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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

17 Days

Hiunchuli Peak Climb The best 6,441m peak climb in the Annapurna region of Nepal along with the famous Ghorepani Poonhill

Hiunchuli is one of the most famous trekking trails in the Annapurna region situated near the south face of Annapurna South (7219m). Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is one of the challenging and most popular peak climbing trips in the Annapurna region. The journey is embellished with magnificent views of the Himalayas which offer serenity and a fantasy setting as if carefully portrayed by nature itself. The trek also includes a brief introduction to the Gurung community, their rich culture, and practices.

The climbing journey begins from Kathmandu and continues along 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. Climbing Hiunchuli is challenging and technical and we need mountaineering skills along with the awareness of using trekking gears. The trail mostly ascends through the icy rocks, glaciers and steep slopes which requires an excellent level of fitness and prior climbing experience.

From the summit of Hiunchuli Himal the beautiful views of the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6434m), (Fishtail) Machhapuchhre (6997m), Nilgiri (7061m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Tukuche peak (6920m) and so on can be seen. We will pass through numerous Gurung villages which reflect their traditional lifestyle and cultural practices. The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey through quaint villages, diverse landscapes, and rich bio-diversity to lead to the top of the peak providing us with an experience of a lifetime.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (827m), drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille (1430m)4-5 hours
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani 2880m) from Hille 6-7 hours
Day 4: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m) 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m) from Tadapani 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Dovan (2600m) from Chhomrong 5-6 hours
Day 7: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 2 hours
Day 9: Trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp (4600m) 3-4 hours
Day 10: Trek to High Camp (5500m) from Base Camp 5-6 hours
Day 11: Summit to Hiunchuli Peak and back to Deurali (3230m) 6-7 hours
Day 12: Reserve Day for Climbing in case of bad weather
Day 13: Trek to Sinuwa (2360m) from Deurali 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1780m), from Sinuwa.
Day 15: Trek to Siwai from Jhinu Danda 2-3 hours and drive to Pokhara.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: International departure.

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Trip Info

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  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group and the client's desire (budget)
  • The itinerary included above is a guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and suggestions.
  • Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • The price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding; if the client intends to add some services, we shall charge for those additional services, if intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for a clear understanding of the client.
  • The above offer price is full board standard format of itineraries which are all inclusive.
  • Please feel free to contact with us for any information about your selected package.

Details Itinerary

Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival at Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can enjoy strolling around the local areas to spend your day.

In the early morning, after having our breakfast, we will drive back to International Airport and catch a scenic flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most renowned tourist destinations having beautiful lakes, caves and beautiful views of the Annapurna range, Fishtail Mountain (6997m) and Dhaulagiri ranges. On reaching Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul. It will take approximately one and half hours from Pokhara to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will start our trek to Hille. We will cross Modi Khola and walk along the path across Burundi Khola. We will gently ascend through the farmlands and cross many traditional villages to reach Hille.

After leaving Hille in the early morning, we will gently ascend along the trail to Tikhedhunga and from there we will steeply climb to Ulleri. It is almost two hours challenging climb to the large Magar settlement. The trail further ascends through the dense rhododendron and oak. We will work our way up to the Banthanti and to our destination, Ghorepani. Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.

We will leave Ghandruk in the early morning and climb to Poon Hill to behold a truly mesmerizing view of early morning sunrise over the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and so forth. After capturing the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, we will leave Poon Hill and retrace the path up to Ghandruk. After having our breakfast, we will descend along the peaceful and dense forests of pine and rhododendron up to Banthanti and continues along the trail to Tadapani. Overnight at a lodge in Tadapani.

Leaving Tadapani in the early morning we will descend gently through the dense forests to Ghandruk and then the trail ascends gently to Ghandrukkot. From here, 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 are the major ethnic group of Nepal. Overnight at a lodge in Chhomrong.

It is almost 5-6 hours trek to Dovan from Chhomrong. Initially, the trail steeply descends to a local small bridge. On crossing the bridge the trail gently ascends to a small settlement in Sinuwa. The trail continues along the step farming landscapes to Bamboo. We follow the trail along the Modi Khola to reach Dovan. Overnight at a lodge in Dovan.

From Dovan, we will head towards the trail leading us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Leaving Dovan, we make a gradual climb to reach Himalaya passing Pujinim Barahi temple along the way. We then reach Hinku cave where the trail drops along the Modi Khola. Continuing ahead, we arrive at Deurali and then reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

It is only about two hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp from MBC. The trail climbs along the rocky ridgeline to Annapurna Base Camp with the beautiful views of the mountains like Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m) and numerous other peaks.

Today we will mostly climb along the rocky glacier path to Hiunchuli Base Camp. The trail is mostly surrounded by the views of high peaks and it will almost take five hours to reach the Base Camp. The beautiful views of the major mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail (6997m), Tent peak (5695m) and many more can be seen. Overnight at a tented camp in Base Camp.

The steep trail ascends directly to the High Camp. The views of the high mountains are almost similar and we can practice using the equipment. We will learn and practice the basics of mountaineering with our trek guide. We can also explore the areas nearby the camp to acclimatize ourselves to the climate. Overnight at a tented camp in High Camp.

Today we will ascend along the ice-filled rocky trails to the Hiunchuli. We will perfectly use our equipment under the proper guidance of our guide to reach the peak of Hiunchuli. On summiting the Hiunchuli Peak we will be bound to admire the beautiful views of the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges along with many other peaks. We will take some time to enjoy the panoramic views and capture them in our camera. After that, we will slowly descend back to Deurali.

It will be a reserve day for us. The weather in the high altitudes is unpredictable and can get worse at any minute. In case of bad weather, we will descend back Hiunchuli base camp and use this day to descend back to Deurali.

We will descend downhill and along the dense forests to the Dovan. From Dovan, the trail continues along the bank of rivers and streams. We will cross many rivers and descend steeply downhill to reach Bamboo through the oak and rhododendron forests. From here, the descending trail takes us to Sinuwa.

Today, after having our breakfast, we will descend downhill to the suspension bridge over the Chhomrong River and climb the 2200 stone steps to reach Chhomrong village. The beautiful view of Mount Annapurna South (7219m) and Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) can be seen all along our way. From Chhomrong village, we will steeply descend to Jhinu Danda.

We will trek to Siwai then drive back to Pokhara which will nearly take three hours. After reaching Pokhara, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Have our breakfast and then drive to Pokhara airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel.

After breakfast, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with your name's placard so that you can easily find our person.
  • According to the above trekking peak climbing schedule, AlpineTrav will arrange two nights hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and two night hotel in Pokhara.
  • For full board clients we provide a personal tent and meals. And we provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide each group(2:1 ratio) to help the clients reach the summit.
  • According to the schedule program above, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions arranged regular flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu for trekking members.
  • Transportation will only be included during the trekking and city for members as per the itinerary above.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide Experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Apart from Camping, AlpineTrav Treks will provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/lodge during the trek.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way while Dinner and breakfast at the tea house where you stay overnight. AlpineTrav Treks provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp during the ascent.
  • AlpineTrav Treks will provide all the essentials for trekking, peak climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • During the ascent, AlpineTrav Treks will provide a chef cook and cook assistant at the advanced base camp to take care of your food and drink.
  • AlpineTrav Treks, allow up to 20 to 25 kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking carried by porter/mules.
  • The offer cost includes Hiunchuli Peak climbing royalty and climbing permit of hiunchuli peak charged by the Nepal government.
  • As Hiunchuli Peak is at Annapurna Conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks provide you a permit for Annapurna Conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks provide you a TIMS permit also.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and insurance for all elaborate staff in the journeying and climbing.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of climbing and health safety.
  • AlpineTrav Treks provides high quality tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camp and high camp for members and involved staff.
  • AlpineTrav Treks offers dynamic / Static Rope, Ice Screws, Snow bar, Rock piton, lucked-unlocked Karabiners to open the route and fixed the life for safe and successful climbing.
  • During your climbing expedition, AlpineTrav Treks offer you clean, Nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp.
  • For trekking peak where it requires high camps or the first camps before attempting the summit, we provide you nutrition high altitude package food and essential (EPI cooking gas) and stoves.
  • AlpineTrav Treks for your convenience always provide maps of related trekking and peak climbing.
  • The above offer price includes our service, government charges and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • AlpineTrav Treks want to offer you to have dinner, before you departed from Kathmandu. (It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition).
  • AlpineTrav Treks offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we hope you will taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange your own lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • During the trek you may want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any kind of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as the client needs these items during the trekking.
  • Use of trekking and climbing equipment of a personal nature, laundry expenses, tips, landline, mobile, walkie-talkie, satellite phone and internet service are not included in the package. You have to pay for cost it yourself when you use it.
  • Mountaineering itself is a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. Therefore, safety is a primary factor for us. Therefore, you should take out your travel insurance that covers all the expenses of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical examination, and hospitalization before coming to visit Nepal.
  • The package cost provided above does not include your international flight ticket and tourist visa to Nepal. (You have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself).
  • Any additional expenses arising out of various/unforeseen circumstances like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations are not included in the package cost.
  • A short sentence, "The services we provide inclusive of the above package cost," if you want more services, there will be an additional charge.
  • The staff involved in your treks and climbs will be expecting tips, gifts or something at the end of the trip, which will be an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have provided.

Equipment List

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)

Documents

— 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]

Others

— 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

Trip Map

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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
From $2,999.00
/ Per person

Trip Facts

  • 16 nights, 17 days
  • Strenuous
  • 6,441m/21,788ft.
  • Spring/Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • Min 2 - Max 12

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