Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
Singu Chuli Peak Climbing
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Singu Chuli Peak Climbing  is the mountain formerly known as Fluted peak. A few days after, enjoying that view of “ Fluters”, wilf Noyce and David Cox went on to make the first ascent of this attractive and difficult mountain by its North-East Face and the top section of the East Ridge. Despite the relative ease of access to the Sanctuary this mountain has proven too difficult for most commercial climbing groups who have tended to concentrate their efforts on Tent Peak.As you approach the Sanctuary and reach the simple lodges at Machha-puchhare base camp little can be seen of the mountain, which is toward the head of the valley, cradling the West Annapurna Glacier .It is the first summit on the long ridge thrown down from Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome), which separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers.The approach to the first ascent route follows a shelf and a trough above the west bank of the West Annapurna Glacier, skirting round the base of the mountain’s rocky east ridge to gain the foot of the North-East Face, which is unseen, even from the moraines above the lodges.Perhaps the best distant view of the mountain is from Annapurna South base camp. From the moraines above the lodges the fluted South Face presents a ‘beautiful shape, buttressed by pencil-shadowy ridges of snow and ice’ well seen, rising above the ridge connecting it with Tharpu Chuli.To date, apart from the original route, most efforts to climb the mountain have concentrated on the face and ridges seen from this viewpoint. The South-West Ridge, the one that ultimately connects to Tent Peak, is an obvious, albeit corniced, line although a far more complicated connecting ridge than at first at first it appears. The terrain between the two peaks is quite confused and not at all a straightforward ridge. The fluted face to the right of the ridge, although menaced in places by ice bulges and seracs is set at a reasonable angle and appears an attractive proposition. However, despite rumours that routes have been made on these, no route descriptions have been made available and the NMA have no record of ascents.


Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.
Days 02-04: Trek Poon Hill and Chomrong.
Days 05-07: Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary.
Day 08: Rest and exploration day.
Day 09: Trek to Sinhu Chuli Base camp.
Days 10-13: Sinhu Chuli Peak Climb .
Days 14-18: Return trek to Pokhara.
Day 19: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure.