Tharpu Chuli Peak

  • Trip CodeGHN-Trip-82
  • Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
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About Trip

Tharpu Chuli (5,663m) is located above the Annapurna Valley directly opposite one of the most recognizable peaks in the world; Machhupuchare. Tharpu Chuli is sometimes referred to as 'Tent Peak' due to it's shape. The mountain is easily accessed from Annapurna Base Camp and it can be climbed in a three week round trip from the UK. The route we climb is the North West Ridge, which provides snow and ice difficulties at Scottish Grade II/Alpine PD and is similar, but more sustained than Island Peak (a popular mountain in the Everest region). If you are looking for a short Himalayan hit in the heart of the Annapurnas, join us on what promises to be a spectacular journey.
From Kathmandu, you take an afternoon flight to Pokhara and begin your trek the next day into the Annapurna Sanctuary. Rather than trekking into the Sanctuary via New Bridge and Sinuwa, we choose a longer route, which provides a better ascent profile and acclimatisation. From Poon Hill, you can enjoy the famous views of the Annapurna Valley and of Dhaulagiri. Once at Annapurna Base Camp, you spend time acclimatising further before following the glacial moraine to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp. A further high camp is used at 5,000m. From high camp the route crosses the glacier and climbs a 45° snow slope to attain the North West Ridge. The ridge, which is broad at first, becomes knife-edged for the final 50m to the summit. The views from the top are some of the finest in the Himalaya.

Join our adventurous trek and climb to the Annapurna region's Tent Peak, also known as the Tharpu Chuli. Lying just south of the Annapurna Base Camp, the Tharpu Chuli (5663m/18,575 ft) or Tent Peak summit offers magnificent panoramic views of majestic snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region. The beautiful landscape at the trekking part adds another reason for choosing a climb to this spectacular Tent Peak. While you trek along the fertile Modi Khola River belt, you will experience the natural grandeur as well as the cultural magnificence  of most popular trekking region of Nepal. The alpine plants, lush forests, colorful flowers of lush forests, culturally rich local people, snow covered mountains would surely mesmerize you with their serene beauty. Path to the beginning of the route runs along a steep serpentine road with amazingly beautiful scenery. During the spring season, you will see the mountains tinged with red or pink. As you trek higher, you will experience why the buffer zone near the Annapurna massif is considered the most picturesque in Nepal. Moreover, the easy accessibility of the Tent Peak makes it an ideal destination for those wishing for a short trekking plus peak climbing expedition.
The Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli Climbing trek commences from the Lake City of Pokhara in the Annapurna region. During the initial days, while trekking via Dhampus, Landruk, Chomrong and Dobhan, enjoy the mountainous environment marveling at colorful flora and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight-thousanders: Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Nepal's ethnic mountain people.  Trekking further we reach MBC and ABC. The climb for Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli starts further from ABC after reaching the Tent Peak Base Camp. After summiting the peak, return the same route until ABC. From ABC, we trek down to Bamboo, Jhinudada, and Nayapul, passing by waterfalls, villages & settlements, and the rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime. From Naya Pul, we drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous adventure.
The glory of Annapurna Sanctuary is well known to regular tourists to Nepal. The sanctuary offers you magnificent views of the mountain panoramas, lies at the South Face Base Camp of Annapurna. And right in the middle this all is Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit, The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the finest ascent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. The ridges of the fluted peak, Hiun chuli and a host of other mountains that a wait you. The Superb countryside on the approach only adds to the excitement and pleasure of this ascent as we trek along the rich and fertile Modi Khola with its tumbling cascades and high water falls, and through the colorful Gurung Villages.
Situated in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, Tharpu chuli is an attractive mountain. It is a part of the ridgeline and is located south its neighbor peak Glacier Dome. It includes Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semicircles of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. Tharpuchuli offers an interesting climb to the top and also offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains. The peak was nicknamed “Tent Peak “by Jimmy Roberts a pioneer tourism entrepreneur of Nepal, in 1956.

Day to Day Itinerary:

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Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu--Hotel (Dinner)

Our office Staff with Car & driver will welcome, greet you at International Airport on Arrival. After Visa formalities complete, you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look after your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard and follow them. Meet our Staff and then Transfer to Hotel. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks. Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.
Overnight Stay at Best selected Hotel (Welcome dinner included)

Price Include:

  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/Van/ Hiace
  • Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at 3 or 5 Star hotel
  • Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at 5 Star hotel
  • Round Trip( KATHMANDU-POKHARA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests with all taxes
  • Round Trip Land Transportation( Hotel- Domestic Airport- Hotel) by private Comfortable Car/Van/Hiace in Kathmandu & Pokhara City
  • English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek( In order to make 100% successful summit, we provide 1 Trek cum Climbing Guide for group of 1-2 Pax, 2 Climbing Guide for Group of 3-5 Pax, 3 climbing Guide for group of 6- 10 Pax, 4 Climbing Guide for group of 11-15 pax basis)
  • Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
  • Annapurna Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu City on Day 02(Swayambu nath, Buddha nath Stupa, Kumari temple/durbar square & pasupati nath Temple by tour guide and car/driver( 5-6 hrs tour)
  • Entrance fees of all sightseeing Monuments/temples/stupas during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) By Tourist Bus for Guide
  • Land Transportation( Pokhara- Phedi Before trek) & (Nayapul- Pokhara After Trek) by CAR/TAXI/Van/Hiace/Private bus as per Group Size
  • Half day sightseeing in Pokhara ( Devi’s fall, Gupteshower cave, Mahendra cave, White River George, Temples: Bindyabasini Temple, Barahi Temple & Boating at Fewa Lake(1hr)by guide,CAR/VAN( 3 hrs program in Total)
  • All entrance fees during all tours places as per itinerary in Pokhara city tours
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Emergency helicopter rescue Evacuation Coordination Service (This is only in case of Emergency condition of guests, however all guests are responsible to pay helicopter Evacuation Charge- US$ 2000 per/Hour if necessary. So all our Valued guests are kindly advised to make sure that they have necessary travel Insurance which should cover heli Evacuation expenses in case needed)
  • Tharpu chuli/tent Peak Expedition permit
  • Climbing sherpas Equipment fee
  • Garbage Clearance Deposit to NMA( we will pay our self for this Deposit)
  • 5 Nights Tented Accommodation, all meals during climbing, kitchen utensils, cooking Equipments
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees

Price Exclude:

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for 90 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Departure Airport tax: NRS 1700( if it is not included in your tickets) at International Airport, KTM
  • Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter( Not mandatory but expected)
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above
  • Hotels in Kathmandu we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)
  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Manaslu, Hotel Nirvana Garden, International Guest house or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • 5 Star Hotel: Hotel Yak & Yeti, Hotel Del' Annapurna, Hotel Shangri-La or Similar(Deluxe Room)
  • Hotels in Pokhara we use are( The best Selected One, Centrally Located & at Quiet environment)
  • 3 Star Hotel: Hotel Base Camp resort, Hotel Trek- O- Tel, Hotel The Kantipur (Deluxe Room)
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