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Himchuli Peak Climbing

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  • 20 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 6441m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn

Highlights

  • Offers stunning views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
  • Traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you can experience their unique culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
  • Includes crossing steep slopes, rocky terrain, and using ropes and crampons.
  • Beautiful forests, rhododendron, and bamboo groves, and high-altitude terrain
  • Annapurna Conservation Area, home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including rare Himalayan animals like the snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan thar.

Overview of Himchuli Peak Climbing

Himchuli Peak is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which is famous for its spectacular mountain scenery and diverse cultures. It is situated between the summits of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre, and stands at an elevation of 6,441 meters (21,132 feet). The peak is also known as Himchuli East.

Climbing Himchuli Peak is a challenging but rewarding adventure for experienced mountaineers. The climb involves technical sections of rock and ice climbing, as well as some steep and exposed sections. It requires a good level of physical fitness and mountaineering experience, including knowledge of rope techniques, glacier travel, and high-altitude climbing.

To climb Himchuli Peak, you will need to obtain a climbing permit from the Nepalese government. The permit fee varies depending on the season, with higher fees during the peak climbing season of spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November). You will also need to hire a certified guide and a team of support staff, including porters and cooks, to assist you on the climb.

The climb typically takes around 18-21 days, including acclimatization and rest days. You will start the climb from the village of Nayapul, which is accessible by road from Pokhara. From there, you will trek to the village of Ghandruk, where you will begin the ascent towards the peak.

The climb itself is divided into several camps, with the first camp located at an altitude of around 3,700 meters (12,100 feet). You will need to carry your own gear and equipment, as well as food and water, for the duration of the climb. The support staff will set up camp and prepare meals for you.

The ascent involves climbing steep snow and ice slopes, as well as sections of exposed rock. The final summit push involves a challenging ridge climb to the peak. The views from the summit are spectacular, with panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding valleys.

The best time to climb Himchuli Peak is in the spring (April-May) and autumn (September-November), when the weather is generally stable and the visibility is good. During these seasons, the skies are usually clear, and the temperature is mild, making it easier to climb.

Overall, climbing Himchuli Peak is a challenging and rewarding adventure for experienced mountaineers seeking to push their limits and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region.

Itinerary

Day 1Kathmandu Arrival

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from the trekking company and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day resting and exploring the city.

Day 2Trek preparation day and Kathmandu sightseeing

Today we prepare for the trek and check the last-minute checklist for trekking gear and if needed shopping around Thamel. After lunch visit Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage sites, Kathmandu Durbar Squire, Pashupatinath Temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes around 6-7 hours. Pokhara is a beautiful lakeside town and the gateway to the Annapurna region.

Day 4Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft)

After an early breakfast, you will drive to Nayapul and begin your trek to Tikhedhunga. The trek takes around 3-4 hours, passing through beautiful forests, villages, and terraced fields.

Day 5Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,383ft)

Today’s trek is quite steep, as you ascend from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. The trek takes around 5-6 hours and offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 6Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,610m/8,563ft)

Today, you will wake up early and hike to Poon Hill, which offers panoramic views of the sunrise over the Himalayas. After breakfast, you will trek to Tadapani, which takes around 5-6 hours.

Day 7Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,119ft)

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful forests and terraced fields, as you make your way to the village of Chhomrong. The trek takes around 5-6 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 8Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft)

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful forests and along the Modi Khola river, as you make your way to the village of Dovan. The trek takes around 5-6 hours.

Day 9Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft)

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful forests and past waterfalls, as you make your way to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trek takes around 5-6 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 10Acclimatization day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Today is a rest day, to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. You can spend the day exploring the surrounding area and preparing for the climb.

Day 11Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft)

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful alpine terrain and glacier moraines, as you make your way to Annapurna Base Camp. The trek takes around 3-4 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 12Climb to High Camp (5,200m/17,060ft)

Today, you will start your climb to High Camp. The climb is challenging and takes around 6-7 hours. At High Camp, you will set up camp and prepare for the summit push.

Day 13Summit Day (6,441m/21,132ft) and back to High Camp

Today is the day of the summit push. You will start early in the morning, around 2-3 am, and make your way to the summit of Himchuli Peak. The climb is challenging and takes around 7-8 hours. At the summit, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. After spending some time at the summit, you will descend back to High Camp for the night.

Day 14Reserve day for summit push

This day is reserved in case of bad weather or any other unforeseen circumstances that may prevent you from summiting on Day 13.

Day 15Trek from High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Today, you will descend from High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trek takes around 3-4 hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 16Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft)

Today’s trek takes you back through beautiful forests and past waterfalls, as you make your way to the village of Bamboo. The trek takes around 5-6 hours.

Day 17Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,840ft)

Today’s trek takes you through beautiful forests and along the Modi Khola river, as you make your way to the village of Jhinu Danda. You can relax in the natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda to soothe your tired muscles. The trek takes around 5-6 hours.

Day 18Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Today is the last day of your trek. You will trek to Nayapul and take a drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can relax and celebrate the successful summit of Himchuli Peak.

Day 19Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today, you will take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with your climbing guide and team members.

Day 20Departure from Kathmandu

Today, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight back home.

Date & Prices

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2023 - 2024

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$2630
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12630
2-52580
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2023 - 2024

Booking Available
$2630
No of People Cost
12630
2-52580
5-102480
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