Well known as Tent Peak (5663m/18,575 ft), Tharpu Chuli is located in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary. We trek in the Annapurna region admiring the diverse flora, fauna with the culture of Nepal. Tharpu Chuli Peak offers us panoramic views of the Himalayan massif Annapurna, Hiunchuli naming few. Our trekking begins and ends in Pokhara by having a certain drive to & from trekking point. But, this trip also includes Kathmandu part as well which is in the total of 22 Days.
Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli climbing is suited for those who want to step to Amateur Mountaineering from Trekking and it is the best short peak climbing experience in Annapurna region. As per the program, reaching the base camp of Mt. Machapuchhre gives us another good reason to choose the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing trip. This trip includes the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp with few days experience of peak climbing, which makes this Tarpu Chuli peak climbing popular in the Annapurna Region Area. Tharpu Chuli expedition is physically not as challenging as climbing Island or Mera Peaks.
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Preparation day for the climbing and last minute shopping
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6Hrs)
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5052ft, 04-05hrs). Lodge accommodation
Day 5: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8776ft, 05-06 hrs). Lodge accommodation
Day 6: Hiking to Poonhill (3180m/10,433ft) – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2675m/8,776ft, 5-6 hrs). Lodge accommodation
Day 7: Trek to Chomrong (2040m/6,693ft, 05hrs) Lodge accommodation
Day 8: Trek to Bamboo (2340m/7,677ft, 05hrs) Lodge accommodation
Day 9: Trek to Deurali (3230m/10,597ft, 05hrs). Lodge accommodation
Day 10: Trek Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (4700m/15,419ft, 4 hrs) via Machhapuchhere Base Camp (3820m/12,533ft, 04hrs). Camping
Day 11: Acclimatization rest at Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (4700m). Camping
Day 12: Tharpu Chuli Base Camp to High Camp (5200m/17,060ft, 5hrs). Camping
Day 13: Summit Tent Peak (5663m/18,579ft) and return back to base camp (4700m/15,419ft, 09hrs). Camping
Day 14: Trek to Machapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12,139ft, 06hrs). Camping
Day 15: Trek to Dovan (2630m/8,629ft, 05hrs). Lodge accommodation.
Day 16: Trek from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m/5,741ft, 06hrs). Lodge accommodation
Day 17: Trek from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m, 6hrs ). Lodge accommodation
Day 18: Trek to Dhampus Phedi (3hrs) and drive to Pokhara
Day 19: Drive or Fly to Kathmandu
Day 20: Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley. Evening Farewell dinner
Day 21: Departure from TIA
You will be welcomed by a Great Nepal Representative at the airport and be transferred to your hotel. Your Great Nepal Representative will explain briefly about the travel itinerary. Overnight stay in Hotel.
We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Our first destination is Pokhara, where we will move by a 6 hours long drive from Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to your Hotel. Evening free to explore or boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight stay in Hotel.
After breakfast you will drive to Nayapul in a Private Vehicle which takes approx 90mins drive from Pokhara. Finally, your trek commence from this day to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti with scenic mountain view. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
This day your tre ktowards Ghorepani starts after your breakfast. You have to climb the steep stone stairs which includes 3300 steps. Compared to other regions this trek is easier so don’t get scared seeing the number of stairs. On the way you can experience Rhododendron forest, flora and fauna. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
Poon hill, one of the most famous destinations for breathtaking sunrise view over Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machapuchere (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks. Return back to hotel for breakfast and continue your trek further to Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
From Tadapani to Chomrong, it is a steep descent through the dense forest to a beautiful village located in the lap of Annapurna. On the way we follow the west bank of Modi khola (river) before arriving at Chomrong that is located below the towering peaks of, Annapurna south and Machhapuchre (fishtail). Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
The day starts with an easy walk through forest and a climb up to Dovan before descending through the valley to Bamboo. The challenge for the day is that you will be climbing uphill after the initial descent from Chomrong to reach Chomrong Khola. After this it is a steep climb to Khuldighar (2380 m/7808 ft). Although the path itself is fairly easy, the continual rise in altitude makes this day fairly challenging. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
We trek 5hrs from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m) ascending gently through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
We ascend 5hrs from Deurali to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhere Base Camp (3820m). Camping.
We take acclimatizing rest at Base Camp and prepare yourself for Summit Push. Camping.
Today ascend 50-60 degree to Highcamp (5200m/17,060ft). You will be rewarded with the mesmerizing Mountain views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre and more. Camping.
We start our trip early this day. After summit attempt we retrace our trial back to Base Camp. Camping.
Today we will decend the same narrow trial we used to climb till Machapuchre Base Camp where you are going to stay overnight. Camping.
From MBC we decend the same trial till dovan where you will stay overnight. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
From Bamboo we ascend to Sinuwa. We follow the stone steps that lead to Lower Chomrong. Then we ascend on the thousand stone steps that will take us to Upper Chomrong. From Chomrong we descend to Jhinu Danda. While here we can relax on a natural hot spring which is only 15 minutes away from where we are staying. Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
Today you trek around 6 hours from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m). Overnight at Guest House Lodge.
After breakfast descend to Phedi via Dhampus village where you will find your vehicle waiting for you. Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay in Hotel.
We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Temple and Pashupatinath Temple. Later in the evening, a farewell dinner will be served in a Traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to enjoy authentic cuisine with cultural program as a celebration of your completed trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.