Overview

The Himalayas provide some of the best peak climbing opportunities in the world. This Tent Peak Climbing package allows climbers of all experience levels to have a go at one of the great peaks in the Annapurna range. Just east of the colossal Annapurna South peak is Tent Peak (5,663 meters/18,579 feet) – also known as Tharpu Chuli. Towering over the Annapurna Sanctuary, this is the favorite climbing peak in the area. Come have the experience of a lifetime and in one of the most beloved areas of the Himalaya.

From the top, climbers are amazed by up-close views of the entire Annapurna range, including Machhapuchhre (6993m) Hiunchuli (6441m), Singu Chuli (6501m), and Ganga Purna (7455m). You will never forget these precious moments at the top, as time stands still. Your eyes might just water as you admire the beauty around you. All of this happens after we experience the popular trek from Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp (the world-famous Annapurna Base Camp Trek). The trail passes through the teeming Modi Khola river valley, filled with bamboo and rhododendron forests, up to the beautiful mountain scenery of the Annapurna range.

The journey begins from Tikhedhunga after a short pleasurable stay in Pokhara. We trek for about a week in the lowlands of the area, stopping in charming ethnic Gurung and mixed villages throughout the trail. We climb up and up, reaching the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill for an awesome Himalayan panorama. Carry on and up, passing waterfalls and raging rivers. Reaching Annapurna Base Camp, we feel the cool mountain breeze.  

It’s already been an unforgettable hike and most people turn back here. But for us brave, adventurous souls, we trudge on. Climbing through the yak grazing fields, we establish our base camp in an open area around 4,450 meters (14,600 feet). The real expedition begins when we’re sleeping in a tent high up in the Himalaya, with nothing above us but the stars. During this time, we’ll brief you on all the information about how to use the gear. No need to be worried, as we’ll give our all the necessary information to make you confident. 

Our Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing itinerary has been designed by veteran climbers and is managed with utmost consideration to safety. We ensure that this package adheres to protecting your comfort and well-being.  We do this by ascending slowly, and not spending too long at too high of altitudes. 

In addition, Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing can be experienced by adventurers of all levels. Do not let the idea of climbing a peak scare you away. It is technically difficult, but you will be adequately trained and guided before and during the summit. 

Climbing is most possible during Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November).  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming on the lower part of Himalaya, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Peak Climbing don’t require special fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. It is an easy peak which offers the most beautiful views of Annapurna Himalaya. Breeze Adventure arranges the climb with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.

Trip Highlights

Reaching Tent Peak, the closest and the easiest climbing peak of Annapurna region.

Exhilarating preparation climbs, including Annapurna Base Camp(4130 meters).

Jaw-dropping views of Annapurna I(8091m), Annapurna South(7219m), Hiunchuli Peak(6441m), Fishtail(6993m), Gangapurna(7455m) and many more snowy peaks from the summit

The strong, lasting sense of achievement when finishing the ascent

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back

Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu after the trip.

Gurung Villages and their culture

Sunrise and Panoramic view of the Himalaya from Poonhill.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan airport and transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus.
  • Day 03: One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri(1960m), 4 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2835m), 6 ½ hours.
  • Day 05: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m), trek to Tadapani (2520m), 4 ½ hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2300m), 6 hours.
  • Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3300m), 4 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 4 ½ hours.
  • Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization at ABC. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp (4450m), 5 hours.
  • Day 11: Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5200m), 5 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek from High Camp to Tent Peak Summit (5663m) and back to Base Camp.
  • Day 13: Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m), 6 hours.
  • Day 14: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1600m), 5 hours.
  • Day 15: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Kyumi (1600m), 4 hours trekking then drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Day 17: Departure from Nepal

Trip note

Accommodation

Tent Peak Climbing Package includes accommodation in the cost.  This accommodation is included only during the set itinerary.  While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide a 2/3 star hotel for you.  During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, our guides will pick the best lodge for you to stay in based on their experience as well as room availability. During the peak climbing our guide will set the tent for all our team.

Food

On the trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.  For teahouse treks, we will order our meals from teahouses.  While camping for climbing, we will prepare the meals for you.  After our successful climbing, we will have a celebration/pre-departure traditional Nepali meal in Thamel.

Guide & Porters

A government-licensed guide will lead the trip.  All our guides have tremendous experience on the trails and are passionate about the adventure industry.  Our guides and porters are dedicated to making your experience of climbing in Nepal a memorable one.  If there is any worry during your trip, our guides will address it.  Your safety is our number one priority.  For groups of more than six people, there will be two guides and there will be one porter for every two trekkers. 

Acclimatization/Fitness/Experience

As many of our treks lead us high into the Himalayas, it is necessary to let our bodies sufficiently get used to the altitude.  Our treks have acclimatization days built into the itinerary.  It is best to take it slow to prevent altitude sickness. On average, expect to walk an average of 5-6 hours per day while on the trail.  Generally, this peak can be done with an average level of fitness.  More important than fitness or experience is one’s personal determination and positive attitude toward finishing and enjoying the trek. 

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend having travel insurance before going on a trek.  We do our best to take care of you, but something can happen that is out of our control.  In case of a medical emergency, leading to a helicopter evacuation, it is best to have insurance.  You are unable to obtain medical insurance in Nepal and must do so in your home country.  Be sure that your insurance covers accidents abroad and high in the mountains. 

Best Time to Travel

The peak seasons for traveling in Nepal are during the Spring (March to May) and the Autumn (September to November).  These times provide the best scenery and clearest skies, but of course, they are a little more crowded than the off-season.  It is possible to climb during the Winter (December to February), but you will face cold temperatures.  It is also possible to climb during the monsoon season (June to August), though the views will likely be covered by clouds and there is a high chance of rainfall.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan airport and transfer to the hotel.
    Our team member from Breeze Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek and climbing.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus.
    We drive about a 6-7 hrs along the Prithvi Highway to the gorgeous lakeside city of Pokhara. The scenery along with drive, full of by terraced hilly rice fields and valleys builds excitement within us for the upcoming trek. Pokhara is a relaxing town, a nice contrast to Kathmandu’s busy-ness. Overnight at the hotel.
    • Pokhara
    • Breakfast
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 827m
  • Day 03: One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Ulleri(1960m), 4 hours.
    After driving to Nayapul from Pokhara, we begin hiking through the terraced hillsides. The trail is bound within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). A 3-hour trek leads you to Tikhedhunga, passing through paddy fields and along the Bhurungdi Khola. Then we climb about 2 hours uphill to Ulleri which offers an amazing view of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Hiunchuli. Overnight at guest house.
    • Ulleri
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 1960m
  • Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2835m), 6 ½ hours.
    After breakfast with an amazing view of Himalaya, we leave Ulleri and follow through the rhododendron forest, which add much color to the trail while they bloom during the spring season. We pass Banthanti and Nangethanti along the way. After having lunch and a nice rest, the path leads gradually to Ghorepani, a Magar dominated village, located in the middle of the rhododendron forest. Overnight at guest house.
    • Ghorepani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2835m
  • Day 05: Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m), trek to Tadapani (2520m), 4 ½ hours.
    This unforgettable moment takes us by surprise early on in our trek. Early in the morning, we hike up to Poon Hill to watch the sun light up the snow-capped Himalayas. This is one of the most famous views in the Annapurna region. The breathtaking sight of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and the surrounding will blow you away. We hike down to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek further to Tadapani through Deurali. We have lunch along the way. Overnight at guest house.
    • Tadapani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 3210m
  • Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Sinuwa (2300m), 6 hours.
    We start the day with a steep descent, followed by a steep ascent. Make sure you stretch your legs out before starting the hike. In Garjung, we rest and take lunch. We are about 3 hours from Sinuwa. We can stop once more in Chhomrong for tea and to rest the legs. Machhapuchhre is to the right and Annapurna and Huinchuli is right in front of us. After a sharp uphill for a little over an hour, we arrive in Sinuwa, a beautiful village known for its spectacular sunset view of Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre. Overnight at guest house.
    • Tadapani
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2300m
  • Day 07: Trek from Sinuwa to Deurali (3300m), 4 hours.
    We have another beautiful ascent ahead of ourselves today. Shortly after leaving, we take lunch. From here, three hours of ascending and descending takes us to Bamboo. From here, reaching Deurali takes another hour or so. The path, which is a mix of gentle uphills, flats, and steep ascents, takes us past a cascading waterfall before arriving at Deurali. Overnight at guest house.
    • Deurali
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 3300m
  • Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m), 4 ½ hours.
    From Deurali we head to Machhapuchhr Base Camp (MBC) in about two hours. The Base Camp presents a different view of both Machhapuchhr and Annapurna South. After a nice rest here, we move on, climbing higher for about an hour before the trail evens out to a flatter level. We stop at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) for the night with stunning mountain views, including Machhapuchhre, Huinchuli, Annapurna I and III, Tharpu Chuli and Baraha Shikhar. Overnight at guest house.
    • Annapurna Base Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 4130m
  • Day 09: Rest day for acclimatization at ABC. Overnight at guest house.
    Today we prepare for the upcoming climb, and equally important we explore the surrounding area. Our guides explain how to properly use the equipment. A basic training session is necessary to ensure a comfortable and successful ascent. Techniques are taught and lessons are learned. Any worries you might have about the climb will be diminished and you will be confident in your abilities. After the briefing, spend the rest of the day going for short day hikes around Annapurna glacier and resting. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Annapurna Base Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 4130m
  • Day 10: Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Tent Peak Base Camp (4450m), 5 hours.
    We trudge ahead on a path alongside the Modi Khola. After walking for some time, we see the South Annapurna Glacier to our right. From the glacier, our trail leads up to the base camp of Annapurna South. Enjoy the view of Annapurna glacier and the Annapurna range Himalaya.Overnight in a tented camp.
    • Tent Peak Base Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • 4450m
  • Day 11: Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to High Camp (5200m), 5 hours.
    We ascend on a steep trail to the Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) High Camp. We are most likely to use fix rope and helmet while climbing today. We ascend on a 50-60 degree steep path for around 2-3 hours and walk on a glacier of 30 degrees. From the high camp, we get panoramic views of Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre and others. After setting up the high camp, we spend the remainder of the day discovering the surrounding areas and preparing for the summit. Overnight in a tented camp.
    • Tent Peak High Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • 5200m
  • Day 12: Trek from High Camp to Tent Peak Summit (5663m) and back to Base Camp.
    We begin our journey to the summit between 2-3 in the morning. It’s still dark when we wake up, but this makes for an amazing sunrise later on. We walk on the wall rock for around 2 hours and then we walk on flat snow for around an hour. Next, we climb on a steep 70-degree sleep for about 100 meters. Then we walk on a level trail for half an hour to reach the summit of Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli). We climb on fix ropes to reach the final summit. We celebrate our accomplishment with smiles on our faces and head back down on the same route. Overnight in a tented peak.
    • Tent Peak Base Camp
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Tented Camp
    • 4450m
  • Day 13: Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to Bamboo (2300m), 6 hours.
    From the high camp of Tent peak, we descend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We use the same trail that we had used previously. From the base camp we descend on the same trail we used coming up to Bamboo with great admiration of the waterfalls and forests. We still have awesome views of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in a guest house.
    • Bamboo
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 2300m
  • Day 14: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1600m), 5 hours.
    After breakfast, we begin today’s journey. It’s a continual descent from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda, including a few uphill sections. Jhinu Hot Springs lies about 25 minutes downhill on the opposite side of the main trail. This natural hot spring helps heal both our bodies and our minds. The waters are considered to cure various skin diseases. Overnight at guest house.
    • Jhinu Danda
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Teahouse
    • 1600m
  • Day 15: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Kyumi (1600m), 4 hours trekking then drive back to Pokhara.
    From Jhinu Danda, we descend all the way to the river and follow the trail to Kyumi. After checking out from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project check point, we say farewell to the mountains and travel back to Pokhara. Check-in the hotel, and feel free to walk around the lakeside and spend your day as you wish. Overnight at the hotel.
    • Pokhara
    • Breakfast and Lunch
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 827m
  • Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    After breakfast, we take a drive back to Kathmandu along the Prithvi Highway. Take in any scenery you may have missed along the way. After 6-7 hrs, we reach to Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Take a rest and spend your day freely. Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
    • Kathmandu
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • 2/3 Star Hotel
    • 1400m
  • Day 17: Departure from Nepal
    Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Breeze Adventure as your climbing guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
    • Breakfast

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Transportation to and from Tribhuvan Airport. 

Three nights in a 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included.

All transportation for the trek, including flights to and from Lukla. 

Local guest house accommodation in the mountain.

Government-authorized, experienced guide and porters

Insurance, food, accommodation, and wage for guides and porters 

Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.

All equipment (sleeping bag, warm layers, etc.)

Necessary Climbing Equipment (harness, crampons, ice Axe, tent & kitchen, etc.)

Climbing Permit

First Aid Kit

Maps

Service charge and government taxes

TIMS Card

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit

Post-trek celebration dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

International airfare

Meals in Kathmandu (besides breakfast)

Your personal expenses, shopping, etc.

Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek

Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee

Tips for guide and porter

Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary

Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)