Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Trip Duration 19
Max Altitude 6441M
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit March to May, October to December

Trip Overview


The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Trip offers an exhilarating adventure in the heart of the stunning Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing tall at an elevation of 6,441 meters (21,132 feet), Hiunchuli Peak is also a challenging yet rewarding climb that attracts thrill-seeking mountaineers from around the world. The journey begins in Kathmandu, where you will captivate by the city's vibrant culture and rich history. After a brief stay in the capital, you will also embark on a scenic flight to Pokhara, a picturesque city nestled in the lap of the Himalayas. Pokhara serves as the gateway to the Annapurna region and sets the stage for the ultimate adventure ahead. As you commence the trek, you will also traverse through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced farmlands, witnessing the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayan landscape. The trail leads you to the renowned Annapurna Base Camp, where you will spend a night to acclimatize and soak in the awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow-capped peaks.

Conquering Heights: The Thrilling Journey to Hiunchuli Peak

From there, the true test begins as you venture towards Hiunchuli Base Camp. The climb requires technical skills, including the use of ropes and crampons, as you navigate steep slopes and icy terrain. The ascent to the summit demands physical endurance and mental fortitude, but the sense of achievement and the astonishing vistas that await make it all worthwhile. Standing atop Hiunchuli Peak, you will also be rewarded with a mesmerizing 360-degree panorama of towering mountains, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, and Dhaulagiri. The sheer beauty and tranquility of the surroundings create a profound sense of connection with nature. After savoring the triumph of reaching the summit, you will also retrace your steps back to Pokhara, where a well-deserved celebration awaits. Reflecting on the memories of the climb, you will bid farewell to the mountains and return to Kathmandu, bringing with you a sense of accomplishment and a newfound appreciation for the majesty of the Himalayas.

Conclusion and Summary

The Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Trip is an unforgettable expedition that combines challenging mountaineering, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion. It is also an experience that pushes your limits, inspires your soul, and leaves an indelible mark on your adventurous spirit.

 Trip Highlight

  • Explore Kathmandu Valley, including several UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Spend a day in Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal
  • Magnificent glaciers, gorges, caves and waterfalls
  • Variety of landscapes, including forests, valleys, rivers and Lakes
  • Hike through the classic Annapurna Sanctuary route.
  • Trekking to the Annapurna Base camp experiencing the heavenly surrounding of the Annapurna region
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Reach the Annapurna Sanctuary, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp before climbing the peak.
  • Sleep at the Base of Annapurna.
  • Walking through the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Relaxing hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Magnificent view of Himalaya
  • Spectacular & challenging 6000m Himalayan peak
  • 2:1 client/guide ratio with experienced Guides.
  • Difficult technical climbing
  • Metabolic boost to your fitness, wellness and creativity
  • Magical view of the holy mountain Fishtail.
  • Enjoy the mountains and terrain displays from the very first day of the expedition.
  • Experience the beauty of renowned peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III,Singu Chuli, Machhapuchhre, GangapurnaTharpa Chuli, and many more from Hiunchuli Summit.
  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges – including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft) , Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft) from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Amazing views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandruk from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Insight into rural Nepali life
  • Explore and learn more about the unique and welcoming locals
  • Experience a different culture
  • Pass the iconic villages and explore the lifestyle of the local people of the Annapurna region
  • An opportunity to explore the cultural diversity of different ethnic groups such as Gurung, Sherpa, Magar, etc. and their hospitality


Thereafter your rest, you will come out of the hotel to meet the expedition team. There will be a discussion about the itinerary and plans for the trip among all the members. Then you’ll leave your hotel for the night rest after dinner with the team. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

After the cultural sightseeing, you will find a way to prepare for the expedition as you will leave Kathmandu the next morning. You might need to buy or rent climbing and trekking essentials for the long expedition. So you’ll reach out to such places for arranging things for your journey. Then doing all of the purchases and arrangements, you’ll retrace the hotel’s way for night rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

Meals: BB Plan

The place is also known as the city of lakes and a city with great mountain views. You will explore the city as much as you can before night falls. The place is quite bright to explore at night also. A stroll around the lakeside can be a healing walk for you. Once you are done with the exploration, you’ll head for the delicious dinner before bedtime. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals: BB Plan

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

The trek will start with an ascent as usual to find your way to Deaurali La. From there, the walk will be through the deep forest of Rhododendron until Banthanti. You may come across some of the wild animals of the woods. Keeping all of the things behind, you’ll reach Tadapani Village which is another important village in the region. Of course, you can enjoy the mountains through your eyes from here also. Overnight in Tadapani’s teahouse.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Soon after leaving Chhomrong, you’ll start to get into the deep forest of Rhododendron, Oak, and Bamboo. The trek is quite a healing one as you will get to trek amid greenery after so long. Moving through the forest, you’ll see some monkeys jumping around. The trek will come to an end after reaching Bamboo. Awesome overnight in Bamboo’s peaceful surroundings.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Before reaching ABC, you’ll trek through the base camp of Iconic Mt Machhapuchhre which lies in the Annapurna Sanctuary. You’ll see loads of mountains today, the thing is pretty sure if clouds are not around. After you reach ABC, you’ll spend an appealing evening and night at the lapse of Mt Annapurna.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Embark on a challenging trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp. The trail involves traversing steep slopes and rocky terrain. As you gain altitude, the air becomes thinner, and the surroundings transform into a stunning alpine landscape. Reach Hiunchuli Base Camp and prepare for the upcoming climb. Overnight stay at Hiunchuli Base Camp.

From base camp, we further climb to the high camp. Rest and prepare for tomorrow’s climbing.

Finally, the day to climb the summit has arrived today. We start very early following our guides. We need to encounter some technical climbing stuff before we reach the peak. After we accomplish to climb the summit, we relish the scenic and close up views of Annapurna Mastiffs and spend some memorable time at the top. Then, we descend back to the Annapurna base camp and set our cap for an overnight.

After leaving our footprints on ABC, it is time to climb down. We will take a path that takes us out of the Annapurna Sanctuary and out of the Modi River Valley. Eventually, we will make it to our serene stopover point called Bamboo (2,350m / 7,700 ft) – our destination for the day.

  • Overnight stay at Buddha Guest House
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

After a long journey from ABC to Bamboo last day, we continue our way towards Jhinu Danda. First, we take a path that takes us down to Kimrong Khola and then ascends through the serene rhododendronbamboo, and oak forests, eventually reaching Jhinu Danda.

Jhinu Danda consistently attracts thousands of visitors each year as an exotic place famous for its soothing natural hot springs, where we will also let our tired muscles relax. From the hot springs, you can enjoy the views of rhododendron forest and lush vegetation.

  • Overnight stay at Hotel Park Himalaya (room with attached bathroom)
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. After leaving Jhinu Danda, we follow the plain dust road along the right of Modi Khola. This part of the trek forms the most relaxing walk of the entire trip. After trekking for about three hours, we will reach Siwa/Ghandruk Phedi, where we will bid goodbye to the trails and drive through the picturesque countryside to Pokhara. We will be spending the night at Pokhara.

  • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn with an attached bathroom
  • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)

Early in the morning, we leave Pokhara and head to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. The 200 km route first follows the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli river providing great views of the natural scenery and terraced farmlands. The bus makes one last climb, and we finally arrive at Kathmandu – the exact place where the journey began. Your trip concludes, and we hope that your journey was pleasurable and rewarded you with lifelong memories.

Later in the day, Friendship World Trek will be organizing a farewell dinner.

Note– You can take a 20-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu at an extra cost.

Meal: Breakfast

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus as per the above itinerary.
  • Transportation for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (trek start)and Ghandruk Phedi (trek end) to Pokhara
  • Three night’s standard accommodation in Three Star category Hotel in including breakfast.
  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast (room with attached bathroom) at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking in Lodge. (A cup of Tea/Coffee with Breakfast).
  • Tea house/lodge Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in Camping (Tented Camp) and meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea/coffee during the Climbing.
  • Collective climbing equipment’s such as a Climbing Rope, Ice screws, Snow bars, Tent, Snow Sawel etc…
  • Staff: (Professional English-speaking trekking guide, 1 Cook, 1 Kitchen, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters.:
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guides and all the staffs.
  • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Hiunchuli Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Ground transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome dinner on the arrival day and farewell dinner after the expedition end
  • Basic first aid kit carried by your guide.
  • None of the single supplements is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • All camping equipment like a tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chairs, mattresses. Mountain Hardware – arrangement of sleeping bags, down jackets, high altitude tents, emergency oxygen masks, regulators, and other necessary medical equipment
  • EPI Gas burner for a high climb, Gamow bag (life-saving device in case of altitude sickness) on a sharing basis with expedition members. Portable altitude chamber (PAC). Group gears and supplies like ropes, ice screws, and snow bars.
  • Costs related to tents, lodging, meals, salary, transportation, flights, and crew insurance, including helicopter rescue provision and other necessary equipment
  • Medical kits. We use pulse oximeters during the expedition to monitor blood oxygen saturation levels and avoid altitude sickness or other health risks.
  • Required number of porters
  • Porters for transportation. (2 Trekkers:1 Porter) Maximum load 18 kg per porter.
  • Access to Satellite phones and Walkie-Talkies
  • Rescue operations arrangements in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Friendship World Trek achievement certificate after the successful climbing
  • Experienced and qualified cook and kitchen helper at base camp and advanced camps. Kitchen and dining equipment for all camps. Extra dietary requirements, food, fuel, fresh vegetables, and fruits during the expedition. High altitude food and fuel.
  • All government taxes.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee, international airfare, and airport taxes
  • Medical and personal high-risk insurance. Emergency rescue evacuation if required & Personal accident, medical insurance, or Helicopter rescue for climbing/expedition members.
  • Personal equipment & climbing gears, personal expenses (shopping, laundry, telephone call, extra porter)
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for satellite phones, communication equipment, commercial expedition filming
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit per member is 9 kg
  • Lunch/Dinner or meal expenses in Kathmandu and Extra Night – Accommodation/Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Lunch/dinner or meal expenses in Kathmandu and extra night accommodation (and meals) in Kathmandu due to early return, late departure
  • Hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks
  • Walkie-talkies & filming permit
  • Garbage Deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
  • Cargo clearance (Custom duty fees to be paid by clients)
  • Summit bonus and tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by unforeseen events like extreme weather conditions, itinerary modification for safety concerns, illness, sudden changes in government policies, strikes, etc
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Includes section.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Hiunchuli Peak Route

The 19 days Hiunchuli peak route follows the classic Annapurna Base Camp trail, thus, this allows you to visit one of the world’s most famous trekking trails as a side conquest! Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 6 hours. From Pokhara, you drive to Nayapul and start your trekking from here. Within the next few days of trekking, you pass by Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali and finally reach Annapurna Base Camp.

We have made sure to add in many acclimatization days as possible. From the base camp of Annapurna, we trek towards Hiunchuli Base Camp and have an overnight at the tented camp there. From the Hiunchuli base camp, we move towards the high camp. You summit Hiunchuli from the high camp and return to the Annapurna Base Camp. Now, the journey descends you to Dovan, then Jhinudanda, Pothana and Dhampus Phedi respectively. From Dhampus Phedi, you have a short drive to Pokhara and then you get back to Kathmandu. This way, your Hiunchuli Peak expedition is accomplished.

Hiunchuli Peak Grade

Hiunchuli Peak is the trekking peak enlisted on the NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). The French/ Swiss Alpine Climbing System rates the ascent to Hiunchuli Peak as PD + (Per Difficulty). Climbing on ice and snow is a straight ascent that involves some technical labor, with a sharp rise to the summit.

Best Time to Climb Hiunchuli Peak

Hiunchuli Peak in Autumn and Spring

Hiunchuli Peak is best explored in the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) (September-November). Because of the mild temperatures, clear skies, and little snowfall, the summit is a lovely place to visit. In addition, during the post- and pre-monsoon seasons, Annapurna’s rain-free days are ideal for day treks and sightseeing.

Hiunchuli Peak in September

The typical temperature is between 0 and 15 degrees Celsius, with bitterly cold nights. The Himalayas will, however, be more visible because the days are bright and sunny. Hikers may become soaked if it rains, particularly in early September. As a result, you’ll need to use caution even if you’re climbing Hiunchuli Peak in September.

Hiunchuli Peak in October

Because the precipitation will be lesser and the sky will be clear in October, our mountain vista will be enhanced. Mountain ranges like as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others may be visible.The forest will be deep, the settlement will be green, and numerous flowers will bloom as a result of the rain, giving you a gorgeous image that will be ideal for photographing.

Hiunchuli Peak in November

November, a popular trekking month, brings pleasant weather to most of the sites. On a Hiunchuli Peak Climb, this is almost a given. The days are bright and sunny in November. The sky is clear, with perhaps a few stray clouds possible. The weather is cold, ranging from 12 to 17 degrees Celsius. The average temperature lowers to 7 degrees Celsius at night. The last days of November are a little chilly as winter approaches.

Hiunchuli Peak in March

Spring is another beautiful season to plan for your Hiunchuli Peak ascent. Highs of 17 degrees Celsius will be the norm from now on. The nights are cooler and more humid across the region after the lowest temperature of -15 degrees Celsius. The mornings are bright and sunny, while the afternoons are breezy and cold.

Hiunchuli Peak in April

In April, the days are mainly sunny, and the temperatures are slowly rising. Evenings and evenings are pleasant, though not as pleasant as March. Hiunchuli Peak’s daytime temperatures range from 0 to 15 degrees Celsius, making it a suitable climbing destination.

Hiuchuli Peak in May

In May, daytime temperatures reach 20 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures reach 5 degrees Celsius. Before May, temperatures could drop below freezing during the night. Rhododendrons, Poinsettias, Orchids, and a variety of other flowers bloom during this time of year. Because the weather is always favorable, this is one of the best times to climb the Hiunchuli peak.

Hiunchuli Peak during Monsoon (June – August) and Winter (December – February)

The Hiunchuli climb may be completed at any time of year, but it is particularly difficult during the monsoon and winter months. During the monsoon, the course becomes particularly muddy due to the erratic weather pattern and heavy rainfall. It is not, however, impossible. Guests of Friendship World Trek have climbed the summit even during the wet months of June and July. However, you may need to bring extra gear to ensure your safety on the ice hill. Winter is similarly harsh and unforgiving. The ascent can be difficult due to piles of snow and the harsh cold! As a result, the optimum times to climb Hiunchuli in the Himalayas are in the spring and winter.

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Cost

The cost of Friendship World Trek’s 20 days Hiunchuli Peak Climbing package ranges from US$ 1900 to US$ 2500 depending upon the number of people going on the excursion. If you are a group of 9 to 12, then the cost can get as low as US$1900, while for a group of 5 to 8 and 2 to 4, the cost goes to be around US$ 2100 and US$ 2300 respectively. Similarly, if you are a solo trekker, your package cost is around US$ 2500. Please note that the cost of the itinerary can be customized to fit your needs, however, these are the standard cost to maintain modest hospitality during your food and accommodation. If you want to extend your length of stay, we can easily manage it. Please know that any alteration in the itinerary would also change the cost of the package.

Difficulty in climbing the Hiunchuli Peak

The Hiunchuli Peak is rated to be strenuous, thus, you require some level of fitness and experience for climbing this peak. Climbing up through the foot of the headwall will be the most difficult portion. However, you will be safe if you make the necessary preparations and draw safety lines. You can reach the summit ridge if you have a strong enough determination. From there, the ascent is simple and quick to the peak.

If you do not maintain proper hygiene and safety, climbing will not be suitable for you. Thus, you must be responsible for your safety while mountaineering. Planning more days on this expedition will make the ascent simpler. In addition, this excursion will include 2-3 days of acclimatization.

Altitude Sickness during Hiunchuli Peak Ascent

The deficiency of oxygen in the blood and tissues at a high altitude causes altitude sickness, which is a common health impact. It happens when you travel at a high rate at a high altitude. It occurs due to low oxygen levels in the air and your blood. Altitude sickness can cause nosebleeds and nausea. Headaches, vomiting, exhaustion, insomnia, and dizziness are among the symptoms.

Food and Accommodation

You get to stay in tourist-friendly hotels and tea-houses during the trek. The rooms are smaller than you are typically used to, yet cozy! You get to use WI-FI services wherever possible. There are basic attached washroom facilities with hot shower services as well. You also get to experience what it is like to live inside a tent in the middle of the Himalayas, so that’s something to look forward to!

In the hotels and teahouses through the trail, you get a variety of dishes on the menu! There are noodles, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and many more. However, we encourage you to try local Nepali cuisines such as “Dal Bhat” as it is a balanced diet full of nutrients!

Travel Insurance

Most of the dangers involved with trekking in Nepal can be covered by travel insurance. Travel insurance not only protects you against the risks of traveling in any country but also ensures that you have a stress-free trip to Nepal. Emergency medical evacuations, baggage loss, and travel cancellations are all covered under the coverage. Make sure that you get travel insurance that covers more than 6000m for your climb in Hiunchuli Peak.

Essential Gears for your Hiunchuli Peak Climb

This is the list you particularly require for the Hiunchuli Peak Ascent.

  • Hand Wears: Gloves and Hand warmers
  • Footwear: Trekking Shoes, Altitude Liner, Woolen socks, Trekking Socks
  • Personal Equipment: Trekking Backpacks, Toiletry Bags, Gears
  • Climbing Gears: Ice Ax, Climbing Harness, Crampons, Karabiners, Belay Device, Ascender
  • Mountaineering Boots and Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Ice Crews

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing Route Map



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