Thorong Peak Climbing (6144 m) 15 Days Itinerary, Cost, Map, Best SeasonThorong Peak Climbing (6144 m) 15 Days Itinerary, Cost, Map, Best Season

Thorong Peak Climbing - 15 Days

Key Information
  • Max Altitude6,144 m/20,158 ft.
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size1-16

Overview

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 RegionThorong 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.

 

Climbing Difficulty

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.

 

Highlights

  • World’s highest peak, Thorong La Pass.
  • The mesmerizing view of the landscape from the summit of Thorong Peak.
  • Eye Caching view of Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri Massif, and many other tall peaks.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Trans-Himalayan caravan route.
  • Explore the Kali Gandaki Gorge – the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Step back in time and see historic architecturally unique villages, Buddhist culture & charming local peoples.

Itinerary

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      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time6\7 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude2600 m
      • MealsB L D
      • Time5\6 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude2670 M
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D.
      • Time4\5
      • Maximum Altitude3300 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time7\8 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude3540 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Maximum Altitude3540
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time4\5 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude4020 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time4 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude4600m
      • Accommodation Tent
      • MealsB L D
      • Time4 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude5416 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time4\5 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude3760 m
      • Accommodation Tea house
      • MealsB L D
      • Time3\4 hrs
      • Maximum Altitude2720 m
      • Accommodation Lodge
      • Time20 m
      • Maximum Altitude900 m

          Cost Details

          Included
          • Arrival and departure transfers
          • Drive to Dharapani via Besisahar
          • Fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara
          • Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu
          • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan as per itinerary
          • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses and tents during the expedition
          • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the expedition
          • Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee and TIMS card
          • Thorong Peak Climbing permits and necessary documents
          • Sherpa guides (English speaking, trained in first aid) 
          • Porters for personal and group gear
          • Staff insurance
          • Group climbing gear, e.g. ropes, ice screws, tents, cooking equipment, first aid kits
          • Climbing certificate
          Excluded
          • International flight ticket.
          • International airport tax
          • Visa Fee
          • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
          • Tips for staff and guide
          • Trip Insurance
          • Personal costs like drinks, laundry, hot showers, bottled water
          • Personal climbing equipment and clothing
          • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

          Good to Know

          Packing List for Thorong Peak Climbing

          Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Thorong Peak Climbing, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

           

          Travel Documents

          • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
          • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
          • Travel insurance policy documents
          • Valid passport
          • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
          • Passport photos (4)

           

          Travel Equipment

          • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
          • Lightweight, duffel bag
          • Luggage locks
          • Travel wallet
          • Passport/money belt
          • Sleeping bag liner
          • Travel plug adapters
          • Electrical converter

           

          Travel Clothing

          • Quick-dry undergarments
          • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
          • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
          • Casual shoes
          • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

           

          Trekking Equipment

          • Day pack (25–35 liters)
          • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
          • Waterproof hiking boots
          • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
          • LED headlamp with extra batteries
          • Trekking poles

           

          Trekking Clothing

          • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
          • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
          • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
          • Convertible hiking pants
          • Fleece pants or insulated pants
          • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
          • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
          • Sun hat
          • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
          • Liner socks (optional)
          • Glacier sunglasses
          • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

          Food

          • Energy bars
          • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
          • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

          FAQs

          • Q1. Where is Thorong Peak?

            Thorong Peak is standing at 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.

          • Thorong Peak is standing at an altitude of 6,144 m/20157ft. above sea level.

          • If you’re after warm temperatures, blossoming flora, and temperate days, spring is the perfect season to trek in Nepal. It’s hard to fault the clear skies, moderate days, and fantastic trekking conditions that autumn brings.

          • It takes about 13 to 17 days to complete Thorong Peak.

          • You will need an Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and Thorong Peak Climbing permits.

          • Thorong Peak Climbing requires a performance above the average relating to force and strength, especially the peak day will be long and exhausting.

          • If you are healthy and willing to go on climbing then above 18 years can climb Thorong Peak.

          • Yes, you will need a climbing permit for Thorong Peak Climbing.

          • It is not compulsory to join the group during Thorong Peak Climbing, but it may reduce the cost if you are in the group.

          • The routes are quite harsh compared to other climbing regions. But, this peak is suitable for both beginners as well as experienced climbers. The path can be more challenging and overwhelming for new climbers so be prepared with physical and mental preparation. If you have past trekking experience then it will be easier for Thorong Peak Climbing.

          • -   Avoid flying directly to areas of high altitude.

            -   Take 1 to 2 days of acclimatization to get used to high altitudes before going above 3000m.

            -   Avoid climbing more than 300m to 500m a day.

            -   Have a rest day every 800m to 1000m you go up.

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