Tent peak climbing is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountain climbers. Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli offers the best short trekking peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region way beyond simply trekking. The trip includes the trek to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with few days of peak climbing that makes it a very popular trekking peak climbing in Annapurna region. We climb the standard Northwest ridge. In comparison, our Tharpu Chuli trek is physically not as challenging as climbing Island or Mera Peaks.
ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU. Our representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Thamel. Overnight stay at hotel.
KATHMANDU TO POKHARA BY FLIGHT Overnight stay at Hotel.
POKHARA TO NAYAPUL BY VAN/CAR AND TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA (1540M, 4 HOUR TREK) After breakfast in Pokhara we drive for an hour to Nayapul, the starting point of your trek. We then walk for 3-4 hours to reach Tikhedhunga. Â The trail is not very difficult though we do climb up to 2800m. You will meet other trekkers ascending from this altitude. We stay overnight in Tikhedhunga in a guest house. Our service includes; Transportation to Nayapul, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM THIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI (2860M, 6 HOUR TREK) Starting from thikedhunga the route is slightly uphill until we reach Ghorepani, with astonishing views of the high Himalayas and beautiful landscape. We pass through some small settlements and terraced fields. This evening we will stay in a lodge at Ghorepani. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
EARLY MORNING HIKE TO POONHILL (3210M) TREK TO TADAPANI (2630M, 6 HOUR TREK) ACCLIMATISATION DAY. Today is one of the most important days of your trek. In the early morning your guide will take you up to Poonhill (3210m). It takes one hour climb to Poon Hill. From there you will experience breathtaking views of the peaks of Annapurnas, like Dhaulagiri [8167m], Annapurna South [7119m] Fishtail [6993m], Nilglgiri south, Singa chuli, Annapurna I [8091m] and many more impressive peaks. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM TADAPANI TO CHOMRONG (2,170M., 5-HOUR) From Tadapani we descend to Kemrung Stream, then on through the forest of rhododendron towards Chhomrong passing Gurung village. Chhomrong warmly offers us close-up views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Mt. Annapurna, Virgin Peak and Hiunchuli. We will stay overnight in a lodge and you will have the opportunity to explore the Chhomrong area. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM CHOMROMNG TO HIMALAYA (2,920M., 6-HOUR TREK)The trek now follows the Chhomrong River and ascends to an elevation of 3000m. On the route, we cross through rhododendron forest and reach Dovan. The remaining afternoon and the evening can be spent exploring Dovan. We spend overnight in the Himalaya Hotel. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK HIMALAYA TO MACHHAPUCHRE BASE CAMP The trail heads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The route is pleasant with spectacular views of the landscape and snow-capped mountains, a great photographic opportunity. It is around a 6 hour walk to reach our destination, but we can preserve time if we increase our speed. We stay overnight at a lodge in MBC. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
MBC TO ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP After breakfast, we continue our trek to Annapurna Base Camp. This area is known as Annapurna Sanctuary which is surrounded by lofty mountains. The area gives an astonishing view of Annapurna 1, Annapurna South and Barah Shikhar. We spend the night in a guest house and dine on local potato soup and traditional Gurung bread, which the people of this area consider is special in combatting the effects of the cold. Overnight is in a Lodge. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
ACCLIMATISATION DAY Today is acclimatisation day in Annapurna Base camp. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK TO TENT PEAK BASE CAMP 4115M, (5 HOUR TREK). We trek through the rubble-covered glacier and climb the Moraine Cliffs, the path across the glacier is marked by cairns and heads directly towards the Moraines on the north side of the glacier. The Moraines may look loose and dangerous but there are several ways around any difficulties. The path leads to a flat boulder strewn area below the Moraine near a small stream bed, a faint path leads over loose terrain to the crest of the Moraine. The flat, grassy area above the Moraine at 4,115m is the only reasonable situation to establish our Tent Peak base camp. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Climbing Guide, Porter and Tented Camp.
TREK TO HIGH CAMP 4877M, (4 HOUR TREK) To climb this peak, a high camp is necessary. From the Base Camp the route follows the Moraine north-west for about ten minutes to an obvious deep-cut gully. A faint path climbs to the top of the east bank up a grassy buttress, and then crosses the stream above the gully and contours the hillside to reach the flat summit of buttress at 4,420m. The ridge above is followed to a level area which may be snow covered as we will be at an altitude of 4,877m. Â This will be our suitable High Camp for the climb. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Climbing Guide, Porter and Tented Camp.
SUMMIT FROM HIGH CAMP AND RETURN DESCENT (6 HOUR) From the high camp, the glacier below the west flank of Tharpu Chuli can be reached without any difficulties in about an hour. We then follow the easy slopes towards the Raksi Peak and the left-hand side of the glacier, avoiding all possible crevasses. This leads to the level glacier at 5,334 meters. From here, we cross to the foot of the fluted wall separating Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli. The wall is approximately 120 meters high. This wall leads to the summit and superb panoramic views of all the Annapurna range, from Hiunchuli 6,441m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Annapurna Fang 7,647m, Annapurna I 8,091m, Gangapurna 7,455m, Annapurna III 7,555m, Annapurna V 7,525m, Mt.Machhapuchare 6,993m including Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak 6,501m. We descend by the same route towards the Base Camp. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Climbing Guide, Porter and Tented Camp.
TREK BACK TO DEURALI (5 HOUR) We will steadily trek down today and spend the night in a lodge in Deurali. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Climbing Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM DEURALI TO CHOMRONG (6 HOUR) We continue our return journey, revisiting Chomrong to stay overnight in a lodge. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM CHOMRONG TO GHANDRUK (5 HOUR) Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Guide, Porter and Lodge.
TREK FROM GHANDRUK TO NAYAPUL (4HOURS) DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (1 HOUR) This is the final day of our trek. We trek to Nayapul from Ghandruk and end our once in a lifetime experience there. We drive back to Pokhara and explore the beauty of it. You can have the opportunity to climb to Sarangkot hill which is famous for adventurous paragliding sport. Explore Pokhara City and we will stay overnight in a hotel. Our service includes; Breakfast, Lunch, Guide, Porter, Transportation to Pokhara, Hotel in Pokhara.
POKHARA TO KATHMANDU BY FLIGHT: At 6.30 am, our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer us to the Tourist Bus Station. The bus will stop on the way for breakfast. Our service includes; Transportation to Kathmandu, Guide, Porter, Hotel in Kathmandu.
A DAY OF LEISURE: Your time to fully take in your experience and the opportunity to revisit the bustling city of Kathmandu. Our service includes; Hotel with breakfast.
DEPARTURE FROM NEPAL: Transfers to the airport and departure from Nepal as per your flight itinerary. Our service includes; Your transfer to the airport from the hotel.
* Round-trip airport transfers.
* Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 Nights Twin Sharing Hotel in Kathmandu (2, star Hotel) Hotel Namaste Nepal.
* Necessary Trekking Permit and office paper.
* Domestic Flight tickets, (From Kathmandu to Lukla and retuned to Kathmandu).
* Trekking Guide: One English speaking, Helpful and Professional trekking guide (including his requirements).
* Trekking Porter (One Porter for 2 members).
* Trekking Equipment: Duffel Bag, Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket.
* Your Meals: (12 Breakfast, 11 Lunch and 11 Dinner with Cup of Tea or Coffee).
* Lodge Accommodation whilst Trekking: 12 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to Lodge accommodation.
* Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
* Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
* Adventure Certificate.
* All government taxes and Service charge.
* Nepal entry visa fee.
* Travel and rescue insurance. Insurance Should be cover rescue evacuation which cost about $ 7000.
* International airfares.
* Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
* All bar bills and personal expenses (Such as, phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, etc.)
* Tips for the guide and porter.
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2. All our accommodations will be on a twin sharing basis, if anyone wants to have private room, it will be at an additional cost.
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