Thorong Peak Climbing
Thorong Peak Climbing in the Annapurna Area of Nepal is an exclusive experience to be included on the bucket list for adventure seekers around the globe. At an altitude of 6,144m above sea level, the peak is one of the most technical and challenging peaks to climb in Nepal. However, in comparison with other peak climbing expeditions in Nepal, it is less arduous. And can be the first peak that you climb with prior experience and proper knowledge of equipment usage. Along with additional training from a well-experienced organizer like Nepal Mountain Trekkers.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking
As the trail up to Thorong Peak encompasses the classic routes of one of the best treks in Nepal, or say, one of the best trekking in the world, this is not going to be just an adrenaline expedition but it would rather be an enthralling and noteworthy experience of your life. Also recognized as the Annapurna Round Trekking, or Round Annapurna, Annapurna Round, and several alike titles, the trekking route is very much adored and appreciated by travel enthusiasts around the world.
Our journey starts after you enjoy some sightseeing around the culturally rich Kathmandu Valley. Initially, we take a drive from Kathmandu all the way up to Dharapani. And then the trekking starts as we ascend from Dharapani towards Chame. The trail passes through the Annapurna conservation area surrounded by picturesque mountains with a vast glacial plateau in the center. As we gain altitude, the vegetation around us slowly changes from dense forests to small shrubs; finally, we arrive at a point similar to a Tibetan plateau called Manang. There we can get insights into Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions and also acclimatize for a day.
Thorong La Pass and Muktinath
We will then cross Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. Thorong La Pass blesses us with stunning views of Annapurna, Kali Gandaki Valley, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks as never been seen before. From Thorong La Pass after we prepare for our climbing, we make it up to the summit of Thorong Peak. Well, it is going to be an achievement of a lifetime to reach that elevation. And from the Thorong Peak Summit, glorious mountain sceneries including the Nilgiri Peak, Tilicho Peak, Dhaulagiri Range, and Annapurna Range along with the beautiful scenery of the Mustang region and beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley make all effort worthwhile.
The trail further leads us to Muktinath as we descend from the summit and continue the journey. Muktinath is the pilgrimage site where we can see a perfect amalgamation of Hinduism and Buddhism. We then visit the red monastery at Kagbeni where we can view the golden book of the Dalai Lama, From Kagbeni, we will head toward Jomsom and take a flight back to Pokhara the next morning. We will explore the beautiful sightseeing places in Lake City Pokhara before we come back to Kathmandu and end our Thorong Peak Climbing trip in Nepal.
Best Season and Prior Experience:
Thorong Peak Climbing is best fitted during the months of Autumn and Spring season. As the weather will be vivid and the trail will offer better sceneries at that time. As well as we shall faceless obstacles that occur due to natural phenomena. The climbers should be aware of the technical challenges during the climb. And they must be well-equipped with the required climbing gear before the expedition. Also, it is most important to choose a well-experienced expedition-organizing company like Nepal Mountain Trekkers which could provide you with an experienced climbing guide licensed by the Government in order to enhance your safety and satisfaction. We also provide all the required gear and equipment on hire for our clients.
Highlights of Thorong Peak Climbing.
- A real climbing experience for those with a reasonable level of fitness.
- Climb the spectacular Thorong Peak (6144m)
- Trek through high alpine Thorong La Pass (5146m).
- A scenic journey through amazing valleys with spectacular and varied scenery,
- Trekking through low sub-tropic forests to high alpine rocky terrain, constant views of the Annapurna Massif & some of the world’s tallest peaks – the world’s tallest peaks: Annapurna 1, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.
- Trek through the Kali Gandaki Gorge – the world’s deepest gorge.
- Step back in time and see historic architecturally unique villages, Buddhist culture & follow in the footsteps of the ancient Trans-Himalayan caravan route.
- Trekking through dense rhododendron & magnolia forests (especially in March)