Tharpu Chuli

Trip Facts

Starting Price $2,535.00 per person
  • Trip Duration 21 days
  • Trip Grading Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5,663m
  • Best Time Spring & Autumn
  • Trip Mode Teahouses & camping

Trip Overview

Tharpu Chuli, situated at the heart of Annapurna Sanctury, is an attractive mountain which offers not only enjoyable climbing but also serves as one of the outstanding viewpoints of Annapurna massive. Despite its lowly magnitude, the summit offers superb panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Singu Chuli and Gangapurna. The peak can be approached from several routes: North-West Ridge, South – East Ridge and South – West Face.

Tharpu Chuli also known as Tent peak offers a challenging and achievable two week expedition in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is the most popular of the three Sanctuary peaks and for good reason. Its lower altitude keeps itineraries short, the climbing reasonably straightforward and it enjoys a fabulous location, right in the centre of the Annapurna Sanctuary, giving an incredible panoramic view from its summit.

The expedition starts with a picturesque tea-house trek, through charming villages and rhododendron forests, into the glorious high amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary.

From a high camp placed below the mountain’s north-west ridge, a steep ascent leads to the easy summit ridge with its unimpeded views to Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I and the magical Machhapuchhre (fish tail).

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02 : Rest day / sightseeing in Katmnadu (Boudha, Swambunath and Pashupatinath).
  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Phedi 1,113m. Drive.
  • Day 04 : Phedi – Pothana 1,990m
  • Day 05 : Pothana – New Bridge 1,340m
  • Day 06 : New Bridge – Chommrong 2,340m
  • Day 07 : Chommrong – Bamboo Lodge 2,340m
  • Day 08 : Bamboo Lodge – Deorali 3,230m
  • Day 09 : Deorali – Machhapucharee Base Camp 3,700m
  • Day 10 : Machhapucharee Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m
  • Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp 4,450m
  • Day 12 : Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs) 5,200m
  • Day 13 : Summit Tharpu Chuli 5,663m and return to base camp (6 hrs)
  • Day 14 : Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)
  • Day 15 : Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs) 2,340m
  • Day 16 : Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda 1,780m
  • Day 17 : Jhinu danda – Saule Bazar (4-5 hrs)
  • Day 18 : Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)
  • Day 19 : Rest day in Pokhara
  • Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 21 : Departure.
  • Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

  • Day 02 : Rest day / sightseeing in Katmnadu (Boudha, Swambunath and Pashupatinath).

  • Day 03 : Kathmandu to Phedi 1,113m. Drive.

  • Day 04 : Phedi – Pothana 1,990m

    From Phedi the trail climbs (2 hrs) through Dhampus where you will start to get a splendid view of the Annapurma range, and then gradually ascend a forested trail paved with stones. There is a short steep climb to Pothana and this will be our first stop.

  • Day 05 : Pothana – New Bridge 1,340m

    The trail climbs through forest to a clearing on top of the hill at 2,010m, where there are views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. From there make a steep descent, through forests alive with birds, ferns and orchids into a huge side canyon of the Modi Khola. From here it’s an easy walk, past fields and a school before the trail drops a bit to the flagstone streets of Landrung, a Gurung village at 1,550m. The narrow trail to the sanctuary turns north up the Modi Khola valley passing alongside rice terraces then through forests and a short walk up the river bed leads to New Bridge (1,340m).

  • Day 06 : New Bridge – Chommrong 2,340m

    A stiff climb leads to Jhine Danda (1,600m) and from the trail continues to climb steeply uphill along a treeless ridge to Taglung at 2,050m. A short distance from Taglung, the trail rounds a bend and enters the upper part of Chommrong at 2,040m. This is a 4 hr walk.

  • Day 07 : Chommrong – Bamboo Lodge 2,340m

    Leaving Chommrong, the trail descends on a stone staircase and crosses the Chommrong Khola. Climbing high above the Modi Khoa on its west bank, the trail passes through the tiny settlement of Tilche in forests of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. The trail continues in rhododendron forests, climbing to Khuldi at 2,350m. It is then a short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo Lodge at 2,190m.

  • Day 08 : Bamboo Lodge – Deorali 3,230m

    The trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, then through rhododendron forest up the side of the canyon, occasionally dropping slightly to cross tributary streams, but ascending continuously to Hinko. The trail crosses a ravine and a major avalanche track just beyond Hinko, then climbs through large boulders. About half an hour beyond Hinko is Deorali at 3,000m.

  • Day 09 : Deorali – Machhapucharee Base Camp 3,700m

    Above Deorali, the valley widens and becomes less steep and you can see the gates to the sanctuary. As the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs. The trail then descends to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar at 3110m. From Bagar, the trail crosses a moraine and a stream and finally reaches Machhapucharee Base Camp at 3,480m.

  • Day 10 : Machhapucharee Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m

    It’s an about two hour climb to Annapurna base camp 3,900m. We will move very slowly today as it is also important for your acclimatization as you will be crossing the 4,000m barrier.

  • Day 11 : Annapurna Base Camp to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp 4,450m

    We will drop down into the moraine coming from the Annapurna range and then follow the trail up towards the Tharpu Chuli base camp. It will take you 3-4 hrs to reach the base camp.

  • Day 12 : Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs) 5,200m

  • Day 13 : Summit Tharpu Chuli 5,663m and return to base camp (6 hrs)

    This is a long day, and we will start early from high camp to the summit.

  • Day 14 : Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)

  • Day 15 : Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs) 2,340m

  • Day 16 : Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda 1,780m

    There is 1 hr uphill to Chommrong, and it is 2 hrs down hill to Jhinu danda.

  • Day 17 : Jhinu danda – Saule Bazar (4-5 hrs)

    The trail follows the Modi Khola. Still from Saule Bazar, you will be able to view Machhapuchhere (fishtail) peak).

  • Day 18 : Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)

    From Birethati, we will take a car to Pokhara (1½ hrs drive).

  • Day 19 : Rest day in Pokhara

  • Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu

  • Day 21 : Departure.

Private trek or group option

We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.

Additional Information

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:

00 (977) 1-470-1398

Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: info@climbhighhimalaya.com

Booking

To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.

As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.

Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.

Equipment

Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.

A complete kit list is to be found on this website.

Porter Protection

Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.

 Why use Climb High?

  • Our acclimatisation schedule and trip organisation is designed to give everyone in the team the best chance of reaching base camp in great condition and feeling healthy.
  • This trek is accommodated in lodges with traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Treks are led by highly experienced leaders plus Sherpas and porters.
  • Porter welfare is paramount to us – we are a local company and want to ensure that we take care of our own staff.
  • We are a premium Nepali trekking operator, with impeccable local contacts – any changes in plan can be dealt with far more effectively using our experience and network of local contacts.
  • Our great local contacts ensure us good deals with the best hotels for trekkers in Kathmandu.
  • We have our own modern offices in central Kathmandu in Mandala Street – Thamel’s premium street

IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.

Cost

Group Size Cost
1 person US$ 3135 per person
2 to 3 persons US$ 2935 per person
4 to 6 persons US$ 2735 per person
7 and above US$ 2535 per person

Includes

  • Land transport from Kathmandu|Phedi |Kathmandu,
  • All meals and accommodations during the trek and climb,
  • Camping equipments (two- men tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattress, kitchen equipments)
  • Trekking cum climbing guide, porters, cook, kitchen boys and yaks,
  • Insurance for climbing guide, camping staff and porters,
  • Annapurna National Park fees,
  • Climbing permit for Tharpu Chuli,
  • Trekking permit (TIMS),
  • Climbing rope and fixed static rope (200m), carabineers, snow bars and ice screws,
  • Climbing gears,
  • Domestic baggage 15 kg,
  • Airport |hotel transfer,
  • Wages and equipment allowances for climbing guide and staffs,
  • Equipments for staffs and porter,
  • Climb High duffle bag,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • First-aid kit,
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara,
  • VAT.

Excludes

  • Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of emergency,
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Bottled mineral water,
  • Beverages (hard and soft drinks),
  • Personal trekking gear,
  • Tips for guides and porters,
  • other expenses in case of any natural disaster.

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