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Tent Peak Climbing

  • 17 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 2 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5663m

Activities: Sept - Nov and Mar - May

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Tent Peak Climbing is a popular climb often known by its alternative name of “Tharpu Chuli” coined by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. It is situated at the heart of the Annapurna sanctuary among a few snow-clad summits in Nepal.  Part of Tharpu Chuli known as the Sanctuary is an amphitheater with a range of impressive Himalayan Peaks forming a vast bowl, accessible only from the South through the Modi Khola River valley. A Japanese expedition crew ascended Tent Peak Climbing as the first summiteers in 1956. Since then its glory has spread all over the world among mountain lovers as well to regular tourists to Nepal.

To climb the Tent Peak, the trail goes through the Annapurna sanctuary, offering wonderful views of mountain panoramas at the South Face Base Camp of Annapurna. The huge South Face of Annapurna South (7291m), situated at the head of the Annapurna South Glacier, guards the Western flank of the Sanctuary. Right in the middle of this all is Tent Peak (5663m) but also seeing ranges of mountain. The trek to Tent Peak Base Camp involves crossing a steep descent into the South Annapurna glacier through very rough ground among the confused mass of loose rocks of all sizes on the glacier floor. Then, it ascends up the other side of the glacier taking almost 7 hours to reach the base camp, which lies at roughly at 4500m. However, after all this, you are rewarded with wonderful views all the way to the Tent Peak. From here to High Camp (5,000m) it takes about 4 hour’s ascent. It is very near to the foot of a steep snow face that leads up to the summit ridge of Tharpu Chuli, where, the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from its summit. The views from the summit are outstanding with eight summits in excess of 8000m: Annapurna I, Baraha Sikhar, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Khansar Kang and Tarke Kang. In addition, at a height of 6993m it is perhaps the most beautiful peak in the region Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Mountain) considered to be a sacred mountain. The descent to base camp will take 7/8 hours in very slippery conditions. Normally climbers follow the northwestern ridge to the summit, although the mountain has been climbed via the southeastern ridge as well as southwestern face.

Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak climbing combines all the best elements of a Himalayan expedition. This trip is strenuous and demands that each participant be well versed in alpine snow climbing skills. Additionally, t is an excellent way to explore the culture of Nepal and ascend two Himalayan peaks in the safest possible way. Collecting a bunch of Himalaya experience, Tent Peak climbing trip will end at Nayapul or Phadi. We at “Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition” are glad to organize your Tent Peak Peak Climbing trip with our experienced climbing guides and expert staff.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 1350m.

Day 02:Trip prepartion, Permit work and briefing

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara 5-6 hrs.

Day 04:Drive to Suikhet 950m. and trek to Pothana 1700m.

Day 05:Pothana – New Bridge

Day 06:New Bridge – Sinuwa 2380m.

Day 07:Sinuwa – Himalayan hotel 2950m.

Day 08:Himalayan - Machapuchhere Base Camp 3800m.

Day 09:Machapuchhere Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp

Day 10:Acclimatization day at ABC

Day 11:Annapurna Base Camp – Tent Peak Base Camp 4700m.

Day 12:Tent Peak High Camp 5200m.

Day 13:Tent Peak 5663m. Summit and back to Base Camp

Day 14:Base Camp - Machapuchhere 3800m.

Day 15:Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Chomorong 2100m.

Day 16:Chomorong – Syauli Bazaar and drive back to Pokhara.

Day 17:Drive to Kathmandu 1350m, then your destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival in International Airport and Departure.
  • 4 Night's hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with Guide and Entrance fee.
  • Entrance fee in Annapurna conservation Area.
  • Peak permit and Climbing Guide.
  • Local Transfer and domestic flight.
  • Domestic airport departure taxes.
  • All camping Equipment, two men tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, chairs and Mattresses during the trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner in trekking and climbing period.
  • Guide, Cook, Sherpa, Kitchen staffs and porters.
  • Insurance for trekking staff and Equipments.


Cost Exclude

  • Personal equipment for Trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Personal expenses/Bar bills.
  • Tipping for trekking staff.


Trip Note

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!


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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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