Tent Peak rises more than 5,000 vertical feet above Annapurna Base Camp below the massive south face of Annapurna I, the tenth highest mountain on the planet. The climbing route ascends non-technical terrain to a snowy, knife-edge summit ridge where climbers are rewarded with stunning views of Annapurna I and nine other peaks taller than 6,000 meters, including the sacred Machhapuchhre. At 18,684 feet (5,663 meters), Tent Peak, known as “Tharpu Chuli” to the Nepalese, is an excellent introduction to Himalayan mountaineering and a spectacular challenge for climbers of all skill levels. Mountain Gurus offers the Tent Peak climb as a four-day extension to our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and Tent Peak Climb • 17 Days
This adventure combines a climb of Tent Peak with a trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Our journey begins in the historic city of Kathmandu. We fly to Pokhara and then trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary via Poon Hill and the dramatic Modi Khola Gorge. From Annapurna Base Camp, we spend the next four days climbing Tharpu Chuli. To safely acclimatize, we establish an intermediate camp, then ascend a steep ravine to our base camp the following day. Our summit day begins early as we ascend fixed lines up slopes as steep as 70 degrees to the Northwest Ridge. We traverse the ridge as it gradually steepens into a short knife edge section and we step onto the summit. The massive amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary surrounds us, a wilderness of ice and rock crowned with Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South (7,229 meters), Machhapuchare and many other peaks.