Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
One of our staff members will welcome you at the airport upon your arrival. He will help you to reach your booked hotel in a private vehicle. At the airport, upon arrival our representative will explain the program briefly. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Today, you will do a sightseeing of the Kathmandu valley’s world heritage sites. The major attractions of today visit are Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hrs.
Early morning, we set off to Pokhara, after breakfast. Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal. The view along the road is awesome, and you will see rocky gorges, cascading rice terraces, valleys and the rivers. Upon arrival, we check-in at the hotel. In the evening, you can do boating on the scenic Fewa Lake. The reflection of Mount Annapurna Range and Machhapuchhre on the crystal clear water of lake is worth to watch. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) Duration: 4 hrs.
After breakfast, we will drive to Naya Pul (42km) by car/taxi passing through the large village of Lumle. We then walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, passing through bamboo forests, large waterfall, and swimming hole.
Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai. In Ramghai we will stop for a lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration: 6 hrs.
The trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the campsite, from Tikhe Dhunga. The path ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. From the Ulleri, the path climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields.
After a walk of an hour you will reach a campsite for a rest. The trail crosses two sparkling rivers before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. In Nangethanti, we will do our lunch. “Thanti” is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter, the trail can be covered with snow.
After lunch, we will climb to Ghorepani (2850m), a beautiful place to see the spectacular panorama of Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 6: Hiking – Poonhill (3180m), trek to Tadapani (2500m) Duration: 6 hrs.
We get up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is a fantastic place to observe a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalayas. The Himalayas we can see from the Hill are Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. We then return back to Ghorepani and do our breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7: Trek to Chhomrong (2020m) Duration: 5 hrs.
The day starts with a steep downhill, we will descend steeply through forests, and then the trail eases as we reach Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the village of the Gurung people. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Trek to Dovan (2600m) Duration: 5 hrs.
The path drops down to the Chhomrong Khola and again, we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2380m. In Khuldighar, there is an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) check post. The trek is a continuous descent to Dovan. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 9: Trek to Deurali (3200m) Duration: 4 hrs.
The day commence with the climb through bamboo and rhododendron forest to Dovan, the Himalayan Hotel, and Hinko at 3020m. The accommodation will be in Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko & is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4210m) Duration: 5 hrs.
Today we will head towards Annapurna Base Camp passing through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) (which isn’t a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted). This area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. You can either spend the day at Machhapuchhre Base Camp or trek two hours to Annapurna Base Camp. The mountain scenery is more spectacular from this area. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Tharpu Chuli Peak Base Camp (4910m) Duration: 3-4 hrs.
We start our journey towards Tharpu Chuli Base Camp, struggling against the glaciated mountain pass. Hiking from camp can be quite pleasurable and adventurous, for those who do not wish to climb. Sightseeing the exotic ecosystems and wonderful vistas of the Himalayan peaks can be equally satisfying. Overnight at tent. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Pre-Climb Training: After lunch, the guide will provide training on peak climbing techniques. He also teach you about using climbing gears such as climbing boot, ice axe and crampons, harness, ascender, etc., and on how to go up and down using ropes.
Although training experience is not required for peak climbing, some training experience we think will boost your climbing skills and confidence. Additionally, increasing the chances of scaling the summit and thoroughly enjoying the adventure.
Day 12: Summit Tharpu Chuli Peak (5653m), and return to ABC (4210m). Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Early in the morning we ascend to the peak. We scale the summit of Tent Peak, after a strenuous ascent. From the top of the peak, we can admire the breathtaking views of Annapurna range. We return back to Annapurna Base Camp, after tucking success under our belt. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 13: Reserve day for contingency
We can’t guarantee that we can get favorable weather on our planned day for the summit (day 12). If we cannot summit the peak on day 12 due to bad weather conditions or some other reasons, this day is used as a contingency.
We will wisely postpone summiting the peak, if the weather gets very unfavorable. If somebody in the group may get some problems in acclimatizing well enough to make the ascent; this day can be used as an extra one in that condition. But we do not need an extra day if the trip goes smoothly. Overnight at tented camp or guesthouse.
Day 14: Explore the hidden valley and trek back to Bamboo. Duration: 7 hrs.
We will explore the hidden valley. We then trek back to Bamboo. It takes about 7 hours to reach Bamboo. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 15: Trek to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) Duration: 6 hrs.
Enjoy the evening in the natural hot spring. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 16: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara. Duration: 5-6 hrs.
After finishing our breakfast we will move towards Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Scenic drive back to Kathmandu, 6-7 hrs. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 18: Farewell
A representative from Visit View Nepal Treks will take you to the airport approx. 3 hrs. before the scheduled flight.
- All ground transportations by private vehicle including airport transfers
- Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
- Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek and tended accommodation during the climbing.
- Full board meals with tea or coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
- General climbing equipment such as rope, ice screw, snow bar etc.
- Tharpu Chuli peak climbing permit fees
- Government licensed holder English speaking guide during the trek and climb, require porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
- First aid medical kit
- Annapurna conservation permit fee
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
- Government taxes & office service charge
- Visit View Nepal Treks duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
- Visit View Nepal Treks T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
What's not included
- Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
- International airfare
- Travel insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Optional tours and activities during free time
- Garbage deposit fee US$ 250.00 (Refundable)
- Hot shower during the trek except Lukla, Phakding and Namche
- Drink including: water, coke, fanta, alcoholic beverage, snacks and other personal expenses
- Personal trekking equipment’s
- Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
Tharpu Chuli Peak is also known as the “Tent Peak” because of its bizarre shape and located in the Annapurna region. It sits in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary amidst and it is one of the most wonderful ranges of the Annapurna Himalayas. The Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing is generally considered one of the easier climbs in Nepal. It is suitable for beginners and people who does not have previous mountaineering experience. The trip takes you to the base camp and travel to local villages like Ghorepani, Chhomrong, and Dovan. Besides the Annapurna massifs you can observe a splendid views of the mountains like Hiunchuli (6331 m.), Machhapuchhre (6997 m.), and Mt. Gangapurna (7455 m.). The trekking journey initially starts from Pokhara, Birethanti. Then the trail takes us to Tikhe Dhunga as we slowly ascend to the Ghorepani.
Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing
In the Annapurna region, the Tharpu Chuli Peak is one of the most enjoyable climbing trails. Passing through the moraines, draped glaciers, and alpine Himalayan terrains of the Annapurna, the view post reaching the summit is exceptional. You are likely to see the natural wildlife and vegetation of the place as the Annapurna Sanctuary abodes abundant flora and fauna in the region. We see the serene Modi Khola River, colorful landscapes, diverse vegetation, and cultural Gurung villages on this course. The people in this region are an absolute delight and kind. Post our journey to Poon Hill; we continue trekking towards the Annapurna Base Camp (130 m.). After reaching ABC, we will head to the Peak Base Camp (4910 m.) and finally to summit of Tharpu Peak.
Overall, the climb is less technical than the Island or Mera Peak climb. It can be a reasonable step to begin one’s mountaineering journey. However, we grade this tour as a strenuous one because we will be trekking for about three weeks and more than 5 hours on most days. The other highlights of this tour is hike to Poon Hill and the ABC, which can be demanding at times. Hence, we suggest all our travelers be in good health and dedicate some time to training for a supported physical journey.