Thorong Peak Climbing
Thorong Peak Climbing

About Thorong Peak Climbing

Thorong Peak Climbing leads you above 6,144 meters from the sea level in the beautiful Annapurna region. Following the Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail, you will gradually move towards the summit of Thorong Peak. Thorong Peak Climbing 20 Days is a challenging, adventurous, and life-changing journey. During the Thorong Peak Climbing, you will climb one of the most difficult peaks in Annapurna Himalayas. Climbing Thorng Peak is not an easy thing. You need to walk on steep, rugged, snowy, and glacial paths. You need to be strong both physically and mentally, as this peak will surely test your endurance.

Trekking through beautiful villages of Gurungs and Manages, verdant hills, crossing rushing streams, and enjoying divine chillness of Himalayas, you traverse the region. On the trail, you get to see various flora and fauna. The trail offers different climatic zones. Likewise, you will explore ancient monasteries, and one of the very famous religious sites, Muktinath Temple. Following Kali Gandaki River, you will pass by lovely apple orchards and reach stunning Jomsom village.

Thorong Peak Climbing allows you to explore the surreal part of Himalayas and be part of the kindest society. The climbing is rewarding and satisfying. Himalayan mountains like Pisang Peak (6,091 m), Chulu East Peak (6,429 m), Chulu West Peak (6,419 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,454 m), and many others will decorate the trail. Become part of this adventurous journey with us and let's make a lifelong memory together.

Highlights of Thorong Peak Climbing

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar and Jagat
  • Visit ancient monasteries and caves in Manang village
  • Get to witness tempting landscape view
  • Trek through lush forests and picturesque villages
  • Adventurous climbing route to Thorong Peak summit
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains
  • Visit Muktinath Temple, a holy temple of Hindus & Buddhists
  • Walkthrough lovely apple orchards to Jomsom
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara


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One of our team representatives will wait for you at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. He will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Before leaving you, he will shortly brief you about the day program. Rest for a few hours, and later stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. You will then meet with other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company. 

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner only

Preparation for the journey involves many things from double-checking all the gears to collecting permits & documents. You meet with the guide and discuss the trail, difficulties, and all sorts of issues that can arise. Before we begin our adventure, we make sure we are preparing for all the circumstances. If we go for a few hours on our hands, we will visit tourist sites like Swayambhunath or Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

Besisahra is the first town, where you will be spending the night. The drive from Kathmandu to this place is long and scenic. You get to see beautiful views of rolling green hills, rivers, colorful terraced fields, and small villages. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, you will drive to Jagat, which is a lovely village and the starting point of our trek. The drive will be scenic and offers striking views of mountains and hills. Upon reaching Jagat, you will spend the rest of the day relaxing and looking around.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The day begins with a delicious breakfast. After that, you move towards Dharapani. The trail passes through small villages like Chamche, Tal & Karte and fields. On the way, you get to see the cascading waterfall and reach Dharapani.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail from Dharapani to Chame includes a steep path that goes through lush forests. You get to see fantastic views of Annapurna II along with the rocky landscape. Likewise, fluttering prayer flags and unique Tibetan villages add a splash of color in the region.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail moves along the narrow steep path and ascends to Pisang. You trek through the dense pine forest along the Marsyangdi river and cross a suspension bridge. The trail passes by lovely apple orchards, small tea shops, and offers a stunning view of Pisang Peak and Himalayan mountains. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Pisang, the trail gradually ascends to Manang. It is a very beautiful village that offers tempting views. As the trail moves towards Manang, you will notice a change in vegetation and scenery to the drier side. On the way, you will see various cops fields and yaks grazing on pastures along with many monasteries, chortens, and prayer wheels. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You will rest for the day. It is very important to acclimate your body with increased altitude. For this, you will hike to a nearby place and get back to teahouses. Later, in the day, you will visit ancient monasteries and caves and stroll around the village. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail ascends offering wonderful landscape views. Passing through Ghunsang, you will cross Ghyangchang River and reach near a monastery. From here, the trail will soon take you to Yak Kharka. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail today will take you to Thorong High Camp, which is also known as Thorong Phedi located below Thorong La Pass. The trail moves along Kone river and crossing it, you reach the high camp. 

  • Camp/Guesthouse
  • BLD

Today, the trail follows a rugged and steep path to Thorong Peak Base Camp. On the way, you may have to face high winds. It is going to be a tough climbing day, however, stunning Himalayan views will keep you motivated. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

In the next few days, you will push towards the Thorong Peak summit. In the difficult and technical section, your Sherpa guide will help you and fix ropes for you. From the top of the summit, you get to witness breath-taking views of the surrounding. Further, following the same route, you descend to the base camp.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Today, the trail descends all the way down to a very famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath Temple. It is a significant temple for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple itself welcome hundreds of pilgrims every year. You will spend a night here and explore the premises of this holy site.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

From Muktinath, you drop down on a windy terrain. Trekking through small houses, you will cross a few streams and reach Kagbeni. the trail then moves along Kaligandaki River and offers outstanding views. You cross a suspension bridge, a wooden bridge, and pass through apple orchards to reach Jomsom.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You will take an early morning flight to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu. Of course, the flight will be short, and let you some time extra time in Kathmandu to explore and relax. both flight and drive offer wonderful views.

    Spend this day exploring around the valley. Visit sites like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, etc. Go shopping and have lunch in one of the many hotels in Thamel. In the evening, we will organize a farewell/celebration dinner for you with all the team members. 

    • Hotel
    • Breakfast & farewell dinner

    As the trip comes to an end. We will say goodbye to each other and drop you at the Airport for your next flight.

      Good to Know

      Why go on Thorong Peak Climbing with us?

      At Dream Peak Adventure, we take extra care of our guests from their arrival to departure. While traveling with us, you will get the best service possible. We do not compromise anything. Our packages are designed professionally incorporating our expertise from the field. With us, you will get highly experienced climbers who have mapped numerous Himalayan trails and climbed several mountains.

      Thorong Peak Climbing route

      Thorong Peak Climbing begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar that continues to Jagat. From here, you begin trekking towards beautiful Manang village passing by Chame and Pisang. The trail then gradually ascends on the steep and rugged path to Thorong Peak Base Camp. Further, you slowly push towards the summit. The trail is going to be challenging. After reaching the summit, you descend to Muktinath and walk along the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom. A scenic flight from here will take you to Pokhara.

      Best time to go Thorong Peak Climbing

      You can go to Thorong Peak Climbing from March to May and October to November. These months comprise two seasons; Spring and Autumn. Because of stable weather, moderate climate, and clear sky, trekking in these months is the peak time. You will see many fellow trekkers on the trail.

      Thorong Peak Climbing difficulty

      Climbing Thorong Peak is challenging not only you will need previous trekking/climbing experience but also have to be in strong physical condition. The trail includes many steep sections along Thorong High Camp to Thorong Base Camp and above. There are also technical parts that you have to cross, and you will need good support of your guide to reach the summit. Good health, stamina, and determination are needed as the trail is demanding.

      Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

      Thorong Peak Climbing is a high altitude journey that will take you above 6,000 meters. Due to high elevation, the chances of altitude sickness increases hugely. Altitude sickness is a common illness that trekkers have to face in high altitude venture.

      Below you can read about symptoms and preventive measures of altitude sickness:

      Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

      • headache
      • nausea and vomiting
      • dizziness
      • tiredness
      • loss of appetite
      • shortness of breath

      Preventive measures of altitude sickness:-

      • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
      • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
      • Make sure you're drinking enough water
      • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
      • Avoid alcohol
      • Avoid smoking
      • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
      • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

      Food & Water during Thorong Peak Climbing

      Meals in the teahouse has a good variety. You can expect to see dishes like rice, veg-curries, non-veg curries, fried veggies, eggs, toast, porridge, chapati, bread, rice pudding, momo, noodles, sandwiches, etc. During climbing, the meals will be cooked by our trained crew members. We will provide you delicious, filling, and nutritious meals that will give you adequate energy to climb.

      Boiled water is available in the teahouse. You might have to pay a few bucks at someplace to refill your water bottle. You can also find plastic water bottles on the way, but we request you not to buy it. It can get very expensive and also increases waste. Don't forget to carry water purification tablets or any lightweight purification device.

      Accommodation during Thorong Peak Climbing

      Teahouse will be the main accommodation in the villages, whereas during the climbing period, you stay overnight in camp. Teahouses are run by locals that help them economically. The facilities in the teahouse are quite basic, and it will seem more like sharing a room of the local's house than a hotel. The rooms come with twin beds, which means you have to share with a fellow trekker. Washrooms may be common most of the time. For a climbing period, we will carry all the tents and equipment that will help you survive.

      Thorong Peak Climbing permit

      The charges for a permit can vary from season to season. As the spring the peak climbing season in Nepal the permit can get a little costly. Below is the list of Thorong Peak Climbing permit fee:- Below is the list of Thorong Peak Climbing permit fee:-

      Spring (March to May) - USD 250

      Autumn (September to November) - USD 125

      Winter (December to February) - USD 70

      Summer (June to August) - USD 70

      Thorong Peak Climbing cost

      do offer a fixed rate for Thorong Peak Climbing package that includes things like accommodation, meals, ground transportation as per the itinerary, permits, and expenses of the guide & porter. If you go for tailor-made itinerary then the package cost can fluctuate as per the changes. Many things are also not included in the package cost, you can see that in out cost include & exclude segment.

      Environmental Practices

      The protection and preservation of the environment while running adventurous trips is very important for us. We take many different measures during our journey to the unspoiled Himalayas. From encouraging not to use plastic water bottles to carry our waste down to the cities to get it recycled or composted are few of the actions that we are taking.

      Likewise, we also work closely with the locals of all the regions and help them either by providing a way to earn a living or donating. While traveling with us, you will not only explore but also contribute to the protection and upliftment of the region.

      Thorong Peak Climbing Packing List

      We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

      • Clothing
      • Sun hat/scarf
      • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
      • Waterproof shell jacket
      • Down vest and/or jacket
      • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
      • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
      • Fleece/wool pants
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
      • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
      • Hiking boots with spare laces
      • Sunglasses with UV protection


      • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
      • Trekking poles
      • Headlamp
      • Trek bag-pack
      • Basic First Aid Kit
      • Daypack
      • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
      • Water bottles

      Climbing gears

      • Climbing harness
      • Ice ax
      • crampons
      • Mountaineering boots
      • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
      • Rope
      • Snow bar
      • Ice hammer
      • Helmet (optional)


      • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
      • Soap (biodegradable)
      • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
      • Deodorants
      • Face and body moisturizer
      • Nail clippers
      • Small mirror
      • Tissue paper/toilet roll
      • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


      • Trail Map/Guide book
      • Binocular
      • Reading book
      • Journal & Pen
      • Pencils and small notebooks
      • Camera with extra batteries