If you are seeking the perfect ascent and adore enjoying flora and fauna and the panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges. In that case, Thorong Peak(6,144 m) is the best destination for you. Thorong Peak takes you to the stunning mountain landscapes, charming Gurung settlements, and mind-blowing rhododendron forests. It is rising to the south of the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m/17,769 ft.) in the Annapurna Region. Thorong Peak climbing combines classic Annapurna Circuit Trek passing the world’s highest pass, Thorong La. The top of this peak offers you the mesmerizing view of panoramic mountains like Nilgiri Peak, Tilicho Peak, Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, and an eye-catching view the Mustang region.
After the adventurous and scenic drive to Besisahar, your trek starts from the Besisahar and moves towards the Bahun Danda. Along the trail, you will be enjoying beautiful terraced fields and lush forests and reach Chame. Then your trek further continues to Manang District, where you will be completely lost in nature. You will be amazed to see the Tibetan-influenced village and their daily lifestyle from near. The trail again moves into the Chame and then Pisang through the woods. Beautiful peaks, trees sway with blowing wind, and the aroma of nature in the air during the trip will be the best part of your life. As you walk further, you will reach Thorong Phedi and the Thorong La, and from there, you will reach Thorong Peak. We will leave the place shortly with a heavy heart, but the returning trails will offer us beautiful attractions. On the way, you will get an opportunity to witness the holy Muktinath Temple, which is sacred for both Buddhist and Hindu Temple. The trek back to Kathmandu crosses the Kali Gandaki River passing through Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani, and Pokhara.
Thorong Peak is a more accessible climbing peak of Nepal. You do not need previous climbing experience, but good physical conditions and stamina are musts. You should be able to walk-ups and down for 5 to 7 hours a day so that your trip will be more leisurely. Thorong Phedi is also the foot of Thorong La Pass is the base camp for your peak climbing. The next day, we have to leave early and climb about a 35 to 40-degree inclination slope. After some hours of a climb then we finally reach the summit.
Best Season for Thorong Peak
If you’re planning a trip to the Himalayas and are after a quick answer on when the best time to trek is, well, the answer is, “it depends”! Generally speaking, there is no faultless time for everyone; your experience in the Himalayas will depend on how you feel about crowds, how high you are planning on trekking, and your tolerance for heat, cold, and rain.
If you’re after warm temperatures, blossoming flora, and temperate days, spring is the perfect season to trek in Nepal. Early spring tends to be chilly, with mild temperatures in the low elevation, making trekking in regions such as lower very pleasant. As winter declines and spring pushes in, temperatures in regions with elevations over 4000m have modest temperatures, making way for sunny, clear, and warm trekking conditions.
Summer typically draws the monsoon rains from late May to mid-September in Nepal, so trekking during this time is usually not recommended in Nepal. Mountainous regions are usually wrapped in clouds, and the lower routes are commonly muddy with large numbers of leeches. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t experience the glory of the Himalayas from June to August.
Considered the best trekking season in Nepal, it’s hard to fault the clear skies, moderate days, and fantastic trekking conditions that autumn brings. After the monsoon, the dust and pollution are cleared from the atmosphere, making way for crystal clear views and stunning panoramas of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
For most people, it is too cold to trek to high-altitude regions in winter in Nepal. Daytime temperatures can reach between 9-12º C, and night can drop to sub-zero temperatures. If the cold doesn’t bother you, it is an excellent time to trek because fewer people are around compared to October and November. The temperature of lower to mid-altitude trails remains pretty pleasant.