Thorong Peak Climbing (6144m) - 16 Days

Thorong Peak Climbing (6144m) - 16 Days
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 6144m
  • Activity Trekking & Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to May & September to November
  • Breathtaking Summit Views: Climbing Thorang Peak offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, and Mt. Gangapurna.
  • Trekking through the Annapurna Circuit: The climb to Thorang Peak usually begins with a trek along the Annapurna Circuit, which is known for its scenic beauty and diverse cultural experiences.
  • Thorong La Pass: One of the beautiful highlights of the climb is Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters as the pass offers spectacular panoramas of the surrounding mountain ranges to trekkers.
  • Cultural Experiences: The Annapurna region is home to a diverse range of ethnic groups, including Gurung, Thakali, and Manangi people. Climbers have the opportunity to experience local culture and traditions.
  • Adventure: Climbing Thorang Peak is a challenging adventure that requires physical endurance, mental toughness, and determination.

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.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our staff will welcome you and assist in the transfer to hotel. You will have dinner with your guides where you will be introduced to each other and talk about the trip.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will explain to you about the Thorong Peak climbing and the gear you need. In case you miss out on any gear you can buy or rent it. If you want then you can visit around the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you must pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The journey begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and continues till we reach Dharapani.


  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1900m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

The first day of the trek begins from Dharapani with an average walk of 5 to 6 hrs. On the way you'll see plenty of pine and fir trees, a number of monasteries, and several authentic Tibetan settlements. Views of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and other mountains can also be seen on our way to Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2710m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Today we'll continue on to Pisang through Bratang (2850m) and Dhiku Pokhari (3240m). We'll be making our way down a narrow and steep slope before dropping down to the quaint village of Pisang for the night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3250m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

In the morning, get up early to catch the sun rising over Annapurna II. Then after breakfast, we will resume our journey to Ngawal. After reaching Humde (3300m) we will gradually climb for about 40 minutes. The path to Ngawal offers spectacular views of Annapurna II and III, as well as Pisang Peak. We'll stay at Ngawal for the night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3660m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Following the banks of the Marsyangdi River, we will make our way to Manang. Ahead, you'll see the Tilicho Peak and Annapurna ranges while passing through forests and villages like Braga and Paugh. Upon arriving in Mungli, we will once again be following the regular Annapurna hiking routes. We continue our hike till we reach Manang, our final destination for the day.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3540m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

We will stay at Manang to acclimatize the high altitude. We'll spend the day exploring Manang. We'll start the day with a hike up to Gangapurna Lake/Ice Lake. We can enjoy the breathtaking views of Annapurna III, Tilicho, Pisang, and Chulu Peaks. Visiting the nearby Manang village is yet another choice.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3540m

We will continue our trek to Leder after an acclimatization day in Manang. The trail goes through Yak Kharka (4050m). Along the way, we'll see grasslands and juniper trees. We'll be going through the quaint village of Gunsan on our way farther into the mountains, where locals live in homes with flat mud roofs. We will also see yak pastures and horse pastures on our way to Leder.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4200m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

After breakfast, we will head to Thorong High Camp via Thorong Phedi (4600m). The trail to Thorong Phedi gradually ascends through yak pastures. Some areas require extra caution due to the possibility of rock fall. You can reach Throng High Camp by hiking up an extremely steep and moraine-filled trail.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:4800m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

Today we will climb up to Thorong La, which will take us two to three hours. The staff of Moon Himalaya Adventure will set up camp at Thorong La before your arrival, where you will spend a night. After lunch at Thorong La, your climbing guide will train you with the climbing equipment. You can then have a good rest for your summit push the next day.


  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5416m
  • Duration:2/3 hrs

It is today that we will climb Thorong Peak (6144m). The summit view from the peak is well worth the cold, the long climb, and the high altitude that we experience. Many of the Annapurna mountain ranges are seen in the background. Afterwards, we'll make our way down to Muktinath. Muktinath is religiously significant for both Hindu and Buddhist. We can go for a walk around the area, which is home to a Vishnu temple and a monastery.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:6144m
  • Duration:9/10 hrs

The stunning Kali Gandaki Gorge lies below us as we make our way through the barren landscape. First, we make our way to the village of Ekle Bhatti, and then to the villages of Jharkot and Khingar, where we will visit several stunning monasteries. On our way to Jomsom, we'll pass through Kagbeni and along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Throughout the hike, we will be treated to a breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara after having breakfast. Our flight will pass through two of the world's tallest mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon arriving at Pokhara we will be transferred to the hotel nearby lakeside. We take our time walking near Fewa Lake, Nepal's second-largest lake, taking in the scenery of Machhapuchhare in the distance. Evening walk nearby the lakeside in one of the famous activities in Pokhara. We can also boat in Fewa Lake.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:20 minutes

We will leave Pokhara in a private vehicle after taking breakfast. It will take around 7 hours to reach Kathmandu.

  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs drive

Representative from Moon Himalaya Adventure will drop you to the international airport for final departure three hours prior to your flight schedule.

    Cost DetailsWhat's Included
    • Airport pick up and drop off.
    • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Pokhara to Kathmanu in reserved vehicle for our client. 
    • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for our clients.
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
    • Accommodation during the trek.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
    • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
    • Group euipment (fixed rope, main rope, snow bar, ice screw, rock Piton)
    • Sleeping tent, Kitchen tent and dinning tent.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Pokhara to Kathmanu in reserved vehicle for the guide.
    • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara for the guide.
    • One expert government license holder Mountain guide.
      (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
    • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
      (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
    • Cook for climbing period at Thorong La.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment for theGuide
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the porter.
    • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the Cook.
    • First aid kit.
    • All necessary government taxes.
    • Certificate of accomplishment of Thorong Peak.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by the client's travel insurance company.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Your travel insurance (mandatory).
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu that goes beyond the scheduled program.
    • Your personal expenses and entrance fees while you tour in Kathmandu.
    • Entry fees into monastries, temples or museums.
    • Your personal expenses, shopping, donation to monasteries, and schools, wifi, laundry etc.
    • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Novelty foods things like chocolate bars, potato chips, candy etc.
    • Internet, hot showers and battery charges during the trek.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    Useful InformationGood to Know
    • Required Climbing Equipment: ice axes, crampons, ropes, harness, helmet, and other technical climbing gear.
    • Required Trekking Equipment: sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and other personal gear.
    • Guides and Porters: It is compulsory to hire a guide and porter for safety and to navigate the challenging terrain.
    • Medical Considerations: Altitude sickness is a concern, and it's recommended to have a thorough medical check-up before the trip.
    • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that effect your Thorong Peak climbing such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concerns.
    • Medication: Please inform us about any medication that you use daily so our guide can help remind you while trekking.
    • Electricity: Most teahouses have electricity, but portable solar chargers are recommended for charging electronic devices.
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