Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Trip Overview Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Standing tall at 6441 meters of towering height, Hiunchuli Peak is the fourth highest peak among the trekking peaks. Together with Annapurna South, Hiun Chuli forms a massive south- facing wall, while its eastern face overlooks the Modi River, guarding the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary along with Machhapuchhre Mountain.
Technically, Hiunchuli Peak Climbing falls under strenuous category as the already hazardous trekking through the steep rocks is made more arduous with it being prone to rock falls that makes it difficult to exactly make our way to the top. Hiunchuli is a rarely tried mountain and can be accessed either through South East or North West faces.
From the North, the mountain rises steeply above the moraines of Annapurna South Glacier in a series of shabby buttresses and abstruse North Ridge.
Despite the trekking being arduous, the spectacular views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Annapurna V and Machhapuchhre Peaks will truly make the trekking worth taking.
Hiunchuli Peak Climbing at ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ is a 33- day long trekking package organized throughout the year which initiates by leaving to Pokhara. The real trekking experience commences from Nayapul when the surreal trail stretches through pretty Gurung Village of Ghandruk to the enchanting Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camp prior to winding up at Hiunchuli Peak.

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive or flight to Pokhara
Day04: Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Ghandruk
Day05: Trek to Chhomrong
Day06: Trek to Bamboo
Day07: Trek to Deurali
Day08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day09: Rest Day in Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Day10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Day14: Rest in Annapurna Base Camp
Day15: Trek to Kharka Camp
Day16: Continue Trek and Camp at Kharka
Day17: Trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp
Day18: Rest at Hiunchuli Base Camp
Day19: Climb to High Camp
Day20: Trek to Camp I
Day21 and 22: Fix the rope
Day23 and 24: Climbing Day
Day25: Back to Base Camp
Day26: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp
Day27: Trek back to Hotel Himalaya
Day28: Trek to Chhomrong
Day29: Trek to Tolkha
Day30: Trek to Dhampus Back to Pokhara
Day31: Drive or flight back to Kathmandu
Day32: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day33: Departure
 

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:

Representatives from our- ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ will greet you in Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to the hotel where you will be shortly explained about your trekking package. You will spend the smooth night at the hotel.

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:

Second day covers the full day excursion of the cultural heritages existing in Kathmandu Valley. The tour encompasses the Pashupatinath Temple Complex enlisted in World Heritage; The Monkey Temple also known as Swayamvunath; The Bauddhanath Stupa and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan(City of fine Arts) and Bhaktapur(City of Devotees).  

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara:

 25minutes of flight through majestic peaks of Manaslu will take us to Pokhara. Alternatively we can take a bus ride through Prithvi Highway for 6 hrs to arrive at Pokhara where we will stay in a hotel at lakeside of Pokhara. Having boat ride in Phewa Lake especially in the evening will be full of fun.

 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Ghandruk:

Driving about an hour through a wide road with scenic view of mountains on the background will lead us to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will begin our trek towards Ghandruk. We will make the way through terraced fields to a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola whence   we will arrive at wonderful village of Ghandruk which allows the 180 degree views of several mountains.
 

Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong:

We will pass through plain lands, terraces, streams and green landscape to reach to Kimrung Khola whence we will climb up through rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces to arrive at Chhomrong.

 

Day06: Trek to Bamboo:

Lowering down through Dovan, we will eventually be at Bamboo. On the way, we will see waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. We will finally reach bamboo after passing through forest where we will spend night.
Day07: Trek to Deurali:

Lowering down through Ghandruk Phedi, we will cross the suspension bridge to be at Landruk which is the second largest village of the area. Passing through Pine woods famous for bird watching; we will cross the stream to make it to Deurali.                                                                                  

Day08: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp:

Leaving Deurali behind, we will walk through the river bed enclosed by massive snow- clad mountains all the way to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We will stay overnight in the clear area in the rocky area. The area offers spectacular views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre Mountains.

Day09: Rest Day in Machhapuchhre Base Camp:

We will take much needed rest this day. It is essential for acclimatization to avoid high altitude sickness. Walking around is recommended by experts rather than lying idle to prevent altitude sickness.

Day10-13: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp:

The trail continues through alpine meadow and ascends upward through the rocky arid track to Annapurna Base Camp located at 4170m altitude which allows 360degree views of several mountains. 

Day14: Rest in Annapurna Base Camp:

Taking rest from the arduous trek is necessary for acclimatization to avoid high altitude sickness and also providing relief to our strained body parts. Walking around is recommended by experts rather than lying idle to prevent altitude sickness.

Day15-16: Trek to Kharka Camp:

Early in the morning, we will lower down the stony path along few streams to make it to the plain land where yaks can be seen grazing. Kharka in English translates as ‘Cattle Shed.’ We will camp in some clearings at Kharka.

Day17: Trek to Base Camp:

Leaving the camp at Kharka, we will walk through the series of up and down to arrive at Base Camp. We will arrive at Base Camp in the evening where we will camp nearby the boulders at Base Camp.

Day18: Rest at Base Camp:

We will take much needed rest this day. It is essential for acclimatization to avoid high altitude sickness. Walking around is recommended by experts rather than lying idle to prevent altitude sickness.

Day19: Trek to Hiunchuli High Camp:

From Base camp, we will move to Hiunchuli High Camp which takes about 5hours of hard walking. We can enjoy the spectacular views of Majestic Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Singu Chuli and Tent Peak from the high camp.

Day20: Trek to Hiunchuli Camp I:

The trail ascends further through the rocky and difficult path to Hiunchuli Camp I which allows the 360 degree views of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Singu Chuli and Tent Peak. 

Day21 and 22: Fix the rope:

As mentioned earlier, Hiunchuli is a technical mountain. We need to make our own way through axe and fixing ropes. These two days will be utilized making the way towards summit.

Day23 and 24: Climbing Day:

It requires two whole days to reach to summit. Conquering the mountain and reaching to the summit is a reward in itself. Also we will be engrossed in the exotic close-up views of Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Singu Chuli, Tent Peak and several other mountains.. 

Day25: Back to Base Camp:

Despite the trail following the steep mountain, the return trail will be comparatively easier as we need to lower down. Arriving in the base camp, we will take rest from the journey and set camp in Base Camp.

Day26: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp:

Following the trail through Annapurna South Base Camp, we will make it to Annapurna Base Camp where we will be staying overnight.

 Day27: Trek back to Hotel Himalaya:

Early in themorning, we willtrek for about 5hoursthrough the woods and stream with cascading waterfall to Hotel Himalaya located at 2700m altitude where we will be staying overnight.

Day28: Trek to Chhomrong:

Leaving Hotel Himalaya behind, we will lower down through Barah to the pasture land of Tomo and Panchen. We will continue walking through bamboo woods to bank of Modi River which later takes us through Kuldi Ghar to Chhomrong.

Day29: Trek to Tolkha:

A walk of about 6 hours through the Gurung Village of Ghandruk will take us to beautiful Village of Tolkha located at 1940m altitude where we will stay overnight.

Day30: Trek to Dhampus Back to Pokhara:

An easy walk of about 5hours will lead us to Dhampus. After short trek, we will take a bus ride to be back to the hotel at Pokhara.

Day31: Drive to Kathmandu:

5hours long scenic drive through Prithvi Highway will take us to Kathmandu. We will stop at Malekhu to try its reputed fish. The second option is to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which will take us to Kathmandu in comforting flight of mere 25minutes.

Day32: Free Day in Kathmandu:

We will take rest from the strenuous trekking package. Evening is the perfect time to take rickshaw ride around Thamel where you can buy souvenirs to take back to your near and dear ones.

Day33: Departure:

We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.