Overview

Thorung Peak Climbing is unique and technically less difficult peak climbing to the northwest of the Annapurna range. The journey circuits the Annapurna range and crosses one of the biggest passes in the world at Thorung La Pass (5416m). Furthermore, you get spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Tilicho, and many other mountains. In addition, the journey goes through beautiful Tibetan villages and the barren land of Manang.

Thorung Peak Climbing is a great opportunity to conquer a mountain above 6000 m. The trails on the journey pass through the Annapurna Conservation Area. Thus, there are plenty of moments where you can enjoy the natural wealth of the area. The journey passes many culturally rich sites on the way. Finally, the trip heads to the Muktinath Temple and settles at the barren lands of Jomsom.

To start your journey, you’ll drive to Syange, west of Kathmandu. Next, you head to Tal crossing the suspension bridge over Marshyangdi River. The river gives you company along the trail as you trek towards Danakyu. Following a gentle trail, you’ll head to Chame with magnificent views of Annapurna and Manaslu ranges. Passing Pisang, you reach Manang village where you spend a day to rest. Further, you head to Yak Kharka and trek to High Camp the other day. From High Camp, you climb to the top of the Thorung Peak (6144m) and head down to Muktinath. After exploring Muktinath temple, you trek down to Jomsom and take a flight to Pokhara. Finally, a scenic flight over enchanting Nepali geography brings you back to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Climb the summit of one of the lesser-known peaks in the Annapurna region, Thorang Peak (6144m)
  • Observe the mesmerizing views of the Himalayas in the Annapurna and Nilgiri ranges
  • Trek across the Annapurna Conservation Area and observe its natural beauty
  • Enjoy the company of the Tibetan communities in villages like Manang and Pisang

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You have the option of visiting the sites like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath if you have enough time. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m

The tour for the day involves visiting the major UNESCO world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley which includes Swayambhunath Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. These sites are of great religious and cultural importance. After lunch, we can head to Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for a quick visit. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m

Our journey takes us to Syange today. The road leads us along the edge of the Trishuli River on the Prithvi Highway. As we drive further west, we drive to Dumre. As we head further, we follow the Marsayangdi River and continue the drive until we reach Besisahar. Syange is a small resting and a starting point for those on the Thorang Peak climbing trip. Overnight in Syange.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,100m

We navigate through Chame and marvel at the gorgeous Ghermu and Chame waterfalls. Passing Jagat on the way, the trail takes us to Chamje and ascends to Gherang. We need to cross some suspension bridges before finally arriving at Tal. The residents in this village are mostly Gurung with some of them being Tibetan as well. Overnight in Tal.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,700m

The road for the day goes along the banks of the Marsayangdi River. The road is amazing with surreal views of the Marsayangdi valley slopes and the huge rocks and pastures greet us too. We continue the trek until we arrive at Danakyu. It is a Gurung settlement and comprises mostly of teahouses. Overnight in Danakyu.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,300m

We will head to the headquarters of Manang district for today which is Chame. From Chame, we can see views of Annapurna, Himlung, and Lamjung Himal ranges. Throughout the trek, we are accompanied by the Marsayangdi River as we pass Karte and Odar. At Chame, we can observe Tibetan households. Overnight in Chame.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,670m

As we walk on the steep path across pine forests and apple orchards, we reach Bhratang village. The trail goes through forests until we reach the picnic spot at Dhikur Pokhari. We shall have our lunch here and observe Pisang Peak (6091m) and other mountains from here. After walking for a while, we can see Pisang village. Overnight in Pisang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,200m

We shall venture into the upper portion of the Manang district. The people residing in these parts raise yaks and cattle. The trail heads north from the Marsayangdi River and meets at Munchi. If you take the route at Ghyaru, there is relatively less climbing. After taking the easiest trail, we go through Braga village where we can also visit the Braga Gompa. Manang is located a short distance away from Braga. Overnight in Manang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,540m

Today, we shall explore the major Landmarks of Manang. We shall explore the Boozo Gompa and visit the Gangapurna Lake as well. If you have enough time, then you can visit the Himalayan rescue association. Alternatively, there are a number of hiking destinations around Manang as well. You can take this opportunity to interact with the locals here. Overnight in Manang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3,540m

The road to Yak Kharka slowly goes across delightful lands. This region is known throughout the Annapurna region for very beautiful. The trail goes across Ghunsang and later joins the Jarsang River. As we move past pastures, we reach Yak Kharka. It is grazing land with yaks and sheep. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,020m

The road from Yak Kharka initially leads to the Thorung La Phedi. The Thorung La Phedi sits at the base of Thorung La Pass and you can find some decent teahouses. The road goes along the Kone River and continues all the way to Thorung Phedi. From the Thorung Phedi, you will ascend to the high camp. Overnight in Thorung La High Camp.

  • Accommodation Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4,800m

From the Thorung High Camp, we shall make our way to the Thorung Peak Base Camp. The climb is pretty steep and snowy so be sure to tread carefully. Once at the base camp, we can set our camps and rest. You can also use the time to prepare yourself for the climb. Overnight in Thorung Peak Base Camp.

  • Accommodation Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,416m

Today, we won't be doing any sort of climbing but rather we shall learn the proper usage of climbing equipment. Take care of your health and be sure to rest properly. We shall acclimatize better to the Himalayan atmosphere and also take a few climbing sessions. You can query the trip leader and guides for any information regarding the climb. Overnight in Thorung Peak Base Camp.

  • Accommodation Camping
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5,416m

We shall head to Thorung Peak today. We begin the journey by crossing the Thorung La Pass and, from the pass, we can observe the amazing view of Kali Gandaki valley. We climb the summit and from there we can admire the beauty of the Annapurna ranges. The summit of the Thorung Peak (6144m) even offers mesmerizing views of the Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri ranges. From the peak, we descend towards the holy Muktinath. It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight in Muktinath.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude6,144m

Start your day by visiting the holy Muktinath temple and then begin the journey back to Jomsom via Kagbeni. The trail is barren and requires a lot of descending. We need to walk on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and after a few hours, we reach Kagbeni. We shall have our lunch there and head to Jomsom. This was once an ancient trading route between Nepal and Tibet. Upon arrival in Jomsom, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Jomsom.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,720m

Our journey begins with a quick and picturesque flight that takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. As we fly, we can observe the gorgeous landscape of the Annapurna Mountains and the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). At Pokhara, we can explore the Lakeside area and visit the World Peace Pagoda. If you have time, then do some boating on Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude820m

From Pokhara, the journey takes you along the Prithvi Highway and into Kathmandu. You have the option of either going by bus or by plane. Regardless of your choice, the journey provides amazing scenery of the green hills and snowy mountains. Once in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel and go souvenir shopping in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Today, we bid each other farewell with best wishes. A company representative will pick you up and drop you off at the airport in time for your trip. Your trip is over today and we hope to travel with you again.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara on the bed and breakfast basis
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • Best available accommodations during the trek
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • A government license Holder Climbing guide
  • All necessary group climbing equipment like fixed rope, ladder, etc.
  • Thorong Peak climbing permit
  • Climbing map
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation  as per itinerary
  • TIMS card(Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking Permits needed for Restricted Area Trekking
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included the section

Useful Info

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) serve as the best seasons to do the Thorung Peak Climbing. The Himalayas and the weather both are pleasant during these months so, a physically fit person can easily complete the journey.

At Eternal Himalaya, who ensure for your safe and nice tour to different parts of Nepal. Our facilities include transportation and accommodations in different places. Expert guides and porters are also provided for climbing the mountain peaks.