Climb Chulu Far East and the Tilicho La
Nepal, Climbing, 21 days - from £2,195 (land only) - from €2,965 (land only) - from $3,650 (land only)
Adventure is our middle name!
This excellent holiday combines a climb of the technically straightforward 'Chulu Far East' peak, with the mountaineers' version of the Annapurna Circuit across the little used Tilicho Pass. Outstanding adventure!
- Climb 6000-metre Chulu Far East and cross the Tilicho La
- Climb the `Island Peak` of the Annapurna region
- Classic Nepal trekking off the beaten track north of Annapurna
- Views of the Annapurnas and the peaks of Tibet
- Trek out across the spectacular Tilicho La
Beyond the Annapurna Himalaya, amongst a group of peaks known as the Manang Himal, the eminently climbable Chulu Far East (6059m) boasts a superb summit panorama that includes all of the Annapurnas, as well as a host of little-known peaks in Tibet. Our approach to the mountain follows the trek of the classic Annapurna Circuit for 3 days before climbing to a basecamp above the villages of Gyaru and Ngawa. Chulu Far East has been compared in character to Island Peak in the Everest region and offers some really interesting climbing without being too technical. Using a high camp, we make our ascent via straightforward snow-slopes to a sensational pinnacle summit. Descending to Manang in the deep cleft of the Marsyangdi Valley, the second part of this fantastic climbing holiday is our 6-day trek out to Jomsom, via the stunning Tilicho Lake and the relatively rarely-crossed Tilicho La (5260m) - the mountaineers' version of the famous Annapurna Circuit!
Is this holiday for you?
Generally, the underfoot conditions during the trekking element of this holiday are relatively straightforward being mostly on established trails with the exception of the crossing of the Tilicho La where the route will involve scree and/or snow slopes and rocky paths. The climb of Chulu Far East via its south west ridge is not technically difficult but we will encounter a variety of terrain ranging from scree slopes and boulder fields to glaciers where we will need to be roped together and steeper snow slopes where it will be necessary to use fixed lines to safeguard ascents and descents. Full instruction on the use of fixed lines and glacier crossing will be given during the trip and previous experience of these techniques is not a prerequisite. However, all participants should have previous experience of walking with crampons and should be competent in the use of an ice axe and should know how to self-arrest. Clients should be physically fit and prepared for the rigours of climbing above 5500 metres.