Nepal singu chuli peak

Trip Highlights

  • Annapurna Base Camp to Singu Chuli Peak Base Camp (4250M): 4 hours walk. Singu Chuli Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5200M): 4.5hrs walk.
  • Summit Singu Chuli Peak (6501M) and back to High Camp(5200). High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 4.5 hours walk.

Trip Overview

Singu Chuli which is situated at the altitude of 6,501m was formally known as Fluted Peak. This is one of the attractive mountains for climbing in Annapurna region. It can be climbed by amateur mountaineering with basic climbing experience.

Excellent view of mountain can be seen from Singu Chuli. North-East face is normally used to climb this mountain. Wilf Noyce and David Cox made the very first accent to climb Singu Chuli. This peak is very difficult to climb so good climbing skills is required. There is no straightforward route up the mountain. We walk up the Modi Khola to Annapurna. We can also enjoy the cultural and natural sites of Singu Chuli climb. One can enjoy the great cultural experiences in Ghandruk and Chhomorong while walking towards the peak.

Hence, this trip begins from Pokhara after 7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. People are very friendly, kind and helpful of this area. One can also get a chance to learn history and culture of Nepal.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Climbing/Team composition:

 We will provide you English speaking, High Altitude experienced climbing guide.

There is also the provision of assistant guides, for a group size of 2-4 people,  there will be one main guide and one assistant guide.

– In a group size of 4-6 people, there will be one main guide and two  assistant guides.

 With a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you one  main guide and four assistant guides.

 one experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

 Assistants sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

 Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.

 There will also be climbing training for members at the Lobuche base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

 On the day of the summit, you will be required to walk for 5-6 hours.

 It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.(1300m)

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the singu chuli each day program. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

As you know Kathmandu is the city of temples and world heritage sites. So To give you the brief information we have managed your second day as sightseeing day in kathmandu. The placeless like Bhaktapur, Bouddha, monkey temple and Pashupati Nath temple.O /n at  hotel.

 

Day 3: Fly or Tourist coach drive to Pokhara.(800m).

Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal surrounded by Himalayas. Your journey from kathmandu starts early morning if you go by tourist bus and if you prefer by flight it can be manage at any time of the day. Evening explore Pokharal. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 4: Hike to Tikhedunga. (1540m): 4 hours.

After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 5: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani. (2810m):6-5 hours.

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III. Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m):1.5 hours and trek to Tadhapani.(2700m):6 hrs.

An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulageri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descent to Tadhapani. We will be accompanied by monkeys for much of our journey today. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong. (21705): 5 hours.

From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching chomrong. O/ n at hotel.

 

Day 8: Chomrong to Dovan. (2580m): 5 hours.

A lot of “up and down” today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail. After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 9: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. (3700m): 6 hours.

A Gradual ascent following the banks of the river Modi Khola brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophorous birds, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10: Annapurna base camp. (4110m): 2 hours.

After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Singu Chuli Peak Base Camp (4250M) / 4hrs walk / Overnight at Tented Camp.

 

Day 12: Singu Chuli Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5200M) / 4.5hrs walk / Overnight at Tented Camp.

 

Day 13: Summit Singu Chuli Peak (6501M) and back to High Camp. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 14: High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) 3700M : 4.5hrs walk . O/n at hotel.

 

Day 15: machhapuchher  Base Camp to Bamboo. (2340m): 6 hours.

We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bambo. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 16: Bamboo to Jhinu. (1780m): 5.5 hours.

We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters. O/n at hotel.

 

Daay 17: Trek from Jhino Danda to Landruk (1565m):4-5 hours,

The trail descends to New Bridge which takes about 1 and half hour. Then we continue our trek after crossing the suspension bridge and side of Modi Khola. Finally we will reach in Landruk village after 2 hours. And we will have lunch and village tour. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 18: Trek from Landruk to pokhara (800m): 5-6 hours,

The trail begins gradually up until Tolka and we will ascend the steep slope and zigzag up through the forests until Deurali village. It takes 3 hours walk. We will have lunch there. After lunch, we descend the gentle ridge to Pothana. We keep descending the stone stepped path and we will reach in Dampus village after 2 hours by walk. we will be back in Pokhara valley descending the stone steps. Finally we will arrive in Phedi around 3 hours. Then we return back to Pokhara by Car. Again we can visit in Pokhara. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 19: Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

We catch tourist bus or flight early morning back to the capital. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 20: Final departure: 

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination

Equipment List

 

Member Personal Equipment

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(1)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(2)  : Crampon – 1

(3)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(4)  : Normal gloves – 2

(5)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(6)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(7)  : Ice axe – 1

(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(9) : Jumer – 1

(10) :  Carabiners (normal) – 3

(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1

(12) : Summit socks – 2

(13) : Normal socks – 6

(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1

(15) : Helmet – 1

(16) : Down jacket – 1

(17) : Down trouser – 1

(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1

(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1

(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1

(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3

(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2

(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1

(25) : Thermos bottle – 1

(26) : Base layer – 2

(27) : Swise Knife -1

 

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be displaying high altitude sherpa  sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • Flight fare to pokhara
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and pokhara with guide by privet car
  • singu chuli peak climbing permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit and Tims card
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • Trekking camping equipment and Climbing Gear
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Certificate of peak
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  •  $20/$25 used for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

– For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:

– For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Annapurna Base Camp trek
  •  Activities: Trekking and Peak Climbing
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+pax
  •  Best Seasons: April to June & September to November,
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel in KTM &Tea House during the trek
  •   Transportation: Bus-flight

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