Facts for the climb:
Duration of trip: 21
Best Season: Spring and autumn
Accommodation: Lodge or Tented
Minimum Pax: 2 +
Mode of travel: Drive in / drive out
Singu Chuli is known as the fluted peak. Wilf Noyce and David Cox scaled the peak via its northeast face and the top section of the East Ridge. The peak has verified 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) that separates the west and south Annapurna glaciers. The southwest ridge of the peak hooks up with the tent peak. The territory between the two peaks is a mystifying one.
Details Itinerary for Singu Chuli
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Departure for Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Tolka, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Jhinu Danda, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhre base camp, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna base camp, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 09: Tharpu Chuli base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Singha Chuli base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: High camp Singha Chuli, overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Summit Singha Chuli and back to base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek to Deurali, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek to Chhomrong, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek to Tadapani, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16: Trek to Ghorepani (Poonhill), overnight at guesthouse.
Day 17: Trek to Hile, overnight at guesthouse.
Day 18: Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara, overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
National Park entry permit, climbing permit, land transportation to and from starting point, camping and accommodations in lodges during the trek, food(three meals in a day), a guide and required number of porter(s) and essential equipment.
Personal expenses, insurance, tips, emergency evacuation by helicopter, alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike and road blockade etc.
Trip Cost Includes
- All airport/hotel transfers
- (standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transport
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Rescue arrangement service
. All Required Permit
Trip Cost Does Not Include
- Nepal visa fee
- Airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/City
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Are standard and vary according to the availability and place.
Our Singu Chuli Climbing itinerary is planned with an awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill you. The higher the altitude the less oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this ‘less oxygen’ environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We especially advise the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes your Singu Chuli Climbing successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members. Professional guides will lead your trip. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experience appropriate to each individual trek. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering (applies to expeditions)
The Trekking Group
For the Singu Chuli Climbing, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group become sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Singu Chuli Climbing for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this.
Though often overlooked, it is important to mention. The trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make the journeys to these remote areas possible. So it’s very sad for that there is a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide a decent level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members – to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter’s sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight to a maximum of 15kgs. If you need to have more weight than this additional porters can be hired. Thus we support the working conditions of the porters
Health and Experience Required:
Walking in this high Mountain Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day. Climbing in the high mountain is the challenging part of your adventure and will require long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts. And also a positive attitude and a strong determination are important. Previous hiking/camping experience is good to have but technical experience is not required.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you be protected with an insurance policy. Should medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs) happen it is important to be prepared. Please mind that we do not arrange or sell insurance.