Singu Chuli Peak (6501m) is also known as the fluted peak. It was first scaled by Wilf Noyce and David Cox via North East Face. The peak is proven to be very difficult to climb for most commercial climbing groups who wish to concentrate on Tent Peak. It is the major summit on the long ridge spread down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which has separated the South and West Annapurna Glaciers. Annapurna South Base Camp provides the scenic distant view of the mountain. This mountain lies to the North of Tharpu Chuli along a connecting ridge. Singu Chuli is in a much stiffer proposition than Tharpu Chuli, and is the highest of all the trekking peaks in the area. The normal approach is a day or two beyond Machapuchare Base Camp and has the remotest feel of all the trekking peaks in the area. The mountain is often climbed after an acclimatization ascent of Tharpu Chuli.
Day 01: Kathmandu-Pokhara (914mt.)
We take early drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). It takes about six hours drive to reach Pokhara from Katmandu. We follow Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River while on drive to Pokhara. Besides, we also see heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that take us directly to Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. We will be fortunate enough to observe views of stunning Phewa Tal (lake) and the mountain ranges such as the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 02: Pokhara-Tirkhedhunga (1577mt.)
Today, we drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car, which takes approximately one and half hours drive. From Nayapul (1050m.), we trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.). via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours normal walk. The first part of this trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards we could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of the people in this locality are Gurung and their religion is Buddhism. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and also some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.
Day 03: Tirkhedhunga-Ghorepani (2675mt.)
Today, we trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 mt.) and it takes about six hours reach our today's destination. We could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) South. Now the trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. We could also see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.
Day 04: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3180mt.)- Tadapani (2675mt.)
We start our trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning , we trek 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.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast, we trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour, we reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. We finally reach Tadapani which is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests that provides a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and many more.
Day 05: Tadapani- Ghandruk (1950mt.)
From Tadapani (2675m.), we trek to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours normal walk. It is quite easy to trek in this section by descending gently all the way through the forest of rhododendron, oak and others. We are also fortunate enough to hear different kinds of birds chirping along the trail. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lover trekkers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. One can also observe the Gurung museum. We can view Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail from this village.
Day 06: Ghandruk –Chhomrong (2040mt.)
It is our turn to trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.).It takes approximately four hours to reach Chhomrong from Ghandruk. We could ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and the village is dominated by Gurung.
Day 07: Chhomrong-Bamboo (2340mt.)
We trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.) and it takes about five hours to reach. Leaving Chhomrong behind, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola through a suspension bridge. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilicho in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail we reach three hotels at Sinuwa, at 2350m. In winter, it's common to find snow elsewhere from this point. Descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Finally, we reach Bamboo Lodge (2340m.).
Day 08: Bamboo-Deurali (3230mt.)
Today, we trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.) which is about a five hours distance. We trek gently through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. We reach Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites available. From Dovan, we pass through muddy trail which traverses high above the river. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After having walked a short distance, we reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.). Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.) and after walking twenty minutes from Hinko Cave, we reach Deorali (3230m.)
Day 09: Deurali- Annapurna Base Camp (4170mt.)
After having lunch at Deurali, we trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). From here, the valley widens and becomes less steep. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After a short trek we will be at Bagar (3310m.).The normal trail follows the left side of the valley and we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). One can view beautiful mountains such as Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) from the BC. After a short trek, we approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.).
Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp
Rest at Annapurna Base Camp (4,100) for acclimatization and also for the preparation of summit.
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp-Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800mt.)
We start trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Ten Peak Base Camp. Along the trail, we cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steep ascent trail all the way to Ten Peak Base Camp. On the way one can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.
Day 12: Ten Base Camp- High Camp (5200mt.)
We slowly trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp(5,200m.) and again we come back to Ten Base Camp. Today, we can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain, etc.
Day 13: Ten Peak High Camp
Rest at Ten Peak High Camp for acclimatization
Day 14: High Camp-Singu Chuli Camp (5,500mt.)
We climb 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, etc.
Day 15: Singu Chuli Camp I - Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800)
From Singu Chuli Camp I, we trek to Singu Chuli Camp II (5,800) which is situated about five hours walking distance.
Day 16: Singu Chuli Camp II - summit (6,501m) - Singu Chuli Camp II
Today we trek from Singu Chuli Camp II to summit (6,501m) and trek back to Singu Chuli Camp II itself.
Day 17: Singu Chuli Camp II -Ten Peak Base Camp
It is our turn to trek to Singu Chuli Camp II to Ten Peak Base Camp which is a distance of about six hours walk.
Day 18: Ten Peak Base Camp- Macchapucchre Base Camp
Having lunch at Ten Peak Base Camp, we trek to Macchapucchre Base Camp. We descend all the way to Annapurna Glacier.
Day 19: Macchapucchre Base Camp - Sinuwa
We trek from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Sinuwa through the forest and reach Bamboo. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now we finally reach Sinuwa. Few tea houses are seen at Sinuwa.
Day 20:Sinuwa - Jhinudanda (1750m.)
Today, we trek from Sinuwa to Jhinudanda (1750m.). We gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and almost after an hour, we reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From this place, we walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. We relax at Hot Spring.
Day 21:Jhinudanda - Pothana (1600m.)
It is our turn to trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) which is situated at a distance of five hours. The first part of the trek is descending to Himal Pani. Here one can enjoy the stunning waterfall. After a short trek, we will be at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascends and level path to Bherikharka. From Bherikharka, the trail goes steeply up to Deorali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in panorama. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak jungle. Pothana is a small village dominated by Gurung community.
Day 22:Pothana - Dhampus Phedi - Pokhara
Today, we trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara by car. Sightseeing around Pokhara Valley.
Day 23: Pokhara - Kathmandu
We take our early drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could 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 capital city. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are taken to the hotel, farewell dinner in the hotel.