Himchuli Peak Climbing

Himchuli Peak Climbing

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Hiunchuli Peak (6,441 m) lies in the Annapurna region and forms the massive south facing wall with Annapurna South. The peak is considered as one of the difficult trekking peaks for adventure climbing. The peak is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. It was first summited by American Peace Corps Expedition, via the southeast face, first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971.

Despite the relative ease to the access of the mountain by following popular Annapurna base camp trekking, the mountain seems to be ignored by climbers which may be due to being prone to avalanche and exposed to rock falling. We follow the Annapurna sanctuary trekking trail up to Hinko and climb a very steep hill side to a grassy meadows to establish the base camp to climb the peak from the normal route, South - East face. Normally three camps are set up for the approach to the summit. The other route is North - West Face for which the base camp is set up at Annapurna South base camp near the Annapurna base camp lodges.

Climbing Route

South-east Face
From Annapurna Base Camp cross the two glaciers insight of east face. There is potential icefall danger from these glaciers. Climb a rock wall and sight camp one place

on the glacier at 4700m.

From Camp 1 cross the Glacier running due-east to a rock wall and climb this at its lowest point on good rock. In fact, it is possible to climb the rock wall by a couloirs line (600ft). That split it, running diagonally left to right. Near the top of the couloirs traverse, left in to shorter couloirs that is followed to the upper snow slope where we put the Camp two at 5334m.

From Camp 2 cross the large snow basin that leads to the foot of a hanging glacier and camp 3.

From camp 3 climb up a narrow avalanche chute to the base of a hanging Glacier. Traverse left under the hanging glacier to easier slopes on its left -hand side snow slopes above the climbed to the site of Camp 4 at 6096m, beneath a large crevasse. Cross the bergschrund to easier snow slopes which in turn lead to the final ridge. Follow this ridge to the top descend same way.

Trip Facts:

Activities: Nepal Peak Climbing
Trekking Type : Hotel & camping
Max Altitude: 6441 m (Himchuli Summit)
Group size : Maximum 12
Trip length: 21 Days
Best Season : Mar - May | Sep - Dec
Trip Grade: Strenuous
Transport: Fly in - Fly Out

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu Half day explore the world heritage culture sites are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Temple & Kathmandu Durbar Square & rest of time organize essential gears for trekking & climbing, O/N at Hotel with BB Plan.
  • Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara, 6/7 Hrs, O/N at Hotel with BB Basis.
  • Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2856m), 4/5 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 06 : Trek to Tadapani (2625m), 5/6 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (2020m), 4/5 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Basis.
  • Day 08 : Trek to Dovan(2400m), 5/6 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 09 : Trek to Deurali (3200m), 4/5 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna base camp (4131m), 5/6 Hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Basis.
  • Day 11 : Acclimatization explore Annapurna Glacier.
  • Day 12 : Trek to Trek to Hiunchuli Base camp alt 4600m, 3-4 hrs.O/N at tent camp with BLD Plan.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Camp one at 5100 m, 4hrs, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 14 : Trek to Camp two alt 5600 m, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 15 : summit Huinchuli alt 6461 m, return to Annapurna Base camp. O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 16 : Trek to Himalaya Hotel, O/N at Guesthouse with BLD Plan.
  • Day 17 : Trek to Chommrong (2140m). 6 Hrs, O/N at Tent with BLD Plan.
  • Day 18 : Trek to Ghandruk(1950m)5 Hrs, O/N at Tent with BLD Plan.
  • Day 19 : Trek to Nayapul (1010m) and drive to Pokhara, 5/6 Hrs, O/N at Hotel with BB Basis.
  • Day 20 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m), 6/7 Hrs, O/N at Hotel.
  • Day 21 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
  • [NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.]
"So What you are Paying For?"
What you are paying for, we would like to explain to you. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest cost possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. We guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience of Nepal Journey.

Cost Include

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with BB Plan.
  • Welcome and Firewell Dinner.
  • Internal transport and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit and TIMS Card).
  • Professional English speaking Climbing guides and necessary porters.
  • Sleeping Bag and Duffel bag for during Trekking period.
  • Equipment clothing for porter and stafs, local climbing sherpa, Rope, Lcescrow, Snowbar and Gammov Bag (altitudeChamber)
  • Insurence for all sraffand porter
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire)
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal gear and expenses.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
What type of shape do I need for this Trip ?
Climbing provides the most adventurous experience with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes. This trip requires you to have an above normal level of fitness which will assist with climbing. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering this trek. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Visa info:- Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal. You take take Visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu, and in trekking?
In Kathmand here are all kind of Hotel Simple hotel to 5* hotel. Its depends on your demand but normally in our trekking package We use standard rooms from three/four star hotels in Kathmandu with included breakfast.

During the trekking, You will have teahouses/Lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Global Holidays Sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. We usually provide single and double rooms as well as the occasional dormitory. The dining room is downstairs around a fire. All food will be cooked to order in the little kitchen. You should not enter the kitchen unless asked to do so.

Toilet Facilities - On trek, common toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses.

What kind of food can I expect in trekking/Climbing?
During your Trekking, Most of Teahouse’s cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. During your peak climbing you will have tented camp and will have light food.

What sort of transportation I use?
Global holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience! We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this trekking?
The best time for is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good trekking during the monsoon season from June to August except treks in the Himalayan rain shadow like Upper Mustang and Kailash.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in trekking?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/Master Card. During the Trekking you need cash you cannot use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner. It’s all depends on your spending habits. US$10 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks in trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters?
How much would that be? This is a difficult thing to tell. Its up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Global Holidays Adventure Agency's staff insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy. Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for Trip. Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Flight tickets Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip? A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Yes, we arrange guesthouse with hot shower but some Place there is not hot shower, we will provide hot water in bucket for shower.

I would you like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
Kathmandu Shopping Tour

What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: - A dental check-up prior to travelling. - That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

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