Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) Peak

tharpu chuli peak climbing

Locally known as Tharphu Chuli, Tent Peak is situated in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary and is among the few snow-clad summits at this height range in Nepal. This peak 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, a climb on this mountain 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.

Tharpu Chuli peak climbing 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. The glories of Annapurna Sanctuary are well known to regular tourists to Nepal. The sanctuary offers you magnificent views of the mountain panoramas, lies at the South Face Base Camp of Annapurna.. And right in the middle this all is Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit, The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the finest ascent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. The ridges of the fluted peak, Himchuli and a host of other mountains that a wait you. The Superb countryside on the approach only adds to the excitement and pleasure of this ascent as we trek along the rich and fertile Modi Khola with its tumbling cascades and high water falls, and through the colorful Gurung Villages.

MAXIMUM: 18 Days
ENTRY: Pokhara
EXIT: Pokhara
Days Events
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Preparation day
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m) 6 hrs drive
Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m) 5-6 hrs trek
Day 05: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) 6 hrs trek
Day 06: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) 6 hrs trek
Day 07: Trek to MBC (3700m) 3-4 hrs trek
Day 08: MBC to ABC (4,130m) 2-3 hrs trek
Day 09: Acclimatization & Climbing Preparation
Day 10: Trek to Tent peak Base Camp (4450m) 5 hrs
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5,200m) 5 hrs
Day 12: Summiting Tent Peak, Return to High Camp 6 hrs
Day 13: Descent to Tent Peak Base Camp then to ABC: 4-5 hrs
Day 14: ABC to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hrs trek
Day 15: Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu Dada (1760m) 6 hrs trek
 Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara: 6 hrs trek, 1 hour drive
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive
Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hrs drive
Day 19: Final Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01   Arrival in Kathmandu (1320m).
Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet guide at airport and taken to your hotel. If  time allows you will have time to visit some Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting local traditions. Overnight in Hotel
Day 02   Preparation day in Kathamndu Overnight in Hotel (B)
DAY 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m) 
6 hrs drive Early morning at around 7 am, we set off for Pokhara on a tourist bus. Enroute we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. Afternoon, we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is know as city of lakes as it hosts numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon and enjoy boating too. We spend the evening exploring, relaxing and dining by the side of tranquil Lake, Fewa. We can even do some shopping during the evening hours. Overnight in Pokhara. (B)
 DAY 4 Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m)
5-6 hrs trek We drive for about an hour to reach Naya Pul from where we start our trek. Upon reaching Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains. We pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, Chane etc. We cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola and finally we arrive at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people in Ghandruk.Overnight in Teahouse (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m)
6 hrs trek We climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Tea House (B,L,D)
 DAY 6 Trek to Dobhan & Himalaya Hotel [2840m/9318ft]:
6 hrs We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then trek up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar.  Then we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Pass through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban . Another gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon. Overnight in Teahouse (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Trek to MBC (3700m)
3-4 hrs trek We cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. The wilderness gives piece to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. Climb again to the Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. Climbing further arrive at Deorali and after about half an hour walk from Deorali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and, of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself. Overnight in Tea house (B,L,D)
DAY 8 MBC to ABC (4,130m)
2-3 hrs trek On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation disappears. We see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the Sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savor the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. Afternoon exploration above base camp. Overnight in teahouse (B,L,D)
DAY 9 Acclimatization & Climbing Preparation
Your guide will brief you about the climb. Feel free to ask any question with your team leader and guides that you may have regarding the climb. After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and on using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jummer, and how to go up and down using ropes. There will be training on how to fix the ropes, climbing technique, and about the knot and gears. We believe that some training experience will boost up your confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoy the experience. For those not willing to climb the peak, there are plenty of options for walks and exploration in the area including a trip o discover the South Face of Annapurna I. Overnight in Tea house (B,L,D)
DAY 10 MBC to ABC (4,130m)
2-3 hrs trek We cross the glaciated mountain passes descending onto Annapurna South Galcier. Follow the cairned trail across the surface on the ice. Climb the moraine on the opposite bank of the glacier. Enjoy the views of the high mountains from 6000ers to 8000ers. Finally arrive at the Tent Peak Base Camp which is a flat camping area. Overnight in Tea house (B, L, D)
DAY 11 Trek to High Camp (5,200m)
5 hrs Today, we make a steep ascent to the Tent Peak High Camp. Enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail Mountain, and other snow-capped high mountains. Climb the hill to a glacial bowl. After setting up the high camp, we spend the remainder of the day discovering and making preparations. Camping (B, L, D)
DAY 12 Summiting Tent Peak, Return to High Camp:
6 hrs Around midnight, we get ready for the final push. Cross the short glacier to reach the base of several snow flutings. Climb fixed ropes to the final summit ridge. As we get nearer the summit, a sharp top of Tent Peak (5663m / 18,580 ft) unfolds. After summiting, we return by the same route to the high camp. Camping (B, L, D)
DAY 13 Descent to Tent Peak Base Camp then to ABC:
4-5 hrs Today we descend to the glacier and to Tent Peak Base Camp. Trek further down to the Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching the ABC, we take our lunch and relax. Overnight in Tea House (B, L, D)
DAY 14 ABC to Bamboo (2310m)
6 hrs trek Get up in the early morning and savor the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. Afer taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to MBC, Deurali, Doban and finally to Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks belows. Pass thorugh the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Tea house (B, L, D)
DAY 15 Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu Dada (1760m)
6 hrs trek From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa. Follow the stone steps that leads to Lower Chomrong. Then ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We get opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Teahouse (B, L, D)
DAY 16 Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul to Pokhara:
6 hrs trek, 1 hour drive Trek from Jhinu danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch we trek to Syauli bazar and then down to Birethanti. From Birethanti, about an hour's trek and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul we take a vehicle and reach Pokhara in about an hour. Overnight in Pokhara (B, L)
DAY 17 Pokhara to Kathmandu:
6 hrs drive After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the afternoon leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and in the evening celebrate dinner together with Ramdung Expedition staffs. Overnight in Kathmandu. (B, D)
DAY 18 Final Departure
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport as per your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Ramdung Expedition will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
Note:
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements. The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extended depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.

Peak climbing price varies depending on group size, expedition category (full board / base camp service), your budget, itinerary design, accommodation (budget to 5 star), level of service, the number of climbing guides, base camp staffs, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors. The price range for the same trip can vary widely. Our prices are competitive one as we believe in more time visit than once. Please e-mail us for up-to-date prices for this program.

  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 3 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu in bb plan
  • 2 night hotel (3 star) in Pokhara in bb plan
  • Climbing permits for Tharpu Chuli Peak, national park fees, government taxes
  • Nights in available tea house/lodges on trekking
  • Full board meals on trekking and climbing to/from BC
  • 25 kg personal equipment per person is allowed
  • Porters as necessary for whole program
  • Tent with mattress for Base camp and high camp use
  • 1 kitchen tent, 1 dining tent, lighting, gas heating,
  • 1 climbing Sherpa/ guide, 1 cook and necessary staff
  • Salary, allowance insurances for staff
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • International air ticket and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal Trekking Equipments for trek
  • All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Staffs tips
  • All not mentioned in cost includes
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