An attractive mountain situated in the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary, Tharpu Chuli Peak is part of the ridge line thrown south from Glacier Dome that includes Singu Chuli and acts as a central divider between the semi-circle of peaks enclosing the Sanctuary. The mountain is sometimes confused with Rakshi Peak a small summit and viewpoint to the west of Tharpu Chuli Peak. As well as enjoyable climbing, the mountain offers an outstanding viewpoint to observe the Annapurna range. From its summit you have a superb panorama of Hiunchuli (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).
Seen from the moraines above the huts at the Annapurna South base camp, Tharpu Chuli Peak takes on a shape aptly described by its former name Tent Peak, with its long Southeast Ridge forming the sloping ridge pole. The lower half of the Southwest Face is a series of rocky gullies and buttresses giving way to strongly etched snow flutes. Under a lot of snow this becomes a very attractive aspect indeed with a good number of lines. The Northwest Ridge, the normal line of ascent on the Tharpu Chuli Peak Climb is gained by the flat glacier to the west.