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Standing tall at the elevation of 6,144m above the sea level, Thorong Peak in the Annapurna Region of Nepal is a topnotch choice for adventure lovers around the world. Though the peak is not quite difficult in comparison to other peaks to climb, it is one of the most technical and demanding peaks in Nepal. One shall make their way through the popular Thorong La Pass for the peak climbing which comes along the routes of Annapurna Circuit/Round Trek. So, the expedition allows the trekkers to explore many attractions of Annapurna Trekking as well.
The journey up to Thorong Peak is enriched with several cascading waterfalls, stone-stepped paths and riverbanks, jaw-dropping sceneries of Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges, the lush bushes, and obviously, insightful local Gurung villages. Hence, peak climbing is not just an adrenaline experience but also exposure to blissful nature and lifestyle and culture along the trail.
Rhododendron and Pine forests with various other varieties of alpine vegetations and species of threatened wildlife and birds can be noticed along the trail. Thorong Peak Climbing routes are inbounded by the Annapurna Conservation Area which is promoting the preservation of such gems. However, one ought to have a special permit to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area, the permit is really worth it. Besides, the climbers should also issue for Peak Climbing Permit for climbing the peak.
Apart from natural enrichment, the holy and spiritual pilgrimage site Muktinath is also on your way. A great opportunity to have a closer look around such places of natural splendour is really blissful experience. Manang Valley, Jomsom, and the city of lakes, Pokhara rejoices the climbers from the physical aches of climbing. Whereas, the eye-dazzling sceneries from the top of the peak as well as along the trail fades away the tiredness in no time.
Nevertheless, the climbers should be aware of the technical challenges and must be well-equipped with required climbing gears before the expedition. And it is most important to choose a well-experienced expedition organizing company like Nepal Mountain Trekkers who could provide you with an experienced climbing guide licensed by the Government in order to enhance your safety and satisfaction. We also provide all the required gears and equipment on hire for our clients.
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Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.
In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing so is of Thorong Peak Climbing region.
Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.
Thorong Peak Climbing can be organized according to your requirement to fit into your availability of time but in general, a minimum of more than two weeks is required to attain success with proper safety and satisfaction.
Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.
Map (with protective case)
b. Sun protection
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
Headlamp or flashlight (plus spare)
Extra batteries (kept near the body when cold)
e. First-aid supplies
First-aid kit (see our First-Aid Checklist)
Matches or lighter
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g. Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
Extra day's supply of food
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j. Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Ice axe (with leash)
Route description or guidebook|
Runners—singles and doubles
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Crevasse rescue gear
k. For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nut extraction tool
Ice tools (with leashes)
l. Camming devices
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Insulating jacket (down or polyfill)
Insulating hat, cap, balaclava or headband
Sun-shielding hat or cap
Socks (synthetic or wool) plus spares
Gloves or mittens
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m. Personal Items
Cell phone in a protective container
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Insulated seat pad
All the above-listed items could either be brought by your own or you can buy it or hire it in Nepal. Nepal Mountain Trekkers will provide you with the service of buying and hiring the equipment.
Since Thorong Peak Climbing is an adventure related activity and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance, climbing permits and special permits like Peak Permit Royalty, and since you would be trekking thru Annapurna Conservation Area, you also require Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP).
It is better to have previous climbing experience for Thorong Peak Climbing because without having the technical know-how about mountaineering there would be high risk during the peak climbing activities.
About the porter, it is your decision because if you are few in number and you do not have many loads to carry then you can go without the porter as well. Well, the guides are essential to take care of you in each case and to make you explore the best of climbing a peak since the guides owe years of experience in this activity and they are well-known as well as well-trained to handle all kinds of the situation during Thorong Peak Climbing.
The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek and climbing. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers.
Since peak climbing is an adventure related activities and it is somehow challenging and risky as well, you would be requiring insurance before Thorong Peak Climbing to cover the expenses in case of emergency.
Thorong Peak Climbing is somehow arduous activity since climbing a peak and the trails up to there are not so easy, you have to make your way through rugged off-the-beaten paths. But if you are physically fit enough and courageous enough to accept the challenges and at the same time being well-equipped and aware, Thorong Peak Climbing in is adventurous and exciting rather than difficult.
During Thorong Peak Climbing, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. Whereas, at the higher elevation you will be staying in tent-camps and eat what is cooked by the crew.
In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek. And if the situation is really critical, then there is also helicopter rescue available with us which might be costly if you do not have any insurance to claim it.
Due to chances of heavy snowfall and obscuring weather in winter and rainfall during the rainy season; autumn and spring are the best seasons for Thorong Peak Climbing. The sceneries are vivid and you can also enjoy the amazing blossoming of rhododendron flowers along the trail during then.
ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major and specific places of Nepal, so during your Thorong Peak Climbing, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu, Jomsom and Pokhara.
Due to high altitude, altitude sickness and similar problems might arise during Thorong Peak Climbing but with proper acclimatization and guidance, you can tackle it.
Except for child, there is no age limit for Thorong Peak Climbing if you are fit enough physically and mentally to cope with the challenges during peak climbing.
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