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THARPU CHULI PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 18 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 5,663m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Lodge + Camping
season Autumn/Spring

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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 2,400
2 Pax USD 2,300
3 Pax USD 2,200
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,800
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,700
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,500
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USD 2,400

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THARPU CHULI PEAK CLIMBING

Make this your first - and hopefully not your last climb in the magnificent Himalayan region. Tharpu Chuli Peak, also referred to as Tent Peak, due to being in the shape of a tent, is located in the central Annapurna region.  This is not a ‘walk in the park’, but with a reasonable level of fitness and preparation you will reach the summit.

Tharpu Chuli Peak (5633m) climb takes you via Machapuchare Base Camp through snow and ice. From the summit you can see some of the great colossal snow clad mountains:  Annapurna I (8091m), III (7555m) and South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Baraha Shikhar (7647m), Khangsar Kang (7485m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). 

Your journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on to Nayapul. Trekking from here on will take you through terraced agriculture lands, pine and rhododendron forests and along the banks of the Modi Khola (river). The trail will take you through the Tibetan Buddhist villages of the Gurung people and past cascading waterfalls and sightings of several species of animals endemic to this region, Himalayan Black Bear, monkeys, Thar and of course the hardy Yaks grazing at these high altitudes. If you are extremely lucky you could catch a glimpse of the elusive Snow Leopard. The trail leads through mostly through forested areas and past the villages of:  Ghandruk (1940m), Chomrong (2170m), Dobhan (2600m), Deurali (3230m), Jhinu Dada (1760m) and finally Nayapul where we take public transport back to Pokhara.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking has an excellent reputation after more than 40 years in the trekking and climbing business. We are constantly ensuring that you have the best experience while in Nepal. We take care of the smallest detail to make sure you are safe and your individual needs are catered for. 

Highlights of Tharpu Chuli Climbing

  • Stunning views of Annapurna I and Machapuchare (Fish Tail) and many other snow-clad peaks.
  • Trek through the famous Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Observe a wide range of flora and fauna.
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism and the Gurung culture.
  • Trails through valleys, over moraines, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls. 

ITINERARY

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Sherpa Expedition & Trekking staff will be there to greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and take you to your hotel, followed by a briefing covering information, dos and don’ts of your trek. Your safety and comfort are paramount.
Today, we will spend the day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with our guide. We will visit Pashupatinath, which is regarded as the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal and where pilgrims worship Lord Shiva (situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River), Bouddhanath, a Buddhist temple known as ‘Little Tibet’ and then on to Swayambhunath known as the Monkey Temple. From Swayambhunath we drive to Kathmandu’s famous Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and located in front of the old royal palace. Upon arriving back at your hotel you may have time to do some last minute shopping around Thamel – the tourist hub of Kathmandu. Back at your hotel your guide will help you prepare for your trek.
Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars and restaurants to choose from.
We will drive around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via attractive Lumle Village perched on the mountain side and then trek for five hours on to Nayapul (1050m) and then to Ghandruk where we will stay overnight.
Today’s trek will be around six hours before reaching Chomrong where we will stay overnight.
The trek today is around five to six hours until reaching Dobhan where we spend the night.
We have a long day of around seven hours on the trail and can feel the closeness of the mountains. The trail takes us through Rhododendron forests until we reach Deurali where we stay the night.
An early start today sees us heading to MBC, a trek of around four hours. From MBC, if the weather is clear, there are awesome views of Machapuchare (6995 m), Tent peak (5695m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gandhraba Chuli (6248 m), Annapurna South (7219 m) and Bharha Chuli (7647m). We will camp overnight at MBC.
Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. We will stay overnight at MBC and prepare for climbing to higher elevations.
Today we head higher for five to six hours before reaching Cave Camp where we stay overnight.
A four to five-hour trek takes us to High Camp where we stay overnight.
Today is the day we have been waiting for as we get up early for a nine to ten-hour climb to Tharpu Chuli Peak and from there spend some time taking in some of the finest views in the entire Annapurna region. After some time to click away from some photos and rest a little, we will head back down to High Camp for the night.
Today’s trek of four to five hours is naturally less strenuous as we head down to Machapuchare Base Camp for the night.
The trail today descends more and more for six to seven hours before reaching our overnight stopover at Bamboo Village.
Again another six to seven-hour trek as we head to Jhinu Dada for the night.
Today is the last day on the trail as we head to Nayapul Village from where we will go by road back to Pokhara – about a one hour drive.
Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!
Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Cost Included in Your Package

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep
  • Three night's Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Two Night's Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the climbing period
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) throughout the trek and climb
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Both way transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and back to Pokhara transportation by private car/Jeep
  • English speaking, trained and full-fledged trekking guide(leader), climb guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: one porter)
  • Staff prices as well as their wage, insurance, equipment, domestic transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag(to come once trip completion)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to require
  • All necessary paperwork; Annapurna conservation area permit and Tharpu Chuli peak climbing permit.
  • Good quality tents and room utensils for bivouacking
  • Group mountain climbing (climbing) instrumentation
  • Medical kit (carried by your guide)
  • All government and native taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee (bring correct USD money and 2 passport photographs)
  • International transportation to and from Katmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Katmandu owing to early arrival, late departure, early come from
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or gas
  • Lunch and evening meals in Katmandu (and additionally within the case of early come from a mountain
  • then the regular itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, further porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal climb instrumentation
  • Personal climb guide if requested
  • Optional visits and looking if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Services unlisted within the ‘What Is Included’ section

EQUIPMENTS

EQUIPMENT required

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Climbing Gear

  • Alpine climbing harness -  (instrumentality square measured) essential for the climb with leg loops that match other clothing and equipment.
  • 2 protection karabiners - the large, pear-shaped ring is best, screw gate sort counseled
  • 3 regular carabiners. Lightweight; BD Hotwire square measure counseled.
  • Ice ax w/leash. Light-weight (Grivel Air school, diamond Raven, or Charlet  Moser Snow.
  • Walker/pole – adjustable - below 5’7” use 60cm; 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm; over 6’2” use 70cm.
  • Plastic mountain boots (Koflach Degree, Lowa Civetta, or Scarpa Alpha), or animal skin double mount boots (La Sportiva Olympic Mons, Boreal GI or equivalent; should be mountaineering/crampon compatible)
  • Crampons - should be appropriate plastic boots (new-style sort recommended). A straightforward repair kit (Grivel G12, diamond Contact, or Charlet Moser Super 12)
  • Belay/rappel device (Figure eight preferred)

Upper Body

  • 2 cotton jerseys.
  • 1 polypropylene jersey.
  • 2 long sleeve polypropene shirts. light-weight, pastel for sunny days.
  • 2 girls sports bras - synthetic, no cotton!
  • 1 softshell - Gnawing Animal Dri-clime Wind Shirt, geographic region Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 slipover acceptable).
  • Down/synthetic sweater or vest. geographic region Puffball jacket or sweater preferred; R4 Jacket acceptable
  • Hard Monkey jacket with hood  waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, convenient enough to use over multiple layers.
  • 1 expedition down windcheater with hood. This is often, in all probability, your most vital piece of clothing!  It is important that your jacket is 700+ fill down, baffle construction (not seamed) and contains a thickly insulated hood.
  • Hand Wear
  • You will need 2 systems: one glove system for lower on the mountain and mittens over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day.
  • 2 pairs of liner gloves. skinny wool or polypropene -1 pair of heat gloves fleece or wool and 1 pair of expedition shell gloves.
  • 1 pair of standard expedition shell mitts or professional mitts. If they are doing not have articulatio radiocarpea straps take into account stitching one on in order that you'll be able to either attach it to your jacket or cinch the strap to your articulatio radiocarpea in order that you are doing not lose your mittens in high winds.

 Head Gear

  • Warm hat - wool or artificial that covers your ears.
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask.
  • Shade hat or jockey cap.
  • Glacier glasses. 100 percent UV protection with aspect shields and a hard-sided storage case (e.g. Julbo or Cebe)
  • 1 extra pair of further dark glasses (also with UV protection just in case your other pair breaks).
  • 1 ski spectacles with UV protection
  • If you need prescription ice mass glasses, have your lenses changed according to your prescription.

Lower Body

  • 4 pairs of liner socks. plastic or Capilene & 3 pairs of light-weight trekking socks.
  • 2 pairs of medium-heavy wool socks – hiking boots with liner and wool socks.
  • 1 pair of nylon shorts.
  • 1 pair of nylon pants for trekking and around camp.
  • 2 light-weight pairs of underwear
  • 1 pair of fleece pants with facet zipper or “puff-ball pants”
  • 1 pair of the soft-shell pant (e.g. geographical region Guide pants or Granite Pants. Schoeller fabrics).
  • 1 pair of quality shell pants, waterproof/breathable with full facet zips, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best.
  • 1 pair of gaiters. Confirm they're going to work over plastic boots (OR Crocodiles or equivalent).
  • 1 pair of down booties (optional).
  • 1 pair of trekking shoes for the hike to base camp and use at camp
  • 1 pair of sandals or gym shoes for Katmandu and in camp
  • All luggage and packs need to be waterproof or plastic luggage.

Pack

  • 1 light-weight internal frame pack (approx 65-liter cube-shaped ).
  • 1 daypack optional for the approach hike and for potential use on summit day If you propose to use it for your summit pack it should be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food, and water. The Lowe Alpine lepton or carbonado Speed twenty-eight is great, light-weight (16 oz.) choices.
  • 1 large (122 liters approx.) duffel for gear and should be sturdy to be used on pack animals
  • Small padlock for a duffel.
  • 1 small duffel for bags stored in Katmandu. We will provide a complimentary duffel/kit bag for the items you purchase in Katmandu.

Sleeping Gear

  • 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar cloth helps defend down and dark colors speed drying time)
  • Sleeping Pad. Full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or Therma-Rest for additional heat and luxury.

Miscellaneous

  • 1 kit with non - steroidal anti-inflammatory pills and other medications suggested by your doctor.
  • Lip balm - a minimum of SPF twenty, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is useful to hold around your neck
  • Sunscreen - a minimum of SPF40
  • Headlamp. Petzl Myobelt Three or another suitable type.
  • 3 Water bottles – 10 centimeter wide-mouth Nalgene (1 may be a pee bottle).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube for lower mountain (optional)
  • Packets of electrolyte powder for rehydration.
  • Plastic mug w/snap-on lid, 16 oz. or larger.
  • Bowl and spoon. Plastic, tiny Tupperware works well. Lexan spoons are best.
  • Pocket knife - tiny Swiss-army kind.
  • Water purification. Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals
  • Toiletry kit. Take care to incorporate bathroom tissue hold on in the bag.
  • 3-4 massive plastic bags for keeping miscellaneous gear dry.
  • Nylon stuff sacks For food and equipment storage. Massive Ziplocs are also useful.
  • Towel.
  • Earplugs.
  • Hand wipes.
  • 1 tiny chrome steel vacuum bottle (optional).
  • Favorite snack foods (not too heavy).
  • Paperback books, cards, iPods, etc.
  • Binoculars (optional for viewing the route from the lower camps).
  • Camera - one light-weight to take shots while on the mountain One SLR camera is optional for the trek..
  • Fanny pack or notecase for travel documents, cash & passport.
  • Passport and passport photos

Airline departure details. Please leave your airline ticket at our office in the event you need to alter your departure date.
"While you're needed to bring everything on this list, there are suitable variations that are also suitable. Many of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu from stores that cater to mountain trekking.

GOOD TO KNOW

Insurance

It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance - just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.

Fitness and Experiences

For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.

Food

Trekking at altitude requires a lot of energy. We recommend you bring your own healthy snack foods to snack on along the trek.
Accommodation
In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp, your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis. 
Emergency Rescue
In case of any high hypoxia problems, it is recommended as a primary precaution to return to a lower altitude. If the problem persists you will need to be evacuated if necessary by helicopter rescue and jeep.

Weather Forecast

During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
Any questions can be directed to Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 2,400
2 Pax USD 2,300
3 Pax USD 2,200
4 - 6 Pax USD 2,000
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,800
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,700
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,500
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,400

Per Person

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