Tent Peak – 5663m

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing - 18 Days

INTRODUCTION

Tent Peak (5663m/18,575 ft), known as Tharpu Chuli in Nepali, is located towards the south of the Annapurna Base Camp. We trek in the Annapurna region admiring the diverse flora, fauna and culture of Nepal. Our ultimate goal which is summiting the Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli offers us panoramic views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Hiunchuli and others. Because of low height as compared to other trekking peaks and its accessibility, Tent peak is considered one of the most popular and easiest trekking peaks to climb. The 18-day trip begins and ends in Kathmandu but the real trek starts from Naya Pul located near Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’. Reaching the base camp of Mt.Machapuchhre gives us another good reason to choose the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing trip.

Trip Fact

Trip duration :        18 Days

Grade :                    Strenuous  

Srarts in :                Kathmandu

Ends in :                  Kathmandu

Accommodation :  Hotel/Lodge & tent

Trek typle :             Tea House & Camping

Transportation :     Private vehicle

Max Altitude :         5663m

Activity :                  Trekking, Sightseeing, Climbing

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

A Royal Nepal Adventure 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. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Included meals:Dinner
Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation

We 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.

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive

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 Himalayan 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. 

Included meals:Breakfast
Day 4:  Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 5: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 6: Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 7: Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 1 hour 30 mins

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 3-4 hours

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. 

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 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.  Himalayan Glacier 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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 10: Machhapuchre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours

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. 

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 11: Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 12: Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 13: Tent Peak High Camp to Machapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 14: Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours

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. 

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek

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.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

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. 

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours

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 by Royal Nepal Adventure to celebrate our successful climb of the Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli, in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
Day 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. 

Included meals:Breakfast

The price includes the following services:

  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Tented accommodation during the climb
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader) and climbing guide (leader)
  • Porter/s (1 porter for each 2 participants to carry 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and Tent Peak climbing permit
  • Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

    The price does not include :
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

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