Chulu Far East and the Hidden Valleys of Naar and Phu

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal

Visit: Kathmandu, Jagāt, Dharapani , Chhitipu, Meta, ngawal, Yak Kharka, Koto, Dhārāpāni̇̄, Kathmandu

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Mountain Climbing


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. In a change to the way we run this classic climbing holiday we have chosen to make our approach to the mountain through the recently derestricted valleys of Naar and Phu.

Leaving the Annapurna Circuit trail at Koto, we spend a week in this lost Buddhist region, trekking northwards as far as the remote stone-built village of Phu, whose inhabitants continue to trade across the border into Tibet. We then turn off into a broad and rocky tributary valley and trek up to the similarly unspoiled village of Naar, before hiking up to cross the Kang La (5306m) and dropping down to Ngawal (3660m) in the Marsyangdi Valley. Two nights in a newly built lodge in Ngaway sets us up for the final approach to Chulu Far East. This great peak has been compared in character to Island Peak in the Everest region and offers some really interesting climbing without being too technical. From a high camp at 5335 metres, we make our ascent via straightforward snow-slopes to a sensational pinnacle summit which commands fantastic and far-reaching views. We then descend to Manang, principal town on the north side of the Annapurnas, and trek out via Chame to Tal before transferring back to Kathmandu. This refined itinerary gives us a much more interesting approach trek and better acclimatisation ahead of our climb on Chulu Far East. This is one of the very best trek and climb combinations in Nepal.


    • Trek to the remote Buddhist villages of Naar and Phu
    • Superb 6000 metre peak climb with amazing views of the Annapurnas
    • New itinerary, better acclimatisation, great new approach trek, lower cost
    • Excellent Kathmandu hotels, including the Shanker and the Shangri-La

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 166976
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private & Local (Public)##Private & Local (Public)
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Kathmandu, Nepal
Finishes: Kathmandu, Nepal
Duration: 22 days
Physical rating: Basic


  • A local IFMGA qualified climbing guide
  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • All meals throughout the trip
  • Peak permit and national park permit
  • Once on trek the group will be assisted by porters and a local guide
  • FREE sleeping bag
  • down jacket and climbing gear hire is available for this holiday on request
  • What's not Included



Price person (sharing double) $3,580 ($163/day)


$300 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

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Nepal Kathmandu, Jagat, Chamje, Tal, Dharapani, Marsyangdi, Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngawal, Chulu, Chulu Far East Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manang, Khangsar, Thare Gompa, Tilicho Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, Tilicho Pass, Thini Khola, Jomsom, Pokhara
Mountain Climbing


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