Overview

Experience climbing one of the most technical small peaks amidst the majestic Annapurna massif on the Singu Chuli Peak Climb. Singu Chuli, also known as ‘Fluted Peak’, is located west of Gangapurna (7454m) amidst the Annapurna ranges. While the climb will not be easy, you will enjoy the trip as you trek along lush rhododendron and oak forests, mingling with the ethnic Gurung people. The magnificent view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6434m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Annapurna I (8091m) grant serene company for the entirety of the journey.

You’ll commence the 17-day Singu Chuli Peak Climb upon your arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll embark on a short flight 200 km west of Kathmandu to the touristic city of Pokhara. A short drive from Pokhara through Baglung Highway will take you to Phedi, where you’ll begin trekking. The trek gradually advances through the lushly forested hills and crosses numerous small settlements including Tolka, Jhinu Danda, Bamboo, Deurali, and Machhapuchhre Base Camp en route to the Annapurna Base Camp. The villages mostly comprise of Gurung inhabitants. Both Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Base Camp offer magnificent view of the Annapurna Range. Enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset from Annapurna Base Camp over the Himalayan giants. From Annapurna Base Camp, you’ll trek west and arrive at Singu Chuli Base Camp. After preparing for the climb, you will begin climbing. You will begin climbing along the snow moraines up to the High Camp (5600m). An ascent through narrow gully remains the most challenging segment of the climb. After a tough and long trek uphill using your climbing equipment, you’ll make it to the top of the peak (6501m). It offers some of the magnificent view of the surrounding Himalayas including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) among others. Afterward, you’ll begin descending and make your way back to Nayapul via Deurali, Chhomrong, and Syaule. You’ll drive back to Pokhara. The trip concedes upon your arrival in Kathmandu.

Eternal Himalaya has been specializing in peak climbing and expeditions around Nepal since for many years now. We cater to all kinds of tourists; private, couple or group. Our Sherpa guides are experienced and taken many people on climbing trip successfully.

Highlights

  • Climb one of the least popular peaks in Nepal, Singu Chuli (6501m)
  • Trek through the lushly forested trail to Annapurna Base Camp
  • Enjoy the majestic sights of Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Gangapurna (7454m)
  • Observe the traditional lifestyle and culture of the ethnic Gurung en route

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

Once you land in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our company representatives will receive you. He will escort you to your hotel. You’ll meet your Sherpa guide and discuss the trip in detail. Afterward, you are free to do as you please since there are no other scheduled activities this day.

  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Today, you’ll prepare for the climb, and purchase any required gear, equipment, clothing, or items at Thamel. Your guide will assess your gear and equipment. You’ll visit the nearby climbing center to practice climbing with different level of difficulties. In the afternoon, you can choose to explore and tour Kathmandu. We recommend visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath to name some.

    After breakfast, you’ll embark on a short flight to Pokhara. Pokhara lies 200 km west of Kathmandu and serves as a gateway to Annapurna Region. You’ll catch an aerial view of massive rivers, serpentine road, and lush forests en route. Once in Pokhara, you will head to your hotel first and then, you can spend the whole day exploring the city. You can visit Mahendra Cave and Davis Falls or, go boating in the Phewa Lake.

      After an early breakfast, you’ll drive out of Pokhara towards Phedi. A scenic morning drive will take you through Baglung Highway crossing Sarangkot to Phedi. The trek commences at Phedi and gradually advances through the lushly forested trail to Tolka. The trail remains steep until Dhampus. A pleasant walk from there will take you to Deurali and then the trail will descend steeply to Tolka.

        The day begins with a steep descent. You’ll climb the steep stone steps leading all the way to Jhinu Danda. Although a short trail, the distance is well compensated by hundreds of stone steps. You will walk through oak woods, terraced fields and charming villages to arrive in Jhinu. The natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda remains one of the highlights of this trip. You can choose to take a dip into the spring and relax.

          Leaving Jhinu Danda, you’ll start ascending the hill and head to Chhomrong. Chhomrong village is a pristine village painted in white. You’ll leave the village and descend towards Chhomrong Khola. Afterward, you’ll begin descending and head to Bamboo. The trail will go through lush bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest. Located amidst lush forests, it can get a bit chilly at Bamboo.

            Leaving the damp and cold Bamboo village, you’ll ascend steadily towards Himalaya. The weather remains clear during the morning, however, the fog starts rising during the noon and evening. You’ll continue along the trail and pass along Hinku Cave. Hinku Cave is a naturally made cave which also serves as a brilliant stop while on the trek. The trail drops to the river and climbs again to reach Deurali.

              You’ll climb gently through a river bed and trek along the Modi Khola to first reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Although a longer stretch, the trail offers beautiful sights of the surrounding mountains. At Machhapuchhre base camp, you’ll get excellent view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gandharwa Chuli (6248m), and Gangapurna (7454m). You’ll trek further west to arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. The towering peak of Annapurna I (8091m) will be visible throughout the trek.

                After an early morning sunrise view from the base camp, you’ll embark on a trek to the discreet region of Singu Chuli. You’ll gradually trek west and head to Singu Chuli Base Camp. First, you’ll reach Singu Chuli Low Camp and then trek along the hanging glaciers to arrive at Singu Chuli Base Camp. Overnight in a tented camp.

                  You’ll leave Singu Chuli Base Camp and head to High Camp. You will begin climbing along snow moraines to reach the quaint site of the High Camp. You’ll spend the evening acclimatizing and preparing for the big climb the next day. The robust ice-wall poses difficulty in climbing Singu Chuli Peak; hence, you must possess ice-climbing tools such as ice axe, crampons, harness, and fixed ropes.

                    The summit begins early morning. You’ll wake up before dawn, have breakfast, and begin climbing the summit. The narrow gully remains the most challenging segment of the climb. You’ll climb the much stiffer proposition just below the summit to make it to the top of the peak (6501m). Once at the top, you’ll be offered magnificent sights of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8163m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Afterward, you’ll climb down and head back to Singu Chuli Base Camp.

                      You’ll make a head start and move down quickly. You’ll head back to Annapurna Base Camp enjoying the majestic sight of Annapurna I (8091m). Leaving the base camp, you’ll head back to Deurali via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You’ll encounter beautiful sight of the mountains, Modi Khola, and sparse forests en route to Deurali. The trek will be for most part downhill and since you are covering a lot of distance.

                        Leaving Deurali, you’ll take on a vertical trail to Sinuwa via Bamboo. The trail remains most rocky for the initial part of the trek and follows the Modi Khola to head southwards. The latter part goes through the lushly decorated forest to Sinuwa. You’ll cross Chhomrong Khola and follow the stone steps back to Chhomrong village.

                          Leaving Chhomrong, you’ll trek across the hill and start walking down to Jhinu Danda. From continuing on a downhill trail for a while from Jhinu, you take a little detour from the trail we initially took and head towards Syaule. Across Jhinu Danda, the trail makes a steep ascent until you reach Syaule village crossing Kimche en route.

                            Today is the last day of the trek. You’ll leave Syaule and head towards Nayapul. A fairly easy trail, you’ll head down to Birethanti walking along Modi Khola. After an hour-long trek from Birethanti, you’ll arrive at Nayapul. From here, you drive back to Pokhara and drive will only take approximately one hour. Once you Pokhara, you can walk around Lakeside and enjoy the lively setting around the lake itself.

                              After breakfast, you’ll leave Pokhara and embark on a short flight back to Kathmandu. En route to Kathmandu, you can catch the final glimpse of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) bidding you farewell. Once in Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, your guide will take you for a farewell dinner at one of the diners around the city.

                                Our company representative will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport in a private car so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. On the way, you can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us. Goodbye!

                                  Cost Details

                                  • 3 Nights stay in Kathmandu & 2 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan
                                  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport arrival and departure transfer
                                  • Climbing permits for Mt. Singu Chuli Peak
                                  • All essential trekking permits and conservation area free
                                  • Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during trek & Climb – as per itinerary
                                  • All meals during trek & climb– Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
                                  • Experienced trekking & climbing guide
                                  • Required number of porters
                                  • All necessary climbing gears
                                  • Kitchen equipments and camping equipments during climbing period
                                  • General first aid kids
                                  • All government taxes and necessary paperwork
                                  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                                  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
                                  • Travel insurance
                                  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
                                  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
                                  • Tips for trekking staffs
                                  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
                                  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
                                  • All items not listed in Cost included the section