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About Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli peak climbing is a famous trekking peak in Nepal. Mount Hiunchuli (6441m) is claimed as the fourth highest peak among the ' Trekking Peaks' in Nepal. It is one of the least difficult peaks for climbers in the Annapurna range but is vulnerable to rock falls. The peak has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed due to the lack of advertisement. It is best suited for the new climbers as it is technically easy to ascend.

Hiunchuli Peak is located in the Annapurna range like other two peaks Tent peak and Singu Chuli. This is form a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. Hiunchuli peak is considered a sacred mountain of Gurung ethnic. It can be climbed from southeast face and northwest face. An American Peace Crops Expedition team first ascended the peak in October 1971 via southeast face.

Hiunchuli Peak can be climbed by two route South-East Face Route which starts from Hinko cave on the Annapurna Sanctuary or base camp trail and another North-West Face Route which is consider very difficult route and very few climbers attempted this route. The exact route is not well known, the approach is from the Annapurna Base Camp. The region is primarily dominated by the Gurung community.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

      We drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River to reach Pokhara, we will see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well During the Driving. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains, after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara and overnight at hotel.

        After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we start out to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) it is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day, overnight at Lodge.

          Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. We will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp, overnight at Lodge.

            Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, overnight at Lodge.

              It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong which the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp, overnight at Lodge.

                The trail descends on a stone staircase for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky we will reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk gently walking to Dovan, Overnight at Loage.

                  We will gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Himalaya Hotel (2900m.). Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty five minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.), overnight at Lodge.

                    The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one of the place, we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.), Overnight at Lodge.

                              It's much easier going down. We will have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however we have chosen this place as some of trekkers may have problem on going down, overnight at Lodge.

                                The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda, chick in to the room at guest house then we may go t the Hot Spring to take bath and Relax, overnight at Lodge.

                                  The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Himal Pani where we will find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, we will reach at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks then the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests, Overnight at Lodge.

                                    Today is the last day of our 2 week long trekking and it is easy trekking, after about hours of walking, we will reach at Phedi where Car/Van is waiting for us to drive to pokhara, overnight at hotel.

                                      We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

                                      Note: If you are interested on other activities in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, pokhara Tour, Lumbini, Paragliding, Scenic Everest Mountain Flight and Ultra Flight then you can start now.