One of the most popular trekking, Thorong La Pass Trekking is also called Annapurna Circuit Trek. Trek starts from Chame and ends at Natural City Pokhara. Thorang La is one of the high elevations passes of 5,416 miters probably the best-highest pass in the world. It has been voted many times as the best trekking destination. It is located north of the Annapurna Himalayan trail between Manang Valley to the east and Mustang Valley to the west. Scenic Mountains are seen from much closed including massif Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Tukuche Peak, and many others. Trekking starts from a low elevation and slowly reaches a high elevation having enough acclimatization periods in between. An extra day stay at Manang as an acclimatization day and exploring around helps your body adjust before reaching high altitude land. It is combining wide variant climate zone from tropical, and subtropical to plateau land. The best month for crossing Thorong La is from March to May and September to November, although trekkers love crossing it in December, and January months when the pass is full of snow. It is strongly suggested to trek with an experienced guide on this trail since pass attempt some difficult ascending.
Thorong La Pass trekking details
Our 13 days Thorong La Pass Trekking plan has enough time to prepare for your trekking in Kathmandu. Explore major UNESCO heritage sites with expert tour guides from Nepal Highland Treks. The trip starts driving via a well-paved road to Besisahar and further drives on the rough mountain road to Chame of Manang district. Start to offer the most breathtaking sceneries of the Himalayas. Trekkers pass numerous cultural villages of Nepal. The first section of trekking is in the lush irrigated Marshyangdi Valley reaching up to the highest pass Thorung La then down to the Kaligandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world. After the longest walk on the pass, reach the famous pilgrim site Muktinath. Muktinath Temple is the holiest for Hindus and Buddhists. After another hour of hiking down reaches the typical Tibetan cultural village of Kagbeni. The itinerary is including flying to Pokhara from Jomsom at the end. We still can customize our itinerary as per your interest. The route can include further trekking down to Marpha, Ghasa, and Tatopani, then drive back to Pokhara via Beni. Tatoapni is having a natural hot spring, can enjoy hot bathing. Another option is to climb Ghorepani Poon Hill from Tatopani and trek back to Pokhara.
Thorong La Pass Trekking and Tilicho Lake Combination
The combination of Tilicho Lake and Thorong-La pass trekking will be complete adventure trekking in the Annapurna circuit. The highest mountain pass and the highest Lake are surrounded by the Himalayas. You will reach 4919 meter’s highest Lake before crossing the 5,416 meters through La. The total itinerary from 13 days will jump to 16 days if you include Tilicho Lake in the plan. There are entirely local tea houses even on the Tilicho Lake side.
Thorong-La Trek and Upper Mustang Combination
When you cross Thorong-La, you will reach Mustang Valley. The part of the lower Mustang starts rite after Muktinath. Visit the Kagbeni village and overnight there for a night. You also can start another trek to Upper Mustang or a driving tour to Upper Mustang. The main attraction is to visit the capital of Mustang Lo-man thang takes a single day to reach by driving. Within four days’ time reach the capital of Upper Mustang if you are trekking. For both plans either trek or to drive, Nepal highland treks can well plan with the necessary arrangements. Upper Mustang is a restricted area and has to issue a special permit which cost USD 500 per person. This is the main reason, the cost of the Upper Mustang trek or tour will come comparatively high.