Tent Peak Climbing(5,660 m/ 18,569 ft) is also known as Tharpu Chuli in the local language. It is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is known by the name of Tent Peak among climbers and trekkers because its peak is shaped in the shape of a tent . The peak is located south of the Annapurna Base Camp. It is surrounded by tall mountains peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Baraha Shikhar, Tarke Kang and Himchuli. We will also get to visit the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp on our way to Tent Peak.
Tent Peak is a peak of moderate altitude. Its peak provides uncompromising view of the mountain compared to other peaks of higher altitude. Therefore it is one among the most favored peak among climbers. Climbing Tent Peak also provides a wonderful opportunity to acclimatize and train before climbing higher altitude peaks that are located in the region.
We will start our adventure with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight introduces us to the mountains of Nepal located in the central and western part of the country. Pokhara is a tourist city with large beautiful lakes like Phewa and Begnas. We will have a look at these lakes from air while landing. We will then waste no time at the city by taking a coach which will drive us to Ghandruk Phedi. The literal meaning of the name Ghandruk Phedi is the base of the Ghandruk Village.
Ghandruk is one of the most popular settlements in the Annapurna Region. It is famous for its wonderful homestays and well-preserved way of life and culture of the Gurung people. Our road leads us directly north from Ghandruk Phedi. We will then cross the Kimrong Khola and head towards the hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. We will immerse ourselves at the hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. The hot water spring is situated at the bank of the Modi river. The source of the river is the glacier located in the southern slopes of the Annapurna Massif.
We will go up and down through beautiful Rhododendron forests of the sanctuary in the days ahead. We will reach the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) by crossing the narrow pass between Himchuli and Machhapuchhre peak on the last part of our trek. The small valley where the Annapurna Base Camp is situated is circled by gigantic snowy peaks on all sides. Tent Peak Base Camp lies a little south from Annapurna Base Camp. We will get back to Tent Peak Base Camp after spending the night at ABC. It is a one day Tent Peak Climbing. The climb can easily be completed without any hindrance.
We will return following the same trekking trail we took on our way up. We will explore Pokhara for a bit in the evening we will reach there. We will then get back to Kathmandu on a tourist coach, which takes us along the Prithvi Highway.