Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek - 19 Days

Trip Facts

  • Bus-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 5416 meter/17765 feet
  • Teahouse/Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May), Spring (September to November)
  • In Person
  • Multi-day Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Hindi-Chinese
  • 15
  • 70
Many of you know about Everest 2 high passes trek but very few knows about 2 high passes trek in the Annapurna region and very few have had heard about Annapurna 2 high pass Trek.

Most of you have heard about Thorong la pass of Annapurna circuit trekking trail. So this trekking itinerary gives insights of both trekking routes; one the famous Thorong la pass and another less known Kang la pass.

This trekking package covers restricted part of Nepal in off the beaten part of Narphu valley along with famous Annapurna circuit trekking. Saying restricted we need special permit as well as ACAP permit for Annapurna 2 high passes trek.

Annapurna himalya range has numerous other passes across its range. But few of them are really famous among the mountaineers who have been to Nepal. Thorong la pass has been a supreme identity of Annapurna circuit trekking, as this connects Manang valley to the famous Mustang valley of Nepal.

In contrast with Thorong la being really famous – Kang la pass has been another trending and loved high pass of Annapurna Himalaya range. However, Kang la pass is famous as Nar Phu valley trekking.

Kang la pass connects restricted Nar & Phu village with famous Manang village and eventually to Thorong la pass.

This – Annapurna 2 high passes trek connects these 2 beautiful and rewarding mountain pass of Annapurna region.

Annapurna 2 high pass trek
Picture: Kangla pass

Best Time for Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

Months of September to November & March to May are favorable for trekking over Annapurna 2 High pass trek. If you can mange to trek over these 2 high passes in suggested months – clear sky, open mountains, snow capped Himalaya range and an experience of Nepalese festival will make the trip perfect.

Autumn and Spring with above mentioned months are regarded as the best month to trek in the Nepal Himalaya. However, people trek all around the year.

In case you do not get required length of travel time in recommended months – you will always has options to trek these destinations in the the winter and Monsoon. But make sure you trek with best guide from best trekking agency in Nepal.

Winter gets cold and snows often. If you get heavy snowfall before high pass day – your guide will decide on what to do? That is why you need to have good company.

Monsoon gets lots of rain and the sky will be mostly cloudy. SO if you have to trek Annapurna 2 high pass trek in monsoon – it is better to talk in depth about the pro and cons and decide on your trip. We, as your friends from Nepal can assure you the best experience possible even in the off season of trekking in Nepal.

Indeed, these off season means – quite and peaceful trekking trails.

Narphu valley trek – a restricted trail of Annapurna

Manang district in the Annapurna region of Nepal Himalaya offers a new trekking trail called Nar Phu trekking. Nar Phu is a village located in Manang, composed of culture, people and typical traditional practices. Deserted geography of the valley makes this trail more off the beaten path. This trek goes into the deep valley of Nar Phu, opened for trekking from 2003AD.

Nar Phu is a deserted valley in the green Himalaya. It will be fun for you to be in the deserted valley after crossing mountains and heading towards Himalaya. On this trek, trekkers explore the distinct culture of people and many Gombas and Mannes. Nar Phu is dominated with Buddhist culture and hence the trail is traditionally dominated with Buddhist people and their warm well-come to the valley.

Looking forward

On our treks we focus on fun as well as gaining new knowledge, thus we will create many opportunities for our clients to get involved with the local activities. Culture of Nar Phu valley widely resembles Tibetan culture. Visit to Nar Phu makes you feel like being in Tibet culturally, but in desert geographically.  Annapurna ranges and Himlung Himal are major attractions though trekkers can screen many mountains along the trail, like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho peak and many unnamed Himalayan peaks.

Nepal government under ACAP & immigration of Nepal is upgrading this trail with more infrastructures; this is increasing interest towards the trekking trail of Nar Phu valley & so is Annapurna 2 high pass Trek. Travelling to Nar Phu valley with team of Nepalgram makes the trekking more worthwhile, because we focus on the local participation and help our clients to know more about the local culture and the environment.

The suggested itinerary for Annapurna 2 high pass Trek is one of the best designed, but it can also be customized according to your requirements. Feel free to reach to our team.


Annapurna 2 high passes takes you to the famous Annapurna circuit as well as restricted or less know Nar phu valley.


Kangla pass and thorong la pass are the 2 high passes we will trek over.

Major Attraction of Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

  • Remote village and its culture
  • Hidden valley of Nepal
  • Along Annapurna Circuit trail - fusion of remote and famous trek
  • View of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
  • Deepest river Valley of the world "Nar Phu"
  • Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) and World Famous Thorong la Pass (5,416m/17764ft)
  • Ngwal, Nar and Phu village
  • Jungle Trek
  • Lower Mustang, Jomsom and Pokhara
  • Muktinath temple


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

• Altitude – 1300 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

• Altitude – 1300 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites

Day 3
Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours

• Altitude – 1100 meters
• Special – Scenery view
• Time – 8/9 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus/jeep

Day 4
Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours

• Altitude – 1960 meters
• Special – View of waterfall and mountains
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking via marsangdi river

Day 5
Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

• Altitude – 2610 meters
• Special – view of manaslu mountain
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking uphill

Day 6
Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

• Altitude – 3560 meters
• Special – Nar phu valley
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking through Nar khola and Greenland forest

Day 7
Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

• Altitude – 4250 meters
• Special – Tashi Gompa and local villages
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 8
Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

• Altitude – meters
• Special – View of mountains
• Time – 2/4 hours
• Activity – a short hike

Day 9
Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

• Altitude – 4110 meters
• Special – Nar village
• Time – 6/7 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 10
Acclimatization and preparation at Nar

• Altitude – 4110 meters
• Special – Exploration of monasteries
• Time – 15/30 minutes
• Activity – short hike

Day 11
Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

• Altitude – 5322 meters
• Special – Kang La pass and view of annapurna massif
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 12
Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

• Altitude – 3660 meters
• Special – Exploration of villages and mountains
• Time – 4/5 hours
• Activity – Short walk

Day 13
Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours

• Altitude – 4110 meters
• Special – Exploration of vegetation, yaks and Jarsang Khola valley
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Walking by side of Jarsang Khola Valley

Day 14
Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours

• Altitude – 4600 meters
• Special – Thorong Phedi
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Hiking uphill and downhill

Day 15
Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours

• Altitude – 5416 meters
• Special – Thorong la pass and Muktinath Temple
• Time – 7/8 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 16
Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

• Altitude – 8910 meters
• Special – View of diverse landscapes and beautiful scenery
• Time – 5/6 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Day 17
Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (1400m/2,700ft): 30 min flight

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Scenic view from the plane
• Time – 30 minutes flight
• Activity – Flying in Plane

Day 18
Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours drive

• Altitude – 1300 meters
• Special – Scenic view from the bus
• Time – 5/6 hours drive
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Day 19
Final departure from Nepal

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Cost Include of Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point.
  • 4 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All your meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking, fresh fruit after dinner.
  • All accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary paperworks (ACAP), special entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Spiritual Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Exclude of Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollars.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance. We will help you with the arrangement of emergency evacuation without additional charge.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in breakfast is included
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek
From $ 1,020
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 1,700
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 2,070
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

Annapurna 2 high passes Trip Info

  • Bus-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 5416 meter/17765 feet
  • Teahouse/Lodge
  • Somewhat Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May), Spring (September to November)
  • In Person
  • Multi-day Hike
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English-Hindi-Chinese
  • 15
  • 70



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