Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

Singu Chuli peak climbing

Singu Chuli Peak (6,501m), the third highest trekking peak in Nepal is an attractive mountain. Located in the Annapurna sanctuary region, Singu Chuli is also known as the fluted peak. Geographically the peak is adjoined to the Tharpu Chuli peak (5663m) and lies across the Himchuli Himal (6441m).

Wilf Noyce and David Cox were the first to ascend the peak in 1957 from North-East Face route. Singu Chuli Peak Climbing offers you the spectacular views of stunning mountain range including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Himchuli (6,441m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) among others.

The geographically diverse region ranges from the green lowlands to dry, arid lands of the Trans-Himalayan region. You can spot many endangered wildlife including Musk Deer, spotted deer, yaks, pheasants, and others. There is an opportunity to explore the culture and lifestyle of Gurung, Magar and the Sherpa community.

Singu Chuli peak is technically challenging. Prior trekking experience in the Himalayan region is an advantage. A basic level of fitness and stamina is a must for the successful ascent of the peak. Previous knowledge of alpine climbing, ice climbing and high altitude trekking will help you in the process of Singu Chuli expedition.

The peak is one of the most technically challenging trekking peaks in Nepal. The climbing of the summit is steep. A climber needs to be well equipped and extremely cautious on every step they take. Regular acclimatization and proper hydration combined with gradual, gentle-paced walking will take you a long way in this trek.

Acclimatization helps the climber to cope with the altitude sickness in the high mountains. The trail follows a landslide-prone area numerous times during the trek. We might need to change the route at many times during the course.There are several routes from where the summit of Singu Chuli is approached.

The North – East face and the South-West route are the popular routes for climbing the Singu Chuli peak. South-West ridge route is the most popular among amateur climbers. The course also connects with the Tent Peak also called as Tharpu Chuli. An experienced professional guide and an expert veteran climber will guide you all along the way.

The expedition starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive towards Nayapul from where we start our trekking journey. We trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga for about five hours. We hike to Ghorepani Poonhill (3,210m) for the mesmerizing view of the sunrise. The trek gradually moves towards Annapurna Base Camp passing through Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

We acclimatize at Annapurna base camp. The day is also an opportunity for us to gain several technical skills from veteran climbing experts. After acclimatizing for a day, we move to Singu Chuli Base camp and then proceed gradually towards High camp. Singu Chuli Peak is quite stiffer that Tented Peak and all the other trekking peaks in that region.

So are you up for a challenge? Go beyond trekking and gain some technical climbing experience in the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region. We are offering this exciting Singu Chuli peak expedition and trek at a reasonable cost. Please read further to know about the itinerary details and book your trip now!

Highlights of The Trip

  • The ascent of Singu Chuli peak (6501m), the third highest trekking peak in Nepal.
  • Gorgeous view of the sunrise from the top of Poon Hill
  • Exploration of the Annapurna conservation area.
  • Trekking in the geographically diverse landscapes from the flat green lands to the arid trans Himalayan region
  • Exploring the cultural tradition and lifestyle of Gurung, Magar, and Sherpa ethnic groups.
  • Relaxing hot springs of the Jhinu danda
  • Incredible hospitality of the Nepalese people.

Best Time for Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

The best time for the Singu Chuli peak climbing is during the spring and the autumn season. These seasons offer moderate climate and favourable weather for trekking and climbing expedition. Besides these, the winters have a freezing temperature, and the wet summers increase the risk of landslides.

Spring season

The spring season brings wildflowers in the region that blooms all over the hills painting them pink and red. The snow-capped mountains on the backdrop of a bright blue sky is a thing of beauty.

This fantastic scenery, along with excellent weather, makes for a pleasant trekking experience in spring.

Autumn season

The autumn season is the peak season for trekking and climbing in Nepal. Trekkers and mountaineers from all over the world, visit Nepal for a challenging and adventurous experience.

The weather is favourable as the monsoon clouds disappear by the autumn season. The climate is soothing as the clear blue sky makes for an exciting time in the mountains.

The Difficulty Level of Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

Singu Chuli peak climbing is quite challenging. Although it is a trekking peak, the summit of the peak has many technical sections. These sections consist of icy slopes and steep rock climbing.

The trail passes along the landslide-prone area, and the climber needs to be extremely cautious in every step they take. The environment on the mountainside is harsh with harsh winds and dust, freezing temperatures.

Trekkers need to trek for almost 6-7 hours a day for more than two weeks. The Mountaineers have to overcome harsh and unpredictable weather conditions. The high altitude sickness and other technical difficulties pose a threat as well.

The oxygen levels, and the air pressure is at a bare minimum at high altitudes. Regular acclimatization is done to cope up with the altitude sickness. The route passes technical sections consisting of icy slopes, steep rocks and glacial moraines.

Awe-inspiring views of the mountain vistas of the Annapurna region will compensate for all the struggle. An excellent physical condition, combined with strong mental strength, will assist you immensely in this expedition.

Singu Chuli Peak Climbing Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1350m)

You will get picked from the airport upon your arrival, and transferred you to the hotel. They will also help you to check in at the hotel where you can rest for the day.

Day 02: Kathmandu Cultural Tour

A sightseeing cultural tour of the mystical Kathmandu valley gets organized on this day. A professional tour guide and heritage expert will give you a guided tour of the various ancient sites around Kathmandu.

There are seven World Heritage Sites cited by UNESCO in the Kathmandu valley. The Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are an open museum. You can experience the culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the Newar ethnic group.

The religious sites of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), and Boudhanath will give you an incredible insight into the impact of religion in local people. You can enjoy the magnificent view of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the Swayambhunath hilltop. You will return to your hotel in the evening.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)

An 8-9 hour drive on a tourist coach from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. Pokhara is a charming little city of lakes. You can check in to the hotel in the Lakeside area.

The lakeside area on the banks of Lake Phewa has an exuberant nightlife and is the tourist hub of Pokhara. You will spend the night in the hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.

Drive duration: 5 hours drive

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m)

A morning drive from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul takes about one and a half hours. The trek journey starts our trek from Nayapul. We move towards the Modi Khola River valley on the trip.

Crossing the Modi Khola river through a suspension bridge, we move past the green terraced farmed villages towards Birethanti. At the premises of Birethanti, there is a checkpoint of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

We are completing the necessary formalities and move towards the village of Tikhedhunga. A pristine waterfall will welcome you along the way. We stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Drive duration: 1.5 hours

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m)

After an early breakfast, the trail climbs up steeply towards Ulleri village after a trek of almost 2 hours. The uphill trail gently continues until we arrive at Banthanti, which takes about 1 hour.

We can enjoy the spectacular view of Machhapuchhre, HiunChuli, and Annapurna South from Banthanti. After having lunch at Banthanti, the trail gradually ascends for almost 2 hours until we reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is a famous Magar settlement in the region. The extra close up view of the majestic snow capped mountains is breathtaking. We spend the night in a lodge at Ghorepani.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3200m), trek to Tadapani (2595m)

We will hike early morning to Poon hill passing through the lush Rhododendron forests. The unobstructed view of the sunrise from the viewpoint in Poon hill is a thing of beauty.

The majestic mountains visible from the viewpoint include Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Annapurna I 8,091m, Annapurna III 7,855m, Varaha Shikhar 7,847m, Annapurna IV 7,525m, Annapurna II 7,937m, Mt. Annapurna South 7,219m, Tukuche Peak 6,920m, Nilgiri 6,940m, Machhapuchhre 6,993m, Lamjung Himal 6,931m among others.

We return to our hotel in Tadapani for breakfast. The trail then ascends to Deurali-La for about one and a half hours. The Deurali-La is at the same height as Poon Hill. We follow the route passing through deep forests until we reach Banthanti after a trek of almost 2 hours.

After having lunch at Banthanti, we resume our trek to Tadapani village for about an hour. Beautiful forests surround the Tadapani village. If we are lucky, we can spot a few wild animals along the way. The trekkers spot local monkeys and a wide variety of birds on the jungle trail.

We stay overnight at a lodge in Tadapani. The of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, HIm Chuli and Annapurna from Tadapani is magnificent.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2595m) to Chhomrong (2340m)

On this day, we will trek along the trails that descents through the forests until we arrive at Siprong. This trekking journey takes about 2 hours. We will walk for about an hour crossing a suspension bridge. The trail then gradually ascends until we reach Gurjung.

After having lunch at Gurung, we will hike up and pass the big landslide prone area. We finally arrive at Chhomrong village after a trek of almost 2 hours. The village presents an opportunity to explore Gurung culture and lifestyle.

The impact of Buddhism is enormous around the region. You can enjoy the picturesque mountains in a close-up.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong (2340m) to Dovan (2720m)

The trial resumes from Chhomrong to Dovan, passing along the Modi Khola river. We leave the settlement area of the foothills to the high altitude wooden slopes of Himalayas.

The trek up to Sinuwa Danda passes along many suspension bridges. After arriving at Sinuwa, the ascent becomes less challenging. We pass through a dense forest of rhododendron up to Khuldighar.

After arriving at Khuldighar, we descend through the steep stone steps. We pass through deep bamboo and rhododendron forests until we arrive at Bamboo. The gentle climb takes about one and a half hours of walking. We finally reach Dovan and stay overnight at a lodge.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 09: Trek from Dovan (2720m) to Machhapuchhre base camp (3700m)

We climb steeply from Dovan to arrive at the fire-blackened overhang of Hinko Cave. The trail then arrives at a village called Deurali. Leaving Deurali behind, we descent into the narrow valleys as we enter the gateway to the Sanctuary.

We hike further for some distance to arrive at a flat, grassy moraine with several lodges. The area will eventually lead up to the Machapuchare Base camp. In the afternoon, we can go to the ridge behind the camp where we can view the glacier.

The jaw-dropping view of the Machhapuchhre Himal is incredible. We can also view the Annapurna 1 & 3, Gangapurna in the distance. We camp overnight in the Machapuchare base camp.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 10: Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

We have a short trek day ahead of us on day ten. The gentle ascent from Machhapuchhre base camp to Annapurna South Base Camp is only 4 kilometres or two and a half mile in the distance.

The enchanting views of the mountain peaks enthral us along the way. We climb a steep section before we arrive at the Annapurna base camp area.

On the afternoon we loosen up and admire the stunning mountain amphitheatre like the scenery in the Himalayas. We camp at the open night sky in a tent.

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Annapurna Base Camp

We acclimatize and rest on this day at Annapurna base camp. The relentless trek leads us to almost 4,000 meters above sea level. The process of acclimatization helps us avoid high altitude sickness.

It also ensures the successful ascent of the summit of Singu Chuli Peak. However, acclimatization doesn’t mean we stay idle. We keep moving around and tale short hiking trips around Annapurna Base Camp.

The marvellous views of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna South and other surrounding snow-capped mountains accompany us along the trail. We return to the base camp in the afternoon and stay overnight at the camp.

Day 12: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) to Singu Chuli Base Camp (4350m)

After acclimatizing a whole day at Annapurna Base Camp, we descend gently to the Annapurna glacier. Our trail goes over the glacier and crosses it before following a challenging trail that climbs to Singu Chuli Base Camp.

The trek today is quite taxing and strenuous. Regular breaks with hydration help in conserving energy for the further trek. Our Sherpa crew will aid us in setting up the camps and make other necessary preparations.

We have to set up two more camps above the base camp. We spend the night over looking at the night sky at a tent.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 13: Trek from Singu Chuli Base Camp (4350m) to High Camp (Camp I) (4900m)

After strolling around the base camp, we begin our trek through the snow-covered path. The uphill journey towards the Singu Chuli camp I (High camp) is quite strenuous. The trail is covered in snow and moves through glacial moraines.

After trekking for almost 5-6 hours, we arrive at the camp I or the high camp. We find a good campsite and accommodate ourselves in the Camp I. We stay overnight in the camp.

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 14: Trek from High camp (Camp I) (4900m) to a Higher camp(Camp II) (5500m)

We move through the Snow and ice covered trail. The slippery path is quite dangerous, and the climbers must cross it with extreme caution.

After an arduous journey almost 3-4 hours, we arrive at the higher camp of Singu Chuli camp II. We find a suitable campsite where we set up our tents and stay overnight.

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Tented camp

Day 15: Summit the Singu Chuli Peak (6501m), Retrace to Base Camp.

The most important part of the expedition dawns upon us on this day. We will start the exciting climb quite early to avoid the harsh winds in the afternoon. The expedition team is fully equipped and prepared.

We slowly follow the directions provided by the expert veteran climbers. The first part of the climb is rather technical. We use ropes, crampons, ice axes and other equipment while making the challenging ascent to the summit.

After reaching the top of the summit, we enjoy the spectacular and rewarding views of majestic mountains of the Annapurna range. The mountains create a natural amphitheatre-like atmosphere.

We spend some quality on the summit taking pictures and making memories. The trail then descends to arrive at the SinguChuli Camp II. We subsequently retrace back to camp I and eventually at the base camp. We camp at the base camp and stay overnight.

Day 16: Trek from Singu Chuli Base Camp(4300m) to Machhapuchhre Base Camp(3700m)

We resume our trek descending downhill from Singu Chuli Base Camp to Machhapuchhre base camp. The trail traces back the same route we passed through earlier.

We pass through Annapurna Base Camp lies on our route towards Machhapuchhre base camp . We take a break at Annapurna base camp and observe the beautiful scenario.

After trekking for a long distance, we arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where we stay overnight. The up-close view of Mt. Machhapuchhre Himal is stunning from the base camp.

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 17: Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) to Dovan (2720m)

We trek back from Machhapuchhre base camp to Dovan on this day. We move along the trail passing through the glacier and overlooking the snow-capped mountains of Annapurna I and III, Annapurna, and Machhapuchhre Himal.

After covering some distance in the trek, we climb into the narrow valleys of the Sanctuary. We exit from the gateway to the Sanctuary to arrive at the village of Deurali.

The descend steeply along the trail to arrive at Dovan after passing through the fire-blackened overhang of Hinko Cave.

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 18: Trek from Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1600m)

From Dovan, we descend to Chhomrong Khola. The trail then ascents up to the Choomrong Village. From here, we resume our trek towards Jhinu danda, which is a steep descent.

Jhinu danda is famous for its relaxing hot springs. We can loosen up at the many hot springs of the Jhinu Danda. The trek has almost come to an end. We stay overnight at in and a lodge.

Trek duration: 4-5 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 19: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana (1900m)

We leave Jhinu Danda after an early breakfast. The trail first descends and then flattens out before arriving at Himal Pani. From here, we ascend gradually and then cross several water streams.

There are plenty of terraced fields before we arrive at Landruk. Landruk is a sizeable inhabited settlement of Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin ethnic tribe. The trek moves ahead until we reach the Gurung village of Pothana.

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 20: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi, Drive to Pokhara

The last day of the trek moves ahead from Pothana to Phedi. We descend for an hour and then walk along a gravel road for almost two hours.

The trail then descends steeply through green paddy fields and dense forests to arrive at Dhampus Phedi. We drive back to Pokhara from Dhampus Phedi. We enjoy the last day of our trek in the lakeside area of Pokhara.

The Lakeside on the banks of Lake Phewa has a vibrant nightlife. We spend the night in a hotel in Pokhara.

Trek duration: 3 hours

Accommodation: Lodge

Day 21: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.

We can drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu on a scenic drive of almost 6-7 hours. You can also take an early morning flight to Kathmandu.

Flight duration: 30 minutes

Drive duration: 6-7 hours

Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu

Our staff will drop you at the airport from the hotel. You can then board a flight to your desired destination.

Day 01 :Kathmandu arrival (1350m).

Day 02 :Kathmandu cultural tour.

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara (850m).

Day 04 :Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m).

Day 05 :Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m).

Day 06 :Hike to Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani (3200m).

Day 07 :Tadapani to Chomorung (2595m).

Day 08 :Chomorong to Dovan (2720m).

Day 09 :Dovan to Machapuchre base camp (3700m).

Day 10 :MBC to Annapurna base camp (4130m).

Day 11 :Acclimatization day.

Day 12 :ABC to Singuchuli base camp (4350m).

Day 13 :Base camp to High camp (4900m).

Day 14 :To higher camp (5500m).

Day 15 :Summit the Singuchuli Peak (6501m), retrace to base camp.

Day 16 :Singuchuli base camp to MBC.

Day 17 :MBC to Dovan (2720m).

Day 18 :Dovan to Jhinu Danda (1600m).

Day 19 :Jhinu to Pothana (1900m).

Day 20 :Pothana to Phedi, drive to Pokhara.

Day 21 :Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 22 :Departure.

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