Thorong La pass 5416m
Minimum 2 pax
Private and comfortable drive. (Flight fr0m KTM-PKR-KTM available).
March-May & Sept.-Nov.
Trekking to Annapurna region definitely creates an interesting and positive experience for any travel enthusiasts. Add Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La Pass (5416m) and you get a trek route that gives you an experience of a lifetime.
The pass is a huge attraction and attracts thousands of trekkers, mountaineers, and pilgrims each year as Annapurna Circuit is a very popular trek route.
The length of Annapurna Circuit covers around 300km encircling the Annapurna range. Thorong La Pass (the highest trekking pass in the world) is famous not only among tourists but is a lifeline for traders as well. It is the highest point in the circuit over 5400 m and can be potentially dangerous if you try to cross the pass from West to East due to the sudden rise in elevation.
In this engaging tour, the skyline is way more impressive than described in mere words. On the panoramic canvas, you will get to see massive eight-thousanders like Annapurna I, and Dhaulagiri, a holy site for Tibetan Buddhists.
You will also come across Fishtail Mountain which is not as tall as its cousins but makes up for it with its unmatched beauty. Your trek starts at Beshi Sahar taking you through Dharapani, Chame, Manang, etc. to Thorong Phedi or the High Camp.
From here you make your way to the renowned Muktinath Temple (one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world) via Thorong La. Attain peace in this holy location and continue towards your final journey.
On the way, you can find the different ethnic groups such as Sherpas, Bhotias, and Thakalis, with their own unique culture and way of life. Many lakes including the highest lake of the world - Tilicho, beautiful landscapes, rare flora, fauna as well as can get a chance to interact and indulge with the kind and humble local people are all amazing plus points of the rote.
The trail from Annapurna to Manang passes on through the stone-walled villages, deep gorge of Marshyangdi River, monasteries, chortens, etc. The higher you move the better views you will get. Many travel magazines and online partners have listed this destination as a must-visit place in Nepal.
During your trip, you would come across the diversity of Nepal as you go through small villages with various ethnicities, forests with hundreds of plant and animal species and the landscapes that will surprise you every time. Unveil the secrets, wrap the blanket of nature around and start feeling the change.
Highlights of Thorang La Pass Trek
- Most popular Annapurna Circuit Trek
- Thorang-La pass, the highest pass in the world
- Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world
- Muktinath Temple
- Unique and diverse landscape of Manang
- Rare Alpine wildlife and vegetation of Annapurna Conservation Area
- Challenging and thrill igniting route
- Impressive mountain views
- Interaction with different ethnic groups and their culture
- Monasteries and Chortens
- Walking through the rugged mountainous path and tall woods
The list will go on and on... The rest is for you to discover and explore!
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Khudi (800m). 7-8 hrs drive
Day 4: Trek to Sirung (2,200m). 6-7 hrs
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,300m). 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Trek to Dharapani (1,960m). 7-8 hrs
Day 7: Trek to Chame (2,710m). 5-6 hrs
Day 8: Trek to Pisang (3,300m). 5-6 hrs
Day 9: Trek to Manang. 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Acclimatization and Explore around in Manang. 3-4 hrs hike
Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,110m). 3-4 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,600m). 3-4 hrs
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong La pass (5,416m). 7-8 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Marpha (2,670m). 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Kalopani (2,530 m). 5-6 hrs
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (1,200m). 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m). 7-8 hrs
Day 18: Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) then to Tadapani (2,700m). 6-7 hrs
Day 19: Trek to Syauli Bazar and then drive to Pokhara (827m). 5 hrs trek & 2 hrs drive
Day 20:Drive to Kathmandu. 6-7 hrs drive. (30 min flight is available)
Day 21: Departure transfer.