Thorong Peak Climbing - 19 Days

About Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing is a very popular peak to climb in the Annapurna region. It is an adventurous and challenging journey that traverses the beauty of the Annapurna region and takes you to the top of Thorong Peak. Standing 6,144 meters above the sea level, the top of Thorong Peak offers breath-taking landscape. Thorong Peak Climbing allows you to explore fine mountain villages and diverse vegetation. The trail passes through many dense forests of rhododendron, pine, fir, juniper, oak, etc, which is a habitat of numerous wildlife as well.

On Thorong Peak Climbing, you travel far away from your home in the remote western Himalayas. The trail offers astonishing views of numerous Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Tilicho (4,920 m), etc. Likewise, you will cross the challenging Thorong La Pass and get to visit the holy Muktinath temple. Thorong Peak Climbing 19 Days is an ideal package that carries a perfect balance of experience and adventure.

Highlights

  • Trek through picturesque valleys, lush forests
  • Witness panoramic views of the high Himalayan mountains and stunning landscape
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Explore the picturesque Manang village
  • Experience rich culture and lifestyle of locas
  • Crossing challenging Thorong La Pass
  • Scale Throng Peak
  • Visit the most sacred temple of Hindus, Muktinath
  • Take scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get greeted by one of our team delegates. He/she will take you to the hotel that we have already booked for you. You can rest and explore the vibrant streets of Thamel. In the late evening, you will join the welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

The day begins early with a delicious breakfast and a warm cup of coffee. You go on a guided sightseeing tour, where you will visit ancient temples, shrines, palaces, and courtyards. We have arranged a professional guide with you who will brief you about all the places you will visit. In the late afternoon, you prepare for the trek.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

After having a delicious breakfast, you drive to Syange from Kathmandu. The drive will offer a wonderful landscape view. You get to see lush green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and villages on the way. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Leaving Syange behind, you trek towards Dharapani. The trail ascends to a sharp-edge cliff from where you trek enjoying a superb view of towering Annapurna range. You cross a suspension bridge and ascend on a steep trail. The trail then passes through Sattale and Tal. From here, you walk on a rugged and winding path that slowly leads you to Dharapani crossing a suspension bridge.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail goes through forest ridges and takes you to Chame. It is the headquarters of the Manang District. While trekking, you get to see stunning views of Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Lamjung Himal, and other mountains. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Chame, you begin walking on a steep narrow path that passes through a dense forest. You will reach a dramatic curved rock face. It will be tough to pass this path. The valley soon opens up and climbs to Pisang. Before reaching Pisang, you get to see a huge rock face (1,500 m).

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Pisang, two routes lead to Manang. You will follow the route that passes through Geru as it is very scenic. As you will get the elevation, the climate becomes cold & dries with the difference in vegetation. Manang is a beautiful village with kind locals. You will visit the ancient Barge monastery.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

This day is extra in Manang village for rest. Having a rest day in between the trek will give time to your body to adjust to the altitude and keep you away from the altitude sickness. Today, you will explore the village and interact with the locals. You also go on a short hike to Bhojo Guma or Gangapurna Lake.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

From Manang, the trail gradually ascends offering beautiful landscapes to Yak Kharka. Passing by Ghunsang village, you will cross Ghyangchang River and reach a monastery. Further, the trail will take you to Yak Kharka for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You descend and cross a river. Further, the trail ascends to Phedi (4,420 m). From here, you walk on a rugged path enjoying excellent views and reach High Camp.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, the trail takes you to Thorong Peak Base Camp, which is just below the Thorong La Pass. You have to walk on a steep and rugged path to reach the base camp. This part of the trail will be tough. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

After having a warm breakfast, you climb to Thorong La Pass from where you get to see stunning views of snow-capped mountains. The trail further ascends to the High Camp, where you will be spending the night.

  • Camp
  • BLD

Today, you ascend to the top of Thorong Peak. It is going to be a tough and long day. The route to the summit will be technical and requires fixed rope at many sections. Upon reaching the summit, you will see breath-taking views of the Himalayas. Later, following the same path, you descend to base camp to spend the night.

  • Camp
  • BLD

The trail descends to Thorong La Pass following the same path. From here, you descend on the steep trail towards Muktinath, which is a sacred holy temple. Muktinath Temple is a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You will begin the day visiting Muktinath Temple early in the morning. After that, you descend and join the Kali Gandaki river valley. Trekking through small villages, you reach Marpha, the apple kingdom of Nepal. Further, you drop down to Jomsom for a night stay.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you take an early morning flight back to Pokhara. The flight will be short and offers stunning views of snow-capped mountains. Upon landing at the airport, you move to the hotel. Rest for the day.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Today, you go on a sightseeing tour in Pokhara. You will be guided by a professional tour guide who will brief you about the landmarks. Later, in the evening, you explore the Lakeside Market and do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

You have both options to fly/drive to Kathmandu. Either way, you get to witness wonderful views. After reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. You can use the left day to do shopping and rest. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You wake up early and prepare to leave. As per your flight departure time, our team representative will take you to the Airport and wishes you a safe flight back to your home.

Useful Information

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you want to spend a few more days in the Annapurna region, then we highly suggest you go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Nar Phu Valley Trek. We also offer tailor-made service for Thorong Peak Climbing Package. You can design the itinerary as per your needs and requirements. Get in touch with us for further information.

 

Trip Information

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.

 

Travel Insurance

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. 

 

Environmental Contribution

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.