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Himchuli Peak Climbing (6441m) – 18 Days

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Duration

18 Days

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Trip Grade

Easy

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Group Size

15 people

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Overview

Himchuli at 6441meters lies in the Annapurna range like the other two peaks known as Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli.
This is considered a sacred mounta

Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley

in for the Gurung ethnic locals. This peak is one of the difficult peaks climbs in Nepal and it can be climbed from the southeast face and northwest face as well.
It is not so difficult technically but there is still the danger of rocks falling.

An American Peace Crops Expedition team first ascended the peak in October 1971 via southeast face.

Itinerary

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Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport

You will be greeted on your arrival by one of our representatives at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Next on, you will be transported to your hotel, check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet again in the evening for the voyage briefing. You will be acquainted about the briefing time on your arrival at the hotel.

Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley

Today, for the entire day, we will be spent on a tour of the Kathmandu valley. You will visit the significant UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes: Pashupatinath -a holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated most uniquely in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Boudhanath – the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. And lastly, the Patan Durbar Square-A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the most beautiful example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and even the fantastic Nepali Architecture.

Drive to Pokhara

After breakfast in Kathmandu, we drive towards a beautiful valley, Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the most celebrated tourist destinations having beautiful glacial lakes, caves and stunning views of the Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri ranges. After reaching Pokhara, we transfer to the hotel. And if we have time in the evening, we roam around the lake city Pokhara exploring beautiful places. Overnight in Pokhara.

Drive to Phedi and start trek to Tolka,

Today, we drive from Pokhara to Phedi from where we officially launch our trek towards Himchuli. We begin the trek with a smooth and beautiful path through Dhampus village to a beautiful mountain village of Tolkha on our first day. We rest for the night at Tolkha.

Trek to Jhinu

After breakfast in Tolkha, we start the journey walking through the terraced fields, Riverside, local villages, forested areas to reach Jhinu. The scenic walk leads us to find a natural hot spring waiting for us on the bank of Modi Khola. You can wash away all your tiredness with nice natural hot spring bath and feel revived. Overnight at a tea house.

Trek to Dovan

Trek to Dovan

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Today, we trek from Jhinu to Dovan which includes passing numerous villages on the way. From Jhinu, we first climb up to Chhomrong and then trek down to the river and climb again to Sinuwa, a beautiful village providing the excellent mountain views. We pass another beautiful village Bamboo before we finally reach Dovan. Overnight at a tea house.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

We enjoy the stunning sunrise and mountain views from ABC in the morning and continue the journey towards our destination Himchuli. We mostly climb along the rocky glacier path surrounded by the high peaks and almost five hours of the trek we reach Hiunchuli Base Camp. Overnight at a tented camp.

Trek to Hiunchuli Base Camp,

After breakfast at the camp, we head on a steep trail ascending directly to the High Camp. We climb enjoying the similar stunning views of mountains, and we can also learn how to use the climbing equipment with our trek guides. After we reach the high camp, we will do basic training on mountaineering and prepare for the big day tomorrow. Overnight at tented camp.

Ascent to Hiunchuli High Camp

The big and ultimate day finally comes today as we ascend along the ice-filled rocky trails using the equipment correctly to our final point, the Hiunchuli at an elevation of 6,441 meters. The peak was first summited by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971 via its southeast face. The summit of Himchuli offers a magnificent view of the region including the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges. After capturing the blissful moment in camera and enjoying the panoramic views of the Himalayas, we head down to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at ABC.

Summit Hiunchuli and back to Annapurna Base Camp,

Today, we trek down to Bamboo via Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Deurali and Himalaya. We will have a lunch break on the way. Descending all the way down to the bank of Modi Khola, we reach Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.

Trek to Bamboo

From Bamboo, we hike up with a pleasant walk to Sinuwa and then head down to Chhomrong Khola to reach the village of Chhomrong. Overnight at lodge.

Trek to Chhomrong

After breakfast in Chhomrong, we continue to trek towards Ghandruk enjoying the beautiful views on the way. We hike around 2-3 hours of before we reach today’s rest point, Ghandruk. Overnight at lodge.

Trek to Ghandruk

After having last breakfast in the Ghandruk, we trek 5 hours alongside the Modi Khola to Nayapul via Syauli Bazaar and Birethanti. Enjoy a walk to the fullest as this is going to be the last step in the Himalayas on this voyage. From Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you can roam around in the city and enjoy the day to the fullest. Overnight at Pokhara.

Trek to Naya Pul and drive back to Pokhara

After breakfast in Pokhara, we wave goodbye to the beautiful city of Pokhara and the phenomenal mountains. We get on a long scenic drive to from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

Drive back to Kathmandu

Today is the free day for you to do whatever you want to do before you head back to your home. You can go shopping or for exploration of the city. In the evening, we go for a farewell dinner where we will have Nepali food and enjoy a cultural show. We talk and share our experiences about the trekking and trip.

Leisure day in Kathmandu

After having last breakfast in the Ghandruk, we trek 5 hours alongside the Modi Khola to Nayapul via Syauli Bazaar and Birethanti. Enjoy a walk to the fullest as this is going to be the last step in the Himalayas on this voyage. From Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you can roam around in the city and enjoy the day to the fullest. Overnight at Pokhara.

DEPARTURE.

Today is the last day of the trip, so, we take you to the airport for final departure home. You will be flying back house with treasurable memories in your heart.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodations in (3) starred hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only effortless lodges are available.
  • Ground transportations are provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  • Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Every single entry fees and TIMS permits will be provided.
  • Every single Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek will be provided.
  • Car / Bus / Domestic Flights included.
  • International Flight tickets.
  • Museums entrance fees.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cost raised by cancelations, landslides, weather conditions, political unrest and illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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Arun S

04/21/2020

Geart Experience!

t can be very difficult to choose between lot of trekking companies in Nepal and the choice of going with a non-local European Company. I am very happy with the choice I made of going with Earthbound Expeditions, keeping it local to add more to the local economy. Rajan is the most professional, friendly business owner I have ever met. Bishal Rai (my guide) was experienced and informative, clearly having excellent knowledge of all the issues regarding trekking in Nepal, as well as having excellent communication skills and being very conscious of safety and low impact on the environment. Above all they were friendly, flexible to my travel needs and very accommodating. I received everything promised and was very happy with my accommodations that were better than expected and I can highly recommend them.
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Ankush G

04/20/2020

great staff, great food, fantastic views, we were well looked after

14-day trek with Badri and his team. It was tough but we were well taken care of from food to meds to acclimatization. he knew how hard to push our group to get to the next camp but didn't exhaust us. got good food and a place to sleep. they managed to get cake for 4 people's birthdays. overall i couldn't recommend them enough.
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