Introduction: Climb of Tharpu-chuli also known as Tent Peak at 5,663 meters a thrilling adventure In the heart of Annapurna range of mountains with Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions leading you to a scenic trekking trails passing through the warm country of Hindus and to the mid and high hills in the serene forests of rhododendrons, pines and oaks with constant views of Annapurna to Manaslu range of mountains including the beautiful towering peak Mt.Macchhapuchere ( Fish Tail) then entering the sanctuary enclosed with surrounding high peaks of Annapurna I, A South, Huinchuli, Glacier dome, Gangapurna, Tent peak Mt. Machapuchhere views from the moraines above from Annapurna Base camp.
Once in the Sanctuary with amphitheater of snow peaks Annapurna 8,091m) Other major peaks overlooking the Sanctuary include the Annapurna south 7, 219m, Gangapurna 7,455m and Annapurna III 7,555m This area is also referred to as the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camp.
The approach to the ascent route with expert guides of Great Adventure follows a shelf above the west bank of the west Annapurna Glacier, skirting around the base of the mountain’s rocky North East Ridge to reach the base of the peak. The best distant view of this peak can be seen from Annapurna South base. This trek passes through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire, from lush vegetation of rain and temperate forests to the terraced rice fields. The land and its people change daily, offering trekkers a wonderful introduction to Nepal’s cultural and natural heritage.
After an exhilarating climb to the top of Tent / Tharpu chuli peak, return journey descending through the lush terraced Modi Khola valley and finally concluding the adventure at Pokhara, a popular destination with its famed Phewa Lake, dominated by the towering mountain range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu range including the majestic peak Machapuchhere (Fish-Tail) at 6.990 meters, then finally reaching Kathmandu after a wonderful time in the mountains with Great Adventure Treks & Adventure.
Notes on climbing Tent Peak:
Located in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, Tent peak is an attractive mountain, part of its ridge line joined to the south with Glacier Dome. Tent peak or Tharpu Chuli first received attention in 1956 by Jimmy Roberts when he was exploring the area during a reconnaissance for the 1957 British Machhapuchare Expedition. It was then gave it a descriptive name Tent Peak. Situated in the Annapurna Himalayan range at the Gandaki Zone it’s location at 28 36 18 Latitude & 83 57 00 Longitude. Climbing route takes at the right-hand end, the angle and the snow conditions will dictate the best route. From the right – hand end an easy snow slope leads to the foot of a gully. Cross an easy bergschrund and climb the gully between flutings for 60 meters at an angle of 45 degrees, taking the left fork, where the angle steeps to 55 degrees for the final 90 meters to the ridge. At this point the ridge is broad and easy but soon steeps as you climb towards the summit into a knife-edged ridge of approximately 50 degrees. This is followed for 45 meters, after which the angle eases and the ridge leads quickly to the summit. Fixed rope is required on the steep section of the flutings.
Trip Highlights: “Trek & climb in the heart of the great Annapurna massif’ from the lush green vegetation of low sub-tropic to the arctic zones, a complete views of the snow capped peaks, traditional villages and friendly locals pristine forests and varied landscapes and temperatures.”
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m. via respective airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu with half day guided tour.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and begin trek to Pothana. 1,900m.
Day 04: Trek to New Bridge 1,500m. via Landrung. 6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m. 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dovan approx. 2,400m. via Bamboo 2,260m. 5 / 6 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m. 3 - 4 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. 4,095m. 3 - 4 hrs walk.
Day 09: At Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp. 4,115m. 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 11: Trek & climb to High Camp of Tent Peak. 4,877m.
Day 12: Climbing day and return to Base Camp.
Day 13: Spare day in case of bad weather.
Day 14: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Bamboo 5 - 6 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Chomrong. 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Ghandrung. Approx. 1,850 metres. 5 hrs walk.
Day 18: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Free day at leisure in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.