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Thorong Peak Climbing with Annapurna circuit Trek

18 Days

Thorong Peak climbing is hailed as a paradise for mountaineers, boasting stunning views of towering Himalayan peaks and traversing through pristine wilderness. The trek to the Peak winds through picturesque trails, passing by quaint Gurung and Magar villages nestled amidst verdant hills. Trekking enthusiasts are treated to exhilarating experiences and awe-inspiring vistas as they delve into the heart of the Himalayas. Crossing the famed Thorong La Pass is a highlight of the journey, drawing thousands of trekkers annually to its rugged terrain. From the pass, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking vistas of iconic mountain ranges, including Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchchhre.

  • English and French
  • 3 Star Hotel in KTM, Teahouse and Camping during the trek
  • Thorong Peak Climbing Permit and ACAP Permit
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • March to May and September to November
  • Bus/Jeep or Plane
  • Moderate
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 6144m
  • Peak Climbing, Trekking and Adventure
  • 2-8
  • IFMGA

Thorong Peak Climbing Overview

Standing at 6,144 meters above sea level, Thorong Peak dominates the Annapurna Region, offering a majestic ascent through stunning trails weaving amidst Manages and Gurung villages nestled in the Himalayas. Embarking on the Thorong Peak Climbing adventure promises exhilarating experiences amidst lush hills and breathtaking Himalayan vistas, guiding adventurers to the stark beauty of Manang’s barren lands.

Commencing from Kathmandu, the journey leads through Jagat, Dharapani, and Koto, eventually reaching the Naar Phu Valley. Crossing the formidable Thorong La pass at 5416 meters, trekkers are rewarded with panoramic views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges.

Traversing from the lowlands of Lamjung along the Marsayangdi River, through dense forests to the arid terrain of Manang, and culminating in the sacred enclave of Muktinath, the route unveils a rich tapestry of flora and fauna, from vibrant wildflowers to elusive snow leopards. The region’s cultural richness, underscored by unique Nepalese traditions, adds depth to the journey.

Though technically non-technical, the trek demands endurance due to extended walking hours, making it ideal for those in good physical condition. Upon conquering the peak, reveling in the sense of achievement feels akin to reaching the pinnacle of the world.

Himalayan Travellers Treks and Expedition, a trailblazer in Nepalese tourism, ensures top-notch transportation, accommodation, and English-speaking guides, prioritizing client safety and comfort above all else.

 

Thorong Peak Climbing Highlights:

  • Ascend to breathtaking heights of 6,144 meters for unparalleled panoramic vistas of the Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.
  • Traverse through traditional Manang and Gurung villages, experiencing the unique culture and hospitality of the local communities.
  • Conquer the formidable Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, offering awe-inspiring views and a thrilling adventure.
  • Trek through diverse landscapes, from lush forests and verdant hills to arid, high-altitude terrain, providing a visual feast at every turn.
  • Immerse yourself in the sacred atmosphere of Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage site, and witness the blend of Hindu and Buddhist traditions.
  • Experience the exhilaration of summiting Thorong Peak, a challenging yet rewarding feat that leaves climbers with a profound sense of accomplishment.

Thorong Peak Climbing Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be warmly welcomed at the airport and then escorted to your accommodation. Take this day to recover from your journey, acclimate to the local time zone, and soak in the initial impressions of the vibrant city. You might choose to rest or begin exploring the bustling streets, immersing yourself in Kathmandu's rich cultural tapestry.

Today is dedicated to ensuring everything is in order for your upcoming trek. Attend a comprehensive briefing session with your guide to finalize trekking logistics, including route details, permit arrangements, and safety protocols. This is also an opportunity to rent or purchase any trekking gear you might require. Additionally, you can delve deeper into Kathmandu's cultural offerings, perhaps visiting iconic landmarks like Durbar Square or Pashupatinath Temple.

Embark on a scenic journey from Kathmandu to Dharapani, which serves as the starting point for your trek. As you traverse the winding roads, be captivated by the picturesque landscapes and diverse scenery of rural Nepal. Upon reaching Dharapani, settle into your accommodation and prepare yourself mentally and physically for the adventure that lies ahead.

Commence your trek from Dharapani, tracing the path alongside the Marsyangdi River toward Koto. Trek through quaint villages and verdant forests, marveling at the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. As you ascend, be treated to sweeping panoramas of towering peaks. Arrive in Koto by late afternoon, where you'll rest and recharge for the next leg of your journey.

Continue your trek, following the trail through the Nar Phu Valley toward Upper Pisang. Navigate through rugged terrain and encounter traditional Tibetan settlements along the way. Upper Pisang offers stunning vistas of the Annapurna range, providing ample opportunities for relaxation and reflection amidst the breathtaking scenery.

Embark on a picturesque trek from Upper Pisang to Ngwal, traversing diverse landscapes and cultural landmarks. En route, marvel at ancient Buddhist monasteries and vibrant prayer flags, soaking in the spiritual ambiance of the Himalayas. Arrive in Ngwal, a tranquil village nestled amidst the mountains, where you'll spend the night immersed in the serenity of the Himalayan wilderness.

Set out from Ngwal toward Manang, one of the largest villages in the Annapurna region. Trekking through alpine meadows and pristine valleys, relish the awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks that surround you. Upon reaching Manang, take the opportunity to explore the village and learn about its rich cultural heritage, immersing yourself in the unique ambiance of the Himalayan highlands.

Today is designated for acclimatization in Manang to ensure your body adjusts to the altitude gradually. Opt for a rejuvenating hike to either Ice Lake or the 100 Lamas Monastery, both offering spectacular vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Take this opportunity to rest, hydrate, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas while allowing your body to adapt to the higher elevation.

Resume your trek from Manang, ascending toward Yak Kharka. Traverse through alpine terrain adorned with colorful prayer flags and grazing yaks, experiencing the tranquility of the high Himalayas. Yak Kharka provides a serene setting for trekkers to rest and recharge amidst the pristine wilderness, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks.

Continue your ascent toward Thorong Phedi or Thorong High Camp, the final stops before crossing the formidable Thorong La Pass. Trek through rugged landscapes and steep ascents, savoring the challenge and beauty of the high-altitude terrain. Upon reaching Thorong Phedi or Thorong High Camp, take the opportunity to acclimate and prepare mentally for the arduous pass crossing ahead.

Embark on the most demanding leg of your trek as you ascend the Thorong La Pass. Begin your journey early in the morning to avoid adverse weather conditions, carefully navigating the steep inclines and rocky terrain. The pass offers awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, rewarding your efforts with an unforgettable mountain experience. Descend to Thorong Base Camp and rest, reflecting on the accomplishment of conquering the high pass.

For those seeking an additional challenge, today presents an opportunity to climb Thorong Peak for unparalleled vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges. Alternatively, you may opt for a well-deserved rest day at Thorong Base Camp, allowing your body to recuperate from the physical exertion of crossing the pass and preparing for the journey ahead.

Resume your trek from Thorong Base Camp, descending toward Muktinath. Trek through barren landscapes and remote villages, encountering the unique cultural heritage of the Mustang region. Arrive in Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, where you can explore the sacred temples and natural springs, soaking in the spiritual ambiance of the area.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom, a bustling town in the Mustang district. Descend gradually through arid landscapes and traditional Thakali villages, relishing the contrasting scenery of the lower Mustang region. Arrive in Jomsom, where you can unwind and celebrate the completion of your trek amidst the modern amenities of the town.

Take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, treating yourself to breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Upon landing in Pokhara, take the opportunity to explore the scenic lakeside city, visiting attractions such as Phewa Lake, Devi's Fall, or the International Mountain Museum, and indulging in some well-deserved relaxation.

After breakfast, embark on a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara, traversing through picturesque landscapes and charming villages along the way. Reflect on the memories and achievements of your trekking adventure in the Himalayas as you journey back to the bustling capital city.

As your journey in Nepal comes to an end, take some time to bid farewell to this enchanting land. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu one last time or do some souvenir shopping before transferring to the airport for your departure flight. Depart from Kathmandu with cherished memories of your trekking expedition and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal.

The Cost Includes and Excludes:

  • Airport transfers–pick up and drop at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Jeep/bus transfers from Kathmandu to Dharapani and flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu.
  • Guide and Porter transfer from Kathmandu to Dharapani and back to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation 4 nights in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu in BB plan.
  • Lodges and Camping during the trekking with lunch, dinner, and breakfast plan and twin sharing bed room.
  • All paper works in the destinations
  • National park and Local Permit fees.
  • Trekking guide and porter (1 porter for two clients)
  • Guide and porter foods, salaries and insurance
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

The Cost Excludes:

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee.
  • Insurance (travel insurance, equipment insurance and emergency rescue coverage insurance)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and spending of a personal expenses, e.g. laundry, snacks and drinks, souvenirs, toiletries, etc.
  • All bar bills and tips.

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Thorong Peak Climbing with Annapurna circuit Trek
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