Hiunchuli Peak (6441 meters / 21, 132 feet) overlooks one of the most renowned areas of the Himalaya – 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 begin 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 to 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 get adapted and acclimatize with 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 along 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.