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Tent Peak Climbing - 21 Days

Tent Peak Climbing, Tent Peak, Climb Tent Peak, Tharpu Chilu-5663m

Tent Peak is situated in Annapurna Sanctuary region, Tharpuchuli,Tent Peak is an most beautiful mountain. It includes Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semicircles of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. Tharpuchuli offers an interesting climb to the top and also offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains. The peak was nicknamed "Tent Peak "by Jimmy Roberts in 1956.

Tent Peak ClimbingTent peak climbing has always been an attractive challenge for the climbers. Not only the peak but also the approach trek to Annapurna base camp is ever popular for its great mountain scenery. The trek ascends through beautiful river valley of Modi Khola, passes through interesting Gurung villages, beautiful terrace farms and high waterfalls. The Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) lies at the heart of Annapurna sanctuary with some other attractive peaks like Hiunchuli and singuchuli. The good thing about tent peak climbing is, it can be combined with Annapurna base camp trek.

The usual route to Tent Peak follows the north-west ridge to the summit. Several groups have also climbed the peak via the south-east as well as south-west face of the peak. Tent peak climbing is a challenging climb involving face climbing as well as sneak on knife edge ridges.

Tent peak offers an ideal opportunity for those who want to summit a Himalayan peak, but who may otherwise be hesitant to try a higher peak as a Himalayan debut. Besides providing an interesting climb combining glacier travel, face climbing and tiptoeing on knife ridges, 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 although the mountain has been climbed via the South-East Ridge as well as South-West Face.

Fact of Trip

Highlight of Trip

Duration: 20 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 5200m
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation/Flight
Grade: Moderate

Trip Map

Everest Base Camp Trek

Tent Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara. You depart for the six hour drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is a tourist's paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites, such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhists and Hindus and beautiful mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car, which takes approximately one and half hours. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about 4 hours. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards, you ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some of them are in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about 6 hours. To begin your trek, you ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you can see a good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) South. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest to then gently descend to the final camp. You can see some wild life such as monkeys and various species of birds.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.).

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) which takes about 3 hours. It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the most popular destinations for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you can see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhumrung (2050 m.) which takes about 4 and half hours. At the beginning of the day, you could ascend gently for an hour up to Ghandrukkot (2100m.) and descend steeply to the Kimron Khola (1700m.). Immediately, ascend steeply and walk level for an hour to then ascend gently to the final camp. Chhumrung is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major Ethnic groups of Nepal.

Day 07: Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2540m.) and it takes about 6 hours. Leaving Chhomrong the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola (1860m.) then climbs out of the valley through the tiny settlements of Tilche through forests of Bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail, you reach Bhanuwa and continue to gently climb to Sinuwa (2340m.). Afterwards the trail is quite easier than previous hours. After you reach Kuldi Ghar the trail descends steeply to the Bamboo village (2310m.). If you are lucky enough, you can encounter a leopard, jackal or monkey in and around the area. Now the path gently ascends for the next one and half hours to Dovan (2540m.).

Day 08: Trek from Dovan (2540m.) to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m.) which takes about 6 hours. Your trail ascends gently all the way up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp passing Hinko (3100m.), Deurali (3140m.) and Bagar (3270m.). You travel through bamboo forests as well as many avalanche tracks. There is no dense forest in and around Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Due to the increasing elevation, the size of the vegetation decreases. You can only spot small bushes all the way up to base camp. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp you see the splendid view of the mountain at a very close distance.

Day 09: Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m.) and it takes about 4 and half hours. Now the trail descends gently all the way to Annapurna Base Camp welcoming you with a panoramic view of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail Mountain (6997m.) and so on. Annapurna Base Camp is the end point for the trekkers and start point for climbing different peaks such as Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7219m.) and Tent Peak (5000m.).

Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Ten Peak Base Camp which takes about five hours. You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steep ascent trail all the way to Ten Peak Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.

Day 11: Trek from Ten Peak Base Camp (4,800m.) to High Camp (5,200m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail is a steep ascent all the way to High Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others.

Day 12: Rest at Ten Peak High Camp. This is an acclimatization day for the preparation of Singu Chuli summit.

Day 13: Climb Ten Peak Camp I.

Day 14: Summit the Tharpu peak (Tent peak) and back to high camp

Day 15: Trek from High Camp to Annapurna Base Camp which takes about six hours. The trail moves steep down until you reach Annapurna Glacier and after crossing it you reach Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 16: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2630m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. It's much easier going down. You should have no problem reaching Sinuwa in a single day from Annapurna Base Camp. Now you trek through Himalayan Hotel to Doban.

Day 17: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m.) and it takes about 5 and half hours. The path is descent up to Bamboo passing through forests with varieties of rhododerndron, oaks and bamboo plants. After Bamboo, the trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhumrong Khola and you have to follow a stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhumrong. The last part of the trail is steeply down to Jhinudanda. From the town you should walk down for 20 minutes to reach the Hot Spring at the bank of the Modi Khola. You can relax at Hot Spring.

Day 18: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m.) which takes about 6 hours. The first part of the trek is descending and then continues through flat land until you reach Himal Pani. Here you find a beautiful waterfall. Beyond this town, the trail ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, you will arrive at Landruk (1640m.), a pretty big village inhabited by a mixed community of Gurung, Magar and Brahmin as well. Now the trail gently ascends to Tolka (1850m.) and then ascent and level path to Bherikharka. From here, the trail goes steeply up to Deurali (2100m.) with a view of different mountain peaks in your panoramic view. Now the trail gradually descends to Pothana passing through different oak forests. Pothana is a small town resided by Gurung, an ethnic community of Nepal. From here too, you can enjoy the splendid views of various mountain peaks.

Day 19: Pothana - Dhampus Phedi - Pokhara Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara by car, overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara. The trail is gently descent up to Dhampus, a village mainly inhabited by Gurung. Now you trek through flat land for some distance and steeply descend to Dhampus Phedi. Now you take a vehicle to drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara.

Day 20: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. Or you can fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Trip Cost Includes:

  1. Airport picks up and drops both international and domestic as listing on itinerary.
  2. Hotel in Kathmandu, 4 star hotel on twin sharing bb basis and Hotel in Pokhara on 3 star.
  3. Tent peak climbing permit
  4. ACAP permit
  5. Camping equipments for tent peak climbing
  6. All food while you are on trekking and climbing with tea, coffee.
  7. One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters.( we expect your luggage not to exceed 30 kg per person)
  8. Kathmandu sightseeing with train tour guide.
  9. All expenses for Nepalese staffs, their insurance and salary
  10. On a lodge + camping (where there are no lodges) arrangement

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Personal equipments for climbing and trekking
  2. Insurance and international air tickets.
  3. Domestic airport tax of USD 3 and international tax of USD 24
  4. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  5. Climbing food
  6. Emergency rescue with helicopter, in case there be a need
  7. Personal equipments for trekking and climbing tent peak.
  8. Tips to the staffs
  9. Alcoholic drinks and water, cokes etc

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Everest Base Camp Trekking -2008

"What was I thinking???? Early mornings crazy slippery & muddy trails, yak dug, steep cliffs, rain, snow and those nasty uphill (I think it would have been easier to build an new bridge then walk phortse to Mong!) But it was all worth it. The spectacular views, peaceful village, friendly locals, great food, local Sherpa culture.....

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March 02, 2014, March 02, 2014

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