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Tent Peak Climbing-18 days

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2014-10-07

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Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations!

I returned for a second time to Nepal this year with Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations! AA tailored my trip to...

One of the most popular trekking peaks in Nepal, Tent Peak 5663m is an opportunity to explore the best and almost every bit of fascinating Annapurna Region. The peak that demands a bit more than the challenging trek in Nepal is locally known as Tharpu Chuli.

Trekkers need sound physical condition and high spirit to endure elevated Himalayan conditions, while undertaking the challenge to conquer the Tent Peak. Our tailor made itinerary of         Tent Peak Climbing allows you to acclimatize properly as it traverses many major highlights of Annapurna Region including Poonhill and the Annapurna Base Camp itself.  Twelve days of pure walking fun that winds through the pleasant woodlands of Annapurna Conservation Area Project frequently encounters cultural rich Gurung villages. Beginning from the naturally blessed town, Pokhara and to reach the sheer elevation of 5663m is truly an adventure that unfolds so many amazing highlights nestling at the foothill of Himalayan giant- Annapurna.

Highlights of the trek

  • The incredible walk through the beautiful forested region of Annapurna Conservation Area Project that caters opportunities to sight diverse species of highland floras and faunas
  • The Gurung Villages we encounter during the trek offer us the chance to experience the warm welcoming culture of the Families of British Gurkhas
  • The sunrise view from Poonhill, which looks so mesmerizing when it falls in the towering Himalayan giants including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • The shifting views of Himalayan peaks that include Annapurna Massif and stunning Fishtail as the trek towards the summit of Tent Peak stretches closer
  • The diverse landscapes of the region as we gain elevation penetrating the lush vegetation and enter the nival region
  • The magnificent and huge amphitheatre ringed by a astounding snow capped peaks at Annapurna Base Camp and the wonderful walk from Macchapucchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp
  • The most challenging portion of climbing escapade, which involves face climbing and the tiptoeing on knife edge ridges
  • The summit of the tent peak offers a panoramic view of surrounding Annapurna massif


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu; Evening welcome dinner

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 200km 6-7 hrs ride

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul ( Trekking starting point) & trek to Tirkhadhunga

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs trek

Day 06: Morning- Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani 5-6 hrs trek

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong 5-6 hrs trek

Day 08: Trek to Dovan or Himalayan hotel 5-6 hrs trek

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp via Annapurna Base Camp 5-6 hrs trek

Day 10: Trek to Tent peak B. C. 5-6 hrs trek

Day 11: Ascend to Tent peak high Camp 5-6 hrs trek

Day 12: Summit Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) then back to Tent Peak High camp 7-8 hrs trek

Day 13: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 2-3 hrs trek

Day 14: Trek to Bamboo 5-6 hrs trek

Day 15: Trek to Jhinu Danda 5-6 hrs trek

Day 16: Trek to Nayapul 6-7 hrs trek and drive to Pokhara 1 hr drive

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu: Evening farewell dinner

Day 18: Depart Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Bed & Dinner
On arrival to Kathmandu; we will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the traveler’s recommended Hotel Blue Horizon. Later we meet and take you to our head office, brief your upcoming Tent Peak Climbing Adventure with us and introduce our trekking team. Evening, we host welcome dinner at one of the finest local restaurant with music and ethnic dance.
Overnight Kathmandu.

Day 02: Half-day Guided city tours of Kathmandu Place we visit: Kathmandu Durbar
Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath B/B
Today, we entirely explore at Kathmandu, the richest historical and cultural city of Nepal. It is very worthy seeing it’s amazing outlook. Thus we are taking you to the half day tour of Kathmandu Valley. The main touristic attraction of Kathmandu Valley, we visit are- Kathmandu durbar square (Historical Durbar Square), Monkey temple (Buddhist Stupa, a place where harmony of Nepal religion stays together), Bouddha (The Greatest Buddhist Stupa of the world, known as world peace stupa), Pashupatinath temple (Biggest Hindu Temple of Nepal, riverside, cremation place). Evening, we organize a short meeting again, it is a time to re-check your clothing and trekking equipment; organize your sleeping bag and down jacket etc. Ask us the remaining question of the trip you may have. Over night at Kathmandu

Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Altitude: 820m/2510 ft      Distance of driving: 6 to 7 hours of driving
We depart to Pokhara by tourist bus 7:00 in morning. This drive is through the local highway, via through local villages, small hills and riversides. This drive takes approx of 6 to 7 hours. Once reaching to pokhara bus park, we transfer you to hotel in Pokhara at lakeside. Explore remaining time with lakeside and over night at Pokhara.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul( Trekking starting point) & trek to Tikhadhunga    
Altitude: 1,540m/5,052 ft      Distance of driving: 1 hr drive
Distance of walking: 4 hrs    
Today, we take a short drive continues along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Nayapul, where from our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region and follows the Modi River to Birethanti where you can see the confluence of the two river of Modi and Bhurungdi khola. We trek to Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follow the stabilized trail and after 3-4 hrs continuing walk will reach at Tikhedhunga village for overnight stay.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Altitude: Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walks
Morning we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan scenery. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest and stream sound, we continue to walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reach Ghorepani for overnight stop. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.
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Day 06: Morning- Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tadapani
Altitude: At Poon hill 3,210m/10,531ft & at Tadapani 2650m/8694ft      Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs walk
Morning, we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view point of this Annapurna. En-route the trail offers the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, the walk passes through the Rhododendron, Pine and fir forest with up and downs hill and finally you will reaches at Tadapani for overnight at local teahouse. This is a great place surrounding by rhododendron forest with closest view of Mt. Fish Tail.

Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong
Altitude: 1,950m/6,397 ft      Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs walk
The trail is steeply downhill to the Kimrong Khola through clean forest of oaks and rhododendrons with closest view of the Annapurna south & Fish Tail. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail follows up to the Gurjung village for your lunch stop. Further trek leads uphill for half an hour, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chhomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary. One of the biggest Gurung village in the surrounding area and we stop here in hotel.

Day 08: Chhomrong- Dovan or Himalayan hotel
Altitude: 2,900m/9,514 ft      Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs
Today, our trail leads to the long terrace village & farm fields as you descent to the Chhomrong Khola, after the bridge its uphill most of the way for 2 hours till a small place of Sinuwa hill.
Further trail leads downhill for 2 hour through the bamboo bushes till you reach at Bamboo, a place in the midst of the bamboo and rhododendron and oaks forest with couple of teahouses. After lunch stop here an hour walks on the gradual uphill path brings you to Dovan for overnight stay, Dovan means confluence of river where is few teahouses surrounding by bamboo forest. If you still feel good walking for an hour further you could reach Himalayan hotel to over night at same day.

Day 09: Dovan- Machhapuchre Base Camp- Annapurna Base Camp
Altitude: 4140m,13582 ft      Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs
The trail continues for about 2 hrs. from here the route winds up steeply to a bank of rock and then level out, running through thickets of Bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the river, then reaching to a small shrine at Panchen Barah, from here the trail climbs to Himalaya Hotel. It’s about an hour walk, first on a rocky trail through forests then up to the Hinku cave, where from the trail crosses a ravine and major avalanche track just further till Deurali (3,000m/9,840 ft) for lunch. After lunch the trail continues into the sanctuary, it crosses two wide avalanche tracks on a narrow trail that huddles up against the cliffs and get Bagar. After here climb across more avalanche paths cross a moraine, then climb towards an area known as Machhapuchre Base Camp (MBC) for lunch break. After wards the walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing a few roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is cold and windy and often snowbound. This is superb scenery of the Himalaya and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Full day you have time to explore and relax at the sanctuary in your way.

Day 10: Trek to Tent peak B. C.
Altitude: Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs
Traversing across the glaciated mountain passes we slide down to the glacial region lying on the southern side of Mt. Annapurna. Then, we chase the cairned route over the ice before climbing the moraine nestling on the opposite bank of the glacier and arrive at Tent Peak Base Camp, which is an ideal flat region for camping. Savor the magnificence of sparkling Himalayan peaks that range from 6000 to 8000m. Enjoy the views of the high mountains from 6000ers to 8000ers.

Day 11: Ascend to Tent peak high Camp
Altitude: Distance of walking:  5-6 hrs
Today, we go through a challenging day as today’s walk involve sheer ascent to the High Camp of Tent Peak.  On arriving at the High Camp keep your eyes wide open to feast them with dramatic views of of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Virgin Fishtail, and many other snow-covered lofty mountains. The route to high camp, which is a glacial bowl demands efforts to ascend the sheer nival hill. Observe, plan and prepare at the high camp for next day summit.

Day 12: Summit Tharpu Chuli (Tent Peak) then back to Tent Peak High camp
Altitude: 5,663m      Distance of walking: 7- 8 hrs
Set off to summit the Tent Peak as early as possible today. As the most challenging part of our Tent Peak Climbing Adventure begins, we traverse across a small glacier to arrive at the base
that house several fluted shaped snowy structures. Beyond that we fix the climbing ropes to the ridge before the final summit. Tiptoeing along the ridge, we summit the peak, from where the view seems no less that the snowy paradise. After the successful summit we retrace the trail back to Tent Peak High Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Altitude: 4140m,13582 ft      Distance of walking:  2-3 hrs
Actually, this is a short day to trek, which could also play as an reserve day essential during the peak climbing escapade in Nepal. Walk leisurely and enjoy the best of Annapurna Region before descending down.

Day 14: Trek to Bamboo
Altitude: 2,300m/7,544 ft      Distance of walking: 5- hrs walk
This morning wake up with glimpse of sunrise view on top of the Annapurna ‘I’ and after a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight. As you know that here as well few guest house settled for the purposes of tourism service. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good memorable view of the many snow capped peaks and enjoy the dinner.

Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
Altitude: 1,780m/5,859 ft      Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs walk
This morning walk leads to a short climb to Khuldi Ghar and retract to Sinuwa hill, here after long downhill to the Chhomrong Khola and trek up to the Chhomrong.After a lunch break trek steeply descend towards the Jhinu for overnight stay. You may have chance to visit natural hot spring down to the stream and enjoy the dip bath and relax.

Day 16: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara
Altitude: Distance of walking: 6-7 hrs      Distance of driving: 2 hrs drives
This will be long day walk follows the river Modi most of the way reaching at Landruk village from here follow the downhill path leading back to the Modi river reaching at Syauli Bazaar for lunch. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River and to Birethanthi and back to Nayapul. Our trek ends here and drives back to Pokhara lakeside for the overnight stop.
Remaining time explore the surrounding lake side area and simply relax at the heart of Lake Town.

Day 17: Pokhara- Kathmandu
Distance of driving: 5-6 hrs drives 
After breakfast, we drive to back to Kathmandu by tourist bus and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Refreshed up; evening we meet, comment about your trip with us and host a farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
Altitude: 1350m/4428ft Free day for shopping and departure
It is your free morning, breakfast at hotel and on time transfer to airport and our trip ends here.
Have a wonderful memory of this trip with us and plan ahead to your onward destination!

Price: US $2480 per person

What is Included?

Inclusions:

• Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

• Three nights in 3 star Standard hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan

• Two nights in 3 star Standard hotel in Pokhara on BB plan

• Welcome & Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at one of the typical Nepalese local restaurant

• Required private transport at Kathmandu

• Pokhara-Nayapul drive by private Land crusier

• Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu transfer

• 12 nights/ 13 Days Pisang Peak Climbing (2 Days on climbing excursion with tented camp), full board of meals and accommodations.

• ACAP Permit/ trekking & TIMS Card

• Tent Peak Special Climbing Permit

• Necessary group climbing gears

• One AA Climbing guide for climbing section & One Advanced Adventures Trek Leader for trekking Section( both leaders are English speaking, first aid trained, Climbing leader is trained & licensed from Nepal Mountaineering Association- Rock climbing and mountaineering trained), the cost of camping and trekkers crew/ insurance/s

• Advanced Adventure duffle bag & T- shorts

• Gamow Bag for the security measure- provided on request for Group only

• Medical kit bag

• All necessary Gov. Taxes and service charges


What is Excluded?

Exclusions:

• Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare in/out Nepal

• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu except welcome dinner

• Personal Climbing equipment (Ice Axe, Crampons, Harness, Zoomer, Descender, Carbines & climbing boots etc.)

• Travel and rescue Insurance

• Personal nature expenses- phone calls, laundry, hot shower, bar bills, cold beverages etc.

• Personal tipping

• Cost of any extending trips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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2014-10-07

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Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations!

I returned for a second time to Nepal this year with Advanced Adventures (AA) and yet again, the trip exceeded my expectations! AA tailored my trip to suit my individual requirements, and provided great guides who I now class as my friends! My trip this year was to summit PisangPeak (6100m) and to hike the Annapurna Circuit (total 3 weeks). Both my climbing guide (Pemba) and my trekking guide (Eaklal) provided excellent service from start to finish. We had so many laughs and experiences that I will never forget for as long as I live! PisangPeak was exhilarating and challenging at the same time. Pem worked with me to ensure we climbed safely, and it was certainly a big achievement for me to be the first person to summit the peak this year! Also, I really enjoyed the Base Camp experience on the expedition and certainly did not go hungry! The food was amazing!

On the circuit, Eaklal and I led the way on the Throng La pass in thigh deep snow, and we had so much fun on that day! The scenery and terrain were out of this world! We met up with other AA guides and clients on the circuit, which was great as I was always making new friends. It never felt like I was trekking alone!

There is a great consistency in the guides that AA provide, they all have great experience, they know their domains well, and you completely trust them from day 1. Their ultimate priority is you, and this is why I always come back to AA. The service they provide has never failed me and its great to come back year after year to see people who really are my friends. They make me feel like I belong in Nepal!

I am planning to come back again in Oct and I already have my Island Peak trip booked with AA for next April. So I guess my actions speak louder than words!! Thanks to all at AA and see you in a few months!!

Sharna King- Pisang Peak Climbing
Swindon, England

sharnak@hotmail.co.uk

 

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2014-09-16

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Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally

G’day my name is Mitchell, I’m an Aussie (Australian), and have just got back from Nepal. During May 2013 I joined an Advanced Adventures guided climb of Mera Peak. This experience would have to be one of the best trips I have ever taken part in. If you are considering climbing Mera or even just visiting Nepal I would say stop thinking and book your airline tickets. There might be a little bit of pain involved in the climb but the views are breathtaking and the cultural experience is fantastic.

The team at Advanced Adventures was very accommodating right from when we were picked up from the airport, nothing was too hard. In fact one of the common phrases that came out of our English speaking guide’s mouth was “No Problem”, and he wasn’t just saying that, he understood what we wanted and it really was no problem. Our guide had vast experience in the Himalayan Mountains and had been above 8000m several times, he had also been to Mera a few weeks before (Advanced Adventures use the same guide on the same peak the entire season) so he knew the conditions which helped the trip run smoothly, especially on summit day, navigating the ever changing crevasses.

Don’t be put off by the fact that Advanced Adventures is a Nepal based company. They conduct business very professionally, they speak English quite well and are willing to tailor a trip to suit your needs, you just have to ask. In fact one night several weeks before the trip I emailed my Advanced Adventures contact with some questions and got a response within the hour, this was the case with all of my emails.

I am already planning my next trip to Nepal and when I am in the mountains again I will be using the team at Advanced Adventures.

Mitchell Murray | Australia
m-murray@live.com.au
CARINDALE QLD

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Max Elevation 5663M
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