Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek

19 Days

Trip Facts

  • Bus-Jeep
  • 4 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 Himalaya 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.

View near thorong la pass
Thorong la pass is tough during winter – but not hard as Kang la pass

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

Best Time for Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

Months of September to November & March to May are favourable for trekking over Annapurna 2 High pass trek. If you can manage 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 have options to trek these destinations in 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 – quiet and peaceful trekking trails. [wte_video_gallery trip_id=’2566′]

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.

view near thorong phedi
Snow day in Annapurna circuit trekking.

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.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
  • Day 2 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3 – Kathmandu to Jagat Drive (1100m/3608ft): 8-9 hours
  • Day 4 – Jagat to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 5 – Dharapani to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 6 – Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 7 – Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 8 – Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
  • Day 9 – Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 10 – Acclimatization and preparation at Nar
  • Day 11 – Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 12 – Ngwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 3 hours
  • Day 13 – Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 14 – Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600m/15,092ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 15 – Thorong Phedi to Thorong La (5,416m/17764ft) to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft): 7-8 hours
  • Day 16 – Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 17 – Jomsom to Pokhara Flight (1400m/2,700ft): 30 min flight
  • Day 18 – Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft): 5-6 hours’ drive
  • Day 19 – Final departure from Nepal

Download Detail Itinerary of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trekpaf itinerary for trevelers to Nepal

Cost of Annapurna 2 high passes trekking – Nepalgram Adventure

Luxury All InclService
Cost Details23201250735
Licensed Guide 
Accommodation during trekStandardPrivateShared
Transportation to trek start pointPrivateSharedShared
All Trek Permits
Shower
Airport/bus terminal Shuttle servicePrivatePrivate×
Hotel at KTM/Pokhara5 StarStandard×
Food on trek (BLD)Unlimited Meal3 Meal×
Desertfrom MenuFresh Fruit×
Soft drinkunlimited1×
PorterPrivateShared×
Company Cap & T-shirt×
Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned×
Hard drinkLocal Brand××
Warm up hikes √××
Farewell party/dinner √××
Buffer day for trek √××
Food in the city×××

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

Overview

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

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $1250 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek – All-inclusive package

  • 3 night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All accommodations Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Special trekking permit for Nar Phu valley Restricted trail
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit, special entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation checks up by oximeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • 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) Oximeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heartbeat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.

Cost Excludes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek – All-inclusive package

  • 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 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide + B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide +B/B Package (service Package) = USD $735 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek for Guide +B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit, special entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Special trekking permit for Nar Phu valley Restricted trail
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation checks up by oximeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • 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) Oximeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heartbeat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek for Guide +B/B Package

  • 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 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $2320 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek for Luxury Package

  • 3 night 5-star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • Special trekking permit for Nar Phu valley Restricted trail
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit, special entry & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Transportation to and from trekking start and ending point.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation checks up by oximeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • 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) Oximeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heartbeat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek for luxury package

  • 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 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Itinerary

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

Upon arrival we will receive you at Kathmandu airport and drive to Hotel.

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

Restricted Permit preparation day, prepare trekking and sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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

Drive around 8 to 9 hours on a bus/jeep from Kathmandu will take you to Jagat. During the drive you can enjoy the scenic view.

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

Today you start your trek. To reach Dharapani from Jagat you need to walk around 7 to 8 hours by the side of Marsangdi river. During the walk you can get the view of waterfalls as well as snow capped mountains too.

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

Continue walking to Koto from Dharapani through steeply climb up. Mountains can be seen during the walk. It takes about 5 to 6 hours of walk to reach to Koto and then stay overnight at lodge.

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

You will enter to the restricted area of Narphu Valley through the Nar Khola and Greenland forest .To reach to Meta you have to follow adventurous rocky trail. It takes abou 7 to 8 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.

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

Our trek goes towards the Phu ancient village which is close to the Tibet border and can be observed Himalayan nature and ancient Buddhist culture. While walking you can get the magnificent view of Annapurna range.

• Altitude - meters
• Special – View of mountains
• Time – 2/4 hours
• Activity – a short hike
On this day you will get an opportunity to explore Tashi Gompa and local villages

• Altitude - 4110 meters
• Special – Nar village
• Time – 6/7 hours
• Activity – Trekking
After exploring around in Phu Gaon continue your trek to Nar via satya gompa of Mahendra pul and climb up to Nar village. It takes 6/7 hours then stay overnight at lodge.

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

On this day explore the monastries around the Nar village and overnight in Nar.

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

The next day is the pass day. Wake up early and head towards the adventurous pass i.e. kang la pass. Once you reach to Kang la pass you can get the eye - catchy view of Annapurna massif. Continue your trek down from Kang la Pass to Ngwal.

• Altitude - 3660 meters
• Special – Exploration of villages and mountains
• Time – 3 hours
• Activity – Short walk
Short walk from Ngwal will take you to famous Manang village. During the walk you can enjoy the view of Annapurna ranges as well as you can explore the village of Manang once you reach there.

• Altitude - 4110 meters
• Special – Exploration of vegetation, yaks and Jarsang Khola valley
• Time – 3/4 hours
• Activity – Walking by side of Jarsang Khola Valley
Today you will be heading towards Yak Kharkha. No high effort is needed to reach to Yak Kharkha as you can complete the walk in short time. To reach to Yak Kharkha you will follow the trail by the side of Jarsang Khola Valley. You can explore rich vegetation of Annapurna region.

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

You'll climb high for about two hours before descending slightly to cross the river. It's all uphill again after that until you reach Thorong Phedi. Some of the newest guesthouses of our trek are located here. You need to wake up very early tomorrow, so a full night of rest is important!

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

You need to wake up early in the morning and start your trek. This is the highest point of this trek. Comparing to other days, this day might be hard. So, be prepared to complete the trek without facing difficulty. Once you reach to the top of Thorong la pass, you be heading towards the famous holy site Muktinath.

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

Following the trail with the diverse landscapes will take you to Jomsom. 5 to 6 hours of walk will lead you to reach Jomsom.

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

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

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

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 forever.

Cost Exclude of Annapurna 2 High Pass Trek

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Annapurna 2 High Passes Trek

Annapurna 2 high passes Trip Info

  • Bus-Jeep
  • 4 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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