Tent Peak also called as Tharpu Chuli a local name as Registrated in NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) list of trekking peaks, which towers at the height of 5,663 m / 18,575 ft high, where altitude of the peak might differ with various maps and guide books.
Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing, one of the most exciting and tough climbing trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, Tent peak name was given by early explorer and climbers as it appears the shape of a Tent looking from Annapurna base camp within scenic Sanctuary.
Adventure to Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb starts and ends at beautiful city and valley of Pokhara, a renowned touristic spot in whole Himalaya countries blessed with charming scenery of high snow capped peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak that reflects on its serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas.
From Pokhara head towards high hills within nice lovely villages of Ghandruk and Chomrong large villages of Gurung the hill tribes of Annapurna Himalaya, Chomrong the last permanent village on route Annapurna Sanctuary towards Annapurna and Tent peak base camps.
On leaving the last large village with steep climb to reach within deep gorge of Modi River covered within dense forest of bamboo, rhododendron and pine trees as walk follows river upstream to reach a wide open field entering into beautiful and most scenic Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within series of high peaks.
From the start of sanctuary walks get pleasant facing views of mountains on both side of the trail to reach in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at famous Annapurna base camp above 4,130 m high.
With time to soak within stunning panorama of towering peaks of Annapurna range, then our route diverts from main trails to reach complete isolated corners of the sanctuary at Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli base camp.
From here onward staying in tented camps for adventurous climb to the top of Tent Peak, allowing extra days for acclimatization as well for final preparation as Tent peak climb one of the toughest peak to climb requires much technical skills.
Finally as weather permits ascent to the top of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli where the grade is TD means ‘Technical Difficule’ used from popular French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems.
Climb takes you to vertical ridge of ice and snow with more rocky areas to tackle where our expert guide will fix ropes and necessary arrangement for safe climb and descend then at last reach the summit of Tent Peak at above 5,663 m / 18,575 ft high.
On the top enjoy fantastic panorama of whole range of Annapurna peaks and as far towards Manaslu in the east with some far western peaks, after a glorious and arduous climb safe descend to base camp and head towards the main trekking trail from Annapurna Sanctuary onward.
Walk takes you far downhill within nice cool forest and then back into farm lands and villages with last overnight stop at a place called Jhinu where one can enjoy refreshing natural hot-spring before reaching at beautiful Pokhara city.
Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing completes at Pokhara by the side of lovely serene Phewa Lake after a great wonderful adventure with ever lasting memories of the great walks on climb of high peaks of Annapurna Himalaya.
Short outline Itinerary:
Day 01: On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Third Eye Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek / climb preparation with option for tour.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to start point of trek and walk to Ghandruk 1,940m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (MBC) 3,700 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 03 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Tent Peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 10: At Tent Peak base camp acclimatization and preparations.
Day 11: Trek to high camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Climb Tent Peak and descend to base camp – 08 hrs.
Day 13: Spare / Contingency day in case of unfavorable weather condition.
Day 14: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek from ABC to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Short walk to road head for drive back to Pokhara 860 m – 03 hrs drive.
Day 18: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs / 30 mins via air.
Day 19: International departure for home ward bound.
Seasons for Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climbing:
March to May months of the year and from September to November, the best times March to May with mid September to November months.
March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.
Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also around Annapurna sanctuary and at Tent Peak area.
Mid September to November months in autumn and fall most days are clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant short walks and climb, expect cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed on route walks towards Annapurna and Tent Peak base camp.
- Adventure around scenic and panoramic at Annapurna Sanctuary within high peaks
- Walks from warm low farm land to cooler hills and at great fields of ice and glaciers
- Enchanting forested areas within dramatic landscapes of green hills and high mountains
- Explore traditional villages of Gurung hill people adorn with great Buddhism cultures
- Follow raging Modi River upstream right to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp
- Exciting adventure and climb on top stunning Tent peaks facing super mountain views