Singu Chuli Peak Climbing (6,501m) - Spring 2014
Singu Chuli Peak (6501m) or Fluted Peak located in the heart of Annapurna Range within the surroundings of Annapurna Sanctuary is an attractive mountain to climb from both a visual and climbing aesthetics. It is a part of the ridge line extending south from Glacier Dome and sharing it with another attractive peak Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak (5790m). It has very similar geometry to its smaller neighbour with 3 ridges: North, Southwest and Southeast, radiating from the summit.
Similar to Tharpu Chuli, the Singu Chuli is a very interesting climbing objective because of its short access trek through a stunningly beautiful valley to the heart of Annapurna range in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The climb presents an awesome climbing aesthetics however it is more difficult peak to climb then Tharpu Chuli and with 2300m from Base Camp to the summit it requires 2 high camps. It is absolutely perfect for people with limited time wishing to do a short and remarkable trek to Annapurna Sanctuary combined with an impressive climb.
After aesthetically satisfying climb the reward of the summit is an absolutely stunning vista on a whole range of massive and famous 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks: Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Khangsha Kang (7485m), Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Singu Chuli (6501m) and Gandharba Chuli (6250m).
OurTharpu Chuli Climbing Services
In the Base Camp: Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In the base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our Leader and camp manager as well as climbing Sherpas have an extensive experience of multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. The Base Camp is a cooperative to ensure contribution from all operators to the task of route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
Full Board: For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6750m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, 2 o three as necessary including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to the climbing route.
Approach to Base Camp
Singu Chuli can be approached either from East or West side and shares its West Base Camp with the Annapurna South Base Camp located at the bottom of South Annapurna Glacier and by itself representing a beautiful scenery. The 50km 7 days trek via Ghorapani and Poon Hill and following the stunning Modi Khola Valley is unforgettable and one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. At the Machhapuchhre Base Camp we follow trek along South Annapurna Glacier Valley to the South Annapurna Base Camp 3.3km away located on the right lateral moraine. We will set-up our Singu Chuli West Base Camp (4200m) on the opposite lateral moraine less then 1km away. The trek provides a perfect acclimatization sequence. On the return way we walk out to Dhampus Phedi in only 5 days.
East side Base Camp (4540m) is located at the bottom of West Annapurna Glacier 5.3km North of the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and 800m above it.
There 2 routes climbed from East side via Southeast Face to Camp 1 (5500m) at the base of Southeast Ridge and then summit either via Southeast or Southwest Ridge. From Singu Chuli East Base Camp we follow rock and mixed rock-snow-ice 30deg route to C1 East.
From C1 it would be possible to summit via Southwest Ridge (2.3km long; 1000m elevation gain; 40deg average slope with some 65deg sections) in a single attempt but more conventional way is to setup an intermediate C2 East camp (5800m) with the alpine objective of 700m Southwest Ridge route.
Southeast Ridge (1.8km long; 950m elevation gain; 60deg average slope for 600m) is a reasonable alpine objective for strong climbing team.
The other possibility is to approach Singu Chuli from West side via West Face to Southwest Ridge, which would be much more challenging route and a reasonable alpine objective for strong climbing team. From the Singu Chuli West Base Camp follow gentle incline of 5deg of the glacial moraine for 3.3km. Climb 40-45deg mixed rock-snow-ice route to C1 West 5200m (2km long; 890m elevation gain; 40-45deg slope). Climb to C2 East via the 200m/65deg ice-snow West Face (1.5km long; 670m elevation gain; 40deg average slope) and attempt the summit along Southwest Ridge.
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Itinerary A: 24 March Departure Schedule
Mar24/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel(1350m)
Mar25/Day 02: Rest and prepare day for assignment & briefing
Mar26/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes about 25 minutes.
Mar27/Day 04: Trek from Pokhara to Nayapool (1050m.) by car,which takes about one and half-hours drive. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours.
Mar28/Day 05: Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours.
Mar29/Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machapuchere (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.
Mar30/Day 07: Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040 m.) which takes about four hours.
Mar31/Day 08: Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) and it takes about five hours.
Apr01/Day 09: Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees.
Apr02/Day 10: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) via Machapuchere Base Camp (3820m.) and it takes about four hours.
Apr03/Day 11: Rest at Annapurna Base Camp (4130m).This is an acclimatization day for preparation of the summit.
Apr04/Day 12: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp (4800m) which takes about five hours.
Apr05/Day 13: Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) this takes about five hours.
Apr07/Day 14: Rest at Ten Peak High Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Singu Chuli summit.
Apr08/Day 15: Climbing High Camp to Singu Chuli Camp I (5,500m.).
Apr09/Day 16: Singu Chuli Camp I to Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800) which takes about five hours.
Apr10/Day 17: Singu Chuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and back to Singu Chuli Camp II
Apr11/Day 18: Singu Chuli Camp II to Annapurna base camp, which takes about six hours.
Apr12/Day 19: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) which takes approximately five hours. It's much easier going down
Apr13/Day 20: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants.
Apr14/Day 21: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) which takes about five hours.
Apr15/Day 22: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and it takes approximately three hours and drive from Phedi to Pokhara by car,which takes about 30 min.
Apr16/Day 23: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes .Overnight at Hotel
Apr17/Day 24: Leisure day and shopping in Kathmandu.
Apr18/Day 25: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (DurbarSquare, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath) and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.
Apr19Day 26: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities
Spring 2013: Fixed Departure Climbing Date
|Day||Itinerary Activities||Itinerary "B"||Itinerary "C"||Itinerary "D"|
|01:||Arrival/Hotel Transfer||APR 07||APR 20||MAY 02|
|02:||Briefings, Preparations||APR 08||APR 21||MAY 03|
|03-15:||Trek/Climbing Period||APR 09 -APR 28||APR 22 - May 11||MAY 04-MAY 22|
|16:||Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu||APR 29||MAY 12||MAY 23|
|17:||Sightseeing/Leisure KTM||APR 30-MAY 01||MAY 13-14||MAY 24-25|
|18:||Final departure||MAY 02||MAY 15||MAY 26|
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- The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. This Climbing/Expedition itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities (service) could be deducted and additional activities (service) could be added as per mutual understanding.
- Please Read Our Conditions: How to Book Singu Chuli Peak Climbing?
Price For the Trip:
- The cost of the peak/mountain Expedition depend group size, Category of the trip (full board / base camp Service), your desire (budget), Duration of the trip, categories of Hotel accommodation (budget to 5 star) in Capital city and parts of mountain, Climbing service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides and porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer will direct affect and same peak/ mountain climbing expedition can be higher and lower prices.
- For those reason Please mail us for up to date prices for Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
- 4 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- 2 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Pokhara on B/B basis.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Durbar Square).
- Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
Private Tourist vehicles will be available for transportation as per Itinerary.
- All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Per person 30kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the peak.
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
- Climbing permit for Singu Chuli peak (5,663m).
- Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group.
- All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
- Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
- Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
- Our service Charges
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators. Though Snowy will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators will be charged extra
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
- Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies & Filming permit.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION