Name of the Trip: Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
Trip Duration: 25 Nights/ 26 days
Region: Annapurna region
Trip Starts from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 6441m
Hiunchuli Peak (6,441m) together with Annapurna South form a massive south-facing wall. Hiunchuli has large South Shoulder extending along the Modi Khola River Valley and 3 ridges radiating from the summit towards West, Northeast and South.
From the technical climbing aspect it is considered as one of the easiest peaks for an expedition climb, however it has a considerable objective dander of falling rocks and maybe difficult for route finding on its Southeast Face climb, the standard route. Its Northeast Ridge forms a shoulder guarding the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary with the Base Camp of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) located at its base. Hiunchuli was first climbed via its southeast face in October 1971 by expedition from American Peace Corps lead by Craig Anderson.
Hiunchuli offers major new route potentials; however it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed. It was first reported by Jimmy Roberts, who also named Annapurna Sanctuary, because local inhabitants considered the area sacred. There are 3 major trekking peaks accessible from Annapurna Sanctuary: Tent Peak, Fluted Peak and Hiunchuli.
Day 01: Arrive and Transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing around Kathmandu. Visit Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Patan city, Transfer to Airport and Flight to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tirkhedhunga (1540m) about 4 hours Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (3190m) about 5 hours and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Visit Poonhill (3210m) to see Himalayan Panoramic View and sunrise. Trek to Tadhapani (2590m) about 5 hours and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Jhinu Danda/Hotspring- Approx 5/6 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Bamboo (2510) - Approx 5 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3230M) - 5 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130M), visiting Macchapuchhre Base Camp - Approx 4/5 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Reserve day/Rest Day at ABC and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp (Climbing Training) - Tented Camp.
Day 12- 19: Acclimatization & Hiunchuli Climbing Period- Tented Camp.
Day 20: Trek Back to Annapurna Base Camp and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 21: Trek down to Dovan (2340M) - Approx 5/6 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 22: Trek Back to Chhomrong- Approx 5 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 23: Trek to Pothana (1990M) - approx 4 hrs and Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 24: Trek to Phedi via Dhampus about 4 hrs and Drive to Pokhara (5hrs). Half day tour of Pokhara City (3hrs) and Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 25: Transfer to Airport & Flight Back to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel and Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 26: Departure to Airport and Fly Back to Home. (B)
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