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 for Hiunchuli Peak Climbing:
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 necessary 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 for Hiunchuli Peak expedition:
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.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 02 Free day or sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03 Drive or fly to Pokhara (850m). Hotel
Day 04 Drive to Birethanti, - Tirkhedhunga (1577m)
Day 05 Tirkhedhunga - Ghorepani (2855m)
Day 06 Sunrise from Poon Hill - Tadapani (2595m)
Day 07 Tadapan i- Chhomrong (1950m)
Day 08 Chomrong - Dovan (2720m)
Day 09 Dovan - Machhapuchhre base camp (3700m)
Day 10 Acclimatization day; Trek to Annapurna
Day 11 Acclimatization day - Trek to Hinko Cave
Day 12 Hike to base camp (4100m)
Day 13 Climb to high camp (4900m)
Day 14 Higher Camp (5500m)
Day 15 Climb to summit (6441m) and back to base camp
Day 16 Base camp - Dovan (2720)
Day 17 Dovan - Jhinu Danda (1600m)
Day 18 Jhinu to Tolkha (1700m)
Day 19 Tolkha - Dhampus Phedi drive to Pokhara
Day 20 Drive or fly to Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 21 Bhaktapur and Patan sightseeing and return
Day 22 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 23 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
Alpine Adventure Club Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd.
P.O Box: 5934
Kaldhara (5 Minutes walk from Thamel)