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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

  • 21 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 6,461m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The fourth highest Trekking Peak Hiunchuli (6441m) is considered one of the most difficult expeditions in Nepal. Hiunchuli lies in the popular Annapurna trekking region, connected to the east face of Annapurna South. It is one of the three major trekking peaks within the "Annapurna Sanctuary" to be named by Jimmy Roberts, the father of commercial trekking. The mountains of this area are considered to be sacred by the Gurung people who inhabit this region. Hiunchuli was first summated by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971.

Hiunchuli Peak is technically difficult and you will need some mountaineering skill. Despite its difficulty it is relatively easy to get permission to climb it. The complicated front wall of the Annapurna sanctuary has a formidable reputation and there is no 'standard' route up. Any route is a challenging technical climb with devilish route finding, and is best tackled in a true expedition approach. This climbing route is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. Even though Hiunchuli Peak Climbing offers major new route potentials, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed. The summit is bounded on the east by a ridge that rises above an icy parabola from a small col from which steep couloirs descend towards the moraines above the lodges at base camp. This journey defines the beautiful Pokhara valley; the trail climbs slowly to the Annapurna Base Camp located at an altitude of 4300m. The southeastern route at base camp starts from Hinko Cave on the Annapurna Sanctuary trail. After setting up the first camp somewhere above the valley floor, a further two camps are necessary to make the Hiunchuli Peak summit. Even though not technically extreme this route is exposed to rock fall and is a complicated route-finding experience. Ascents from the northwestern face have been attempted only by a very few climbers and have not been always successful. The exact route is not well known yet. The approach is from the Annapurna Base Camp/Sanctuary and a further 2 camps may be necessary to complete this not so well known ascent to the Hiunchuli.

We welcomed you to climb the Hiunchuli Peak and enjoy the benefits of Annapurna Base Camp trekking at the same time! It is our mission to provide you with superior service at an affordable price. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition” will organize the Hiunchuli peak Expedition and accommodate any travel plans and can custom fit any itinerary in order to serve to you!

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (700m). Total distance is 200kms and will take 5-6 hours driving time.

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Ulleri (1,900m) Total trekking time is 5-6 hours

Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2,700m). Trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 06:Trek to Tadapani (2,600m). Trekking time is 4-5 hours. Visit Poon Hill 3,210m

Day 07:Trek to Chomrong (2,000m). Trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 08:Trek to Bamboo (2,200m). Trekking time is 5-6 hours.

Day 09:Trek to Deurali (3,000m). Trekking time is 5-6 hours

Day 10:Trek to Anapurna Base Camp (3,800m). Trekking time today is about 5 hours.

Day 11:Acclimatization day. Explore around the Annapurna Glacier.

Day 12:Trek to Hiunchuli Base camp (4,600m), 3-4 hours.

Day 13:Trek to Camp one at 5,100. Trekking time is about 4 hours.

Day 14:Trek to High Camp at 5,600m.

Day 15:Today we summit Huinchuli (6,461m). Return to Annapurna Base camp.

Day 16:Trek to the Himalaya Hotel

Day 17:Trek to Chomrong (2,100m).

Day 18:Trek to Tolka.

Day 19:Trek to Phedi. Drive to Pokhara.

Day 20:Drive to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 21:Departure day. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight. Namaste!

Cost Include

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide & Entrance fee.
  • Entrance fee in Annapurna conservation Aria.
  • Peak permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.

Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).

Trip Note

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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