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Hiunchuli (6,441 m) forms a formidable south-facing wall together with
Annapurna South. It has a reputation for being prone to avalanche, rock fall
and route finding difficulty – there is no obvious ‘standard’ line up and is best
tackled in true expedition style.
Even though it offers new route potential, it has received little attention from
mountaineers and is rarely climbed. The most common approaches are via
the Southeast Face or Northwest Face though the latter is seldom attempted.
Hiunchuli’s eastern face overlooks the Modi Khola and guards the entrance
to the Annapurna Sanctuary. An American Peace Corps Expedition first
climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971 via the Southeast Face.
As access is easy and altitude limited, the climb offers excellent Himalayan
mountaineering with an itinerary of just less than three weeks.
Peak Facts
Permit group: B
Height: 6441m - 21131ft
Latitude: 28.51666700
Longitude: 83.88333300
Location: Annapurna Sanctuary
Duration: 18 Days
Days 1-6:
Fly or drive from Kathmandu
to Pokhara and drive on to Birethanti
from where you begin the famous
trek up to the impressive Annapurna
Sanctuary and the base camp for
Days 7-12:
Reach Hiunchuli base
camp, high camp and summit.
Days 13-18:
Return trek to Pokhara
and drive to Kathmandu.