Tent Peak 5663m (Tharpa Chuli) Overview
Tent Peak climbing is one of the most popular peak climbing destinations in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It stands at the height of 5663 meters and within the Annapurna sanctuary. The Tent peak is also popular with the name Tharpa Chuli.
The trail to Tent Peak climbing goes through the large rhododendron forest, rugged landscapes, terrace farming, and local settlements. The route passes through some of the attractive villages of Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar.
Lying to the south of Annapurna Base Camp, Tent Peak is a relatively small and easy trekking peak in Nepal but we said it’s not easy to do that any outdoor adventure. Reaching the top of the summit offers trekkers with some of the breathtaking like mountain bowel surrounding 360*view of half of the Annapurna range. It will be fantastic of panoramic view below 8000 and 7000 m in the same smell valley of south Annapurna base came. it’s like a hidden place for the meditator people like Langtang.
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama. It includes
- Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Manaslu
- 360* mountain view from summit Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7291m), Bharhashiker fang (7647m), Annapurna 1 (8090m), Glacier dom (7089m), Gangapurna (7454m), Annapurna 3 (7555m), Gandharva chuli (6248m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)−6997m, and singa chuli (fluted peak)− 6501m
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups, especially Gurung.
- Beautiful and villages in the trekking
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, magnolia, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
- The lush forests, green hills, rugged landscapes.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
- Base Camp, High Camp, and tent peak summit.
Out of which 2 are amongst the 14 highest
Mountains in the world – Mt Dhaulagiri I (7th highest)!and Mt Annapurna I (9thhighest). But that’s not the full picture. You see the Annapurna massif at an arm’s distance (even closer than on the ABC trek). You see the Mt Machapuchare as glorious as ever. There’s Mt Hunchuli, Mt Ganga Purna, it’s endless!
Why the tent peak climbing Should Be on Your Bucket list
For many decades now, the Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp treks have been bucket list treks for most trekking. If you think about trekking peak in Nepal, these are the two treks that come to mind. But there’s another trekking peak, very close to Annapurna Base Camp and much more rewarding,
I don’t know if it is right for me to say this about a favorite trek and peak climbing experience of ours, the Annapurna Base Camp, but the ABC is full of steps to climb and descend. After a while, it hurts to your knees. It is the usual mountain trail. It has its ups and downs and challenges, but we can call in the mountain its flat – means up and down
QUALIFICATIONS for tent peak
You should be proficient at ascending and descending fixed lines. Climbers are required to have past rock and steep snow climbing experience on exposed terrain. To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. He/she will be familiar with crevasse travel techniques, have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this trip.
How Fit Should You be for the tent peak?
- The tent peak is an easy to moderate grade trek. This trek is suitable for all levels of people.
- The trek, However, a good physique is a key to a comfortable trekking experience.
- Also, the final ascent from the High Camp to the tent peak summit Base Camp is a challenging part. The section involves trekking over the rocky section.
- Doing cardio exercises like running, jogging, cycling is a benefit. Moreover, you can go on hikes or short treks or climbing the mountain in your country before going to the Tent peak.
- We also advise you to consult your medical advisor before you go for the trip.
Fitness and health requirements
We recommend all participants take regular exercise before their trip. For trekking trips, we require that you undergo a medical examination and have a doctor complete our medical questionnaire to ascertain adequate fitness for the selected trek/climbing. If you suffer from severe heart, chest, muscular or respiratory disorders, are a severe asthmatic, or have high blood pressure we strongly advise against joining a trek. Should your medical questionnaire indicate that your doctor does not deem you fit enough to undertake a trek we will refund your deposit in full. Your medical questionnaire must be completed and returned to this office before the final documents can be issued.
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel B/B/3star
Drive to Pokhara 6/7 hours by Tourist bus, domestic flight 30 min or privet transportation
Drive to Kuymi via nayapul and trek to Jhunu Danda
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Trek to Tent peak Base camp
Trek uo tp High Camp of Tent peak and acclimatization /
Summit Day and Back to Base camp
Transfer to the international airport, Departure onward destination
Date and Cost
will update soon
What To Take
Equipment list for Tent peak climbing
Climbing equipment list for island peak climbing
Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have), Ice screw (10cm and 12cm), Crampons (normal one)
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, the Communication device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera
Sunglass UV more than 500%,
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, enough batteries for headlamp, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit: Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers, etc and rain cover
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
- Multiple-entry - $25 USD (Useful for going back-and-forth between Bhutan, Tibet & India)
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, a gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at iSLAND Peak Climbing?
At City: Kathmandu/ Pokhara
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at email@example.com
- For the Single Room, we charge a single supplement.
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum of 2 people in one tent)
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- For Single Tent, we charge a single supplement.
Does Climbing Guide Need for iSLAND Peak Climbing?
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Chulu West Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
- Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
- Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
- Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
- Mountain weather forecast
- Speak Fluently English
Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will get two days of advanced climbing training Base Camp then you are allowed to climb. For the beginner please have two more days than our mentioned itinerary. Please inform us as early as possible about the training.
How busy is this Peak?
Comparatively, this peak is not so much a popular peak among the climbers. It has lees human traffic as compared to other peaks. You will rarely meet more than 10 to 20 people during your climbing trip.
Which season is the best to summit this peak?
In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because our geography and our weather format
West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December
East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.
Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?
Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
Note: alpine boot and crampon must be a good size and good condition. Better to bring and have your own. Other related climbing gear you can rent in Kathmandu.
How much weight a porter can carry?
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes, and difficulties and the high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 to 30 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
Will my guide be experienced and certified?
We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified from IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, Nepal Mountaineering Association mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Can we do this climbing peak with kids?
We take bookings for this peak trip for people over 16 years old. For the trekking doable with kids as well and we have previous experiences of organizing family tours.
What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have a summit bonus facility so you could give tips according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.
Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag?
Normally, you don't need to carry an oxygen cylinder and Gamow bag as iSLAND Peak Climbing is an easy peak climbing. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL. will provide you in case of an emergency.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - conservation and trek permit park fees, coordination with a relevant government office. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 3-night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara , lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model searing base 2 people above base camp
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing
Transport: - Bus or jeep to Kathmandu- pokhara-Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with privet vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter for this expedition and maximum 20 kg.
Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report
Expedition team: - Mountaineering Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.
Safety equipment: - First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common climbing equipment in a group.
Whats not included
- PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
- Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
- Personal expenses
- Bar Bills & beverage
- Tips for all group member
- Insurance of member
- Visa & visa extension fees
- Cost of emergency evacuation
- Main meals in KTM and personal natures expenses
- Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa
- walkie talkie radio set
- Other charges at lodges/tea houses such as showers, internet access or battery re-charging, hot water, extra hot drink.
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
will update soon
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for Everest base camp and this peak, you must be covered up to 5000m altitude.
Please take a copy of your insurance policy to the pre-trip briefing, as the guide will need to collect your insurance details. We also ask that you keep a copy of your policy summary (containing policy number and emergency contact number for you insure) in your daysack at all the time, so that we can access the information should wee need to contact the insured on your behalf.