From lush green hills to stunning Annapurna Himalayas, Thorong Peak Climbing is full of breath-taking views. This adventurous and thrilling journey will take you to the top of Thorong Peak from where you will get to witness several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7061 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Thorong Peak (5,416 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), etc.
Thorong Peak Climbing landmark
During Thorong Peak Climbing 17-days, you will reach the top of Thorong Peak, which is the main highlight of the journey. Other than this, you will explore Manang village, one of the most famous places in Nepal. Similarly, moving towards the challenging Thorong La Pass, you will head to the summit and descend to Muktinath. Here, you will visit Muktinath Temple, which is a very important pilgrimage site. Kagbeni will welcome you with beautiful apple orchards and products made out of it. Whereas Jomsom becomes the last place of the journey from where you will take a scenic flight back to Pokhara.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
During Thorong Peak Climbing, you will stay overnight in several villages, which is resided by people from Gurung, Magar, Thakali community. Locals here are very friendly and kind. They have their own set of cultures, traditions, and norms. The journey will let you experience the rich culture of the region. Not only this, you will be visiting one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Muktinath Temple. Hundreds of pilgrims visit this place every year to worship. You will get to see beautiful fusion of Hinduism and Buddhism on the way.
The trail to Thorong Peak goes through tropical to alpine vegetation. Known as the paradise for stunning mountain panorama and tempting nature, the Annapurna region is home to numerous flora and fauna. Moreover, the entire region is declared as a conservation area by the government of Nepal. Trekking through lush green foothills, dense forests, and picturesque valleys, you reach the top of Thorong La Pass. Not only this, but you will also come across the deepest gorges of the world, Kali Gandaki gorge.
Thorong Peak Climbing difficulty
Climbing Thorong Peak 17-days is difficult. It is one of the most challenging peaks in the Annapurna region to climb. To reach the summit of Thorong Peak, you have to pass by many technical climbing sections. An experienced guide is very important to make Thorong Peak Climbing successful. Previous experience is very important to go on this climbing.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness can become a major problem while high altitude trekking. It is a common illness that occurs if your body is not properly acclimatized with the altitude. This can happen to anyone regardless of their age and physical fitness. Sort in breathing, fatigue, headache, and loss of sleep are the most common symptoms.
The first and foremost thing you have to do to avoid altitude sickness is by adding enough rest days in the itinerary. Walk slowly and let your body adjust to the surroundings. Keep yourself hydrated and avoid alcoholic drinks.
Transportation and Bag Pack
The journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Chame. From here, you will gradually ascend towards the summit of Thorong Peak through several villages.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Thorong Peak Climbing:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Climbing gears (rope, ascender, harness, crampons, ice-ax, etc)
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Thorong Peak Climbing
Your accommodation during the trek will be a tea house or guesthouse. The food during your stay in the teahouse will be based on their menu. From Thorong La Pass, you will stay overnight in a tent set by crew members and during this time, meals will be also prepared by the crew members.
During your stay in a teahouse, you can expect to get dishes like rice, curry, bread, veggies, eggs, momo, noodles, soup, tea, coffee, etc. Likewise, from base camp, the meals will be prepared and served by porters.
Best Season to go on Thorong Peak Climbing
Autumn and spring is the best time to go on climbing in Nepal and so on Thorong Peak Climbing. The stable weather and bright sky make the journey smooth. You will get to see clear views of all the surrounding scenery. March to May and September to October falls under these two seasons.
Thorong Peak Climbing Cost
Thorong Peak Climbing cost depends on the itinerary you will be following during the trek and facilities you are looking for. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have the best cost for Thorong Peak Climbing in the market. The cost usually includes things like your accommodation & food during the trek, ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and expenses of guide and porters. You can get in touch with us for detailed information about the cost.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map