Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli)

Spectacularly situated within the Annapurna Sanctuary, Tent Peak (5, 633m) (also known as Tharpu Chuli) provides a superb objective for a short trekking peak expedition, offering spectacular views of the Annapurna massif from the summit combined with glorious trekking to and from base camp and the opportunity to summit your first Himalayan peak in a little more than two weeks.

Our first week is spent trekking along the route of the classic Annapurna Sanctuary trek, through an ever-changing landscape of lush pads fields and farmland, small villages, forests of bamboo and rhododendron and stunning mountain scenery. We will have time in Annapurna Base Camp to explore the area, admire the stunning setting and acclimatize before making our ascent of Tent Peak ( Tharpu Chuli). Following the usual route along the north-west ridge to the summit, we will establish one high camp en route. From this high camp, a steep climb brings us to an unforgettable summit ridge which leads to a sensational viewpoint, surrounded by peaks such as Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I and the dramatic ‘Fish Tail’ of Machhapuchhare.

Leaving the Sanctuary, we return to Pokhara via Ghorepani and the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world. From Poon Hill, above Ghorepani, there are fantastic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range – a fitting mountain finale before we descend to Pokhara to return to Kathmandu.

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin. If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
FleeceExcellentPoorPoorExcellent
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for below reasons:

  1. It dries quick
  2. It is easy and quick to pack
  3. Feels comfortable during the trek
  4. Saves energy

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(200 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 30)

Clothing

  • The thermal inner layer ( 2 pairs)
  • Quick-dry T-shirts (Full Sleeves) (3 pairs)
  • Bodywarmer fleece(1 pair)
  • Down Jacket (1 pair)
  • Gore-tex Jackets( 1 Pair)
  • Underwears
  • Thermal trouser(2 pairs)
  • Trousers for trekking(2-3 pairs)
  • Fleece trousers(2 pairs)
  • Gore-Tex trouser( 1 pair)
  • Down pant( 1 pair)

Personal stuff

  • sleeping bag (-40)
  • Water bottle( 1)
  • Thermos
  • Water purifier preferably tablets
  • Dry bags
  • Trekking Poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Notebook and pen
  • Books
  • Snacks
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Towels
  • Mattress

Hand Wear

  • Inner thin gloves
  • Water-proof warm gloves
  • Gore-Tex gloves

Foot Wear

  • Water repellent trekking boots with ankle support
  • Alpine boot
  • Socks ( as per requirement)
  • Sandal (Crocs will be better)

Bags

  • Strong Kit/Duffel bag to be carried by porter(15 kg Max)
  • Rucksack / Trekking bag (65 liters)

Medicines

  • Personal medications
  • We provide a first aid kit during your trip(With Guide)

Expedition Himalaya provides below technical equipment upon clients request during their climb on a rental basis.

  • Alpine boot(Do mention your size)
  • Crampons( 1 pair)
  • Helmet ( 1 Pair)
  • Harness( 1 pair)
  • Screwget carabiner (2 pairs)
  • Open gate carabiner (1 pair)
  • Ice ax (1 Pair)
  • Jumpers /ascender
  • Climbing rope

*Please go through this link to download the checklist for Gears & Equipment. Peak climbing Gears and equipment list

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

For more information:

http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

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Trip Facts

  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 5,663 m
  • Strenuous, PD
  • Teahouse/Camping
  • March to May; September to November
  • Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
  • Hotel, Camping
  • Flights, private car or tourist bus
  • 12 pax Maximum