Climb Tent Peak and Trek to Annapurna Sanctuary
Nepal, Climbing, 17 days - from £1,995 (land only) - from €2,865 (land only) - from $3,300 (land only)
A superb 'alpine' peak in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary
Tent Peak or 'Tharpu Chuli', often overlooked by trekking companies, is a classic trekking peak offering continually interesting climbing and close-up views of the famous peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary.
- A fortnight`s `alpine` climbing holiday in the heart of Annapurna
- Western leader & Sherpa climbing guides at 1 guide to 3 clients.
- Hike the classic Annapurna Sanctuary trail to Tent Peak base camp
- Magical close-up views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail)
- Relax at the end of the expedition on Lakeside in Pokhara
This superb short Nepal climbing holiday climbs the spectacularly located Tent Peak or 'Tharpu Chuli' (5633m), situated at the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary and surrounded by Himalayan giants. Our picturesque week-long trek to Tent Peak follows the route of the classic Annapurna Sanctuary trek. From the lodges at Annapurna Basecamp, we cross the jumbled moraine of the Annapurna South Glacier to establish a high camp below the north-west ridge of Tent Peak. A steep ascent, followed by an unforgettable summit ridge leads to a fabulous viewpoint, surrounded by peaks such as Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna I and the magical 'Fish Tail' - Machhapuchhre. In little more than 2 weeks, this excellent short adventure holiday can put you on top of a Himalayan summit.
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Is this holiday for you?
This climbing holiday treks the classic route of the Annapurna Sanctuary and then ascends Tent Peak also known as 'Tharpu Chuli' (5633m). During the trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary we mostly follow good trails, providing straightforward walking conditions. Crossing the glacier to our base camp and the ascent to high camp involves more difficult terrain, including loose scree and steep grass slopes. However, as this trip is primarily aimed at mountaineers, the difficulty of the trekking itself will not be a major consideration. It should be noted that trekking at altitudes of up to and over 5000 metres is of itself demanding.
The term ‘Trekking Peak' was coined in the seventies when trekking was a relatively new phenomenon. Few of the trekking peaks can be simply ‘trekked' up, and perhaps ‘Alpine' peak would have been the better term. For these peaks, experience in the use of crampons and familiarity with the techniques of roped climbing is recommended. The climbing on Tent Peak is reasonably straightforward and the approximate Alpine climbing grade is F+/PD. The climb is mostly on snow slopes of around 40 - 45 degrees and with some exposed ridge climbing. Fixed lines are used to protect any exposed sections. If you are in any doubt as to your capability for any of these climbs, please give our office a call.