Tharpu Chuli, situated at the heart of Annapurna Sanctury, is an attractive mountain which offers not only enjoyable climbing but also serves as one of the outstanding viewpoints of Annapurna massive. Despite its lowly magnitude, the summit offers superb panorama of Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Annapurna V, Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Singu Chuli and Gangapurna. The peak can be approached from several routes: North-West Ridge, South – East Ridge and South – West Face.
For North – West ridge route we follow the trail from Annapurna South Base Camp to the east along the moraine ridge and set base camp in a grassy area above the moraine ( 4,115m. ). We will gain to a ridge and fix the high camp at 4, 870m. which can be snow covered. From the high camp we climb easy slopes on the glacier below the west face of Tharpu Chuli. We further cross the glacier and reach the foot of the fluted wall which separates Tharpu Chuli and Singu Chuli. We further climb easy snow slopes and then more steep climb requires to gain the board ridge. From the ridge we climb steeply on a knife-edged ridge which finally leads to the summit.
Tharpu Chuli Peak Climbing Itinerary
Days 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Days 02 : Sight seeing around Kathmandu valley
Days 03 : Fly to Lukla & trek to Phakding
Days 04 : Trek to Namche Bazaar
Days 05 : Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar
Days 06 : Trek to Base camp
Days 07 : Trek to Base camp
Days 08-15 : Climbing period
Days 16-17 : Trek back to Namche Bazaar
Days 18 : Trek to Lukla
Days 19 : Fly back to Kathmandu