Tharpu Chuli (5663m.) Climbing

Annapurna Himalayas
Height: 5,663m. (18,579 ft)
Latitude: 28° 33' 30" N
Longitude: 84° 53' 40" E
First Ascent: 1964 by a Japanese group Dr. Haruo Higuchi
Trip Duration: 14, 19, 20 Days
Normal Ascent Route: Snow Ridge/Ice Climbing
Caravan Route: Pokhara - Chhomrong - Himalaya Hotel - Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp - Tharpu Chuli Base Camp

Tharpu Chuli Peak also known as Tent Peak, Trekking Peak climbing combined with the Annapurna Sanctuary (Annapurna base camp) trek in Nepal.

Tharpu Chuli peak climbing is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineeringTharpu Chuli peak climbing is best suited to those who are intending to step up from trekking to amateur mountaineering. Tharpu Chuli peak also known as Tent Peak offers the best short trekking peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region - way beyond simply trekking. The trip includes the trek to the picturesque Annapurna Base Camp with few days of peak climbing that makes it a very popular trekking peak climbing experience in the Annapurna region. We climb the standard Northwest ridge, which is alpine PD grade. There are some steep and ridge climbing sections that make this climb very interesting and quite challenging for those attempting to climb a trekking peak for the first time. In comparison, our Tharpu Chuli expedition is physically not as challenging as climbing Island or, Mera Peaks.

We start our Tharpu Chuli peak (Tent Peak) climb with a drive to Nayapul which is the trip starting point in the Annapurna region. Our trekking route passes through interesting terraced farmland, meanders through rhododendron forests and many different ethnic settlements. We cross the sparkling water of the Modi Khola several times. We climb up to both Machhapuchhare and Annapurna Base Camp, a thrilling experience, before we set up our tented camp for our Tharpu Chuli expedition.

The views from the summit of Tharpu Chuli Peak are arguably 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 Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangshar Kang, Tarke Kang, Ganapurna - a truly inspiring and memorable scene. After summiting the peak, return the same route until ABC. From ABC, we trek down to Bamboo, Jhinudada, and Nayapul, passing by waterfalls, villages & settlements, and the rhododendron forest that bloom with red flowers during the springtime. From Nayapul (New Bridge), we drive to Pokhara which announces the end of this marvelous adventure.

Peak Climbing Itinerary: A (Nayapul- Tharpu Chuli Peak - Nayapul)
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
9 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 3 Nights KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 8 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist Bus and transfer at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Chomrong Village (2170m.).
Day 04: Chomrong - Himalaya Hotel (2,920m.).
Day 05: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,757m.)
Day 06: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m.) or, Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
Day 07: Set up Tharpu Chuli High Camp.
Day 08: Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak 5,663m.) summit then back to Aannapurna Base Camp.
Day 09: Annapurna Base Camp - Himalaya Hotel.
Day 10: Himalaya Hotel – Chomrong Village (2,030m.)
Day 11: Trek to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara and transfers at Hotel.
Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional - Peak Climbing Itinerary: B (Nayapul - Ghorepani, Poon Hill - Tharpu Chuli Peak - Nayapul)
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
15 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 2 Nights KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 14 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by tourist Bus then transfer to Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Nayapul drive then trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577m.).
Day 04: Tirkhedhunga – Ghorepani (2855m.).
Day 05: Ghorepani – Poon Hill 3000m. – Tadapani (2,700m.).
Day 06: Tadapani - Chomrong Village (2170m.)
Day 07: Chhomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m.)
Day 08: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (4000m.)
Day 09: Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Annapurna Base Camp (4200m.)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (Tent Peak).
Day 12: Set up Tharpu Chuli High Camp (Climbing period.)
Day 13: Tharpu Chuli 5,663m. (Tent Peak) summit then back to Base Camp.
Day 14: Reserve Day.
Day 15: Tharpuchuli Base camp - Bamboo.
Day 16: Bamboo – Chomrong Village (2,030m.)
Day 17: Trek to Nayapul drive to Pokhara and transfers at Hotel.
Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 19: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Optional – Peak Climbing Itinerary: C (Dhampus Phedi - Tharpu Chuli Peak - Ghorepani Poon Hill - Nayapul)
Hotel/Lodges/Camping
14 Days Trek/Climbing
Grade: Strenuous
Meals: Included except main meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Accommodation: 3 Nights KTM, 2 Night Pokhara and 14 Nights Lodges/Camping
Recommended Season: Spring & Autumn

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist Bus and transfer at Hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara – Drive to Phedi and start trek to Pathana 1890m.
Day 04: Pathana – Landrung Village (1,646m.)
Day 05: Landrung Village – Chomrong (2170m.)
Day 06: Chomrong – Himalaya Hotel (2,920m.)
Day 07: Himalaya Hotel – Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,757m.)
Day 08: Machhapuchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m.).Tharpu Chuli Base Camp
Day 09: Trek to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
Day 10: Set up Tharpu Chuli High Camp (Climbing period.)
Day 11: Tharpu Chuli 5,663m. (Tent Peak) summit then back to Base Camp.
Day 12: Tharpu Chuli Base Camp - Himalaya Hotel.
Day 13: Himalaya Hotel – Chomrong Village.
Day 14: Chomrong – Tadapani (2,700m.).
Day 15: Tadapani – Ghorepani (2,830m.)
Day 16: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3,232m.) – Tirkhedhunga (1,512m.)
Day 17: Tirkhedhunga – Nayapul, drive to Pokhara then transfer to Hotel.
Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist Bus then transfer tot Hotel.
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Last minute, transfer to Airport for your onward journey.

Teahouse Lodge/Camping Peak Climbing Cost: Itinerary A
USD 1,550 Per Person.

Teahouse Lodge/Camping Peak Climbing Cost: Itinerary B
USD 1,620 Per Person

Teahouse Lodge/Camping Peak Climbing Cost: Itinerary C
USD 1,675 Per Person.

Package Includes:

  • Land transportation by Car, Van, Hiace and tourist Bus (Airport/Hotel/Airport and trekking pick up & drop).
  • 3 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed and breakfast basis. Itinerary A - C
  • 2 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara at Bed and breakfast basis. Itinerary B
  • 3 Major meals; B/L/D (by Lodge menu) and accommodation at best available teahouse lodge and tented camp during the trek en-route. Tented camp night while in climbing the peak.
  • 1 Professional equipped English speaking trekking plus climbing guide, Cook and Porters.
  • Equipment charges for climbing guide as per the programs.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggages allow while in the trekking and Peak climbing.
  • Snow bars and ropes for the climbing as well as tented camp while on climbing to Tharpu Chuli Peak.
  • Trekking, Peak Permits, National Park permits fees and garbage deposit.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

Package Excludes:

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • High tent, high food and sleeping bag.
  • Gammo Bag for the life saving device, incase of altitude sickness for Member.
  • Oxygen, Mask & Regulator.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Air ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu and domestic airport taxes.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & international departure Tax.
  • Personal travel insurance.Tips for support crew’s after the trip.

Cultural Treks & Expedition offers personal equipment rentals for climber, who have limited cargo allowance with their airfare or, do not wish to purchase expensive expedition grade gear but rent it instead. Climber purchasing Base Camp Services only may choose to hire or, purchase high camp equipment. Please let us know in advance prior to your arrival so that we can meet your needs. The quoted cost are for the duration of the expedition and we provide original North Face, Marmot or, Ozark company brand tent only.

Equipment Rental or Purchase Price List:

Item Rentle Cost in USD Purchase Cost in USD
Expedition Tent USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Small) USD 30.00 USD 150.00
Day Backpack (Rucksack -Large) USD 50.00 USD 300.00
Gas Stove USD 20.00 USD 100.00
Oxygen Bottle USD 350.00 USD 500.00
Oxygen mask and Regulator USD 250.00 USD 900.00
Sleeping Bag USD 50.00 USD 400.00
Down Jacket USD 50.00 USD 300.00
High Camp Goose Down Jacket USD 100.00 USD 500.00