Situated in Annapurna Sanctuary in the Annapurna Himal, Tent Peak is locally known as Tarphu Chuli. It was nicknamed " Tent Peak" by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. The peak lies at an altitude of 5663 mt. above the sea level. Located in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary, the peak is among the few snow-clad summits at this height in Nepal. The peak is best suited for the beginners. It offers an ideal opportunity for those who want to summit a Himalayan peak fearing of giving a try to the higher peaks as a Himalayan debut. Besides, it also provides an interesting climb combining with glacier travel, face climbing and tip-toeing on knife ridges. No doubt, a climb on this mountain 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. The normal route follows the North-West Ridge to the summit; however, it can also be climbed via the South-East Ridge as well as South-West Face.
Day 01:Kathmandu-Pokhara (914 mt.)We take early drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). It takes about six hours drive to reach Pokhara from Katmandu. We follow Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River while on drive to Pokhara. Besides, we also see heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that take us directly to Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. We will be fo rtunate enough to observe views of stunning Phewa Tal (lake) and the mountain ranges such as the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Day 02:Pokhara-Tirkhedhunga (1577 mt.)Today, we drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050 m.) by car, which takes approximately one and half hours drive. From Nayapul (1050m.), we trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m.). via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours normal walk. The first part of this trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards we could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of the people in this locality are Gurung and their religion is Buddhism. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and also some are employed in Gorkha and Indian regiments.
Day 03:Tirkhedhunga-Ghorepani (2675 mt.)Today, we trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 mt.) and it takes about six hours reach our today's destination. We could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070 m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997 m.), Hiunchuli (6441 m.), and Annapurna (7219 m.) South. Now the trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and descends gently up to the final camp. We could also see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.
Day 04:Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3180 mt.)- Tadapani (2675 mt.)We start our trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180 m.) to Tadapani (2675 m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning , we trek to Poon Hill (3232 m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m.), Tukuche Peak (6920 m.), Nilgiri (6940 m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993 m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937 m.), Lamjung Himal (6931 m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast, we trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.). After walking for almost one and half hour, we reach Gurung Hill which has the splendid mountain views as Poon Hill. We finally reach Tadapani which is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests that provides a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and many more.
Day 05:Tadapani- Ghandruk (1950 mt.)From Tadapani (2675m.), we trek to Ghandruk (1950 m.) and it takes about three hours normal walk. It is quite easy to trek in this section by descending gently all the way through the forest of rhododendron, oak and others. We are also fortunate enough to hear different kinds of birds chirping along the trail. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lover trekkers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. One can also observe the Gurung museum. We can view Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.) and Fishtail from this village.
Day 06:Ghandruk –Chhomrong (2040mt.)It is our turn to trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2040 m.).It takes approximately four hours to reach Chhomrong from Ghandruk. We could ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and the village is dominated by Gurung.
Day 07:Chhomrong-Dovan (2540mt.)We trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2540 m.). We gradually move ahead leaving Chhomrong and cross Chhomrong Khola (1860 m.). We then leave the valley trekking through the tiny settlements of Tilche. Climbing further the rocky trail, we reach Bhanuwa and climb Sinuwa (2340 m.). After reaching Kuldi Ghar, the trail descends steeply to the Bamboo village (2310 m.). If you are lucky enough, you could see leopards, jackals and monkeys in and around the area. Finally, after walking one and half hours, we reach Dovan (2540 m.).
Day 08:Dovan - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m.)It is our turn to trek from Dovan (2540 m.) to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700 m.) The trail ascends gently all the way up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp passing the Himalaya (2840 m.), Hinko (3100m.), Deurali (3140m.) and Bagar (3270 m.).From Machhapuchhre Base Camp we could see the splendid view of the mountains at a very close distance.
Day 09:Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.)Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.). Along the trail while trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp, we could see Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.), Annapurna I (8091 m.), Gangapurna (7455 m.), Annapurna III (7755 m.) and Fishtail Mountain (6997m.) and many more. Annapurna Base Camp is the end point for the trekkers and for the peak climbers, it is regarded as the starting point for climbing different peaks such as Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna South (7219 m.) and Tent Peak (5000 m.).
Day 10:Annapurna Base Camp - Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800mt.)Today, we trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Ten Peak Base Camp. On the way, we cross Annapurna Glacier to follow the steep ascent trail to the Ten Peak Base Camp. Besides, we also enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain, etc.
Day 11:Ten Peak Base Camp - High Camp (5,200m.)It is our turn to trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800 m.) to High Camp (5,200 m.). It is steep ascent to High Camp. Along the trail, we can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441 m.), Annapurna South (7229 m.), Annapurna I (8091 m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar, etc.
Day 12:Ten Peak High CampWe take rest at Ten Peak High Camp for acclimatization
Day 13:Climb Ten Peak Camp IToday, we give our try to climb the Ten Peak Camp I
Day 14:Summit the Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak)We summit the Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak) and come back to high camp
Day 15:High Camp - Annapurna Base CampFrom the High Camp, we trek to Annapurna Base Camp after walking about six hours.The trail moves steep down until we reach Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it, we would reach Annapurna Base Camp
Day 16:Annapurna Base Camp - Dovan (2630 m.)Today, we trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630 m.). It is quite easier going down. We face no problem of reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. So, we trek through Himalayan Hotel to Doban.
Day 17:Dovan - Jhinudanda (1750 m.)After having food, we trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750 m.). We descend up to Bamboo and reach Kuldi Ghar and then go to Sinuwa. We still trek gradually to the Chhumrong Khola and reach Jhinudanda. There is Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. We enjoy the Hot Spring upon arrival.
Day 18:Jhinudanda - Pothana (1600 m.)We trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600 m.).The first part of the trek is descending towards Himal Pani. We can view stunning waterfalls. After having trekked for a while, we be at Landruk (1640 m.), a pretty big village inhabited by mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Then we go to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent to Bherikharka. From this point, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100 m.). Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passisng through jungle.
Day 19:Pothana -Dhampus Phedi - PokharaWe finally trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car, overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 20:Pokhara – KathmanduWe take early flight or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will be transferred to the hotel, go for shopping after having lunch, farewell dinner in the hotel
Day 21:Final departure
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