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This is our adventurous trek where we climb in the Annapurna region’s Tent Peak, better known as the Tharpu Chuli (5663m/18,575 ft). It is situated south of the Annapurna Base Camp, and the summit offers magnificent panoramic views of majestic snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region. But also the way to it offers a impressing landscape. Also there is a cultural magnificence as it is one the of most popular trekking regions of Nepal. It is adventurous to all that want to combine a a short trekking including a peak climbing expedition. The trek contains stays in hotels, lodges and tent (camp). The summit for Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli starts from ABC after reaching the Tent Peak Base Camp. After summiting the peak, we return from the same route and trek down to Nayapul, passing by many waterfalls, villages & settlements, through the rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime. The trip is very complete also due to sightseeing the main highlights in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
We organize this trip upon your requested dates!
Tharpu Chuli, a.k.a. Tent peak or is not a technical, easy peak among climbers but you need good condition for the trek. You can climb without any previous climbing experience and skills of using climbing equipment but knowledge on using equipment and previous experience would be beneficial although not mandatory because a pre-ice climbing training is provided to you during this trekking.
Climbing top of Tharpu Chuli (5663m) without climbing experience
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, o/n in a hotel +D.
Himalayan Dream Team will pick you up at the international airport for your transfer to the hotel. As a welcome you will have a typical Nepalese dinner with some of the staff members, typical food coming up! And do not forget to try our typical Nepalese drink with great mood of cheers.
Day 02: Sightseeing/free day in Kathmandu, preparations for climbing/permits, o/n in a hotel +B
After breakfast we will start for the sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu, visit the main temples of Swoyambhunath (Monkey temple), Pashupatinath, the most venerated Hindu temple of Nepal and Bouddhanath, the biggest Buddhist stupa of the world. In the afternoon we show you Durbar square with an orientation tour through lively Thamel. All transport and entry fees included!
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m, 6hrs drive), o/n in a hotel +B
Early morning at around 7 am, we set off for Pokhara on a tourist bus. On route we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. In the afternoon, we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is known as city of lakes as it hosts numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon and enjoy boating too. We spend the evening exploring, relaxing and dining by the side of the enchanting lake. You can do some shopping during the evening hours.
Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m, 5/6 hrs) o/n in lodge +B+L+D
We drive for about an hour to reach Naya Pul from where we start our trek. Upon reaching Birethanti, we trek uphill on the trail to Ghandruk enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains. We pass along various small villages such as Chimrong, Syauli Bazar, Chane etc. We cross the suspension bridge over Khumnu Khola and finally we arrive at Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annaurna South, and Hiuchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people in Ghandruk.
Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m, 6 hrs), o/n in lodge +B+L+D
We climb up for an hour up to Ghandrukkot and then a steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimron Khola, we make an hour of easy walk. Then we take a steep climb continuing up to Chhomrong. Towering above the village is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with the Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhare) facing the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of giant Annapurna massive.
Day 06: Trek to Dobhan & Himalaya Hotel (2840m, 6 hrs), o/n in lodge +B+L+D
We head out of Chhomrong along the Modi Khola leaving behind inhabited foothills into the high step and wooded slopes of Himalayas. We cross the suspension bridge then walk up to Sinuwa Danda. The ascent from Sinuwa becomes somewhat flatter. The trail passes through thick & dark rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. Then we descend a long and steep stone steps into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests. Pass through deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Doban, Another gentle gradual ascend following the trail above the river through a thick bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests up the side of the canyon.
Day 07: Trek to MBC (3700m, 3/4 hrs) o/n in lodge +B+L+D
Today we cross two streams over small bridges. The trail passes through solitary places. The wilderness gives piece to our mind. There is also the possibility of seeing a variety of species of wildlife such as wild pig, deer, snow leopard, etc. We climb further to the Hinko Cave, an overhanging rock. We arrive at Deorali and after about half an hour walk from Deorali, we will find ourselves in middle of river bed surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. The hike to MBC is somewhat strenuous but the unfolding views of the majestic Machhapuchre are certainly a rewarding experience. Enjoy the views of Mount Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and, of course, the Fishtail or Machhapuchhare itself.
Day 08: MBC to ABC (4,130m, 2/3 hrs) o/n in lodge +B+L+D
On the way to ABC from MBC, the vegetation disappears. We see the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The path widens as we enter the Sanctuary, follows a stream, and then climbs to a few huts alongside a moraine. There are sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding panorama of the 360 degrees. Savour the mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiuchuli and other peaks. Climax of our trip almost ends today. Afternoon exploration above base camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization & Climbing Preparation, o/n in camp +B+L+D
Your guide will brief you about the climb. Feel free to ask any question with your team leader and guides that you may have regarding the climb. After lunch, our guides will provide training on peak climbing techniques and on using climbing gears such as ice axe, climbing boot, harness, and so on, and how to go up and down using ropes. There will be training on how to fix the ropes, climbing technique, and about the knot and gears. We believe that some training experience will boost up your confidence and climbing skills, thus increasing the chances of scaling the summit as well as fully enjoy the experience. For those not willing to climb the peak, there are plenty of options for walks and exploration in the area including a trip of discover the South Face of Annapurna I.
Day 10: Trek to Tent peak Base Camp (4450m, 5hrs), o/n in camp +B+L+D
We cross the glaciated mountain passes descending onto Annapurna South Glacier. We follow the cairned trail across the surface on the ice and climb the moraine on the opposite bank of the glacier. Enjoy the views of the high mountains from 6000ers to 8000ers! Finally we will arrive at the Tent Peak Base Camp on a flat camping area.
Day 11: Trek to High Camp (5200m, 5hrs) o/n in camp +B+L+D
Today, we make a steep ascent to the Tent Peak High Camp. Enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail Mountain, and other snow-capped high mountains. Climb the hill to a glacial bowl. After setting up the high camp, we spend the remainder of the day discovering and making preparations for our summiting.
Day 12: Summiting Tent Peak, Return to High Camp (6 hrs), o/n in camp +B+L+D
Around midnight, we get ready for the final push! Cross the short glacier to reach the base of several snow flutings. Climb fixed ropes to the final summit ridge. As we get nearer the summit, a sharp top of Tent Peak (5663m) unfolds. After summiting, we return by the same route to high camp.
Day 13: Descent to Tent Peak Base Camp then to ABC (4/5 hrs), o/n in camp +B+L+D
Today we descend to the glacier and to Tent Peak Base Camp. Trek further down to the Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching the ABC, we take our lunch and relax.
Day 14: ABC to Bamboo (2310m, 6 hrs), o/n in lodge +B+L+D
Get up in the early morning and savour the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from ABC. After taking breakfast, we start descending from ABC to MBC, Deurali, Doban and finally to Bamboo. Heading back down to the valley is much easier than climbing up. You will see the waterfalls that drop down from a high point to the rocks below. Pass through the forests with great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains.
Day 15: Bamboo to New Bridge/Jhinu (1760, 6hrs) o/n in lodge +B+L+D
From Bamboo we make a steep ascent to the Kuldi Ghar and then to Sinuwa. We follow the stone steps that leads to Lower Chomrong. Then ascend on the thousand stony steps taking us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. We get an opportunity to enjoy hot springs lying just a 15-min walk from Jhinu Danda.
Day 16: Jhinu dada to Nayapul to Pokhara (6hrs trek /1 hrs drive) o/n in a hotel +B+L
Trek from Jhinu danda to New bridge and then to Kyumi village. After lunch we trek to Syauli bazar and then down to Birethanti. From Birethanti, about an hour’s trek and we arrive at Naya Pul. The trek ends at Naya Pul. From here we take the car and reach Pokhara in about an hour.
Day 17: Drive to Kathamndu (6 hrs), o/n in a hotel +B+L+D
After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we get transferred to our hotel; and we spend the afternoon leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and in the evening celebrate your successful adventure with a nice cheer with the Himalayan Dream Team staff.
Day 18: Transfer to international airport for fly back to home +B
Today we will transfer you from your hotel to the international airport for your safe flight back home with many unforgettable memories.
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