Himchuli peak 6,441m is located in the western part of Nepal inside Annapurna region connected to Annapurna South forming a massive south facing wall.
Himchuli peak climbing offers an outstanding view of the other neighboring peaks, meadows and traditional settlements. The mountain is classified as a trekking peak by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), but it is considered one of the more difficult among many trekking peaks in Nepal. Difficult to climb due to route navigation and dangers from rock fall and seracs. Depending on the weather conditions, there can also be significant avalanche risk. But admit it – Himchuli is a trekking peak in like Mera peak of Makalu region.
Himchuli has two climbing routes; South-East Face Route and North-West Face Route.
The South-East face route is crossing the Hinko Cave. Establishing the first camp somewhere above the Hinko Valley, other two camps are usually necessary to make it to the top of Himchuli. Although not technically extreme, that route is exposed to rock fall and is a bit complicated.
North-West Face Route; the base camp is set as Annapurna South Base camp. From the Annapurna Base Camp in the Sanctuary and a further two camps will be necessary to complete this ascent. It is noticeable that it requires more experience with judging snow levels and general mountain conditions. For this route the base camp is set up at Annapurna South base camp – near the Annapurna base camp lodges seen in ABC trekking.
To entire Himchuli base camp, we follow the Annapurna sanctuary trekking trail up to Hinko valley and climb a very steep hill side to grassy meadows where we establish the base camp. The climb of Himchuli peak via the South – East face is the normal route. In most cases, 3 camps are set up for the approach to the summit of Himchuli.
1st successful expedition
The Himchuli was first submitted by an American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971 via its southeast face.
After a rich Himalayan trekking experience, Himchuli Peak climbing trip with Nepalgram will end with trek from Jhinu dada to Khimche 1640 meter followed by drive for 3 hours back to Pokhara 1100m.
Nepalgram Adventure is glade to design your Himchuli Peak Climbing trip as your complete Nepal travels. With our experienced climbing/Trekking crew and expert staff we try our best to meet your expectations.
|Permit Fees||Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250|
Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125
Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70
Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70
Facts of the Trip
- Elevation: 6441m
- Location: Annapurna Himal range
- Duration: 19 days (4 nights 5 days Climbing)
- First Ascent: American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Craig Anderson in October 1971 via its southeast face.
- Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)
- Accommodation: Guest house and Camping
- Climbing Route: South-East Face and North-West Face Route
- Grade: Moderate
- Transportation: By Tourist bus and Jeep or flight
- Group Size: 02 to 15 Pax
- Major Activity: Trekking & Climbing
Himchuli peak peak climbing cost details of Nepalgram Adventure
19 days trekking and climbing programs. Include Lodge, tent accommodations, Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Porters’ High climbing guide & cook. Trekking, climbing & high altitude staff are insured and make sure they are paid best.
The price also includes fixed rope, main rope, ices crow, snow bar, ice hammer & all the group gears need while climbing the peak. Details of cost inclusion and exclusion is in the tab below.
Hotel in Kathmandu as per our itinerary is included. Transport, Climbing permit and insurance is included in the cost for Himchuli peak climbing.
We assure kind hearted and experienced staff who knows how-to trace the route even in the challenging circumstances – including glacier route, high pass route, and know how to fix the rope for climbing with minimal risk and guide you in precisely successful leadership.
Himchuli peak standing tall at altitude of 6,441m above sea level is one of the most scenic peaks in the whole region. Himchuli is a trekking peak in Annapurna himalaya range.
Located in the western Annapurna region, Himchuli peak climbing offers an outstanding view of the other neighboring peaks, meadows and traditional settlements. The snowy peak guards the entrance of Annapurna Sanctuary.
The Himchuli peak climbing is not very difficult if we select the right climbing route. There are numerous routes to climb the Himchuli Peak from south east & north west face. We have to choose the route according to season.
The best season to climb Himchuli is spring & autumn; April to May and October to November – respectively. The Himchuli Peak was first conquered in October 1971.
- The beautiful Lake Valley of Pokhara
- Hugely impressive sunrise mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill.
- Wonderful culture
- Superb views of the mountains peaks including Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
- Summit Hiunchuli Peak
- Natural hot springs at Jhinudanda
- Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious sites of Kathmandu valley
- Driving Experience through the scenic valleys and rivers of the Himalaya
- Opportunity to visiting the beautiful Lake valley of Pokhara
- Impressive Sunrise and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
- Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
- Visiting villages of ethnic groups, such as Gurung, Magar and other tribes as Brahmins, Chhetri & experience the cultures, religions & lifestyle of the people
- Superb views of the mountains above 6000- 8167 m peaks including Annapurna I and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
- Summit Hiunchuli peak with the eye-catching views of Annapurna panorama and Lamjung Himal ranges.
- Natural hot spring at Jhinudanda