“in the heart of Mt. Annapurna and its massive range of peaks,an adventure around picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary with a climb of Tent Peak, walking from warm semi-tropic to alpine temperature towards arctic climatic zone, fantastic views of world’s 3 highest Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu mountain range,

Trip Outlook:

Trip basis:                 On Lodge / Tea House with camping on climb.
Trekking grade:        Moderate & Adventurous.
Peak Climb grade:    PD + (Swiss / French alpine grading system)
Trek and climb:        13 Nights & 14 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Total Trip:                  18 Nights & 19 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Seasons:                    March to June and September to December.
(March to May flowering season)

Introduction:

A marvelous adventure to Tent Peak also known as Tharpu Chuli at 5,663 m /18,575 ft located in the heart of beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary. The Peak is named for its unique Tent shape of rocks and snow.

White Hill Adventure offers this grand adventure in of the technical climbing peak in and around most picturesque destination with Annapurna Sanctuary and Base camp, where you won’t have much problem of high altitude sickness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as this trek leads to just above 4,000 meters and only on climb where high elevation reaches above 5,600 meters.

A wonderful trekking in the comfort of nice lodge, around mountain villages of Gurung tribe with Buddhist religion also practices ancient Bon culture as well.

After Annapurna base camp where our real adventure begins with camping facilities leading beneath massive Mt. Annapurna at 8,091 m / 26, 545 ft. for the climb of Tent or Tharpu Peak, starting from high camp at 5,200 m, with rest and acclimatization to approach the summit which is a straight forward climb with some technical effort to reach the summit top.

Tent or Tharpu Chuli Peak climb grade as PD + means Peu Difficile / a little technical difficult and walking on glaciers, the grade used as per Swiss / French Alpine System.

On Tent Peak Climb enjoy views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft). Annapurna Sanctuary & Base Camp stretches to Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) Base Camp.

After a great tough climb of Tent Peak or Tharpu chuli return trek on the same route to Chomrong, then downhill to for the drive back to scenic and touristic destination in Pokhara and then back to Kathmandu after an exciting and memorable time around Annapurna Base Camp & Sanctuary with Tent Peak trek and climb.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:           Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer o hotel.
Day 02:           In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:           Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (35 mins flight & 6 hrs drive)
Day 04:           Drive to Nayapul and trek to Gandruk 1,730 m – 05 hrs walks.
Day 05:           Trek to Chomrong 1,951m – 06 hrs.
Day 06:           Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs.
Day 07:           Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m – 06 hrs.
Day 08:           Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,095m – 04 hrs.
Day 09:           At Annapurna Base Camp rest day for acclimatization.
Day 10:           Trek to Tent peak base camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 11:           Trek to high camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 05 hrs.
Day 12:           Climb Tent Peak and return to base camp – 07 hrs.
Day 13:           Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 04 hrs.
Day 14:           Trek to Bamboo – 06 hrs.
Day 15:           Trek to Jhinu danda with hot spring 1,700m – 06 hours.
Day 16:           Trek to Potana 1,900 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17:           Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.
Day 18:           Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 19:           International departure homeward bound.

Trip detail:

Day 01:          Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Tent Peak climb with Annapurna base camp trekking.

Day 02:          Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will take you for sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Tent Peak climb with Annapurna base camp trekking.

Day 03:           Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m) -06 hrs.
Starting our wonderful journey to Tent Peak climb with Annapurna base camp trekking with a drive on Nepal’s main and interesting highway to reach at Pokhara, drive leads through many farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. Finally drive ends at Pokhara near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

Day 04:           Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Ghandruk 1,730m.
After breakfast 2 hours drive to Nayapul and Bhirethati by the river, from here start walk through the nice village of Bhirethati coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads on ancient trail to Tibet by Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route, walking through farm lands and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Ghandruk village of Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers in several foreign countries, besides being a soldiers there are traditional farmers and cattle herders of Buddhist religion. Ghandruk which is one of the largest villages around Annapurna area in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a day’s good walk of four hours.

Day 05:           Trek to Chomrong 1,951m – 06 hours.
From Ghandruk an hour walk uphill and then reaching to a ridge of Kimrong and then heading downhill through the cool forest of rhododendron and pines trees to Kimrong valley, after reaching the Kimrong valley an uphill climb for another hour from here all the way to the top of Chomrong village, a short downhill walk to the overnight stop at Chomrong village, this is the last permanent Gurung village and the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trekking.

Day 06:           Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hours.
After Chomrong today’s walk leads to a short downhill over the terraced farm fields and to the Chomrong river, after crossing the bridge an uphill for an hour to Sinuwa Danda a small spot with few lodges offering great views of the surrounding landscapes and rolling green hills, from this place walking through cool dense forest till a place called Bamboo is reached, located by the Modi River in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. From here an hour walk on the gradual up trail to Dovan for overnight stop, situated in the middle of forest Modi River gorge.

Day 07:           Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720m – 06 hrs.
From here onwards the air gets cooler and fresher entering towards the Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp, walk leads on the gradual winding path with gentle ups to Himalaya Hotel near the Hinko Cave, right beneath of Huinchuli peak. From here walking on the glacier and moraine in the old avalanche area, after crossing a small bridge near at Deurali the last lodge before Machhapuchare Base Camp, from here further vegetation and tree lines disappears with only high alpine bushes and shrubs, our route climbs following the Modi river upstream, the walk gets pleasant in some places then with steep up reaching at Machhapuchare Base Camp for overnight stay. This place with four lodges located on the bottom of Mt. Machhapuchare North Face, from here onwards within the Annapurna Sanctuary

Day 08:           Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4, 095m – 04 hours.
After a wonderful morning overlooking views of Annapurna mountain range, from here a short walk to the base camp, morning walk on the grassy uphill slopes then reaching higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp, morning walk with stunning views of close Annapurna peaks that circles the sanctuary facing Annapurna I. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with about three large lodges at present, offering tremendous awesome scenery of snow capped peaks that encircles around this lovely spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy the mountain views.

Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.

Day 09:           Rest day for acclimatization at Annapurna Base Camp.

This rest day for acclimatization and to prepare for the climb of Tent peak, our guide will teach you some climbing techniques and skills, sharing all his knowledge, if you have any queries and confusion then, please do not hesitate to ask our guide, rest of the day just relax and marvel the awesome mountain views.

Day 10:           Trek to Tent peak Base Camp 4,450 m / 14,600 ft – 05 hrs.

After a pleasant time at Annapurna Base Camp our route leads to cross several snow-covered moraine rocky path, and then towards on icy trail for an hour reaching Annapurna south glacier. Walk offers fabulous views of high peaks, then after few hours of good trek reaching a flat area to set our base camp, the first night camping and in tents for Tent Peak climb, afternoon at leisure preparation for the climb and acclimatization.

Day 11:           Trek to High Camp 5,200 m / 17,056 ft – 04 hrs.

It is always best to add one more camps before the big haul to the summit top, from the base camp heading further with a steep climb along rocky and icy glacier with lot of boulders, climb continue to reach at high camp of 5,200 meters, afternoon free at leisure and preparation for the summit bid with time to marvel the sunset views over the massif mountains.

Day 12:           Climb Tent Peak summit and return to Base Camp – 06 hrs.

Starting early morning then climb on snow slope which is steep with some technical section to reach the summit; our guide will fix ropes where it is necessary to reach the summit, on reaching the top with successfully effort, where you feel on top of the world with amazing panorama of mountains that surrounds you and descend safely to base camp of Tent Peak.

Day 13:           Trek back to Annapurna Base Camp – 05 hrs.

Morning after breakfast from the last camp with overnight in tents, after cleaning up the base camp and then packing, return back to Annapurna Base Camp on icy path for 4-5 hours to Annapurna base camp in the comfort of lodge.

Day 14:           Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m – 06 hours.
After a grand time at Annapurna Sanctuary with climb of Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli, morning walk on downhill path all the way to Deurali, then ups and downs with gradual winding trail into cool forest to Bamboo for overnight stop.

Day 15:           Trek to Jhinu danda 1,700m via Chomrong 06 hours.
From here a short steep up to Khuldi Ghar, then on the winding downhill path through dense forest to Sinuwa danda, from here walk descends to Chomrong khola. After the bridge an uphill walk for less than an hour reaching at Chomrong village for rest stop or lunch, after Chomrong with another up for half hour to the top of Chomrong ridge, then our route descends to Jhinu danda for overnight stay, this place offers refreshing hot springs just 20 minutes walk downhill near Modi River.

Day 16:          Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m – 05 hrs.
At Jhinu with a good moment, morning walk on the downhill for an hour to Modi River, then over the bridge with gradual walk and a short climb reaches to Landruk village, after brief time here continue walk on the long winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages then reaching in a small cool forested area, from here an uphill walk for 40 minutes to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m.

After Deurali a nice pleasant walk through forest with grand views of
Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including the Fish Tail peak all the way to Pothana village is reached for overnight stay located in the middle of alpine forest with fantastic views of the snow capped mountains and valley.

Day 17:           Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Morning with superb views leads to a short up through cool forest at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains, after a short break here the last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the road head that connects Baglung-Pokhara, from here an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Day 18:           Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu.
After a marvelous time on high mountains and hills of Annapurna Himal and climb of Tent Peak / Tharpu Chuli, morning depart Pokhara after breakfast with overland drive back to Kathmandu.
(Flying options 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Day 19:           International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable time and great adventure around Annapurna base camp & Tent Peak climb with excellent services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, as per the flight time our staff transfers you for the final departure homeward bound.

Member personal equipment

S/No Particular Qty

(1) Down suits (dangri) 1

(2) Summit shoe 1

(3) Walking shoe 1

(4) Crampon 1

(5) Summit Glove (Mitten) 1

(6) Normal gloves 2

(7) Summit Snow goggles 1

(8) Glacier glasses 1

(9) Ice axe 1

(10) Harness 1

(11) jumer 1

(12) Carabiners (normal) 3

(13) Sleeping bag (-40C) 1

(14) Down filled Mattress 1

(15) Summit socks 2

(16) Normal socks 3

(17) Climbing bag (40 ltr) 1

(18) Helmet 1

(19) Down jacket 1

(20) Down trouser 1

(21) 8 finger / descender 1

(22) Headlamp (Icon or Spot) 1

(23) Gore-tex jacket 1

(24) Gore-tex trouser 1

(25) Fleece jacket 1

(26) Fleece trouser 1

(27) Fleece liner gloves 3

(28) Screw Gate Carabiner 1

(29) Balaclava (windstopper) 1

(30) Thermos bottle 1

(31) Base layer (woolen) 2 (set)

(32) Water bottle normal 1

Climbing Gears

S/No Particular

(1) Ice crews

(2) Fix rope

(3) snow bars

(4) EPI gas

(5) Rock piton

(6) Carabiners (normal)

(7) High tent

(8) Summit rope

(9) Cooking pot

(10) Snow shovel

(12) Ice hammer / adge (set)

(13) Member high food

(14) Oxygen

(15) Mask & regulator

(16) Quick Draws

Cost Includes

  • Private Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals (open / choice menu) while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) on whole tent peak climbing trip.
  • Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while Tharpu Chuli climbing.
  • Responsible trekking and climbing with one trekker one porter ratio.
  • Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on tent peak climbing trip in Annapurna region.
  • Accommodation in teahouse or lodge while trekking to Annapurna base camp.
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while peak climbing in Annapurna.
  • Group welcome dinner as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Tent Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax.
  • Climbing Clinic Course at tent peak base camp.
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment provided – 2-person member tent, dinning tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, staff /porter tent, toilet tent with commode.
  • Mountain Monarch Trip Gears – sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho etc for the use during the trip. Some Rolls of Toilet Paper and garbage plastic bag.
  • Professional local experienced Trek Leader / Guide trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Respective region trekking map.
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses.
  • Trekking cook, kitchen staff, Trek Sherpa and other support staff.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters: Gortex jacket /trousers, fleece jacket and pant, trekking shoes / boots, woolen hat, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Complementary trip duffle bag and Mountain Monarch T-shirts.
  • Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • Annapurna Conservation entry fees.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, Your travel insurance of any kind
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephome, beverage drinks etc

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