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Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing - Tent Peak Climbing

Tharpu Chuli/Tent Peak Climbing

Tent peak climbing is very famous trekking peaks in Nepal. Tent peak also known as a Tharpu Chuli peak. Tent Peak is situated in the heart of Annapurna base camp at an altitude of 5663m. It has been one of the attraction centers for tourists not only for climbers but also for trekkers as there are magnificent scenic views of the great mountains lying along the Annapurna area. If you approach to the area, you also have an opportunity to summit the smaller scale of Himalayan peak. Tent peak climbing has always been a prime attraction for the majority of climbers coming to Nepal. Where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit, The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the finest ascent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery.

Although the Tent peak lies in a low magnitude, the summit offers excellent panorama views of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Machhapuchhare (Fish tail), Hiunchuli, Singu Chuli and Gangapurna. The professional and well experienced guides of Outfitter Nepal are committed to give you a full satisfaction and your trek to the area a memorable in lifetime, as they all have been admired for best climbing guides.

Since this peak lies at the heart of Annapurna sanctuary, the route to the peak is the same to the Annapurna base camp. Therefore, the tent peak climbing is also combined with Annapurna base camp trekking. The route ascends through the beautiful river valley, interesting Gurung villages, beautiful Terence farms and high waterfalls. The surrounding mountains and the sceneries from the summit are simply superb.

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type:

Grade: Streneous

Duration: 19 Days

Maximum elevation: 5000 Meters

Accommodation: Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Plane







Tent Peak Climbing Itinerary:

Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking and climbing after refreshment.

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1350m): Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and Preparation for Climbing.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 Kilo meter west of Kathmandu): It takes about six hours by tourist bus. You drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River; you can see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Day 04:Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.): Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by private vehicle, which takes approximately one and half hours. Now, is the time to start your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four hours. The first part of your trekking is easy passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. Most of them are engaged in agricultural activities, some of them are in tourism business and in British and Indian regiments.

Day 05:Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.): It takes about six hours. You ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. You could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now your trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkeis and various species of birds.

Day 06:Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.) and trek to Tadapani (2675m.): It takes about five and half hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. Hike down to Ghorepani after enjoying the sun rise view, have a hot breakfast at guest House/Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). most part of the trial you trek through rhododendron forest, The beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

Day 07: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Chomrong: It takes about five hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way to Kimrung Khola. Immediately, ascend steeply and walk at a level for 45 minites and gently steeps and flat to Chomrong. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Base Camp trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic group of Nepal.

Day 08:Trek from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m.): It takes about five hours, the trail descends on a stone staircase for the first one and half hour and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs out of the side valley. High above the Modi Khola on its west bank, the trail passes through the forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky you reach at Sinuwa, at 2350m. You trek gently through the forest and descend a long, steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests.

Day 09:Trek from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m.): It takes about five hours. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. The first town you reach is Dovan (2630m.) where there are few lodges and camp sites. Now you pass through muddy trail. There is debris of avalanches except during winter season. After short trek, you reach at Himalayan Hotel (2900m.). Beyond it, the trail is steeply ascent up to Hinko Cave (3160m.), this named as a huge overhanging rock provides some protection against rain and avalanches. It takes approximately twenty five minutes through normally ascent path to reach Deorali (3230m.)

Day 10:Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4170 m.) via Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.):It takes about four hours from Deurali to ABC. The valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary from here. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that hurdles up against the cliffs. After short trek you will be at Bagar (3310m.), a meadow and some abandoned hotels. The normal trail follows the left side of the valley. Now the trail appears gently ascent until Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3820m.). Here you find almost 6 to 7 lodges. This is one of the places, where you can enjoy the view of Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.). The path follows through alpine meadow and after some distance your trails go gently up. After a short trek, you begin to approach Annapurna Base Camp (4170m.). You can see the views of several peaks at 360 degree from Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11:Trek to Tent peak Base Camp (4400meters).

Day 12:Trek to High Camp (approx 5000meters).

Day 13: Summit (5850meters) and return to Base Camp.

Day 14: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.): It takes about five hours. It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp in a single day however we have choosen this place as some of trekkers may have problem on going down.

Day 15: Trekking from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.): It takes about six hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododendron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up an hour and the trail is quite flat until Sinuwa. You trek gradually descend to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.

Day 16: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.): It takes about five hours. The first part of the trek is descent and then appears through flat land until Himal Pani. You will find beautiful waterfall here. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After short trek, you reach at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, you can enjoy the wonderful views of various mountains from here.

Day 17: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive to Pokhara: It takes about three hours to Phedi. The Trekking trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Phedi. The trekking is ended now and it is a time to Car/Van to Pokhara

Day 18: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 19: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.