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Trip Introduction

Singu Chuli Peak climbing as the mountain is a fluted mountain. It has the reputation of being very difficult for climbing so be prepared for a challenge! It is the first peak on the long edge of a glacier which runs between the west and south Annapurna glaciers. The South-west face of the mountain hooks up with the tent peak.  Top of the World treks recommends Singu Chuli Peak Climbing to only those who have ice climbing experience.

 

Singu Chuli is set in the central of Annapurna Sanctuary and is attached to Tharpu Chuli and Hiunchuli. For climbing this mountain, we trek up to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Furthermore, This is a stunning trek along the Modi River which flows from the Annapurna Base Camp. It is very holy to the Magar and Gurung people of this area. We climb through the glaciers. We will set our high camp at an elevation of 4,900m, from the high camp of Singu Chuli we will then make our approach to the summit.

 

You will be awarded amazing views of the Lamjung ranges, Annapurna ranges, terrace fields and villages and you will get to see and meet local people and see how they live which is a fascinating part of the trek. The trek for the Singu chuli peak starts and ends in the second largest and most beautiful city of Pokhara. Moreover, Pokhara is set around Fewa Lake. Besides that, It has many sightseeing opportunities. It is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after many days trekking.

 

What's included

  • Three nights accommodation in a Three star hotel in Kathmandu and Two night in Pokhara including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and One night after trek in Kathmandu and Two night after trek in pokhara.

  • All accommodation whilst on trek. You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is not possible for the Six nights camping where the group will have the same food.

  • An English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.

  • Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and private Jeep drive to Nayapul.

  • All Domestic airport taxes.

  • Camping equipment for the Six nights camping.

  • Climbing equipment for group.

  • Climbing Guide and leaders accommodation, and food.

  • Climbing Guide equipment and wages.

  • Cooking staff wages while camping .

  • Porter accommodation and wages while on trek.

  • Climbing Guide and guide and porters insurance.

  • Climbing Permits for group.

  • Trekking permits and national park fees for the trek. Trekking in the Annapurna region also requires a conservation permit which is also included.

  • Required kitchen utensils.

  • Cooking fuel and lighting service.

  • Required portage service to carry tents, food stuffs, fuels & kitchen utensils Necessary tent and equipment.

  • Private transportation in Kathmandu including all airport arrivals and departures. This is also for the sightseeing tours.

  • Tourist bus from pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • All government taxes and Service charge.

  • Medical Supplies(Frist aid kit)

What's excluded

  • Nepal visa.

  • International airfare.

  • Travel and rescue Insurance.

  • Hire of climbing equipment if not bringing own.

  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

  • All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason).

  • Personal expenses( bar bills, coke, beer, bottle of water, phone call, laundry service etc.

  • Tips for guide porter.

  • Day 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu.

    Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Top of the World Treks and after a 45 minute bus journey to the heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

  • Day 2

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

    A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

  • Day 3

    Flight to Pokhara and trekking to Uleri Trekking Time 5 -6 hours.

    We leave the hotel early and head for the airport. We will fly to Pokhara where we will meet the rest of the Top of the World Team of staff and porters. We will rake a private vechile and drive to Naya Pul, and this is where we will start our trekking. We will walk to Uleri. It is a easy walk in the morning along the banks of the Bhrundi River until we reach Tikkadunga where we will have lunch and then we have a steep climb up for about 2 hours until we reach our first overnight destination of Uleri (1960m).

  • Day 4

    Uleri to Gorepani Trekking Time 4 -5 hours.

    Today we walk to Ghorepani (2800m). We have a gradual walk up through the rhododendron and pine forest. There is a good chance that in the forest we will have the chance to see Monkeys. In Ghorepani we will have a good view of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range of mountains for sunset.

  • Day 5

    Gorepani to Tadapani Trekking Time 6 -7 hours

    We will wake very early and we will trek up for about an hour so we are at the view point of Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise. Our early start will be rewarded by breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and also Machhapuchhre. Not only photos but memories to last a lifetime. We will then walk back down to Ghorepani for breakfast, before collecting our belongings and walking to Tadapani. It is an easy walk down the forest again we will be able to see monkeys.We will arrive into Tadapani (2630m) for dinner and an early night.

  • Day 6

    Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040 m.)

    which takes about four hours easy walk and all way down to Kimrong Khola and short climb up then gratually walk to traditional Gurung village chomrong Over night.

  • Day 7

    Chomrong to Dovan 4 -5 hours trekking.

    We leave Chomrong with a long and steep descent. It involves more than 2000 steps down. Once we get to the bottom we cross a river and then we start the steep climb back up the other side. Walking through rural farmland with interesting glimpses into Nepalese life. We continue through the thick forest until we reach Bamboo for lunch. After lunch we have an hours walk to Dovan. (2600m).

  • Day 8

    Dovan to M.B.C 5-6 hours trekking.

    Today we leave Dovan and head for the base camp of Machhapuchhare. (MBC) Otherwise known as Fishtail. It is one of the most striking mountains in the Himalayas, and also one of the most religious. We walk again through the rhododendron forest and a gradual up hill, after about two hours we will reach Himalaya and have a well deserved tea break. After this we will continue up to Deaurli for lunch. We will then continue a gradual up until we reach the base camp (3700m). Here we will spend the night taking in the amazing panoramic view.

  • Day 9

    M.B.C TO A.B.C 3 hours trekking.

    After breakfast we will leave MBC and head for the base camp of Annapurna at 4130m. It is an easy walk and we will enter the heart of the sanctuary. We will be completely surrounded by the Annapurnas and the other mountains in the region. We will spend the night here so will see the sunset and also the sunrise the following morning. It will be a memory which will last a lifetime!

  • Day 10

    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Ten Peak Base Camp 4 to 5 hours.

    which takes about five hours. You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steeply ascending trail all the way to Ten Peak Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many other mountain ranges. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 11

    Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) 4 to 5 hours.

    and it takes about five hours. The trail is a steep ascent all the way to High Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 12

    Acclimatisation.

    Rest at Ten Peak High Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Singu Chuli summit. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 13

    Climbing High Camp to Singu Chuli Camp I (5,500m.)

    The trail is rocky and covered by icy glacier. The views to be enjoyed are of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 14

    Singu Chuli Camp I to Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800)

    which takes about five hours. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 15

    Singu Chuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to Singu Chuli Camp II

    Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 16

    Singu Chuli Camp II to Ten Peak Base Camp

    which takes about six hours. This day you descend all the way to Ten Peak Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 17

    Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp to Machhapuchhare Base Camp 5 hours.

    It takes about five hours. You descend all the way to Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it the trail goes gradually down all the way to Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp.

  • Day 18

    Trek from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Sinuwa 6 hours.

    It takes about six hours. The trail moves downhill until you reach Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply to the Kuldi Ghar where the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. There are a few tea houses at Sinuwa. Stay overnight at lodge/tea house.

  • Day 19

    Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.) 5 hours.

    which takes about four hours. Your trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for another 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring. Stay overnight at lodge/tea house.

  • Day 20

    Junudanda to Birethanti Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 hours.

    Today we leave Junu Danda and Easy walking all way down to bank of Modi river and after 3 hours walk we will get at Birethanti for lunch and after we will get our private jeep to dreive to Pokhara.

  • Day 21

    Sightseeing in Pokhara.

    We spend the day together in Pokhara and will take boats across the lake. Here we will walk up to the World Peace Stupa. Where we can see all the mountains and the city of Pokhara. It is a very interesting place and a chance to learn about Buddhism. After this we will walk back down the other side and then there is a chance to visit the Mountaineering Museum if the group would like to.Evening will be spent in Pokhara.

  • Day 22

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.

    Early in the morning after breakfast leave to hotel and go to tourist bus park and catch mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Day 23

    Fly to back to Home

    Extra days are available at your own cost.

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Equipments

Equipment Check – List

 

What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does, of course, depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops selling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced. It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

 

The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house treks. Use this list as a guideline. The basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below.

 

GENERAL CHECKLIST

The following basic checklist should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. Use your own experience and judgment to make your decision.

-Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

-Fleece jacket or pullover.

-fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

-Waterproof  shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

-Lightweight thermal gloves.

-Underwear (4)

-Shorts (2)

-Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants.

-Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.

-Sun hat or Scarf.

-Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

-T-shirt (2)

-Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4).

-Sunglasses with UV protection.

-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

-Headlamp (eg Petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

-Small padlock to lock trek bag.

-Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

-Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

-Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

-Camping mattress, eg Thermarest pad.

-water bottles.

-Toiletries.

-Small wash towel.

-Footwear, appropriate to the trip.

-Waterproof shell trousers/pants. (Preferably  breathable fabric)

 

TREKKING  CHECKLIST

In addition to the items listed in our general checklist you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

-Trekking/ hiking boots with spare laces.

-Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

– Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

-Gaiters (optional).

-Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

 

MOUNTAINEERING / CLIMBING CHECKLIST

In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

-Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

-Mountaineering  Safety harness.

-Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal preference).

-120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking caravans.

-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

-Prussik loops.

-Climbing helmet (optional).

-Jumper (Ascender & Descender).

-Pocket Knife.

-Headlamp.

-Mattress.

-Rope and Snow bars.

-Ice crew.

-High altimeter.

 

Most if not all of this equipment will be needed for any trip that crosses steep, snow-covered ground, or which includes sections of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe, Crampons otherness/carabiners. During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your trek bag, in group bags until needed.

 

EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

To minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipment rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them a lot cheaper than you find in Europe and the USA. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which gives you an idea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

-Sleeping bags.

-Down Jackets.

-All-purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

-Ice hummer.

-Climbing Harness.

-2 looking Carabiners, Climbing Sling.

-12 – point Crampons.

-Plastic Climbing boots.

-Helmet.

 

FIRST AID MEDICINE

-Bandage for Sprains.

-Plaster/ Band-aids.

-Iodine or Water filter(optional)

-Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

-Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

-Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

-Aspirin/ paracetamol- general painkiller.

-Oral rehydration salts.

-Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).

-Anti  – diarrhoea medication (antibiotic).

-Diarrhoea stopper (Imodium – optional).

-Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

-Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu.

-Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

– For more details please see our staying healthy topic.

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Trip Facts

Trip Code

Singu Chuli Peak Climbing

Trip Duration

22 Days

Meal

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Destination

Annapurna Region

Transportation

Flight and Ground transportation

Group Size

+2

Accommodation

Lodge / Provided Tent

Season

March / May, September / December

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