Tent Peak Climbing

  • Duration: 18 Days

Overview

  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping and Tea House
  • Best TimeOct - Nov, April - May
  • Max Altitude5,695 m

Climbing the tent peak combined with the ABC in Annapurna region

Tharpu Chuli peak climbing

This Tent peak climbing is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineering. Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli peak offers the short trekking peak climbing experience - way beyond simply trekking. Of course this trip includes the trek to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with few days of peak climbing in Annapurna region. We climb the standard Northwest ridge, which is alpine PD grade. In comparison, our Tharpu Chuli expedition is physically not as challenging as climbing Island or Mera Peaks.

Tent peak climbing in the Annapurna region

We start our Tent peak climbing with a drive to Nayapul which is the trip starting point in the Annapurna region. Our trekking route passes through interesting terraced farmland, meanders through rhododendron forests and many different ethnic settlements. We cross the sparkling water of the Modi Khola several times. We climb up to both Machapuchare and Annapurna base camps, a thrilling experience, before we set up our tented camp for our Tharpu Chuli expedition.

There are some steep and ridge climbing sections that make this climb very interesting. Further more quite challenging for those attempting to climb a trekking peak for the first time. The view from the summit of Tent Peak is arguably one of the best Himalayan vistas. The wild and stunning Annapurna Sanctuary offers the spectacular panorama of many 7000 and 8000 metre awesome Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I, III and South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangshar Kang, Tarke Kang, Ganapurna – a truly inspiring and memorable scene.

All personal and group climbing gear provided

Mountain Monarch is committed to organise you trip to the Himalayas to make it hassle free, affordable and safe one. Thus we provide al the personal and group climbing gear, no need to worry to rent of buy for just a trip. We have experience climbing guide to lead your trip with Oxygen and medical kit as a safety back up.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu, welcome dinner, O/n at hotel.

      Mountain Monarch representative receive at the Airport and Transfer to hotel.

      Checking in hotel, afternoon trek briefing and MMA trek pack distributions, evening traditional welcome dinner with cultural show

      Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • 2 Day
      Cultural Tour in Kathmandu / climbing preparation.

        Kathmandu: Half day sightseeing on World heritage sites, Pasupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

        Afternoon climbing leader check personal climbing gears of participants and suggest for missing gears to purchase.

        Leisure in the evening and pack for the next day’s journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      • 3 Day
        Drive to Nayapul and trek to Thikhedhunga.

          Drive Kathmandu via Pokhara (830m): to Nayapul 9 hours.

          We set off for Nayapul early in the morning by private coach. Journey will mostly be along the River valleys.

          We pass the Pokhara, popular and touristic city continuing drive to Nayapul trek starting point. overnight in teahouse.

        • 4 Day
          Trek to Ghorepani.

            We trek continuously uphill on the trail to Ghorepani enjoying views of the mount Himchuli and through Rhododendron forest. We pass by beautiful villages and respect the rural lifestyle of the Nepalese.

            We stop for Lunch at middle of forest with peaceful ambiance.

          • 5 Day
            Trek to Tadapani after Poon Hill morning excursion.

              Early hike to Poon Hill is fairly strenuous but the unfolding views of the Majestic Mountains are indeed worth it.

              After about an hour walk from Deurali, we will uncover ourselves in the middle of Himalayas surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. Mount. Dhaulagiri range to the west, Manaslu Range, to the East and Annapurna range includes Secret Machhapuchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna.

              After spending sometimes on top we descent down to lodge to continue further destination to Tadapani. After breakfast we follow the ridge south of Poon hill and views are slightly different from the different angle.

              Tadapani is beautiful hamlet with close view of Fishtail.

            • 6 Day
              Trek to Chomrong.

                Steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After crossing the suspension Bridge trail take us to steep ascent to village, then walk about an hour on level trail.

                After lunch we take a gradual climb continuing up to Chhomrong.

                Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive, Machhapuchhre facing it across the valley.

              • 7 Day
                Trek to Dovan.

                  The trail passages central part of the village leaving behind inhabited foothills.

                  Cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola and reach upper Sinuwa after walking an hour and half.

                  From Sinuwa the track is relatively horizontal and pass through bamboo and rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar,

                  Descend on steep stone steps into bamboo village and take break for lunch.

                  Continue gradual up through bamboo and rhododendron forests, ultimately getting Dobhan. Overnight in Dobhan.

                • 8 Day
                  Trek to Machapuchare base camp.

                    Today’s trek would be strenuous, walk on the trail beside Modi River and pass through Himalaya hotel and Hinku Cave before reaching lunch place Deurali.

                    Afternoon we across small section of avalanche. After a while we come on open valley surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains.

                    Appreciate watching at Mt. Fishtail or Machhapuchhare Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Overnight in Machhapuchre Base Camp. 

                  • 9 Day
                    Trek to Annapurna Base camp.

                      Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,143m) walk average 2 to 3 hours maximum.

                      We take leisure morning to start walking to Annapurna base camp considering shortest distance of entire trip.

                      Lunch and camp in same place, afternoon can explore surroundings then simply enjoy the Himalayan amphitheater. 

                    • 10 Day
                      Acclimatization rest day at base camp.

                        Climbing guide will brief about glacial trail conditions and organize a basic training on peak climbing techniques, concerning the climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot with crampons, harness, jumar, and ascent and rappel down using ropes.

                        The instruction will help to increase the confidence of individuals ensuring a successful summit of the Tent Peak. We can spend the rest of the afternoon going for short hikes nearby and resting. Overnight Annapurna Base Camp.

                      • 11 Day
                        Trek to Tent peak base camp.

                          Annapurna Base camp to Tent Peak (4,250m).

                          We move ahead on a trail alongside the Annapurna glaciers and cross over moraines.

                          Walking on Glacier is quite difficult and need to be sensible while walking.

                          The trail from the glacier leads straight ahead and cross a bridge to continue further up until we reach the Base camp. Overnight in Tented Camp.

                        • 12 Day
                          Trek to high camp.

                            Base camp to High camp (5,230m) 4 hours.

                            Ascend on a steep trail to the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) High Camp.

                            Probability to use rope and helmet while climbing. Cross steep section 50-60 degree and walk on the glacier gradual up.

                            From the high camp catch panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,229m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Machapuchhre.

                            Setting up the high camp, crews prepares hot lunch rest of the day is to discover the surrounding areas and planning for the summit.

                          • 13 Day
                            Summit the Tharpu Chuli peak and back to base camp.

                              Early morning begin climb to the summit around 2-3 AM. We climb on a rocky trail for around 2 hours and then we walk on level snow for around an hour, then climb on a steep slope of 70 degrees (100m).

                              We use fix ropes to reach the final summit then walk on a even trail for around 30 minutes and reach the summit of Tent Peak/ Tharpu Chuli.

                              After successful summit spend sometime on top of Tharpu Chuli, then way back by the same route to the base camp. Overnight in Base Camp.

                            • 14 Day
                              Trek to Bamboo.

                                Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m): 6-7 hours

                                From the base camp we descend and follow on the same trail we used coming up.

                                On the way down can enjoy views of cascades and pass through forests amongst in great views of Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Bamboo.

                              • 15 Day
                                Trek to Jhino Danda.

                                  Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1,760m): 6-7 hours trek

                                  We ascend to Kuldi Ghar and then even trail to Sinuwa lodge.

                                  Follow the stone steps that leads down to the riverside,then we ascend on the thousands of stone steps that will take us to Upper Chomrong.

                                  From Chomrong track follows steep down hill to Jhinu Danda.

                                  Interested can relax on a natural hot spring which is only 25 minutes away from lodge. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

                                • 16 Day
                                  Trek to Nayapul and to Pokhara O/n at hotel.

                                    Early set off is recommended, start the trek and follow the down stream of Modi River almost till the end of trek day.

                                    We stop for lunch in Sauli village, and after lunch we trek down to Birethanti on motorable road.

                                    Re-entry the permit to Exit conservation area at Birethanti, then trek for about 20 minutes to reach Nayapul.

                                    The trek ends at Nayapul and take short drive to Pokhara about an hour. Overnight in Pokhara.

                                  • 17 Day
                                    Drive to Kathmandu / free time.

                                      Drive to Kathmandu, after breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu.

                                      After getting Kathmandu, can catch up on last minute souvenir shopping. Re pack up your belongings.

                                      Overnight in Kathmandu.

                                    • 18 Day
                                      Trip end / Departure.

                                        Mountain Monarch arrange vehicle to your Airport transfer, guide or office representative escort to the Airport.

                                        Note: Your room key must be deposit at front desk and make sure your valuables have been collected before departure.

                                      Trip Inclusion

                                      • Private Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
                                      • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
                                      • Full board meals (open / choice menu) while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on whole tent peak climbing trip.
                                      • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while Tharpu Chuli climbing.
                                      • Responsible trekking and climbing with one trekker one porter ratio.
                                      • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on tent peak climbing trip in Annapurna region.
                                      • Accommodation in teahouse or lodge while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
                                      • Accommodation in Tented camp while peak climbing in Annapurna.
                                      • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
                                      • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
                                      • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
                                      • Tent Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
                                      • Climbing Clinic Course at tent peak base camp.
                                      • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
                                      • All camping equipment provided - 2-person member tent, dinning tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, staff /porter tent, toilet tent with commode.
                                      • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc for the use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bag.
                                      • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
                                      • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
                                      • Respective region trekking map.
                                      • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
                                      • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
                                      • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
                                      • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
                                      • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket /trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
                                      • Complementary trip duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
                                      • Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
                                      • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
                                      • Annapurna Conservation entry fees.
                                      • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind
                                      • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
                                      • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
                                      • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc.

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