Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

At a Glance
  • Duration18 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6441m
  • Group Size 2 - 15 People
  • Start City Kathmandu
  • End City Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Private and Group Joining
  • Activity Hiking, trekking and Pek Climbing
  • Best Season September - November and March - May
Trip Highlights
  • Reaching Huinchuli Peak (6411 meters), towering above the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Stop in Jhinu Hot Springs for a healing dip at the end of the climb
  • Incredible views of other nearby peaks, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others
  • Panoramic viewpoint at Poon Hill (3210 meters)
  • Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu after the trip

Hiunchuli Peak (6441 meters / 21, 132 feet) overlooks one of the most renowned areas of the Himalayas – the Annapurna Sanctuary. Compared to the other three trekking peaks in the Annapurna region, Hiunchuli is the most remote, meaning that few people brave the quest of climbing it. It was first climbed in 1971 by a team of American mountaineers. It is considered one of the more difficult trekking peaks because of the difficulty finding the route and because of the danger of rock falls.

That being said, our highly experienced guides know the route and how to minimize the risks involved in climbing the peak. In our hands, you do not need to worry about your safety. Our Hiunchuli Peak Climbing itinerary has been designed by veteran climbers and is managed with utmost consideration for safety. We ensure that this package adheres to protecting your comfort and well-being.  We do this by ascending slowly, and not spending too long at too high of altitudes.

The adventure lies on the route of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, and then some.  After traveling to Pokhara and briefly preparing for the trek in this charming city, we start the path from Nayapul, passing through Ghorepani.  Traveling through Ghorepani, your body will be able to adapt and acclimatize to the high altitude.  One stopping point, Poon Hill, offers a majestic panoramic view of the peaks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions.  If you have any interest, the sunrise at Poon Hill is beautiful beyond compare.  From the viewpoint, you can see Annapurna South (7219m), Barasikha, Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri (7060m), and Machhapuchhre (also known as Fishtail Mountain).  Macchapucchre (6993m) is revered as sacred to the god Shiva and is therefore off-limits for climbing.

The trail guides us through terraced hillsides, lush forests, and alluring local villages. Then, dense sub-tropical forests dominate the landscape.  Leading up to Annapurna Base Camp, you are surrounded by alpine meadows and rocky outcroppings. We go further to Hiunchuli Base Camp and then the final ascent – a memory that will stay with you forever.

From this point, you will trek back down to Jhinu Hot Spring, a natural skin cleanser and muscle reliever.  On the final day of the trek, you descend to Nayapul and celebrate the completion of the trek in Pokhara.  The views throughout this trek are unforgettable. Equally fascinating, throughout the trek, you will be exposed to the rich culture of the Gurung and other ethnic villages.  This package is a true delight that should not be missed!

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing should be experienced by adventurers who have a little bit of climbing experience under their belt. With a little experience, and our thorough training before the ascent, you will be adequately prepared to summit Hiunchuli Peak.

Climbing is most possible during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During Springtime, the rhododendrons are at their peak, and in the Fall, the skies are clearest.  Hiunchuli Peak Climbing requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Breeze Adventure arranges the climb with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport.
  • Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.
  • Two nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Pokhara, breakfast included.
  • All transportation for the trek.
  • Local guest house accommodation in the mountains.
  • Tented Camp & supplies (kitchen, toilet, sleeping bag, etc.).
  • Government-authorized experienced guides and porters
  • Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters
  • Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)
  • Necessary Climbing Equipment (harness, crampons, ice axe, tent & kitchen, etc.)
  • Climbing Permit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Service charges and government taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit entry fee and TIMS
  • Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu
What's Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of the itinerary
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.
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