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Singu Chuli (6,501m) was formerly known as the 'Flute Peak'. The first ascent of this peak was made by Wilf Noyce and David Cox on its North–East Face and the top section of the East Ridge.
Singu Chuli lies to the North of Tharpu Chuli along a connecting ridge. This mountain is a much stiffer proposition than Tharpu Chuli, and is the highest of all the trekking peaks in the area. There are no straight forward routes up the mountain. This trek is strongly recommended for real upfront excellent mountain views. You will enjoy the great cultural diversity in Ghandruk-Chhomorong and Ghorepani. Before entering the Fish Tail (Machhapuchhare Base Camp) and Annapurna Base Camp, you can relax for a while and enjoy the panoramic views of the world's highest mountains. Attempting this peak is thrilling adventure to its core.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours.
You depart for a six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trishuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marshyangdi River. You then go on to follow the Marshyangdi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara., its a breezy scenic drive through a lush green belt, virtually, with pleasant weather, Pokhara is a tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites that covers lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with its glamorous mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes approximately one and half hours drive. You begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and a half hours. After breakfast at the hotel, you could drive for one and a half hours to Nayapul. This is where your start your trek starts. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurungs and they Buddhist by faith. Most of the folks here are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some are employed in the British and Indian armies.
Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.)which takes about six hours. To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.) and Annapurna (7219m) South. Now, your trail gets easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some wild life such as monkeys and various bird species.
Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and a half hours. the early morning trip 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 mountain peaks. After breakfast, trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m.). After walking for almost one and a half hours, you reach Gurung Hill which has splendid mountain views like the 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 Tadapanil After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and lush green sceneries. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and other smaller peaks.
Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) which takes about three hours. It’s a cool and 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. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. A handicraft centre and Gurung museum can be found here. From this village you could get good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) which takes approximately four hours. At the beginning of the day, you could ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for an hour and still ascend gently to the final camp. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurungs, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.
Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) which it takes about five hours. Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail (beware of the stinging nettles) you reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. Climb in rhododendron forests to Kuldi, at 2520m. This was once a British sheep breeding project; now the stone houses are an ACAP visitor centre and check post. In winter, it's common to find snow anywhere from this point on. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).
Day 08: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours. You trek gently ascending through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now, you pass through a muddy trail which traverses high above the river. Debris from avalanches are seen here but not much during winter season. After a short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), which s named after as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)
Day 09: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) which takes about four hours. From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. The trail is less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek you 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 ascending until you reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here,you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places where you can 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 meadows and after some distance your trail goes gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). From here, you can view several peaks at 360 degree.
Day 10: Rest at Annapurna Base Camp (4,100). This is an acclimatization day for preparation of the summit.
Day 11:Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp which takes about five hours. You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steep ascent trail all the way to Tent Peak Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and several other peaks.
Day 12: Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) this takes about five hours. The trail is a steep ascent all the way to the High Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and other peaks.
Day 13: Rest at Tent Peak High Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Singu Chuli summit.
Day 14: Climbing High Camp to Singu Chuli Camp I (5,500m.). The trail is rocky and covered by icy glaciers. The views to be enjoyed are of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.
Day 15: Singu Chuli Camp I to Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800) which takes about five hours.
Day 16: Singu Chuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to Singu Chuli Camp II
Day 17: Singu Chuli Camp II to Tent Peak Base Camp which takes about six hours. This day you descend all the way to Tent Peak Base Camp.
Day 18: Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to Macchapucchre Base Campwhich takes about five hours. You descend all the way to Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it the trail is gradual down all the way to Macchapucchre Base Camp.
Day 19: Trek from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Sinuwa, which is about six hours. The trail moves downhill until you reach Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. There are a few tea houses at Sinuwa.
Day 20: Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.) which takes about four hours.
You trek gradually, descending to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail goes steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can then relax at the Hot Spring.
Day 21: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) which takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is a descent and then appears through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here, you find a beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, you will be at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmins as well. Now, the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascends a level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, a ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks.
Day 22: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi which takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car. The trail is gently descending up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Now, you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. You then take a drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.
Day 23: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Mugling and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and the village folks engrossed in their daily chores. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Or, you can fly as an option from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
- All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking & climbing period
- National park permit & peak climbing permit
- Climbing Equipments
- Domestic airfare
- Domestic airport tax
- English speaking climbing sherpa.
- Highly experienced staffs
- Staffs food, clothing & salary
- Staffs insurance
- Rescue Help
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Airport pick up & drop
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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