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Tent Peak

  • Duration:
    18 Days
  • Starting Point:
    Gandhruk
  • End Point:
    Siwai
  • Difficulty Level:
    High
  • Max-Altitude:
    18,580 ft / 5663m
  • Min Pax:
    01 Pax

Trip Introduction

Tharpu Chuli (5,663m) is more commonly known as Tent Peak and is situated in the Annapurna region of Nepal at the head of the Annapurna Sanctuary. It was first climbed on (but not summited) by Col. Jimmy Roberts in 1956 during an exploration of the area prior to a British expedition to Machapuchare in 1957.

The peak was first summited in 1964 by a Japanese group on an expedition to Annapurna South led by Dr Haruo Higuchi. They climbed the South East Ridge, Alpine Grade AD and this is the sloping skyline to the right of the main photo. The easier North West Ridge, Alpine Grade PD, is to the left of the main photo and was first climbed by Gunter Hauser and a German party in 1965.

The peak is easy to get to, and gives good/easy snow and ice climbing at a relatively low altitude. It is renowned for its views of the whole Annapurna range and Machapuchare. The peak is initially viewed from the original Annapurna Base Camp famously used by the two expeditions of Maurice Herzog in 1950 and Chris Bonnington in 1970.

North West Ridge:

This route is graded as Alpine PD and is essentially in three stages, first stage to establish a base camp, second to a high camp, third the climb which is in two parts. From Annapurna base camp follow the trail east along the moraine towards a large cairn/chorten marking the descent path onto the South Annapurna glacier on your right.

Descend a fairly steep trail onto the glacier/moraine helping your porters. There is a line of cairns, sometimes flags, crossing this glacier which will take you to the boulder moraine on the far side. Ascend the cliffs and go to the left of a dry gully up onto the grassy area and choose your site for a base camp. (13,500ft).

To get to your high camp from here, follow the edge of the moraine North West until you reach a deep cut gully with a stream. Turn sharp right and follow a path heading towards Tharpu Chuli keeping the gully on your left. When the path flattens off, cross the stream and contour to an obvious flat area at 14,500ft as the first option for a high camp.

If you want to go higher, there is a further option at 16,000ft gained by following a ridge above the site at 14,500ft to another level area. From your high camp follow the slopes towards Rakshi Peak on your left and keeping to the left of the glacier and crevasses.

At 17,500ft cross the glacier heading directly towards the fantastic looking fluted wall which separates Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli. The right hand end of the wall is the easiest angle for climbing with a gain of between 400ft and 600ft to climb. The angle is between 45 and 55 degrees, the best part of the peak once you have crossed the bergschrund!

On reaching the NW ridge turn right and begin your ascent up a wide ridge which narrows to a knife edge for the final 150ft at 50 degrees. You made it, enjoy one of the best views in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • trek preparation for Climbing
    • Day 03
    • Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.) 30 minutes and Drive to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 feet), 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 04
    • Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120feet.), 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Trek to Dobhan [2840m/9318feet.], 6 hours
    • Day 06
    • Trek to Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC) [3700m/12135feet.], 3-4 hours trek
    • Day 07
    • MBC to Annapurna Base Camp [4,130m/13,545feet.], 2-3 hours trek
    • Day 08
    • Acclimatization & Climbing Preparation
    • Day 09
    • Trek to Tent peak Base Camp [4450m/14,600feet.], 5 hours
    • Day 10
    • Trek to High Camp [5,200m/17,056 feet.], 5 hours
    • Day 11
    • Summit Tent Peak 5663m / 18,580 ft, Return to High Camp, 6 hours
    • Day 12
    • Descent to Tent Peak Base Camp then to ABC, 4-5 hours
    • Day 13
    • ABC to Bamboo [2310m/7575ft.], 6 hours trek
    • Day 14
    • Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu Dada [1760m/5770 ft.], 6 hours trek
    • Day 15
    • Jhinu Dada to siwai and drive to Pokhara
    • Day 16
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-8 hours by Drive
    • Day 17
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 18
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • trek preparation for Climbing
    • Day 03
    • Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.) 30 minutes and Drive to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 feet), 5 - 6 hours

      Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.) 30 minutes and Drive to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 feet), 5 – 6 hours

    • Day 04
    • Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120feet.), 5 - 6 hours
    • Day 05
    • Trek to Dobhan [2840m/9318feet.], 6 hours
    • Day 06
    • Trek to Macchapuchre Base Camp (MBC) [3700m/12135feet.], 3-4 hours trek
    • Day 07
    • MBC to Annapurna Base Camp [4,130m/13,545feet.], 2-3 hours trek
    • Day 08
    • Acclimatization & Climbing Preparation
    • Day 09
    • Trek to Tent peak Base Camp [4450m/14,600feet.], 5 hours
    • Day 10
    • Trek to High Camp [5,200m/17,056 feet.], 5 hours
    • Day 11
    • Summit Tent Peak 5663m / 18,580 ft, Return to High Camp, 6 hours
    • Day 12
    • Descent to Tent Peak Base Camp then to ABC, 4-5 hours
    • Day 13
    • ABC to Bamboo [2310m/7575ft.], 6 hours trek
    • Day 14
    • Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu Dada [1760m/5770 ft.], 6 hours trek
    • Day 15
    • Jhinu Dada to siwai and drive to Pokhara
    • Day 16
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-8 hours by Drive
    • Day 17
    • Free Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 18
    • Final Departure
Cost Include:
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport,
  • 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3 star level Hotel
  •  Domestic Flight (Kathmandu to Pokhara)
  •  Trekking Duffle Bag by Company
  •  Vehicle from Pokhara to Ghandhuk Drive by Jeep
  •  Hotel in Pokhara (B&B)
  • Siwai To Pokhara Drive by Jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive-by Private Vehicle
  •  Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  •  Accommodation in Tent camp at Base camp and High camp During the Climbing with All Meals and Hot Drinks (Tea, breakfast,Lunch, and Dinner)
  •  All group camping equipment (kitchen tent, Dining tent, kitchen, camping items) in Base camp and High camp
  • Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) Entry Fee
  •  TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  •  Experience Climbing guide
  •  Required Number of Potters
  •  Cook, Kitchen Staff and other Necessary staff (Base Camp and High camp)
  •  Group Climbing Equipment and instruments (Fixed Rope, Main Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow bar, Ice Crew)
  •  Single/Double tent at the Camp with mattress
  •  Insurance for Climbing Guide and Climbing Sherpa
  •  Insurance for all Nepali Trekking staff
  •  All government and local taxes
  •  farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination) International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)
  • Trekking

    • Hiking-Poles
      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
      Socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
      Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses
  • Climbing

    • harness
      Harness
    • ice-axe
      Ice Axe
    • lip-Guard
      Lip Guard
    • lock-carabiner
      Lock Carabiners
    • mid-weight-top
      Mid Weight Top
    • Prusick-loops
      Prusick Loop
    • snow-goggles
      Snow Goggles
    • summit-gloves
      Summit Gloves
    • summit-socks
      Summit Socks
    • swiss-Knife
      Swiss Knife
    • tape-sling
      Tape Sling
    • Thermal-Mattress-Cell-Foam
      Thermal Mattress Cell Foam
    • Thermal-Mattress-inflatable
      Thermal Mattress Inflatable
    • thermos
      Thermos

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