Tent Peak - Tharphu Chuli ClimbTent Peak - Tharphu Chuli Climb

Tent Peak - Tharphu Chuli Climb

Highlights
  • Amazing adventure on top Tent Peak - TharphuChuli offering sweeping panorama of peaks
  • Journey of great fascination around scenic and beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary and its base camp
  • Daily views of Annapurna - Manaslu with Dhaulagiri Himalaya all three worlds highest peaks
  • Exploring traditional villages of native Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya region
  • From moderate to adventurous e walks within high and scenic sanctuary with amazing views

Following Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Sanctuary and Tent Peak base camp

adventure around scenic Annapurna Sanctuary with daring experience climb on top striking Tent peak

Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli listed on NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association). Tent Peak climb is located amidst picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary at the height of 5,663 / 18, 575 feet. Although a lesser peak of below 6,000 meters, leads to a tough climb with technical sections to negotiate.

The name Tent Peak is due to its rocky tent-shaped appearance as you look from Sanctuary and Annapurna Base Camp. The Tent Peak has gained a large group of climbers every best season over the years.

The main reasons for its popularity are its proximity, taking the shortest time for the climb and trek.

Where all can enjoy the adventurous challenging climb within a two-week time frame, as well as having a few camps. Before the ascent to its rocky and icy summit, for a small peak, the grade of the climb is TD.

This means Technical Difficult, the grading used from famous French & Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.

The climb leads on a rocky moraine of ice, snow, and ice with a straight vertical climb before the summit bid. Due to its challenge, a perfect climbing peak for all mountaineers and beginners, it will be a great experience. Before planning for some major mountaineering expeditions around the Himalayas.

The Tent Peak Climb takes you from low warm paddy fields and terraces toward cooler hills. Covered in dense vegetation and tall tree lines of pines, firs, and rhododendron trees. The walk follows through nice Gurung villages, the main hill tribes of the Annapurna Himalaya region.

Enjoying the walk and exploring the local immense culture and walking amidst a lovely forest. The trail follows through a gorge of Modi River to reach its glacial source at Annapurna Sanctuary.

As the country opens into a wide scenic valley on reaching Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by towering giant snow peaks. The walk follows to the end of a valley at Annapurna Base Camp; from here our route diverts.

Heading towards mountain wilderness within remorseless fields of ice, snow, and glaciers to the base of Tent Peak. Explorer Adventures to make the climb a big success as well with safe precautionary measures. Having a spare day for acclimatization and preparation for the tough climb, as well as adding extra High Camp. Then start the adventure following our lead guide traversing on ice and glaciers, as the climb progresses.

Coming across a steep vertical angle, where all members will be on fixed ropes until the climb reaches on top. After a gruesome climb, have a rest and then enjoy the glorious morning grand panorama of surrounding giant mountains.

Facing views of all massif Annapurna Himalayan peaks as far as towards Manaslu in the far-east. After a jubilant moment down towards Annapurna Base Camp and the Sanctuary for the return journey to Pokhara.

On reaching low farm hills, drive back to scenic Pokhara, after a marvelous experience and adventure on Tent Peak Climb.

Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Tent Peak –TharphuChuli Climb for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.

    Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid-West for Tent Peak Climb.

      Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake. (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)

        After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Pun Hill Panorama trekking. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway. From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to reach at Siwai near the side of raging Modi River, where our first day walks begins through farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at New Bridge and then further up at Jhinu Danda village for overnight stop. A lovely small village full of good lodge and views of peaks and beautiful landscapes where interested people can enjoy its refreshing natural hot spring near the village of half hour walk.

          Trek from Jhinu a short day today for you to enjoy and immerse into local Gurung culture in the backdrop of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads uphill for few hours to reach on top of a ridge catching grand views of Annapurna peaks, and then on fairly easy downhill walks all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway towards Annapurna base camp andscenic sanctuary.

            From Chomrong our route leads past terraced farmsthen descend to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge climb all the way for an hour or more to reach at Sinuwa Danda and a small village after this scenic spot on winding path into dense woodland with downhill for an hour to reach at a place called Bamboo, a small settlement with lodges in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. After a brief stop an hour walk on gradual up brings you to overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with fewlodges, located in the midst of a forest nearraging Modi River.

              After Dovan, walk leads into cool forest with slow and gradual up following ModiRiver upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down to reach at Himalaya Hotel near huge Hinko cave, situated at beneathHiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges. Continue walk withdownhill and then up to Deurali the last tea-house and lodge before Machhapuchare Base Camp. From Deurali where green vegetation and tree lines disappears for short alpine shrubs and bushes, aswalk leads up to follow raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and then reaching atMachhapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop. Machhapuchare base camp houses about five good lodges located beneath north face of Machhapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak.

                Today's heading to our main destination and highlight of the adventure as morning with short day walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at Annapurna Base Camp, walk follows uphill for few hours, on grassy path, and then on pleasant path with magnificent view of snow peaks that surrounds you with massive Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain slowly walk ends at Annapurna Base Camp the one and only place in all Himalaya with nice cozy Lodgesat base camp, offering superb panorama. Afternoon enjoy with views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / TharpuChuli and Fluted Peaks or SinguChuli.

                  From ABC our route leads across snow, moraine on rocky path towards icy trail for an hour reaching at Annapurna south glacier. Walk with short climb offers excellent views of Tent peak with other high mountains, after few hours of good trek reaching a flat ground to set our base camp with first night camping, afternoon free for climbing preparation.

                    With an extra camp makes the climb to Tent Peak much accessible and with much time to cope the technical route to its summit top , from base camp heading further with steep climb over rock and glacier with lot of boulders, climb continues reaching high camp at 5,200 meters high, afternoon free preparation for next morning final climb.

                      Our goal and high lights on this Big Day! Starting early morning climbing over steep snow slope with some technical section to reach on top of the summit; where our expert guide will fix ropes on necessary section of the climb to make it safe to reach the summit, after a tough and hard climb reaching at the top feeling in high spirit with amazing views that surrounds the summit. After a great time on top with awesome scenery descend back safely to base camp.

                        From Tent Peak base camp after breakfast and cleaning up the base camp walk leads back at Annapurna Base Camp on icy trail, a normal moderate walk of about five hours to overnight stop at Annapurna base camp in the comfort of nice lodge.

                          After a wonderful time in complete tranquility within giant mountains and in serene wilderness our return journey leads back to lush green vegetation, as walk leads downhill with few ups to reach at Bamboo small settlement for overnight.

                            Morning walk leaving behind Modi River and Bamboo areas with short ups and then on winding path into deep woodland to reach at Sinuwadanda with few houses and lodge, from here downhill to Chomrong River with climb to Chomrong village for possible lunch stop. From Chomrong a short climb and then descend on nice paved stone steps to reach at Jhinu village located on a high ridge and hill with super views of rolling hills and peaks, here with time to enjoy its hot natural spring which a short downhill from the village by the bank of Modi River.

                              Catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on pleasant trail into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at New Bridge, and then crossing a long suspension bridge with nice moderate walks and then a short climb up to large Landruk village. After a refreshing break carry on trekking where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.

                                Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.
                                Our last day walk of the adventure leads through farm fields and small villages of BhedaKharka on gradual winding path and then a climb for an hour to Pritam Deurali hill top with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri facingdramatic scenery of landscapes and then ending our final trek with downhill to Potana and then reaching at Dhampus village, a scenic spot situated on a high ridge offering panorama of snowcapped mountain range. From Dhampus our adventure and walks concludes taking a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa Lake side, with time to stroll around this scenic place with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks with Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail'

                                  Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

                                    Last day in Nepal after a wonderful adventure and experience on Annapurna Sanctuary with Tent Peak-TharphuChuli Climb as wellgreat service of Explorer Adventure, as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

                                      What's Included
                                      • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                      • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                                      • two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing bassis with B.B.
                                      • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
                                      • three times a meals during the trek , Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
                                      • Peak climbing permit  and other necessary fees.
                                      • All the transport there and back 
                                      • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
                                      • Government license holder guide 
                                      • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                      • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                      • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                      • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
                                      • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                      • Annapurna Conservation Permits 
                                      • TIMS trekking information management syestem 
                                      • Government taxes and official expenses
                                      What's not Included
                                      • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                      • Tips for porters ($90-120) and guides ($120-150)
                                      • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                      • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                      • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                      • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)  

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                                      Useful Information

                                      Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

                                      Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

                                      Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

                                       Guide and Porters for Tharphu Chuli Climb 18 Days: 

                                      On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

                                      All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

                                      Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

                                      Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

                                      Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

                                      Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

                                      High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

                                      Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

                                      To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

                                      The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

                                      On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

                                      Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

                                      In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

                                       What to Bring During 18 Days Tharphu Chuli Climb?

                                      **- can be bought in Kathmandu

                                      Equipments List

                                      • Plastic boot a pair
                                      • Carabineer or Karabiner two each
                                      • Crampons a pair
                                      • Down Jacket
                                      • Down Jacket one each
                                      • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
                                      • Fibre pile jacket
                                      • Following items can be bought or hired in kathmandu
                                      • Glove
                                      • Harness -one
                                      • Ice Axe - one
                                      • light cotton trouser
                                      • Long sleeved cotton shirts
                                      • Main Ropes 200m(50per person)as per the peak chose
                                      • Scarf
                                      • Short Trouser
                                      • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
                                      • Ski Pole (optional) one each
                                      • Snow / Sun Glass on each
                                      • Snow Bar 2/4 pieces depending upon group size
                                      • Snow Gaiters a pair
                                      • Sun hat
                                      • Sun Screen Cream
                                      • Sunglasses
                                      • T-shirt
                                      • Track Suit Bottoms
                                      • Trekking pole
                                      • Ultra Fleece Trousers
                                      • Water bottle
                                      • Waterproofs trouser
                                      • Waterproofs Jacket
                                      • Well fitting, comfortable boots
                                      • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

                                      Personal usage on 18 Days Tharphu Chuli Climb 

                                      > Towel (light and quick-drying)  - Washing accessories - Disinfection wipes

                                      > Antibacterial gel - Moisturizing hand cream - Sun cream with a high factor

                                      > Lip balm with sun protection - Reusable water bottle - Snacks, nuts, chocolate

                                      Tent Peak - Tharphu Chuli Climb FAQs

                                      • Yes, beginners can also join and enjoy the climb to Tent Peak, but the preferred age is from 18 to 70 years old. As long one is physically fit in sound medical health, basic training and knowledge in mountaineering will be an advantage.
                                        Tent Peak is a technical mountain all the way to the summit.   

                                        However, our expert guide will do all necessary support to reach you on the summit of Tent Peak.

                                      • Approx. 37 km / 23 miles from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp, and Tent Peak that is aerial distance. But the walk takes a little more than a week, covering more than 42 k.m. / 27 miles. For the climb of Tent Peak takes a little less of two weeks. It is the shortest trekking and climbing adventure around Nepal Himalayas.

                                         

                                      • Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary is the most popular and famous trek around the Himalayas. Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli, in the past it was least noticed or climbed. At present from last few years slowly getting more climbers, due to its prime location and for technical challenge. The climb of Tent Peak is the test and challenge to your endurance, making you feel strong. After conquering the tough peaks, where one can plan for further higher mountains in near future.

                                      • The best seasons are spring and autumn/ fall. Spring is bright with enough sunshine and days are much longer and the right seasons when wildflowers are in blooming time. The other next best season is autumn / fall, most days are clear and fine for walks and views. But days are much shorter due limited hours of sun-shine. During spring and autumn might get snow-fall sometime, while the lower gets heavy rain, that is why the area is much greener.

                                      • The lodge accommodation after Ghandruk and Chomrong are simple and basic having common toilet and shower rooms. The foods are excellent as menu wise serving from Continental, Chinese and Indian to Nepal meals. Some lodge restaurants also offer Korean, Japanese and Italian or Mexican food also.

                                        For charging electronic gadgets, after Chomrong most lodges runs electricity power with small hydro plant. Most areas from Bamboo have Solar Power to run electricity, guest can charge their items paying extra fees as per gadgets.

                                        But for few days away from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent peak base camp, spending in spacious tented camp. Where two persons can share, having dining tent as per size of a group, includes toilet tent. All meals are served and cooked in our camping kitchen, by our expert cook and kitchen staff. The meals are delicious and healthy for the climb of Tent Peak.

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