In the Annapurna region lays the Tharpu Chuli Peak, also known as the Tent Peak, due to its peculiar shape. It sits in the middle of the Annapurna Sanctuary amidst one of the most magnificent mountain ranges. Generally, Tharpu Chuli Peak is considered to be one of the easier climbs in Nepal; it is appropriate for beginners and those who wish to climb their first mountains.
This trip combines trekking to the base camp and visiting local villages like Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and Dovan. The trip offers superb views of mountains such as Mount Gangapurna (7455 m.), Machhapuchhre (6997 m.), and Hiunchuli (6331 m.), as well as the Annapurna massifs.
As you walk past the moraine fields, draped glaciers, and alpine Himalayan terrains of the Annapurna, the view, once you reach the summit of Tharpu Chuli Peak, is breathtaking. As the Annapurna Sanctuary is a habitat of abundant flora and fauna, you’ll be sure to see the natural wildlife of the area. We will also encounter the culture of the Gurung people, the abundance of botanical diversity, and the tranquility of the Modi Khola River.
Our hike to Poon Hill and the ABC, which can be challenging at times, is another highlight of this tour in addition to our summit. Hence, we recommend that all our travelers be in good health and train for a physically demanding trip.
Tharpu Chuli Peak Itinerary
When you arrive at the airport, a member of our staff will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Our representative will briefly explain the program upon your arrival.
Our second day is set aside to visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley, including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple. We spend the night at the hotel, including breakfast.
We depart for Pokhara after breakfast. The road to Pokhara is picturesque, with a river, gorges, valleys, rice terraces, and rocky cliffs. After checking in to the hotel, we go boating on the scenic Fewa Lake in the evening. From the lake, you can see a reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range.
We will drive/taxi to Naya Pul (42km) after breakfast at 07:30 am via Lumle, a local village. We will then walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large, prosperous town. A trail leads through bamboo forests and past a swimming hole and waterfall on Birethanti's main street.
As you ascend up the side of the valley, you reach the grassy pasture used by pony caravans. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley until you reach Tikhe Dhunga.
Near the campsite, the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge. Next, the trail ascends to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m via a steep stone staircase. Above the village, the trail winds through the pastures and fields until it reaches the Tikhe Dhunga camp.
One hour's walk above Ulleri is a campsite and a water stop. The path crosses two sparkling streams before doing one last climb to Nangethanti, where we stop for lunch. Thanti means "rest house" in Nepali. In winter, there are snowshoes available to travel the trail.
Afterward, we will take a trek to Ghorepani (2850 m), where we can see the spectacular views of Dhaulagiri I (8167 m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m). Dinner, breakfast, and overnight at the guesthouse included.
We will get up early this morning and hike to Poon Hill. From here, we will be able to see a splendid view of sunrise and the Himalayan range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Fishtail. After exploring Poonhill, we will return to Ghorepani.
We start the day with a steep descent as we leave Tadapani, then descend steeply through forests until we reach Chhomrong, the Gurung village.
The trail descends to Chhomrong Khola today & we climb up to Khuldighar at 2380m, where there is an ACAP checkpoint. The hike is a continuous descent today.
After ascending through bamboo and rhododendron forests, we reach Dovan, then the Himalayan Hotel, and Hinko at 3020m. We stay in Deurali, which is located just above Hinko & is the most avalanche-prone area.
Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) is no longer a base camp since climbing the mountain is prohibited, and the trail carries on to the Annapurna Base Camp since mountain ranges surround the base camp. Alternatively, you can trek two hours to Annapurna Base Camp and view the mountain scenery there. You will get even better views there. This area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary.
For those who don't want to climb, hiking from the camp can be quite pleasant and exciting. We struggle against the glaciated mountain pass on our way to Tent peak high camp/Tharpu Chuli base camp. Exotic ecosystems and jaw-dropping vistas of the Himalayan peaks of Nepal can also be enjoyed. Bed and breakfast are included, as are lunch and dinner.
Our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and how to use climbing equipment such as ice axes, climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ascend, etc., as well as how to go up and down using ropes after lunch.
Although prior training experience is not necessary for peak climbing, we believe it will enhance your confidence and climbing skills, as well as your ability to reach the summit and thoroughly enjoy the experience.
A strenuous climb takes us to the summit of Tent Peak. From there, we enjoy the mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range. Once we've reached our goal, we return to Annapurna Base Camp.
The weather on the planned summit day (day 12) cannot be guaranteed to be quite favorable, so we plan to summit the peak on this day if weather conditions are not favorable on day 12 or other reasons prevent us from summiting the peak.
In the event of a very poor weather forecast, it might be wise to postpone summiting the peak. Sometimes the acclimatization process for someone may not be as good as it should be; in those conditions, an extra day may be useful.
The tour includes a hike to a hidden valley and a trek back to Bamboo. Overnight in a guesthouse with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
The evening can be spent in the hot springs. Overnight in a guesthouse with breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
After a trek to Matque, we return back to Pokhara.
After a thrilling and wonderful trip, we return back to Kathmandu. The next day is free for you to explore or rest in Kathmandu, depending on your inclination.
After you’ve enjoyed the thrilling and joyful experience, you can choose whether to visit other beautiful places in Nepal or head back home. No matter what you choose, we hope you have a fantastic time.
We can accommodate group tours for this trip; however, you may also opt for a private tour according to your liking. We can arrange private trips at any time of the year at any date of your choosing. Please let us know what your preferred travel dates are so that we can accommodate you.
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