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Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing - 14 days

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing - 14 days
Trip Facts
Destination Tent Peak
Activity Climbing
Accomodation Lodge to Lodge
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu
Duration Fourteen Days
Max. Altitude 5,600m
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner in trek regions
Group size 2 to 24
Best Season Spring, Autumn
Activity Per Day 5-7 hours of walking
Transportation Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara to Dhampus / Jhinu Danda to Pokhara road transport
Grade Moderate to Challenging

About the Trip

Tent Peak Climbing allows even novice climbers to summit a Tent Peak (5,660m) in the Annapurna region near Annapurna and Machhapuchhare base camps. This adventurous trip lets you enjoy the stunning views of the Annapurna ranges while providing a path to amateur mountaineering.

Highlights

  • The famous Annapurna Base Camp route
  • Hike in Annapurna glacial basin in the Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Summiting the Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak
  • Annapurna and Machhapuchhare base camps
  • Up close view of the Hiuchuli, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, and other Annapurna ranges
  • Relaxing natural (geothermal) hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Gurung and Magar villages
  • Enjoy the local Nepali hospitality

Benefits of Tent Peak climbing with us

  • 24/7 phone communication at +977 - 9840055491
  • Easy booking and reservation system
  • Easy payment system, different modes of payment
  • Multi-channel communications (Email, WeChat, Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Zoom) and online trip briefing
  • Free airport pick up on arrival & drop off on departure (Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Free luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag arrangements if you do not have your own.
  • Oximeter for monitoring the blood oxygen saturation level at high altitudes
  • Medical kits 
  • Duffle bag for porters

Comprehensive Peak Climbing overview

The Tent Peak (5,663m), also known as Tharpu Chuli Peak, is a trekking peak that provides a mountaineering experience for novice climbers in the Annapurna region. This mountain has its name from its shape which looks similar to a tent. As climbing this peak is easy, you do not need prior climbing experience. The tent peak lies north of Annapurna Base Camp, and to reach the Tent Peak, you will also pass Annapurna and Machhapuchhare Base Camps. 

Your trip starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, one of the most scenic cities in Nepal. From Pokhara, we will drive you for about one and a half hours to Dhampus. You will spend a night at Dhampus.

From Dhampus, you will head north to Landruk on a route that involves trekking through lush rhododendron-filled forests. On the way, you will also pass Potana, Deurali, Tolka, and Bheri Kharka. The next stop will be at Chhomrong, passing Jhinu Danda and Taglung on the way. 

After Chhomrong, it is time to head north to a higher region through terraced fields and dense forests that occasionally give way to views of the Annapurna ranges and Machhapuchhare mountain. The Himalaya lies at 2,920m, and we will stop here to spend the night.

Both Machhapuchare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp are close to Himalaya. After trekking for about five hours, you will reach Annapurna  Base Camp, located in a beautiful setting surrounded by high snow peaks. You will pass Machhapuchhare Base Camp on the way.

Annapurna Base Camp is a perfect spot for acclimatization, and you will spend one day at the Annapurna Base Camp. The next day you will head north of Annapurna Base Camp and reach Tent Peak Base Camp. From Tent Peak Base Camp, you will reach Tent Peak High Camp and prepare for the summit of Tent Peak the following day. 

On the summit day, you will begin very early morning at around 1 am to reach the Tent Peak summit before sunrise. Your Sherpa guide will accompany you and instruct you to use your climbing gear properly for a safe ascent. From the top of Tent Peak, you will see several Annapurna rage peaks, click some pictures, enjoy the sunrise and then return to Tent Peak Base Camp. The hardest part of the trek is over, and now it is time to get back.

To return to Pokhara, from the Tent Peak Base Camp, you will retrace your path back to Himalaya. The next day, you will travel to Jhinu Danda, where you can bathe in the natural hot springs and relax. After a rejuvenating night at Jhinu Danda, the next day, you will walk for a few hours before boarding a local transport to Pokhara. You will spend a night at Pokhara in Silver Oaks Inn and then catch a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu the next day. Your trek ends in Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Arrival at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport) (1,350m / 4,450ft), transfer to hotel

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1,350m

    When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our company representative ready to receive you. After greeting you and presenting a marigold garland, they will take you to your hotel. On this day, we will also conduct a trip briefing to provide you with vital information about the trek, check your gear, equipment, and clothing, and ensure you have packed the necessary things. 

    • Overnight stay at your hotel
  2. day 2

    Fly to Pokhara (850m) from Kathmandu (1,350m) - 20 minutes, and drive to Dhampus (1,650m) for one and a half hours

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 20 minutes
    Driving Hours 1:30 hrs
    Highest Altitude 1,650m

    The trek begins with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara -the tourist capital of Nepal, known for its captivating beauty. The flight lasts for 20 minutes. After landing in Pokhara, we will drive you to Dhampus via Phedi. You will spend the night at Dhampus while enjoying the Gurung hospitality.

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  3. day 3

    Trek from Dhampus (1,650m) to Landruk (1,565m) - approximately 5 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.4km / 5 miles
    Highest Altitude 1,650m
    Trek Duration 5 hrs

    From Dhampus, you will trek ahead, reaching Potana and then Deurali. From Deurali, you will descend through the dense rhododendron forests and walk past Tolka and Bheri Kharka to arrive at Landruk. 

    • Overnight stay at a local lodge
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  4. day 4

    Trek from Landruk (1,565m) to Chhomrong (2,165m) - approximately 5 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.7miles
    Highest Altitude 2,165m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    The path to Chhomrong from Landruk is quite steep and passes through bamboo and rhododendron forests dotted with small settlements. You will rest for a bit at Jhinu Danda, then ascend some more to reach Taglung and eventually reach Chhomrong.

    • Overnight stay at Panorama View Hotel (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  5. day 5

    Trek from Chhomrong (2,165m) to Himalaya (2,920m) – approximately 6 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,890m / 9,425ft
    Trek Duration 6/7 hrs

    The trek begins with a descent to the Chhomrong Khola (river). You will then come across terraced fields that gradually give way to lush bamboo and rhododendron forests. You will trek mostly in a lush forest, but through some clearings, you can see the Annapurnas and Machhapuchhare at a distance. Eventually, you will arrive at Khuldigar village, descend for some time, and ascend steeply to reach Himalaya. 

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalaya
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  6. day 6

    Trek from Himalaya (2,920m) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.2km / 5.71miles
    Highest Altitude 4,130m/ 13,550ft
    Trek Duration 3 hours

    The trail from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp is filled with ups and downs. After hiking for about two hours, you will reach Deurali. From Deurali, the path descends and follows the Modi Khola river while you enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, and Annapurna III. As you trek higher, you will notice the vegetation going sparse and alpine. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also pass Machhapuchhare Base Camp on the way.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  7. day 7

    Rest Day at Annapurna Base Camp

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,130m / 13,550ft

    You will wake up at Annapurna Base Camp and see the spectacular views of mountains all around. Your climbing leader will brief you about the climbing techniques and show you how to use climbing boots, ice ax, harness, jumar, and climbing ropes. If you want, you can explore the nearby regions. This day also serves as an acclimatization day.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Paradise Garden Guest House
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  8. day 8

    Trek from Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) to Tent Peak Base Camp (4,450m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,450m
    Trek Duration 5 hours

    You will leave Annapurna Base Camp early morning and cross glaciated mountain passes to reach the northern part of Mt. Annapurna. Walking further, you will reach Tent Peak Base Camp - a flat region covered with snow. From this base camp, you will get fantastic views of Annapurna I and other neighboring peaks.

    • Overnight stay at a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  9. day 9

    Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp (4,450m) to Tent Peak High Camp (5,200m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 5,200m
    Trek Duration 4 hours

    You will trek further for about five more hours to reach the Tent Peak High Camp. Throughout the path, you can get fantastic views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna III (7555m), Tent Peak (5,695m), and Singu Chuli (6,501m).

    • Overnight stay at a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  10. day 10

    Trek from Tent Peak High Camp (5,200m), ascend Tent Peak summit (5600m) and return to the Base Camp (4,450m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 5,600m
    Trek Duration 7- 8 hours

    The climbing begins just after midnight to ensure you will reach the Tent Peak summit before sunrise. You will be following our expert Sherpa throughout the path. The ascent starts with crossing a glacier until you get to an ice-eroded gulley. Beyond this gully, you need to use ropes and other climbing equipment. The key is not to hurry and instead go steady until reaching the summit. The summit offers fantastic views of several Annapurna massif peaks. After enjoying the views to your heart’s content, you will descend to the Tent Peak Base Camp.

    • Overnight stay at a tent camp
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  11. day 11

    Trek from Base Camp (4,450m) to Himalaya (2,920m)- approximately 4 hrs

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles
    Highest Altitude 2,890m / 9,425ft
    Trek Duration 4/5 hours

    After successfully summiting the Tent Peak, it is time to return. So, on this day, you will head to Himalaya. On the way, you will be passing Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhare Base Camp, one more time. You will spend the night at the Himalaya hotel.

    • Overnight stay at Hotel Himalaya
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  12. day 12

    Trek from Himalaya (2,920m) to Jhinu Danda (1760m / 5,773ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 23.4 km /14.5miles
    Highest Altitude 2,920m
    Trek Duration 7-8 hours

    You will continue to descend from Himalaya and head to Jhinu Danda. From Himalaya, you will first descend to Dovan and Bamboo. Then the trails progress with a steep ascent and then a flat section followed by a descent that takes you to Sinuwa village. The path again descends from Sinuwa village to Chomrong Khola (river) and then ascends to Chomrong through thousands of stony steps. From Chomrong, you will trek downhill to Jhinu Danda. Near Jhinu Danda, there are natural hot springs where you can take a bath and relax your overworked muscles.

    • Overnight stay at Hot Spring Cottage (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  13. day 13

    Trek from Jhinu Danda (1,760m / 5,773ft) and drive to Pokhara (850m) - 1:30 hours /walk for about an hour then take a bus.

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 1,760m / 5,773ft
    Trek Duration 5hrs
    Driving Hours 2:30 hrs

    It will be your last day on the trails. You will follow a route that progresses by the side of the Modi Khola river until you reach Brethanti. From Birethanti, you will trek for about an hour and then take a local transport back to Pokhara.

    • Overnight stay at Silver Oaks Inn (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
  14. day 14

    Flight from Pokhara (850m) to Kathmandu (1,350m)

    Itinerary Facts
    Flight Hours 20 minutes
    Highest Altitude 1,350m

    On this day, you will leave Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu. The flight will take around 20 minutes. We hope that you had a fabulous experience trekking and climbing Tent Peak. Your trek/climbing package ends in Kathmandu. 

    We will take you from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport on your departure date. We hope you will return to Nepal for another fabulous experience. 

    • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Cost includes

  • Both-way domestic flight for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Domestic airport transfer and airport departure tax
  • Private transport from Pokhara to Phedi (trek start), from Nayapul to Pokhara (trek end)
  • One night accommodation at Silver Oaks Inn with breakfast
  • 11 nights Tea house/ lodge accommodations at trek regions. Six nights at standard rooms at Dhampus, Landruk, Himalaya (2N), and Annapurna Base Camp (2N). Rooms with attached bathrooms at Chhomrong and Jhinu Danda. Tent camps at Tent Peak Base Camp (2N) and Tent Peak High Camp.
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 11 dinners during the trek
  • Government-licensed Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek guide
  • Local climbing Sherpa, kitchen crew, and porters to help with trekkers' luggage (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Guides (Sherpas), kitchen crew, and porters' meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
  • Base Camp & High camp camping equipment and meals
  • Garbage deposit fees.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and peak climbing fee
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee
  • Extra dietary requirements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions(funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking trek appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner at Kathmandu at the end of the trek

Cost excludes

  • International flight costs
  • Excess luggage charges. Limit is 9 kg per person.
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Pokhara or Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (because of any reason) before the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing (also available on hire)
  • Personal expenses, such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottled or boiled water, showers, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, battery recharge fee, extra porters, etc.
  • Travel insurance (must cover high altitude (5,500m) helicopter evacuation and treatment costs)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Additional costs caused by circumstances beyond management control, such as bad weather conditions, itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, illness, change of government policy, political instability, etc

Equipment Checklist

You should bring only the must-have items to the trek. We assign porters to carry your luggage, but your luggage weight limit is 9 kg. Please remember that you can buy/rent the required gear and equipment in Kathmandu. Though individual needs may vary, here is a list to help you pack for the Tent Peak Climbing

Climbing gear for Tent Peak Climbing

  • Ice ax 
  • Crampons -traction devices for your footwear to improve mobility on snow and ice
  • Climbing harnesses - These are required to secure you to a rope or an anchor point during peak climbing
  • Tape slings to wrap around the section of rock and hitch to other
  • Figure 8 Descender - to use it as a zip flyer either in friction mode or smoothie mode.
  • Ascender/Jhumar
  • Screwgate Karabiners
  • Ice hammer
  • Ice screw
  • Snow bar
  • Helmets
  • Plastic mountaineering boots
  • Rope

 

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • A warm hat to cover your ears (wool or synthetic to keep you warm)
  • Headscarf
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp with extra bulbs and batteries 
  • Winter hat or insulating hat, or wide-brimmed hat
  • Prescription sunglasses 

 

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

 

Hands

  • A pair of mittens containing a Gore-Tex over-mitt matched, waterproof, polar-fleece mitt liner
  • A pair of lightweight fleece gloves (or wool)
  • A pair of lightweight poly-liner trek gloves

 

Sleeping

  • One sleeping bag 30 degrees DC
  • One medium rucksack or One large duffel bag
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • Daypack/backpack of 50 liters maximum for carrying your valuables. Must have good shoulder padding.
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • Two large waterproof rucksack covers (if you need them)

 

Body (Upper-Lower)

  • Hiking shirts
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Expedition grade down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Thick thermal Merino bottoms (Icebreaker 200, Odlo Revolution Thick)
  • Polar fleece trousers or similar mid-layer trousers
  • Gore-Tex (over)trousers or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips
  • A pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • A pair of breathable fabric, waterproof shell pants 
  • Goose-down trousers or bibs. Or a down suit
  • A pair of hiking shorts, trousers, lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Liner gloves for tying knots
  • mitten
  • Waterproof sacks for keeping your clothing dry 
  • Non-cotton undergarments

 

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Two pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Two pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Goretex hiking boots with ankle support
  • A pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • A pair of hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, broken-in)
  • Gaiters
  • Cotton socks

 

Essentials

  • Trekking pole
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification tablets/drops
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Trekking pole

 

Toiletries

  • Medium-size drying towel
  • Small mirror
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Multi-purpose soap (must be biodegradable)

 

Medical Needs

  • Personal simple and light first-aid kit
  • First-aid tapes and plasters
  • Skin-blister repair kit
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc
  • Anti-diarrhea, and headache pills
  • Cough and cold medicine 
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
  • One set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses or contact lens supplies

 

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

 

Extra items

  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products for females
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet paper roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash
  • Binoculars
  • Book if you love reading
  • Trail map/guidebook
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen (if you want to write your moments)
  • A modest swimsuit
  • A voltage converter (from 220 to 110 amperes)
  • Lightweight pillowcase (optional)

 

Essential Documents

  • A copy of your passport, three passport-size photos, and travel/health insurance documents with contact details
  • Additionally, we recommend you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents, including insurance policy, emergency contact numbers, international flight tickets, travelers' cheques, bank/ATM card contact numbers, etc.

Trip Information

Free Airport Pick-Up

We understand the difficulties of traveling in a foreign country. To ensure that you do not face any problems, upon arrival, we will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport. When you arrive in Nepal, you will find one of our representatives holding a pamphlet with your name. After greeting you, they will present you with a garland as a welcome gesture and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. So, if you book a trek with us, you will not face navigational difficulties, and we ensure that you are not alone in a foreign country. To benefit from this service, you must share your flight details with us. 

 

Journey start

You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at least one day before your trip departure date and before 3 pm. It allows you time to attend the trip briefing. During the trip briefing, we will introduce each other, recheck your equipment, gear, and clothing, to ensure you have all the required things, motivate you, and provide vital information about the trek. On the trek departure date, early morning, we will take you to Kathmandu airport to board a flight to Pokhara. The flight will take around thirty minutes. From Pokhara, you will take local transport to Dhampus. You will spend your first night in the trek region in Dhampus.

 

Accommodations

The tent peak Climbing package includes twelve days of accommodations in the trek regions. The accommodation ranges from rooms with attached bathrooms to standard rooms and tent camps in the vicinity of Tent Peak. We hand-select the best accommodations in the trek regions. You will stay in rooms with attached bathrooms at Chhomrong and Jhinu Danda, at standard rooms in Landruk, Himalaya (2N), and Annapurna Base Camp (2N), and in tent camps at Tent Peak Base Camp (2N) and Tent Peak High Camp. All accommodations are on twin sharing basis. 

At the end of the trek, you will be staying at Silver Oaks Inn in Pokhara. Your room will have all modern amenities, including hot/cold water, laundry service, Wi-Fi, cable television, etc. However, the dinner in Pokhara does not form part of this package. You will have to meet the dinner cost yourself. Pokhara provides huge cuisine choices.

Please note that this package does not cover hotel stays and meal costs in Kathmandu, and you will need at least two-night hotel stays in Kathmandu, one before embarking on the trip and the second at the end. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all tastes and budgets. We do not want to restrict your choices.

 

Meals

Tent Peak Climbing is not a usual activity. The trek will exhaust you at times, and reward you at others. So, throughout your trek, you will need enough nutritious food. We will provide you plenty of nutrient-rich, tasty, and hygienic food. However, your choices get limited, and the food also gets more expensive as you reach higher trek regions.

We will provide you with mostly local, Asian, or Western cuisine. Please note that we will not provide you with dinner in Pokhara. Similarly, meals in Kathmandu are not covered as well. We will provide you with 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, and 11 dinners in trek regions. Here are your food choices.

Breakfast - Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, Eggs, Pancakes, Muesli Breads, Fruits, Vegetables, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, Local Tsampa porridge, Hot drinks (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Lunch - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni dishes, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, etc

Dinner - Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tenduk Spaghetti, Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman, Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc

You will get plenty of non-veg choices, but due to hygiene concerns, we advise you to stay away from them. Similarly, nutritionists recommend high altitude trekkers avoid alcoholic, chocolate, dairy, and caffeinated items. Instead, you can double down on fresh vegetables and liquids such as green, ginger, and lemon tea. We strongly advise you to drink garlic soup for health benefits.

Please note that this package only covers standard lunch, dinner, and breakfast. You must pay for hot (tea/coffee), cold and alcoholic drinks. 

Best time for climbing Tent Peak

You must consider the weather when deciding to climb Tent Peak. As the altitude of Tent Peak is high, it snows heavily in the high elevations, making climbing the peak almost impossible in winter. During summer, the monsoon will bring heavy rain in trek regions, resulting in wet and slippery paths. Hence, you can only climb Tent Peak during spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November). 

As a rule, regions above 5,000m are not warm and face rough weather that changes rapidly. Hence, we only conduct the Tent Peak Climbing in autumn and spring. In the spring, you can enjoy the fresh snow, cool temperature, and minimum chances of rain. The clear skies also result in fantastic views of the mountains and other landscapes.

If you choose to climb Tent Peak during autumn, you can take advantage of the cool temperature, clear skies, and good trail conditions. Most festivals, such as Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, and Indrajatra, fall during this season, adding a festive mood to the trek regions. Again, for the best trek experience and the least adverse weather condition, you can climb Tent Peak in autumn. 

 

Group/single

We conduct private as well as group trips. If you have your own group, we will provide you with discounts based on group size. The bigger your group size, the more discount you can get. However, you are not eligible for discounts if we assemble the trek group. We can handle all group sizes, and for a group of twelve or more, we allocate an assistant guide.

 

Trip grade and fitness

Tent Peak is one of the easiest peaks to climb, and the trip grade is moderate to slightly challenging. The highest altitude you will reach is Tent Peak (5,660m). To get to Tent Peak, you neeed to traverse steep uphills, downhills, and straight sections. The trails can be rocky and pass through dense forests at lower altitudes and alpine regions at higher altitudes. The trip is completely safe, as our experienced Sherpas will guide you. 

An average person can complete Tent Peak climbing. However, the fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your trip. Hence, we advise you to participate in stamina-building exercises such as jogging, cycling, or swimming a few weeks before your trek departs. However, if you have lung, heart, or blood diseases, you must consult your doctor before booking the trip. In addition, you must also inform your health condition before booking. 

 

Typical day

Each trekking day will bring you new experiences in the form of fresh trekking experiences, viewing stunning landscapes dotted with traditional settlements, tasting new foods, taking pictures, and exploring nearby trek regions. Porters will carry your luggage, but we expect you to bring a small backpack for your valuables and informational documents.

The trek normally starts from seven to eight am in the morning based on the trail length and the time it takes to cover that length. The hike will not be continuous, you will be taking enough breaks to rest and enjoy the scenery. 

You will hike for around three to four hours before stopping for lunch, often in between the next destination. After lunch, you will rest for about an hour before resuming the trek. During the trek, our guide will also provide you with information about the places as you visit them. The afternoon trek will be shorter, and once you reach the destination, you will snack on your extra-dietary snacks and explore nearby places.

We serve dinner at around six to seven. After dinner, your guide will brief you about the next day’s plan. After this briefing and before going to bed, you will have time to spend as you wish. You can play board games like cards, monopoly, and chess or read books. Many of our guests also choose to learn a few Nepali words before heading to bed. 

 

Electricity and Water

Electricity is readily available at the lodges/tea houses in trek regions, and you can recharge your electronics, such as your cell phone or camera at these accommodations. However, you might have to pay for this service. 

You can easily buy bottled water from en-route shops and lodges. But we recommend you carry a water bottle and fill your water bottle with boiled/filtered water, as certain trek/climbing regions do not allow plastic bottles. You might also consider using water purification pills before drinking water.

We advise you against drinking water from wells, taps, and rivers in trek regions because the water might not be potable.

Communication

The lodges/tea houses in the Annapurna region are internet-connected, and you can pay a small fee to use Wi-Fi. You can connect with your friends and families from the lodges you will be staying in. You can easily buy a local SIM in Kathmandu for your use, but depending on the network, the mobile signals may not be strong enough in high-trek regions. 

Discovery World Trekking remains in contact with all its teams at least once daily via team leader using mobile. We do this to ensure safety, arrange logistics, and ensure that the trek is progressing as planned and everyone is comfortable. 

 

Travel Insurance

Tent Peak climbing will take you to high altitudes, culminating at the Tent Peak summit (5,660m), and comes with risks associated with high-altitude treks/climbs. Hence, you need to be adequately insured. Your insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation to the highest trek altitude (5,500m) and treatment costs. 

If you need recommendations for choosing an insurer, we can provide them based on our previous clients' experience. However, we are not involved in selling insurance packages in any shape or form. In emergencies, we will use your insurance and other informational documents to arrange a quick and effective rescue.

We request you call the insurer before purchasing insurance and confirm that their package includes high-altitude helicopter evacuation up to the highest trek altitude (5,500m) in addition to treatment costs. Please do not rely on what insurance companies state on their website.

Passport and visa

All nationals, except Indians, require a visa to enter Nepal. However, fortunately, most visitors to Nepal can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or at immigration checkpoints along Nepal-China or Nepal-India border. To apply for an on-arrival visa, you will need a passport with at least six months of validity, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current rate is USD 50 for a 30-day stay. 

Children under ten will get a free visa. Similarly, SAARC (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Maldives, and Sri Lanka) and Chinese nationals are also eligible for free visas. However, citizens from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan may not receive an on-arrival visa, so they have to contact their local Nepali embassy. 

The Nepal government can change visa rules without prior notice. Hence for the latest visa information, we advise you to visit https://www.immigration.gov.np.

 

Money Exchange

The official currency of Nepal is Nepali Rupees (NRs/Rs) and 1 USD is almost equal to 130 NRs. Please note that if you have Indian Rupees, only Indian Rupee notes of 100 and 2000 are legal in Nepal. Despite the security of a traveler’s cheque, we advise you to bring cash (major currencies) to avoid lengthy bank processes and their high commissions. Banks will charge you 4% or more for cashing your cheque. 

If you bring foreign currencies, you can easily exchange them for Nepali Rupees from legal money exchanges all over Thamel in Kathmandu. Legal money exchanges display their daily rates publicly. You can also withdraw Nepali Rupees from ATMs all over Kathmandu. For NRs.35,000 withdrawal, they will charge a fee of Rs.5,00 using a foreign card. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currencies.

Since trek regions do not accept foreign currency, you must exchange your currency in Kathmandu, estimating the amount you might require during the trek.

Since most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn, or faded notes, you must bring new and crisp notes.

Luggage

Our package includes porter costs. We assign one porter for every two trekkers. However, we do not allow our porters to carry more than 18 kg. So, the luggage weight limit per trekker is 9 kg. We advise you to carry only the essential things on the trip. You can store your extra luggage either at your hotel or the Discovery World Trekking store for the duration of the trek. In addition, we also expect you to bring with you a small backpack for your valuables and important documents. 

During the trip briefing, we will check your luggage to ensure you have packed all essentials for the trek. 

 

Extra personal expenses 

This package covers all major costs in trek regions but not all the costs. You are responsible for meals and accommodations in Kathmandu before and after the trek. Similarly, this package does not include meals in Pokhara. Moreover, you will need spending money to cover other costs, such as travel insurance purchases, souvenirs, tips for crew, hot (tea/coffee), cold, and alcoholic drinks. We estimate that you will require USD10 to 20 per trekking day. Since the trek regions do not honor other currencies, you must exchange your currency for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

 

Tent Peak Climbing Safety

At Discovery World Trekking, we are committed to your safety and security above anything else. To ensure safety, we carry all the standard gear and equipment available in the market. We have trained our guides on how to handle difficulties. If anyone in the team falls ill, the trek leader will decide whether to continue or descend immediately based on the overall situation and in consultation with the Discovery World Trekking office. In emergencies, we will use your insurance and informational documents to arrange a swift rescue. While climbing the peak, the Sherpa climber will always be with you to enforce safety and motivate you to complete the climb. We also carry first aid kits and oximeters to face critical situations. You will be traveling in a group, which helps to ensure team safety.

 

Discovery World Trekking crew

Our staff members come from the remote Himalayas, and they have high endurance to stay comfortably in high trek regions. Like our guides, our trekkers are habituated at high altitudes and will accompany you throughout the trek. Our staff members are very important to us. We pay them well and cover their insurance, food, drinks, and accommodations during the trip. Whenever they are ill, we provide them with medical care. 

We believe that only happy persons can keep others happy. Hence, we try our best to keep our staff members happy. For us, our staff members, along with our clients, form a part of our global family. Our guides (Sherpas) are very well qualified - they have government-authorized guide certificates, are fluent in English and other major languages, have rock climbing experience and are intensive wilderness first aid trained.

 

Responsible travel

We are aware of the adverse effects tourism can bring to trek/tourist regions, and if we do not protect these regions today, no one will visit them in the future. It would be detrimental to both the trekkers as well as the visitors. Hence, we try our best to leave only our footprints in trek regions. We dispose of waste properly and put every effort to leave the campsites in a better condition than when we arrived. Further, we have partnered with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to conduct eco-friendly trips/treks.

 

Booking and payment

Discovery World Trekking is a Nepal-government registered, bonded, and authorized trek and tour company, providing its service for more than a decade. We are also members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) and the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Hence, you can book your trek with us with confidence.

We require 10 percent of the trip in advance to confirm the booking. You can pay this amount through Wise, bank transfer, or using online payment through this site. The rest of the amount is due after you arrive in Kathmandu for the trip. Again, you can pay us in cash, bank transfer, Wise, or using your credit card. We will also email you payment details along with the payment options available. 

After booking your trek, please email us your other details, such as passport copy, travel insurance policy certificate, passport size photo, and flight details, within a week of booking. 

 

Tipping

Tipping is accepted in Nepali culture and expected. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion. We advise you to tip according to the service quality, length of the trip, and trip cost. Further, it is a good idea to tip collectively at the end of the trip/trek. The tips do not form part of Discovery World Trekking employee wage. 

 

Last-minute booking

It is always a good idea to plan your trips/treks in advance. However, for those unable to book trips in advance, Discovery World Trekking has a provision in place that allows booking treks 24 hours before the trek departure date by completing the trip payment in full. At Discovery World Trekking, we try our conduct treks at any time. But in case of last-minute bookings, you cannot hold us responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control, like bad weather, landslides, and unavailability of accommodations. 

 

Trip extensions

After your expedition/trek is over if you have a few days extra to spend in Nepal. We will organize other fun events for you, such as sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley, the Chitwan jungle safari, canoeing, rafting, or even another trek!

 

Feedback/ Farewell Dinner

After completing Tent Peak Climbing, we will organize a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. After the dinner, we will present you with a trek achievement certificate. It is also the right time to provide your feedback. If you are happy with our service, do not forget to leave your review on travel portals like Tripadvisor. 

 

Useful Info:

The itinerary above is a guideline and in rare cases, we might have to modify the itinerary to adjust to ground realities, such as trail conditions, weather, and illness. In the case of the itinerary modification, the lead guide will decide while taking into account the interest of the whole trek team. This package has fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, if the dates do not suit you, let us know so that we can organize the trek at a time convenient for you. 

 

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