Annapurna Thorang La Trek

Annapurna Thorang la Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Destination:Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Max Elevation:5416M
  • Total Duration:13 days
  • Best Time:March to May and Sep to Dec
  • Group Size:Minimum 2 pax
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Kathmandu
  • Accommodation:Hotels and teahouses
  • Transportation:Plane and private transportation
  • Meals:B.B in city and B.L.D during the trek

About Annapurna Thorang La Trek

Annapurna Thorang La Trek is one of the most amazing means of getting close to the rich natural, cultural and spiritual heritages of Nepal. Also referred to as Annapurna Circuit Trek, it is a chief trekking route that not only offers an opportunity to observe the Himalayan grandeur of Nepal but also explore and discover the ethnic diversity and way of life of Himalayan people.

You are accompanied by the natural, historical, cultural and spiritual heritages. You can add during the Annapurna Thorang – La Trek is the daunting cycling on the pass itself. It is regarded as the most adventure filled activity to do in Nepal. The added attraction of this trekking is the chance to see the lower Mustang area of Nepal as well. The mystical Muktinath temple and the nunnery with ever flaming natural light provide the amazing journey up in the Himalayas. The pass is located at an altitude of 5416 m from the sea level. Finally the spectacular view of the plateaus, Himalayas, and the upper belt Nepalese geographical terrain.

A must-see destination circumnavigating the Annapurna massif. For the best experience, plan your trip for either October-November or April-May. Bharal Adventure is an advocate of the adventure and authentic traveling in Nepal. There Annapurna Thorang – La Trek is the best package for the trekkers to enjoy the delightful nature and culture of the Annapurna region. Therefore Bharal Adventure assures you the best hospitality and quality services.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Synge [1,100m]: 8 hrs
  • Day 03: Trek to Dharapani [1,960m]: 6/7 hrs
  • Day 04: Dharapani – Chame [2,630m]: 5 hrs
  • Day 05: Chame – Pisang [3,300m]: 5 hrs
  • Day 06: Pisang – Manang via Nawal [3,570m]: 7 hrs
  • Day 07: Acclimatization day in Manang
  • Day 08: Manang – Yak Kharka [4,110m]: 3 – 4 hours
  • Day 09: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi [4,600m]: 3 – 4 hrs
  • Day 10: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath [3,800m] crossing over Thorong-La Pass [5,416m]: 7/8 hrs
  • Day 11: Muktinath – Jomsom [2,600m]: 5 hrs
  • Day 12: Jomson – Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Farewell

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

A representative from Bharal Adventure will pick up the guests at the airport and escort them to their hotel. They will be explained about the program for their journey, however, no activities are planned for the day. Nevertheless, an evening stroll could be arranged if the guests show an interest.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Synge [1,100m]: 8 hrs

Soon after breakfast, we will head on a long drive to Beshisahar from where a local jeep will be hired to take us to Syange. This drive is a tremendous opportunity in understanding the lifestyle, culture and everyday life of the rural people. From Syange starts our trek to Jagat the night will be spent.

Day 03: Trek to Dharapani [1,960m]: 6/7 hrs

The trail up to Chyamje will be followed as soon as the breakfast ends. Crossing the suspension bridge, the trail is followed uphill through the dense oak forest proceeding further until the emergence of a valley. As we cross Kodo, the ascend to the village of Dharapani begins.

Day 04: Dharapani – Chame [2,630m]: 5 hrs

Fourth day starts with trek to Chame followed by a quick breakfast. The trail ascends along the mule track through fir forest following the river amidst the highest oak and maple trees. The stunning views of major Himalayan peaks shall accompany the journey that comes to an end for the day at Chame.

Day 05: Chame – Pisang [3,300m]: 5 hrs

Following a steep and narrow river valley winding all the way through a deep forest, the trek to Pisang will be a wonderful experience filled with the sight of Pisang peak and Annapurna II on the way.

Day 06: Pisang – Manang via Nawal [3,570m]: 7 hrs

There are two route options to choose from to trek to Manang. One is the easier route following the valley floor via Hongde while the other strenuous route follows the river on the north side of the valley. It takes approximately three more hours to trek through the second route in comparison to the first. Both trails offer a magnificent mountain view as the travelers walk through the grazing fields of the yaks. From Manang, the path descends to a Chorten and turns to northwest going down to the river. As the Jharsang Khola is crossed via suspension bridge, pine forest and wheat fields welcome the travelers as they approach Khangsar, a Gurung village. A small monastery, Chortens, Mani walls and prayer flags are nestled in the village where a stop is made for overnight stay.

Day 07: Acclimatization day in Manang

This days' journey is set aside for acclimatization utilized by visiting monastery, going on a side trip to Gangapurna Lake and going on an excursion around the lively villages. Also a visit to Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic will be arranged.

Day 08: Manang – Yak Kharka [4,110m]: 3 – 4 hours

The trail crossing over a stream and climbing to a village of Tenki above Manang is followed which continues to go up out of the Marshyangdi Valley turning northwest up the valley of Jarsang Khola. From here, the trail follows this valley northward passing a few pastures and a scrub of juniper trees as it steadily gains elevation passes further closer to the small village of Ghunsa, a cluster of flat mud roofs just below the trailhead. It now goes through the meadows where horses and yaks graze crossing gradually a small river through a wooden bridge and traversing through an ancient Mani wall in a pleasant meadow progressively reaching another small village of Yak Kharka where the trek ends for the day.

Day 09: Yak Kharka – Thorong Phedi [4,600m]: 3 – 4 hrs

On this day, the trek to the foot of Thorong Phedi Pass, a small busy settlement catering to the needs of tired trekkers and climbers, is made. This point is used by some trekkers as a base camp. Although some trekkers attempt a hike to the High Camp on the very day of their arrival here, Bharal Adventure does not advice that because it understands that a sound sleep here is more important and helpful rather than a risky sleep in higher altitude at the High Camp.

Day 10: Thorong Phedi – Muktinath [3,800m] crossing over Thorong-La Pass [5,416m]: 7/8 hrs

The climb to the pass begins early in the morning. Although the ascend is very steep in the initial stage, the peak becomes sloppier as the climb proceeds through the rocky ridges up to the top of the pass at 5,416m. The 360 degree panorama of the snow capped peaks extending northwards into Tibet is a breathtaking sight along with the peaks of Annapurna range and the unfathomable Kali Gandaki gorge staring right in front of us. From here, the trail descends steeply down to Muktinath which is a reverent pilgrimage sight for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims at the same time being a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists.

Day 11: Muktinath – Jomsom [2,600m]: 5 hrs

The morning will be spent on visiting the Muktinath temple that holds equal significance both for Hindus and Buddhist followers. The 108 stone taps at the temple is one of its major attractions. After the visit to the temple, we shall trek back to Jomsom where we will be staying overnight.

Day 12: Jomson – Pokhara and drive to Kathmandu

The morning flight takes us to Pokhara where the day is spent walk around the streets of the city or watch the sun set along the horizon above the charismatic Fewa Lake. Than we drive back to Kathmandu along the scenic highway in the company of Trishuli River. 

Day 13: Farewell

The guests shall be taken to the airport approximately three hours before there scheduled flight by one of the representatives of Bharal Adventure.

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Please use this checklist as a guideline for getting information on the required equipment to carry on a trekking. Adjustments could be made to the list according to your needs, interest and duration and season of the trip among other factors. Variety of these gears could be hired or bought in Kathmandu. Since the majority of these gears found in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured, they are a lot cheaper. Also some gears are imported from China which are of better quality.

If you have enough money, you can buy very high quality branded gears too, in some of the famous stores in Nepal. It is advised that you keep your luggage as light as possible. You extra luggage could be left back in your hotel in Kathmandu which you can claim back at your return. We normally provide one porter for two trekkers to carry the luggage and the limitation of the weight is approximately 25 kg from two people.

Please go through the checklist below to learn what equipments you require during the trek:

General

  • Duffel or rucksack bag: Although Bharal Adventure will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffle/kit bag, one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for non-trek items that will be left at the hotel
  • Daypack of approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches
  • Down jacket (in case you don’t bring one, you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure which you have to return at completion of the trek)
  • 4 seasons’ sleeping bag (you can borrow one from Bharal Adventure if you forget to bring one, although it is strongly recommended for you to bring one)

Head

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

Feet

  • 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

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • With a waterproof shell outer

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

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

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries

  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Multipurpose soap
  • Nail cutter
  • Small mirror

Personal hygiene

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

Extras/luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e., cards

Cost Includes

  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airport
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome or farewell dinners
  • Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestict flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • An experienced English/French/Chinese and Geramn-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), what kind of trekking leader as you needs, assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag Bharal Adventure Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

The Annapurna Circuit with the best!

I first used Bharal Adventures three years ago when Arjun was my guide for my Everest Base camp trek. Arjun was very genuine, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and I felt very relaxed and in good hands. I adored the holiday and the beauty of the Himalayas so decided to return to Nepal again. This time to trek in the Annapurna region. I of course chose Bharal Adventures to be our tour guide company again. This again has been a fantastic experience.


The weather was unusually heavily snowy at times and meant that we had to turn around and change our plans slightly, which Arjun coped with very well. He was very flexible and accommodating and always tried his best to make us feel comfortable and enjoy our
trip to the fullest. I would recommend this company and this guide to anyone. He loves his country, its mountains and his job and it shows. A thoroughly great holiday, thank you Arjun and Bharal Adventures!

Jill Stenburge,
China

Amazing Annapurna – Incredible Nepal

Nothing prepares you for the Himalayas. Waking up every day to 5-mile high mountains is one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. As a frequent traveller, this was my first time to Nepal, so I wanted to be sure my experience was going to match my expectations. On arrival, Arjun from Bharal was there to greet my partner and I with a smile - which he kept all week. Even when we were snowed in along the pass; walking slowly up the mountains and laying in a little too long - Arjun always made sure our needs were prioritized.

If you want a tour which is:

- Personal - Informative

- At your own pace

- Going to *the best places in Nepal

- One you will remember forever

I thoroughly recommend Arjun and Bharal. I came to Nepal as a tourist, to meet a guide and a porter. I left with 2 friends, incredible photos, lifelong memories and a promise we will return one day, with my daughter to tackle the incredible Manasalu!

Thank you Arjun! :)

Annapurna Circuit Trek
Luke James,
China

Amazing trek in Kanchenjunga region!

Last November I traveled to Nepal to visit the remote area of Kanchenjunga. I'm from Spain and did the Kanchenjunga circuit (North and South base camps) with my Indian friend. After many mails sent to several trekking companies based in Kathmandu we only received overpriced offers, until we finally met Arjun, the manager of Bharal Adventures, and our expectations changed immediately. He provided us with reliable information, answered all our mails quickly and carefully and made an itinerary to suit us at a very reasonable cost, exactly what we were looking for since a long time. Once in Kathmandu, his partner Bijay came to the hotel to introduce himself and give me some instructions before the trek and all the assistance I needed. The day before the departure, Arjun and Bijay invited us to have dinner at their home to offer us a warm welcome, they were really friendly. As per the trek itself, our guide had good experience in the Kanchenjunga region and managed all the situations in a solvent way. Besides, we were very lucky with the weather and could enjoy the trek with its stunning views. It was really a fantastic experience. Once the trek finished, Bijay and Arjun came to my hotel to be sure we received a good service during the trek and say goodbye. I can only recommend this trekking company to all the people traveling to Nepal. You will not be disappointed.

Hector Fernandez,
Barcelona, Spain

Unforgettable once in a lifetime experience To EBC led by Arjun & 3 amazing porters

Our journey started in 3 different cities in Malaysia, 6 travellers in all - Myself and my good friend Ray started out from Johor Bahru, Suk(the only female in our group) & Ricgen's journey started from Mallaca, the 4 of us met with See and Su in their home town of Kuala Lumpur, (KL) Malaysia. 

6 of us met in KL and departed from KL international airport for Kathmandu Nepal. where Arjun Dhakal met us at the airport and we transferred to our hotel and finalised all details for the EBC trek.
The next day we flew out to Lukla and this is where the real adventure began.
The actual trip is a story for another time all I will say is that this adventure was absolutely amazing in fact so amazing that I'm contemplating doing ABC with Arjun next year sometime.
Arjun and his team were very professional, his personable character allows for a very relaxed but very organised approach to everything during our trip.
The EBC adventure was one of the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced I would add that this trip rates equal to The Kokoda trek I completed in Papua Nuigini.
I want to express my gratitude to Arjun Dhakal and his team at Bharal adventures you were amazing and I would recommend this team to anyone interested in doing EBC


Kind Regards
& friends for life
Gavin Page

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Gavin Page,
South Africa

The incredible Kanchenjunga circuit with Bharal Adventure !

We were two persons intending to trek in the remote and restricted Kanchenjunga region. I am an Indian and was with a Spanish friend. After not getting positive responses from various organizations or getting quoted very high prices, we landed on Bharal Adventure. And it was a great experience right from the beginning. The extremely polite Arjun answered all of our queries patiently, tailored the itinerary according to our requirements and finally helped us with a knowledgeable guide for this 22 day trek. And when everything was done at a reasonable cost, we couldn't ask for more. The superb weather and views during the trek added to everything and the overall experience was fantastic. Highly recommended for all your adventures in Nepal !
Sandeep Bhat,
India

Everest Base Camp Hike 26/11 – 6/12

Going to the Everest Base Camp was once an impossible dream to achieve. 
With Bharal Edventure, the impossible dream comes to a reality. Mr Suraj, our guides, Ganesh and friends who made it possible for me to reach the EBC. I would not be able to go through the tough journey with extreme environments without their help and encouragement. 

Thank you very much for the hospitality given by Bharal Adventure especially Mr Suraj and Mr Arjun. Thank you so much for making this once impossible dream become possible. This is truly the most valuable experience I ever have.

Zaiton A,
Malaysia

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Lead by arjun and 7 porters to bring 14 of us to amazing journey to annapurna base camp. Very friendly and helpful. Received first class services from them and the porters also friendly and hardworking.Sure to look back for them for the next trip to nepal.
Fadhly Suhaimi
Fadhly Suhaimi,
Malaysia

Everest Base Camp Trek Dec- 24 – Jan 05 2019

Da jeg rejste alene, var det vigtigt for mig, at få afklaret alle spørgsmål. Arjun var meget behlælpelig og tålmodig med at besvare alle mine spørgsmål inden trekket. Selve turen var en super oplevelse. Deepak var vores guide. Han er en meget sympatisk, sjov og hjælpsom ung mand, der hele turen havde god føling med, hvordan det gik undervejs. Vi havde mange gode snakke om hvordan livet er i Nepal, for tidligere generationer op til i dag.
Det var en fantastisk oplevelse.
Tak for det :-)

Brigitte Utzon
Brigitte Utzon,
Denmark

Atemberaubend und immer wieder schn

Everest view Trek mit schnen Aussichten und einem Guide, der auf alles achtet. Ich crate immer wieder in Nepal , nur habe ich mich in solche Hhen noch nie getraut. Es braucht schon etwas Vorbereitung , denn man muss fit sein fr thus ein Vorhaben. Schon allein der Flug nach Lukla ist ein Abenteuer fr sich . Man sieht Berge und Menschen , die mit wenigen Worten nicht zu beschreiben sind . Mit Suman act ich auf einen wunderschnen Weg unterwegs .Jedes mal, wenn er merkte, dass ich an meine Grenzen gekommen box, wurde erst mal eine kleine Rast eingelegt, in view of that dass ich mich immer wohl und gut aufgehoben gefhlt habe. So konnte ich den ganzen Weg geniessen. Vor allem suit ich sehr fasziniert, wie die Menschen da oben leben und wie herzlich sie doch sind. Der Weg alleine, ist mit all seinen Aussichten und seiner Geschichte , diese Reise wert. Noch einmal vielen Dank fr die liebe Beratung und einen Freund, der mir immer zur Seite gestanden hat.

Jonbon,
Germany

Solo travelers welcome!

I went to Nepal on a 9-day trek in the Langtang region a couple years ago. I was traveling on my own so I really appreciated to be with a trustworthy and friendly guide Sujan. I would definitely recommend his agency and would like to go back myself!

Maellelh,
France

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