Annapurna Two Pass trekking is the combination of remote and popular trekking trails of Annapurna region which follows the magnificent Annapurna Circuit trails until Koto and take alternative route to reach Manang valley via restricted area of Naar and Phu valley before Kanga La Pass and further to world biggest Thorang La Pass. Annapurna region has always been land of remote heritage and blessed with awesome views of high Himalayas. There are old monasteries and hidden valleys, amid varied landscapes & vegetation where centuries old lifestyle of people can be observed.
Trekking to Nar Phu Valley and Annapurna Circuit starts with long day drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani, and follows circuit trails until Koto which is the gateway to magical Nar Phu valley. We explore the remote beauty of this isolated valley and villages and visit monasteries before crossing Kangla Pass at 5200m. We arrive at beautiful Manang valley where we take at least one day for rest and visit nearby attraction. There are several places of interest around Manang valley – like world highest Tilicho Lake (4919m) which will take additional days. We shall head towards Thorang La Base Camp (Phedi) and prepare ourselves for next pass – Thorang La (5416m) and descend to sacred Muktinath – which is considered an adobe of both Hindu and Buddhist deities. We continue to explore the old gompas & monasteries along the way from Muktinath to Jomsom via Jharkot & Kagbeni village and stay overnight at Jomsom before taking a flight back to Pokhara.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (1860m / 6102 ft.)Walk: 9 - 10 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2600m / 8530 ft)Drive: 4-5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Koto to Meta (3560m / 11680 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Meta to Phu Village (4080m / 13386 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Rest and Exploration day at Phu VillageWalk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Phu Village to Naar Village (4110m / 13484 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest and Preparation day at Naar VillageWalk: 2 – 3 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Cross Kagmara-La Pass (5306m / 17408 ft) and trek to Ngawal (3660m / 12007 ft.)Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3540m / 11615 ft.)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni VillageWalk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft)Flight: 20 min | Drive: 10 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 17Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 7-8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 18Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 19Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
Their company was a great pleasure and really made special trip. Quite difficult going up sometime, knees hurt going down. Very helpful guide Ajay. And hot spring was nice. Thank you for best service. A superb experience!
Matt Garner, Ireland
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.