Singu Chuli Peak (6501M, 21328 ft’) is an attractive and popular mountain peak for climbing in the Annapurna region. Also known as Fluted Peak, Singu Chuli is located to the North of Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) along a connecting ridge. Singu Chuli peak is a much stiffer proposition to climb than Tharpu Chuli, and is the highest of all the trekking peaks in the Annapurna area. The mountain can be seen from Annapurna South Base Camp but the better shape of the mountain with its pointed ridges of snow and ice is best seen from the moraines above the lodges.
There are no straight forward routes up the mountain. The normal approach is a day or two beyond Machapuchare Base Camp (the last buildings or people you are likely to see until your return), and has the remotest feel of all the trekking peaks in the area. It is often climbed after an acclimatization ascent of Tharpu Chuli. Additionally, it offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery, pristine forest, and high altitude climbing in the world. This is a very beautiful and impressive mountain peak located in one of great mountain sanctuaries of Nepal.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. Then, you will visit ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast we begin our overland journey to Pokhara. The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is 200km and it takes about 7 hrs. We drive through beautiful hills, alongside Trishuli and Marshyangdi River and valley enjoying with mountain views.
Upon arrival in Pokhara either you can relax in your hotel or boating in the Phewa Lake. Boating in Phewa Lake and viewing Mt. Fishtail is an exciting and fascinating lifetime experience.
After breakfast in hotel we drive to Nayapul (1050m, 1hr) & then trek begins to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m) via Birethanti (1065m, 5hrs). The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you will ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people of the village are Gurung community and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.
To begin your trek, you will ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) South. Now, your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. If you are lucky then you may see some of the wild life such as monkey and wild birds.
Early morning you will hike to Poon Hill 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 mountain peaks. After breakfast we trek down to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and a half hour you reach Gurung Hill which offers the splendid mountain views like Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron, bamboos until you reach Deurali. The trail goes steeply down through deep forests all the way to Banthati. It takes one hour from here to reach Tadapani which is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests and offer you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II.
It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through Rhododendron, Oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minites and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong. Chhumrung is a main gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.
Our route now climbs quite steeply, high above the river, through bamboo forest and isolated farmsteads. The teahouses at Jhinu provide a welcome opportunity to stop for a drink and a rest on this long, hot climb. Ascending further along a treeless ridge we come to Taglung and just a short distance beyond this is chomrong. From this Gurung village, there is a tremendous view of Annapurna South, as well as impressive views of Machhapuchhare. 4 to 5 hours walking.
After dropping down to the Chomrong Khola on steep stone steps, the trail climbs again, initially through terraced fields and then through a forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Today’s walk is always either up or down on steep paths which are often paved. Sometimes there are views of the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare ahead, but often the forest is too thick to allow more than a tantalizing glimpse. After reaching the village of Khuldigar, we descend a stone staircase to a section of exceptionally thick bamboo forest which leads to the settlement known as “Bamboo Lodge”. From here, we climb steeply through bamboo and rhododendron forest, following the trail high above the river to day’s end at Himalaya Hotel.
Climbing steeply, we soon reach a fire-blackened overhang which has been walled-in to make a small lodge. This place is known as Hinku Cave. The trail rises continually now, as we near the entry to the Sanctuary. Passing the lodges at Deurali and Bagar, we arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp.
Another short day today, and a fairly gentle ascent through tranquil meadows brings us to Annapurna Base Camp. Increasingly impressive views reward us for our efforts as we climb the last steep section before reaching the base camp area. From here there are fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I. [2 hours walking].
Today is a rest and acclimatization day and there are superb views from the top of the moraine ridge which lies just beyond the lodges.
This trek begins from Annapurna base camp and ends at Singu Chuli Peak base camp. We cross Annapurna glacier and then we follow steep climb towards the base camp. During the trek, we will see the wonderful views of different mountains like Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain and many others. Overnight stay at tent.
Gradually, we trek from the base camp to high camp and then again we return to base camp. Here, we can relish the panoramic view of many mountains.
We take a complete rest at high camp for better acclimatization.
Today is our main adventure day, we start early in the morning to climb Singu Chuli Peak but it all depends on the weather condition. From the summit of Singu Chuli Peak, we can have closer panoramic views of Annapurna range, Chulu East, Chulu Far East, Nawal peak, Tilicho peak, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains, Kang Guru Peak, Gyaji Kang peak, Tilje peak, Kuchubhro peak and many more. After a safe trip to the top we safely make our way down to the base camp. Overnight at tented camp.
You can have a glimpse of panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) during the trek to Machhapuchhare base camp Overnight at lodge.
The route begins on a broad grassy path, before climbing over lateral moraine and down to the beautiful ablation valley. The best views are probably obtained from the crest of the moraine, which we follow until it is cut through by the glacier flowing down from Himal Chuli to the north. Descend and follow the same route to a pleasant camp spot at Dovan, which lies on the boundary of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Overnight at lodge.
We descend a long, stone staircase through bamboo and rhododendrons forests to Kuldi. and then down to Sinuwa. From Sinuwa, the trail leads downhill to the Modi Khola, closing the day with a steep climb to Chhomrung. Overnight at lodge.
From Chhomrung the trail descends gently through forests to Ghandrunk. During the trek you will be mesmerized by picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South before ending the day’s voyage with overnight stay at lodge in Ghandrunk village.
Trek downhill through villages and terraced fields to Syauli Bazaar, then onto Nayapul before being transported back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
We have allocated a free day in Pokhara. Your leader will advise you of sightseeing opportunities or you may just wish to relax around the hotel. The lakeside area has good shopping opportunities, Internet cafés and it is well worthwhile taking a boat out onto the lake.
We drive back to Kathmandu through the endless terraces of lowland Nepal, the six hour drive get back us to the buzz and bustle of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.
Our airport representative will come to pick you up and transfer you to the International Airport according to your flight time.
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