Tharpu Chuli

Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

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).

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Rest day
Kathmandu to Phedi
Phedi – Pothana
Pothana – New Bridge
New Bridge – Chommrong
Chommrong – Bamboo Lodge
Bamboo Lodge – Deorali
Deorali – Machhapucharee Base Camp
Machhapucharee Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp
Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs)
Summit Tharpu Chuli 5,663m and return to base camp (6 hrs)
Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)
Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs)
Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda
Jhinu danda – Saule Bazar (4-5 hrs)
Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)
Rest day
Drive to Kathmandu
Departure.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 1
Day 2

Rest day / sightseeing in Katmnadu (Boudha, Swambunath and Pashupatinath).

Day 2
Day 3

Kathmandu to Phedi 1,113m. Drive.

Day 3
Day 4

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 4
Day 5

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 5
Day 6

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 6
Day 7

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 7
Day 8

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 8
Day 9

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 9
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 10
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 11
Day 12

Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs) 5,200m

 

Day 12
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 13
Day 14

Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)

Day 14
Day 15

Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs) 2,340m

Day 15
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 16
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 17
Day 18

Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)

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

 

Day 18
Day 19

Rest day in Pokhara

Day 19
Day 20

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 20
Day 21

Departure.

Day 21
  • 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.
  • 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:

US$ 2935 per person

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

Travel Reviews:

Kara and Seth
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In November 2016, my wife Kara and I took our second trekking trip with Climb High Himalaya.
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Larkya peak / Tsun valley 2016
May 16, 2016
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Raimund Mair
May 16, 2016
I just wanted to let you know that I had a safe trip to Kathmandu and back to Austria. Everything worked out perfect. Thanks a lot to all you guys! It was an amazing experience...
Hauke Kornmesse
Feb 9, 2016
It was a well organized trip.
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Tharpu Chuli

US$ 2935 per person

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  • Trip Duration: 20 Nights 21 Days
  • Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  • Region: Annapurna
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 5,663 m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn

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Tharpu Chuli Tharpu Chuli (Tent peak) 5,663m

US$ 2935 per person

5/5
  • Trip Duration: 20 Nights 21 Days
  • Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  • Region: Annnapurna
  • Accommodation: Teahouses & camping
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Altitude: Maximum 5,663m
  • Dates: Spring & autumn
Trip Overview
Detail Itinerary
Trip Info & Chart
Cost & Services

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).

Activities: Trekking and Climbing

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek & climb

Transportation: vehicles

Outline Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu
Rest day
Kathmandu to Phedi
Phedi – Pothana
Pothana – New Bridge
New Bridge – Chommrong
Chommrong – Bamboo Lodge
Bamboo Lodge – Deorali
Deorali – Machhapucharee Base Camp
Machhapucharee Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp
Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs)
Summit Tharpu Chuli 5,663m and return to base camp (6 hrs)
Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)
Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs)
Sinuwa – Jhinu Danda
Jhinu danda – Saule Bazar (4-5 hrs)
Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)
Rest day
Drive to Kathmandu
Departure.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12
Day 13
Day 14
Day 15
Day 16
Day 17
Day 18
Day 19
Day 20
Day 21
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 1
Day 2

Rest day / sightseeing in Katmnadu (Boudha, Swambunath and Pashupatinath).

Day 2
Day 3

Kathmandu to Phedi 1,113m. Drive.

Day 3
Day 4

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 4
Day 5

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 5
Day 6

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 6
Day 7

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 7
Day 8

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 8
Day 9

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 9
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 10
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 11
Day 12

Tharpu Chuli Base Camp – Tharpu Chuli High Camp (4 hrs) 5,200m

 

Day 12
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 13
Day 14

Base camp – Deorali (4 hrs)

Day 14
Day 15

Deorali – Sinuwa (4-5 hrs) 2,340m

Day 15
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 16
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 17
Day 18

Saule Bazar – Birethati- Pokhara (2 hrs)

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

 

Day 18
Day 19

Rest day in Pokhara

Day 19
Day 20

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 20
Day 21

Departure.

Day 21
  • 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.
  • 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:

US$ 2935 per person

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