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Tent Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Tent Peak(Tharpuchuli) Climbing is one of the famous trekking peak lying towards the south of Annapurna Base Camp at the altitude of 5663m/18579ft. It has been one of the attractions as it offers awesome scenic view of mountains around Annapurna area which include Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Machhapuchhre, Hiuchuli and others. In this trek, we walk through varied landscape of the Annapurna region exploring the diverse flora, fauna, culture, and distinct cultural heritages of local people of the region.

During the trek you will also get through Annapurna Base camp which is in bowl shape and surrounded by mighty mountain peaks such as Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri I, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others. You will also get to explore the villages, cultures, and rural lifestyle of people of mid hill Nepal closely during the trek.

 

Itenerary

Your arrival in Kathmandu is fascinating itself. Our friendly representative will be there at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your hotel.

After you complete check-in formality, and taking short rest, we introduce to the market of Thamel, where you can eat your supper, change money, buy some stuffs from supermarket, or buy trekking gears and later, we take you to our office for the trip briefing. Overnight at your hotel.

Delay of any kind will postpone the events for next day according to feasibility.

After breakfast, you will go for sightseeing tour which involves tour of two religious, cultural, and art-wise important sites of Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa.

Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in South-Asia. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. This place is a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Bagmati river flowing besides the temple is religiously and spiritually important for Hindus where cremation of dead body takes place. Pashupatinath temple holds the most of prominence during Shivaratri – Shiva’s birthday and thousands of pilgrims gather in the night to celebrate the day.

Boudhanath Stupa is one of the biggest Stupas in terms of size and height in Nepal and located in east of Kathmandu. The site is peaceful and culturally full of intermixed influence of Tibetan and Sherpa roots. Stupa built in the trading route between Kathmandu and Tibet has four pairs of eyes directed towards all four directions. It is believed to be influenced by Mahayana Buddhist philosophy. After short tour of city, we return to hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight will be spent at hotel.

You will enjoy your breakfast in the hotel and drive to airport for a flight to Pokhara. You fly to Pokhara – small, beautiful city situated in the lap of the Annapurna massif – parallel to the central Himalayas. From Pokhara we drive to Nayapul and then you will hike from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga along the stretch of Modi Khola at first and then gentle uphill. Walking time for today is about three hours. Overnight stay in the Lodge.

The day is filled with track moving up and up until you reach Ghorepani. First off, you start by climbing all the way steep up to Ulleri, from where you get the view of mountain peak including Annapurna South, Himchuli, and tip of Fishtail top. You continue to Banthanti and fill your stomach with delicious lunch. We then walk through a forest and follow the trail to Ghorepani. Just below Poonhill, Ghorepani is located, in middle of the Rhododendron Forest. We get to view Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain from this beautiful village. We spend the night at local lodge.

The day start with a pre-dawn hike to the top of Poonhill to view the sunrise – the most anticipated location for the same.  After an hour of climb, you reach to the top of Poonhill before sunrise, and wait for it. The panoramic view of Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri is unbeatable and fulfilling in many ways. You will drink hot coffee/tea with sunrise and return to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, set off for the day, and trek your way through beautiful forest to Tadapani. It is long up and down trail today yet enjoying in the forest. You enjoy your lunch in a small sunny place called Banthanti. From here another stretch of down and up remains. Arrive Tadapani and overnight stay here.

After breakfast with view of mighty Himalayan peaks: Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiuchuli, we start our walk. The day starts with downhill trek to a river, from then on after we cross the suspension bridge, we walk uphill to Chhomrong. We pass through beautiful forest and small settlements of Gurung people on our way, giving us new perspective on Himalayan lifestyle. We spend the night at local lodge in Chhomrong.

After breakfast you follow the trail down to a river, which brings us to an uphill track again after crossing the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. You pass small villages of Sinuwa and Bhanuwa on your way uphill to Sinuwa. After you walk in the beautiful stretch in the forest and past Khuldighar, walk small downhill to reach Bamboo for lunch. After lunch, you walk about an hour and half to reach Dovan – small place located in a deep gorge with few guest houses to stay overnight. Overnight stay at local lodge in Dovan.

Start your day in the morning upward from Dovan. You will start to walk on a slow pace throughout the day as you are gaining height and altitude begins to work on your body. Trail to Deurali goes through beautiful forest of Rhododendron and bamboo with views of mesmerizing waterfalls on both sides of the river. Overnight at a local lodge in Deurali.

You start today’s hike early in the morning given the landscape you will be traveling. In winter months and early spring months this section is bit dangerous with avalanches. With increase in altitude the alpine landscape starts to appear. You walk along river to reach Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700 m/12,139 ft).

You can stop in this place for a tea. You then walk on a slow pace keeping in mind the height you are gaining, and you are now in an altitude sickness prone zone. You need to acclimatize your body by walking slowly at this height. Reach Annapurna Base Camp where you stay the night and enjoy your lunch and walk around the place.

After breakfast, we follow the trial through over snowed and ice-covered rocky path and then on icy trial until reaching Annapurna South Glacier. The walk will offer awesome views of high peaks and we will continue our walk until we reach flat area which is base camp, and we will set our camp for overnight. Overnight at tented camp.

After breakfast at the camp, we will follow the trial by steep climb along rocky and icy glacier with many boulders until we reach high camp. Afternoon will be free time where we will acclimatize and prepare ourselves for the summit tomorrow. Overnight at tented camp.

Today is the day we summit the Peak, and we will start our walk early in the morning. We climb on the rocky trial and climb steeply slope of 70 degree in which we use the fixed rope. After that we walk a bit to summit the Tharpu Chuli Peak. After the successful summit, we spend some time there on the top and return to base camp using the same route. Overnight at tented camp.

 

After breakfast, we will start our trek towards Machhapuchhre Base camp enjoying the awesome view of mount massif and greenery of nature. After the trek of 6 hours, we reach the Machhapuchhre Base Camp where we will have the required rest. Overnight at the local lodge.

Today, we start our descend towards Bamboo after having breakfast. We will pass through some waterfalls and woods absorbing the awesome view of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. Following the trial, we reach to the village settlement of Bamboo where we will have our overnight at local lodge.

 

After breakfast, we start our trek as we rise to Kuldi Ghar and to Sinuwa. Now we walk on stone step until we reach Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we will follow the trial steep downhill to Jhinu Danda which is our destination for today. We can also relax on the natural hot spring which just 25 minutes away from the lodge. Overnight at local lodge at Jhinu Danda.

After breakfast, we start our trek towards Nayapul. After short trek, we will reach Nayapul where our vehicle will be waiting for our drive to Pokhara. When we reach Pokhara, we will check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, you will visit to Bindhyabasini Temple where you will get the fragnance of scented “Dhup” around the premises. You will also get awesome view of Pokhara city and Himalayas from here. Now you will travel to Mountain Museum from where you will get information about high mountains, alpine life and have historical artifacts of many climbers. You will explore the museum and get information of mountaineering through resources available. Now you will drive to Devi’s Falls and Guptesshwor Cave. Gupteshwor Cave is sacred cave which holds special values for Hindus and the cave is 3 Km long. Taking pictures inside the cave is prohibited. After the exploration here you will visit to Phewa lake and do boating here during which you will go to Barahi Temple located at the middle of Phewa lake. After the boating you will return to the hotel and overnight at the hotel.

You drive back to Kathmandu – some 206 kms and takes seven hours – or take a flight according to your interest. If you are driving, you drive through beautiful bending mountain highway which stretches along the river and passes through beautiful landscape. Once in Kathmandu we will transfer you to your respective hotel and you will be given free time to wander around. Overnight will be spent in hotel.

Today we will go for the tour around century long history of markets, trading spots, arts, building and culture. We will be exploring the local market of Asan, Indrachowk and Newroad through which you will explore the historical and cultural identity of the city. We will also get to visit to the temple of living goddess “Kumari” during your visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square. We get to see the architectural prominence of Kathmandu during the visit to Durbar Square premises. After the tour you will return to the hotel through foot or famous three wheeled bicycle, Rickshaw. Overnight at hotel

As per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport of Kathmandu three hours prior to the flight time and your trip ends here.

What is Included?

    • Airport transfers (pick up and drop off)
    • Nepal's 3-star hotel accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the climbing period 
    • Tea house, Lodge,tent camp accommodation during the climbing period
    • Hot drinks (Tea & coffee) 3 times a day during the climb
    • Trekking guide and Helpers (porters) and assistant guide (above 5 pax)
    • Air Ticket (Kathmandu-Pokhara)
    • Private transfer (Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara Pokhara-Kathmandu)
    • TIMS card
    • ACAP permit
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipment, land transport etc. for trekking staff
    • Down jacket, Down Sleeping bag, fleece liner, walking poles and Duffel bag
    • Sightseeing with guide, transportation and entry permits in Kathmandu
    • All applicable taxes and Services charge

What is Excluded?

    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Travel insurance
    • Any kind of drinks in Kathmandu and trekking area (Except three cups of tea a day on the trek)
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Any other personal expenses
    • Gratuities to guide, porters and driver (Not mandatory but expected as customary thank you for the service)
    • Any other expenses caused by some unforeseen and uncontrollable situations that may arise during the trip
    • Anything not mentioned in the includes section

Equipment Checklist

You are required to bring everything on this list. Some of the equipment mentioned down below can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu with affordable prices. Numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment can be found. 

Climbing Gear

  1. Ice Axe: (standard; around 65-70 cm, depending on height)
  2. Seat harness
  3. Locking carabiners : 6 (Automatic locking type with large pear shape)
  4. 2 adjustable ski pole
  5. Plastic mountaineering boot

Head Gear

  1. Warm hat that covers your ears too (wool or synthetic )
  2. Balaclava
  3. Face mask
  4. Shade hat or baseball cap
  5. Glacier glasses (100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case)
  6. 1 ski goggles with UV protection

  Upper Body

  1. 2-3 cotton t-shirt
  2. 1 polypropylene t-shirt
  3. 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirts ( Lightweight, light colored)
  4. 1 Windcheater jacket
  5. Down/synthetic sweater or vest
  6. Hard shell jacket with hood (Waterproof and breathable)
  7. 1 expedition down parka with hood

Hand Wear

  1. 2 pairs of liner gloves (Thin wool or polypropylene)
  2. A pair of warm gloves(fleece or wool)
  3. A pair expedition shell gloves

Lower Body

  1. A pair of nylon shorts
  2. A pair of nylon pants for trekking and around camp
  3. 2 pairs of lightweight long underwear bottoms
  4. 1 pair fleece pants with side zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  5. 1 pair soft shell pants
  6. 1 pair of hard shell pants
  7. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips

Foot wear:

  1. 3-4 pairs of liner socks
  2. 2-3 pairs of lightweight trekking socks
  3. 2 pairs of medium-heavy wool socks
  4. 1 pair down booties (optional)
  5. 1 pair trail shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  6. A pair sandals or tennis shoes for Kathmandu and in camp

Pack

  1. 1 lightweight internal frame pack
  2. 1 daypack (optional)
  3. 1 large duffel bag for gear
  4. Small padlock for duffel bag
  5. Sleeping Gear
  6. 1 down sleeping bag rated to -15 F 
  7. Sleeping pad

Miscellaneous

  1. Lip balm (SPF 20 or above)
  2. Sunscreen (SPF 40 or above)
  3. Headlamp
  4. 2-3 Water bottles (1 ltr)
  5. Pocket knife. Small Swiss-army type.
  6. Water purifiers
  7. Toiletry kit
  8. Bandana
  9. Pair of towel
  10. Ear plugs
  11. Wet wipes
  12. Insect repellents
  13. Moisturizer 
  14. 1 small stainless steel thermos (optional)
  15. Favorite snacks (no more than 2 pounds)
  16. Binoculars (optional)
  17. Cameras, mobiles etc.
  18. Hip sack or fanny pack for travel documents, money & passport
  19. Passport and passport photos
  20. Airline ticket

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