Trip Overview

Reach an altitude of 5416 metres and ascend to the clouds  as you cross the Thorung La Pass along the Annapurna Circuit. Testing your mind and body, this is one hell of an accomplishment.Thorang la pass trek , also popularly known as Annapurna Circuit Trek stretching to the North of the Himalayan range is one of the most rewarding treks in all of Nepal that offers exploration from different angles and perspectives. The trekking in this area has become the centre of attraction for many tourists because this region is considered to be the rich in breathtaking scenes of mountains, diverse culture and lifestyle of people living in the areas and the flora and faunas. The trekking in this area has become the centre of attraction for many tourists because this region is considered to be the rich in breathtaking scenes of mountains, diverse culture and lifestyle of people living in the areas and the flora and faunas. The trail is rich in wild animals, where you can see various animals such as Mountain Thar or Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others. One of the features of this trekking route is that the higher you go up, the more panoramic views of Manang village, forests and queuing hills you can see.

This trek is said to be the best long-distance hike in the world & was opened to globe trotter since the 1980s. The trek starts from the rural mid-hills and gradually reaches an altitude of 5,416 meters at the Thorung La pass. Thorong La is the   most challenging  and highest pass on the circuit. This impressive pass is the most advantageous point on earth to view the stunning beauty of the great Himalayas.The trail moves along paddy fields, sub-tropical forest, incredible waterfalls, huge cliffs, and several lovely friendly villages.Dramatic deep gorges, desolate high mountain passes, relaxing hot spring, Buddhist and Hindu temples, delightful farming villages and at every turn a different view of the Annapurna summits.Annapurna Circuit Trek provides a splendid view of Manaslu and Himchuli to the east through the trail. Through the Annapurna Round Trek, you will pass through heavy settlements. The region is full of rhododendron forests. The people inhabiting the region are mostly Thakalis and Gurung.

Since it was opened in 1977 for foreigners,the journey spontaneously offered wonderful opportunities to interact with different ethnic people, their culture and observe their lifestyles & livelihood. Manang valley and Lower Mustang is influenced much by Tibetan culture. Visitors get fantastic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),Gangapurna (7455m) , Manaslu (8156m), Machhepuchhre (6993m) and Tilicho peak (7134m) around the circuit. Most visitors who love to walk in the Annapurna region make sure they do this trip. After Thorong pass we visit famous Muktinath. It is a well-known temple of Hindus as well as Buddhists. It would be better if you have one more day visit to Marpha. This place is famous for Apples in Nepal and a beautiful village in the valley is almost a must-visit. Due to an increasing inflow of trekkers every year, in order to offer juicy options to trekkers, the number of teahouses/lodges has increased in the Annapurna trekking region.

This has long been considered the best trek in Nepal and one of the world’s classic walks for scenery and cultural diversity. Uncover a different side of the Himalayas, trekking past terraced rice fields, oak and rhododendron forests, there’s a diverse array of nature that awaits in the Annapurna region.The walk passes picturesque villages home to Gurungs, Manangis and Thakalis, offers spectacular mountain views of the numerous 7000m-plus Annapurna peaks and boasts some of the best trekking lodges in Nepal.Immerse yourself completely in the spectacular mountain wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit and discover the ancestral traditions of the local people  . The sense of accomplishment will leave even the most seasoned trekker with some unforgettable memories in spite of being a challenging trip.

Snow-capped peaks, isolated communities,mist-shrouded valleys, and remote monasteries will inspire those with a bold spirit and a yearning for a definitive nature experience. 


Namaste & welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from our team. You will be transferred to Hotel. If time allows , you will visit designated office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. You also can stroll around some small towns if you are up for it. In the valley of temples and cows, this will be your first overnight.
You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu.Kathmandu is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences;rich in historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening where you get an opportunity to ask any questions concerning our forthcoming adventure.
Early in the morning, we drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway following the Trisuli River. We enjoy the gorgeous countryside of Nepal with whispering rivers,green hills,terraced farms along the way then reach Besisahar after a long 6-7 hrs of drive, which is the headquarter of Lamjung. From here, you get to see beautiful mountain peaks, a lot of natural green landscapes surrounding the valley and the daily activities of the happy local folks. A further one and half hours off-road drive watching the outstanding scenarios through the windowpane from Besisahar will take us up to the exhilarating waterfall of Syange. Overnight at local lodge.
Today the trail goes all the way through Jagat, Chyamche, Tal, Kyodo, and Karte, passing through barley, rice,potato fields and pine forests past the village of Kodo taking us to Dharapani, which is one of the big tibetan villages in the Manang valley.Not to mention the numbers of magnificent waterfalls and eye-catching scenarios surrounded by snow-capped mountains.After trekking for 6-7 hours from Jagat, you will reach Dharapani(1900 meters).
On route on the west ,today we negotiate a few steep forested ridges along with several landslides . We climb through forests of pine and oak as you pass through Danaque (2210m).Along the along the upstream of Marsyangdi river,you will come across villages like Ratamanang and Koto.From Koto ,the trail goes then on a flat level until you reach Chame;administrative headquarter of Manang district.We will be treated to some of the most sensational views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft). In the evening , small hot springs is sure to add pleasent relief on your long day hard trek.
A steep and narrow path through a very dense forest will bring us to the dramatic curved rock face, rising 1500m from the river.You will take a path to the north of Chame. We get surrounded by majestic Himalayan Peaks ,as the trail opens up . We find ourselves in a Manang valley hanging between two giant snow peaks. A challenging hike through a steep uphill trail that takes you along some pine forests leads you to a ridge. The ridge is an excellent mountain viewing spot as you can see impressive views of Pisang peak and the Chulu peak. A gentle descent from this ridge takes you to your overnight stop in Pisang village (3310 m).
Beyond Pisang,dramatic views of the high snow-capped peaks will accompany you on today’s trekking trail.Descending past Manang's airstrip at Hungde (3320m.), you come to a level area from where the north-east face of Annapurna III rises majestically above you.The panoramic views of the majestic mountain peaks, such as Annapurna, Pisang peak, and many others will certainly allure us. We notice a contrast with the landscape and vegetation from today. The cold, dry weather creates a much harsher environment. A visit to Barge monastery, the largest in the entire district of Manang will be memorable. Overnight at tea house .
Today is rest as well as acclimatization day in Manang. You will go for a short hike observing beautiful views of green landscapes, silvery mountains, Chortens, and Monasteries to a higher altitude today and get back to Manag. You can walk to Bocho Gompa or the Gangapurna Lake. Towering mountains like Annapurna II, Annapurna III [7,555 meters], Gangapurna [7,454 meters] to the South – Tilicho [7,132 meters] and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West [6,583 meters] and Chulu East [6,059 meters] to the North, surround the village of Manang. We bunk out overnight at our Lodge.
Today is the day to head to higher altitudes from manang.From Manang village, the trail crosses a stream, climbs to a village of Tenki above Manang, and then continues to turn northwest upto the spectacular valley of Jarsang Khola and climb out of the Marshyangdi Valley . The trail follows its steadily gains elevation. The trail passes near the small village of Ghunsa and goes through meadows where horses and yaks graze. The trail passes an ancient old Mani wall in a pleasant meadow after crossing a small river on a wooden bridge, and then reaches another small village of Yak Kharka. Little but Gradual ascent is the key to avoiding altitude problems.
From the beautiful spot of Yak Kharka, you will first descend to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a suspension bridge.You will trek past scrub vegetation. This will take you to an area where you can see the effects of a landslide.After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then descend to Thorong Phedi.Thorong Phedi is a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers. People also use this point as a base camp.
Today you are going to conquer the heightest point of trek Thorong La Pass- 5,416 meters .We reach the climax of our Annapurna circle trek today . An early start is important to complete the mission. Each moment you will have to work hard your way through the icy high-altitude trail but the outstanding high Himalayan scenes are such tempting that our eyes love to fall for and watch more over the horizon . We reach Muktinath ,temple of special fascination with the setting sun. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. The area hosts a Vishnu temple and a Monastery nearby. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal.
You can find quite a noticeable wind blowing today.Today, as there are vehicles available (bus/jeep), we take advantage of it to drive along a plateau above the Kali Gandaki - world`s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibetan Plateau. At some point, we have to change our vehicles too, so today is going to be an uninteresting day. After arriving at Tatopani, we relax our weary muscles with a dip in one of the hot spring pools . It is one of the best feelings ever.
Today’s final destination is the village of Ghorepani (2860 meters).While we walk we observe the lifestyle of the people in the midland villages of Nepal. Ghara and Sikha are the villages with terraced and inclined farmlands. We walking through a non-habitat area through rhododendron, birch, magnolia and some meadows. The peaks ahead look wonderful as we reach the heights. We stay at Ghorepani as we have to climb to reach Poon Hill early tomorrow morning.
Early at dawn we ascend to Poon Hill (3210m) to catch the moment of spectacular sunrise over the whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and surrounding rice terraces. Poon Hill is itself known as a photographer`s paradise. After breakfast, we continue walking ups and downs through the trail trek to Tadapani for overnight through the rhododendron forests. We like to keep inspecting at the horizon as scenarios are equally dazzling throughout the day today.
We make a steep descent from Tadapani through the dense and dark forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers and when seen from the air , mostly red. By afternoon, we will be pleasantly surprised by the sight of some cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking for few moments, you will enter the village of Ghandruk to witness a slope settlement with stone houses dominantly inhabited by the Gurung folks.Enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Hiuchuli mountains and Annapurna South , we get the priviledge to acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk
Today, our trekking trail takes us from Ghandruk to Naya Pul then drive to Pokhara.All the way to Birethanti , you can expect the trek to be downhill. We step onto a staircase curving in and out of the village paved with stone slabs and then terraced farms. It keeps going down almost without breaks until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a 30 minutes walk takes us to Naya Pul. Our walk for the day comes to an end at Nayapul. Then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara
Today you may take an optional sightseeing tour in and around Pokhara or enjoy adventure activities such as boat riding, paragliding, etc till some hours before flight. While returning to Kathmandu from Pokhara, enjoy the scenery, the road follows by Trisuli River where you see many people rafting on the river. Around 2:00 pm you will arrive at kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. Perhaps you can catch up on some last minute shopping in this day of leisure or you can also explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have a Farewell dinner at traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Today is the last day in our glorious country Nepal for this trip.Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight, you will be taken to the airport with all the necessary travel documents.Our team wishes you have a wonderful departure back home. We would be delighted to arrange for another trip in Nepal in the future.



What is Included?

  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (B, L,D)
  • Accommodation in Tea House 
  • Three night Accommodation in Kathmandu 
  • Bus/jeep ticket to bhandara from kathmandu.
  • Trekking Guide and a proter (Shared between two clients) 
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with Private Vehicle and tour guide
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free Company's duffel bag.
  • City and Trekking Map. 
  • All needed official fees and taxes.

What is Excluded?

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, Extra Porters etc.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
Trip Info

  • Trip Name: Thorang La Pass Trek

  • Duration: 18 Days

  • Start Point: Kathmandu

  • Trip Grade: Strenuous

  • Max Group Size: Min.1 to Max. 20

  • Accommodation: Lodge to Lodge

  • Transportation: Air/bus

Throng la pass

Splendid Views of the world’s highest mountains: Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, Manaslu ,Himalchuli peak, and fishtail mountain.

The crossing of Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters)- one of the longest pass in the world.

The pilgrimage town of Muktinath

Natural Hot Spring at Tatopani.

Explore the cultural and natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Hike along with the world deepest gorge - Kali Gandaki river

Explore beautiful remote villages.

Sightseeing in UNESCO world cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.

Pass yak pastures with yaks grazing

Relaxing hot spring at Tatopani

Magnificent lakes, glaciers, gorges, and waterfalls

Visit Barge Monastery, the largest monastery in Manang district

Equipment Checklist

Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
  • Trekking sticks
  • Quick-drying pants and shorts. 
  • Rainwear (jacket and pants. 
  • Duffle bags
  • Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
  • Plastic boots and crampons
It's very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
  • Warm, insulated jacket or vest
  • Fleece pants
  • Warm hat
  • Bandana (if necessary)
  • Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
  • Socks  (synthetic or wool)
  • Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
  • Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
  • Baby wipes 
  • Sun hat 
  • Toilet paper
  • Urinary products
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
  • Binoculars
  • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
  • Books/GPS navigators
  • Camera
  • Credit cards/ATM cards

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