Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli lies in the Annapurna range and it is connected to Annapurna South. Discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts, it is one of the three major trekking peaks within the "Annapurna Sancturary" to be named by Roberts. The mountains of this area are considered the sacred by the Gurungs who inhabit the region. The other two peaks within the sanctuary are Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) and Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak).

Hiunchuli was first summit by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971. In spite of this, it is easy to reach the mountain and the popularity of the Annapurna Sancutary with trekkers and climbers, the actual ascent of Hinuchuli is considered one of the most difficult among the trekking peaks.

Hiunchuli Peak

South-East Face Route

The route to base camp starts from Hinko Cave on the Annapurna Sanctuar trail. After 'establishing the first camp somewhere above the valley floor a further two, camps are necessary to make it to the top. Although not technically extreme this route is exposed to rockfall and serac dangers and is a complicated route-finding experience.

North west Face Route:

The ascent by the North-West Face has been attempted only by a very few climbers and not always successfully. The exact route is not well known. The approach is from the Annapurna Base Camp in the Sanctuary and a further two camps may be necessary to complete this not so well-known ascent.


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara, Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tirkhedhunga
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani [2675m]
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk [1950m]
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong [2040m]
Day 08: Trek to Bamboo [2340m]
Day 09: Trek to Deorali [3230m]
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4170m] via Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3820m]
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp [4170m]
Day 12: Trek to Hiunchuli High Camp
Day 13: Ascend of Hiunchuli Camp I
Day 14: Ascend of Hiunchuli Camp II
Day 15: Trek to Summit of Hiunchuli Peak [6441m]
Day 16: Descend to Annapurna South Base Camp [4130m]
Day 17: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4170m]
Day 18: Trek to Dovan [2630m]
Day 19: Trek to Jhinudanda [1750m]
Day 20: Trek to Pothana [1600m]
Day 21: Trek to Dhampus Phedi [1580m] and Drive to Pokhara
Day 22: Drive or Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu