Peak Climbing in Nepal

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing - 6,441m

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Hiunchuli Peak, at a height of 6,441 meters, forms a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. Its eastern face overlooks the Modi Khola and guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. An American Peace Corps Expedition, via the southeast face, first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971. The mountain is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. Even though it offers major new route potentials, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed.

This trip sets out from Pokhara valley. From Pokhara valley, the trail leads up slowly towards Annapurna Base camp situated at an altitude of 4300m. One day rest will be set to explore the Annapurna Base camp and for the acclimatization. Annapurna Base camp is considered as the Hiunchuli Base camp too. Three to four days are set aside for the ascent of this peak and then you will return ahead to Pokhara valley followed by same route as in the ‘Annapurna Sanctuary’ trek.

To attempt the mountain you will need some mountaineering skill and is relatively easy to get the climbing permission. The formidable front wall of the sanctuary has a fearsome reputation and there is no 'standard' route up. Any route is a challenging technical climb with devilish route finding, and is best tackled in true expedition style.

TRIP FACTS

Elevation: 6,441 metres (21,132 feet)
Location: Nepal
Range: Himalaya
Coordinates: 28°31′N, 83°53′E
First ascent: October 1971
Easiest route: snow/rock climb
Location: Annapurna region of Nepal
Best for the Climbing: July, August, September, October
Convenient Center (s): Pokhara
Nearest Major Airport: Kathmandu (Minor Pokhara)
Itinerary type: Lodge / Camping
Accommodations: Fixed / Customized
Trip : 23 Days
Minimum Pax: 2 people

Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu air port- transfer hotel
Day 02 : Peak permit Preparation and official formalities
( You can use this day for rock climbing course or sightseeing )
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Day 04 : Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m)
Day 05 : Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.)
Day 06 : Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.)
Day 07 : Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)
Day 08 : Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.)
Day 09 : Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.)
Day 10 : Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.)
Day 11 : Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base
Day 12 : Annapurna Base Camp to Annapurna South Base Camp
Day 13 : Annapurna South Base Camp to Hiunchuli High Camp
Day 14 : Hiunchuli Camp I
Day 17 : Down to Annapurna South Base Camp
Day 18 : Annapurna South Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 19 : Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.)
Day 20 : Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Day 21 : Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.)
Day 22 : Pothana to Dhampus Phedi
Day 23 : Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 24 : Free day in Kathamandu
Day 25 : international departure.


Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft, Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

Equipments checklists - climbing trips
In addition to the above list of suggested trekking equipment, you should take along with various items of mountaineering tools. For any trip which has crossed by steep, snow-covered ground, or which has included section of glacier travel, it might be necessary for the group roping up as a safety precaution. To facilitate this process of roping up, you will need to maintain a minimum requirement, a climbing harness, a climbing sling and two locking carabineers. Plastic mountaineering boots, a mountaineering ice axe and a pair of crampons with front points are the other items of equipment, which are required for our trekking peak trips. (Please note: Our recommendation that you take no more than 33 pounds of trekking equipment DOES NOT include your plastic boots, ice axe, crampons or harness/carabineers. During the trek, climbing hardware will be carried separately from your personal trek bag in-group bags until needed).

An explanation of the equipment that you will need

Daypacks for climbing trips
3000-4000 cubic inches. For climbing trips, you will be required to carry more warm clothing during the climbs and also your personal climbing gear. For this reason, you will need a slightly bigger daypack than for a trekking-only trip. If you have any questions about gear, please do not hesitate to call our office for advice.

Equipment Rental
In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, we offer a wide range of equipment available for rent for the duration of your trip. All rental equipment can be picked up from your trip leader upon arrival for your trip.

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