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Tent Peak also natively known as ‘Tharpu Peak’ is an exquisite destination for those who desire to explore the prominent Annapurna Vicinity. The peak impregnably lies in the central part of the Annapurna Region which is considered to be one of the easiest peaks for naïve climbers. Apart from garnishing a climbing experience, one can truly enjoy some unprecedented views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machhapuchhre (7,455m), Huinchuli (6,331m), Annapurna South (7,129m), Kangshar (7,485m) and many more including The Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).
The first ascender of Tent Peak is believed to be Jimmy Roberts, one of the veteran climbers of his generation in 1956. Since then, thousands of climbers have been relishing its beauty.
The trekking route goes through the Annapurna Sanctuary which is the home to a wide range of Floras and Faunas. If climbers are fortunate enough, they may encounter some peculiar sights of endangered species like Himalayan Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, CloudedLeopard, and Himalayan Black Bear during the trek.
The trail passes through numerous picturesque villages and lush subtropical forests of Pine, Deodars, Oaks, and Rhododendrons. In addition to the diverse ecosystem, trekkers can also experience diversified Gurung and Magar communities during the trek. Despite its lower elevation, one shall never underestimate the altitude in the Himalayas; a decent level of fitness is demanded to accomplish the summit.
With adequate preparation and acclimatization, Tent peak is one of the most convenient trekking peaks for those who are seeking to initiate their mountaineering career; frequently summited as a preparation climb for Hiunchuli (6,331m).
Best Seasons to climb Tent Peak:
The most favorable seasons to climb Tent Peak are Autumn (October-November) and Spring (March-May) as the weather remains clear and mild in these times.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome and escort you to the booked hotel. On the second day, we will initiate our official procedure including travel permit, bag pack, shopping, documentation, and briefing about our expedition. Additionally, you will also be able to greet other traveling companions.
After an early breakfast, we will drive from the capital to Pokhara on the third day. You will be able to freshen up after a seven-hour drive through the Prithvi highway. Although the roads are a bit bumpy, you will definitely cherish the view of the river Trishuli, Manakamana Cable car, and diversified hilly habitation through the window of the bus. If we reach in time, we will be fortunate enough to amble on the glorious streets of Pokhara experiencing an exquisite sight of Phewa Lake, Mahendra Cave, Davis fall, and many more.
We will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara early in the morning. After our arrival at Nayapul, we will take our lunch and initiate our trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m). The path follows Modi Khola and leads to Birethanti. After an hour of a hike, we will reach Tikhedhunga and spend an overnight.
Leaving Tikhedhunga behind, we will continue to ascend. We will pass a small Magar village, Ulleri (2,070m), and several rhododendron forests on the way. After hiking for a couple of hours, we will reach Ghorepani (2,840m) and spend an overnight.
Following our traveling schedule, we will hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) after an early breakfast. The place grants some magnificent sights of numerous mountains including Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. As soon as we finish exploring Poon Hill, we will resume our hike to Tadapani. The path elevates through ridges and forests and leads to Deurali (2,960m). After descending for a couple of hours, we will finally reach Tadapani (2,610m) for an overnight.
Our trek resumes as we will descend through rhododendron forests. After hiking for a few hours, we will reach Gurjung, an exquisite Gurung village. The trail is comforting which will ultimately lead to Chhomrung (2,140m) where our night will be spent.
We will have a scrumptious breakfast at Chhomrung and continue our trek on the eighth day. The path descends down to Chhomrung Khola and starts to elevate to Khuldighar. After crossing a forest, we will continue to hike and reach Dovan (2,500m).
Today, we will have a relaxant day. We will ascend through bamboo forest and cross rhododendron forest. The path leads to Hinku Cave where we will rest for a while. As soon as we leave the cave, we will reach Deurali, the nearest village to the Annapurna Base Camp where we will spend overnight.
The tenth day will be one of the most significant days of our expedition. After an early breakfast, we will head to the Machhapuchhre Base Camp which will be our first stop. The site offers some glorious views of numerous mountains including Machhapuchhre(7,455m). We will cherish the view for a moment and march forward to the Annapurna Base Camp (4,131m)and camp overnight.
Trekking in the mountainous region requires frequent acclimatization. We will acclimatize at the Annapurna Base Camp and explore the vicinity. You will be astonished to behold Gangapurna (7,455m), Machhapuchhre (7,455m), and Annapurna (8,091m) itself from close proximity.
Furthermore, we will complete our final preparation to attempt Tent Peak as our Sherpas will rehearse the glacial climbing technique for your convenience.
We will resume our trek at the earliest hour in the morning. Relishing some breathtaking views of mountains, we will trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4,400m) completing a five-hour trek. As soon as we reach the base camp, we will prepare for the summit. Camping under the starry sky, we will rest for the big day.
We will collate the weather forecast and initiate our climb to the high camp on the thirteenth day. The high camp is elevated at 5,000 meters which could be a bit tougher as the path becomes rougher than other days. As soon as we reach the high camp, we will ease and camp for the night dreaming about the victory over the summit.
The fourteenth-day marks the most eminent day of our entire journey. We will continue our climb from the high camp to the summit. The climb will be steep and strenuous but the views will undoubtedly stun you. As soon as you glorify the summit (5,850m), you will be bewitched with a 360 view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machhapuchhre (7,455m), Huinchuli (6,331m), Annapurna South (7,129m), Kangshar (7,485m) and many other mountains. After conquering the summit, we will gradually return back to the base camp and rest for the night.
We will take an early breakfast at the base camp and retrace our path to Deurali leaving Tent Peak behind. After completing 6 hours of trek, we will reach Deurali and stay overnight.
We will continue to descend down from Deurali. Retracing the path, we will stay at Chhomrung for an overnight.
Retracing the trail, we will descend to Jhinu which is also embellished with a hot spring, and spend an overnight.
We will follow the bank of Modi Khola and descend down through terrace farming. After hiking for a few hours, we will reach Nayapul and drive straight back to Pokhara.
After a palatable lunch, we will drive back to the capital relishing some remarkable views on the way. As soon as we reach Kathmandu, we will freshen up and spend our night at a hotel.
After the attainment of our long trek, you can relish Kathmandu as a relaxing day. You can pay a brief visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and many more cultural heritages inside the capital.
Our trip to Tent Peak will end on this day. However, you will return home with infinite memories locked in your memory for eternity. One of our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport and bid you a cordial farewell before your scheduled flight.
We schedule our trips in the most favorable seasons. However, the above-mentioned itinerary may change as per the expedition’s obstructions but the quality of our service is guaranteed. In case of a delayed flight, we are obliged to inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients are compelled to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves. Apparently, 8k Expeditions will assist necessary arrangements for your comfort.
Trekkers are advised to schedule their flights at convenient time frames as we shall not be responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. You are also suggested not to carry insignificant materials for your own ease.
We are cordially grateful to you for joining us!