Thorong La pass is most famous adventure spot to do. Trekking through Thorang La Pass is exciting to see the mountains just before. Annapurna circuit or Round Annapurna Trek is famous for Thorang La Pass. This route will prove to be the best opportunity to explore the scenery of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges Himalayas.During your trek You cross rhododendron forests, the thin Tibetan Highland atmosphere as well as many ethnic groups on the way. We acclimatize at the important trading village of Manang (3351 m.) before crossing the Thorong-La (5416 meters). From the heights of the Pass we descend to Muktinath and its sacred Buddhist and Hindus shrines. The trip end from Jomsom, where you fly back to Pokhara.
Trekking region : Annapurna
Trek Duration: 15 Days
Max. Elevation: 5416 meters
Destination: Thorung La pass
Mode of Trek: Tea House
Difficulty: Grade 3
Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.36
Best Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov
Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu.
Arrivival to Kathmandu, the beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. The No Name Travel and Treks Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, you will have short briefing and final payment procedures.
Day 02 - Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley
Sightseeing of Kathmandu includes Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the world. The two storied pagoda houses a pagoda houses with a lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. the temple dates back to the 4th century, it was brought into its present shape in the early 18th century. The temple is most noted for its gold-plat pagoda houses a ed roofs and silver-coated doors. Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design
After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepareartion for your trekking equipment for Thorong La Pass trek.
Day 03 - By bus to Besi Sahar. Trek to Bahun Danda (1310m) via Khudin
We drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Dumre and then follow the road by the Marsyangdi River to Besi Sahar. [drive approx 7 hours] We start first day's short trek from Beshisahar. We then cross the stream and climb to the village of Denauti with its striking red-walled houses. We descend to the banks of the Marshyangdi Khola and then follow the trail through rice paddies and subtropical forests to the Gurungs village of Khudi. After crossing a suspension bridge at Bhulbule, the trail passes a cascading waterfall. The trail continues to ascend towards Bahundanda. Bahundanda literally means "Hill of the Brahmins" and it is the most northerly Brahmin settlement in the Marsyangdi Valley. It is situated on a long ridge and we camp in terraced fields near the village. [walk approx 4 hours]
Day 04 - Trek to Chyamche via Jagat (1290 meters)
Steep trail descends from Bahundanda, through rice terraces, before crossing a stream at the bottom of a small waterfall. It then climbs again and traverses the hillside high above the river before reaching the village of Hani Gaon.The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed. Eventually we descend to the stone village of Jagat, situated on a shelf which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. We camp in the fields beyond the village. [Walk approx 4 hours]
Day 05 - Trek to Dharapani (1920 meters)
The trail from Jagat descends until it almost reaches the river and then begins to climb again through a forest. The sheer cliff on the opposite bank plunges downward but this side is also steep. When the climb ends, we follow a level track to Chyamje, which is marked by a magnificent waterfall on the opposite bank. We continue on an undulating path above the river, and at one point, where a tributary flows in from the opposite bank, the main river becomes covered with huge boulders that hide the water. The valley narrows and the path becomes high and winding, and in several areas hewn from the rock itself. Beyond the small village of Karte, there is a bit more cliff-walking before the path drops again to the river. We cross a suspension bridge, and climb the short distance to the stone kani marking the entrance to Dharapani, and our camp for the night. [Walk approx 5 hours]
Day 06 - Trek to Chame (2630 meters)
Annapurna II becomes visible ahead; we arrive at Bagarchhap, a Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze. We then cut across a loose hillside to the hamlet of Kotho from where we can look straight up at nearby Annapurna II - a sight convincing us that we are deep in the Himalayan Mountains. From here the trail climbs through a fir and pine forest to Chame where there are government offices, shops, and hotels. Chame is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district. [walk approx 5 hours]
Day 07 - Trek to Pisang (3190 meters)
With Lamjung Himal [6893m] sparkling in the morning sun, we set off for Pisang. We continue through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area. The valley becomes extremely steep-sided as we follow the path to Bratang. In the past this was the military station for troops who fought against the Khampa tribal revolution, but the falling down buildings are all that remain of that era.. We now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful vista before us. We can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the northeast. Continuing on, we come to a long Mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang. [Walk approx 5 hours]
Day 08 - Trek to Manang (3520 meters)
Past Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak. Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hongde, we come to a level area from where the northeast face of Annapurna III rises majestically above us. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path and off to the right, below a craggy mountain, we can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us - Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna [7455m]. After a short steep climb we reach Manang which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region. We camp here for the night, amidst the fluttering prayer flags which adorn the houses. [Walk approx 4 hours]
Day 09 - Rest day at Manang (3520 meters)
An important rest day and acclimatisation before crossing the Thorung La Pass. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous ice-fall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley.
Day 10 - Trek to Letdar (4250 meters)
From Manang, we climb to the next village of Tengi, where we can view magnificent Annapurna Himal in view all the way. We a past the treeline and the vegetation consists of alpine grasses and scrub juniper. Climbing the path past the summer village of Gunsang, we cross the Gundon Khola via a wooden bridge. From here we can see ahead the mountains surrounding the Thorung La which we will cross tomorrow. The trail is up and down as the elevation gradually increases and we soon enter an alluvial delta where there are yak pastures. An hour beyond this, we come to the small settlement of Letdar. [Walk approx 3 hours]
Day 11 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (4500 meters)
Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi. [Walk approx 3 hours]
Day 12 - Cross Thorong La (5416 m) and trek to Muktinath (3800 meters)
An early start for crossing of Thorong La pass (5416 m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years. The views are dramatic to say the least, from the snow covered mountains above, to the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. Finally the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath and its shrines and temple. [Walk approx 7-8 hours]
Day 13 - Trek to Jomsom (2713 meters)
We now begin the descent down to Kali Gandaki valley. The place is in similar geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom and are rewarded with tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek. [Walk approx 3 and half hours]
Day 14 - Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.We then catch a further flight back to Kathmandu.
Day 15 - Departure from Kathmandu.
After breakfast; morning is free for individual activities. Transfer for your final flight departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
US$ 1190 (1 Person) US$ 990 (2-4 Persons) US$ 950 (5-7 Persons) US$ 898 (7+ Persons)
Airport pickup and drop
Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle
Transportation to Besishahar and Pokhara to Kathmandu
Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
Trekking permit and ACAP entrance fees
First Aid Kit
Culture Dinner Program
Service Charge of our office
Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Domestic flight of Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
All Trekking equipments and personal items
Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.
Minimum 2 persons needed for this trek