Thorang La Peak Climbing

Thorang La Peak Climbing is one of our favourite climb and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Enjoy the fascinating classical Annapurna Circuit trekking with Thorang La Peak Climb (6144m), challenging high pass with miserable views. Situated in the Annapurna Region, south of Thorang La pass, the highest mountain pass in Nepal. Trip to Thorang La Peak moves through the popular Annapurna Circuit Trail, offers picturesque with stunning views of high snow-capped peaks. The route passes the way through a scenic valley, and ancient villages rich in culture and traditions. Panoramic Himalayan scenery in the remote Manang Valley (one of the highest valleys in the world) allows for breathtaking views all the way up to the summit of Thorang La Peak. Thorang La Peak is comparatively an easy peak climbing in Nepal.

Enroute through the Manang valley with picturesque villages, rivers, waterfalls, rhododendron forests and abundant wildlife. The climb offers the Himalayan panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan range, Dhaulagiri Himalayan range, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri Peak, and dramatic landscape of Upper Mustang region with deepest George of Kali Gandaki River valley from the Thorang Peak Summit. Thorang La Peak is suitable for novice to expert levels climbers.

Our trek starts with the scenic drive to Chamje via Besi Sahar following the Prithvi Highway that leads to Mugling Bazaar. The route is adorable since with the collection of various touristic destination: Manang valley, Muktinath holy Temple, Thorong pass, one of the popular pass, Jomsom and Pokhara. Enroute passes through Dharapani, Chame, Upper Pisang, Manang, Ledar and Thorang La high Camp and climb Thorang La Peak. The top offers superb panoramic views of surrounding Mid West Himalaya including the Dhaulagiri mountain range, Kali Gandaki, Tilicho-Nilgiris, Khatung Kang and Syagang peaks at close distance. After enjoying the views descend back to base camp. Next day our trek to Kaligandaki crossing Thorang La Pass famous for Muktinath (Chumig Gyatsa) Temple and beautiful town of Jomsom with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The route head through different ethnic groups their culture, tradition and unique lifestyle. The trek ends at Pokhara and with a scenic drive to Kathmandu.

Additional Options Extended Route

If you prefer to extend the trip and continue to Upper Mustang Trek(Mini Tibet), Annapurna Sanctuary Trek or Chulu West Peak Climbing rather than return to Kathmandu, this can also be arranged.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip. 

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Highlights

  • The climb is suitable for novice to expert level climbers
  • Fascinating adventure to Kaligandaki Valley at Jomsom
  • Trek and climb through classic Annapurna circuit trekking trails
  • Explore the scenic valley & Buddhist culture of local Manang people
  • Diversely beautiful, panoramic Himalayan scenery from the beginning of the trek to the summit

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

02

Day 02

Free Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tourrock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic drive to Chamje (1410m/4626ft. ) via Besi Sahar (760m/2493ft. ), 7-8hr drive

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning private car to Besi-Sahar and sharing jeep to Chamje by means of transportation. We follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Mugling Bazaar, Dumre Bazaar continue to Chamje via Besisahar. The trip offers us a first experience of a Gurung village, great views of Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli and peak 29, diverse landscapes, pictureque villages etc.
Overnight at teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Dharapani (1860m/6102ft. ), 5-6hr walk

From here we cross the river to the east bank again, we then continue up to the large settlement of Tal (1675m), where we find a number of lodges and shops sharing the landscapes with some breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys. This presents us with an ideal spot to stop for lunch, before we resume our journey onto the village of Karte. The afternoon sees us crossing the river back and forth, snaking our way up the valley and passing through a collection of small villages en route to our final destination at Dharapani.
Overnight at teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Chame (2670m/8760ft. ), 5-6hr walk

A rocky trail takes us west, following the Marsyangdi up the Manang Valley, where we enjoy some stunning views out towards Annapurna II (7937m) and Annapurna IV. These remote highlands are home to the Manangi people, itinerant traders who have traded salt and yaks across these mountains for centuries. Following in the footsteps of these mountain merchants of old, we head up through forests of oak and maple to Dhanakyu (2290m) and then on to the village of Latemarang (2360m). Our route then winds it way across several forested ridges to Kotho (2590m), from where we have a short easy walk down to Chame, the region's administrative headquarters, where the distant views of Lamjung, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV provide a stunning backdrop to our day's end.
Overnight at teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Upper Pisang(3310m/10860ft. ), 7-8hr walk

Departing Chame, we cross over to the northern side of the river and follow a relatively easy trail up through apple orchards to the village of Bhratang (2840m), an old Khampa settlement that is largely abandoned these days. From here we then start along a trail that provides us with some of the most dramatic scenery of the journey so far. Blasted through the surrounding rock, the trail leads through a steep, narrow valley, blanketed in dense forest. As we exit the forest and cross the river over a bridge suspended some 3040m above sea level, we are treated to our first view of the spectacular Paungda Danda, a 1500 metre wall of rock that rises up from the river below. After crossing a ridge that lies festooned with prayer flags and stone cairns, we then reach the large village of Pisang. The village is split into lower and upper Pisang and from the gompa at the top of the town there are some lovely views out across the meandering streets and rambling houses of the lower town.
Overnight at teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Manang(3540m/11614ft. ), 5-6hr walk

Continuing along the south side of the river today we make a long climb up and over a ridge that takes us past 3400 metres. From here we enjoy some truly spectacular views of the surrounding peaks, before we descend into the valley and on to Hongde (3325m), a village that has the distinction of an airstrip, a police post and a truly impressive mani wall. Continuing on to Mungli, we then cross back to the north bank of the river and continue to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga (3475m), where we find an engaging collection of interestingly stacked houses and the largest gompa in the district. The houses lie one on top of the other, the terraces of the upper houses forming the roofs of the ones below, whilst the monastery contains a wonderful collection of Tibetan Thankas that date back some 500 years. From here it is just a short walk on to the large community at Manang, our final destination for the day, where we find a settlement of some 500 houses, a chorten and a long mani wall etched with the Buddhist chant of 'Om Mani Padme Hum'.
Overnight at teahouse

08

Day 08

Acclimatization day around Manang(3540m/11614.17ft. ), 7-8hr walk

We climb up south of Manang to a point at 4965m of altitude to observe Gongapurna Lake and the glacier or visit Praken Gompa (3945 m) meditation retreat. The Lama will bless our journey by tying a sacred scarf around our neck. The hike offers fascination views of Annapurna IV, II, Gongapurna and Take Kang. We then return to Manang.
Overnight at teahouse

09

Day 09

Trek To Yak Kharka(4020m/13188.98 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Taking it steady today we trek to Tengi (3620m) and begin a slow climb towards Gunsang (3930m), enjoying the alpine landscapes and abundance of scrub juniper and alpine grasses that grow on these high slopes. The ever expansive views present us with a magnificent panorama that takes in the peaks of Gangapurna (7454m) and Annapurna III (7555m), as we make our way on to our overnight stop in Yak Kharka.
Overnight at teahouse

10

Day 10

Trek to Thorang High Camp ( 4925m/16158.14 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our first port of call today is the small settlement of Letdar (4250m), which we reach after an hour's steady climb out of Yak Kharka. From here we continue to climb along the eastern bank of the Jarsang Khola, making our way up to Thorong Phedi (4450m/14599.74 ft.). Translating as 'foot of the hill',further an hr of serious ascend climb bring us to Thorang High Camp.
Overnight at teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Thorang La Base Camp (5200m/17060ft. ), 4-5hr walk

We trek to Thorang Peak Base Camp and upon reaching the Camp takes around 5hr. The trek is arduous and requires more stamina. Thorang La Base camp is quite cold, windy and remains snowbound during winter. We admire the magnificent scenery mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Chulu Peak, Gangapurna and Mustang views. Our route leads over the southern edge of the pass at the base of towering Thorang Peak at above (6144m/20275ft. ) high for the next early climb.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

12

Day 12

Summit Thorang La Peak (6144m/20157ft. ) & Muktinath(3800m/12467ft. ), 8-9hr walk

Early morning before sunrise, classic climb on top to Thorang La Peak. The climb leads through rocky icy path on short ridges. We follow our expert guide for the adventurous and strenuous climb to reach the summit of Thorang La Peak at 6144m high. Thorang La peak is one of the easy climb, offers superb views of surrounding Mid West Himalaya including great massive Dhaulagiri mountain range with Tilicho-Nilgiris including Khatung Kang & Syagang peak at close distance. After enjoying the views trek to Muktinath. The trail follows a route that has been used by local herders for centuries, crossing through moraine & snow and snaking its way steeply up over the rocky ridges. The trek offer us some glorious views of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Peak (6920m). The moraine trail eventually gives way to grassy slopes, with the final part of our journey taking us along the upper reaches of the Jhong Valley to Muktinath and Ranipauwa, where we end our crossing of the Thorang La.
Overnight at teahouse

13

Day 13

Trek descend to Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft. ), 3-4hr trek

An easier day after the exertions of yesterday. From Muktinath, we pass through a landscape of bare, eroded hills with a backdrop of snow-capped high peaks. After visiting the temples above Muktinath, we cross the Jhong Khola and climb up to Chongur, a small traditional village. The monastery was founded by a Sakya monk and the whole village is painted with the colours of the Sakya sect. Continuing along a mixture of trekking trails and jeep tracks we come to Jhong – another beautiful village. There is a very old monastery here dating back to the 7th or 8th Century and the ruins of an old fortress. Passing wind-eroded cliffs in an array of beautiful colours we continue down the valley through Putak village and finally have a steep descent into the Kali Gandakhi Valley and the interesting village of Kagbeni (approx. 2,800m). We have a long morning today (so take some snacks) and have a late lunch in Kagbeni.

There is time in the afternoon to explore this magical place. With narrow lanes and tunnels between the houses, it has an almost mediaeval feel. (Please note that in the event that we are delayed due to bad weather, this day will be missed out and we will trek directly from Muktinath to Marpha).
Overnight at teahouse

14

Day 14

Scenic flight to Pokhara (823m/2700ft. )30min

We catch an early morning flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. The 20-minute scenic flight takes us through Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and provides the aerial view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We check into the hotel in Pokhara and take some rest. In the daytime, we will visit some famous places of Pokhara like Davis Falls, Gupteswor Cave, Mahendra Cave, Begnas Lake, and Phewa Lake. If time allows, we will also go for boating in Phewa Lake.
Overnight at hotel

15

Day 15

Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. ), 5-6hr drive

We will follow the same highway through beautiful rivers, hills and small Nepalese settlements. The drive will take about 6hr drop to Kathmandu. From the tourist bus park you will be transferred to hotel. In the evening explore the town probably buying souvenirs. Flying to Kathmandu is an optional add-on service to save some time and to avoid a long drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight at hotel

16

Day 16

Final departure, transfer to Airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.

 

Location

 

 

Our Offer

Basic Package

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking & Sherpa climbing Guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Domestic flight from PKR-KTM & Sharing vehicle from KTM-Chamje
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the camp
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  •  Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Thorang Peak Climbing Permit & certificates(from company and NMA)
  • All Garbage Deposit charges
  • Accommodation during the climbing in tents & necessary staffs
  • Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
  • Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

+ Personal Climbing Gears: 

- Helmet

- Harness

- Jhumar

- Figure-8

- Karabiners(3 pieces; Locked-2 & Unlocked-1)

- Safety rope

- Crampon

- Ice Axe


Comfort Package

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com

Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet


Eating & Drinking

We include full board meals(Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) in the camping period but exclude Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

We have found many travelers choose the non-food packages during the teahouses trek. Therefore, we prepared this package is tailored to suit travelers' choices. But if your choice is with meals, please, have a kindly let us, we will definitely include according to your requirements.

Although meat is available in the tea houses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

16 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Annapurna Region

Grade

Medium

Altitude

6144m

Walking

5-6hr

Accommodation

Teahouse & Camping

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Sharing Vehicle & flight

Certificate of Excellence

Based of services & review

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