Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing
Trip Highlights of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing
- Adventure in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya and beyond to Tent Peak
- A stunning peak of high technical skill leads to a great climbing experience
- Wide 360° panorama of the world’s three highest peaks from scenic Poon Hill
- From beautiful rhododendron and pine forest to arctic zone of ice, glaciers
- Amazing country Annapurna of high scenic green hills to massive snow peaks
- Enjoy the adventure to the summit of Tent peak with a glorious mountain vista
Overview of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing
Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climb leads you to an awesome experience, although a lesser mountain of below 6 000 m. But leads to high technical skill to reach the summit at above 5,663 m and 18,575 feet high. Tent Peak is the name tagged by early pioneers and explorers to Annapurna Sanctuary due to its shape. Appears a tent-shaped looking from the sanctuary and Annapurna base camp towards a north mid-east direction.
The route to its summit leads to much ice climbing, with some rocky sections to encounter. Overall a great peak to experience the challenge right up to the top rewards you with an incredible panorama of the Annapurna massif range. Vertex Holidays have set the itinerary with more days to enjoy and get familiarized with the Himalayan rough and harsh terrain. Starting the adventure for Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climb taking an interesting overland journey to reach scenic and beautiful Pokhara.
A city of charm and great beauty, a perfect location on a wide green valley surrounded by rolling hills. Includes superb close views of Annapurna Himalaya and towering Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak that reflects on its placid lakes. Where all adventure around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya region starts and ends at this lovely touristic spot in Pokhara.
The adventure begins with a short drive from Pokhara and beyond to reach the mid-hill farm country and then head towards high hills. As the walk progress within lovely woods lined with tall rhododendron, oaks, and pine trees to reach Ghorepani village. Located on a high green hill en route to Kaligandaki and Mustang area, as well towards our destination Annapurna Sanctuary. The next early morning, a short hike uphill to the famous scenic view-point Poon Hill, where you can catch stunning sunrise views. Overlooking more than 360° panorama of the world’s three highest mountain ranges from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu range of peaks. Includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish-Tail peak, one of few virgin mountains around Nepal Himalaya that have never been climbed or allowed. After a great time at Poon Hill and Ghorepani, the adventure continues to reach our main destination. Towards Annapurna Sanctuary and Tent Peak base camp, the walk takes you through a forest with the climb to Deurali. From here, with downs and ups reach Tadapani, a small settlement with many good lodges amidst forest surroundings. From Tadapani with a long descent to Kimrong Khola / stream and then climb to reach Chomrong, a large Gurung village. Which is the main gateway to Annapurna base camp and Sanctuary, as well as the last permanent village on route Sanctuary. Walk follows the route to our destination through Modi River gorge, within a dense forest of pines and rhododendron with some bamboo groves.
Following the Modi River upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp and the sanctuary. As the walk leads past a few settlements of Bamboo, Dovan, and Deurali, a place with inns and lodges for trekkers. From Deurali, a steep climb to Machhapuchare Base Camp, located beneath the North-West Face of Fish Tail peak. On leaving MBC, enter towards picturesque Sanctuary enclosed by an amphitheater of high snow peaks of the Annapurna range. Slowly walk takes you to the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at base camp, situated above 4,130 m high. Located at the base of Annapurna-I and Annapurna South peaks facing first views of Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli.
Our real adventure begins from here onward, heading beyond Annapurna base camp and sanctuary, walking on a faint path through glaciers. As the climb continues to reach a nice open ground to set our base camp for the climb to Tent Peak. The grade of the climb we have taken from the French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification System is ‘PD +’. This means “Per Difficult” with a plus that leads to a reasonable straight-forward climb with some technical effort. Climbing mostly on snow slopes around 35° to 40° vertical with few exposed ridges. At base camp, with time for practice exercises on snow and ice climb to make the ascent accessible. Making high camp, and then ready for the Big Day! Where route of the climb takes you to a ridge via West Face and then Southeast to reach the summit. A good ice axe is recommended, and crampons with main ropes throughout the climb of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli. After a tough struggle and they reach on top of Tent Peak, 5,663 m and 18,575 feet high.
Then feel the high spirit of success and triumph facing the super panorama of all Annapurna Himalaya ranges of peaks. Including views of Manaslu, Lamjung, and Dhaulagiri in the far west, from the top, after a great lifetime experience. A safe descent takes you back to base camp and heads towards the back into green vegetation and tree lines. After the tough climb, the rest of the walk is easy on ups and downhills to reach a roadhead where short drive brings you to beautiful Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu to conclude our overwhelming adventure on Tent Peak and Tharpu Chuli Climb.
Itinerary of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff will 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.
At Kathmandu climb preparation and tour of heritage sites.
The morning after a good breakfast, enjoy a tour of Kathmandu’s places of great interest, where our city guide leads you on a short drive and walks to visit famous historical and religious monuments with old palaces. Most of the ancient temples, Stupas, and monasteries, including royal courtyards, are listed as world heritage sites in the chapter on fascinating wonders. After an enjoyable back to the hotel, for the final meeting and preparations for the most wonderful adventure to Tent Peak climb and Annapurna Sanctuary trekking.
Drive to Pokhara 865 m - 220 km of 6 hrs. Transfer to hotel.
Starting for a long interesting drive towards Nepal’s Far Mid-West to reach the beautiful city of Pokhara, heading past farm villages and towns around the low warm country of heavily farm areas. On leaving the Trisuli River and Mugling Bazaar, head due west to reach Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake for an overnight stop in a nice hotel. At Pokhara with time for short walks around the lakeside, with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya if the day is clear.
Drive to Hille 1, 240 m and trek to Ulleri village 1,790 m - 06 hrs.
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.
Trek to Ghorepani 2, 858 m - 04 hrs.
From this nice village of Ulleri, a short walk of a few hours to Ghorepani as the route leads on the nice pleasant path into a forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, and magnolia, with uphill to reach Ghorepani perched on a ridge top. Where all houses that serve as nice lodges are painted blue, based on the bottom of Poon Hill a famous and popular viewpoint on the shortest trek of the Annapurna Himalaya region.
Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2, 645 m - 05 hrs.
Early morning start to catch the sunrise, climb for an hour to reach Poon Hill with time for views of the stunning sunrise that reflects on snow-mountains of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya range, a grand panorama of more than 360° wide views of the mountain range. After a refreshing morning, head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue to trek uphill into the nice cool forest to reach high Deurali, facing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the Fish Tail peak. From Deurali down into a gorge to Bhanthati, a small settlement with many lodges and tea-house, after a short rest walk carries on the downhill into dense forest to a stream, then with a last hour climb to Tadapani, a nice place with many good lodges for overnight stay.
Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m-06 hrs.
Enjoy morning views of Annapurna South, Huin Chuli, and Machhapuchare Himal, after breakfast head downhill to Kimrong River and then steep up to reach a nice level path that leads to Chomrong, a few hours of pleasant walks. Chomrong is a large Gurung village and the last permanent settlement on route Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp. Overnight in a nice lodge facing views of Annapurna peaks and beautiful landscapes of hills and green valleys.
Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 06 hrs.
From Chomrong village, morning down to Chomrong River fed from the glaciers of Annapurna South and Huin Chuli peaks, crossing a bridge climb starts on stone steps to reach Sinuwa-Danda, a small place with few nice lodges and shops. Take a short refreshing cool break, and then continue to walk into the dense forest to reach a river gorge at a place called Bamboo, close to Modi River amidst bamboo, rhododendron, pine, and oaks forest. From Bamboo place, an hour’s walk with a gradual climb to Dovan for an overnight stop, a small place situated on a gorge of raging Modi River.
Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m - 06 hrs.
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 a few steep ups to reach a place called Himalaya Hotel, near the large cave of Hinko just beneath the high Hiunchuli peak. From here, walk over the glacier of the 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 the Modi River upstream to Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge. Overnight stop at MBC beneath the 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.
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m - 03 hrs.
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’s 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.
Trek to Tent peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 feet - 05 hrs.
After a wonderful rest and overnight at Annapurna Base Camp, from here for a few nights in tented camping till to the end of the Tent Peak climb.Morning head down to a glacier and moraine and cross over the rocky path to reach a faint, icy path for an hour towards Annapurna south glacier. As the climb carries on, overlooking the grand view towards Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli with adjoining high mountains, after some hours of good trek, reach a flat ground to set our base camp, our first night in tented camp. The afternoon is free for climbing preparation and practice climbing and checking gear, and the rest of the day, marvel at the scenic views.
Trek to High Camp 5, 010 m - 04 hrs.
Vertex Holidays understands the nature of climbing to the Tent Peak summit, adding an extra camp to make the adventure easier and accessible to cope with the technical difficulties of reaching the summit. From base camp, a steep climb over rock and glacier with a lot of boulders, as the climb continues to reach high camp at 5,010 meters high; after setting a camp on available level ground rest of the afternoon is free preparation for the next morning, Big Day ascent of Tent Peak summit.
Climb Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and descend to Base Camp - 08 hrs.
Start early as possible with a light breakfast and the climb over a steep snow slope that leads to a reasonable straight-forward climb with some technical effort. Climbing mostly on snow slopes around 35° to 40° vertical with few exposed ridges. Great Ice climbing know-how is required; our expert guide will fix ropes on a necessary section of the climb to make the route much safer to reach the summit of Tent Peak. After a tough hard struggle and then with the last push to reach on top of Tent Peak and Tharpu Chuli at 5,663 m and 18,575 feet high. Enjoy the great tough effort facing outstanding views of the snow mountain range that surrounds you on top. Make a safe descent to base camp after enjoying a joyous moment and triumph on the summit of Tent Peak.
Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp MBC - 06 hrs.
Clear the camp of Tent Peak, after breakfast leaving nothing except for your footprints. After packing and carry the garbage to hand over to dump at designated disposal sites or hand to the concerned authority.An easy good walk back to Annapurna Base Camp and then head down to MBC for overnight in a warm cozy comfort of a nice lodge.
Trek from MBC to Bamboo 2,345 m - 05 hrs.
Morning enjoys the last close views of the surrounding high peak; after a hearty breakfast, head downhill to Deurali and back into green vegetation and tall tree lines as the walk leads further down with a few short ups to Bamboo for an overnight stop in this small settlement amidst a forest of bamboo and tall pines trees.
Trek to Jhinu village 1,780 m a place with Hot Spring - 05 hrs.
Start the day with a short climb on leaving Modi River and Bamboo place and then on the winding path within the woodland to reach Sinuwa Danda, from here downhill to Chomrong River and then climb to Chomrong village for a possible lunch stop. From Chomrong a short climb and then descend on nice paved stone steps to reach a lovely Jhinu village, perched on a high ridge with grand views of rolling hills and valleys, after checking into a nice lodge with time to enjoy hot natural spring, a short downhill from the village by the bank of Modi River.
Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara - 04 hrs.
From Jhinu village, last day short walk down to a bridge to reach a rough motorable road, and then take a drive for a 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 is free for individual activities, time permitting; enjoy boating on the lake and hike to Peace Stupa, located on the opposite hilltop side of the lake. Pokhara is famous for paragliding, Zip Flyers, Ultra-Light flight, and Bungee Jump.
Drive to Kathmandu -06 hours.
After breakfast, depart from Pokhara for an exciting and interesting drive to Kathmandu, as the journey heads on the main highway past many farm villages and towns. The drive follows the Trisuli River for some hours and then climbs to reach the suburb of Kathmandu valley. Finally, the ride heads down to enter the hustle, and bustle of the city life of Kathmandu, and then transfer to your respective hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free for individual activities and shopping for souvenirs or enjoying rest with grand memories of the adventure on the high mountains of Annapurna Himalaya. (Flying options half-hour on-air to Kathmandu with a sweeping panorama of mountains)
A day in Kathmandu for free individual activities.
Vertex Holiday reserves a day in Kathmandu to relax sore and weary muscles from the trek and climb of Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli. A free day to enjoy individual activities or shop souvenirs or join for an exciting tour around Kathmandu valley, three cities of great heritage and cultural interest.
international departure flight.
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure of a lifetime experience on Tent Peak / Tharpu Chulu Climb with scenic Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill Trekking, with time for your international flight. Our staff will transfer you to the airport for homeward bound.
- Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Two nights’ twin-sharing accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
- Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
- Full board meals with tea or coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
- Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar, etc.
- Tharpu Chuli peak climbing permit fees.
- Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu transports by private car
- Pokhara – Nayapul and Nayapul – Kathmandu transports by private car
- vertex Holiday duffle bag (down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna conservation permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Nepal visa arrangement (more on Nepal Visa Information)
- International airfares
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any cause) than the programmed itinerary
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the programmed itinerary)
- Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc
- Personal trekking and climbing gears
- Tips for trekking staff and driver
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Most Asked Questions by Travellers
Tent Peak, or Tharpu Chuli located in Nepal North Mid-West within the Annapurna Himalaya range and Annapurna Sanctuary. Kaski district of Gandaki Zone, and State-4. Which is about 35 km of aerial distance from Pokhara city and the shortest trekking route of 4-5 days to reach Tent Peak base camp.
Royalty for 1-4 climbers is US$ 350.00. Royalty for 5-8 climbers is US$ 350.00. + US$ 40.00 per additional person. Royalty for 9-12 climbers is 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 the concerned department. All Trekking Peaks should be accompanied by a climbing guide registered with NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). The other permit requires 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 wildflowers are in seasonal bloom around lower 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 sometime around this good season also, especially in higher areas and on passes.
Normally we need a minimum of 3-4 person in a group, where trip cost and climbing permits comes less in a group than with a single person. In a large group, the permit cost can be shared, but with individual climbers, it will become much more costly to run the trip, as well as with logistic support. However, for interested solo travelers/climbers, we will organize, where the cost is much higher than in groups.
The nearest hospital and medical post and hospital is Pokhara, need to bring the patient back to Pokhara or to 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, and 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 a 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 a lodge for most of the trek. Charging your gadgets on lodges where we stay overnight costs per hour and per item.
In the beginning, up to tourist standards 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 a good standard, from continental, Chinese, and Indian to local Nepalese meals served in a warm dining room.
From Annapurna base camp, you will be in tented camping for a few nights; Vertex Holiday provides spacious two-man tents, dining tents as per group size, and toilet tents. Includes separate kitchen department of cook, kitchen staff, and porters to carry all camping equipment and food. The meals served camping is of a high standard, from breakfast, and lunch to dinner, followed by afternoon tea/snacks as well bed tea in tents. 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 client’s and staff’s 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 is to evacuate to lower areas accompanied by our reliable staff. For servers, cases call for helicopter services to be taken to Kathmandu for proper treatment.
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