Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

The mountainous region of Nepal is the world’s most thrilling place for climbing. 414 peaks are open to mountain climbing in Nepal and summiting a Himalayan peak can be an expeditious challenge and exciting experience of a lifetime. Hiunchuli Peak (6,441 mt / 21,132 ft) was first climbed by a group from the USA in 1971. It has a wide south facing wall and is holy to the local Gurung culture. Hiunchuli overlooks the access to one of the most essential regions of the Himalaya, the Annapurna Sanctuary.

The remote Annapurna Sanctuary has long been one of the admired places of trekkers from all over around the world. Along the way to the sanctuary and on to Base Camp the trekkers will experience the incredible landscape of the lush Modi River valley through bamboo and rhododendron groves up into the amazing Himalayan view of the Sanctuary. Proportionately some people have tried Hiunchuli and the trail can be challenging to seek with risk of rock fall. The summit provides amazing landscapes of the Annapurna Range and beyond into isolated valleys in Nepal and Tibet. Hiunchuli Peak is one of the more specifically difficult of the 33 Trekking Peaks. It would be best to have experience through ropes, crampons, Ice axe and a harness, and the climbers will be refreshed on the usage of the gear. Hiunchuli will be challenging and should be tried only by persons who are fit and acclimatized to high altitude.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is visited by a captivating weeklong trek from the low regions. The climbing teams gather in the beautiful village of Chomrong, and together they ascend by the Modi River Valley on a memorable trek up to the Sanctuary and then on to base camp.

Hiunchuli is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region located close to the south side of Annapurna South (7219m). Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is one of the most difficult and most famous peak climbing tours in the Annapurna region. The tour is adorned through incredible landscapes of the mountain ranges that provide beautiful views and a speculation setting as if cautiously expressed by nature itself. The hike also includes a short introduction to the Gurung community, their rich culture, and practices. The climbing tour starts from Kathmandu and carries on together with ‘City of Lakes’, Pokhara to direct to Nayapul.

The trek commences as climbers move to Poonhill to observe the spectacular sunrise over the towering himalayas in Annapurna region. They will ascend Hiunchuli Peak from the North-West Face. Climbing Hiunchuli is demanding and technical and climbers are required mountaineering capabilities together with the perception of utilizing trekking equipment. The route mostly ascends by the icy rocks, glacier and vertical slopes that need a perfect level of health and previous climbing experience. From the summit of Hiunchuli Himal the landscape views of the peaks such as Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7337M), Annapurna III (6434M), Mt Fishtail/Machhapuchhre (6920m) and so on can be viewed.

They will cross through several Gurung villages that reflect their cultural and traditional way of living. The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is an adventuresome tour by quaint villages, distinct views, and rich biodiversity to direct to the maximum point of the peak offering them through an experience of a lifetime.

Enjoy Nepal Treks Expedition & Tour P Ltd is an agency driven to offer the best tour experience to their customers that has led them to create in the forefront of tour and tourism in Nepal. They provide perfect transportation and lodgment provisions to their customers with English-speaking guides to assist and guide them in the whole tour. They also provide reserve days if the domestic airplanes are delayed or canceled at the length of the tour.


Equipment needed for Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Pack (35-45 L)
  • Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
  • Down Jacket
  • Trekking Boots
  • Crocs (evenings & washing)
  • Trekking Pants (2-3)
  • T-Shirts (3)
  • Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking Jacket
  • Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
  • Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
  • Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
  • Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
  • Socks (5)
  • Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
  • Wool Hat
  • Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
  • Camp Towel
  • Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Down Booties (optional, recommended)
  • Sunglasses (2)
  • Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
  • Bladder (optional, recommended)
  • Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
  • Watch (with alarm)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Chargers
  • Head Lamp 
  • Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
  • Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
  • Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
  • Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
  • Book(s)
  • Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags


Other information about Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is a famous Nepalese trekking peak. Mount Hiunchuli (6441m) is Nepal’s 4th highest peak. Even Though it is one of the accessible peaks in the Annapurna range for climbers, it is susceptible to rock falls. Due to the less publicity, climbers have given little thought to the peak and are infrequently ascended. Hiunchuli peak is specifically simple to ascend and is best suited for beginner climbers. Hiunchuli Peak, like the other two Annapurna summit Tent Peak and Sigu Chuli, is in the Annapurna range.

The Gurung cultural group considers Hiunchuli Peak to be a holy peak. It is achievable from the southeast and northwest faces. The summit was first climbed by the southeast face by an American Peace Corps Expedition team in October 1971. There are two options to ascend Hiunchuli Peak. The South-East Face Route, that starts at Hinko cave on the Annapurna Sanctuary or base camp trail, and the North-West Face Route, which is regarded as a demanding route that only some climbers have tried. The proposition is from the Annapurna Base Camp, and the precise track is not known. The Gurung cultural group is majority in the region.





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