“An adventurous climb of Tent Peak within beautiful and scenic Annapurna sanctuary
Enjoyable and pleasant country walks on high hills of great Annapurna Himalaya
Exploring high hills Gurung traditional villages enriched with ancient culture
Walking into lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir trees
Breathtaking views of snowcapped peaks at Annapurna base camp and beautiful sanctuary
Starting and ending our scenic adventure from a picturesque holiday spot at Pokhara
Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli stands high at 5,663 m /18,575 ft, located within north of Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary, where trek leads you with enjoyable time where you will admire beautiful scenery during daily walks right in the heart of world 10th highest Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m high, first climbed in 1950 by French Expeditions led by late Maurice Herzog three years before Mt. Everest was summated.
Mt. Annapurna I first 8,000 meters ever to be climbed truly a magnificent massive range of mountains which extends towards west near Dhaulagiri and Manaslu towards east, one of the most fascinating adventure destination in all Himalaya, where green rolling hills and paddy fields meets the glaciers, you can find it only around southern Annapurna Himalaya range of peaks. Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climb and Trek rewards you view awesome panorama of mountains from Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) Vara-Shikhar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) with Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) the unclimbed and virgin peak with Lamjung Himal and world 8th highest Manaslu (8,163 m) towards eastern horizon.
Our adventure to Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli Climb within Annapurna Sanctuary starts from the famous and popular touristic spot at beautiful Pokhara leading you to roll green hills within traditional farm villages of Gurung tribe of people interwoven with the teaching of Buddhism religion. As the walk leads following Modi River gorge right up to its glacial at Annapurna base camp within scenic Sanctuary encircled by an amphitheatre of peaks.
Probably the only base camp in whole Himalaya region with the facilities of lodge and inns, at Annapurna base camp highest spot of the adventure overlooking grand scenery of mountains that surrounds you at base camp. From the base camp after much preparations and acclimatization heading towards our actual adventure for Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb, leading beyond Annapurna base camp, the walk leads you over moraine-ice and glaciers.
Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb grade as PD + which means ‘Per Diffcule’ taken from French and Swiss Alpine Climbing System, a straight forward peak to climb but with few technical difficulty in some sections of the climb, where our expert guide will lead and support you to top with enjoyable views after a tough climb. After a great wonderful time on Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb and around Annapurna sanctuary our return journey leads to lovely scenic walk back to Pokhara enjoying time at Jhinu village with its hot spring and then downhill to warmer areas to conclude this magnificent adventure at Pokhara.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu with a sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) – 06hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Ghandruk 1,940m -04 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chhomrong village at 2,170m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan 2,600 m via Bamboo 2,310 – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 via Deurali 3,200 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs with a free afternoon.
Day 09: Trek to Tent peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to high camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Climb Tent Peak and return to base camp – 07 hrs.
Day 12: Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek back to Bamboo 2,310 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot-spring) 1,780 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Pothana 1,800 m via Landruk – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Kande 1,770 m via Australian camp and drive to Pokhara – 04 hrs.
Day 17: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 18: International departure for homeward bound.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb and Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb and Annapurna sanctuary Trekking.
(other options on tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area also known as Little Tibet)
Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Pokhara highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).
Starting our wonderful adventure to Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb around Annapurna Sanctuary trekking, with two hour drive to Nayapul and Bhirethati villages, located near the river Modi where our first day walk starts past several farm villages with scenic waterfalls then with gradual climb for few hours to reach at Ghandruk for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge after a wonderful and interesting walks of four hours.
Ghandruk a large Gurung village and the door to many trekking and other adventure around Annapurna Himalaya, Gurung are framers and cattle herders with 200 years of history in supplying best Gorkha soldiers to foreign legion in UK - India and Singapore. Afternoon with time permitting visit Gurung museum with wide information of Gurung culture and heritage of Buddhist religion offers views of Annapurna Himalaya.
After a pleasant morning with views of Annapurna South-Huinchuli and Fish Tail peaks our second day walk leads above Ghandruk village and then with steep climb to Kimrong danda (ridge) for an hour, here with short stop downhill into pristine forest to reach a lovely Kimrong valley. Probably with lunch break, afternoon an uphill climb to reach towards Chomrong village. Climb leads through terraced farm areas after an hour uphill reaching a level path with stone paved, a gradual walk leads at the top of Chomrong with short descend to reach the main Chhomrong village for overnight stop.
This is a large and last permanent Gurung village before Annapurna base camp other places on route beyond Chomrong are temporary settlement to cater the need of trekkers with lodge and guest houses all the way to Annapurna base camp.
Morning walk downhill to a river, then crossing a short bridge heading up to reach at Sinuwa at 2,360 m high, a lonely spot with few shops and nice lodges walk from here leads into cool forested area of oaks-rhododendron and pines trees and then a short steep descend to Bamboo a small settlement with 5-6 lodges surrounded by bamboo trees, on Modi River gorge. After Bamboo an hour or more of slow climb brings at Dovan for overnight stop located within Modi River Gorge with couple of lodge for overnight stay.
After a nice overnight stop at Dovan with the sound of raging Modi River, morning walk leads higher through thick forested area reaching at Himalaya Hotel located beneath Huichuli peak and large overhanging Hinko Cave. From downhill by the Modi River crossing ablation of old avalanches of rocky moraine, then a short climb brings at Deurali after leaving the gorge area to more wide open area. From Deurali after lunch stop heading higher leaving the tree lines behind following the raging glacial Modi River all the way to Machhapuchhre base camp at 3,700 m high for overnight stop, located beneath towering North Face of the Fish Tail Mountain.
Finally our walk this morning leads into famous and picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary where Annapurna BC located. MBC the starting point of the sanctuary, as the walk leads higher ground for few hours and then entering the sanctuary with amphitheatre of peaks that surrounds this amazing place.
After few hours of pleasant walk brings you to the highest spot of this adventure at Annapurna base camp with 4,130 meters elevation. Afternoon enjoy and relax overlooking Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,790 m stretches up towards Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli and Fluted Peaks or Singu Chuli.
From Annapurna Base Camp, our route heads across snow-covered moraine rocky path and towards icy trail for an hour reaching at Annapurna south glacier. Walk with short climb offers excellent views of Tent peak with other high mountains, after few hours of good trek reaching a flat ground to set our base camp with first night camping, afternoon free for climbing preparation.
Adding an extra camp makes the climb much better and accessible to reach the summit top, from base camp heading further with steep climb over rock and glacier with lot of boulders, climb continues reaching high camp at 5,200 meters high, afternoon free preparation for next morning summit bid.
Our goal and high lights on this Big Day! Starting early morning climbing over steep snow slope with some technical section to reach on top of the summit; where our expert guide will fix ropes on necessary section of the climb to make it safe to reach the summit, after a tough and hard climb reaching at the top feeling in high spirit with amazing views that surrounds the summit. After a great time on top with awesome scenery descend back safely to base camp.
From Tent Peak base camp after breakfast and cleaning up the base camp walk leads back at Annapurna Base Camp on a icy trail, a normal moderate walk of about five hours to overnight stop at Annapurna base camp in the comfort of nice lodge.
After a most memorable and enjoyable time at base camp within Annapurna Sanctuary retrace the journey back walking downhill back into tree lines with few short ups to reach at Bamboo for overnight stop.
From Bamboo on leaving Modi River gorge climb leads up to Khuldi-Ghar into forested area, and then a short gradual walk to Sinuwa danda, from here descend to Chomrong River, and then climb on steps to Chomrong for lunch stop.
After Chomrong a short climb to the top ridge and then changing our direction from here with an alternative route to reach Pokhara, a short downhill walk brings at scenic and lovely Jhinu village for overnight stop, located on a ridge top with views of surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills. A short descend of 25 minutes reaches you at hot-spring by the Modi River.
After nice break at Jhinu village morning walk downhill on stone steps reaching at another Nayapul (New Bridge), from here on crossing a long suspension bridge, a short climb to reach another large village at Landruk. After a short rest with commanding views walk is easier on winding trails with few short and up and down to reach at Tolka village with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli.
From here walk on gradual trail with few short ups and down, past Bheda Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, and Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village. From Deurali downhill through forest to Pothana village for last overnight stop on the high hills of Annapurna.
After a pleasant overnight in Potana village with fabulous views of peaks, our last day of this great trip leads into cool forest at Thulo Kharka also called as Australian Camp, a beautiful spot in the middle of a forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of massive Himalayan range of mountains with short break here, an hour walk downhill to Kande village on the road head of Baglung-Pokhara, after getting into a vehicles an hour drive brings you back at Pokhara after a great and wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fantastic and exciting time on Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb and Annapurna Sanctuary trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs .
(Options of flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 mins)
Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli climb and Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking around great Annapurna Himalaya, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.