Thorong Peak Climbing - 16 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 16 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 6,145m/20,160ft. Walking Per Day: 6-7 hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-10
Mode: Lodge/Tea-House Culture: Tibetan Influenced Culture, Mixed Culture

Standing tall at the elevation of 6,144m above the sea level, Thorong Peak in the Annapurna Region of Nepal is a topnotch choice for adventure lovers around the world. Though the peak is not quite difficult in comparison to other peaks to climb, it is one of the most technical and demanding peaks in Nepal. One shall make their way through the popular Thorong La Pass for the peak climbing which comes along the routes of Annapurna Circuit/Round Trek. So, the expedition allows the trekkers to explore many attractions of Annapurna Trekking as well.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Tribhuwan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel
         

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Chame(2,710 m/ 8,891 ft) via Besisahar(760m/2,493ft)
    • Duration :10-11 hrs (241Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Private 4WD Jeep
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :605m/1,984ft
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Besisahar
      • Tal
      • Dharapani
      • Chame
    • Highlights :
      • Waterfall
      • Landscapes
      • Marshyangdi Rivers 

     

  • Day 4 Chame to Pisang(3,200m/10,498ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs (13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Walking
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :490m/1,607ft
    • Location :
      • Chame
      • Bratang
      • Dhukurpokhari
      • Pisang
    • Highlights :
      • Apple Garden
      • Apple Agro farm
      • Annapurna II View
      • Lamjung Himal View
      • Buddhist Monasteries
      • Pine Forest

     

  • Day 5 Pisang to Ngawal(3,660m / 11,482 ft)
    • Duration :7 hrs(12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Ngawal Mountain Home
    • Ascend :460m/1,509ft
    • Location :
      • Pisang
      • Deurali Dada
      • Ghyaru
      • Ngawal
    • Highlights :
      • Green Lake
      • Pisang Peak
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna II, III, IV

     

  • Day 6 Ngawal to Manang(3,500m/11,482 ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs(9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :350m/1,148ft
    • Location :
      • Ngawal
      • Mugje
      • Braka
      • Manang
    • Highlights :
      • Brake Village( Typical Buddhist Village)
      • Landscapes
      • Marshyangdi River
      • Mountain Scenery

     

  • Day 7 Manang Acclimatization Day , Ice lake Trekking , Day Hike
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :1,060m/3,477ft
    • Descend :1,060m/3,477ft
    • Location :
      • Manang
      • Braka
      • Ice Lake
    • Highlights :
      • Old monasteries
      • Ice Lake
      • Views of Annapurna Ranges

     

  • Day 8 Manang to Ledar(4,200m/ 13,779ft)
    • Duration :5 hrs(7-8Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :660m/2,165ft
    • Location :
      • Manang
      • Ghusang
      • Yak Kharka
      • Ledar
    • Highlights :
      • Mountain
      • Similar faces with Tibetan Culture
      • Landscapes
      • Glacier Lake
      • Wildlife
      • Typical Villages
      • High Altitude Hike

     

  • Day 9 Ledar to Thorong High Camp(4,925m/16,158ft ) via Thorong Phedi(4,420m /14,501 ft)
    • Duration :6 hrs(5-6Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :725m/2,378ft
    • Location :
      • Ledar
      • Thorong Phedi
      • High Camp
    • Highlights :
      • Himalayan range View
      • Gorgeous Landscapes
      • Snow Leopard
      • Mountain Thar
      • Blue Sheep

     

  • Day 10 Thorong High Camp to Thorong La Top(5,416m/17,765ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Tent-Camp
    • Ascend :491m/1,610ft
    • Location :
      • Thorong High Camp
      • Thorong La Top
    • Highlights :
      • Astonishing Sunrise and Sunset View
      • Moraine Glacier Walk
      • High Altitude Walk
      • Trek Preparation and Equipment Training
      • “Climb Higher, Sleep Lower” 

     

  • Day 11 Thorong La Top to Muktinath(3,800m/12,467 ft) via Thorong Peak Summit(6,145m/20,160ft)
    • Duration :9-10hrs(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :729m/2,392ft
    • Descend :2,345m/7,694ft
    • Location :
      • Thorong La Top
      • Thorong Peak Summit
      • Thorong La Top
      • Muktinath
    • Highlights :
      • Glacier Walk
      • Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges
      • One of the most popular and famous Passes in Nepal
      • Achievement of a lifetime ( High Altitude)
      • Ultimate Destination of this trek
      • Technical Peak Climbing, Crevasses
      • Blue Ice
      • Icicle
      • Massive Mountain View including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna
      • Desert-like Landscape
      • Blissful Nature
      • Adventure and Excitement
      • 108 Taps
      • Jwala Mai(Gas Flame)
      • Pilgrims
      • Nun Leading Monastery
         

     

  • Day 12 Contingency Day

     

  • Day 13 Muktinath to Jomsom(2,800m/9,186 ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Descend :1,000m/3,281ft
    • Location :
      • Muktinath
      • Jharkot
      • Kagbeni
      • Jomsom
    • Highlights :
      • Hot Springs
      • 108 Taps
      • Landscapes
      • Cold Desert
      • View of Dhaulagiri
      • Windy Trail
      • Thakali Culture
      • Gateway to Tibet Border

     

  • Day 14 Jomsom to Pokhara(810m/2,657ft)
    • Duration :25Mins Flight
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner
    • Transportation :Domestic Flight
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Location :
      • Domestic Airport(Jomsom-Pokhara)
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Flight

     

  • Day 15 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :200Km (5-6hrs)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 16 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Full Board)
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Peak Permit Royalty, Langtang National Parks fee
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and breakfast during the trek
  • All require camping equipment
  • An experienced and professional English-speaking trekking guide, porters to carry luggage ( required porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  Well experienced ice climbing guide (Climbing service charge, insurance, food, personal equipment)
  • Group Climbing gear fixed rope, main rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, carabineer
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag, down jacket, Nepal Mountain Trekkers duffer bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (Note: down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Peak Permit Royalty, Langtang National Parks fee
  •  A comprehensive medical kit
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charges
  • Farewell Dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepalese VISA fee (VISA Information)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals during the trek
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Cost
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 16 days Thorong Peak Climbing

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Shower sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to (-20F/-30C recommended)
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer
Day Pack (35-45 L)
Crocs (evenings & washing)
Gloves (lighter & heavier for passes)
Camp Towel
Trekking Poles (optional, recommended)
Down Booties (optional, recommended)
Bladder (optional, recommended)
Extra Batteries
Battery Chargers
Yak Trax (for treks with icy passes)
Camp Washing Bowl (optional, collapsible for clothes)
Laundry Detergent (Kathmandu) or Bio-degradable Clothes Soap
Small Solar Panel (optional, recommended for iPods, iPhones, camera batteries, Kindles)
Zip-Lock | Plastic Bags
Rehydration | Electrolytes
Snacks!
Personal Medical Supplies
Micro Spikes
Medical Supplies


We strongly suggest bringing Western meds with you as there are a lot of Indian fakes on the market!


Suggested: Diamox, Azithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Tinidazole or Flagyl & Augmentin. Bring COMPEED for covering blisters & good tasting electrolytes &/or rehydration salts (Emergen-C is a good American brand). The local versions aren’t very appealing.

We also recommend bringing strong knee & ankle supports & braces, ACE bandages for sprains & strains, Tegaderm &/or other would coverings. Duct tape is always useful. We’re happy to take excess medical supplies off your hands when you leave if you won’t need them and pass them on to others. We use lots of the large amount we have with us to treat locals we meet when trekking.

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