Asiana Treks

Himchuli Peak Climbing

Best Price
21 days
Max. Elevation
6441 m / 21131 ft
Group size
1 - 10
Local Bus/4 wheel drive/Plane
Best Season
March to may/September to November
B/L/D/ while in Trekking.
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu


    • Trek through Annapurna Sanctuary.
    • Climb the peak via various enticing destinations. 
    • Visit Annapurna and Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
    • Visit the Gurung tribe to gain insight into culture and lifestyle.
    • 360 ° views of the Annapurna Chain and other peaks above 7000 meters.
    • Alluring views of nature, landscape, trails, and deep gorges.



Himchuli Peak also spelt as Hiunchuli is one of the technical routed mountaineering running on the easy trails of Annapurna Sanctuary. Himchuli Peak lies in the Annapurna region connected to Annapurna South forming a huge south-facing mountain wall at an elevation of 6441m. The climb to Himchuli is not as challenging as other massive peaks but might require technicality to find the route to the summit during the bad weather and the area is exposed to significant avalanche risks.

Additionally, this trek takes travellers to various enticing destinations such as Poonhill (3210m), Machhapuchhre Base camp (3700m), and Annapurna Base camps (4130m) before reaching the peak of Himchuli. The trekking initiates from Naya Pul on feet and hikes up to Poonhill for captivating views of sunrise and a panoramic view of the Annapurna chain, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu. Meanwhile, the trekkers also experience the culture and tradition of the settlement of the Gurung tribe while heading to Chommrong. 

Similarly, the trails offer magnificent views of giant waterfalls, thrilling suspension bridges, monasteries, prayer stones stacked, and dense Bamboo woods and Rhododendron forest parallel to Modi Khola (glacier). Likewise, endangered animals such as Snow leopard, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr, mountain goat, and Yak are also seen in a conservation area of the Annapurna region. Further, the voyage reaches Annapurna Base camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp offering picturesque views of the splendid Himalayas over 7000 meters.

In October 1971, an American Peace Corps Expedition Team under the leadership of Craig Anderson was the first to climb the Himchuli peak via the South-East face. The trekker mostly follows the same route climbing summit in two pushes establishing two different camps on the hike to Himchuli peak. Finally, reaching the peak that very few people explored offers enchanting and charismatic up-close views of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7937m), Annapurna IV (7 525m), Gangapurna (7455m), and Machhapuchhre (6993m). After the Hinchuli peak is summited, trekkers retrace back to Hinko Cave from Annapurna Base Camp descending down for Pokhara. 

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Our trip day starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at a fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour of the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important centre of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through the scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach the eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from the close-up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine. Have the option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.

Meet our trekking crew in Pokhara, keep your additional luggage and equipment in Pokhara, and then drive the approximate three hours to Ghandruk, a stunning village. Start your journey to Ghandruk, which will take around 30 minutes of gradually uphill hiking. The trail is well-paved with stone steps so take it slow and soak the Himalayan splendour. Discover some exquisitely beautiful and varied mountain cultures. Ghandruk, when you get to your destination today, you will be able to witness a stunning view of the high peaks of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Himchuli. The legendary mountain group known as the Gurungs, one of the Gurkha tribes, experience a rich cultural heritage in Ghandruk.

After Breakfast in the morning in Ghandruk, our trekking starts at Chhomrong. Today's walk is beautiful to walk passes through Ghandruk village via a stone-paved narrow pathway. After immediately across the suspension bridge and gently up to the Cumrongdanda. Stop for tea breaks and overlook the beautiful view of Annapurna, Himchuli and fishtail, the valley of Comrong khola, the lush green jungle, and the terrace of millet and Rice farmland. The trail from Comrong danda is completely downhills to the Kumrongkhola valley, and again ascent to Chhomrong. When we reached beautiful Gurung village Chhomrong, stay overnight at a guest house.

Another approximately five hours of the trek takes us to Dovan today from Chhomrong via Sinuwa. It is also a day of mountain trekking thrill like others on the way to famous Annapurna Base Camp and we are marching ahead closer to the base camp of the famous Mt. Annapurna.

The walk from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp abbreviated famously for MBC is an incredible one with spectacular views. The day will be of about six hours of walking through the rugged mountain trail.

Today is another early morning start to hike to the Annapurna base camp which is the culmination of this trip. Reach to the base camp of Annapurna after a cool early morning walk to enjoy the majestic sunrise and spectacular view of the mountains. Trek back to Macchapuchhre Base Camp to enjoy the beautiful mountain breakfast after the refreshing morning walk. Trek down to Dovan after breakfast.

Today, We climb to Himunchuli Base Camp will primarily along the rough ice path. It will take approximately five to six hours to reach the Base Camp. Today's route is encircled by mesmerising views of so many tallest peaks. There are stunning views of many of the great mountains, including Tent Peak (5695m), Fishtail (6997m), and Annapurna I (8091m). Spend the night in Himchuli Base Camp in tented.

Today, after reached immediately by the inclining trail to high camp. We can try using the equipment while enjoying views of the high mountains that are nearly identical Together with our journey, your climbing guide will study and practise the fundamentals of mountaineering. We can also explore the locations close to the camp. In High Camp, spend the night at a tent camp.

Today is our chealling day. you climb the Himchuli Peak and back to the MBC.

Rest for just incase of Health and weather problem.

Allotted two days for acclimatisation and a backup day for us in case of severe weather. High-altitude weather is unpredictable and subject to unexpected change. In the event of poor weather, we will return to the Hiunchuli base camp, review the situation of weather and return descended to the Himchuli base camp once.

If in case, the weather is improved, and we are physically and mentally prepared, we again try to High camp.

We will climb to the Hiunchuli today through ice-covered rocky routes. To reach the peak of Hiunchuli, we shall use our equipment carefully and follow our guide's instructions on what we do exactly. We could help with some beautiful pictures surrounding Himalayan breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges and numerous other peaks. Again we reach the summit of the Hiunchuli Peak. We will stop for a while to take in the panoramic sights and photograph them. After that, we will gradually return to MBC. A lodge stay the night in MBC,

Today we will Trek back same way after breakfast in MBC the refreshing morning walk. Trek down to Dovan.

Start the trek of the day to Jhinu after breakfast. The trek down for about seven hours to find a natural hot spring where you can wash away the tiredness caused by the several days of walking up and down the mountain.

Today, as the last day of the trek, is a little shorter walk compared to the other days. After walking for about four hours, we take a jeep ride back to Nayapul and another one and half hours’ drive back to Pokhara. Check into the hotel and take some stroll around lakeside after you freshen up.

A free day in Pokhara to do some sightseeing, boating or some adventure sports like paragliding, zip flying, ultra-light flight, bungee jumping etc. The day’s activities would be at an extra cost. We will be happy to organize those extra activities for you, should you choose to do any. Or simply take your leisurely time on your own to get some massage, strolling around lakeside, shopping etc.

Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. Or you have an option to fly back to Kathmandu paying an additional cost for the ticket. Check into hotel once you arrive to Kathmandu and freshen up. We will go for dinner later in the evening.

You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

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Himchuli Peak Climbing


    • Entrance fee of Annapurna conservation entry permit and TIMS Card.   
    • Peak Permit and Climbing Guide. 
    • Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staff, and porters while in the climbing period. 
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide. 
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)  
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our all-trip crew. 
    • All camping Equipment, two men’s tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table & chairs. 
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek. 
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking and climbing period. 
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges) 
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Domestic airport tax. 
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance and Personal trekking equipment. 
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and laundry. 
    • Hot shower and electric charging in the mountain (If needed). 
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service. 
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary. 
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage). 
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency. 
    • Donation to the local organization. 
    • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing. 
    • Gratitude to the trekking staff. 

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Equipment List

Essential Documents and Items

Ensure you have the following essential documents and items ready for your trip:

  • Passport with at least six months validity, along with two passport-size photos
  • Airline tickets
  • Photocopies of your passport and visa form (available readily at Kathmandu airport)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Cash in Dollars, Pounds, or Euros for purchasing the Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, paying for meals and accommodations, giving gratuities, buying snacks, drinks, and souvenirs
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards (bring photocopies), traveler's cheques, etc.
  • Nepalese currency for purchasing snacks and other items along the trail
  • Must Read: Climbing Gear List for Lobuche Peak

Personal Climbing Gear:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Screwgate karabiners (2 locking, two unlocking)
  • Descender/eight-figure
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Helmet

Group Climbing Gear:

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw

Personal Trekking and Climbing Gear Checklist:

Rucksack and Travel Bags:

  • Small daypack/backpack (30-40L) with good shoulder padding for carrying valuables
  • Large duffel bag (80-100L)
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Waterproof covers


  • Bandana or headscarf
  • Balaclava
  • Beanie
  • Wide-brimmed sun hat
  • warmer neck gaiter
  • Extra batteries and light bulb for the headlamp 
  • Carry an extra pair of sunglasses and snow goggles that offer UV protection. 
  • Prescription sunglasses, if needed

Upper Body:

  • Long-sleeve shirt (moisture-absorbing and breathable)
  • T-shirt (moisture-absorbing and breathable)
  • Thermal base layer of merino wool
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Down Vest
  • Down jacket with hood and insulation designed for expedition use; not necessary for all trekking peaks 
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable


  • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves, or gloves made of lightweight poly-liner.
  • Warm, insulated gloves with safety straps called Summit Mittens.

Lower Body:

  • Briefs for non-cotton trousers.

walking shorts.

  • Lightweight woollen warm trousers.
  • Trekking trousers made of breathable, waterproof material.
  • Hardshell trousers
  • Pants made with synthetic insulation.


  • Climbing boots with double insulation
  • High-quality hiking boots with supportive ankles, water resistance, robust soles, and a "broken-in" feel.
  • Gaiters and Crampons.
  • Cotton socks, thick poly or woollen socks, and light inner socks. 
  • Athletic shoes and flip-flops or sandals of rubber.


  • A sleeping bag should at least be able to withstand -40°C.
  • Therm-a-Rest sleeping pad (NeoAir XTherm) for insulation and warmth
  • Foam pad
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Pillowcase


  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Paracetamol
  • Cough and cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills like Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin
  • Throat lozenges
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Earplugs and Lip Guard
  • Sunscreen and drops
  • An extra pair of prescription glasses and materials for contact lenses 

Practical Items:

  • Small roll of repair tape, sewing-repair kit
  • Cigarette lighter or small box of matches
  • Compass or GPS (optional)
  • Alarm clock/watch
  • Camera with extra SD cards and batteries
  • Large Ziploc bags
  • Two water bottles (1 liter each)
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Small folding or Swiss knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Four large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks
  • Socket adapter Type C (with circular pins)
  • Trekking poles (foldable)


  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Small sachets of shampoo
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pee Bottle (1 liter, leak-proof, wide mouth)
  • Pee funnel (for females)
  • Extras/Opulence:
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Playing cards
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars (optional)

Please note that items such as sleeping bags and liners, down jackets, trekking poles, gaiters, crampons, backpacks, etc., can be rented or bought in Kathmandu. Additionally, mountaineering boots larger than size 12 can be hard to find in Nepal, so if you have large feet (+12 size), consider bringing your climbing boots from home.

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