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Tharpu Chuli (5540m.) Climbing Nepal

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 22 - 25 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Mountain/Rock Climbing   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: April - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2199 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2399 US Dollar (USD)

Tharpu Chuli, popularly known as Tent Peak, is situated in the middle of the Annapurna Sanctuary. This expedition follows the North-West ridge to set up a high camp and continues in this direction to reach the peak.

Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) is located in the Annapurna sanctuary. The Sanctuary is an amphitheater, with a range of impressive Himalayan Peaks forming a vast bowl, accessible only from the South through the Modi Khola River valley. The immense South Face of Annapurna South (7291m), situated at the head of the Annapurna South Glacier, guards the Western flank of the Sanctuary. And right in the middle this all is Tharpu but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. Tharpu Chuli is 5663m. where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit. The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the fine a scent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying.

The trek to advance camp involves crossing the South Annapurna Glacier. This is not an easy crossing. It involves a steep descent into the glacier through very rough ground among the confused mass of loose rocks of all sizes on the glacier floor. Then need to be climbed up the other side of the glacier. It takes almost 7 hours to reach advance camp. However, you are rewarded with breath-taking views all the way. Advance camp is roughly at 4500m, just on the snowline.

As well as enjoyable climbing the mountains offers one of the outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. From its summit you have a superb panorama of Huinchuli (6331m/20771ft), Annapurna South (7219m/ 23684ft), Fang (7647m/ 25089ft), Gangapurna (7455m/ 24459ft), Annapurna III (7555m/ 24787ft), Machhapuchhare (6993m/ 22943ft) and of course Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m/ 21329ft).

Seen from the moraines above the huts at the Annapurna South base camp, the mountain takes on a shape, aptly described by its former name Tent Peak, with its long South-East Ridge forming the sloping ridge pole. The lower half of the South-West Face is a series of rocky gullies and buttresses giving way to strongly etched snow flutes. Under a lot of snow this becomes a very attractive aspect indeed with a good number of lines. The North-West Ridge, itself the normal line of ascent, which is gained by the flat glacier to the west.

Tharpu Chuli’s relatively low altitude and reasonable approach, without serious objective danger, make this an attractive mountain, especially when combined with its position and ease of access. At present three routes have been recorded and many more are obviously possible. Because of the large number of climbing expeditions that enter the Sanctuary it might well be the peak has received a lot of unnoticed attention.

- Fact Box about Tharpu Chuli: (Tent peak) 18,577feet / 5,663meters
- Elevation: 21,326 feet / 6,501 meters (17th highest trekking peak of Nepal)
- Location: Annapurna region of Nepal
- Best for the Climbing: July, August, September, October
- Convenient Center: Pokhara
- Nearest Major Airport: Kathmandu (Minor: Pokhara)
- Itinerary type: Lodge/ Camping
- Accommodations: Fixed/ Customized
- Trek grade: Moderate & Strenuous
- Total days 19 + 4 = 23 days.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer hotel. Includes: (A).

Day 2: Prepared permit & trekking. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Drive to Suikhet & trek to Pothana. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Pothana - New bridge. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: New Bridge - Khuldighar. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Khuldighar - Himalayan hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Himalayan - Machapuchhere BC. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Machapuchhere BC - Annapurna BC. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Acclimatization day. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Annapurna BC - Tharpu Chuli BC. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 12: Tharpu Chuli High. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 13: Tharpu Chuli High - Summit & back to BC. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 14: Base Camp - Machapuchhere. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 15: Machhapuchhre BC - Himalayan Hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 16: Himalayan Hotel - Chomorong. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 17: Chomorong - Tadapani. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 18: Tadapani - Ghorepani. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 19: Ghorepani - Birethati. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 20: Birethati - Pokhara. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 22: Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).

Day 23: Departures for next trip in Nepal or departure final departure from Nepal to your home. Includes: (B).

Note: Abbreviation: A = Accommodation, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner.

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Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up & drop
- Peak climbing guide
- Trek guide & ast guide
- Cook, ast cook, other trek crews & porters
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- Room in cities as per itinerary
- Trek permit, national park fee & peak permit fee
- Domestic flight ticket as per itinerary.

Price Excludes:
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.

About This Supplier
Location: Nepal
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2007

Eco-friendly adventure holiday leaders and leading climate justice research group to Nepal Himalayas. Krishna, the team leader of M16846 is also right to life related climate justice advocate. He is dedicating in this sectors researching and advocating climate justice. From 2006, he is advocating basic rights for...

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