Tent Peak Climbing


Tent Peak Climbing | Outdoor Himalayan Treks, Nepal

As we head towards Tent Peak from Pokhara for its ascent, we not only reach Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchre (Fishtail) Base Camp, we will also savor the attractions of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek during our return.

A charming destination for those seeking an experience of mountaineering in Nepal, Tent Peak (5663m) sees one of the highest number of climbs in Nepal. Besides offering a moderately difficult mountaineering expedition, the trek up to the peak and return combines the central attractions of Annapurna region in a single route: Annapurna Base Camp, Machhapuchre Base Camp and Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek. Perhaps none other trekking or climbing trails in Nepal can rival the ideal mixture of nature-at-its-best, the pristine culture, the adventure trek, the experience of climbing a summit, and the grand views this route offers.

We start our journey to Tent Peak from Pokhara, the center of adventure activities in Nepal. From this beautiful sub-tropical valley at the foot of massive Annapurna range, we will reach Phedi by bus. From there, we trek in the region of lush forests, amphitheater-styled rice fields, and beautiful farmlands. The Annapurna Sanctuary through which we trek is a wonderland for those seeking the touch of pristine nature, as this area is blessed with a wide variety of bio-diversity. From the summit of the peak, we will definitely hold our breath to view the incredible panorama of a large section of Annapurna mountain range.

After our successful ascent of the peak, we will not return to Pokhara from the same route. Instead, we make a westward move to reach Tadapani and Ghorepani, thus measuring the route of Ghorepani-Poonhill trek, one of the most famous trekking destinations of Nepal on foot. In a little over two weeks, you can scarcely expect more than this!

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 17 nights and 18 days

Trip Grade: Strenuous

Minimum Altitude: 850 m, Pokhara

Maximum Altitude: 5663 m, Tent Peak summit

Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Trek to Dhampus (1700m)
Day 4: Trek from Dhampus to Chomrong (2100m)
Day 5: Chomrong to Dobhan
Day 6: Dobhan to Deurali
Day 7: Deurali to ABC via MBC
Day 6: Trek from Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2680m)
Day 7: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3480m)
Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (3900m)
Day 9: Acclimatization
Day 10: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4450m)
Day 11: Base Camp to High Camp (5200m)
Day 12: High Camp to Summit and back to High Camp
Day 13: High Camp to Himalaya Hotel (2680m)
Day 14: Himalaya Hotel to Tadapani [2650m]
Day 15: Tadapani to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 16: Ghorepani-Poonhill-Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara
Day 17: Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 18: Return to your home

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you land at the International Airport in Kathmandu, an office staff from Outdoor Himalayan Treks will meet and greet you. Then he will guide you to your hotel, where you will relax for the rest of the day. But if you get extra time after getting refreshed, you can visit some heritage sites of Kathmandu, which house some magnificent monuments preserved for centuries.

Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Today you will meet and introduce you with your team in our office. Then you can go on the exploration of valley heritages for the rest of the day, as we take care of the preparations of the trip. We will arrange necessary gears and also prepare all necessary documentations.

Day 3: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Trek to Dhampus (1700m)
A scenic half hour flight from Kathmandu will shift you to Pokhara, perhaps the most beautiful valley of Nepal sitting at the foot of Mt Fishtail and along the banks of beautiful Fewa Lake. The flight gives you good views of the Annapurna mountain range and after you land at the valley, you can still have more of Mt Fishtail and Annapurna range. The still waters of Fewa Lake make a perfect mirror for Mt Fishtail, where its reflection looks simply spectacular. From Pokhara, one hour bus drive takes us to Phedi, from where we start our trekking. Within four hours, we complete our climb to Dhampus from Phedi.

Day 4: Trek from Dhampus to Chomrong (2100m)
Today we walk down to Modi Khola River from Dhampus and then walk up to Chomrong from there. At first we reach Jhinu Danda from the river bed, and enjoy natural hot spring near it. Then we push ourselves further, finally reaching Chomrong, which is a Gurung settlement. En route we move through villages and lush vegetation, eying the terraced rice-fields cut along the mountain slopes. Chomrong offers enticing views of Mt Fishtail.

Day 6: Trek from Chomrong to Himalaya Hotel (2680m)
We enter deeper and deeper into the region of untouched nature today. While the majestic views of Mt Fishtail and other peaks in the Annapurna range exhilarate us during our walk, the thick forests of rhododendron along the path make our trip extravagantly colorful, when they are in full bloom in the spring season. At first we walk across the Modi Khola, and then pass through thick woods to reach Sinuwa Danda. By now the trail becomes less steep and we walk amidst thick woods of rhododendron till Khuldighar and the mixed forests of bamboos and rhododendrons till Doban. After leaving Doban, we go uphill for a while to reach Himalaya Hotel.

Day 7: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3480m)
From Himalaya Hotel, it is mostly an uphill, steep climb that takes us to Machapuchre Base Camp in about 5 hours. In a short while after starting from Himalaya Hotel, we reach Hinku Cave. We move further ahead past Deorali and find ourselves at the grassy glacier deposit. This place is known as Machhapuchre Base Camp. Although the walk today is demanding, we get richly rewarded for our efforts by the mesmerizing views of Mt Fishtail, Mt Hienchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, and Annapurna II etc.

Day 8: Trek from Machhapuchre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (3900m)

Today’s trek is a short one, lasting for only about three hours. The trail passes through high altitude alpine meadows and pasturelands. During the trek, a number of Himalayan peaks appear one after the other to our sight, revealing their glorious beauty. The Annapurna Base Camp offers unbeatable views of the south face of Annapurna.

Day 9: Acclimatization
We set aside a day for acclimatization and sightseeing here in the high Himalayan region. Take short trips around for better adjustments into the high altitude. If you do not have experience of handling climbing gears and equipments, today is the opportune moment to give a try. Our climbing guide will fully assist in your efforts, which will enhance your skills and confidence for the successful ascent of the peak.

Day 10: Trek to Tent Peak Base Camp (4450m)

The base camp itself is a plain piece of land where we comfortably set up our camp, but the approach is somewhat difficult. We have to walk across moraines and mountain passes covered with ice. We cross the glaciated mountain passes. At first we go down to Annapurna South Glacier and go across it on its opposite side. A short walk from there takes us to the Tent Peak Base Camp.

Day 11: Base Camp to High Camp (5200m)
It is about five hour’s steep climb from Base Camp to High Camp. But the views of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail, Annapurna I and numerous other peaks tease us all along the way, making us forget our tiredness. We set up our camp at a small flat area at 5200 meters, and spend the rest of the day in immersing into the incredible Himalayan panorama and making climbing preparations.

Day 12: Ascent of Tent Peak (5600m) and back to High Camp
We start our final climb shortly after midnight. We cross a glacier, and then reach a place with ice-eroded gulleys. With the help of ropes and other climbing equipments, we now push for the tip of the mountain. After standing at the top and savoring the majesty of Himalayan region, we return through the same route to the high camp.

Day 13: High Camp to Himalaya Hotel (2680m)

We return to Himalaya Hotel from the high camp, with a sense of satisfaction and victory. It takes about 7 hours to reach there from the high camp.

Day 14: Trek from Himalaya Hotel to Tadapani (2650m)
We are returning to Pokhara from a very popular trekking route rather than returning from the same route. At first we trace our footsteps back to Chomrong and then head towards Tadapani. The trail passes through idyllic countryside, over the farmlands of wheat and potato. Then we go down to Khumnu Khola (stream) via the village Khumnu, across it and up through vertical mountain slope as far as Melanche. From here the trail levels comfortably, and we pass through thick rhododendron forests to reach our final stopover at Tadapani. This place offers captivating views of various peaks of Annapurna region.

Day 15: Trek to Ghorepani (2775m)

Another day of trek along idyllic rural areas and rich nature takes us to Ghorepani. We hit Banthanti at first along our trail, walk past the sublime views of glowing peaks and thick forests containing rhododendron and other trees to reach Deorali. Now we enter more into the region of human settlements. Finally we arrive at Ghorepani, where we can either stay in a lodge or choose an ideal campsite for spending our night.

Day 16: Ghorepani-Poonhill-Nayapul to Pokhara
We leave Ghorepani early in the morning to reach Poonhill (3195m), which is an excellent vantage point for taking in the views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Mt Fishtail, and numerous other peaks in the Annapurna Range. Poonhill is like Kalapathar of Everest region, commanding close-up, breathtaking sceneries of snow-capped mountains ranging to some 600 kilometers from the east to west. The other attraction of Poonhill is the sight of sunrise, for which tourists flock to the site early in the morning from Ghorepai. After savoring the unbelievably beautiful scenes of sunrise and its golden glow across a vast section of the Himalayas, we return to Ghrepani, which takes about half an hour. Then we descend towards Nayapul via Birethanti. The final leg of the journey from the village Ulleri to Nayapul takes us down through an epic flight of nearly 4000 stone steps! From here we board a bus back to Pokhara.

Day 17: Flight to Kathmandu
We can choose between flying or driving back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, both of which will be quite exciting experiences.

Day 18: Return to your home
We will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and pay you farewell.


Fitness Level:

This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.


Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous climbing experience will be desirable.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • All climbing gears
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen


  • You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required:

  • TIMS Card
  • ACAP Permit
  • Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • Travel insurance

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