THORONG PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Annapurna
duration 17 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 6,144m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Teahouse +Camping
season Autumn - Spring

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,790
Pax 2 USD 2,690
Pax 3 USD 2,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,190
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THORONG PEAK CLIMBING

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.

Highlights of Thorong Peak Climbing.

  • A real climbing experience for those with a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Climb the spectacular  Thorong Peak (6144m)
  • Trek through high alpine Thorong La Pass (5146m).
  • A scenic journey through amazing valleys with spectacular and varied scenery,
  • Trekking through low sub-tropic forests to high alpine rocky terrain, constant views of the Annapurna Massif & some of the world’s tallest peaks - the world’s tallest peaks: Annapurna 1, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.
  • Trek through the Kali Gandaki Gorge – the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Step back in time and see historic architecturally unique villages, Buddhist culture & follow in the footsteps of the ancient Trans-Himalayan caravan route.
  • Trekking through dense rhododendron & magnolia forests (especially in March)

ITINERARY

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Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be met by a Sherpa Expedition & Trekking representative, and taken to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you will be briefed on what to expect on your trek to Thorong Peak Climbing. 

Your guide will collect you from your hotel and then together we take a 7 to 8 hour drive to Bhulbhule, via Besisahar. At Besisahar we register with the local authorities. You will have time to get accustomed to the Nepal countryside before reaching Bhulbhule, located on the banks of the Marsyangdi River where we stay the night.

Today we follow the trail for five to six hours before reaching Dharapani where we will stay overnight.

Today we begin our five to six hour trek from Dharapani climbing higher and a noticeable change with cooler conditions. You will see a change in the landscape at this higher elevation as the trail passes through forests before reaching the Tibetan village of the Bagarchhap with its distinctive Tibetan architecture. Climbing higher we reach the apple growing region and farms along with pine forests and views of Lamjung and Annapurna II peaks. The trail then follows the Marsyangdi River heading upstream and passes the villages of Manang and Koto before reaching Chame. It is a very easy walk from Koto to Chame where we spend the night. Chame is the district headquarters of the Manang region.

After leaving Chame we pass through Telekhu and along the trail have some breathtaking views of Annapurna and Pisang (6091m) until we have to re-cross on a suspension bridge to the south bank of the Marsyangdi River. After crossing the river we then head higher passing a pine-forest as we trek through the upper reaches of the Manang valley to Pisang. At the upper edge of Pisang village we can see Pisang and Chulu peaks. Tonight we stay at Pisang.

The town of Pisang is the start of our trek in the upper Manang area. Today we head to Braga; a Tibetan village with its unique architecture with its houses constructed one upon the other. One of its main attractions is its Gompa (Buddhist fortification), the largest in the Manang region. Manang is popular with trekkers and is also a place to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. Today’s trek is around 4 to 5 hours. We stay here for the night.

Medical professionals recommend that before heading to higher elevations that trekkers spend some time acclimatizing. They also recommend staying active. From Manang you will be blessed with views of Annapurna II; Annapurna III (7555m); Gangapurna (7454 m); and to the south to Tilicho (7132 m); and the Grand Barrier (a 7000m ridge)to the west; Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) meters in the north. Today, to better acclimatize to these higher altitudes we will climb up to Khangsar (3756m). Tonight we stay at Manang.

Today we head off on a 10.4 km uphill trek of around 3 to 4 hours and head to Yak Kharka passing through juniper forests, and will see yak grazing in the pastures. On the route we pass the only teahouse at Thorong Khola. The vegetation at this elevation is mostly juniper trees. Depending on the conditions we may decide to go a little further and stay the night at Letdar.

Climbing higher we gradually get used to the higher altitude. We follow the east bank of the Jarang Khola and along the trail view steep bluffs before reaching Thorong Phedi (meaning foot hills). We can also trek for one more hour to High Camp (4800m). If we are lucky we may see the famous blue sheep and even a snow leopard! This is also home to Lammergeyer (bearded vulture). There is also a belief the mythical griffons are in this region! The trek today will take about six hours today until we reach Thorong Phedi where we will stay overnight.

Today is most likely the toughest days of the trek. The higher altitude contributes to the degree of difficulty, and sometimes strong winds in these upper regions. Along the trail we may pass sheep, yaks and merchants transporting their goods. Once we reach Thorong La Pass we will be rewarded with breath-taking views of Annapurna, Gangapurna and eye-catching peak of Khatungkang (6484m). Leaving the pass we descend around 1600 metres and the brilliant Dhaulagiri (Dhavali giri, meaning “White Mountain”) is the highest mountain that is entirely in Nepal. We will stay overnight at Thorong La Pass.

Before the actual climb your guide will prepare you by going over safety procedures and the use of roping techniques. The prevailing weather conditions will greatly influence the climb to the peak. However, it is in your best interests that you are prepared for any eventuality. Your day on the peak will be the highlight of this trek. The physical exertion on getting to the peak will be rewarded by some of the most jaw-dropping views of the surrounding peaks. These memories will stay with you for a lifetime.

Today is the big day as we arise in the early hours of the morning in order to reach the peak with plenty of time to spare. We will climb steadily and have opportunities to rest and take in the incredible views before us of Thorong Peak and other surrounding snow clad peaks. The scenery is absolutely stunning and well worth the effort of climbing at these exhausting elevations.

Extra days for climbing in event of bad weather of altitude sickness.

Today we have a relatively short trek of around four hours before reaching our overnight destination of Jomsom.

Today is our last day as we head to the small airport terminal at Jomson where we take a short 15 to 20 minute flight to Pokhara. Once airborne you will have some amazing views of the Himalayas. This evening you can sit back and relax, enjoy and drink or two and look back on your amazing adventure through the amazing Annapurna Conservation Area – stroll along Lakeside. Other attractions in Pokhara are the World Peace Pagoda (clearly visible across Phewa Tal (lake), Bindabasini Temple, Phewa Lake, Matepani Buddhist Monastery, International Mountain Museum and Devi's Falls.

Today we head back on a 6 to 7 hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!

Sherpa Expeditions & Trekking staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from Nepal. We hope that this epic trek will be firmly ingrained in your memory and will be enough to prompt you to consider your next trek with us!

SERVICES

Cost included In Your Package

  •  Airport pick up and drops by private vehicle.
  • Two-night standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works ACAP entry permit & Trekker`s information Management System (TIMS) permit.
  • Peak climbing permit and other necessary fees.
  • Two nights twin sharing tent accommodation after Thorong Phedi. Hygienic meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Camping tent and climbing rope provided.
  • Transportation by Bus to Besisahar and tourist bus back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Besisahar to Syange Transportation by Sharing Jeep
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder trekking guide and climbing Sherpa, with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Strong, helpful porters with proper equipment  (1 porter for two people). With all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation and insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Use of sleeping bags, Down Jacket, Duffel bag and Walking Poles (to be returned after the trip).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • One night Pokhara hotel with breakfast.
  • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • Excess baggage of more than 10 kg for Jomsom flight.
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

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.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Thorong Peak Climbing is an exhilarating mountaineering adventure located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some important details to know about this climb:

1. Permit: To climb Thorong Peak, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required as the peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

2. Difficulty: Thorong Peak is considered a technical climb, requiring mountaineering skills and experience. It involves steep ascents, rocky terrain, and potentially challenging weather conditions. Prior climbing experience is highly recommended.

3. Altitude: The summit of Thorong Peak stands at an elevation of 6,144 meters (20,160 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness, so the climb includes gradual ascent and rest days.

4. Duration: The Thorong Peak Climbing expedition typically takes around 18-20 days, including the trek to and from the peak. This duration allows for acclimatization and ensures a safer climb.

5. Trekking Route: The trek to Thorong Peak usually starts and ends in Besisahar or Nayapul, following the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The route takes you through diverse landscapes, charming villages, and breathtaking mountain views.

6. Guide and Porter: It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide and porters for Thorong Peak Climbing. They will assist with navigation, carry heavy loads, and provide necessary support throughout the expedition.

7. Equipment: Proper mountaineering equipment is essential for Thorong Peak Climbing. This includes crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing for cold weather conditions. It is advisable to rent or bring your own gear from home.

8. Weather: The best time to climb Thorong Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and better visibility.

9. Accommodation: During the trek, you will find teahouses and lodges along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, higher up on the mountain, camping is required for the Thorong Peak climb.

10. Safety: Safety should always be a top priority during Thorong Peak Climbing. It is crucial to follow the guidance of your guide, maintain proper acclimatization, and be prepared for emergencies with a first aid kit and communication devices.

Remember, Thorong Peak Climbing requires physical fitness, stamina, and mountaineering skills. It is recommended to undergo proper training and preparation before attempting this climb. Consulting with experienced trekking agencies or climbing guides will provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding Thorong Peak Climbing.

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Thorong Peak Climbing is not recommended for beginners. It is a technically challenging climb that requires prior mountaineering experience and skills.

The duration of Thorong Peak Climbing typically takes around 14-20 days. This includes the trek to the base camp, acclimatization days, and the summit climb.

To climb Thorong Peak, you will need a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Additionally, an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) is required as the peak lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

The best time to climb Thorong Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and better visibility.

Thorong Peak Climbing requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. Prior training and preparation, including cardiovascular exercises and strength training, are recommended.

It is highly recommended to hire an experienced climbing guide for Thorong Peak Climbing. They will ensure your safety, provide guidance, and assist with technical aspects of the climb.

Proper mountaineering equipment is essential for Thorong Peak Climbing. This includes crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing for cold weather conditions. It is advisable to rent or bring your own gear from home.

There are no specific age restrictions for Thorong Peak Climbing. However, climbers should be in good health and have the necessary physical fitness and mountaineering skills to undertake the climb.

In case of emergencies, there are rescue services available in the Annapurna region. It is important to have adequate travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue services.

During the trek, you will find teahouses and lodges along the route, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, higher up on the mountain, camping is required for the Thorong Peak climb.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,790
Pax 2 USD 2,690
Pax 3 USD 2,590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,490
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,390
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,290
Pax 19 to 24 USD 2,190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,490

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Yadiel Junco

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Sherpa Expedition and Trekking provided experienced guides and excellent support throughout the Thorong Peak Climbing expedition. Their expertise and knowledge of the area ensured a safe and successful climb. The team's support and encouragement throughout the journey made the experience even more memorable and enjoyable.

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Embarking on the Thorong Peak Climbing expedition with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking was a well-planned and organized adventure. The team ensured that every detail, from logistics to safety measures, was meticulously taken care of. Their professionalism and attention to detail made the journey smooth and enjoyable.

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Thorong Peak Climbing offers a thrilling adventure with stunning views that will take your breath away. From the base camp to the summit, every moment of the climb is filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and panoramic vistas of the surrounding peaks. It's a truly unforgettable experience for any mountaineer.

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