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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

21 Days

Hiunchuli is one of the most famous trekking routes in the Annapurna region, located near the South Face of Annapurna South (7219m). Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is one of the challenging and most popular climbing treks in the Annapurna region. The journey is graced with the majestic views of the Himalayas that provide a serene and dreamy setting as if nature has carefully painted it. The trek also includes a brief introduction to the Gurung community, their rich culture and practices.

The climbing journey starts from Kathmandu and reaches Nayapul through Pokhara ‘City of Lakes’. We will start our trek towards Poonhill to witness the beautiful sunrise over the highest mountains of the Annapurna region. And we will climb the Hiunchuli peak from the north-west face. Hiuchuli climb is challenging and technical and we need mountaineering skills as well as awareness of using climbing gear. The trail often ascends through ice cliffs, glaciers and steep slopes that require an excellent level of fitness and prior climbing experience. From the peak of Hiunchuli mountain, beautiful view of mountains like Dhaulagiri Himal (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himal can be seen You can see the mountain like Hiunchuli (6434m), Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), Nilgiri Himal (7061m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Tukuche Peak (6920m). We will pass several Gurung villages that reflect their traditional lifestyle and cultural practices. Climbing Snow Chuchu Peak is an adventure journey through quaint villages, diverse landscapes, and rich bio-diversity to reach the summit of the peak which give us an experience of a lifetime.

However; The success of any climb depend largely on a well-planned itinerary and excellent logistics, which we offer. We are committed to making climbing successful with safe and quality service. Our emphasis is always on maintaining small groups to facilitate coordination and cooperation with each other. We offer climbing guide to customer ratio on peak days.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 2: In Kathmandu, preparation for trekking and climbing
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [827m/2,714ft], 6-7 hours
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri [2,050m/6,726ft], 5-6 hours
Day 5: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani [2,750 m/9,033ft], 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Poonhill [3,210m/10,532ft] and trek to Tadapani [2,700m/5,586ft], 6-7 hrs
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chomrong [2,170m/7,120ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Chomrong to Dovan [2,580m/8,465ft], 6-7 hours
Day 9: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3,700m/12,140ft], 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4,130m/13,550ft], 2-3 hours
Day 11: Rest in Annapurna Base Camp for acclimatization [4,130m/13,550ft], 1-2 hours
Day 12: Annapurna Base Camp to Hiunchuli Base Camp [5400m/17712ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Hiunchuli Base Camp to High Camp [5900m/19352ft], 4-5 hours
Day 14: Summit Hiunchuli [6441m/21126ft] and return to Base Camp [5400m/17712ft], 10-12 hours
Day 15: Hiunchuli Base Camp to Deurali [3,230m/10,598ft], 6-7 hours
Day 16: Trek from Deurali to Upper Sinuwa [2,360m/7,742ft], 5-6 hours
Day 17: Trek from Upper Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda [1,760m/5,775ft], 4-5 hours
Day 18: Trek to Nayapul [1050m/3,445ft] and drive to Pokhara, 5-6 hours
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft], 6-7 hours
Day 20 : Rest day, explore Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]
Day 21: International Departure

Important Note: Your safety is an imperative concern when traveling with AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions. Please note that your leader/guide reserves the right to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary; However, since this adventure travels through remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that it will not be disturbed. Weather and health conditions of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Climb guide will try to ensure that the trip goes as planned, but be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport pickup/drop on arrival/departure
  • Private transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Meals and Accommodation at Tea Houses/Lodges during trekking period
  • Meals and mountain tents for during climbing period
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP & TIMS), card fee
  • Hiunchuli peak permits & garbage deposits
  • Fully guided climb with experienced climbing guide
  • Porterage of equipment required during trekking and climbing
  • Peak climbing certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Staff summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Camping and kitchen equipments, (transportation from Kathmandu to Hiunchuli base camp to Kathmandu with staff)
  • Summit certificate issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with supplementary oxygen system
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)

Cost Exclusion

  • International flight airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses (shopping and cold drinks, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, personal porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and Trekking & Climbing gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment Checklist of Peak climbing

The gear listed below is recommended for this kind of trips. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below for the trip and kindly ensure you check and try every equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops

Clothing and Footwear

— Long-sleeved shirts
— T-Shirts
— Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Under garments
— Warm socks
— Warm Hat, Gloves (Down) and Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Full)
— Snow Gaiter
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)


— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
— Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards in case of emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.

[Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin]


— Thermarest or similar sleeping mat
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottle one (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene

— Quick drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with Liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Personal climbing gears:

— Plastic mountaineering boots
— Mountaineering/Climbing Harness
— Helmet
— Ice Axe
— Crampons
— Ascender/Jumar
— Descender/ 8 figure (Rappelling device)
— Screw gate Karabiners (Lock 2/Unlock 2)
— Prusik loop

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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
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Trip Facts

  • 21 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,441m/21,788ft.
  • Spring/Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • 2 person

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