Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak Climbing Highlights

Grade Duration Trek Style Best Time Group
4 16 Days Tea House Trek & Camp Feb – Jun / Sep – Dec SGL / GRP / FM / STU

SGL = Single, GRP =Grouping, FM= Family, STU = Students

Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak Climbing

Other major highlight of the Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak Climbing is an exclusive exploration of Annapurna sanctuary. The summit of Tent peak offers a stunning 360 degrees panoramic view of the surrounding Annapurna massif.

The Tharpu Chuli Tent Peak Climbing starts from Phedi after a 45 minute drive from Pokhara. Further on, the trail takes us to the Annapurna Sanctuary, the most spectacular high mountain amphitheatre, through charming Gurung villages and rhododendron forests.

During our trekking venture, we will witness a variety of landscapes sprawling across sub-tropical forest, terraced rice paddies, pleasant ridges, grassy farmland and forests of bamboo and rhododendron. On our return from the Sanctuary, the trail follows an alternative route, turning westwards to follow a high ridge which eventually leads to Ghorepani and the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani, we experience the breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges before heading back to Pokhara on the shores of Phewa Tal. Finally, we take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

This trip is tailor made for anyone who is physically fit and has adventure spirit. After proper acclimatization, this trip can be undertaken at any time of the year except monsoon [July & August].

Short Itinerary

Day Activity Destination Altitude Time
1 Drive or Kathmandu- Pokhara 915m 6 hrs
Fly (option) 915m 25 minute
2 Drive Nayapul
Trek Ulleri 1960m 6 hrs
3 Trek Ghorepani 2750m 4 hrs
4 Trek Tadapani 2590m 6 hrs
5 Trek Chhomrong 2040m 6 hrs
6 Trek Himalaya Hotel 2920m 7 hrs
7 Trek Annapurna Base Camp 4200m 7 hrs
8 Rest Day
9 Trek Tharpu High Camp 4800 6hrs
10 Trek Summit 5663m
Trek High Camp 4800m  8hrs
11 Trek Annapurna Base Camp 4200m 6 hrs
12 Trek Bamboo 2335m 6 hrs
13 Trek Himal pani 1780m 6 hrs
14 Trek Pothana 1900m 7 hrs
15 Trek Pokhara 915m 4 hrs
16 Drive or Kathmandu 1300m 6 hrs
Flight (option) 25 minute

Trip Information

Cost Include:

All domestic transport as listed in itinerary

All meals whilst trekking (from tea house during the trek + from camp during the climbing)

Annapurna area entrance fees

Applicable trekking and climbing permits and fees

Porters to carry personal gear and group equipment

All camping equipment including 2-man tents, sleeping mat, and sleeping bag during the climbing period

Lodge accommodation during the trekking

Trek guide

Climbing guide

High altitude food and fuel provide by camping staffs during the climbing period

Cost Does Not Include:

Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.

Cost for any other service not mentioned under the “Cost Includes” Head

Cost for Insurance.

Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guest directly.

Payment for service provided on a personal request.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips etc.

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Personal climbing equipment

Price:

  • The given price is in US dollars.

Visa Information:

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu Nepal.

  • Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
  • Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Note: Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos to issue visa.

Insurance:

Guide / Porters  : RMT (Royal Mountain Trekking) provides insurance facility to our guides and porters as per state law.

Day 1

DRIVE OR FLY TO POKHARA (900m)

ur representative will meet you at Kathmandu at pre-arranged time and escort you to Pokhara for overnight stay. Pokhara is a beautiful natural valley most popular tourist destination where you will be welcomed by, high standing, uncountable mountains along with Annapurna, Machapuchre (fish tail).
Day 2

(DRIVE) NAYAPUL – (TREK) ULLERI (1960m, 6 HRS)

After 2 hours drive to Nayapul we begin walk to Tirkhedung for luncha through Bhurungdi Khola.
We drop down and cross the Bhrungdi Khola and head along the bank of the riverto reach, Magar Village, Ulleri. Reputedly 3767 steps are waiting to be climbed which is the toughest part of the trek. As we rise the beautiful peak or Annapurna South and Hiunchuli appear from behind. Here, we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 3

ULLERI – GHOREPANI (2750m, 4 HRS)

We have staircase that seems to go endless for the day before we have undulating trek following a river for half an hour. As we climb part way up to the stairs we will have wonderful view of Annapurna South after passing many homes and tea houses. Further, we enter a wooded area passing pink blooming trees and large bamboo plants and come across a stream to be in Banthanti (2300m). Ahead, to the Nangathanti (2520 m), an hour climbs away to Ghorepani (2750m). On the way to Nangathanti, we have jungle with thick vegetation and mossy tree and then follow a stream up to a narrow valley climbing more stairs.
Day 4

GHOREPANI – POON HILL – TADAPANI (2590m, 6 HRS)

Hike for around 1 hour to Poonhill (3190m) early in the morning. At the top, offers a spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Range as rising sun swathes with its rays. Trek back to Ghorepani and hit the trail back to Tadapani (2590m). The trail extends itself towards north in a ridge line allowing visibility of Annapurnas stretching from east to west.
Moving along with the canyon leads to sharply descending muddy slope followed by small settlement. Persisting down the narrow and muddy canyon which is heavily forested goes along with stream and down it sometimes. Finally, arrives an open area visualizing a bigger valley. After climbing a dense forest and descending steeply to the stream we reach Tadapani for lodging.
Day 5

TADAPANI – CHHOMRONG (2040m, 6 HRS)

The easy trail falls to Kimrung Khola and ascends again to reach Chhomrong Village. The village is the highest permanent settlement in the valley which spreads over a hillside situated at the base of Hiunchuli Himal and provide beautiful view of Annapurna South.
Chhomrong is one of the biggest village of Gurung ethnic people of Nepal. They are especially popular as a warrior after their fearless fight in the 1st and 2nd world war. These people are still serving as British Gorkha Army.
Day 6

CHHOMRONG – HIMALAYA HOTEL (2920m, 7 HRS)<br />

About 3 hr trek to Kuldi Ghar the route falls very steeply till the bank of rock to level out. Keeping the west side of the rives the undulating trail runs through thickets of bamboo’s at the bottom of the gorge, pastures of Tomo and then the very neck of the gorge at Panchen Barah next to a small trail and shrine. The trail further climbs to Himalaya Hotel for camp.
Day 7

HIMALAYA HOTEL – ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (4200m, 7 HRS)

From here, our journey to the marvelous view starts through forest of rhododendron, bamboo and oak intercepted by small streams. The final stretch follows the, corridor-like hollow between the glacier and the mountain flank, ablation valley. The sensational 360-degree views of the near-vertical Annapurna I(8091) &III(7555), Machhapuchhare, Varhha Shikar (7647), Khansar Kang (7485) and several other peaks towering above us like a white blanket of snow and ice and you may see Himalayan Thar, Himalayan weasles or pika(mouse-hare),thugh there are very few birds.
Day 8

REST DAY ACCLIMATIZATION

Before continuing our trek to higher altitude we spend a day for acclimatization. We take a complete rest and plan for forthcoming trips and getting familiar with the unparallel beauty of the towering peaks of Nepal and its routes.
Day 9

ANNAPURNA BC – THARPU CHULI (TENT PEAK) HIGH CAMP (4800m, 6 HRS (CAMP))

After a rest day we climb to our targeted destination along the glaciated mountain pass to Tent peak high camp. For one not willing to climb can hike form camp for pleasure and adventure. The sightseeing and exotic ecosystem and breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks of Nepal are no less satisfying.
Day 10

THARPU CHULI HIGH CAMP – SUMMIT 5600m – RETURN HIGH CAMP /4800m / 8 HRS (CAMP)

We begin our climb early in the morning and ascend to the peak along a demanding trail. Finally, we reach to the summit of the Tent Peak at an altitude of 5600 meters. At peak the thrilling views of Annapurna range savors forcing us to overlook our exhaust during the climb.
After the successful climb we return to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
Day 11

THARPU CHULI HIGH CAMP – ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP (6 HRS (LODGE))

Fall back to Annapurna Base Camp and rest.
Day 12

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP – BAMBOO (2335m, 6 HRS (LODGE))

From here, we trace downhill to a pleasant camp spot at Bamboo which shouldn’t be very difficult
Day 13

TTREK BAMBOO – HIMALPANI (HOT SPRING) (1780m, 6 HRS (LODGE))

We trek up to Chhomrong and climb down to Himalpani as the trail descends from Chhomrng. After a pleasant feel of hot spring water we end our trek for the day at the bank of the Modi River.
Day 14

TREK HIMALPANI – POTHANA (1900m, 7 HRS (LODGE))

The easy trail passes via a Gurung village Landrung and we stop at Toka for lunch. The trail continues upwards to Deurali and crosses a little creak descending to Pothana. If the weather is clear panoramic glimpse of Annapurna range can be seen from Dhampus village.
Day 15

POTHANA – PHEDI – POKHARA (915m, 4 HRS)

From Pothana we trek down via Dhumpus along with the beautiful landscape to Phedi and an hour drive back to Pokhara.
Day 16

POKHARA – KATHMANDU (1300m)

Drive back to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly the free morning can be used in the city’s ample shops and café’s also enjoy boating on beautiful Fewa Lake.
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