Annapurna Base Camp and Tent Peak Climbing is a two-fold adventure- it takes you to the base camp of world’s tenth highest mountain and to the top of 5,850m tall mountain, Tent Peak ( known as ‘’Tharpu Chuli’’ locally). The first half of the expedition takes us through diverse flora, fauna, unique culture of local people, picturesque villages, cascading waterfalls, dense forests , rhododendron trails and unparalleled mountain views in the Annapurna region. It helps you acclimatize for the peak climbing expedition later on.
The Annapurna base camp at 4,130m is a fantastic vantage point with views of mountains in the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and Mt. Himchuli. We reach the Annapurna Base Camp on the 8th day of the trek, acclimatize the next day at the base camp, stay at the Tent Peak Base Camp (4,450m) the following day and get to the Tent Peak High Camp on the 11th day of the trek. We summit the peak on the 12th day and get back to the high camp the same day.
We can enjoy magnificent and up close views of dozens of mountains in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and Mt. Himchuli among others from the top of Tent Peak. Tent Peak summit is an interesting climb with glacier views, knife ridges, face climbing and exclusive views of Annapurna Sanctuary; it is a stunning circle of hanging glaciers with views of some of world’s highest mountains. We follow the North-West Ridge to the top of Tent Peak.
Annapurna Base Camp and Tent Peak climbing is for trekkers who are looking to expand the definition of trekking and take it to the next level. This trip is also perfect for those who want some climbing experience before attempting a higher mountain ( higher than 7,00m). Tent Peak climbing with Adventure Club Trek is a reasonably priced, safe and a thrilling experience in the company of a well-trained and experienced climbing guide.
Adventure Club Trek also provides other climbing experiences in Nepal. Our Yala Peak Climbing- 15 Days is perfect for those looking for a short climbing expedition Mera Peak Climbing- 17 Days and Island Peak Climbing – 16 Days are our other two short trekking peak climbing expeditions.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be then transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle and give you some time to freshen up. After this, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we gather for a meeting regarding our trip. You will be introduced to your tour guide for the day trip. Following the meeting, we continue with our plan for the day. We explore different UNESCO cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We leave the capital city and head to the city of lakes, Pokhara via a tourist bus. It is a 6-7- hour-long drive on the winding hillside Prithivi Highway road. Overnight in Pokhara.
Today marks the start of our trek. After breakfast, we board a private vehicle that will take us to Nayapul. It is an hour long drive with Mt. Machhapuchhre in the back drop.The trail to Ghandruk is mostly uphill with views Annapurna range, Mt. Machhapuchhre and Manaslu among other mountains. Once we reach the beautiful Gurung Village, home to many Gurkha soldiers, we are rewarded with unobstructed views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre. Overnight in Ghandruk.
We overcome a few steep ascents and descents to arrive at Chhomrong. The trail begins with an uphill climb to Kimrungdanda with fantastic views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, and Hiunchuli among others. Continue on the trail us it takes a downhill turn towards Kimrong Khola followed by a steep climb to Chere Danda. A short descent takes us to Chhomrong, a village located on the foothills of Annapurna massif. Overnight in a teahouse in Chhomrong.
Our destination for the day is the Himalaya Hotel. First, we make a descent from Chhomrong on a series of stone steps after which we cross a bridge over the Chhomrong Khola. Ascend towards Sinuwa, through a dense forest to Kuldighar takes on a downhill track towards Bamboo. The trail then leads through a bamboo and rhododendron forest with few steep climbs, but mostly gradual ascend. The forest clears out to fantastic views of glacial river below and the Himalaya Hotel in the front.
Overnight in Himalaya Hotel.
As we leave Himalaya Hotel we pass by Hinku cave situated at the foot of Hiunchuli. From here we ascend to Deurali, takes 1-2 hours, and her onwards the treeline disappears opening up to alpine flora and shrubs. We find our surrounded by rock cliffs and fabulous views of the valley.
The path to Machhapuchhre Base Camp(not really a base camp as climbing Machhapuchhre is restricted) starts with a gradual climb along a river bed followed by a steep climb to Bagar. The climb gets much steeper from here to Machhapuchhre Base Camp but once you reach the Base Camp, the views of Machhapuchhre and other mountains including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and Gandharva Chuli makes the trip worth your while. Overnight in Machhapuchhre Base Camp.
After we enter the Annapurna sanctuary the path widens introducing the magnificent views of the south face of Annapurna. As we walk along we find ourselves surrounded by mountains. Upon reaching the Base Camp soak on the beauty of mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli among others.Overnight in a teahouse at Annapurna Base Camp
Today is set aside for acclimatization to adjust to the thinning air. It is important to get used to the high altitude to better enjoy the trip. As part of acclimatization we go on short hikes around the Annapurna Base Camp starting at dawn. We take a short trip up the Base Camp where we will enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas. We also prepare for Tent Peak or Tharpu Chuli climbing. The guides will teach the basic techniques and use of peak climbing equipments. Also, safety measures to be followed in case of an emergency will be covered as well. On our practice run we will use equipments like ice axe, climbing boot, harness, jumar, and ropes. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.
Today, we head to Tent Peak Base Camp, around 4-5 hours of walk. It is quite an easy uphill walk on the serene mountain trail. Annapurna Base Camp is the last settlement on the trail. So, as of today we will spend the nights in tented camps and eat food cooked by our chef. Overnight in a tent at Tent Peak Base Camp.
Today is one of the most challenging parts of the trip as we climb up to an altitude of 5,200m. It is advised you maintain a steady pace with frequent stops to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. The path to High Camp is steep and in some of parts of the trail we might use a fix rope as we have to overcome 50-60 degree upward slope. We also have to conquer a 30 degree upward climb on a glacier to get to High Camp. Upon reaching our destination we are rewarded with unobstructed views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I among others. We spend some time hiking around the High Camp preparing ourselves for the big day. Overnight at High Camp.
After an early breakfast at around 2 am we pack up our gear and head to summit the Tent Peak. We begin by walking on wall rock followed by a flat snowy trail. As we head forward we come across a 70 degree upward slope and after overcoming that, it is basically an easy walk on a flat snowy trail to the summit of Tent Peak. For the final summit we use fix ropes. After the summit we return to the High Camp. Overnight in a tent at High Camp.
First we retrace our steps back to Tent Peak Base Camp and then make our way to Annapurna Base Camp. After three days of camping we finally spend the night in a tea house today.
Enjoy the breakfast amidst fantastic views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre among others. We then make our way down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp. From here as we near Deurali the landscape changes from dry and rocky terrain to lush green vegetation. We pass Himalaya Hotel and through rhododendron forest to finally reach Bamboo. Overnight in a teahouse in Bamboo.
We ascend to Kuldighar and then ascend to Chhomrong Khola after which we take the stone steps to Chhomrong. From here it is downhill climb to our destination Jhinu Danda. Relax you tired muscles taking a dip in a natural hot spring which is just 15-20 minutes descend from Jhinu Danda. Overnight in a teahouse in Jhinu Danda.
We descend to Nayapul where we board a private vehicle to Pokhara. It is an hour’s drive with the constant backdrop of Mt. Machhapuchhre. Overnight in Pokhara.
After a rejuvenating morning breakfast, we get ready to leave Pokhara behind and drive to Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, your guide can help you with any souvenir shopping or other special requests. Farewell dinner from Adventure Club Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.