Shigu Chuli 6501m. (Fluted Peak)

Annapurna Himal
Height: 6501m. (21328 ft)
Latitude: 28°34"60' N
Longitude: 83°54"0' E
First Ascent: Wilf Noyce and David Cox on its North-East Face and the top section of the East Ridge in 1957
Trip Duration: 14, 17, 19 Days
Normal Ascent Route: North-East Face/East Ridge - Rock, Glacier/snow/Ice Climb
Caravan Route: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Nayapul - Chhomrong Village - Singu Chuli Base Camp - Chhomrong - Nayapul - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Singu Chuli Peak Climbing, Singu Chuli Expedition, Singu Chuli Base Camp, Annapurna Glacier, Climb Singu Chuli Peak, Singu Chuli Summit, Fluted Peak Climbing, Fluted Peak Summit, Singu Chuli ItinerarySingu Chuli (6,501m.) was formerly known as Fluted Peak which is a striking mountain that stands right in the centre of the Annapurna Sanctuary separating the West and South Annapurna Glacier. The first ascent of this peak was made by Wilf Noyce and David Cox on its North East Face and the top section of the East Ridge. This mountain has proven to be very difficult to climb for most commercial climbing groups who have tried to concentrate on Tent Peak. Singu Chuli is the first summit on the long ridge thrown down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which separates the South and West Annapurna Glacier. Annapurna South Base Camp provides the best distant view of the mountain. To date, apart from the original route, most efforts to climb this mountain have concentrated on the face and ridges seen from this viewpoint.

The southwest ridge of the mountain connects with Tent Peak and the terrain between the two mountains is a confusing one and the ridge is not straight. Please beware that the area is stone falling prone area and the peak is technically very difficult to climb. There are various routes are possible but the South Ridge is the most attractive line. Shigu Chuli makes for fabulous, easy to access, low-cost Himalayan climbing in the centre of the awe-inspiring natural amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

Peak Climbing Itinerary: A via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
12 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous plus
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 2 Night's KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 9 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist Bus and transfer at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Chomrong Village(2170m.).
Day 04: Chomrong - Himalaya Hotel (2,920m.)
Day 05: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre BC (3,757m.) - Cave Camp
Day 06: Trek to Singu Chuli Base Camp and set up Base Camp
Day 07: Ascent to Singu Chuli High Camp
Day 08: Summit Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak 6501m.) then back to Singuchuli Base Camp.
Day 09: Reserve Day.
Day 10: Singu Chuli Base Camp - Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Day 11: Chomrong Village (2,030m.) O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Nayapul drive to Pokhara and transfers at Hotel.
Day 13: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 14: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional – Peak Climbing Itinerary: B via Aannapurna Base Camp
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
14 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous plus
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 2 Nights KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 12 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by tourist Bus and transfer at Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Drive to Phedi and start trek to Pathana 1890m.
Day 04: Pathana – Landrung Village (1,646m.)
Day 05: Landrung Village – Chomrong (2170m.)
Day 06: Chomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m.)
Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,757m.)
Day 08: Machhapuchhre BC - Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
Day 09: Tharpu Chuli BC - Singu Chuli Base Camp
Day 10: Singu Chuli BC - Singuchuli High Camp
Day 11: Summit Singu Chuli 6501m. and back to Base Camp
Day 12: Singu Chuli Base Camp - Himalaya Hotel.
Day 13: Himalaya Hotel – Chomrong Village.
Day 14: Chomrong – Syauli Bazaar (2,700m.). O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 15: Drive to Pokhara then transfer to Hotel.
Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 17: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional – Peak Climbing Itinerary: C via Machhapuchhre Base Camp
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
15 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous plus
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Accommodation: 2 Nights KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 14 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by tourist Bus and transfer at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Phedi and trek to Tolka (1700m.) O/N Teahouse Lodge
Day 04: Tolka – Jhinu Danda (1780m.)
Day 05: Jhinu Danda – Bamboo (2310m.
Day 06: Bamboo – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m.)
Day 07: Rest day at  Machhapuchhere B.C.(3700m.)
Day 08: Machhapuchhre BC.- Low Camp of Singu Chuli (4000m.)
Day 09: Low Camp - Singu Chuli Base Camp (4600m.)
Day 10: Singu Chuli BC - High Camp (5600m.)
Day 11: Summit Singu Chuli 6501m. and back to Base Camp
Day 12: Reserve Day.
Day 13: Singu Chuli Base Camp - Machapuchhere Base Camp
Day 14: Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Himalayan Hotel (2920m.)
Day 15: Himalayan Hotel - Chomrong Village (2,030m.)
Day 16: Chomrong – Syauli Bazaar (1220m.) O/N at Teahouse Lodge.
Day 17: Syauli Bazar – Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. Hotel.
Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 19: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Peak Climbing Cost: USD    Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace, tourist & local Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport and trekking pick up and drop).
  • 2 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed and breakfast basis.
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge and tented camp during the trek en-route.
  • 1 equipped English speaking trekking + Climbing Guide, necessary Sherpa and Porter.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Climbing guide equipements charges.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Peak Permit, National Park permits fees and garbage deposit.
  • Snow bars and ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Singu Chuli Peak.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Air Ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu and domestic airport taxes.
  • Airfare: To and from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & international departure Tax.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for support crew’s after the trip.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 30.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 20.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 50.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 50.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 500.00