Tharpu Chuli Peak (also known as Tent Peak) is a group ‘B’ categorized climbing peak by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and one of the easier peak to be climbed in Annapurna Region of Nepal. The peak is situated proudly at the elevation of 5,663 meters from sea level and is considered as the perfect peak for beginner mountaineers. It is reasonable to consider the peak climbing journey as easy and comfort because of its situation in lower elevation, but physical and mental preparation is the most in this adventurous journey. Tharpu Chuli trek passes through beautiful rhododendron and yak forests, different villages, meadows, and mesmerizing snow Cladded Mountains always on the backdrop seems like the trail leading to heaven in the earth.
However, Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing journey is really adventurous and enjoyable composed of fewer obstacles and challenges on the trail comparatively and never disappointing mountain and nature views. The peak itself is so attractive having its clear cut shape and size offering gazing views of giant Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre and many other peaks in that Himalayan range. One of the most highlighted things about this journey is passing through three major trekking base camps, i.e. Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Tharpu Chuli Base Camp.
Your Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing journey starts with the comforting flight/drive to Pokhara valley from Kathmandu valley. Further 6 hours of drive from Pokhara will lead you to Kimche, from where your actual trek starts towards the peak. From Kimche, your trek follows the way passing through Jhinu Danda, Dovan, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Tharpu Chuli Base Camp where you can do tent camping, High Camp and finally to the summit of the Tharpu Chuli peak situated at the altitude of 5,663 meters above sea level. Furthermore, the descending trail from the summit of the peak goes back to Annapurna Base Camp and passes through Sinuwa, Ghandruk, and Nayapul, completing your trekking trail. From Naya Pul, a drive of about 6 hours will take you back to Pokhara Valley and from Pokhara, you can take a drive or flight back to Kathmandu valley.
Moreover, the best time to make your climbing trip to Tharpu Chuli is spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November).