Singu Chuli (6,501 m) was formerly known as Fluted Peak. The first ascent of this peak was made by Wilf Noyce and David Cox on its North-East Face and the top section of the East Ridge. This mountain has proven to be very difficult to climb for most commercial climbing groups who have tried to concentrate on Tent Peak. Singu Chuli is the first summit on the long ridge thrown down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers.
Annapurna South Base Camp provides the best distant view of the mountain. To date, apart from the original route, most efforts to climb this mountain have concentrated on the face and ridges seen from this viewpoint. The southwest ridge of the mountain connects with Tent Peak.
The terrain between the two mountains is a confusing one and the ridge is not straight. Please, beware that the area is stone falling prone area and the peak is technically very difficult to climb. Due to global warming, the landslide occurs numerous times resulting in the change of the route.
Trip summery in facts:
Trip Title: Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
Maximum Elevation: 6501m
Walking Level: 5-7 hours per day.
Trip Duration: 23 Days
Mode of Operation: Tea House Lodge + Camping.
Best Season: Mar, Apr, May & Sept, Oct, Nov.
Trip Grade: Moderate, Strenuous & Technical Climbing
Group Size: Minimum: 2 people to Maximum: 18 people
Outline Itinerary: Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport, welcome by ART member and transfer to hotel 2 star. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 02: Formality for trekking and climbing permits. Hotel 2 star with bed and breakfast included.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m / 6-7 hours by tourist bus and transfer to hotel comfort near Fewa Lake.Bed and breakfast included.
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to Phedi 1130m/45 minutes and trek to Tolka 1700m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Tolka to Jhinu Danda 1780m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sinuwa 2360m/4-5 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Himalaya 2920m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Himalaya to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp 3700m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from MBC to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m/2 hours and back to MBC 3700m/1 hour, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from MBC to Glacier Camp 4400m/4-5 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Glacier Camp to High Camp 4600m/3-4 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Climb from High Camp to Camp I/5600m/3-4 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Climb from Camp I to Camp II/5800m/2-3 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Summit to Singu Chuli 6501m and back to Camp I/ 5600m/6-7 hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Camp I to Deurali 3200m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Deurali to Chhomrong 2170m/6-7 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 17: Trek from Chhomrong to Tadapani 2630m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani 2860m/6-7 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 19: Hike to Poon Hill 3210m/1hour and trek from Ghorepani to Hile 1430m/5-6 hours, stay overnight at tea house Lodge.
Day 20: Trek from Hile to Nayapul 1070m/4-5 hours and drive back to Pokhara 820m/2 hours and transfer to hotel comfort near Fewa Lake. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 21: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 1300m/6-7 hours by tourist bus and transfer to hotel 2 star. Bed and breakfast included.
Day 22: Free Day for Shopping in Kathmandu, stay overnight at hotel 2 star. Bed and breakfast included..
Day 23: Final Departure to International airport.
-Kathmandu International airport & Kathmandu domestic airport - hotel transfers by private car or tourist mini bus according to group size.
-4 nights 2 star hotel in Kathmandu bed and breakfast.
-2 nights hotel comfort in Pokhara bed and breakfast included.
-Trekking permits of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and Singu Chuli peak climbing permits.
-Accommodation in tea house lodge + tented camping in twin basis.
-Camping equipment: tents, mattress, kitchen tent, dinning tent, toilet tent, porter's tent, utensils, tables, chairs etc.
-Climbing equipment: main rope, fixed rope, snow bar, rock piton, ice crew etc.
-Food (breakfast, lunch & dinner with hot drinks) during the trek.
-Salary, insurance, transport, food and accommodation for climbing guide and porters.
-Kathmandu to Pokhara round trip by tourist bus.
-Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus, Pokhara to Phedi by taxi, Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi.
-Experienced & professional English speaking trekking and climbing guide, cook and porters
-13 % VAT & 10 % service charge.
-Nepal visa fee 40 USD for a month. Nepal visa can be obtained at your country in Nepalese consulate office before arrival in Nepal or you can get Nepal visa after arrival in Kathmandu airport.
-International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
-Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city and Pokhara city also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
-Travel, Trekking and Helicopter Rescue insurance.
-Cold and alcoholic drinks
-Personal high altitude medicines, sleeping bags, first aid kits, equipment, gears, cloths etc.
-Personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge of camera or mobile and gas shower in mountain.
-Tips for climbing guide and porters according to custom of trekking in Nepal.
Member Personal Equipment:
S/No Particular Qty.
(01) Down suits 1
(02) Summit shoe 1
(03) Walking shoe 1
(04) Crampon 1
(05) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1
(06) Normal gloves 1
(07) Special sun glasses for snow.
(08) Iceaxe 1
(09) Harness 1
(10) Jumer 1
(11) Carapina (normal) 3
(12) Sleeping bag (-20 Degree Celsius ) 1
(13) Down filled Mattress 1
(14) Summit socks 1
(15) Normal socks 2
(16) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1
(17) Safety Helmet 1
(18) Down jacket 1
(19) Down trouser 1
(20) 8 finger / descender 1
(21) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1
(22) Gore-tex jacket 1
(23) Gore-tex trouser 1
(24) Fleece jacket 1
(25) Fleece trouser 1
(26) Fleece liner gloves 3
(27) Screw Gate Carapina 1
(28) Balaclava (wind stopper) 1
(29) Thermos bottle 1
(30) Base layer (woolen) 1 (set)
(31) Water bottle normal 1
(32) Travel bag solid North Face/Quechua 60 liter 1