Hiunchuli Peak (6,441m/21,132ft), is an extension of the Annapurna South. Between this peak and Machhapuchhre is a narrow section of Modi Khola valley that provides the only access to Annapurna Sanctuary. Discovered by Col. Jimmy Roberts, it is one of major 3 peaks in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The other two are Tharpu Chuli and Singhu Chuli. Hiunchuli was first climbed in the year 1971 by an expedition led by U. S. Peace Corps volunteer, Graig Anderson.
The mountains around this area are considered sacred by Gurung people who inhabit this region.
Though not very technically difficult, it is one of the more difficult treks due to route finding difficulties and dangers from rock falling, avalanche and seracs. It has received little attention from climbers and is rarely climbed. It could be accessed through Southeast face or Northwest face, though the latter is seldom attempted. The trek requires technicality and some experience.
The trekking trail to Hiunchuli passes through steep and dense bamboo forests, menaced by unseen dangers of hanging glaciers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sight-seeing around Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2675m)
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 08: Trek to Bamboo (2340m)
Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3230m)
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp [4170m] via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3820m)
Day 11: Trek to Annapurna South Base Camp (4170m)
Day 12: Trek to Hiunchuli High Camp
Day 13: Ascend of Hiunchuli Camp I
Day 14: Trek to Summit of Hiunchuli Peak (6441m)
Day 15: Descend to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m)
Day 16: Descend to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m)
Day 17: Trek to Dovan (2630m)
Day 18: Trek to Jhinudanda (1750m)
Day 19: Trek to Pothana (1600m)
Day 20: Trek to Dhampus Phedi [1580m] and Drive to Pokhara
Day 21: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu