Duration: 18
Difficulty: Difficult/ Adventure
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camping
Trip Overview

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: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

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, 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

 

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Accommodations

As you are picked from Tribhuwan International  Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.  We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.

Meals

During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.

 

Best Time to Climb

Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can Climb in Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.

Climbing

We will provide an experienced Climbing guide having fluency in English or any other language. 1 Climbing Sherpa Guide is entitled to every 3 members and 1 porter as per required. In every group, 1 Climbing guide is provided whereas Climbing Sherpa guide (assistant) is provided as per the size of the group. The proper management of Sherpa guides help in safety and make convenient while climbing. Even though if any member gets sick on the way to peak it will not affect the whole team and the rest team can successfully reach the peak.

Climbing individual Gears

When it comes to summiting a Peak Climbing Gears plays a very vital role and it is very important. It is the main thing that helps you to determine whether you can make the peak success or not. Proper quality to Gears makes you very easy in climbing whereas it also helps you stay away from cold and prevents frostbite and other problems.

Fixed rope, Tent, Kitchen stuff, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock pittan, and Ice hammer, etc are the gear which is provided by the Company.

Personal Climbing Gear you should bring 

These are the gear that you should purchase:

Climbing boot, Crampons, Harness (safety belt),  sunglasses, Jumar, Figure of eight, Helmet, Ice axe, Carabiner (2 lock/ 2 unlock), Gloves, Windproof Gortex,  Sleeping Bag Jackets, Pants, Water bottles, Thermos, Sun cream, Hat, Down jackets, Inner thermal coat, some prusik, warm Socks (New), water bottle, Tape slings (2)

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Included in the Cost
  • 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)
  • Pokhara to Ghandhuk Drive by Jeep
  • Siwai to Pokhara Drive by Jeep
  • Pokhara To Kathmandu Drive by Private Jeep/car
  • Hotel In Pokhara (B&B)
  • 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, toilet tent, table, chair and kitchen, camping items) in Base camp
  • Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) Entry Fee
  • TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Special Tent Peak Climbing Permit
  • Garbage Deposite
  • Experience Climbing Sherpa guide & Assistant " Climbing Sherpa " (For 3 Trekkers =1 Assistant support "Climbing Sherpa")
  • Required Number of Potters
  • Cook, Kitchen Staff and other Necessary staff ( Base Camp and High camp)
  • Group Climbing Equipment and instruments (Fixed Rope, Mean Rope, Ice Hamber, Snowbar,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.