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Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) Climbing

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Mt. Tent peak (Tharpu Chuli) 5663m is a glory of Annapurna Sanctuary and is well known to peak climbers in Nepal. The Annapurna sanctuary offers magnificent views of the mountain panoramas and lies at the south face of Annapuran Base Camp and is the finest ascent to the climbers, not only to the enjoying but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery including ridges of the fluted peak, Himchuli and a host of other surrounding peaks. 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 colourful Gurung Villagees of the Annapurna area.

Introduction and trip briefing
On our all tours, trek, expeditions and other adventures, we give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip leader and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.

Meals during Tent peak climbing
Hygienic and freshly cook meals on full board basis will be provided both on trekking and climbing sections. We provide high level of balance diet, hygiene and safety meals three times in a day. Dishes we prepare are normally Nepali, Tibetan/Sherpa, Indian, Continental and Italian.

Things to know

Our first concern is your safety while traveling with Holiday Mountain Treks. Please be informed that your trek leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made for a safely completion of the planned itinerary, however as this is adventure travel into the remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Other factor like weather conditions, the health of member can be the reason to changes the itinerary. In such a case, please be prepared to be flexible. Your trek guide will accompany you on all scheduled activities and you will have free time to pursue your own interests too. Your trek guide will assist you with information about your options but please be informed that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary.

Travel insurance
We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.

Trekking/climbing staffs
Believing that every successful trips have been possible because of the team work, Holiday Mountain Treks employs experienced and trained Nepalese trekking/climbing guide and other staffs. Our staffs are organized and professional. Trekking/climbing guide will be fully trained of the following course who will assist you in your summit attempt.

Trekking guide training from Nepal government's ministry of tourism & civil aviation department of hotel management & tourism training centre of Nepal.
Intensive wilderness first aid from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project
Eco trekking workshop & adventure meet from Trekking Agenci’s Association of Nepal
English language, conservation & biodiversity from Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project.
Rock & ice climbing & mountaineering training from Nepal Mountaineering Association of Nepal and well experience on mountaineering.

Good care of porters

Believing that the porters are important and impossible to complete the trip. We do not allow porters to carry exceeding 20 kgs in tea-house and 30kgs weight in camping trek. It is because of human being respect, their rights and against any exploitation on it's operation. We provide good health insurance, good equipments, working training and of course good pay with lots of encouragements. We are working with porters progress of Nepal and other organizations concerning about the porters.

Responsible tourism concept

Holiday Mountain Treks is taking concern of economy, social, environment and culture while running its trips. Our staffs are trained on this and try for minimum impact on the natural environment and native peoples. We try to support local economy by using their products, making aware and our clients will have to respect the local culture and traditions. We always try to make the areas more cleaner and friendly environments after we travel. This is possible by your understanding and our trained crews.

A successful trek/climb requirement
As other adventure trip, Tent peak trek/climb also requires previous experience of trekking and ice/rock climb, sound health & fitness, experience for using Ice axe and crampons, ascending/descending. Of course there will be some Ice climbing course at the base camp make you skillful of using ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and other essential gears. Tent peak climb usually require maximum 10hrs of walking and average 4-8 hrs in a day; You should be prepared 7-10 Km of walking or jugging exercise everyday at least 2 months before your trip starts. With lot of willpower, strong determination, reasonable fitness in health and hiking experience make surer of your successful trip. However medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility so we suggest you to consult your doctor for medical requirements. To ensure for a safety and successful trek; we will provide one trek leader, one assistance leader on every group trek so that if in case one get sick, it would not be canceled the trek and run as plan as in itinerary.

A day on the trek
Day starts with warm greeting and bed tea. Then you will be offered a basin of hot water to wash and take breakfast then you are off to trek for more then 3 hours through the forests, hills, mountain and local villages. You will stop at pleasant surroundings for hot lunch for an hour. You will then walk 3 or more hours depends on the places and facilities for camping places, stop for the night camp, you will then offer tea or coffee some light snacks then explore the area or relax until dinner is served at the warm dining hall. Most of the evening you will be encouraged to sing and dance in a traditional way. Sometime you will spend time playing cards, reading books and learning Nepali.
Finally, go to bed served with hot water rubber bag to keep you extra warm in the cold temperature.

Travel insurance
We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.


Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers, tourist buses to and from Pokhara.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport; you will be met by the staff from our agency then transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning you will be taken on a half day sightseeing tour of the many
temples and interesting Surrounding sights of Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Transferred by tourist bus for about 6 -hour to Pokhara, a beautiful town set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy either doing last minute shopping for the trek or packing your kitty bag for the following day's departure.

Day 4: Pokhara - Birethanti – Ulleri 2070m
Drive an hour to Birethanti and stat trekking through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools. After crossing the bridge ascend steep staircase to Magar village of Ulleri where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 5: Ulleri - Ghorepani
A gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. As the trail climbs higher, you walk up beside the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and rhododendron forest to Ghorepani (2840m.)

Day 6: Ghorepani – Tadapani 2540m.
Early-morning climb to the Poonhill and enjoy sunrise over the peaks and magnificent mountain panoramic view. A short ascend to Deurali pass and further Tadapani through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird

Day 7: Tadapani - Chhomrung
The trail drops down through dense rhododendron forest and a long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola, and continues up to the village of Chhomrung (2040m.) Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail facing it across the valley.

Day 8: Chhomrung - Himalaya Hotel
We walk through the forest to Kuldi Ghar then steeply down a bank of rock and then levels out, running through riverside bamboo thickets along the base of the gorge. Fro here the trail winds steeply up through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the Himalaya Hotel (2680m.)

Day 9: Machhapuchhre Base Camp
The trail along the west bank of the Modi flows through a more open valley, and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine of the South Annapurna glacier and the Modi follows a deep cliff to the right. This is the site of Machhapuchhre base camp 3480m.

Day 10: Annapurna South Base Camp Visit
The route begins on a broad grassy path, soon we reach the British Expedition Annapurna South Face Base Camp (4234m.) which provides the best views of the Annapurna and Himalchuli and exiting walk on the glacier.

Day 11: Annapurna South Base Camp- Tharpu Chuli base Camp
Walk through the glacier and rocky trail to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp and set the camp.

Day 12: Base Camp – High Camp
Get the gears ready and start to climb to High Camp with all essentials for the night stop at the high camp.

Day 13: High Camp – Summit – ABC
With full preparation of summit ascent climb through the snow and few difficult section before the top the get to the summit of the Tent Peak. After having wonderful experience and great views surrounding, descend to base camp and trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 14: ABC - Bamboo
Descend and follow the same route to a pleasant Himalaya hotel then further 3 hrs to Bamboo.

Day 15: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda
The trail passes the rhododendron and bamboo fields to the Jhinu Danda near the hot spring.

Day 16: Jhinu Danda - Pothana
After an easy descend to the Gurung village of Landrung, the trail crosses a pass before arriving at the tiny village of Pothana with great view os Annapurna.

Day 17: Pothana - Pokhara
Trek along the ridge of Dhampus and further a short climb down Phedi, where we meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. You're last night in Pokhara is a great opportunity to throw a party with trekking crews.

Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu 6hrs drive
Early morning start driving through the beautiful country side scenery along the way. Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 19: Rest day at leisure or final souvenir shopping. Join the farewell dinner in the evening most probably with live cultural program.

Day 20: Departure
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.

Trip Cost: starts from USD 1680 per person

Trip cost includes:

  • We try to make free of tension our clients from arranging the necessary things and include as much as possible while in Nepal and let you just to enjoy the holiday.
  • Airport transfers
  • 2-3 star category hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Guided city tour by private vehicles and entrance fees
  • Best available hotel/tent camp and all meals during the trek/climb
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag & group mountaineering gears.
  • First Aid and Eco trained English speaking trek leader/guide and sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs
  • All necessary paper works, peak and entrance permits and other logistic work
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements support
  • Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures at an extra cost if required.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • Staffs insurance and other facilities.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner

Trip cost excludes

  • Entry visa fees and International airfare
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal mountaineering gears and other equipments
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
  • Travel/medical and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
  • Tips for guide and other staffs.

Trip Fact

Min alt: 1470m.

Max alt: 5663m.

Walking hrs: 4-10 hrs.

Trek Style: Lodge/tent

Grade: Medium and Climb

The best times: spring (March –May) and autumn (Sep - Nov).


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