SinguChuli Peak Climbing
Noted as the third highest among the trekking peaks of Nepal and standing firmly in the Annapurna Sanctuary is the SinguChuli Peak which was previously known as Fluted Peak. It stands across Hinchuli trekking peaks at the height of 6501m. Singu is one of the widely visited peaks since it is proven to be difficult to climb and is very attractive.
The trail leading to SinguChuli passes through magnificiant views of serene and high standing mountains. There are many different routes on the mountain. The view of the world’s greatest mountains is seen throughout the trail. The trail furthermore leads towards the Fish tail/ Machhapuchhare Base Camp as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. The route not only leads to these beautiful mountains but to an equally beautiful and culturally diverse Ghandruk, Chhomorong and Ghorepani.
The trek towards SinguChuli Peak is best recommended for climbers who want to enjoy the thrill of climbing the adventurous glacier studded routes and the beautiful settlements along the way. As it is a technically difficult peak to climb, carefulness and awareness about the alpine areas along with some guides and climbing equipment is required. It is one of the most exciting climbs falling inside the trekking peaks. The end result of having reached the summit is mesmerizing and satisfying with a feeling of pride.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokara (914 m)
Day 04: Pokahra to Phedi( 1130m) and Tolka (1700m)
Day 05: Tolka to JhinuDanda (1780m.)
Day 06: JhinuDanda to Dovan (2600m.)
Day 07: Dovan to Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m.)
Day 08: Rest at Machapuchre Base camp (3700m).
Day 09: SingaChuli Low Camp (4000 m).
Day 10: SingaChuli Base Camp (4600 m).
Day 11: Camp to SinguChuli Camp I (5,500m.)
Day 12: SinguChuli Camp I to SinguChuli Camp II (5,800)
Day 13: SinguChuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to SinguChuli Camp II.
Day 14: SinguChuli Camp II to Machhapuchhare Base Camp and it takes about five hours.
Day 15: Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Sinuwa
Day 16: Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Day 17: Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.)
Day 18: Pothana to DhampusPhedi to Pokhara.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 20: Kathmandu
Day 21: Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Today, we arrive in the capital of the beautiful country Nepal. Upon arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will be transferred into the hotel. We will be warmly welcomed with flower garlands and a welcome drink. We will go on to take a stroll around the city’s streets and bars. We can spend the rest of the day savoring the tremendously delightful Nepali cuisine. We will stay overnight at our hotel.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu
Kathmandu is renowned for being one of the cities which has the most UNESCO Heritage Sites in the beautiful country of Nepal. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square as well as the Patan Durbar Square are among them which are worth visiting. We can also spend some time preparing for the upcoming trip as well. We will discuss the trip with our guide. We will stay overnight at our hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokara (914 m)
After having our breakfast, we will take the tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The seven hour drive passes through Marshyangdi through profoundly terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River. The road then directly leads to Pokhara. Pokhara, which is best known as the cheapest and most satisfying tourist destination with lakes, caves and temples gives us an insight to what Nepal actually is and what we are going to experience further up our journey. We will get to witness Phewa Tal (lake) along with the snowcapped Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. As the day passes by we will slowly fall in love with the serenity and otherworldly beauty of Pokara. We can visit the various cultural heritage sites and sites of ample significance. We will also stroll the streets and enter the bars and restaurants. We will stay overnight at a hotel.
Pokahra to Phedi( 1130m) and Tolka (1700m)
Today, we will be driving from Pokara to Phedi and then will trek towards Tolkha. The trek which is estimated to take around five hours will lead through a trail that will dramatically ascend till Dhampus and further leads upwards till Phedi. We will stay overnight at lodge.
Tolka to JhinuDanda (1780m.)
Today, we will be leaving Tolka and trek towards JhinuDanda (1780m.) the trail leads horizontally up to Himalpani on the way passing through scenic villages filled with ethnically diverse settlements. The trail then becomes steep up to JhinuDanda. We will stay overnight in lodge.
JhinuDanda to Dovan (2600m.)
Today, we will trek from JhinuDanda to Dovan (2600m.) The trail begins with a steep road towardsChhomrong and from there on wards the trail is full of ups and downs. The trail passes through a lush forest of red and romantic rhododendron and brilliant oak and varieties of other colorful flowers and wildlife. We will stay overnight at lodge.
Dovan to Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m.)
Today, we will trek from Dovan to Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m.) The trail is quite steep at a few sections. The trail then passes through lovely rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will get to experience diverse wildlife. Macchapuchre Base Camp provides a mesmerizing vista of the Annapurna South, Macchapuchre, and Annapurna I. We will stay overnight at lodge.
Rest at Machapuchre Base camp (3700m).
Today, we will rest at Machapuchre Base camp standing tall at 3700m. This is the day for acclimatization. We will also be preparing for the summit. We will stay overnight in camp.
SingaChuli Low Camp (4000 m).
Today, we will be climbing SingaChuli Low Camp at 4000 m. We will set up our camp there. We will stay overnight in camp.
SingaChuli Base Camp (4600 m).
Today, we will be climbing SingaChuli Base Camp (4600 m). We will get the view of the great ice walls and other glaciers. We will stay overnight in camp.
Camp to SinguChuli Camp I (5,500m.)
Today we will reach SinguChuli Camp I (5,500m.). The path leads to a rocky path covered by icy glacier. The vistas of the giantHiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many otherswhich are worth watching. We will stay overnight in camp.
SinguChuli Camp I to SinguChuli Camp II (5,800)
Today, we will climb from SinguChuli Camp I to SinguChuli Camp II (5,800) which takes about an estimated five hours. We will stay overnight in camp.
SinguChuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to SinguChuli Camp II.
Today, we will climb from SinguChuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and come back to SinguChuli Camp II. Upon reaching the summit, we will get the clear vistas of all the neignbouring mountains we had seen along the way. A feeling of immense pleasure, pride and serenity will run through our veins after having the panoramic view of the glistening mountains side by side. We will stay overnight in camp.
SinguChuli Camp II to Machhapuchhare Base Camp and it takes about five hours.
Today, we will trek from SinguChuli Camp II to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. The trail descends all the way to Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it the track goes slowly downward all the way to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.
Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Sinuwa
Today, we will trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Sinuwa. The trail slowly moves downhill until reaching Bamboo. After Bamboo, the path movessharply towards the KuldiGhar. After which the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We will get to see a tricle of settlement in that area. We will stay overnight at lodge/tea house.
Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Today, we will trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.). The trek slowly descends to the ChhomrongKhola. The trail leads through a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail goes sharply down to Jhinudanda. After reaching the town, we will walk down for another 20 minutes until we reach Hot Spring at the bank of the ModiKhola. We will relax at Hot Spring. We will stay overnight at lodge/tea house.
Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.)
Today, we will trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana at 1600m. At the beginning, the trail descends and then appears through flat land. We will the reachHimalPani. Here we get the view of the beautiful waterfall. The trail then ascends mildlypassingfrequent streams and terraces. After walking for a while, we will be at Landruk at 1640m. Landruk is a huge village which is inhabited by a mixture of the Gurung, Magar and Brahmin settlement. After that, the trail moderately ascends to Tolka sitting at 1850m.and then once more ascends to level path to Bherikharka. The trail then goes steeply up to Deurali at 2100m. Here we will get a clearer view of different mountain peaks in panorama. After that, the trail progressively descends to Pothana passing through diverselush oak forests. Pothanawhich is a small town sees the ethnic group of the Gurung commune living there. From here, we can get the amazing vistas of the beautiful mountain peaks that we left behind. We will stay overnight at lodge/tea house.
Pothana to DhampusPhedi to Pokhara.
Today, we will be trekking from Pothana to DhampusPhediwhich is estimated to take about three hours. After that, we will drive from DhampusPhedi to Pokhara via a car. The trail thenmoderately descends to Dhampus. Dhumpus is a village which is largely inhabited by the Gurung community. Now we will trek through flat land after which the path leads to a steep descend to DhampusPhedi. From here we will get on board a vehicle to drive from DhampusPhedi to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara we can visit the local bars and restaurants. We will stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, we will be leaving Pokhara. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about an estimated seven hours. The road passes through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar. From Naubishethe road leads to Thankot, which is the western gateway to capital city of Kathmandu.
Today, we will rest for a day in Kathmandu. Since we have a free day, we can go shopping around the streets for souvenirs. Furthermore we can visit the cultural heritage sites. At night, we can go to the local pubs and restaurants. We will stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, we will be leaving through the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will take us to the airport as per our flight schedule. We will be leving Nepal with a hope and promise to return back to experience similar of greater adventure. We will be leaving with pride and satisfaction for having learned and seen the mountains and the diverse culture of Nepal.