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Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak Climbing / Expedition

Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak Climbing expedition
Tharpu Chuli (Tent) Peak Climbing / Expedition

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing is one of the best options to explore beautiful Annapurna sanctuary along with the great adventure. Trekking to Tharpu peak provides you the great views of stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna I (8091m\26545ft.), III (7555m\26786ft.) and South (7219m\23684ft.), Hiunchuli (6441m\21131ft.), Baraha Shikhar (7647m\25088ft.), Khangshar Kang (7485m\24557ft.), Tarke Kang (7069m\23192ft.), Gangapurna (7326m\24035ft.) etc. and also a great chance to explore amazing wildlife habitats like: blue sheep, spotted deer, musk deer, wild yaks, wolf etc. in beautiful forests of pine and bamboo. Here you can also observe the living style of people in local villages with their different cultures and traditions they follow. A little bit challenging but adventurous and beautiful exploration of floras and faunas of south Annapurna region provides you unexpected moments of your life.   

Tharpu Chuli Peak 5663 m/ 18579 fit climbing or Tent Peak Climbing is located toward the south of Annapurna Base Camp. The trek explores Annapurna region as we pass along the diversified floras, faunas and diversified culture. We climb the standard Northwest ridge, which is alpine PD grade. This peak climbing is not as physically demanding as Island or Mera Peak climbing. Upon reaching the top of the peak we get full glance of Himalayas including Annapurna I, III and South, Hiunchuli, Baraha Shikhar, Khangshar Kang, Tarke Kang, Ganapurna and others. Another highlight of this climb is to reach the Base camp of Mt. Machhapuchhre – the famous mountain popular by the name of Fishtail.

Moreover, our trip starts with drive to Pokhara and then we start our trek from Nayapul. Almost 70% of your trip offers us glances of mountains giants. And not to forget the interesting terraced farmland, rhododendrons forests, rivers and diverse ethnic settlement we pass along. The trip passes some steep and ridge climbing which makes this climb interesting and quite challenging for some people. After our successful summit and exploring the spectacular panoramic view of family of 7000 and 8000 meter giants, we return back through the same route. Upon the arrival in Kathmandu, you can thoroughly organize your belongings. In the meantime, we organize a get-together ceremony with climbing guides, Sherpa’s and other team staffs where you are the special guest.

Day 1
Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you to hotel for further briefing about the upcoming trip. In the evening, a small meeting shall be held to discuss and prepare for the trek. And after meeting you can roam around Thamel to get familiar with environment and location.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Preparation

After half day sightseeing around Kathmandu. We visit our office and meet climbing leaders as well as other staffs. We then gather to discuss about the upcoming trip then make ourselves ready by checking every climbing gears and equipments. Our climbing guide checks the condition of climbing gears and after his approval we pack the gears and take rest in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel to start your journey to Pokhara. Located about 200 km west from Kathmandu, the drive mostly follows along the Trishuli riverside. Enjoy the views from your window of the changing landscapes. In the evening you may feel like doing some sightseeing. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 4
Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 1 hr drive 5-6 hours trek

We drive for about an hour to reach Naya Pul and start our trek from there. Our trek leads us to Birethanti from where we trek uphill and reach Ghandruk. The trail offers panoramic views of the mountains and we pass by beautiful villages and also cross suspension bridge which sits over khumnu Khola. Ghandruk village offers us good view of Mountains like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 5
Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours

Early on today, we take uphill trail and later on take steep downhill toward Kimron Khola. And again there comes another steep ascent until we reach Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located right on the lap of gian Annapurna Massive. You can see mighty peak of Annapurna South with Machhapuchhre facing it across the valley. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 6
Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours

We trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and climb up to Sinwa. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hamlet of 'Bamboo' and then climb gradually to Dovan (2,400m). Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 7
Dovan to Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 7-8 hours

Initiating our trek through intermittent bamboo forest, the valley is very edgy with steep slopes and many travelers witness periodic avalanches here. You take rest in Hotel Himalaya (2873m) and again start trek through Bagar to reach Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 8
Acclimatization and preparation

Acclimatization while climbing is necessary. During the acclimatization period you are given basics of climbing & ways to use the climbing equipments like climbing harness, jumar, techniques to use ropes, etc. Also a short briefing on what to expect is shared among the team. In the evening, you can hike nearby places or rest. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 9
Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours

We leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp and head to Cave Camp. Our trail follows alongside the Modi Khola and after walking for some time, we see South Annapurna glacier to our rigt. The trail then leads to the base of Annapurna South. Then we move straight ahead and cross a bridge to continue uphill till we reach cave Camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 10
Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours

We take steep tail to Tharpu Chuli High Camp and make use of ropes and helmets. We ascend 50-60 degree of steep path which takes around 2-3 hours. High camp offers panoramic views of Hiuchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre and many others. We set our camp there in High Camp and roam around for rest of the day. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 11
Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours

Early in the morning – Really early (2-9 am) in the morning, we trail through rocky area for about 2 hours and take walk on flat snow for around an hour. After that, we climb on a steep slope of about 70 degrees and walk on flat trail for about 30 minutes and finally reach to the top of the summit. We climb with the help of fixed rope to reach the summit. After successful ascend, we return back through the same route to High camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 12
Tent Peak High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours

Descending all the way to Machhapuchhre Base camp, we leave High Camp. Upon reaching Machhapuchhre Base camp we take as much needed rest. Our returning trail is same. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 13
Machapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours

Trailing the same way, we come to Bamboo. Here you can enjoy great views of waterfalls and pass through forest with great views of Mountain giants like Machhapuchhre and Hiuchuli. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 14
Bamboo to Jhinu Dada (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek

We follow the same trail that we took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steeply on the stone steps down to the village of Jhinu. We settle into our lodge and then head down half an hour to natural hot spring pool in the Shore of Modi River. Enjoy the natural hot spring. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 15
Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1 hour drive

Once we have breakfast in Jhinu, we set up our trek to Nayapul. The trek passes by the bank of river and the trail is till Birethati. From there we trek about half an hour to Nayapul and be escorted to Pokhara (city life). Pokhara is city of lakes with many adventures to choose from. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge or tented camp.

Day 16
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours

Pokhara to Kathmandu drive takes around 5/7 hours. It is a scenic drive along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. After your arrival in Kathmandu, in the evening, you are treated with a special cultural dinner program as a complimentary commencement of Sunrise Adventure Trek. Meals included: Breakfast, and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.

Day 17
Final departure/Farewell

After victorious ending of our trip, our representative drops you to the airport for your journey home. You are dropped off 3 hours earlier so that there is no any delay in flight. Or you can join another adventure and explore hidden gems of Nepal. Till then, have a safe journey to Home!

Cost included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals on tented camping & Lodge expedition
  • Accommodation on tented camp
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
  • Peak Climbing Permit Royalty and other government tax
  • Group Climbing gear including climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer etc.
  • All camping equipment - 2-person member tent, dinning tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, insulated mat, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip
  • Well-experienced Climbing guide with all his allowance and expenses
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Insurance of all staff including porters
  • Adventure Treks T-shirts / other seasonal gifts as perks
  • 10 % VAT and 13% TSC Taxes.
  • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes

Cost excluded

  • Nepal entry Visa fees, your travel insurance of any kind (emergency evacuation insurance is recommended as this is an adventurous trip and evacuation by Helicopter may be necessary)
  • International Airfare
  • Lunch and Dinner except mentioned itinerary
  • All Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips items for trekking crew members personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, laundry, beverage drinks etc.
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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing is one of the best options to explore beautiful Annapurna sanctuary along with the great adventure. Trekking to Tharpu peak provides you the great views of stunning Himalayas like: Annapurna I (8091m\26545ft.), III (7555m\26786ft.) and South (7219m\23684ft.), Hiunchuli (6441m\21131ft.), Baraha Shikhar (7647m\25088ft.), Khangshar Kang (7485m\24557ft.), Tarke Kang (7069m\23192ft.), Gangapurna (7326m\24035ft.) etc. and also a great chance to explore amazing wildlife habitats like: blue sheep, spotted deer, musk deer, wild yaks, wolf etc. in beautiful forests of pine and bamboo. Here you can also observe the living style of people in local villages with their different cultures and traditions they follow. A little bit challenging but adventurous and beautiful exploration of floras and faunas of south Annapurna region provides you unexpected moments of your life.   

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 5663 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • September- December and March - May
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 17 Days
  • 1-18 Pax
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