Trip Facts

  • Duration:17 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Trip Profile:Mt. Singu Chuli Climbing
  • Geography:mountains/Hills/Forests
  • Location:Kaski
  • Accommodation:Hotel/Camp/Tea house
  • Meals:All meals included during the trekking
  • Religious:Buddhism
  • Ethnic People:Gurung/Magar
  • Transportation:Tourist bus/Private vehicle
  • Group Size:01-10

Highlight

  • The climb of one of the challenging peaks in the Annapurna region, Singu Chuli (6501m)
  • Trek through the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna base camps
  • Visit the Gurung and Magar villages and know about their way of living
  • Experience the trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area
     

Overview

Mt. Singu Chuli peak climbing is one of the most challenging and exciting climbs in western Nepal. This trip offers you more than just Singu Chuli peak as you’ll visit the Machhapuchhre Base camp and Annapurna Base camp. You also explore the Gurung villages and learn their way of living in the hilly and mountain area. Also, you can also get an opportunity to visit the heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley on this trip by Himalaya Land Treks.
You arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and our representative will pick you up and transfer you to our hotel. There you'll meet the trek guide and get brief information about the trek. Your journey begins with a flight to Pokhara. You can take rest after you check in to the hotel or you can go for a short sightseeing in Pokhara. 
Next day, you’ll drive to Phedi and start your trek for Singu Chuli peak climbing. You trek to Tolka followed by next day trek to Jhinu Danda. You can visit the hot-spring in Jhinu and hike to Chhomrong for a nice sunset view. Next day, you'll trek from Jhinu Danda to Bamboo and from Bamboo, you'll head to Deurali passing Dobhan and Himalaya. 
Further, you’ll trek towards Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). The trail starts getting a little tough and snowy with nice views of the Himalayas. From Annapurna Base camp, you’ll head straight to Singu Chuli Base camp and then towards High camp. You’ll get basic training and knowledge about the use of the gears and equipment on the way to high camp. Finally, from high camp, you’ll start your climb to Singu Chuli peak. 
The climb demands your physical strength and mental focus. You’ll follow the instructions of guide and carefully use the gears. You’ll get 360-degree panoramic views of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri from the top of Singu Chuli peak. You’ll return to Base camp after a while and start your return journey. First, you’ll retrace your steps back to Chhomrong via Dobhan and Bamboo. From, Chhomrong, you’ll trek to Ghandruk and explore the Gurung village and then head to Syaule. Lastly, you can trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara or directly drive to Pokhara from Syaule. 
At Himalaya Land Treks, we give you all the facilities needed for your trip. We have nice accommodation facilities and transportation. Our company also has experienced climbers as a guide and porters. The required passes and permits for the climb will also be managed by us. 

Itinerary of Mt. Singu Chuli Climbing

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel

You’ll land on Tribhuvan International Airport and a Himalaya Land Treks’ member will welcome you. Then, you’ll be transferred to our hotel. You’ll meet the trek guide and get some details about the trek. You can rest or roam around the hotel area. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Climbing Preparation

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

The trek guide will give you information on the climb and what needs to be considered in the climb. You’ll get a list of gears and equipment that you’ll need in the climb. You’ll check the list and if anything is missing you can go for shopping. You can go for short sightseeing of the world heritage sites in the valley. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) (35 Minutes)

Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast

Your journey starts with a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You visit the Phewa Lake and other nearby places in Pokhara. You can visit Sarangkot for sunset and enjoy the evening at the Lakeside. The views of the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Annapurna range decorate the horizon. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi (45 mins) and Trek to Tolka (1700m/5577ft) (5-6 hours)

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You drive from Pokhara to Phedi and then begin your trek towards Dhampus. Dhampus is a beautiful Gurung village and you can have nice views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna (8091m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Then, you ascend towards Pothana village and then to Deurali from where you get magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Through the thick sub-tropical forest, you descend to Bhaise Kharka and then ascend to Tolka. Overnight stay in Tolka.

Day 5: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu (1780m/5840ft) (5-6 hours)

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next, you trek from Tolka to Jhinu. The trail first descends to Landrung through the forest then fields and some small villages. You continue to descend and reach Jhinu Danda. You get to enjoy the hot spring which is situated at the bank of the Modi River and is a short walkway. After relaxing in the hot-spring, you can relish the pretty views of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight stay in Jhinu.

Day 6: Trek from Jhinu to Bamboo (2400m/7874ft) (6-7 hours)

5-6 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You ascend to Chhomrong and then descend the 2500 stone steps to reach Chhomrong River. You’ll then cross the bridge above the river and start ascending. After the gentle climb uphill, you’ll get to Sinuwa. Passing a forest, you’ll reach Kuldighar and then you’ll descend towards Bamboo. Overnight stay in Bamboo.

Day 7: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3150m/10335ft) (6-7 hours)

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

You’ll leave Bamboo and start your walk through the cold bamboo forest. Then, you’ll gradually ascend the steep trails. You cross Dovan and continue towards Himalaya. You get a nice view of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna (8091m), and other mountains from Himalaya. You can also see the glacial rivers flowing from the mountains. You ascend to Hinku cave and again descend to the river. From the bottom, you’ll climb uphill and reach Deurali. Overnight stay in Deurali.

Day 8: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna base camp (4130m/13550ft) (4-5 hours)

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Further, you’ll head to Annapurna Base camp this day. You'll ascend through a riverside and then the trail gets steeper to the mountainside. You reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) at the beginning. You watch the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Annapurna I (8091m) along with other mountains and continue your trek. The upcoming trial gets tough as you head to Annapurna Base Camp. You leave behind the vegetation areas and fields and reach Annapurna Base camp. The panoramic view of Annapurna range is the beautiful sight you’ll end the day with. Overnight stay in Annapurna Base camp.

Day 9: Trek from Annapurna base camp to Singu Chuli peak base camp (4300m/14108ft) (6 hours)

5-6 hrs
Camp/Tent
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day, you’ll get near to your destination, Singu Chuli, and head to Singu Chuli Base camp. Along the trail, you get a stunning view of complete Annapurna Sanctuary. The glacier, surrounded by beautiful peaks, is an amazing sight to witness. You trek on the snowy trail towards the Singu Chuli Base camp. Overnight stay in Singu Base camp.

Day 10: Trek from Singu Chuli base camp to high camp (5600m/18373ft) (6 Hours)

5-6 hrs
Camp/tent
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

This day, you’ll climb to the high camp of Singu Chuli. The trail is strenuous and you need to follow the guide’s instructions. As you gain a lot of altitudes, the thinning air might be a problem and you may get altitude sickness. The guide will instruct you and, on the way, small training sessions will also be given. You’ll reach the high camp and then prepare for the climb the next day. Overnight stay in high camp.

Day 11: High camp to summit and back to base camp (6501m/21329ft) (8-9 hours)

8-9 hrs
Camp/Tent
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Finally, you’ll climb the challenging peak early morning. You’ll use the gears and equipment like ice axe, climbing boots, ropes, harness and more. The climb is physically challenging and the adventure is matchless. From the peak, you’ll get amazing panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Lamjung Himal (6983m) along with other snowy peaks. After short rest and watching the view, you return to Base camp via High camp. You celebrate your success and rest. Overnight stay in Base camp.

Day 12: Trek from Singu Chuli peak base camp to Deurali (3230m/10597ft)

7-8 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next, you’ll retrace your way back to Deurali from Base camp. You start by watching the heart whelming sunrise over the peaks from Annapurna Base camp. Then, you’ll descend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and walk slowly towards Deurali. Once again, you’ll witness the waterfalls and rivers and relax in Deurali. Overnight stay in Deurali.

Day 13: Trek from Deurali to Chhomrong (2170m/7119ft) (6-7 hours)

6-7 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Further, you’ll return to Chhomrong from Deurali. You’ll descend to Himalaya and then to Dovan. After a short descend through the bamboo forest, you'll reach Bamboo and have lunch. After having lunch, you’ll walk towards Sinuwa and descend towards Chhomrong River. A short trek from the river brings you to the Chhomrong village. Overnight stay in Chhomrong.

Day 14: Trek from Chhomrong to Syaule (1210m/3670ft) (5-6 hours)

4-5 hrs
Lodge/tea house
Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Next day, you have breakfast and then start trekking to Syaule. You trek to Ghandruk and explore the Gurung community and observe their culture and lifestyle. You’ll have lunch and then you trek pass Kimche and Siwar before you stop at Syaule. You rest after you reach Syaule and prepare for your return. Overnight stay in Syaule.

Day 15: Trek from Syaule to Nayapul, 2-3 Hrs and then drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft),1.5 hrs

4-5 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Lunch

This day, you can trek or drive back to Pokhara. The best option would be a trek to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara. If you have time, you can visit Davis falls and other caves in Pokhara. You celebrate at Lakeside and then have dinner in the evening. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft), 6-7 hrs | Farewell Dinner

6-7 hrs
Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Breakfast/Farewell Dinner

Lastly, you’ll return to Kathmandu either on a flight or drive back. If the time permits, you’ll be able to go sightseeing in the valley. You’ll visit the famous world heritage sites like the Durbar Squares, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. You’ll have a farewell dinner in the evening hosted by the Himalaya Land Treks. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure

Breakfast

You’ll be dropped to the airport if you have a scheduled flight to your home. You can also stay in the hotel or book another trip for you if you are interested.

Inclusion

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure.
  • Pre trek meeting.
  • City entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights. 
  • Full day city tour in Kathmandu by a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara flight ticket.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu travel in a deluxe bus.
  • Private transport Pokhara to Naya Pul. 
  • Private transport Nayapul to Pokhara. 
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS).
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and a duffel bag.
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry 
  •     luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging.
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice. 
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after dinner.
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water.
  • Oxi-meter: To check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation. 
  • All accommodation during the trek  (Soft, comfort, private room with shared toilet).
  • 3-star Hotel in Pokhara 
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Souvenir: Himalaya Land treks t-shirt and Trekking Route map.
  • Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.

Exclusion

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Hot showers, Wi-Fi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst on trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Tip for guide and porter
     

Check List

  • Health Requirement arranged 
  • Money:  Cash/Credit Card 
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu 
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea.
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat, Sunhat/bandana,  Scarf, Sunglass, Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Himalaya Land Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months
  • T-Shirts 3 or 4
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Reading/ writing materials
  • Thermals Upper and lower  
  • Extra warm clothing during winter ( December to March) 
     

Fixed Departure Dates

We will easily organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date

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