Tent-peak-climbing

Tent Peak Climbing

  • duration 18 days
  • usd 2,590 All inclusive
  • difficulty Hard
  • best season Sep-Dec | Mar-May
  • max altitude From 4,600 feet at Kathmandu to 18,579 feet at Tent Peak

trip overview

Trek to the top of Tent Peak, a beast of a Himalayan mountain rising above 18,500 feet from sea level, as you gradually gain altitude in this 18 days’ expedition to the summit and back. The final summit is just an icing on a cake as the journey will take you through breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and beautiful villages that will leave you enchanted.

Detail itinerary

  • day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

    One of us will be there to pick you up as you land into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at your hotel where we will brief you on your big trip ahead while you muse on your Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
  • day 02
    Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Pre-trip Meeting.

    We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva.

    We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha.

    We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 03
    Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) by tourist bus.

    A tourist bus will take you to Pokhara, the famous tourist town on the bank of the Phewa Lake. We reach Pokhara in seven hours and have to pass green hills after hills to get there. Everyone going to or returning from Annapurna stays at Pokhara, so you will meet plenty of travellers like yourself here. The lakeside area offers an amazing nightlife to relax you ahead of your trekking trip.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 04
    Drive to Nayapool (1,060m/3,477ft). Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,360ft).

    A short drive to Nayapool village begins the day. This is where the trekking circuit around Mount Annapurna begins. We will walk to Ghandruk to begin our own expedition. It is an easy six hours of walking alongside forests and streams. Ghandruk is perfect to mix with the local people, who are very friendly, and get a sense of the culture. There is a monastery, a temple and even a museum here to keep you busy throughout the day. The view of the Annapurna Range is another prime attraction. Oh and yes, you have to try the local food here. It is something to die for.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 05
    Trek to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft).

    We have to head closer to the Annapurna. We have to make a tough uphill climb which takes as much as six hours. The view of the beautiful Himalayan range and the rhododendron forests and rivers along the way might distract you away from your fatigue.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 06
    Trek to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft).

    There is no rest for the weary. We have to climb up for about five hours through forests and cross the Chomrong River and enter the Modi Khola Valley to reach Dovan village.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 07
    Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft).

    Deurali is four hours of trekking away from Deurali. We start early and attempt to reach Deurali before noon so that we can catch enough rest for the trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp the next day. We have to cross the Modi Khola River and bamboo forests and there are several waterfalls and caves along the way to keep us entertained.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 08
    Trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (3,700m/12,135ft).

    You have to walk for four hours on a straight path to reach our point of interest. To reach this glacial basin, we have to pass through narrow ways between the bases of peaks higher than 20,000 feet in the Annapurna massif. Mount Machhapuchchhre (22,943 feet) stands majestically with its almost vertical slopes and pointed double-peak shaped as a fishtail. The place is so intimidating and breathtaking that people consider it sacred so climbing the mountain is not allowed.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 09
    Acclimatization & preparation.

    Rest well as we will gain quite an altitude in the coming days. Our guides will train you on some skills and techniques for high-altitude climbing.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 10
    Trek to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft).

    After setting foot on an actual Himalayan giant, we move to another. We walk for four hours among glaciers to reach the base camp of Tent Peak or the Cave Camp. You will be accumulating mountain climbing knowledge as you walk to prepare for your summit of Tent Peak.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 11
    Trek to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft).

    We climb up to the High Camp of Tent Peak. It takes three hours to get there and will serve as the perfect preparation for our journey to the summit the next day. Latter part your day will involve learning valuable mountain climbing skills from our guides.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 12
    Summit Tent Peak(18,579ft) . Then return to High Camp.

    This is the day you paid all that money for that climbing permit. We start early and try to reach the summit by mid-day. Put your ice climbing equipment to good use and do as our guides tell you to. On the top of Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli, you will be right in the middle of the Annapurna massif. We will return to High Camp before night. All in all, you will have to trek for 10 hours in this day.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 13
    Trek to Machhapuchchhre Base Camp.

    We start getting back now. We walk back the same way we arrived for about five hours till we reach Machhapuchchhre Base Camp.

    • Accomodation: Tented
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 14
    Trek to Bamboo (2,310m/7,575ft).

    We walk further downhill taking the same track back through which we had arrived. We walk for six hours past the Modi Khola River and a forest towards Bamboo.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 15
    Trek to Jhinu Dada (1,760m/5,770ft).

    It takes six to seven hours to trek to Jhinu. After all these days of hiking, you will be in a lot of pain but the natural hot water spring at Jhinu will ease your pain a little.

    • Accomodation: Teahouse
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • day 16
    Trek to Nayapool. Then drive to Pokhara.

    This downhill trek takes over five hours but thankfully it is the last of it. This far in the journey, even downhill walking hurts. After resting for some time at Nayapool, we drive to Pokhara and go for sightseeing. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal and that is why tourists from all around the world come here. The lakeside area is a great place for tourists to hangout and the nightlife here is amazing.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • day 17
    Drive to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner.

    We take the same road back through which we had arrived at the beginning of our journey. Look out the window from your bus to see what places you remember. The view of the Himalayas in the distance will surely remind you of your travel there. We will host a farewell dinner for you before you leave.

    • Accomodation: Hotel
    • Meal: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • day 18
    Final Departure.

    We will see you off at the airport. It will be a happy-sad moment as we know that it is hard to leave this wonderful country but you will be leaving with very rich memories.

    • Meal: Breakfast

Included in cost

  • Receive you from and drop you to the airport or hotel in our company vehicle.
  • Stay at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfast is on us.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu in a private vehicle with our guide. All entrance fees will be paid.
  • Stay at teahouses during the trek on a twin-sharing basis. Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will also be taken care of.
  • Local government-licensed guides.
  • Fees for camping at certain sites and all meals during such stays.
  • Porters (one each for a pair of travellers) and local support staff to help you trek.
  • Fees for entering Annapurna Conservation Area and Trekkers’ Information Management System card
  • We will lend you a down jacket and a sleeping bag for throughout the trek.
  • Fully paid round-trip bus tickets for Kathmandu-Pokhara ride and back. Other rides in private vehicles included in the itinerary.
  • A duffel bag, a sun hat and a t-shirt as a souvenir from us.
  • A traditional Nepali feast with cultural shows as a farewell dinner.
  • All tourist fees, government charges and other official expenses throughout the trip.

Not included in cost

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Additional stay before, during or after the set itinerary.
  • Charges at airports or other areas for excess luggage.
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks.
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuation.)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Visa fees for entering Nepal.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Other expenses not mentioned in “Included in cost” list.

Accomodation during the Trip

In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

faqs

  • How do I come to Nepal?
    You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
  • What happens after I land into Nepal?
    A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
  • What will a climbing trip with Mountain Kick involve?
    We arrange a group of like-minded international travellers and take them to the summit and back with the help of our guides, porters and local support staff. We will begin the trip with short and easy treks as preparation for the tougher climbs and gradually gain altitude. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.We will have acclimatization rest, especially before the final summit, when our guides will train you on valuable mountaineering skills.
  • In what physical condition do I need to be for the trip?
    You need to come well-prepared, both physically and mentally, before attempting to summit a Himalayan peak. You will have to trek for several days in harsh climate and rugged terrain before even reaching the base of the mountain. Climbing a mountain requires a specific set of skills and although our guides and trainers prep you up before the summit, it will be better if you come prepared beforehand. It is recommended that you take light endurance training before attempting to scale the Himalayas.
  • Where will I be staying during the trip?
    In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250.Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
  • And food?
    All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your climbing package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
  • What will I have to carry for the trip?
    You will carry a light backpack which will contain some equipment and the things you might need (see here for suggestions).Your bag shall not weigh more than 20 pounds. On the day of the summit, you will also carry your climbing gears. Everything else will be carried by our porters. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters.
  • Will oxygen and other medical and emergency kits be carried?
    Our porters will carry oxygen cylinders as anybody might need it on very high altitudes. They will also carry personal altitude chambers which helps people suffering from mountain sickness.The guides always carry a professional medical kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • What if I want to do something beyond the itinerary?
    We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
  • What equipment do I bring?
    You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see the equipment section for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee. You will not need specialized mountaineering gears like ice axes, crampons, helmets, or harnesses but our porters will carry them nonetheless if need arises.
  • Will I get to communicate with the outer world?
    There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook every day. Our guides also carry satellite phones so that you can make calls in the remotest places. There is a small fee for using the phones though.
  • What travel documents do I need?
    As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
  • Which is best time of the year to travel?
    Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
  • What are the modes of transportation for travel mentioned in the itinerary?
    Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
  • How much money do I need to carry during the trip?
    Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
  • Can I use my credit cards?
    Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
  • Are tips for my guides and porters expected? How much?
    Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
  • Where will I get a visa to come to Nepal?
    You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
  • How do I book a tour?
    Click Book Now to enter your details and we shall contact you. You can contact us directly for any further information or to prepare a customized itinerary for you. For payment information, see our Terms and Conditions.

Trip notes

  • Please make sure you take a travel insurance at home before arriving here. It is mandatory and you cannot take it in Nepal. Your insurance agent will know which insurance plan suits your travel.
  • It is advisable that you free up a few days before and after your trip schedule. For reasons beyond our control like flight delays, accidents and natural hazards, the itinerary may have to be altered.
  • Please inform us and our guides if you have any medical condition that might affect your trip. Please consult your doctor beforehand for any precautions you need to take and always carry medicines if you need them. However, our guides and local support staff have been trained in basic medical intervention and your travel insurance covers any emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • You may decide to alter your itinerary to some degree as long as there are no time constraints and everyone consents, if you are travelling in a group. Talk to us before embarking on the trip or you may also talk to our guides to see if we can arrange something. One thing we have learned from mountaineering all these years is however good you plan your journey, there are bound to be some improvisations to make our experience richer.

Equipment List

General

  • 2 season sleeping bag – one.
  • Spring down jacket – one. 
  • Duffel – one. (We will provide you one complementary duffel bag for you to keep.)
  • 35-45 liter daypack – one.
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We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.

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