Blossom Expeditions

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)

Tent Peak is also known as the Tharpu Chuli. Lying just south of the Annapurna-I Base Camp, the Tharpu Chuli, or Tent Peak, summit offers magnificent panoramic views of magnificent snow-capped mountains of the Annapurnas. The beautiful landscape in the trekking section of the trip adds another reason for choosing a climb to this spectacular peak. While you trek along the fertile Modi Khola river belt you will experience the natural grandeur as well as the cultural magnificence of one of the most popular trekking regions of Nepal. 

Our trip starts from Nayapul after short drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul the trail ascends gradually to Syauli Bazaar and Kimche, through terraced of paddy fields of rice and barley. At each of the villages along the way you are guaranteed to be warmly received by the local ethnic Gurung and Magar people. The trail passes several picturesque Gurung villages of the area, namely Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Chomrong, among others. Gurungs have a distinctive religious culture that is a rich mixture of Bon, Buddhism and Hinduism. They are renowned for their roles in the infantries of the British Gurkha regiments in the First and Second World Wars. You will enjoy not only the incredible mountain scenery, but also the hospitality and cultural splendour of Nepal's mountain people.

Trekking further we reach Machhapuchhare Base Camp (MBC), and then Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), from where the real climbing begins. From ABC we head north-east, crossing the Annapurna South Glacier to Tent Peak Base Camp, before continuing to the summit. We spend two days at base camp prior to our ascent of the peak, resting and being trained in the use of climbing equipment. 

Tent Peak can be climbed along three different routes: the south-east ridge; the south-west ridge; and the north-east ridge. The north-east route is the most commonly taken.

Tent Peak is a technically easy, but physically challenging peak. Its summit 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.  

 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous Plus
Max. Elevation:
5663m.
Starts Point:
Nayapul
Ends Point:
Kande
Trip Duration:
22 days
Max. Group Size:
10 person
Season:
September to early December and late March to May
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Days Program Altitude Durations
01 Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel 1300m  
02 Preparation day and late afternoon fly to Pokhara 820m  
03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga 1540m. 6-7  hours
04 Trek to Ghorepani 2750m. 5-6 hours
05 Early morning climb to Punhill for sun rise and Mountain view and same day trek to Tadapani 2590m. 5-6 hours
06 Trek to Sinuwa Danda 2340m 6-7 hours
07 Trek to Himalaya Hotel 2920m 6-7 hours
08 Trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp 3700m 4-5 hours
09 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m 2-3 hours
10 Acclimatize day    
11 Trek to Tharpu Chuli Peak Base Camp 4500m 6-7 hours
12 Summit Tharpu Chuli Peak (5600m), and return to Base camp 4500m 7-8 hours
13 Extra day, we may need for Acclimatize or need to set high camp    
14 Trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp 3700m 4-5 hours
15 Trek to Sinuwa 2340m 6-7 hours
16 Trek to Jhinudanda 1780m 5-6 hours
17 Trek to Australian Camp 1900m 7-8 hours
18 Trek to Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara 820m 3-4 hours
19 Sightseeing around Pokhara  (Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Maahadev cave, Davi's Fall and Peace Temple)    
20 Fly to KTM    
21 Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for hindues and Patan Darbar squire.   6-7 hours
22 Departure to Home    

Trip Cost

Per person U.S. $2515
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $120
Trip Deposit U.S. $300

Cost Includes

  • Peak Permit
  • Three time meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Hot drinks and accommodation on the trip and during the climbing sharing basis
  • Porters, a Climbing Guide and a Guide wages, food, accommodation and insurance
  • Climbing guide equipment
  • Equipments tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent, Snow bar, Ropes, EP gas and stove, Ice-cru, Ice-Axe, Helmet, Figure-8, Jummer, Harness, Crampons  and Kitchen utensils that we need at base camp and high camp. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in KTM and 3 nights in Pokhara Tourist Standard Hotel including Breakfast
  • Air fare Jomsom/Pokhara and Pokhara/Kathmandu including Guide
  • Transfer Pokhara to Nayapul and Kande to Pokhara
  • Air port Transfer
  • City sightseeing transfer in Kathmandu and Guide
  • Conservation and TIMS card fee.


Cost Excludes

  • Cold and hard drink and water
  • Food in KTM
  • Travel insurance emergency evacuation and personal medical expenses.
  • Any donation along the trail and anything that not mentioned above
  • Entrance fee for city sightseeing both KTM and Pokhara
  • Transfer in Pokhara

We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.

The Equipments we provide

  1. Tents and one Kitchen or dinning tent
  2. Snow bar
  3. Main Rope and fixed Rope
  4. EP Gas and stove
  5. Ice-cru
  6. Kitchen utensils
  7. Porters clothing.
  8. Helmet
  9. Jummer
  10. Ice-Axe
  11. Harness
  12. Figure 8
  13. Crampons
  14. Carabineers with lock and without lock

You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.

Personal Equipments List

  1. Bags: A small day Bag pack, Backpack or Duffle bag.
  2. Down or Fiber-filled Jacket (you can rent here in Kathmandu)
  3. Water and windproof Jacket (Gore-Tex)
  4. Fleece Jacket
  5. Hiking Shirts, Cotton and Polypropylene t-shirt
  6. Full Polypropylene and fleece T-shirts (jumper)
  7. Sun Had and woolen hot or balaclava with ear protection.
  8. High altitude insulated Pants nylon wind pants
  9. Hiking Pants.
  10. Thermal underwear Tops and Bottoms (Polypropylene and Fleece)
  11. Gloves  with liner and layer shell (Gore-Tex)
  12. Long Gaiters
  13. Trekking Boots and camp Shoes or Thongs
  14. Socks
  15. Sleeping bag
  16. Water Bottle or came bag
  17. Flashlight
  18. Sunglasses
  19. Sun cream
  20. Towel
  21. Iodine, water purification tablets or Steripen
  22. Personal Medical First Aid Kid
  23. Battery charger with multi adaptor and Batteries
  24. Kophlex Boot (plastic boot) for climbing
  25. Air Mattress

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