• Duration:14 Nights 15 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: 5663m
  • Group Size: 1-8
  • Activity: Trekking & Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

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 their first mountain in the Himalaya of Nepal. Professional Sherpa 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. Tharpu Chuli Trekking 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.

Tent Peak Climbing  Best Time, Weather and Climate

The prime time for Tent Peak climbing is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These periods provide the most favorable weather conditions and increased chances of clear skies, making it safer and more rewarding for climbers. The specific months to consider are:

Spring (March to May): This season offers stable weather, moderate temperatures, and clear visibility. The mountainside comes alive with beautiful blooming flowers and lush greenery, enhancing the overall trekking experience.

Autumn (September to November): Widely regarded as the best time for climbing in the Himalayas, autumn offers stable weather, pleasant temperatures, and excellent visibility. The skies are usually clear, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Climate: Tent Peak is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which experiences a predominantly alpine climate. The climate is characterized by cool temperatures, especially at higher altitudes. As you ascend, temperatures gradually decrease, so it is vital to have suitable gear to stay warm and protected from potential frostbite or hypothermia.

How difficult and technical is Tent Peak Climbing?

Tent Peak is considered to be a moderate to slightly challenging climb. However it is not a technical climb and moreover it does not require any previous climbing experience, but it does require a certain level of fitness and preparation.

How can I communicate if there’s an emergency during Tent peak climbing?

For the trekking part, the tea houses will have internet facility or you need to purchase internet recharge cards. But the internet speed will be very basic. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC) but their coverage will be limited. On the other hand, our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergencies use with minimum cost whenever the internet and data connections are unavailable. You can also bring your own if you have one.

Where is Tent Peak?

Tent Peak is located in the northwestern region of Nepal, within the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is one of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, situated in the north of the Annapurna Base Camp and opposite of Mount Machhapuchhre.

How many nights do I spend in tent during Tent Peak Climbing?

For the trekking part you are spending nights in clean and comfortable tea houses 9 nights. However, for the climbing period you are sleeping 3 nights in the tent.

Is travel Insurance needed for Tent Peak Climbing?

A big yes! Annapurna Foothills Treks highly recommends you to get travel insurance before this adventurous trip to Nepal. When purchasing travel insurance, ensure that it covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment is recommended. The insurance must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

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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 Summit


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Day 1: Drive to Pokhara, 9,00 m/2,952 ft

Early in the morning, we'll drive to Pokhara which will take approx. 7 hours and you'll be checked in at your hotel. You can explore the beautiful Phewa lake in the evening. 

    After breakfast, we will take an hour drive to Kande where we start the trek ascending the ridge. After walking for about 4-5 hours, we will reach Tolka, 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

    The trail starts out fairly level up to New Bridge, but after crossing the river the trail starts to ascend steeply about 500 m 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
    • Tea House/Lodge

    A descending stone staircase leads down to the Chhomrong Khola. After crossing the stream, we climb high above the Sinuwa Danda (hill) taking its west face and passing through the 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
    • Tea House/Lodge

    Today, we follow the gently ascending deep forests all the way to Deurali which takes about 3 hours and we will have lunch there. Then our trail goes through the Avalanche area so, we should be careful during that period until Machhapuchre Base camp which takes about 2 hours. We can enjoy the magnificent and very closer view of mountains. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

    We climb up gently till we reach Annapurna Base Camp which takes about 1 and half hour. Then we can enjoy around 1 hour to see the mountains and glacier as well as snow and appreciate the view. We can see mountains such as Annapurna I 8091m, Bahra Shikhar 7647m, Annapurna South Face 7219m, Hiun Chuli 6441m, Machhapuchre 6997m, Tharpu Peak 5663m, Singu Chuli 6501m .

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

    Today For acclimatization, we will stop and spend the day around Annapurna Base Camp for many reasons. We can either take rest or go for a hike.

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

    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

    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

    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 5663 m. You will catch the mesmerizing view of Annapurna range from the peak. After enjoying this hard-earned success, we return back to the  base camp. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Hotel

    Since we cannot guarantee favorable weather for the scheduled summit day, we have allowed an extra day in the schedule. If we are unable to summit the Tent Peak on scheduled date due to bad weather or some other reason, such as someone in the group having acclimatization problems, it is useful to have an extra day. 

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Camping

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

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

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

    • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    • Tea House/Lodge

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

    • Breakfast and Lunch

    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. 

      What's Included

      • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 10  nights (twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress & pillows)
      • Accommodation during Camping ; 3-4 nights full camping services
      • All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
      • 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
      • Camping, kitchen staff  while on Tent peak climbing
      • 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 etc. 
      • First aid medicine kit.
      • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
      • All ground transfers.
      • All government and local taxes.


      What’s Excluded

      • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
      • Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
      • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
      • Breakfast, 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.

      Useful Info

      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.)


      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.