Singu Chuli Peak is the mountain formerly known as Fluted Peak. The first ascent of this attractive and difficult mountain was made by its Northeast Face and the top section of the east ridge. Despite the relative ease of access to the Sanctuary, Singu Chuli Peak climbing has proven too difficult for most commercial climbing groups that have tended to concentrate their efforts on Tent Peak. As you approach the Sanctuary and reach the simple lodges at Machhapuchhare base camp little can be seen of the Singu Chuli Peak,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 of the Singu Chuli Peak climb 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 Northeast Face, which is unseen, even from the moraines above the lodges. Perhaps the best distant view of Singu Chuli Peak is from the 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 seen rising above the ridge connecting it with Tharpu Chuli.