Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing - 14 days

Trip Facts
DestinationTent Peak
ActivityClimbing
AccomodationLodge to Lodge
RegionAnnapurna Region
Start / End pointKathmandu
Duration14 Days
Max. Altitude5,600m
Meals IncludedBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner in trek regions
Group size2 to 24
Best SeasonSpring, Autumn
Activity Per Day5-7 hours of walking
TransportationFlight Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara to Dhampus / Jhinu Danda to Pokhara road transport
GradeModerate 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
  • Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
  • Easy payment system, different modes of payment
  • Multi-channel communications (Email, WeChat, Viber, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Zoom)
  • 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


Online Trip Briefing

The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.

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. day1

    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. day2

    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. day3

    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. day4

    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. day5

    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. day6

    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. day7

    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. day8

    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. day9

    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. day10

    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. day11

    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. day12

    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 Hotel Park Himalaya (room with attached bathroom)
    • Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner)
  13. day13

    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. day14

    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.

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