Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) is a popular trekking peak located in the north-western region of Nepal. The top of the mountain resembles a shape of a Tent, due to this formation it is commonly known as Tent Peak. Situated in the Annapurna Sanctuary, north of the Annapurna Base Camp, Tent Peak is one of the mountains in the Annapurna Himalayan Range.
Tent peak is relatively a low altitude peak with the height of 5663 m or 18580 ft. Tent Peak Climbing is suitable for those climbers who want to challenge themselves into amateur mountaineering. This smaller peak is not as challenging as the Island peak, Mera peaks, or the Yala peak. Tent peak offers excellent short trekking and peak climbing experience, which aids in your further higher mountain climb expedition.
The view from the summit of the Tent Peak is awe-inspiring. The trail moves through delightful terraced farms, green hills, and Himalayan water streams. The Tent peak is just 40 km aeronautical distance away from the tourist town of Pokhara. Expert trekking guides and veteran climbers with much experience assist you on the climb.
Are you an avid trekker who wants to push their limits? Do you want to go beyond trekking and challenge yourself further into mountaineering? If your answer is yes, then Tent peak climbing is an ideal choice for you. We have a special 19-day package available at a reasonable cost. Hurry up! And book your trip now. Here are the detailed itineraries.
Tent Peak Climbing Highlights
- Breathtaking view of sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint
- Summiting the Tharpu Chuli or Tent Peak
- Strolling around and observing exuberant nightlife of Lakeside in Pokhara
- Up close view of the Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I
- Relaxing in the hot springs at Jhinu Danda
- Exploring the rich cultural heritage of Gurung and Magar villages
Best Time For Tent Peak Climbing
The autumn months of September to November are the best time to trek in the Annapurna region and climb the Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli. The temperature is moderate and favorable for trekking and mountaineering in the autumn season. The autumn season comes after monsoon so the clouds will have entirely disappeared by then. The bright blue skies provide an excellent view of the mountains. Many tourists come to Nepal for travel, trekking, and mountaineering in autumn as it is the peak season. Hence, it might be a little more crowded than usual. You might need to Book in advance for safety.
The spring months of March to May are when the flowers bloom, and the hills turn red with rhododendron trees. The best time to climb the Tent peak for a first-time mountaineer would be the spring season because it offers spectacular views of the region. The summers in Nepal are wet. There is danger of avalanches and landslides, so it is not favorable for trekking or mountaineering in the summers. Winters are cold with heavy snowfall. The tea houses also shut shop. Hence, the best season for climbing is autumn and spring.
The Difficulty Level of Tent Peak Climbing
The Tent peak or Tharpu Chuli is graded as 2C by the Nepal Mountaineering Association You will be using ropes, ice axe and crampons for climbing the Tent peak. We will provide you the necessary training of the climbing techniques and the use of mountaineering equipment.
The technical grade of level 2 is defined as” mountain climbing with occasional use of hands, chains or ropes.” Fitness level C is defined as “moderate: reasonably fit hikers who hike at least once a month elevation gain of 800-1500 m and distance of 15 km in a day.”
A basic level of fitness has to be maintained by trekkers and climbers. No climbing experience is required, but previous high-altitude trekking experience is always a plus.
We will be trekking 6-7 hours daily for 19 days in high altitude. The climbers must mention their pre-existing medical conditions if any to our team beforehand.
Tent Peak climbing Altitude Chart
Day 01: Pick up from the Int’L Airport, transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation day.
Day 03: Drive 7 hours or fly 30 minutes to Pokhara.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tirkhedhunga, (1577m) 5 hrs Lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) (6 hr) Lodge.
Day 06 :Excursion Poon-hill(3200m) & trek Tadapani (2540m) 6 hrs Lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Chhumrong (1950m) 6 hrs Lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2430m) 7 hrs Lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3000m) 5 hrs Lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4000m) 5 hrs Lodge.
Day 11: Excursion around Annapurna Base Cam Lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Tharpuchuli Base Camp (4600m) 5 hrs Camp.
Day 13: Trek to High Camp (4900m) 3 hrs Camp.
Day 14: Tharpuchuli Summit (5663m) overnight in High Camp.
Day 15: Trek back to Machapuchre Base Camp (3700m) Lodge.
Day 16: Trek to Dovan Lodge.
Day 17: Trek to Chumrung Lodge
Day 18: Trek down to Jhinu (hot spring)
Day 19: Trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara.