Thorong Peak Climbing

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mount Thorong (6,144 meters) Climbing is one of the most well-liked and fruitful adventure programs available. The Annapurna area hosts the straightforward-to-climb Thorong peak. It’s not true to claim that you require prior mountain climbing experience in order to climb Thorong Peak. For this exciting journey, you must be emotionally and physically prepared. You must be physically fit enough to climb Thorong Peak and be driven by a desire to experience some of the most breathtaking mountain views in Nepal’s Annapurna region. Along with reaching 6144 meters, you will gain first-hand knowledge of the beautiful Gurung people that live in this isolated area. They have a distinctive architectural style, live in remote settlements, practice Buddhism, and hold fervent spiritual convictions. The route will lead you past rhododendron forests that stand out sharply from the surrounding foliage with their red, white, and pink blossoms. The national flower of Nepal is the rhododendron. The location of Thorong Peak lies south of Thorong La Pass (5146m).

Your excursion starts at Bhulbhule (840m), then gradually climbs through a number of towns until you reach Thorong La Pass and Thorong Peak. At the foot of the Thorong La Pass in the Mustang District, in the holy Vishnu Muktinath Temple, which is revered by both Buddhists and Hindus, you will pay a visit. One of the tallest temples in the world, Muktinath is renowned for its 108 water fountains that are shaped like bulls. Before ending in Pokhara, the trip traverses the Kali Gandaki River Valley, passing through the towns of Jomsom (2743 meters above sea level, on the banks of the river), Marpha (1630 meters), Tukuche, and Tatopani.

Thorong Peak Climbing: Fitness and Experience

We advise engaging in physical activities like running, swimming, and some minor climbs to lower peaks that include climbs requiring the use of crampons for your own safety and success. Be competent of carrying about 30lbs/15 kg and be prepared for intense exposure and sharp drop-offs. Get some training in technical rock and mountaineering climbing if you can to get ready for your trek and ascent of Island Peak. Know how to use various climbing tools like ropes, crampons, and jumar ascenders.

Thorong Peak Climbing: Best Season

From March through May and from October through November, you can go Thorong Peak Climbing. The two seasons represented by these months are spring and autumn. These months are the busiest for trekking because of the consistent weather, moderate climate, and clear skies. On the trail, you will come across a lot of other hikers. The climbers need to be mindful of the technical difficulties that may arise. And prior to the excursion, they must be properly outfitted with the necessary climbing equipment. Additionally, in order to improve your safety and happiness, it is crucial to select a seasoned expedition organizing business that can offer you a qualified climbing guide who is authorized by the government.

Thorong Peak Climbing: Difficulty

It is somewhat difficult to climb Thorong Peak since you not only require previous hiking or climbing experience, but you also need to be in excellent physical condition. Numerous steep sections of the trail may be found from Thorong High Camp to Thorong Base Camp and beyond. You must also navigate some tough sections, and your guide will need to help you well to get to the peak. The terrain is challenging, so you’ll need good health, endurance, and resolve.

Thorong Peak Climbing: Accommodation

In the villages, teahouses will serve as the primary lodging, whereas you spend the night in camp when climbing. Locals run teahouses, which support them financially. The teahouse has very modest amenities, making it appear more like sharing a room in a local’s home than a hotel. You must share a bed with another trekker since the accommodations feature twin beds. Most of the time, restrooms may be present. We will bring all the tents and supplies you need to live throughout a time of climbing.

Thorong Peak Climbing: Required Permits and Cost

The cost of a permit can change depending on the time of year. The permit can become a little pricey as spring approaches, Nepal’s busiest climbing season. The list of fees for climbing Thorong Peak is below:

  • Spring (March to May) – USD 250
  • Autumn (September to November) – USD 125
  • Winter (December to February) – USD 70
  • Summer (June to August) – USD 70

Thorong Peak Climbing: Required Gears

Climbing Gears (Personal)

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Tape Slings (2)
  • Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
  • Descender/Abseil Device
  • Plastic Mountaineering Boots
  • Ascender
  • Helmet (optional)

Climbing Gears (Group)

  • Snow bar
  • Rope
  • Ice Hammer
  • Ice Screw

Clothing (Head)

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Clothing (Lower Body)

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants


  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Gaiters

Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)


  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

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