Thorong La Pass Trek

Trip Duration 15 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Moderate
Activity Trekking
Transportation Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 5416 M
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Our Thorong La Pass Trek, also known as the Annapurna Circuit Trek, is one of the most popular treks in the world. Yes, not only is it renowned throughout Nepal, but it is often listed among the top trekking trails in the world. This trek is one of the best for good reasons. In about two weeks, you will traverse many different types of terrain – each day on the trail gives a totally new vibe. The trail connects the famous Annapurna region with the Mustang region.

By the middle of this nearly two-week long journey, trekkers feel a sense of inner peace. Some say that nature is the best medicine, and the Thorong La Pass Trek proves this notion correct. You might have WiFi along the trek, but during the day your attachment to technology will no longer exist. The natural entertainment of the Himalayas far outweighs the satisfaction you gain from the phone and computer screens. You can be on your devices anytime you want, but how often can you enjoy the pure bliss of the Himalayas?

In the lower Annapurna region, hike up through the vibrant rhododendron trees. These full forests of rhododendrons alone are worth a visit to the area. The Marsyangdi River Valley is full of spectacular sights: waterfalls, pleasant villages, lush sub-tropical forests, and small streams rushing the meet the Marsyangdi River.

From the Manang district, Tibetan Buddhist settlements start to appear. At the same time, snow-capped mountains begin to make an appearance as well. Our energy is high as we near Thorong Phedi. It’s time to cross the Thorong La Pass. The high pass provides views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna I (8090m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Tilicho (7134m), and Hiunchuli (6441m). You will never forget the heart-pumping moment of reaching the top.

Still, more beauty is one the way as the trail enters the Mustang region – an area filled with mystique.  Descend to Muktinath, the popular pilgrimage destination where Hindus bathe in healing waters in hopes of reaching moksha. From the temple, a mesmerizing panorama of peaks is seen in the distance, while orange and brown cliffs lie just ahead. The contrast is landscaped is stunning. Dozens of feet suspended in these cliffs are small caves dug out many years ago.

Descend along the Kali Gandaki river gorge from Muktinath to Jomsom, the headquarters of the Mustang region. To properly end the adventure, take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and take a bird’s eye view of the epic adventure you have just completed.

Best Time to Travel Annapurna Circuit

The Thorong La Pass Trek is possible throughout the year, but Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) provide the best weather.  During the Spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the Autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The winter is a bit trickier, due to the snow on the Thorong La Pass, but it is still possible. The Thorong La Pass Trek requires adequate fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Welcome to Nepal, Kathmandu. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and also a city of World Heritage site. Our team will be waiting at the airport to transfer to your hotel. Day Tours Nepal Tour officer will meet you and greet at the hotel for further plans and trek preparation.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing. Altitude: (1,350m) 4,428ft Day Tours Nepal Cultural tour expert will meet you at 9; 00 am in your hotel to explore the ancient’s kingdoms of Kathmandu. A sightseeing tour will be 5 hrs and after returning back to hotel Day Tours Nepal Trekking guide will meet you. Trekking guide will give you a briefing about trek plans and a short introduction about the places you will be visiting. Evening welcome dinner with Day Tours Nepal Team.
  • Day 03:Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (760m) 2,494ft then again drive to Syange (1100m) 3,609ft. Distance:9hrs
  • Day 04:Syange Trek to Dharapani 1860 M 6,103ft. Distance: 5-6 (hours)
  • Day 05:Dharapani Trek to Chame 2670 M 8,760 fit Distance:4-5 (hours)
  • Day 06:Chame Trek to Pisang 3200 M 10,499 fit Distance: 6 (hours)
  • Day 07:Pisang Trek to Manang 3540 M 11,615 fit Distance: 6 (hours)
  • Day 08:Acclimatization day in Manang Visit View Point 3540 M 11,615 fit Distance: 3 (hours)
  • Day 09:Manang Trek to Letdar 4200 M 13,780 fit Distance: 5 (hours)
  • Day 10:Letdar Trek to Thorung Phedi 4450 M 14,600 fit Distance:5 (hours)
  • Day 11:Thorung Phedi to Thrung La Pass (5416m) 17,780 fit to Muktinath (3760m) 12,336 fit Distance: 9 (hours)
  • Day 12:Muktinath to Kagbei , Jomsom , Kagbeni to Jomsom 2800 M 9187 fit Distance: 9 (hours)
  • Day 13:Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 2691 fit 30 Minutes fly from Jomsom.
  • Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu from pokhara, 1300 M (4266 fit) it takes normally 5- 6 hours.
  • Day 15:Kathmandu full day sightseeing, evening farewell dinner 1300 M (4266 fit) .
  • Day 16:Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Jomsom – Pokhara Flights tickets
  • Accommodation during trek (local lodge).
  • Government registered local expert guide,
  • Porters to carry trekking bags.
  • Annapunra National park, fees and TIMS card.
  • In cities Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in city.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • First Aid Kit For Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • Annapurna (Throng La Passes) Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, etc…

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment

Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.

While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.

We recommend you to get check the below list for Trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don't need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Trip Cost USD $1125 P/P

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