Tent Peak

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2,600 sq. km., The area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans.
Tent Peak, also known as the Tharpu Chuli at an altitude of 5663 meters is one of the famous trekking peaks in the Annapurna region. For this expedition we start from Kathmandu with a flight to Pokhara. Next day the journey to this awe-inspiring scene starts with a short drive from Pokhara to Ulleri From here we start the ascent traversing the Annapurna foothills through forested hillsides, terraced farm lands passing Gurung and Thakali villages such as Ulleri and Ghorepani. Along the way we are met by Nepal’s magical and majestic vistas with a spectacular panoramic sunrise over the Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill (3910 m). As we climb further into the alpine and more rugged glacial area the majestic mountains seem to be within arm’s length. Upon reaching the Machhapuchare (Fishtail) Base Camp (3700 m), the next day we hike uphill for a few hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp (4030 m). We spend another day acclimatizing here and head to the Base camp of the Tharpu Chuli peak. We do a short training course of using our climbing equipment’s before heading to high camp the next day. From high camp we take the North West ridge through ice and snow to reach the summit of the peak.
After the summit we return back to base camp and the next day we start our return back journey to Chhomrong via Doban, and from Chhomrong take another route through Landrung village to reach Phedi, from where a vehicle brings us back to Pokhara. The following day we fly back to Kathmandu with fond memories, some great photos and a wonderful memory to cherish for a lifetime.


Day 1

Arrival: TIA, Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel
Arrive at TIA, Kathmandu, meet representatives and be transferred to the hotel. Guests welcomed with a welcome drink and rooms duly assigned. Free to visit local attractions the remainder of the day.

Day 2

Am: Sightseeing (optional) PM: Trek Briefing/Last minute essentials purchase
Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, travel through time as you explore the various UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu. Visit the temples and palaces of the Durbar Square with beautiful architecture, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple) and watch the Kathmandu Valley atop a hill.

In the evening a short brief about the trek and allow time to purchase last minute essentials.

Day 3

Fly to Pokhara
Overnight at Hotel.
After leisurely breakfast board the waiting vehicle and drive to domestic airport. Catch the 25 minutes’ flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival met by the waiting vehicle and drive to Hotel. Check in. Rest of the day is free to rest, relax and enjoy the lake side city on your own.

Day 4

Drive to Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860 M)
Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.    Drive Duration: 3 - 3½ hours.    Trek Duration: 3½ - 4 hours.
After breakfast board the waiting vehicle and drive to Ulleri via Nayapul. The drive to Nayapul is on black top road and Nayapul to Ullleri via Tirkhedunga will be on newly constructed road that is not black toped.

Upon arrival meet the porters and start the trek by passing through the Ulleri village and ascend further till we arrive at the village of Banthanti. Continue to trek through the rhododendron forest to reach a clearing in the middle of the forest to arrive at the village of Nangathanti and continue to ascend to reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani is one of the largest Magar village (Ethnic people of Nepal) in the Annapurna region and one of the major trail junction for various trek in Annapurna Region.

Day 5

Excursion of Poon hill and trek to Tadapani (2630)
Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.    Trek duration: 5 ½ – 6 hours
Pre-dawn alert and it is time to do about an hour trek to Poon Hill (3,200 m) one of the vantage point to view a magnificent sunrise over the Annapurna Range and the amphitheater views of the surrounding mountains.

Shortly afterwards we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

After breakfast we pass the village square and start to ascend through dense rhododendron forest till we reach Dewarli. Continue to trek as the trail now starts to decent to the village of Banthanti. The trail is now undulating till we reach a river and then ascend to Tadapani. Tadapani in Nepali literary means “Far Water”.

Day 6

Trek from Tadapani to Chommorong (2170 M)
Dinner and Overnight at the lodge.     Trek duration: 5 – 5 ½ hours
After breakfast, the trek starts with a pleasant morning walk through the main village square and follow the gradual descend through the dense forest of rhododendron and Magnolia till Chhule. Continues to descend through the terraced field until we reach the bottom of the valley, cross the Kimrong River and ascend a flight of stone steps will lead us to the village of Gurjung.

Continue to ascend passing through terraced farming, small villages to reach  Chommorong, located on a ridge is the window to the wide expansive view of the Annapurna Range of mountains and valleys towards the Annapurna Sanctuary area.

Day 7

Trek from Chommorong to Doban (2600 M)
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.     Trek duration: 5 to 6 hrs.
Today the trek begins with descent and we cross the Chommorong Khola and then climb up on the opposite side of the valley for about 30 minutes till we arrive at the hamlet of Tilche and a little further up we reach Sinuwa. Continue to follow the ridge to reach the locality of Khuldi Ghar (2540 m) and descend to reach Bamboo (2,310m).

The trail from here ascend passing through bamboo groves, and small brooks to reach Doban (2600 M).

Day 8

Dinner and overnight at the Lodge
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in M.B.C.     Trek duration: 5 ½ to 6 ½ hrs.
After breakfast the trail enters the forest of rhododendron and continue to ascend till we arrive at Himalayan Hotel (2850 m). Continue on a rocky trail, following the flow of the rivers, until the last stretch where a steep path which leads to Hinku Cave (3170 m) and further up to Deorali (3210 m).

Continue on the trail that huddles up against the cliffs following the west side of the valley and cross few bridges to reach Bagar. Ascend on a rocky trail to arrive at the cluster of lodges at 3700 meters to Machapucchre Base Camp (MBC.)

Views from here includes Annapurna South (7219 meters), Hiunchuli (6441meters), and Annapurna I (8091meters), Annapurna III (7555 meters), Gangapurna (7454 meters), and Machapucchre (6997 meters).

Day 9

Trek from Machapucchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4,130 m)
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in A.B.C.     Trek duration: 2 ½ – 3 hrs.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is only about two hours away. Except for a few hills, the route is gradual and therefore quite easy. A little further from ABC, the path leads to a small hill which is the best point to admire the entire panorama of the Sanctuary.

Day 10

Rest and acclimatization at A.B.C.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in A.B.C
We spent the day here to get more acclimatized. Take short trips around for better adjustments into the high altitude. If you do not have experience of handling climbing gears and equipments, today is the opportune moment to give a try. Our climbing guide will fully assist in your efforts, which will enhance your skills and confidence for the successful ascent of the peak.

Day 12

Trek from Tent Peak Base Camp to High Camp
Dinner and overnight at the Camp.      Trek duration: 5 to 5 ½ hrs.
It is about five hour’s steep climb from Base Camp to High Camp. But the views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, Annapurna I and numerous other peaks tease us all along the way, making us forget our tiredness. We set up our camp at a small flat area at 5200 meters, and spend the rest of the day in immersing into the incredible Himalayan panorama and making climbing preparations.

Day 13

Summit Tent Peak (5663 m) & return to Base Camp
Dinner and overnight at the Camp
We start our final climb shortly after midnight. We cross a glacier, and then reach a place with ice-eroded gulleys. With the help of ropes and other climbing equipment’s, we now push for the tip of the mountain. After standing at the top and savoring the majesty of Himalayan region, we return through the same route to the Base camp.

Day 14

Contingency Day
Overnight at Tented Camp
We will use this day in case there is bad weather or if the clients want to take one extra day because of heath issues.

Day 15

Trek back to Deurali (3200 m)
Dinner aDinner and overnight at the lodge in Deurali.      Trek duration: 5 ½ to 6 ½ hrs.nd overnight at the Camp.     Trek duration: 5 to 5 ½ hrs. 
Early morning wake up to view the mesmerizing sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayas and do some exploration. We follow the same trail down today the trail drops down by 1200 meters to the bank of Modi Khola to small town of Deurali at 3200 meters. It is much faster and easier going downhill. On arrival we check into the lodge, as the lunch get prepared you can take a shower or relax.

Day 16

Backtrack to Chommorong (2050 Meters)
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Chommorong.      Trek duration: 5 -5 ½ hrs.

Day 17

Trek from Chommorong to Landrung (1,620 m)
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Landrung.       Trek duration: 5 -5 ½ hrs.
After breakfast, the trek immediately begins with a descend on stone steps through the terraced farm fields, to Jinu Danda. Continue to descend till we reach Kimrong river; cross the river on a wooden bridge, and then ascend on a stone steps to reach New Bridge. Continue the trek passing through small villages, terraced farm lands crossing Modi River to reach Landrung.

Day 18

Trek from Landrung to Phedi & drive to Pokhara
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Pokhara.       Trek duration: 5 -5 ½ hrs.       Drive duration: 45 minutes
After breakfast pass through the village and small fields and ascending through tropical forest on stone stairs to reach Tolka and further to Deorali. Descend further down to Pothana and down to Dhampus. A short descend on stone stairs to reach Phedi. Board the waiting vehicle and then drive to Pokhara, which takes roughly about forty five minutes drive.

On arrival at Pokhara, we check into the hotel.

Evening free to explore Pokhara town.

Day 19

Fly Pokhara to Kathmandu. (1,340 m)
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.      Flight duration: 30 minutes
After leisurely breakfast, transfer to the domestic airport and catch flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival meet assist and transfer to the hotel.

Day 20

Free day in Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu to relax, shop and enjoy the city on your own.

Day 21

Final Departure
Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Landrung.       Trek duration: 5 -5 ½ hrs.
Free for final minute packing and shopping until departure to Airport for final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb, Mar, April, May – Oct, Nov

Time Period: 20 Nights / 21 Days.

Trek / Climb Period: 14 Night / 15 Days

In Kathmandu: 04 Nights

In Pokhara: 02 Nights

Trek Type: Strenuous

Highest Altitude: 5663 m

Warning: Altitude Sickness.

Trek Start Point: Ulleri

Trek End Point: Phedi

Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara / Lodges on trek / Camping while climbing


National Park: Annapurna National Park (7269 sq. kms)

Mountains: Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri etc.

Rivers: Modi, Burgundi, Kimrong.

Tribes: Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans.

Forest: Of Rhododendron and Pine. 

Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

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