Hiunchuli peak climbing in Nepal

23 Days
  • Trip Code: Hiunchuli Peak climing
  • Trip Type: Trekking/Climbing
  • Max. Altitude: 6441m
  • Travel Mode: Surface

Hiunchuli peak at a height of 6,441 meters high from sea level forms a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna first ( 8091 meters) Annapurna South as well as other snow capped peaks. Its eastern part overlooks the Modi River & guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna base camp.

An American Peace Corps Expedition via the south- east face first ascended Hiunchuli 6441 meters in October 1971. Mount Hiunchuli is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls & route finding may also be a problem. Even though it offers major new route potentials. It has received little attention from climbers and is rarely climbed.

Trip Code Hiunchuli Peak climing
Trip Duration 23 Days
Trip Type Trekking/Climbing
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 2
Max Altitude 6441m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Nov
Transportaion Surface
Meals All meals during the trekking & Climbing, rest of part bed and breakfast
Acommodation Lodges/Tented camp during the tekking and Climbing & Rest of parts in Hotels.

On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you would be met and received by our representative & transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Kathmandu visiting Durbar Square, a complex of palaces, courtyard and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. In the afternoon visit the Swoyambunath Stupa and Patan City. Swoyambhunath Stupa, atop the hillock is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal enlisted in the World Heritage Site. Patan City is an enchanting melange of palace buildings, artistic courtyard and former palace complex. One remarkable monument here is a 16th century temple dedicated to the Hindu God Lord Krishna, built entirely of stone.

We will take a scenic morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara passing over the scenic greenery of the Valley before passing the stunning Annapurna range and arriving in the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara. We will drive to Nayapul to begin our trek along a series of villages as we work our way up the banks of the Khumnu Khola. We will base through a series of traditional villages before arriving in the stone house village of Tikhedhunga.

Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. After Ulleri, the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine peaceful forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour’s walk we will arrive at relaxing Ghorepani at 2775m.

After catching an early morning sunrise, we will continue through a dense rhododendron forest home to oak, pine and bamboo before descending to the town of Banthanti to rest for lunch. We then continued our climb to Tadapani, known for its scenic views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South and the fishtail formation.

The day starts with a short downhill hike. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of the Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, which have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and lifestyle. This village is possibly the most popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and easy connection to Pokhara and Kathmandu.

The trail continues uphill along the river before moving sharply downward to the banks of the Kimron Khola. After a short walk along the river we take a steep climb to the town of Chhomrong to spend the evening enjoying the local scenery and learning more about the traditional handicrafts of the region.

We start the day following a trail of stone stairs before crossing a suspension bridge above the Modi Khola River. The trail then moves back into a forest area filled with local bamboo and oak trees leading to Kuldi where we will stop for a rest. After exploring the quaint sheep herding fields, we will continue along the short trail before arriving in Bamboo for the night

We continue along a gradually rising trail through the forest before passing through a muddy trail along the river. We continue through a mysterious rock overhang before climbing the short trail to Deorali to rest for the night.

We hike through an area that is home to a wide range of wildlife including leopards, peacocks, pigs and deer. We will stop to see the Hinko Cave before continuing on a strenuous uphill climb to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The camp is home to stunning views of the region including opportunities to see Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, II and the Machhapuchhare Fishtail from a relaxing vantage point. We then continue our hike and slowly move into a more barren area leaving the natural greenery of the lowlands behind and arriving at Annapurna Base Camp.

We will take a scenic 5-hour trek through a glacier side path offering views of the Himalayan scenery before arriving at the South Base Camp to relax under the tranquil starlight sky.

We will continue our ascent along a very steep trail leading directly to the high camp. Upon arrival you can review your mountaineering skills with the guide and practice using the equipment to ensure you are comfortable with the challenge of the coming days.

We will take a scenic but strenuous trail to higher ground stopping to admire the view from several vantage points enjoying the towering mountains of the Annapurna region.

Similar to yesterday’s trip, we continue uphill to reach a higher access point enjoying even more stunning views of the region as we ascend.

We will trek to the peak of Hiunchuli using our mountaineering equipment to climb the difficult ice filled trails to the peak. Upon reaching the summit, we will take time to admire the panoramic views from one of the area most scenic locations before slowly retracing our steps back to Camp II.

We continue along the same trail leaving the Hiunchuli Mountain along a descending path making for a much more relaxed hike.

We will take another relaxing hike back to the Annapurna Base Camp taking time to catch the beautiful Himalayan sunset from a strategic vantage point before resting for the evening.

We will continue to descend towards the town of Dovan passing through the town known as Himalayan Hotel as the terrain slowly starts to transform due to the change in altitude. Upon arrival in Dovan, we will take time to learn more about the lifestyle of the local hill people before having a traditional dinner during the evening.

We return uphill along the Kuldi Ghar River past the villages of Sinuwa and Lower Chhomrong before stopping for a traditional lunch. We then take a downhill hike to Jhinu Danda before relaxing in the natural rock hot springs located just a short walk from the town.

We will start with a gentle decline before continuing along a flat trail leading to the stunning waterfall near the town of Himal Pani. We then pass through numerous terraces and streams before passing through the traditional Gurung and Magar villages leading to Bherikharka. We then hike through several scenic locations to enjoy the mountain views before passing through the oak forest to Pothana

On our last day of trekking, we will continue down the trail to the Gurung village of Dhampus Phedi where we will be driven to the peaceful lakeside town of Pokhara to celebrate the completion of our trek.

We will take a scenic bus ride back to the bustling capital city of Kathmandu.Overnight in Kathmandu

After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your next destination.

Service Includes/Excludes

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of the group, choice of hotel, client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

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Tour Cost Include:

» Accomodation in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
» Permit fee of Peak
» Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking & Peak climbing period
» Food: Food for trekking & Peak climbing( Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
» Climbing Rope
» Climbing tents for Base camp and high camp
» Staff: 1 Base Camp Guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters
» all transportation by car/ van/ bus
» Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
» Trekking crews of insurance
» Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking crews
» Our service charge
» Airport pickup and drop


Tour Cost Exclude:
» Personal climbing equipment
» Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
» Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
» Emergency Rescue evacuation
» Trekking Sleeping bag
» Personal expenses
» Tipping (Tips)
» Bar bills & beverage
» Departures taxes



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