tentpeakclimbing
tentpeakclimbing
tentpeakclimbing
tentpeakclimbing
  • Duration:19 Nights 20 Days
  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5663m

About Tent Peak Climbing

It is not surprising that Tent Peak 5663m, also known as Tharpu Chuli, is a favorite peak of the Annapurna Region.Tharpu Chuli Peak, 5663m, rises in the middle of the amphitheater, encircled by immense walls of glaciers and mountains over 7000 and 8000 meters in height. Graded moderate and strenuous, this three-week expedition to Tharpu Chuli can be done by anyone who is physically fit and ready to try thier first mountain in the Himalaya of Nepal. Professional guides will provide training on climbing equipment and skills needed to climb this peak. Since this is one of the lowest trekking peaks, and the trek is planned to allow gradual acclimatization, there is virtually no risk of altitude sickness.  

The trail leading to this stunning peak is an extraordinary trek in itself. The Tharpu Chuli trek starts from Phedi, only a 45 minutes drive from Pokhara and traces the classic stone-step trail of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking all the way to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The first few days are spent on the south side of the Himalaya, the area of highest rainfall in Nepal, where there are lush subtropical jungles and rhododendron forests. Cozy lodges provide welcome resting places in the villages which are predominately of the Gurung ethnic group.There are amazing post-card scenes of mountains, glaciers, rock faces, and sharp ridges with the patchwork of terraced fields in the foreground.

Around four days into the trip, you will leave the lush jungles behind and reach rougher terrain, with colder temperatures, and walls of rock that shoot into the sky. The north side of the Annapurnas falls in the rain shadow and has a dry alpine climate with little vegetation. Since the climatic conditions on this trek change over such a short distance, it constantly provides a new environment to explore.

The Annapurna Massif stretches nearly 64 KM between the Kali Gandaki and Marsgyangdi river valleys of central Nepal and boasts twelve peaks over 7000m besides endless smaller peaks. The Annapurna Sanctuary refers to an area totally enclosed by a ring of peaks, a natural amphitheater of ice, snow, glacier and moraine.Tent Peak lies in the center of this area on a ridge that stretches south from Tarke Kang.  

The stunning 360-degree panoramic view from Tent Peak includes Hiunchuli, 6331m, Annapurna South, 7219m, Baraha Shikar, 7647m, Annapurna I, 8091m, Kangshar Kang, 7485m,Tarke Kang, 7193m, Gangapurna,7455m, Annapurna III,7555m, Gandharba Chuli, 6248m,  and Machhapuchhare, 6993m. 

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Highlights of Tent Peak Climbing

  • rainforest jungles and arid alpine rain shadow  
  • explore the beauty of the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • experience Gurung culture in the charming village guesthouses
  • a super interesting and rewarding Himalayan peak summit
  • camping at high altitude beyond the South Annapurna Glacier
  • well planned itinerary eliminates risk of altitude sickness
  • exceptional views from Annapurna Base Camp and Tharpu Chuli Peak 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. After the completion of Visa formalities, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative and then you will be transferred to hotel. You will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice at the time of check in.


  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

Managing Director or Manager of the company will meet you in hotel and will brief about the trip.  Checking your gears and equipments, meeting with your trekking or climbing guide, paperwork and final preparation will be done.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Early in the morning, transfer to the Pokhara bus station and drive seven hours to Pokhara, check in at hotel and evening Phew lake exploration. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 9,00 m/2,952 ft
  • Tourist Bus

After breakfast, we take a 50 minute drive to Kande where we start the trek ascending the ridge above After 4-5 hours we reached the Tolka, 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 4-5 hrs
  • 1,650 m/5,412 ft
  • Private Vehicle

The trail starts out fairly level up to New Bridge, but after crossing the river the trail starts to ascend steeply 500m through a bamboo forest until it joins with the trail from Ghandruk. From here it is a fairly short walk to Chomrong, another village where you will get spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 1,960 m/6,430 ft

A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrung Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill), taking its west face and passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. To reach our day’s destination we must yet climb up to Kuldi, descend the long, steep, stone staircase and walk through a lovely bamboo forest to Dovan.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 2,550 m/8,364 ft

We ascend through the Bamboo forest and pass through the many rhododendrons and Oak trees. We reach a town named Himalaya and there are few lodges and camp sites. Then we trek through the muddy trail just above the river. You can see the trace of avalanche except winter. The trail is steeper ascent as we move further. Then we reach at Hinku cave. It takes twenty minutes to reach Deurali from Hinku cave.

Then we trek from Deurali to  Machhapuchhre base camp. It’s almost two hours walk. As we move forward, the valley widens and becomes less steep. We approach to the sanctuary gate. As we continue the trek towards sanctuary, we happen to cross two avalanche tracks and the trail is quite narrow. After a short trek, we arrive at Bagar and you see some cast off hotels there. Again we follow the trail from the left side of the valley. Until we arrive at Machhapuchhre base camp, the trail is still ascent. You can catch the splendid view of the mountains such as Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.)

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 5 - 6 hrs
  • 3,700 m/12,136 ft

We have to climb up gently through the meadows to reach at Annapurna base camp. We pass along the steep slopes on the trail. In the trail, you see the splendid views of the beautiful Himalayan peaks. We reach at base camp after two hours continuous trek. You can capture the incredible view of the south face of Annapurna I. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 4,130 m/13,546 ft

We spend the whole day at Annapurna Base Camp. A beautiful place to stay and explore.  You are surrounded by the most  beautiful Annapurna Himalaya 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge / Tea House
  • 2-3 hrs
  • 4,130 m/13,546 ft

The trail to Tent Peak separates from Annapurna Base Camp.  We cross the glacier  and then climb up the hill to Tent Peak Base Camp. This is a Yak trail and will take us around 5 hours to reach the base camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 5hrs
  • 4,450 m/14,596 ft

In the morning, we climb up to Tent Peak high camp and do preparation for the following day's climb. You can even plan for hikes from the camp. It’s really an unbelievable place to catch admiring views of surrounding simply by sitting there. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 4 hrs
  • 5,000 m/16,400 ft

We start climbing the peak from the early daybreak. We will reach at the summit of Tent peak after exhausting ascent. The summit is in the height of 5663m. You will catch mesmerizing view of Annapurna range from the peak. After enjoying this hard-earned success, we return back to the  base camp. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 6 hrs
  • 5,663 m/18,574 ft
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

From Annapurna base camp, we trek down to Bamboo through the same trail. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 2,340 m/7,677 ft

Trek down to Jhinu. A perfect spot for the night. Hot spring and relaxation after the trek and climb. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 1,780 m/5,838 ft

We trek from Jhinu to New Bridge. Follow the off beat road trail to Nayapul and catch our vehicle back to Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 5 hrs
  • 9,00 m/2,952 ft
  • PrivateVehicle

Enjoy our city time at Pokhara. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 9,00 m/2,952 ft

We will take tourist bus to retrun back to Kathmandu. A shorter (45 minutes) and scenic domestic flight option is also possible to return to Kathmandu. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Tourist Bus

After breakfast, you will bid your farewell to your Nepal Trip. We will arrange your transfer Kathmandu Airport. 

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vehicle

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Three nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation in Pokhara, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 10 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress & pillows)
  • Accommodation during Camping ; 4 nights Full Board 
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears 
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff while on Tent peak climbing
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekker basis.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  •  Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers.
  • All government and local taxes.
     

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date30 Mar, 2020end date18 Apr, 2020Available$1800

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Tent Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Tent Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

The Best Time to Climb Tharpu Chuli

The best seasons for Climbing Tharpu Chuli are from mid March to mid May and mid September to November 
 

Why Climb Tharpu Chuli with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.
 

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.
 

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
 

Logistics:

You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu.
 

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness.
 

Tharpu Chuli Trip Accommodation:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

In Kathmandu, our clients enjoy four nights in the Standard Hotel Holy Himalaya before and after heading into the remote regions.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

During the climbing period, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions supply all camping equipment and meals. Three hot meals per day will be served; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and boiled water. The meals will be tasty and hygienic. On summit day we provide a packed lunch of high calorie foods that are easily eaten at high altitude. As well as your Sherpa guide there will be a team of porters to carry the camping gear and set up tents and a well- trained cook.

Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.


If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

 

Safe Drinking Water:

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

 

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek:

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.
 

Spending Money per Day:

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

 

Safety for Tharpu Chuli Climb:

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

 

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ of 10% down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival.