About Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
Singu Chuli (6,501 meters) is the second highest trekking peak in Nepal. It is also known as the Fluted Peak because of its fluted appearance. Singu Chuli is located inside the Annapurna Sanctuary, west of the Gangapurna Himal and adjoined with Tharpu Chuli (5,663 meters) across the Hinchuli peak (6,441 meters).
Climbing Singu Chuli is a technically challenging peak, but it offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna II (7,937 meters), Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters), and Machhapuchhre (6,993 meters). A proper acclimatization, a basic level of fitness and stamina are essential for a successful summit due to the steep summit. However, the views from the summit are said to be the best in the Annapurna region.
Singu Chuli climbing Route
There are several routes to approach the summit of Singu Chuli, but the north-east face and the south-west route are the most popular. Both routes connect with the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli). The trekking to the base camp of the Singu Chuli peak will go through the main trekking trail of the Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna base camp. The trek itself begins with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara city. The whole trekking route offers rich cultural and traditional experiences in the villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong. During the trek, you will encounter glimpses of local life and enjoy the scenic terraced farmland of millet and rice, as well as snow-capped views of the Annapurna South, Machhapurchhare, and Hinchuli.
The Best Time to Climb Singu Chuli peak
The best time to climb Singu Chuli peak is during the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) seasons. These seasons offer stable climate and clear visibility, making it ideal for trekking and climbing. The weather is also pleasant during these times, with warm days and cool nights.
In addition to the favorable weather, the spring and autumn seasons also offer some other advantages for climbers. For example, the wildflowers are in bloom during the spring, and the autumn foliage is simply stunning.
Additional Guide for Ascending Singu Chuli Peak
Singu Chuli is a challenging peak to climb, and it is important to have the right support in place to ensure a safe and successful summit. Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends using two mountaineering guides. Singu Chuli peak is a challenging peak to climb, and there are many crevasses along the route. Some of these crevasses are wide and deep, and if you fall into one, it can be difficult to get out. This is important on long or difficult days.
The cost of one mountaineering guide is USD 950, which includes wages, equipment, insurance, and food.