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Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing Overview

Key Information

Duration:

15 Days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

March to May and September to November

Maximum altitude

6144

Accommodation

Lodge

Transportation

car / flight

Thorong Peak Climbing stands as a pinnacle among adventure enthusiasts, offering an exhilarating experience unlike any other. Nestled in the breathtaking Annapurna region, Thorong Peak beckons climbers with its majestic allure. Contrary to common belief, scaling Thorong Peak does not demand prior trekking experience. However, mental and physical preparedness are paramount for this daring expedition.

Rising above the renowned Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters, Thorong Peak allures thousands of trekkers annually. While the climb is undeniably spectacular, it also poses significant challenges. To undertake this endeavor safely, climbers require permits, the guidance of skilled climbing professionals, and the assistance of a registered trekking agency in Nepal. Prior knowledge is indeed advantageous for conquering this peak. Yet, inner fortitude and robust health are equally indispensable for navigating its perilous slopes.

The trail leading to Thorong Peak unveils a tapestry of awe-inspiring mountain vistas, quaint Gurung settlements, and charming communities adorned with slate-covered houses. En route, adventurers are treated to the splendor of Nepal's national flower, the rhododendron, painting the landscape with vibrant hues and enchanting smiles.

At an elevation of 6144 meters, Thorong Peak stands as a pristine snow-capped wonder, nestled south of the Thorung La Pass. As trekkers descend from Gya La (3970m) near Tetang and merge onto the main trail from Manang to Ranipauwa, the allure of Muktinath graces the horizon. This mountain presents a unique opportunity to summit a 6000-meter peak while traversing the renowned Annapurna Circuit.

For travelers seeking an immersive exploration of the Annapurna Region, our team at Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks offers customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences and interests. Whether you crave the challenge of Thorong Peak or desire to delve deeper into the wonders of the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Pisang Peak Climbing, Cholu West Peak Climbing, or Cholu East Peak Climbing, we are here to craft your dream adventure.

Contact us today for further details or to discuss your individual requests. Let us guide you towards an unforgettable journey amidst the breathtaking splendor of the Himalayas.

Thorong Peak Climbing Itinerary

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Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310

Welcome to Nepal! Upon arrival, you'll be greeted at Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Take some time to rest and recover from your journey. The bustling streets and vibrant atmosphere of Kathmandu await you.

 

Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310

Today is a preparation day. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel (BB plan - Bed and Breakfast) and take the opportunity to explore the cultural richness of Kathmandu. Visit historical sites such as Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. In the evening, attend a pre-trek briefing where you'll meet your guide and fellow trekkers.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1800

Embark on an early morning drive to Dharapani. The journey offers stunning views of hills, rivers, and traditional villages. Arrive in Dharapani, nestled at an altitude of 1,800m, and settle into your lodge for the night.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2670

Today's trek takes you to Chame, a picturesque village surrounded by mountains. Enjoy the scenic landscapes and the warmth of the local hospitality as you reach Chame and stay overnight in a cozy lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3200

Continue your trek to Pisang, passing through dense forests and charming villages. The trail provides breathtaking views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. Arrive in Pisang, where you'll spend the night in a comfortable lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3540

Today's trek leads you to the enchanting village of Manang. As you ascend, witness the changing landscapes and the unique culture of the region. Reach Manang, situated at 3,540m, and enjoy a well-deserved rest in a lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3540

Take a day to acclimatize to the altitude. Explore Manang, visit local monasteries, and soak in the breathtaking mountain views. Rest well to prepare for the challenges ahead.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4020

Resume your trek towards Yak Kharka, a high-altitude grazing area surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Experience the gradual change in the terrain as you ascend to 4,020m and spend the night in a lodge.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4800

Continue your ascent to Thorong High Camp, a crucial point in your journey. The trek offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Rest and prepare for the next day's challenging trek to the base camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
5416

Today, you'll reach the base camp at 5,416m, where you'll spend the night in tents. Take in the awe-inspiring surroundings and prepare for the exhilarating summit climb the next day.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
6114

Begin your day with an early morning summit of Thorong Peak at 6,144m. Enjoy the breathtaking views from the summit and then descend to Muktinath at 3,760m. Stay overnight in a comfortable lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2720

Descend further to Jomsom, a charming town known for its apple orchards and stunning landscapes. Explore the local culture and unwind in a lodge for the night.

 

Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
827

Take a short and scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon arrival, relax by the serene Phewa Lake and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of this beautiful city. Stay overnight in a hotel on a BB plan.

 

Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310

Embark on a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on your trekking adventure and enjoy the diverse landscapes as you return to the capital. Spend the night at the hotel on a BB plan.

 

Bid farewell to Nepal as you head to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Take with you the memories of the stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and the sense of accomplishment from your Thorong Peak trek. Safe travels!

Thorong Peak Climbing Cost Includes?

  • 2 night hotel green horizon in Kathmandu
  • Climbing permit and National Park entry Permit
  • (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • Comprehensive land transportation arrangements
  • Flight tickets for Jomsom / Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu, along with tourist bus transfers
  • Accommodation provided in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three satisfying meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) accompanied by a refreshing cup of tea or coffee during the trip
  • Guidance from experienced and qualified Mountain guides, as well as porter services
  • Complete support for all staff, including transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment, and insurance
  • Provision of necessary trekking camping equipment
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Handling of all official paperwork and government taxes
  • Hassle-free Airport transfers

Thorong Peak Climbing Cost Excludes?

  • Lunch and dinner expenses in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance coverage for clients
  • Incidental expenses and any bar bills
  • Costs not mentioned in the inclusion section, including personal trekking equipment, alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry services
  • Emergency rescue and travel insurance, as well as any trip cancellation, accident, health, loss, theft, or damage coverage for personal effects
  • Tips for staff members

Thorong Peak Climbing Altitude Profile

Thorong Peak Climbing Additional Information

EQUIPMENT LIST:

  • Duffel Bag
  • Day Pack (35-45 L)
  • Sleeping Bag (-20F/-30C recommended)
  • Down Jacket
  • Trekking Boots
  • Crocs (evenings & washing)
  • Trekking Pants (2-3)
  • T-Shirts (3)
  • Long-sleeve Trekking Shirts (2-3)
  • Trekking Jacket
  • Gortex (or similar) Jacket & Pants
  • Fleece or Thermal Top (evenings)
  • Fleece or Thermal Bottoms (evenings)
  • Lightweight Long Underwear (to sleep in or layer under clothes)
  • Socks (5)
  • Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
  • Wool Hat
  • Baseball Cap or Wide-brimmed Hat
  • Camp Towel
  • Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
  • Down Booties (optional, recommended)
  • Sunglasses (2)
  • Water Bottles | Nalgenes (2-3)
  • Bladder (optional, recommended)
  • Toiletries, Sunscreen with SPF, Lip Balm with SPF
  • Watch (with alarm)
  • Extra Batteries
  • Battery Chargers
  • Head Lamp (2)
  • Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
  • Water Purifying Tablets, Small Water Filter or Steripen
  • Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
  • Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
  • Book(s)
  • Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
  • Soft Toilet Paper | Tissues (we supply toilet paper but you will want something softer for blowing your nose)
  • Baby-Wipes | Wet-Wipes (for personal cleaning)
  • Handi-Wipes, J-Cloth, or Chux (optional: easy for a quick daytime clean, fast drying)
  • Rehydration | Electrolytes
  • Snacks!
  • Personal Medical Supplies

Ensure a safe and enjoyable journey with Western medications, strong knee and ankle supports, and ample supplies for emergencies. We look forward to guiding you through this unparalleled adventure and sharing the wonders of the Himalayas with you.

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks to conquer Thorong Peak, a majestic summit nestled in the breathtaking Annapurna Region of Nepal. Standing tall at 6,144 meters above sea level, Thorong Peak promises an exclusive adventure for thrill-seekers worldwide.

Unlike other peak climbing expeditions in Nepal, Thorong Peak offers a thrilling challenge that is both exhilarating and accessible. With the right blend of prior experience and expert guidance from Nepal Mountain Trekkers, even first-time climbers can aspire to conquer this technical marvel.

The Annapurna Circuit Trail serves as the gateway to Thorong Peak, weaving through the iconic landscapes of one of Nepal's finest treks. Known as the Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Round, this route promises not just an adrenaline rush but also a journey filled with awe-inspiring vistas and unforgettable experiences.

Your adventure begins with exploration of the culturally rich Kathmandu Valley before venturing towards Dharapani, the starting point of our ascent. As we trek towards Chame, the trail unfolds through the picturesque Annapurna conservation area, adorned with towering mountains and expansive glacial plateaus.

Ascending further, we transition from lush forests to alpine landscapes, eventually reaching Manang, a Tibetan-influenced enclave where we acclimatize and immerse ourselves in local culture. The highlight of our journey awaits as we conquer Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters, treating us to unparalleled views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

From the summit of Thorong Peak, soak in panoramic vistas of Nilgiri Peak, Tilicho Peak, and the majestic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, making every effort worthwhile. Descending towards Muktinath, we encounter a fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism before concluding our adventure with a flight back to Pokhara and exploration of its scenic wonders.

The best seasons for Thorong Peak Climbing are Autumn and Spring, offering ideal weather conditions and stunning scenery. Prior experience and technical proficiency are essential, and our team ensures your safety and satisfaction with licensed climbing guides and top-quality equipment provided on hire.

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