Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Highlights of Hiunchuli peak climbing

  • Laying on Annapurna Massif
  • Closer to Annapurna South
  • The first summit held on the south-east face in 1971
  • Discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts
  • Gurung and Magar communities
  • Views of all Annapurna mountains
  • A few climbers’ choices on North-West face
  • Exciting experience

The Overview of Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is adventurous. It is in Annapurna region with 6441m of elevation from the sea level. It has laid on laps of Himalayas of Nepal. Hiunchui peak has been a popular choice for many peak climbers so far.

Climbers could view the amazing scenes of Annapurna ranges, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Machapuchhare (Fishtail) and every mountain of Annapurna sanctuary from the top of the Hiunchuli peak. It requires well physical fitness even skills with sound gears since the weather remains to be changeable.

For the first time, the southeast face summit was in October 1971. It was on the behalf of American peace corps expedition team. Climbing this peak is not much difficult but the rock fall can be dangerous.

Col.Jimmy Roberts who discovered this peak and named it. This is very near to Annapurna South. The way for South-east face summit begins from Hinko cave, after camping for two places it is possible to reach on the top though it is complex.

North-West face climbing is very difficult so only a few climbers who attempt since this the route is not very clear to climb up.

First, climbing of this peak begins by the hours of trekking or hiking. All trekkers could encounter a lot of views such as botanical trees, mountains, along with Magar and Gurung communities. You get a chance to go on the top of Poonhill to observe the views of Annapurna ranges and Mount Dhaulagiri.

Annapurna Mountain trek has a lot of peaks climbing packages such as Pisang and Tharpu chuli peak climbing and more. Please visit our Hiunchuli peak climbing itinerary.

When is the best timing for Hiunchuli peak climbing?

  • March to May
  • September to November (Sept to Dec)

The 12 months are good for trekking. Even the summer is good for the Island peak summit. Besides, sometimes landslide take place, the route becomes very muddy also mosquito can bite easily. If you are adventurous, then you can enjoy hiking even in Summer. If you are hoping for a perfect time for the sake of climbing Hiunchli peak, then Autumn is the best, relatively in this season weather becomes very clear and dry thus you can see blue sky. Because of a good time, there is a sharp growth of climbers. Usually, the temperature remains modest during this time.

Starting and closing locations of Trek for Hiunchuli peak climbing

Starting and closing locations 

Your trek beings from Tikhedhunga in the morning. Your journey will be very memorable and everlasting as all of you pass through different places and Finally ends in Phedi to Pokhara city.

Permission Required For Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (SCAP)

Annapurna Area Conservation charges nearly 30 USD including VAT. For the SAARC nationalities they charge 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in pokhara for Hiunchuli Peak climbing permission.

Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)

It is Compulsory for international trekkers. TIMS maintains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD. Register for safety and security.

What is Altitude Sickness?

It can occur from 2000 to 3000-5000-6000 meter higher. It happens, the air pressure decreases and then less oxygen remains to the body’ tissues, as a result, the function of lung or heart do not function well so hikers could face AMS.

Acute Mountain Sickness which means it is the effect of high elevation in our body. Some body part does not function well by the low oxygen while hiking over 2400 higher.

As a result, you may feel a headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite, and breathing problems. Please, do not ignore such signs. Instead of healing yourself in the matter of time rather it will be or turn to a worse situation like HAPE or HACE. When you do
not care about these symptoms and if you go through these problems then the first of all, you will have to take a rest and after that move down.

However, some hikers acclimatize within a day others may take 2-3 days to recover. if resting does not heal, then you have to move down.

Travel Insurance

When traveling or trekking you may come across the accidents or problems. You need to have traveling or trekking insurance.

Why travel insurance?
Insurance is most essential when traveling one place to other. It helps to cover your billing in case if you get sick, accidents, loss of your bags or luggage even missing flights. So, your expenses could be higher than your expectations.

To balance your travel budget, it is very worthy to have Travel insurance so you might travel happily and safely. Traveling insurance covers your Trip Cancellation, Travel Medical Insurance, Emergency Medical Evacuation insurance, Baggage coverage, Accidental death, flight accident insurance, theft of your document and money.
For the British citizens
BMC (British Mountaineering Council)
BMC covers a variety of insurance for hikers, travelers, climbers, mountaineers including skiers. It is only for the residents of the UK, Ireland, and the Channel Islands. Our recommendation goes to BMC.
For the Canadians
World Nomads
It covers your traveling insurance and hopes a smart and safe traveling. World Nomads can easily cover up to 6000
meter higher. It is our privileges to recommend you World Nomads.

  • 24 hours service
  • Helicopter evacuation
  • Covers a natural disaster like earthquakes, avalanches,
  • rock-fall, and calamities.
  • Accidents and Sickness.

For New Zealanders and Australians
1Cover Travel Insurance
It is online travel insurance, which provides over 1.5 million customers in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Unlimited medical and emergency coverage
  • Covers for cancellation fees and unexpected incident.
  • Includes ambulance fees, evacuations, funeral arrangements

For the South-Africa and Europeans
               Europ Assistance

  • It has the providence of roadside help, medical insurance and concierge service.
  • Health care for 24 hours anywhere in the world.
  • Assurance of protection for accidents, medical expenses, and lost baggage.

The necessity of hiring a guide, porter and mountain leader

Licensed guides along with an assurance of trek insurance. They can communicate in English, Hindi, French and more. In addition, our guides know about the weather, food, local people accommodation, easy route, culture and very frank to help your journey very well.

Among 100 trekkers, 99% of trekkers hire guides. The guides are very essential since they can help you reach out the right route and many ways depending on the conditions of weather, even your trekking becomes risk less. Only 1% trekkers do not hire guides so it may be a risk. Many new trekkers do not know how to do trekking and have no practical ideas, as a result, their journey could be difficult. So, guides are very fundamental to make the trekking very easier. We have qualified and experienced guides who can easily help you reach your destination. The direction of mountain leader is very important while climbing Island peak. Some experienced guides could serve as a mountain leader.

How much money do you have to pay for Guide and Potter?

When hiring a Guide, then you have to pay around $30 USD to $35 USD per day for Hiunchuli Peak climbing. This amount includes accommodation, food, and insurance. Be sure that Guides do not carry your bags or luggage.

Potters

Only potters carry your luggage or bags and they charge per day $25 to $30 USD. They carry 20-25 kg while hiking and they help to carry your bags or luggage in your respective destination on prescribed time. A potter can carry two trekkers bags.

Accommodation, food and Drinks during Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Accommodation

Resting stay at Teahouse and while hiking up besides some guest house. In addition, you could experience different guest house and teahouses living throughout your trek.

Nepali Food

You need to have enough energy so taking 3 times of food is very important. You can have breakfast along with typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, and Tarkarli depending upon your choice of food.

Tea and coffee

You can have a preference for drinks, like Organic Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, Coffee and more.

Lunch

If would like to have lunch, then you could enjoy having a Pizza (Italian), soup items such as Chicken soup or Mushroom and noodles (Chinese). In addition, you can have vegetarian or non- vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even western and continental lunch items.

Water

Hikers can rejoice by drinking natural water since your body becomes dry when walking a lot, so you need to drink plenty of water. You can have hot or cold water.

Tips for Hiunchuli Peak Cimbing

  • Having more energy is very important so you need to take over 3 times of food once you pay for only for Nepali set you can get 3 times of service.
  • Keep Nepali money enough since there are ATMs on this route.
  • Come with a few more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
  • Do not believe in the locals because bad people could be anywhere since not all Nepalese is honest and supportive.
  • If you are willing to save money, then you could rent
  • expensive trekking gears and equipment.
  • Do not take pictures of people without permission.
  • It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
  • Get proper ideas about AMS or Altitude sickness.
  • You need to take care of your stuff.

Gears for Hiunchuli Peak Climbing

Individual Climbing Equipment

  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Tape Sings
  • Descender
  • Plastic boots
  • Jhumar
  • Helmet
  • Screwgate

Climbing Gears

  • Ice Screw
  • Ropes
  • Mountain/Ice hammer
  • Snow Bar

For the Head

  • UV protection sunglasses
  • Warm Cap which covers ears
  • Headscarf
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Prescription sunglasses

For the Upper Body

  • lightweight thermal top
  • Fleece wind jacket or pullover
  • Polypropylene Shirts
  • Waterproof Sheel jacket
  • Gore-Tex jacket (waterproof, breathable)
  • Down vest

For Lower Body

  • Pair of waterproof shell pants
  • Hiking trousers (1 pair)
  • Non-cotton underwear (1 pair)
  • Fleece or woolen trousers (1 pair)

For the Hands

  • Poly-liner gloves
  • Wool or fleece gloves
  • Polar-fleece mitt liner

For the Feet

  • Light-weight inner socks (2 pairs)
  • Wool socks or heavy poly socks (2 pairs)
  • Hiking boots
  • Sandals
  • Cotton socks
  • Gaiters

For the sleeping

  • Sleeping Bag (30 degrees)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner

Travelling Bags

  • Large Duffel bag
  • Day pack (should have good padding for shoulder)
  • Padlocks for duffel kit bags
  • Waterproof rucksack (2)

For Medical

  • First Aid Kit
  • Skin blister kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • AMS pills
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Water purification tablets

For practical items

  • Sewing repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter
  • GPS
  • Digital Camera
  • Large Zipoces
  • Water bottles
  • Folding Knife
  • Disposable rubbish sacks

For the Toiletries

  • Drying towel
  • Tooth/Paste
  • Soap
  • Deodorants
  • Moisturizer
  • Nail Clippers
  • Small mirror

For the extra items

  • Books
  • Map
  • Plug adapter
  • Neck pillow
  • Travel game

Cost Includes

  • Fare of pick up and drop up at the airport by private vehicle.
  • Fare of hotel service along with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea or coffee when on the trek
  • Fare of Guesthouse and Tent while trekking or climbing a peak.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Required gears
  • Providence of transportation
  • TIMS Permit fees
  • Homunculi Peak Climbing Permit
  • Fare of necessary staffs when climbing
  • Charge of an experienced guide with license
  • First Aid Kit
  • Providence of equipment, food, insurance, salary, accommodation for potter, guide and staffs.
  • Dynamic ropes for climbing peak
  • Kitchen Crew (table, chair)
  • Government Taxes
  • Pre-departure information
  • G.K. majestic trek farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Airport taxes, ticket, trekking equipment, and medicine.
  • Must have travel insurance and Nepali visa costs.
  • All electrical items including a charger while on the trek.
  • Mineral water, sweets, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages for body and laundry.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • All the things which you need without an include section
  • Entry Fees for Monasteries and Temples
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FAQs

When is the best season for Hiunchuli peak cimbing?

September to November and March to June are the best months for climbing Island peak. Spring and Fall seasons are very relevant times.

How safe is Hiunchuli Peak climbing?

It is the easiest to climb up. G.K. majestic gives a priority on safety, satisfaction, and security. If the trekkers feel sick then, the leader will decide about climbing. In addition, G.K. majestic does the check-up of trekkers by using an oximeter. In case of emergency, helicopter rescues sick trekkers depending on your travel insurance. There is a providence of First aid kit even gears could help a lot.

Where is Hiunchuli Peak?

It is in Annapurna region on the northern part of Nepal. This peak is near Annapurna base camp.
The elevation is 6461 m from the sea level.

Do you have to get permission for climbing/trekking?

It is very essential to get a permit. It is not possible without permission. So, you will have to go through Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit.

Is travel insurance necessary for climbing Hiunchuli Peak?

Before coming to climb this peak, you just need to have insurance. Sometimes, we may come across bad climate, accidents, altitude sickness, and medical problems. Make sure that your insurance covers these problems.

How much weight of luggage or bags is possible?

A porter could carry 18 kg of luggage. And if you wish to carry more, then you have to pay an extra amount of money.

What could be the condition of weather in the Hiunchuli Peak region?

The weather remains very dynamic, changeable and unpredictable. It stays freezing.

Is there any refund and cancellation policy?

We G.K. majestic offers refund and cancellation for your benefits in case of problems.

What sort of liquid, do you have to drink while on the high elevation?

The honey with garlic soup is very worth. Likewise, you can drink coffee, tea, and hot lemon. It is better not to drink alcohol rather you could have chocolates to be energetic.

Could I buy or rent trekking/climbing gear in Nepal?

Surely, if you wish to save money, then you could get a lot of gears in rent or you could buy gears. We could help you with the recommendation.

How about drinking water?

Bottled water is available. You cannot use plastic bottles in the Annapurna region. All hikers could drink boiled filter water in this area. we provide can your water purifier.

Do you get ATM on the way?

You cannot get ATM in this region so you have to withdraw money Kathmandu and you need Nepalese rupees.

Can I take a hot shower bath?

It is very possible; it is good to take a hot shower bath because of coldness but you have to pay extra money.

How about internet access in this region?

You can use the internet in someplace . You can have the internet in some areas on the way. Sometimes, the Internet is not faster since there is no tower. There is no line of cable.

15.Necessary to hire Guides/climber leader /trekking agency for Hiunchuli peak climbing?

Systematic climbing is very important, it is good to go with a trekking agent, a skilled guide/climber leader can help you while going to climb since you may face
problems in off season or climbing to the mountains.
If you are planning to do climbing for the first time, then you have to think wisely if you go on trekking through an Agency then it will be easier because you can get the help of trekking even money budget.

How much should you a tip for guides and porters?

No fix tipping to Potters and Guides if you offer them then they feel happy. For example, if potters or guides charge per day $20 of 10 days then = $200.You can tip 15% which means $30, this is enough. Nrs. 3000 roughly. You might tip from Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 depending on your choice. This is only for Guides and Potters. Since trekkers already take 15% out of $900.
No need to pay for the taxi drivers and restaurant staff since the restaurant takes 10% of the service charge. If you have questions, then comment below.

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