Tent Peak Climbing – When Annapurna Base Camp is not enough

The Tent Peak Climbing Trek is one of the most climbed trekking peaks in Nepal.

This outstanding trek includes a fascinating trekking trail along an ascent to Tent Peak (5,663 m), also known as Tharpu Chuli.

Another major highlight of the trip is the exclusive exploration of the Annapurna Sanctuary.



Tent Peak Climbing Trek Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Tent Peak Climbing Trek.

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will pick you up and transfer to the designated hotel for accommodation

Includes: Airport-Pick Up, Accommodation

Day 2 – Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Bouddhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Transport

Day 3 – Flight to Pokhara & Trek to Dhampus (1700m)

Our trip starts with 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the flight, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of Himalayan range. As the flight lands on Pokhara, we will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Manaslu and other enchanting Himalayan peaks of Nepal. In Pokhara, A bus will take us to Phedi. From there onwards begins our trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As we climb uphill, we bask in the splendor of nature and the trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, we encounter several roadside teashops and at last the trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes our trip of the day.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Transport

Day 4 – Trek to Landrung (1550m)

The trail narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, we pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, we find ourselves high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down Himalayan peaks of Nepal surrounded by complete ambience of nature. We continue trekking for four hours until we reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into our adventure spirit.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 5 – Trek to Chomrong (2040m)

From Landrung, we march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then we come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding oneself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Our trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, we approach teahouses at Jhinu where we rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, we resume the trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours we reach Chomrong. From Chomrong, we can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong where we can get accommodation and food.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 6 – Trek to Himalaya hotel (2680m)

Crossing Chomrong Khola, we continue trekking along steep stone steps. The trail passes by rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As we savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, we gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During our five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where we wrap up our trip of the day.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 7 – Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp (3480m)

As we climb steeply, we soon reach Hinku Cave where we find a fire-blackened overhang being walled-in to make a small lodge. Further ahead, the trail transverses several ascents eventually leading to the Sanctuary. After we pass lodges at Deurali and Bagar, we arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp. It takes 3-4 hours of walking to reach up to base camp. Thereafter, we set a camp site at a suitable location.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 8 – Trek to Annapurna base camp (3900m)

We ascend gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna Base Camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, we can view the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours, we reach base camp. We can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 9 – Rest day

We spend the entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting accustomed to the trekking destinations amidst the unparalled beauty of the towering peaks of Nepal.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 10 – Trek to Tent peak high camp

We follow the trail leading to Tent peak high camp. Struggling against the glaciated mountain passes, we finally reach our target destination. There are other options for those who not wish to climb. Hiking from camp can be quite pleasurable and adventurous. Sightseeing exotic ecosystem and breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks of Nepal can be equally satisfying.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 11 – Ascent of Tent peak (5,663 m)

Early in the morning we begin our ascent of the peak. After strenuous ascent, we finally scale the summit of Tent Peak. From an altitude of 5,663 meters, we savor mesmerizing views of Annapurna range. Tucking this success under our belt, we return to Annapurna Base Camp.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 12 – Rest day

We take a complete break from trekking to avoid adverse climatic conditions. This also allows us to rest after our strenuous trekking to enhance our health.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 13 – Trek to Himalaya hotel (2680m)

After relaxation, we head back to Himalaya Hotel. 4 hours of walking will eventually take us back to Himalaya Hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 14 – Trek to Tadapani (2650m)

We retreat back to Chomrong and from there we take an alternative route back to Pokhara, via Ghorepani. We follow the trail above the cultivated fields of potato and wheat before descending to the village of Khumnu above the Khumnu Khola. After crossing the river, the trail leads steeply uphill to Melanche before continuing through rhododendron forests to Tadapani, where we make our campsite. It takes 4-5 hours of walking to arrive at Tadapani. From our campsite, we can capture excellent views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 15 – Trek to Ghorepani (2775m)

The trail zigzags along the rock-strewn path to Banthanti. Walking past Banthanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before us. We climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. As we continue walking for 4 hours, we finally arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers. We select a superb location to camp for the night.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 16 – Trek to the road head & drive to Pokhara

After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], we leave Ghorepani and march ahead for Nayapul. We further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Along the trails of stone steps, we pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, we come to the main road. Now we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch, Accommodation, Transport

Day 17 – Flight to Kathmandu

Since we have come to an end of the trip, we take a flight back to Kathmandu.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Flight

Day 18 – Departure

We will drop you to the airport for your flight home

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Airport-Drop

Custom Tent Peak Climbing Trek

Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always organisable. It’s always possible to extend the trek for example if you want to spend more time in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Tent Peak Climbing Trek.

Tent Peak Climbing Trek Cost

Included costs

Our Tent Peak Climbing Trek Package covers the following costs:

  • On a camping arrangement
    • 3 star hotel in kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
    • Tent peak climbing permit, ACAP permit
    • Camping equipments
    • Three meals a day with tea coffee
    • One climbing guide, one assistant guide for base camp, one cook and necessary number of porters.( we expect your luggage not to exceed 30 kg per person)
    • surface transfer as per itinerary
    • Kathmandu sightseeing
    • Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu by private coach.
    • All expenses for Nepalese staffs, their insurance and salary
  • On a lodge arrangement + camping (where there are no lodges)
    • All same as above except that on all the places with lodge facilities, we provide you accommodation and food in the lodges, not in the tented camps.

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Tent Peak Climbing Trek Package:

  • Personal equipment for climbing or trekking
  • Insurance and air tickets to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Climbing food
  • Emergency rescue with helicopter, in case there be a need
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets
  • Tips to the staffs
  • Alcoholic drinks and water, cokes etc.

Tent Peak Climbing Trek – Trip Facts

Tent Peak Climbing Trek Difficulty

How hard is the Tent Peak Climbing Trek? The Tent Peak Climbing Trek is a trek of moderate difficulty in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Adequate physical fitness is a must.

Tent Peak Altitude

The Tent Peak Climbing Trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 5,663 m.

Tent Peak Climbing Trek Best Time of Year

The best season to enjoy a Tent Peak Climbing Trek is during the months October and November.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

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Tent Peak Climbing Trek – Highlights

  • Poon hill (3210m)
  • View of mt. Dhaulagiri, mt. Annapurna (I), Annapurna (II)
  • Hiuchuli, Mt.Nilgiri etc.
  • Natural hot spring (jhinu)
  • Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) 4310m.
  • Ghandruk (Traditional Village overlooking to Mt fishtail, Annapurna south).
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