Hiunchuli Peak Climbing (6441m)
The Dhaulagiri range embraces some of the world's most remarkable peaks. And, to the west of Annapurna South there appears a long edge at the end of which sets the tranquil Hiunchuli peak. This peak is one of the peaks having an altitude more than 7000m and signifies the last part of the snow-topped range. Hiunchuli (6441m.) is actually the fourth highest peak amongst the 'trekking peaks' and regarded one of the least tricky trekking. Regardless of the relative effortlessness to the entry of the peak by tagging along the popular Annapurna sanctuary trekking route, the peak seems to be unnoticed by climbers which may be due to the risk of flood and rock falling. The Himchuli Peak is not really difficult to ascend but is exposed to rock falls, and path finding may also be another problem. Nevertheless it provides major new way trodden rarely where you will be hallucinated by the natural beauty.
The major fascinations of the Hiunchuli Peak trekking are passing through Modi stream, terrace field, taking bath at hot water spring at Jhinu Dada, wonderful sights of Annapurna range including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak. And, go for Hiunchuli Trekking Peak during spring and autumn to witness the beauty of the peak at its best. We Unique adventure design this 18-days Himchuli Trekking and offer you an unforgettable experience.
Day 01 : Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, transfers to hotel
On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure at International Airport, Kathmandu but assure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for overnight.
Day 02 : Stay in Kathmandu for preparation, overnight at hotel
Today, we will have a final preparations and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight in a hotel.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
After breakfast, early in the morning you will arrive at Pokhara after a drive for nearly 6 hours. You will be able to have a breathtaking panorama of river and scenery all the way through your drive. Or, you might also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in half an hour. You will be taken to your hotel and with a relaxing afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake. We will be staying overnight in the hotel.
Day 04 : Drive to Motkyu and start trek to Jhinu Hot Spring, overnight at guesthouse
Today from Pokhara we will drive to Motkyu. This will hand out as the initial point of this remarkable trek. The trail starts moving down across striking cultivated fields. There are amazing views of Machhapuchhre en-route the way. We keep mountaineering and after 2 hours we will arrive at Jhinudanda. Jhinu bestows us with incredible views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hinchuli. Overnight at guest house in Tolka.
Day 05 : Trek to Dovan, overnight at guesthouse
The quiet and serene routes through stone staircase will lead us to our next destination, Dovan today. While ascending up to the forest of rhododendron the tranquil settings will surely mesmerize many of us. We pass through the Madi Khola and then via the green and thick forest. Then, finally we will reach at Dovan, which is set at the altitude of about 2500 metres.
Day 06 : Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, overnight at guesthouse
Leaving Dovan, after having a walk for around 4 to5 hours we can arrive at Machhapuchhre base camp which lies at the elevation of 3900m. From here we can observe a tremendous view of Annapurna I, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail Peak). Finally, we arrive at Machhapuchhre base camp where we stay overnight.
Day 07 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, overnight at guesthouse
After walking on the Annapurna Circuit path for about 2 hours we will trek to Deurali through the rhododendron forest all along the bamboo forest. Then after passing quite a few passes we can arrive at to the Annapurna South Base camp (4131m). As we arrive at Annapurna Base Camp, we can observe a wonderful scene of snow-topped peaks as well as thick forest.
Day 08 - 14 : Climbing Period of Hiunchuli, overnight at tented camp.
We will be joining a course of climbing and preparation fixing the route for summit attempt.
Day 15 : Trek to Bamboo, overnight at guesthouse
From Annapurna Base Camp the way rapidly moves down passing the Machhapuchhre Base camp, Deurali and Doban and then we reach at Bamboo. Overnight at guest house in Bamboo.
Day 16 : Trek to Jhinu Hot Spring, overnight at guesthouse
We have to trek to Chhomrong through the path of Sinuwa and walk for about 5-6 hours at the side of the green forest of rhododendron holding the remembrance of the outstanding view of gigantic Himalayas. From Chhomrong, we may go down to Jhinu Dada. Here, we can take bath in the natural hot water spring.
Day 17 : Trek to Motkyu and drive back to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
Today we will trek to Motkyu from Jhinu Hot Spring. We can stroll for approximately 2 hours all along the way of Motkyu, witnessing the attractiveness of tea farming. We will then drive to Pokhara within 3 hours.
Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Leaving behind the superb countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 19 : Transfer to airport, departure onward destination
This is your last day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
- Main rope
- Down Sleeping Bag
- Down Jacket
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Climbing boots
- Trekking boot
- ICE-axe with Ice hammer
- Get up (Boot clover)
- Snow Glass
- ICE Screws
- Snow Shovel
- Carbine Lock & unlock
- Head Lights
- Wind Proof Jacket & trouser
- Down Trouser
- Wind Proof Trouser
- Water Bottle
- Woolen Gloves
- Bag Cover
- Wind mask for climbing
- Climbing gloves
- Socks for climbing
- Personal Medicine
- Eight figure, Knife
Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores at Kathmandu.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.