Tent Peak Climbing

Trip Facts

  • Duration 18 Days
  • Trip Difficulty strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,695m
  • Start and End -
  • Best Time Autumn and Spring.
  • Accommodation Lodge/ Camping.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the trails that are popular as Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trail.
  • Awe-inspiring views of sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint, Ghorepani. And up close view of the Machhapuchre and Annapurna I.
  • Exploring the rich cultural heritage of Gurung and Magar villages of mid-western Nepal.
  • Witness the diverse vegetation of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) is a renowned trekking peak situated in the north-western region of Nepal. It is commonly known as Tent Peak due to its formation because the top of the mountain resembles a shape of a Tent. Tent Peak is one of the mountains in the Annapurna Himalayan range, located in the Annapurna sanctuary, north of the Annapurna Base Camp.

The height of the Tent peak is 5,663 meters which makes it relatively a low altitude peak. The climbers who want to challenge themselves into amateur mountaineering then Tent Peak is suitable for them. This smaller peak is not challenging and not hard to climb as comparing to the Island peak, Mera peak, or e Yala peak. Tent peak provides best peak climbing experience and short trekking, which aids in your further higher mountain climb expedition.

Once you reach the summit, the view from the top of the Tent Peak is wonderful. A climber will get to view snowy peaks like Annapurna I, II, III, V, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchre, and more.  The journey moves through beautiful terraced farms, high green hills, and Himalayan Water River. The aeronautical distance of the Tent peak from the tourist town of Pokhara is just 40 km away. During the climb, expert trekking guides and veteran climbers with much experience assist you throughout the journey.

Tent Peak was first climbed by Jimmy Roberts in 1956, one of the best climbers of the 20th century. Ever since that time, the peak has been a destination for both professional and non-professional.  Professional seems to do this climb to acclimatize well before climbing mount Annapurna. Likewise, novice have been climbing this peak to gain some skill to level up themselves.

Are you a keen trekker who wants to push your limits? Do you want to go beyond trekking and dare yourself further into mountaineering? If your answer is yes, then Tent peak climbing is a perfect option for you.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,340m)

Day 2: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (1,340m) / Tent Peak climbing preparation.

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,500m).

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani. (2,830m).

Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2,630m) after Poon Hill morning excursion.

Day 6: Trek to Chomrong. (2,150m)

Day 7: Trek to Dovan (2,600m)

Day 8: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp. (3,700m)

Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base camp. (4,250m)

Day 10: Acclimatization rest day at base camp. (4,250m).

Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp.

Day 12: Trek to high camp (5,230m).

Day 13: Summit the Tharpu Chuli peak (5,695m) and return to base camp.

Day 14: Trek to Bamboo (2,310m).

Day 15: Trek to Jhino Danda. (1,760m)

Day 16: Trek to Nayapul and to Pokhara (820m).

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,340m).

Day 18: Tharpu Chuli climbing ends / Departure.

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Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,340m)

    Our company representative receives you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He/She will help you to transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. You will then check in hotel, and at afternoon the guide will meet you and do a short brief about trekking. At the evening you will served a traditional welcome dinner with cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,340m
  • Day 2: Cultural tour in Kathmandu (1,340m) / Tent Peak climbing preparation.

    Early morning after breakfast, the city guide will pick you up from your hotel. He will take you for cultural tour in Kathmandu. He will take you to the sight which are UNESCO listed world heritage site. At first you will visit the Pashupatinath temple, a famous temple regarding to Hindu religion. Next, you will visit the Bouddhanath Stupa – very religious site regarding to Buddhism.

    In the afternoon climbing leader examine the personal climbing equipment’s of each and every participants and suggests for missing gear to purchase if any. In the evening you will have free time but remember to pack every necessary that are required for climbing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,340m
  • Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,500m).

    Early morning we will catch a tourist bus and drive towards Nayapul via Pokhara, a tourist town. It takes around 9 hours to reach Pokhara. In the morning we set off for Nayapul by a private coach. The journey will mostly be along the river valleys. We pass Pokhara continuing to drive to the Nayapul trek starting point. Overnight in teahouse.

    Altitude: 1,500m
  • Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani. (2,830m).

    On the trail to Ghorepani we trek continuously uphill passing through the Rhododendron forests. On the way we can enjoy the views of the mount Himchuli. We pass by beautiful villages and respect the rural lifestyle of the Nepalese. In the middle of the forest we stop for lunch where the ambiance is so peaceful. Overnight stay at teahouse.

    Altitude: 2,830m
  • Day 5: Trek to Tadapani (2,630m) after Poon Hill morning excursion.

    Early morning we trek to Poon Hill view tower from where we can see a Majestic Annapurna mountains. The trek is fairly strenuous but the unfolding views of the Majestic Mountains are indeed worth it. We will uncover ourselves in the middle of the Himalayas surrounded by giant snow covered mountains, afte we walk an hour’s from Deurali.

    The mountains we were surrounded by are Manaslu range to the east, mount Dhaulagiri range to the west, and Annapurna range includes secret Machhapuchre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Anapurna III and Gangapurna.

    We capture some moment on top and then we descent down to the lodge to continue next destination to Tadapani. After breakfast, we follow the ridge south of Poon hill. The views are slightly different from a different angle. Tadapani is a beautiful village with a close view of Machhapuchre. Overnight stay at Tadapani.

    Altitude: 2,630m
  • Day 6: Trek to Chhomrong. (2,150m)

    A steep descent takes us to the Kimron Khola where we cross the suspension bridge and the trial take us to a steep ascent to the beautiful village. We then walk about an hour on a level trail. Furthermore we take a gradual climb continuing up to Chhomrong, after lunch. Chhomrong is a beautiful hamlet located on the lap of the giant massive Annapurna, Machhapuchhre facing it across the valley. Overnight stay at Chhomrong

    Altitude: 2,150m
  • Day 7: Trek to Dovan (2,600m)

    The trail passing a central part of the village leaving behind colonize foothills. After walking an hour and a half we cross a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola and reach upper Sinuwa. The track is relatively horizontal from Sinuwa. We will pass through bamboo and rhododendron forest up to Khuldighar. From Khuldighar we walk descend on steep stone steps into the Bamboo village – place for lunch. After lunch, we continue gradually up passing through bamboo and rhododendron forests until we reach Dobhan. Overnight stay in Dobhan.

    Altitude: 2,600m
  • Day 8: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp. (3,700m)

    We begin walk on the trail beside Modi River. We will pass through Himalaya hotel and Hinku Cave before reaching lunch place Deurali. We will also across a small section of an avalanche which shows way to an open valley surrounded by giant snow-covered mountains. The mountain that surrounds us are Mt. Fishtail, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna III whihch are worth watching. Overnight in Machhapuchre Base Camp.

    Altitude: 3,700m
  • Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base camp. (4,250m)

    It takes about 2 – 3 hours maximum to reach Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchre Base Camp. We start our day without a hurry to Annapurna Base Camp considering the shortest distance of the entire trip. We do Lunch and camp in the same place. In day time we explore the surrounding than simply enjoy the Himalayan amphitheater. Overnight stay at ABC.

    Altitude: 4,250m
  • Day 10: Acclimatization rest day at base camp. (4,250m).

    Today is an acclimatization day to adjust our body in high altitude. A climbing guide will brief about glacial trail conditions. Also he will discuss about the climbing gears i.e. ice axe, climbing boot with crampons, Jumar, and ascent, harness, and rappel down using ropes.

    The direction will help to increase the confidence level of individuals which ensures a successful summit of the Tent Peak. In the afternoon we will go for short hikes nearby. Overnight Annapurna Base Camp.

    Altitude: 4,250m
  • Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp.

    Today, we head to Tent Peak (4, 250m) from ABC. We will trek on a trail alongside the Annapurna glacier and cross over moraines. It is quite difficult to walk on a glacier so we need to be sensible while walking. Before we reach the Base Camp the trial from the glacier leads straight ahead and crosses a bridge to continue further up. Overnight stay at tented camp.

  • Day 12: Trek to high camp (5,230m).

    We will walk towards high camp which takes about 4 hours. We will ascend on a steep trail to the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) High Camp. While climbing there will be probability to use rope and helmet. As we walk gradually up we cross steep section 50 – 60 degrees and walk on the glacier. We can see a beautiful panoramic views of Annapurna South (7,229m), Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna I (8,091m), and Machhapuchre from the high camp. The crew will set up a tent in a high camp and prepare a hot lunch. We will discover the surrounding areas and do a planning for the summit for the rest of the day.

    Altitude: 5,230m
  • Day 13: Summit the Tharpu Chuli peak (5,695m) and return to base camp.

    Early morning we begin the climb to the summit around 2 – 3 AM. For around 2 hours we climb on a rocky trail and then we walk on level snow for around an hour. By continuing the journey we then climb on a steep slope of 70 degrees (100m). We used fixed ropes to reach the final summit. We walk on an even trail for around 30 minutes and reach the summit of Tharpu Chuli/ Tent Peak. After a successful summit we spend some time in capturing the wonderful moment on top of Tent Peak, then way back by the same route to the base camp. Overnight in Base Camp.

    Altitude: 5,695m
  • Day 14: Trek to Bamboo (2,310m).

    We will walk around 7 hours to reach Bamboo from Base Camp. The trial is descend and we follow on the same trail we used coming up. We can enjoy views of waterfall and pass through forests amongst great views of Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Bamboo.

    Altitude: 2,310m
  • Day 15: Trek to Jhino Danda. (1,760m)

    It takes around 7 hours trek to reach Jhinu Danda (1,760m). We ascend to Kuldi Ghar and then even trail to Sinuwa lodge. We follow the stone steps that lead down to the riverside, and continuing the journey we ascend on the thousands of stone steps that will take us to Upper Chhomrong. From Chhomrong we follows steep downhill to Jhinu Danda. We can relax at hot spring in Jhinu danda which is 25 minutes far away from the lodge. Overnight in Jhinu Danda.

    Altitude: 1,760m
  • Day 16: Trek to Nayapul and to Pokhara (820m).

    Early morning we start the trek and follow the downstream of Modi River almost till the end of the trek day.  We stop at Sauli village for our lunch, then we trek or drive down to Birethanti. At Birethanti we re- entry the permit to exit conservation area, then trek for about 20 minutes to reach Nayapul. The trek ends at Nayapul and takes a short drive to Pokhara for about an hour. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Altitude: 820m
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu. (1,340m).

    After breakfast, we start our drive back to Kathmandu. The journey is about 9 hours’ drive with a beautiful views of high hills. In Kathmandu, we can catch up on last-minute souvenir shopping. Re-pack up your belongings. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude: 1,340m
  • Day 18: Tharpu Chuli climbing ends / Departure.

    Today is the end day of your entire journey, we arranges a private vehicle to your airport transfer. Our office representative will escort you to reach to the airport. You will enter the airport before 3 hours to make sure your flight is on time. Thanks for visiting Nepal.

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FAQs of Tent Peak Climbing

  • 1) Who can climb a 6000m trekking peak & who can obtain a climbing permit?

    The one and only reason for not obtaining a climbing permit is the Nepal government does not allow climbing permits to be issued to a climber who is under the age of 16. Any climber with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a 6000 meter mountain in the Himalaya beyond the restrictions. However, we accept clients for these peaks require at least experience of British hill hiking and some knowledge of rock & Ice climbing.
  • 2) Is this adventure suitable for me?

    Those climbers who have some experience of using Ice axe, walking on fixed rope and using crampons above snow then climbing an 6,000 meter peak is not difficult for them. The question that may arouse before climbing peak are: Am I physically fit enough? Am I mentally capable of the hardship associated with high altitude expeditions? Am I technically capable of handling the expected terrain? If the answer is yes then the climbing a peak is suitable for you.
  • 3) Which is the best time to tent peak climbing?

    The best time to do tent peak climbing is March – April, however to climb this peak is also possible at the month of September – November too. You can climb particularly two season.
  • 4) What kind of accommodation found in Tent Peak climbing?

    There are basic tea houses in the trekking trail which provide a bit comfortable bed and clean room. The bathrooms are attached with solar due to which the guest can enjoy the hot shower but they have to pay extra charge. Tent peak is considered as a small climbing so during climbing you have to stay at tent and foods are made by crew member.

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