Hiunchuli Peak Climbing, 18 Days
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Hiunchuli Peak Climbing, 18 Days

Days: 18 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)

Hiunchuli is one of the most famous trekking trails in the Annapurna region situated near the south face of Annapurna South (7219m). Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is one of the challenging and most popular peak climbing trips in the Annapurna region. The journey is embellished with magnificent views of the Himalayas which offer serenity and a fantasy setting as if carefully portrayed by nature itself. The trek also includes a brief introduction to the Gurung community, their rich culture, and practices.

The climbing journey begins from Kathmandu and continues along the ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara to lead to Nayapul. The trek commences as we head to Poonhill to behold the splendid sunrise over the towering mountains in the Annapurna region. We will ascend Hiunchuli Peak from the North-West Face. Climbing Hiunchuli is challenging and technical and we need mountaineering skills along with the awareness of using trekking gears. The trail mostly ascends through the icy rocks, glaciers and steep slopes which requires an excellent level of fitness and prior climbing experience. From the summit of Hiunchuli Himal the beautiful views of the mountains like  Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV( 7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt Fishtail/ Machhapuchhre (6997m), Mt. Nilgiri (7061m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Tukuche peak (6920m) and so on can be seen. We will pass through numerous Gurung villages which reflect their traditional lifestyle and cultural practices. The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey through quaint villages, diverse landscapes, and rich bio-diversity to lead to the top of the peak providing us with an experience of a lifetime. 

Swiss Family Treks and Expedition is a company driven to provide the best travel experience to our clients which has led us to be established in the forefront of travel and tourism in Nepal. We offer excellent transportation and accommodation facilities to our clients with English-speaking guides to help and guide them throughout the journey. We also offer reserve days if the domestic flights are delayed or canceled during the length of travel.


Itinerary 
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 

Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival at Kathmandu. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. You can enjoy strolling around the local areas to spend your day. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by private car,
Today we will do full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley in our private car with an experienced tour guide. Kathmandu is the city of temples and has many monuments reflecting ancient culture. We will visit Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath temple. These sites are major religious symbols of their respective religions and resemble cultural and architectural heritage. In the evening, we will return back to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m, drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille 1430m/4-5 hours,
In the early morning, after having our breakfast, we will drive back to International Airport and catch a scenic flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most renowned tourist destinations having beautiful lakes, caves and beautiful views of the Annapurna range, Fishtail Mountain (6997m) and Dhaulagiri ranges. On reaching Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul. It will take approximately one and half hours from Pokhara to reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we will start our trek to Hille. We will cross Modi Khola and walk along the path across Burundi Khola. We will gently ascend through the farmlands and cross many traditional villages to reach Hille. Overnight at Hille.

Day 4: Trek from Hille to Ghorepani 2880m/6-7hours, 
After leaving Hille in the early morning, we will gently ascend along the trail to Tikhedhunga and from there we will steeply climb to Ulleri. It is almost two hours challenging climb to the large Magar settlement. The trail further ascends through the dense rhododendron and oak. We will work our way up to the Banthanti and to our destination, Ghorepani. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill 3193m/1hour and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2630m/6-7hours, 
We will leave Ghandruk in the early morning and climb to Poon Hill to behold a truly mesmerizing view of early morning sunrise over the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and so forth. After capturing the mesmerizing views of the sunrise, we will leave Poon Hill and retrace the path up to Ghandruk. After having our breakfast, we will descend along the peaceful and dense forests of pine and rhododendron up to Banthanti and continues along the trail to Tadapani. Overnight at lodge in Tadapani.

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170m/5-6hours, 
Leaving Tadapani in the early morning we will descend gently through the dense forests to Ghandruk and then the trail ascends gently to Ghandrukkot. From here, the trail descends steeply to the suspension bridge over the Kimrung Khola. The trail ascends up to Chhomrong which the gateway for all Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The main inhabitants of Chhomrong are Gurung who are the major ethnic group of Nepal. Overnight at Chhomrong.

Day 7: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan 2600m/5-6hours, 
It is almost 5-6 hours trek to Dovan from Chhomrong. Initially, the trail steeply descends to a local small bridge. On crossing the bridge the trail gently ascends to a small settlement in Sinuwa. The trail continues along the step farming landscapes to Bamboo. We follow the trail along the Modi Khola to reach Dovan. Overnight at Dovan.

Day 8: Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3700m/5-6hours, 
From Dovan, we will head towards the trail leading us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Leaving Dovan, we make a gradual climb to reach Himalaya passing Pujinim Barahi temple along the way. We then reach Hinku cave where the trail drops along the Modi Khola. Continuing ahead, we arrive at Deurali and then reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 9: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m/2hours, 
It is only about two hours trek to Annapurna Base Camp from MBC. The trail climbs along the rocky ridgeline to Annapurna Base Camp with the beautiful views of the mountains like Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m) and numerous other peaks. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 10: Trek from ABC to Hiunchuli Base Camp, 
Today we will mostly climb along the rocky glacier path to Hiunchuli Base Camp. The trail is mostly surrounded by the views of high peaks and it will almost take five hours to reach the Base Camp. The beautiful views of the major mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail (6997m), Tent peak (5695m) and many more can be seen. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek from Base Camp to High Camp,
The steep trail ascends directly to the High Camp. The views of the high mountains are almost similar and we can practice using the equipment. We will learn and practice the basics of mountaineering with our trek guide. We can also explore the areas nearby the camp to acclimatize ourselves to the climate. Overnight at the tented camp. 

Day 12: Summit to Hiunchuli Peak and back to Deurali 3230m/6-7hours, 
Today we will ascend along the ice-filled rocky trails to the Hiunchuli. We will perfectly use our equipment under the proper guidance of our guide to reach the peak of Hiunchuli. On summiting the Hiunchuli Peak we will be bound to admire the beautiful views of the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges along with many other peaks. We will take some time to enjoy the panoramic views and capture them in our camera. After that, we will slowly descend back to Deurali. Overnight at a Lodge.

Day 13: Reserve Day for Climbing in case of bad weather, 
It will be a reserve day for us. The weather in the high altitudes is unpredictable and can get worse at any minute. In case of bad weather, we will descend back Hiunchuli base camp and use this day to descend back to Deurali. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Deurali to Sinuwa 2360m/6-7hours, 
We will descend downhill and along the dense forests to the Dovan. From Dovan, the trail continues along the bank of rivers and streams. We will cross many rivers and descend steeply downhill to reach Bamboo through the oak and rhododendron forests. From here, the descending trail takes us to Sinuwa. Overnight at the Lodge in Sinuwa.

Day 15: Trek from Sinuwa to Ghandruk Village 1940m/6-7hours, 
Today, after having our breakfast, we will descend downhill to the suspension bridge over the Chhomrong River and climb the 2200 stone steps to reach Chhomrong village. The beautiful view of Mount Annapurna South (7219m) and Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) can be seen all along our way. From Chhomrong village, we will steeply descend to Taulung Danda and cross a suspension bridge over Kimrong Khola. From here the trail passes through the rhododendron forests to the Ghandruk Village.

Day 16: Trek from Ghandruk Village to Nayapul 1070m/4-5hours and drive back to Pokhara 820m/2hours and transfer to Hotel.
We will descend back to Nayapul from Ghandruk Village. We will pass through Kimche and Syauli Bazaar to reach Nayapul. The settlements get thicker as we head towards our destination. On reaching Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara which will nearly take two hours. After reaching Pokhara, we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 17: Half day Sightseeing in Pokhara and afternoon fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
We will wake up in the early morning and do a half day sightseeing around Pokhara. We will visit Phewa Lake, Begnas Tal, Davis Fall, and Tal Barahi Temple if time permits. We will return to our hotel, have our lunch and then drive to Pokhara airport to catch the flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure to International Airport.
After breakfast, we will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

Customize Your Peak Climbing: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 3,650
EUR 3.438
SFr 3.661
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Peak Climbing Package cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodations with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu and Standard hotel in  Pokhara.
* Kathmandu city/sightseeing tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* Tented accommodations with 2 persons sharing basis during the trek and climbing.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 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.
 


Hiunchuli Peak Climbing, 18 Days


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