Thorongla Pass Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Tilicho Lake: Visit the stunning Tilicho Lake, located at an altitude of 4,919 meters, and witness its emerald-green beauty surrounded by snow-capped peaks.
  • Thorong La Pass: Conquer the challenging Thorong La Pass at 5,416 meters and enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Scenic Flight: Experience a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Annapurna region, visiting traditional villages and exploring temples and monasteries.
  • Apple Orchards: Pass through charming settlements like Marpha and Jomsom, known for their apple orchards and Tibetan-influenced culture.
  • Experienced Guides and Porters: Benefit from experienced guides and porters who ensure your safety and comfort throughout the trek.
  • Accommodations: Enjoy comfortable accommodations in teahouses along the trekking route, providing a cozy resting place after a day of trekking.
  • Memories: Create lifelong memories as you challenge yourself, witness breathtaking vistas, and connect with the natural beauty of the Annapurna region.

Trip Overview

The Thorong La Pass trek is a challenging and awe-inspiring adventure that takes you through the magnificent Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Spanning over 15 days, this trek is renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse terrain, and the exhilarating experience of crossing the Thorong La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet).

The journey begins in Besisahar and gradually ascends through lush green valleys, terraced fields, and charming traditional villages. As you trek deeper into the Annapurna region, you’ll be captivated by breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters).

The highlight of the trek is the exhilarating crossing of the Thorong La Pass. The ascent to the pass is physically demanding but rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views. The descent takes you through the dramatic Mustang region, offering a unique cultural experience as you encounter Tibetan-influenced villages and monasteries.

Throughout the journey, you’ll stay in teahouses, providing a comfortable resting place and an opportunity to interact with fellow trekkers from around the world. The local cuisine, including dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice), momo (dumplings), and yak-based dishes, adds a flavorful touch to the trekking experience.

The Thorong La Pass trek requires a good level of physical fitness and acclimatization to high altitudes. It is essential to be adequately prepared with proper gear, including warm clothing, trekking boots, and a sturdy backpack. Hiring an experienced guide is highly recommended to ensure safety and navigate challenging terrain.

Overall, the Thorong La Pass trek is an unforgettable adventure that combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and personal accomplishment. It provides an incredible opportunity to connect with nature, push your limits, and create lasting memories in the heart of the Himalayas

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arrival In Kathmandu our Airport reprensentative From Shivalaya Holiday will Meet and assist you also Guide for Upcoming Trekking Towards Poonhill Trekking Rest day relax at Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Chame (2,670 m)

After breakfast, we embark on a scenic drive to Chame, the district headquarters of the Manang District. Enjoy the breathtaking views of lush valleys, terraced fields, and snow-capped peaks along the way. Upon reaching Chame, settle into your accommodation and rest day at leisure.

Day 03: Trekking from Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300 m)

Our trek begins as we leave Chame behind and make our way towards Upper Pisang. The trail takes us through dense forests, charming villages, and offers captivating views of the Annapurna mountain range. Reach Upper Pisang and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Himalayan surroundings.

Day 04: Trekking to Manang Village (3,540 m)

Today, we continue our journey towards Manang Village. The trail takes us through picturesque landscapes, with the towering peaks of Annapurna II and IV. As we reach Manang, take some time to explore the village and its unique cultural heritage.

Day 05: Exploring day

Spend the day exploring Manang Village and its surroundings. Visit the ancient monasteries, interact with the friendly locals, and immerse yourself in the rich Buddhist culture. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Gangapurna Lake, a glacial lake known for its serene beauty.

Day 06: Trekking to Khangsar Village (3,300 m)

Leaving Manang behind, we trek towards Khangsar Village. The trail offers mesmerizing views of the Annapurna range and takes us through rugged terrain and alpine forests. Arrive at Khangsar Village and enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this remote settlement.

Day 07: Trekking to Tilicho Base Camp (4,200 m)

Today, we make our way to Tilicho Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4,200 meters. The trail presents us with challenging terrains and breathtaking landscapes. As we approach the base camp, the magnificent Tilicho Peak comes into view.

Day 08: Trekking to Tilicho Lake (5,200 m) and return to Siri Kharka

A thrilling day awaits as we hike to Tilicho Lake, one of the highest lakes in the world. Surrounded by towering peaks,. After spending some time at the lake, we descend back to Siri Kharka for our overnight stay.

Day 09:Trekking from  Siri Kharka to Yak Kharka (4,000 m)

Our trek continues as we make our way to Yak Kharka. The trail takes us through alpine meadows, high passes, and grazing lands where yaks can be spotted. Enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains as we reach Yak Kharka, a beautiful grazing area for yaks.

Day 10: Ascend to High Camp (4,925 m)

Today, we ascend to High Camp, situated at an elevation of 4,925 meters. The trail becomes steeper, and the air thinner as we approach the higher altitudes. Reach High Camp and prepare for the challenging crossing of the Thorong La Pass.

Day 11: Cross Thorong La Pass (5,416 m) and descend to Muktinath (3,800 m)

A challenging but rewarding day awaits as we cross the famous Thorong La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,416 meters. The ascent is demanding, but the panoramic views from the pass make it all worthwhile. Descend to the holy site of Muktinath, where Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims gather to pay their respects.

Day 12: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 m)

Today, we make our way to Jomsom, a charming town in the Kali Gandaki Valley. The trail takes us through arid landscapes, traditional villages, and offers breathtaking views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals as we reach Jomsom.

Day 13: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Bid farewell to the mountains as we take a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges as we descend towards the beautiful city of Pokhara. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day 14: Final day of Trek Return To Kathmandu

After Memorable journey towards mountain will head Back to Kathmandu approx. 7 hrs drive rest day at hotel relax and enjoy.

Day 15 Departure day

On your final day, enjoy a leisurely morning in Kathmandu breakfast at your hotel. Our Representative will Assist You In Private Vehicle  For Your  Final Departure.

Equipment List

  • Backpack: A comfortable backpack with a capacity of at least 30-40 liters to carry your essentials.
  • Sleeping bag: Suitable for cold temperatures, preferably rated for sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking poles: Provide stability and support during steep ascents and descents.
  • Headlamp or flashlight: Essential for navigating in the dark or during power outages.
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder: Carry at least 2 liters of water capacity.
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen: Protect against strong UV rays at higher altitudes.
  • First aid kit: Including basic medications, bandages, blister treatments, and altitude sickness medication.


  • Trekking map and guidebook: Useful for navigation and information about the trek.
  • Snacks and energy bars: Provide quick energy during the trek.
  • Cash and/or credit cards: Carry enough money for meals, accommodations, and emergencies.
  • Toiletries: Toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and personal hygiene items.
  • Camera and extra batteries: Capture the stunning landscapes along the trek.
  • Power bank: Keep your electronic devices charged in case of limited electricity.

Cost Included

  • One registered and well experienced local trekking guide for Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • 1 Assistant guide to take care of clients and porters if the group size is more than 6 pax.
  • 1 Sharing porter between 2 trekkers (weight limit 25kg)
  • 1 Night deluxe room in 2 star category hotel in Pokhara with breakfast on double occupancy basis.
  • 3 Times meals daily: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge accommodation in twin sharing basis.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by local bus and connecting jeep to Jagat from Besi sahar.
  • Tourist bus: Pokhara to Kathmandu and taxi transfer to bus station.
  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance of your guide and porters.
  • TIMS Card, ACAP entrance permit.
  • Government tax, vat and office service charges.

Cost not Include

  • Airport transfers, meals, guided sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Meals except one breakfast and transportation in Pokhara
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower, hot water during the trek.
  • Personal travel insurance, laundry service, phone calls and internet.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit transfer fee to book your trip
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter.


What are the physical requirements for the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking?

The Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass Trekking is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness. It involves long hours of walking on steep and uneven terrain at high altitudes. Prior hiking or trekking experience is recommended.

Can I Book From agency?

Yes, if you book your trek with a reputable trekking agency like Nepal Adventure Guide, we will arrange for someone to pick you up at the airport upon your arrival. You will be greeted by a representative who will transfer you to your hotel in Kathmandu.

What is the visa procedure and cost? Should I apply for the visa from my home country or can I get it at the Nepalese airport? What essential documents should I bring?

To visit Nepal, you will need a tourist visa. You can either apply for the visa in advance from the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country or obtain it upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and during the trek?

In Kathmandu, you can expect a wide range of accommodation options ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels. The choice of accommodation depends on your preference and budget. Most hotels in Kathmandu provide basic amenities such as private bathrooms, hot water, and Wi-Fi, but the quality may vary. During the trek, the accommodation is more basic as you will be staying in teahouses or guesthouses along the trail. These teahouses offer simple rooms with twin beds or dormitory-style accommodation. The facilities are basic with shared toilets and often no showers or limited hot water. Blankets are usually provided, but it’s advisable to bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

How are the toilet facilities in the higher Himalayan region? How about shower facilities during the trek?

In the higher Himalayan region, toilet facilities in teahouses or guesthouses are generally basic and may not have Western-style flush toilets. You can expect squat toilets, which are common in Nepal. The cleanliness and hygiene standards may vary, so it’s advisable to carry your own toilet paper and hand sanitizer.

Are there porters or yaks available to carry luggage, or should we carry it on our own?

During the trek, you have the option to hire porters or yaks to carry your luggage. Porters are local individuals who are experienced in carrying heavy loads in the mountainous terrain.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:15 days
  • Trip Grading: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5416 meters
  • Best Time: Mid Feb to May and Oct to mid Dec.
  • Trip Mode: Lodge & Camping trek.
  • Group Size: Min. 2 / Max.12 + Above

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