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
Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is adventurous. It is in the 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 rockfall can be dangerous.
Col.Jimmy Roberts who discovered this peak and named it. This is very near to Annapurna South. The way for the 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 Tharpuchuli 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 takes 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 the 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 the 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 meters higher. It happens, the air pressure decreases and then less oxygen remains to the body’ tissues, as a result, the function of the 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 part of the body 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 a 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.
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 another. 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
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 privilege to recommend 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 incidents.
- Includes ambulance fees, evacuations, funeral arrangements
For the South-Africa and Europeans
- 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’s 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 riskless. 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 leaders is very important while climbing the 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.
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
Resting stay at Teahouse and while hiking up beside some guest house. In addition, you could experience different guest house and teahouses living throughout your trek.
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.
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 a vegetarian or non- vegetarian items during lunch hours. Even western and continental lunch items.
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 Climbing
- 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
- Ice Axe
- Tape Sings
- Plastic boots
- Ice Screw
- Mountain/Ice hammer
- Snow Bar
For the Head
- UV protection sunglasses
- Warm Cap which covers ears
- 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
- Cotton socks
For the sleeping
- Sleeping Bag (30 degrees)
- Fleece sleeping bag liner
- Large Duffel bag
- Day pack (should have good padding for shoulder)
- Padlocks for duffel kit bags
- Waterproof rucksack (2)
- First Aid Kit
- Skin blister kit
- Anti-diarrhea pills
- Anti-headache pills
- AMS pills
- Water purification tablets
For practical items
- Sewing repair kit
- Cigarette lighter
- Digital Camera
- Large Zipoces
- Water bottles
- Folding Knife
- Disposable rubbish sacks
For the Toiletries
- Drying towel
- Nail Clippers
- Small mirror
For the extra items
- Plug adapter
- Neck pillow
- Travel game