Peak Climbing Highlights
- Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
- Tent Peak/Tharpu Chuli Climbing (5,563m)
- Beautiful adventure trekking into the Annapurna Sanctuary
- Breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill
- Close up panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
- The Annapurna Base Camp
- Natural hot spring bath
Trek deeper into the Himalayan amphitheater of Annapurna Sanctuary and the climb an enthralling Tharpu Chuli also called the Tent Peak. Tent peak is one of the beautiful trekking peaks in the Annapurna region that stands tall deeper into the Annapurna sanctuary.
One of the climbing peaks that stand lower than 6,000 meters in elevation from the sea level, Tent peak attracts many adventure climbing aspirants every year. Seasoned and amateur climbers both attempt the peak equally. Seasoned climbers climb this peak as part of their acclimatizing climb while attempting higher mountain expedition. And for the amateur climbers, Tent peak brings an incredible experience of peak climbing.
Although the peak involves fewer technicalities, it requires some climbing equipment to climb the summit. Because of its central location in the Annapurna Sanctuary, the peak provides fascinating views of the mountains, glaciers, and glacial moraine in the region. It is the best vantage point of the Annapurna Sanctuary and makes the moment of life time for the climbing adventurers.
- Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu (1,400m), Transfer to Hotel.
Today is the day of your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, that is 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.
After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, except our trip briefing meeting. We will let you know about the briefing timing upon your arrival.
- Day 02: Cultural Tours around KTM Valley/Trek Preparation, Hotel
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. We come to take your for a wonderful cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu valley. As part of the tour, we are going to visit four of the UNESCO Heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley. The places we visit today are incredible mixture of culture, history, spirituality, art and stories. Overnight in Hote.
Believed to have been created on its own, this Budhhist stupa is the oldest of all the monuments in Kathmandu valley. Standing atop a small hillock, Swoyambunath, known as monkey temple amongst tourists, provides a fascinating view of the valley, surrounding hills and snow-capped mountain at the distance on a clear day.
Patan Durbar Square
One of the three medieval palace squares, Patan Durbar Square holds its medieval art and architectural grandeur. Amazing skill of the artisans is evident in each and every building that stands in the square. The square comprises of medieval palace, temples and museum.
This site is the most sacred Hindu temple area in the country. But, as the temple is strictly a Hindu only area, non-Hindu tourists go there to watch the unique Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of River Bagmati. The death rites of Hindu family there are so engrossing and heart-touching which make you feel the moment. It's not any kind of intrusion in being there and watching somebody being cremated in an open ground. It's a great cultural experience.
This giant Buddhist stupa is considered as the biggest one in the world. This small square with giant shrine has a powerful presence of the spiritual vibrations. It's an important pilgrimage site for the people following Tibetan Buddhism.
- Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, Overnight in Hotel
We take early morning breakfast and get ready to drive to Pokhara. Situated 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, Pokhara is a blessed city with beauty of nature and is the gateway to Annapurna region trekking. We drive along the highway that passes through several beautiful towns and runs along the river in most of the parts. The peaceful rural setting of Nepal looks fascinating during the drive. About 7 hours on the road brings us beautiful rural views along the highway before reaching Pokhara. Once we reach Pokhara, we can take leisurely wanderings around the serene lakeside.
- Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m), Overnight in Lodge
We are going to start the first day of the trekking part of our journey. We drive for about one and half hour to Nayapul where the trekking starts from. We are embarking a five hours day walk to Tikhedhunga. Our walk today is fairly easy as it doesn't involve any extreme uphill or downhill walking, rather it goes on a dirt road on most of the stretch. Initially, we walk along Modi Khola, a river that comes from the Annapurna sanctuary, until Birethanti where we cross it over a bridge. After checking into the Annapurna Conservation Area Project office for trekking in the region, we head left towards our destination.
About five hours of gentle dirt road walking, including lunch break in between, takes us to a small settlement of Tikhedhunga nestled on the foothills just below Ulleri village.
- Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,775m), Overnight in Lodge
We wake up for a refreshing morning breeze and take our breakfast. Later, we get ready for two hours of steep uphill step walking to Ulleri. The Section tests our stamina early in the morning for two hours. When we reach Ulleri after two hours of challenging strive, we get the first view of snow-capped mountain for the day. The trail now onwards becomes fairly easier in terms of its steepness. We trek past Banthanti to enter a forest of rhododendron and birch trees and proceed towards Ghorepani. We eventually arrive to Ghorepani after about seven hours of trail navigation. A breathtaking view of the Himalayas from Ghorepani makes us forget all the tiredness of trekking.
- Day 06: Hike up to Poonhill (3,210m) & Trek to Tadapani (2,750m), Overnight in Lodge
We have a very early morning start today as we are hiking to Poon Hill for a sunrise and more spectacular view of mountains. We carry flash lights; keep ourselves warm enough for the morning temperature and start hiking up towards Poon Hill through rhododendron forest. When we reach the top of the hill, we are astounded by the panoramic view of the mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. We enjoy the enthralling views and wait for another wonder, sunrise over the mountains, to take our breath away. The magical sunrise over the Himalayas fills us with the energy and zeal to go for the adventure walk of the day.
We descend back to the lodge at Ghorepani for breakfast. Later, we check out the lodge to walk to Tadapani for about another five hours. The trail passes through forest, pasture, and winds up and down the hill with thrilling adventure before reaching Tadapani.
- Day 07: Trek to Sinwa (2,900m), Overnight in Lodge
We enjoy our breakfast with the view of mountains like Annapurna south, Fishtail and Hiunchuli. Later, we get ready to trek to Sinuwa via Chhomrong village along the Annapurna sanctuary trail. We start descending through a forest and then emerge to an open lawn before descending further to a river. We cross the river over a suspension bridge and start a steep uphill walk that, after sometimes, becomes fairly easier. The final section of the trail is much flatter, actually gradual uphill until we reach Chhomrong village, a typical Gurung village in the region. We walk even further down to Chhomrong Khola and up to Sinuwa for overnight stay.
- Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3,200m), Overnight in Lodge
Our walk for the day goes to Deurali, a small and beautiful settlement nestled amidst the Himalayas. The trail passes through bamboo forest and goes higher but with frequent involvement of ascent and descent. We reach Deurali after walking through forested part and ascending after a descent to a glacial river.
- Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m), Overnight in Lodge
We get ready for the day walk after breakfast and start walking towards Annapurna Base Camp. We reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp and walk even further to Annapurna Base Camp. While at the impressive base camp, we are surrounded by the mighty Himalayan peaks that take our breath away. We enjoy the moment of being at the spectacular place on earth.
- Day 10: Acclimatization Day at ABC (4,130m), Overnight in Lodge
We take a day break at the Annapurna Base Camp to acclimatize and rest. We can explore the surroundings and take plenty pictures as we adjust with the thinning level of oxygen in the air. We stay overnight at the ABC.
- Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4,700m), Overnight in Camp
Our adventure for the day takes us to the base camp of Tent peak at the elevation of 4,700 meters above sea level. We trek towards the destination amidst the high soaring mountains deeper into the Annapurna Sanctuary. This adventurous walk along the Himalayan amphitheater brings us even closer to the mountains. Once we reach the base camp, we settle at the camp and can laze around to acclimatize.
- Day 12: Trek to High Camp (5,500m), Overnight in Camp
Although the summit can be achieved from the base camp itself, we are spending one night at the high camp in between the base and the summit of Tent peak. We climb to the high camp to stay overnight and give ourselves ample time to adjust with the increasing altitude and decreasing level of oxygen before we go for the summit.
- Day 13: Tent Peak Summit Day (5,563m), back to Base Camp (4,700m), Overnight in Camp
On this important day and the highlight activity of the trip, we attempt our summit climb. We start the day before the break of dawn and start climbing towards the top. We will need to go through some technical climbing stuff while attempting the summit. Once we reach the top we can enjoy incomparable views of the mountains in Annapurna region.Later, after spending some memorable time at the top, we descend all the way back to the base camp to stay overnight.
- Day 14: Trek to Bamboo (3,200m), Overnight in Lodge
After the incredible adventure on the Tent peak, we are now returning back on our journey. So, after breakfast, we start trekking down to Bamboo. As we trek down towards our destination for the day, the mountain amphitheater keeps us sending the energy from the background.
- Day 15: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,700m), Overnight in Lodge
On the trek today, we trek to Jhinu Danda via Chhomrong village. We traverse the same trail as before to Chhomrong and then we stay to the trail that descends to Jhinu Danda. A steep descent takes us to the destination today. Once we check into the lodge, we may like to go for a relaxing natural hot spring bath on the bank of Modi Khola, the glacial river that comes from the Annapurna Sanctuary. About fifteen minutes of walk down to the river bank takes us for a soothing hot spring bath. Later, we return back to the lodge and spend relaxing time.
- Day 16: Trek to Nayapul (1,010m) & Drive back to Pokhara, Check in Hotel
It's the final day of walk on this journey. We start the trek and descend steeply to a river to cross it and climb for a bit before beginning on a fairly gentle trail. We walk past New Bridge, Kyumi and eventually reach Birethanti to check out at the Annapurna Conservation Area. We walk further to Nayapul. We get on a vehicle that is there to pick us up and take to Pokhara. After about one and half hour, we will be back at beautiful city civilization of Pokhara.
- Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu, Check in Hotel
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we get on the bus to drive back to Kathmandu. About seven hours of overland journey takes us back to Kathmandu. Once we are in Kathmandu, we go to hotel and spend the whole day at leisure on our own. Finding relieving massage, good food, souvenir shopping, and wandering around can keep you busy for the day.
A farewell dinner is scheduled for this evening. We will let you know the departure time for dinner once we reach Kathmandu.
- Day 18: Final departure
The final day of the trip, we drive you to airport for your scheduled flight homebound or other destination. We will pick you up 3 hours prior to your flight schedule.
All conditions stated in the above Itinerary are for the guests who prefer full package trip. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make Shorter and Longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative night stops. Physical, Technical and Natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Tent (Tharpu Chuli) Peak Climbing Expedition Cost Includes
- Airport Pick and Drop for both International and Domestic flight by Private vehicle.
- Welcome, Farewell dinner with cultural program.
- 3 Night Tourist Standard Accmmodation in Kathmandu with B/B basis.
- Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
- 2 Nights Tourist Standard Hotel Accmmodiation in Pokhara with B/B basis.
- Transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Coach.
- Transportation from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by local jeep.
- Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
- Accommodation in Tented Camp while on Tent Peak Base Camp.
- Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
- Tent Peak Climbing permits, TIMS Card fees, and Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fees.
- All necessary camping equipments; Tent, Table & Chair for climbing expedition's crew's.
- Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking/Climbing Guide.
- 2:1 Ratio porter carrying 30KG.
- All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
- All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
- Friends Adventure Team's Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
- Tent Peak Climbing Group climbing gear, climbing rope, snow bars & carabineers etc.
- Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
- Agency service charge.
Tent (Tharpu Chuli) Peak Climbing Expedition Cost Excludes
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
- All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
- Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
- Any other item not included in "Cost Includes" Section.
Tent (Tharpu Chuli) Peak Climbing Fixed Departures Spring/Autumn 2018/2019
Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing Expedition Cost Facts
- The above Expedition Itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern. This Expedition can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- Cost & Departures Dates of Expedition will change according to your NEED, GROUP SIZE and TIME.
- The Expedition Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip.
- Price for reduced Expedition/Hiking activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
- The Expedition Cost also affect the number of Mountain Guides, Porters and Services.
- For these reasons the same Expedition can be HIGHER and LOWER Price.
- We offer you the best price guaranteed for Tent Peak (Tharpu chuli) Climbing Expedition.
|Departure Dates||Departure Availablity||Trip Cost||Inquiry|
|March, 20, 2018 - April, 06, 2018||Guaranteed||1,690.00||Inquiry|
|May, 20, 2018 - June, 07, 2018||Available||1,690.00||Inquiry|
|October, 10, 2018 - October, 26, 2018||Available||1,690.00||Inquiry|
|October, 22, 2018 - November, 09, 2018||Available||1,690.00||Inquiry|
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