Thorong La Pass - 17 Days

Tilicho Lake with Thorong La Pass trekking is among Nepal’s most celebrated trekking trail. Therefore, it’s famous for its beautiful natural environment, various cultures, and old heritage. Also, it leads you to an elevation of 4920 meters. It’s the popular trekking destination in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Annapurna trekking region in Nepal is a renowned paradise among trekkers worldwide.
The area has the presence of such peaks and mountains as the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu or Machhapuchhre. These mountains emerge within the distance throughout your trek, giving you a factual Himalayan experience and tons of enjoyment. Tilicho Lake with Thorong La Pass provides trails of flat villages and mountain communities. So, it can expose you to the range of various cultures of the Gurung, Magars, Manangi, Thakali individuals, and diverse inhabitant ethnic teams.

Details itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in
Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from the airport will transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu
Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and
artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath
is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: – Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
Our journey begins with a seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu to Khudi on a serpentine road on the rural area of Nepal following Trishuli watercourse. On the manner, we will witness different terraced farms and delightful huts. From Dumre, we will leave the previous path and head north to Besisahar. Further drive from Besisahar on a rough road takes us to Dharapani, the preliminary spot of our trek.
Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 04: – Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8629ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will commence the trek from Dharapani through the associate abundant forest. Some climb results in sharp rock face facing the watercourse bank – Chyamje comes into picturesque the fantastic read of lofty Annapurna mountain ranges. Further walk along the thick forest leads us to Chame.
Overnight in Chame

Day 05: – Trek from Chame to Pisang (3210m/10531ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes concerning 5 hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) gleaming within the morning sun, you go off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you descend up the vale. Then we continue through a fir and pine forest, rising to a high, rocky space as the opposite bank becomes unclimbable drop. Continuing on, we will return to an extended Mani wall by a bridge and therefore to the lower village of Pisang.
Overnight in Pisang.

Day 06: – Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes concerning 5 -6 hours. On the far side of Pisang, the path climbs a steep ridge that affords sensible views of the Manang vale and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Downward-sloping past Manang’s landing strip at Hunger (3320m.), we will return to A level space from wherever the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically higher than us. The view of Annapurna IV (7525m.) from Sabje Khola vale is also stunning.
Overnight in Manang.

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Manang (3520 M/11548ft), (Teahouse-Lodge + B-L-D),
It’s the day for acclimatization at Manang and exploring in and around the city. The square measure nonmandatory day walks like passage the stream to envision the marvelous ice coming back down from the Annapurna, or rise high higher than the village for a full landscape of the Annapurna vary and therefore the Manang vale.
Overnight in Manang.

Day 08: – Trek from Manang to Khangsar village (3734m/12251ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will hike down from old Manang through monasteries before we reach the Marsyangdi river and cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing river. It is possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a huge icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna. The trail will stay close to the river bed and soon we will approach Khangsar where the superb view of the Great Barrier open up. We hike until we reach Khangsar.
Overnight in Khangsar

Day 09: – Trek from Khangsar Village to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m/13615ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will climbs the steeply trail past the Gompa and small monasteries through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The path is covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail we will cross a few streams and finally reach the Tilicho Lake Base Camp.
Overnight at Tilicho Lake Base Camp

Day 10: – Trek from Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft) and trek back to base camp, (Lodging + B-L-D),
The trail to the Tilicho will start up a side valley then traverses onto a moraine, making a long climb to 4710m. There we can get the outstanding view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang. Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at (4920m), presents a particularly dramatic spectacle. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the surrounding peaks, but more often it is frozen solid. After spending the memorable time at Tilicho Lake, we will trek down to Tilicho base camp via the same way for an overnight stay.
Overnight in Tilicho Lake Base Camp

Day 11: – Trek from Tilicho base camp to Yak Kharka (4000m/13123ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will hike early morning from Tilicho Base camp through the ups and downs hills before we pass through the Oak and rhododendron forest. We will continue our trek through Marsyangdi Valley. We can experience the excellent view of Annapurna III.
Overnight at Yak Kharka

Day 12: – Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4420m/14501ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D)
After breakfast, a trek from the Thorang Phedi takes four hours. Going away Thorang Phedi, we will ascend more and more to a ridge before downward-sloping to the headquarters of the Marshyangd. Once a brief get up the mountain path, follow a slim path across unbalanced binge rise then descend to Thorung Phedi.
Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 13: Early morning start the trek from Throng Phedi all way to Muktinath (3800 M/12467ft) via Thorong-La Pass (5416 M/17769ft), 7-8 hours, (Teahouse-Lodge + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La (5416m.) As we pass
on, the trail becomes steep straight away on departure after camp. The gradient then eases, and after around 4 hours of solid climbing, we will reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The trek downward to Muktinath is a knee thumping (1600m), we are rewarded with brilliant views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately the moraines grant way to verdant slopes before a satisfying walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath.
Overnight in Muktinath
Day 14: – Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m/8901ft) via Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will trek to Jomsom from Muktinath. On the way, we will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees. Finally we will arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang. We trek until we reach Jomsom.
Overnight in Jomsom
Day 15: – Jomsom to Pokhara, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, take a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom which is a 25 minutes scenic flight.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 16: – Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive. , (Lodging + B-L-D),
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 17: – Final Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Transportation Kathmandu- Dharapani, Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight possibility Pokhara-Kathmandu,
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara,
    Annapurna Conservation area Entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekker’s info Management System),
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  • Three meals on a daily basis whereas on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced communicatory government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  • All program per itineraries on full board as per itinerary,
    Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Café/restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from the airport will transfer you to the hotel.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and

artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.

In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath

is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.

And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: - Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani (1960m/6430ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),

Our journey begins with a seven to eight hours drive from Kathmandu to Khudi on a serpentine road on the rural area of Nepal following Trishuli watercourse. On the manner, we will witness different terraced farms and delightful huts. From Dumre, we will leave the previous path and head north to Besisahar. Further drive from Besisahar on a rough road takes us to Dharapani, the preliminary spot of our trek.

Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 4
Day 04: - Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2630m/8629ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will commence the trek from Dharapani through the associate abundant forest. Some climb results in sharp rock face facing the watercourse bank – Chyamje comes into picturesque the fantastic read of lofty Annapurna mountain ranges. Further walk along the thick forest leads us to Chame.

Overnight in Chame

Day 5
Day 05: - Trek from Chame to Pisang (3210m/10531ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),

Trek from Chame to Pisang (3100m.) takes concerning 5 hours. With Lamjung Himal (6893m) gleaming within the morning sun, you go off for Pisang. The mountain disappears as you descend up the vale. Then we continue through a fir and pine forest, rising to a high, rocky space as the opposite bank becomes unclimbable drop. Continuing on, we will return to an extended Mani wall by a bridge and therefore to the lower village of Pisang.

Overnight in Pisang.

Day 6
Day 06: - Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540m/11614ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),

Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) takes concerning 5 -6 hours. On the far side of Pisang, the path climbs a steep ridge that affords sensible views of the Manang vale and Tilicho peak (7145m.). Downward-sloping past Manang's landing strip at Hunger (3320m.), we will return to A level space from wherever the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically higher than us. The view of Annapurna IV (7525m.) from Sabje Khola vale is also stunning.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 7
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Manang (3520 M/11548ft), (Teahouse-Lodge + B-L-D),

It's the day for acclimatization at Manang and exploring in and around the city. The square measure nonmandatory day walks like passage the stream to envision the marvelous ice coming back down from the Annapurna, or rise high higher than the village for a full landscape of the Annapurna vary and therefore the Manang vale.

Overnight in Manang.

Day 8
Day 08: - Trek from Manang to Khangsar village (3734m/12251ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will hike down from old Manang through monasteries before we reach the Marsyangdi river and cross a suspension bridge over Jharsing river. It is possible to cross the ridge north of Annapurna IV, II, and Glacier Dome or to descend from village to the glacial lake at the foot of a huge icefall descending from the northern slopes of Gangapurna. The trail will stay close to the river bed and soon we will approach Khangsar where the superb view of the Great Barrier open up. We hike until we reach Khangsar.

Overnight in Khangsar

Day 9
Day 09: - Trek from Khangsar Village to Tilicho lake base camp (4150m/13615ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will climbs the steeply trail past the Gompa and small monasteries through juniper and sea buckthorn bushes. The path is covered by small crystals and shrubs can be seen on both sides. Some places along the trail we will cross a few streams and finally reach the Tilicho Lake Base Camp.

Overnight at Tilicho Lake Base Camp

Day 10
Day 10: - Trek from Base camp to Tilicho Lake (4920m/16142ft) and trek back to base camp, (Lodging + B-L-D),

The trail to the Tilicho will start up a side valley then traverses onto a moraine, making a long climb to 4710m. There we can get the outstanding view of Tarkeghyang, Gangapurna and the Khangsar Kang. Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at (4920m), presents a particularly dramatic spectacle. Sometimes its turquoise water reflects the surrounding peaks, but more often it is frozen solid. After spending the memorable time at Tilicho Lake, we will trek down to Tilicho base camp via the same way for an overnight stay.

Overnight in Tilicho Lake Base Camp

Day 11
Day 11: - Trek from Tilicho base camp to Yak Kharka (4000m/13123ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),

We will hike early morning from Tilicho Base camp through the ups and downs hills before we pass through the Oak and rhododendron forest. We will continue our trek through Marsyangdi Valley. We can experience the excellent view of Annapurna III.

Overnight at Yak Kharka

Day 12
Day 12: - Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4420m/14501ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D)

After breakfast, a trek from the Thorang Phedi takes four hours. Going away Thorang Phedi, we will ascend more and more to a ridge before downward-sloping to the headquarters of the Marshyangd. Once a brief get up the mountain path, follow a slim path across unbalanced binge rise then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Overnight in Thorong Phedi.

Day 13
Day 13: Early morning start the trek from Throng Phedi all way to Muktinath (3800 M/12467ft) via Thorong-La Pass (5416 M/17769ft), 7-8 hours, (Teahouse-Lodge + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La (5416m.) As we pass

on, the trail becomes steep straight away on departure after camp. The gradient then eases, and after around 4 hours of solid climbing, we will reach the chorten and prayer flags of the pass. The trek downward to Muktinath is a knee thumping (1600m), we are rewarded with brilliant views of Dhaulagiri. Ultimately the moraines grant way to verdant slopes before a satisfying walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath.

Overnight in Muktinath

Day 14
Day 14: - Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m/8901ft) via Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft) , (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will trek to Jomsom from Muktinath. On the way, we will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. The trail stroll among meadows, streams, poplar and fruit trees. Finally we will arrive Kagbeni a gateway to Upper Mustang. We trek until we reach Jomsom.

Overnight in Jomsom

Day 15
Day 15: - Jomsom to Pokhara, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, take a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom which is a 25 minutes scenic flight.

Overnight in Pokhara

Day 16
Day 16: - Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive. , (Lodging + B-L-D),

Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 17
Day 17: - Final Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transfer Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Transportation Kathmandu- Dharapani, Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staff) or flight possibility Pokhara-Kathmandu,
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Annapurna Conservation area Entry permit,
  • TIMS permit (Trekker's info Management System),
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation throughout the trek,
  • Three meals on a daily basis whereas on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced communicatory government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced mountain trekking porter,
  • All program per itineraries on full board as per itinerary,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and different facilities to employees throughout the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural Café/restaurant,
  • Rescue arrangements,
  • Local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Trip Exclude

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whereas in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your travel/trekking insurance,
  • International fare,
  • Tips for trekking employees and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All types of alcoholic & soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking instrumentation, etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, unwellness that aren't beneath our management,
  • Any different expenses that aren't mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return From Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)
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Faqs

From where Annapurna Circuit Trek starts?

The trek kicks off from Besisaha (820m/2690 ft), Khudi (790m/2592 ft) along the majestic view of Marshyangdi and Kaligandaki river. Bahundanda, Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Letdar, Thorung Phedi, Muktinath (3800m/12467), Lete, Tatopani, and Ghorepani. After crossing Muktinath region, you will head towards Thorung La pass towards upper mountainous trails.

How to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)?

The Annapurna Base Camp trek kicks off from Pokhara towards Nayapul via private vehicle. After this, the trek route kicks off towards Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chomrong, Dovan, Machapuchre Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp (4130m). Similarly, following the course of ABC trekkers can head towards Ghandruk.

What are the climates suitable for traveling in Annapurna Region?

The climate in the Annapurna region is moderate, which keeps on fluctuating depending on weather condition. Traveling is favorable all year round in this region. However, the month of September, October, and November in Autumn season is the busy season for Annapurna Circuit Trek. During Autumn there is lesser rainfall, the temperature is moderate, so the climate is neither too hot nor too cold. Similarly, during the spring season (March-May) also trekkers gather to discover the ultimate thrill of Annapurna Circuit. But travelers can travel all year round for other expedition such as paragliding, sightseeing, meditation, travel holidays, short hiking and more.

What is the point of interest in the Annapurna Region?

Some of the popular points of attraction in Annapurna Region are Upper Mustang, Jomsom, Muktinath, Annapurna Circuit, Cultural Expedition, Paragliding, Trekking, Mountain sightseeing, and Mountain Biking.

How hard is the Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the leading and secure trekking routes among many other trekking routes in Nepal. As the elevation increase, the altitude becomes stable along the anticlockwise path towards Thorung La pass (5416m/17769 ft). So, it is suitable for all age group above 18 years.

What are the adventure sports in Annapurna Region?

Paragliding, Bungee Jumping, hiking, trekking, rock climbing, and Mountain biking are some popular adventure sports in the Annapurna Region.

Who are the traditional peoples of Annapurna Region?

Thakali peoples, Sherpas, Rais, Limbus, Magars, and Gurungs are the central traditional peoples of Annapurna Region.

What are the famous pilgrimages of Annapurna Region?

The holy temple of Muktinath (3800m) is a famous pilgrim site for both Hindus and Buddhist. Muktinath temple is a sacred temple of Lord Vishnu, who is the preserver of the universe according to Hindu mythology. Similarly, there are several sacred Buddhist monasteries and nunneries along the elevating mountain routes of Annapurna Region. Tatopani is another sacred journey where many Hindus take a holy bath. In addition to this, there are many temples, monasteries, nunneries, and heritage sites all over the Annapurna Region.

  • The departure schedule can be modified on any inevitable circumstances like weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
  • We have gotten different further programs like Mt. Flight, rope jumping, Paragliding, whirlybird tour, Film shooting, hiking, radical lightweight, looking, Jungle hunting expedition, etc. we will embrace these programs in your trip upon requests.

  • Comfortable Sleeping bags
  • Hiking Boots
  • Chill T-Shirts/Jerseys
  • Lighter Jackets
  • Water Proof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Moisturizing Creams, sunscreen lotions
  • Trekking Socks, Sunglasses, sunhats, caps
  • Gloves, Scarfs, woolen hats
  • Toilet papers, tissue papers, wipers, towels, etc.
  • Torch lights, Headlights.
  • Trekking/Hiking Poles
  • First aid box, required medicines
    Nightwears, undergarments, water bottles, water purifiers, etc.
  • Plastic/Waterproof bags
    Shampoos, small pocket purses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other necessary personal products.
  • Cameras, Binocular (optional).
    Passport size photographs
    Pocket knifes

Trip Facts

  • 17 days
  • Teahouse lodge
  • Moderate
  • Dharapani
  • Jomsom
  • 4920 Meters
  • 5-6 HRS
  • Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, etc.
  • Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Natural Environment,Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, etc.
  • Bus, Jeep & Car

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