Days: 23 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
Singu Chuli Peak Climbing or Fluted Peak located in the heart of Annapurna Range within the surroundings of Annapurna Sanctuary is an attractive mountain to climb from both a visual and climbing aesthetics. Singu Chuli is a fantastic looking peak that seems much more daunting viewed from Annapurna base camp than its height suggests. This impression grows the closer you get. Various routes are possible but the south ridge dominates the eye. Combined with Tharpu Chuli, its much easier neighbor, it makes a great and cheap proposition for serious Himalayan climbing in fantastic scenery without the crowds. It is a part of the ridge line extending south from Glacier Dome and sharing it with another attractive peak Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak. This trek is strongly recommended for excellent mountain views. You will enjoy the great cultural diversity in Ghandurk, Chomorong & Ghorepani before entering Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) Base Camp. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains such as Annapurna I, Annapurna III and other snowy peaks. All peaks must be climbed with a well climbing trained guide. Singu Chuli 6501m, formerly known as Fluted Peak is the highest amongst the “Trekking Peaks” of Nepal. Wilfred Noyce, the first man to climb this mountain with David Cox, compared its beauty with Indian’s highest and probably the most beautiful peak, Nanda Devi. This peak is situated in the Annapurna Sanctuary adjoined to Tharpu Chuli and across the Hinchuli peak. We arrive at the Base camp of Singu Chuli after walking up the Modi Khola gorge to the Annapurna Sanctuary Base camp, at around 4350m and then establish two higher camps, one at 4900m at the approach of North East face and a higher one at 5500m, on the North East face of the mountain before the summit is gained. Vertical walls near the summit pose some technical challenge on this climb. This climb is suggested only to people with some alpine and ice climbing experience.
Our trek starts from Pokhara with a short drive to the road head. We ascend well-trodden trails through terraced farmland and traditional villages. As we climb through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams and past waterfalls, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, coupled by the majestic splendor of Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Annapurna I and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. Climbing up the Modi Khola valley towards the sanctuary we are teased with views of towering peaks and dizzyingly high rock walls with waterfalls tumbling down into the roar of the river below. As the gorge widens, we ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurana South glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheatre. When we reach our destination, we are spoilt with 360 degree views of Himalayan peaks. We walk out along a different route to our approach and enjoy the views of Annapurna I from a different angle. A short diversion up to Poon Hill (3,190m) before leaving the Annapurna Conservation Area offers us a chance to obtain great views of another Himalayan giant - Dhaulagiri (8,167m). The sunrise views from here are legendary. Safety is a major consideration during all our expeditions however there are dangers involved in climbing 6000m peaks that cannot be avoided. The extreme altitude, weather, cold and other mountaineering hazards ensure high altitude climbing has unavoidable risks at the best of times, members of our expeditions need to be aware of these dangers and accept that they are an integral part of high altitude mountaineering.
Singu Chuli Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & meet our staff at airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about Peak Climbing and Trekking, relax.
Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing tour in world heritage sites by private vehicle,
Our tour guide introduces you in the world heritage sites such Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath by private vehicle. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m by tourist bus 6-7 hours,
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 7 O’clock in the morning by AC tourist bus passing the River side of Trisuli and takes about 7 hours to reach in Pokhara valley. We can visit such interesting places like Devi’s Fall, Guptswor Cave, Tal Barahi Temple and boating on Phewa Lake in Pokhara with our guide. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapu and trek to Tikhedunga 1540m/3-4 hours,
Morning drive to Naya Pul which takes about 1 hour by car and we start our trek from Nayapul to Tikhedunga via Birethanti which takes about 3 hours through the forests path with viewing the small waterfall during the trail. We will have lunch. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 5: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani 2750m/5-6 hours,
The trails ascents bring us to reach Ulleri village after 2 hours steep up walk and continue the trails gently up until Banthanti which takes about 1 hour and will have lunch there. Now we can see the good view of Machhapuchre, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna South. After lunch, then our trail goes gradually ascend until Ghorepani, a village of Magar peoples which takes about 2 hours to reach. The mountains are visible from our accommodation. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2590m/5-6 hours,
Early in the morning, 45 minutes hike to Poon Hill through the Rhododendrons forests for the spectacular view of Mountains like as Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, TukuchePeak 6920m, Nilgiri 6940m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna III 7855m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna II 7937m, Lamjung Himal 6931m and unobstructed view of sunrise over the mountains. We can enjoy with brilliant view of mountains and sunrise view. Then we return back to hotel and will have a breakfast. After that, the trail steeply ascending until Deurali-La which also same height with Poon Hill and takes about 1 & half hour. Then we follow the deep forest way until Banthanti which takes about 2 hours and have lunch there. We can see the wild animals like as monkeys and local birds during the jungle trail. After lunch it takes 1 hour to reach in Tadapani village which is surrounded by beautiful forests. We can see more magnificent view of Machhapuchre, Annapurna South, Hium Chuli and Annapurna II. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 7: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170m/5-6 hours,
This day also trekking trail descending through forests till Siprong this takes about 2 hours. We cross by suspension bridge and the trail ascending gently until Gurjung 1 hour by walk and we will have lunch there. Then after lunch, the trail goes slightly up and Pass the big landslide area and finally we arrive in Chhomrong village which takes about 2 hours walk. This is also Gurung village. The mountains are picturesque and closer. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 8: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan 2505m/5-6 hours,
In the morning after breakfast, we start our trek from this village and climb down many steps until River and cross by suspension bridge then gently ascent brings us in Sinuwa village which takes 2 hours. Then after the trail goes through the forests until Bamboo which takes about 1 & half hours and will have lunch there. After lunch, again we continue our trek through the forest path and many small streams. Finally we will reach in Dovan after 1 and half hour walk. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 9:Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp 3700m /5-6 hours,
This day also we follow the gently ascending deep forests way until Deurali which takes about 3 hours and we will have lunch there. Then our trail goes through the Avalanche area so that we should be careful during that period until Machhapuchre Base camp which takes about 2 hours. We can enjoy with magnificent and very closer view of mountains. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from MBC to ABC 4130m to MBC 3700m/4 hours,
Early in the morning, we climb up gently until reaching Annapurna Base Camp which takes about 1 and half hour. Then we can enjoy around 1 hour to see the mountains and glacier as well as snow. We can see mountains such as Annapurna I 8091m, Bahra Shikhar 7647m, Annapurna South Face 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Machhapuchre 6997m, Tharpu Peak 5663m, Singu Chuli 6501m and so on. Then back to MBC and stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 11: Trek from MBC to Glacier Camp 4000m, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Glacier Camp to High Camp 4600m, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Climb from High Camp to Camp I 5600m, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Climb from Camp I to Camp II (Optional), Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Summit to Singu Chuli 6501m and back to Base Camp 4000m, Stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Base Camp to Deurali 3200m/5-6 hours. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Deurali to Jhinu Danda 1780m/6-7 hours,
In the morning, we start our trek after breakfast, the trail continue through the forests way and arrive in Sinuwa where we will have lunch, after lunch continue the trail until reaching Chhomrong village which takes about 3 and half hour and will have lunch in this village. Then the trail is steeply descending until Jhinu Danda which takes about 2 hours. Then we can go Natural hot spring and takes about 1 hour for going and 1 hour for coming. We can take a natural bath with hot water. And we stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Jhino Danda to Landruk 1565m/4-5 hours,
The trail descends to New Bridge which takes about 1 and half hour. Then we continue our trek after crossing the suspension bridge and side of Modi Khola. Finally we will reach in Landruk village after 2 hours. And we will have lunch and village tour. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 19: Trek from Landruk to Dampus 1650m/5-6 hours,
The trail begins gradually up until Tolka and we will ascend the steep slope and zigzag up through the forests until Deurali village. It takes 3 hours walk. We will have lunch there. After lunch, we descend the gentle ridge to Pothana. We keep descending the stone stepped path and we will reach in Dampus village after 2 hours by walk. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 20: Trek from Dampus to Phedi 1130m/2 hours and drive to Pokhara 820m/2 hours,
In this day, we will be back in Pokhara valley descending the stone steps. Finally we will arrive in Phedi around 3 hours. Then we return back to Pokhara by Car. Again we can visit with our guide in Pokhara. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 21: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6-7 hours,
Early in the morning, drive from the Pokhara valley to Kathmandu by tourist bus and it takes around 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 22: Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites by private vehicle,
Our tour guide leads you again in the world heritage sites like as Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 23: After breakfast , Final Departure to International Airport
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 6 nights accommodations with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu and Standard hotel inPokhara.
* Kathmandu city/sightseeing tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Lodge to lodge and tented accommodations with 2 persons sharing basis during the trek and climbing.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Camping Equipments (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses).
* All transportation by bus/car.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* Peak Climbing permit, Garbage deposit.
* Peak Climber’s (Sherpa) equipments charge, insurance and salary.
* First Aid Medical Kit box and necessary emergency equipments.
* Office Service charge.
Our Peak Climbing Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Personal Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Personal Trekking Equipments.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
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