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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available whereas there is a hospital at Manang which lies in the middle of the route. However, it is preferred to have your own first-aid kit and regular medicines along with you if you are using any.
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.
The budget for Thorong Peak Climbing ranges from USD 2,000.00 up to USD 3,500.00 or more depending upon the group the size, services you choose, and as per your requirements and specifications.
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.
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.
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.
Thorong Peak is one of the climbing peaks with an altitude of more than 6,000 meters and it is one of the technical peaks to climb which requires basic knowledge of gear and equipment usage. Apart from that, the climber must be physically and mentally stable enough to tackle the challenges during the expedition. Previous climbing experience is not mandatory but would be an advantage for the climbers.
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.
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).
Map (with protective case)
b. Sun protection
Sunglasses, goggles or glacier glasses
Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing)
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)
Matches or lighter
Firestarter (for emergency survival fire)
g. Repair kit and tools
Knife or multi-tool
Duct tape or other repair items
Extra day's supply of food
Water bottles or hydration system (insulated)
Water treatment system
j. Emergency shelter
Tent, tarp, bivy or reflective blanket
Hardware quantities depend on the route.
Rope (dry preferred)
Harness (with adjustable leg loops)
Ice axe (with leash)
Route description or guidebook|
Runners—singles and doubles
Hand protection (athletic tape, gloves)
Crevasse rescue gear
k. For Technical or Mixed Routes
Nut extraction tool
Ice tools (with leashes)
l. Camming devices
Wicking base layers (synthetic or wool)
Fleece jacket or vest
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
Rain jacket with hood (or soft shell)
Waterproof pants or bibs
Bandana or Buff (neck or face gaiter)
m. Personal Items
Cell phone in a protective container
Lunch; energy food/gels/chews
Insulated seat pad
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 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.
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.
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.
In Nepal, the weather is mild and almost cold around the regions of Peak climbing so is of Thorong Peak Climbing region.
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.