Hiunchuli Peak Climbing is one of the most preferred climbing routes among the Annapurna region. It is located at the south face of Annapurna South and is regarded as one of the adventures filled and challenging treks in the region.
This peak as first climbed by the American Peace Corps Expedition under the leadership of Jimmy Roberts in 1971 through the southeast face, and hence the peak is also known by the name of ‘Roberts’. During the trek, we gradually get to observe a range of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Tukuche peak, etc.
Hiunchuli peak is located at an altitude of 6441 meters above sea level. It is a lightweight climbing trekking peak in Annapurna which is considered comparatively difficult within its class. And, therefore is less preferred in comparison to Mera Peak or Island Peak.
There are two routes: the South-East race route and North-West Face Route. There are various traditional tribal cultures, a range of wild animals and birds that we get within during the trek. We also get to overcome Thorang La pass, deepest gorge of the world during the trek.
This trek starts from Pokhara valley, and the trail will lead us up slowly towards Annapurna Base Camp. We visit places like Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Machhapuchre Base Camp, etc during this trek. Apart, we also get to explore places of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur and Pokhara.
Green vegetation and dense forest of rhododendron, pine, etc will be around our trail. We then come through the lower sub-tropic to arctic zones and observe complete views of snow-capped peaks thereby. The trek is about walking, but AirNet travel will manage vehicles up to the place from where we begin the trek. You don’t need to be some experienced trekker to opt for the Hiunchuli Trekking package, as it can be done by any beginner too.
Spring and Autumn are regarded as the best time for Hiunchuli Peak Climbing. The time between March and May or October and November would be perfect. These are the times of longer days and stable weather. AirNet travel has designed the itinerary in such a manner that you won’t feel hectic, and the cost is affordable enough.