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Thorong Peak Climbing (18 days)

Trip Code:NET-PCL-THPC1

  • Trip Type Climbing
  • Duration 18 days
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Max.Altitude 6100m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Thorong Peak (6100m)

Thorong Peak (6100m)

Located in Annapurna region, Thorong Peak is 6144m tall and is situated south of Thorong La pass (5416m), one of the highest mountain passes in Nepal. Thorong Peak climbing combines with famous Round Annapurna Trekking.
 
It will take you a weeklong trek staring from Besi sahar to reach Thorong La Phedi where you will set up the base camp. You will head for the summit the following morning and be back by evening. The top of Thorong Peak offers spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tilicho Himalayan peaks. 
 
The climbing is technically difficult and the mountain is covered with snow. Our experienced Sherpa climber will help you every step of the way to the top and will teach you how to use ice axes and ropes, snow and rock climbing skills. Special climbing permits are required on the part of climbers from Nepal Mountaineering Association. This is a good peak for both novice and experienced climbers.  
 
You will trek through the Manang valley that features picturesque villages, rivers, waterfalls, rhododendron forests and abundant wildlife. After you cross the Thorong La pass, the trek descends down to Kali Gandaki valley famous for Muktinath (Chumig Gyatsa) Temple and beautiful town of Jomsom. 
 
Nepal Environmental Treks and Expedition handles all the logistic preparation including permits and has a team of well experienced trekking and climbing guides and professional staffs.
 

 Trip code: NET-PCL-THPC1
  Region Annapurna Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 18 days
 Trip Type: Climbing
 Trip Grade: Strenuous
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 6100m
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Climbing

Arrival in Kathmandu
 
Depending on the time of your arrival, our representative from Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition will welcome you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. You can visit our office after hotel check-in. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
 
Our tour guide will visit you at your hotel and take you on a day long sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will visit four world heritage monuments, Swoyambhu, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule via Besisahar, takes about eight hours. 

Stay overnight at lodge in Bhulbhule.

Trek from Bhulbhule to Chamje (1410m.) takes about seven hours.  Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed.. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chamje (1410m.) to Dharapani (1960m) takes about six hours. The first part of the trail steeply climbs to Sattale (1550m). From here you descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal with its hotels and teahouse and beautiful waterfalls. Follow on the winding path to the small village of Karte (1900m.), and right ahead is a suspension bridge. Th entrance to Dharapani (1960m.), is marked by a Mani wall. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2675m.) takes about five and half hours. Tag along the trail by the Dudh Khola, that originates from Manaslu. On your left Annapurna II becomes visible and carry on till you you arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Continuing to climb through forests of pine and oak, you pass through Danaque (2210m.). The trail levels until you reach Chame where there are government offices, shops and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes about five hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) sparkling in the morning sun, you set off for Pisang. Climb the path up the valley, passing a huge apple orchard and continue through a fir and pine forest. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as you follow the path to Bhratang (2950m.). You now walk through a pine forest at the end of which opens up a wonderful vista f Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak (6091m.). March towards a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes about five and half hours. Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge that affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hungde (3320m.), Annapurna III rises majestically above you. From the wide plains of the Sabje Khola Valley, Annapurna IV (7525m.) also becomes visible. Cross the wooden bridge ahead to reach the tiny village of Mungji featuring Chortens and Mani walls. The village offers splendid views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m.) and Tilicho Peak (7145m.). After a short steep climb you reach Manang. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Manang and hang in and around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurna, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) and it takes about three and half hours. Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) takes about 3 and half hours. Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.
 
Stay overnight at lodge.
 

Trek/climb from Thorong Phedi to Thorong Peak Base Camp (5200m) takes about 4 hours. Today you will make a climb of almost 8000m in altitude, which is quite challenging. The trek is arduous and requires stamina as you pass make a steep ascent in the direction of the Thorong Peak. Thorong Base camp is quite cold and windy and remains snowbound during long winter. 

Stay overnight at camp.

Summit to Thorong peak (6100m) and trek down to Muktinath (3810m) takes about 9 and half hours. Finally the day of reckoning has arrived. Today you will wake up early in the morning, have warm breakfast and put on your climbing shoes. You will follow the instruction given by Sherpa climber who will lead the way to the top of Thorong peak. The climbing walking through rock, snow and ice. Expect to overcome fierce breeze, cold temperature and tedious climb to the top. The top of the peak offers spectacular views Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tilicho Himalayan peaks. You will be back to the base camp by late afternoon.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m.) takes about 5 hours. Today we continue down for early two hours and then walk through the flat path till we reach Jomsom. 

Stay overnight at lodge.

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. 

Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city, Kathmandu. 

Stay overnight in Kathmandu. 

Today is a free day for you to explore and shop in Kathmandu. Thamel is a great place to spend time shopping for gifts or eating out at restaurants. Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening. 
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Final Departure
 
According to your flight time, our office representative will transfer you at Kathmandu International Airport. 


The Trip includes following services:
 
 a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu at 3 star standards hotel
  • One full day city sightseeing with private vehicle and an English speaking tour guide
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
 
 b) Trekking/Climbing
  • All land transportation: Kathamndu to Bhulbhule by deluxe bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe a/c tourist bus 
  • Flight tickets from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast at 3 star standards hotel
  • Expedition Royalty and permit fees of Nepal Government to climb Thorong Peak 
  • Entry Permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed holder and 8000 m. Summiteers Climbing / expedition Guide (Sherpa)
  • Cook
  • Kitchen helper
  • Necessary porters
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at lodges/ tea houses during the trek and tents/camp during the climbing
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all climbing crews at base camp and above as required
  • High altitude food for members and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crews
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger and generator for big group
  • Heater in Base camp in each dining and in other necessary camp
  • Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, porters, cooks, cook helper 
  • First aid kit
  • Company service charge
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance from a reputed insurance company that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)

 

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu
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