Unique Path adventure to Singu Chuli /Fluted Peak and outstanding trip with overwhelming views of world’s three highest mountains from 7th Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), 8th Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) and 10th Mt. Annapurna (8091m) with array of adjoining snow clad peaks including the famous majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail” at 6,993 meters soaring high into the clear blue sky, one of the unclimbed and highly treasured peak which dominates Pokhara Valley and Southern Annapurna range.
Unique Path trek and climb to Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak leads to world’s best trekking destination in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary surrounded by high peaks with fabulous scenery everyday during the trek and climb of Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak with two names, originally and locally as Singu Chuli, as the top of the peak resembles like a flute, so it was called as Fluted Peak as well.
Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak, Nepal’s 2nd highest trekking peak at 6, 501 meters high located within the Annapurna Sanctuary just a day trek to its base camp, it is less climbed trekking peaks the altitude positioned as per NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) and the climbing grade classification PD + as per French / Swiss Alpine System which is widely used all over the world.
Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak first located in 1956 by Jimmy Roberts when he was exploring the area during a reconnaissance for the 1957 British Machhapuchhre Expedition.
It is situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range at the Gandaki Zone its location at 28 36 18 Latitude & 83 57 00 Longitude. The above peaks can be seen only from Sanctuary itself, is an attractive mountain; part of the ridge line, thrown south from Glacier Dome that includes and acts as a central divider between the semi-circles of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. The peak is sometimes confused with Rakhsi Peak, a small summit and viewpoint above the normal high camp. This peak summit offers outstanding view almost all the peaks within the Annapurna range and its Sanctuary.
Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak climb with some technical difficulties in several section of the climb to the summit top, much care and precaution should be taken especially in snow conditions and new crevices.
This wonderful adventure starts with an interesting drive from Kathmandu on the main Nepal highway on the Kathmandu / Pokhara road with 6 hours of interesting journey to Pokhara a picturesque and world famous touristic spot with serene lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa Tal in the shade of snow capped mountains, then heading towards Ghandruk village after a short drive with scenic walk with climb to charming Gurung village at Ghandruk.
From here heading towards many traditional Gurung mid hill villages and of Tibetan Buddhism and trekking through farm with amazing scenery along the walk offering tremendous views of Annapurna, Gangapurna, Manaslu mountain range, walk leads into beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines and fir tree lines before heading towards barren and arid terrain landscape.
Unique Path adventure on reaching at Chomrong village the last permanent villages, from here there are lodges only to cater the trekkers, walk leads to deep gorge of raging Modi River following upstream into thick vegetation and tree lines and from Deurali onwards the tree lines fades to dry area. On reaching At Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m after Maccahapuchare base camp where amphitheatre of mountains surround this sanctuary and base camp, then leaving the main trail for complete wilderness towards Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak base camp over Annapurna and Gangapurna glacier with boulders ice and moraine to reach the base of Singu Chuli / Fluted which is near to the base of Tent Peak, here with proper rest and acclimatization at 4, 450 m to make the climb successful Unique Path team will use one more camp as High Camp at 5, 260 meters high.
From the high camp with alluring panorama of entire Annapurna range including Manaslu and Lamjung Himal and Gangapurna, Maccahapuchare peak at close distance with fabulous views of the Sanctuary and beyond rolling hills and valley.
Before the Big Day! For the climb having rest day and preparations our expert guides will scout the area of climbing route to make it more accessible and safe for the groups.
Next day, starting the highlight of the trip to the top of Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak at 6, 501 m / 21,483 ft. Starting in the early morning to reach the top, our guide will lead and safe guard the way for the group. After a strenuous climb and successful climb to the summit of Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak with panorama of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft). Annapurna Sanctuary & Base Camp stretching up to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) Base Camp.
Heading back to base camp and then on the scenic walk to Annapurna base camp in the comfort of cozy lodge after camping nights on climbing period.
Concluding this overwhelming adventure at Pokhara with different route of Jhinu danda with hot spring and to beautiful village of Landruk and to Pothana and then back to Pokhara after a short drive, Pokhara with serene Phewa Lake in the shade of high Annapurna Himalaya and Mt. Machhapuchhre “Fish Tail”
Last but not the least a drive back to Kathmandu after a triumph and enjoyable trek and climb to Singu Chuli / Fluted Peak with wonderful service of Unique Path and its cheerful team of staff and guides.