This remote upland area lies to the north of and in a rain shadow formed by the main Annapurna Himal. Huge glacial moraines abound etched deeply by wind erosion into fantastic pillars. Chulu Far East ascent is not difficult and we will settle a high camp near the col. From that col we follow the long South-West ridge on snow and ice. Although the approach up the Marshyangdi is relatively quick and involves no great altitude gain, the trek takes you through a wonderful variety of landscape and culture; from the subtropical lower reaches of the valley with its terraced fields where Gurung people dominate, to the ethnically as well as socially interesting Managba people of the upper valley, crossing rhododendron and pine forests. After the ascent our route crosses the Thorung La, a 5350m high pass before dropping to Jomsom downstream the Kali Gandaki River. We fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu. Free day.
Day 3: Drive to Besi Sahar. Trek begins, camp.
Day 4: Trek to Ngadi, camp.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat, camp.
Day 6: Trek to Dharapani, camp.
Day 7: Trek to Chame, camp.
Day 8: Trek to Pisang, camp.
Day 9: Trek to Chulu, camp.
Day 10: Trek to Camp (3950 m), camp.
Day 11: Trek to Chulu BC, camp.
Day 12: Trek to High Camp, camp.
Day 13: Summit Chulu, back to BC, camp.
Day 14: Trek to Manang, camp.
Day 15: Trek to Thorung Phedi, camp.
Day 16: Trek to Muktinath via Thorung La, camp.
Day 17: Trek to Jomsom, camp.
Day 18: Jomsom – Pokhara - Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 20: Final departure, transfer to airport.
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