Located in the Annapurna region of Nepal, submitting to this peak requires skill, will-power and willingness to enjoy the beauty of the Manang Valley. Trek to the Thorong Peak stands out in more ways than one, the peak that is at the height of 6,144m is a beauty on its own, snow-capped and ready to give you comprehensive views of the whole Annapurna Region. However, it is the flora and fauna blooming around the trails to the peak that can steal your heart, the trails to the summit pass through many beautiful settlements one of which is the Manang valley. The route is decked out with the National flower of Nepal, Rhododendron and the smell of the fresh oak and pine trees linger, especially as you make your walk from Chame to Pisang. Furthermore, Manang valley gives off the heavy influence of Tibet with prayers walls and flags decorating the area.
The interaction with locals, the embossed culture is a delight, mingle with the locals as an interesting backdrop with sights of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Tilicho, and Gangapurna. Making the way from these trails and reaching Thorong Peak could be challenging for beginners but for seasoned climbers, it is a comparatively easy route as snow levels are on the lower side in this region. Located at the south of the Thong La Pass, at the Thorong Peak you will be graced by the presence of the Annapurna Himalayan range and the Dhaulagiri range. The trails also give you peaks of Manaslu and Nepal’s famously known “Gateway to heaven” during the treks in the Pisang area which is a great bonus.
The climber arrives in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport. The climbers will spend the night in the capital as they get ready for their next adventure.
The climbing course will be conducted by our certified professionals to help you understand climbing terminologies, demonstrate techniques and basic safety measures.
Bypass beautiful rice paddy fields as you make your way to Bhulbule which is at the height of 850m. The village settlements such as Mulbazaar and Simalchaur can also be seen from your drive. The entire journey takes about 7 to 8 hours.
Witness fellow trekkers enjoying a time-out in the tea shops at Ngadi, which also houses a massive hydropower project. You also cross the Bahundanda hill to reach Jagat, the entire route takes 7 to 8 hours.
Walk through slumber forest greens, trickling water streams, and long suspension bridges and enter the Manang district to Dharapani. This is a quite an increase in the incline as you reach Dharapani which stands at the height of 2160m and takes about 6 to 7 hours to trek there.
Tackle the steep hike and have seasoned marigold keep you company along the trails, the prayer flags greet you in this region in abundance as the area has a heavy influence of Buddhism and prevalence of Gompas can be seen in the area. The route to Chame takes 5-6 hours and can be reached at the height of 2670m.
As the height increases, you see a shift in the scenic beauty and you are greeted by alpine trees, snow-capped wildlife and spectacular views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak on your walk. Pisang rests at the height of 3200m with 6 to 7 hours of trekking involved in reaching the destination.
The icy Gangapurna glacier gives you a breath-taking view and your trek also includes a heavy influence of Buddhism. The big golden statue of Guru Rinpoche, a Buddhist Sage can also be found here. Reaching Manang takes about 5-6 hours and the area stands at 3540m.
Walk along the trails of the Jharsang Khola coming from the Marsayangdi River and view the stunning Annapurna IV, II, III, and Gangapurna while you trek. The Yak Kharka which is at the height 4110m will take 5 to 6 hours to reach.
This one is a surreal trail which is often graced by the presence of Himalayan wildlife such as Yaks. The trails also include narrow Khone Khole Valley that appears in different shades of brown. Thorong Pedi stands at the height 4925 and takes about 5-6 hours when you trek.
The trekkers gather in snow-dusted areas decked out with prayer flags and tea houses and get ready to summit to the peak. The base camp fashions a tranquil environment as excitement and anticipations engulfs the air around the Throng Peak Base Camp at the height of 5200m and takes 3 to 4 hours to reach.
A course to make climbers familiar with the unique challenges that may come about due to the landscape.
The summit of the fantastic Thorong Peak offers views of Tilicho Peak, Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range and substantially more.
Muktinath incorporates a temple complex where both Hindu and Buddhist Devotees come to offer their prayers. As you trek along, you witness the pleasant, fertile terrains of Jomsom which makes it highly favorable for in-season apple farming.
Pokhara is the tourist hub of the nation and it has a lot to offer. A relatively relaxed atmosphere set in the backdrop of Fewa Lake. The area is ideal for tourist to get the taste of a laid back nightlife. The flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is a short 20-minute flight.
A short flight from Pokhara to the Capital and you are back to the hustle of the main city, ample bus services, as well as flight services can be found to reach Kathmandu.
The climbers bid adieu and leave Kathmandu via Tribhuvan International Airport.