Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is one of the beautiful trekking peaks situated in the middle of the Annapurna Sanctuary. The peak was nicknamed ‘Tent Peak ‘ by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. This peak is considered to be easier to climb than those of Hiunchuli and Singu Chuli peaks. It will be an ideal opportunity for those who want to climb and summit one of the higher peaks in the Nepalese Himalaya. This peak provides an interesting trek combining with summit climb on the glaciated ridges.
The South Face Base Camp of Mount Annapurna is the normal route to the summit climbing. From the summit, one can enjoy the unparalleled view of the entire Annapurna Sanctuary with a breathtaking circle of hanging glaciers and moraines surrounded by some of the highest peaks on the planet. The normal route follows the North-West Ridge to the summit. You can also see Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Annapurna 1, Gangapurna, Annapurna 111, Annapurna V, Khansar Kang and Tarke Kang. The ascent to Tharpu Chuli peak requires ice climbing equipment. The beautiful countryside on the approach to Tharpu Chuli peak adds to the excitement and pleasure of the ascent. The trek along the rich and fertile Modi Khola ( river ) with its tumbling cascades and high waterfalls, and through the colorful Gurung Villages is a truly Nepalese classic way of exploring something extraordinary.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel.A short brief about the trekking and climbing follows in the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour in Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. After that you will view ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will depart Kathmandu for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,). As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. While in Pokhara you can visit different popular sites and observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel on Pokhara.
Early morning we drive to Phedi and begin our trek. As we climb uphill, we enjoy with the splendor of nature and the trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, we encounter several trailside teashops and at last the trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here we our trip of the day.
The trail narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, we pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, we find ourselves high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down Himalayan peaks of Nepal surrounded by complete ambience of nature. We continue trekking for four hours until we reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into our adventure spirit.
From Landrung, we walk along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then we come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding oneself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Our trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, we approach teahouses at Jhinu where we rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, we resume the trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours we reach Chomrong. From Chomrong, we can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare if weather permits. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong where we can get accommodation and food.
Crossing Chomrong Khola, we continue trekking along steep stone steps. The trail passes by rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As we savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, we gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During our five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where we wrap up our trip of the day.
As we climb steeply, we soon reach Hinku Cave where we 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 we pass lodges at Deurali and Bagar, we arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp. It takes 3-4 hours of walking to reach up to base camp. Thereafter, we set a camp site at a suitable location.
We ascend gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna Base Camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, we can view the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours, we reach base camp. We can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I.
We 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.
We follow the trail leading to Tent Peak high camp. Struggling against the glaciated mountain passes, we finally reach our target destination. There are other options for those who 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 we begin our ascent of the peak. After strenuous ascent, we finally scale the summit of Tent Peak. From an altitude of 5600m, we savor mesmerizing views of Annapurna range. Tucking this success under our belt, we return to Annapurna Base Camp.
After relaxation, we head back to Himalaya Hotel. 4 hours of walking will eventually take us back to Himalaya Hotel.
We retreat back to Chomrong and from there we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. We 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 we make our campsite. It takes 4-5 hours of walking to arrive at Tadapani. From our campsite, we can capture excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare.
The trail zigzags along the rock-strewn path to Banthanti. Walking past Banthanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before us. We climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali (3100m) and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. As we continue walking for 4 hours, we finally arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers. We select a superb location to camp for the night.
After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill (3195m), we leave Ghorepani and walk ahead for Nayapul. We further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Along the trails of stone steps, we 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, we come to the main road. Now we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we are free to wander around the lakeside.
Today you relax and enjoy the lower altitude in this lovely lakeside town. This is a contingency day to allow for any unexpected delays during the trek.
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city.
Today as per your international flight time, our staff will come to pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the international airport for your final departure.
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