TENT PEAK (THARPU CHULI) – 5663m

Arrival City

Kathmandu

Departure City

Kathmandu

Lodging level

Tea House/ Camping

Meals

Trip Grade

Challenging

Maximun Altitude

5600 m

Attractions

Activity

Trekking & Climbing

Overview

This outstanding trek includes fascinating trekking trail along an ascent to Tent peak [5663m.], also known as Tharpu Chuli. Tent peak is one of the most climbed trekking peak in Nepal. Other major highlight of the trip is exclusive exploration of Annapurna sanctuary. The summit of Tent peak offers a stunning 360 degrees panoramic view of the surrounding Annapurna massif. The trek starts from Phedi after a 45 minute drive from Pokhara. Further on. The trail takes us to the Annapurna Sanctuary, the most spectacular high mountain amphitheatre, through charming Gurung villages and rhododendron forests.

During our trekking venture, we witness a variety of landscapes sprawling across sub-tropical forest, terraced rice paddies, pleasant ridges, grassy farmland and forests of bamboo and rhododendron. On our return from the Sanctuary, the trail follows an alternative route, turning westwards to follow a high ridge which eventually leads to Ghorepani and the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani, we experience the breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges before heading back to Pokhara on the shores of Phewa Tal. Finally, we take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

This trip is tailor made for any one who is physically fit and has adventure spirit. After proper acclimatization, this trip can be undertaken at any time of the year except monsoon [July & August].

Itinerary

You will be greeted by a panoramic view of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below once you fly in the sky of Kathmandu. A representative and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel you will be briefed about your daily activities.

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath- most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. At Patan Durbar Square, you will delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square.

Your trip starts with 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the flight, you will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of Himalayan range. As the flight lands on Pokhara, you will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Machhapucchre and other enchanting Himalayan peaks of Nepal. In Pokhara, a bus will take us to Phedi. From there onwards begins your trekking in Annapurna Mountain range. As you climb uphill, you bask in the splendor of nature and the trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, you encounter several roadside teashops and at last the trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus.

The trail narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, you pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, you find us high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down Himalayan peaks of Nepal surrounded by complete ambience of nature. You continue trekking for four hours until you reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into your adventure spirit.

From Landrung, you march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding oneself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Your trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, you approach teahouses at Jhinu where you rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, you resume the trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours you reach Chomrong. From Chomrong, you can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhre. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong where you can get accommodation and food.

Crossing Chomrong Khola, you continue trekking along steep stone steps. The trail passes by rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As you savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna Mountain ranges and Machhapuchhre, you gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During your five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where you wrap up our trip of the day.

As you climb steeply, you soon reach Hinku Cave where you find a fire-blackened overhang being walled-in to make a small lodge. Further ahead, the trail transverses several ascents eventually leading to the Sanctuary. After you pass lodges at Deurali and Bagar, you arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp. It takes 3-4 hours of walking to reach up to base camp.

You ascend gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna Base Camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, you can view the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours, you reach base camp. You can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I.

You spend the entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to the trekking destinations amidst the unparallel beauty of the towering peaks of Nepal.

You follow the trail leading to Tent peak high camp. Struggling against the glaciated mountain passes, you finally reach your target destination. There are other options for those who do not wish to climb. Hiking from camp can be quite pleasurable and adventurous. Sightseeing exotic ecosystem and breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks of Nepal can be equally satisfying.

Early in the morning you begin your ascent of the peak. After strenuous ascent, you finally scale the summit of Tent Peak. From an altitude of 5600meters, you savor the mesmerizing views of Annapurna range. Tucking this success under your belt, you return to Annapurna Base Camp.

You take a complete break from trekking to avoid adverse climatic conditions. This also allows you to rest after your strenuous trekking to enhance your health.

After relaxation, you head back to Himalaya Hotel. 4 hours of walking will eventually take you back to Himalaya Hotel.

You retreat back to Chomrong and from there you take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. You follow the trail above the cultivated fields of potato and wheat before descending to the village of Khumnu above the Khumnu Khola. After crossing the river, the trail leads steeply uphill to Melanche before continuing through rhododendron forests to Tadapani, where you make your campsite. It takes 4-5 hours of walking to arrive at Tadapani from where you can capture excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre.

The trail zigzags along the rock-strewn path to Banthanti. Walking past Banthanti, you proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before you. You climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali (3100m) and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. As you continue walking for 4 hours, you finally arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill (3195m), you leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. You further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Along the trails of stone steps, you pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section (with 3767 steps!) leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, you come to the main road. Now you can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara.

Since you have come to an end of the trip, you take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Your Nepali support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc).

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