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:-
- nausea and vomiting
- 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.
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.
- 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
- Trek bag-pack
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Thermo-rest sleeping pad
- Water bottles
- Climbing harness
- Ice ax
- Mountaineering boots
- AscenderDescender/Abseil device
- Snow bar
- Ice hammer
- Helmet (optional)
- Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
- Soap (biodegradable)
- Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Tissue paper/toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial Hand wash
- Trail Map/Guide book
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Camera with extra batteries