Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing In Nepal

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Tharpu Chuli is located in the Annapurna sanctuary. The Sanctuary is an amphitheater, with a range of impressive Himalayan Peaks forming a vast bowl, accessible only from the South through the Modi Khola River valley. The immense South Face of Annapurna South (7291m), situated at the head of the Annapurna South Glacier, guards the Western flank of the Sanctuary. And right in the middle this all is Tharpu but also seeing ranges of mountain scenery. Tharpu Chuli is 5663m. where the surrounding peaks are presented in all their glory from summit. The South Face Base Came of Annapurna is the fine a scent to the climbing teams, not only to the enjoying. The trek to advance camp involves crossing the South Annapurna Glacier. This is not an easy crossing. It involves a steep descent into the glacier through very rough ground among the confused mass of loose rocks of all sizes on the glacier floor. Then need to be climbed up the other side of the glacier. It takes almost 7 hours to reach advance camp. However, you are rewarded with breath-taking views all the way. Advance camp is roughly at 4500m, just on the snowline.

As well as enjoyable climbing the mountains offers one of the outstanding viewpoints of the Annapurna massive. From its summit you have a superb panorama of Huinchuli (6331m/20771ft), Annapurna South (7219m/ 23684ft), Fang (7647m/ 25089ft), Gangapurna (7455m/ 24459ft), Annapurna III (7555m/ 24787ft), Machhapuchhare (6993m/ 22943ft) and of course Singu Chuli or Fluted Peak (6501m/ 21329ft).

Tharpu Chuli’s relatively low altitude and reasonable approach, without serious objective danger, make this an attractive mountain, especially when combined with its position and ease of access. At present three routes have been recorded and many more are obviously possible. Because of the large number of climbing expeditions that enter the Sanctuary it might well be the peak has received a lot of unnoticed attention. 
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu & Transfer hotel (A) 

Day 2: Prepared permit & trekking (A, B) 

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara 5-6 hrs. (A, B, L, D) 

Day 4: Drive to Suikhet & trek to Pothana (A, B, L, D) 

Day 5: Pothana - New bridge (A, B, L, D) 

Day 6: New Bridge - Khuldighar (A, B, L, D) 

Day 7: Khuldighar - Himalayan hotel (A, B, L, D) 

Day 8: Himalayan - Machapuchhere BC (A, B, L, D) 

Day 9: Machapuchhere BC - Annapurna BC (A, B, L, D) 

Day 10: Acclimatization day (A, B, L, D) 

Day 11: Annapurna BC - Tharpu Chuli BC (A, B, L, D) 

Day 12: Tharpu Chuli High (A, B, L, D) 

Day 13: Tharpu Chuli High - Summit & back to BC (A, B, L, D) 

Day 14: Base Camp - Machapuchhere (A, B, L, D) 

Day 15: Machhapuchhre BC - Himalayan Hotel (A, B, L, D) 

Day 16: Himalayan Hotel - Chomorong (A, B, L, D) 

Day 17: Chomorong - Tadapani (A, B, L, D) 

Day 18: Tadapani - Ghorepani (A, B, L, D) 

Day 19: Ghorepani - Birethati (A, B, L, D) 

Day 20: Birethati - Pokhara (A, B, L, D) 

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu (A, B) 

Day 22: Kathmandu (A, B) 

Day 23: Departures for next trip in Nepal or departure final departure from Nepal to your home. (B)
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