Asiana Treks

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing

Duration
8 days
Max. Elevation
m
Group size
1 - 10
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Tourist Bus/ Private van.
Best Season
March to may/September to November
Accomodation
Teahouse.
Meals
Teahouse.
Starts at/ Ends at
kathmandu / kathmandu
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Trek following the path of Annapurna Sanctuary.
    • Climb the peak enticing view from the summit.
    • Experience Annapurna and Machhapuchhre a papular Basecamp.
    • Visit the Gurung tribe to gain insight into culture and lifestyle.
    • 360 ° views of the Annapurna Chain and other peaks above 7000 meters.
    • Alluring views of nature, landscape, trails, and deep gorges.

Overview

Overview

Tent Peak ( Tharpu Chuli) Climbing, also recognized as Tharpu Chuli (5663m/18,563ft) above sea level, can be summited within a 15-day. This peak stands in the Annapurna Himalaya range. Tharpu Chuli stands on one of the famous trekking to ABC and someday onward to climbing ascent. However, ice and rock climbing skills alongside appropriate equipment are suggested. This peak is an excellent stepping stone for trekkers transitioning from high-pass trekking to amateur mountaineering. The chosen route for this climb is the standard Northwest Ridge, categorized as Peu Difficile (PD) in grading. Including vertical and ridge climbing segments imparts an intriguing and challenging dimension, particularly for those venturing into trekking peaks for the first time. The relative ease of Tharpu Chuli's height and snow conditions sets it apart from more formidable trekking mountains.
In 1956, Mr. Jimmy Roberts achieved the Tent Peak summit via the Southeast Ridge. Alternatively, the Southwest Ridge, specifically the West Face Ridge, has emerged as a popular climbing route. The ideal seasons for ascending Tent Peak are spring (April, May) and autumn (September, October, November). The climb follows a relatively straightforward path, with an approximate Alpine grade of PD+. The journey involves primarily snow slopes at a 35-42-degree gradient, interspersed with some exposed ridge climbing. Fixed lines are established to cover any precarious sections.
The summit of Tent Peak treats climbers to breathtaking panoramic vistas of the majestic snow-capped mountains within the Annapurna region. The captivating landscapes encountered during the trek are an additional incentive to explore this remarkable peak. Trekking along the Modi River's picturesque course allows for an immersive experience of both natural splendour and cultural richness along one of the most renowned routes in the Annapurna region. The journey unfolds through Himalayan flora, lush forests, vibrant blossoms, culturally vibrant local communities, and the snow-draped allure of the trekking peak.
Embarking from Pokhara, commencing the trek from Dhampus village to Annapurna Base Camp. The route, spanning around seven days, predominantly winds through forested terrains, encompassing stopovers   Landruk: 1,565 meters (5,135 feet) Chhomrong: 2,170 meters (7,119 feet)
Dovan: 2,500 meters (8,202 feet) Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC): Altitude: 3,700 meters (12,139 feet)Annapurna Base Camp (ABC): Altitude: 4,130 meters (13,549 feet)
The stretch from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (13,550ft) is relatively short, usually taking two hours. Sufficient time is allocated for acclimatization before onwards to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp. A higher camp is situated at 5000m. The route traverses the glacier from the high camp and ascends a 41° snow slope to reach the North West Ridge. This ridge, initially broad, narrows significantly for the final 61 meters leading to the summit.

Trip Itinerary

Our trip day starts today when you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at a fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight into the history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having a history of over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as a monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour of the medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight into the ethnic Newari culture, Buddhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skills of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important centre of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is a nice Circular Square with a stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

We will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus in the morning after breakfast. After driving for about seven hours through the scenic countryside of Nepal, we reach the eloquently charming city of Pokhara. The drive will have enough stopovers necessary on the way. Once we reach Pokhara, the charm of the city will capture our attention for a good feeling of being amidst the natural wonders from the close-up Himalayas to the surrounding lakes. A lake nearby our hotel is a nice place to take an evening stroll and the lakeside town has lots of options to dine. Have the option to fly to Pokhara at an extra cost.

After breakfast, Your adventure begins in the morning with a scenic drive to Dhampus, where you'll witness stunning landscape views. After arriving at Dhampus, your trekking journey commences. The trail gradually ascends through charming paths surrounded by lush vegetation. You'll pass through Pothana and Pitam Deurali, enjoying the gradual climb while immersing yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. As the day progresses, the trail leads you down Tolkha, offering Annapurna, Himchuli Fishtail mountain, scenery, Modi river valley, cultivated terrace rice and millet field. You'll spend the night in the enchanting Gurung village of Landruk. This unique settlement offers insights into the local culture and provides a comfortable resting place.

After a hearty breakfast in Landruk, you'll set off on your trekking in the morning. The trail takes you through the captivating Modi River valley, where dense forests surround you, and the sounds of nature create a soothing backdrop. Crossing a suspension bridge, you'll experience a thrill as you make your way to Newbridge, enhancing your connection with the landscape. The path leads you uphill, taking you to Jhinu Danda. The climb rewards you with panoramic views and a sense of accomplishment. You'll enjoy a delicious lunch at Jhinu Danda, surrounded by nature's tranquility. The afternoon brings a steeper ascent to Chhomrong, a charming village amidst the hills. Your day of trekking concludes as you settle into Chhomrong for the night. The village's serene atmosphere welcomes you after a fulfilling day with Gurung hospitalities .

Another approximately five hours of the trek takes us to Dovan today from Chhomrong via Sinuwa. It is also a day of mountain trekking thrill like others on the way to famous Annapurna Base Camp and we are marching ahead closer to the base camp of the famous Mt. Annapurna.

The walk from Dovan to Machhapuchhre base camp abbreviated famously for MBC is an incredible one with spectacular views. The day will be about six hours of walking through the rugged mountain trail

Today is another early morning start to hike to the Annapurna base camp which is the culmination of this trip. Reach to the base camp of Annapurna after a cool early morning walk to enjoy the majestic sunrise and spectacular view of the mountains. Trek back to Macchapuchhre Base Camp to enjoy the beautiful mountain breakfast after the refreshing morning walk. Trek down to Dovan after breakfast.

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Includes

    • Entrance fee of Annapurna conservation entry permit and TIMS Card.   
    • Peak Permit and Climbing Guide. 
    • Guide, Cook, sherpa, Kitchen staff, and porters while in the climbing period. 
    • An experienced and first aid-trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide. 
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)  
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, and transportation of our all-trip crew. 
    • All camping Equipment, two men’s tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table & chairs. 
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek. 
    • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trekking and climbing period. 
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges) 
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu. 

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Domestic airport tax. 
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance and Personal trekking equipment. 
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and laundry. 
    • Hot shower and electric charging in the mountain (If needed). 
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service. 
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary. 
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage). 
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency. 
    • Donation to the local organization. 
    • Personal equipment for Trekking & Peak climbing. 
    • Gratitude to the trekking staff. 

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