Tharpu Chuli (Tent ) Peak Climbing - Spring 2014
Tharpu Chuli Peak (5790m) or Tent Peak located in the heart of Annapurna Range within the surrounding of Annapurna Sanctuary is an attractive mountain to climb from both a visual and climbing aesthetics. It is a part of the ridge line extending south from Glacier Dome and sharing it with another attractive peak Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m). The name Tent Peak refers to the shape of the summit, which with 3 ridges: North, Southwest and Southeast, radiating from the summit appears like a tent pitched on the huge shoulder.
Tharpu Chuli is a very interesting climbing objective because of its short access trek through a stunningly beautiful valley to the heart of Annapurna range in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The climb presents awesome climbing aesthetics and it can be made challenging and relatively easy depending on the chosen route and it is absolutely perfect for people with limited time wishing to do a short and remarkable trek to Annapurna Sanctuary combined with an impressive climb.
After aesthetically satisfying climb the reward of the summit are absolutely stunning vistas on a whole range of massive and famous 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peaks: Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Khangsha Kang (7485m), Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Singu Chuli (6501m) and Gandharba Chuli (6250m).
OurTharpu Chuli Climbing Services
In the Base Camp: Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In the base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our Leader and camp manager as well as climbing Sherpas have an extensive experience of multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. The Base Camp is a cooperative to ensure contribution from all operators to the task of route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
Full Board: For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6750m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, 2 o three as necessary including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to the climbing route.
Tharpu Chuli shares its Base Camp with the Annapurna South Base Camp located at the bottom of South Annapurna Glacier by itself representing beautiful scenery. The 50km trek via Ghorapani and Poon Hill and following the stunning Modi Khola Valley is unforgettable and one of the most scenic treks in Nepal. It takes 7 days and provides just perfect acclimatization sequence. On the way we walk out to Dhampus Phedi only in 5 days.
There 3 routes to get to the summit of Tharpu Chuli: North Ridge via West Face, Southeast Ridge and Southwest Ridge.
The obvious approach to the summit is via Southwest ridge with approach route about 47deg for 950m on rock and then a short 360m summit section of 50deg on snow covered ridge.
The Southeast ridge is similar but less steep with inclination less then 40deg. The Base Camp for the climb is Annapurna South Base Camp (4200m) and High Camp can be setup on the snow at 5000m leaving 800m for the summit day.
North Ridge can be reached by getting on it via its West Face, which having to cross 1km on 33deg glacier and climbing 60deg snow covered West Face is more challenging climb. The North Ridge is very narrow presenting a considerable exposure but by any standard it is a very aesthetic climb and exciting route.
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Itinerary A: 24 March Departure Schedule
Mar24/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;
Mar25/Day 02: We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu
Mar26/Day 03: We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m). Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara; hotel accommodation
Mar27/Day 04: We take 90mins drive from Pokhara to the trailhead in Nayapool (1050m) and trek 4hrs from Nayapul to Tikhedunga (1577m) via Birethanti (1065m); lodge accommodation or camping
Mar28/Day 05: We trek 6hrs from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2675m); lodge accommodation or camping
Mar29/Day 06: After enjoying early morning hike to Poon Hill (3180m) for sunrise view, we trek 5hrs to Tadapani (2675m). From Poon Hill we will view the sunrise over Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machapuchere (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snow-capped mountain peaks; lodge accommodation or camping
Mar30/Day 07: We trek 4hrs from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2040m); lodge accommodation or camping
Mar31/Day 08: We trek 5hrs from Chhomrong to Bamboo (2340m); lodge accommodation or camping
Apr01/Day 09: We trek 5hrs from Bamboo to Deurali (3230m) ascending gently through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees; lodge accommodation or camping
Apr02/Day 10: We trek 5hrs from Deurali to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhere Base Camp (3820m); camping.
Apr03/Day 11: Acclimatization rest at Tharpu Chuli Base Camp (4130m).
Apr04/Day 12: We trek 5hrs from Tharpu Chuli Base Camp to High Camp (5200m)
Apr05/Day 13: We climb 7hrs to summit (5790m) and return back to base camp (4700m)
Apr06/Day 14: We trek 6hrs from Base camp to Machapuchre base camp(3700m)
Apr07/Day 15: We trek 5hrs from Machapuchre Base Camp to Dovan (2630m)
Apr08/Day 16: We trek 6hrs from Dovan to Jhinudanda (1750m)
Apr09/Day 17: We trek 6hrs from Jhinudanda to Pothana (1600m)
Apr10/Day 18: We trek 3hrs from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and take 30mins drive to Pokhara.
Apr11/Day 19: We take 6hrs a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Alternatively you can take a 25mins flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Hotel accommodation
Apr12/Day 20: Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Apr13/Day 21: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.
Apr14/Day 22: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
Spring 2013: Fixed Departure Climbing Date
|Day||Itinerary Activities||Itinerary "B"||Itinerary "C"||Itinerary "D"|
|01:||Arrival/Hotel Transfer||APR 04||APR 11||APR 22|
|02:||Briefings, Preparations||APR 05||APR 12||APR 23|
|03-18:||Trek/Climbing Period||APR 06 -APR 22||APR 13 -APR 27||APR 24 -MAY 10|
|19:||Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu||APR 23||APR 28||MAY 11|
|20-21:||Sightseeing/Leisure KTM||APR 24-25||APR 29-30||MAY 12-13|
|22:||Final departure||APR 26||MAY 01||MAY 14|
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- The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern, which we provide you. This Climbing/Expedition itinerary can be modified according to your time and requirements.
- The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities (service) could be deducted and additional activities (service) could be added as per mutual understanding.
- Please Read Our Conditions: How to Book Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing?
Price For the Trip:
- The cost of the peak/mountain Expedition depend group size, Category of the trip (full board / base camp Service), your desire (budget), Duration of the trip, categories of Hotel accommodation (budget to 5 star) in Capital city and parts of mountain, Climbing service above the base camp, the number of climbing guides and porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer will direct affect and same peak/ mountain climbing expedition can be higher and lower prices.
- For those reason Please mail us for up to date prices for Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International airport by Snowy Horizon’s representative while arriving and departing.
- 4 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- 2 Nights accommodations at 3/4 Star hotels in Pokhara on B/B basis.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhnath and Durbar Square).
- Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
Private Tourist vehicles will be available for transportation as per Itinerary.
- All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Per person 30kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the peak.
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
- Climbing permit for Tharpu Chuli peak (5,663m).
- Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing Period as per the size of group.
- All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
- Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
- Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)
- Our service Charges
- Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner)
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phones And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations,
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators. Though Snowy will provide the same, usage of Oxygen Cylinders, Masks, Hoses and Regulators will be charged extra
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival)
- Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
- Wake talkies & Filming permit.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION