Singu Chuli Peak, also known as Fluted Peak, is a prominent attraction for climbers, standing proudly at 6,501 meters in the Annapurna sanctuary region. Surrounded by peaks like Annapurna, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak), it offers a challenging ascent and is considered one of the more technical peaks.
Despite its demanding nature, the journey is adventurous and scenic, taking climbers through the Annapurna region. Climbing Singu Chuli requires experience, proper training, and perseverance, making it an ideal peak for those seeking to enhance their mountaineering skills.
The climb includes a challenging technical section, a vertical wall near the summit, requiring expertise in alpine and ice climbing. While the expedition is not easy, the experience gained prepares climbers for more advanced climbs. The trek offers breathtaking mountain views, diverse terrain, and memorable moments, making Singu Chuli Peak Climbing a rewarding adventure.
- Singu Chuli is known for its technical difficulty, making it an ideal peak for climbers looking to enhance their mountaineering skills. The climb includes challenging sections, such as a vertical wall near the summit.
- Singu Chuli is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary, providing climbers with the opportunity to explore this pristine and beautiful Himalayan region.
- Climbing Singu Chuli provides valuable experience for mountaineers, especially in alpine and ice climbing. It serves as a stepping stone for climbers aspiring to tackle more challenging peaks.
- The journey to the summit of Singu Chuli is filled with adventure and excitement, requiring climbers to overcome obstacles and push their limits.
- Successfully summiting Singu Chuli prepares climbers for more advanced climbs, providing them with the necessary skills and confidence for future mountaineering endeavors.
- The expedition offers memorable moments, from conquering challenging sections to enjoying the serene beauty of the Himalayan landscapes, creating lasting memories for climbers.
After meeting you at the airport, we will drive you to your accommodation. We will also provide you with a briefing on your trek. You're free to tour the city for the remainder of the day.
Embark on your trek with our dedicated preparation day, meticulously designed for an unforgettable journey. Explore local attractions, finalize permits, and receive essential briefings from experienced guides. Utilize this time to fine-tune your gear, understand emergency procedures, and recharge before immersing yourself in breathtaking landscapes.
This day involves a scenic 5-hour journey from Kathmandu to the delightful town of Pokhara, situated alongside Fewa Lake. Pokhara, renowned as a tourist's paradise, presents a diverse array of natural and cultural marvels, including lakes, caves, and temples significant to both Buddhist and Hindu traditions, all set against awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
We bid farewell to Pokhara for now as the journey progresses. A 1.5-hour drive will transport you to the trek's starting point, Naya Pul. From here, you will traverse towards Tikhedhunga along the path bordered by the Modi Khola River. This initial walk provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in the lush green surroundings. On the way, a stop at Birethanti is necessary for the verification of trekking and climbing permits. The trek then continues until reaching Tikhedhunga, where an overnight stay in a tea house awaits.
This day introduces you to the renowned Ghorepani village, a charming Gurung village with panoramic mountain views. The journey to Ghorepani commences from Tikhedhunga, where you'll traverse a steep trail that showcases breathtaking scenery, ensuring fatigue is outweighed by the visual delight. The uphill climb leads to Ulleri village, and the trek continues through the picturesque landscapes of Banthanti. Throughout the 5 to 6-hour trek, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring vistas of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna. Our well-deserved rest awaits in Ghorepani.
Today begins with an early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210m), offering unparalleled sunrise views and a panorama of Annapurna region mountains. The breathtaking sunrise is a captivating experience. After breakfast, the trek resumes with an ascent towards Deaurali La, followed by a walk through the dense Rhododendron forest to Banthanti. Wildlife encounters are possible along the way. The journey concludes in Tadapani Village, known for its spectacular mountain views.
Embarking on another scenic trekking day, our goal is to reach Chhomrong by nightfall. The journey, spanning 5 to 6 hours, involves various ascents and descents. Initially, we'll proceed through a forested trail towards Siprong. Crossing several suspension bridges, we'll then reach Gurjung, where we'll pause for lunch and relaxation. After replenishing our energy, the trek continues to Chhomrong, another charming Gurung village, where we'll spend a delightful night.
After enjoying your breakfast, bid farewell to Chhomrong as we make our way towards Bamboo. True to its name, Bamboo is surrounded by a lush bamboo forest. Upon leaving Chhomrong, we'll enter a dense forest filled with Rhododendron, Oak, and Bamboo. The trek offers a refreshing experience as we walk amidst greenery. Along the way, we may encounter playful monkeys. Your journey concludes upon reaching Bamboo, where we'll spend a serene and peaceful night.
Leaving Bamboo, we'll navigate through a challenging and steep trail leading to Deurali. The path is rocky and demands a considerable ascent and descent. Amidst occasional wooded sections, we'll encounter familiar waypoints on the route to Annapurna Base Camp, such as Doban and Himalaya. This day's trek is more demanding than previous ones, lasting about 5 to 6 hours. Finally, we'll arrive at Deurali, marking the end of our day's journey.
Today marks a significant phase in the Singu Chuli Peak Climbing expedition, as you ascend to an elevation of 4,000m for the first time on this journey. The day's highlight is reaching the renowned Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). Commencing with a quick breakfast at Deurali, we'll tackle a steep trail, experiencing the thrill and challenge of gaining altitude from 3,230m to 4,130m. On the route to ABC, we'll pass the base camp of the iconic Mt. Machhapuchhre, situated in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The day promises spectacular mountain views, weather permitting, and we'll conclude it with a captivating evening and night at the foot of Mt. Annapurna.
On this day, your ascent will not go beyond Annapurna Base Camp, as the focus is on acclimatizing to the high altitude and allowing your body ample rest before undertaking the Singu Chuli Peak Climbing. You'll have the opportunity to explore and wander around the bustling Annapurna Base Camp, making the most of your time in this remarkable location. Make sure to wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp. Another overnight stay awaits you at this elevated site.
After bidding farewell to Annapurna Base Camp, the journey progresses toward Singu Chuli Peak, presenting a challenging stretch. The trail leads over glacier terrain to reach Tent Peak Base Camp, requiring a slow and deliberate pace with intermittent breaks. Since there are no tea houses or shelters at the base camp, accommodations will be arranged in tents for all members of the Singu Chuli Expedition. The team will establish the tented camp, marking a crucial phase in preparation for the climb. An overnight stay at the Tent Peak Base Camp concludes this demanding leg of the expedition.
Transitioning from the base camp to the high camp of Tent Peak, located in proximity to Singu Chuli Peak, marks another challenging day. The ascent is gradual, lasting approximately 6 hours, and the trail becomes more demanding, featuring rough and snowy sections. Accommodations for the night will be arranged at the high camp within tented facilities.
We will dedicate a full day at the High Camp of Tent Peak for acclimatization to the higher altitudes. Taking two acclimatization days during a challenging climb is crucial, as it aids in preventing mountain sickness and provides an opportunity to replenish energy for the impending summit day.
The upward ascent persists on this day, involving a 6-hour climb through a snowy and icy trail leading to Singu Chuli Camp I. If the trail is heavily covered in snow, crampons may be necessary. As proximity to Singu Chuli increases, the trek becomes more challenging. Accommodation for the night will be in Camp I, set up as a tented camp.
As you approach an elevation of 5,500m, it's crucial to proceed cautiously. Hastening the ascent can lead to altitude sickness or other complications. This day involves another ascent along a similar snowy trail. Once you conquer the climb, you and your team will proceed to establish tents for the night's rest.
The crucial day of Singu Chuli Peak Climbing arrives, demanding a combination of excitement and skill. The ascent to the summit commences early in the morning, guided by experienced professionals. Negotiating a challenging technical section just before the summit requires the use of ropes, axes, and climbing gear. Reaching the pinnacle at 6,501m brings an overwhelming sense of achievement and awe-inspiring panoramic views. The descent follows, returning to Singu Chuli Camp II for the night.
As your goal of the expedition is already achieved, now you’ll be on the way back home. The trek will be easy to do as no more ascents are required anymore. But don't forget to watch your step, the trail can be slippery and sliding. Descend of 6 to 7 hours will take you back to Tent Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Tent Peak Base Camp.
The return journey starts from Tent Peak Base Camp heading towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The descent along the trail offers an enhanced appreciation for the majestic mountain backdrop. Additionally, this segment of the journey involves bidding farewell to Annapurna Base Camp until a future visit. The night will be spent at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
It's now time to bid farewell to the picturesque Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You'll follow the same route back to Sinuwa, revisiting Deurali, Himalaya, Dobhan, and Bamboo along the way. You'll spend the night in Sinuwa.
On your journey back, you'll depart from Sinuwa and make your way to Jhinu Danda. The trek will be relatively straightforward, passing through Choomrong village and crossing the river. However, reaching Jhinu Danda will involve an uphill climb. Once you arrive, you can take a break and unwind in the nearby hot springs.
You will depart from Jhinu Danda for another day of easy trekking, covering a distance of approximately 4 hours to reach Pothana, a charming village with green terraced fields. En route, you will pass through other well-known villages like Landruk and Himal Pani before reaching your final destination in Pothana.
(Note: Alternatively, there are shorter itineraries for Singu Chuli Peak Climbing, with durations around 18 to 21 days. The mentioned itinerary is more extended, allowing for a more leisurely return journey.)
Today, you will begin another day of relaxed trekking, lasting just 3 hours. Moving at a leisurely pace, you'll make your way towards Dhampus Phedi, relishing the surroundings, including villages, people, landscapes, and terraced fields. Upon reaching Dhampus Phedi, you will board a bus for the 40-minute journey to Pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.
Following breakfast, we embark on a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a journey lasting approximately four to five hours. On the route, we have the chance to observe the daily routines of local communities, witnessing their survival activities. As we traverse through various market towns and villages, the drive offers glimpses into the local way of life. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you are welcome to explore the bustling shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening, we celebrate the successful completion of our Singu Chuli Peak Expedition with a final group meal.
Take a break and dedicate your time to exploring renowned attractions through sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley on this day.
We look forward to welcoming you back after we've seen you off at the airport for your next journey!