Fact Information

Duration
22 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
Difficult
Food
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Accommodation
Hotel, Lodge &Tent
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Air-plane
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Max Person
18
Min Person
1
Maximum altitude
[5,695m/18,684ft]
Best season
Autumn & Spring
Caravan route
Pokhara, Landruk, Chhomrong, Himalan, MBC, ABC, Ghorepani-Poon Hill & Nayapul

About Trip

 A thrilling holiday for the adventure seeker, Annapurna South Base Camp Trekking along with Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) [6,595 meters/18,684ft] Climbing; 22 days full packaging trip in Nepal.

Tharpu Chuli Peak is a famous climbing peak in Nepal. Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli is located in Annapurna range. It is a free climbing peak since 2015. The peak was nicknamed Tent Peak by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. Tharpu Chuli Peak expedition can be combined with famous Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Panorama Trek.                     

Tharpu Chuli is located in the heart of the south Annapurna range. It is famous for Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. Tharpu Chuli is an attractive mountain and especially when combined with its position and easy access.

It is a part of the ridgeline, located south from the glacier dome. It includes SingaChuli (Fluted Peak )  [6,501 meters/21,328ft] and appears as a central divider between the semicircles of peaks enclosing the sanctuary. Tharpu Chuli offers an interesting climb to the top along with a spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains.

From the south Annapurna base camp, the trail condition is a bit considerable with loose rocks falls, huge rock boulders and steep grassy hill climb up. After long scrambling on glacier and moraine, finally, climb on difficult steep uphill and reach high camp located roughly at [4,900 meters/16,076f]. One will be rewarded with breathtaking views from the high camp.  

In addition to the exhilaration of making the summit one will also have the experience of being on top of an extraordinary view point. You will get to see superb panorama of Himalayan peaks like Himchuli [6,434 m/21,109ft], Annapurna south [7,219 m/23,684ft], Bahrara Shikhar or Annapurna Phang [7,647 m/25,088ft], Gangapurna [7,454 m/24,455ft], Annapurna-III [7,555 m/24,786ft], Machhapuchhare [6,997 m/22,956ft], and others numerous mountains.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,350m (4,429ft), transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Special climbing preparation day, permits, gears and equipment.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara  820 meters (2,690ft), transfer to hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Hille [1,220m/4,002ft], trek to Ulleri [1,960m/6,430ft], 8hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,860 meters (9,383ft), 7 hours.

Day 06: Poon-hill [3,210m/10,531ft] trek to Tadapani [2,630m/8,628ft] 7hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 meters (7,119ft)7 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan 2,600 meters (8,530ft), 7 hours. 

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 meters (12,139ft)7 hours. 

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 meters (13,550ft),  2.5hours.

Day 11: Trek to Tent peak high camp [4,600 meters/15,092ft], 8 hours.

Day 12: Entirely climbing practicing day.

Day 13: Ascent of Tent peak [5,695 meters/18,687ft] 12 hours.

Day 14: A Contingency day

Day 15: Switch back to Himalaya hotel [2,680 meters/8,792ft] 4 hours.

Day 16: Trek back to Shinuwa village [2,260 meters/7,414ft]8 hours.

Day 17: Trek to Ghandruk 1,940 meters (6,364ft), 8 hours.

Day 18: Head to Sarangkot 1,552 meters (5,092ft).

Day 19: Trek to Lakeside Hotel, 820 meters (2,690ft), 2 hours .

Day 20: Free sightseeing or any outdoor adventure activities 

Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429ft), 6 hours. 

Day 22: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport 1,350m (4,429ft), transfer to Hotel included BB:

Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to the hotel. You will have welcome dinner in Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program tomorrow. The hotel service includes bed and breakfast.

Day 02: Special climbing preparation day, permits, gears and equipment. Overnight in Hotel:

Our climbing guide will come to your hotel to check your necessary climbing gears and equipment for trekking and peak climbing. If you don’t have proper equipment and gears, he will advise you to buy or hire in the trekking shops of Thamel. And before his leave with you, the guide will brief you the day program of tomorrow.

Day 03: A scenic drive to Pokhara  820 meters (2,690ft), transfer to hotel included  breakfast service:

Today, we drive in a tourist bus 200 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive will be 7 hours long and very scenic. On the way, we will see stunning mountain terrain view such as Ganesh Himalaya range, Bhauda Himal, Rani peak, group of Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Manasalu, Lamjung, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna south, and many other mountains along with low land also rich for landscape, many cultivated the farmer’s farmlands, following down Trisuli river, Marsyangdi river, hydro powers, waterfalls, green hills, etc. After transferring to the hotel in Pokhara, we will visit the International Museum, and later, stroll around the Lakeside.

Day 04: Drive jeep or tourist bus to Hille 1,220 meters (4,002ft), then trek to Ulleri 1,960 meters (6,430ft), about 8 hours:

After driving off 40 km, about 1 hour and 30 minutes to Nayapul, from Pokhara, our trek continues to Hile another 3 hours, from Nayapul bus stop. It depends on the client’s physical fitness, after walking along the off-road towards trail crosses a new bridge,  Modi Khola, and Birethanti teahouses. The trail passes through the local people’s inhabited settlements and farmer’s cultivated lands, such as rice field, potato, barley, maize, and vegetables. The trail continuously passes along the off-road following up the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola and villages to Hile - Tikhedhunga, with beautiful landscape. After leaving Tikhedhunga, the trail ascends along the steep stone staircase, to not yet reach Ulleri at 1,960 meters (6,430ft). We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 05: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani 2,860 meters (9,383ft), 7 hours of uphill walk:

Today, we start our journey continue way up to Ghorepani, the panoramic Poon Magar village Ghorepani 2,860 meters (9,383ft). Ghorepani is the most touristic place in the Annapurna panorama trek (Annapurna balcony). Leaving Ulleri, our steps continue to ascend more gentle uphill through  Poon Magar’s tea houses and lush green forests of oak, rhododendron, and magnolia, towards Banthanti at 2,250 meters (7,381ft), Nangethati 2,460 meters (8,070ft), and eventually reach to Ghorepani large Poon Magar inhabited settlement. Along the way, we will see a splendid landscape and magnificent view of Machhapuchhre Himal. After continue walking off 7 hours, we reach to Ghorepani.  We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 06: Hike to Poon-hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft) and trek to Tadapani 2,630 meters (8,628ft) 7 hours of walk:

Today, we get up early in the morning to hike to Poon-Hill 3,210 meters (10,531ft) for the stunning panoramic views. From an elevation 3,210 meters (10,531ft), we can have a superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Manasalu, and others mountains on a clear day.

After the scenic hike and captivating mountain view, we descend back to Ghorepani lodge. After our usual breakfast, the day starts to walk. Today, we move towards to Tadapani through rhododendron, bamboo, oak, and pine forests with tranquility landscape.  We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 2,170 meters (7,119ft) walk about 7 hours:

After breakfast, we descend downhill to Kumrung Khola through a dense forest of rhododendrons and cultivated field with exceptional scenery. Finally, we cross Kumrung Khola over well-made suspension bridge, then trail gently climbs to Kumrung country sidewalk along the slope lands into shady to reach Chhomrong Gurung’s and Magar’s lodges. This place is popular for a tourist destination that offers an excellent mountain view and warm hospitality of locals. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 08: Trek to Dovan 2,600 meters (8,530ft), walk 7 hours:

Leaving Chhomrong lodge, the trail descends 150 meters on the stone staircase and crosses Chhomrong Khola. Further, the trail continues along steep stone steps up and passes by a rhododendron-covered ridge, mountainous terrains, and forests of bamboo. As trekker savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare. It is more strenuous and enthusiasm day to explore further. During the Seven -hour walking, trail cross Modi Khola, pass through Bhunuwa - Sinuwa, Bamboo, and finally reach Dovan. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3,700 meters (12,139ft) walk about 7 hours:

From Dovan, the trail ascent several times under the dwarf bamboo forest not coming yet Himalaya lodge. Thereafter continue on steeply climbs steps up to Hinku Cave. Further, crossing a small stream reach Deurali. The trail then transverses several ascents eventually leading to the Sanctuary. After passing lodges at Deurali and Bagar, reach grassy moraine known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp located at 3,700 meters (12,139ft). It takes around 7/8 hours of walking to reach up to base camp. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 meters (13,550ft),  2 and half hours of uphill trail:

From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the trail continuously ascends gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna Base Camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, trekkers can see the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks like Machhapuchhre Himal, Gandharva Chuli, and Gangapurna on the south side. After having trekked for around 2 hours and 30 minutes, reach Annapurna Base Camp. Trekkers can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I and other numerous mountains. It is the main destination of Annapurna Base Camp trek. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 11: Trek to Tent peak high camp [4,600 meters/15,092ft], walk 8 hours:

From Annapurna Base Camp, the trail leads to Tent Peak High Camp. Struggling against the glaciated, moraine, and steeply grassy hill up, finally reach to the targeted destination at (4600 meters, 15,092ft). There are other options for those who not wish to climb. Hiking from camp can be quite pleasurable and adventurous. Sightseeing exotic ecosystem and breath-taking vistas of Himalayan peaks of Nepal can be equally satisfying. We spend overnight in the camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 12: Entirely climbing practicing day, we demo you some climbing tips:

 After our breakfast, we start climbing practice, like equipment’s demonstration, raking, packing, and climbing technique. It can build up our confidence for the strenuous and enjoyable summit day. On this day, our climbing guide and assistant guide will go to the peak for open trail and put fix line ropes on the ridges of the peak to make your climbing easy. We spend overnight in the camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 13: Ascent of Tent peak [5,695 meters/18,687ft], walk about 12 hours, back to high camp:

Today, we wake up at 02: 00 am for tea with light breakfast and then we head out to ascent in the dawn with a headlamp. After traversing on the moraine, we reach snowbound land. And then, we climb about 250 meters 30 to 80 degrees' snow and ice slope to catch the main summit ridge. Finally, we scale the summit of Tent Peak. From an altitude of 5695 meters, we can have a mind-blowing view of the circling mountains. From here two routes to get top of the peak, one route goes along the ridge, which is for technical climber and another normal route moves to behind of Tent Peak for a normal climber. We descend back to high camp. We spend overnight in the camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 14: A Contingency day:

Since there is no guarantee that we will have favorable weather on our tentative itinerary to cross pass or glacier traverse, so we need some spare days to cover our trip program. A spare day is in case of any problems affecting our schedule. If unused at this point, this is a fantastic location and the day can be used for exploration of the valley. We spend overnight in the camp (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 15: Switch back to Himalaya hotel [2,680 meters/8,792ft] walk 4 hours

After wonderful trekking and peak climbing, we head back to Himalaya Hotel. Leaving base camp, the trail drops to Himalayan hotel crossing many rugged lands with beautiful landscape. After trekking off 4 hours continue downhill, we come back Himalayan hotel. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 16: Trek back to Shinuwa village [2,260 meters/7,414ft] walk about 8 hours:

After leaving from Himalayan hotel, the trail gently descents down through a dense bamboo forest to Bamboo hotel, and further, the trail steeply rises up to Shinuwa jungle T-houses through oak, rhododendron, alder, and bamboo forest. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 17: Trek to Ghandruk 1,940 meters (6,364ft), 8 hours of soothing walk:

After the retreat of Chhomrong village, there are more than three alternative routes back to Pokhara, via Jhinu danda and Landrung village Potana, Dhampus, Dhampus Phedi, or via Jhinu danda and Seuli bazaar Nayapul. We follow the trail above the cultivated fields of potato and wheat before descending to the village of Khumrung above the Khumrung Khola. After crossing the River, the trail moves steeply uphill to the way of Ghandruk danda, then trail continuously towards to Ghandruk Gurung Gorkha army village. After walking off 8 hours continuously to ahead from Chhomrong reach to Ghandruk, which is a major inhabitant of Gurung community. They have their own dialect, culture, and warm hospitality. Ghandruk is a more touristy destination in this valley. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 18: Head to Sarangkot 1,552 meters (5,092ft), drive to Nau Danda and trek to Sarangkot:

After leaving from Ghandruk village, we walk continue slightly downhill along the stone staircase to reach to Jeep station Kimche. Today, we drive up to Nau danda throughout the terraced farmlands, and farmer’s villages, Tikhedhunga, Nayapul. Driving off an hour and 30 minutes, we reach to Naudanda and then we trek to Sarangkot 2 hours along the off-road. Sarangkot offers a captivating mountains view and glorious Pokhara valley landscape. We spend overnight at the guesthouse (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 19: Trek to Lakeside Hotel, 820 meters (2,690ft), 2 hours of vertical down way:

After an outstanding sight of surrounding mountains such as  Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Lamjung Himalayan, and others peaks along with enchanting Pokhara valley with captivating lakes, we descend down to the Lakeside Hotel. We spend overnight at the hotel (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 20: Free sightseeing or any outdoor adventure activities:

If you are interested to have a lifetime experience of paragliding, ultralight aircraft, caving, visit international mountain museum, boating, and hike to World Peace Stupa on this amphitheater valley. We offer you these activities in Pokhara, but the service cost is not included with our normal program. If you are wandering to have any outdoor or indoor activities, we assist you to organize your adventure in Pokhara. We spend overnight at the hotel (service includes dinner and breakfast with a hot drink like tea or coffee).

Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 meters (4,429ft), 6 hours by tourist bus:

After fabulous trekking, we drive back to Kathmandu today. A scenic drive off 6 hours from Pokhara in tourist bus we reach Kathmandu. We transfer you to the hotel. This evening, we offer a farewell dinner with a company representative.

Day 22: Departure for home:

We drop you off in Tribhuvan International Airport at the terminal room in your flight checking time by tourist Bus or a Car and say bye.

Note:-  The conditions stated in the itinerary are mainly for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

 

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Three Nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu sharing room with included breakfast.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu/Syabrubesi Jeep or tourist bus, depend on group size.
  • Menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert), with (hot drinks, like tea and Coffee).
  • T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable.
  • Entry permits: Peak permit/ Langtang National Park Fee and TIMS. All necessary trekking, peak permits and garbage management.
  • Transportations:-   Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.
  • License holder, English speaking, experienced and helpful guide with all his  salary, food, drinks, accommodation and Transport.
  • Assistant trekking guide for group over 8 members in a group with all company’s facilities.
  • Strong and helpful porters with proper equipments, Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
  • For peak climbing:- Well trained, skillful and experienced climbing guide.
  • Climbing grouping gears, dynamic Ropes, static Ropes, Snow bar, Ice crew, Carabineers, Runners,  Rock  Pitons, Auxiliary cords (All necessary gears).
  • Two man sharing big North Face VE 24 tent, comfortable mat, dining hall, arm chair, clean table with solar light.
  • Sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food with variety drink.
  • Satellite Phone & PAC bag (Portable Hypobaric Chamber) prevention AMS & HAPE (Pay extra).
  • We have available of personal climbing gears, Harness, Helmet, Jumer, Crampon, Ice, boots, Figure of 8 (Pay extra at reasonable price).
  • Nepali staff’s, insurance policy covered it, Emergency rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Down Jacket (-12*C) and Sleeping bag (-20*C)  (Pay extra $1 and 50 cents each item per day).
  • Company's  complimentary Duffle bag, Map and Company T-short.
  • Hot bag services.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Nepali cultured restaurant.
  •  Personal climbing equipment and gear like Harness, Alpine boots, Crampon, Helmet, normal Ice axe, safety ropes, Lock and open get carabineers.
  •   Personal trekking equipments and gears like Trekking rucksack, further more information ask us or look our equipment check list.
  •   Your travel insurance policy should be covered it rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  •   Meals while you are stay in Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  •   Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  •   Nepal entry visa fee.
  •   Any entry fee for temple or monastery.
  •   Donations or charity.
  •   International airfare.
  •   Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone and WIFI - Internet service etc.
  •   Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  •   Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).

Useful Info

  • Make successful trekking and climbing with mountain leader and with full broad-based service.
  • If you do not have own climbing gears we will provide on hire at a reasonable cost. We Himalayan Diamond Adventure use genuine rears the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested one.
  • It is technically difficult to climb amongst the trekking peaks. It requires 22 days leave along with previous climbing experiences, good level of physical fitness, and good acclimatized climber to accomplish a trip.
  • It’s safer to climb in climbing peak seasons, rather than other seasons.
  • We provide you tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu for 3 overnights with breakfast service. And, we will stay in the lodges and tented camp the period of the trekking and peak climbing.
  • It is the most picturesque trekking route in the Annapurna area.
  • We will take the most thrilling scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to reach our trip starting point. We will drive along the busy Prithwi highway following Trisuli River and Marsyangdi River, on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience.
  • The trail passes to base camps through the famous Gurkha army settled villages. It’s naturally, culturally and rich with flora - fauna too.
  • The Ghorepani (Poon Magar and Gurung capital) is the most admired land for trekkers or climbers in this Annapurna region.
  • Lost in diversity, Shangri-La of Himalaya, feel wild, nature, culture and warm hospitality. Remarkable views of towering snow-capped peaks.

Why to trip with us?

Our first motto; the best guide is the safe side:

Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) is technically difficult to climb, but who are in a quest for exhilarating climbing, if they are well acclimatized and a good level of physical fitness, can unquestionably make it. The simple reason we have a very professional guide in mountaineering who are highly experienced Tent peak climbing guides who are very well practiced informants about the weather forecast and caring personals as your climbing guide.

We, Himalayan Diamond Adventure provide you genuine gears; the Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested one and enough climbing grouping gears. Apart from this, climbing in this region requires strong physical fitness and proper climbing gears placing knowledge, that’s on your hand.

Service at  High Camp:

We set up a permanent base camp for as long as the expedition continues. Each of the members has a personal North- face VE 24 dome tent with the waterproof compact mat. We provide a carpeted, heated dining hall with luxurious armchairs and clean fascinating table with solar electricity light make your stay at base camp as luxurious.

We have a toilet in the tent; all is in perfectly hygienic condition and order. We provide sufficient and tasty hygienically prepared food at base Camp during your stay. Plenty of high altitude food is provided at higher climbing.

Climbing Training/Rental Gears:

The guide instructs you lot in Tent Peak Base Camp and at High Camp before heading over the summit. The guide tips you very important climbing techniques, like glacier travel; walk on ladder skills, active rappelling (up sailing), and safety placement along with proper use of gears while climbing.

The climbing gears are super expensive, so why you spend lots of money for once time use?

You can hire climbing gears from us at a reasonable price if you do not own climbing gears. We provide branded rental gears of Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Grivel, and Petzl. We, Himalayan Diamond Adventure highly recommend you to use only the Union of International Alpinist association (UIAA) tested gears for safe and comfortable climbing.

Safety Measurement, Weather Forecast, and Communication System:

After appropriate acclimatization and well prepared to push the summit, we will ensure favorable weather forecast. We always stand on our quality of weather forecast service. It's affiliated with government of Nepal (Meteorological Division) Mountaineering is itself dangerous cause of high altitude, frostbite, hypothermia, blindness, snowfall, rock fall, avalanches, crevasses and white out.

However, if we are well equipped, we can avoid the high risk.  We are very aware of a possible happening accident in the mountain, so ensure first our safety and then we go to the summit. In case climber face that unpleasant incident, have a facility of 4 liters Russian Oxygen cylinder with summit mask regulator for emergency cause and all required treatment aids with the guide. That means we are stand-by against any danger in the mountain.

Besides these, the guide, as well as the climbers, would be carrying the Satellite phones or Radio sets to approach without delay communication service. Otherwise, focusing the major subject safely, we will arrange all in time even call the Rescue Team or Helicopter and take you down to the low elevation.