Thorong Peak Climbing route
Following Annapurna Circuit Trek, you ascend to Thorong La Pass and continue climbing towards the Thorong Base Camp. From here, the trail gradually ascends towards the summit of Thorong Peak. The route will be tough and technical. Your team leader will fix the ropes whenever required and help you cross tricky sections. After reaching the summit, you descend back to base camp and drop down to Jomsom. Further, taking a scenic flight, you return to Pokhara.
Thorong Peak Climbing map
Go through our professional crafted Thorong Peak Climbing map following our Thorong Peak Climbing itinerary. The map will present you with a pictorial representation of the trail that will help you understand the route nicely. The map points out all the villages, where you will be stopping for the night stay along with all the major views of mountains
Thorong Peak Climbing difficulty & Altitude Sickness
Climbing a peak in the Himalayas is very challenging regardless of the technicality of the peak. Thorong Peak specifically is very strenuous and tough to climb. The trail is steep and rugged with many technical parts. You have to be very strong and healthy to go on this climbing. Previous climbing experience is very important to have to climb this mountain.
Altitude sickness is a high elevation illness that can affect the journey if it happens to you. This usually happens if your body did not acclimatize with the altitude as you move ahead. The best thing to do to stay away from altitude sickness is to add ample rest days in the itinerary as well as keep yourself hydrated.
Best time to go on Thorong Peak Climbing
The best time to go on Thorong Peak Climbing is from March to April (spring) and mid-September to November (autumn). The weather is usually stable during these months with a pleasant climate. Likewise, during spring, you can see many wild-flowers all over the trail, and autumn celebrates numerous festivals including the major Nepali festivals.
Accommodation & Meals
Lodge and camping are the accommodation during Thorong Peak Climbing. The lodge is available at a lower altitude. They offer basic facilities with a shared room and washroom most of the time. The rooms are usually small with a few pieces of furniture. While climbing, you spend the night in tents. The tents are carried by the porters. Every member of the group will get single high-quality sleeping tents with shared washroom & dining tents.
The package includes three meals a day- breakfast, lunch & dinner. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Indian, Nepali, and Continental dishes are available on the menu. Likewise, during climbing, the meals will be cooked by the team members.
Communication & Electricity
During Thorong Peak Climbing, you will be at a very high altitude where there are no human traces. Getting cellular network or WiFi connection at a place like that is impossible. Your Sherpa guide will be equipped with a satellite phone to connect with the team in the city and the base camp. You can find network and wifi in lower elevation, but again the connection is not reliable.
Likewise, locals here are more dependent on solar electricity than hydropower. Charging your electric appliances can be possible at some lodges, however you might have to pay a few extra bucks for that. Therefore, make sure to carry extra pairs of batteries with you.
Thorong Peak Climbing needs travel insurance. As you will be traveling in remote areas, where there are no proper means of transportation, communication, and basic health facilities, travel insurance is very important to take immediate action in times of emergency. Your travel insurance must cover air evacuation, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancellation, and loss or theft of property.
Guide & Porter
During Thorong Peak Climbing, you will be supported by experienced Sherpa guides and porters. The guides we provide during the journey have already summited the peak several times before and lead many groups at the top of the peak safley. Likewise, porters will make the journey smooth by carrying the tents and necessities.
Our Thorong Peak Climbing is a well-planned trip that involves several measures, which helps to keep the fragile Himalayan environment safe. We make sure our presence does not harm nature. Cleaning base camps before returning, not using single use plastic water bottles, and carrying eco-friendly equipment are some of our efforts towards environment conservation. Likewise, we also run an organization that supports expenses of education for children from marginal families.