Introduction: Climb of Singu Chuli also known as Fluted Peak at 6,501 meters a thrilling adventure In the heart of Annapurna range of mountains with Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions leading you to a scenic trekking trails passing through the warm country of Hindus and to the mid and high hills in the serene forests of rhododendrons, pines and oaks with constant views of Annapurna to Manaslu range of mountains including the beautiful towering peak Mt.Macchhapuchere ( Fish Tail) then entering the sanctuary enclosed with surrounding high peaks of Annapurna I, A South, Huinchuli, Glacier dome, Gangapurna, Tharpu chuli ( Tent peak) Mt. Machapuchhere and Singuchuli the Fluted peak views from the moraines above from Annapurna Base camp. Located near Annapurna Sanctuary, Fluted / Singhuchuli peak is an attractive mountain, part of its ridge line joined to the south with Glacier Dome that includes Singu Chuli. On reaching the Sanctuary near by the lodge at Machapuchhere Base Camp little section of the peak can be seen, cradling the West Annapurna Glacier.
From the moraines above the lodges at Annapurna Base Camp the Fluted South Face presents a ‘beautiful shape, buttressed by the pencil shadowy ridges of snow and ice’ rising above the ridge connecting it with Tharpu chuli.
The approach to the ascent route with expert guides of Great Adventure follows a shelf above the west bank of the west Annapurna Glacier, skirting around the base of the mountain’s rocky east ridge to reach the base of the North-East Face, which is unseen, even from the moraines above the Machapuchhere Base Camp. The best distant view of this peak can be seen from Annapurna South base.
After an exhilarating climb to the top of Singuchuli / Fluted peak, return journey descending through the lush terraced Modi Khola valley and finally concluding the adventure at Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machapuchhere (Fish-Tail) at 6.990 meters, then finally reaching Kathmandu after a wonderful time in the mountains with Great Adventure Treks & Adventure.
Note on Singuchuli climb:
First received attention in 1956 by Jimmy Roberts when he was exploring the area during a reconnaissance for the 1957 British Machapuchhare Expedition, situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range at the Gandaki Zone it’s location at 28 36 18 Latitude & 83 57 00 Longitude. The above peaks can be seen only from Sanctuary itself, is an attractive mountain; part of the ridge line, thrown south from Glacier Dome that includes and acts as a central divider between the semi-circles of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. The peak is sometimes confused with Rakhsi Peak, a small summit and viewpoint above the normal high camp. This peak summit offers outstanding view almost all the peaks within the Annapurna range and its Sanctuary.
Trip Highlights: “Trek & climb in the heart of the great Annapurna massif’ from the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the arctic zones, a complete views of the snow capped peaks, traditional villages and friendly locals pristine forests and varied landscapes and temperatures.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara. 200 k.m. 5 – 6 hrs journey
Day 04: Drive to Kande and trek to Landruk 1,500m. 4 – 5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,400m. via Bamboo 2,260m. 5 / 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. 3 – 4 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m. 3 – 4 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek to MBC and to Singu Chuli Base Camp 4,300m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 10: At Base Camp preparation for the climb.
Day 11: Trek to Singu Chuli High Camp at 4,900m. 2 – 3 hrs.
Day 12: Climb The North East Face of Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak.
Day 13: Spare Day for the climb in case of bad weather delay.
Day 14: Trek to Himalaya Hotel.
Day 15: Trek to Chomrong.
Day 16: Trek to Ghandruk1,850 metres. 5 hrs walk.
Day 17: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 18: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.