Located in Nepal's Annapurna area lies the breathtaking Thorang Peak, which offers stunning panoramas of the Himalayas. To reach the top of the peak, which is situated at an altitude of 6,144 meters, one has to have climbing skills in addition to their technical climbing ability.
The trail follows the Annapurna Circuit, beginning with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Dharapani. The walk officially starts from Dharapani, following the beautiful villages of Chame, Pisang, Ngawal, and Manang. Thorang Peak is often climbed between the months of March through May and September through November, when weather conditions are typically clear and steady. The trail passes through green forests to barren high-altitude deserts to remote areas. You will visit villages and meet locals of several different ethnic groups, including the Gurung and the Thakali, where you can see their traditions and customs. The trip also takes you to one of the most popular sacred places in Nepal, Muktinath, which is revered both by Hindus and Buddhists. Passing through the 108 taps at Muktinath is believed to clear your sins.
Climbing Thorang Peak is a difficult yet rewarding endeavor, giving an opportunity to explore the unique flora, fauna, and diverse culture of the region.