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Tent Peak Climbing - 21 Days

Tent Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Standard

Hotels / Lodge basis

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Highest Spot

5663m

Tent Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Visit the famous places in Kathmandu that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara with beautiful views.
  • Look closely at the tall mountains like Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I.
  • Enjoy the pretty scenes of the Annapurna range and a big icy area with waterfalls.
  • Watch a fantastic sunrise over the Himalayas and see magical landscapes.
  • Relax in the warm water at Jhinu Danda.
  • Walk through pretty villages and colorful forests.
  • Be amazed at the incredible 360-degree view from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local people
  • Climb the Tent Peak (5,669m) or Tharpu Chuli.
  • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Magar and Gurung people.


Tent Peak Climbing Overview

Tharpu Chuli commonly known as Tent Peak is a magnificent mountain located in the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. In 1956, Sir Jimmy Robert called it the Tent Peak because of the shape of its summit flat like the tent. Being 5,663 meters above sea level, it is less difficult than other peak climbing making it perfect for beginners as well.

This trek takes you to the idyllic towns of Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Sinuwa Danda, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp. If you are fortunate, you may also encounter endangered species such as snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears during the trip.

The most prominent feature of the Tent Peak climbing expedition is the 360-degree view from the top of Annapurna massif. It is an amazing experience full of excitement of climbing and an opportunity to be acquainted with beautiful nature all around.

Tent Peak is pretty popular amongst the trekkers and climbers of the Annapurna region, and its considerably lower altitude makes it an excellent solution for those who are looking for an adventure that is both difficult and satisfying, but not too extreme like the Mera, Lobuche, or Island peaks. 

In the end, Tent Peak presents you with a memorable trip with the combination of thrill, adventure, cultural discovery, and the magnificence of the Himalayas.
 

Itinerary Detail Expand All Close All

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu -1400 .

Welcome to the land of the beautiful Himalayas. After you exit from the immigration office at TIA, our representative will be there to pick you up. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel of your choice and location. Then you can refresh yourself and take a rest for tomorrow's day trip inside the valley.
 

Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Sightseeing and Preparation For The Trek -1400 M .

Early in the morning, after you finish your breakfast, our staff will be there to pick you up from the hotel. There are a total of 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. From the list, you can choose the few that you would like to go to because visiting all of them is not possible in one day. 

Here is the list:

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath
  • Changunarayan

Also, don't forget to bring the important document as we will do some paperwork for the Tent Peak Climbing and a short briefing related to this trek at our office.  
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 3 : Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara 6-8 hours -820 M .

We will start our journey early in the morning on a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It'll be a 6-8 hour ride, but don't worry about food – we'll take a break for lunch along the way. The road is in good condition, and you'll get to enjoy scenic views of rivers, forests, and farmland. Eventually, we'll arrive in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Get ready for a relaxing and picturesque ride.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820
Day 4 : Drive From Pokhara To Nayapul And Trek To TikheDhunga (1,577m), 3 Hours

After spending the beautiful night in Pokhara today, we will head toward Nayapul. It will take us about an hour to reach Nayapul. Our first day of trekking begins here, in Nayapul. Your porters will help you to carry your language. Then, with the help of your Guide, we will start our trek. Today's trek will be short and very easy. 

After we pass a string of shops and tea houses, we will take a left turn at a trail junction and reach the charming village of Birethanti, nestled at 1,040 meters. It's where the Modi Khola and Bhurungdi Khola rivers meet. Birethanti offers plenty of lodges and shops. Further crossing a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola, we will reach the ACAP checkpoint. 

Moving on, we pass through  Sudame, both with places to grab refreshments.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at Hille (1,430m), where more lodges and teahouses await. A short uphill climb from Hille, on the east bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, you will reach Tikhe Dhunga. Then, you will spend your night in a tea/guest house.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1577
Day 5 : Trek To Ghorepani (2,840 M), 5 Hours

After a delicious local breakfast, we are ready for our trek to Ghorepani. Today's journey takes us from Tikhedhunga to the uphill climb of Ulleri, passing through the vibrant Magar settlements. As we ascend from Ulleri, the path becomes gentler, leading us through beautiful forests of rhododendrons and oaks. After a couple of hours from Banthanti, we finally arrive at Ghorepani, where we will spend the night in a cozy tea/guest house.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2840
Day 6 : Trek To Tadapani (2,610 M) And Explore Poon Hill (3,210 M), 6 Hours

After leaving the tea house at Ghorepani, we will start your day with a climb to Poonhill before the sun wakes up. It takes about an hour to reach this beautiful hill. From the top, you will see an amazing sunrise over the Annapurna mountains. After enjoying hot coffee or tea with a beautiful view, you will then go back for breakfast at your lodge.

After breakfast, start walking through a beautiful forest to Tadapani. The trail has some ups and downs, but it's fun. We will stop for lunch in a sunny place called Banthanti. Then, keep going up and down until you reach Tadapani, where you'll spend the night.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2610
Day 7 : Trek To Chhomrong (2,140 M) From Tadapani (2,610 M), 5 Hours

Today is another beautiful day for trekking, where you will be walking down through the pretty rhododendron forest. You can hear the lovely melody of birds singing as you walk along the trail. After about 45 minutes of walking, the path gets steep downhill through terraced fields, leading to a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola.

Then, the trail goes up, and you walk straight to Chhomrong, which is at 2140 meters above sea level. It will take about five hours from Tadapani to reach Chhomrong.In Chhomrong, you can see beautiful Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli, the Virgin Peak, and Mt. Machhapuchhre up close. The village is filled with Gurung people, and you will have a great chance to experience their warm hospitality.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2139
Day 8 : Trek Dovan (2,500 M) From Chhomrung (2,140 M), 6 Hours

Today, we will be trekking from Chhomrung to Dovan. Dovan is situated about 2,500m/8,202ft high, and it will take around 5-6 hours to reach on average. The trail starts with steep stairs down to the Chhomrung Khola River. Then, we will cross a hanging bridge at 1,900m/6,233 feet and climb back up to Sinewa, at 2,340m/7,677 feet, where we take a tea break.

After that, we climb more to Khuldighar and then follow a mix of trails with some ups and downs, reaching Bamboo at 2,300m/7,546 feet. After leaving the forest and walking steeply downhill to Dovan village at 2,505m/8,218 feet. Then, reaching the Davan village, we spent the night at a lodge. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2500
Day 9 : Trek To Deurali (3,230 M) From Dovan (2,500 M), 4 Hours

In the morning at Dovan, breathe in the fresh mountain air and have a hearty breakfast at your teahouse. After getting ready, we will start our trek towards Deurali with the prominent Annapurna peaks in the background. The path goes through thick forests and greenery, creating a peaceful atmosphere.

During our trek, we'll stop at a teahouse for a tasty lunch, giving us energy for the journey. As we walk, we'll pass by the scenic Modi Khola valley, with the river beside us. The trail includes rocky parts, rhododendron forests, and open areas offering glimpses of the surrounding mountains.

Heading towards Deurali, at 3,230 meters (10,595 feet), the landscape changes as we go higher. It's rewarding to see the elevation rise and feel a sense of achievement. Upon reaching Deurali, we will check into a teahouse or lodge for a well-deserved rest.
In the afternoon, we will explore around Deurali, maybe meeting other trekkers and sharing our trail stories. As the day winds down, enjoy a warm dinner at the teahouse, taking in the peaceful mountain atmosphere. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3229
Day 10 : Trek To The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131 M) From Deurali (3,230 M), 5-6 Hours .

We've been trekking through beautiful green forests for the past few days, surrounded by the lushness of nature. But today marks a change in scenery. As we ascend, the familiar tree lines start to fade away, giving way to alpine bushes and shrubs.

Our trail takes us through Bagar, nestled at 3300 meters, and then to Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3700 meters. Finally, we'll reach the breathtaking Mount Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.

At the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), there are a few cozy lodges that provide a delightful stay. From here, you're treated to mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks all around the base camp. It truly feels like a magical place where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4131
Day 11 : Acclimatization Day At The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131m) .

After reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4,130 meters (13,547 feet), it's time to focus on getting used to the altitude. Your day starts with a briefing from the climbing leader. They will update you on the glacial trail conditions. Your expert Guide will give you basic mountaineering training on this day.

During this training, you will practice going up and down using ropes and learn essential skills like using an ice axe, snow bar, ice screw, harness, jumar, crampons, and more. Knot tying with main and fixed ropes will also be a part of your skill set by the end of the day.

This training not only gives you crucial knowledge on how to use the climbing gears but also boosts your confidence for the summit attempt the following day. As part of the acclimatization process, you will take short hikes around the base camp in the afternoon. Afterward, it's time to rest and gear up for the exciting adventure ahead of scaling the summit. With your new skills and acclimatization to the high altitude, you will be ready for the upcoming challenge.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4131
Day 12 : Trek To Tent Peak Base Camp (4,400 M) From The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131 M), 5 Hours

Now, we are planning a shorter walking day to steer clear of any issues with the thinning air and to acclimate ourselves better for the Tent Peak climb. Your Guide will share crucial information about the upcoming climb and outline the activities for the next day.

Starting today, we will be staying in tented camps for the next two days, and our meals will be prepared by a skilled professional cook right at the campsite. It's a change in scenery and accommodation, adding a touch of adventure as we prepare for the exciting climb ahead.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
4400
Day 13 : Climb To The High Camp (5,000 M) .

Before tackling the peak climb, we must make another trek to a high camp for preparation. The climb involves technical sections, so getting ready is key to a successful ascent.

We will head northwest following a deep-cut gully. After that, the trail takes us to the top of the gully, passing through hills until we reach a ridge. Then, the final stretch involves a climb to a spot at 4877 meters. Once you are at the high camp, we will set up our tents. From the high camp, we can see all around us, and it is amazing. 

We can see the panoramic views of giant mountains like Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre, and many others. It's like being surrounded by a breathtaking picture of towering peaks. As night falls, we're treated to a spectacular view of the starry sky, making it a memorable night in the mountains.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
5000
Day 14 : Attempt To The Summit (5,850 M) .

In the early morning, we begin our climb to the summit, which sits at an altitude of 5850 meters. Then, we stroll on flat snow for around 1 hour. After that, we climb a steep part that's at a 70-degree angle. To reach the very top, we use special ropes for about 30 minutes. Finally, we walk on a flat path for a bit and reach the summit of Tent Peak. 

Once you reach the top, take a moment to feel happy and enjoy the fantastic view. You can see the panoramic view of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak. You can also snap some pictures to remember this special time. It's a time to celebrate and appreciate the incredible scenery around you.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
5850
Day 15 : Trek Back To Deurali From Tent Peak Base Camp, 6 Hours


Today, after leaving Tent Peak Base Camp, the path goes down through thick forests and greenery next to the Modi Khola River. Stay vigilant at every step of the way, and be especially careful when tackling steep areas and crossing streams. When you get to Deurali, a calm place surrounded by big mountains, you will find a nice guesthouse to sleep in. Relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains for the night. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3230
Day 16 : Trek Back To Sinuwa From Deurali, 6 Hours

Today, you will start descending through the same path that took you to Annapurna Base Camp. Your trek starts from Deurali enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the village and the surrounding mountains. You will start descending through the Modi Khola valley. After a while, you will reach Hinku Cave. You can take a short break at Hinku Cave, perhaps enjoying a snack and admiring the scenery before continuing your trek.

Then you will resume your trek from Hinku Cave continuing along the trail towards the Himalaya Hotel. Before reaching the hotel you will pass through lush forests and rocky terrain. Then after reaching the hotel you can rest and refuel your body by having an appetizing lunch. Also don't forget to keep your body hydrated. Then leaving the hotel and continuing your journey you will reach Dovan. Further walking from Dovan you will reach Bamboo. Then from Bamboo, you will ascend gradually towards Sinuwa. After reaching the Sinuwa you will enjoy the night in the tea house with the warm hospitality of local people.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2300
Day 17 : Trek Back To Jhinu (1,500 M) From Sinuwa, 4 Hours

You will walk downhill from Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda for about 4-5 hours. When you get to Jhinu Danda, take a nice bath in the hot spring. It will make you feel better and ready for more walking. Enjoy the hot bath, and then it's time to rest for the day.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1500
Day 18 : Trek To Nayapul And Drive Back To Pokhara, 4 Hours

As we head to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda, you will love the beautiful hills and landscapes in the ACAP region. You will walk for 4-5 hours along Modi Khola and enjoy the stunning views. This part of the trek is easy and flat, making it one of the most pleasant days. After reaching Birethanti, it's just an hour more of walking to Nayapul.

From Nayapul, we'll take a nice and short scenic drive to Pokhara. It's a great spot to chill and enjoy the end of your trek while taking in the beauty of the journey.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820
Day 19 : Drive Back To Kathmandu From Pokhara, 7 Hours

Leaving the beautiful city of Pokhara, you will have a ride to reach Kathmandu. It takes about six to eight hours to drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will travel on the Prithivi Highway, where the roads wind through the hills, giving us scenic views along the Trishuli River. It's a journey with twists and turns, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 20 : Spare Day In Kathmandu/Sightseeing As An Option

Today, you have a choice: you can chill at the hotel or explore the nearby area. If there are any UNESCO World Heritage sites left to see, you can check them out. Later in the evening, we'll have a little goodbye get-together at a nice restaurant. It will be a simple and pleasant way to end our time together.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 21 : Final Departure

As we wrap up the trip, filled with memories and the friends you've made, it's time to leave this beautiful country. Our staff will be there to pick you up and take you to your departure.
 

Not Satisfied with this itinerary?

This represents our standard and highly recommended itinerary. Should this itinerary or date not align with your preferences, we are more than willing to tailor your vacation to meet your specific requirements. The following are our established departure dates. These dates and prices are applicable for joining a group. Allow our travel experts to assist you in personalizing this journey according to your individual interests.

Customize This Trip

What Is Included ?

  •  All Transportation to and from the airport.
  • Regular hotel stays, twin sharing, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • The itinerary's group welcome dinner is scheduled.
  • full-day guided city tour includes entrance expenses to World Heritage Sites.
  • If required, private transportation will be provided to and from the trek's beginning and end places.
  • Full board includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on a trekking program.
  • freshly prepared Our kitchen prepares full board meals for the duration of the Tent Peak climb.
  • Trekking and climbing responsibly in a two-to-one trekker-to-porter ratio.
  • Boiled tea, coffee, and drinking water properly when on a tent peak climbing period.
  • lodging while walking to Annapurna Base Camp in a teahouse or lodge.
  • During the Tent peak climbing season, accommodations will be at a tent camp with boiled water for drinking, tea, and coffee.
  • Permit for Tent Peak Climbing, Royalty, and additional government taxes.
  • Climbing instruction course at base camp for Tent Peak.
  • All necessary equipment for both solo and group climbing, including a plastic boot, crampons, ice axes, climbing rope, Jumar, harness, figure of eight, carabiners, and more.
  • There is all the necessary camping gear available, including a two-person member tent.
  • The equipment that Team Himalaya will require for the expedition includes a down jacket, sleeping bag, and inner fleece liner.
  • Professional, seasoned trek leader/guide with wilderness training and first aid from the area.
  • Skilled climbing guide and his assistance team, complete with insurance, necessary equipment, and provision for all costs.
  • Trek map, Team Himalaya t-shirts, and complimentary Trip Duffle bag.
  • A peak climbing certificate is granted by the appropriate Nepali government body.
  • TIMS Trek permit and fees for entry to Annapurna Conservation.
     

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry Visa fee; travel insurance of any kind
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot water shower, battery charge, telephone call, beverage drinks, and drinking water.

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FAQs

Should I carry the food with me during the trek?

You don't have to bring your food because the trekking agency will give you three meals a day. However, you can bring snacks to keep yourself energized during the trek.
 

Do we need a permit for this Tent Peak Climbing?

You don't need to have a climbing permit for the Tent peak(Tharpu Chuli). However, you need to obtain the ACAP Permit and TIMS Card.
 

What if I get sick during this Tent Peak Climbing?

Nobody wants these things to happen during the trip, but if you happen to get sick and it's not too serious, you'll receive treatment. In case of a more serious situation, we're ready to arrange emergency helicopter evacuation if needed.
 

Can I change the currency in Nepal?

You have several options to exchange currency here in Nepal. You can do it at the airport, or you can also find currency exchange places in the streets of Thamel.
 

Can I take a hot shower during the Tent Peak Climbing?

You can get the hot shower facility at the tea house/ guest house. Tea houses might charge you extra bucks for the hot shower, but if you take a shower with cold water, it is free.
 

Do I need to have travel insurance for my trip?

It's a good idea to get travel insurance for Tent Peak climbing. Since you'll be at high altitudes, there might be unexpected situations. Your travel insurance should also cover emergency medical evacuation by helicopter, just in case.
 

Which month is best for trekking and climbing in Nepal?

If you're planning to climb Tent Peak and wondering about the best time, go for Spring or Autumn. These seasons are ideal for your adventure.
 

Can I get an internet facility during the trip?

Almost all the teahouses/lodges provide a wifi facility for travelers, but you need to pay a little extra. You can also use a local sim for the mobile internet facility.
 

Can I customize the Itinerary?

Depending on your vacation days and budget, you can customize the itinerary. For this, you need to consult with a trekking agency.
 

How much does it cost for the Tent Peak Climbing?

Tent Peak Climbing will cost you around 2500$-5000$. The price depends upon various factors such as itinerary days, food, accommodation, transportation, and many more.
 

Additional Information

You don't require a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association for this Tent Peak Climbing. However, you will be required to Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP Permit) and Trekking Information Management System(TIMS Card).

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit 

If you are traveling inside the Annapurna Region, you will need to obtain this permit. This permit will cost you Npr. 3000 without additional cost. This permit can be easily obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu as well as from Pokhara. If you are traveling through the trekking agency, they will help to manage the permit on your behalf.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit

You need to obtain the TIMS Card while climbing the Tent Peak. This card helps to track the position of the trekkers in case a rescue operation is required. You can obtain the TIMS Card from the office of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara,

  • Foreigner Group trekkers need to pay Blue Tims Card- RS 1000 per person
  • Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) need to pay Green Tims Card- RS 2000 per person
  • SAARC countries Group trekkers- RS 300 per person
  • SAARC countries individual- RS 600 per person

Documents required to obtain Permits

  • A copy of the individual Passport, 
  • Two PP-size photos
  • Detail of the trekking itinerary and the area of the trek
     

Nepal has different types of weather in different places, depending on the geography.
The best times for adventurous journeys in the Himalayas are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These seasons offer stable weather and a moderate climate, making them ideal for trekking and climbing. Climbing the Tent Peak is possible throughout the year except in the rainy seasons.

Autumn (September to November) is perfect for trekking, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. It's a popular choice for thousands of trekkers due to its excellent atmosphere and beauty. 

Winter (November to March) is also suitable for trekking, with stable weather conditions and clear days. While days are cool, nights can be very cold, especially above 3,000m altitude. If you are planning to climb Tent Peak in the winter, it is important to be very careful. Make sure you have all the right trekking equipment and gear to handle the extremely cold weather. Take extra precautions and be well-prepared for the chilly conditions.

Spring (March to May) is the second most popular trekking season. The blooming of Rhododendron flowers and lush greenery make the trail look pretty. Plus, the nice weather makes it easier for trekkers to reach their destination without facing too many obstacles along the way.

Summer (June to August) sees fewer trekkers due to the monsoon season. We suggest you avoid Tent Peak Climbing during the Summer seasons. Heavy rain can mess up travel plans because there's a big chance of floods, landslides, and avalanches happening. When you're trekking in rainy seasons, you might encounter leeches, snakes, and mosquitoes. 

Note: If you like to trek in the summer seasons, then the best option will be in rain-shadow regions like Mustang, Dolpo, and Nar-Phu Valley.
 

Having travel insurance is important when you're trekking in the mountains of Nepal. It's a good idea to get travel insurance for Tent Peak climbing. Since you'll be at high altitudes, there might be unexpected situations. It is not possible to have Travel insurance for foreign trekkers.

Even though we don't sell insurance, we can suggest some good options. When you get travel insurance, make sure it covers emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment, evacuation, repatriation, trekking, and climbing. For high-altitude activities like climbing, it's wise to get insurance that covers up to 5,000-7,000 meters.

It's very easy to buy travel insurance, but before buying, choosing the right one might be difficult. Insurance should cover everything while you stay in Nepal. Compare the package and check the duration, reputation, customer service, reviews, and so on.

You can easily compare various packages online, too. Having insurance will give you peace of mind and protect you in case something unexpected happens during your trek.
 

Climbing equipment is the essential thing that you will use during your trip in the high Himalayas. With this equipment, the climbing will be extremely easy, and the summit may be successful. We suggest you have all this listed equipment before you begin this beautiful journey. If you don't have time to buy it in your home country, you can purchase it here as well. Some of the gear and equipment also can be rented, and we can assist you in case you need it.

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with a factor of 50+

Upper Body (Core body):

  • 3 Light and trekking-weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket 
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood 
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers 
  • 2 Pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 Heavyweight hiking trousers (windproof soft shell for warmth at higher altitudes)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Underwear 

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair of shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks 
  • Trekking Boots
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes

 
Accessories:

  • Daypack 
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Large duffle bag 
  • Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Trekking Watch

Medicine:

  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhoea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Diamox 
  • Water Purification tablets 
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / RainCoat
     

During your Tent Peak journey, you'll stay in teahouses in villages. These places provide basic accommodation with simple amenities, like twin beds and shared bathrooms. You can get the facilities of a hot shower and wifi also, but you need to pay the extra bucks.

As you climb higher, you'll spend nights in tents, which can be a new experience. The tents are good quality, and each person in the group gets their sleeping tent. There are also dining and bathroom tents that are shared.

Your package includes three meals a day, but snacks are not included. You can buy snacks along the way if you want. The menu at the teahouses offers a variety of foods, including Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, and Indian dishes. You can also find a good selection of drinks and sweets. The crew members prepare all the meals while camping, providing you with tasty and nourishing food. Don't forget to try Dal Bhat, a traditional Nepali dish with rice, lentils, and veggies – a perfect balanced diet for your journey.
 

Climbing Tent Peak is an exciting adventure, but it is crucial to be careful because going up too high too fast can make you feel sick. Altitude sickness is the main problem, and not acclimating well to higher places can spoil your trip. It means you might have to go back to your home country without submitting the Tent Peak Climbing.

But with Team Himalaya, you don't need to worry. We've got a smart plan for Tent Peak climbing, and we will be with you every step of the way. Our special plan and our full attention make sure your climb is safe and successful. Even though the itinerary is perfectly planned, it's crucial to know about altitude sickness. 

Altitude sickness can happen to anyone while trekking at a higher altitude. Altitude sickness occurs when your body struggles to get used to the change in the amount of oxygen you breathe in with each breath. There are three types of altitude sickness. The first one is Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), which is a common one. If you don't take care of altitude sickness early on, it can get worse and turn into more serious things like HAPE and HACE. So, it is very important to pay attention to any signs of altitude sickness and take action before it gets more severe.
Let's know about the Altitude Sickness symptoms(AMS)

  • A Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue, even when resting
  • Malaise
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling or being sick

Dizziness 

Things to do to reduce your risk of Altitude Sickness

  • Go up to high places slowly so your body can get used to less oxygen.
  • Spend a few days below 2,500 meters before going higher.
  • Take a break day 
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid going from below 1,200 meters to over 3,500 meters in one day.
  • If you can't avoid flying to a high place, rest for a day before going higher.
  • Don't sleep more than 500 meters higher than the night before if you're at 3,000 meters or more.
  • No smoking and drinking alcohol while you're on the trekking/climbing journey.
     

Climbing Tent Peak isn't super hard, but it's more tough than regular trekking in the Himalayas. It's level 2 in difficulty, meaning you might need to use your hands, chains, or ropes sometimes. If you're a beginner climber, Tent Peak is a good choice, but you should have some experience with high-altitude trekking.

You don't have to be an expert climber, but you need to be reasonably fit and fine. Almost anyone with determination can do this climb without previous climbing experience. Our local Guide, who knows the area well, will be with you at every step to make sure everything goes smoothly and you have a great experience.
To make your journey successful, we recommend you do activities like running, swimming, and some smaller climbs before the trip. You can join the Gym or Yoga sessions. Also, getting the basic idea of mountaineering, like how to use gear like crampons, jumar ascenders, and ropes, will be helpful. Only with the proper plan and preparation should you join this climb.
 

  • Make sure to have the travel insurance done in your home country. In addition to that, a foreigner isn't allowed to purchase insurance in Nepal. 
  • Before joining the Tent Peak Climbing, it's better to do a health check-up.
  • Maintain your physical fitness and mental fitness before embarking on this journey. Also, it's better to gain basic mountaineering skills.
  • The information we provided is just a basic plan. Your trip can be changed based on what you want and the time you have. 
  • Sometimes, things like local politics, landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, or other factors beyond our control might cause us to change the plan during the trip. If this happens, don't worry. Our experienced guides are there to help, and we always do our best to make sure you're happy with our service.
  • We are going to take the usual path up using the northwest ridge, which is the standard route for our climb.
  • It's important to stick to the rules and regulations while you're in the conservation area and national park.
  • Additionally, please show respect to the traditional and religious sites as well as the local people during your journey.
     

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Tent Peak Climbing - 21 Days

Tent Peak Climbing

Overview And Highlights

Trip Standard

Hotels / Lodge basis

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Total Duration

17 Days

Best Season

March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Highest Spot

5663m

Tent Peak Climbing Highlights

  • Visit the famous places in Kathmandu that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Scenic ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara with beautiful views.
  • Look closely at the tall mountains like Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I.
  • Enjoy the pretty scenes of the Annapurna range and a big icy area with waterfalls.
  • Watch a fantastic sunrise over the Himalayas and see magical landscapes.
  • Relax in the warm water at Jhinu Danda.
  • Walk through pretty villages and colorful forests.
  • Be amazed at the incredible 360-degree view from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the local people
  • Climb the Tent Peak (5,669m) or Tharpu Chuli.
  • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of the Magar and Gurung people.


Tent Peak Climbing Overview

Tharpu Chuli commonly known as Tent Peak is a magnificent mountain located in the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas. In 1956, Sir Jimmy Robert called it the Tent Peak because of the shape of its summit flat like the tent. Being 5,663 meters above sea level, it is less difficult than other peak climbing making it perfect for beginners as well.

This trek takes you to the idyllic towns of Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Sinuwa Danda, Bamboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp. If you are fortunate, you may also encounter endangered species such as snow leopards, musk deer, and Himalayan black bears during the trip.

The most prominent feature of the Tent Peak climbing expedition is the 360-degree view from the top of Annapurna massif. It is an amazing experience full of excitement of climbing and an opportunity to be acquainted with beautiful nature all around.

Tent Peak is pretty popular amongst the trekkers and climbers of the Annapurna region, and its considerably lower altitude makes it an excellent solution for those who are looking for an adventure that is both difficult and satisfying, but not too extreme like the Mera, Lobuche, or Island peaks. 

In the end, Tent Peak presents you with a memorable trip with the combination of thrill, adventure, cultural discovery, and the magnificence of the Himalayas.
 

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu -1400 .

Welcome to the land of the beautiful Himalayas. After you exit from the immigration office at TIA, our representative will be there to pick you up. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel of your choice and location. Then you can refresh yourself and take a rest for tomorrow's day trip inside the valley.
 

Accomodation
Hotel
Day 2 : Sightseeing and Preparation For The Trek -1400 M .

Early in the morning, after you finish your breakfast, our staff will be there to pick you up from the hotel. There are a total of 7 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. From the list, you can choose the few that you would like to go to because visiting all of them is not possible in one day. 

Here is the list:

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath
  • Boudhanath
  • Pashupatinath
  • Changunarayan

Also, don't forget to bring the important document as we will do some paperwork for the Tent Peak Climbing and a short briefing related to this trek at our office.  
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 3 : Drive From Kathmandu To Pokhara 6-8 hours -820 M .

We will start our journey early in the morning on a tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It'll be a 6-8 hour ride, but don't worry about food – we'll take a break for lunch along the way. The road is in good condition, and you'll get to enjoy scenic views of rivers, forests, and farmland. Eventually, we'll arrive in the beautiful city of Pokhara. Get ready for a relaxing and picturesque ride.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820
Day 4 : Drive From Pokhara To Nayapul And Trek To TikheDhunga (1,577m), 3 Hours

After spending the beautiful night in Pokhara today, we will head toward Nayapul. It will take us about an hour to reach Nayapul. Our first day of trekking begins here, in Nayapul. Your porters will help you to carry your language. Then, with the help of your Guide, we will start our trek. Today's trek will be short and very easy. 

After we pass a string of shops and tea houses, we will take a left turn at a trail junction and reach the charming village of Birethanti, nestled at 1,040 meters. It's where the Modi Khola and Bhurungdi Khola rivers meet. Birethanti offers plenty of lodges and shops. Further crossing a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola, we will reach the ACAP checkpoint. 

Moving on, we pass through  Sudame, both with places to grab refreshments.
Continuing our journey, we arrive at Hille (1,430m), where more lodges and teahouses await. A short uphill climb from Hille, on the east bank of the Bhurungdi Khola, you will reach Tikhe Dhunga. Then, you will spend your night in a tea/guest house.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1577
Day 5 : Trek To Ghorepani (2,840 M), 5 Hours

After a delicious local breakfast, we are ready for our trek to Ghorepani. Today's journey takes us from Tikhedhunga to the uphill climb of Ulleri, passing through the vibrant Magar settlements. As we ascend from Ulleri, the path becomes gentler, leading us through beautiful forests of rhododendrons and oaks. After a couple of hours from Banthanti, we finally arrive at Ghorepani, where we will spend the night in a cozy tea/guest house.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2840
Day 6 : Trek To Tadapani (2,610 M) And Explore Poon Hill (3,210 M), 6 Hours

After leaving the tea house at Ghorepani, we will start your day with a climb to Poonhill before the sun wakes up. It takes about an hour to reach this beautiful hill. From the top, you will see an amazing sunrise over the Annapurna mountains. After enjoying hot coffee or tea with a beautiful view, you will then go back for breakfast at your lodge.

After breakfast, start walking through a beautiful forest to Tadapani. The trail has some ups and downs, but it's fun. We will stop for lunch in a sunny place called Banthanti. Then, keep going up and down until you reach Tadapani, where you'll spend the night.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2610
Day 7 : Trek To Chhomrong (2,140 M) From Tadapani (2,610 M), 5 Hours

Today is another beautiful day for trekking, where you will be walking down through the pretty rhododendron forest. You can hear the lovely melody of birds singing as you walk along the trail. After about 45 minutes of walking, the path gets steep downhill through terraced fields, leading to a suspension bridge over the Kimrong Khola.

Then, the trail goes up, and you walk straight to Chhomrong, which is at 2140 meters above sea level. It will take about five hours from Tadapani to reach Chhomrong.In Chhomrong, you can see beautiful Mt. Annapurna south, Himchuli, the Virgin Peak, and Mt. Machhapuchhre up close. The village is filled with Gurung people, and you will have a great chance to experience their warm hospitality.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2139
Day 8 : Trek Dovan (2,500 M) From Chhomrung (2,140 M), 6 Hours

Today, we will be trekking from Chhomrung to Dovan. Dovan is situated about 2,500m/8,202ft high, and it will take around 5-6 hours to reach on average. The trail starts with steep stairs down to the Chhomrung Khola River. Then, we will cross a hanging bridge at 1,900m/6,233 feet and climb back up to Sinewa, at 2,340m/7,677 feet, where we take a tea break.

After that, we climb more to Khuldighar and then follow a mix of trails with some ups and downs, reaching Bamboo at 2,300m/7,546 feet. After leaving the forest and walking steeply downhill to Dovan village at 2,505m/8,218 feet. Then, reaching the Davan village, we spent the night at a lodge. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2500
Day 9 : Trek To Deurali (3,230 M) From Dovan (2,500 M), 4 Hours

In the morning at Dovan, breathe in the fresh mountain air and have a hearty breakfast at your teahouse. After getting ready, we will start our trek towards Deurali with the prominent Annapurna peaks in the background. The path goes through thick forests and greenery, creating a peaceful atmosphere.

During our trek, we'll stop at a teahouse for a tasty lunch, giving us energy for the journey. As we walk, we'll pass by the scenic Modi Khola valley, with the river beside us. The trail includes rocky parts, rhododendron forests, and open areas offering glimpses of the surrounding mountains.

Heading towards Deurali, at 3,230 meters (10,595 feet), the landscape changes as we go higher. It's rewarding to see the elevation rise and feel a sense of achievement. Upon reaching Deurali, we will check into a teahouse or lodge for a well-deserved rest.
In the afternoon, we will explore around Deurali, maybe meeting other trekkers and sharing our trail stories. As the day winds down, enjoy a warm dinner at the teahouse, taking in the peaceful mountain atmosphere. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3229
Day 10 : Trek To The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131 M) From Deurali (3,230 M), 5-6 Hours .

We've been trekking through beautiful green forests for the past few days, surrounded by the lushness of nature. But today marks a change in scenery. As we ascend, the familiar tree lines start to fade away, giving way to alpine bushes and shrubs.

Our trail takes us through Bagar, nestled at 3300 meters, and then to Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3700 meters. Finally, we'll reach the breathtaking Mount Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 meters.

At the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), there are a few cozy lodges that provide a delightful stay. From here, you're treated to mesmerizing views of snow-capped peaks all around the base camp. It truly feels like a magical place where you can immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4131
Day 11 : Acclimatization Day At The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131m) .

After reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at a height of 4,130 meters (13,547 feet), it's time to focus on getting used to the altitude. Your day starts with a briefing from the climbing leader. They will update you on the glacial trail conditions. Your expert Guide will give you basic mountaineering training on this day.

During this training, you will practice going up and down using ropes and learn essential skills like using an ice axe, snow bar, ice screw, harness, jumar, crampons, and more. Knot tying with main and fixed ropes will also be a part of your skill set by the end of the day.

This training not only gives you crucial knowledge on how to use the climbing gears but also boosts your confidence for the summit attempt the following day. As part of the acclimatization process, you will take short hikes around the base camp in the afternoon. Afterward, it's time to rest and gear up for the exciting adventure ahead of scaling the summit. With your new skills and acclimatization to the high altitude, you will be ready for the upcoming challenge.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
4131
Day 12 : Trek To Tent Peak Base Camp (4,400 M) From The Annapurna Base Camp (4,131 M), 5 Hours

Now, we are planning a shorter walking day to steer clear of any issues with the thinning air and to acclimate ourselves better for the Tent Peak climb. Your Guide will share crucial information about the upcoming climb and outline the activities for the next day.

Starting today, we will be staying in tented camps for the next two days, and our meals will be prepared by a skilled professional cook right at the campsite. It's a change in scenery and accommodation, adding a touch of adventure as we prepare for the exciting climb ahead.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
4400
Day 13 : Climb To The High Camp (5,000 M) .

Before tackling the peak climb, we must make another trek to a high camp for preparation. The climb involves technical sections, so getting ready is key to a successful ascent.

We will head northwest following a deep-cut gully. After that, the trail takes us to the top of the gully, passing through hills until we reach a ridge. Then, the final stretch involves a climb to a spot at 4877 meters. Once you are at the high camp, we will set up our tents. From the high camp, we can see all around us, and it is amazing. 

We can see the panoramic views of giant mountains like Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7229m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machapuchhre, and many others. It's like being surrounded by a breathtaking picture of towering peaks. As night falls, we're treated to a spectacular view of the starry sky, making it a memorable night in the mountains.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
5000
Day 14 : Attempt To The Summit (5,850 M) .

In the early morning, we begin our climb to the summit, which sits at an altitude of 5850 meters. Then, we stroll on flat snow for around 1 hour. After that, we climb a steep part that's at a 70-degree angle. To reach the very top, we use special ropes for about 30 minutes. Finally, we walk on a flat path for a bit and reach the summit of Tent Peak. 

Once you reach the top, take a moment to feel happy and enjoy the fantastic view. You can see the panoramic view of Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) and Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak. You can also snap some pictures to remember this special time. It's a time to celebrate and appreciate the incredible scenery around you.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Tented camp
Elevation
5850
Day 15 : Trek Back To Deurali From Tent Peak Base Camp, 6 Hours


Today, after leaving Tent Peak Base Camp, the path goes down through thick forests and greenery next to the Modi Khola River. Stay vigilant at every step of the way, and be especially careful when tackling steep areas and crossing streams. When you get to Deurali, a calm place surrounded by big mountains, you will find a nice guesthouse to sleep in. Relax and enjoy the peacefulness of the mountains for the night. 
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
3230
Day 16 : Trek Back To Sinuwa From Deurali, 6 Hours

Today, you will start descending through the same path that took you to Annapurna Base Camp. Your trek starts from Deurali enjoying the peaceful ambiance of the village and the surrounding mountains. You will start descending through the Modi Khola valley. After a while, you will reach Hinku Cave. You can take a short break at Hinku Cave, perhaps enjoying a snack and admiring the scenery before continuing your trek.

Then you will resume your trek from Hinku Cave continuing along the trail towards the Himalaya Hotel. Before reaching the hotel you will pass through lush forests and rocky terrain. Then after reaching the hotel you can rest and refuel your body by having an appetizing lunch. Also don't forget to keep your body hydrated. Then leaving the hotel and continuing your journey you will reach Dovan. Further walking from Dovan you will reach Bamboo. Then from Bamboo, you will ascend gradually towards Sinuwa. After reaching the Sinuwa you will enjoy the night in the tea house with the warm hospitality of local people.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
2300
Day 17 : Trek Back To Jhinu (1,500 M) From Sinuwa, 4 Hours

You will walk downhill from Sinuwa to Jhinu Danda for about 4-5 hours. When you get to Jhinu Danda, take a nice bath in the hot spring. It will make you feel better and ready for more walking. Enjoy the hot bath, and then it's time to rest for the day.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Elevation
1500
Day 18 : Trek To Nayapul And Drive Back To Pokhara, 4 Hours

As we head to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda, you will love the beautiful hills and landscapes in the ACAP region. You will walk for 4-5 hours along Modi Khola and enjoy the stunning views. This part of the trek is easy and flat, making it one of the most pleasant days. After reaching Birethanti, it's just an hour more of walking to Nayapul.

From Nayapul, we'll take a nice and short scenic drive to Pokhara. It's a great spot to chill and enjoy the end of your trek while taking in the beauty of the journey.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
820
Day 19 : Drive Back To Kathmandu From Pokhara, 7 Hours

Leaving the beautiful city of Pokhara, you will have a ride to reach Kathmandu. It takes about six to eight hours to drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. We will travel on the Prithivi Highway, where the roads wind through the hills, giving us scenic views along the Trishuli River. It's a journey with twists and turns, surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
 

Food
Breakfast /lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400
Day 20 : Spare Day In Kathmandu/Sightseeing As An Option

Today, you have a choice: you can chill at the hotel or explore the nearby area. If there are any UNESCO World Heritage sites left to see, you can check them out. Later in the evening, we'll have a little goodbye get-together at a nice restaurant. It will be a simple and pleasant way to end our time together.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Day 21 : Final Departure

As we wrap up the trip, filled with memories and the friends you've made, it's time to leave this beautiful country. Our staff will be there to pick you up and take you to your departure.
 

What Is Included ?

  •  All Transportation to and from the airport.
  • Regular hotel stays, twin sharing, bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • The itinerary's group welcome dinner is scheduled.
  • full-day guided city tour includes entrance expenses to World Heritage Sites.
  • If required, private transportation will be provided to and from the trek's beginning and end places.
  • Full board includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on a trekking program.
  • freshly prepared Our kitchen prepares full board meals for the duration of the Tent Peak climb.
  • Trekking and climbing responsibly in a two-to-one trekker-to-porter ratio.
  • Boiled tea, coffee, and drinking water properly when on a tent peak climbing period.
  • lodging while walking to Annapurna Base Camp in a teahouse or lodge.
  • During the Tent peak climbing season, accommodations will be at a tent camp with boiled water for drinking, tea, and coffee.
  • Permit for Tent Peak Climbing, Royalty, and additional government taxes.
  • Climbing instruction course at base camp for Tent Peak.
  • All necessary equipment for both solo and group climbing, including a plastic boot, crampons, ice axes, climbing rope, Jumar, harness, figure of eight, carabiners, and more.
  • There is all the necessary camping gear available, including a two-person member tent.
  • The equipment that Team Himalaya will require for the expedition includes a down jacket, sleeping bag, and inner fleece liner.
  • Professional, seasoned trek leader/guide with wilderness training and first aid from the area.
  • Skilled climbing guide and his assistance team, complete with insurance, necessary equipment, and provision for all costs.
  • Trek map, Team Himalaya t-shirts, and complimentary Trip Duffle bag.
  • A peak climbing certificate is granted by the appropriate Nepali government body.
  • TIMS Trek permit and fees for entry to Annapurna Conservation.
     

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry Visa fee; travel insurance of any kind
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax.
  • All drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal expenses like the hot water shower, battery charge, telephone call, beverage drinks, and drinking water.

FAQs

Should I carry the food with me during the trek?

You don't have to bring your food because the trekking agency will give you three meals a day. However, you can bring snacks to keep yourself energized during the trek.
 

Do we need a permit for this Tent Peak Climbing?

You don't need to have a climbing permit for the Tent peak(Tharpu Chuli). However, you need to obtain the ACAP Permit and TIMS Card.
 

What if I get sick during this Tent Peak Climbing?

Nobody wants these things to happen during the trip, but if you happen to get sick and it's not too serious, you'll receive treatment. In case of a more serious situation, we're ready to arrange emergency helicopter evacuation if needed.
 

Can I change the currency in Nepal?

You have several options to exchange currency here in Nepal. You can do it at the airport, or you can also find currency exchange places in the streets of Thamel.
 

Can I take a hot shower during the Tent Peak Climbing?

You can get the hot shower facility at the tea house/ guest house. Tea houses might charge you extra bucks for the hot shower, but if you take a shower with cold water, it is free.
 

Do I need to have travel insurance for my trip?

It's a good idea to get travel insurance for Tent Peak climbing. Since you'll be at high altitudes, there might be unexpected situations. Your travel insurance should also cover emergency medical evacuation by helicopter, just in case.
 

Which month is best for trekking and climbing in Nepal?

If you're planning to climb Tent Peak and wondering about the best time, go for Spring or Autumn. These seasons are ideal for your adventure.
 

Can I get an internet facility during the trip?

Almost all the teahouses/lodges provide a wifi facility for travelers, but you need to pay a little extra. You can also use a local sim for the mobile internet facility.
 

Can I customize the Itinerary?

Depending on your vacation days and budget, you can customize the itinerary. For this, you need to consult with a trekking agency.
 

How much does it cost for the Tent Peak Climbing?

Tent Peak Climbing will cost you around 2500$-5000$. The price depends upon various factors such as itinerary days, food, accommodation, transportation, and many more.
 

Additional Information

You don't require a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association for this Tent Peak Climbing. However, you will be required to Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP Permit) and Trekking Information Management System(TIMS Card).

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit 

If you are traveling inside the Annapurna Region, you will need to obtain this permit. This permit will cost you Npr. 3000 without additional cost. This permit can be easily obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office in Kathmandu as well as from Pokhara. If you are traveling through the trekking agency, they will help to manage the permit on your behalf.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit

You need to obtain the TIMS Card while climbing the Tent Peak. This card helps to track the position of the trekkers in case a rescue operation is required. You can obtain the TIMS Card from the office of Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara,

  • Foreigner Group trekkers need to pay Blue Tims Card- RS 1000 per person
  • Free Individual Trekkers (FITs) need to pay Green Tims Card- RS 2000 per person
  • SAARC countries Group trekkers- RS 300 per person
  • SAARC countries individual- RS 600 per person

Documents required to obtain Permits

  • A copy of the individual Passport, 
  • Two PP-size photos
  • Detail of the trekking itinerary and the area of the trek
     

Nepal has different types of weather in different places, depending on the geography.
The best times for adventurous journeys in the Himalayas are Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These seasons offer stable weather and a moderate climate, making them ideal for trekking and climbing. Climbing the Tent Peak is possible throughout the year except in the rainy seasons.

Autumn (September to November) is perfect for trekking, with clear skies and pleasant temperatures. It's a popular choice for thousands of trekkers due to its excellent atmosphere and beauty. 

Winter (November to March) is also suitable for trekking, with stable weather conditions and clear days. While days are cool, nights can be very cold, especially above 3,000m altitude. If you are planning to climb Tent Peak in the winter, it is important to be very careful. Make sure you have all the right trekking equipment and gear to handle the extremely cold weather. Take extra precautions and be well-prepared for the chilly conditions.

Spring (March to May) is the second most popular trekking season. The blooming of Rhododendron flowers and lush greenery make the trail look pretty. Plus, the nice weather makes it easier for trekkers to reach their destination without facing too many obstacles along the way.

Summer (June to August) sees fewer trekkers due to the monsoon season. We suggest you avoid Tent Peak Climbing during the Summer seasons. Heavy rain can mess up travel plans because there's a big chance of floods, landslides, and avalanches happening. When you're trekking in rainy seasons, you might encounter leeches, snakes, and mosquitoes. 

Note: If you like to trek in the summer seasons, then the best option will be in rain-shadow regions like Mustang, Dolpo, and Nar-Phu Valley.
 

Having travel insurance is important when you're trekking in the mountains of Nepal. It's a good idea to get travel insurance for Tent Peak climbing. Since you'll be at high altitudes, there might be unexpected situations. It is not possible to have Travel insurance for foreign trekkers.

Even though we don't sell insurance, we can suggest some good options. When you get travel insurance, make sure it covers emergency helicopter evacuation, medical treatment, evacuation, repatriation, trekking, and climbing. For high-altitude activities like climbing, it's wise to get insurance that covers up to 5,000-7,000 meters.

It's very easy to buy travel insurance, but before buying, choosing the right one might be difficult. Insurance should cover everything while you stay in Nepal. Compare the package and check the duration, reputation, customer service, reviews, and so on.

You can easily compare various packages online, too. Having insurance will give you peace of mind and protect you in case something unexpected happens during your trek.
 

Climbing equipment is the essential thing that you will use during your trip in the high Himalayas. With this equipment, the climbing will be extremely easy, and the summit may be successful. We suggest you have all this listed equipment before you begin this beautiful journey. If you don't have time to buy it in your home country, you can purchase it here as well. Some of the gear and equipment also can be rented, and we can assist you in case you need it.

Upper Body:

  • Warm beanie hat
  • Tubular Headwear (buff)
  • Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  • Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen with a factor of 50+

Upper Body (Core body):

  • 3 Light and trekking-weight thermal tops
  • 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  • 1 Fleece Jacket 
  • 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood 
  • 1 Down Jacket

Lower Body:

  • 2 Thermal base layers 
  • 2 Pairs of trekking pants
  • 1 Heavyweight hiking trousers (windproof soft shell for warmth at higher altitudes)
  • 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
  • 2 Light Hiking shorts
  • 2 Fleece Pants
  • 4 Underwear 

Hands:

  • 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
  • 1 Pair of shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
  • 1 Waterproof outer glove

Feet:

  • 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
  • 3 Pairs of liner socks
  • 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
  • 2 Thick wool socks 
  • Trekking Boots
  • Lightweight Rubber Shoes

 
Accessories:

  • Daypack 
  • Reusable water bottle 
  • Large duffle bag 
  • Trekking Pole
  • Camera with extra battery
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Sleeping Bag liner
  • Ear Plugs
  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Trekking Watch

Medicine:

  • Personal Medication
  • Diarrhoea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
  • Paracetamol Tablets
  • Diamox 
  • Water Purification tablets 
  • Blister kit / Zinc Tape
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dressing Gauze
  • Antibiotic Cream

Miscellaneous

  • Walking Stick
  • Pocket Knife (Swiss)
  • Umbrella / RainCoat
     

During your Tent Peak journey, you'll stay in teahouses in villages. These places provide basic accommodation with simple amenities, like twin beds and shared bathrooms. You can get the facilities of a hot shower and wifi also, but you need to pay the extra bucks.

As you climb higher, you'll spend nights in tents, which can be a new experience. The tents are good quality, and each person in the group gets their sleeping tent. There are also dining and bathroom tents that are shared.

Your package includes three meals a day, but snacks are not included. You can buy snacks along the way if you want. The menu at the teahouses offers a variety of foods, including Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, and Indian dishes. You can also find a good selection of drinks and sweets. The crew members prepare all the meals while camping, providing you with tasty and nourishing food. Don't forget to try Dal Bhat, a traditional Nepali dish with rice, lentils, and veggies – a perfect balanced diet for your journey.
 

Climbing Tent Peak is an exciting adventure, but it is crucial to be careful because going up too high too fast can make you feel sick. Altitude sickness is the main problem, and not acclimating well to higher places can spoil your trip. It means you might have to go back to your home country without submitting the Tent Peak Climbing.

But with Team Himalaya, you don't need to worry. We've got a smart plan for Tent Peak climbing, and we will be with you every step of the way. Our special plan and our full attention make sure your climb is safe and successful. Even though the itinerary is perfectly planned, it's crucial to know about altitude sickness. 

Altitude sickness can happen to anyone while trekking at a higher altitude. Altitude sickness occurs when your body struggles to get used to the change in the amount of oxygen you breathe in with each breath. There are three types of altitude sickness. The first one is Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS), which is a common one. If you don't take care of altitude sickness early on, it can get worse and turn into more serious things like HAPE and HACE. So, it is very important to pay attention to any signs of altitude sickness and take action before it gets more severe.
Let's know about the Altitude Sickness symptoms(AMS)

  • A Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue, even when resting
  • Malaise
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling or being sick

Dizziness 

Things to do to reduce your risk of Altitude Sickness

  • Go up to high places slowly so your body can get used to less oxygen.
  • Spend a few days below 2,500 meters before going higher.
  • Take a break day 
  • Drink enough water to stay hydrated.
  • Avoid going from below 1,200 meters to over 3,500 meters in one day.
  • If you can't avoid flying to a high place, rest for a day before going higher.
  • Don't sleep more than 500 meters higher than the night before if you're at 3,000 meters or more.
  • No smoking and drinking alcohol while you're on the trekking/climbing journey.
     

Climbing Tent Peak isn't super hard, but it's more tough than regular trekking in the Himalayas. It's level 2 in difficulty, meaning you might need to use your hands, chains, or ropes sometimes. If you're a beginner climber, Tent Peak is a good choice, but you should have some experience with high-altitude trekking.

You don't have to be an expert climber, but you need to be reasonably fit and fine. Almost anyone with determination can do this climb without previous climbing experience. Our local Guide, who knows the area well, will be with you at every step to make sure everything goes smoothly and you have a great experience.
To make your journey successful, we recommend you do activities like running, swimming, and some smaller climbs before the trip. You can join the Gym or Yoga sessions. Also, getting the basic idea of mountaineering, like how to use gear like crampons, jumar ascenders, and ropes, will be helpful. Only with the proper plan and preparation should you join this climb.
 

  • Make sure to have the travel insurance done in your home country. In addition to that, a foreigner isn't allowed to purchase insurance in Nepal. 
  • Before joining the Tent Peak Climbing, it's better to do a health check-up.
  • Maintain your physical fitness and mental fitness before embarking on this journey. Also, it's better to gain basic mountaineering skills.
  • The information we provided is just a basic plan. Your trip can be changed based on what you want and the time you have. 
  • Sometimes, things like local politics, landslides, roadblocks, bad weather, or other factors beyond our control might cause us to change the plan during the trip. If this happens, don't worry. Our experienced guides are there to help, and we always do our best to make sure you're happy with our service.
  • We are going to take the usual path up using the northwest ridge, which is the standard route for our climb.
  • It's important to stick to the rules and regulations while you're in the conservation area and national park.
  • Additionally, please show respect to the traditional and religious sites as well as the local people during your journey.
     

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