Thorang La or Thorung La is a mountain pass with an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 ft) above the sea level in Damodar Himal, north of Annapurna Himal, in central Nepal. Khatung Kang and Yakawa Kang are the mountains forming Thorang La Pass. The pass id located on the trail which connects the village of Manang in the Manang District to the east, with the temple of Muktinath and the nearby village of Ranipauwa, in Manang District to the west. Thorang La Pass is the highest point on the Annapurna Circut, a 300m (190 mi) route around Annapurna mountain range. In addition to trekkers, the pass is extensively use by traders.
Lots of tourist visit the Thorang La Pass in a day, if you want a great adventure trek then this is the best place to do because you can visit both Manang and Mustang from this pass. Here is the best online guide for you to visit the Thorang la Pass.by us:
Here we will start from the capital of Nepal (Kathmandu)
Day 1. Kathmandu to Besisahar: Besisahar is 175.8 km far from Kathmandu. You must take a bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar which takes around 5-6 hours’ drive. At that day you must stay at hotel of Besisahar which can cost around $3-$20 for a room per night and food cost around $2-$10 per person.
Day 2. Besisahar to Braga: This way is 95km. First you must take a Jeep from Besisahar (cost almost $15-$25) which takes you to the place name ‘Pisang’ then you must walk or can take local transport from Pisang to Braga which is 14 km. Note. ( Don’t forgot to enjoy the beautiful water fall and a under pass on the way to Pistang from Besisahar) Then you can book a hotel on Braga which cost almost $10-$30 and food cost around $4-$10 per time.
Day 3. Braga to Tilicho Base Camp: On this day you must trek 7 hours from Braga to Tilicho Base Camp. You can stay a night on hotel which cost almost $10-$30 and food cost about $6-$10 per time. Note: Road of this way is difficult and snow fall can occur.
Day 4. Tilicho Base Camp to Tilicho Lake and return up to Shree Kharka: This way is so difficult; in this day you must wake up early morning and you must do entire day trek. In this day you can get chance to visit Tilicho lake which is the world highest lake with size. At night you must stay on a hotel of the place, Shree Kharka which can cost almost $10-$20.
Day 5. Shree Kharka to Thorang Fedi: On this day you must be well prepared because you will get lots of snow falls on the way and can also cause altitude sickness. You should take the water bottle with you because you will get only 1-2 hotel on the way. On this day you must trek for 7 hrs. You will get the hotel on Fedi with will cost about $10-$25.
Day 6. Thorang Fedi to Thorang Pass to Muktinath or back: On this day you must be more prepared than other days because Thorang Pass is on almost 5,416 m above from sea level. You must do trek almost entire day. On this day you will also reach the Hindu’s most famous temple named ‘Muktinath’ or we can say Mustang if not then you can go back to Thorang fedi but you should also visit the Muktinath because it comes in most famous temple of Nepal. You can get lots of hotel near Muktinath with will cost almost $10-$50.
Day 7: Next day if you are at Muktinath then you can have an appropriate time there and you can find lots of local bus to reach Pokhara. Read this BLOG for more info👉 Click Here
Things to Remember:
As Thorang La Pass lies on high altitude you should take care of some things like:
- Always take a bottle of hot water,
- Use trekking stick and shoes while trekking,
- Do not trek if can’t handle altitude sickness,
- Use thick clothes.
Cycling on Thorang La Pass:
If you are good or expert at cycling then you can also do cycling from Manang to Thorang La Pass, but you should be expert on mountain cycling and your cycle must be mountain bike/cycle. In some routs you also need to carry your bicycle so, be well prepared for that also.
Some tour company also provide you the helicopter ride to Thorang La Pass from Kathmandu, Pokhara or Manang. Helicopter will charge you about $400-$500 from Manang and $1000-$2000 from Pokhara.
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