THARPU CHULI PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 17 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 5,663m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Camping + Teahouse
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,990
Pax 2 USD 3,890
Pax 3 USD 3,790
Pax 4 to 6 USD 3,690
Pax 7 to 12 USD 3,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 3,490
Pax 19 to 24 USD 3,390
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THARPU CHULI PEAK CLIMBING

Make this your first - and hopefully not your last climb in the magnificent Himalayan region. Tharpu Chuli Peak, also referred to as Tent Peak, due to being in the shape of a tent, is located in the central Annapurna region.  This is not a ‘walk in the park’, but with a reasonable level of fitness and preparation you will reach the summit.

Tharpu Chuli Peak (5633m) climb takes you via Machapuchare Base Camp through snow and ice. From the summit you can see some of the great colossal snow clad mountains:  Annapurna I (8091m), III (7555m) and South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Khangsar Kang (7485m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). 

Your journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on to Nayapul. Trekking from here on will take you through terraced agriculture lands, pine and rhododendron forests and along the banks of the Modi Khola (river). The trail will take you through the Tibetan Buddhist villages of the Gurung people and past cascading waterfalls and sightings of several species of animals endemic to this region, Himalayan Black Bear, monkeys, Thar and of course the hardy Yaks grazing at these high altitudes. If you are extremely lucky you could catch a glimpse of the elusive Snow Leopard. The trail leads through mostly through forested areas and past the villages of:  Ghandruk (1940m), Chomrong (2170m), Dobhan (2600m), Deurali (3230m), Jhinu Dada (1760m) and finally Nayapul where we take public transport back to Pokhara.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking has an excellent reputation after more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business. We are constantly ensuring that you have the best experience while in Nepal. We take care of the smallest detail to make sure you are safe and your individual needs are catered for. 

Highlights of Tharpu Chuli Climbing

  • Stunning views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and many other snow-clad peaks.
  • Trek through the famous Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Observe a wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and the Gurung culture.
  • Trails through valleys, over moraines, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls. 

Attention:: Due to the current glacier conditions, it is not possible to reach the Base Camp of Tharpu Chuli using the regular route. As a result, we will need to arrange a helicopter to transport you to the High Camp of Tharpu Chuli after you have successfully summited the peak. Additionally, upon completion of the summit, you will need to return to Annapurna Base Camp via helicopter. Please note that this change in transportation method may incur an additional cost. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this unforeseen circumstance. Furthermore, it is important to mention that there is currently no available route from Annapurna Base Camp to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp. We kindly request your understanding and cooperation in adapting to this alternative arrangement.

ITINERARY

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Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, dos and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount.

Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.

We will drive around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via attractive Lumle Village perched on the mountain side and then trek for five hours on to Nayapul (1050m) and then to Ghandruk where we will stay overnight.

Today’s trek will be around six hours before reaching Chomrong where we will stay overnight.

The trek today is around five to six hours until reaching Dobhan where we spend the night.

We have a long day of around seven hours on the trail and can feel the closeness of the mountains. The trail takes us through Rhododendron forests until we reach Deurali where we stay the night.

An early start today sees us heading to MBC, a trek of around four hours. From MBC, if the weather is clear, there are awesome views of Machapuchare (6995 m), Tent peak (5695m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gandhraba Chuli (6248 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Bharha Chuli (7647m). We will camp overnight at MBC.

Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. We will stay overnight at MBC and prepare for climbing to higher elevations.

Today we head higher for five to six hours before reaching Cave Camp where we stay overnight.

A four to five-hour trek takes us to High Camp where we stay overnight.

Today is the day we have been waiting for as we get up early for a nine to ten-hour climb to Tharpu Chuli Peak and from there spend some time taking in some of the finest views in the entire Annapurna region. After some time to click away from some photos and rest a little, we will head back down to High Camp for the night.

Today’s trek of four to five hours is naturally less strenuous as we head down to Machapuchare Base Camp for the night.

The trail today descends more and more for six to seven hours before reaching our overnight stopover at Bamboo Village.

Again another six to seven-hour trek as we head to Jhinu Dada for the night.

Today is the last day on the trail as we head to Nayapul Village from where we will go by road back to Pokhara – about a one hour drive.

Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!

Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Cost included In Your Package

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vechile
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu Transportation by Tourist Bus.
  • Two night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu - (3 Star hotel)
  •  Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary Tea House + Camping combined accommodation during the trek – as per itinerary
  • Two night hotel accommodation in pokhara with breakfast. (3-star Hotel)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara transportation By private car/Jeep
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)
  • All Standard Meals 3 Meals a day (breakfast, Lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers)
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Sherpa Expedition Team’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationals Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, Tea, coffee, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Tharpu Chuli Peak, also known as Tent Peak, is a popular climbing destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some important details to know about Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing:

1. Location: Tharpu Chuli Peak is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary, within the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal.

2. Altitude: The peak stands at an elevation of 5,663 meters (18,579 feet) above sea level.

3. Difficulty: Tharpu Chuli Peak is considered a technically moderate climbing peak. Previous climbing experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

4. Permits: Climbing Tharpu Chuli requires obtaining necessary permits. You will need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. Additionally, a separate climbing permit is required from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

5. Route: The most common route to climb Tharpu Chuli Peak is through the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek. The climb usually starts from the ABC and involves ascending steep snow and ice slopes.

6. Duration: The total duration for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing typically takes around 18-20 days. This includes the trek to ABC, acclimatization days, and the climb itself.

7. Best time to climb: The best time to climb Tharpu Chuli Peak is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

8. Accommodation: During the trek to Tharpu Chuli Peak, you will find teahouses and lodges for accommodation along the trail. However, while climbing the peak, you will need to set up tents for overnight stays.

9. Equipment: Climbing Tharpu Chuli Peak requires basic mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. It is recommended to hire or bring your own equipment from reputable sources.

10. Guides and Porters: It is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and porters for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing. They can provide assistance with navigation, safety, and logistics, allowing you to focus on the climb.

Remember to always prioritize safety and follow the guidance of experienced climbers and local authorities. Tharpu Chuli Peak offers a rewarding and challenging climbing experience with stunning views of the Annapurna range.

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Tharpu Chuli Peak is considered a technically moderate climbing peak. It involves ascending steep snow and ice slopes. Previous climbing experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

Yes, you will need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. Additionally, a separate climbing permit is required from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

The best time to climb Tharpu Chuli Peak is during the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

The total duration for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing typically takes around 12-20 days. This includes the trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), acclimatization days, and the climb itself.

During the trek to Tharpu Chuli Peak, you will find teahouses and lodges for accommodation along the trail. However, while climbing the peak, you will need to set up tents for overnight stays.

Climbing Tharpu Chuli Peak requires basic mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. It is recommended to hire or bring your own equipment from reputable sources.

While it is not mandatory, it is highly recommended to hire experienced guides and porters for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing. They can provide assistance with navigation, safety, and logistics, allowing you to focus on the climb.

Solo climbing is possible, but it is highly recommended to have prior climbing experience and a good understanding of mountaineering techniques. It is always safer to climb with a team or experienced guides.

Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing involves risks such as altitude sickness, avalanches, and unpredictable weather conditions. It is important to acclimatize properly, follow safety protocols, and be prepared for emergencies.

There are rescue services available in the Annapurna region, but it is always recommended to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuations. Make sure to check the coverage and details with your insurance provider.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 3,990
Pax 2 USD 3,890
Pax 3 USD 3,790
Pax 4 to 6 USD 3,690
Pax 7 to 12 USD 3,590
Pax 13 to 18 USD 3,490
Pax 19 to 24 USD 3,390
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 3,690

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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John David

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Sherpa Expedition and Trekking provided experienced guides and excellent support throughout the Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing expedition. Their knowledge of the area and mountaineering skills added to the overall experience. The team's support and encouragement were instrumental in making the climb a success and creating unforgettable memories.

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October 5, 2023

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The Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing expedition takes you through breathtaking natural beauty. From lush forests to snowy landscapes, every moment of the journey is filled with awe-inspiring sights. It's a chance to immerse yourself in the majestic Himalayan scenery and appreciate the wonders of nature.

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June 15, 2020

A challenging and rewarding climb

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Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing offers a challenging yet highly rewarding experience. The climb requires physical and mental strength, but the sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit is unparalleled. The stunning views and the feeling of standing on the peak make it all worthwhile.

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