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Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

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Highlights of Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing

  • Ideal peak below 6,000 metres for the first climbing experience for aspiring climbers. 
  • Beginner mountaineers can excel in their climbing techniques climbing Tharpu Chuli Peak. 
  • The awe-inspiring glimpse of Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, Annapurna South at 7,219 metres, Nilgiri at 7,041 metres, Machhapuchhre at 6,998 metres, and other prominent peaks of the region. 
  • Tharpu Peak Climbing and trekking to Annapurna Base Camp at the same time. 
  • Mesmerising sunrise and sunset from Ghorepani and Poon Hill hilltop. 
  • Experiencing the ethnic Gurung communities at Ghorepani and Poon Hill. 

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing - Trip Overview

The traveller's favourite trekking destination, Annapurna Region, is home to countless 6000 metres peaks. These peaks are best for trekkers to push themselves further after reaching the base camps. Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp is the trekkers' favourite destination. To go further, you'll find the ultimate climbing experience of Tharpu Chuli Peak at 5,633 metres. It's not everyone's cup of tea. But with adequate training and previous climbing experience, you can scale the summit of Tharpu Chuli Peak.

Tharpu Chuli Peak, often termed Tent Peak, sits in the centre of the Annapurna region. Due to its shape like a tent, Jimmy Roberts, the first summiteer of this peak, named it Tent Peak. He submitted this peak from the Southwest Ridge, but now, climbers also follow the West Face ridge to climb this peak. From alpine grading, this peak falls in the PD category. Thus, climbing this peak includes crossing several glaciers and requires technical knowledge. Also, some stiff ridges and vertical climbs make it arduous for climbers to navigate. You can either climb some 6000 metres peak or trek some high passes over 5,500 metres to prepare for this peak climb. 

We'll hike on the Annapurna Base Camp route throughout the Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing expedition. The lush forest of Oak and Pine, vivid rhododendron forest, and stone-paved trails are best for a day hike. Thus, the trekking and climbing throughout this expedition give you a soothing panoramic view of the Annapurna region. This place is a heaven of natural aesthetics and mountains. 

From the Tharpu Chuli Peak summit, the majestic views of some 7000 and two 8000 metre peaks and countless peaks below 6000 metres stand tall. Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, Annapurna II at 7,937 metres, Dhaulagiri at 8,167 metres, and Annapurna III and IV at 7,525 metres are utterly visible. Further, Nilgiri at 7,041 metres, Machhapuchhre at 6,998 metres, Lamjung, and Tukuche Peak are best visible.

Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing - Itinerary Overview

The fantastic Tharpu Chuli Climbing begins as we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If you want to fly to Pokhara, inform us before booking this trip. Then we'll head to Naya Pul for about four hours on a private vehicle drive and then hike to Tikhedhunga. 

The agricultural fields of paddy, lush forests, and the serene trail become perfect for a day hike. We'll make our hike along the Modi Khola. The swirling waterfalls, natural springs, Gurung villages, and exotic animals sightseeing are primary attractions of day hikes. 

Ghandruk, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill are the best places for overnight stays. Also, these hilltops are best for viewing early sunrise. We'll make our hike further to Dovan, Deurali, and Annapurna Base Camp at 4,000 metres via Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3,700 metres. 

We'll have two days of acclimatisation before reaching Annapurna Base Camp. We'll first acclimatise at Annapurna Base Camp, have some training sessions, and stay overnight at our tented camps. 

To make our way up to the High Camp of Tharpu Chuli, we'll hike for four hours. We'll stay here overnight and make a summit push early in the morning the next day. Our climbing guides will assist you throughout this expedition. Thus, you'll climb safely to the Tharpu Chuli summit and then back to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. 

From MBC, we'll head to Sinuwa, Potana, and back to Pokhara. This will mark our successful completion of Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing and expedition. 

Gears required for Tharpu Peak Climbing

Tharpu Peak climbing is a novice to the intermediate level alpine peak. Thus, proper trekking and climbing gears are crucial to make this climbing safe and comfortable.

Alpine climbing harnesses, trekking/climbing poles, mountain boots, crampons, and lightweight ice axes are necessary gears for climbing Tharpu Peak. For the upper body, you can backpack sleeves, fleeces, waterproof jackets, down jackets, gloves, etc. 

Other gears include headwear, the lower body wear, sleeping gears, etc. Headlamps, lip balms, sunscreen, water bottles, and electrolyte powder are also things to backpack.

These are the primary things to pack for this trip. Our climbing guide will send you the list of gears you should buy for this trip once you book the Tharpu Peak Climbing expedition with us. 

Insurance for Tharpu Peak Climbing

We recommend our valued clients buy decent travel insurance before joining the team. The reason is that even in the worst conditions, you'll get a helicopter evacuation. Things in the mountains can turn bad anytime. Also, you may get sick out of nowhere. Under unforeseen conditions, your insurance pays you medical bills, hospitalisation charges, and evacuation costs. It saves you thousands of dollars.

Fitness and Climbing experience for Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing 

Physical fitness is a must for Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing. You can participate in running, hiking, and mini-marathons to prepare for this expedition. Physical fitness comes in handy when you trek for 6 hours a day on the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route. On the summit day, you have to hike for 8 hours to ascend and descend. Thus, endurance is the key to reaching the summit.

Since this peak is PD graded, some climbing techniques are crucial for climbers. Previous high altitude trekking experience helps you to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. On top, some 6000 metres of climbing experience will be better. 

Best time for Tharpu Peak Climbing

March to May and September to November are the best times of the year for Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing. The clear weather and mild climate make the surrounding landscape spectacular. The sightseeing of Annapurna Range, Nilgiri, and Machhapuchre becomes unmatched in these months. The rain-free days make the day hike unobstructed. Also, the stable weather means a guaranteed summit of Tharpu Chuli Peak. 

Why World Expedition Nepal for Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing?

World Expedition Nepal focuses on and promotes peak climbing and expeditions in Nepal. We have been providing tour services since 2017 by registered and licensed under Nepal Government. In the Annapurna region, we'll make sure that you'll have complete joy alongside the adventure of high-altitude climbing. 

Our professional and experienced guides will ensure your utmost comfort and safety on Tharpu Chuli Peak climbing. We'll make this tour an unforgettable experience for you. Also, the health and safety of our clients is our primary motto. Our guides for these expeditions have mountain skills certification. They come with expertise in mountain medicine, first aid, and rescue operations.

What Is Included ?

  • Arrival and departure transfer services to and from both domestic and international flights as per itinerary.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Trekking Lodge/teahouse and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Experienced and government licensed high altitude trekking guide during the trekking and climbing period
  • Schedule flight tickets for Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu to all the climbing members, Sherpa guide.
  • 3 meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee available in the tea house/hotel/lodge during the trek.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Trekking permit (Sagarmatha national park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Climbing permit of Nepal government to climb Island Peak.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude staff.
  • Trekking and climbing map of Island peak. 
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, health bars.
  • Items of personal nature - laundry expenses, tips.
  • Rescues, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
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