2 _12 pax
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu for trek/climb preparation and sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 865 m - 220 km of 6 hrs. Transfer to hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Hille 1, 240 m and trek to Ulleri village 1,790 m - 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2, 858 m - 04 hrs.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2, 645 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m-06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m - 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m - 03 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tent peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 feet - 05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to high camp 5, 010 m - 04 hrs.
Day 13: Climb Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and descend to Base Camp - 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp MBC - 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek from MBC to Bamboo 2,345 m - 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780 m a place with Hot Spring - 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
Day 18: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.
Day 19: A day in Kathmandu for free individual activities.
Day 20: Depart for international flight homeward bound
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful adventure to Tent Peak and Tharpu Chuli Climb, on briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music.
After a pleasant overnight stop on scenic Pokhara, a short drive takes you beyond Pokhara valley to reach Nayapul town, and then on a rough dirt road to reach Hille, a farm village to start our first-day walks, avoiding the main motorable road, with steep climb past Tirkhedhunga to reach Ulleri a hill village, where the air gets much cooler with overnight in a nice lodge facing views of Annapurna peaks.
Enjoying a pleasant quiet overnight with the sound of a rivet, morning from this small place Dovan, the climb continues as the air gets lighter and much cooler heading towards scenic Annapurna Sanctuary. The climb continues on the winding path with few steep ups to reach a place called Himalaya Hotel, near to a large cave of Hinko just beneath high Hiunchuli peak. From here walk over the glacier of moraine then reach Deurali, the last settlement before Machhapuchare Base Camp. Where vegetation and tree lines stop for a few alpine bushes and shrubs, climbs continue following Modi River upstream to Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge. Overnight stop at MBC beneath towering North Face of Machhapuchare Himal a peak with twin summits shaped of a Fish-Tail, a virgin, and unclimbed peaks in the whole Himalaya range.
From here starts the picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary a glacial valley and a plateau enclosed by an array of high snow peaks of the Annapurna range. A short morning trek with a short climb to enter the most scenic country in all Himalaya, the Annapurna Sanctuary as the walk continues on a nice level path to Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy stunning views of Annapurna group of peaks that surrounds the base camp with towering Mt. Annapurna-I the world's 10th highest at 8,091 m / 26, 545 feet with an array of peaks. Annapurna Sanctuary was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. Since then the name Sanctuary came to be known. Enjoy the rest of the day facing the superb scenery of Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna with Annapurna-III, the view includes Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) and Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli with Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
From Jhinu village, last day short walk down to a bridge to reach a motorable rough road, and then take a drive for few hours on hill dirt tracks to reach Nayapul, from here on the main highway to reach Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the famous scenic Phewa Lake. The rest of the day free for individual activities, time permitting enjoy boating on the lake, and hike to Peace Stupa, located on a hilltop opposite side of the lake. Pokhara is famous for paragliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra-Light flight, or Bungee Jump.
Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli located Nepal North Mid-West within Annapurna Himalaya range and Annapurna Sanctuary. Kaski district of Gandaki Zone, and State-4. Which is about 35 km aerial distance from Pokhara city, and shortest trekking route of 4-5 days to reach Tent Peak base camp.
Royalty for 1-4 climber US$ 350.00. Royalty for 5-8 climber US$ 350.00. + US$ 40.00 per additional person. Royalty for 9-12 climber US$ 510.00. + US$ 25.00. per additional person. Maximum number of climbers in one of 12 persons. Garbage Deposit for all trekking peaks fee of US$ 250.00. Which is refundable on showing the garbage disposal receipt from concern department. All Trekking Peaks should be accompanied by a climbing guide registered with NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) The other permit requires for ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) of US$ 30 per person.
Spring-time of April and May, as well autumn/fall season from September to November. Spring times when wild flowers are in seasonal bloom around lowers areas from 1, 500 m to 2, 600 m altitude. Much warmer days, however cold morning and night time. The best and high season is April to May and September and October months, where days are clear for excellent views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. With cold morning and late afternoon till night time cold and in the shade. Can expect snow sometimes around this good season also, especially on higher areas and on passes.
Normally we need minimum of 3-4 person in a group, where trip cost and climbing permits comes less in a group, than with single person. In a large group, the permit cost can be shared, but with individual climbers, it will become much costly to run the trip, as well as with logistic supports. However, for interested solo travelers/climbers, we will organize, where cost comes much higher than in group.
The nearest hospital and medical post and hospital is Pokhara, need to bring the patient back to Pokhara or in Kathmandu. In case some get very sick from any other medical reason or accidents, as well as altitude sickness. Cannot continue the journey the sick person needs to be taken back to Pokhara, the fastest means of transport is taking a helicopter service. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from health and medical insurance.
Yes, there are facilities throughout the trek around from the start to the end of the trek, but from Annapurna Base Camp onward for few days on route Tent Peak climb, there will be no facilities to charge your electronic device. As you will be walking through villages and staying in lodge most of the trek. Charging your gadgets on lodges that we stay overnights cost as per hour and per items.
In the beginning up to tourist standard with comfortable, hygienic rooms and quality foods available. But from Chomrong village onwards simple lodge in twin sharing room basis, with common bath and toilets. The foods are of good standard from continental, Chinese, Indian to local Nepalese meals, served in a warm dining room. From Annapurna base camp you will be in tented camping for few nights, Vertex Holiday provides spacious two-men tents, dining tent as per group size, toilet tents. Includes separate kitchen department of cook, kitchen staff and porters to carry all camping equipment and foods. The meals served in camping of high standard from breakfast, lunch to dinner followed by afternoon tea/snacks as well bed tea in tents. A food cooked in kerosene or LPG (cooking gas) to save the green environment, as we are all committed to Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism.
Our itinerary is designed with care, with much shorter days and enough time to get acclimatized, that is why Vertex Holiday is different from other local companies as we care for our clients and staff safety. Following our trekking itinerary very low chances of getting altitude sickness, as the altitude gains gradually by the time you reach higher areas you will be fine and well acclimatized by then. But in rare situations, if someone gets very sick from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) needs the patient to evacuate to lower areas accompanied by our reliable staff. For server cases calling for helicopter services to be taken to Kathmandu for proper treatment.