Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak)Peak Climbing
Overview The Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing trip typically begins in Kathmandu, where climbers obtain also necessary permits and undergo a brief orientation. The adventure officially commences with a scenic flight or drive to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. From there, the trek takes climbers through lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the Nepalese countryside. Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is a captivating peak situated in the heart of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,663 meters (18,575 feet), it offers an exhilarating…
The Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing trip typically begins in Kathmandu, where climbers obtain also necessary permits and undergo a brief orientation. The adventure officially commences with a scenic flight or drive to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. From there, the trek takes climbers through lush rhododendron forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, offering a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of the Nepalese countryside.
Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is a captivating peak situated in the heart of the Annapurna region in Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,663 meters (18,575 feet), it offers an exhilarating and rewarding climbing experience for both novice and experienced climbers alike. The peak also surrounded by breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including the iconic peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli.
As the journey progresses, the trail leads to the renowned Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters) where climbers acclimatize and soak in mesmerizing vistas. The real climbing endeavor starts from the High Camp (4,925 meters), which serves as the base for summit attempts. The ascent requires basic mountaineering skills, such as using ice axes, crampons, and ropes, but prior climbing experience is not mandatory.
The final approach to the summit involves navigating through steep snow and ice slopes, culminating in a thrilling ridge ascent. Once atop Tharpu Chuli, climbers are rewarded with an awe-inspiring panorama of the surrounding peaks and valleys, a memory to cherish for a lifetime.
The descent follows a similar route, and the trip concludes in Pokhara with a celebration of the successful climb. Throughout the journey, climbers are accompanied by experienced guides and Sherpa support teams, ensuring safety and providing valuable insights into the local culture and environment.
Conclusion and Summary
Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing trip is an ideal choice for adventure enthusiasts seeking to combine the joys of trekking in the Himalayas with an exhilarating climbing experience. It offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and the thrill of scaling a Himalayan peak, making it a cherished expedition that remains etched in one’s memory forever.
- Stunning views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and many other snow-clad peaks.
- Trek through the famous Annapurna Conservation Area
- Observe a wide range of flora and fauna.
- Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and the Gurung culture.
- Trails through valleys, over moraines, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.).
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.
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.
We take rest at Ten Peak High Camp for acclimatization
Today, we give our try to climb the Ten Peak Camp I
We summit the Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak) and come back to high camp
From 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
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.
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.
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.
We finally trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car, overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
We 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
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Domestic Flight Ticket (If any) and Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person. and Climbing Sherpa Insurance of $19,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
22. Climbing Permits, Climbing Sherpa Bonus
23. Climbing Equipments except your Climbing Boot.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Situated in Annapurna Sanctuary in the Annapurna Himal, Tent Peak is locally known as Tharpu 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.
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