Overview of Hiunchuli Peak Climbing
Hiunchuli is a peak in the Himalayas of central Nepal. The mountain is an extension of Annapurna South. Between this peak and Machapuchare is a narrow section of the Modi Khola valley that provides the only access to the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Hiunchuli, at a height of 6,441 meters, forms a massive south-facing wall together with Annapurna South. Its eastern face overlooks the Modi Khola and guards the entrance to the Annapurna Sanctuary. An American Peace Corps Expedition, via the southeast face, first climbed Hiunchuli in October 1971. The mountain is not technically difficult to climb but is vulnerable to rock falls, and route finding may also be a problem. Even though it offers major new route potentials, it has received little attention from mountaineers and is rarely climbed.
Hiunchuli 6441m lies in the Annapurna range like other two peaks Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli. This is considered as a sacred mountain of Gurung ethnic. This peak is one of the difficult peak climbings in Nepal. It can be climbed from southeast face and northwest face as well. This is not so difficult technically but there is still danger of rock falling. An American Peace Crops Expedition team first ascended the peak in October 1971 via southeast face.