Tent peak also known as Tharpu Chuli is listed as one of the trekking peaks in Nepal which is an ideal peak to have an experience of mountaineering for a newbie. The tent peak is 5695 meters high which is situated in the middle of the popular Annapurna base camp region.
The top of Tent peak rewards the unparalleled 360-degree views of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna I(8091m), Shingu Chuli (6501m), Tare Kang (7069m), Annapurna III (7555m), Bharha Chuli (7647m), Gandharva Chuli (6248m), south Annapurna(7219m), Himchuli(6441m) and Machhapuchhare(6997m).
For the Tent peak climbing expedition, the trail leads up along the Modi River through the classic Annapurna sanctuary trek which takes you through the lush green forests, waterfalls, rivers, and local villages.
the journey begins from Nayapul(1050m) then goes to Tikhedhunga(1600m) and to Ghorepani (2870m) which is well renowned for its rhododendron forests and nearby hilltop viewpoint called Poon-hill(3210m) which provides us with a great panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and along with the beautiful sunrise view.
After this trek continues to the small hilltop village of Tadapani (2660m) and to one of the biggest Gurung villages in the region called Chhomrong (1950m) where you can experience the typical Gurung tradition and culture. Here the trek enters into the Annapurna sanctuary region which then goes through Himalaya hotel(2850m), Machhapuchhre base camp(3700m) before reaching Annapurna base camp(4130m).
While you are at base camp you will be all surrounded by magnificent high Himalaya as well as the tent peak from different perspectives. Leaving Annapurna base camp, the course of our real journey of mountaineering begins.
This adventure journey now takes you to Base camp(4200m) and to high camp(5000m) in the next two days before reaching the summit. After reaching the summit it descends to base camp then retraces back to the same way we came before all the way to Chhomrong and splits to Jhinu Danda(1700m) and drives to Pokhara to end the journey.
How difficult is the climbing to the tent peak?
After reaching the Annapurna base camp the climbing adventure begins which descends to the south Annapurna glacier then the route traverse on the glacier for a while and steep ascent on loose rocky terrain which takes you to a beautiful alpine meadow of base camp(4200m) for the night.
The second day of the adventure takes you to high camp(5050m) which is a steep uphill climb to moraine closer to the glacier.
On the following day waking up early in the morning the trail treads upon the steep rocky slabs until the crampoon point from where we suit on climbing gears. Then it climbs on the ice where you still can use a walking stick and eventually 30-40 degree angled vertical climbs on a fixed rope to the first summit. After this, it descends shortly and again climbs up along the narrow ridge to the real summit of Tent peak.
What is the best season to climb tent peak?
Especially the two seasons that are the best season to summit tent peaks which are autumn and spring. The Autumn season is from September to May which takes place just after the monsoon season in Nepal when the skies are clear to view the mountains and the weather in the mountain is temperate.
Spring season, which is from March to May is one of the best seasons for climbing mountains as during the seasonal weather is warmer and fewer chances of snowfall so you can step on compact ice.