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Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing is one of the most popular and successful adventure programs for among the adventure. Thorong peak is in Annapurna region which is not so difficult to climb. For climbing Thorong peak is not true that to need previous experience of trekking peak. However, you must be prepared mentally as well as physically for this adventurous expedition.

Thorong peak is left above from on the way to most well-known Thorong la pass (5416m.) thousand of trekkers very years through this pass. Climbing Thorong peak spectacular but demanding trekking peak one should need a permit and skilled climbing guide and should go through the register trekking agency in Nepal. It is true that the earlier knowledge is necessary to climbing this peak. However, you must be set spiritually as well as healthy for this risky climbing. This trail takes you to the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlement of Gurungs and other community their slate covered houses, where you can explore the incredible rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) jungle will gives you diverse smile.

Thorong Peak standing at 6100 meters is the nice snow mountain on the left, just to the south of the Thorung La, seen just past the Gya La (3970m) between Tetang and Muktinath. The trail from Tetang descends from the Gya La (3970m) and eventually joins the main trail from Manang to Ranipauwa. Muktinath is visible in the lower right. This mountain is the shortest possibility to gain a 6000 m-peak while doing the famous trekking around Annapurna. The highest point of this Trekking is Thorong La (pass), 5416 m. From this pass it is the first mountain to the south.

Thorong Peak Climbing / 18 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbule (850m) 7-8 hrs.

Day 04: Trek Bhulbule to Jagat (1330m) 7-8 hrs.

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Dharapani (2160m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 08: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Manang village (3540m).

Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110) 5-6 hrs.

Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4925m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Thorong Peak Base Camp (5200m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 13: Summit to Thorong peak (6100m) and trek down to Muktinath (3810m) 9-10 hrs.

Day 14: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2500m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (8 20m) 20 min.

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs.

Day 18: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).

Thorong Peak Climbing / 18 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m).
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check in, if time allows, you will visit MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before start your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipments like; rope, harness, Ice axe, crampons although maintain your physically fitness. Alternatively we will start half day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Place in Kathmandu. Some of this place is considered the World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After come back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss about any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. Rest of the time you could use for travelling around the Thamel and shopping of needed equipments and other necessaries. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbule (850m) 7-8 hrs.
This morning after breakfast we will start our journeys with drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Bhulbule (850m), a countryside hill on the footsteps of Annapurna & Manasalu. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Bhulbule to Jagat (1330m) 7-8 hrs.
Our adventure begin after breakfast, we pack up the gears and wear suitable dressed as below section and walk through the trail where new road is constructing leading to the Manang village. We follow the Marsyangdi River crossing a few local wooden and suspension bridges, passing waterfalls, several ups and downs hill sections, across rice paddies and subtropical forest to reach Bahundanda (1310m) and stop for lunch then we descend through amphitheatre-shaped rice terraces, along a steep vertical cliff, lush forests, and some culturally intriguing villages. We start gradually walking up after crossing suspension bridge in the Mayshyangdi River and get Jagat. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Dharapani (2160m) 6-7 hrs.
After breakfast we will have one and half an hour rocky trail walk to reach at Chamje village, which is a small village settlement with primary school surrounding by bamboo bushes. Our continuing journey leads with crossing a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left Chamje and you will see the waterfall, rocky lands and trails with passes a small teashop and enter to Manang district just before the Tal village. This is the beautiful village situated on river bank with beautiful waterfall view. You will across the river and continue walking through the cliff way right above the river and reach our overnight camp at Dharapani village. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Dharapani to Chame (2670m) 5-6 hrs.
From Dharapani an hour walk will reach at Bagarchhap. The first view of Mt. Annapurna II can be visible closely from this beautiful town. This day you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. This day you will encounter some typical Tibetan village's en-route before to reach at Chame (2670m). Chame is districts headquarter of Manang and it is one of the beautiful Himalayan towns with views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen closely. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Chame to Pisang (3200m) 6-7 hrs.
Another pleasant walk through the narrow steep path with a very dense pine forest follow the river bank will lead you village of Bratang with Apple garden for the tea stop. After here we follow the forested path and rocky trails before crossing the suspension bridge and climb an hour to get to lunch spot at Dhukur Pokhari. From this small settlement we will see the first view of Pisang peak and surrounding other Himalayan ranges. After lunch we will walk an hour to get to next stop at Pisang village. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) 5-6 hrs. 
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip (3325m) which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga (3475m) to nearby Manang (3540m). (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Acclimatization day at Manang village (3540m).
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. There are many places to visit around. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) to the South - Tilicho (7132m) and the Grand Barrier to the West - Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the North. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 10: Manang to Yak Kharka (4110) 5-6 hrs.
After a wonderful exploration at Manang village this morning we heads towards the Yak Kharka leaving the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continue a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at (4110m). We will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach Yak Kharka for the overnight. Reminder time may hike up to little hill for the good give of surrounding mountain. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4925m) 5-6 hrs.
Another short day with high above makes your way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi for the lunch stop. A small places although busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of the Thorong-La and the trails continually step up to Thorong-La afterwards. After a lunch at here we trek an hours to get a high camp (4800m) for the overnight. (Overnight at tea house full board basis)

Day 12: Thorong Phedi to Thorong Peak Base Camp (5200m) 3-4 hrs.
Trek Thorong peak Phedi to Thorong peak base camp takes 3-4 hours. When you reached to Thorong peak base camp than you have time to rest and be preparing to climb for next day. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 13: Summit to Thorong peak (6100m) and trek down to Muktinath (3810m) 9-10 hrs.
Trek with high windy climb eases, we begin to ascend Thorong pass (5416 m). Better view of Kali Gandaki in U shaped valley. Ahead we can see Dhaulagiri I, II and III. Now, we trek in gentle slope with steep cliff through sacred land to Muktinath. We visit Buddhist and Hindu temples combine in same spot. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 14: Reserve day for unforeseen condition.
This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)

Day 15: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2500m) 5-6 hrs.
Today, we wake up early to the marvelous sounds of temple bells and visit the famous pilgrimage center to Muktinath Temple area. After breakfast it is an easy trek down to Kagbeni. The trail descends through a dramatic, arid landscape all the way to Kagbeni. To reach Kagbeni one must travel on either side of the Kaligandaki River. The left fork continues up the river to Kagbeni. Perhaps you lunch spot will be at Kagbeni. After few hours walking from Kagbeni we reach at Jomsom, a large town and the headquarters of the Mustang region. It has an airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River and is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (8 20m) 20 min.
This morning we pack our bags and get ready for the exciting mountain scenic flight to Pokhara. The flight transit through between two high peaks Mt. Annapurna (8091m and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m and give us an opportunity to enjoy with best views of surrounding Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. We have full day at Pokhara to enjoy with its natures. Our guide will take you for sightseeing in Pokhara valley and visit the highlights of Pokhara and the surrounding areas. The place to visit pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Bindabashini, which one most important popular Hindu temple in Pokhara. Two hour boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple which one in island in Phewa Lake and others popular place David fall (Water fall), Ghupteshower cave etc. (Over night at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu fly 25 min. / drive 6-7 hrs.
You could choose afternoon flight to Kathmandu, till some hours before flight; you may take an optional sightseeing tour around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, be sure to catch the left side of airplane for the best views of Himalayas. Or if you would like to choose by bus, we will arrange ticket in tourist coach at river side seat and start your journey at 7:30 am from Pokhara. Left sites seats of vehicles are nice to enjoy the scenery; the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. After 6/7 hours you will arrive at Kathmandu (beside Thamel) and transfer to your hotel. The day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. ! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of Thorong Peak Climbing! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 18: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination).
Today is last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 3 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • "Farewell dinner" before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house / tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flight ticket (Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu)
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

The following is a list of equipments, clothing and accessories that we recommend for Thorong Peak Climbing in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for equipments and clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and / or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion / Anti-sunlight cream


  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water / wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and / or sandals)


  • Sleeping bag
  • Tent and all necessary camping equipments
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards / backgammon / chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photos of home / family
  • Energy / protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Mountaineering Kit

  • Plastic or leather mountaineering climbing boot (one Pair)
  • Crampons (one pairs each)
  • Ice Axe (one each)
  • Harness (one each)
  • Carabineer / Three (2 screw gate, 1 plain)
  • Rope (50-60m)
  • Prussic Loops (3 meters)
  • Helmet (one each)
  • Snow Gaiter (one pairs each)
  • Jumer / Ascender (one each)
  • Gear tape Seattle
  • Figure 8 / Decender (one each)

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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