"Tent peak 5,663m, Known as Tharpu Chuli in Nepal, is located towards the south of the Annapurna Base Camp."
A large number of foreign tourists come to Nepal every year to enjoy pristine beauty, magnificent snow-capped mountain peaks, and timeless culture and tradition of local people. Some chose to enjoy Pleasure tours in Kathmandu, Pokhara Chitwan or Lumbini, while some venture northern parts of the country for some hardcore adventure. Nepal offers different adventure activities ranging from trekking and rafting to climbing tall mountain peaks. Trekking is the best way to enjoy Nepal. There are many trekking trails in the country which take you to the closest possible place of these high mountains crossing fast flowing rivers and passing through lush green forests, rugged terrains, and beautiful villages. Tent Peal-Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is one of many trekking trails that offers views of beautiful mountain ranges and allows you to experience the culture and hospitality of the local people.
Highlights of Tent Peak Base Camp Trek
- Tent Peak Climbing adventure.
- The amazing feeling of reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.
- Closed views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna First, Gangapurna and Mt. Fishtail.
- Spectacular sunrise and Himalaya panorama from Tent Peak Base Camp.
- Explore Gurung Culture and Villages.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
The first day of the trip begins with a six-hour drive (around 200km) to Pokhara along the Prithvi highway from Kathmandu, Passing through the highway, You will get to see a view of beautiful mountain ranges, rafting in Trishuli river and also a cable car to the famous Manakamana Temple on the way. After crossing a bridge over at Muglin, the road passes through Abu Khaireni, Dumre Bazaar, and Damauli before reaching Pokhara.
The lake city of Pokhara always mesmerizes its visitors with the view of beautiful mountains like Annapurna South(7219 m), Annapurna IV (7525) Himchuli (6434 m), Machhapuchre (6995), Annapurna range on Frwa Lake can leave anyone spellbound. The day ends with some excursion in the lakeside area.
Day 2: Pokhara to Patana (820-1820 m)
The second day begins with an hour-long ride to Phedi from where the trek officially starts. The trek commences with an uphill climb and on the way you can see beautiful mountains and enjoy a view of Pokhara Valley on a distant horizon. After a walk of about four hours, you reach a beautiful Gurung settlement called Dhampus. Located at an altitude of 1650 m. Dhampus is popular among trekkers in the area as or provides visitors with a panoramic view of mountain ranges and natural landscapes. From there, a trek of around four hours will take you to Patana (1820). Patana is a beautiful village surrounded by lush green forests. It offers the view of beautiful mountains.
Day 3: Patana to Jhinu Danda (1780 m)
On the third day, the trek climbs hotels and lodges. A walk of around an hour from Deurali through lush green forests will take you to Tolka Village and then to Landruk. Landruk (1565 m) is an old Gurung settlement. It was a popular resting stop for trekkers in the past. But due to reach of road, it has now become the gateway to the Mardi Himal Trek and Ghandruk as well. As the village is surrounded by forests, you can see different species of flora and fauna here. After taking rest for a while, you head toward your destination. Shortly after leafing Landruk village, you cross Modi Khola and walk through forested trail before reaching Sano Gaun. From here the trail is slightly uphill. After crossing Kimrong Khola, you reach Jhini Danda (1780 m), your destination for the day. In the evening, you can take a dip in a hot spring near the village. Locals believe that a dip in the hot springs will take all our illnesses.
Day 4: Jhinu Danda to Dobhan (2600 m)
You begin your trek early toward by setting Chhomrong (2170 m). The walk takes around an hour. From Chhomrong, you can "ENJOY BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF" Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Himchuli peaks. The village also has a telephone and Internet facility. From Chhomrong, you descend to Chhomrong Khola. After crossing the river, the trail takes uphill toward Sinuwa (2360 m),. From Sinuwa, the trek continues through forests offering you the opportunity to see different varieties of flora and fauna. After a trek of around two hours from Sinuwa, you reach Bambo village (23100. There are some good lodges in this village. A walk of about one and half hours will take you to Dobhan (2600 m). Dobhan is surrounded by lush green forest and it provides you peace and tranquil environment.
Day 5: Dobhan-Deurali (3200 m)
This is going to be one of the toughest days of the trek. You walk for around seven hours on this day. On this day. You feel the mountains coming closer as you continue your walk. The trail passes through two hills and we can see Rhododendron forest throughout the day. After reaching Deurali, you are greeted with beautiful landscapes which will make you forget the tiring day.
Day 6: Deurali-MBC (3700 m)
You begin the trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) early in the morning. The trek takes around four hours. But you have to be careful as the chances of catching altitude sickness are very high. After a climb of few nours from Deurali, the trail is almost straight till the MBC. MBC offers breathtaking and closest possible views of Machhapuchhre (6995 m), Tent peak (5695 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Gandhraba Chuli (6248 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Bharha Chuli (7647 m). your Camp at the MBC for the night.
Day 07: MBC To ABC (4130 m)
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) can be reached after a trek of few hours from MBC. It is usually the final destination of this trial for most of the trekkers. You take a night halt at ABC, as your plan is to reach the base camp of Tent Peak. ABC offers beautiful views of Annapurna I (8091 m) and singu Chuli (6501 m) as well as other Peaks seen from MBC.
Day 08: ABC TO Tent Peak Base Camp (4400 m)
Trek on this day is chilling. Your guides will use climbing guide rope on this years as you will encounter a large rock on the middle of the trail. If you think things will be easier after crossing the rock face, you are wrong. The trek becomes treacherous as you have to walk for hours through the Annapurna South Glacier. After a trek of around five hours, you finally reach the Tent Peak Base Camp. Accommodation is in a tent.
Day 09: Tent Peak Base Camp to High Camp (4800 m)
The trail on this day is difficult and very narrow. As you are walking into thin air, it will take quite a time to reach High Camp (4800 m). From the High Camp, you see surrounding peaks much smaller then they seem from the distance. The mountain ranges seen from ABC and MBC can be seen from the High Camp.
Day 10: High Camp
Mountaineers interested to climb Tent Peak Must set off early in the morning, say at around 3 am. Accommodation is in tents.
Day 11: High Camp MBC (3700 m)
You start descent of MBC on this day. The trial is narrow and passes through rock face. You take packed lunch at the Annapurna South Glacier and continue to descend after crossing the challenging rock face with the help of ropes. The trek continues till you reach MBC.
Day 12: MBC to Sinuwa (1940 m)
You set off early in the morning as it’s going to be along day trek mostly through forests. You will reach sinuwa late in the evening.
Day 13: Trek to Ghandruk
The trek is long on this day as well. You reach Chhomrong and continue the trek after crossing Kumrung Khola and walking to kimrung Dahda. After resting there for a while, the trek continues and you readh Ghandruk is very Popular among trekkers as the village offers breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains. There are beautiful lodges and home-stay facility in Ghandruk. Here you can enjoy the finest Gurung hospitality, culture, tradition and cuisine.
Day 14: Ghandruk to Pokhara
This is the final day to the fortnight-long trek. After breakfast, you can visit the Gurung museum in the village which will help you to know more about Gurung history, culture, and tradition. From Ghandruk, the walk continues to Nayapul through Kimche, Sauli Bazar and Birethati. From Nayapul, you take a jeep to reach to your hotel in Pokhara.
- All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
- Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
- English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
- Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
- First aid kit
- Two nights hotel in Pokhara
- Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
- An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
- trekking route maps
- All necessary government taxes and service charges
- Porter (For two person)
- Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
- All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
- All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
- Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
- Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
- Tips for the trekking crew
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
The given price is for the minimum of two pax. For single trekker, 20 % supplementary charge will be applied.
We provide the best teahouse in this area.
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers and extra batteries)
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.