ANNAPURNA THREE HIGH PASSES TREK

Namun Bhanjyang Pass (5,560m), Kang La Pass (5306m), Mesokanta La Pass (5,330m)
Annapurna, a section of the Himalayas is sometimes referred to as the Goddess of Harvests. The mother mountain who feeds the universe stays protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and the largest conservation area in Nepal. The Annapurna Conservation Area is a paradise for trekkers because of the world class treks it offers. It is the home of treks where trekkers get to choose between different trekking routes via equally different passes. Annapurna three high passes trek is one of the many trekking options available in the Annapurna trekking region. This trek is suitable for trekking enthusiasts who would like to visit areas that are less frequented and crowded unlike other trekking regions in Nepal.

The trek starts from Kalikasthan and ends at Jomsom (2,750m) the headquarters of Manang district. The trek itself is a 25 day affair with fully organized camps and tents. The level of challenge increases with every high pass; Namun Bhanjyang(5,5600m), Kang La pass(5,306m) and Tilicho Mesokanta La pass(5,330m).

The trek begins from Kalikasthan until we reach the base camp is 6 days, where a day of acclimatization in Dharmasala prepares us for the rest of our journey. In Dharmasala we have a day to enjoy superb views of Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Machhapurchhre (6,997m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and Lamjung Himal (6,988m). In case of snowfall during the trek, it’s quite difficult to find out the trekking path from the base camp to the High passes in Namun Banjyang (5,560m). We will be crossing a height of 5,560m until we reach the next base camp.

The base camp offers panoramic views of Lamjung Himal (6,988m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Machhapurchhre (6,997m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and other equally mesmerizing mountains. The trekking path after crossing Namun descends and slopes down to the base camp. After a nights stay here we will continue walking to Koto, which is the major trail of the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. We will take a days rest in Koto after our successful trek and celebrate this success with chilled beers and Nepalese wines. It you prefer to visit Chame instead, our staff will take you to this headquarters of Lamjung district.

The next destination is Naar Phu which was a restricted area for for trekkers until 2003. This valley that lies in the remotest areas of Annapurna region, is home to villages where Yak herding and agriculture remain the mainstays of the economy rather than tourism. The trek takes you through narrow gorges to medieval villages, past chorines, herds of blue sheep, spectacular cliff side trails and over the region’s highest trekking passes.

After visiting the beautiful medieval village of Phu and witnessing the lifestyles of Bhote communities, we walk to the Khangsar village to cross over the Kang La (5,306m). The trekking path ascending Kang La can be a bit difficult but when you are here you will forget all the difficulties on seeing the magnificent Pisang Peak (6,091m), Chulu (Far east 6,038m), Chulu east (6,429m), Chulu Centre (6,584m), Tilich Peak (7, 134m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m), Himlung (7,126m). We are sure that you will love being here and then we will descend to Kharka for a night. The trek then goes through the Manang village across another high Pass Tilicho Mesokanta La (5,330m). Tilicho Lake at 4,990m is one of the highest frozen lakes in the world and it is beside the lake where we will camp for the night. This wonderful adventures trek ends after high pass crossing Mesokanta La at Jomsom. The Annapurna Three High Passes Trek is one of the best treks for majestic mountain views in the high land of Annapurna where only a few trekking agencies organize this trek. Peace Nepal Treks ℗ Ltd. is one of the best among these trekking agencies and prides itself for being able to offer this trek.

  • Day 1
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.

    After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.

  • Day 2
    Drive to Kalikasthan. O/N in Kalikasthan.
  • Day 3
    Trek to Lamakhet. O/N in Lamakhet.
  • Day 4
    Trek to Sikles ( 1,980m). O/N in Sikles.
  • Day 5
    Trek to Forest Camp. O/N in Forest Camp.
  • Day 6
    Trek to Dharmasala. O/N in Dharmasala.
  • Day 7
    Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 8
    Trek to Boksi Taal. O/N in Boksi Taal.
  • Day 9
    Trek to Namun Phedi. O/n in Namun Phedi.
  • Day 10
    Trek to Namun Banjyang (5,560m) high pass. O/N in the next Base Camp.
  • Day 11
    Trek to Koto. O/N in Koto.
  • Day 12
    Leisyre day in Koto.
  • Day 13
    Trek to Meta. O/N in Meta.
  • Day 14
    Trek to Kyang. O/N in Kyang.
  • Day 15
    Trek to Phu. O/N in Phu.
  • Day 16
    Trek to Kyang. O/N in Kyang
  • Day 17
    Trek to Naar Village. O/N in Naar Village.
  • Day 18
    Trek to High Pass, Kang La ( 5,306m) and Ngawal Camp.
  • Day 19
    Trek to Manang. O/N in Manang.
  • Day 20
    Half day’s rest in Manang and trek to Tare Gompa.
  • Day 21
    Trek to Tilicho Base Camp. O/N in Tilicho Base Camp.
  • Day 22
    Trek to Tilicho High Camp. O/N in High Camp.
  • Day 23
    Trek to Mesokanta La ( 5,330m) high pass. O/N in Chauri Kharka.
  • Day 24
    Trek to Jomsom. O/N in Jomsom.
  • Day 25
    Flight to Pokhara. O/N in Pokhara.
  • Day 26
    Drive to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu.

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

INCLUDES
  • ††Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel.
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All government taxes and Annapurna Conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System).
  • Naar Phu special permit fees.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation).
  • Tent accommodation during the trek on camping services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport
  • Light for a night by Battery or “generator” as a group size.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary we provide).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes.

 

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff

Camping equipments: We always provide every guest holiday trek with high qualities equipments: good qualities tent, Gas stove for food prepare, toilets tent and papers, kitchen tent with necessary utensils, Dining tent (for eating), table and chairs as a group, hand clean up towel and soap with tap water, Ice axe and sable.

Accommodation and meals: During camping treks an expert cook accompanies us and serves the best local dishes with different items on our plates. Both food and accommodation during camping treks are our responsibilities. We serve three meals on camping treks.

Breakfast Verities: Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, boil water/different kinds Tibetan bread, toast, omelet fried or scrambled, boil egg, porridge, musli, cornflake, chapatti, jam, honey, pinner butter, rice pudding, pani cake, butter, salami, sinoman role.

Lunch: Juice, tea (black/lemon/coffee), boil water/ sandwich, potato cheaps, different items bread, vegetable, macaroni, chaumin, fried/boil potatoes, plan chapatti, backbeans.

Dinner: Different items Soup, popcorn, prawan, cookies, papad/ local Nepali verities food (Daal/rice/vegetables/meat/pickle), pizza (vegetable/mushroom/chicken), burger, pasta, chicken meat, can meat, veg/non veg momo, spagity, noodles, tuna fish, sasit, spring role.

Desert: tea, coffee, milk, chocolate, boil water, cake, pie, seasonal fruits, tin fruit, mango, apple, banana.

Water: we serve with boil water drink along the trek either you can make tea or coffee for day trip. It should be better to bring good quality water bottle for trek.

EXCLUDES
  • ††All meals in Kathmandu city.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies).
  • Internal flight tickets.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetozolomide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipments.

 

Travel Insurances: –
Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Nepal has four climatic seasons


  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Enquire about any trekking region and we will tell you about the best season to visit that area.

Check-list of personal equipment:
  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment are required during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tax Jacket with hood).

CHOOSE A PRIVATE DATE

If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.

Feel free to give them a call on 977-1-4250540 or Email us at info@peacenepaltreks.com

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