Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)
On your arrival day, the crewmember of Orbit Alpine Adventure welcomes you at the Kathmandu International Airport. Then, he relocates you to the hotel booked for the accommodation. After becoming fresh, you can take a short walking around the tourist hub, Thamel.
Day 02 : Day Tour around Kathmandu Valley
Today, the tour guide of the agency takes you for an outing around the Kathmandu Valley. You visit four of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in the Kathmandu Valley during the excursion. You go around Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (the Monkey Temple) and Bouddhanath Stupa. In the evening, the Sherpa guide tells you all about the itinerary of Tent Peak Climbing.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara (900m/2,953ft) -6 Hours
After breakfast, your journey towards the lake city, Pokhara begins in a tourist bus or a private jeep as per the provision. You move further along the Prithvi Highway by enjoying the mesmerizing view of Manaslu region, Annapurna region and attractive landscapes. After reaching Pokhara, you visit the major attractions of the city like Lake Side, Phewa Lake, Tal Barahi Mandir and so on.
Day 04 : Drive to Nayapul (1,050m/3,444ft) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,174ft) -5 Hours
Today, you are going to begin the trekking in Annapurna region formally right from Tikhedhunga. From the hotel, you drive until Nayapul and then walk along the banks of the Modi Khola. By crossing Birethanti and Hile Village, you reach the rest station for the night.
Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) -6 Hours
As soon as you have your breakfast, you follow the trail that goes past Ulleri. Ulleri is one of the largest Magar cultural villages of Annapurna region. It is famous for the 3,000 stone staircases; the slatted roofs and clean surrounding. Besides that, one can have the amazing sunrise and sunset view of Annapurna (8,091m) Himalayan Range from here. Then, the trekking track continues along the rhododendron and oak forests. By crossing Banthanti Village, you reach Ghorepani, which is one of the remarkable Gurung ethnic villages of Gandaki Province.
Day 06 : Hike to Poon Hill (3,200m/10,499ft) and Trek to Tadapani (2,540m/8,333ft) -7 Hours
This is one of the most interesting days of the whole Annapurna Tharpu Chuli Climbing trek. You are going to witness the best sunrise view of the world from Poon Hill (3,200m). Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, also known as Annapurna Sunrise View Trek, is one of the must-do activity in a lifetime. From the top of Poon Hill, you relish the splendid sunrise view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Himalayan Range. After getting the lifelong memories of the splendid sunrise view, you return to Ghorepani. Taking breakfast, you follow the trail going along the thick forests of rhododendron and oak trees towards Tadapani.
Day 07 : Trek to Chhomrong (1,950m/6,398ft) -6 Hours
Today’s journey begins after you have breakfast by enjoying the morning view of the natural assets all around. By walking along the thick forests, you reach Gurjung Village. It is also a Gurung ethnic villages in which most of the males serve in the British and Indian Army. You can talk to the friendly people to know more about their lifestyle, culture and tradition. Moving ahead through the easy and well maintained track, you reach Chhomrong Village.
Day 08 : Trek to Dobhan (2,430m/7,972ft) -7 Hours
For the first few hours, you continue along the banks of the Chhomrong Khola to reach Khuldighar. Thereafter, the trail takes you into the lush woodlands, you reach Dobhan for the night station. Crossing Sinuwa Village, you move forward along the bamboo forests to reach Bamboo Village. Then, the trail moves through the thick rhododendron and oak trees, you reach Dobhan within two hours.
Day 09 : Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft) -5 Hours
You start the trekking after having breakfast by following the trail that goes along the banks of the Modi Khola. On the way, you cross Himalayan Hotel and then, Hinku Cave to reach Deurali. Hinku Cave used to be the night station for the travellers during salt trading between Tibet and Nepal.
By crossing the avalanche prone section, you march further towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) is one of the highest virgin peaks in the world. Mt. Fishtail (6,993m) Base Camp gives you the majestic view of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna I (8,091m) & III, and Gangapurna.
Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) -3 Hours
Today, you follow the trail that goes past the bamboo forests and Annapurna Sanctuary. By enjoying the mesmerizing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Mountain Ranges, you reach Annapurna Base Camp at the end. When you reach the destination, you can walk around the base camp of Annapurna Massif for acclimatization. This helps you to climb Tent Peak easily.
Day 11 : Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4,600m/15,092ft) -5 Hours
Having breakfast, you walk uphill icy trail from Annapurna Base Camp to (Tharpu Chuli) Tent Peak Base Camp. You have to go past some Himalayan passes and glacial moraine. But, you can enjoy the stunning view of Himalayas above 6,000 metres. After about five hours’ walk, you reach the base camp of Tent Camp (also called Cave Camp).
Day 12 : Trek to Tent Peak High Camp (4,900m/16,076ft) -4 Hours
Today’s trekking from base camp to High Camp of Tharpu Chuli is quite challenging. To walk along the steep track, you may have to use some climbing gears as well. We recommend you to follow the instructions of the team leader. After you reach High Camp, you enjoy the enthralling view of Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and other unnamed peaks.
Day 13 : Hike to Tent Peak Summit (5,663m/18,579ft) and Trek Down to High Camp- 8 Hours
Today gives you the most awaited moment of Annapurna Tent Peak Climbing package. To reach the summit of Tent Peak, you should begin the trip as early as you can. The strong winds and snowfalls may obstruct your mission of reaching the summit in the morning or day time.
The first part of the trekking from High Camp to Tent Peak is easy but the other quite challenging. When you reach the summit of Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), you see the breathtaking view of glaciers, mountain peaks, landscapes and rivers all around! Capture the moments in your camera and the mind as much as you can!
After making the dream of peak climbing in Nepal true and getting the rewards of the challenging trek, you descend to High Camp. As the trail is snow-covered, you should walk carefully to avoid any accidents.
Day 14 : Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/7,579ft) -7 Hours
Today, from the base camp of Tent Camp, you trek down towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The natural waterfalls, dense forests and Himalayan views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, etc., make your journey more memorable. Finally, you reach Bamboo for the night station.
Day 15 : Trek to Jhinu Danda (1,760m/5,774ft) -7 Hours
Today’s trekking trail goes across the lush woodlands of rhododendron, oak and bamboo trees. On the way, you might encounter some species of birds and animals inhabiting in the forests of Annapurna Sanctuary. Jhinu Danda is famous for natural hot waterfalls that people believe taking bath in this water can cure skin diseases. You can take a bath in the naturally hot shower to recover from travel fatigue.
Day 16 : Trek to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara- 7 Hours
After breakfast, you begin the retreat journey follwoing the banks of the Modi Khola until Kyumi Village. After that, the trail moves through the dense forests of rhododendron and oak trees and reaches Syauli Bazaar. Then, you cross Birethanti to reach Nayapul from where you catch a bus or private jeep for Pokhara. You can walk around the lake city Pokhara in the remaining time. You can also celebrate the success of Tent Peak climbing to make this Nepal tour a lifelong memory!
Day 17 : Drive Back to Kathmandu -6 Hours
Along the Prithvi Highway that connects Kathmandu and Pokhara, you continue the journey today. After arriving in Kathmandu, the representative transfers you to the hotel. After becoming fresh, you can visit around Thamel Bazaar to buy handcrafted items. You can purchase garments or souvenirs to present to the people in your home back. In the evening, we invite you to a farewell dinner party at a cultural restaurant around Thamel.
Day 18 : Final Departure
In this way, your Annapurna Base Camp Tent Peak Climbing 18 days’ itinerary has come to an end. Therefore, the representative of the trekking agency transports you up to the Tribhuvan International Airport as per your flight schedule.