Grade

Difficult

Geography

Mountains/Hills/High altitude passes

Location

Manang/Mustang/Myagdi/Lamjung

Max altitude

6144m

Religions

Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People

Tibetan/Thakali/Manangi

Accommodation

Tea-house/Lodges/Camping

Transportation

Private Car/Flight

Minimum Pax

2pax

$1,950 $1,635

Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb

The most celebrated treks among a plethora of trekking options travelers can choose in Nepal. Add the sheer thrill of climbing the 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 of natural and cultural interactions, this trip in Nepal is as glorious as adventures get.

 

Annapurna Circuit with Thorang Peak Climb Highlights

  • Traverse the Annapurna Conservation Area loaded with astounding bio-diversity
  • Witness striking scenes of 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

The trek includes the 16-day journey commences 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 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.

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

From the summit, you can enjoy the majestic panorama of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri Himalayan ranges. Afterward, you’ll begin descending to the other side to 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 towards 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 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.

Nepal Treks specializes 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.

 

  • Location
  • Days
    16
  • Nights
    15
  • Geography
    Mountains/Hills/High altitude passes
  • Location
    Manang/Mustang/Myagdi/Lamjung
  • Max altitude
    6144m
  • Religions
    Buddhist/Hindu
  • Ethnic People
    Tibetan/Thakali/Manangi
  • Accommodation
    Tea-house/Lodges/Camping
  • Transportation
    Private Car/Flight
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m).
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.
Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
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.
Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar 5-6 hour
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.
Day 4
Drive from Besisahar to Chame | 2670m | 5-6 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.
Day 5
Trek to Pisang | 3200m | 5-6 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.
Day 6
Trek to Manang | 3540m| 5 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.
Day 7
Rest day for Acclimatization at Manang
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.
Day 8
Trek to Yak Kharka | 4050m| 5 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.
Day 9
Trek to Thorung High Camp |4925m| 5 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.
Day 10
Trek to Thorung Peak Base Camp |5416m| 4-5 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.
Day 11
Rest, Climbing Preparation
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.
Day 12
Climb to Thorung Peak summit |6144m| & Trek to Muktinath |3760m | 8-9 hrs
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.
Day 13
Trek to Jomsom |2720m| 5-6 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.
Day 14
Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara | 820m | 25 minutes
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.
Day 15
Drive |6-7 hours | Or, Flight |30 Mins| back to Kathmandu
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.
Day 16
Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
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!d


Included
  • 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, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
   
 
Not Included
  • 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
   
 

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