Trekking towards the Singu Chuli Peak which is also known as “Flute Peak” Provides you a great chance to explore the marvelous views of stunning Himalayas like: Dhaulagiri (8167m\26795ft.), Annapurna I (8091m\26545ft.), II (7937m\26040ft.), III (7555m\24786ft.), IV (7525m\24688ft.), Hiunchuli (6441m\21131ft.) and Macchapuchrey (6993m\22942ft.). This trek also offers you a great chance to explore the culture and local living style of Annapurna region people, following their own distinct language, traditions, norms and rituals along with many endangered wildlife habitats like red panda, spotted deer, musk deer, wild yaks etc. Being one of the difficult and technically challenging peaks, it requires previous experience with good physical of an individual.
Singu Chuli Peak 6501m (21328 fit), also called Flute Peak which is a beautiful mountain located in Annapurna region. Climbing the peak is hard and difficult for commercial climbers as compared to other trekking mountains because you have to hustle through very steep parts and climb a 100 foot high block of ice coated snow before reaching the top of the mountain. Also this area is prone to stone fallings and landslide occurs, mainly due to the effect of Global Warming & because of ut we might need to change the route. While in the trek/climb some suffer from serious altitude sickness due to difficulties in adjusting with new altitude. Those were about the climb, but about the trekking; it is simply awe-inspiring because our trail goes the famous Annapurna Base Camp’s route. Similarly, anyone with good physical fitness can easily do this trek and enjoy amazing south face of Annapurna I (8091m) with natural amphitheatre you won’t forget. – The first climb was made by mountain climber Wilf Noyce and David Cox from North-East Face.
Our expedition journey begins from Kathmandu with drive to Pokhara – Pokhara is second tourist hub of Nepal with amazing mountain views and endless adventure activities to choose from. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and start trekking to Thikhedhunga for about 5 hrs. We trek to Ghorepani Poonhill for amazing sunrise/sunset view at 3210m. Moreover, next day, we trek till we reach Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We take rest at ABC for a day and then continue to Tent peak base camp. From Tent Peak base camp, we climb to Tent Peak High camp and acclimatize for a day there. We stay active throughout the day by training and learning techniques to climb. We trek to Singu Chuli Base Camp I then to Base Camp II and finally ascend Singu Chuli Peak. The return journey is same up to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then we change our route from there but we reach Pokhara at the end to take drive to Kathmandu.
Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you to hotel for further briefing about the upcoming trip. In the evening, a small meeting shall be held to discuss and prepare for the trek. And after meeting you can roam around Thamel to get familiar with environment and location.
After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to start your journey to Pokhara. Located about 200 km west from Kathmandu, the drive mostly follows along the Trishuli riverside. Enjoy the views from your window of the changing landscapes. In the evening you may feel like doing some sightseeing. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.
After Breakfast you will drive from Pokhara to Nayapul to start your trek. Your guide will then check you in at the tourist check point in Birethati. The trail leads up through beautiful rice, maize and millet farms passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga (1620m). Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields. The rest of the trail weaves through enchanting rhododendron and oak forest (blooms in March, April). Arriving at the top of the Ghorepani pass, you will be taken to your accommodation and have a chance to rest your feet. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Early in the morning we hike to Poon Hill for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7041m), Fishtail/Machhapuchhare (6998m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), etc. We take breakfast at Ghorepani & trek to Tadapani. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We descend though rhododendron and oak forest to arrive Chhomrong for lunch. Chhomrung is a Gurung village and the permanent settlement which sites at the highest point in the valley. The view from there is killer with Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre being most visible. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
For today, we start by ascending a long and steep stoned staircase though Chhomrong towards Kuldi. The trail is full of beautiful and adorable rhododendron forest up to Sinuwa. The trail then leads us to Bamboo and we can get chance to see Langur Monkeys jumping here and there in the trees – A real treat, eh? Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
The route for today is steep down along the bank of rocks till it levels out. The trail then passes though the deep Bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dobhan. We continue our trek from here to reach Deurali. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
All the way from famous Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we take amazing walk to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail takes us up to the bed of glacier passing though the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp you get amazing close up views of different mountains. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We acclimatize at Annapurna Base Camp to avoid any altitude related illness. We can see amazing views of mountains like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Annapurna III (7555m). Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We trek to Tent Peak BC through Annapurna glacier by ascending steep uphill. The route is difficult but we get nice reward upon reaching the Base Camp. We get good views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and other amazing peaks. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
From Tent Peak Base Camp we continue our trail that ascends uphill all the way to High Camp. The journey is very much tiring so we take as much rest as possible to reserve our energy for upcoming amazing adventure. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Before we head to Singu Chuli Camp, we take rest & learn some techniques about peak climbing like professional climbers. We become mentally and physically prepared through the help our climbing guides and also learn about the environment in the peak. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
After taking good rest at the Tent Peak High Camp, we head to Camp I of Singu Chuli Peak. The trail is often icy and covered by snow so we use crampons and make uphill journey before reaching Singu Chuli Camp I to set our camp to call it a day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Trail for today is icy and snow covered & as we head forward to reach Singu Chuli Camp II, we find ourselves comfortable with the environment. Upon reaching Camp II, we set up our tents and organize & prepare our necessary equipments necessary to climb the peak for tomorrow. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We have prepared ourselves for this ultimatum and today, we test ourselves. We wake early in the morning and head toward the top of the mountain with the guidance of professional climbing guides. The first climb is technical and then we have to use ropes, ice axes and other equipments to summit the giant. Once we are at the top of Singu Chuli Peak, we get amazing breathtaking view of gigantic mountains of Annapurna Sanctuary. Spending quality time at the top of the peak, we descend all the way down to Singu Chuli Camp II. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We trek back to Tent Peak Base Camp and relive the memories as we trek down for our overnight stay. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Continuing all the way downhill from Tent Peak Base Camp and reaching Machhapuchhre Base Camp via Annapurna Base Camp, we re-trace ourselves to the return journey to celebrate the successful summit. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
Today, we gradually descend along the same trail as we have ascended earlier. We pass through Deurali, Himalayas, Dobhan, and Bamboo and finally reach Sinuwa Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We descend down to Jhinudanda by passing Chomrong Khola and climbing the Chomrong village. From the village, we continue our trail that descends steeply and reach the destination. From Jhinudanda, we can visit a hot spring; relax there in natural hot water and then clean ourselves. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We follow our trail by descending till we reach flat line and reach Himal Pani. And then we ascend gently to cross several streams and terraces to reach Landruk – a big village with settlement of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin communities. From there, we walk uphill and downhill for few hours and reach Gurung village of Pothana. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We descend for around an hour and follow the gravel road. Then, we trail steeply to Phedi by passing though paddy fields and forest which is protected by Local community. Then we reach Phedi, giving end to our trekking – this is the last day of our trekking. We take a drive back to Pokhara from here. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.
We drive to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It is a wonderful drive as we enter the civilization of Kathmandu by driving along Prithvi Highway and gaze at the scenic hills and zigzag roads at the banks of Trishuli River. In the evening, we gather and celebrate our successful summit of Singu Chuli Peak climbing with climbing guides and other staffs. Meals included: Breakfast,and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.
We believe, you had a wonderful time with us but you need to relocate yourselves in your home-country. Therefore, our airport representative drops you to the airport approximately 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight to make sure you don’t miss your flight to sweet home.
We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.
Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.
Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.
Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.
We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.