Thorang La Annapurna base camp & Manang trek

Travel duration 22 Days
Trip Facts
22 Days

Athletic level of trekking trips cover elevation of  5000m or few meters up level of trails with side trips to higher elevations. Measured to be harder therefore training for fitness and good health conditions are necessary. The person who are  suffering from asthma, high blood pressure, heart disease or intricate medical conditions hikers are not recommended.

Best Seasons
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Group Size
2 - 12
Trip Starts
Trip Ends

Thorang La pass is one of the highest mountain passes in the world. Combining the trek with another gem of Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is an adventure mixed. It is a complete round trek of the Annapurna Area. Variety of weather conditions including warm and cold. From the low valley, river systems around Pokhara to the high alpine environment is experienced.

Trekking beyond the mountains in the high valley of Tibetan Buddhism. Days of trekking are rewarded when we reach the highest and ultimate point in the route. Trek drops down to Muktinath. Drive back along the in the Kali Gandaki Valley through the deepest gorge up to the commercial town of Tatopani. Trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Another magic awaits us at Poon Hill Viewpoint. Another unforgettable experience is the breathtaking views of the mountain in the base camp of Annapurna

Trip Highlights
  • Thorang La pass- one of the highest mountain passes on earth
  • Breakfast at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Impressive mountain views from Poonhill
  • Trek to different valleys in the Annapurna mountains and enjoy a bath at the natural hot springs
  • Experience mountains, nature, religious and cultural background, people and their villages in a tour
Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1. Kathmandu: 1,400 m

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2. Jagat: 1,300 m

Set off after an early breakfast for a scenic drive westwards. Lunch on the way. Drive further to Syange beside the Marsyangdi River crossing a suspension bridge. Drive to Jagat in Marsyangdi Valley. Stay in Jagat.

  8 hours

Day 3. Dharapani: 1,860 m

By trekking around the trails of Annapurna massif is the beginning of our trek. A steady climb to Chamje, before descending to cross a suspension river bridge. Ascend again to we enter the Buddhist region of Manang at the village of Tal. During the trek, we realize a raging river slows down to a lake-like appearance. Trek further to cross the river again to reach Dharapani.

Ascent 1,060 m – descent 500 m

  6-7 hours

Day 4. Upper Pisang: 3,300 m

We cross the Marsyangdi several times today, in a steep gorge section of the river. The path is sometimes built into the cliffside on wooden piers. Climbing through a forested ridge beyond Buradhan, we reach a more open valley with some pasture, where we cross the river to its north bank, to reach the terraced fields of Upper Pisang (3300m). We have great views of the north side of Annapurna 2.

  5-6 hours

Day 5. Braga: 3,450 m-Ghyaru: 3,720 m-Ngawal: 3,680 m- Manang: 3,520 m

Easy trek for an hour to begin before we cross a suspension bridge. Steep and zigzag uphill trek to the village of Ghyaru for a drink and a spectacular view of many mountains. Easy walk up to Ngawal Village. After lunch, descend for a half an hour and trek to Braga Village. Visit Braga Monastery then trek to Manang Village.

Ascent 450 m – descent 50 m

  6-7 hours

Day 6. Manang: 3,540 m

A day of rest or visit to Ice Lake, visit Milarepa cave, or easy hiking for acclimatization.

Day 7. Letdar: 4,250 m

Easy trek up to Tenki Village. Trail further to Ghunsa and further to Yak Kharka. Ascend after Yak Kharka to Chuli Letdar. Trek to Letdar.

  5-6 hours

Day 8. High camp: 4,750 m

Trek to High Camp. Stay?

  5-6 hours

Day 9. Thorang la: 5,416 m-Muktinath: 3,800 m

Trek to Thorang La, one of the highest passes in the world. Reach Muktinath.

  9-10 hours

Day 10. Tatopani: 2,474 m

Drive to Tatopani

  4 hours

Day 11. Ghorepani: 2,900 m

Trek to Ghorepani.

  5-6 hours

Day 12. Chuile: 2,300 m

Trek to Chuile.  

  5-6 hours

Day 13. Banuwa: 2,170 m

Trek to Banuwa.

  5-6 hours

Day 14.

Trek to Deurali.  

  5-6 hours

Day 15. ABC: 4,130 m

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Stay?

  6-7 hours

Day 16. Bamboo: 2,310 m

Breakfast at ABC.  Trek back to Bamboo.

  6-7 hours

Day 17. Jhinu Danda: 1,780 m

Trek to Jhinu Danda.

  4-5 hours

Day 18. Pothana: 2,005 m

Trek to Pothana. 

  3-4 hours

Day 19. Pokhara: 820 m

Trek back to Phedi. Drive back to Pokhara

  2-3 hours

Day 20. Kathmandu: 1,400 m

Fly back to Kathmandu. Possibility of sightseeing activities or rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 21. Flight back.

Transfer to the airport in time to fly back home.

  • Hotel accommodation (3 star ) in Bed and Breakfast Basis in Kathmandu
  • Tea House accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast ) during trek
  • Activities & Sightseeing as per itinerary, above
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • Porter ( 1 porter = 2 guest )
  • Round Trip ( Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu ) flight tickets
  • All Permits , National Park, Entrance fees.
  • All tours and transfer private car , private driver . etc.
  • First aid Medicine Kit
  • Government Taxes & Service Charge
  • Nepali Visa fee
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Soft drinks including Water
  • Personal Trekking Equipments
  • Hot Showers during treks
  • Tips and Gratuities for trekking staff and other assistant
  • International Air fare
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