Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing
18 days

“Thorong Peak Climbing: adventure to the top of Thorang-la between high Manang and Mustang valley”


  • A great adventure on top stunning Thorang Peak one of the least climbed trekking peaks
  • Stunning sceneries throughout the walk and climb within interesting Buddhist culture of Manang
  • From low warm areas to cool alpine hills of the beautiful forest towards arctic zone at Thorang-la
  • Trek and climb on worlds famous adventure destinations Annapurna circuit trekking trails
  • Enjoyable and fascinating adventure from Manang to Mustang Kaligandaki valley at Jomsom”

Trek & Climb at a Glance:

Accommodations: Hotel-lodge and camping for a few nights on the climb.
Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous
Climbing Grade: PD French / Swiss Alpine Climbing System grading.
Activities: Drive in with trek/climb and scenic flight to Pokhara
Trek & Climb: 12 Nights & 13 Days (With drives and flights from Jomsom)
Total Trip: 17 Nights & 18 Days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Seasons: March to June or from early September to December


Let High 5 Adventures show you the wonders of Nepal Himalaya, we have set this beautiful programs for you to enjoy this fascinating Annapurna Circuit trekking with Thorang Peak Climb, the area is picturesque with stunning daily views of high snow-capped peaks listed as world’s ‘top ten’ adventure destinations by many travel magazines and Guide Books including Lonely Planet.

As this route to high Manang valley with famous and popular Annapurna Circuit Trail, where thousands of trekkers past this way every year, but our journey is more special than other trekkers as few people dare takes the adventure to climb the stunning Thorang Peak at 6,144 m high, located above Thorang-la pass of 5,416 m festooned with thousands of Buddhist prayer flags marking the top of the pass.

Thorong Peak Climb begins from Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive towards Mid West Himalaya region to reach our trekking point at Syange around Lamjung area, and then heading towards high and beautiful Manang valley walking past nice and lovely villages of Dharani-Tal and Chame town within beautiful country offering fabulous views of Annapurna-Pisang peaks and Chulu’s and then entering high and arid windswept valley of Manang where we will explore its interesting traditional villages of Tibetan Buddhist culture and its old monastery of Braga.

After Manang with rest and acclimatization day heading towards high Thorang-la with stunning views of surrounding snow-capped peaks of Gangapurna-Tilicho-Annapurna and Damodar Himal and then our main goal of the adventure leads to an exciting  Thorang Peak climbing rewarding you with mind-blowing views.

A long downhill awaits after a great climb towards Kaligandaki River valley after walking past holy areas of Muktinath to reach at Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang district, where we will take a short and scenic flight to scenic Pokhara and then concluding this overwhelming adventure Thorong Peak Climbing with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to your hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu preparation for Thorang Peak Climb and trekking with the optional tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syange (1,140m | 3,740ft) via Bhesisar (by bus) – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1,943m | 6,374ft) – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2,720m | 8,923ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3,190m | 10,465ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3,540m | 11,614ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang with short hikes.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,210m | 13,812ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 10:  Trek to Thorung- La High Camp or Phedi (4,450m | 14,450ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 11:  Trek and climb to Thorang Peak base camp 5,600 m – 03 hrs.
Day 12: Climb Thorang Peak 6,144 m and back at base camp.
Day 13:  Cross Thorung La (5,416m | 17,769ft) trek to Muktinath (3,800m | 12,467ft)-06 hrs.
Day 14:  Trek to Jomsom (2,725m | 8,940ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 15:  Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (9,00m | 2,952ft) transfer to your hotel.
Day 16:  Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer to hotel evening farewell dinner.
Day 17:   In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and optional guided tour.
Day 18:  Final International Departure for homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach at Kathmandu via airlines and transfer to respective hotels.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where you will be greeted with warm welcome by High Five Adventures staff and guides, and then transfer to your hotel where you will be joined with other members of Mt. Himlung expedition, here our guide and group leader will information and brief with wide information regarding the trek and climb of Mt. Himlung Expedition.

Day 02:  In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Mt. Himlung Expeditions.

With free days in Kathmandu for necessary preparations where you will be busy packing and purchasing necessary required equipments for the trek and climb, on last final day in Kathmandu with final briefing regarding the climb including do’s and don’ts, where our expert climbing guide will provide much information and items required for the climb.

For interested people can join in city tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites of impressive historical and cultural monuments.

Day 03:  Drive to Syange (1,140m | 3,740ft) via Bhesisar (by bus) - 06 hrs.
Starting this wonderful adventure with an interesting overland drive towards Nepal mid west, leading to Bhesisar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here transfer to another vehicle and continue drive on dirt road passing villages of Khudi, Bulbule and Ngadi following the Marysangdi River upstream.

Drive continues through rice terraces fields and villages to Syange a small village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1,943m | 6,374ft) - 06 hrs.
From Syange our walk begins with climb leaving Marysangdi River behind reaching at Jagat village, a farm village with many lodges for trekkers.

After Jagat walk leads on winding path to Chamje, and back at Marysangdi River crossing to east side into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.

As the walk continues reaching a nice village at Tal Besi, from here another 3 hours walk leads to our overnight stop at Dharapani village.

Dharapani a nice village located on a junction of Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 05: Trek to Chame (2,720m | 8,923ft) - 05 hrs.

After Dharapani walk leads into rhododendron and pine forest passing villages of Bagachap and Danque, then at Timang village with more Buddhist cultured village including views of
Mt. Manaslu 8,163m / 26,781ft. From Timang village few hours trek leads to Koto and then to Chame town for overnight stop, Chame a large major town of Manang area and a head quarter town of the district.

Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3,190m | 10,465ft) - 05 hrs.
From Pisang onwards walk leads close to mountains through alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Marshyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village. From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland to Dhukure Pokhari a small place with few teahouses and lodge overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, with possible lunch stop, and then descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Day 07: Trek to Manang (3,540m | 11,614ft) - 04 hrs.

Morning views of mountains, from here onward altitude gains as the walk leads through forest with short uphill and views of Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.
Walk downhill to reach flat valley at Hongde village, from here onward tree lines fades for barren, arid landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate.

Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics, ancient wall painting and frescos and stunning views of Annapurna Himalaya, from here an hour walk reaches at Manang village.

Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang with short hikes

A necessary rest day at Manang for acclimatization before the climb of Thorang Peak and to Thorang-la pass, in Manang short hike around Manang village, this is a large village situated on windswept valley by the bank of Marshyangdi River below Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range, a nice walk uphill for views of Gangapurna Glacier and Manang glacial Lake. 

Day 09:  Trek to Yak Kharka (4,210m | 13,812ft) - 04 hrs.

After a pleasant time with rest at Manang, walk towards Ghunsang village with short uphill to reach at Yak Kharka, an interesting walk with views of snowcapped mountains, on crossing a small stream reaching Yak Kharka for overnight stop, a small settlement with views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Day 10:  Trek to Thorung- La High Camp or Phedi (4,450m | 14,450ft) - 04 hrs.

Morning walk lead to more high elevation getting closer at the base of Thorang-la after crossing a bridge with a climb along the river bank of Jarjung, finally walk leads at Thorung Phedi, here depending upon the physical conditions of the clients, if all goes well an hour steep climb to Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Day 11: Trek and climb to Thorang Peak base camp at 5,600 m - 03 hrs.
From Thorang normal trekking high camp, walk leads to our adventurous journey heading higher with fantastic mountain views of Chulus’ peaks, Gangapurna-as far to Damodar Himal.

After few hours of strenuous climb reaching the top of Thorang-la pass festooned with thousands of Buddhist prayer flags and sign board of Thorang-La and its heights.

Probably this is world highest trekking pass with amazing panorama of surrounding mountain scenery, after a short break our adventure continues with south downhill at southern edge of the pass then crossing few icy streams and then a steep climb to reach the bottom of Thorang Peak at base camp at an altitude of 5,600 meters high.

On reaching at base camp setting camp and scouting the peak areas, where our Sherpa climbing guide will be busy making path and finding most accessible route to the summit top, for next early morning climb.

Day 12:  Climb Thorang Peak 6,144 m and back at base camp.
After much preparation, starting early dawn before the sunrise climb the rocky and icy path of short ridge then following our expert Sherpa guide using ice axe, crampons with rope support where necessary few hours of vigorous climb leads at the summit of Thorang Peak on top 6,144 meters high.

This peak less climbed by adventurer or climbers, offers super panorama of surrounding Mid West Himalaya including great massive Dhaulagiri mountain range with Tilicho-Nilgiris including Khatung Kang 6,484 m and Syagang peaks 6,026 m at close distance.

After enjoying the views from our highest point of the adventure, descend safely back to base camp.

Day 13: Cross Thorung La (5,416m | 17,769ft) trek to Muktinath (3,800m | 12,467ft)-06 hrs.
After an early breakfast walk leads to a short descend crossing smaller icy streams and then climb to Thorang-la on steep winding path to reach at 5,416 m / 17,700 ft on top of Thorang-la pass offering grand panorama of surrounding peaks as far to Mustang Himal including fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri.

After enjoying the views walk leads to a long descend to reach at another phedi (bottom) with few tea-shops, after a short rest continue walk on gradual level path to reach holy Muktinath around Lower Mustang area.

On reaching Muktinath a holy spot for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Located on serene environment where one take a drive to Jomsom and beyond to Beni / Pokhara. Overnight at Muktinath just little further for temple area where fine lodges and Inns are located.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2,725m | 8,940ft) - 04 hrs.
From Muktinath, walk is easier on gradual downhill to Kaligandaki river valley, past Jharkot an interesting village of strong Tibetan influence, and then reaching on a flat river bed of Kaligandaki valley on the way to Jomsom town, headquarter town of Mustang district with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River.

At Jomsom overnight stop in a nice lodge, where you can celebrate the last night dinner among crews and other members. Jomsom and surrounding areas of Kagbeni-Marpha to Tukuche famous for apples and its products like juice, cider and brandy.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (9,00m | 2,952ft) transfer to your hotel.
Early breakfast then transfer to Jomsom airport for scenic short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne awesome views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills and villages,

On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 16: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable adventure on world 10th  highest mountains expeditions to Mt. Annapurna I,  on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure, option by air 30 minutes scenic flight to Kathmandu.

Day 17: In Kathmandu for individual activities.
A free day in Kathmandu to relax and as well for individual activities and shopping or join in our guided tour where you can witness ancient culture and heritage sites around Kathmandu valley.

Day 18: International departure for home ward bound.
Thorang Peak Climb and Trek completes today in Kathmandu, as per the time for your international flight homeward bound or to next respective countries and port of call, transfer to airport with mesmerizing and exciting adventure with High Five Adventures and its cheerful friendly guides and staff.

Cost Details

  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashipati Temple
  • Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking permit: 'Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit. And Everest National park permits Toilet paper during the trek
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Domestic airport pick up and drop by car or Van.
  • Guide: An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, Porters: Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And all Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate: Our Company provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company. Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight) Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.


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