Thorong Peak 6150m Climbing

Trip Facts
  • Duration16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 6145
  • Group Size 2-15

Climbing Thorong Peak which is more than 6000m can be included as part of the classic Annapurna tour. The approach to the summit is not difficult but requires a very good physical condition, as it is a 8-10h hike starting from Thorong pass at ±5400m, rising to ±6145m before descending to ±3700m. This adds up to a total climb of 750m followed by a descent of 2450m, a very good day walk!

Thorong Peak 6150m Climbing Itinerary

The itinerary is made on the usual frame but you could change as per your preference.

What's Included
  • Transfers: airport / hotel / airport
  • All necessary for transportation from Kathmandu and back.
  • Full board trekking during trekking, accommodation is in a 'twin' room or in shared lodges. (Except drinks, mineral water, coke, beer, etc.) will be in tent during the Ascension period)
  • The Trek will lead by English-speaking mountain guide, NMA graduate, if the group has more than 3 participants, the presence of one or two altitude sherpas is necessary.
  • French speaking guide (80 Euros per day for the group).
  • Royalties for the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) Summit
  • High altitude tents,
  • National Park Fees
  • Porters depend of Groups size
  • Assistant guides (depending on the size of the group
  • Satellite phone for the guide
  • 4 night Hotel  in Kathmandu  room for two participants  with breakfast
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team (medical / repatriation)
  • Gas in altitude lodges
  • Equipment in fixed ropes, snow piles, etc.
  • Provide Hyperbar (Cassoin) 
What's Excluded
  • The meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra charge for single room in hotels (Kathmandu)
  • Additional baggage charge for the flight if there is domestic flight and if you exceed 15kg / person (75 Rupees / kg)
  • International flight
  • Personal equipment (down, sticks, water bottle, backpack, glasses, sunscreen, etc ...)
  • Personal insurance: Make sure your insurance covers all medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and repatriation.
  • The drinks.
  • Tips
  • Entry visa to Nepal (check that your passport is valid for another 6 months after your return date)
  • Transport and visits to Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees in certain areas of the city (museum, monument, monastery)
  • Any trip interrupted or abbreviated, any change of program at the request of participants (accident, illness, mountain sickness, early return abbreviated trek etc ...) will not give rise to any refund
  • Costs caused by exceptional events (road cut, landslide, bad weather conditions, snow .....) that can not be foreseen and associated expenses.

Thorong Peak 6150m Climbing FAQs

  • The toughest part of the Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek is navigating through steep, rocky, and landslide debris to the lake and crossing the Thorong La pass. These two parts of the trail are very demanding and require proper guidance from mountain guides.

  • Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek can be a very challenging and exhausting venture for beginner trekkers. So, we only recommend this trek to individuals who have previous trekking experience or are very fit.

  • The trail to Tilicho lake is steep and rugged. The trail goes by landslide areas and steeply ascends via glacial paths and rocky terrain.

  • Yes, the Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek is more difficult than the Everest base camp trek. The Annapurna circuit trail has more challenges and includes many steep ascents and descents than the EBC trail. Likewise, the trek also crosses the highest mountain pass of Nepal.

  • To join Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trekking, you have to be physically and mentally fit enough to walk 6 to 7 hours a day and adjust to limited facilities. Trek like this demands strong mental resilience and willpower.

  • Tilicho lake is one of the highest alpine lakes in the world at 4,920 meters (16,138 ft). It is a stunning lake with a breathtaking view, and the journey to this lake is very adventurous.

  • No, you cannot do the Annapurna circuit with Tilicho lake trek without a guide. Trekking alone in the Annapurna region is banned from April 1st, 2023.

  • The Tilicho lake is around 200 meters deep. Likewise, the lake is 4 kilometers long and 1.2 kilometers wide.

  • Yes, you have to carry a sleeping bag during the trek. You can rent or buy one in Thamel, Kathmandu.