Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
As you land in the TIA airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by representative from Trekking in Nepal. You will complete your custom formalities and then meet with our representative who will take you to the luxurious hotel. You will be briefly explained about the 20days Chulu Far East Climbing with Tilicho Lake Trek and then enjoy the welcome dinner in the evening.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
We will take half day tour of Kathmandu and visit UNESCO enlisted sites of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will return back to hotel in the afternoon where you will be explained about the nature of trek and you will also be introduced with your team leader and other crew members.
Day03: Drive to Chame (2710m) 9hrs
Leaving Kathmandu, we will take 9hours of drive to reach Chame which allows an entrance to Manang region. We will enjoy the views of Manaslu and Larkyala Pass from Chame which is the Administrative Headquarters of the region. Being the Headquater, banking facility is available in Chame while we can also seek help from police check posts if necessary.
Day04: Trek to Pisang (3300m) 6hrs
We will cross the pine thickets and move in and out of pretty little Buddhist villages of Taleku and Bhratang. We will pass through the trail decorated with mani walls and chortens and enjoy the sight of Annapurna II Mountain in its full glory. Crossing the river over wooden bridge, we will head towards Pisang village where we will stay overnight.
Day05: Trek to Humde Village (3330m) 4hrs
We will follow the straight path to Humde Village that offers the striking view ofscenic Manang valley. Humde is a small village in Manang region that possess small Manang Airport. Few lodges and tea houses are found in Humde village. Humde is also popular for holding the largest prayer wheel in an entire region.
Day06: Trek to Julu Khola (3500m)
We will choose the escalating trail and pass through the forest to the small ridge that offers the unmatched view of Annapurna Valley and Pisang peak. We will reach the bank of Julu Khola after 4hrs of easy trek where we will stay overnight.
Day07: Rest Day in Julu Khola
This is the rest day that is required for proper acclimatization. We can take the side trip to Julu peak base camp for which the trail progresses along the river and forest. We will get the sight of Annapurna Himal Range and Pisang peak from the Julu Base Camp and return to the camp at Julu Khola.
Day08: Trek to Chulu Far East Base Camp (5000m) 6hrs
We will walk through lateral moraines and glacier to Chulu Far East Base Camp. The route offers panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan Range. Reaching the foothill of Chulu East Peak, we will select the clear area and set our camp to stay overnight.
Day09: Acclimatization Day in Chulu Far East Base Camp
It is wise to take the day of rest in order to prepare us both mentally and physically before climbing Chulu East Peak. We will explore around Chulu East Base Camp and visit the glacier. Returning back, we will follow the instructions of our team leader and practice to climb Chulu East peak.
Day10: Trek to Chulu Far East High Camp (5500m) 4hrs
It is going to be the challenging day. We will pass through snowy slopes that offer clear views of Annapurna Mountain and Chulu East, Chulu Far East and Chulu West peak and Pisang peak. We will set our High Camp nearby the lake existing at 5500m altitude.
Day11: Climb Chulu Far East Peak (6059m) and descend to Base Camp 9hrs
We will reach the utmost destination on 11th day as we will take the steep climb through tapered snowy ridges to the summit of Chulu Far East Peak. It is going to be the long and tiring experience but the journey will be rewarded with the views of Manaslu Mountain, Annapurna II Mountain, Annapurna III Mountain, Annapurna IV Mountain, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna Peak, Chulu West Peak and the incredible Himlung Valley. We will descend to Chulu Far East Base Camp on this same day.
Day12: Trek to Manang (3351m)
We will walk through the moraines and boulders and pass the steep forest to reach the bank of Juju Khola. Crossing the forest, we will retrace our route to scenic Manang Village that is located below the Thorongla Pass which is included in the world’s highest mountainous pass. We will stay overnight at Manang which is offers diverse cultural experience as it is inhabited by Gurung, Laqma and Ghale ethnics.
Day13: Trek to Siri Kharka (4060m) 5hrs
Leaving Manang through the western gate, we will descend to river. Crossing the river over wooden bridge, we will pass through the dense forest to reach Khangsar village. We will offer our respect in the monastery that we encounter on the way and ascend to Siri Kharka that offers views of Gunggang Mountain and Chulu Mountain.
Day14: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 6hrs
Lowering down from the meadow at Sirikharka, we will pass through the landslide prone area to Tilicho Base Camp. We will have the view of sparkling Tilicho lake on the next day.
Day15: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4949m)
Ascending trail from Tilicho Base Camp will take us to Tilicho Lake which is located at the base of north face of Tilicho Peak. We will cross the meadow full of lush green vegetation and continue our journey through the lateral moraine slopes to reach the great ice lake of Tilicho.
Day16: Trek to Yak Kharka (4200m) via Mesokanta La Pass 8hrs
We will climb the Eastern Pass (5340m) and enjoy the views of Annapurna, Tilicho and Gangapurna Mountains. Continuing further, we will climb Mesokanta La Pass which offers enchanting views of Dhaulagiri Mountain, Tilicho Mountain, Tukuche peak and Nilgiri Mountain. We will lower down from Mesokantala Pass and walk to Yakkharka.
Day17: Trek to Jomsom (2743m) 6hrs
Leaving the grazing area of yaks at Yakkharka early in the morning, we will take the descending trail and pass through the small Thinigaon village to Jomsom.
Day18: Jomsom Pokhara Flight 25min
We will take 25minutes of scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara early in the morning as heavy wind blows during the afternoon. Jomsom Pokhara flight offers views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. We will spend the night in hotel in Pokhara.
Day19: Return to Kathmandu
Five hours of ride through Prithvi Highway will take us to hotel in Kathmandu .
Finally an undeniable time to bid goodbye arrives. You will be assisted with your last moment preparation and dropped at TIA, Kathmandu from where you will board the flight to your next destination.