Hiunchuli Peak Climbing (6,441m)

Hiunchuli   Peak ClimbingHiunchuli forms a formidable south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. It has a reputation for being prone to avalanche, rock fall and route finding difficulty-there is no obvious ‘standard’ line up and is best tackled in true expedition style.

Even though it offers new route possible, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed. Most of the common approached are via the Southeast Face or Northwest face though the latter is seldom attempted.

Hiunchuli’s eastern face overlooks the Modi River and guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Access is easy and altitude limited, the climb offers excellent Himalayan mountaineering with a programmed of just than three weeks. An American Peace Corps Expedition first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971 via the Southeast face.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1to 6: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Birethanti from where is you begin the popular trek up the impressive Annapurna Sanctuary and the base camp for Annapurna.

Days 7 to 12: Reach Hiunchuli Base Camp, high Camp and top.

Days 13 to 18: Trek down to Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu.