2 days 1 nights
availability: jan 16' - dec 16'
pokhara
kathmandu
min age: 18+
max people: 12

course overview

"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."- Sir Edmund Hillary. Climbing the 5663-meter Tharpu Chuli Peak might not be as difficult as climbing the Everest, but it will certainly be a climb you will remember for a lifetime.

Situated in the core of Annapurna Sanctuary, Tharpu Chuli Peak is likewise broadly known as Tent Peak. The peak was named so by Jimmy Roberts in 1956, perhaps, because it looks like a tent. The peak has steep ridges that make you feel like walking on the edge of a sharp knife; the most followed path being the North West Ridge.

Among many other Himalayan ranges, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Gangapurna, and Machhapuchhre are some notable ranges that you will enjoy admiring throughout the trek. As you start your route uphill and downhill, you will pass through Rhododendron forests, making you forget all your fatigue. The panoramic view from Tharpu Chuli Peak is even more spectacular giving you an endless view of the mystic mountains as far as your eyes can see.

On top of everything, the Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing Course provides you tenderfoots' climbing training. You will learn firsthand climbing in the raw grounds of Tharpu Chuli under the leadership of highly experienced Sherpa and climbing instructors. Learning ice climbing, anchoring, crevasse rescue, glacier travel, rope and knot techniques, and much more while actually summiting a peak will certainly be a big value for money.

The best season for the expedition is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). The 21 days trek will let you bathe in the beauty of nature. Walking on the lap of the Annapurna ranges, you can feel the fresh breeze purifying your soul. The rich Gurung culture, the food, and the lifestyle will illustrate the harmony between the people and the Himalayas.

So, book a peak climbing now because summiting Tharpu Chuli Peak will not just be an achievement, but an experience for a lifetime.

Departure & Return Location
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.
price includes
  • All transfers to and from both domestic and international airports
  • 4/5-star category Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary
  • Climbing Guides and sherpas as per requirements
  • Domestic flight tickets for to the climbing members and guides.( If required in itinerary )
  • Complete camping setup with dining & kitchen tents, chairs and tables Base Camp
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and twin sharing teahouse accommodation during trek
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permits for climbing
  • Fully paid government appointed liaison officer in the team
  • Medical, accidental, and search and rescue Insurance for all involved local staffs
  • All rope fixing and icefall management charges levied in the Expedition
  • Free assistance service for cargo and duty clearance
  • Complete pre-departure information
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu

itinerary

Day 01 Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,350m)

As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you and drop you at your hotel. You can stroll around Thamel, and enjoy the touristic hub of Kathmandu in the evening.

Day 02-03 Theoretical session on beginners climbing course

The two days of your stay in Kathmandu will be spent in theoretical sessions on learners climbing course. This will include geography and geology of Nepal, mountaineering in Nepal, mountains of Nepal and you will be able to listen to the story of high altitude climbers. The required theoretical foundations of climbing will outfit not only with fundamental learning but also give you knowledge required for the real rise.

Day 04 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m) (6-7 hours)

A 206 km drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara will take about 6 hours. Going through the mid slopes of Nepal, you will see the beautiful landscapes and the life style through the bus windows.

Day 05 Drive to Naya Pul (1070 m) and trek to Ghandruk (1940m)(5-6 hours)

A one hour drive from Pokhara will take you to Naya Pul, from where we begin our trek. A 5-6 hours walk from Naya Pul to Ghandruk will be a warm up for the rest of the journey.

Day 06 Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m) (5-6 hours)

We will go through the Ghandruk village observing the life style of the Gurung. A 6 hours walk up hill and downhill will take us to Chhomrong. As we descend, we will walk along Kimron River. (1700 m).

Day 07 Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m) (5-6 hours)

From Chhomrong, it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Dobhan (2,600 m). Ferns, oak, and rhododendron forests beautifies this route.

Day 08 Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m) (1 hour 30 mins)

Day 8 is a short trek of only 1 and half hour. Nevertheless, as we go near the mountains, we will pass through striking and beautiful landscapes. The short trek helps us acclimatize to the temperature and altitude.

Day 09 Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) (3-4 hours)

As we walk from Deurali, we will first come across a river. Then the path is steep, taking us to the foot of the Machhapuchhre Mountain. A total of 3-4 hours walk will take us from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp.

Day 10 Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m) (5-6 hours)

After walking 5-6 hours from Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we will reach the Cave Camp. The trail runs parallel to the Modi Khola. After being awestruck by the beauties of South Annapurna Glacier and Annapurna Base Camp, we will finally reach the Cave Camp.

Day 11 Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m) ( 4-5 hours)

On the eleventh day of the trek we will head towards Tharpu Chuli high camp. The 4-5 hours trek will take us through the glaciers and steep trails, where we use climbing ropes and helmets for the first time. From the High Camp, a 360o view of the Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Machhapuchhre (6993 m) among others can be enjoyed.

Day 12-14 Practical session on beginners climbing course

The following three days will be a handy session on amateurs climbing course. Influencing you to prepare for summiting the Tharpu Chuli, as well as other mountain climbing as well, you will be prepared in the mountains by profoundly prepared Sherpa’s and experienced climbers.

Day 15 Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp (5663m) (9-10 hours)

We will leave very early in the morning (2-3 am) for an adventurous expedition ahead. A 9-10 hours trek will take us to the summit of Tharpu Chuli. We will walk in the snow, through the ridges and finally reach the peak, to be rewarded by the embellishing magnificence of the Annapurna Range. We will return back to the high camp and spend overnight.

Day 16 Tent Peak High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4130m) (4-5 hours)

From the Tent Peak High Camp, tracing our way back to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) will not be as daunting as the ascend. A 4-5 hours will take us back to MBC.

Day 17 Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m)(6-7 hours)

From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, a 6-7 hours walk will bring us to Bamboo. We will enjoy a lot of water falls and Bamboo forests on the way.

Day 18 Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m) (6-7 hours)

From Bamboo, we will pass through Kuldi Ghar and Sinuwa reaching the stone pathways that trace our way back to Chomrong. From Chomrong, there is a precarious down way path that leads us to Jhinu Dada. The aggregate trek from bamboo to Jhinu dada will take around 6 to 7 hours.

Day 19 Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

We will pass by villages and markets as we walk from Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul. A 6 hours trek will be our final trek for the expedition. From Naya Pul, there will be a 1 hour drive to Pokhara. In the evening, you can enjoy the beautiful city Pokhara, and roam around the Lake Side.

Day 20 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours(1350m)

On the 20th day, we will travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu via bus. The ride will take about 6 hours.

Day 21 Final departure

On the final day of your stay at Nepal, we will drop you at the airport and bid goodbye with a hope to meet again.

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