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Max Altitude : 6051m
Min Age : 18
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Trip Highlights

A thrilling expedition to conquer the majestic Chulu Far East peak, pushing your limits and experiencing the exhilaration of mountain climbing.
Explore the beauty of the world's highest altitude lake, the mesmerizing turquoise Tilicho Lake, as you witness its serene blue waters against a backdrop of towering peaks.
Challenge yourself with the extraordinary feat of crossing not one, but three high passes in a single day:
Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region as you venture along the traditional Annapurna Trail, encountering the picturesque village of Manang and its charming communities.
Indulge your senses with breathtaking, 360-degree panoramic views of the iconic Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges throughout your trek.

Overview

Conquer the Majestic Chulu Far East Peak: Chulu Far East with Mesokanto La Trek

Embark on a thrilling trekking adventure in Nepal and set your sights on the magnificent Chulu Far East peak. This incredible journey offers a perfect blend of adrenaline, breathtaking vistas, and serene landscapes that will leave you in awe. Of the three Chulu peaks, Chulu Far East stands as the gateway to adventure, beckoning both seasoned climbers and beginners alike. With a summit reaching an impressive 6051 meters, this peak provides an exhilarating challenge without the need for technical expertise. It's the ultimate opportunity for aspiring climbers to conquer their first peak and make their mark on the world. 

But it's not just the thrill of the climb that awaits you. Prepare to be mesmerized as you reach the summit and feast your eyes on a 360-degree panoramic view of majestic mountains. The sight is nothing short of extraordinary, etching itself into your memory as a timeless masterpiece.

The trek to Chulu Far East also takes you through the renowned Annapurna circuit path, immersing you in the region's rich traditions and natural wonders. Along the way, you'll encounter the famous Manang Valley, a cultural hub that offers a glimpse into the local way of life. And let's not forget the iconic Tilicho Lake, a shimmering gem nestled amidst the rugged terrain, captivating adventurers with its pristine beauty. This all-inclusive package ensures you experience the very best the Annapurna Region has to offer. From the enchanting Manang Valley to the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake, every step of the journey will leave you breathless and yearning for more. So, lace up your boots, prepare for an unforgettable expedition, and let Chulu Far East be the pinnacle of your Nepalese adventure.

After you land in Tribhuvan International Airport, our team at Accessible Adventure will pick you up. Our representative will be holding a big pamphlet with your name and our company’s tag. In our culture we welcome our guests with garland and ‘khada’. After that, we will transfer you to our hotel in a private vehicle. On the way, you will be able to experience the bustling city of Kathmandu and also have a short glimpse of the revered hindu temple-Pashupatinath. After reaching the hotel, you will be catered to your accommodations and you can opt to rest or enjoy a brisk walk in Thamel. You can find trekking gear and equipment in the streets of Thamel. The restaurants in Thamel are quite popular as well.   

After spending a sightseeing day in the city of temples “Kathmandu” and shopping for essential equipment and trekking gears we will prepare for the start of our trek next day. We will take a scenic drive to the town of Syange passing Besisahar on the way. Besisahar is widely recognized as the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The next day we will trek to Pisang through the busiest trail in Annapurna. The trail is full of beautiful flora and faunas. After Pisang, we will be heading towards the off-beaten Chulu-East path. We will be traversing through the rich and traditional valleys of Ngwal and Gyaru. 

During our journey, we ensure proper acclimatization for the challenging ascent of Chulu Far East. In order to adjust to the altitude, we spent a day at the Julu Khola Camp. To conquer the Chulu Far East Peak, we set up a base camp and a high camp. Skilled Sherpas will be handling the ropes in the steeper sections, allowing us to reach the summit. Reaching the top is a rewarding experience as it offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain ranges, Gangapurna and even a glimpse into Tibet's Mustang region to the north.

On our return journey, we take an exhilarating trail alongside Tilicho Lake. This route will encompass three passes: Tourist Pass, Tilicho Pass (5134m), and Mesokanto Pass (5099m). After successfully crossing the Mesokanto-La pass, we enjoy a scenic 6-hour  downhill descent to Jomsom. The next day we board a picturesque flight down the Kali Gandaki valley from Jomsom to Pokhara. We the hed for Kathmandu the upcoming day.

Itinerary

After clearing customs and visas at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a representative from our office. The representative will be holding a pamphlet with your name and our company’s tag. In our culture we welcome our guests with a marigold garland and a khada. We will then transport you to our hotel in Thamel. You will be catered to your accommodations and are free to rest or explore the Thamel area. 

Accommodation
3* Hotel
Distance
10 km
Meals
N/A
Time
1/2 hour
Descent
N/A
Ascent
N/A

The second day we will be exploring Kathmandu valley after having breakfast at around 8 a.m. We will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage sites of Patan Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. This journey will take you through centuries of culture, craftsmanship, and architecture.

Following that, an Accessible Adventure Adventure representative will pay you a visit to our hotel for an introduction and tour talk. We'll get to meet our hiking guide, get our gear examined, and have your questions addressed. If anything else is required, we will complete it by the evening and prepare for our trip the next day. 

Accommodation
3*hotel
Meals
B
Time
5 hours
Descent
N/A
Ascent
N/A

We depart early from Kathmandu for Besi Sahar, enjoying a beautiful journey to the trek road head. After breakfast, we head towards Besisahar, driving through adventurous and pleasant routes that wind down the mountainside passing terraced fields. Following the Mahesh River, we reach the Trishuli River and continue alongside it until it merges with the Marshyangdi River at Mugling. Crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River, we continue west to Besisahar. We will stop for lunch at a restaurant. From Besishahar, we drive up to Syange, where the stunning scenery begins with the Masryangdi river flowing violently below us. We will stay at a local lodge in Syange and have dinner there. 

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

We will start our trekking journey from today. After having breakfast at our lodge, we will head towards Chamje. The trail is a mix of uphill and downhill. After crossing a suspension bridge, our trail will lead us towards a lush oak forest. Along the way, we'll witness a dramatic landscape transformation as the valley narrows forming a deep gorge with frequent cascading waterfalls. We will have lunch at one of our stops. The trail then leads us to a flat valley and afterwards a village called “Tal” nestled at the base of an impressive 1700 m waterfall. Moving forward, we pass by some mani pillars. It is a customary practice to walk on the left side of the Mani walls. Lastly, we'll cross the Marshangdi river multiple times using suspension bridges before reaching Dharapani. We will rest in our accommodation in Dharapani and have dinner. 

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

After having breakfast we will start our journey towards Chame. The climb from Dharapani to Bagarchap offers a gentle ascent, revealing the majestic Annapurna II (7937m) in the valley ahead. Passing through Danakyue and ascending to Tamang, one can't resist pausing to admire the breathtaking view of the Manaslu Range. The landscape transitions to pine and fir and the trail remains mostly flat for an hour until reaching a clearing with tea houses and fields. Descending to cross a bridge, we continue through Thanchok Village with its beautiful apple orchards. Within thirty minutes from Thanchok, we reach Koto. After another thirty-minute journey we will reach Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang District.

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

After leaving Chame, we will hike through a dense forest of blue pine and fir following the river until we reach Brathang. Previously a Tibetan resistance camp, Brathang now consists of an apple orchard and a few tea houses. Continuing our journey through the forest, the trail clings to a cliffside for a while. As we cross the bridge, the breathtaking view of the towering Mui Tycho (Paunde Danda) captivates us. After a steep climb through the forest, we suddenly enter the Upper Manang District, where the landscape undergoes a noticeable change. The valley widens, and the vegetation, mainly consisting of pine, juniper, and berberis shrubs becomes sparse. We enjoy a beautiful and leisurely hour of walking in the shadow of Annapurna II until reaching Lower Pisang. From this point, the views of Annapurna II and IV open up in the south, as well as Pisang Peak and Chulu East in the north.

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

Today, we embark on an exciting journey as we leave the Annapurna Circuit trail behind and venture towards new heights. We start with a gentle climb across the hillside, surrounded by the enchanting presence of scrub pine and Juniper trees. As we ascend further, the trail becomes steeper, leading us on a zig-zagging path towards the picturesque village of Ghyaru (3673m). Here, we encounter a cluster of medieval houses, masterfully constructed with dry-stone walls evoking a sense of history and heritage.

Continuing our journey, we follow a superb contour trail that unveils magnificent vistas of the majestic Annapurna range. The trail treats us to awe-inspiring panoramas of Annapurna mountains as we make our way towards Ngawal. Leaving Ngawal behind, our ascent becomes steady as we proceed towards the small village of Chulu, where a quaint flour mill adds to the charm of the surroundings. After approximately 45 minutes, we cross a river traversing a sturdy wooden bridge that connects us to the next leg of our adventure. Our steady ascent persists, guiding us through the lush foliage of fir and juniper trees. As we continue onward, we are greeted by the sight of a small meadow and a herder's hut with a view of two waterfalls. We will camp at Jhulu Khola Meadow, have dinner and rest. 

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

It is essential to allocate an acclimatization day at Julu Khola Meadow Camp before ascending to high camp. The primary focus of this day is rest and gentle activities. In the afternoon, our knowledgeable guides will provide us with comprehensive instruction on roped glacier travel and the proper utilization of fixed lines for enhanced safety. Moreover, this day presents an ideal chance to attend to various trek-related tasks such as laundry, journaling, or other necessary chores. 

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

After having breakfast, we proceed along the scree snow slopes until we reach high camp. From there, we embark on a steep and demanding ascent, lasting approximately three hours, leading us to the summit of the escarpment. The cascading waterfalls, visible from our camp, originate from this very escarpment. As we reach the crest of this ridge, a magnificent sight awaits us—the majestic Chulu Far East comes into view. Our base camp lies just a leisurely 15 to 20 minutes' walk beyond the ridge's summit. It is situated in the spacious basin. It is crucial that we devote the afternoon to light activities, rest, and hydrating ourselves adequately, as part of the essential acclimatization process.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

Starting from our base camp, a well-defined trail winds its way up the moraine, providing clear guidance. As we reach the crest of the ridge, an awe-inspiring sight greets us—a vast expanse of glacial debris akin to a moonscape revealing the remnants of a retreating glacier. Here, nestled beside a serene glacial lake, we establish our high camp. The altitude at High Camp stands at an impressive 5255 meters, which takes approximately 1½ hours of walking to reach. Depending on the composition and needs of our group, we may choose to utilize this day as a supplementary acclimatization day at base camp reserving the ascent to high camp for the following day. The final decision regarding the itinerary will be made by our experienced trip leader. Taking ample time to recuperate at the high camp, we prioritize relaxation and meticulously prepare our equipment and strategies for the forthcoming day. This extended period of rest and preparation ensures that we are mentally and physically ready to tackle the challenges that lie ahead on our adventure.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

Today is destined to be an arduous and demanding day, pushing our limits to new heights. As the clock strikes 1 am, our dedicated climbing Sherpa will rouse us from our slumber, offering a comforting cup of steaming hot tea to awaken our senses. In anticipation of the challenges that await, we fuel our bodies with an early breakfast, bracing ourselves for the frosty night air that awaits us outside. By the time we embark on our expedition, the first rays of dawn will gently illuminate our path. After approximately an hour of relentless progress, we arrive at a prominent col, where a breathtaking panorama unfolds before our eyes. The grandeur of the Annapurna range, the majestic presence of Manaslu, and the towering beauty of the Ganesh Himal captivate our gaze. Casting our vision northward, we are bestowed with a view of the arid and desolate landscapes of Mustang and Tibet. Immersing ourselves in the splendorous scenery, we absorb the beauty and magnitude of nature, cherishing these precious moments. Our journey continues as we retrace our steps, carefully retracing the route we followed earlier, descending from the col and making our way back to high camp. As the day progresses, we commence our descent, retracing our path to return to base camp. With each step, we bid farewell to the heights we conquered, cherishing the memories of our expedition. The journey back to base camp offers us a chance to reflect on our accomplishments, relishing the triumphs and challenges we encountered along the way. As the sun begins to set, casting a golden glow upon the rugged terrain, we arrive at base camp. We can finally unwind and immerse ourselves in the warmth and comfort of our camp, exchanging stories and laughter as we recount the adventures of the day. It is in these shared moments that the true spirit of camaraderie and accomplishment blossoms, forging bonds that will endure beyond the confines of this expedition.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

If unfavorable weather conditions arise on our scheduled summit day, we will exercise patience and postpone our ascent for a day. This decision allows us to wait for improved weather conditions before attempting to reach the summit.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

We embark on a day of downhill adventure, beginning with our return to Chulu village. As we descend, the trail guides us further, leading us to the main path that originates from Nagwal. This trail follows the course of the Marsyangdi River, offering captivating vistas as we make our way towards Mungdi. Here, we find ourselves reunited with the renowned Annapurna Circuit trail, marking a significant milestone in our journey. From Mungdi, we continue our trek, venturing up the valley for approximately one hour, until we reach the vibrant and bustling town of Manang. This picturesque town serves as a haven for weary trekkers, providing a well-deserved respite. It is here that we choose to rest for the day, savoring the satisfaction of our accomplishments thus far. In Manang, we have the opportunity to indulge in a celebratory feast, relishing delectable food and refreshing beverages that rejuvenate our spirits.

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

Starting from Manang, we cross a bridge over the Marshyangdi River, venturing westward. Tilicho Peak gradually emerges from behind the shifting clouds, while the captivating Gangapurna Glacial Lake enchants us along the way. After crossing another bridge near the lake, we rejoin the main trail towards Siri Kharka, ascending gently alongside the river. Soon, we reach the bridge over the Jarsang Khola and embark on a gradual ascent to Khangsar Village, the farthest settlement in the Marshyangdi valley. Continuing our climb, we make our way to Thare Monastery for a moment of contemplation. A steep climb and a stream crossing bring us to Siri Kharka.


From Siri Kharka, we begin a one-hour climb, traversing grassy slopes. At a trail intersection, we choose the lower path, leading us to the intriguing scree slopes. Navigating through these rocky sections, we encounter small, steep descents that demand careful footing. Persisting along the trail, we eventually reach Base Camp Lodge, guided by these slopes. Settling into Tilicho Base Camp, we immerse ourselves in the serene surroundings, preparing for the remarkable adventure that lies ahead amidst the majestic mountains.

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

After breakfast, our journey continues as we follow the trail that ascends from behind the lodge. At first, the climb is a gentle walk across grassy slopes. As we ascend further, the terrain becomes steeper, and we navigate the zigzagging trail with determination. Upon reaching a cairn adorned with colorful prayer flags, an awe-inspiring vista unfolds before us. The turquoise blue lake stretches out in all its splendor, with the majestic Tilicho Peak standing proudly to the left. Casting our gaze backward, we are treated to a magnificent sight. The peak of Khangsar, known as Rock Noir, catches our attention, along with the impressive Glacier Dome and The Great Barrier. Furthermore, our eyes trace the distant trail of Gangapurna and the Annapurna range, which fade into the horizon. In this captivating setting, we establish our camp beside the enchanting Tilicho Lake, situated at an elevation of 4,949m.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

We leave Tilicho Lake and find ourselves constantly ascending as we tackle the Eastern Pass at 5340 meters (17,520 feet). The climb seems never-ending, but we persevere. Soon, we will descend to near lake level and begin another challenging traverse and climb towards Mesokanto La Pass. Along the way, we are treated to breathtaking views of Lake Tilicho. However, the real test lies ahead, especially if icy conditions persist. The west slope of MesoKanto La is known for its steepness, making crampons, ice axes, and ropes essential for safe passage. Today, we have three passes to conquer: Tourist La (pass), Tilicho La, and Mesokanta La, with the Eastern Pass being part of the latter. Multiple icy river crossings, countless scree slopes, and the indomitable passes will surely take their toll on us. The majestic peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Tilicho Himal, and Tukuche Peak, along with the serene beauty of Tilicho Lake, will forever be etched in our memories. As the day draws to a close, we set up camp on a picturesque pasture, ready to rest and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead.

Accommodation
Camping
Meals
B, L, D

After a satisfying breakfast, we commence our descent down the canyon, trekking throughout the morning. As we make our way downward, we can't help but notice the gradual transition in climatic zones and vegetation. The once barren landscape transforms into a tapestry of scrub junipers and eventually gives way to the majestic presence of large trees. Finally, after days of being immersed in nature, we arrive at Thinigaon around noon. We will  replenish our energy with a nourishing lunch at one of the local tea houses in Thinigaon. With our stomachs satiated, we set off for Jomsom, a mere hour's walk from Thinigaon.

Accommodation
Lodge
Meals
B, L, D

After having a delicious breakfast at Jomsom we will take a scenic 30-minute morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon landing at Pokhara airport, we are greeted by breathtaking views of the city nestled amidst the Himalayan mountains. From there, we embark on a comfortable drive to our hotel, where we can unwind and prepare for an enjoyable afternoon.In the afternoon, we have two enticing options. Firstly, we can choose to relax and rejuvenate in the serene ambiance of our hotel and indulge in some well-deserved rest. Alternatively, for those eager to explore the wonders of Pokhara, we have the opportunity to embark on a captivating sightseeing tour around the picturesque Pokhara valley. We can explore places like Fewa Lake, Gupteshwor Bat Cave, Devi’s WaterFall etc.

Accommodation
Hotel Mountview
Meals
B

Today, we set out on our journey back to Kathmandu. We encourage you to position yourself on the left side of the vehicle, allowing you to immerse yourself in the picturesque landscapes. We will reach Kathmandu at dusk. After reaching Kathmandu, we will gather for a remarkable farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. This delightful culinary experience will be complemented by captivating cultural performances, showcasing the rich heritage and traditions of Nepal. It promises to be a memorable evening, filled with a feast for the senses and an opportunity to bid farewell to this incredible country in style.

Accommodation
Hotel Kathmandu Suite Home
Meals
B

We ensure that you arrive at the international airport well in advance, precisely three hours before your departure, to ensure a smooth journey and sufficient time for necessary airport procedures. If you're interested in exploring more of the breathtaking Himalayas, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to organize a customized trip tailored to your preferences and make your experience truly memorable. 

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Chulu Far East with Mesokanto La Pass Accommodation

Accommodation is a crucial aspect of any trekking expedition, and we understand the importance of providing a comfortable and enjoyable stay for our trekkers. Our Chulu Far East with Mesokanto La Trek package includes 20 nights of accommodation, ensuring that you have a relaxing and rejuvenating experience throughout the journey.

In Kathmandu, we have arranged a stay at our very own hotel, the "Kathmandu Suite Hotel." During the trek itself, we prioritize your comfort and select the best available tea houses along the route. These teahouses are carefully chosen to provide cozy and comfortable accommodations amidst the rugged mountain terrain. You can expect clean rooms, comfortable beds, and warm hospitality from the teahouse owners. Rest assured, you will have a comfortable and relaxing environment to unwind after a day of trekking.

While most of the trekking route involves staying in teahouses, there are a couple of days where camping is required. These camping nights add an element of adventure and allow you to immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Himalayas. We take care of all the camping necessities, including high-quality camping equipment, spacious tents, and comfortable sleeping bags. Our experienced team sets up the campsites in picturesque locations, ensuring that you have a serene and memorable camping experience.

 

Weather in the Chulu Far East Trek

The Chulu Far East region is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. The weather in this region can vary depending on the season. The best time to undertake the Mesokanto La Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather tends to be more stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures.

In spring, you can expect pleasant daytime temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F) in lower elevations. However, as you ascend higher into the mountains, temperatures will drop, and nighttime temperatures can reach freezing or below freezing levels. It's important to be prepared for cold weather and have proper trekking gear, including warm clothing and a good sleeping bag.

In autumn, temperatures are similar to those in spring, with warm days and cool nights. The visibility is usually excellent during these seasons, offering clear views of the surrounding mountain peaks and landscapes.

 

Permits Required to Climb Chulu Far East Peak

Climbing Chulu Far East Peak, also known as Chulu East Peak, requires several permits to ensure a safe and legal ascent. Chulu East Peak is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are the permits you will need:

TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card: The TIMS card is required for all trekkers in Nepal. It is issued by the Nepal Tourism Board and helps in maintaining a database of trekkers and their activities. You can obtain the TIMS card in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The fee for the TIMS card is the equivalent of USD 20 in Nepali Rupees.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): Chulu East Peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area, and hence, you need an ACAP permit. This permit helps in the conservation and management of the natural and cultural resources of the area. You can obtain the ACAP permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or Pokhara or at the entry point of the conservation area. 

The fee for the ACAP permit is 3,000 rupees or USD 38. You'll also need 2 passport photos and your passport. You'll also need to know your insurance number and coverage information, the rough dates you'll be on the trail, and your itinerary.

NMA Climbing Permit: A climbing Permit is required to climb Chulu Fast East Peak. The Permit fees for foreigners is USD 400 in spring, USD 200 in Autumn and USD 100 in off-season i.e Monsoon and Winter.

 

Meals during the Trek

We take great care in curating a culinary experience that is both satisfying and nourishing throughout your trek. With our meticulous selection process, we handpick the finest hotels, lodges, and restaurants that guarantee fresh, hygienic, and delicious meals. 

At lower altitudes, you will find a diverse range of menu options including local, Asian and popular Western cuisines. However, as we ascend to higher altitudes, the availability of menu items becomes more limited due to logistical constraints. While non-vegetarian options may be available, we prioritize your health and well-being. Therefore, we do not recommend consuming meat during the trek, as the sanitary conditions in remote areas might not meet our stringent standards. Your safety and satisfaction are of utmost importance to us.

In order to optimize your trekking experience, we strongly advise against consuming dairy and cheese items. These can be heavy on digestion and may impact your overall comfort at high elevations. Similarly, we discourage the consumption of alcoholic drinks as they can have adverse effects on acclimatization. Following expert recommendations, we prioritize your health and ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey.

Please note that personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, hot tea/coffee, cold drinks, and any additional items not included in the standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner with seasonal fruits) are not covered by the package. We aim to be transparent about these exclusions, allowing you to plan accordingly and have a hassle-free experience.

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Acclimatization during the Trek

Acclimatization is a critical aspect of high-altitude treks like the Chulu Far East with Mesokanto La Pass. At higher elevations, the risk of altitude sickness becomes a concern. As a general rule, altitude sickness becomes a potential risk when ascending above 8,000 feet (2,438.4 meters). While altitude sickness is a common problem in high mountain journeys, it is entirely preventable with proper precautions and requires immediate attention if symptoms arise. Ignoring the symptoms can lead to more severe consequences.

On our treks, we prioritize your well-being and have implemented measures to address acclimatization effectively. Our experienced trekking leaders and guides are well-versed in the challenges posed by high altitudes. Furthermore, we have meticulously designed our itineraries to include ample time for acclimatization and allow for a gradual ascent. This approach is crucial in allowing your body to adjust to the increasing altitude, reducing the risk of altitude-related illnesses. Our itineraries include rest days at strategic points, allowing you to acclimatize and adapt to the thinning air. 

 

A typical day on the Trek

Every day will provide you with a unique trekking experience that includes- enjoying the trek and scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, qualified expert Sherpas will be sharing information and historical facts about the places as you trek. Our porters will carry most of your luggage, but you might need to carry a small regular bag for your valuables. 

In the morning after breakfast, we set off on that day's walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the trek. After trekking for three to four hours, we will have lunch. The afternoon walk is generally  about four to five hours. Once you reach your overnight lodge, you can enjoy the snacks, and afterward, you are free to explore nearby places. This trek involves a couple of camping days. You will be residing in a tent while camping. We will serve dinner around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner, you get time for friendly conversations. The expedition leader/guide will brief you about the next day's plan.

 

How to Communicate During the Trek?

In most lodges and hotels along the trek, you can expect to have Wi-Fi connections available for use. These services may require a small fee. However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, communication options become limited. To stay connected during your trek, we recommend purchasing a local SIM card in Kathmandu before embarking on the journey. This allows you to have a reliable means of communication while trekking in the Himalayas. Your trek leader can guide you on the best options for acquiring a local SIM card.

At Accessible Adventure, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients. Our trek leaders maintain regular communication with our valuable clients on a daily basis. We utilize various platforms such as Signal, WhatsApp, phone calls, and Messenger to ensure that our clients feel safe, supported, and comfortable throughout the journey.

 

Extra Personal expenses during the trekking

In Kathmandu, clients are responsible for their own meals and accommodations except breakfast and dinner. There are convenient options available for booking these online, or if preferred, we can assist in making the arrangements upon request.

Additionally, there are some expenses that clients should be aware of and budget for during the trek. These include the visa process and obtaining a travel insurance policy, as well as personal expenses such as beverages, snacks for the trek, hot and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tips for the trekking crew members.

 

Trek Travel Insurance

This expedition presents significant challenges, including the risks associated with high altitudes, potential altitude sickness, and unpredictable weather conditions.

Having travel insurance is mandatory for all trekkers participating in this trip. It is essential that each trekker provides Accessible Adventure with a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must have coverage for medical expenses, emergency repatriation, including helicopter rescue and evacuation at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

While we can offer recommendations for insurance companies based on feedback from previous clients and our own experience, we do not sell insurance policies ourselves.

We kindly request all trekking members to share their detailed insurance information with us after booking their trek. In case of emergencies, we will rely on the insurance policy and information you provide to us. This will enable us to promptly arrange necessary rescue operations, emergency medical assistance, and other required services. It is vital to ensure that your insurance policy covers all costs associated with mountain rescue services.

Before purchasing travel insurance, we strongly advise contacting the insurance company directly to confirm if their coverage includes helicopter rescue services up to 6000m.

 

How to get a Visa for Nepal?

Except for Indian nationals, all foreigners visiting Nepal are required to obtain a visa. The visa can be obtained upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, and it can also be extended at the central immigration office. For more information, please visit the website www.immigration.gov.np.

To apply for a visa, you will need a passport that is valid for at least six months and a passport-size photograph. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day stay, and this fee should be paid in cash upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and the SAARC countries are eligible for a free visa.

Please note that citizens of certain countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan, may not be eligible for an on-arrival visa. If you are from one of these countries, it is advisable to contact your local Nepalese embassy for further assistance.

 

Currency Exchange in Nepal

The official currency of Nepal is the Nepali Rupee (NPR/Rs).

You can exchange most foreign currencies at local banks and authorized money exchanges located in Kathmandu and Thamel. Some hotels may also offer currency exchange services for small amounts. The exchange rates are typically displayed publicly by the money exchangers.

It is recommended to bring cash and exchange it in Kathmandu. Additionally, you can withdraw Nepalese Rupees from ATMs available in Kathmandu and Thamel. These ATMs operate 24/7.

When using a foreign card at the ATMs, the maximum withdrawal limit is usually 35,000 Rupees, with a processing fee of 500 Rupees. If you opt for the money exchange services offered by financial institutions, they may charge a processing fee of around four percent or higher.

It is important to note that once you are on the trekking trails, there are no banks or currency exchange facilities available. Therefore, it is advisable to exchange your currency in Kathmandu before heading to the trekking regions. Local businesses and vendors in the trekking areas only accept Nepalese currency.

Please ensure that the foreign currency notes you carry are in good condition. Most established banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded notes. It is recommended to have new, clean notes for hassle-free currency exchange.

 

Difficulty of the Trek

The Chulu Far East with Mesokanto La Pass trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves trekking at high altitudes, crossing mountain passes, and requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek includes steep ascents and descents, rocky and uneven terrain, and varying weather conditions.

The maximum altitude reached during this trek is around 6,059 meters (19,880 feet) at the summit of Chulu Far East Peak. Trekking at such high altitudes poses risks such as altitude sickness, which can affect anyone regardless of their level of fitness or experience. Adequate acclimatization and proper preparation are essential to mitigate these risks.

The duration of the trek is typically around 20 days, including rest days for acclimatization. Each day involves trekking for several hours, covering a distance of approximately 10-15 kilometers (6-9 miles) on average. The daily trekking hours may vary depending on the terrain and weather conditions.

Accessible Adventure Hiking Team

During your trek, our team of exceptional guides and Sherpas will accompany you, ensuring your journey is not only joyful but also memorable. These guides are not only well trained and licensed, but they have also spent years trekking and climbing peaks, honing their expertise and knowledge of the terrain.

To lighten your load and enhance your trekking experience, our dedicated porters will carry the majority of your luggage. We maintain a porter-to-guest ratio of two people per porter, ensuring that combined luggage does not exceed 18 kg. If desired, we can also arrange for one porter per person, providing you with maximum comfort and convenience.

Our crew members hail from the high Himalayas, and their deep connection to the region equips them with exceptional endurance and adaptability to high altitudes. We prioritize the well-being of our staff, and as such, they are well-paid and receive comprehensive benefits including insurance, appropriate clothing, nutritious meals, and comfortable lodging throughout the duration of the expedition or trek.

We provide basic accommodation, food, and warm drinks for our guides and porters. Our team members have:

 

  1. Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  2. Authorized Trekking Guide Training certificate
  3. Fluent English and one other major language
  4. Conservation and biodiversity training
  5. Rock climbing training

 

Tipping during the Trek

Tipping is at your discretion and should be based on service quality. In Nepali culture, a tip is an accepted and honored way to say thanks for good service. Most of our guests offer tips on the last day of the trek. The tip amount is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work.

 

Can I extend my trip?

Once you finish the trek, you might consider extending your stay for a few additional days. Nepal offers numerous stunning and thrilling locations, allowing you to make the most of your extra time. You have the option to engage in diverse activities, including exploring Kathmandu's sights, embarking on a Nagarkot View Trip, experiencing a Chitwan Jungle safari, indulging in paragliding, rafting, and canoeing adventures before your return flight.

 

100% Guaranteed Trek Booking

Accessible Adventure is a government-authorized, registered, and licensed trekking and touring operator in Nepal. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

We require 10 percent of payment in advance. You can send us necessary documents like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight details later, but it should not exceed one week from the booking date.

Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining cost can be paid in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we forward available payment modes and details to your email.

 

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