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Tent Peak Climbing with ABC Trek

tent peak climbing
Overview
Trips Details

activity
Activity : Trekking, Climbing, Tour
trip length
Total Days : 20 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 16 Days
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 5,660m/18,564 ft

Tent peak climbing with ABC trek is very popular peak climbing and is suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineering. Tent Peak which is also known as the Tharpu Chuli offers you magnificent panoramic views of majestic snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna region.It is also a short trekking peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region which is the way beyond simply trekking.The beautiful landscape at the trekking part adds another reason for choosing a climb to this spectacular Tent Peak.The trip includes the hike to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with few days of climbing that makes it a very popular trekking peak climbing in Annapurna region.

While you trek along the Modi Khola, you will experience the natural splendor as well as the cultural magnificence of most popular trekking region of Nepal. The mountainous plants, lush forests, colorful flowers of lush forests, culturally rich local people, and snow covered mountains would surely charm you with their serene beauty.The views from the summit of Tent Peak are questionably one of the best Himalayan vistas. The wild and stunning Annapurna Sanctuary offers the spectacular panorama of many 7000 and 8000-meter awesome Himalayan peaks including Annapurna I, III and South, Hiunchuli, BarahaShikhar, Khangshar Kang, Tarke Kang and Ganapurna are a truly inspiring and memorable scene. Tent peak is easy to get to and is only 5 days trekking at most as well as gives easy snow and ice mounting at a relatively low altitude.The Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli Climbing trek begins from the Lake City of Pokhara in the Annapurna region.

The superb countryside adds the excitement and pleasure during the climb. We walk along the rich and Modi Khola, with its dropping cascades and high waterfalls, passing the old villages. We bet that during the Tent Peak Climbing you will love every little moment. 

Tent Peak with ABC climbing Itinerary Outline:  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill Trek to Tadapani

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong

Day 08: Trek to Dovan

Day 09: Trek to Deurali

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp

Day 12: Trek to High Camp

Day 13: Reach Summit Back to Base Camp

Day 14: Trek to Deurali

Day 15: Trek to Chhomrong Day16: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 17: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara

Day 18: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 20: Departure    

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
A representative from ‘Himalayan Recreation’ will be there in Tribhuvan International Airport, waiting for you with a nameplate holding your name as you land in Kathmandu. He will pick you up and drive you all the way to our hotel where you will freshen up. A briefing regarding your tour package will be made and you will spend the peaceful night in our comforting bed.
 
 Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
After early breakfast, we will take a full day guided tour of Kathmandu Valley whereby we will visit the UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. We will head to our hotel where evening dinner will be served.

Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara and sightseeing in Pokhara: 
Pokhara is a vibrant City of Lakes which is easily viable through road and air. A pleasant drive of 5hours through Prithvi Highway with scenic vistas of mountains, Trishuli River, paddy fields and terraces at the backdrop will eventually lead us to Pokhara where we will stay in a hotel at Lakeside.
Alternatively, we can board a domestic flight from TIA which takes us high above Manaslu Mountain to Pokhara in 25minutes duration. We will be boating in Phewa Lake, visiting Barahi Temple, Seti Gorge, David Fall and Mahendra Cave prior to returning back to a hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhedhunga:  
Nearly 1.5 hours drive through the wide and well-paved road from Pokhara with Machhapuchhre Mountain at the background will lead us to Nayapul which marks the initiation of our thrilling trekking experience. Leaving the Main Road, we will take a casual stroll of about 5hours and advance by the way of Birethati located beside Modi River to make it to a pretty little village of Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani:
Leaving Tikhedhunga behind, we will cross the suspension bridge over Bhurungdi Khola and walk past the colorful Magar Village of Ulleri prior to moving past rhododendron and oak forest to Nangethanti a bit far whence is positioned Ghorepani.

Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill Trek to Tadapani:
Poon Hill is the hot spot among tourist famous for its best sunrise view. Thus our trekking for the day will begin rather early at about 4 am this day. Enjoying the close- up views of several mountains and the sunrise view from the apex, we will move ahead to our next destination- Tadapani which we will overcome as we pass through woods to Deurali and Banthanti.

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong:
The first facet of the trekking comprises walking past the mirk woods for about 45minutes to arrive at Chulle afterward the trekking trail continues forward by the way of villages to the bridge which when crossed, we will make it to Gurjung. Two hours walking distance far from Gurjung is located Chhomrong.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan:
Crossing the bridge, we will move past the Village of Sinuwa afterward which the trekking trail proceeds further through the oak woods to Dovan.

Day 09: Trek to Deurali:
From Dovan, the path continues to lower down through a jungle to bamboo. Advancing further, we will get past Ghandruk Phedi and cross the suspension bridge to be at Landruk which is the second largest village in the area. Passing through Pine woods famous for bird watching; we will cross the stream to arrive at Deurali.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp:
Close to a couple of hours trekking from Deurali will lead us to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Indulging oneself in the epic views of Majestic Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre Mountains, we will continue walking upward to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp:
Advancing further by the way of barren and rocky terrain, we will cross small streams formed by melting snow and walk along the boulders to arrive at Tent Peak Base Camp where we will stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek to High Camp:
It is going to be rather strenuous trekking as we need to clamber through the steep ridge making the way by fixing the cables to High Camp. Difficult it may sound, the views High camp allows is equally rewarding and makes the whole trekking worthy taking as it allows the 360-degree views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre Mountain and other mountains.

Day 13: Reach summit Back to Base Camp:
Wandering through the glacier, we will reach to the base of snow fluting. Fixing the ropes, we will ascend the difficult section of the mountain and eventually conquer the summit. Enjoying the scenic views from the top, we will return back to Base Camp.
Day 14: Trek back to Deurali:
14th day marks the return trip. We will pass through the rocky and barren landscapes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Deurali where we will stay overnight.

Day 15: Trek to Chhomrong:
A casual stroll through Dovan will take us to Bamboo. Walking by the way of the dense woods of Bamboo, we will cross the stream to make it to Chhomrong where we will be staying overnight.

Day 16: Trek to Ghandruk:
About 6 hours of walking past the series of downhill and uphill movements will eventually turn up at Ghandruk that happens to be the largest village in Annapurna Region with home-stay facility and allows the 180-degree views of several mountains.

Day 17: Trek to Nayapul Drive to Pokhara:
Lowering down from Ghandruk, the trail stretches through the Modi Valley and traverses through Birethanti to Nayapul. 1.5-hour drive through the wide paved road will take us back to the hotel at the lakeside of Pokhara.

Day 18: Sightseeing in Pokhara:
The 18th day is going to be a busy day as we will set out for Full Day guided Tour in the beautiful city of Lakes- Pokhara whereby we will be visiting Seti Gorge, Devi’s Fall, KI Singh bridge, Mahendra Cave and International Mountaineering Museum. The surreal tour for the day concludes with engaging in boating in the sparking Phewa Lake.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu:
5 hours long scenic drive through Prithvi Highway will take us to Kathmandu where we will be conveyed to our hotel. We will enjoy the early evening meal and surrender ourselves to the comforting bed.

Day 20: Departure:
We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.
  

Include/Exclude

What Is Included

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with temple/monuments entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Three nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, two nights in 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Teahouse/Lodge during trekking and tented accommodation during climbing session
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara and all meals in mountain
  • All other ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles 
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking climbing and trekking leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers as per requirement for the climbing section including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and climbing permit
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Recreation Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Group Mountaineering climbing and camping equipment for climbing part -very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping and kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, kitchen types of equipment
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes 

Accommodation: 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, teahouse/lodge during trekking and tent during climbing

Meals: All meals during trekking and climbing and breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara 

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs )
  • Airport departure tax(Rs. 200 per person)
  • International and domestic flights
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipments
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters 
Equipment List

Equipment & Packing List

You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing for Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli) Climbing with ABC trek Trip. Please use this list as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be done according to your needs, interests, duration of your trip, a season of your trip, etc. You can find a variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. The majority of the gears which are for sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. You can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores here.

The gears in the list below with an asterisk (*) are also provided by Himalayan Recreation Treks included in the service but if you are choosy or want to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own. Many of the personal climbing gears can be hired in the base camp, however, the quality of equipment at base camp can be not as high as those found in Kathmandu to hire.

CLIMBING GEARS 

Personal Climbing Gears:

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/Abseil Device
  • Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  • Ascender
  • Helmet (optional)

Group Climbing Gears:

  • Snow bar*
  • Rope*
  • Ice Hammer*
  • Ice Screw*

CLOTHINGS

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)*
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash

Extras/Luxuries:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Walkman
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu) 
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