Hiunchuli Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring

Hiuchuli Peak Climbing Itinerary and Cost
Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
What to see & doSpecific information about Hiunchuli Peak Climbing in Autumn and Spring
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 6441m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Climbing
  • Group Size 8
  • Transportation Tourist Vehicles
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is a popular Nepalese hiking peak. Mount Hiunchuli (6441m) is Nepal's fourth-tallest peak. Although it is one of the easier peaks in the Annapurna range for climbers, it is susceptible to rock falls. Because of the lack of publicity, mountaineers have paid little attention to the peak and are rarely ascended. Hiunchuli peak is technically easy to ascend and is best suited for novice climbers.

Hiunchuli Peak, like the other two Annapurna summits Tent Peak and Singu Chuli, is embedded in the Annapurna range. The Gurung ethnic group considers Hiunchuli Peak to be a sacred mountain. It is accessible from both the southeast and northwest faces. The summit was first climbed by the southeast face by an American Peace Corps Expedition team in October 1971.

There are two ways to ascend Hiunchuli Peak. The South-East Face Route, which begins at Hinko cave on the Annapurna Sanctuary or base camp trail, and the North-West Face Route, which is regarded as a challenging route with only a few climbers having attempted it. The approach is from the Annapurna Base Camp, and the exact path is unknown. The Gurung ethnic group is the majority in the region.

Join Outfitter Nepal’s 20-day of Hiunchuli Peak Climbing expedition and prepare yourself for the ultimate adventurous journey! Our Hiunchuli Peak Climbing excursion is filled with activities that will keep your adventurous spirit alive! We have decades of mountain experience that we have put into the planning of the peak climbing itinerary. Make a reservation for one of our departure dates to start customizing your own!

Hiunchuli Peak Route

The 20 days Hiunchuli peak route follows the classic Annapurna Base Camp trail, thus, this allows you to visit one of the world’s most famous trekking trails as a side conquest! Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours. From Pokhara, you drive to Nayapul and start your trekking from here. Within the next few days of trekking, you pass by Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali and finally reach Annapurna Base Camp.

We have made sure to add in many acclimatization days as possible. From the base camp of Annapurna, we trek towards Hiunchuli Base Camp and have an overnight at the tented camp there. From the Hiunchuli base camp, we move towards the high camp. You summit Hiunchuli from the high camp and return to the Annapurna Base Camp. Now, the journey descends you to Dovan, then Jhinudanda, Pothana and Dhampus Phedi respectively. From Dhampus Phedi, you have a short drive to Pokhara and then you get back to Kathmandu. This way, your Hiunchuli Peak expedition is accomplished.

Hiunchuli Peak Grade

Hiunchuli Peak is the trekking peak enlisted on the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). The French/ Swiss Alpine Climbing System rates the ascent to Hiunchuli Peak as PD + (Per Difficulty). Climbing on ice and snow is a straight ascent that involves some technical labor, with a sharp rise to the summit.

Hiunchuli Peak in Autumn and Spring

Hiunchuli Peak is best explored in the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) (September-November). Because of the mild temperatures, clear skies, and little snowfall, the summit is a lovely place to visit. In addition, during the post- and pre-monsoon seasons, Annapurna's rain-free days are ideal for day treks and sightseeing.

Hiunchuli Peak in September

The typical temperature is between 0 and 15 degrees Celsius, with bitterly cold nights. The Himalayas will, however, be more visible because the days are bright and sunny. Hikers may become soaked if it rains, particularly in early September. As a result, you'll need to use caution even if you're climbing Hiunchuli Peak in September.

Hiunchuli Peak in October

Because the precipitation will be lesser and the sky will be clear in October, our mountain vista will be enhanced. Mountain ranges like as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others may be visible.The forest will be deep, the settlement will be green, and numerous flowers will bloom as a result of the rain, giving you a gorgeous image that will be ideal for photographing.

Hiunchuli Peak in November

November, a popular trekking month, brings pleasant weather to most of the sites. On a Hiunchuli Peak Climb, this is almost a given. The days are bright and sunny in November. The sky is clear, with perhaps a few stray clouds possible. The weather is cold, ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius. The average temperature lowers to 7 degrees Celsius at night. The last days of November are a little chilly as winter approaches.

Hiunchuli Peak in March

Spring is another beautiful season to plan for your Hiunchuli Peak ascent. Highs of 17 degrees Celsius will be the norm from now on. The nights are cooler and more humid across the region after the lowest temperature of -15 degrees Celsius. The mornings are bright and sunny, while the afternoons are breezy and cold.

Hiunchuli Peak in April

In April, the days are mainly sunny, and the temperatures are slowly rising. Evenings and evenings are pleasant, though not as pleasant as March. Hiunchuli Peak's daytime temperatures range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius, making it a suitable climbing destination.

Hiuchuli Peak in May

In May, daytime temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures reach 5 degrees Celsius. Before May, temperatures could drop below freezing during the night. Rhododendrons, Poinsettias, Orchids, and a variety of other flowers bloom during this time of year. Because the weather is always favorable, this is one of the best times to climb the Hiunchuli peak.

Hiunchuli Peak during Monsoon (June – August) and Winter (December – February)

The Hiunchuli climb may be completed at any time of year, but it is particularly difficult during the monsoon and winter months. During the monsoon, the course becomes particularly muddy due to the erratic weather pattern and heavy rainfall. It is not, however, impossible. Guests of Outfitter Nepal have climbed the summit even during the wet months of June and July. However, you may need to bring extra gear to ensure your safety on the ice hill. Winter is similarly harsh and unforgiving. The ascent can be difficult due to piles of snow and the harsh cold! As a result, the optimum times to climb Hiunchuli in the Himalayas are in the spring and winter.

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Cost

The cost of Outfitter Nepal’s 20 days Hiunchuli Peak Climbing package ranges from US$ 1900 to US$ 2500 depending upon the number of people going on the excursion. If you are a group of 9 to 12, then the cost can get as low as US$1900, while for a group of 5 to 8 and 2 to 4, the cost goes to be around US$ 2100 and US$ 2300 respectively. Similarly, if you are a solo trekker, your package cost is around US$ 2500. Please note that the cost of the itinerary can be customized to fit your needs, however, these are the standard cost to maintain modest hospitality during your food and accommodation. If you want to extend your length of stay, we can easily manage it. Please know that any alteration in the itinerary would also change the cost of the package.

Difficulty in climbing the Hiunchuli Peak

The Hiunchuli Peak is rated to be strenuous, thus, you require some level of fitness and experience for climbing this peak. Climbing up through the foot of the headwall will be the most difficult portion. However, you will be safe if you make the necessary preparations and draw safety lines. You can reach the summit ridge if you have a strong enough determination. From there, the ascent is simple and quick to the peak.

If you do not maintain proper hygiene and safety, climbing will not be suitable for you. Thus, you must be responsible for your safety while mountaineering. Planning more days on this expedition will make the ascent simpler. In addition, this excursion will include 2-3 days of acclimatization.

Altitude Sickness during Hiunchuli Peak Ascent

The deficiency of oxygen in the blood and tissues at a high altitude causes altitude sickness, which is a common health impact. It happens when you travel at a high rate at a high altitude. It occurs due to low oxygen levels in the air and your blood. Altitude sickness can cause nosebleeds and nausea. Headaches, vomiting, exhaustion, insomnia, and dizziness are among the symptoms.

Food and Accommodation

You get to stay in tourist-friendly hotels and tea-houses during the trek. The rooms are smaller than you are typically used to, yet cozy! You get to use WI-FI services wherever possible. There are basic attached washroom facilities with hot shower services as well. You also get to experience what it is like to live inside a tent in the middle of the Himalayas, so that’s something to look forward to!

In the hotels and teahouses through the trail, you get a variety of dishes on the menu! There are noodles, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and many more. However, we encourage you to try local Nepali cuisines such as “Dal Bhat” as it is a balanced diet full of nutrients!

Travel Insurance

Most of the dangers involved with trekking in Nepal can be covered by travel insurance. Travel insurance not only protects you against the risks of traveling in any country but also ensures that you have a stress-free trip to Nepal. Emergency medical evacuations, baggage loss, and travel cancellations are all covered under the coverage. Make sure that you get travel insurance that covers more than 6000m for your climb in Hiunchuli Peak.

Essential Gears for your Hiunchuli Peak Climb

This is the list you particularly require for the Hiunchuli Peak Ascent.

  • Hand Wears: Gloves and Hand warmers
  • Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks
  • Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Gears
  • Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
  • Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Ice Crews
ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, Evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

    After having Breakfast we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

      We drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River to reach Pokhara, we will see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well During the Driving. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains, after 6 hours of driving; we will arrive in Pokhara and overnight at hotel.

        After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we start out to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) it is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day, overnight at Lodge.

          Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. We will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp, overnight at Lodge.

            Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom, overnight at Lodge.

              It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minutes and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong which the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp, overnight at Lodge.

                The trail descends on a stone staircase for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky we will reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m then we trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Bamboo and walk gently walking to Dovan, Overnight at Loage.

                  We will gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Himalaya Hotel (2900m.). Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty five minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.), overnight at Lodge.

                    The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) Which is one of the place, we will enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance our trails go gently up. After a short trek, we begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.), Overnight at Lodge.

                      Trek from Annapurna base camp to Hiunchuli Base Camp, overnight at tented camp.

                        Trek from base camp to High Camp, overnight at tented camp.

                          Summit Hiunchuli and back to Annapurna Base Camp, overnight at lodge.

                            Spare day in case of the bad weather- overnight at lodge.

                              It's much easier going down. We will have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however we have chosen this place as some of trekkers may have problem on going down, overnight at Lodge.

                                The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. We trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and we have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda, chick in to the room at guest house then we may go t the Hot Spring to take bath and Relax, overnight at Lodge.

                                  The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Himal Pani where we will find beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, we will reach at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks then the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests, Overnight at Lodge.

                                    Today is the last day of our 2 week long trekking and it is easy trekking, after about hours of walking, we will reach at Phedi where Car/Van is waiting for us to drive to pokhara, overnight at hotel.

                                      We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.

                                      Note: If you are interested on other activities in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Seti River Rafting, pokhara Tour, Lumbini, Paragliding, Scenic Everest Mountain Flight and Ultra Flight then you can start now.

                                        Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

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                                          Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
                                          What's Included
                                          • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
                                          • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus as per the above itinerary.
                                          • Three night’s standard accommodation in Three Star category Hotel in including breakfast.
                                          • Two night standard accommodation in Three Star category Hotel in pokhara including breakfast.
                                          • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking in Lodge. (A cup of Tea/Coffee with Breakfast).
                                          • Tea house/lodge Accommodation during the trekking.
                                          • Accommodation in Camping (Tented Camp) and meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea/coffee during the Climbing.
                                          • Collective climbing equipment’s such as a Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars, Tent, Snow Sawel etc...
                                          • Staff: (Professional English-speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters.:
                                          • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guides and all the staffs.
                                          • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
                                          • Climbing peak permit and other necessary Permits and fees.
                                          • Ground transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
                                          • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
                                          • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
                                          • Outfitter Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary.
                                          • Outfitter Nepal provides Duffle/Kit bag and sun hat. (keep yourself).
                                          • Farewell dinner.
                                          • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
                                          • All government taxes.
                                          What's not Included
                                          • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
                                          • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
                                          • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
                                          • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
                                          • Garbage Deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
                                          • Personal Climbing equipment’s.
                                          • Your personal expenses.
                                          • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks.
                                          • Sweet things like chocolate.
                                          • International airfare and airport departure tax.
                                          • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is Expected But it is not mandatory).
                                          • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
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