Mount Singu Chuli (6501m) - 19 Days

Mount Singu Chuli (6501m)

Mount Singu Chuli or the Fluted Peak is located towards the west of Ganggapurna in the Annapurna Himal. The peak which exhibits some kind of mountaineering test was initially climbed by Wilfred Noyce and David Cox in the year 1957.

DayActivities
Day 01Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02Rest/preparation
Day 03Fly Pokhara (884m); drive Phedi; trek Tolka (1790m)
Day 04Trek Chhomrong (2210m)
Day 05Trek Bamboo (2310m)
Day 06Trek Himalayan Hotel (2840m)
Day 07Trek Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m)
Day 08Trek Singu Chuli Low Camp (4000m)
Day 09Trek Singu Chuli Base Camp (4350m)
Day 10Rest/preparation
Day 11Climb High Camp (4900m)
Day 12Summit Singu Chuli (6501m); return Base Camp
Day 13Trek Machhapuchhare Base Camp
Day 14Trek Himalayan Hotel
Day 15Trek Chhomrong
Day 16Trek Ghandruk (2050m)
Day 17Trek Naya Pul (1070m); drive Pokhara
Day 18Fly Kathmandu
Day 19Depart Kathmandu

What is Included

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 3 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • 1 night bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3* hotel in Pokhara (twin share)
  • Teahouse accommodation on full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
  • Tents/camping gear and food for base camps
  • Surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private vehicle
  • Permits & other local taxes
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Required number of porter/s
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary and insurance for guide and other local staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

What is Excluded

  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for guide & local staffs
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘Price Includes’

Clothes Attributes

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Footwear

  • Plastic mountaineering boots (B2 boots)
  • Water repellent boots with ankle support for walking
  • A pair of Gaiters.
  • Socks
  • Trainers which can be used in teahouses & camps

Clothing

  • Waterproof (trousers & jacket)
  • Trousers for trekking (Waterproof)
  • Long sleeve shirts/T-shirts (preferably not cotton)
  • Micro, Mid to heavyweight fleece & Fleece pants
  • Bodywarmer fleece
  • Thermals (top & bottom)
  • Down jacket

Climbing equipment

  • Harness with 1m sling,
  • Screw gate carabiners
  • Crampons
  • Ice ax
  • Jumar
  • Mountaineering helmet

Head & Hand Gear

  • Hat (Woolen or fleece)
  • Sun hat
  • Bandana
  • Head-torch with extra batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Mountaineering sunglasses
  • Fleece gloves.
  • Woolen gloves

Personal Equipment

  • Duffle bag (to be carried by a porter)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat. We also provide everyone mats. Your extra mat will be helpful at the Base Camp
  • Backpack to carry water bottles, camera, lunch packs, and personal clothing
  • Pee bottle
  • Sunscreen & Insect repellent
  • Water purification tablets
  • Snacks, books, MP3 players, cards, etc
  • Trekking poles
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Insurance certificate
  • Hand sanitizer & wipes
  • Toiletries

Personal first aid kit

  • Any personal medications.
  • Electrolytes
  • Analgesics & throat lozenges
  • Diamox (helps with acclimatization)

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information:

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • 19 Days
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 6,501 m
  • D
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum