Thorong la pass trek is one of the highest trekking trails passes in the world. Located in the border of Nepal two most mountainous districts Manang and mustang, which attracted thousands of tourists each year. Tourists around the world recognize this as an Annapurna circuit trek but another popular name for this trek is Thorong la pass trek. Thorong la pass trek starts from the Ngadi or from Jagat which lies in Lamjung district and lasts for 10 to 15 days depending on your time which gives you an excellent mountains range view in Manang District.
The Thorong la pass trek is the dream of all hikers and this is known as one of the best hiking routes in the world. Trekkers can see the fascinating peaks like Manaslu 8153, Mt Annapurna II 7940, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, thorong la peak, Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Fishtails and many others countless peaks. They will also see places like Manang and Mustang as well as the people and traditions of the area. Muktinath, Tatopani are places where they can relax after the trek. Ghorepani poon hill is another attraction of the trek where you can observe the 360 degree panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges.
The countless mountain and open landscape and geographical structures of Manag are one of the things that you should not miss in your lifetime. Trekking to Thorong la pass is the ultimate mission of the travellers who go to do Annapurna circuit trek. They do Thorong la pass and enter into Mustang district, from there some of the trekkers take the flight to Pokhara and some do the continuous trek to Tatopani then to Ghorepani.
|Duration:||15 Trek days, 1 day drive back to Kathmandu|
2 days Arrival and Departure total 18 days but can be customize
|Max. elevation:||5416 M/17, 769 Feets Thorong la|
|Elevation gain/loss||10,100 m (33,136 ft)|
|Length of Trekking trail distance||Approx 131 kilometres (81 miles)|
|Start||Ngadi, Chame, Dharapani|
|Ends||Pokhara, Tatopani or Jomsom|
|Best Time:||Spring and Autumn Season|
|Permits:||TIMS and ACCAP Permits|
Nationality and Price
|ACCAP Permits||Necessary for all the foreigners expect SARRC Nations cost of the permit is 30$|
|ACCAP Permits||For SARRC Nations cost of the permit is 10$|
|TIMS Permit for all Nations||10$ for the TIMS all nations expect SARRC Countries|
|TIMS Permit for SARRC Nations||3$ for the SARRC Nations|
Thorong la pass trek 13 days cost vary from 453 $ to 990 $ on our different plan scheme. For budget travellers, we have a bronze price which is quite economic. We have Silver and gold prices which are good for the travellers who want to enjoy their holiday maximum without any worries. The cost has different elements to know more let us know or have a look here.
Bronze Price 453$
Silver Price 940$
Gold Price 1100$
IncludesGuide, Porter, Local bus to Besisahar, Local bus to Tatopani, Jeep to Pokhara, ACCAP Permits, TIMS permits, Tourist bus to Kathmandu, Government tax and company service charge
ExcludesFood and Accomodations, Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
IncludesGuide, Porter, Food and Accommodations, Local bus to Besisahar, Jeep Tatopani, Jeep to Pokhara, ACCAP Permits, TIMS permits, Tourist bus to Kathmandu, Government tax and company service charge
ExcludesAlchoholic Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
IncludesGuide, Porter, Food and Accommodations, Tea and coffee for 4-5 cups each day, Local bus to Besisahar, Jeep Tatopani, Jeep to Pokhara, ACCAP Permits, TIMS permits, Tourist bus to Kathmandu, Government tax and company service charge
ExcludesAlchoholic Drinks, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Thorong la pass trek maximum height is 17,709 feet on the top of the Thorong La pass. This is one of the highest passes of Nepal. Most of the trekkers can make to the Thorong la pass because of the adjustment on the altitude from Manag. And height before Manag too. If you directly go to that height you may suffer from Altitude mountain sickness but resting and sleeping lower than that height most of the people can do Thorong la pass. Yes, it is quite harder to get there and you have to push yourself quite harder here to do this. Once you start the walking from Thorong High camp the altitude gradually grows up, as altitude grows you also lose your energy so at the last near Thorong la pass you will be like energy fewer people.
Thorong la pass trek highlights include the several things which are listed below.
Most of the travelers want to know how Thorong la pass trek weather is and which is the best time to do the Annapurna circuit (Thorong la pass) trek? Well, there is different weather in different months. Here we have described how the weather looks like month-wise to do Thorong la pass trek .
|January||This is the coldest and worst time to trek Thorong la pass. The weather this month is not that nice, since it is the coldest month of the year, the temperature is very cold and the temperature goes from -30 to onwards in the morning time on Thorong la pass top.|
|February||It is Second worst time for the weather, Cloudy, snow falls and cold temperatures down are very normal in this month but from the end of February the trekking season starts.|
|March||this is a good month for trekking, the first week of march is not that pretty but later on the temperatures grow and you can see the marvellous view of Himalayas. The sky becomes clean blue.|
|April||Another best month for a trek in Nepal, Slowly the temperatures in the mountains grow more than in March and the sky remains mostly blue.|
|May||The last month of the spring season with the fantastic weather, there is less chance of rain and the sky is very clear, you can mountain very clearly as well as the trail is also open most of the trekking trail.|
|June||Now the monsoon season starts in Nepal, The rainfall is common in this month, with the frequent rainfall, you can not see the mountain very clearly and the weather remains also cloudy this month. Mustang Trek can be done this month.|
|July||the main monsoon month of Nepal, the trekking experience is not good because of the rainfall, flood and leeches.|
|August||The last month of the monsoon season, but rainfall is also expected during this month. You can not get a good experience from the trek.|
|September||Usually half of the September months there will be rainfall, due to rainfall leeches problem happens in the trek. Due to overclouds, you can not see a good view of the mountain but by the end of September, the trekking experience might be good, if the weather becomes good.|
|October||The best month for trekking to Nepal is not only the Thorong la pass because the weather becomes exceptional in this month. It is very sunny weather with none expectation of rainfall. You can see the best view of mountains and landscape. This is the busiest month in Nepal for trekking tourism.|
|November||is the second-best month in the autumn season but the last of November is the pre-season of winter. Yet you will get the best trekking experience in Nepal Himalayas because the sky is clear this month usually.|
|December||the beginning of December is quite good to do trekking but it depends on also luck some years whole of December gets a clear sky while another year does not. Also if the weather becomes bad then there might also be snowfalls in the mountains.|
In conclusion, there are two best seasons one is Spring(March, April, and May) and another is Autumn(October and November) is the best time to do the Thorong pass trekking. Please see above for selecting the best time for you to the Annapurna circuit trekking
Thorong la pass trek temperature depends on the months that you do trek here for example December end to January to Mid February this are the coldest months for the trekking to Thorong la pass. The temperatures early in the morning around the Thorong la top can be -25 degree Celsius to on-wards. If there are winds then this might be even more. Here is forecasted temperature chart for the 4 seasons.
|Winter season (December, January and February)||The maximum day temperatures if there is a sunny day then, it would be around +10 to +18 and in the early morning around 4 o’clock the maximum coldest temperatures would be around -25 degree Celsius to on-wards.|
|Spring season( March, April and May)||This is the second busy season of trekking in Nepal and even in Thorong la or Annapurna circuit as well. The weather remains good this month but the minimum temperatures in the early morning might be -10 degree Celsius to -25 degree Celsius and during the day the temperatures can be +10 degree Celsius and on-wards.|
|Monsoon season( June, July and August)||Not the good months for the trekking, most of the time it rains so due to the rain the day temperature might be the +5 degree Celsius and on-wards, then in the early morning it might be -10 degree Celsius to on-wards.|
|Autumn season( September, October, November)||This is the best season to trek in Annapurna. Not only Annapurna but all the mountains of Nepal, due to pure visibility and pleasant weather this month are best to gain the trekking experience. Thorong la pass in this month is really good to do due to the stunning view and perfect temperatures. The daytime temperature might be the +10 Degree Celsius on-wards when there is sunshine and early in the morning it might be – 10 degree Celsius then more.|
Many trekkers and hikers willing to do the thorong la pass want to know the Thorong la pass trek difficulty, well we have given our perspective on how difficult it is to do the thorong la pass here.
Thorong la pass trek itinerary has been given here below please check this, if this is not suitable for you we can make the customize trekking plan.
I love this post, very informative and the pictures are very awesome. I like this adventure and determined myself that i would do this Thorong la pass trek one day
Thank you so much admin for this post .
Very awesome post, all the information that trekkers need to trek to thoron la pass. I like the photos they are very beautiful, thank you so much, writer.