Thorong Peak Climbing - 21 Days

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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$2099
  • 2 PAX US$1786
  • 3 PAX US$1750
  • 4 PAX US$1692
  • 5-10 PAX US$1673
  • 11-20 PAX US$1666
Price Per Person US$ 1666 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reach the breathtaking height of 6,145 meters and conquer the majestic summit of Thorong Peak.
  • Embark on the renowned Annapurna Circuit trek, famous for its diverse landscapes and stunning mountain views.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, encountering local communities and their unique traditions.
  • Witness awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, dramatic valleys, and pristine alpine landscapes.
  • Traverse the legendary Thorong La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world, offering breathtaking panoramas.
  • Discover the tranquil beauty of Tilicho Lake and its crystal-clear waters, nestled amidst the rugged Himalayan terrain.
  • Encounter rare Himalayan wildlife such as snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and musk deer in their natural habitat.
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the teahouses along the route, offering comfortable accommodation and hearty meals.
  • Visit ancient monasteries and sacred sites, providing moments of tranquility and spiritual reflection.
  • Marvel at the majestic glaciers, including the vast Gangapurna Glacier, adding to the surreal beauty of the surroundings.
  • Witness mesmerizing sunrises over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, casting golden hues on the towering summits.
    Experience the thrill of a challenging ascent, testing your physical and mental endurance.

Thorong Peak Climbing Overview

Thorong Peak Climbing is a popular and thrilling adventure program sought after by thrill seekers.The Thorong Peak, located to the south of Thorong La Pass, is the first mountain encountered along this route. This path is often chosen by those who appreciate the rich flora and fauna and expansive views of the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Along this trail, trekkers are treated to breathtaking mountain scenery, charming settlements inhabited by the Gurung people, with their slate-roofed homes, and magnificent rhododendron forests that bring joy to the heart. The highest point of the trek is the Thorang La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters. Detailed maps of this region are scarce, and the only peak listed on available maps for purchase is Khatung Kang (6,488m), which is not the mountain visible and climbable from Thorong La.

From the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the journey to Thorong Peak begins, and climbers make their way to the picturesque town of Pokhara. The trek traverses diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and welcoming villages inhabited by friendly locals. As climbers ascend to higher altitudes, they acclimatize along the way to prevent altitude-related issues. The route takes them through the renowned Annapurna Circuit, famous for its awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks such as Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and Dhaulagiri.

Upon reaching the base camp of Thorong Peak, climbers prepare for the challenging ascent. The climb involves technical sections and necessitates a good level of mountaineering skills, including the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. With guidance from experienced climbing Sherpas and guides, the climb is manageable and rewarding. The final push to the summit of Thorong Peak offers an unforgettable experience, with panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan giants, including Manaslu, Gangapurna, and Nilgiri. Reaching the summit brings an overwhelming sense of achievement, with an expansive vista of mountain peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.

After descending from the peak, climbers return to the base camp and retrace their steps back to Pokhara. The entire Thorong Peak climbing experience typically spans around 20 days, allowing ample time for acclimatization, enjoyment of the stunning landscapes, and immersion in the local culture. It is important to note that Thorong Peak climbing requires physical fitness, prior trekking experience, and familiarity with mountaineering techniques. Climbers should also be prepared for changing weather conditions and equipped with appropriate gear to ensure safety and comfort throughout the journey.

Conquering Thorong Peak offers a thrilling adventure for mountaineers seeking a challenging yet rewarding experience in the magnificent Annapurna region of Nepal. The combination of breathtaking vistas, cultural encounters, and the sense of accomplishment makes it a truly unforgettable climb.

Cultural Experience:

Thorong Peak Climbing not only offers a thrilling adventure but also provides a rich cultural experience. Along the trekking route, trekkers have the opportunity to interact with the local communities, particularly the Gurung people, who inhabit charming settlements along the way. This allows climbers to immerse themselves in the local culture, witness traditional lifestyles, and gain insights into the unique customs and traditions of the region.

Biodiversity:

The Thorong Peak climbing route passes through diverse landscapes, showcasing the region’s remarkable biodiversity. Trekkers will encounter lush forests, vibrant rhododendron blooms, alpine meadows, and picturesque valleys. The area is home to a variety of plant and animal species, including rare and endemic flora and fauna. Climbers may spot Himalayan wildlife such as snow leopards, musk deer, and various species of birds, adding to the overall natural experience.

Accommodation:

During the Thorong Peak climbing journey, trekkers will find a range of accommodation options. Along the trail, there are teahouses and lodges that provide basic yet comfortable facilities for trekkers. These establishments offer warm hospitality, delicious local cuisine, and a cozy place to rest and recharge after a day of trekking. The teahouse experience also allows climbers to connect with fellow adventurers and share stories and experiences.

Difficulty Level:

Thorong Peak climbing is considered a challenging adventure. It requires a good level of physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. The ascent involves technical sections, including steep and rocky terrain. Climbers should be prepared for long and demanding trekking days, often at high altitudes. Prior trekking experience is recommended, along with some level of mountaineering skills, as climbers will need to navigate icy slopes and use equipment like ropes, crampons, and ice axes. Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness and ensure a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.

Permits for Thorong Peak Climbing:

To climb Thorong Peak, climbers need several permits. The main permits include the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are obtainable through authorized trekking agencies in Nepal.


In addition, climbers are required to obtain a climbing permit specifically for Thorong Peak. The climbing permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and requires climbers to provide necessary documents, including a valid passport and passport-sized photographs. It is important to work with a licensed trekking agency and follow the regulations and guidelines set by the NMA and other governing bodies for a safe and legal climbing experience.

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Itinerary

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01

Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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02
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 840m/2,755ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 1,300m/4,265ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 1,860m/ 6,102ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 2,670m/8,759ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,200m/10,498ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 3,540m/ 11,614ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 3,540m/ 11,614ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 4,020m/13,188ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House / Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 4,450m/14,599ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House / Lodge
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12
Max. Altitude: 5,416m/ 17,769ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
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13
Max. Altitude: 5,416m/ 17,769ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
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14
Max. Altitude: 6,145m/ 20,160ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
15
Max. Altitude: 5416m / 6145 m Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Camping
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16
Max. Altitude: 2,800m/ 9,186ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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17
Max. Altitude: 2,720m/ 8,923ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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18
Max. Altitude: 820m/ 2,690ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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19
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
20
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
21
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary
  • All necessary trekking and area permit & fees, (National Park area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An expert local porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, Equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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