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The Singu Chuli is also known as Fluted Peak. Singu Peak (6,501 m.) is located in the west of the Annapurna region. The Singu Peak is also visible from the Annapurna Base Camp. On the way and back from Singu Chuli various Gurung villages can be visited.
Chhomrung is a village situated on the lap of Mt. Hiunchuli. This place is rich with culture and welcoming people which adds-on to the alluring beauty of the place.
Ghandruk, a beautiful traditional Gurung village, serves a marvelous view of Macchapuchare and Annapurna South. In addition to being popular for its traditional houses and rich culture, it is also famous for Gorkha soldiers.
Our journey begins from Kathmandu by flying or driving towards Pokhara. It will take 6 hours to reach Pokhara by bus through beautiful hilly landscapes along the bank of the fast-flowing Trishuli river.
The flight goes through the lap of high Himalayas for 25 minutes to reach the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.
We will start driving towards Phedi which will take 2 hours to reach there. After lunch, we will start our walking trails crossing beautiful villages then forested landscapes to reach Pothana.
We will trek through fantastic rhododendron forest nesting different species of birds to the village of Landruk inhabited by the warm-greetings and hospitable Gurung people. As you climb higher, the panoramic view of villages dots the land below.
The trek towards Chomorong Village will be one of the memorable days as we will pass through beautiful rhododendron forests with the stunning outlook of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m)and Annapurna (8,091 m) towering above the hills.
The trail goes through the forests until Bamboo and will have lunch there. After lunch, again we continue our trek through the forest path and many small streams. Passing the Modi Khola the trail goes steeply up to Himalaya Hotel for your overnight stay.
We will trek through the huge rock that forms the Hinku Cave, a favorite camping shelter and landmark for mountaineering expeditions, which is a pleasant place to rest. After Deurali the trail crosses several streams before you enter the Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
We will start trekking towards Singu Chuli Low Camp which is located at an elevation above 4,600 meters and it takes about 5 hours to reach there.
We will start climbing towards Base Camp through the edge of the high cliffs. We must be careful during this trail.
Today the track goes through a steep slope way to reach High Camp. The route offers stunning views of Hiunchuli (6,441 m.), Annapurna I (8,091 m.), Annapurna South (7,229 m.), Fishtail Mountain, and many others.
This is the most valuable day of the entire trek. Today, we will make way to the peak point of Singu Chuli Peak and feel the splendor of conquest; we will go down passing the vertical slopes to reach the Camp I again. The splendid vistas of giant peaks from the top of the Singu Chuli will be the unforgettable one.
We will continue to descend downhill from Singu Chuli Base Camp following the same trail back. Passing through Annapurna Base Camp we head towards Machhapuchre Base Camp for our overnight stay.
We will follow the same route to travel back to Himalaya.
The descend continues through the rhododendron forest to reach the beautiful village.
We will descend through the forested landscapes and bypass the several villages and teal stalls along the way to reach Ghandruk Village. The Gurung Village is very beautiful and we will explore the lifestyle and ethnic culture of the people residing in the village.
We will walk for 1 hour to reach bus stand. Then travel towards Pokhara by bus or jeep for 3 hours.
You can take an early flight to Kathmandu or drive back to Kathmandu by comfortable highway which will take 6 hours.
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