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.
All accommodations for Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) trekking and climbing are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service, food, location, etc. HGT has chosen Hotel Moonlight, a 3-star hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu, 2 nights in Mt. Kailash Resort, a 3 star hotel in Pokhara in , 10-11 nights in standard teahouse/lodge during trekking in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses. We provide attached rooms as much as possible, however teahouses/lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. You will spend 2-3 nights in two men camping tent on this trip. Accommodation on Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) trekking and climbing are included in the trip cost on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying single supplement USD 350. However, we want you to understand the fact that there are several places that do not allow single room. On paying single supplement, you will get single room in Kathmandu and Pokhara but sometimes it might not be always feasible in teahouses/lodges during the trek. However, we will try our best to provide you with single rooms in all places as much as possible.
Best Seasons :
Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to mid June) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base camp trek and Tharpu Chuli climbing trip. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations.
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
All airport/hotel transfers
Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with temple/monuments entrance fees
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
Three nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, two nights in 3 star hotel in Pokhara
Teahouse/Lodge during trekking and tented accommodation during climbing session
Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in mountain
All other ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All necessary paper works; trekking permits and climbing permit
Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part -very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen equipments
Travel and rescue arrangements
Welcome and farewell dinner
Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
All government and local taxes
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
Airport departure tax(Rs. 200 per person)
International and domestic flights
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal climbing equipments
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
Tips for guides and porters
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