Tent or Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing is a superb trip if you are looking for a short and economic trekking peak climbing in Nepal. Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak lies on south of the Annapurna Base Camp. Tent Peak is famous for its incredible views of Mt. Fishtail called it Machhapuchhare by local native, which is directly opposite. The mountain is very accessible and can be climbed nearly in 18-20 days. The standard climbing route of tent peak is the North West ridge with snow and ice difficulties.
From Kathmandu, we take a more reliable flight/ drive to Pokhara and begin our trek the next day into Annapurna Sanctuary. On this climbing and trekking trip, you will experience the natural grandeur and cultural heritage. This is significantly the most popular trekking peak in Nepal. The alpine plants, lush forests, colorful flowers of lush forests, culturally rich local people, and snow covered mountains would surely mesmerize you with their serene beauty. As you trek higher, you will experience why the buffer zone near the Annapurna massif is considered the most picturesque in Nepal. Moreover the easy accessibility of the Tent Peak makes it an ideal destination for those wishing for a trekking plus peak climbing expedition which makes it a perfect Himalayan adventure.
At Annapurna Base Camp, we spend time for acclimatizing further before following the glacial moraine to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp. A high camp is used at 5000m to access the glacier where the route crosses a 45 degree snow slope to attain the North West ridge. The ridge which is broad at first becomes knife edged for the final 50m to the summit. The views from the top are some of the finest in the Himalaya. Overall Tent Peak climbing is less sustained and physically tough than Island and Mera Peak.
The highlights of climbing Tent or Tharpu Chuli peak is passing through Modi River, terrace field, taking bath at hot water spring, breathtaking sight of Annapurna panorama and fishtail exclusive trek to Annapurna Sanctuary.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal
You will be met at Kathmandu airport by us, then drive to Hotel, it takes 30 minute drive. The day can then be spent relaxing, seeing the sights of Kathmandu and getting to know trekking climbing briefing.
Day 2: Trekking Climbing Preparation
Check equipment / sightseeing. As part of today we will check everyone has the necessary kit for the trek ahead. There is time to hire/buy anything needed from the numerous climbing shops within 5 minutes walk of the hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
Half day drive to Pokhara the second capital of Nepal. The drive will show you some wonderful scenery as we travel through Nepal and Pokhara itself is very pretty situated beside a huge lake with cafes restaurants and a number of new lodges
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
After a short drive out of Pokhara, then the trek begins from Nayapul and will take you steadily up to Ghandruk, the pace will be slow to allow for acclimatization and there will be a stop for lunch at a lodge on the way.
Day 5: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
Continuing along the route we are gradually gaining height. The scenery starts to become more and more impressive as we get further into the mountains and from Chhomrong there are wonderful views of Annapurna South.
Day 6: Trek to Bamboo (2310m)
Trekking on to Bamboo will take you across a river bridge and then through forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. There are a number of small villages along the trail.
Day 7: Trek to Deurali (3200m)
We will reach Deurali today, gaining quite a lot of height however making the following day easier.
Day 8: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
This is a fairly steep walk up to reach Hinku Cave, a fire-blackened overhang of rock. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a level and grassy moraine platform taking about 3-4 hours of walking to reach today.
Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
We ascend gently through the quiet grassy terrain to get to Annapurna Base Camp. The view is spectacular as we are surrounded by the giant Himalayan peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours, we reach base camp where there are fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I.
Day 10: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4700m)
We will start promptly in the morning to cross the glacier and steadily climb to base camp. The glacier is superb to see, walk across and to hear. Then once across the route climbs quite steeply and may have a light covering of snow.
Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak High Camp (5200m)
Following the trail leading to Tent peak high camp will take the group onto snow and although this is not a long day the gain in height will be significant and there is time once at high camp to rest and relax. The climbing guides will be alongside the group and you will find them very attentive as necessary to the safety and care of the group.
Day 12: Trek to Climb Peak (5695m) return to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
There will be an early start to make the best use of the day and to reach the summit in the morning. The views from this mountain are superb giving a 360 degree view of the entire Annapurna Sanctuary. Fixed ropes will be used to ensure the groups safety and the guides will assist individuals as necessary. The scenery from this peak of the Annapurna range, that surrounds Tent Peak, is hugely impressive.
Day 13: Trek to Sinuwa (2360m)
The trek down will seem easy following the exertions of the days before and as the air become richer.
Day 14: Trek to Jhinu danda (1780m)
This is a half days walk and there is a natural hot spring to visit as a part of the day.
Day 15: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
Trek into Nayapul - the last day of the trek. There will be a short drive into Pokhara and then time to relax, shower and go out for a celebratory meal and drink.
Day 16: Free day in Pokhara
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu
Half day drive from Pokhara back to the city of Kathmandu. Arriving back into the midst of a bustling city may feel a little strange after the peace and slower pace of the rural mountains of Nepal.
Day 18: Kathmandu airport.
Today is a rest day to relax, sight see, shop and whatever else you wish to do before your return journey transfer to airport.
Tent Peak Climbing Itinerary via Ghorepani Poonhill trek
Day 1: Kathmandu-Pokhara by coach.
It is a scenic drive, about 6-7 hours long, stopping for breakfast and lunch on the way.
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga
A private vehicle will transfer you to Nayapul (1050 m), the starting point of your trek. Then you will go uphill to arrive at Tikhedhunga (1,577 m), where you will spend the night at a local teahouse.
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani
After having walked for about 7-8 hours, you will reach Ghorepani (2875 m), known to be a major settlement of Pun ethnic people.
Day 4: Trek to Tadapani via Poonhill hike.
Wake up by 5 AM and take a short walk to Poonhill (3210 m) to take in the view of the captivating sunrise. Resume trekking and after 5-6 hours, arrive at Tadapani (2660 m), your stopover for the day.
Day 5: Trek to Sinuwa
Your next segment, Tadapani to Sinuwa (2660 m-2300 m) will take about 6-7 hours.
Day 6: Trek to Deurali
The total duration of today’s trek will be nearly 7-8 hours and is a bit tougher. The trail goes mostly through forests and on the way passes Bamboo, Dovan and Himalaya Hotel. We will spend the night in Deurali (3100m).
Day 7: Trek to ABC
Trek for about 6 hours, the first stopover being Machherpuchre Base Camp where you will stop for lunch and acclimatization for a few hours. In the afternoon you will walk up to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), see the beautiful sunset and take a walk in the vicinity. You can also explore the nearby glacier.
Day 8: Trek up to Tent peak base camp (4850m) for a well deserved rest.
Day 9: Prepare our equipment and begin the climb to Tent peak high camp (5100m)
Day 10: Summit Tent Peak
Summit Tent peak (5695m) for some outstanding view of the spectacular Annapurna mountain range. After reaching the summit we then begin our decent back down to spend the night at the Annapurna base camp.
Day 11: Trek back down to Bamboo (2400m)
Day 12: Trek to Ghandruk
Start trekking early to reach Ghandruk (1950 m) in about 4-5 hours. It is very likely that you will get to meet some people who have served in the British Gurkha forces.
Day 13: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
This is the last day of the trek and you will walk all the way to Nayapul via Syaule Bazar, which normally takes about 4-5 hours. From Nayapul, you will be transferred back to Pokhara in 2 hours.