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Thorong Peak Climb

Abhishek Subedi June 20, 2020

Thorong peak climb is left above from on the way to the most well-known Thorong la pass (5416m.) thousands of trekkers every year through this pass. Climbing Thorong peak is spectacular but demanding trekking peak one should need a permit and skilled climbing guide and should go through the register trekking agency in Nepal. It is true that the earlier knowledge is necessary to climb this peak.

However, you must be set spiritually as well as healthy for this risky climbing. This trail takes you to the most spectacular mountain scenery, charming settlement of Gurungs and other communities, their slate covered houses, where you can explore the incredible rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) jungle will give you a diverse smile. Thorong Peak standing at 6100 meters is the nice snow mountain on the left, just to the south of the Thorung La, seen just past the Gya La (3970m) between Tetang and Muktinath.

Thorong Peak Climb

Thorong Peak Climb is one of the most popular and successful adventure programs among the adventure. Thorong peak is in Annapurna region which is not so difficult to climb. For climbing Thorong peak is not true to need previous experience of trekking peak. However, you must be prepared mentally as well as physically for this adventurous expedition. Muktinath is visible in the lower right. This mountain is the shortest possibility to gain a 6000 m-peak while doing the famous trekking around Annapurna. The highest point of this Trekking is Thorong La (pass), 5416 m. From this pass it is the first mountain to the south.  This mountain is the shortest possibility to gain a 6000 m-peak while doing the famous trekking around Annapurna. The highest point of this Trekking is Thorong La (pass), 5416 m. From this pass it is the first mountain to the south.

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat

The trekking starts with the ride from Kathmandu to Jagat which is about 8 hours. This ride gives you some insight of the rural people; their lifestyle and their culture. 

Day 2 Jagat to Dharapani

You will have one and half an hour rocky trail walk to reach at Chamje village, which is a small village settlement with primary school surrounding by bamboo bushes.Your continuing journey leads with crossing a suspension bridge in Marshyangdi river just right after you left Chamje and you will see the waterfall, rocky lands and trails with passes a small tea shop and enter to Manang district just before the Tal village. This is a beautiful village situated on a river bank with a beautiful waterfall view. You will cross the river and continue walking through the cliff way right above the river and reach our overnight camp at Dharapani village. 

Day 3 Dharapani to Chame

From Dharapani an hour walk you will reach Bagarchhap. The first view of Mt. Annapurna II can be visible closely from this beautiful town. This day you will negotiate a few steep forested landscapes, along with several landslides on route, remember to look up though, as you will receive some sensational views of major Himalayan peaks. This day you will encounter some typical Tibetan village’s en-route before reaching Chame (2670m). Chame is the district headquarters of Manang and it is one of the beautiful Himalayan towns with views of the Mt. Lamjung and Annapurna II can be seen closely.

Day 4 Chame to Pisang

The trek begins through a forested steep and narrow valley. After crossing a river on a long bridge at 2910 meters, you can look at the view of the Towering Paungda Danda rock face beginning to appear. From here, the trail climbs to Pisang.

Day 5 Pisang to Manang

Today you will continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, you will have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip (3325m) which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga (3475m) to nearby Manang (3540m).

Day 6 Rest Day at Manang Village

Today you will spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day you will spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. There are many places to visit around. The village of about 500 flat-roofed houses is the picturesque set amongst some spectacular scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) to the South – Tilicho (7132m) and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6583m) and Chulu East (6059m) to the North. At the end of the day, you will return back to your accommodation & have a night rest. 

Day 7 Manang to Yak Kharka

After a wonderful exploration at Manang village this morning we headed towards the Yak Kharka leaving the trail off to Tilicho Lake on the left corner and continued a short walk up to Yak Kharka, a small settlement set at (4110m). You will have a gradual ascent towards a little hill and way goes more right behind the hill and reach Yak Kharka for the overnight. Reminder time may hike up to a little hill for the good give of the surrounding mountain. 

Thorong Peak Climb

Day 8 Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Another short day with high above makes your way to the foot of the pass, Thorong Phedi for the lunch stop. A small place although a busy settlement catering to the needs of trekkers and climbers. It is situated at the bottom of Thorong-La and the trails continually step up to Thorong-La afterwards. After a lunch here you will trek an hour to get a high camp (4800m) for the overnight. 

Day 9 Thorong Phedi to Thorong Peak Base Camp

Trek Thorong peak Phedi to Thorong peak base camp takes 3-4 hours. When you reach Thorong peak base camp then you have time to rest and be preparing to climb for the next day. 

Day 10 Summit Thorong Peak and Trek down to Muktinath

Trek with high windy climb eases, and begins to ascend Thorong pass (5416 m). Better view of Kali Gandaki in the U shaped valley. Ahead you can see Dhaulagiri I, II and III. Now, you will trek gently down a steep cliff through sacred land to Muktinath. You will visit Buddhist and Hindu temples combined in the same spot.

Thorong Peak Climb

Day 11 Muktinath to Jomsom

Muktinath is one of the most important sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindu as well as Buddhists pilgrims. Travellers begin their day with a visit to Muktinath temple. From here you can appreciate the wonderful perspectives on Dhaulagiri.  There are water gushes which channel into the stream running over the sanctuary. There is additionally a Buddhist Monastery close by.  From here a path slides through the town of Jharkot where you can investigate the Jharkot religious community; this is both a Tibetan homegrown clinical focus and an old post. The hike proceeded back to Jomsom . The perspectives on the Kali Gandaki valley and Kagbeni town en route are genuinely overpowering. We pass by Ekle Bhatti and lastly show up at Jomsom. 

Day 12 Jomsom to Pokhara

The travelers will take a flight back to Pokhara.  The remaining afternoon can be spent exploring the beautiful landscapes, lakes and hills of the city. You can also roam around the market area of the Pokhara in the night and get yourself immersed in the limelight of the city.

Day 13 Pokhara to Kathmandu

It is time to bid farewell to the Pokhara valley and take a bus ride back to the Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy the beautiful landscapes, river valleys and clear sky through the window of the bus before reaching the city.  

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