Area: Annapurna Sanctuary in the Annapurna Himal.
Hiunchuli lies in the Annapurna range and it is connected to Annapurna South. Discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts, it is one of the three major trekking peaks within the "Annapurna Sancturary", to be named by Roberts. The mountains of this area are considered the sacred by the Gurungs who inhabit the region. The other two peaks within the sanctuary are Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) and Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak).
Hiunchuli was first summited by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971. Although it is easy to reach the mountain and the popularity of the Annapurna Sancutary with trekkers and climbers, the actual ascent of Hinuchuli is considered one of the most difficult among the trekking peaks.
South-East Face Route:
The route to base camp starts from Hinko Cave on the Annapurna Sanctuar trail. After establishing the first camp somewhere above the valley floor a further 2 camps are neccessary to make it to the top. Although not technically extreme this route is exposed to rockfall and serac dangers and is a complicated route-finding experience.
North-West Face Route:
The ascent by the North-West Face has been attempted only by a very few climbers and not always successfully. The exact route is not well known. The approach is from the Annapurna Base Camp in the Sanctuary and a further 2 camps may be necessary to complet this not so well known ascent.
Itinerary of Hiunchuli Peak In Detail.
Days 01 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.
Days 02 - 05 : Trek Poon Hill and Chomrong.
Days 06 - 07 : Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary.
Days 08 : Rest and exploration day.
Days 09 : Trek back to Hinko Cave.
Days 10 - 14 : Climbing.
Days 15 - 18 : Return trek to Pokhara
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
All land transfers as per the itinerary.
The cost does not include the expenses of personal nature, personal climbing gear, rescue by helicopter and accident insurance.