- Observe the Annapurna Sanctuary's splendor
- Explore the mesmerizing peak of the Himalayas from the summit
- Experience the jungles in the rainforests and arid alpine regions
- Learn about unique Gurung culture and traditions
- High-altitude camping over the South Annapurna Glacier
- Peak climbing does not require any peak climbing permits
- Destination: Nepal
- Trip Grade: MODERATE TO STRENUOUS
- Activities: PEAK CLIMBING
- Altitude: Tent Peak (5,663m)
- Best season: Autumn & Spring
- Transportation: Car/Van, Flight
- Accomodation: Hotel/Teahouse/Tented Camp
- Min Pack: 1 person
Our representative will pick you up from the airport and transport you to the hotel in a private vehicle. You will receive a warm and typical Nepali welcome in the hotel and then freshen up.
You will meet the other members who will be with you along the journey and plan the excursion.
Pasupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa are some of the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu that you will visit. If time allows, you will get to visit other sites like Swambhunath, and Patan DurbarSquare.
Later in the evening, you will pack everything that you need during the trek. You can even go shopping around Thamel if you have missed buying anything. Our representative will make sure that all the documents and permits are ready.
To get to Nayapul, you will travel 42 kilometers from Prithvi Chowk and past the quaint village of Lumle (1050m). Starting from Nayapul, the journey officially begins as you travel alongside the Modi River while crossing rhododendron trees and little creeks. After traversing Birethanti and hiking for around 30 minutes, you will arrive in Tikhedhunga.
On the trek to Ghorepani, you will climb steadily upward while taking in vistas of Mount Annapurna South and Himchuli and passing through a rhododendron grove. As you travel by picturesque villages, you get to see Nepalese rural culture and houses. You will take a break for lunch in the middle of the tranquil woodland. A 6-7 hour hike will get you to the lovely Ghorepani.
Today, you will get up early and hike to Poon Hill's foothills. You will reach the viewpoint after an hour-long ascent. From there, the sunrise is simply magnificent. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna South (7290 m), Nilgiri (6940 m), Tukuche (6920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7847 m), Lamjung Himal (6931 m) are all visible from the Poon-hill.
You will head back to Ghorepani and take the trail that descends to the Tadapani after that magnificent morning. You can see Annapurna II, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre Himal, among other mountains, from Tadapani.
After breakfast, you will continue your journey. You will arrive at the Kimron Khola after a steep descent that lasts an hour. The track leads you up a hard incline to Gurjung village after you cross the suspension bridge.
You will continue the steady ascent to Chhomrong after lunch. The picturesque settlement of Chhomrong is situated on the flank of the enormous Annapurna mountain, with Machhapuchhre standing across the valley from it. You will reach Chhomrong after 5-6 hours of walking.
The trail leaves behind populated foothills as it passes into the center of the hamlet.
After walking for an hour and a half, you will reach upper Sinuwa by crossing a suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola. The trail ascends somewhat horizontally from Sinuwa through a bamboo and rhododendron forest to Khuldighar.
From there, it descends steep stone stairs into a town of bamboo where you can stop for lunch.
After that, you will steadily ascend through rhododendron and bamboo trees until you reach Dovan.
The hike today may be a little challenging. It will take you along the Modi River, through the Himalaya Hotel and Hinku Cave, before arriving in Deurali, where lunch will be served. You will come across a small avalanche in the afternoon.
You will eventually arrive at an open valley encircled by enormous mountains covered with snow. You can enjoy the view of Machhapuchhare, Himchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, or Mt. Fishtail. You will spend the night in a lodge at Machhapuchre Base Camp.
After breakfast, you will head towards ABC. You will start your journey to Annapurna base camp slowly in the morning because it is the shortest distance of the entire trip.
The afternoon can be spent exploring the area just soaking in the Himalayan amphitheater.
Above you, you can admire the Annapurna's south face, which is vertical. The shelter offers a breathtaking vista of the snow-covered mountains. You will spend the rest of the day on ABC.
Today, you will rest on the base camp. You need to get familiar with the high altitude and surrounding to prevent altitude sickness. Your expert guides will give a briefing on the state of the glacial track and arrange a basic lesson in peak climbing techniques.
It includes covering the use of climbing equipment like an ice axe, climbing boots with crampons, harnesses, jumar, and ropes for ascent and descent. The training will help you feel more confident, which will help you to successfully summit Tent Peak. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent relaxing and taking short local treks.
Today, you will hike from the Annapurna base camp to the base camp of Tharpu Chuli. You will traverse a glacier covered in debris and moraine cliffs. The path is indicated by cairns north of the glacier.
The route eventually arrives at a flat boulder close to an icy creek. After fording the torrent, you will arrive at the Tharpu Chuli Base Camp's flat, grassy area. You can explore the region and get ready to ascend the Tent peak.
To get ready for the peak ascent, a hike to another Camp is required. There are several challenging sections on the climb. Therefore, a second hike to the high camp is necessary to get ready for the successful peak ascent.
You will move on a deep-cut gully in the direction of the northwest. A trail provides access to ascending the valley. Then you will proceed past the hills and reach a ridge above before making your final ascent to a location at 4900 meters. You will pitch up your tents in the high camp after arriving there, and spend the evening admiring the stunning night sky.
After about two hours of ascent on a rocky trail, you will walk on flat snow for almost an hour before ascent on a 70-degree slope (100m). On the left side of the glacier, the path turns into a gentle slope that leads to Rakshi mountain. Between Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli, there are steps, probable crevasses, and then walking to cross at the bottom of the fluted wall.
After using fixed ropes to reach the final summit, you will go on an even trail for around 30 minutes till you reach Tent Peak/Tharpu Chuli's peak. After ascending to the summit, you are treated to an amazing view of the Annapurna mountain range.
Some of the mountains in the Annapurna range are Himchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna Fang (7,647m), Annapurna I (8091m), Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna V (7525m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m). You will spend some time on Tharpu Chuli before returning to base camp along the same path.
We have added an extra day to the plan because we cannot guarantee that the summit day will be sunny and warm. It is helpful to have an extra day in case you are unable to summit the Tent Peak on the scheduled day due to bad weather or another factor, such as a member of the group experiencing acclimatization issues. If this day is not used, you will head towards Bamboo.
You will follow the same track you used to ascend as you descend from the base camp. While descending, one can take in the scenery of cascades, pass through woods, and get fantastic views of the Machapuchhre and Hiunchuli mountains. YOu will spend the rest of the day in Bamboo.
You will begin your walk to Jhinu hot spring after an early breakfast. Through a beautiful downhill trip with several ups and downs, you will ascend down Jhinu danda. To get to the hot springs, you must descend further 25 minutes down the Modi River's bank. Splashing around in the two hot springs and water faucets will help you to get rid of all the trek's tiredness. You are welcome to spend the night at Jhinu Danda and further explore it on your own.
After breakfast, you will go on while descending to cross the Kumnu Khola. It will take you about an hour to walk the 1500 meters to the new bridge due to the ups and downs. On the cliff's edge, you can take in the view of the Modi Khola valley.
To get to Kyumi you will walk for nearly 90 minutes, and then another one and a half hours to go to Syauli Bazar. To go to Nayapul, you will travel through Syauli Bazaar. Here, the journey officially ends. From Nayapul, you will go by vehicle to Pokhara.
Following a light meal, you will begin the 210-kilometer trip back to Kathmandu, which takes 7-8 hours by tourist bus and 6-7 hours by private car or jeep. You can even book a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The fare depends upon the season of visit and the airline. After arriving in Kathmandu, one might complete any unfinished souvenir purchasing.
At the Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will drop you off and bid you farewell. The ascent was a memorable experience. We consider it an honor to guide you and assist you in attaining your goals.