Tent Peak is also known as Tharpu Chuli by local people and located in Annapurna Region. Tent Peak Climbing is very exciting and adventurous which combines Annapurna Base Camp Trek. It passes through some ethnic villages, rice fields and waterfall.
Our ultimate goal is to summit Tent peak which offers majestic panoramic scenery of Annapurna range, Himchuli, and other neighboring peaks.
Tent peak climbing begins from Pokhara to Nayapul short drive. The trip leads through some adorable scenery of rhododendron forest and landscape terrain lands. A professional enthusiastic climbing guide leads you to the summit of the tent peak.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu free day preparation for ABC treks and Tent Peak climb.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong village at 2,170m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs with free afternoon.
Day 09: Trek to Tent peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Rest and free day for acclimatization with preparation for the climb.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp 4,800 m – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Climb Tent Peak 5,663 m high and return to base camp – 07 hrs.
Day 13: Spare and Contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
Day 14: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Potana 1,900 m via Landruk – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 19: Drive / Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Annapurna Base Camp with Tent Peak Climb and trekking. The evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Annapurna Base Camp with Tent Peak Climb with an optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (950 m), 30 min flight & 6 hrs drive.
Starting this fabulous and scenic and adventurous Annapurna Base Camp with Tent Peak Trek and climb, taking a morning drive towards Nepal Mid-West with grand views of Ganesh-Langtang Himal, as the drive gets closer towards Pokhara catch the views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Mt. Machhapuchare known as Fish Tail due to its shape. After exciting scenic drive reaching at Pokhara a famous and popular touristic spot of Nepal Himalaya, blessed with natural wonders of snowcapped peaks, rolling green hills and valley with serene lakes, in Pokhara overnight by the Phewa Lake with ample time for short walks around the lake. (Options by Air taking half hour of scenic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu).
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m), 4 hrs.
After a wonderful stop at scenic Pokhara, our adventure starts with few hour drives from Pokhara towards mid hills, offering views of Annapurna Himalaya range including the majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail” as the ride reaches Nayapul (new bridge) situated on Pokhara-Baglung / Beni highway. From here our walk begins on gradual trail to reach a lovely Bhirethati village, from here our route diverts following the Modi River upstream past farmlands and villages, on leaving the river behind at Syali Bazaar, then starting a long climb on stop steps into farm terraces and Gurung villages of Kimche and slowly walk leads to a large village at Ghandruk, populated with mostly Gurung ethnic tribes. Here explore around Gurung village, one of the largest villages within the Annapurna region, where the menfolk have long traditions supplying finest soldiers in British and Indian Gorkha Regiments. At Ghandruk with many good lodges for an overnight stay after the good walk of few hours, Ghandruk offers views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks with tips of Machhapuchare Himal.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong village at (2,170 m), 6 hrs.
From Ghandruk walk leads up on top of the village and then walking on the moderate trail within cool shade of the forest, soon leading to an hour climb up at Kimrong ridge, with few lodges and tea-houses after a short rest heading downhill to Kimrong Khola and its beautiful valley for lunch stop. After lunch few hours uphill haul to reach a ridge of Chomrong village, where walk leads to a short descend reaching another large Gurung village at Chomrong, this is one of last permanent village on route Annapurna base camp and sanctuary. Chomrong village with lovely lodge with views of beautiful landscapes and snowcapped peaks of Annapurna South-Huinchuli and Fish Tail peaks.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan (2,600 m) via Bamboo (2,310 m), 6 hrs.
With pleasant overnight at Chomrong our route leads downhill to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge with climb on stone steps to Sinuwa Danda (ridge) with glorious views of surrounding hills and snow-clad peaks, here with short rest as the walk leads into serene cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines on winding gradual trail. After a lovely morning walk of few hours then descend into bamboo thickets reaching at Bamboo a settlement with a number of lodges within bamboo and alpine woods by the Modi River. From entering into Modi River gorge, where walk leads to slow climb within forested areas and then finally ending the day walk at Dovan with overnights in this isolated place by the sound of Modi River.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,700 m) via Deurali (3,200 m), 5 hrs.
From here onward walking into a gorge where the air is much cooler within forest as the walk proceeds with short climb reaching large overhanging cave known as Hinko, and then walk to Himali Hotel for short rest and refreshment, and then walk leads downhill past old rubble landslides and glaciers by the river Modi, after crossing a small temporary wooden bridge leading to a short climb at Deurali with 5-6 lodges. At Deurali for lunch the only place with lodge from here onwards into a pure wilderness where tree lines decline for smaller alpine bushes and shrubs, as the walk leads to a climb following raging Modi River upstream to reach our overnight halt at Machhapuchare Base Camp. Located just behind at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal North Face, this is where Annapurna Sanctuary begins.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m), 3 hrs with free afternoon.
After a wonderful morning catching views of Fish Tail and peaks of Annapurna South with Huinchuli including massive Mt. Annapurna I listed as world's tenth highest mountains at (8,091 m) high. The walk leads to a slow climb on grassy slopes to reach a wide plateau into the sanctuary encircled within amphitheater of high snow-clad peaks and then reaching our main highlight of the adventure at Annapurna Base Camp, the highest spot of the trek at (4,130 m) high with the sweeping panorama of mountains and glaciers. Here with enough time to enjoy the views of Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,545 ft) Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219 m/23,693 ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,457 ft) Annapurna III (7,555 m/24,787 ft) with Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) the unclimbed and virgin peak.
Day 09: Trek to Tent peak Base Camp (4,450 m/14,600 ft), 5 hrs.
From Annapurna Base Camp, our route leads across snow-covered moraine rocky path towards icy trail for an hour reaching at Annapurna south glacier overlooking immense views of surrounding peaks within the heart of Sanctuary. After few shortstops for rest then leading to a climb with super views of Tent peak also known as Tharpu Chuli, as listed with NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association), with few hours of good hard walks reaching a flat ground to set our base camp with first night camping, afternoon free to enjoy the views.
Day 10: Rest and free day for acclimatization with preparation for the climb.
A perfect spot for a rest day as well for better acclimatization with full preparations for summit bid to Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli, here enjoy the views and prepare for next day climb to stunning Tent peak.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5,200 m/17,056 ft), 4 hrs.
Adding an extra camp makes the climb much better and accessible to reach the summit top, from base camp heading further with a steep climb over rock and glacier with a lot of boulders climb continues reaching high camp at (5,200 m) high, afternoon free preparation for next morning summit bid.
Day 12: Climb Tent Peak summit and return to Base Camp, 6 hrs.
Our highlight and aim of the adventure starts this early morning climbing over steep snow slope with some technical section to reach on top of the summit; where our expert guide will fix ropes on necessary section of the climb to make it safe to reach the summit, after a tough and hard climb reaching the top feeling in high spirit with amazing views that surrounds the summit. After a great time on top with awesome scenery descend back safely to base camp.
Day 13: Spare and Contingency day in case of bad weather condition.
We have allowed a spare day as a contingency in case of unfavorable and bad weather, and the climb to Tent Peak is quite technical, this free day allows climbers to try again to the summit top with the full support of our expert team of guides. If all goes well as per our standard itinerary days, using this spare day with an easy walk back to Pokhara enjoying the culture around Gurung villages with fantastic views.
Day 14: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp, 5 hrs.
From Tent Peak base camp after cleaning up the base camp walk leads back at Annapurna Base Camp on an icy trail, a normal moderate walk of about five hours to overnight stop at Annapurna base camp in the comfort of the nice lodge.
Day 15: Trek back to Bamboo (2,310 m), 6 hrs.
Enjoying amazing views of high giant mountains within Annapurna Sanctuary and its base camp, our return route leads back to Bamboo on the same trail with downhill walk most of the way with few short climbs on route to our overnight stop at Bamboo.
Day 16: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) (1,780 m), 5 hrs.
After a refreshing morning with the sound of raging Modi River a short climb to reach into forested areas, where gradual walk leads at Sinuwa Danda with few lodges and views of Chomrong and Ghandruk village in the distance. From here on long downhill walk to Chomrong River, on crossing a bridge with a steep climb to Chomrong village for lunch. An afternoon with a short climb to a ridge and then descend towards Jhinu Danda for an overnight stop in one of its lovely nice lodges with an afternoon free to enjoy the hot spring which is about 30 min down from the lodge by the River Modi.
Day 17: Trek to Potana (1,900 m) via Landruk, 6 hrs.
After a pleasant and relaxing time at Jhinu village, morning walks leads to a descend for an hour towards Modi River, on crossing the bridge with short climb to Landruk village, another large Gurung village, from here on gradual winding trail past terraced farm fields and scattered villages with an uphill for 40 min to reach at scenic Deurali ridge of above (2,150 m) high offering grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. After Deurali walks all the way to Potana village for an overnight stop with superb views of mountains located within forest surrounding.
Day 18: Trek to Kande (1,770 m) via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara, 4 hrs.
Morning catching the mountain views, our last walk of this short wonderful trek leads uphill into cool rhododendron forest to Thulo Kharka popularly called Australian Camp, a wonderful spot with grand views of Annapurna Mountains, from here on a downhill to reach at Kande village by the road head of Baglung-Pokhara highway. After completing our marvelous country walk on the high hills of Annapurna and then an hour drive brings you back at picturesque Pokhara with fantastic time on Annapurna Himalayan Trek.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to a bus or other smaller vehicle for the scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads towards farm villages and towns and driving along the Marysangdi and Trisuli River toward Mugling Bazaar, and then after an interesting 5 - 6 hrs journey reaching hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life. (By Air options of 30 minutes of scenic flight to Kathmandu).
Day 20: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to the respective destination with a wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp with Tent Peak Climb and trekking.
What's included !
- Airport pickups and drops
- Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
- A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
- Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
- Tea House accommodation during the trek
- Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
- Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
- Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
- Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
- Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
- Farwell dinner
- First Aid Medical Kit box
- Trekking Map
- Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
- All local and governmental taxes
What's not included !
- International air fare
- City sights entrance fees.
- Bar bills & personal expenses.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
- Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
- Personal clothing & gears.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.