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Tent Peak climbing is a wonderful journey to the top of a trekking peak above 5,500m. Tent Peak (also called Tharpu Chuli) is one of the 3,310 trekking peaks of Nepal. This peak lies in the central part of Annapurna Sanctuary close to the Lake City Pokhara.
Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing is most often combine with Annapurna Base Camp trek although Tent Peak climbing can be done without. Moreover, exploration of Machhapuchhre Base Camp trek is a bonus of this trip.
Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak climbing is a moderately challenging journey around Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. The astounding view of the glittering peaks of Annapurna Massif and some of Dhaulagiri Massif peep out to you from behind the clouds.
Himchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna Fang (7,647m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Mt Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6,501m) are some others.
As the trails to Tent Peak lies in Annapurna Sanctuary, the occasional glimpses of wildlife and vegetation are very common. Walking across the dense forests of rhododendron, pine and oak, you come to see many birds and animals.
The birds like Himalayan Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal including other all time birds entertain you by singing melodiously during the walk. Likewise, the animals like musk deer, monkeys, Himalayan black bear, etc. play hide and seek with you.
Culture and Tradition of Annapurna Region
Tent Peak climbing rewards you with the Gurung and Magar socio-cultural practices of Annapurna region. This region is highly populated by the Gurung people who follow both Hindu and Buddhist religion.
In some villages, you might also find homestay facilities that the Aama Samuha (Mothers’ Group) perform cultural shows in the evening to entertain the tourists. They also have system of welcoming and bidding farewell to the guests by offering red tika and garland!
Most of the male members have been involved in the British and Indian Armies since the World War I ago. The bravery of those Nepalese during the World Wars earned them the name and fame “the Brave Gurkhas!” Even today, while traversing around Annapurna region, you might meet some old pensioners who love to share their army life and experience with you.
Tent Peak Climbing Difficulty
Tent Peak climbing difficulty is considere to be moderately challenging. You know Tent Peak lies in Annapurna region, which has been know for the comfortable trails. Even the local communities are actively involve in promoting tourism of their villages.
Due to the considerable difficulty level, Annapurna Base Camp trek has been trek by most of the tourists visiting Nepal. You can find hotels and lodges en route to the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m). You don’t have to worry about food and accommodation services during Tent Peak climbing package.
The section from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak summit is more challenging but non-technical. The trail is icy and slippery up to the base camp of Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak. In addition, while ascending from High Camp to the Tent Peak Summit, you have to cross some crevasses. To cross these crevasses, you must take help of the ropes and other climbing gears as well.
Although you require ice climbing equipment for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing, it is less difficult than Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Singu Chuli (6,501m). these both are the trekking peaks of Annapurna Himalayan Range closest to Tent Peak (5,663m)
The other factor contributing for Tent Peak climbing difficulty is altitude sickness. As the route is above 2,500m, you have to be careful to prevent this health hazard. For this, you must walk slowly by taking enough rest; have enough food, water and sleep as well as keep medicines like Diamox Oral in the backpack. Likewise, following the instructions of the team leader is very important to protect yourself from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
Tent Peak Climbing Cost
Beside other factors like services, mode of transportation, duration, etc., peak climbing permit plays a vital role in determining the overall cost. Tent Peak climbing cost is pretty low from this perspective because you don’t have to pay royalty for Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak climbing.
You will find the quality hotels and lodges en route Annapurna Base Camp. It means the cost depends upon the services you consume during the trip. For three days: 1 day Base Camp and 2 days High Camp), you spend the night at the tented camp. So, you don’t have more alternative about food and accommodation. You must eat what is cooke by the crew while at the campsite.
Next, the mode of transportation you choose from Kathmandu to Pokhara also plays vital role in fixing Tent Peak climbing cost. If you choose flights, they are around USD 125 single flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the other hand, driving through the tourist bus costs around USD 15 to USD 25. The same condition is applie while returning after Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak climbing.
In a nutshell, Tent Peak climbing cost is all up to you! Be sure about your vacation, budget and services you want during this journey! Contact Nepal Trekking Routes, we shall assist you plan the best itinerary at the most reasonable cost!
- Ghorepani Poon Hill trek/Annapurna Sunrise View Trek
- Ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar communities
- Exploration of Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp trek
- Peak climbing in Nepal
- Stunning vistas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and many more
- Moderately trekking trails m except the section from High Camp to Tent Peak Summit
- Natural hot waterfalls of Jhinu Danda
- Various birds and animals of Annapurna Sanctuary
Today, we take you for day tour around the Kathmandu Valley. You will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Patan Durbar Square.
When you return to the hotel after finishing the day tour, meet with the team leader. Get full information about climbing gears and important messages about Tent Peak climbing itinerary.
You can either fly or drive from Kathmandu to the Lake City Pokhara. Flight time is just 25 minutes while driving takes nearly 6 hours. But the cost of flight is much higher than driving.
After you reach at Pokhara, you check into the hotel. In the leisure time, take a walkabout to the important places of Pokhara. If the time supports, go for boating on the Phewa Lake or stroll along the streets of the Lake City.
The trek begins after you have breakfast. Walking past the 3,500 stone-paved steps, you reach Ulleri. Ulleri is the largest Magar Village of Annapurna region. This village is recognized for well-maintained trails and clean surrounding. From here, you can have the sunrise and sunset view of Annapurna (8,091m) Himalayan Range.
Walking along the dense rhododendron and oak woodlands past Banthali Village, you end up at Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one of the prominent Gurung villages of Gandaki Province. The scenery of the Himalayas and high altitude villages makes this village more interesting to spend a night here.
Waking up as earlier as you can, you hike to Poon Hill to enjoy the enchanting sunrise view of the glittering Himalayas. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (also known as Annapurna Sunrise View Trek) rewards you with the best sunrise view in the world.
Walking for about 1 hour along the dense forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you reach Poon Hill. From the top of 3,210m hill, the vistas of Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Massifs are just incredible! Have a cup of tea or coffee to enjoy the scenery more memorable.
Then, you trek back to the hotel in Ghorepani and have breakfast. Thereafter, following the trail that runs across oak and rhododendron forests, you reach Tadapani. You might see some birds and animals of ACAP while moving ahead as well.
By crossing the rugged trail along the thick forests, you reach Gurjung Village enjoying the natural scenery. It is another Gurung village conserving their lifestyle, culture and tradition at their best form. Most of the males are engaged in the British and Indian Army, known as the Brave Gurkhas. You might meet some of the old pensioners who would love to share their army life and its experience.
Leaving this beautiful village behind, you move ahead along the comfortable track to reach Chhomrong Village. This is also another Gurung village of Annapurna region. You can also find some homestay facilities here. In the evening, the Aama Samuha (Mothers’ Group) perform some cultural shows to entertain you and conserve their tradition.
Following the banks of the Chhomrong Khola, you reach Khuldighar, a small mountain village. Moving forth through the lush forested region, you get to Sinuwa and Bamboo Village amongst the bamboo forests. Walking through the deep rhododendron and oak forests, you reach Dobhan to wrap up today’s trek.
The trail goes along the Modi Khola banks past the Himalayan Hotel, which is also a popular stop during Annapurna Base Camp trek. Then, you follow the ancient salt trading trail of Tibet and Annapurna region through the Hinku Cave. This cave used to be the travellers’ inn in the past as it saved from the rain and cold.
Continuing the journey, you cross an avalanche prone area and then, reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here, you have the most enthralling view of Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna III and Mt. Gangapurna. You know, Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) is among the highest unclimbed peaks in the world.
Walking past the bamboo forests, you enter into the Annapurna Sanctuary premises. Witnessing the captivating view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Massifs, you reach Annapurna Base Camp.
As the trek is short, keep travelling around the base camp of Mt. Annapurna (8,091m). Walking around ABC has double benefits: acclimatization and joy of splendid mountain scenery. It makes your Tent Peak climbing trip more comfortable.
Walking through the ice-covered steep trail, you move further across some Himalayan passes and glacial moraines. Some 6,000m+ peaks are looking at your travel from all around. Take rest at some points to avoid altitude sickness.
Nearly after 5 hours’ trekking, you reach Tent Peak Base Camp (also called the Cave Camp: 4,600m). After taking some rest, keep practising to use the climbing gears and techniques to avoid the possible hazards. Don’t forget to ask your team leader if you have any confusions.
The trail further from base camp to High Camp is quite challenging as it is steep and icy. In some sections, you may have to use the climbing gears as well. Although the distance is short, it takes around 4 hours to reach the destination.
Keep moving around the campsite to keep yourself fit for the last ascent to Tent Peak Summit. From here, you see Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and other peaks amidst the clouds.
To avoid the strong winds and snowfalls, you must begin the climbing from High Camp to Tent Peak Summit as early as you can. The first part of the trail is rocky, so, easy while the other part is quite challenging as you have to walk over the vast ice mass.
When you reach the top of Tent Peak aka Tharpu Chuli, the amazing view of glaciers, mountains, diverse landscapes and rivers all around makes you forget the hardships.
You will be surrounded by Himchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna Fang (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna V (7525m), Mt Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m).
Capture the lifetime moments in your camera and the brain as much as you can! Then, you descend towards High Camp. Follow the instructions of the team leader to avoid any mishap!
You might see some birds and animals of Annapurna Conservation Area Project as well. Bamboo is a village surrounded by the large bamboo forests, the only food of elusive red pandas.
The trail runs across dense forests of bamboo, oak and rhododendron that glimpses of birds and animals are obvious. Enjoying the scenery of the forests of Annapurna Sanctuary and mountains of Annapurna Range, you finally arrive at Jhinu Danda.
Jhinu Danda is popular for natural hot waterfalls. Taking hot bath is a good idea to get rid of the travel fatigue. You know, the local people also say that taking bath in this water heals skin diseases if any.
Celebrate the remaining time here with your fellow travellers as you have already completed peak climbing in Nepal! Try out some local cuisines and beverage items, perhaps!
You trek until Nayapul, both the beginning and ending point. Through the rugged trail, you follow the Modi Khola banks and walk past Kyumi Village. Then, the trail passes through the dense forests of rhododendron and oak to reach Syauli Bazar. Leaving behind Birethanti, you finally reach Nayapul.
From Nayapul, you can either hire a private jeep or take a local bus to reach Pokhara. Then, you will be relocated to the hotel. Now, do some merrymaking to mark the lifetime experience of peak climbing in Nepal!
You can either drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. Do as the itinerary favours! When you arrive in Kathmandu, the team member shifts you to the hotel. In the spare time, you can visit Thamel Bazar for shopping purpose. The handcraft products of Nepal like relics and garments are good choice!
In the evening, we invite you to farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant around Thamel. Enjoy the cultural performance while having delicious Nepali cuisines!
According to the flight schedule, the representative of NTR takes you to the Kathmandu Airport.
- Three nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
- Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with a cup of tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
- Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
- All camping equipment in Base camp;
- 25 Kg baggage allowance during trekking (with porter or yaks);
- Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
- TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
- Climbing permit for Mera peak
- Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
- Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
- Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
- Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
- One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
- High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
- Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
- necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
- Airfare international flights
- Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
- Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
- Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
- Personal climbing equipment
- All kind of Personal Expenses
- Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies &Filming permit.
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
The aeronautical distance between Tent Peak and Kathmandu is nearly 187 km. From Kathmandu, you need to drive for 6 hours to Kathmandu and another 2 hours to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you begin the trek towards Tharpu Chuli. Combining Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing with Annapurna Base Camp trek takes 10 days to reach the top of this peak.
Nepal Trekking Routes provide you the best climbing or expedition guide to make you Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak climbing more reliable. The Sherpa guide will lead you up to the peak and take back to Kathmandu.
The best season for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing is spring and autumn. In these seasons, the weather is fine and temperature remains stable as well. Except heavy rainfall and snowfalls, you can also do this trip in summer and winter, too.
Tent Peak used to require a climbing permit issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association until 2017. However, now, it is one of the royalty free trekking peaks in Nepal. You just need TIMS Card and ACAP Entry Permit to do this trip.
Tent Peak elevation is 5,663m/18,563ft from the sea level.