Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing also referred to as Tent peak at an elevation of 5663 meters is a popular peak for peak climbing experience. Tharpu Chuli peak climbing takes you to the northwestern region of Nepal and lets you relish the glory of lush landscapes and mountains in that region. Annapurna region is the most cherished region of Nepal for traveling and trekking. Tharpu chuli peak climbing is a peak climbing option in the Annapurna region that adds to the glory of trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Tharpu Chuli peak climbing takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp which is often considered as a natural paradise. From the base camp, the climbing journey goes all the way to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp and then to the summit of the Tharpu Chuli. Lying in the heart of Annapurna Sanctuary, Tharpu Chuli was nicknamed by Jimmy Roberts, leader of a British expedition team in 1956.
Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing starts with a short drive from the capital city of Kathmandu to Pokhara along a scenic route. A short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul takes you to the actual starting point of our climbing journey. We start walking along the foothills of Annapurna and pass various farmlands, villages, and forests in between. We pass Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Chomorong, Dovan and Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp. From the base camp, you can get some outstanding views of mountains in Annapurna region which includes Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapucchre and many more. From the Annapurna Base Camp, we move forward to Tharpu Chuli Base Camp relishing the glories of apex touching mountains in the Annapurna Sanctuary. From the basecamp, we climb up the peak and descend down the same path to Pokhara.
Tharpu Chuli peak climbing is something more than just a climbing experience. The walk up to the base camp goes through various ethnic settlements and diverse villages. You can get some insights into people, their culture, custom, and practices. Tharpu Chuli peak climbing takes you inside the Annapurna Conservation Area which is home to many preserved species of birds and animals. You can encounter a few unique species if lucky. So, get set! Pack your bags and grab your hiking boots to embark your journey to Tharpu Chuli Peak with Nepal Intrepid Treks.
- Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport
- Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
- Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
- Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
- Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
- Day 6: Hike up to Poon hill and descend down to Tadapani
- Day 7: Tadapani to Chomrong
- Day 8: Chomrong to Dovan
- Day 9: Dovan to Deurali
- Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp
- Day 11: Acclimatization day at base camp
- Day 12: Trek to Tharpu Chuli peak base camp
- Day 13: Trek to high camp
- Day 14: Summit the Tharpu Chuli peak and back to base camp
- Day 15: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo
- Day 16: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
- Day 17: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
- Day 18: Pokhara to Kathmandu
- Day 19: Farewell
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As you arrive in Kathmandu, a representative from Nepal Intrepid Treks will pick you up at the airport and escort you to a pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. Check in to the hotel and freshen up for a while. Your airport representative will brief you about your travel program ahead. You can ask the representative about your queries related to a program if any. If you have enough time, you have an option to walk around the streets of Kathmandu for the day. Spend the night at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Breakfast included)
Wake up for an exciting day as your guide will escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. The tour today is all about art, culture, and history that Nepal possesses. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square is an ancient palace built by the Malla kings of Nepal. The palace is grand and artistic. Authentic architecture has been designed in the pillars, windows, and building of the palace. The palace is surrounded by various small temples. After exploring the palace and the museum, we head towards Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. The day can be an enlightenment of Hindu and Buddhist culture. If you have any left out preparation for the trek, you can arrange it today. Stay at your hotel in the evening. (Breakfast included)
Today we take a ride along a scenic route through Trisuli river to Pokhara. The lush hills, rivers, forests and countryside view on our way is fascinating. Pokhara is considered as a gateway to the trail that takes us to the Annapurna massif. Annapurna region possesses five mountains over 7200m and is home to some popular mountains like Annapurna, Macchapucchre and many more. As you arrive in the Pokhara, check in to the hotel and stroll around the Pokhara valley. Visit Lakeside which is a popular destination in Pokhara. The majestic views of mountains, lake, and the colorful boats will make the whole environment inspiring. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara. (Breakfast included)
After our breakfast in the morning, we drive towards Nayapul. Nayapul is a village near Pokhara. It takes about an hour to reach Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. As we initiate our trek, we head Birethanti that lies on the opposite side of the Modi Khola. We further follow our trail on the north bank of the Hurungdi Khola up to Sudame Village. From the village, our trail winds up with a steady climb up to the Hille Village. We further ascend up from Hille village to Tikhedhunga. Stay at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we cross Burungdi River and climb up steep until we reach Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village inhabitant by the people of Magar ethnicity. As we climb up, our trail leads us through pastures and cultivated fields with a fascinating view of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. As we move up following our trail, we can see the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli that begin to merge behind the hills, giving the peaks an outstanding view. We continue walking deep through the rhododendron and oak forests to Banthanti. We further walk for around three hours to reach Ghorepani, our stop for the day. We stay at a guesthouse in Ghorepani. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
An exciting day of our journey! We wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill for the mesmerizing sunrise views from amongst the peaks in Annapurna range. As we reach Poon Hill, we will be rewarded with the outstanding views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and other peaks in the Annapurna region. The golden sun rising above the white pinnacles of a mountain is a pleasing experience to behold. After collecting enough memories from the vantage point, we descend down to Ghorepani and treat ourselves with a delicious breakfast. We further descend down to Tadapani which would be our stop for the night. Overnight at a guesthouse in Tadapani (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Leaving Tadapani, we descend down steep through the forests until we reach a village of Chomrong. Chomrong is a small Gurung village that lies on our way to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Our trails for the day starts with a steep descent down to Chomrong Khola. From the river, we slowly ascend up to Khuldighar. As we pass ACAP check post at Khuldighar, we continue our trail that goes descending down to Dovan. Overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
We start our trek with a short climb along with the bamboo shade which is followed by a walk along rhododendron forest to Hotel Himalaya. From the hotel, we continue or trail to Hinko from where our trail ascends up to the ridge of Hinko called Deurali. We stop at Deurali for an overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Finally the day has come when we can retreat our eyes with the full glory of Annapurna Sanctuary. We can find the lateral moraine of Annapurna glacier in front of us and Modi Khola to our right. We pass Machapuchhre base camp and then continue to Annapurna base camp. The 360 degree panorama of the peaks from this point is truly awesome. All we can do is turn round and round to capture the beauty of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machapuchhre, Annapurna South and many more mountains. Overnight at a guesthouse in base camp (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we spend our day in the base camp exploring the beauty of mountains and the mountainous terrain. As we move up in the higher elevation region, proper acclimatization becomes a must. Therefore, as a part of acclimatization, we spend our day at the Annapurna Base Camp. we will be blessed with rewarding views of mountains in Annapurna Sanctuary throughout the day. Overnight at a guesthouse in base camp (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we leave Annapurna Base Camp and head towards the Tharpu Chuli peak base camp. We get inside the Annapurna Sanctuary towards the base camp. as we get close to the Tharpu Chuli peak base camp, the peak of Tharpu chuli looks more closer and clearer. Upon arrival in the base camp, we set up our tents for overnight stay in the base camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Leaving the Tharpu Chuli Base Camp, we head towards the Tharpu Chuli High Camp. It is our first step for climbing up the peak. We use our few climbing gears today. Upon arrival, we set up our camps for overnight stay. At the end of the day, we prepare for our climbing gears tomorrow. We also take some climbing lessons from our climbing leader. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today is the most important day of our climbing journey as we summit the peak of Tharpu Chuli. Leaving high camp, we start climbing along a well-defined ridge with the help of a rope fixed on the ridge. We climb up the snowy slope which is quite steep and technical. However, we follow our leader and climb up the ridge with the help of axe and ropes. After conquering the peak and beholding the glory of Annapurna region, we descend down to Base Camp for the night. Overnight at a tented camp set in the base camp. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
In the morning, we relish the views of Annapurna panorama once again. The moment of being there amidst the mountains is truly revitalizing. After having enough of exploration in the base camp, we descend down to Modi Khola. We stop at Bamboo for the night. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included)
Today, we retrace our journey back to Chomrong. From Chomrong, we descend down steep through rhododendron and bamboo forests until we reach Jhinu Danda. Enjoy natural hot water bath at Jhinu Danda. Stay at a guesthouse in Jhinu Danda for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We further retrace our journey back to Nayapulvia Nagethanti and Birenthanti. From Nayapul, we drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at a hotel in Pokhara (Breakfast and lunch included)
From Pokhara, we drive along the same scenic route through the banks of Trishuli river to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast included)
After eighteen days of togetherness in the Annapurna region of Nepal for Tharpu Chuli peak climbing, it’s finally time to wrap up our travel journey! You will be escorted to the airport for your journey ahead. Hope you had a good time with us!
- All the ground transports including airport pickup and drop
- Accommodation at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu which is inclusive of breakfast
- Entrance fees to UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu and a knowledgeable sightseeing guide
- Three board meals during the trek
- An English speaking, well learned and professional trekking guide
- Permit fees to Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
- Permit for peak climbing
- Climbing leader and porter
- Duffel bag and down jacket (if you want to use company’s bag and jacket and return it back after your journey)
- First aid kit and other assistance
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Meals not included in itinerary
- Personal nature expenses like telephone, Wi-Fi, laundry, etc
- Hot water bath in high altitude regions
- Soft drinks and other extra food items besides three full board meals.
- Travel insurance
- Personal climbing gears
- Tips for guide and porters though it is not mandatory
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Best value and Best Service
We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service.
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico