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Tent Peak Climbing

This outstanding trek includes fascinating trekking trail along an ascent to Tent peak [5663m.], also known as Tharpu Chuli. Tent peak is second most climbed trekking peak in Nepal after Island peak in Khumbu region. Other major highlight of the trip is exclusive exploration of Annapurna sanctuary. The summit of Tent peak offers a stunning 360 degrees panoramic view of the surrounding Annapurna massif. The trek starts from Phedi after a 45 minute drive from Pokhara. Further on. The trail takes us to the Annapurna Sanctuary, the most spectacular high mountain amphitheatre, through charming Gurung villages and rhododendron forests.

During our trekking venture, we witness a variety of landscapes sprawling across sub-tropical forest, terraced rice paddies, pleasant ridges, grassy farmland and forests of bamboo and rhododendron. On our return from the Sanctuary, the trail follows an alternative route, turning westwards to follow a high ridge which eventually leads to Ghorepani and the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Poon Hill above Ghorepani, we experience the breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges before heading back to Pokhara on the shores of Phewa Tal. Finally, we take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

This trip is tailor made for any one who is physically fit and has adventure spirit. After proper acclimatization, this trip can be undertaken at any time of the year except monsoon [July & August].

 

ITINERARY in Detail

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
You will be met by Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure staffs at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. A pre-trek/ climbing briefing will be given this evening. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sight seen in Katmandu Valley
Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine PASUPATHINATH, the largest Buddhist Buddhist stupa in town BOUDHANATH, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and SOYAMBHUNATH. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Flight or bus to Pokhara & Trek to Dhampus [1700m]
Our trip starts with 45-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the flight, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent and sensational view of Himalayan range. As the flight lands on Pokhara, we will be mesmerized by the irresistible visual treat of Manaslu and other enchanting Himalayan peaks of Nepal. In Pokhara, A bus will take us to Phedi. From there onwards begins our trekking in Annapurna mountain range. As we climb uphill, we bask in the splendor of nature and the trails become more adventurous. Finally, after walking for 3 hours, we encounter several roadside teashops and at last the trail leads to the Gurung village of Dhampus. Here concludes our trip of the day.

Day 04: Trek to Landrung [1550m]
The trail narrows as it skirts round a ridge snout. On proceeding further, we pass through Pothana and reach Deorali. At this point, we find ourselves high up on the East side of the Modi Khola cascading down Himalayan peaks of Nepal surrounded by complete ambience of nature. We continue trekking for four hours until we reach picturesque Gurung settlement of Landrung. Spectacular views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli instill more zest and excitement into our adventure spirit.

Day 05: Trek to Chomrong [2040m]
From Landrung, we march along the mountain path of stone steps, pass through a hamlet, cross a suspension bridge and then we come across dense forest of bamboo. Finding oneself in complete isolation amidst the serenity of nature can be quite an experience. Our trek does not stop here. After trekking for a while, we approach teahouses at Jhinu where we rest and enjoy a drink or snacks. Thereafter, we resume the trek to the north, descending Daaulu and after having walked for five hours we reach Chomrong. From Chomrong, we can have prominent and mesmerizing view of Machhapuchhare. There are many chalet-style wooden lodges at Chomrong where we can get accommodation and food.

Day 06:Trek to Himalaya hotel [2680m]
Crossing Chomrong Khola, we continue trekking along steep stone steps. The trail passes by rhododendron-covered ridge path, mountainous terrains and forests of bamboo. As we savor awe-inspiring views of Annapurna mountain ranges and Machhapuchhare, we gather more energy and enthusiasm to explore further. During our five-hour walking, you cross Modi Khola, pass through Khuldigar, Bamboo and Dovan and finally reach Himalaya Hotel where we wrap up our trip of the day.

Day 07: Trek to Machhapuchhare base camp [3700m]
As we climb steeply, we soon reach Hinku Cave where we find a fire-blackened overhang being walled-in to make a small lodge. Further ahead, the trail transverses several ascents eventually leading to the Sanctuary. After we pass lodges at Deurali and Bagar, we arrive at the level and grassy moraine platform known as Machhapuchhare Base Camp. It takes 3-4 hours of walking to reach up to base camp. Thereafter, we set a campsite at a suitable location.

Day 08: Rest day Acclimatization
We spend the entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and being accustomed to the trekking destinations amidst the unparalled beauty of the towering peaks of Nepal.

Day 09: Trek to Annapurna base camp [4210m]
We ascend gently through the tranquil meadows to get to Annapurna Base Camp. As the trail skirts along the steep slopes, we can view the spectacular sight of majestic Himalayan peaks. After having trekked for 2 hours, we reach base camp. We can now capture fantastic views of the south face of Annapurna I.

Day 10: Trek to Tent peak high camp
We follow the trail leading to Tent peak high camp. Struggling against the glaciated mountain passes, we finally reach our target destination. There are other options for those who not wish to climb. Hiking from camp can be quite pleasurable and adventurous. Sightseeing exotic ecosystem and breathtaking vistas of Himalayan peaks of Nepal can be equally satisfying.

Day 11:Ascent of Tent peak [5600m]
Early in the morning, we begin our ascent of the peak. After strenuous ascent, we finally scale the summit of Tent Peak. From an altitude of 5600meters, we savor mesmerizing views of Annapurna range. Tucking this success under our belt, we return to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 12: Spare day
We take a complete break from trekking to avoid adverse climatic conditions. This also allows us to rest after our strenuous trekking to enhance our health.

Day 13:Trek to Himalaya hotel [3100m]
After relaxation, we head back to Himalaya Hotel. 4 hours of walking will eventually take us back to Himalaya Hotel.

Day 14:Trek to Chhomrong [2100m]
Tricky trail 5-6 hours crossing the sustention bridge the we rich chhomrong.

Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
The trail zigzags along the rock-strewn path to Banthanti. Walking past Banthanti, we proceed further along steep trails. Nature spreads exotic sight of majestic snow-capped mountain peaks, lush vegetation and rich plant life before us. We climb through rhododendron forest to Deorali [3100m] and reach a hamlet and cultivated fields. As we continue walking for 4 hours, we finally arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani also houses lodges to provide food and accommodation to travellers. We select a superb location to camp for the night.

Day 16: Trek to the road head & drive to Pokhara
After savoring the mesmerizing sight of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and other Himalayan giants from the popular vantage point of Poon Hill [3195m], we leave Ghorepani and March ahead for Nayapul. We further descend towards Birethanti. Birethanti lies stretched beside the Modi River and has resourceful town. Along the trails of stone steps, we pass through dense forest and a small village of Ulleri. From Ulleri, a very steep section [with 3767 steps!] leads down to Hille on the Bhurungdi Khola. Forty minutes beyond Birethanti, we come to the main road. Now we can easily access any means of transportation to drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we are free to wander by the lakes of Pokhara. [6 hrs walking]

Day 17: Flight or bus to Kathmandu
Since we have come to an end of the trip, we take a flight back or bus to Katmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure
Moonlight Nepal Trekking and Adventure team will take you to the airport for your flight home. On the other hand, if you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your need, we can design a tailor made itinerary to suit your needs. Please let us know whether you would like to make it shorter or longer.