Singu Chuli, an attractive mountain for climbing, is also known as Fluted Peak. The mountain can be seen from Annapurna South base camp but the better shape of the mountain with pointed ridge of snow and ice is seen from the moraines above the lodges. The mountain can be approached from several routes: North-East Face, South Ridge, South Face & West Face.
North-West Face :
We follow the trekking trail up to Machhapuchhre base camp and then cross South Annapurna Glaciers and moraines to reach grassy meadows to a rock overhang which can be used as base camp ( 4,200m.). We climb through the glaciers towards north and pass through grassy shelf to reach a ridge where we will set up high camp ( 4,900m.). From this camp we continue climbing between the glaciers and the flank of the mountain to reach a plateau below the North-East Face. We will fix Camp I on a shelf ( 5,600m.) just below the center of the face. We climb towards right hand which lead us just below a vertical wall (122m.). We follow a gully on the left and climb steep steps to gain upper section of the East-Ridge and then to the summit.
Itinerary of Singu Chuli In Detail.
Days 01 : Kathmandu – Pokhara by land transportation.
Days 02 : Dhampus.
Days 03 : Landrung.
Days 04 : Chhomrong.
Days 05 : Dovan
Days 06 : Bagar
Days 07 : Machhapuchere Base Camp.
Days 08 : Glacier Camp.
Days 09 : Singu Chuli base camp
Days 10 : Rest day at base camp for necessary preparation.
Days 11 : High camp.
Days 12 : Camp I.
Days 13 : Summit - base camp.
Days 14 : Deurali
Days 15 : Chhomrong.
Days 16 : Tadapani.
Days 17 : Ghorepani.
Days 18 : Birethanti.
Days 19 : Nayapool - and drive to Pokhara.
Days 20 : Pokhara – Kathmandu by land transportation.
Includes & Excludes
Cost Includes in this program:
Full camping trek arrangement ( guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters, all meals, cooking and camping equipment ).
Peak permit fee.
Climbing guide and his equipment allowance
High altitude tent, ropes, snow bars, gas (high fuel) & high food.
National Park or Conservation area entrance fee.
Airport arrival and departure
Air transfer as per the schedule
All land transfers as per the schedule.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.