Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu Chuli peak climbing is one of the most popular and tough peak to climb
ABC with Tharpu Chuli peak climb is one of the most popular and tough peak to climb, a great challenging climb with technical ‘know how’ where Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure climbing guides will support you all the way to the summit top at 5,663 meters /17,065 ft where you will encircled with overwhelming panorama surround with great snow capped mountain an experience of a lifetime with Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to ABC with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak climb.
Although this Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak a smaller trekking peak with just about 5,663 meters high, the rocky smooth near the top looks like in a shape of tent, due to its formation also known as Tent Peak, located in the midst of Annapurna Sanctuary and beyond North of Annapurna base camp within massive Annapurna Himalayan range of mountain in Gandaki zone of Kaski district which is just 40 k.m. aeronautical distance from picturesque touristic Pokhara Valley.Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak Trek and Climb will be fully supported by our expert and veteran trekking and climbing guides who have climbed most of high peaks around Himalaya region beyond Annapurna Sanctuary.
Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak Trek and Climb offerstremendous views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) extend to Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m and beyond east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m.
ABC with Tharpu Chuli peak climbing awesome adventure starts with a drive to picturesque Pokhara located on the shade of Annapurna Himalaya with its serene Phewa Lake where the mountains reflects in the early morning. From Pokhara a short drive to start the trek on the warm areas to Tirkhedunga passing several farm villages and paddy terraces with beautiful waterfalls along the trek, walk leads steep uphill on stone steps to a large village of Ulleri with Gurungs tribes of people along with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and tip of Mt. Machhapuchhre.
After a fabulous climb and success return journey on the same route till Chomrong large Gurung village, then heading downhill to the road head for the drive back to Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu after a remarkable time with Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to ABC with Tharpu Chuli peak climb
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our company staff and representative, our staff will transfer you in nice cozy vehicles with a short drive into the busy and interesting part of Kathmandu city around Tourist hub in Thamel or around, on reaching at hotel with refreshment our guide will brief with orientation programs and information regarding the trips to Annapurna Base Camp with Thrapu chuli / Tent Peak trek and climb, at evening group dinner in Nepal’s most authentic meals with live culture show.
In Kathmandu where our city will guide will take you on a half day city tour in and around Kathmandu city at places of interest, as Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur is full of World Heritage Sites. Our guide will lead you to the famous old Durbar Square (kings courtyard and palaces) Kumari Temple (Living Goddess) and other interesting sites around the ferocious Kal Bhairab, the red monkey god, and hundreds of erotic carvings are a few examples of the sights at the Square! The buildings here are the greatest achievements of the Malla dynasty, time permitting visit of old Swayambhunath Stupa the landmark of Kathmandu, located on a hill lock surrounded with forest with lots of monkeys, this Buddhist stupa with 4 cardinal eyes of Lord Buddha looking over the valley standing high for more than 2,500 years of history, afternoon preparation for the great adventure to Annapurna with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak climb.
Morning a great scenic drive on Nepal’s main highway leading outside of the valley rim and then heading downhill by the Trisuli River for some time and then heading west with views of snow capped peaks of Langtang and Ganesh Himal as the journey progress towards Pokhara more mountain views of Manaslu and Annapurna range with Lamjung Himal, the drive is interesting through many farm villages and towns and eventually reaching at famous Touristic spot at Pokhara by the pristine Phewa lake.
(Flying options: A sweeping scenic great flight of 30 minutes to Pokhara on reaching at Pokhara domestic airport our staff will meet and transfer you to respective hotels by the lake Phewa)
Beginning this awesome adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu chuli and Tent Peak trek and climb, at first few hours’ drive towards west to Nayapul on the newly built Beni, Baglung linking with Pokhara highway a nice journey for 2-3 hours with views of snow capped peaks, on reaching the warm area of Nayapul a short walk following the Modi River to a beautiful Bhirethati village, from here heading west on the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route that links with Tibet via Upper Mustang region, walk leads through farm villages till Tirkhedhunga is reached with wonderful views of waterfalls.
From Tirkhedhunga with refreshing stop a steep climb on stone steps for few hours to reach at a large Ulleri village where the air gets cooler as the altitude gains at 2,071 meters high with great views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and tip of Mt. Maccahapuchare, Ulleri village a nice traditional Gurung village with slated roof tops.
After a hard walk uphill to Ulleri, morning walk is pleasant through the winding uphill trail to Ghorepani, walk at first is refreshing into enchanting wooded area with fresh clear streams with several tea houses along the route, on reaching at Banthati and Nangithati, on the uphill path through serene forest of rhododendron and pines tree lines and finally reaching at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop after a pleasant walk through cool forest.
At Ghorepani check into a nice cozy lodge with wonderful views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiris, Annapurna South, Huinchuli with Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang).
Getting up early morning before the crack of dawn, an hour hike uphill through beautiful rhododendron and firs trees with amazing views along the walk, reaching on top of Pun Hill the highest spot at 3,195 meters high with striking sunrise views over range of Himalayan peaks from Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, Nilgiris 6,230 meters, Annapurna at 8,091 m, Annapurna South 7,219m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Annapurna III 7,555m. Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) 6,997 m as far to Mt. Manaslu in the eastern horizon.
After a wonderful time here our journey continues with downhill to Ghorepani for breakfast and then heading higher above Ghorepani with views after views till the trek leads downhill to another Bhanthati in a gorge and then with short downhill and uphill reaching at overnight stop at Tadapani a charming place with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and A II, located in the middle of pristine forest with about 8 to 10 lodges and tea houses with awesome mountain views towards north with great contrast of rolling green hills.
From Tadapani with great views heading downhill through forested area and farm lands reaching at rushing Modi River by the Kimrong River valley, on crossing a small bridge with a steep climb for few hours and then the walk gets gentle on the winding path leading to the top of Chomrong village, and then short downhill to Chomrong the last permanent village before on route to Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary area.
This large Gurung village with many good looking lodge with stunning views of Annapurna peaks in the close distance.
After Chomrong heading downhill on steps to cross a small bridge and then with a climb for few hours reaching at Sinuwa danda with 2-3 tea shops and lodges, after a short break walk leads on the winding trail through the forest and downhill to Bamboo a small settlement with 6-8 lodges in the midst of bamboo and rhododendron forest by the River Modi. Here stopping for lunch break and then carryon trekking further for a while to reach at Dovan for overnight stop in a peaceful surrounding located on a gorge by the river.
Slowly our adventure gets closer to our destination, as the trek progress leading towards few short descend and up hills reaching at Hinko Cave beneath the towering Huinchuli peak and close to Hotel Himalaya, from here another few hours walks leads to Deurali with short downhill and last 20 minutes climb reaching at Deurali a small settlement with 8-10 lodges and guesthouses.
Our destination gets much closer; on leaving Deurali the walk is pleasant for few hours and then re-crossing the same Modi River and then heading higher up to reach at Machhapuchhre base camp 3,720 meters high, located beneath the towering Fish Tail North Face. From here after a refreshing stop continue our journey for another 3 hours as the tree lines drops for alpine bushes and shrubs where you will be surrounded with snow capped peaks all around as the walk slowly reach at Annapurna Base Camp at 4,30 meters high, a wonderful location with 4-5 lodges. On reaching at Annapurna Base Camp check into respective lodges for overnight stop with time to marvel the great views and short walks around.
Today at free and leisure which is very important to have rest day for acclimatization before the climb of Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak, here our expert guide will brief with information regarding the climbing technique and skills that required during the climb, a good practice and training on using ice axe, crampons, tying knots with main and fix ropes and use of ice screws, snow bar and making path on route the climb. If any doubts and ill health please inform our climbing guides where he can solve and find solution to your problem if any. Afternoon rest and relax and enjoy the views and catch with your dairy and notes.
After a pleasant and wonderful time at Annapurna base camp, and then our morning walk leads to our main highlights and destination towards complete wilderness over rubble-covered glacier and moraine cliffs, the path in few places marked by cairns, heading towards north on the glacier.
As the walk progress leading to a flat boulder close to a small icy stream, then reaching a flat, grassy area to for base camp before the climb with afternoon to scout the area of climb and rest with preparation for final summit bid to Tent Peak climb
From Base Camp it is highly necessary to have one extra camp, as this is a technical climb in several sections to reach this peak on time, a high camp is important. After base camp walk follows towards north-west on deep-cut gully, a vague trail leads to a climb above the gully then contouring the hillside reaching a ridge above and then with a climb to a flat spot at about 4,877 meters high, to make high camp for the successful climb to the summit of Tharpu Chuli and Tent Peak.
Starting early for the Big Day! Our expert guide will lead you from high camp, on a flat glacier beneath the west side of Tharpu Chuli without any difficulty taking an hour, from here our route leads to a moderate slopes towards Raksi Peak on the left-hand side of a glacier, with careful steps on possible crevasses, and then walking to cross at the bottom of fluted wall which separates Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli.
The rocky and ice wall is about120 meters high at its lowest point, rising up to 180 meters on both side.
As our route of the climb leads right – hand edge with an easy snow slope at the foot of a gully. Then crossing with a climb on a gully between flutings at 60 meters angle with 45 degrees, then with a great effort climbing to a steep 55 degrees up to the last 90 meters ridge which is broad but soon steeps as the climb gains and progress reaching the summit the top with help of support fixed rope on the steep section of the flutings. On reaching the peak summit a great panorama with Annapurna range of mountains, Huinchuli 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. Machhapuchhre 6,993m and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak 6,501m.
Feeling high on achieving an experience of a life time as the last climb reaching highlights and goals of this fabulous adventure return journey by the same route towards Base Camp and further to Annapurna base camp in the comfort of nice cozy lodges
After a great and fantastic time with awesome experience, morning walk is easier following the same trail all the way to Dovan passing by MBC, Deurali and Himalaya Hotel back into woodland with tree lines by the raging Modi River closeby at Dovan for overnight stop after wonderful long walk of near 6-7 hours.
Morning walk leads past Bamboo after an hour walk and then a climb up to reach a gradual path in the middle of forested area, where the walk is pleasant till Sinuwa danda and then heading downhill to reach at Chomrong khola (stream) after crossing the bridge slow uphill walk to overnight stop in respective lodges, with afternoon free at leisure.
With a great time at Chhomronmg, morning starts with a short climb on stone steps and then heading downhill towards Jinua danda with few lodges, walk continues with a long descent to reach at Nayapul, on crossing the bridge over Modi River, walk is gradual leaving the river behind and through several farm terraces with last uphill climb to another large Gurung village of Landrung after pleasant walk downhill on this warmer area with fantastic views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli.
From here onwards into warmer area, the walk is pleasant on the winding farm areas passing by many villages and small woods on reaching at Tolka and Bhichok a final short climb of 45 minutes to reach at another Deurali with few tea shops offering tremendous views of snow capped peaks and of the Pokhara valley, from Deurali a smooth walk downhill into forested area reaching at Potana village with awesome views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of peaks.
After a break here continue walk downhill on the easy gradual path to reach at Dhampus village with last overnight stop in the hills of Annapurna Himalaya. Dhampus large scattered typical Gurung traditional villages with mind-blowing scenery of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu range of mountains with fantastic sunrise and sunsets.
Our last day of trekking, as the morning walk leads to a long descend through patch of small forested area and into farm lands and many villages with wonderful views, and then slowly walk comes to an end at Dhampus Pehdi meaning the base or the bottom of a hill.
From here taking short drive of ½ hour to reach at Pokhara Phewa Lake side for overnight halt, with mesmerizing and enjoyable time high up in the mountains of Annapurna.
Morning after breakfast transfer in our vehicles for an interesting scenic drive back to Kathmandu, the drive is wonderful with views of countryside, farms and villages and then on the same highway following the Trisuli River for a while and then climb to Thankot the door to Kathmandu Valley, after a great drive reaching back in the hustle bustle city life in Kathmandu, on reaching the hotel with afternoon free at leisure.
(Flying options: As per the schedule flight time our staff will transfer you to Pokhara airport for a short scenic flight to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu meet our office staff for a short drive back to respective hotels).
Morning as per the time informed by our staff and guide as per your international flight time, after a wonderful and interesting morning a great time visiting the best of Nepal depart from the hotel to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight home or to next port of call, after a great enjoyable time with Himalayan Smiles management around amazing Nepal.
About Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak)
Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak a smaller trekking peak with just about 5,663 meters / 18,577 ft high, the rocky smooth near the top looks like in a shape of tent, due to its formation also known as Tent Peak, located in the midst of Annapurna Sanctuary and beyond North of Annapurna base camp within massive Annapurna Himalayan range of mountain in Gandaki zone of Kaski district which is just 40 k.m. aeronautical distance from picturesque touristic Pokhara Valley.
Latitude of 28.5621700 – 28”23” and 44”
Longitude of 83,88967000 – 83” 53” 23”.
This area was first explored by Col Jimmy Edward and Mike Cheney in the early 1960’s and christened this amazing place as the Sanctuary, ‘the place of the Gods and Nature Spirits’.
Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak Trek and Climb offers panorama of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) extend to Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m and beyond east worlds 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m.
The climb of Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak graded as PD + which is internationally accepted climbing system which is classified by French / Swiss Alpine classification system which is widely used. The climb PD+ means some difficult with technical climbing and complicated glaciers to encounter.
This is certainly a high adventure climb where one should be familiar with use of ice axe, crampons and fixing ropes where required, Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu Chuli / Tent Peak Trek and Climb will be fully supported by our expert and veteran trekking and climbing guides who have climbed most of high peaks around Himalaya region.
So whatever your physical conditions are this will be a perfect challenge to encounter a life time dream and experience with Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventure to Annapurna Base Camp with Tharpu chuli / Tent Peak.
The Best season for the climb is from May to June and September to November. Other months can be climbed as March to April will be chances of more snows and avalanches and winter from mid November to March will be cold.