Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

19 Days

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Max Altitude:

Tharpu Chuli (5,663m)

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Trial Access:

Private Vehicle / Flight

Best Season:

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing is one of the easier climbing peaks and best for the mountaineering novice who are planning to upgrade from trekking to mountain climbing. 

Tharpu Chuli (5,663m) is situated in the central Annapurna Sanctuary, directly opposite the Machhapuchhre peak. Tharpu Chuli is also known as ‘Tent Peak’ because of its tent-shaped structure. The summit of the peak provides an opportunity to witness the greatness of the Himalayan peaks such as Annapurna I, III, South, Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and many others. Access to the mountain is favored from the Annapurna Base Camp with a two-week climb from the camp. The route we will take is the North-West ridge filled with snow and ice. The difficulty is at the level of Scottish Grade II and more sustainable than Island Peak (another popular mountain in the Everest region).

Why Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

  • Trek to the classic Annapurna Sanctuary trail to Tent Peak Base Camp
  • Magical close-up views of Annapurna and Machhapuchre (Fishtail)
  • Typical Nepal trekking off the beaten track north of Annapurna
  • One of the most happening incentive trekking destinations of Nepal
  • Trekking in the highly admired and stunning trekking route in the Annapurna region

Anyone who is planning to make a trip more adventurous and fun-thrilling, don't wait for the opportunities to come. Just join us on the way to Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing.

Starting Price

USD 1799 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Once you arrive at the country of Mt. Everest, you will be greeted by the representative of Himalayan Trekkers traditionally and transfer to the hotel.

The rest of the day is on your own. Stroll around the streets of the Thamel area. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Sightseeing of Kathmandu & trek preparation

Meals included: Breakfast

You can spend this day exploring some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Syambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Drive/fly to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast

Either we fly or drive to Pokhara, the most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu. 

If we take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the journey is filled with excitement as you can see the Great Himalayan ranges as you travel past the distance. 

As well as the drive is also filled with scenery and fun. 

Once in Pokhara, check-in and take a rest. You can enjoy a boat ride on Fewa Lake or stroll on the lakeside in the evening. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 25 mins flight/6-7 hrs drive

Day 4

Drive to Nayapul & trek to Ghandruk (1940m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul and start our trek from here towards Ghandruk Village. Passing by many beautiful villages, we get to know the rural lifestyle of western Nepal. After crossing the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola, we reach the beautiful settlement of Ghandruk which offers spectacular mountain views including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 1 hr drive & 5-6 hrs trek

Day 5

Trek to Chomrong (2170m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, leaving behind Ghandruk village we trek towards another beautiful settlement namely Chhomrong. Our walk is accompanied by the stunning mountain views on the backdrop. Once you reach the Chhomrong village, you will admire its beauty as it is located on the lap of the Annapurna. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs trek

Day 6

Trek to Dovan (2600m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

On this day, we move forward by stepping down to the Chomrong Khola through the trail of stone steps. The trail takes us through the terraced fields and forest of bamboo and rhododendron to reach the ridge at Sedua. From here, one can witness the view of Annapurna and Machhapuchare. Tharpu Chuli peak lies hidden behind the Annapurna Sanctuary when viewed from the point. Passing through the forest, we reach Kuldi and make descend to reach the lodging place called Bamboo. After passing Bamboo, we resume upwards through more forest and reach Dovan. 

Accommodation: Local teahouse/lodge Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 7

Trek to Deurali (3200m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

The day begins with a steep climb to reach the Hinku cave. The site allows us to see the lodges of Deurali and the valleys of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We halt in Deurali for a night to acclimatize to the high altitude. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek

Day 8

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is also quite a short journey. We ascend with ease to reach for the Machhapuchhre Base camp. Our hard efforts to reach the base camp is rewarded with a mesmerizing view of nature as we climb the last steep. Reaching the camp, we get the sight of Mount Hiuchuli, Annapurna ranges, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). The rest of the day is for relaxation and admiring the view of the Himalayas.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs trek

Day 9

Acclimatization day at MBC

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is acclimatization and preparation ready for our climb. There are numerous options for walks and exploration in the area. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp

Day 10

Trek to Cave Camp (4250m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We leave MBC after breakfast and follow the trail alongside the Modi Khola. We will encounter the trail leading us to the Annapurna South Base Camp on our right side. But, we walk straight ahead until we reach the destination, Cave Camp. After setting the camp, we spend the time making preparations for the next day.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs trek

Day 11

Trek to High Camp (5200m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We climb the slopes of grass and rubble to reach the Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) High Camp. The high camp offers dramatic panoramic vistas of snow-capped peaks. After we set the camp, we will spend the remainder of the day with leisure and some fun. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 12

Climb Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) (5663m) & return to High Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We leave at the dawn, when the sun is not even on the horizon, guiding our path from the headlamps. After leaving the camp, we will cross the glacier using the ropes, which will take us to the endless snow-covered ridges. Next, we begin to move upwards on a 70-degree slope of snow. The final climb to the summit is a breathtaking and memorable experience. Finally, we reach Tent Peak. After taking our time to embrace the scenery from the peak, we begin to descend for the high camp.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs trek

Day 13

Descend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

This day is just a follow up to reach back to the destination. The difficult task of climbing the peak is completed. From the high camp, we make a long walk back to the base camp. We will reach here by the time of the lunch with the remaining day spent relaxing.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs trek

Day 14

Trek to Bamboo (2310m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving the base camp behind, we descend towards Bamboo by tracing back the trail we used. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 15

Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Once again, we descend to Chomrong. From here, we walk downhill until we reach Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy and relax on a natural hot spring once we are in Jhinu Danda. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs trek

Day 16

Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara

Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

We end the trek with a decline towards Nayapul and drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. After short refreshment, you can explore the lakeside or can do boating on Phewa Lake.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs trek & 1 hr drive

Day 17

Fly/drive back to Kathmandu

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

After breakfast, we will bid farewell to Pokhara and head back to the capital, Kathmandu either by flying or driving.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check-in at the hotel and take a brief rest. In the evening, we gather together for a farewell dinner organized by Himalayan Trekkers for the celebration of Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing success. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 25 mins flight & 6-7 hrs drive

Day 18

Full-day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley

Meals included: Breakfast

Today we will visit some of the heritage sites comprising Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. We will also explore the ancient markets of Ason and Indrachowk. You can opt to do last-minute souvenir shopping. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 19

Final Departure

Meals included: Breakfast

With the ending of this wonderful expedition, you will be driven to the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule for the flight back to your home country or onward trip. 

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Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

If your itinerary includes camping or you choose to experience camping during your travel, a proper camping-site will be pre-decided. If required, we also provide the basic equipment which is refundable. Please check the Gear-List and Requirement List for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All Arrival/Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Guesthouse, Lodge/tented Accommodation during the Trek and Climb
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with Tea/Coffee) During the Trek & Climbing
  • Guided Sightseeing with all applicable entrance fees as per itinerary in Kathmandu
  • All Private transfer to /from Pokhara & to/from trek starting point as per itinerary
  • An Experienced GOVT licensed Trekking/Climbing Guide & required No. of Sherpa Porters
  • All wages, allowances, insurance, medical and equipment for supporting crew.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fees
  • TIMS fees & Local Province (Municipality/Village) Fees
  • Peak Climbing fees (Royalty)
  • Climbing & Camping Equipment as per itinerary/necessary
  • Garbage fees / a comprehensive medical kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All GOVT local taxes

Whats Not Included

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees ( USD 25/40/100 – 15/30/100 Days Cash On arrival)
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu & Departure Taxes
  • Excess baggage (cargo) charges
  • Any charges incurred due to the changing itinerary (Early arrival from the trek, late departure, cancellation of the trek in the middle etc)
  • Meals (Lunches & Dinner) in the city
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for your safety measures
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.
  • Tipping/ gratitude
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, land slide, flight delay etc)
  • Rescue and evacuations
  • Personal Trekking/Climbing Equipment
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the incudes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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