Himchuli Peak Climbing

Himchuli Peak (6441m) lies in the Annapurna range and connected to Annapurna South like its own part forming a massive south facing wall. The Himchuli was first summated by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971 via its southeast face. Himchuli Peak always offers magnificent view to the every trekker those who are visiting Annapurna Base camp. Despite the relative ease to the access of the mountain by following popular Annapurna sanctuary trekking, the mountain seems to be ignored by climbers which may be due to being prone to avalanche and exposed to rock falling. The Himchuli Peak is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. However it offers major new route potentials, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed.

For Himchuli Peak Climbing, we follow the Annapurna sanctuary trekking trail up to Hinko and climb a very steep hill side to grassy meadows to establish the base camp to climb the peak from the normal South - East face route. Three camps are set up for the approach to the summit of Himchuli in general. The other route is north - West Face for which the base camp is set up at Annapurna South base camp near the Annapurna base camp lodges.

Climbing Route:

South-East Face Route: The route to base camp starts from Hinko Cave on the Annapurna Sanctuary trail. After establishing the first camp somewhere above the valley floor a further 2 camps are necessary to make it to the top. Although not technically extreme this route is exposed to rock fall 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 complete this not so well known ascent.

We offers full board package for this Himchuli Peak climbing as a unique adventure including climbing permit from NMA and all other necessary logistics form arrival up to departure from Kathmandu. Upon your request we do also offer only base camp service of this peak climbing where the climber may arrange all required logistics for above the base camp. Yet, the company provides the peak permit. The route of this trekking and climbing lies in Annapurna Region is also known as Annapurna Conservation Area.

We invite both the climbers requiring full board service or base camp service for this Himchuli Peak Climbing. Our service includes the proper maps of the trekking and climbing route, hygienic high altitude food cooked freshly by our experienced cooks, experienced and professional trekking and climbing Sherpas and guides, sufficient and quality logistics, properly arranged arrival and departure transfers, well managed accommodation and tours to Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;

Day 02: We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu

Day 03: We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m). Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel accommodation

Day 04: We take 90mins drive from Pokhara to the trailhead in Nayapool (1050m) and trek 4hrs from Nayapul to Tikhedunga (1577m) via Birethanti (1065m); lodge accommodation or camping

Day 05: We trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); lodge accommodation or camping

Day 06: After enjoying early morning hike to Poon Hill (3180m) for sunrise view we trek 5hrs to Tadapani (2675m). From Poon Hill we will view the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machapuchere (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks; lodge accommodation or camping

Day 07: We trek 4hrs from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m); lodge accommodation or camping

Day 08: We trek 5hrs from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m); lodge accommodation or camping

Day 09: We trek 5hrs from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m) ascending gently through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees; lodge accommodation or camping

Day 10: We trek 5hrs from Deurali to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhere Base Camp (3820m); camping.

Day 11: Acclimatization rest at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). We will scramble along Northwest route on 30deg inclination to the base of the Northwest Face (5300m).

Day 12: We trek 6hrs from Annapurna Base Camp to Hinko Cave Base Camp (3400m); camping

Day 13: We climb 5hrs from Hinko Cave to High Camp (5900m).

Day 14: We will summit Hiunchuli (6,441m) and then return to Hinko Cave Base Camp; camping

Day 15: We trek 5hrs from Base Camp to Dobhan (2630m); lodge accommodation or camping

Day 16: We trek 6hrs from Dobhan to Jhinudanda (1750m) descending through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants; lodge accommodation or camping

Day 17: We trek 5hrs from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m).

Day 18: We trek 3hrs from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and take a 30mins drive from Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 19: We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Hotel accommodation

Day 20: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu. This is our climbing contingency day.

Day 21: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.

Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

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