Tent Peak also natively known as ‘Tharpu Peak’ is an exquisite destination for those who desire to explore the prominent Annapurna Vicinity. The peak impregnably lies in the central part of the Annapurna Region which is considered to be one of the easiest peaks for naïve climbers. Apart from garnishing a climbing experience, one can truly enjoy some unprecedented views of Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Machhapuchhre (7,455m), Huinchuli (6,331m), Annapurna South (7,129m), Kangshar (7,485m) and many more including The Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m).
The first ascender of Tent Peak is believed to be Jimmy Roberts, one of the veteran climbers of his generation in 1956. Since then, thousands of climbers have been relishing its beauty.
The trekking route goes through the Annapurna Sanctuary which is the home to a wide range of Floras and Faunas. If climbers are fortunate enough, they may encounter some peculiar sights of endangered species like Himalayan Musk Deer, Snow Leopard, CloudedLeopard, and Himalayan Black Bear during the trek.
The trail passes through numerous picturesque villages and lush subtropical forests of Pine, Deodars, Oaks, and Rhododendrons. In addition to the diverse ecosystem, trekkers can also experience diversified Gurung and Magar communities during the trek. Despite its lower elevation, one shall never underestimate the altitude in the Himalayas; a decent level of fitness is demanded to accomplish the summit.
With adequate preparation and acclimatization, Tent peak is one of the most convenient trekking peaks for those who are seeking to initiate their mountaineering career; frequently summited as a preparation climb for Hiunchuli (6,331m).
Best Seasons to climb Tent Peak:
The most favorable seasons to climb Tent Peak are Autumn (October-November) and Spring (March-May) as the weather remains clear and mild in these times.