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Going for climbing Tent Peak is one of the most adventurous trips around the Annapurna region. Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli, is gaining popularity among mountain climbers. In this journey, you will trek through the Annapurna region and get to enjoy the mountainous beauty along the way. You will be reaching the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then summit the Tent Peak and reach the height of 5,663m/18,575 ft. This adventurous journey will bring you across a number of peaks like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and many others. The walk along with the villages also gives you an amazing experience.
Climbing Tent Peak is relatively easier and you need not require previous climbing experience. Our guides will brief you on climbing techniques before scaling the peak. You will have to make use of climbing gears and ropes as you reach for the summit. This peak climbing will give you an exhilarating experience. If you are looking for some mountaineering experience you should definitely try this one out.
Outline ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive
Day 4: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 5: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
Day 6: Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 7: Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 3 hours trek
Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 2 hours trek
Day 9: Acclimatization and pre climbing briefing
Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 11: Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours trek
Day 12: Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours trek
Day 13: Tent Peak High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours trek
Day 14: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
Day 18: Final departure
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Climbing permit
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu flight tickets
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide
- Professional Sherpa climbing guide
- Sherpa staffs (guides, porters, cook etc. )
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Meals, unless expressly states
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
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Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
We receive you from the Tribhuvan International Airport with a warm welcome and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. After getting fresh and taking some rest, we host a welcome dinner for you at the finest restaurant in the city with Nepali cuisine. We brief the team of trekkers about the trip and take you back to the hotel for the night’s sleep.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation
We take a trip around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, which are the major attraction points. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the areas we will be roaming around for the day. These religious sites and revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. During the major religious festivals, people from all over the country as well as from other Hindu and Buddhist nations visit these places. The sites are also equally rich in art and architecture and hence an ideal place for tourists and art lovers. They also tell the ancient history of Nepal. We will also visit many small temples around these sites and spend our day thus. In the evening we return to the hotel and pack our bags with proper clothing and trekking equipment. We stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive
We start with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- the famous tourist destination in Nepal in a private tourist vehicle. During the journey, we enjoy the natural landscapes and the beauty of the green hillside. Upon reaching Pokhara we head for the hotel and take a rest. We might roam around the city in the evening and enjoy singing and dancing. We spend the night at Pokhara.
Day 4: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek
From Pokhara we will drive to Naya Pul early in the morning. Our trek begins from Naya pul. We then head towards Ghandruk. The village is mostly inhabited by the Mongolian Gurung community. We will have a chance to observe the traditional way of life and cultural richness. We roam around the village and spend the night in a lodge at Ghandruk.
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
We start the trek with the walk through the bank of the river enjoying the captivating views around. The walk ahead is quite rocky so we have to be careful. We then reach the Kimrong Khola and cross the suspension bridge over the river. The beautiful view of Mount Annapurna South and Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) can be observed along the way. We then reach Chhomrong village. We will spend our night in the village.
Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours trek
We leave Chhomrong village and walk along the trail. We walk past the suspension bridge over Chhomrong river. We then reach Sinuwa. From Sinuwa we will walk along the flat trail. The trail further takes us to Bamboo through beautiful rhododendron forests. Further ahead, we walk past the steep stone steps until we reach Dobhan. Overnight at Dobhan.
Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 3 hours trek
We leave Dobhan and begin our trek for the day early in the morning. Today we will be walking less and enjoying more. Walking past Dobhan we take the uphill climb. We pass through small streams and rivers along the way. Nature adds beauty to the walk and makes forget the tiredness. We walk ahead until we reach Deurali. We will reach Deurali shortly so we will spend the rest of the day just strolling around the village and enjoying the natural beauty around. The night will be spent at Deurali.
Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 2 hours trek
The trek starts to walk through Bagar, river bed area, and then we will move ahead through the uphill trail. This trail will take us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Upon reaching the base camp, the breathtaking views of mountains around give a sense of sheer joy and excitement. The view of mighty peaks like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and others will give you one of the best experiences. We will be staying at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for the night.
Acclimatization and pre climbing briefing
We will stay for the day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp for acclimatization purpose, so that our bodies get well adjusted to the increasing altitude and we don’t get caught by any Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). In addition, we will also utilize the day for a briefing on Tent peak climbing. You will be provided instructions on basic peak climbing techniques, using the climbing gear, and safety measures to be followed during the climb. After the briefing, we may spend the rest of the day strolling around or going for a short hike. Overnight at Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours trek
Today we will move ahead from the base camp and walk by the side of Modi Khola. Walking ahead for a while will bring us across Annapurna South glacier. The trail on the right along the glacier leads to Annapurna South Base Camp. But we will not take this trail and instead walk straight ahead towards the bridge leading to Cave Camp. Crossing the bridge, we will have to walk uphill for a while before finally reaching the Cave Camp. We will stay overnight at the camp.
Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours trek
Leaving Cave Camp we take the steep uphill climb to the Tent Peak High Camp. The trail around here is icy and quite difficult. We will also have to pass through glaciers so we will make use of climbing gears and climb more cautiously towards the High Camp. Once we reach the High Camp we are rewarded with magnificent views of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and many others. Night at High Camp.
Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours trek
We will be climbing the Tent Peak today. We will begin the climb early in the morning at around 3:00 AM. We will have to climb along with the rocky areas and make use of ropes wherever necessary. There are also some flat areas on the way ahead. But mostly there are steep rocky slopes. We finally reach the summit after climbing over the fixed ropes. We enjoy our success once we reach the summit. We will spend some time at the summit and then again return back to the High Camp for the night.
Tent Peak High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours trek
We will walk down from Tent Peak Base Camp today. We will take the same trail that we took on our way up. We will walk as far as Machhapuchhre Base Camp and conclude the day’s walk. We will spend the rest of the day taking rest. We will stay for the night at the base camp.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours
We will leave the base camp and walk down as far as Bamboo. We enjoy the view around that makes our walk more pleasing. We will pass through the waterfalls on our way ahead. The great view of mighty peaks like Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli accompany us in our walk. We will also cross the dense forest area before finally reaching Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo.
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek
The trek today starts with the walk uphill and again downhill until we finally reach Chhomrong river. Further ahead, we will walk through the stone steps and towards Chhomrong. We then head towards Jhinu Danda. Upon reaching Jhinu Danda we rest for some time. There are hot water springs in the area and we will also be giving our body a good rest by enjoying in the hot springs. We head towards hot springs nearby and relax our tired muscles. We stay for the night in a lodge at Jhinu Danda.
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive
Today is the last day of our trek. We start walking early from Jhinu Danda to Naya Pul enjoying the beautiful views around. The trek comes to an end at Naya Pul. From Naya Pul we take a ride to Pokhara. We will spend the night at Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
Today we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take good rest and soothe our aching muscles. We also muse over the exciting trek we had. At Kathmandu we organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of trek and prepare for final departure.
Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye. If you like you can also continue your stay in Nepal and choose the next trip.