Thorongla pass, Annapurna Circuit

Annapurna Circuit (Thorong-la) Pass Trekking

Annapurna, Popular, Trekking

Annapurna circuit (Thorong –La Pass) Trekking – This trek takes 17 days and reaches a maximum height of 5416m. The circuit is usually walked in anti-clock wise direction because clockwise is the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east for the day of Throng-La pass at 5416 meters.
The trek starts from Beshisahar, Lamjung and ends in big touristic city Pokhara. We have to fallow first Marshyandi River and then Kaligandaki River. After crossing the Throng La, we have scenic deserts and famous pilgrimage place Muktinath. Further down hill walk in the holy river bank and enjoy with apple garden in the Marpha. The trail leads us to the hot spring for relaxing bath via deepest gorge and climb up to pun hill for panoramic view point passing through rhododendron forest. This trek has carries multi features with wide ranges of mountain scenery, flora and fauna, rare wildlife, rich culture and diversified landscapes is the reason for this trek, and the experience is truly awe-inspiring for visitors.

Ngawal and Ghyaru village, Manang, Nepal
Ngawal and Ghyaru village, Manang, Nepal

As the route continues to the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and dry Tibetan Plateau, the scenery is equally breathtaking. Its unique blend of crystal clear lakes is also an attractive sight not to miss. The highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorungla pass at the top of the valley at 5,416 meters high. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the Annapurna circuit trek is usually walked in a counter clockwise direction. Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many people to manage in one day. As you descend to the west at Muktinath from Manang, you will continue to the barren Tibetan-like village of the Kali Gandaki River- the world’s deepest gorge which passes between the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you cross the Thorung-La pass from Manang to Muktinath the final seven days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek are the same as the Jomsom Trek from Pokhara, but in reverse. Moreover, the way to the sanctuary is through a patty of rice fields, misty forests & tiny local villages. Once you reach there, you can also go explore the surrounding glaciers and view points.



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