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Thorong La Pass Trek

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  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    17 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Strenuous

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    5416 m

  • Guide Language
    English

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  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Pokhara
  • Duration: 17 days
  • Best Season: Mar-Nov

Introduction

Thorong La Pass Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Annapurna Region. Trek to Annapurna Region promises a number of exhilarating experiences, and they are not just the touristy trails but also some adventure offbeat ones and Thorong La Pass is certainly one of them. The trek takes you to an elevation of 5,416m Thorung La pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. The several spectacular mountain landscapes can be seen along the trail includes Annapurna Massif (Annapurna I-IV), Machhapuchhre, Manaslu,  Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna and Tilicho Peak. Annapurna Region was officially opened for trekkers in 1977 and it attracts thousands of trekkers and thrill-seekers every month. This beautiful trek leads you to the local villages inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups where you'll get an opportunity to learn their culture, tradition, festival and their way of living. This has great history and diversity with the various tribal and ethnic groups that inhabit the area. Months of Mar-Nov are the perfect months to go on this trek.

During Thorong La Pass trek you can cherish the beauty of snow-capped peaks of Himalayas as you hike through verdant alpine forests, high mountain passes, and glaciers. The trek starts from Besisahar, Lamjung and goes along Marsyandgi River. With the great views of Manaslu and Himchuli in the background, the trek leads us through several villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. From Manang, we take north to Tanki Manang and Yak Kharka to reach Khangshar Village and we can also go on a short hike to Tilicho Lake. Then we travel to Yak Kharka and cross the main highlight of our trek, Thorong La Pass at the elevation of 5,416 m. Ours descend back journey starts from here onwards and on our way back, we can also visit Muktinath and witness the beauty around it. On our way back, we'll visit Ghorepani and Poon Hill, where we'll get to see majestic sunrise over snow-clad mountains and cultural insights of Gurung people.

Trek Highlights

  • Mountain views including Annapurna Massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, etc
  • Local culture, warm hospitality, and lifestyle
  • Tilicho Lake and pristine environment
  • Thorong La Pass at 5,416m
  • Muktinath, the holy place of both Hindu and Buddhist
  • A peaceful walk through local Nepali villages

Food

During trek, you'll have several food option to choose from such as:  traditional local, India, American and continental cuisines and the foods will be all home-cooked, hygienic, fresh, tasty and nutritious. You'll get the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge including popular Nepali Bhat, Pasta, Cereals, Eggs, Noodles, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Chinese Food, American food, Indian food, Continental food, etc. We recommend you to have lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup, green tea, ginger tea, etc to stay away from high-altitude problems. You'll have different and varieties of food options during your stay in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation

Accommodations during the Thorong La Pass Trek are at teahouses which are necessarily teahouses but where you'll feel like a home and get a chance to explore rich Nepali culture and tradition. All the teahouses are run by locals and provide all the basic facilities including a hot shower at a low extra charge. You'll find all the room simple and comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suit bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. During your stay in Kathmandu, accommodation is more luxurious. We stay at hotels with a single room and attached bathrooms,  24 hours hot water, power,  TV, and laundry facility.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar and trek to Ngadi
Day 3: Ngadi to Chamje
Day 4: Chamje to Danakyu
Day 5: Danakyu to Chame
Day 6: Chame to Pisang
Day 7: Pisang to Manang
Day 8: Rest day at Manang
Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka
Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
Day 11: Cross Thorong La pass and descend to Muktinath
Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha
Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa
Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani
Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani
Day 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Hile
Day 17: Hile to Nayapul to Pokhara
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

You may arrive anytime at the airport in Kathmandu, so one of our airport representatives will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with flowers in their hands. After your arrival, he/she will welcome you and transfer you to the confirmed hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Thamel.


Day 2: Kathmandu to Besisahar and trek to Ngadi

Today we go on a long day bus journey as we leave Kathmandu and head toward Besisahar. We travel on the bus about 8-9 hours and the journey reflects the beauty of Nepal as we pass numerous rivers, mountains, and beautiful villages. After reaching Besisahar, we start our trek to Ngadi and spend overnight there.


Day 3: Ngadi to Chamje

We descend to access Marsyandgi to continue our journey along the river. We cross the suspension bridge and climb high again through rhododendron and pine forest to reach the beautiful village of Chamje for an overnight stay.


Day 4: Chamje to Danakyu

We continue through forests of pine and fir from the village of Chamje and walk gradually on an easy route to reach Danakyu. Overnight stay.


Day 5: Danakyu to Chame

From here, the trail becomes steeper as we move upward and turn toward the west. The trail leads us to the north of the Annapurna Conservation Area and will see spectacular landscapes of Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna IV. Overnight at Chame.


Day 6: Chame to Pisang

Early morning trek to Pisang leads us towards the U-shaped valley of Manang perched between two snow-clad peaks. We follow Marsyandgi River through the Manang Valley and the trail rises 1500 m above the river as we walk to Pisang.  Overnight at Pisang.


Day 7: Pisang to Manang

As we make our way towards Manang from Pisang, we start to see landscapes becoming drier, much like the plateaus of Tibet. The trail features the panoramic views of the mountains, and also go on a quick visit of Barge monastery, the largest monastery in the Manang District. Overnight at Manang.


Day 8: Rest day at Manang

It is an acclimatization day at Manang before we are going up to higher elevations. We won't just rest, we will also go on a short hike in order to help us adjust to the higher elevations. Or we will visit nearer Gompas such as Bhojo Gompa or monastery at Vraga. Overnight stay at Manang.


Day 9: Manang to Yak Kharka

 The trail turns north from Manang as we head towards Thorong La Pass. We will start to feel high elevation as we pass through traditional villages and pasture fields in the high mountains. We conclude our trek at Yak Kharka to spend overnight.


Day 10: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Today's trek takes us to the lower part of Thorong La Pass, Thorang Phedi, which is a small, but a busy village. It is a short journey of 3-4 hours to reach Thorong Phedi. We'll spend overnight at a lodge in Thorong Phedi.


Day 11: Cross Thorong La pass and descend to Muktinath

Today's trek is long, tough and rewarding at the same time where we'll cross Thorong La Pass, which is also the highest point of our trek at 5,416m. Top of the Thorong La Pass features some of the spectacular mountains of the region. Then we descend towards holy pilgrimage site Muktinath for overnight stay.


Day 12: Muktinath to Marpha

After exploring the best of the famous holy temple, Muktinath, we make our journey towards Marpha. Marpha is very popular for its local Apple and Apple products. You can taste the local product and enjoy the best of it. Overnight stay.


Day 13: Marpha to Ghasa

Today, we walk towards Ghasa enjoying the majestic mountains and we can enjoy scenic trail all over. We spend overnight at Ghasa enjoying local cuisine.


Day 14: Ghasa to Tatopani

It is a short and interesting walk to Tatopani on day 14. Tatopani is a famous place for natural hot spring water where one can take a bath which heals all the muscle pain and give instant relief. Overnight at Tatopani.


Day 15: Tatopani to Ghorepani

After enjoying natural hot spring at Tatopani as the name says, we make our way to Ghorepani, the famous Gurung village of the region. You can enjoy the warm hospitality of the local people and make close interacting with people after arriving at the village. Overnight at a lodge in Ghorepani.


Day 16: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Hile

On day 16, we wake up earlier and hike to the famous viewpoint of the region, Poon Hill viewpoint to get the best sunrise over snow-clad mountains. Make your cameras all set for the best moment of our trek and capture every priceless moment of it. We go back hotel, have lunch and trek to Hile for overnight stay.


Day 17: Hile to Nayapul to Pokhara

This is the final itinerary of the trek where we will be trekking to Nayapul from Hile and trek back to Pokhara on an easy trail. We conclude our trek at Pokhara and our team will bid you farewell and help you to reach your next destination.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three-star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsom Pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for the cold place (Refundable after the trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- shirt as a gift
  • Medical Kitbag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax, services

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks 
  • Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in mountain.
  • Tipping to staff
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