.

A crucial turning point in the expedition is reached when trekkers arrive at Chulu Far East Base Camp, which offers them a vital location for acclimatization and preparation for the upcoming ascent. Beautiful views of the Chulu Massif and the surrounding Himalayan landscape can be seen from the base camp. Tucked away amid the untamed splendor of the high-altitude landscape, hikers may get used to the thin air, enjoy the pristine alpine setting, and mentally get ready for the forthcoming task of reaching the summit. The journey from Yak Kharka to Chulu Far East Base Camp challenges hikers’ physical limits and rewards them with breathtaking scenery, preparing them for the challenging ascent to the summit of Chulu Far East Peak.

An overnight stay at Chulu Far East Base Camp

Trek duration: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Tent

Day 8

Trekkers ascend to greater elevations in preparation for the summit push on the strenuous and thrilling trek from Chulu Far East Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp. The trail begins at 4,980 meters and climbs sharply to 5,400 meters, the location of the Chulu Far East High Camp. This portion of the hike usually takes three to five hours to accomplish and calls for proper acclimatization. The air gets considerably thinner as hikers ascend, and the scenery changes to a rough, high-altitude setting with expansive vistas of the surrounding peaks.

Preparing to Chulu Far East High Camp is an essential part of getting ready for the summit assault. The high camp is situated in a way that maximizes acclimatization and gives hikers a base for the last climb. The camp is surrounded by the bleak beauty of the Himalayan nature, and Chulu Far East Peak’s imposing presence acts as a continual reminder of the difficulty that lies ahead. At the high camp, hikers spend time getting used to the altitude, practicing climbing tactics, and mentally getting ready for the next day’s summit attempt. In addition to putting hikers to the test physically, the journey from Chulu Far East Base Camp to Chulu Far East High Camp is an important part of the mountaineering journey that advances them closer to the top of Chulu Far East Peak.

An overnight stay at Chulu Far East High Camp

Trek duration: 3-5 hours

Accommodation: Tent

Day 9

The peak day of Chulu Far East Peak, which demands an early start from 5,400-meter-high Chulu Far East High Camp, is the apex of the hiking and climbing adventure. Clad in cold-weather gear and carrying all the necessary mountaineering gear, climbers begin the difficult trek to the summit, which is located at a staggering elevation of 6,059 meters. Using climbing skills, traversing steep snow and ice slopes, and overcoming the physical obstacles presented by the high-altitude environment are all part of the experience. In order to give climbers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks as they go to the summit, the ascent is usually scheduled to begin with the first light of dawn.

Achieving the summit of Chulu Far East Peak, which offers unmatched expansive views of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges, is a moment of accomplishment. Climbers receive a unique perspective of the Himalayan terrain in addition to a deep sense of accomplishment. Following their brief stay at the summit, climbers make their way down to Chulu Far East High Camp. It is important to navigate carefully on the descent, particularly on the steeper parts. After arriving at the high camp, climbers reflect on their accomplishment and enjoy a well-earned break before making their way down to Chulu Far East Base Camp, which is located at 4,980 meters. After rest periods and taking the appropriate safety steps to guarantee a safe descent, the trip from the top to base camp normally takes between seven and nine hours.

Climbers can progressively go from the high-altitude demands of the summit to a lower altitude, where oxygen levels are more favorable for recovery, by making their way back to Chulu Far East Base Camp. Climbers can relax, exchange stories, and celebrate reaching the top of Chulu Far East Peak in a friendly atmosphere at the base camp. A difficult but rewarding chapter in the climbing trip is closed on the summit day and the descend to base camp, which leaves climbers with enduring memories of reaching one of the most notable peaks in the Annapurna range.

An overnight stay at Chulu Far East Base Camp

Trek duration: 7-9 hours

Accommodation: Tent

Day 10

On high-altitude mountaineering excursions, allocating a reserve day post-summit to Chulu Far East Base Camp is a wise and smart move. This extra day is a contingency measure in case of unanticipated events like bad weather, unforeseen difficulties on the descent, or the need for more acclimatization.

Climbers and trekkers may experience a variety of conditions on their descend to Chulu Far East Base Camp following a successful summit of Chulu Far East Peak. The Himalayan region’s weather patterns are erratic, so planning ahead with a reserve day gives you flexibility in case unfavorable weather strikes, protecting your trip members’ safety and wellbeing.

In addition, trekkers and climbers might use the reserve day to recuperate from the physical strain of the summit push. An additional day in base camp gives competitors the chance to recover from the physical strain that high altitude environments can have on them, reducing the likelihood of altitude-related problems.

Day 11

The trail descends from Chulu Far East Base Camp to Manang, bringing hikers from the high-altitude environment back to the lower valleys. This allows for a gradual acclimatization to lower elevations and a change in scenery. It usually takes five to seven hours to descend from 4,980 meters to 3,540 meters at Manang. Trekkers are rewarded with expansive vistas of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna and Gangapurna ranges, as the track weaves over rocky roads and alpine territory. The scenery changes to lush meadows and pine forests as the height drops and the air gets denser.

Trekkers can retrace their steps via charming villages like Ngawal and Pisang on the hike, reliving the rich cultural heritage of the area. A slower pace is possible on the descent into Manang, giving you plenty of time to take in the stunning Marsyangdi Valley and the distinct fusion of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. Trekkers can explore the lively town of Manang, which is located at 3,540 meters, pay a visit to the nearby monasteries, and take advantage of the conveniences of a lower altitude. A sense of achievement is felt as one moves from the high-altitude obstacles of the Chulu Far East Peak trek to the lower valleys, which prepares one for the next leg of the adventure along the Annapurna Circuit.

An overnight stay at Manang

Trek duration: 5-7 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 12

Trekking the Shiri Kharka route from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp offers an exciting journey across the untamed landscape of the Annapurna region. Trekkers begin their journey from Manang and gradually rise to higher altitudes in a landscape characterized by towering peaks and beautiful valleys. Cradled at an elevation of 3870 meters, the peaceful town of Shiri Kharka is reached by trekkers after roughly 6 to 7 hours of hiking. Before moving on to Tilicho Base Camp, they can stop here for a well-earned rest, take in the beautiful surroundings, and maybe even chat with some of the locals.

Trekking over varied terrain, including rocky pathways and alpine meadows, usually takes 3 to 4 hours from Shiri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp. The air gets thinner as hikers rise higher, which makes for a challenging experience in the beautiful surroundings. At 4150 meters, adventurers are greeted with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and the magnificent Tilicho Lake upon arriving at Tilicho Base Camp. The whole journey, which takes about 9 to 11 hours and goes through Shiri Kharka to go from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp, is a rewarding and remarkable experience among the Himalayan natural beauty.

An overnight stay at Tilicho Base Camp.

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Hotels/Tea houses/Lodges

Day 13

Trekking from Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake provides trekkers with an amazing experience in the untamed splendor of Nepal’s Annapurna region. Beginning at the base camp, which is located at 4,150 meters above sea level, hikers traverse difficult terrain with rocky paths and steep ascents. With every step ahead, the journey’s breathtaking scenery of pure glaciers and towering peaks captivates the senses.

From Tilicho Base Camp, the hike takes about three to four hours, with an elevation gain of about 770 meters to reach Tilicho Lake. Trekkers are rewarded with expansive views of the surrounding Himalayan terrain as they rise towards the lake, which is located at an elevation of 4920 meters above sea level. Adventurers are welcomed to Tilicho Lake by the captivating sight of its azure waters tucked away among the untamed mountain landscape, producing a scene of unmatched natural beauty. This section of the trek provides an intense experience with the unadulterated environment, making a lasting imprint on those who take on this remarkable adventure.

An overnight stay at Tilicho Lake.

Trek Duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Tents/Hotels/Tea houses/Lodges

Day 14

The trek across the high-altitude Annapurna region from Tilicho Lake to Kaisang via Mesokanto La Pass is an exciting adventure. Trekkers begin their strenuous journey towards the majestic Mesokanto La Pass, which is situated at an astounding elevation of 5469 meters, from the shores of Tilicho Lake, which is located at 4920 meters above sea level. Rough paths, challenging ascents, and stunning views of the neighboring Himalayan peaks define the adventure.

The journey from Tilicho Lake to Kaisang, via Mesokanto La Pass, is roughly 12 to 15 kilometers long and usually takes 7 to 9 hours. Adventurers are rewarded to expansive views of glaciated valleys and snow-capped peaks as they make their way over the high mountain pass, providing a window into the unadulterated splendor of the Himalayas. Trekkers descend from the pass through rocky areas and alpine meadows to the peaceful settlement of Kaisang, which is tucked away at an elevation of 3510 meters. This section of the hike offers a unique experience in the isolated environment of the Annapurna district.

An overnight stay at Kaisang.

Trek Duration: 7-9 hours

Accommodation: Tents/Hotels/Tea houses/Lodges

Day 15

Trekking from Kaisang to Jomsom combines high-altitude terrain with quaint villages and picturesque valleys to provide an enthralling trip through the Annapurna region’s varied scenery. Trekkers start at Kaisang, which is 3510 meters above sea level. From there, they progressively descend along rocky paths and alpine meadows to lower heights. The trail passes through expansive views of verdant valleys and snow-capped peaks, creating a charming atmosphere for the journey.

From Kaisang to Jomsom, the walk usually takes 6 to 8 hours, covering a distance of about 15 to 20 kilometers. The landscape changes as adventurers head towards lower elevations, from untamed mountainous terrain to charming settlements and terraced farms. Trekkers may come across locals going about their everyday lives along the route, providing an insight into the customs and culture of the area. Trekkers can relax and think back on their experiences in the tranquil grandeur of the Himalayas at the quaint village of Jomsom, which is tucked away at an elevation of 2710 meters, where the journey finally comes to an end.

An overnight stay at Jomsom.

Trek Duration: 6-8 hours

Accommodation: Tents/Hotels/Tea houses/Lodges

Day 16

The quick and beautiful route to get from Jomsom to Pokhara takes you through the untamed landscape of the Annapurna region and into the vibrant city of Pokhara. Travelers depart from Jomsom, which is tucked away at an elevation of 2710 meters, and go on a brief but thrilling journey through the scenic valleys and majestic peaks of the Himalayas. Beautiful aerial views of the surrounding terrain, including the towering mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, are provided by the flight.

From Jomsom to Pokhara, the flight normally takes 20 to 25 minutes, covering a distance of around 67 kilometers. Travelers are greeted by the lively atmosphere of Pokhara, a lakeside city known for its breathtaking natural beauty and variety of adventure sports, upon arriving at an elevation of 822 meters. Pokhara provides travelers from all over the world with the ideal balance of leisure and adventure, whether they choose to explore the serene waters of Phewa Lake, go on a climb in the neighboring hills, or just take in the calm atmosphere of the city.

An overnight stay at Pokhara.

Flight Duration: 20 to 25 minutes

Accommodation: Tents/Hotels/Tea houses/Lodges

Day 17

Depending on traffic and road conditions, the 200-kilometer trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes between 6 and 8 hours to complete. The route passes along the beautiful Prithvi Highway, which provides breathtaking views of the mid-western region’s verdant hills and the Trishuli River. You begin from Pokhara’s lower elevation of 822 meters and work your way up to Kathmandu, which is located at 1400 meters above sea level.

Traveling offers a varied experience as you drive through little villages, terraced farms, and quaint towns. The drive provides opportunity to enjoy the natural and cultural diversity of the area and gives an insight into Nepalese rural life. You’ll notice the change from the more serene scenery to the energetic metropolitan ambiance as you get closer to Kathmandu, the thriving capital city. The trip provides a satisfying blend of thrill and peace, making it an appropriate way to round up your discovery of Nepal’s many landscapes.

An overnight stay at Kathmandu

Drive duration: 6-8 hours

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea house/Lodge

Day 18

You have to check out at your regular time before 3 hours of your flight schedule. You are dropped off to the airport after successfully accomplishing the exciting and thrilling trekking trial in Nepal.

Drive duration: 30 minutes

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What's Included

  • Transportation includes grounded transportation
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast in a luxurious hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek (optional)
  • Sightseeing tours in the areas covered by the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and an assistant guide
  • Porters (1 porter for two people) and their insurance, food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Mountain guide for the mountaineering skills and preparation
  • Tent, camping and all the equipment for camping and tent installation
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jacket and Duffle bag for porters
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Permit fee
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System
  • All government taxes and office service charge

What's Excluded

  • Meals not specified in the inclusions
  • Hot shower and extra hot water
  • Personal equipment
  • Cold drinks and sweets like chocolate bar and other snacks
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Battery charging above 3820m
  • No extra expenses from the company if there is an emergency or bad weather

Equipments

What to Bring?

Annapurna Region is considered to be the most thrilling and spectacular trekking region, well renowned all over the globe. This region’s trek starts from the easy level to elite level where you have to be equipped with all the necessary and appropriate gears and equipment to ensure your safety, comfort, and pleasure during your trek. When trekking in the Annapurna region, you should bring the following items, among others:

  1. Trekking boots: As you reach to various landscapes including the rocky difficult trials in this region. Therefore, the sturdy trekking boots is required with an ankle support to make your trek safer and risk free.
  2. Hand Gloves: Another important trekking equipment is hand gloves. Basically, hand gloves is used to prevent your hands from frostbite and the possible numb situation due to snow.
  3. Hat: It is the equipment that is used to prevent yourself from severe coldness. Basically, hats that covers your ears are highly preferable in order to keep you warm.
  4. Backpack: A roomy backpack is necessary for you to carry the electronics equipment like mobile and camera with water bottle and other necessary personal equipment.
  5. Clothing: The weather in the Annapurna Region is unpredictable. Thus, you have to be prepared for the sudden change in the weather. Thus, you have to take thermal undergarments, layered clothes and trekking trousers to make yourself cozy and warm. Fleece and down jacket with a scarf, hat and mittens are also very useful during this trek.
  6. Sleeping bag: In Annapurna region, the weather might reach below zero. Thus, a quality sleeping bag is necessary which can keep you warm and safe during the trek.
  7. Trekking poles: While walking in the rocky and steep grounds, you have to be careful whereas trekking poles help your ankle and knees to prevent you from the possible mishaps.
  8. Headlamp: For Navigating early in the morning and evening time, you need the headlamps while moving though the lodge and tea houses in the lush forests.
  9. Sunglasses: UV protected and a quality Sunglasses is required to prevent yourself from the glare of the snow and intense mountain sunshine.
  10. Water container and purification tablets: The water during the trek is most essential. Healthy and pure water makes your trek full of energy whereas polluted water might hamper your health. Thus, water container and purification tablets are really necessary.
  11. First aid box: The first aid equipment like bandages, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, and altitude sickness medication is crucial. The trekking leader of the trek also carries first aid medical kit for your safety.

Access the Asia Treks offers its customers a thorough packing list, equipment rental choices, and guidance on the best supplies for their trekking requirements. In order to complete their trek to the Annapurna region securely and comfortably, we want to make sure that our clients have all the required supplies.

                   

CANCELLATION POLICY AND PAYMENTS

  • As different permits, flight tickets and other government official documents are necessary so payment is highly appreciable if done 30 days prior of the trekking start date.
  • Payments are supposed to be done 15 days prior to the trekking start date.
  • If cancellation is made 10 days before the trek start date, 50% of the total trek cost will be charged as the cancellation fees.
  • In case of restrictions imposed by the government, bad weather or the emergency situation, the company will not to be liable to any extra cost and will find the most feasible way to proceed the trek.
                   

ADVISORY

  • Non-bio degradable materials are not allowed to dispose in the trekking route randomly.
  • Proper follow of the guidance provided by the leader/guide of the trek.
  • Alcoholic beverages and other intoxicating substances are highly discouraged.
  • There might be the chances of bad weather so be prepared for the inconvenience caused by the unpredictable weather.
  • Try to be mentally and physically prepared before this trek with few short hikes before this trek is highly recommended.
                   

IMPORTANT THINGS REQUIRED

  • Passport
  • Few passport size photos for TIMS and other official documents
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snow goggles
  • Personal handbag and luggage
  • Snacks and sweets like chocolate bar (if required)
  • Some personal items and sunscreen/sun cream
  • Water bottle and hat
                   

PRELIMINARY AND KEY NOTES

  • Greeting ‘Namaste’ (your palms held together) is the most respectful and attractive way to greet somebody and is practiced profoundly.
  • Accessibility of internet and phone calls can be made efficient using the mobile SIM Card provided by the company itself or you can buy easily in the local market. All you need is one passport sized photo and a photocopy of your physical passport in either case.
  • There are lots of major cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu along with the ancient monasteries and sculptures. Photos are not taken unless you have asked for the permission.
  • The nightlife in Kathmandu is mostly safe and concentrated in Thamel area, one of the busiest destinations for foreigners to hang out with varied options of bars, restaurants and other places to choose from. Somehow, other areas including small towns are closed before 10pm.
  • Nepalese people are friendly, truly kind and incredibly welcoming as there is a phrase in Nepali culture ‘Guests equal Gods’. Out of the blue moon, there are several chances of being cheated. Saying this, you are somehow prone to possible travel scams. Keep yourself and your belongings safe, if you are travelling solo. It is highly recommended to have one experienced guide, taking safety into consideration.
                   

FAQ

Trekkers can get a peek of the Himalayas’ amazing splendor at Chulu Far East Peak and Tilicho Lake, which are both located in Nepal’s stunning Annapurna region. At 6,059 meters (19,879 feet) in elevation, Chulu Far East Peak is a component of the Chulu Massif and is situated in Nepal’s Manang district. Trekkers who successfully complete the difficult but rewarding climb will be rewarded with expansive vistas of the neighboring Himalayan peaks, such as Tilicho Peak, Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, and IV. Conversely, Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world, sitting at 4,919 meters (16,138 feet) above sea level. Situated near the Thorong La Pass, in the heart of the Annapurna range, it is deeply spiritually significant to Hindus, who consider it to be a sacred site referenced in ancient Hindu texts.

Trekkers starting daring expeditions in the Himalayas often visit these two famous locations because of their proximity to one another inside the Annapurna range. Trekkers can explore the region’s varied landscapes and cultural legacy by visiting Tilicho Lake, which is frequently included in the hiking route to Chulu Far East Peak. Trekkers can get an amazing experience in the breathtaking majesty of the Annapurna Himalayas by climbing Chulu Far East Peak or admiring the serene beauty of Tilicho Lake. Truly unforgettable.

Trekkers who choose the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek can experience an all-encompassing and distinctive journey right in the heart of Nepal’s Annapurna region. This hike blends the tranquil beauty of Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world at 4,919 meters (16,138 feet), with the thrilling challenge of climbing Chulu Far East Peak, which rises to a height of 6,059 meters (19,879 feet). Trekkers who take on this journey can experience not only expansive views of some of the highest peaks in the world, such as Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna, but also get a firsthand look at the traditional mountain villages of Manang, Pisang, and Khangsar, where they can learn about the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Trekkers can also have a really immersive Himalayan experience on the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, which offers a broad range of landscapes from lush green valleys and dense forests to arid alpine deserts and glaciated valleys. A fascinating and gratifying excursion awaits adventure seekers who want to tackle challenges like high-altitude hiking, traversing mountain passes like Mesokanto La Pass, and navigating rough terrain, all of which the trek offers. Trekkers can confidently set out on this amazing journey with the full support and logistics of seasoned guides and porters, knowing that their comfort and safety are of the utmost importance. In conclusion, the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek is a great option since it promises an amazing journey full of breathtaking landscape, cultural experiences, and personal accomplishment.

Because of the high altitudes reached on the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, trekkers may experience altitude sickness, commonly known as acute mountain sickness (AMS). With Tilicho Lake at 4,919 meters (16,138 feet) and Chulu Far East Peak at 6,059 meters (19,879 feet), hikers are subject to considerable altitude variations, which can raise the risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness symptoms can include headaches, nausea, lightheadedness, exhaustion, and trouble sleeping. Altitude sickness can be avoided, though, if enough acclimatization, water, and a moderate ascent are followed.

Following suggested acclimatization schedules is crucial for trekkers to reduce the risk of altitude sickness since it gives their bodies more time to acclimate to the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. This could entail taking days off, climbing gradually, and drinking lots of water to stay hydrated. Moreover, recognizing the signs of altitude sickness and alerting knowledgeable staff members or hiking guides to any concerns will help guarantee that patients receive the necessary medical care as soon as possible. Trekkers can safely enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek while reducing their risk of altitude sickness by adhering to these guidelines and listening to their bodies.

To ensure compliance with local legislation and to help conservation efforts in the Annapurna region, multiple permissions are needed to undertake the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek in Nepal. All trekkers entering the Annapurna Conservation Area are required to have the Annapurna Conservation Area permission (ACAP), which is the main permission required. The purpose of this permission is to protect the area’s animals, natural environment, and cultural legacy. The Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card is also necessary for trekkers. This card serves to ensure trekker safety and gives authorities important information on trekking activity in the area. The Nepal Tourism Board directly, or through us in Kathmandu or Pokhara, is the source for both the ACAP and TIMS permits.

In addition, trekkers who intend to summit Chulu Far East Peak will require a climbing permission issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Any summit in Nepal can only be ascended with this permit, which also serves to control mountaineering activities and protect mountain ecosystems. Before setting off on the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, hikers should make sure they have all the required permits in order to prevent any issues during their trip and to promote ethical tourist practices in the area.

The spring and fall seasons provide the greatest weather and hiking conditions in Nepal’s Annapurna region, making them the ideal times to do the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek. Trekking is made especially beautiful by the warm temperatures, clear skies, and blossoming rhododendron woods that characterize the springtime, which runs from March to May. The weather is usually stable and the days are longer, making it the perfect time to explore the high-altitude sceneries and summit Chulu Far East Peak. This is the perfect time of year for trekking activities.

Comparably, the fall season—which runs from September to November—is also a great time to visit the Chulu Far East and the Tilicho Trek. The monsoon rains have stopped during this season, revealing crisp air, bright skies, and breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks. Trekking is enjoyable because of the generally dry, consistent weather with excellent daytime temperatures and chilly evenings. Fall foliage also provides hikers with a chance to see brilliant hues as the leaves change, enhancing the natural beauty of the surroundings. In general, trekkers have the highest chances of having a successful and pleasurable Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek in the spring and autumn because to the excellent weather, clear vistas, and ideal trail conditions.

In Nepal’s Annapurna region, the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek offers a difficult yet incredibly rewarding trip. Reaching the 6,059-meter (19,879-foot) top of Chulu Far East Peak through trekking at high altitudes calls for a strong degree of physical stamina, endurance, and mental toughness. Trekking over rough terrain, steep inclines, and high mountain passes like 5,099-meter-high Mesokanto La Pass (16,729 feet) are all part of the experience. To reduce the danger of altitude-related ailments, trekkers need to be ready for several days of hiking, frequently involving large elevation gains, and have the ability to acclimate to the altitude efficiently. Furthermore, the weather in the Himalayas can be erratic, varying from clear skies to abrupt snowstorms or strong winds, which adds to the difficulty of the trek.

Moreover, a certain degree of technical expertise and experience is needed for the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, especially for individuals trying to summit Chulu Far East Peak. Navigating difficult terrain, such as ice and snow, and possibly using climbing gear like crampons and ropes are all part of reaching the summit. Trekkers should also be mentally and physically prepared for the challenges of high-altitude mountaineering, which include exposure to extreme cold and thin air. In order to ensure their safety and success, trekkers should recognize and appreciate the difficulty of the journey, properly prepare themselves, and consider hiring experienced guides or joining organized expeditions. The trek offers unmatched views of the Annapurna range and a sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit.

Indeed, camping is an option for hikers on the Tilicho Trek with the Chulu Far East, albeit it is less popular than lodging in teahouses or lodges along the trail. While simple lodges and teahouses can be found in several of the trekking route’s villages, especially in the busier parts like Manang and Pisang, lodging options may be scarce or nonexistent in the more isolated and higher-altitude regions. In these situations, hikers might decide to set up a camp for the night, particularly if they’re heading up to Tilicho Lake or Chulu Far East Base Camp. Trekkers who camp have more itinerary flexibility, which lets them experience the peace and quiet of the Himalayan Mountains while reaching more isolated and unspoiled spots.

If trekkers choose to camp during the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, they must be well equipped with tents, sleeping bags, cooking utensils, and provisions. When choosing a camping location, it’s crucial to take into account elements like the altitude, topography, and weather. You should also make sure you acclimatize properly to prevent altitude-related ailments. Trekkers should also follow the Leave No Trace guidelines in order to reduce their environmental impact and show respect for the delicate ecosystems in the Annapurna region. Trekkers should carefully examine the benefits and drawbacks of camping over staying in teahouses or lodges according on their tastes, skill level, and logistical needs, even though camping offers a distinctive and immersive experience in the Himalayas.

Setting out on the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek guarantees a once-in-a-lifetime experience through the breathtaking scenery and secluded nature of Nepal’s Annapurna region. Trekkers can anticipate a wide variety of experiences, from strenuous ascents at high altitudes to peaceful times by Tilicho Lake’s beautiful shores. The trip starts in the bustling city of Kathmandu and ends in the tranquil foothills of the Himalayas, where traditional mountain villages and terraced farms reveal the region’s rich cultural legacy. Trekkers will enter a high-altitude wilderness as the journey continues, traversing challenging terrain, passing across mountain passes, and taking in the breathtaking grandeur of the Himalayan scenery.

Trekkers can anticipate seeing a variety of plants and animals along the route, from verdant forests of pine and rhododendron to arid alpine deserts peppered with wildflowers. Deepening and enriching the experience are cultural exchanges with local communities, trips to historic Buddhist monasteries, and experiences with yaks and their herders. Trekkers are rewarded with expansive views of snow-capped peaks and a deep sense of success as the journey comes to an end at the summit of Chulu Far East Peak and the captivating beauty of Tilicho Lake. Trekkers can anticipate being challenged, inspired, and transformed by the Himalayan magic along the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek.

While prior climbing experience is not a strict requirement for the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek, it can undoubtedly improve the trekking experience and increase the likelihood of successfully summiting Chulu Far East Peak if you have some climbing experience and are familiar with high-altitude terrain. High elevations, difficult mountain routes, and possibly cold or snowy terrain must be traversed along the walk, especially as one approaches the peak. Trekkers who have climbed before may therefore feel more at ease and assured when tackling these difficulties because they will be accustomed to using gear like crampons, ice axes, and ropes, as well as negotiating exposed and steep terrain.

Our skilled guides can provide guidance, help, and technical support to guarantee trekkers’ safety and success on Chulu Far East Peak. To reduce the risks associated with high-altitude hiking, trekkers should also be psychologically and physically well-prepared, willing to complete training and acclimatization during the journey, and in good physical shape. In the end, although previous climbing expertise can be helpful, travelers who have a strong spirit of adventure and are open to learning new skills and adapting to new situations can still enjoy the Chulu Far East with Tilicho Trek and accomplish their objectives with the correct assistance and planning.

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