Tent Peak Climbing (17 days)
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Tent Peak Climbing, often known as Tarphu Chuli, sits in the heart of Annapurna Base Camp with an elevation of 5663 M. Tent Peak Climbing is one of the most climbed peaks in Nepal because it pulls tourists towards its beauty and magnificent vistas of Snowy Mountains with natural and cultural Importance. Not only peaks but the approach takes you to Annapurna Base camp which is very famous for its great mountainous scenery and makes a complete exploration of Annapurna sanctuary. This climb is combined with Annapurna Base Camp Trek which offers you great mountain views, rural influence and people warm hospitality, rhododendron/ subtropical forest and vegetation, cultural importance, ridges, farmlands and other good aspects of this region.
To access Tent Peak Climbing, you drive to Pokhara and then ascend through Valley of Modi Khola, small villages, forested areas with rhododendron flowers, and to Annapurna Base camp and climb the peak then head back to Kathmandu. Tent peak lies in a low magnitude but gives you magnificent views of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Machhapuchhre (Fish tail), Hiunchuli, Singu Chuli and Gangapurna. You see a variety of landscapes sprawling across sub-tropical forest during trekking venture. You also see the terraced rice paddies, pleasant ridges, grassy farmland, and the forest of bamboo and rhododendrons in the trails. This climbing is favorable for anyone who is physically fit and with the spirit of Adventure and can be joined in all season of the year except Monsoon (July-August).
Outline Itinerary of Tent Peak Climbing
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhar & Trek to Ulleri
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani
Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong
Day 7: Chhomrong to Dovan to Deurali
Day 8: Deurali to Macchapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp
Day 10: Ten Peak Base Camp to Tent Peak High Base Camp.
Day 11: Tent Peak High Base Camp to Summit & Back to Tent Peak Base Camp
Day 12: Tent Peak Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Day 13: Annapurna Base Camp to Chhomrong
Day 14: Chhomrong to Ghandruk to Landruk
Day 15: Landruk to Pokhara
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly greeted by Well Nepal at your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted to hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation (1360m)
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Ulleri (2000m).
After you arrive at Pokhara either by air or bus, you visit Pokhara shortly and head to Nayapul by private car which is one hour drive and same day trek to Ulleri. Stay overnight at Ulleri.
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 M)
Today you will trek to Ghorepani and along its trail you will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Annapurna south (7219m) & Himchuli (6441m) and places like Banthati and Tangethati from where Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167M), highest of Annapurna Region, looks stunning. After about 6 hours you will stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2590 M)
Today you will be climbing up to Poon Hill (3193M) to see sunrise, and after that beautiful sunrise and 180 degree view of Annapurna Mountains, and return to your lodge for breakfast. Then you continue your trail to Tadapani. Stay overnight at Tadapani.
Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2340 M)
Today you follow your trail to chhomrong. During trek you will pass through beautiful forest, Small and traditional villages called Chuile, Kimrung, Gurjung, Taulung and finally at Chhomrong. Stay overnight at Chhomrong.
Day 7: Chhomrong to Dovan (2505 M) to Deurali (3100 M)
You leave Chhomrong this morning and climb up trails to Dovan, you cross small village of Sinuwa Dada and making through beautiful thick Rhododendron forest, Khuldighar and rocky cliff of bamboo you’ll find yourself at Dovan. Then headed for Deurali. Along the way you will be enjoying silence jungle and visit a temple within the same jungle. Enjoying some waterfalls and a lake called Hinku you reach at Deurali. Stay overnight at Deurali.
Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base camp to Annapurna Base camp (4130 M)
Today you headed to Annapurna Base Camp by following trails through rugged path, a bit dangerous for avalanches, you will find yourself in Machhapuchhre Base camp with few lodges. From here you will keep on walking up through grassy land for two hours and you are at Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp (4400 M)
You cross Annapurna glacier to follow the steep ascent trail all the way to Tent Peak Base Camp. On the way you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. It takes about 4 hours to reach here and make your tent. Then you will take some tutorials on how to use our climbing gears from guides. Stay overnight at Tent Peak Base Camp.
Day 10: Tent Peak Base Camp (4,000 M.) to Tent Peak High Base Camp (5,000 M)
Today you start your climb. The trail is a steep ascent all the way to High Camp and after five hours of climb you reach at Tent Peak High Base Camp. This day you can enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m.), Annapurna South (7229m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Fishtail Mountain, Barahashikhar Mountain and many others. Stay overnight at Tent Peak High Base Camp.
Day 11: Tent Peak High Base Camp to Summit (5663 M) to Tent Preak Base Camp (4400 M)
After strenuous steep climb you finally reach at your destination. You will find your dreams come true on the top of this peak as you see magnificent Annapurna range and other peaks. They look un-describable from top of this peak. Then you headed back to Tent Peak Base Camp after capturing the moments on top of this peak. Stay overnight at Tent Peak Base Camp
Day 12: Tent Peak Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
Trail same way back to Annapurna base camp which takes about 4 hours and rest of the day we take proper rest and get relaxed under the beautiful Annapurna Range. Stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 13: Annapurna Base Camp to Chhomrong (2340 M)
After enjoying beautiful Annapurna Mountains and other from a close distance with beautiful natural scenery and its vegetation you head back same route to chhomrong through Annapurna Base Camp. Stay overnight at Chhomrong.
Day 14: Chhomrong to Ghandruk to Landruk (1565 M)
Today you trail down to village called Ghandruk crossing small villages and enjoying small river, Kimron Khola, vistas of fish tail Himal, Annapurna south and natures gift. From there you depart to Landruk village where you will stay a night with local hospitality.
Day 15: Landruk to Pokhara
On this day you will once again be stunned by spectacular views of Annapurna South. You trail down to Pokhara through rivers, village (Dhampus, the largest village on the trek) you get signs of transportation and civilization. From there ou drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainments, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that trek, those beautiful natures, kind peoples and their lifestyle, different cultures and many more. And drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Farewell
Today your Tent Peak Climbing comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable
Services include:Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle
Services exclude:Nepal entry visa fee
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
1 Alpine climbing harness.
1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)
1 Mountaineering axe with leash
1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots
1 Pair of Steel crampons
1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
2 D-Shaped locking carabineers
2 Non-locking carabineers
Climbing helmet (optional)
Ski goggles (optional)
Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)
Light expedition thermal tops.
Fleece jacket or pullover.
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.
Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,
2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.
Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.
Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments,
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.