Thorong Peak Climbing - 16 Days

Sightseeing, Trekking, Hiking, Mountaineering, Peak Climbing, Expedition, Cultural Insight, Foods and Culinary, Photography, and so on
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1-10
Duration
16 Days Days
Mode
Lodge/Tea-House
Max-Altitude
6,145m/20,160ft
Daily Walking
6-7 hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring

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.

Itinerary

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
    Tribhuwan International Airport Thamel

Highlights:

    Tribhuwan International Airport Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
    Thamel Kathmandu Durbar Square Boudhanath Pashupatinath

Highlights:

    Sightseeing at Kathmandu UNESCO World Heritage Sites Introduction with group members and trekking crew Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

3. Kathmandu to Chame(2,710 m/ 8,891 ft) via Besisahar(760m/2,493ft)

  • Duration:10-11 hrs (241Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Private 4WD Jeep
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:605m/1,984ft
    Kathmandu Besisahar Tal Dharapani Chame

Highlights:

    Waterfall Landscapes Marshyangdi Rivers 

4. Chame to Pisang(3,200m/10,498ft)

  • Duration:5 hrs (13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Walking
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:490m/1,607ft
    Chame Bratang Dhukurpokhari Pisang

Highlights:

    Apple Garden Apple Agro farm Annapurna II View Lamjung Himal View Buddhist Monasteries Pine Forest

5. Pisang to Ngawal(3,660m / 11,482 ft)

  • Duration:7 hrs(12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Ngawal Mountain Home
  • Ascend:460m/1,509ft
    Pisang Deurali Dada Ghyaru Ngawal

Highlights:

    Green Lake Pisang Peak Panoramic View of Annapurna II | III | IV

6. Ngawal to Manang(3,500m/11,482 ft)

  • Duration:5 hrs(9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:350m/1,148ft
    Ngawal Mugje Braka Manang

Highlights:

    Brake Village( Typical Buddhist Village) Landscapes Marshyangdi River Mountain Scenery

7. Manang Acclimatization Day , Ice lake Trekking , Day Hike

  • Duration:Whole Day
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:1,060m/3,477ft
  • Descend:1,060m/3,477ft
    Manang Braka Ice Lake

Highlights:

    Old monasteries Ice Lake Views of Annapurna Ranges

8. Manang to Ledar(4,200m/ 13,779ft)

  • Duration:5 hrs(7-8Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:660m/2,165ft
    Manang Ghusang Yak Kharka Ledar

Highlights:

    Mountain Similar faces with Tibetan Culture Landscapes Glacier Lake Wildlife Typical Villages High Altitude Hike

9. Ledar to Thorong High Camp(4,925m/16,158ft ) via Thorong Phedi(4,420m /14,501 ft)

  • Duration:6 hrs(5-6Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:725m/2,378ft
    Ledar Thorong Phedi High Camp

Highlights:

    Himalayan range View Gorgeous Landscapes Snow Leopard Mountain Thar Blue Sheep

10. Thorong High Camp to Thorong La Top(5,416m/17,765ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(9-10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent-Camp
  • Ascend:491m/1,610ft
    Thorong High Camp Thorong La Top

Highlights:

    Astonishing Sunrise and Sunset View Moraine Glacier Walk High Altitude Walk Trek Preparation and Equipment Training “Climb Higher | Sleep Lower” 

11. Thorong La Top to Muktinath(3,800m/12,467 ft) via Thorong Peak Summit(6,145m/20,160ft)

  • Duration:9-10hrs(12-13Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Ascend:729m/2,392ft
  • Descend:2,345m/7,694ft
    Thorong La Top Thorong Peak Summit Thorong La Top Muktinath

Highlights:

    Glacier Walk Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges One of the most popular and famous Passes in Nepal Achievement of a lifetime ( High Altitude) Ultimate Destination of this trek Technical Peak Climbing | Crevasses Blue Ice Icicle Massive Mountain View including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Desert-like Landscape Blissful Nature Adventure and Excitement 108 Taps Jwala Mai(Gas Flame) Pilgrims Nun Leading Monastery  

12. Contingency Day

13. Muktinath to Jomsom(2,800m/9,186 ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs(11-12Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
  • Descend:1,000m/3,281ft
    Muktinath Jharkot Kagbeni Jomsom

Highlights:

    Hot Springs 108 Taps Landscapes Cold Desert View of Dhaulagiri Windy Trail Thakali Culture Gateway to Tibet Border

14. Jomsom to Pokhara(810m/2,657ft)

  • Duration:25Mins Flight
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
  • Transportation:Domestic Flight
  • Accommodation:Lodge/Hotel
    Domestic Airport(Jomsom-Pokhara)

Highlights:

    Scenic Flight

15. Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Duration:200Km (5-6hrs)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:710m/2,329ft
    Pokhara Malekhu Dhading Kathmandu

Highlights:

    Scenic Drive Farewell Dinner in the evening

16. Departure Day

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Peak Permit Royalty, Langtang National Parks fee
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

COST EXCLUDE

  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Information

Our Journey

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.

Annapurna Conservation Area

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.

Places of Attraction

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.

More about Thorong Peak Climbing

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.

Contact us today for more information about this world-famous peak climbing.

FAQ

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.

a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
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)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
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
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated seat pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

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.

Reviews

Reviews

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.

a.    Navigation
Map (with protective case)
Compass
GPS (optional)
b.    Sun protection
Sunscreen
Lip balm
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
c.    Insulation
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
d.    Illumination
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)
f.    Fire
Matches or lighter
Waterproof container
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g.     Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
h.     Nutrition
Extra day's supply of food
i.     Hydration
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j.     Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Equipment Options
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Helmet
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Boots (crampon-compatible)
Crampons
Ice axe (with leash)
Belay/rappel device
Pulley
Climbing pack
Route description or guidebook|
Locking carabineer(s)
Nonlocking carabineers
Runners—singles and doubles
Prusik cords
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Signalling mirror
Crevasse rescue gear
Avalanche transceiver
Shovel
Probe
k.    For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nuts
Nut extraction tool
Hexes
Ice tools (with leashes)
Ice screws
l.    Camming devices
Clothing
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
Fleece pants
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
Gaiters
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m.    Personal Items
Multifunction watch
Two-way radios
Cell phone in a protective container
Camera
Binoculars
Quick-dry towel
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Toilet paper
Sanitation trowel
Insulated seat pad
Handwarmer pockets
Permits

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.

Inquiry us: info@nmtrekkers.com


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