Singu Chuli Peak climbing
- Country: Nepal
- Destination: Singu Chuli Peak
- Maximum altitude: 6501
- Group size: Min - 1
- Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Singu Chuli famously known as the Flute Mountain is considered as one of the most difficult mountain to scale. Standing proudly at the height of 6501 m, this peak is situated in the Annapurna Circuit adjoined to Tharpu Chuli and across Hiunchuli peaks and was made to the summit by Wilf Noyce and David Cox, they scaled from the Northeast face and the top section of the East ridge. It is the first peak on the long edge downward from Tarke Kang and detaches the west and south Annapurna glaciers.
To climb Singu Chuli peak, we need to walk up the Modi Khola Gorge to the Annapurna sanctuary. Base camp at height of 4350m and two higher camps one at 4900m at the approach of North East face and higher one at 5500m on the North East face before catching the mountain are set up. While climbing up to the summit, some technical challenges may arise up. So people should gain some experience of rock climbing. Singu Chuli Mountain is also steeper and highest of all the mountain in this area and there is no straightforward route up the mountain. This trek is really recommended for those looking up for some extra adventure and willing to enjoy the thrilling views of mountain.
Walking through the trails we can enjoy the great cultural experiences in Ghandruk and Chhomorong on the way. Before we enter the Fish tail (Machhapurchhare Base Camp) and Annapurna Base camp, we can relax for a while enjoying the breath-taking view of one of the world’s highest mountains.
Awe-inspiring views of Lamjung ranges, Annapurna ranges, fishtail, terrace fields, pleasing village people and cultural tradition of the locals all along the trekking period is enough for gathering some unforgettable memories for the lifetime.
Safety is the major issue during the expedition as there are dangers involved in climbing 6000m peaks. The extreme altitude, weather, cold and other mountaineering hazards ensure high altitude climbing is full of unavoidable risks at times, the trekkers out for expedition need to be aware of these dangers and be mentally prepared to overcome this difficulties.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Our representatives will be there to welcome you on your arrival on the Tribhuvan International Airport and will accompany you to your Hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Today we drive to the city of lakes Pokhara enjoying the mesmerizing sceneries along the way. Pokhara is tourist paradise with full of natural and cultural heritage sites like lakes, caves, temples, etc.
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
We drive for another one and half hour to reach Nayapul – the starting point of the trek. From Nayapul we start our trek along the sub – tropical Modi river valley toward Birethanti and end our walk for the day at Tikhedhunga.
Day 4: Trek from Tikhedhungal to Ghorepani
We walk today passing a stream and climbing up a steep stoned staircase towards Magar village at Ulleri. We also pass through rhododendron and oak filled forest passing through Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. From here we have good views of Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre and others breath-taking snow-capped mountains.
Day 5: Trek to Tadapani
We continue our trail downhill through dense rhododendron filled forest towards Tadapani. We can see variety of wild animals, birds and eye-catching waterfall and sceneries along the way. Night stay at Tadapani.
Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong
We walk through tadapani passing through rhododendron and oak forest arriving Chhomrong. Chhomrong is gurung village with tremendously vast view across to Annapurna south and Machhapuchhre. Overnight at Chhomrong.
Day 7: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo
We walk through long stoned staircase from Chhomrong towards Kuldi following to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we proceed onwards enjoying the sight of Langur monkey jumping from one tree to another. We reach Bamboo ad stay there for the night.
Day 8: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali
Walking up and down the trails, we reach the village of Doban crossing rhododendron forest. We continue the trail to reach Deurali for overnight.
Day 9: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
As the valley widens, we walk down the other side to the glacier. Our walk passes the Machhapuchhre Base Camp to reach the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight.
Day 10: Rest at Annapurna Base Camp
In order to avoid mental and physical illness at higher altitude, acclimatization is must. So we take rest at Annapurna Base Camp enjoying the beautiful view of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Gangapurna and Annapurna III.
Day 11: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Base Camp
After resting for a day, we start our walk from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Base Camp. The route is difficult but we are also rewarded with view of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Machhapuchre, and other surroundings peaks.
Day 12: Trek from Tent Base Camp to High Camp
From Tent Base Camp we walk upwards, resting for a while and restoring energy to reach High Camp where we spend overnight.
Day 13: Rest at High Camp
In order to conquer the summit, we must be both physically and mentally fit. So we spend a day resting our self in High Camp. We prepare our self to conquer the summit.
Day 14: Climbing High Camp to Singu Chuli Camp
After a good resting day, we walk though icy and snow covered trail to reach Singu Chuli where we camp. As the path is icy and snow covered, we use crampons if necessary to make uphill.
Day 15: Singu Chuli Camp I to Singu Chuli camp II
We walk through icy and snowy covered trail uphill to reach Singu Chuli II where we set up our tents and make necessary preparation for conquering summit.
Day 16: Singu Chuli II to Summit
Having checked physical and mentally and physical equipment and strong determination of conquering the summit, we set out for our mission. When we reach the top we can see the beautiful view of mountains within the Annapurna Sanctuary. We walk down to reach Singu Chuli II Camp.
Day 17: Singu Chuli II to Tent peak Base Camp
We walk down the trail following the same trail to Tent Peak Base Camp where we stayed overnight.
Day 18: Trek from tent peak base camp to Machhapuchre Base Camp
Following the same trail back we took on the way to summit, we end our walk for the day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp. To reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we pass through Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 19: Trek from Machhapuchre Base Camp to Sinuwa
We continue our way back down passing through Deurali, Dobhan, and Bamboo and finally to reach Sinuwa. We spend the night at Sinuwa.
Day 20: Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda
Today, we walk up and down passing through Choomrong Khola, Choomrong village to reach Jhinudanda. Here we can visit hot water spring for relaxing. Overnight at Jhinudada.
Day 21: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pokhara
We walk down the trail to reach Himal pani. Walking further, we cross several streams and terraces towards Landruk, the Gurung village. On few hours of further walking we reach the beautiful city of lakes Pokhara.
Day 22: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
We drive back along Prithivi Highway for around 5 hours to reach the capital, Kathmandu. We can enjoy the night life of the capital and buy some souvenir back home.
Day 23: Departure
We will escort you to International Airport making promise to meet in future for next adventure and wish for your safe journey back home.