ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT WITH THORANG PEAK CLIMB

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Duration

16 Days

DIFFICULTY

Difficult

GROUP SIZE

2-20

MAX. ALTUITUDE

5416 m

Overview


The most celebrated treks among a plethora of trekking options travelers can choose in Nepal. Add the sheer thrill of climbing Thorung Peak (6144m) to the trek and you double the fun. The Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb is a venture deep into the Annapurna Conservation Area that encircles the Annapurna massif.

However, the trek and peak climb extends more. An arduous journey that introduces the Tibetan-Buddhist culture to the participants. A challenge filled with bountiful natural and cultural interactions, this trip to Nepal is as glorious as adventures get.

Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb Highlights

  • Traverse the Annapurna Conservation Area loaded with astounding biodiversity
  • Witness striking scenes of the Himalayas like the Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and   numerous others
  • Climb the least summited Thorung Peak (6144m)
  • Enjoy the Trans-Himalayan flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Explore the Muktinath temple and its 108 stone-tap
  • Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb Overview

Thorang La

The trek includes the 16-day journey commencing upon your arrival at Kathmandu followed by a sightseeing tour of the historical Kathmandu City. The unique UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath guarantee an enlivening experience. Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climbing afterward, you’ll drive 173 km west of Kathmandu to Besisahar from where the trek begins.

The trail gradually advances north through Chame and Pisang villages to reach Manang. Lying close to the Tibet border, Manang features the lifestyle, culture, and dialect depicting its northern counterpart. The trek moves to Yak Kharka and advances to Thorung Peak Base Camp.

Likewise, Thorang Peak is relatively one of the easiest peaks climbing destinations in Nepal so all the climbers who would like to summit this trail wouldn’t need any previous experience but requires physical good condition and stamina to walk along the difficult route of this trail. The climb to Thorung Peak summit begins in the early morning. You’ll easily climb the peak with the assistance of our Sherpa guide.

In fact from the summit, you can enjoy the majestic panorama of the surrounding mountains including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri Himalayan ranges. Afterward, you’ll begin descending to the other side of Mustang. You’ll trek down to Muktinath located on the foothills of Thorang La Pass.

One of the ‘Mukti-Kshetra’ (Land of Salvation), thousands of pilgrims visit Muktinath each year to perform the pilgrimage. You’ll continue along the arid, desert-like landscape of Mustang and head toward Jomsom. A short trans-Himalayan flight from Jomsom will bring you to the touristic city of Pokhara, from where you’ll drive back to Kathmandu.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Best Season & Difficulty

Annapurna Circuit Trek can be undertaken mostly during spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov). Hiking the Annapurna circuit is of course challenging but when you reach back home, you will certainly take all the beautiful moments with you.

In addition, it is regarded as a challenging trek because of the highest altitude point and this trek can also be extended up to 21 days. Therefore, hiking at a slow pace and getting acclimatization time is the best solution to complete this trek

This can be a long trek for travelers wishing to circle the Annapurna Circuit, But besides for travelers who look forward to a shorter trek in the same route, We also have Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days for trekkers desiring to reach the base camp of Mt. Annapurna.

So, we here at Nepal Treks and Tour specialize in tailored treks around Nepal. We organize all kinds of trekking; private, group, or solo, to Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb. The all-inclusive trek package covers entire transportation inside the country, three meals a day, an experienced guide, porter, permits, and other essential logistics.

Cost Includes


  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • One day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with license holder tour guide
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in deluxe hotel on BB basis.
  • 2 night’s hotel accommodation at Pokhara in tourist standard hotel on BB basis.
  • “Farewell dinner” before a day your departure from Nepal.
  • Guest house / tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed-room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic flight ticket (Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu)
  • Domestic air fare Tax
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Excludes


  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
  • Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
    Personal trekking equipment’s & clothing
    Tips for guides and porters
    Any donation and monuments entrance fee

Itinerary


  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our company representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll check-in and relax at the hotel. You will meet with your trek guide and discuss the detail of the trip. Feel free to explore the city if you have any spare time. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude

    1400 mM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    3-4 Hours Hours

  • After an early breakfast, you’ll take a tour of Kathmandu valley with an experienced tour guide. The tour begins with the visit to Swayambhunath, one of the UNESCO Heritage sites. The tour then moves to Kathmandu Durbar Square, an age-old palace site located at the center of Kathmandu. You’ll also visit Pashupatinath temple, the revered Hindu temple, and Boudhanath, the largest stupa in the country. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude

    1400 mM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    6-7 Hours Hours

  • Today, you’ll begin early and embark on a scenic ride to the north-west of Nepal. You’ll drive 172.9 km through the serpentine road to arrive at the popular village of Besisahar. The Trishuli River during the initial leg and Marsayangdi River on the latter stages will keep you entertained throughout the drive. A major transit, Besisahar serves as the gateway to the Annapurna circuit trail. Overnight in Besisahar.

    Altitude

    760 mM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    5-6 Hours Hours

  • Leaving Besisahar, you’ll drive 65.7 km north to the quaint village of Chame. You along the massive Marsayangdi River. The northbound drive passes Jagat and Dharapani to head west from Danakyu and reaches Chame. Chame serves as the headquarters of Manang district. From Chame, you can enjoy the local peak of Lamjung Himal (6983m). Overnight in Chame.

    Altitude

    2670 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5-6 Hours Hours

  • The trek officially begins at Chame. Leaving Chame, you’ll gradually ascend through a forested path to the beautiful village of Lower Pisang. The short distance of 13.7 km will easily be completed. En route, you’ll cross many villages namely Telekhu, Bhratang, and Dhikur Pokhari before arriving at Lower Pisang. Pisang is a small village located in the Marsayangdi River valley directly facing the magnificent Pisang Peak (6091m). Overnight in Pisang.

    Altitude

    3200 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5-6 Hours Hours

  • Leaving Pisang, you’ll trek uphill towards Upper Pisang. The Manang Sadak trail will directly take you into Manang village. Due to its close proximity to Tibet in the north, the area resembles Tibetan styled houses, dialect, culture and lifestyle. You’ll pass through Ngawal and Ghyaru village en route. The trail from Ngawal drops more than 200m to Marsayangdi River valley before heading up and passing through Humde and Braga villages before arriving at Manang. Overnight in Manang.

    Altitude

    3540 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5-6 Hours Hours

  • Today is a rest day. You’ll spend the day acclimatizing in Manang village. You can choose to take a short hike around the village and train yourself for the upcoming altitude. Manang village has a history of yak herding and salt-trading with Tibet. From Manang, the pristine peaks of Gangapurna (7454m), Tilicho (7134m), and Thorung (6144m) are visible. Overnight in Manang.

    Altitude

    3540 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    24 Hours Hours

  • Leaving Manang, the trail ascends and heads along a stream towards Tengi village. You’ll arrive at the Marsayangdi valley and Jharsang Khola valley in the northwest. En route, you will encounter rich juniper trees, Tibetan influenced Ghunsang village with the flat-mud roof houses and yak pastures. A brief hike from here will bring you to Yak Kharka. Mani walls decorate your trail towards the end. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

    Altitude

    4050 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5 Hours Hours

  • You’ll start early and head northwest to a much higher elevation. You want to complete this trek in the first portion of the day because the weather can change drastically in higher altitude. The trail rises gradually. You will be walking with the view of Annapurna II (7937m) and Gangapurna (7454m). The trail takes you to Ledar and then eventually to Thorung High Camp past Thorung Phedi. Overnight in Thorung High Camp.

    Altitude

    4925 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5 Hours Hours

  • Leaving Thorung High Camp, you’ll move upwards along the snowy path. The trail leads to Thorung Peak Base Camp with a fantastic view of Chulu, Gangapurna, and Damodar Himal ranges. After a few hours of strenuous ascent, you’ll arrive at the top of Thorung La Pass (5416m) decorated with large Buddhist prayer flags. After a brief time at one of the largest passes in the world, you’ll trek towards Thorang Peak Base Camp. Overnight in Thorung Peak Base Camp.

    Altitude

    5416 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    4-5 Hours Hours

  • Today, you’ll spend the day acclimatizing and preparing for the upcoming summit. Your guide will provide you with essential climbing tips. You’ll sleep early tonight to gather strength for the scaling on the next day.

    Altitude

    5416 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    24 Hours Hours

  • You’ll start early today, approximately 2/3am. After breakfast, you’ll start climbing. You’ll begin ascending the rocky and icy path using ice axe and crampons. A few hours of the rigorous climb will take you at the summit of Thorung Peak (6144m). After enjoying the vistas of pristine mountains in Annapurna, Nilgiri, Muktinath, and Dhaulagiri ranges, you’ll make your way down to Muktinath. Located in Mustang district, Muktinath serves as an important destination for thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Overnight in Muktinath.

    Altitude

    3760 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    8-9 Hours Hours

  • You’ll visit the Muktinath temple in the morning. The temple boasts 108 stone-taps with the continuous outflow of cold mountain water. The pilgrims indulge in the circumambulation of the temple while taking shower in each stone-taps to cleanse their sins. After exploring Muktinath, you’ll make your way to Jomsom lying almost 20 km south. The trail descends along the motor-able road and goes through the Kali Gandaki valley. The majestic Dhaulagiri peak (8167m) will be visible to the north along with the northern face of Annapurna I (8091m) to the southeast. Overnight in Jomsom.

    Altitude

    2720 mM

    Accommodation

    Tea Houses

    Meals

    B, L, D

    Duration

    5-6 Hours Hours

  • Today, you’ll catch the earliest possible flight back to Pokhara. The short trans-Himalayan flight takes you over the Annapurna massif and the dense forests of Annapurna Conservation Area. Once at Pokhara, you can tour a very vibrant city. You can also choose to take up the adventure-filled activities in Pokhara namely cycling, boating, and zip-lining. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Altitude

    820 mM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    1-2 Hours Hours

  • Today, you’ll commute back to Kathmandu. You’ll through the Trishuli Highway and drive almost 6hr to reach Kathmandu. En route, you’ll pass through the massive Trishuli River, forested hills, and small towns. In Kathmandu, there are a number of tourist attractions to spend your day. You can also indulge in souvenir and memento shopping as you near the end of a glorious trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Altitude

    1400 mM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    6-7 Hours Hours

  • Our representative will drive you to the airport. As you leave the Land of the Himalayas, we look forward to your next venture in Nepal. Have a safe journey and goodbye!

    Altitude

    1400 mM

    Accommodation

    Not Included

    Meals

    B

    Duration

    3-4 Hours Hours

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