Thorong La Pass Trek Overview
Trekking to the Annapurna region definitely creates an interesting and positive experience for any travel enthusiast. Adding Annapurna Circuit with Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and you get a trek route that gives you an experience of a lifetime.
Thorong La Pass Trek is a huge attraction and attracts thousands of trekkers, mountaineers, and pilgrims each year as Annapurna Circuit that leads to Thorang La is a very popular trek route.
The length of the 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 as a lifeline for traders as well.
In this engaging trek, the skyline is way more impressive than described in mere words. On the panoramic canvas, you will get to see massive eight-thousanders of the Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri.
You will also come across Mt. Fishtail which is not as tall as its cousins but makes up for it with its unmatched beauty.
Thorong La Pass Trek Highlights
- UNESCO Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
- Most popular Annapurna Circuit Trek
- The highest pass in the world
- Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world
- A Visit to famous Muktinath Temple
- A unique and diverse landscape of Manang disctrict
- 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!
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.