16 +
Age
Nepal
Country
March to Nov
Dates
18 Days
Duration
Climbing
Activities

Tharpu Chuli Peak or Tent Peak Climbing is located at the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary, the climb of these peaks offers exciting and thrill filled adventure climbing with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. The combination of climbing these fascinating peaks in Annapurna Region with Nepal Guide Treks is an excellent opportunity to explore the rich flora and fauna including the magnificent views of stunning mountains within Annapurna Sanctuary.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
Transportation to starting point and from ending point
Lodge trek with all meals during normal trekking days, and full-support camping trek with meals prepared by cook, and accommodation in sleeping tent during climbing days
National park Conservation fees
TIMS fee (Trekkers Information Management System fee)
Services of an experienced English speaking trekking-cum-climbing guide, cook, and porters.
Sleeping bag and down jacket (if necessary).
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment, and allowances of guide and staff.
Climbing special permit fee.
Climbing guide fee.
All applicable taxes and service charges.
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Any international and domestic airfare
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Personal travel insurance.
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Medical and emergency evacuation charges.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
Garbage disposal charge (which is refundable after your climb)
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
Personal equipment for climbing such as Harness, Jumer, Carbine’s, Crampons, Ice axe (1 per person), Gaiters, Rope (Minimum 50 meters), Water proof down Jacket, Down pants (water proof), Sunglasses, Sun hat, normal trekking booth, plastic trekking booth for climbing etc.
Any other services or optional activities not mentioned above in the included list.

Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak at 5,500m/18045ft.
Also known as Tent peak , Tharpu Chuli is one of the popular trekking peaks in the Annapurna Region. It is an attractive mountain and part of the ridgeline that is thrown south from the Tarke Kang (Glacier Dome) , that includes Singhu Chuli and separates the South and West Annapurna Glaciers. The peak was given its name – ‘Tent Peak’ by Jimmy Roberts, who was exploring the Annapurna Sanctuary in 1956. However the peak was first climbed by members of the Japanese Annapurna South Expedition team from Kyoto University in 1964 led by Dr. Higuchi. From the summit top enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna V 7525m, Annapurna South 7219m, Gangapurna 7455m, Fang 7647m, Machhapuchre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Hiunchuli 6331m and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak 6501m.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk

Day 05: Ghandruk to Chhomrong

Day 06: Chhomrong to Dobhan

Day 07: Dobhan to Deurali

Day 08: Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp

Day 09: Acclimatization and preparation

Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp

Day 11: Cave Camp to High Camp

Day 12: Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp

Day 13: Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp

Day 14: Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo

Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 18: Final departure

1

Arrival day in Kathmandu

A Nature Trail representative will pick us up from the airport and drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we can take a rest or tour the Thamel area which is a popular tourist hub. We try out Nepalese cuisine in the evening at a welcome dinner held in our honor. Overnight in Kathmandu.
2

Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation

We visit Nature Trail’s office in the afternoon and meet our climbing leaders as well as fellow participants. At our meeting, we discuss about what we can look forward to on our trip and get our set of climbing equipment checked. If the climbing leaders decide that the climbing gears we are going to use on our trip are not in perfect condition, we might need to get new ones in Kathmandu. We rest in the evening and pack for the next day’s journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.
3

Kathmandu to Pokhara

We set off for Pokhara early in the morning on a tourist bus. Our journey will mostly be along the Trishuli River. Pokhara is popularly dubbed as “the lake city” owing to the large number of lakes the city boasts. In addition, the views of the Annapurna mountains peaks from Pokhara are astounding. We can explore the Fewa Lake during the late afternoon and enjoy a boat ride on its serene waters. Overnight in Pokhara.
4

Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk

We drive for about an hour to reach Naya Pul from where we start our trek. Upon reaching Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk enjoying panoramic views of the mountains. We pass by beautiful villages and admire the rural lifestyle of western Nepal. We cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola and finally reach Ghandruk. From the village, we get a good view of Machapuchhre, Annaurna South, and Hiunchuli mountians. Overnight in Ghandruk.
5

Ghandruk to Chhomrong

We climb for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we walk about an hour on an easy trail. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with Machhapuchhre facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.
6

Chhomrong to Dobhan

The trail moves along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills. We cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola and reach Sinuwa after walking for a while. From here, our path is on a relatively flat trail. We pass through a thick rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then we descend on steep stone steps into lush bamboo and rhododendron forests, finally reaching Dobhan. Overnight in Dobhan.
7

Dobhan to Deurali

From Dobhan we walk on a trail alongside Modi Khola. We pass through Himalaya hotel and Hinku Cave before reaching Deurali. On today’s short trip we also have to walk on a small section which is prone to avalanche. The short trek will allow us to acclimatize to the high altitude and prepare for the next day’s trip. Overnight in Deurali.
8

Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp

After about a half an hour walk from Deurali, we will find ourselves in the middle of a river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. The hike to Machhapuchre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre is certainly worth it. We enjoy looking at Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and, of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself. Overnight in Machhapuchre Base Camp.
9

Acclimatization and preparation

There will be a short briefing today. Our climbing leader will talk about what we can look forward to during the Tent Peak climbing. There will also be a basic training on peak climbing techniques and the best ways to utilize the climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jumar, and to go up and down using ropes. Additionally, we also learn about knots and gears. Nature Trail believes that the training will help boost our confidence ensuring a successful summit of the Tent Peak. We can spend the rest of the afternoon going for short hikes nearby and resting. Overnight at Machhapurchre Base Camp.
10

Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp

We move ahead on a trail alongside the Modi Khola. After walking for some time, we see the South Annapurna Glacier to our right. The trail from the glacier leads up to the base camp of Annapurna South. However, we move straight ahead and cross a bridge and continue further up until we reach the Cave camp. Overnight in Cave Camp.
11

Cave Camp to High Camp

We ascend on a steep trail to the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) High Camp. We are most likely to use fix rope and helmet while climbing today. We ascend on a 50-60 degree steep path for around 2-3 hours and walk on a glacier of 30 degrees. From the high camp we get panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre and others. After setting up the high camp, we spend the remainder of the day discovering the surrounding areas and preparing for the summit.
12

Summit Tent Peak, return to high camp

We begin our journey to the summit around 2-3 am in the morning. We walk on a wall rock for around 2 hours and then we walk on flat snow for around an hour. Next, we climb on a steep slope of 70 degrees (100m). Then we walk on a flat trail for around 30 minutes and reach the summit of Tent Peak/ Tharpu Chuli. We climb on fix ropes to reach the final summit. After conquering Tharpu Chuli, we return by the same route to the high camp. Overnight in High Camp.
13

Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp

From the high camp of Tent peak we descend to Machapuchhre base camp. We use the same trail that we had used previously. After reaching Machapuchhre base camp, we take a much needed rest. Overnight in Machapuchhre base camp.
14

Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo

From the base camp we descend on the same trail we used coming up to Bamboo. We can enjoy views of waterfalls and pass through forests soaking in great views of Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Bamboo.
15

Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

From Bamboo we ascend to Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa on a sharp trail. We follow the stone steps that lead to Lower Chomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stone steps that will take us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. While here we can relax on a natural hot spring which is only 15 minutes away from where we are staying. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.
16

Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara

We begin our trek after breakfast and walk on a trail nearby the Modi Khola. We stop for lunch in Kyumi village. After lunch we trek to Syauli bazaar and then down to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we trek for about an hour’s trek and reach Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul we take a vehicle and reach Pokhara in about an hour. Overnight in Pokhara.
17

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. Most of our trip will be alongside the Trishuli River. After reaching Kathmandu, we can a take rest or catch up on last minute souvenir shopping. We attend a farewell dinner hosted to celebrate our successful climb of the Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli, in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.
18

Final departure

Our Tent Peak/Tharpu Chuli Climbing trip ends today. A company representative will come to pick us up from our hotel three hours before our scheduled flight time. He/she will drop us off at the airport.

Tent peak also known as Tharpu Chuli climb

Tent peak climbing is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineering. Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli offers the best short trekking peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region – way beyond simply trekking. The trip includes the trek to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with few days of peak climbing that makes it a very popular trekking peak climbing in Annapurna region. We climb the standard Northwest ridge, which is alpine PD grade. In comparison, our Tharpu Chuli expedition is physically not as challenging as climbing Island or Mera Peaks.

Trekking peak climbing in the Annapurna region

We start our Tent peak climbing with a drive to Nayapul which is the trip starting point in the Annapurna region. Our trekking route passes through interesting terraced farmland, meanders through rhododendron forests and many different ethnic settlements. We cross the sparkling water of the Modi Khola several times. We climb up to both Machapuchare and Annapurna base camps, a thrilling experience, before we set up our tented camp for our Tharpu Chuli expedition climb.

There are some steep and ridge climbing sections that make this climb very interesting and quite challenging for those attempting to climb a trekking peak for the first time. The views from the summit of Tent Peak are arguably one of the best Himalayan vistas. The wild and stunning Annapurna Sanctuary offers the spectacular panorama of many 7000 and 8000 metre awesome Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I, III and South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangshar Kang, Tarke Kang, Ganapurna – a truly inspiring and memorable scene.

Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak Climbing
Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak Climbing

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