Thorong Peak is a beautiful trekking peak located north of the main Annapurna mountain range, to the south of Thorong Pass. It is possible to climb this 6000m peak while doing the famous Annapurna Circuit trek.
The peak we climb is clearly visible from our base camp at Thorong-La. We reach the summit by traveling south from base camp. It is a physically challenging and quite technically difficult climb. Before we ascend we spend two days at base camp, resting and being trained in the use of climbing equipment.
The summit of Thorong Peak provides stunning views of Mt. Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak, the Dhaulagiri range, the Annapurnas, and the trans-Himalayan valley of Mustang.
Note: There is no detailed information on the height and name of this peak on available maps. The maps you can buy show, south of Thorong-La, the mountain of Khatung Kang (6,484m), the top of which is just visible from thorong pass. The peak we climb is the false summit of Khatung Kang. We estimate its altitude to be around 6,100m. Climbers ascend to this false summit only. As far as we know, no one has climbed the actual summit of Thorong Peak, further to the south.
After our summit we descend into the Kaligandaki valley and the dry but beautiful lower Mustang region. Towns here include Muktinath and Kagbeni. In Muktinath we visit a sacred temple where Hindus, Buddhists and Bon practitioners all still worship, a great example of modern day religious tolerance.
Our trek ends at Jomsom, from which daily flights leave for Pokhara.
|01||Arriving in KTM and transfer to hotel||1300m|
|02||Preparation day for trip|
|03||Drive to Besisahar||760m.||5-6 hours|
|04||Drive to Chame by Jeep||2600m.||5-6 hours|
|05||Trek to Dhukur Pokhari||3060m.||3-4 hours|
|06||Trek to Upper Pisang||3300m.||6-7 hours|
|07||Trek to Ngawal||3657m.||4-5 hours|
|08||Trek to Manang||3540m.||3-4 hours|
|09||Rest day for acclimatize, do some hiking around the village|
|10||Trek to Yak Kharka||4018m.||3-4 hours|
|11||Trek to Thorung Phedi||4450m.||3-4 hours|
|12||Thorung Pass High camp and Rest||4700m.||2-3 hours|
|13||Thorung Peak Base Camp||5400m.||3-4 hours.|
|14||Summit the Peak 6125m and return to Base Camp||5400m||7-9 hours|
|15||Trek to Muktinath||3800m.||4-5 hours.|
|16||Visit the temple and monastery in the morning and after lunch Drive to Jomsom by Jeep||2710m.||5-6 hours|
|17||Fly To Pokhara early Morning|
|18||Sightseeing around Pokhara (Mountain Museum, Gupteswar Maahadev cave, Davi's Fall and Peace Temple)|
|19||Fly to KTM||1300m.|
|20||Sightseeing around KTM (Boddhanath biggest Buddhist temple in the world, Pashupatinath the very important temple for hindues and Patan Darbar squire.||6-7 hours|
|21||Departure to Home|
Per person U.S. $2715
Single Supplement (optional single accommodation in KTM) U.S. $100
Trip Deposit U.S. $300
We will provide the technical climbing equipment and camping and cooking equipments.
The Equipments we provide
You will need to supply the following personal equipment. If you do not have the following equipment you can buy or rent when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Personal Equipments List