Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration19 Days
  • One of the popular touristic destination of Nepal, Annapurna Circuit
  • Nar Phu, declared as restricted area by government
  • Chance to experience and observe unique authenticTibetan Buddhism livelihood and culture
  • Breathtaking mountains peaks seen along the route are Lamjhung Himal(6983m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m), Pisang Peak(6091m), Kangaru Himal (6981m), Nemju (6404m) and so on.
  • During the trek you passes lots of natural beauties like, Waterfalls, Alpine ecosystem, Glacier lakes and stunning geomorphological rockies mountains
  • Rich in Biodiversity
  • On the way you have see many blue sheep, Yak, himalya goat and so on.

The Annapurna circuit is one of the best and most spectacular in Nepal with marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other peaks of the Annapurna massif. The village of Manang, the gateway to the circuit, opened to foreigners in 1980. Since then, more and more hikers used this as a stopover. Therefore, beside the old village a real accommodation center has developed with many "lodges”. The highlight of the tour is the Thorong Pass (5415m) located between the sources of two large rivers: the Khali Gandaki and the Marsyangdi. The Valley of the Khali Gandaki is the deepest in the world since it is surrounded by nearby peaks of 8000m or more, namely Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna II (7937m), III (7555m) and IV (7525m) ,.

The conventional circuit and the shortest involves first driving 6h from Kathmandu to Ngadi or Jagat where the trek to Manang starts. The route then goes via the Thorong pass before descending to Muktinath.

A magnificent and spectacular alternative is to leave the classic route in Koto and go to Manang through the villages of Phu and Naar on a path through bamboo and juniper woods, then via the Kang La pass (± 5200m) from where there is a magnificent view of Annapurna and rejoining the classic route just before Manang. The path then leads up to Tilicho Lake for an overnight stop. The following day, after passing Eastern (± 5300m) and Mesokanto (± 5400m), the route descends towards Jomsom. 

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trek Itinerary

  • Travel: Private Jeep
  • Duration: 7/8
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Elevation gain: -640m / +500m
  • Travel: Trekking
  • Duration: 4 hour 30 min
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Elevation gain:

This itinerary is prepared by experience guide but it can be change as per situation and your will. 

Route Map

Nar Phu Kang La Pass Trek map
What's Included
  • Transfers: airport / hotel / airport
  • Everything needed for the transportation from Kathmandu and return.
  • Full board in camping trek (except the drinks, mineral water, cola, beer, etc.)
  • All group equipment for camping (tents, mess tent, toilet tent, mattresses, chairs, table, kitchen equipment, etc.)
  • An  experimented English Guide or  French speaking guide
  • Assistant guides (depending on the size of the group)
  • A cook and kitchen helpers
  • Porters
  • A satellite phone for the guide
  • The permit for entry in the "conservation area
  • The special permit for the Naar Phu region
  • 3 nights in hotel in double room with breakfast
  • 1 night in hotel in Pokhara in double room with breakfast 
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team 
What's Excluded
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • The supplement for single room in hotels (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
  • The baggage surcharge fees for flight to Pokhara/ Kathmandu if you exceed 15kg / person (75 Rupees / kg)
  • International flight
  • Personal equipment (sleeping bag, sticks, water bottle, backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc ...)  
  • Personal insurance: compulsory. Make sure your insurance covers all medical expenses, helicopter evacuation and repatriation.
  • The drinks
  • Tips
  • The entry visa to Nepal (make sure your passport is still valid 6 months after your return date)
  • The transport and visits to Kathmandu
  • The fee to enter in some touristic areas in the city (museum, monument, monastery)
  • Any travel interrupted or shortened, any change of the program at the request of participants (accident, sickness, altitude sickness, anticipated short trek back ... etc.) will not give right to any refund
  • The costs incurred by exceptional events (off road, landslide, bad weather, snow .....) that cannot be predicted and associated expenses.