Overview Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is a popular trekking peak located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,663 meters (18,575 feet), Tharpu Chuli offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and a thrilling adventure for trekkers and mountaineers alike. The trek to Tharpu Chuli begins in Nayapul, a small village near Pokhara, and follows the classic Annapurna Base Camp trail. The journey takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests to rugged mountain terrains, as you pass through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities. The trail…
Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is a popular trekking peak located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,663 meters (18,575 feet), Tharpu Chuli offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and a thrilling adventure for trekkers and mountaineers alike.
The trek to Tharpu Chuli begins in Nayapul, a small village near Pokhara, and follows the classic Annapurna Base Camp trail. The journey takes you through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests to rugged mountain terrains, as you pass through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities.
The trail gradually ascends, allowing for acclimatization and enjoyment of the stunning scenery. Along the way, you’ll witness majestic waterfalls, terraced fields, and rhododendron forests in full bloom during the spring season. The trek also provides opportunities to encounter a wide variety of wildlife, including Himalayan thar, musk deer, and colorful bird species.
Reaching the base camp of Tharpu Chuli, you’ll engage in necessary preparations and receive guidance from experienced guides and Sherpas. The ascent to the summit requires technical climbing skills, including the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. The final push to the top is physically demanding but incredibly rewarding, as you’re greeted with panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and other magnificent peaks.
After conquering Tharpu Chuli, you’ll descend back to the base camp and continue your journey to Annapurna Base Camp. This natural amphitheater surrounded by towering peaks offers a memorable experience and a chance to reflect on your achievement. From there, the trek descends through lush forests and picturesque villages, culminating in a scenic flight from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara.
Tharpu Chuli Trekking Peak is a challenging but achievable adventure suitable for experienced trekkers and climbers with prior high-altitude experience. The trip provides a unique blend of cultural immersion, awe-inspiring landscapes, and the thrill of conquering a Himalayan peak. It is an unforgettable journey that showcases the beauty and grandeur of the Annapurna region, leaving trekkers with memories to last a lifetime.
Nepal Challenge Trek staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, dos and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount.
Today, we will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is regarded as the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal and where pilgrims worship Lord Shiva (situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River), Bouddhanath, a Buddhist temple known as ‘Little Tibet’ and then on to Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and located in front of the old royal palace. Upon arriving back at your hotel you may have time to do some last minute shopping around Thamel – the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Back at your hotel your guide will help you prepare for your trek.
Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.
We will drive around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via attractive Lumle Village perched on the mountain side and then trek for five hours on to Nayapul (1050m) and then to Ghandruk where we will stay overnight.
Today’s trek will be around six hours before reaching Chomrong where we will stay overnight.
The trek today is around five to six hours until reaching Dobhan where we spend the night.
We have a long day of around seven hours on the trail and can feel the closeness of the mountains. The trail takes us through Rhododendron forests until we reach Deurali where we stay the night.
An early start today sees us heading to MBC, a trek of around four hours. From MBC, if the weather is clear, there are awesome views of Machapuchare (6995 m), Tent peak (5695m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gandhraba Chuli (6248 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Bharha Chuli (7647m). We will camp overnight at MBC.
Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. We will stay overnight at MBC and prepare for climbing to higher elevations.
Today we head higher for five to six hours before reaching Cave Camp where we stay overnight.
A four to five-hour trek takes us to High Camp where we stay overnight.
Today is the day we have been waiting for as we get up early for a nine to ten-hour climb to Tharpu Chuli Peak and from there spend some time taking in some of the finest views in the entire Annapurna region. After some time to click away from some photos and rest a little, we will head back down to High Camp for the night.
Today’s trek of four to five hours is naturally less strenuous as we head down to Machapuchare Base Camp for the night.
The trail today descends more and more for six to seven hours before reaching our overnight stopover at Bamboo Village.
Again another six to seven-hour trek as we head to Jhinu Dada for the night.
Today is the last day on the trail as we head to Nayapul Village from where we will go by road back to Pokhara – about a one hour drive.
Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
Nepal Challenge Trek staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!
Tharpu Chuli, also known as Tent Peak, is a trekking peak located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It’s a popular peak for climbers who are looking for a challenging but accessible climb with beautiful views of the Annapurna range.
There are several trekking packages available that include Tharpu Chuli climbing. Some of the most common packages include:
It’s important to choose a reputable guide or operator when considering a Tharpu Chuli trekking peak package. Make sure they have experience in the region and a good safety record. Additionally, it’s important to properly acclimatize before attempting any high-altitude climbing to avoid altitude sickness.