Thorong Peak Climbing requires that you are reasonably fit and have a burning desire to see some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Besides climbing to 6144m, you will also get a firsthand experience of the amazing Gurung people in this remote region. They are Buddhists and live in isolated villages, have a distinct style of architecture and deep spiritual beliefs. The trail will take you through rhododendron forests with red, white, and pink blossoms that stand in stark contrast to the usual array of greenery. The rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower emblem. Thorong Peak is situated to the south of Thorong La Pass (5146m).
Your trek begins at Bhulbhule (840m) and progressively ascends through numerous villages until Thorong La Pass and then up to Thorong Peak. You will visit the holy Vishnu Muktinath Temple, considered sacred by Buddhists and Hindus, located in Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La Pass in the Mustang District. Muktinath is one of the highest temples in the world and is famous for its 108 water spouts in the shapes of bulls. The trek follows the Kali Gandaki River Valley passing through Jomsom (located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River 2743m), Marpha (1630m), Tukuche, and Tatopani (meaning hot water in Nepali) before coming to an end in Pokhara.
This region is also famous for being the home of the legendry Gurkha soldiers revered the world over for their strength and tenacity in battle. Gurkha soldiers are today still a major component of the British army. When you consider the rugged mountains they call home, you will understand why they are highly regarded and as hard as nails! At every turn be prepared to see something new, ranging from terraced farmland sculptured out of hillsides and unique wildlife and amazing fauna, such as Yak, mountain goats and birdlife.
The remarkable yawning valleys, charismatic traditional Buddhist and Hindu villages, and their age-old cultures with a background of enormous peaks is certain to please the most fastidious traveler.
Sherpa Expedition & Trekking will ensure your safety and comfort at all times to make this an enjoyable adventure into the wilds of the Annapurna region and on your climb to Thorong Peak.
You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'
We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek - carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.
All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.
Airline departure details. Please leave your airline ticket at our office in the event you need to alter your departure date.
"While you're needed to bring everything on this list, there are suitable variations that are also suitable. Many of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu from stores that cater to mountain trekking.
It is obligatory to possess smart travel insurance or emergency evacuation insurance that covers evacuation from high altitudes. It is advisable that you have cancellation insurance - just in case of an accident or for some reason, due to unforeseen circumstances, the trip is canceled.
For your personal safety and success, we recommend physical activities like running, swimming and some smaller climbs to lower peaks which incorporate climbs that involve the use of crampons. Be prepared for extreme exposure and steep drop-offs and be capable of carrying around 30lbs/15 kilos. If possible, get some experience in technical rock and mountaineering climbing to prepare for your trek and climb to Island Peak. Be familiar with using other climbing equipment, such as jumar ascenders, crampons, and ropes.
Trekking at altitude requires a lot of energy. We recommend you bring your own healthy snack foods to snack on along the trek.
In Kathmandu, you will stay at deluxe hotels and while on the trek your accommodation is in native lodges/guesthouses. At base camp your accommodation is in tented camps. All accommodation is based on a twin share basis.
In case of any high hypoxia problems, it is recommended as a primary precaution to return to a lower altitude. If the problem persists you will need to be evacuated if necessary by helicopter rescue and jeep.
During the climb, your guide will have access to current weather conditions.
Any questions can be directed to Sherpa Expedition & Trekking. We are here to ensure you are well-equipped and prepared for this fantastic adventure.
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