Thorong La Pass Trek - 16 Days

Thorong La Pass trekking is one of the well-known treks in Nepal, Which was open for trekkers in the 1980s and since has been doable for the exploit travelers. The area no hesitation is rich in sceneries separately from the assorted civilization, flora, and faunas. Thorong La Pass trekking is the most well-liked trek because of its panoramic sceneries of the Himalayas, including the Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8163 m), and many more snow-capped peaks.  Besides, there is the settlement of various communities such as the Bramin, Kshetries, , Thakali, Magars, Tamang, and Gurung. Furthermore, it is a track rich in undomesticated animals such as Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, longoor, butterflies amid others.

Overview

The route takes one around the Annapurna Himal, follow the course of two potent rivers-Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west. Kaligandaki has the world’s deepest gorge, flank by the massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range. The flora, topography, and society also change radically around the Annapurna circuit trekking. Walk wholly around the Annapurna massif. Trek through plain villages to the remote Manang region, and down the Kali Gandaki River. Cross a 5416m pass (Thorong-la) probably the highest you’ll get without climbing the peak. Enjoy with striking Manang valley and visit Muktinath a religious sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.

ALTITUDE PROFILE

throng la pass altitude map
throng la pass altitude map

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival Day to Nepal

Day 02: UNESCO Heritage Sightseeing, Trek preparation

Day 03: Drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar.  800m.- 7hours.

Day 04:  Trek to Jagat 1300m./ 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Dhapapani 19960m./ 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Chame 2710m./ 6hours.

Day 07: Trek to Upper Pisang Village 3350m./ 6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Manang Village 3500m./ 6hours.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka 4110m./ 4hours.

Day 11: Trek to Thorong Phedi 4600m./ 4 hours.

Day 12: Cross Thorong-La 5416m.- Trek down to Muktinath 3800m./ 7-8 hours.

Day 13: Trek to Jomsom Via Kagbeni 2700m./ 6 hours.

Day 14: Fly to Pokhara 20 minutes.

Day 15: Fly Back to Kathmandu 40 minute

Day 16: Final departure

Trip Highlights:

  • Countryside drive through Prithvi Highway along the River
  • Native culture of ethnic people
  • Hidden valley of Manang and Mustang
  • Three Highest Peak above 8000m. ( Annapurna 8091m, Dhaulagiri 8167m, Manaslu 8163 m.)
  • Deepest gorge of Kaligandaki between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Highest Pass in the world " Thorong La 5416m.
  • Ancient Monasteries and Temples
  • Famous Pilgrimage site Muktinath
  • Forbidden Valley Mustang and its true culture
  • Ice Lakes, Glaciers, Rivers, Waterfalls and stunning Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day to Nepal

After landing in Kathmandu airport, Our clerk from Himalaya Family Adventure will pick you and drop to the hotel. Then, you may take a rest and in the evening, we will provide you typical Nepali dinner provided by Himalaya Family Adventure. Overnight at Hotel

Day 2
UNESCO Heritage Sightseeing, Trek preparation

After your breakfast at Hotel, the city guide from Himalaya Family Adventure will escort you to Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Hindu Temple, and Durbar square as well as the viewpoint of Kathmandu valley shwoyambhunath (known as monkey temple). During the trip, we will provide a delicious lunch at Boudhanath. After the return from sightseeing, our trek guide will check your suggested trekking gears and discuss trekking. Return to Hotel.

Day 3
Drive to Bhulbhule via Besisahar. 800m.- 7 hours.

After Breakfast, we will begin our journey to the hillside through Prithvi Highway along to Trisuli River. After crossing a bridge at Muglin Bazaar, we will turn our way to the north side along the Marshyangdi river. At the junction of Dumre, we will skip the Prithvi highway of Pokhara than drive all the way right to Besisahar. Reaching Besisahar, we will drive through bumpy road to Bhubhule which will take about 40 minutes. We will stay at the lodge near the Marshyangdi river. From here, we will see beautiful views of the Manaslu range.

Day 4
Trek to Jagat 1300m./ 6-7 hours.

Today, we will follow the mail trail of this route through Bahundanda where we will see the magnificent scenes of upper and lower valleys. After Bahundanda, we will continue our trek down to Ghermu phant and cross the suspension bridge than gradually walk to Jagat village. Jagat is a small peaceful village where we will observe the amazing views of waterfalls along the way and natural hot springs. Overnight at Jagat.

Day 5
Trek to Dharapani 19960m./ 6 hours.

Leaving Jagat, we will trek to Chyamje village which is very popular for the best waterfalls on the side of Marshyangdi River. After crossing the bridge, We will follow the original trekking trail to Tal Village. Tal Village is a gateway to Manag district which is located at a cozy plain landscape at the altitude of 1700m. .There are several tea houses, lodges, and restaurants. Along the way, we will see waterfalls, calm sound of Marshyangdi river, Bamboo bushes. After an hour of a walk along the riverside, we will reach Dharapani via Karte. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 6
Trek to Chame 2710m./ 6hours.

Our walk to Chame makes us memorable journey before entering Manang valley. The trail leads gradually up to Danaque than gently climbs to Timang village through the rhododendron forest. From Timang, we will catch the stunning views of Mt. Manaslu Himal 8163m. After having delicious lunch, we will continue our journey to Chame through the oat, pine forest. Chame is a district center of Manang which has several offices, shops, lodges, and restaurants. In the evening, you take a bath at Natural hot spring. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 7
Trek to Upper Pisang Village 3350m./ 6 hours.

After breakfast at Chame, we will start our trek towards Bhratang village which is very popular for Apple farms. We will taste of fresh apple juice here and continue our walk to Dhukurpokhari. At Dhukurpokhari, we will take our lunch with the amazing views of nacket hills from the middle of the jungle. Never forget to taste the local Mushroom. After a few minutes’ walk, we will reach a Large typical Pisang village surrounded by the Himalayas. We will recommend staying at the Upper Village of Pisang because of the clear views of Annapurna Himalaya. You will visit Monastery and the local village here. In the morning, you will see the picturesque scene and catch it and save to your camera.

Day 8
Trek to Manang Village 3500m./ 6hours.

Today, we will trek to Manang village through the upper route via Ngwal and Ghyaru village. The trail offers pleasant views of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Chulu East, and many snow-capped peaks. A steep walk to Ghyaru and a smooth walk to Manang village through the Bhraka. Bhraka is a very old traditional village with monasteries. From Bhraka, we will make a side trip to Khicho Ice Lake and Milarepa Cave. After 40 minute walk, we will reach Manang village. Overnight here.

Day 9
Acclimatization Day

At Manang, there are many things to explore like Gangapurna glacier, Praken Gompa, Bhojo Gompa, Local village, watch the movie at high vision hall, guiding a class of Altitude sickness, drinking coffice- espresso-bakeries, shopping some extra necessary gears and so on. Day acclimatization is recommended before heading to high altitude. We will observe the splendid views of Annapurna III, IV, Gangapurna, and many peaks. Overnight at Manang

Day 10
Trek to Yak Kharka 4110m./ 4hours.

After Breakfast at Manang, we will trek to Tenki village then turn the right corner to Gunsang with the closer views of Gangapurna Himal. The trail is gradually easy through the bushy plants of yak grazing wide land. After a couple of hours, we will reach Yak Kharka.

Day 11
Trek to Thorong Phedi 4600m./ 4 hours.

Today, we will walk slowly to Phedi also known as Thorong La Base Camp to save our energy for the next day. It takes about 4 hours to walk to Phedi from Yak Kharka. During the walk, we can have a chance to see blue sheep along the way. We will hike gradually up to Lether Village and continue to Thorong Phedi passing through the soaring cliffs. After crossing the suspension bridge, we will trek the next side of the route towards Phedi. While the trek to Phedi from here, we have to be careful of rock falls. Overnight at Thorong Base Camp.

Day 12
Cross Thorong-La 5416m.- Trek down to Muktinath 3800m./ 7-8 hours.

Today, we will take early breakfast and climb to High camp than continue our trek to Thorong-La. We have to walk slowly but continue till to top because of cold weather and altitude. Thorong- La Pass is the highest pass in the world. After a few hours, we will reach to Pass and take some memorable pictures and trek down all the way to Muktinath. After the pass, we will see wider valley of Mustang and Stunning views of Dhaulagiri Mountain 8167m., The trail is sleeper down to Muktinath we must carefully while walking. Reaching Muktinath, we will take a hot shower, drink some beer, and visit the famous pilgrimage site Muktinath. Enjoy your evening after crossing the Thorong-La.

Day 13
Trek to Jomsom Via Kagbeni 2700m./ 6 hours.

Leaving Muktinath, we will trek down to Jharkot Village which is a very old village with an older monastery than continue to Kagbeni village. Kagbeni is a gateway for Upper Mustang where we will visit a traditional village, Oldest Monastry, and lake our lunch. After that, we will trek to Jomsom along the Kaligandaki riverside. Jomsom is a center city of Mustang valley which just under the Nilgiri Mountain where we will find many shops, restaurants, hotels, airports, hospitals, pharmacies, etc. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 14
Fly to Pokhara 20 minute.

After Breakfast at Hotel, we will make our baggage ready and check-in at Jomsom airport. A pleasant flight to Pokhara offers the views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri above the world’s deepest gorge. After Landing at Pokhara airport, we will drive to our hotel at Lakeside. You will have a free afternoon. Enjoy your day at Pokhara. There are several touristy shops, nice restaurants, a spa and so on. In the evening, you will visit Barahi Temple at Lake Phewa which is only accessible by boat. Enjoy your dinner here with trekking staff. Overnight at Hotel

Day 15
Fly Back to Kathmandu 40 minute

Today, we will take an afternoon flight. After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit some sightseeing places like Devi’s fall, cave, and peace stupa. Return to the hotel, making ready our luggage and drive to Pokhara airport. Fly to Kathmandu with panoramic views of Nepal Himalayas. Our Representative from Himalaya Family will escort you to the Hotel. Today, you will do last minute shopping and go for dinner with the organizer. Overnight at Hotel

Day 16
Final Departure

Today is the last day of your trip, a representative from Himalaya family Adventure will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time. We will say goodbye and Namaste!! Waiting to welcome you again. Have a safe journey back home.

Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
  • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, insurance, equipment.
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be returned after the trek)
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
  • Pokhara- Kathmandu Flight tickets
  • Government Taxes and paper works.

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of the trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue flights
  • Late arrival and late departure extra night
  • Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
  • Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)
What We Need?

Equipment:

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swimwear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sunblock
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle, domestic flight
  • 1-20
  • 5416m.
  • Hotel and Tea House Lodges
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • English