Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

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Tharpu chuli (Tent Peak) Peak Climbing

Trip Overview

Tharpu Chuli peak Climbing also called as Tent Peak Climbing is one of the adventurous and famous trekking peaks in the Nepali Himalaya range. This peak climbing has a nice central position in the popular Annapurna sanctuary trek.  Tharpu Chuli offers us panoramic views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Hiunchuli and others. Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing (Tent Peak) offers an amazing Shangri-La of the entire Annapurna.

This trip trip starts from Kathmandu through Naya Pul located near Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’. Reaching the base camp of Mt.Machapuchhre gives us another good reason to choose the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing trip.

Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak) is located in the Annapurna sanctuary. The sanctuary is an amphitheater, with a range of impressive Himalayan peaks forming a vast bowl, accessible only from the south through Modi Khola River Valley. The immense south face of Annapurna south (7291m) situated at the head of Annapurna south glacier, guards the western flank of the sanctuary. Right in the middle, this all is Tharpu but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. Tharpu Chuli is such peak where surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from the summit. The south face base camp of Annapurna is the fine ascent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying. This is not an easy crossing. It involves the steep descent onto the through very rough ground among the confused mass os loose rocks of all sizes on the glacier floor. It takes almost seven hours to reach to advance camps; however, you are rewarded with breathtaking views all the way. The advance camp is roughly at 4500m, just on the snowline. This climbing offers one of the outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. From the summit of this climbing you can see the superb panorama of Huinchuli (6331m/26771 ft ) , Annapurna south ( 7219m/ 23684 ft ) , Fang ( 25089 ft ) , Gangapurna(24459 ft ) , Annapurna 3 ( 7555m) , Machhapuchhre( 22943 ft ) and of course Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak ( 21329 ft ).

Itenerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will welcome you and transfer to respective hotels. We will provide orientation and meet with other members of the group, briefing with welcome dinner at authentic Nepali dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour of world heritage sites visit the Pashupatinath a Hindu Temple, Bouddhanath to visit the huge Buddhist Stupa. Afternoon free for own activities and preparation for the trek and climb.
We will start our journey early morning by flight to Pokhara and enjoy the beautiful view of the Nepalese Himalayas throughout the flight. After landing in beautiful city Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul on a scenic road trip and begin our trek to Tikhedhunga, the lush landscape along the small cute wooden houses add a marvelous charm to this trek. We will stay overnight stay at a lodge at Tikhedhunga and plan for next day.
The walk starts very early in the morning after your breakfast or we will take breakfast on the way. The way passes through Ulleri and head towards Banthanti. Walk continuous passing through beautiful view of forested areas of rhododendron with small streams and waterfalls along the way. Making way along Bhurungdi River, we will reach to the Ghorepani. Overnight stay at a lodge at Ghorepani.
We start our day very early in the morning, before sunrise, we will make our way to Poon Hill to view some spectacular views of the mountains. We will see the beauty of the Annapurna massif along with Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Gangapurna (7454m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) and so on. Then we will make our way towards Tadapani. Stay overnight at Tadapani.
This day is quite easy trail. We start walk passing through Gurung and Magar villages, we can see their culture and tradition. Passing Kimrong River, we also pass Chhomrong pass to finally arrive at Chhomrong. Here, we can enjoy the stunning mountains in the background, well within sight and offering a blessing to these villages to thrive. Today our station is at at Chhomrong.

The day starts with fresh air of oak, bamboo and rhododendron. The rout passes through village of Sinuwa, we will reach the barren area of Annapurna glacier all the while enjoying the beautiful scenes of the Himalayas. Walking along the Modi River, we reach to the Dovan. Today night will spend at Dovan.  

The day starts on a rather easy path with a magnificent view of the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and its neighboring peaks. A rocky path, it gets rugged as we move along. Through a steady climb, we will pass Hinko cave and come upon Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Stay overnignt at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
The day view start with the first rays of sunlight bouncing off the mountains giving them a beautiful tinge of orange and red. We will mostly be walking on snow and reach the base camp at 4,130m with a spectacular 360-degree view of the mountains. The views include Annapurna massif, mountains like Hiunchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and so on. We will spend some time here and head on back to MBC. Overnight stay at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Today our plan is to reach tharpu chuli base camp. We will be walking on moraines of the Annapurna Glacier. The geography here is stunning and can be felt only on the high altitude as such. We might be able to meet other trekkers on an expedition in these areas too. Overnight stay at Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
A steep climb this path is rocky and it is advised that you take much caution when taking this route. We will be blessed with panoramic views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (m), Annapurna South (7,229m). We will reach high camp and set up the tents. We can spend the rest of the day practicing for the trek on the following day and learn to use the equipment for the climb. Overnight at High Camp.
Today is celebration day, which will approximately take 6-7 hours walks. So we start submit around midnight. We will make the climb using ropes that have been pre-fixed. Reaching the top feels ecstatic, as so many days’ worth of hard work will have finally paid off and we will be offered blissful views of the mountains in the Annapurna region. After we enjoy the glorious moment and take some memorable pictures, we will make our way back to the base camp. Overnight at Base Camp.
Today, we will trek to Deurali through the same way that we came up from. Overnight at a lodge at Deurali.
We are on the way back to the down. The trail is paved with the wonderful variety of flora and fauna and beautiful forests of blooming rhododendron. Through small villages, we reach our destination and enjoy the nature as well as cultural beauty in the lap of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at a lodge at Sinuwa.
Passing through Chhomrong, we descend to Ghandruk. A perfect example of the typical Nepalese culture, the village of Ghandruk is famous all over the world and is known for its Gurung and Thakali residents. With Annapurna, Hiunchuli as the background, the village of Ghandruk is a perfect place to sit back and observe the culture of these proud ethnic communities. Overnight stay at a lodge at Ghandruk.
Today is last day of our walk, we plan for Nayapul. After reaching there, we will take a ride to Pokhara and head to our hotel. We will head out to see the nightlife and check out the cuisines at Lakeside today. We can also enjoy the pubs and bars which add a charm to the city. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
We will fly back to Kathmandu after short flight of 25 Minute. After fresh up you can head out to the local markets and try out some local cuisine and do souvenir shopping. You can also rest in your hotel as you will have wearied out from the journey.
Our representative will drop you to the airport for your scheduled flight as you end your holiday in Nepal. Or we will plan for another trip.

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What is Included?

    • Airport Pick up and Drop as per itinerary by private car / van
    • All the standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period.
    • Peak Climbing permit fee
    • Local Guest house accommodation during trek and tented accommodation in climbing period
    • Experience and helpful trekking guide during trek and friendless porters
    • Expert climbing guide
    • First aid medical kit
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine for all staff
    • Round trip domestic airfare as per itinerary
    • General climbing equipment's (rope, ice-crew, snow bar etc.)
    • TIMS card fees - Trekking Information Management System
    • All the government tax

What is Excluded?

    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel
    • Nepal Visa
    • International Airfare
    • Your Travel Insurance
    • Personal climbing equipment's
    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
    • Tips for Trekking guide, porters, Drivers
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipment Checklist

Generally, peak climbing in high range of Himalaya is quite challenging and safety is major part. we recommend following equipment for peak climbing in Himalayan region.

For Climbing:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Screw gate
  • Descended abseil device
  • Prussic loops
  • Plastic mountaineering boot
  • For head protection:

Sun hat or scarf

  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch
  • For upper body safety:
  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • For lower body Safety:
  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants

For feet safety:

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots

For hands safety:

  • Gloves

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

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