Tarphu Chuli ~ Tent Peak Climbing
Tarphu Chuli ~ Tent Peak ClimbingTharpu Chuli, popularly known as Tent Peak, is situated in the middle of the Annapurna Sanctuary. This expedition follows the North-West ridge to set up a high camp and continues in this direction to reach the peak. This peak truly offers enjoyable climbing and the beautiful panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range and the massive Annapurna Glacier. The entire trip takes about two to three weeks, including the climb to the summit.
Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) is located in the Annapurna sanctuary. The Sanctuary is an amphitheater, with a range of impressive Himalayan Peaks forming a vast bowl, accessible only from the South through the Modi Khola River valley. The immense South Face of Annapurna South (7291m), situated at the head of the Annapurna South Glacier, guards the Western flank of the Sanctuary. And right in the middle this all is Tharpu but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. Tharpu Chuli is 5663m. where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit. The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the fine a scent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying. The trek to advance camp involves crossing the South Annapurna Glacier. This is not an easy crossing. It involves a steep descent into the glacier through very rough ground among the confused mass of loose rocks of all sizes on the glacier floor. Then need to be climbed up the other side of the glacier. It takes almost 7 hours to reach advance camp. However, you are rewarded with breath-taking views all the way. Advance camp is roughly at 4500m, just on the snowline.
As well as enjoyable climbing the mountains offers one of the outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. From its summit you have a superb panorama of Huinchuli (6331m/20771ft), Annapurna South (7219m/ 23684ft), Fang (7647m/ 25089ft), Gangapurna (7455m/ 24459ft), Annapurna III (7555m/ 24787ft), Machhapuchhare (6993m/ 22943ft) and of course Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m/ 21329ft).
Seen from the moraines above the huts at the Annapurna South base camp, the mountain takes on a shape, aptly described by its former name Tent Peak, with its long South-East Ridge forming the sloping ridge pole. The lower half of the South-West Face is a series of rocky gullies and buttresses giving way to strongly etched snow flutes. Under a lot of snow this becomes a very attractive aspect indeed with a good number of lines. The North-West Ridge, itself the normal line of ascent, which is gained by the flat glacier to the west.
Tharpu Chuli’s relatively low altitude and reasonable approach, without serious objective danger, make this an attractive mountain, especially when combined with its position and ease of access. At present three routes have been recorded and many more are obviously possible. Because of the large number of climbing expeditions that enter the Sanctuary it might well be the peak has received a lot of unnoticed attention.
Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak) 18,577feet / 5,663 meters Elevation 21,326 feet / 6,501 meters (17th highest trekking peak of Nepal).
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer hotel
Day 02: Prepared permit & trekking
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs.
Day 04: Drive to Suikhet & trek to Pothana
Day 05: Pothana – New bridge
Day 06: New Bridge – Khuldighar
Day 07: Khuldighar – Himalayan hotel
Day 08: Himalayan – Machapuchhere BC
Day 09: Machapuchhere BC – Annapurna BC
Day 10: Acclimatization day
Day 11: Annapurna BC – Tharpu Chuli BC
Day 12: Tharpu Chuli High
Day 13: Tharpu Chuli High – Summit & back to BC
Day 14: Base Camp – Machapuchhere
Day 15: Machhapuchhre BC – Himalayan Hotel
Day 16: Himalayan Hotel – Chomorong
Day 17: Chomorong – Tadapani
Day 18: Tadapani – Ghorepani
Day 19: Ghorepani – Birethati
Day 20: Birethati – Pokhara
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 22: Kathmandu
Day 23: Departures for next trip in Nepal or departure final departure from Nepal to your home.
The cost includes the following services:
Airport pick up & drop
Peak climbing guide
Trek guide & ast guide, Cook, ast cook, other trek crews & porters
Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
Tent & mattress, All meals as per itinerary
Land transportation as per itinerary
Accommodation in Kathamndu Nad pokhara as per itinerary
Trek permit, national park fee & peak permit fee
Domestic flight ticket as per itinerary.
Cost does not include:
International airfares & war insurance
The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
All others except committed to provide in above.