Thorong peak (6144m) is the nice snow mountain on the left, just to the south of the Thorong La, seen just past the Gya La (3970m) between Tetang and . 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 trekking rout is mostly deliberate for them who adore enjoying the flora and fauna of panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range. This route takes you to the most stunning mountain landscape, delightful settlement of Gurungs and other communities their slate roofed houses, where you can discover the unbelievable rhododendron forests will gives you different smile. The highest point of this Trekking is Thorong La pass 5416m. There are no detailed maps obtainable about this area of Nepal. The maps you can buy contain south of the pass only a mountain call Khatung Kang (6488 m). But this is not the mountain you can see and climb from Thorong La, but the one behind it. Because of that these mountains often are mixed up.
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. This mountain is the shortest opportunity to gain a 6000 meters peak while doing the well-known Annapurna circuit trekking. From this passes it is first mountain to the south. The highest point of this trek is Thorong La pass 5416m. There are no full maps available about this area of Nepal. The top of this peak offers grand views of Nilgiri peak, Tilicho peak, Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, spectacular scenery of Mustang region which is special trekking area with the of Kali Gandaki valley. This valley is well-known route to upper mustang.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhunvan International Airport, you will be transfer to hotel.
Day 2: After breakfast, 2 - 3 hrs sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley that includes Buddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and Swambhnath Stupa with professional tour guide. You will have meeting with trekking guide, who will support you for trekking preparation.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule, located at (840 m), 6 - 7 hrs driving by tourist bus and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 4: Trek from Bhulbhule to Jagat, located at (1,300 m), 5 - 6 hrs, and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani, located at (1,860 m), 5 - 6 hrs, and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 6: Trek from Dharapani to Chame, located at (2,670m), 5 - 6 hrs and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 7: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang, located at (3,200 m), 5 - 6 hrs and stay overnight at Tea House.
Day 8: Trek from lower Pisang to Manang village, located at (3,540 m), 5 - 6 hrs and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 9: Acclimatization day and exploring village, lakes and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 10: Trek from Manang village to Yak Kharka, located at (4,020 m), 4 - 5 hrs and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi, located at (4,450 m), 6 - 7 hrs and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La, located at (5,416 m), 5 - 6 hrs and stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Preparation day for Climbing and stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Summit to Thorong Peak located at (6,145 m) and back to Muktinath at altitude of (3,760 m). Finally, night at tea house.
Day 15: Extra day for climbing due to bad weather or AMS and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 16: Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni, situated at (2,800 m), 4 - 5 hrs, and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 17: Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom, situated at (2,720 m), 5 - 6 hrs via Lubra Village and stay overnight at tea house.
Day 18: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820 m), 40 min and transfer to hotel.
Day 19: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by A/C tourist bus and transfer to hotel.
Day 20: Free day for Shopping in Kathmandu and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 21: Final departure to International Airport.
What's included !
- Airport pickups and drops
- Accommodation in 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Climbing peak permit & other necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, TIMS and Climbing Permit),
- A professional English speaking trained trekking guide and a climbing guide
- Climbing bonus for Sherpa climbers,
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, shelter of staffs and porters,
- Tea House accommodation during the trek
- Tent/camping accommodation during the climb
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek and climb,
- Complete camping equipment & all common climbing equipment: snow-bar, ice-screw, ropes, snow shovel,
- Transport of all food supply & equipment from the trip starting point to the ending point as per itinerary,
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (should be returned after completion of the trip)
- Trekking bag or duffel bag to keep your things
- Good quality tents and kitchen equipment for camping
- Farwell dinner
- First Aid Medical Kit box
- Trekking Map
- Rescue arrangement only (must cover by your travel and rescue insurance)
- All local and governmental taxes
What's not included !
- International air fare
- City sights entrance fees.
- Bar bills & personal expenses.
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency rescue charges if necessary.
- Extra shower, battery re-charge fee, snacks, etc.
- Personal clothing & gears.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.