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Tent or Tharpu Peak Climbing

Maximum Altitude: 5663 meters/ 18575 ft

Trip Duration: 19 Days

Trip Type: Trekking, Climbing, Camping

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Accommodation: Teahouse, lodge, tent camp

Best season: Autumn and spring

Grade: Average

Tent Peak climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing destinations in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It stands at the height of 5663 meters and within the Annapurna sanctuary. The Tent peak is also popular to the name Tharpa Chuli.

The trail to Tent Peak climbing goes through the large rhododendron forest, rugged landscapes, terrace farmings, and local settlements. The route passes through some of the attractive villages of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar.

Lying to the south of Annapurna Base Camp, Tent Peak is relatively small and easy trekking peak in Nepal. Reaching the top of the summit offers trekkers with some of the breathtaking views of Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri and other several peaks.

The 19 days Tent Peak climbing package from Exciting Nepal provides you with proper acclimatization. The journey starts from a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. You will start your trek from Nayapul towards Ghorepani Poonhill. Poonhill is a Himalayan vantage point to view the mountain scenery. And also, the sunrise and sunset viewpoints.

Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camps are also the major attraction of Tent Peak climbing. Along with this, you will pass through some of the beautiful places of the region such as Chhumrong, Deurali, Dovan and many more. Bathing in the natural hot spring of Jhina is a memory for a lifetime. The journey with a short drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.

Tent Peak Climbing includes both teahouse and camp trekking. For a successful and thrilling climbing experience, book your trip with Exciting Nepal. We provide our customers with great service along with climbing experts and experienced guides. You are free to contact us if you have any queries.

Tent Peak Climbing Difficulty

Tent peak climbing is quite easy with the help of proper guidance and trainers. The climbing does not require any previous experience or technical skills. The journey might be physically demanding in some parts of the route. But, with proper physical fitness, you can conquer the journey successfully.

Look after the altitude sickness when trekking above the height of 3000 meters. It becomes a barrier when climbing the Tent peak. You do not want to face this problem, right? So, hydrate yourself properly.

Other than this, the Tent Peak climbing involves ascends and descents, walking through narrow and steep slopes. But, these experiences will be equally adventurous.

Best Time for Tent Peak Climbing

Tent Peak Climbing is mostly doable during the Autumn and Spring seasons. Both the autumn and spring season falls in the post and pre-monsoon season respectively. So, you do not have to worry about the monsoon rain.

Heavy rainfall is also the reason behind Tent Peak climbing difficulty. So if you travel during Autumn and Spring, you avoid this difficulty.

The weather and temperature of the Annapurna region become very favorable during autumn and spring. So, this can be an ideal choice for every trekker.

 

 

Day 01: Pick up from the International Airport, transfer to Hotel to Pokhara: 6 hrs trek, 1 hour drive

Day 02: Preparation day.

Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tirkhedhunga

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 06: Excursion Poon-hill(3200m) & trek Tadapani (2540m)

Day 07: Trek to Chhumrong

Day 08: Trek to Dovan

Day 09: Trek to Deurali

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 11: Excursion around Annapurna Base Camp Lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Tharpuchuli/ Tent Base Camp

Day 13: Trek to Tent Peak High Camp

Day 14: Tharpuchuli (Tent Peak) Summit (5663m) overnight in High Camp.

Day 15: Trek back to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Day 16: Trek to Dovan Lodge.

Day 17: Trek to Chhumrong Lodge

Day 18: Trek down to Jhinu (hot spring)

Day 19: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

 

 

Day 01: Pick up from the International Airport, transfer to Hotel.

On the first day of your trip, you will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You will see our representative from Exciting Nepal waiting for you at the Airport. He/ she will greet you and welcome you to the land of Himalayas.

After a brief introduction, he/ she will transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. Your hotel will be just a few minutes drive from the International Airport in the Kathmandu valley. On reaching the hotel, you will take some rest and attend a welcome dinner in the evening.

Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Preparation day.

You will attend a brief meeting at your hotel today. You will get a chance to meet the climbing experts and guides and discuss your trip. You will discuss the climbing equipment and the necessary gear that you will need when Tent peak climbing. You will meet your fellow climbers and interact with them.

After this, you can go on a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley. If time allows, you can explore historically significant places such as Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, etc.

In the evening, you will return to your hotel and prepare for the day tomorrow.

Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu

Driving Duration: 6-7 hours

Flight: 30 minutes

You will have two options today. You can either take a flight or a tourist bus to Pokhara. Taking a flight can be a good alternative if you have a shortage of time. Flying above some of the beautiful landscapes with the views of majestic mountains is truly an incredible experience.

The other option is taking a tourist bus to Pokhara. Our representative from Exciting Nepal will come to pick you at your hotel. He/ she will drop you at the bus station from where you will take your bus and drive towards Pokhara.

It will take you around 6-7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. Pokhara is an extremely beautiful town in the western region of Nepal. It is one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the country.

On reaching Pokhara, you will transfer to your hotel and go for boating in Phewa Lake in the evening. The beauty of Pokhara is admirable.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tirkhedhunga

Height: 1577 meters

Trekking duration: 3-4 hours

You will take a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is about 1-2 hours. Your trekking journey finally starts from Nayapul. On reaching Nayapul, you will take a short hike to Tirkhedhunga.

You will walk along the bank of Modi Khola and get to Birethanti. Birethanti is a large village with several teahouses and shops. On walking further, you will reach a place called Ramghai. You will stop at this place to have your lunch.

After having your lunch, you will continue walking towards the northern direction along the Bhurungi Khola. Along the way, you will get to witness some of the beautiful waterfalls and walk in the high dense forest. The route then involves an uphill climb towards the Hile valley which will lead you to Tirkhedhunga.

Overnight at a lodge in Tirkhedhunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Altitude: 2850 meters

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

In the morning, you will have your breakfast and move towards Ghorepani from Tirkhedhunga. You will take a long uphill climb through the stone steps to reach the village of Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village that sits at an altitude of 2070 meters.

The Annapurna Himalayan range looks majestic as you walk. The beautiful scenery of the surrounding will motivate you to walk further. After a few hours of some tiring climb, you will take some breaks before you reach Ulleri.

From here, you will take the zigzag route towards the forest of rhododendron. This will lead you to Banthanti. From Banthanti, you will finally walk towards Ghorepani. You will cross a suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola and reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is a beautiful village that sits on the ridge of beautiful rhododendron forest. The village rewards trekkers with some of the best views of Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc.

Overnight at a tea house in Ghorepani.

Day 06: Excursion Poon-hill(3200m) & trek Tadapani (2540m)

Highest Altitude: 3200 meters

Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

Early in the morning, you will start your hike towards PoonHill. Poonhill is one of the panoramic viewpoints of the Annapurna region. It offers trekkers with some of the best sunrise and sunset views along with the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region.

The name Poonhill serves as a tribute to Pun tribes who are the original inhabitants of the Ghorepani village. After exploring the picturesque scenery from the top of the hill, you will descend towards Ghorepani village.

You will have your lunch at Ghorepani and start trekking towards Tadapani. The trail passes through the forest of pine, rhododendron, and fir. From here, you will follow the downhill route towards the village of Tadapani. Tadapani offers trekkers with the spectacular views of Mount Machhapuchhre.

Overnight at a teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Chhumrong

Altitude: 1950 meters

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail mostly involves downhill trekking today. As you walk, you will reach to a forest of oak and rhododendron. Crossing the forest will take you to Kimrong Khola with the closest view of Annapurna south and Mount Machhapuchhre.

You will cross a suspension bridge to reach the village of Gurjung. You will stop in the village to have your lunch. Chhumrong is just 2 hours away from Gurjung. On reaching the top of the ridge, you will fairly have an easy walk to Chhumrong. Chhumrong is the biggest Gurung village and is the gateway to the sanctuary. It sits in the lap of Annapurna massive.

Overnight at a lodge in Chumrong.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan

Altitude: 2430 meters

Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

Today, you will descend towards the long terrace village and farm fields towards the Chhomrong Khola. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Chhomrong Khola. From here, you will take an uphill climb for about 2 hours and reach a village of Sinuwa.

From Sinuwa, you will follow the downhill route towards Bamboo. You will walk for about two hours to reach Bamboo. It is a place in the middle of rhododendron and oak forest with few teahouses. You will have your lunch here and take a gradual uphill route which will bring you to Dovan.

Overnight at a lodge in Dovan.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali

Altitude: 3000 meters

Trekking Duration: 3-4hours

The trail today involves walking alongside the Modi Khola. You will start your trek to Deurali by having your breakfast at Dovan. Today is a short day trek but remember to look after the altitude sickness.

There are risks of avalanches in some areas during your trek. So be careful! Before you arrive at Deurali, you will pass through Himalaya Hotel and Hinku Cave.

This short trek is also for the purpose of acclimatization before you climb up to a higher altitude.

Overnight in Deurali.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Altitude: 4000 meters

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

From Deurali, you will continue walking towards the sanctuary. You will walk on a narrow trail to cross two wide avalanche areas. From here, you will take uphill climb towards a cliff that will lead you to Bagar.

You will cross several avalanche areas and moraines and then take an ascend towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will stop there for your lunch break. After having your lunch, you will head towards the Annapurna Base Camp.

For the first few hours, you will take uphill climb towards the shepherd’s hut. You will walk on the side of the moraine. A few hours ascent will take you to Annapurna Base Camp.

The area is quite cold and windy in the base camp. You might even come across snowy areas in most of the route. The scenery is truly blissful. The snow-capped mountains surrounding you is a moment to capture.

Overnight at a guest house.

Day 11: Excursion around Annapurna Base Camp Lodge.

Today is a rest and acclimatization day for you. On this day, you will explore the Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp offers some of the best panoramic views of the Himalayas such as Mount Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri.

You will also have a short briefing regarding the peak climbing today. Our climbing experts will provide you with some basic climbing techniques and training. He will teach you the best ways to utilize climbing equipment such as the hammer, ice ax, crampons, ropes, etc.

Exciting Nepal strongly believes that such training will boost your confidence. The training ensures a successful Tent peak climbing experience.

Day 12: Trek to Tharpuchuli/ Tent Base Camp

Altitude: 4600 meters

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

After having your breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp, you will head towards the Tent Base Camp. You will walk along the glacier mountain passes and descend towards the glacier region. The region sits in the southern side of Mount Annapurna.

The route will take you to an icy trail. From here, you will ascend towards the moraine that lies in the opposite bank of the glacier. Walking further will take you to the Tent Peak Base Camp.

On reaching the Tent Peak Base Camp, you will get to some of the stunning Himalayan peaks that range between 6000- 8000 meters.

Overnight at a tented camp in Tent Peak Base Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Tent Peak High Camp

Altitude: 4900 meters

Trekking Duration: 3-4 hours

Today you will ascent towards the Tent Peak High Camp. The trail might be quite challenging today as it involves steep uphill climbs.

On reaching the Tent Peak High Camp, the magnificent views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and several other snowy mountains will take your breath away. Overall, trekking up to the High Camp requires physical demands and courage. But, the view it offers is worth any risk and difficulties.

Overnight at a tented camp in Tent Peak High Camp.

Day 14: Tharpuchuli (Tent Peak) Summit (5663m) overnight in High Camp.

Altitude: 5663 meters

Trekking Duration: 7-8 hours

Finally, the day has arrived that you have been waiting for so long. You will start your Tent Peak Climbing journey as early as possible. It is because the winds and snowfall might obstruct your way during the day time.

The first part involves walking on a wall rock which will lead you towards the flat snow ground. The next part involves climbing a steep slope of about 100 meters. You will fix your climbing ridge before the final summit. You will walk along the ridge and reach the top of Tent Peak.

The scenes from the top of the peak quite view to capture on your camera. The glaciers, snowy mountains, rivers, landscape, etc look marvelous from the top of the peak. You will get some time to explore the beauty and capture it on your camera.

After conquering the Tent peak successfully, you will head back the Tent Peak high camp for overnight stay.

Overnight at a tented camp in Tent Peak High Camp.

Day 15: Trek back to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Altitude: 3700 meters

Trekking Duration: 4-5 hours

Today you will descend towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp from the High Camp. You will follow the same route towards the Base Camp as you had walked previously.

At first, you will descend towards the Annapurna Base Camp through the uphill and downhill climb. The route will then lead you towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Dovan Lodge.

Altitude: 2430 meters

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

Early in the morning, you will start your trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will follow the route to Deurali. You will walk downhill towards the area of an avalanche which will lead you to Bagar.

From here, you will follow a steep route to Deurali. You will pass the Himalaya Hotel and Hinku cave from Deurali. Walking alongside the Modi Rive will take you to Dovan.

Overnight at a lodge in Dova.

Day 17: Trek to Chhumrong Lodge

Altitude: 1950 meters

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

From Dovan, you will start walking through the forest of oak and rhododendron. The trail will take you to Bamboo. After reaching Bamboo, you will ascend towards the village of Sinuwa.

On reaching Sinuwa, you will descend towards the Chhumrong Khola. You will cross the suspension bridge over the river. Along the way you will come across several terrace farmings. From there, you will walk towards Chhumrong.

Overnight at a lodge in Chhumrong.

Day 18: Trek down to Jhinu (hot spring)

Altitude: 1760 meters

Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

After having your breakfast at the lodge in Chhomrong, you will descend towards Jhinu Danda today. The trails involves ascents and descents through the lush forest.

After about 5-6 hours of walk, you will reach Jhinu. Jhinu is popular for the natural hot water spring. You can bathe in the hot spring and sooth out your tired muscles.

Overnight at a lodge in Jhinu.

Day 19: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Trekking Duration: 6-7 hours

Driving Duration: 2-3 hours

Today concludes the last day of your Tent Peak Climbing. From Jhinu Danda, you will start walking alongside the Modi river which will lead you to Landruk village. You will follow the way towards Syauli Bazaar from the village. You will have your lunch there.

You will have a pleasant walk to Birenthanti and then towards Nayapul. Your trekking journey officially ends here. You will take a bus from Nayapul to Pokhara. After you reach Pokhara, you can explore the beautiful lakes Pokhara.

Trip Cost US$ 2150 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B
  • Climbing peak permit and one climbing guide (Sherpa)
  • National Park entrance permit
  • 2 Airport transfers
  • All Meals during the trek and camping.
  • Accommodation in lodge during the trek, basic camping arrangement during climbing.
  • Two night Hotel in Pokhara
  • Porters to carry member baggage 15 to 18 kg per person.
  • Accident insurance for staffs.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen, medical box.
  • Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (available as per your choice)

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking Destination: Nayapul
  • Minimum altitude: 823m
  • Maximum altitude: 5663m
  • Season: March to May & September to November
  • Grade Info: Hard
  • Transportation: Bus
  • Total Days: 19
  • Walking Hour: 5 to 7 Hrs /day

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