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Thorong La Pass Trek

Thorong La Pass Trek

Annapurna Region
Thorong La Pass Trek
Thorong La Pass Trek
Thorong La Pass Trek

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Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 5416m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : March to Nov Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Bus, Jeep, Flight Hold Your Guide : Bire gurung
All price inclusive
$ 950 $ 850

Overview

Thorong La Pass Trek 10 days Itinerary

The Thorong La Pass Trek is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit and one of the hardest passes to cross in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Because the Thorong La pass contains a high altitude climax, it has only half the amount of oxygen available compared to other passes. This means that every step you take feels as if you have just run a marathon since the pass is 5,416 meters above sea level. The Thorong La Pass trek runs along the border of Nepal’s two most mountainous districts, Manang and Mustang, both of which attract thousands of tourists every year. In fact, many tourists around the world refer to it as the Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Thorung La Pass trek is located in the northern part of the Annapurna region. The route offers a stunning view of the white Himalayas, across remote villages of Manang, the snake-like Marsyangdi River, and the Mustang-Kali Gandaki valley. The region of the Himalayas is home to one of the best trekking routes in the world. Depending on whether motorized transportation is used and where the trek ends, Nepal’s central Annapurna Mountain range has a total distance of 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles).

The Thorung La pass reaches an altitude of 5,416m, which is the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Annapurna circuit trek route crosses two river valleys and traverses the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La Pass the highest pass on this trail. Almost all trekkers travel counterclockwise as the daily altitude gain is slower.

The itinerary starts, You will pass through the Thorong La pass on your way to Chame, Pisang, and Manang, among other biospheres. A meditation cave and the yogi Milarepa Monastery can be found in the Manang Braga Village. In the mountains of Manang, yogi Milarepa meditated for six years in a cave and attained enlightenment. (More about yogi Milarepa) The biological status of Manang valley ranges from subtropical jungle to high and arid regions. Local festivals resemble Tibetan culture, which has been resisting the Gurung and Lama ethnic groups for centuries. During your trek to the Thorung pass, you can also jump into the Tilicho lake trek and return to Yak Kharka. 

Peoples from Manang

There is also a rich diversity of historical Gurung cultural diversity in the Thorong La Pass Trekking area. This is with the different Tribal and Ethnic groups in the Manang Village which is located in the Central Himalayas of Nepal. Local residents in the area are primarily Gurungs, who are of Tibetan origin. The remoteness of the region has led to the continued use of plants as medicine in an area where ethnobotany is sparsely documented.

Manang village

There is one of the biggest festivals in Manang village called Yartung festival which falls in August and the celebration continues for three days at full moon night. If the trekker visits during August, he or she will be lucky to see the festival celebrations during the trek. The first two days are a horse racing competition and at the end of the festival, the day is a big party with villages mass, singing and dancing together men and women the whole night singing and dancing.

Thoronglass pass trek starts driving to Chame and trek to Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara, Nepal wilderness treks. The guide team led this trekking with professional and familiar local guides and porters, who did uncountable Thorong La passes during his guiding job.

Thorong La Pass’ difficulty

Thorong La pass is difficult to hike because you have to get up early to leave at 5 am. Starting early will help you avoid the heavy winds that occur in the late morning before midday at high altitudes. Don’t forget to wear that thick woolly hat, gloves, and down jacket, you have been carrying all the way. Lastly, you trek 600 meters up to the climax of Thorong La Pass. Then, you trek 1,800 meters down to Muktinath village. This is the most challenging part of the trek, especially on the knees. Thorong La pass was reached at 8 am as we continued at a slow pace. It was amazing! At this point, the adrenaline kicks in, helping with all the altitude symptoms. Thorong La Pass – the Annapurna Circuit’s biggest challenge is a tough ten to twelve-hour hike that will take you up to a breathtaking altitude of 5,416 meters.

Our guide knows all about history, people, cultures, festivals, and our guide solves immediately if any problems during your trek, like altitude mountain sickness, injury or need evacuation. He has more knowledge and sees mostly possibilities that other guides are not able to see because of the local guide.

Thorong La Pass deaths rates

Thorong La Pass had no death rates recorded in previous years. However. By the time search and rescue operations ended on 19 October 2014, 400 people had been rescued from Thorong La, the Manang and Mustang areas, and the Tukuche basecamp in Mustang. At least 43 people died as a result of the storms.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters.. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2650 Meters, stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3250 Meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3519 Meters. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chauri latter (4200 Meters. 3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thorong Phedi(4450 Meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek early in the morning Thorong Pass (5416 Meters.. 8 hours walking) overnight at Muktinath (3760 Meters. ) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jomsom 2720m  5 / 6 hours walking then overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 09: Early morning flight back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu benshi Sahar by local bus and sharing jeep to Chame,
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-nights clean hotel in Pokhara at the lakeside.
  • Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters, 1 porter per every 2 pax
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Reviews

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Thorong La Pass Trek 10 days Itinerary

The Thorong La Pass Trek is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit and one of the hardest passes to cross in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. Because the Thorong La pass contains a high altitude climax, it has only half the amount of oxygen available compared to other passes. This means that every step you take feels as if you have just run a marathon since the pass is 5,416 meters above sea level. The Thorong La Pass trek runs along the border of Nepal’s two most mountainous districts, Manang and Mustang, both of which attract thousands of tourists every year. In fact, many tourists around the world refer to it as the Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Thorung La Pass trek is located in the northern part of the Annapurna region. The route offers a stunning view of the white Himalayas, across remote villages of Manang, the snake-like Marsyangdi River, and the Mustang-Kali Gandaki valley. The region of the Himalayas is home to one of the best trekking routes in the world. Depending on whether motorized transportation is used and where the trek ends, Nepal’s central Annapurna Mountain range has a total distance of 160-230 kilometers (100-145 miles).

The Thorung La pass reaches an altitude of 5,416m, which is the edge of the Tibetan plateau. Annapurna circuit trek route crosses two river valleys and traverses the Annapurna massif, crossing Thorung La Pass the highest pass on this trail. Almost all trekkers travel counterclockwise as the daily altitude gain is slower.

The itinerary starts, You will pass through the Thorong La pass on your way to Chame, Pisang, and Manang, among other biospheres. A meditation cave and the yogi Milarepa Monastery can be found in the Manang Braga Village. In the mountains of Manang, yogi Milarepa meditated for six years in a cave and attained enlightenment. (More about yogi Milarepa) The biological status of Manang valley ranges from subtropical jungle to high and arid regions. Local festivals resemble Tibetan culture, which has been resisting the Gurung and Lama ethnic groups for centuries. During your trek to the Thorung pass, you can also jump into the Tilicho lake trek and return to Yak Kharka. 

Peoples from Manang

There is also a rich diversity of historical Gurung cultural diversity in the Thorong La Pass Trekking area. This is with the different Tribal and Ethnic groups in the Manang Village which is located in the Central Himalayas of Nepal. Local residents in the area are primarily Gurungs, who are of Tibetan origin. The remoteness of the region has led to the continued use of plants as medicine in an area where ethnobotany is sparsely documented.

Manang village

There is one of the biggest festivals in Manang village called Yartung festival which falls in August and the celebration continues for three days at full moon night. If the trekker visits during August, he or she will be lucky to see the festival celebrations during the trek. The first two days are a horse racing competition and at the end of the festival, the day is a big party with villages mass, singing and dancing together men and women the whole night singing and dancing.

Thoronglass pass trek starts driving to Chame and trek to Pisang, Manang, Yak Kharka, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara, Nepal wilderness treks. The guide team led this trekking with professional and familiar local guides and porters, who did uncountable Thorong La passes during his guiding job.

Thorong La Pass’ difficulty

Thorong La pass is difficult to hike because you have to get up early to leave at 5 am. Starting early will help you avoid the heavy winds that occur in the late morning before midday at high altitudes. Don’t forget to wear that thick woolly hat, gloves, and down jacket, you have been carrying all the way. Lastly, you trek 600 meters up to the climax of Thorong La Pass. Then, you trek 1,800 meters down to Muktinath village. This is the most challenging part of the trek, especially on the knees. Thorong La pass was reached at 8 am as we continued at a slow pace. It was amazing! At this point, the adrenaline kicks in, helping with all the altitude symptoms. Thorong La Pass – the Annapurna Circuit’s biggest challenge is a tough ten to twelve-hour hike that will take you up to a breathtaking altitude of 5,416 meters.

Our guide knows all about history, people, cultures, festivals, and our guide solves immediately if any problems during your trek, like altitude mountain sickness, injury or need evacuation. He has more knowledge and sees mostly possibilities that other guides are not able to see because of the local guide.

Thorong La Pass deaths rates

Thorong La Pass had no death rates recorded in previous years. However. By the time search and rescue operations ended on 19 October 2014, 400 people had been rescued from Thorong La, the Manang and Mustang areas, and the Tukuche basecamp in Mustang. At least 43 people died as a result of the storms.


  • Day 01: Drive to Besisahar (823 Meters.. 6 hours driving) by public bus and jeep to Chame (2650 Meters, stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3250 Meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3519 Meters. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 04: Rest day in the same place for acclimatization.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chauri latter (4200 Meters. 3/4 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thorong Phedi(4450 Meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek early in the morning Thorong Pass (5416 Meters.. 8 hours walking) overnight at Muktinath (3760 Meters. ) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jomsom 2720m  5 / 6 hours walking then overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 09: Early morning flight back to Pokhara and rest day in Pokhara stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu benshi Sahar by local bus and sharing jeep to Chame,
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-nights clean hotel in Pokhara at the lakeside.
  • Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters, 1 porter per every 2 pax
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

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