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.
|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|
|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|
Per person U.S. $2515
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $120
Trip Deposit U.S. $300
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
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