Tharpu Chuli Climbing - 19 Days

Duration: 19 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Trekkers Hut
  • Group Size: 1 to 20
  • Max Altitude: 5200m

Tent Peak also called as Tharpu Chuli a local name as Registrated in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) list of trekking peaks, which towers at the height of 5,663 m / 18,575 ft high, where altitude of the peak might differ with various maps and guide books.

Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing, one of the most exciting and tough climbing trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, Tent peak name was given by early explorer and climbers as it appears the shape of a Tent looking from Annapurna base camp within scenic Sanctuary.

Adventure to Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb starts and ends at beautiful city and valley of Pokhara, a renowned touristic spot in whole Himalaya countries blessed with charming scenery of high snow capped peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak that reflects on its serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.

From Pokhara head towards high hills within nice lovely villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong large villages of Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya, Chomrong the last permanent village on route Annapurna Sanctuary towards Annapurna and Tent peak base camps.

On leaving the last large village with steep climb to reach within deep gorge of Modi River covered within dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron and pine trees as walk follows river upstream to reach a wide open field entering into beautiful and most scenic Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within series of high peaks.

From the start of sanctuary walks get pleasant facing views of mountains on both side of the trail to reach in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at famous Annapurna base camp above 4,130 m high.

With time to soak within stunning panorama of towering peaks of Annapurna range, then our route diverts from main trails to reach complete isolated corners of the sanctuary at Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli base camp.

From here onward staying in tented camps for adventurous climb to the top of Tent Peak, allowing extra days for acclimatization as well for final preparation as Tent peak climb one of the toughest peak to climb requires much technical skills.

Finally as weather permits ascent to the top of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli where the grade is TD means ‘Technical Difficule’ used from popular French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.

Climb takes you to vertical ridge of ice and snow with more rocky areas to tackle where our expert guide will fix ropes and necessary arrangement for safe climb and descend then at last reach the summit of Tent Peak at above 5,663 m / 18,575 ft high.

On the top enjoy fantastic panorama of whole range of Annapurna peaks and as far towards Manaslu in the east with some far western peaks, after a glorious and arduous climb safe descend to base camp and head towards the main trekking trail from Annapurna Sanctuary onward.

Walk takes you far downhill within nice cool forest and then back into farm lands and villages with last overnight stop at a place called Jhinu where one can enjoy refreshing natural hot-spring before reaching at beautiful Pokhara city.

Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing completes at Pokhara by the side of lovely serene Phewa Lake after a great wonderful adventure with ever lasting memories of the great walks on climb of high peaks of Annapurna Himalaya.

 

Highlights

  • Adventure around scenic and panoramic at Annapurna Sanctuary within high peaks
  • Walks from warm low farm land to cooler hills and at great fields of ice and glaciers
  • Enchanting forested areas within dramatic landscapes of green hills and high mountains
  • Explore traditional villages of Gurung hill people adorn with great Buddhism cultures
  • Follow raging Modi River upstream right to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp
  • Exciting adventure and climb on top stunning Tent peaks facing super mountain views

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

    On first arrival reaching the soil of Himalayan country Nepal at Kathmandu international Airport, received by our guide and staff for short transfer to you hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city at Thamel, an interesting area where trekkers can find all needful items in the shops and stores at Thamel. Check into your rooms after a rest then down at meeting place in the hotel lobby for group briefing where our guide or leader will provide you with information of climb and treks with other necessary queries to make your stay with us enjoyable. Evening welcome dinner is organized in nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with country cultural program to entertainment you along with nice dinner.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 02 In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.

    In Kathmandu spare and free day at leisure for Tent Peak climb preparation with options for tour around Kathmandu, as this city steeped with historical and ancient religious sites of both Hindu and Buddhism religions, an exciting tour to catch glimpse of Nepalese cultures as it were hundreds of centuries and within World Heritage Sites.

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara about 7 hours and transfer to hotel.

    Morning taking interesting drive by tourist bus as per the size of a group, as journey heads towards Nepal Mid West to reach scenic, beautiful Pokhara, after traveling past many farm villages and towns to end drive at scenic Pokhara and then transfer into a nice hotel by the calm Phewa Lake, where most of nice hotels situated.

    (Flying options of 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu)

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 04 Drive to trekking point and walk to Ghandruk 1,940m - 06 hrs.

    Adventure to Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing and trek to Annapurna Base Camp begins with morning short drive heading past Pokhara valley towards Nayapul and lovely Bhirethati village, to start the trek as route follows Modi River for short time, then climb past farm villages and rows of terraces to reach at Ghandruk for overnight stop. At Ghandruk with time to explore this large and nice Gurung village observe local culture of age old heritage farm life, as well visit the village interesting Gurung museum facing views of Annapurna peaks.  

    • Max. Altitude: 1940m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Ghandruk
  • Day 05 Trek to Chhomrong about 6 hours.

    From Ghandruk climb above the village then with gradual walk for short-while then uphill to Kimrong Danda (ridge) a place with few Tea-House and Lodge. From here downhill into cool forests to reach Kimrong River valley. After a short break climbs start for an hour or more to reach a hill top, then on gradual winding path to reach above Chhomrong village with short descend to reach overnight in a large village at Chhomrong. Chhomrong, a large village of Gurung people quite similar to Ghandruk as well the last permanent village before Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary. 

    • Max. Altitude: 2170m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Chhomrong
  • Day 06 Trek to Dovan about 6 hours.

    With nice pleasant stop in Chhomrong morning downhill to cross a bridge above Chhomrong River with climb to Sinuwa Danda (ridge), a small place with few small lodge and shops, as walk continue into deep forest with winding ups, as route lead downhill to reach dense woodland of bamboo grooves at Bamboo. A small settlement that caters the need of trekkers offers good lodges located at Modi river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo. From bamboo with easy up to reach Dovan for overnight stop in a small and isolated spot with few lodges.

    • Max. Altitude: 2630m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Dovan
  • Day 07 Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp about 6 hours

    Slowly adventure gets close to our main highlight where morning walk follows the trails that winds up into forest to a small place at Himalaya Hotel, situate close to large overhanging cave of Hinku. From Himalaya Hotel downhill by the bank of Modi River with short climb to reach Deurali where all tall tree line fades for short alpine bush, walk continues following Modi River upstream towards Machhapuchare base camp for overnight stop, located on the bottom of towering Machhapuchare Himal North Face or ‘Fish Tail’.

    • Max. Altitude: 3700m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Day 08 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 3 hours.

    A short day walk to Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare onward starts beautiful area of Annapurna Sanctuary extends up to base camp, walk with short ups to reach a flat almost level ground or a plateau, to enter Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed with amphitheater of peaks as walk leads to Annapurna Base Camp for lunch and overnight stop. Almost a free whole day at scenic Annapurna base camp in the shadow of massive Annapurna range of mountains that encircles the base camp at the height of 4,130 m, our highest point of the adventure. Afternoon enjoy short walk and marvel exciting views of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South, Annapurna Base Camp the only base camp in whole Himalaya that provides facility of nice and cozy lodge facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks.

    • Max. Altitude: 4130m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 09 Trek to Tent peak Base Camp about 5 huors.

    After a nice stop and time at Annapurna Base Camp, morning walk leads across snow-covered moraine rocky path towards icy trail for an hour reaching a glacier of Annapurna South. After few hours of climb walk leads on a flat spot to set our base camp, first night in tents with proper camping facilities of cook and kitchen staff and dining tents including excellent camping meals.

    • Max. Altitude: 4450m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tent peak Base Camp
  • Day 10 At Tent Peak base camp acclimatization and preparations.

    A necessary rest day to allow some practice as well for acclimatization on this high elevation having rest and short walk will certainly cope with the high altitude symptoms having grand close views of Tent Peak ahead from the camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 4450m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tent peak Base Camp
  • Day 11 Trek to High Camp about 4 hours.

    Adding extra day to make the climb more accessible, from base camp heading further with a steep climb along rocky and icy glacier with lot of boulders, climb continue to reach high camp at 5,200 meters, afternoon free preparation for the summit bid with time to marvel the sunset views over high mountains.

    • Max. Altitude: 5,200 m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: High Camp
  • Day 12 Climb Tent Peak (5695m) and descend to base camp about 8 hours.

    Our final and major day of the adventure, starting early morning walk and climb on snow slope with steep ice and rocks encountering some technical sections as climb leads close to summit; where Third Eye Adventure expert guide lead you with safety and enjoyable climb as they fix ropes where necessary on difficult and technical sections of the climb, and then with last tough haul reach on top of Tent Peak a 5,663 meters high. From the summit top rewards you with spectacular panorama of whole Annapurna Himalaya range, and then descend safely back on the same route to base camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 4450m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tent peak Base Camp
  • Day 13 Spare and Contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition.

    Necessary and important to have one more extra days as spare / contingency day for technical climb, as weather plays important role for the climb, with reserve day supports in case of unfavorable weather condition, and if all goes well according to our standard itinerary, use this spare day on walks back to lower areas having much easier with short day to enjoy more views and local culture. 

    • Max. Altitude: 4450m
    • Accommodation: Camping
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Tent peak Base Camp
  • Day 14 Trek back to Annapurna Base Campabout hours.

    Morning after breakfast and cleaning up the base camp as well packing gear, then head back to Annapurna Base Camp on an icy path, a normal moderate walk of near five hours for overnight stop at Annapurna base camp.

    • Max. Altitude: 4130m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Annapurna Base Camp
  • Day 15 Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo about 7 hours.

    Enjoying marvelous moment at Annapurna base camp with climb of Tent Peak, walk today leads to long hours with much descend with short up to reach at Bamboo and back within tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on sheer wilderness of ice and glaciers at Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary.

    • Max. Altitude: 2345m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Bamboo
  • Day 16 Trek to Jhinudanda with Hot Spring about 6 hours

    From Bamboo heading back to Chhomrong with ups and downhill walks, and from Chhomrong hill top, where our route divert towards new direction reaching a nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu offers refreshing natural hot-spring where interested people can take a dip in warm pools located a mere distance downhill to reach at hot springs.

    • Max. Altitude: 1,780m
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Place: Jhinu village
  • Day 17 Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara about 4 hours.

    Morning short walk for drive to reach beautiful Pokhara on the last final day of trekking, after crossing a bridge board in a vehicle where drive takes you to Bhirethati and Nayapul town. After Nayapul uphill to reach at Kande and Lumle village (Nepal’s highest rainfall zone) then downhill to Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time around high hills on Annapurna Base Camp with grand adventure on Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb.

    • Max. Altitude: 815m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Pokhara
  • Day 18 Drive back to Kathmandu 7 hours.

    Morning nice and exciting drive to Kathmandu on leaving Pokhara, where journey takes you on interesting highway back to Kathmandu, and then check into respective hotels, with afternoon free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.

    (Options for scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes)

    • Max. Altitude: 1340m
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Food: Breakfast
    • Place: Kathmandu
  • Day 19 International departure for home ward bound.

    After a marvelous adventure and experience in Nepal with glorious moments around high Annapurna Himalaya with Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climb, with last day in the country of high mountains and colorful culture, our staff and guide transfers you to airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

    Inclusion

    • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
    •  All Meals and hot drinks (tea, coffee) during trekking and climbing days (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)  as indicated by the itinerary
    • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
    • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
    • All Accommodation from day 1 to day 19 in twin sharing basis
    • All trekking and climbing related permit & fees, (Entry Permit of respective region and   TIMS Card and climbing permits for Peak).
    • Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the  size of group
    • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period and Oxygen and mask regulator
    • Required Sherpa and porters and theirs wages.
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes for Trekking and climbing
    • Climbing leaders, Sherpa & porter’s insurance.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
    • Service charge for company
    • International air fare to/ from Nepal
    • Entry Visa fees - at present $30 for 15 day, US$ 50 for 30 day, and US$ 120 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
    • Major foods in cities (Exceptwelcome or farewell dinner)
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses
    • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
    • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
    • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
    • Laundry fees
    • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary
    • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member), which is refundable.
    • Personal climbing gears and expenses
    • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
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