HIUNCHULI PEAK CLIMBING
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.
Activity Per Day
In average 5-6 Hours Climbing/Trekking
Tourist Bus, Private Car Or Plane Flight (optional)
Min Group Size
Hiunchuli is one of the most popular trekking routes in the area of Annapurna near the south face of South Annapurna (7219 m). Hiunchuli. Hiunchuli Peak Climbing in the Annapurna region is one of the most difficult and successful climbing tours. The journey is enchanted by glorious Himalayan views, that provide serenity and an imaginary atmosphere as if carefully rendered by nature. A short introduction to Gurung, its rich culture and traditions are also included.
Hiunchuli, at a height of 6,441 meters, forms a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. Its eastern face overlooks the Modi Khola and guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. An American Peace Corps Expedition, via the southeast face, first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971. The mountain is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. Even though it offers major new route potentials, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed.
Highlights of Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
- Kathmandu Cultural Sightseeing Tour
- Summit Hiunchuli Peak (6,441 m)
- Wonderful experience exploring through the shrine of Annapurna
- Magnificent view from the peak of the Mountain with the thrilling adventure of peak climbing
- Enjoy panoramic views of the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
- The Villages of Annapurna
The route to Hiunchuli Peak
The climbing journey begins from Kathmandu and continues along with the 'City of Lakes', Pokhara to lead to Nayapul. The trek commences as we head to Poonhill to behold the splendid sunrise over the towering mountains in the Annapurna region. We will ascend Hiunchuli Peak from the North-West Face. The trail mostly ascends through the icy rocks, glaciers, and steep slopes which requires an excellent level of fitness and prior climbing experience. The beautiful views of the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Lamjung Himal (6983m) can be seen.
Outline Itinerary ( 19 Days )
Arrival in Kathmandu
Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
Fly/ drive to Pokhara
After early breakfast, you will take an early bus to Pokhara. The drive is scenic and about 5-6 hours. Overnight at Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star in Pokhara. (B)
Accommodation: Hotel Dandelion or Hotel Lake Star
Driving Hours: 5-6 hours hours
Max Altitude: 820m
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk
On reaching Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul. It will take approximately one and a half hours from Pokhara to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will start our trek to Ghandruk.
Duration: Drive-1.30hrs and 4-5hrs trek
Max Altitude: 2012m
Trek to Chomrong
From Ghandruk, the trail descends steeply to the suspension bridge over the Kimrung Khola. The trail ascends up to Chhomrong which the gateway for all Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The main inhabitants of Chhomrong are Gurung who is the major ethnic group of Nepal. Overnight at Chhomrong.
Max Altitude: 2170m
Trek to Bamboo [2340m]
Trek descends to Chhomrong Khola on a pierced staircase and then climbs out of the side valley. The walk passes in bamboo, rhododendron, and oak trees the remote village of Tilicho. Keep a peek at the stinging nettles if you proceed down a rocky road to Sinuwa (2350 m). To Kuldi (2520 m) ascend the rhododendron trees. You will normally spot snow in the winter from here. It then reaches Bamboo Lodge.
Max Altitude: 2340m
Trek to Deorali [3230m]
In the beginning, it is a hike through bamboo forests with rhododendrons and oak trees. The first town that we enter is Dovan (2630 m) with some lodges and campgrounds. You now walk along a sandy slope well over the water. The loss of avalanches can be observed here. Trekking to Deorali it takes about 5/6 hours.
Max Altitude: 3230m
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4170m] via Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3820m]
The trek via the Machhapuchhre Base Camp takes 4/5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp. (4170 m). Today, all is uphill, but it's less steep. The Base Camp Annapurna (4170 m) provides a 360 degree view on different peaks of the Himalayas.
Duration: 4-5 hrs
Max Altitude: 4170m
Trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp (4600m)
We will rise early and start our series of mountain exploration that will go on through the other stages. Our day of climbing begins very early, maybe early in the morning and early afternoon in the camps. Trekking is today on the rugged path of the glacier. Enjoy the way the views of Annapurna, Chuli Singhu, Annapurna I, Fish Tail, etc. Please enjoy the ride.
Duration: 5-6 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Max Altitude: 4600m
Base camp to High Camp
From Annapurna South Base Camp to Hiunchuli High Camp for approximately five hours. The rough trail leads directly to the high camp. On your way to Annapurna I, Fish Tail, Singu Chuli, and Tent Top, you will have a beautiful view as the day before.
Duration: 4-5 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Hiunchuli Summit Day (6,441m), back to Base Camp (4,600m), Overnight in Camp
A fine day! A big day! It takes a lot of time and energy to climb 850 + meters at this altitude. We just have to do our best to get there. After the summit, we will descend to the valley as far as we can, enjoying the breathtaking mountain views from the top.
Duration: 6-7 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
Descend to Annapurna South Base Camp
You'll be going to the Annapurna South Base Camp from Hiunchuli Camp II today. The path is much easier to descend than to ascend.
Duration: 6-7 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m)
From Annapurna South Base Camp, you continue along the trail to the Annapurna Base Camp.
Duration: 6-7 hrs
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Trek to Dovan
We 're going downhill and down to the Dovan through the dense jungle. Along the banks of the rivers and rivers, the trail starts from Dovan. We are going to cross a large number of rivers and go down steeply in the oak and rhododendron forests to Bamboo. The downhill trail takes us from here to Sinuwa. Lodge in Sinuwa for overnight.
Duration: 6 hrs
Trek To Jhinudanda
It takes about six hours to trek to Jhinudanda. The route descends to Bamboo through woods with a rhododendron, oak and bamboo variety. Then walk steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and then for a little while the path is very clear. You have to climb a steep staircase for almost an hour in order to enter Chhomrong slowly descending towards Chhomrong Khola. Today the last section of the trail descends steeply to Jhinudanda. You can relax at the Hot Spring for some time.
Duration: 6 hrs
Altitude: 1700 m
Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) & Drive back to Pokhara, Check in Hotel
This is the last day of this tour. We start a walk down to a river, climb a bit and continue on a very gentle path. before you continue. We pass the New Bridge, Kyumi and finally arrive in Birethanti to visit the conservation area Annapurna. We go to Nayapul even. We are going to a vehicle to take us to Pokhara. We are going to return to the beautiful city civilization of Pokhara after around an hour and a half.
Duration: 6 hrs
Altitude: 1010 m
Fly/Drive Back to Kathmandu
We go back to Kathmandu by bus early in the morning after breakfast. We 're back to Kathmandu for about seven hours of overland travel. We will visit the hotel once we are in Kathmandu and have fun all day alone. You will keep busy for the day by seeking relaxation massages, healthy food, memory shopping, and hiking around.
Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
Duration: 8-9 hours
Free Day in Kathmandu.
On the final day of the trip, we drive you to the airport for your scheduled flight homebound or other destination. You will first have breakfast and before 3 hours of your flight, we will drop you to the airport.
- All surface transfers as per itinerary.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (Himalayan Suite Hotel) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
- Freshly cooked Full board meals while climbing
- Accommodation in tea house with breakfast while trekking.
- Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
- Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
- All required Climbing gear: Tents,Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc
- Experienced Sherpa climbing guide and support staff while climbing .
- TIMS / Trekking permit, National park Conservation entry fees
- Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
- Thirty minute massage at Himalayan Suite Spa
- Fooding, lodging and other expenses of climbing crew
- Transportation by tourist bus KTM-PKR-KTM
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and trekking days
- Personal equipment and clothing
- Your travel insurances compulsory
- Personal expenses and tips to the crew
- City sightseeing monuments entrance fee (NPR 250+ 400+ 1000)
- Climbing permit fee (March- May $250 PP) (June-August $70 PP) (Sep-Nov 125) (Dec- Feb 70 PP)
Best Time to Climb Hiunchuli Peak
Visiting Hiunchuli Peak is suitable at any time of the year. There are four seasons: Spring, Autumn, Monsoon, and Winter. Spring and Autumn are the peak season when nature blooms the valley with its beauty. During these seasons the days are sunny and hot while the nights are mild. Winter and Monsoon are also doable but there are a few obstacles. These are seasons of snow and rainfall.
Altitude sickness is worrisome and feared by numerous adventurers and will require quick treatment and shouldn't be left disregarded. Height infection is preventable however can be deadly if the side effects are overlooked. Hiuchunli Peak climbing however is one of easy peak climbing and you ascend only 4-500m up towards the peak without a huge leap. For enough acclimatization, you will be only trekking 4-5 hours to Annapurna Base Camp and spend the rest of the day resting and giving your body time to acclimatize. For anyone with altitude sickness, there will be an extra day in the case the weather is bad and someone in the group needs more time to feel better with the altitude gain.
Our guides and porters are very much prepared, trained, and experienced at high height and they have broad emergency treatment Training too. Your wellbeing and security are imperative to us and we ensure that it will be our absolute primary goal. In the event that you have been affected by altitude sickness, the main fix is to climb down right away. Likewise, realize that your group leader that is your guide has the conclusive duty to choose whether you can proceed with the trip dependent on your general health conditions.
Level of Peak Climbing Skills required
Hiunchuli peak requires a moderate degree of specialized ascending skills. It is intended for vigorous and genuinely fit travelers with next to zero involvement with mountain campaigns with minimal specialized aptitudes required. Hiunchuli peak isn't hard for amateurs who have trekking experience in the mountains of high altitude. The excursion is entirely appropriate for any gutsy spurred adventurers who have the capacity to stroll in snows edges and trails. in the event that you have any related knowledge in 7000m mountains or just appreciate Peak Climbing, it will be a bit of leeway for you. Additionally, you should have a strong determination and want to ascend the mountain. As for the authority, strategies, and by and large dynamic during the ascension, we have prepared profoundly experienced aides and endeavor staff.
Age doesn't make a difference as long as you meet the wellbeing and aptitudes necessities. By and large, we have individuals from ages 20-60 going along with us for Trekking and Peak Climbing on higher altitudes.
Peak Climbing Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health
The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is a difficult for first-timers yet compensating journey with more value to scenes, experiences, and thrill. The Peak Climbing will be from 5 to 7 hours daily depending on the goal, taking normal breaks where we appreciate the mountain scenes. The trip courses include long ascensions, steep drops, and precarious trails in the rough ways and the woods also. To go on such trips, the fitter you are physical, the more agreeable and charming the excursion will be. In the event that you have an experience of peak climbing or a strong desire for Peak Climbing, this might be a bit of leeway for you. This journey isn't recommended to individuals who suffer from heart or lung sickness.
We have medically trained staff at the basecamps to screen your wellbeing all through the journey and every base camp is outfitted with medical types of gear and provisions. All our aides and pioneers leading the trip have medical training and the ability to care for you effectively.
What to expect during peak climbing?
A day on traveling will be an extraordinary day as a result of the delightful mountains. You will get an opportunity to appreciate the view, click pictures, and investigate the neighboring towns. Your journey will be joined by experienced, amicable, and qualified aides alongside watchmen to convey your baggage.
The day starts with early morning breakfast. At that point, we gather our packs and set off to trip to our goal between 7 to 8 am relying upon the term of the journey every day. We will travel for 3 to 5 hours before we enjoy a short reprieve. Lunch will be given around the early afternoon. A portion of our group leaves ahead to reach the overnight cabin to do some planning. Supper is given around 6 to 7 pm. Prior to hitting the hay, we will talk about the day's understanding and plan for the following day. We will appreciate and engaging ourselves and it is really up to the individuals on the off chance that they need to go along with us as they may want to rest. During the ascension, the schedule relies upon the climber, climate, and course conditions. We will consistently pick the more secure choice. We will cross troublesome ice shakes a few days will incorporate steep snow Peak Climbing. Some days we will utilize fixed rope courses. For our trip our exceptionally experienced Peak Climbing guides fix new ropes to guarantee safe rising with jammer and saddle for the difficult and provoking move of 100 meters to the highest point edge. If things go well we will be at the highest point following after 3 days of leaving the base camp.
Accommodations and Meals
Tea houses/lodges are accessible during the trek (except the climbing time on Hiunchuli Peak). And we must build a camp for our lodging during our climbing time for a few days. We must also sell both tea rooms and camping facilities in areas where tea/lodges are inaccessible. Single, two, three, or twin shared accommodation can be provided according to the requirement.
Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is a bed and breakfast basis package. You will get breakfast every day from the beginning of the trek. Lunch and dinner are excluded until the peak climbing days. Dinner and breakfast will be eaten in the same camp/tea room, where we have spent the night and lunch will be on our way to the next destination as we have to leave after breakfast to begin our trek. You would be able to sample the varied food; Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian, etc. by choosing from the menu.
During the camping season, our catering staff prepares hygienic food to serve you when on Yala Peak Base Camp and High Camp. All meals ie, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included and prepared by our staff. During the camp, there can be no choice of food such as tea houses and restaurants. You will understand that our crew must bring from available places all items including camping gear and kitchen appliances. Our team can ensure that you have memorable interactions, even with minimal choices.
Telecommunication and internet connection
Telecommunication services on the higher altitudes are limited. The connectivity is strong and reliable at lower altitudes. It gets rarer and weaker as you go higher.
GSM and CDMA connectivity of NTC and Ncell is available with an Internet connection. Wi-Fi connectivity is a distant wish. This is a wilderness trek, so enjoy a few days of your life away from the Internet connectivity.
Most of the area below 3,000m, the cell phone works partially. while satellite phones are available in camp once you reach the upper ground.
For any emergency situation, our guides are equipped with satellite phones. So you are a call away from emergency response. The absence of a telephone connection should not make you nervous.
During peak climbing, a sufficient amount of water would be needed to carry all the way. However, until the base camp filling up water is quick. Taps in, out, or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders. This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals wherever possible. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in any way.
Electricity and connectivity
You will be staying overnight in the tea houses during your trek. These are small lodges with a common area and a cabin. You can have your food or charge electronics in the community, sometimes use wireless internet, and chat with walkers.
Hot water and electricity do not occur in every tea house. Showering is a luxury and shouldn't usually be done anymore at an altitude of 3,500 m, because warming will be hard when you take a shower again.
You would need to pay additional for all the above items (dusches, hot water, electricity, and wifi).To improve your connectivity, carry your phone to the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). The village's electricity could be perfect during your stay. Villages above 4000 m tend to be the latter. Tea houses can have the potential to charge you either from solar sources or from a battery bank. but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.
You will need to arrange both the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit and the Langtang conservation area permit. You will need special permits for peak climbing and expedition by NMA which is not included in the total trip cost HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits.
These will need to be checked at different checkpoints along the trek.
Make sure you also bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for your trekking permit!
Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks
And the amount of US$ 250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get a permit to all 33 NMA peaks.
The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.
For this trek and peak climbing taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents, and illnesses during the service are compulsory.
Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend. Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You would also have to pay for hot showers, Wi-Fi, and charging along with your lunch and dinner during trekking days. ( food will be prepared for you by staffs during camping days while peak climbing)
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for a "single supplement" of USD 350. Important: Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase a single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.
Travel and Transportation Modes
By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep, or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company, for the most part, make the long-distance travel. You will have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.
By air: Flight to and from Pokhara is optional and it costs USD 110 PP for one way.
Equipment and Packaging list for Langtang Base Camp
- Trekking boots
- Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Trekking pants and jackets
- Thermals underwear
- Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
- Insulating down jackets
- Woolen cap
- Trekking Gloves
- Diamox tablets
- Sanitary pads / Tampons
- Anti-nausea Medicines
- Mosquito and insect repellents
- Toilet Paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Sleeping bag
- Water Bottle
- Solar Chargers
- Hot water Thermos
- Travel Permits
Peak climbing gears
- Climbing Helmet: Choose a good quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
- Climbing Boots: High altitude, Insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
- Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
- Climbing Harness: Good quality climbing harness.
- Ascending device or Jumar
- Descending or belay device
- Tape sling: UIAA tested 220cm open tape sling or 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling
- Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
- Prusik loop: Best quality prusik loop
- Ice ax: An ice ax with a wrist strap for climbing
This Tour with HSJ
Guides and Porters
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable, and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association, and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters are our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessity.
Your baggage ought not to be in excess of 15 kg and will be carried by the porters. Porters and Yaks will just go with us until they leave our gear with us at the base camp and leave us for a couple of days during the climbing time frame. You will be liable for your own gear during the ascension. Travelers will bring a backpack or duffel bag to carry water, cameras, bathroom tissue and comfortable garments, and climbing gears. During the ascension, climbers must carry their own gears and are suggested to keep any unnecessary or access stuff at your lodgings, and you can get it back after the journey.
Other Programs and complimentary services with this trip
• Welcome and Farewell dinner
• Yoga Classes
• Spa services
How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?
We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different routes? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu, and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare a complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use a different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you depart, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.
It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last-minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last-minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.
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