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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Duration : 21 Days | Travel style : Active Adventures

  • Himchuli Peak Climbing

Trip Highlights

  • Country

    Nepal

  • Duration

    21 Days

  • Max. altitude

    21198 ft./ 6461 m

  • Group Size

    1- 15 People

  • Grade

    Adventurous

  • Best Season

    Mar to May / Sep to Dec

  • Accommodation

    Hotel / Lodge / Camp

  • Transportation

    Flight / Private Vehicle

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is an exciting peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Hiunchuli Peak (6441m) stands in the east of Annapurna South forming a giant wall and the summit offers rewarding view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhre and almost every mountains of the Annapurna Massif. The climb requires the physical fitness in the highest level and some basic technical skills, sometimes the weather challenges us making it difficult to find the route and the hanging glaciers waiting its turn to touch the ground - the reasons for only few climbers attempting the climb. But these aspects make Hiunchuli Peak climbing a sheer Adventure in the genre of Peak climbing in Nepal. Apart from conquering the Summit of the Himalayan Peak, the journey entails the visit to various scenic spots in Nepal such as Poonhill, Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchre Base camp offering exciting opportunities to closely experience the scenic beauty of the nature and pristine cultures of the Himalayan region.

Climbing Route
South-east Face: From Annapurna Base Camp cross two glaciers insight of east face. There is potential icefall danger from these glaciers. Climb a rock wall and sight camp one place on the glacier at 4700m.

From Camp 1: cross the Glacier running due-east to a rock wall and climb this at its lowest point on good rock. In fact, it is possible to climb the rock wall by a couloirs line (600ft). That split it, running diagonally left to right. Near the top of the couloirs traverse, left in to shorter couloirs that is followed to the upper snow slope where we put the Camp two at 5334m.

From Camp 2: cross the large snow basin that leads to the foot of a hanging glacier and camp 3.
From camp 3: climb up a narrow avalanche chute to the base of a hanging Glacier. Traverse left under the hanging glacier to easier slopes on its left -hand side snow slopes above the climbed to the site of Camp 4 at 6096m, beneath a large crevasse. Cross the bergschrund to easier snow slopes which in turn lead to the final ridge. Follow this ridge to the top descend same way.

Global Holidays Adventure boasts of the high quality service and wisely designed packaged trip to Hiunchuli Peak climbing. We have been operating successful Hiunchuli Peak Climbing since a decade back. What make us different are the hassle free quality service we offer to our clients, the wisely designed itineraries providing enough acclimatization days ensuring the proper health condition of the climbers and, above all, our highly successful and experienced Sherpa Guides, who have the guts and wits to face and tackle the various contingencies that may arise in the Himalayan region. Our Sherpa guides will provide you the additional mountaineering training on the use of ropes and crampons. Your physically fit health condition is the prerequisite of this climb. Your safety is the prime concern of Global Holidays Adventure.

Itinerary

You can always customize this itinerary as per your preference.

1

Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel [1,300m]
You will be welcomed by our staff standing with your name-card in the airport arrival terminal and transferred to your hotel by the private vehicle. Small meeting about the trip in the evening.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle

2

Day

Trek preparation & Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
After your breakfast you will be introduced to the trekking guides and helpers. And the Kathmandu sightseeing beings with visit to various UNESCO enlisted cultural Heritage sites including medieval Palaces in Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Lalitpur Durbar squares. Other sites are Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath and Swayambhunath Stupa.In the evenining you will walk along the Thamel streets which is a good place to buy trekking and mountaineering equipments.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle

3

Day

Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach (or private tourist vehicle) takes about 7 hours to get there (if you choose to take a flight instead it will be a mere 25min journey). Tourist bus leaves at 7:00 am from Kantipath (Kathmanu) to Pokhara. The drive mostly follows along Trishuli River side enjoying the view of landscapes. At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around Pokhara city. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts from Pokhara.

Hotel (Breakfast Included) | Private Vehicle

4

Day

Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1491m) Ulleri (1980m).
After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 drive to Nayapul from where trekking starts. The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul(42km) by private vehicle.Then trail leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. Following the main trail of Birethanti passing through small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or you will walk further until Ulleri for that you need to climbs 3000 stones steps from Tikadhunga .

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included) | Private Vehicle

5

Day

Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2800m.)
In the morning, breakfast will be served at hotel at 7:00am to be prepared for Ulleri (2070m) climb. The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest. Final climb to Nangethanti which will be your lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning "rest house" "Dharmasala". In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. After luch trek rests for about an hour. Then climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

6

Day

Ghorepani - Poon hill - Tadapani (2540 m.)
The most important day of your trek early morning wake up and start your journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m) around 1 hr. to witness best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Myriads of snow-capped giants can be seen from poonhill including the likes of Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilglgiri south, Singa chuli, Annapurna I [8091m]. You then come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mainly up and down hill through the forest.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

7

Day

Trek to Chhomrong (2020 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
Today's trail descends to Kimrong stream through the forest of rhododendron. We then walk towards Chhomrong crossing through the Gurjung village. Chhomrong offers you close views of Mt. Annapurna south and Hiunchuli and the virgin peak, Fishtail (Machhapuchchhre).

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

8

Day

Trek to Dovan (2600 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
We descend to Chhomrong stream and again climb up to Dovan crossing through silent rhododendron forest.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

9

Day

Trek to Deurali (3210 m), 3/4 hrs walk.
Today, we climb to Deurali through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. The place located on the ridge of Hinko Cave and it is the trail most stretch subject to avalanche.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

10

Day

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4131 m), 4hrs walk.
The day begins with climb to Machhapuchhre base camp (3900 meters) and to Annapurna base camp. The area is surrounded by the mountains and is known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This place gives you an spectacular view of Himalayas including Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

11

Day

Acclimatization explore Annapurna Glacier.
This is the acclimatization day at Annapurna Base Camp. You can enjoy the scenic view of Mountains on almost every direction. You will also make your final preparations for the climb following the instructions of our Sherpa guides.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

12

Day

Trek to Trek to Hiunchuli Base camp alt 4600m, 3-4 hrs.
After our early morning breakfast, we ascend to the Base camp of Hiunchuli.

Tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

13

Day

Trek to Camp one at 5100 m, 4hrs, 
We make our careful ascend to Camp 1 site of the peak.

Tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

14

Day

Trek to Camp two alt 5600 m, 
We reach Camp two this day.

Tent Camp (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

15

Day

Summit Huinchuli alt 6461 m, return to Annapurna Base camp. 
Yes, the day has finally come. You follow your guides to live your dreaming of reaching one of the Adventurous journey of your Life. After enjoying the accomplishment and the scenic view of Annapurna Massif, you ascend down to Annapurrna Base Camp.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

16

Day

Trek back to Sinuwa (2300 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
we trek back to Sinuwa with the remembrance of Hiunchuli summit and the giant Himalayan peaks.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

17

Day

Trek to Jhinu hill (1500 m), 4/5 hrs walk.
Today, we will take bath at natural hot water spring at Jhinu.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

18

Day

Trek to Potana (1900 m), 5/6 hrs walk.
Today, our trek leads to another beautiful village of this region, known as Potana crossing through Landruk, Tolka and Deurali villages. After Tolka its steps climbing through the forest until Deurali from where you can see nice views of Pokhara and Mt. Dhaulagiri. 

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

19

Day

Trek to Phedi and Drive back to pokhara.
Finally, we complete our trek through the beautiful gurung village Dhampus from where you can see the panoramic views of Annapuran Range, Fishtain and Himchuli as we descend to Phedi and then drive back to Pokhara.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

20

Day

Drive back to Kathmandu.
Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

21

Day

Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Details

"So What you are paying For?"

We would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience.

Cost Include
  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Himchuli Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • 2:1 and 5:2 experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per itinerary
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period.
  • Necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
Cost Exclude
  • International airfare and Nepal visa Fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Required Equipments

This is a guideline to help what equipment are necessary for trekking and peak climbing. Normally personal equipment and items are individual choice but the most important face that one should have enough gears to tackle the weather in Himalaya.

During the trek heavy items will be carried by our porters or yaks. And the personal belongings which you need for daily or frequent purposes like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun-cream and toilet paper etc. are to be carried by yourself in the backpack. We will provide complimentary water proof duffel bag which you can use during the trek and is carried by porters. You can leave your non trekking items at the hotel or in our office and collect them after the trek.

Flowing gear list gives you some ideas that you can bring for the successful climbing.

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • 1 Ice axe
  • 1 Crampons
  • 1 Harness
  • 2 Tape slings.
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock).
  • 1 Descender/eight figure.
  • 1 Plastic mountaineering boots.
  • 1 Ascender/Jhumar.
  • 1 Helmet.

Group Climbing Gears (Provide by Global Holidays Adventure):

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw

Head

  • Head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions.
  • Warm hat that covers your ears.
  • Good headlamp with extra batteries.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves).
  • Light weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover.
  • Waterproof shell jacket.
  • Down vest and/or jacket (If you don't have then company will provide)
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable.

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves.
  • 1 pair of mittens; consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner.

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear.
  • 1 pair of hiking shorts.
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers.
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms.
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers.
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric.

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks.
  • 1 pair of hiking boots with spare laces.
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals.
  • Cotton socks.
  • Gaiters.

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag 30 degree DC. (If you don't have sleeping Global Holidays Adventure will provide one good sleeping bag.)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner.

Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack or 1 large duffel bag (If you don't have we will give you one water proof bag)
  • Day pack/backpack of 35 to 50 liters for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light).
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit.
  • Anti-diarrhea pills.
  • Anti-headache pills.
  • Cough and/or cold medicine.
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide.
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Note: Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant!
  • Water purification tablets or water filter.
  • 1 set of earplugs.

Practical Items 

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit.
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches.
  • 1 compass or GPS (optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch (optional)
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries.
  • Large Ziplocs.
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each).
  • 1 small folding knife.
  • Binoculars (optional).
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks.

Toiletries items 

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel.
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable).
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable).
  • Deodorants.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Face and body moisturizer.
  • Female hygiene products.
  • Small mirror.

Extras or Luxuries items

  • Reading book.
  • Trail map/guide book.
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps).
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110 ampere).
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs).
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance.
  • Dollars in cash to purchas Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport.
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines.
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