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Kathmandu, Nepal,

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Hiunchuli peak climbing

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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.


 Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu:
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking and climbing after refreshment.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing(1350m):
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and Preparation for Climbing.

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilo meter west of Kathmandu):
It takes about six hours by tourist bus. You drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River; you can see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well. 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. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

 

Day 04: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.):
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by private vehicle, which takes approximately one and half hours. Now, is the time to start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four hours. The first part of your trekking is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. Most of them are engaged in agricultural activities, some of them are in tourism business and in British and Indian regiments.

 

Day 05: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.):
It takes about six hours. You ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. You could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkeis and various species of birds.

 

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.):
It takes about five and half hours. Early morning 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. Hike down to Ghorepani after enjoying the sun rise view, have a hot breakfast at guest House/Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). most part of the trial you trek through rhododendron forest, The beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

 

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chomrong:
It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minites and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.

 

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.):
It takes about five hours, 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 you reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m. You trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests.

 

Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.):
It takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan 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.)

 

Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.):
It takes about four hours from Deurali to ABC. 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 you 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.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can 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 your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). You can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree from Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Day 11: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Hiunchuli Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek from base camp to High Camp.

Day 13: Summit Hiunchuli and back to Annapurna Base Camp.

 

Day 14: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.):
It takes about five hours. It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however we have choosen this place as some of trekkers may have problem on going down.

 

Day 15: Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.):
It takes about six hours. 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. You trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.

 

Day 16: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.):
It takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Himal Pani. You will find beautiful waterfall here. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you 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. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, you can enjoy the wonderful views of various mountains from here.

 

Day 17: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara:
It takes about three hours to Phedi. The Trekking trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Phedi. The trekking is ended now and it is a time to Car/Van to Pokhara.

 

Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.



Cost Include(s)

1. Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2. Standard twin sharing accommodation in star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
4. Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
5. All your standard meals as per itinerary during the trek and climbing. Such as breakfast, lunch and dinners).
6. All hot drinks as per itinerary such as tea, coffee (3 times a day) during the trek.
7. Tea Houses / Lodges, Guesthouses and Tented accommodation during the trek & Climbing.
8. A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek and climb.
9. The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
10. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff.
11. Annapurna Conservation Area ( ACAP) permits.
12. Cholatse  Permit fees.
13. Garbage Deposit Fee.
14. General Climbing equipment such as Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar etc.
15. Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bags by Mosaic Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
16. Mosaic adventure duffel/kit bag, exclusive medical kit bag and T-shirt (yours to keep).
17. Air fair from kthmandu to Lukla
18. Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
19. Travel & Rescue arrangements.
20. All our government taxes.
21. Official expense.

 

Cost Exclude(s)

1. Lunch and dinner whilst in cities.
2. Travel & rescue insurance (compulsory).
3. Excess baggage charges.
4. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry & hot shower.
5. Personal trekking and mountaineering gears.
6. Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).
7. Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
8. Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at TIA in Kathmandu.

(US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 passport size photos.)