Singu Chuli, an attractive mountain for climbing, is also known as Fluted 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.The mountain can be seen from Annapurna South base camp but the better shape of the mountain with pointed ridge of snow and ice is seen from the moraines above the lodges. The normal route for Singu Chuli climbing is from North-East Face.
We follow the trekking trail up to Machhapuchhre base camp and then cross South Annapurna Glaciers and moraines to reach grassy meadows to a rock overhang which can be used as base camp ( 4,200m.). We climb through the glaciers towards north and pass through grassy shelf to reach a ridge where we will set up high camp ( 4,900m.). From this camp we continue climbing between the glaciers and the flank of the mountain to reach a plateau below the North-East Face. We will fix Camp I on a shelf ( 5,600m.) just below the center of the face. We climb towards right hand which lead us just below a vertical wall (122m.). We follow a gully on the left and climb steep steps to gain upper section of the East-Ridge and then to the summit.
We have to do it by a trekking all carefully between cultivated hills nd terraces, marked out by prosperous villages Gurungs. Since the base Camp of Machhapuchhre, we will leave full north towards a less visited wild valley. We arrive at the base camp of Singu Chuli in six or seven days walk from the road head near Pokhara and place a base camp at around 4350m/ 14668ft and then place two higher camps one at 4,900m/16,000ft at the approach of North East Face and the other at 5,500m/18,000ft. on the North East Face of the mountain to before the summit is gained. Some vertical wall near the summit pose some technical challenge on this climb.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 02: Free day in kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley( option are)
Patan Durbar Square:
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours.
You depart for the 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 Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindu along with 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 04: Trek from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car,
which takes approximately one and half hours drive. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards, you ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities and in the tourism business.
Day 05: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours.
To begin your trek, you ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you can see a 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 to the final camp. You can see some of the wild life in the area such as monkeys and various species of birds.
Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours.
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 Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hours you reach Gurung Hill which has splendid mountain views like Poon Hill. From here you follow small forests with rhododendron and bamboo 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. After breakfast trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2731m.) through the deep forests of rhododendron, bamboo and oak. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grant you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on.
Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours.
It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is a popular destination for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.
Day 08: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.) which takes approximately four hours.
At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Immediately, ascend steeply again and walk at a level for an hour and still ascend gently to the final camp. Chhumrung is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic groups of Nepal.
Day 09: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) and 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 10: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours.
Your trek gently ascends through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are a few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There is debris of avalanches except during the winter season. After a short trek, you reach Himalayan Hotel (2900m.), the town aptly named after the Himalayan Hotel. Beyond it, the trail is a steep ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), which is named for a huge overhanging rock which provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty minutes through normal ascending path to reach Deorali (3230m.)
Day 11: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.) and it 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 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 is a gentle ascent 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 meadow 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 see the views of several peaks at 360 degrees.
Day 12: Rest at Annapurna Base Camp (4,100). This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of summit.
Day 13: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Ten Peak Base Camp which takes about five hours.
You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steeply ascending trail all the way to Ten 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 many others
Day 14: Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) and it takes about five hours.
The trail is a steep ascent all the way to High Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.
Day 15: Rest at Ten Peak High Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Singu Chuli summit.
Day 16: Climbing High Camp to Singu Chuli Camp I (5,500m.).
The trail is rocky and covered by icy glacier. The views to be enjoyed are of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.
Day 17: Singu Chuli Camp I to Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800) which takes about five hours.
Singu Chuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to Singu Chuli Camp II
Day 18: Singu Chuli Camp II to Ten Peak Base Camp which takes about six hours. This day you descend all the way to Ten Peak Base Camp.
Day 19: Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp to Macchapucchre Base Camp and it takes about five hours.
You descend all the way to Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it the trail goes gradually down all the way to Macchapucchre Base Camp.
Day 20: Trek from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Sinuwa and it takes about six hours.
The trail moves downhill until you reach Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply to the Kuldi Ghar where the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. There are a few tea houses at Sinuwa.
Day 21: Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.) which takes about four hours.
Your trek gradually descends to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for another 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.
Day 22: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) which takes about five hours.
The first part of the trek is 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 a mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then again ascends to 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, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks.
Day 23: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus
Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car. The trail gently descends to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. From here you take a vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.
Day 24: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Or you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu and it takes about 25 minutes.)
Day 22: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 23: Tour ends