Tent Peak │ Tharpu Chuli 5663m 21 Days

  • Duration: 21 days

  • Trip level: adventurous (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 5663 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge and camping during peak climbing

  • Season: April, May, October, November

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Tent Peak │ Tharpu Chuli

Tent Peak is locally known as Tharpu Chuli and is located in the heart of the Annapurna region. The peak is located above the Annapurna Sanctuary. The name of the peak, Tent Peak, was chosen because of the shape of the mountain peak. You will take the trail to Poon Hill first for acclimatization. After Poon Hill you will trek to Annapurna Base Camp from where you will start your ascend to the summit. Tent Peak is a challenging peak but not as challenging as Island Peak in the Everest region.

After your arrival we will have a gear check with you, and make all the necessary preparations for the permits. The adventure begins with a day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which is situated at Lake Phewa. The first day you will hike through lush rhododendron forest and past waterfalls. At Ghorepani you will get up early to climb up to Poon Hill to witness the beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna massif. At Annapurna Base camp we do final preparations for the ascend. After leaving ABC you will be sleeping in tents, and porters will cook meals for you. Towards high camp the climbing Sherpa will prepare fixed ropes and you will need your climbing gear to get to camp. From high camp you will start early in the morning for your ascend of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli. The summit day is a long day due to a technical climb over a rock wall, and a steep snow slope of 70 degrees towards the summit. The views from the summit are overwhelming. You can see the entire Annapurna massif, and especially the characteristic Machapuchre ( Fishtail) is suddenly nearby and even more impressive as it was during the trek. The other mountain peak you can see from the summit are Annapurna I, Annapurna III, V, Gangapurna and Annapurna South. From the summit you descend the same trail back towards base Camp. In a few days you will trek the Annapurna Base Camp trail again back towards Birethanti. A short drive will take you to Pokhara which is a perfect place to relax after the climb.

Day 01                  Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02                  Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03                  Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 04                  Drive to Birethanti ( 2hrs.), and trek to Tikedhunga (1450 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Ghorepani (2874 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 06                  Climb to Poon Hill (3119 m) for sunrise, and trek to Tadapani (2721 m- 5 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Chomrong ( 1951 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Dovan ( 2130 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Machapuchare base camp ( 3720 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Annapurna South base camp (4130m – 3 hrs.)
Day 11                  Trek to Tent Peak base camp (4250m – 5 hrs.)
Day 12                  Trek to high camp (5230m – 4 hrs.)
Day 13                  Tent Peak (5663m) ascent and return to Base Camp (4250m – 12 hrs.)
Day 14                  Buffer day
Day 15                  Trek to Bamboo ( 2050 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 16                  Trek to Jhinu Danda ( 1700 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 17                  Trek to Potana ( 1900 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 18                  Trek to Kande ( 3 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara
Day 19                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional ( 6hrs.)
Day 20                  Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 21                  Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu

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When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek & peak climb. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-4 nights private room in 3* hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu
-2 night private room hotel/guesthouse including breakfast in Pokhara
-Return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara and to start & from end trek/ Peak climbing
-Certificate of CO2- emission fee for all transport in Nepal
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage and climbing gear. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing& gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters
-Camping in tents at Tent Peak base camp and high camp on days 11,12 and 13. Full board including: breakfast, lunch and dinner; tea/coffee/hot water
-ACAP, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara
-Lodging and food during trek except days 11, 12 and 13
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Kathmandu city guide for sightseeing
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters