Tent Peak Climbing is a lifelong memory to experience the natural wonders and cultural varieties. Peak climbing in Nepal is one of the activities that the adventure lovers are interested in doing. Hundreds of thousands daredevils fly to Nepal every year for doing peak climbing and trekking as well. Among 1,310 peaks above 6,000m, 326 are categorized as the trekking peaks of Nepal.
Tent Peak (5,663m) is one of the most popular trekking peaks located in the Annapurna Himalayan Range. Also called Tharpu Chuli, it is often combined with Annapurna Base Camp trek. However, you can also do it without Annapurna Base Camp trek (4,130m). You can also reach the base camp of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) for the stunning vistas of the Pokhara Valley and snowy mountains.
You can relish the breathtaking vistas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) Himalyan Ranges. While walking through the dense forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you come to see many species of flora and fauna. If you make Tent Peak climbing in spring, the entire forests are covered with colourful rhododendron flowers. The entire Annapurna Sanctuary looks not different from a bride on her wedding day.
This trekking and peak climbing in Nepal lets you witness the lifestyle, typical culture and tradition. This part of Annapurna region trek is populated by Gurung and Magar communities. Apart from socio-cultural aspects, you can taste their cuisines during the voyage. This package includes Annapurna Sunrise View Trek (Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking) as well.
From the summit of Tent Peak, you can enjoy the captivating sites of snowcapped peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Massifs. Mt. Machhapuchhre and other many snowy peaks of the Northern Himalayas also welcome you with their splendid beauty. The other peaks visible from the Tent Peak Summit are Baraha Shikar (7,647m), Kangshar Kang (7,485m), Tarke Kang (7,193m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Hiunchuli (6,331m).
This trek, mountaineering and expedition, begin from Nayapul of Pokhara and ends at the same point. The journey to Tharpu Chuli takes you along the moderately challenging trail. You move further through Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani and Chhomrong all Gurung villages. Ulleri, which is famous for its 3,000 stone staircases, is one of the largest Magar villages in this region.
Before beginning to climb Tent Peak, you trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. While going back towards Pokhara, you go across Bamboo and Jhinu Danda by spending the nights. Jhinu Danda is worth a visit for its natural hot spring pool that heals the body pain and skin diseases, if any.
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1. Where is Tent Peak?
Tent Peak (5,663m) is one of the most frequently climbed trekking peaks of Nepal located in Annapurna region. It is closer to Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp which can be done easily from the lake city Pokhara. The formal journey of Tent Peak climbing begins from Nayapul, Pokhara. From Kathmandu, you can reach in 25 minutes by air and by bus, it takes around 6 hours.
2. How high is Tent Peak?
The elevation of Tent Peak is (5,663m/18,563ft) from the sea level.
3. How far is Tent Peak from Kathmandu?
Tent Peak is located in Annapurna Sanctuary close from the Lake City Pokhara. You can reach Pokhara by air or bus as well. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes around 25 minutes whereas the drive takes 6 hours. From Pokhara, you can reach Tent Peak within 10 days by walking less and taking rest more. You can do this peak climbing in Nepal without combining Annapurna Base Camp trek.
4. Is it hard to climb Tent Peak?
No, it is not. Tent Peak is 5,663m high that one can climb to its summit without prior climbing experience. However, final part from High Camp to Summit may feel a bit more challenging. You have to start the journey to the summit little after midnight with the help of the headlamp. You have to cross some crevasses with the help of the ropes and other climbing gears as well. Tent Peak climbing in winter is really strenuous but the Sherpa team leader assists you do it. The climbing guide trains you to use the climbing gears and gives you the required technique to successfully measure the summit.