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Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing (21 days)

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Trip Code: NET-PCL-THRP1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 21 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5,200 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
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Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli Peak) is situated in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. Tharpu chuli is an attractive mountain in the famous Annapurna trekking region of Nepal. It is a part of the ridgeline and is located south from the glacier dome. It includes Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semicircles of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. Tharpu chuli offers an interesting climb to the top and also offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains. The peak was nicknamed "Tent Peak "by Jimmy Roberts in 1956.
 
The tent peak climbing offers an ideal opportunity for those who want to summit a Himalayan peak, but who may otherwise be hesitant to try a higher peak as a Himalayan debut. Besides providing an interesting climb combining glacier travel, face climbing and tiptoeing on knife ridges. The climbing offers an unparalleled view of the entire Annapurna Sanctuary a breathtaking circle of hanging glaciers and moraines surrounded by some of the highest peaks on earth. Climbing Tharpu Chuli will involve rock climbing, tackling snow ridges as well as ice climbing. Tharpu is often regarded as easy as compared to other peaks such as Hiunchuli and Singu Chuli. However, it is mandatory for a climber to learn to use ice axes and snow walking. 
 
The normal route follows the North-West Ridge to the summit although the mountain has been climbed via the South-East Ridge as well as South-West Face.
 
 

overview

 Trip code: NET-PCL-THRP1
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 21 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5,200 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) and Camping Accomodation during Climbing

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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. 
 
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel. 

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipments, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After early morning breakfast, our guide will pick you-up from your hotel to bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara.
 
Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel.

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes approximately 5 hours. The trail this day will be fairly tough. The first 2 hours of the trail steeply ascends up to Birethanthi and then levels up till Ghorepani. The section from Ulleri to Birethanthi provides spectacular views of snowcapped mountains, especially Machapuchre (Mt. Fishtail). You can also enjoy the beautiful rhododendron flowers during March and April along the trail between Birethanthi and Ghorepani. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232 m.) takes about one hour and then to Tadapani. You can have the majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.)
 
You will descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Afterwards you will trek towards Tadapani (2630m) largely through forests. Stay overnight at lodge in Tadapani. You can clearly see the Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Himchuli and Macchapuchre. 

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2950m) takes about 3 hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong takes approximately 4 hours. At the beginning of the day, you ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimrung Khola (1700m.). Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2600m) takes approximately 5 hours. The train in the beginning descends until you cross a small bridge. From here it’s a long steep ascent up to Sinuwa. Enjoy local farming in terraced landscapes all around. Stay overnight in lodge. 

Trek from Dovan to Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m) takes about five hours. The trail ahead is devoid of any villages until we reach Sinuwa, where there used to be a checkpost, the last village of the trail. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees up to Macchapuchre Base Camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Macchauchre Base Camp (3720m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4170m) takes about two hours. It is further 2 hours walk to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp is a vantage point to see the Himalayas at a 360 degree turn. Some of the impressive ones include Mount Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7555m.), Gangapurna (7454m.) and Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.) etc. You can explore Annapurna South Glaciers in detail. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp which takes about five hours. You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steep ascent trail all the way to Tent Peak Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail is a steep ascent all the way to High Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. Stay overnight at camp.

Summit the Tharpu peak (Tent peak) and back to Annapurna Base Camp which takes about six and half hours. The trail moves steep down until you reach Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it you reach Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo via Machhapuchhare Base Camp takes about five hours. The trail gradually descends passing through bamboo forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1780m.) takes about five hours. We will descend through Sinuwa and Choomrong. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda is famous for hot spring where you can relax. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Trek from Jhinudanda (1750m.) to Pothana (1890m) takes about six hours. You will pass through local villages, farms and terraced fields. Views of Annapurna II and Macchapuchre and sunrise should not be missed along the trail. Pothana is beautifully located surrounded by green forests. 

Trek from Pothana to Phedi and then drive to Pokhara. The trek from  Pothana to Phedi takes about 3 hours followed by an hour long drive to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight in hotel in Pokhara. 

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city of Kathmandu. 

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure. 


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes following services:

 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • Peak permits for Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)
  • Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • 2 nights hotel accomodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping  bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc. 
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipments
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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