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Annapurna Two High Passes Trek to Kang La/Thorong La Pass 2022, 2023

24 days Annapurna two high passes trek to Kang La and Thorong La pass via Nar Phu valley and Annapurna circuit is a challenging tea house trek. Annapurna two passes trek is a new and an adventure trekking routes in Annapurna region of Nepal. Many trekkers do not know about this trek route as this is a less commercialize and restricted areas of Nepal. The Nar Phu and Annapurna Circuit with Kang La and Thorong La trek is possible throughout the year except winter season. A minimum of two people are required for this trek because Nar Phu valley belongs to restricted area of Nepal. So, a special trekking permit is necessary to enter and trekking around Nar Phu valley with Kang La pass. For last minute booking and any queries regarding this trip, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Annapurna Two High Pass Trek

Trek Duration: 24 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Season: Sep to Dec & Mar to June

Trek Altitude: 5416m

Trek Cost: USD 1440-USD 2450

Group Size: 1 - 12 people.

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Flight/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu

23 nights 24 days Annapurna two high passes trekking package at budget cost guaranteed departure dates 2020.

  • Annapurna Two High Pass Trek
  • 24 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
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Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek is probably the most famous trek in the world because of its beauty. The 24 days Annapurna Two High Passes Trek crosses the two high passes Kang La and Thorong La of Annapurna. This is a new trekking route of Nepal. The trek is good for them who are looking for a longer trek in Annapurna. Two High Passes Trek is for everyone who is physically fit, patient and loves the outdoors. Trekking or hiking experience anywhere in the world is strongly recommended for maximum enjoyment.

The best time of year trekking to Nar Phu valley and Annapurna Circuit via Kang La and Thorong La pass is from April to November. Winter is not a good trekking season for Annapurna 2 high Passes Trek. 

At higher altitudes - the kind we experience frequently on our treks- your cardiac and pulmonary systems are affected by lower oxygen density. Our bodies must adjust to the mountain elevation gradually, or we can become ill. Physical symptoms can range from general breathing difficulties all the way to acute mountain sickness. To avoid altitude-related sickness, we pace our treks appropriately and incorporate acclimatization days throughout the itinerary. We take all possible precaution to proactively ensure the safety and wellness of our trekkers, but rest assured that our guides are trained and experienced in dealing with emergencies. 

Each guide is trained in first aid. In the case of altitude sickness, you will immediately be taken to a lower altitude. If necessary, your guide will utilize your travel insurance information to call a rescue helicopter, and you will be flown to Kathmandu or Pokhara for medical attention. We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

We require an advance payment deposit into our company bank account and the remaining balance you could pay once you would arrive in Kathmandu at our office before the trip departure. We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit reducing a $150 cancellation fee. Once we have booked your trip arrangement your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice. Sometimes in the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping a trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we can not offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu(1250m).
Upon arrival receive at Kathmandu airport and drive to Hotel. 
Day 02: In Kathmandu.
Restricted Permit preparation day, prepare trekking and free day on your own.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Bensisahar-Chamche(1400m)
Early In the morning Drive to bensi sahar by local bus then Drive to Syange by local Jeep 8/9 hours Driving through Trishuli and Marshangdi river( famous River rafting) and village country side.stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Chyamche-Taal-Dharapani(1950m)
Trek to Dharapani 5 hours Via Marsangdi Riaver and Nice waterfall and mountains view are visible.and Dharapani is Ending point of ma Manaslu Trekking also Manaslu mountain can be seen.stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Dharapani-Timang-Koto(2670m)
Continue walking to Koto through Bagarchap and Danaque steeply climb up to Temang .Mamansu and some others mountains are can be seen from here and gardual up and down to koto. It takes 6 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Koto-Dharmasala-Meta(3200m)
Today we entry restricted area of Narphu valley with pack lunch. Following the Nar Khola and Greenland forest .The trail is adventurous with rocky trail and long walk to Meta. It takes 8 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Meta-Kyang- Phu Village(4050m)
Today Trek to Phu village with pack Lunch and It is 7/8 walk via desert area and Typical local village of chyakhu and kyang village where people don't live whole months. gradual up and downhill to phu village. Seeing some mountains of Annapurna ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Rest Day in Phu Village
after long walk from Meta today we take rest and explore the Tashi Gompa and around the villages. then stay overnight at same lodge.
Day 09: Excursion Day to Himlung Base camp 
Today we hike to himlung base camp. 4/5 hours for both way. we walk through glacier and following the Phu River.Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Phu Village-Mahendra Pul- Nar Village(4150m)
After Wonderful time in Phu village and Trek to Nar via satya gompa of Mahendra pul and climb up to Nar village. It takes 7/8 hours then stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11: Explore the Nar Village
Explore the Nar village including 4 monastery then stay overnight at same lodge.
Day 12: Nar Village-Kangla pass(5306- Ngawal(3675m)
Today is adventurous day and long day hike so get up early in the morning and head to Kangla pass. From pass you will see Annapurna massif ,and Trek down to Ngawal 8/9 hours walking and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 13: Ngawal-Manang(3540m)
Today is short walk to Manang Village .it is big villages and surrounding the Annapurna mountains. there are many site trips visit somewhere as you are interest.3 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.
Day 14: Manang Acclimatization day.
We'll linger in Manang today for a much-needed acclimatization day. We'll keep our legs stretched with some scenic, peaceful day walks around the sprawling village. Not only will we see the sights, but we’ll gradually adjust to the altitude. At night time, we'll return to our guesthouse to rest up for a steeply-ascending leg of our trek. 
Day 15: Manang to Yak Kharka. MANANG TO YAK KHARK (4050m, 4 hours)
Our trail ascends a steep, dizzying 500m to the Yak Kharka, and then up through the Tenki Manang as we exit the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4,000m. As the name suggests, there are a lot of yaks here! The vegetation grows sparse, however, as we continue to hit higher altitudes. 
Day 16: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m, 3/4 hours)
We'll climb high for about two hours before descending slightly to cross the river. It's all uphill again after that until we reach Thorong Phedi. Some of the newest guesthouses of our trek are located here. We'll be up extremely early tomorrow, so a full night of rest is important!
Day 17: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass(5416m)(3800m, 6/7 hours)
We'll start trekking at 4am today in order to reach the pass before 10am. It's a necessary evil, because if we arrive any later, we'll risk detrimental weather conditions negatively impacting our progress. Considering that we are 5,416m up at this point, the strong winds later in the day can be dangerous! It's a steep climb, but one that it safe and routinely used. Heavy snow can also be a problem. Conquering the foibles of nature reaps rich rewards at this point, however, for the magnificent view from the top of the pass and our arrival in the holy town of Muktinath. The name means "place of Nirvana," and it is said that pilgrims visiting the temple there are relieved of all sorrows. It is a place sacred to Hindus and Buddhists, and filled with fascination and ethereal power. We'll overnight here.
Day 18: Muktinath to Marpha (2670m, 6 hours)
Today we travel the scenic, beautiful trail between Muktinath and Kagbeni, via Jhong. This is a less-frequently traveled leg of the Annapurna Circuit, but one that we feel is richly worthwhile for its outstanding views. There are a number of distinctive homes here, all typical of the sect of mountain people who live here, as well as an old gompa. 
Day 19: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m, 6 hours)
Marpha at (2960m) is a charming village with many canals and where you can find a variety of fruit. Make sure you visit the big gomba in the city centre. After lunch we will head towards Ghasa a small Thakali settlement with welcoming people and lodges. You will notice on climate as it becomes drier and colder.
Day 20: Ghasa to Tatopani(1200m, 5 hours)
Today is a relatively short trek, which means that we have the ability to move at a leisurely pace and really enjoy the sights we pass.The name "Tatopani" means "hot spring," and that is what today's destination is best known for. The villagers are ethnically Thakali and Tamang, and have enjoyed their home's reputation as a significant trading post between Nepal and Tibet. This Buddhist village has about six hundred homes. Although we are moving up rather steeply in elevation, the walk is enjoyable as we pass colorful villages, gorgeous flowers, and plenty of lush greenery. 
Day 21: Tatopani to Ghorepani(2870m, 6 hours)
This is it, believe it or not, the last truly challenging leg of our adventure. We'll pass through sizeable Shikha, watching village children running off to school and farmers working their fields. Ghorepani is a major stop for trekkers doing all varieties of the Annapurna Circuit, and is always bustling with activity. 
Day 22: Ghorepani to Pokhara(6 hours).
We'll be up before dawn today, but with good reason: our day kicks off with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. From here, we'll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. 
The last walk of our trek is an easy one as we stroll downhill from Tikhedhunga to Nayapul. Here, our trek officially ends. We'll load our tired feet into a taxi and an hour away to gorgeous Pokhara, and a comfy hotel. 
Day 23: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We fly from Pokhara back to the Nepali capital today, so that you can spend one more night in our beautiful country before heading home. It's our pleasure to take you out for a farewell dinner tonight, and get your feedback on our trip. 
Day 24: Kathmandu Airport 
Today we'll ensure that you get to the airport with time to spare, taking our final leave. Hopefully you have made the kind of memories that will last a lifetime.

Cost included

  • Bus transfer- Kathmandu/Besishahar/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • Besishahar to Chame by local jeep transfer sharing with other people.
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner during trekking
  • For ABC/Poon Hill Trek - Transfer by bus or car to/from Pokhara to Trekking start/end point.
  • Hotel in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • All the goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost not included

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer -Kathmandu to Besishahar
  • Jeep transfer or flight cost- Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
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
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 to the base camp
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
Down vest and/or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
Toiletries:
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars
Novels
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
iPod
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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