Tent Peak Climbing - ABC Trek Via Tharpu Chuli - Nepal High Trek
Regd. No: 191703/74/075, Vat No: 606682361

"The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams"

Tent Peak Climbing

Tent Peak Climbing

    TRIP OVER VIEW

  • Trip Code : NHT NHT27
  • Max Elevation: 5663m mt.
  • Trip Grade: Climbing and Trekking
  • Best Time: September to November & March to May
  • Group Size Min: 02 Pax
  • Accommodation: Tea House & camping
  • Start & End: Tea House & camping
  • Destination: Nepal

‘an adventure with a daring climb in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya’

Tent Peak Climbing a well known small mountain also known by local name Tharpu Chuli stand high within beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary an altitude of above 5,663 m /18,575 ft high. A stunning peak as viewed from Annapurna Base Camp and around scenic Sanctuary, a lesser peak of below 6,000 m but leads you to dare and challenging climb facing some technical difficulty in some sections to reach its rock and icy summit top. The grade of the climb as PD + taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems means ‘Per Difficult’ a straight-forward ascent to its summit but with few tough technical areas to encounter, where all climbers require excellent climbing gear with sound physical fitness to challenge this great climb on top Tent Peak.

The climb to its summit offers an excellent panorama of a whole range of Annapurna Himalaya with Manaslu Mountains due to the eastern horizon, a perfect adventure for all mountaineers from beginners to veteran and expert climbers, which inspires you to take other higher peaks after a great experience on Tent Peak Climb. Starts with an exciting drive to the beautiful and renowned city of Pokhara blessed with marvellous mountain and landscapes scenery that reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes, where short drive leads to begin our wonderful walk into high hills covered within pleasant woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees. As walk continues exploring nice and interesting Gurung villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong populated by Gurung people the main tribes of Annapurna Himalayan range associated with Buddhist religion and cultures. Journey extends on leaving the main large village of Chomrong heading into raging Modi River gorge covered within dense forest and then reaching a wide-open valley at Annapurna Sanctuary, surrounded by an amphitheatre of peaks all the way to Annapurna Base Camp.

From Annapurna Base Camp with time to enjoy the views of massive peaks then heading further into inner sanctuary within high mountains to set base camp for Tent Peak Climb, adding one more high camp with ample rest days for acclimatization and practice exercise, then getting ready for the big adventure on top Tent Peak, facing glorious panorama of mountain range. Enjoying great exciting thrill and experience within high Annapurna Himalaya, and then heading back on same scenic route to a road-head for short drive back to beautiful Pokhara, where our magnificent journey and adventure on Tent Peak Climb conclude.

Main Highlights:

“Great adventure on stunning Tent Peak climb facing outstanding mountain views
Trek from low warm areas to cooler alpine hills to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers
A classic and exciting trek and climb on top Tent peak with a glorious panorama
Explore traditional Gurung farm villages interwoven with Buddhist culture
Enchanting forest of rhododendron-magnolia-pines-holly oaks and silver fir trees
An amazing daring experience to the summit of Tent Peak with scenic sanctuary”

Trip Preview:

Mode of accommodation: Hotels and Lodge on treks with camping on the climb.
Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
Climbing Grade: PD + ‘Per Difficult’ French-Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification System
Trek and Climb: 13 Nights and 14 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
People and Culture: Populated by Gurung people of Buddhism religion  and colourful culture with ancient traditional
heritage and custom.
Best Seasons: March to May and September to November months, March to May lively when wildflowers and rhododendron (Nepal national flower in flowering times, where days are clear for views. October to November another best months for clear views but with short lights, cold in the morning and night times chances of snow

Total Trip: 17 Nights and 18 Days (arrival to final departure)

 

Short Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive or fly to scenic Pokhara 860 m and transfer to hotel- 06 hrs.

Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Chomrong 2,110 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,635 m – 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp 4,450 m /14,600 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Rest day preparation for the climb as well for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to High Camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 04 hrs.

Day 11: Climb Tharpu Chuli-Tent Peak and return to base camp – 08 hrs.

Day 12: Spare and contingency day in case of bad weather.
Day 13: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Bamboo 2,340 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15:  Trek past Chomrong to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

Day 17: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu homeward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu with transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport get transferred to hotels after received by our guides and staff, at hotel check-in and join in for group briefing regarding trek and climb and other useful information, with welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

An early morning departure from the hotel taking an overland drive to reach Nepal Mid-West at scenic Pokhara, during six hours drive views of snow-capped peaks, then arriving by the lake side of Phewa in Pokhara, where many good hotels located with grand views of Annapurna peaks. (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu)

Day 03: Drive to Siwai and trek to Ghandruk 1,945 m – 05 hrs.

After an overnight stop in Pokhara with views of Annapurna Himalaya range with Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, having breakfast then drive beyond Pokhara to Begin our first day walks. A short drive facing views of Annapurna past farm villages and towns and then at Bhirethati village, as drive leads further to start walking from low warm farm areas And then on stone steps with an uphill climb to reach a large Gurung village atGhandruk

Day 04:  Trek to Chomrong 2,110 m – 06 hrs.

From Ghandruk morning walk on the gradual path for short-while and then climb to reach at Kimrong Danda (ridge). Here with short break downhill into cool forested trails to reach Kimrong River and nice farm village, from here climbs starts for an hour or more to reach a hill top. After a climb on the gradual path to at Chomrong with short descends to reach our overnight at Chomrong.

Trek to Dovan 2,635 m – 06 hrs.

After Chomrong downhill to a bridge and with uphill to Sinuwa danda (ridge), where walk leads into deeply forested areas on winding ups and downhill to reach a place called bamboo within Modi River gorge, a small settlement with many good lodges from here an hour walk to reach at Dovan for overnight stop in a small isolated spot having few lodges.

Day 06:  Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m – 06 hrs. 

Our adventure leads close to our highlight, as walk leads into forest past Himalaya Hotel, located next to large Hinko cave, beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill to near Modi River and then a short climb to Deurali where tall tree lines stop for short alpine bushes, walk uphill following Modi river right up to Machhapuchare base camp for an overnight stop, located beneath North Face of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
An easy short day morning walk to Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare Annapurna Sanctuary, starts all the to base camp, walk leads to short ups to reach a level ground within Sanctuary enclosed by peaks and soon walk leads to Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in the whole Himalaya region with a facility of nice and cosy lodge including nice food menu and rooms facing amazing views of Annapurna peaks.

 Day 08: Trek to Tent peak Base Camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.

After a great enjoyable time at Annapurna Base Camp, morning walk leads away from main trekking trails, where route diverts to cross over the snow-covered moraine and rocky faint path, heading towards an icy area for an hour to reach at Annapurna south glacier. The walk offers views of high peaks, then after few hours of steady walk and climb reaching a flat area to set our base camp, first night in tented camp for the great climb to Tharpu Chuli and Tent Peak, afternoon at leisure preparation for the climb and acclimatization.

Day 09: Rest day preparation for the climb as well for acclimatization.

An extra day to plan the climb on this challenging peak, where one can take a rest as well preparing and sorting gear for next high camp as well for the climb, rest of the day relax and enjoy the surrounding views.

Day 10: Trek to High Camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 04 hrs.

To make the climb a success adding one more camp before the big day to the summit of Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak, leaving base camp heading further with a steep climb over rocks and icy glaciers continue to climb to reach a possible spot to set high camp at above 5,200 m. Afternoon free busy with preparation for the summit bid while our guide will check the route for a safe climb.

Day 11: Climb Tharpu Chuli-Tent Peak and return to base camp – 08 hrs.

Start early morning where steep climb lead on snow slope facing some technical sections to reach on top of the summit; our expert guide will fix ropes where necessary for safe climb to reach on the summit, finally reaching atop after great strenuous effort, finally stepping on top of Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak where you feel on top of the world overlooking wide panorama of mountains that encircle you and then enjoying great moment, descend safely back to base camp.

Day 12: Spare and contingency day in case of bad weather.
Reserved an extra day in case of a technical problem or with unfavourable bad weather condition where this day can be used relaxing after a tough climb with an easy walk back to the road-head heading for Pokhara.

Day 13: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.

The morning after breakfast from this last camping kitchen, after cleaning up the base camp and then pack for return back to Annapurna Base Camp walking on an icy path for some hours till climb reaches a flat ground reaching at Annapurna base camp here in the comfort of the nice cosy lodge.

Day 14: Trek to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs.

Enjoying lovely and pleasant scenic times at Annapurna base camp a long walk of near six hours leads you downhill with short ups to reach at Bamboo and back into tall tree lines and lush vegetation, after being on arctic zone climate at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary.

Day 15: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hill top our route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.
Day 16: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

Our last day of trekking, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walk downhill Within low and warm farm areas, where interesting drive takes you at scenic and  Beautiful Pokhara for overnight stops by famous serene Lake Phewa.

Day 17: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe farm villages and towns and then reach Kathmandu by afternoon, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 18: Final departure from Kathmandu for homeward bound.
Last day in the land of Himalayan Wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel for the airport for your international flight back to home countries or other respective destinations