Tharpu Chuli is placed at Annapurna Sanctuary in Annapurna Himal and the pet name Tent Peak was given by Jimmy Roberts in 1956. Tharpu chuli is situated at the hub of the Annapurna region at the height of 5,663m above the sea level. The original route winds around North West ridge ultimately leading to the summit; nevertheless it can also be climbed through South East Ridge as well as South West portion. Tent peak climb is followed by Annapurna Base camp trek which is the best.Tent peak is regarded as the ideal destination for the first timers who are panicked to start with high mountains. It is the fraction of the ridgeline and is placed in the south of the glacier dome.
Tent peak acts as separator between the semicircles of peak wrapping the sanctuary. This climb offers panoramic view of Annapurna Himal along with glaciers, pass and moraines surrounded by some high peaks. The climb over Tent peak also bestows the travelers with unparalleled and undisturbed view of Annapurna Sanctuary.
Day 01: From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program.
Day 02: After having breakfast we will do some sightseeing in Kathmandu which includes Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.
Day 03: Take a 35 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara and trek to Dhampus (1700m). As we reach Pokhara we will take a bus ride to Phedi. From Phedi we start trekking in Annapurna mountain range. After walking for 3 hours we will be at Gurung village of Dhampus. Overnight at gesthouse.
Day 04: .Trek to Landrung(1550m) via Pothana and Deorali. Walking through the side of Modi Khola and witnessing spectacular views of Annapurna south and Hiunchuli we will trek to Landrung. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Chomrong (2040m). From Landrung the path is steep and passing through the villages, crossing the suspension bridge we will arrive to Jhinu where we have our drink or snacks. After having tea we will trek downhill to Daaulu and continue the walk for five hours to Chomrong. From Chomrong we can have compelling view of Machhapuchhare. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 06: Crossing the Chomrong Khola we will continue our trek to steep stones passing the Rhododendron forest and witnessing the outstanding vista os Annapuran we will trek to Himalaya Hotel (2680m). During our five hour walk we cross Modi Khola and finally reach Himalaya Hotel.
Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3480m) for 3 to 4 hours via Hinku Cave where we can find small lodge. Futher ahead we will pass through Deorali and Bagar and after that we arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Therefore we set up camp in there.
Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (3900m). Walking gently uphill to through the tranquil meadows to get Annapurna Base Camp. In the trail we can see the spectacular vista of majestic Himalayn peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours we reach base camp. From there we can see the spectacular views of Annapurna I.
Day 09: Today we acclimatized at Annapurna base camp and enjoy the unparallel beauty of the towering peaks of Nepal.
Day 10: Trek to high camp we following the trail leading to Tent peak high camp. Struggling against the glaciated mountain passes we finally reach our target destination.
Day 11: Ascent of Tent Peak (5600m). Early in the morning after having breakfast we climb to the peak. After a very hardship ascent we finally reach to the summit of Tent peak. From the altitude of 5600, we can see the miraculous vista of Annapurna range. After seeing this we return to Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 12: Trek back to Himalaya Hotel (2680m) which takes for 4 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Tadapani (2650m). After descending to the village of Khumnu and crossing the Khumnu Khola the trail lead us to the Melanche which ultimately takes us to Tadapani. From our campsite we can see the excellent vista of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare.
Day 14: Walking through the zigzag path we trek to Ghorepani (2775m) via Banthanti and Deorali. In Ghorepani you can lodges which provide food and accomondation to traveler.
Day 15: Today early in the morning we climb to Poon Hill to see the sunrise. After that we march ahead in the village of Ulleri we reach Nayapool. Further walking takes us to Birethanti. From Birethanti we catch a bus for Pokhara.
Day 16: Fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure for your onward flight.
Note: Above Itinerary can be customized as per clients interest and time frame
Nepal, the country that we had been hoping to visit since many years ago. A mystical country to us and many of other people. We had our travel plan studied a year before we come into decision for flight ticket purchasing. We were lucky that AirAsia finally launched is Nepal route from Malaysia with promotion fare. We were 4 of us traveling from Penang Island (Malaysia). We bought our flight ticket with low cost airline AirAsia somewhere in Sept 2012 with flying route of PEN-KUL-KTM-KUL-PEN.
PEN-KUL-PEN was with AirAsia and KUL-KTM-KUL was with AirAsiaX and at the same time we contacted Mr. Devi Baral the Managing Director from ANET via email about the trekking trip for Everest Mini Trek. His spontaneous email response with good English writing gave us very good impression about the reliability of this company. We were having close in touch with him through email until our departure date of 27 Apr 2013. Throughout the email responses, Devi Baral did an excellent job by replying our inquiries with detail which are very helpful for us as the first timer to visit Nepal. From his email replying which had built up our confident level to visit our inaugural Himalayan country and showing the good personality of himself as Nepalese. They are friendly and helpful people.
On 27 Apr 2013, our flight departed on time from Penang to KL-LCCT then again to Kathmandu. We were then pick up from Devi's arranged transport and safely arrived in Hotel Access Nepal. Room was OK with clean toilet, WIFI signal is only good in lobby. Breakfast from this hotel was ok, importantly the service was excellent and helpful waiters. Electricity in Nepal is expensive, therefore, this hotel practices cost saving by resuming its power starting from 4:30pm local time daily which we understand from the hotel staff. No big deal as Apr/May still a cool month in Kathmandu. Hot water was running fine in this hotel as well.
Thamel, the place where this Hotel Access Nepal located was excellent. You may shop till you drop and eat till you bloat. Devi met us up at hotel lobby that evening and we were brought to Himali restaurant for our dinner which was serving very tasty Nepalese food called "Dal Bhat" Literally, "Dal" means lentils and "Bhat" means rice in Nepalese language. It's not just purely the lentils with plain rice but with some delicious side dishes such as chicken curry & other vegetables as well. Himali restaurant is just about 150m walking distance from Hotel Access Nepal. Right after walking out from the main gate of the hotel walked straight until seeing the huge Coco-cola signboard then turn left into the the narrow alley which selling lots of beanie.
After the dinner, we were then brought to Devi's office for trekking permit registration as well as full payments. Thanks for the shirt as well as the complimentary Everest Map. Thereafter, we were then back to the room to relax, met up Devi again before our bedtime. We were introduced by him our trekking guide Mr. Kumar Khadka. That evening, both Devi & Kumar were brief us on our trekking trip.
On 28 Apr 2013, we were departed from Kathmandu domestic airport as per plan to Lukla with Tara Air AKE twin otter. Flight journey took us about 25mins along the scenic Himalayan mountainous view from the left side of the aircraft. We were lucky to have a clear morning to fly and safely landed at one of the world deadliest Lukla Tenzing-Hillary Airport with 2,850m asl. From there we started our trek all the way to Benkar. Then we overnight in Benkar at Waterfall Hotel overlooking Tamserku snowy mountain.
Kumar our trekking guide was very considerate and booked us the top floor of twin bedroom. The room is clean and beautiful Tamserku peak just directly view from our window. That starry night sky was so clear with moonlight shined into our bedroom. Trekking journey continue the next morning all the way to Namche Bazaar @ 3,440m asl. and we remained in Namche Bazaar for 2 nights. Again, Kumar booked us the top floor twin bedroom with scenic view overlooking Kongde peak. Between the days in Namche Bazaar we did a day trek to Everest Hotel at Syangboche also the small little Namche Bazaar monastery. Trek to Syangboche is a MUST do trek which we were stunt with the world highest peak of Everest, Lhotse & Amadablam. We were speechless with the beauty of mother earth when we were there.
After 2 days in Namche Bazaar, we started our descend back in Benkar where we stayed for the 1st night of trek. Then the following day we continued the final trek back in Lukla and spent our last night of trek there. Day after, we caught our flight back to Kathmandu from Lukla. Upon arriving in Lukla, we were back in Hotel Access Nepal for the final night before heading back to Malaysia. Final day we did a few places sightseeing such as Pashupatinath, Swayambunath (Monkey Temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square.
On the final night, we were glad being invited by Mr. Devi for his generosity to dine with his family & relatives at home. Although it was just the 1st time we had dinner with them, but the excellent hospitality just made us felt that we had been known each other for decade. That's the precious moment that money can't buy.
Although it was a budget trip throughout the trekking journey, the trekking guide Kumar just made us felt that we were being treated as friend rather than client. Lots of chats & fun which made the strenuous trek a rewarded & easy one. We really appreciate from our heart. Without him our trekking trip probably may not be the happiest one. A million thanks to Kumar for his guidance. Also, not to forget the 2 jovial and fun porters from Lukla.
We would described Devi as a very well organized and knowledgeable person in term of trekking trip planning. He has jovial and friendly personality.
For our trekking guide Kumar Khadka, he is the best ever trekking guide we ever experienced throughout our 10+ years non-stop travelling experiences. He's honest, caring, jovial and helpful person. Along the trekking trip he has find many ways helped us to save lot of unnecessary expenses. With his trekking experience, we learn a lot from him about mountain life.
We are now looking forward to join his next adventure to Annapurna Base Camp in near future!! Counting down for the next trip with them. :)
Tips form Malaysian
We embarked on the 16 day package on 1 May '16, trekking through the villages to ABC before heading up to Tharpu Chuli for a taste of mountaineering.
Kumar was our guide. But he was also our comedian, friend, cook, and big brother, going the extra mile to ensure our safety and enjoyment of the trip. Kumar enthusiastically shared his knowledge and told us about local culture. Kumar also recognised our financial constraints as students, and helped us save money by advising where we could get the best deals for food and whatnot. He even spent an extra day with us in the city showing us the temples. He also treated us to a local meal! Without doubt, the trip would not have been as enjoyable without him! The whole crew was very enthusiastic and friendly as well, with the porters talking to us and singing songs during our free time.
Mr Devi Baral, of Nepal Eco Treks, runs his company well and everything went smoothly. We had no issue with accomodation, food, and park permits. The company is really reliable and price their packages competitively.
I will not hesitate to come back for another trip with him! Perhaps Mera Peak in the near future!
If you're interested, checkout my travel short film at youtube(dot)com/MrChangCJ
Destination: Annapurna Region (5663m.)
Maximum altitude: 5663m.
Season: Spring & Autumn
Transportation: private car/Flight
Duration: 17 Days
Duration: 17 days