Adventure Annapurna trek combines two adventure treks of Annapurna region who seek an adventure hike in Annapurna. Annapurna circuit trek( Thorong la pass) and Nar Phu Trek(Kang la pass) are included in this adventure hike. Most of the hikers do Annapurna circuit trek in their vacations but they miss the chance of exploring the Nar Phu Valley. Nar Phu valley is known as a hidden gem of the mountain view and the culture of the locals. Both treks are adventures so we combined both treks into the one trek route. Firstly you need to finish the Nar Phu Then you arrive at the Ngwal. Ngwal is 3 hours ahead of the Manag. Adventure Annapurna trek begins by doing Nar Phu and ends by doing the Annapurna circuit trek.
Adventure Annapurna trek Nar Phu
The Nar Phu valley trek explores the remote villages Naar and Phu. The village is situated in the northeast of Koto and Chame. The Nar and Phu village is isolated in front of the giant Himalayan region. Trekkers will see the Tibetan people in the local settlements. The local settlements are very unique and cultural with different dialogues. Historically, the villages were captured by the Tibetan refugees a long time ago. Later on, they settled in the Nar and Phu village. Trekkers will see Mt Himlung and many other peaks. Fewer tourists visit the Nar Phu valley. The magnificent landscape and the adventure Kang la pass 5320 meter allows trekkers to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Annapurna Himalayan range. Kang la pass is an adventure hike which reaches to the top of the 5320 meters and the down way is very steep.
Adventure Annapurna trek Annapurna circuit
Annapurna circuit trek or Thorong la pass 5416 Meter is Nepal top trekking trail. Annapurna circuit trek is one of the busiest trekking trails which is very famous among the trekkers. The circuit circles the whole Annapurna range and arrives at Pokhara. The trek to Annapurna circuit is the best opportunity to enjoy the Himalayan scenery and the people of Manag. The diversified landscape of the route is another interesting thing to see. Trekkers have to cross the 5416 Meter by sleeping at the 4800 Meters and need to arrive at Muktinath 3800 Meters. The Thorong la pass is hard and needs a lot of physical efforts for 7-8 hours. Trekkers can see the many peaks like Mt Annapurna II 7940 Meter, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Chulu East, Chulu west, Yak Kawang, Thorong peak and many more. The landscape during the treks you see is just amazing.
Adventure Annapurna trek overview
Nepal Trek hub starts adventure Annapurna trek either from Ngadi or Koto. Depending upon your time we can make the short or long itinerary. Passing the Several villages to reach the koto you will experience the typical Nepali lifestyle with the mountain view. Walking with the deep forest valley through the koto river you will reach the Meta then Chyaku and reach Phu village. Exploring the Phu and back to Nar for the preparations of the Kang La pass. Crossing the Kang la pass 5320 Meter you will reach Manag. You will explore the Manag and beauty of ice Lake while staying in Manag. Now, the trail moves ahead to Yak Kharka, Letdar then to Highcamp 4800 Meter before the Thorong la pass 5416 Meter. Thorong la pass is an adventure hike which offers a superb view of the Himalayas along with the massive height gain.
Scenic road drive to Besisahar from capital city Kathmandu which is 165 km. Trekkers can see snow-capped mountains, local settlements and green hills.
Local bus riding to Ngadi, Wonderful trek experience with the green hills and the beautiful Marshyangdi river valley which is filled with the paddy fields, local settlements, a small forest, high waterfalls, bamboo bushes till Dharapani.
Views of Manaslu (8,153 Meter) and range of Manaslu from the Dharapani, Timang and Koto.
Explorations of the villages like Meta, Chakhu, Phu. From Phu village, you can see the superb view of Mt Himlung 7120 meter.
Trek to Nar village before the Kang la 5320 meters. You can see the best view of the Himalayas while doing the Kang la pass. A tough pass takes almost 10-12 hours. Annapurna ranges II, III, IV mountains view is superb from Kang La pass.
Annapurna circuit trek highlights
Acclimatization at Manag, on this day you can either go to the ice lake 4600 Meter or hike around the Manag. If you go ice lake you can see the stunning view of Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna and Tilicho with the height of 7940 Meters, 7,555 Meters, 7,525 Meters, 7,4555 Meters, 7,134 Meters and many other peaks.
Trek to High camp crossing the tree lines via yak pastures before the Thorong la pass 5416 meters.
Thorong la passes 5416 meters then down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a holy pilgrimage place for Hindu people. Mt Dhaulagiri 8167 Meter, Nilgiri, Tukuche peaks are perfectly visible from anywhere till Jomsom.
Trek or drive experience to Tatopani before you climb the best viewpoint of Nepal. Poon Hill 3210 meter from where you can see the best view of 16 Peaks above 7000 meters.
What is the best time for Adventure Annapurna trek
Adventure Annapurna trek is quite adventurous which means it requires a perfect time to do this adventure trek. Both passes are quite tough if the weather becomes bad. That is the reason we have tried to give some ideas to the trekkers that are the best months to do the Adventure Annapurna Trek.
Mid September to End of November
The Mid September to end of November (Autumn season) is Nepal’s best time to do adventure tourism activities. This is the best time to visit Nepal because of the weather. At this time the temperatures around the country are neither hot nor cold. You can enjoy the trekking experience due to the perfect temperatures. Visibility during those months are really good and you can see the mountain scenery almost the whole days. with the less chance of the rainfalls and snowfalls, trekkers prefer this season very much. Nepal gets its maximum tourists during this season. Autumn season is very best to do the Adventure Annapurna Trek.
March, April and May
Spring season is another best season for mountaineering tourism in Nepal. The High hills get colourful rhododendron and magnolia flowers. The mountains usually remain clear during this period. Rainfalls and snowfalls happen sometimes. Lower parts of the countryside get very hot temperatures whereas the mountains are very good to explore. Mountaineers do mountaineering in this season. They climb Mount Everest and other high mountains as well. Trekking in spring seasons is very good to do. You will obviously enjoy the trekking in the spring season.
June, July, August and September
Summer season is a monsoon in Nepal. Trekking experience may not be as good as the spring and autumn season. Continuous rainfalls may cause landslides and floods which are not safe for tourists. Tourists can visit the city and national park at this time. The short trek can be done but with the rain gear. There is no guarantee that you would get a nice view.
January and December
Winter is a cold season in Nepal. Snowfall may happen at any time when you are in the mountains. It is very risky to trek such a high adventure trek. You can do soft adventure but trek like this is quite hard. We do not recommend trekkers to do Adventure Annapurna trek. For the comprehensive information go to Annapurna circuit trek best time
Adventure Annapurna Trek itinerary
This is a Normal itinerary, as per your needs we can modify it
1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350 Meter.
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. Nepal Trek Hub will be at the airport to assist you for the hotel transfer. When you arrive at the hotel, after a while we give you some trip briefing and also suggest you to have the gears. If you do not have the proper gears we will help to find it. You can hire or purchase.
2nd Day: Sightseeing and trek preparations
Our guide will take you to Kathmandu sightseeing. There are four historical sites which are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage. Our Guide will take you to all sites respectively at the same time we make permits for trek. In the evening we will introduce your guide with you.
3rd Day: Kathmandu to Jagat Drive
Early in the morning, having breakfast in the hotel, our guide will pick up and take you to the bus park. This is Local bus Park where you will find the different vehicles that go to Besi Sahar. We take one of them to Besisahar. It is about a 7-8 hours drive. during the drive, they will stop for the toilet break and lunch break. Arriving at Besi Sahar we do a small rest before we drive further to Jagat. We Should take a local jeep to go to Jagat. 1 Hours drive takes us to the small settlement Jagat where you will spend the night.
4th Day: Jagat to Dharapani 1,960m/6,431ft
It is the first day of the trek. We recommend you to walk slowly but steadily. We have to trek through the road sometimes as well but there is a trekking trail also. The trail is full of green bushes of bamboo and other types of forest and moves ahead through the bank of the Marshyangdi River. Trekkers will get the immense view of the rocky mountains and the spectacular views landscape. 7-8 hours walking takes you to the Dharapani
5th Day: Dharapani to Koto 2,610m/8,563ft
Compared to yesterday it is quite an easy day today. As the trail is easy and less accent today. First of all, you will cross the Bagarchap and Danaque village before climbing the steep ascent to Timang. It is quite a challenging ascent to reach the Timang. After Timang the trail is very easy as it goes continuously fewer ups and down trails through the pine forest. You will pass the Thanchowk and Latamarang before the Koto village. Mt Manaslu 8153 Meter is also visible from the Timanag and Danque on the way to Koto.
6th Day: Koto to Meta 11,680 feet / 3560 m
It is quite a long hike today, so we recommend you to wake up early in the morning. Heaving breakfast we check in our permits into the Police check post. We now have to cross the Marshyangdi river and walk through the Soti Khola which flows from the Nar Phu valley. Trekkers have to walk through the forest of pine and cross the several suspension bridges. You will also see some local settlements where they sell something to tourists. It is quite a long trek and at the last, we have to climb the accent to Meta. During the trek, you can see some mountain peaks behind you.
7th Day: Meta to Phu Gaon 4,250m/13,944ft
Another beautiful hike today. As the land becomes more dry and open, we continue our trek to Kyang by a lot of ups and downs and crossing some bridges. The Kyang village was set up by the Tibetan Khampa refugees. Having lunch at Kyang we keep trekking and continue ahead via the bank of the Phu Khola. The trail is quite rocky and adventurous till the Phu Gaun.
8th Day: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon 4,250m/13,944ft
It is acclimatization day today as well as an exploration of the Phu Gaun. The Phu Gaun is a remote village where you will see Tibetan peoples and their lifestyles. Agriculture and Animal are the main income source of the locals. With the astonishing view of Mt Himlung you can explore the Phu Gaun. If you are more energetic, then you can hike towards the Himlung base camp as much as you can. Tashi Lakhang Monastery – the old Buddhist Monastery listed out of the 108 world’s great Buddhist Monasteries is another thing to explore when you are in Phu Village. People believe that it was supposed to be the last monastery constructed by Karmapa Rinpoche.
9th Day: Phu Gaon to Nar 4,110m/13,485ft
The trail descends down continuously until Mahendra Pul bypassing several amazing landscapes, suspension bridges. It takes about 4 hours to reach the Mahindra Pul. The Mahindra pul is quite interesting due to the high George on the lapche River. Crossing the bridge now we need to climb the trails which slowly go up. On the base of the hills, there is another monastery and also in the river, there is a monastery. Passing the several small chorten and mani walls, you will reach Nar Village.
10th Day: Acclimatization and preparation at Nar
We can walk around the Nar Village to be Acclimatize more. Sightseeing in the village.
11th Day: Nar to Kang La Pass 5320 Meter then descents down to Ngwal 3,660m/12,008ft
It is the most difficult day on your entire trek even though the pass is 5320 Meter which is less than Thorong la pass. Wake up early in the morning around 4 o’clock, we need to start the trek at least 4 o clock. The pass is very long. Firstly the trail goes slowly up passing the yak pastures and the bank of the river. As you reach Nar Phedi the trail now becomes more steep and difficult. Crossing the river then the trail goes very steep climb to the Kang La pass. On the way to Kang la, you can see some small lakes and the stunning view of the Mountains. Kanga la pass 5320 Meter is on the ridge of the mountains and has a very narrow surface. Once you are on the top of the Kang la you will see the heavenly view of the Annapurna range (II. III, and IV including the Gangapurna Mountains). Many trekkers get scared seeing the trails down to Ngwal. Do Not worry we will help you to go down. Walk slowly because this is the most difficult part of the Kang La pass. The trail now goes steep down till the Ngwal by making a lot of Zig Zag. Overnight stay at Ngwal.
12th Day: Ngwal to Manang 3,519m/11,546ft
An easy day with the spectacular view of Mt. Annapurna range. The hike goes to the bank of the Marshyangdi river with the colourful hills which are made by the winds. You can see the Humde airport and some local houses along the trekking trails. Once you arrive at Braga you can see the trails that go to ice Lake 4600 Meter. Manag is just 1 hour away from Braga.
13th Day: Manang to Yak Kharka 4,110m/13,485ft
Normally, trekkers do acclimatization at Manag. But due to the Kang La pass, you do not need to do the acclimatization at Manag. Having breakfast early in the morning we move towards the Yak Kharka. Crossing the Manag village you will arrive at Tanki Manag. From Tanki Mnaag you can see the mang very clearly plus some other mountains on the south side. The trek goes slowly up to Gunsang then to Yak Kharka. You will see numerous peaks like Chulu east and Chulu West plus Khangsar Kang peak. Overnight at Yak kharka.
14th Day : Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4,600m/15,093ft
It is another amazing day to go to Thorong Phedi. We go slowly because of the Altitude. The landscape becomes more wide and brown. Trekkers should be careful while trekking to Thorong Phedi because of the stone falls. Crossing some suspension bridge and stone falling area you will reach Thorong Phedi early. Arriving at the Thorong Phedi you may hike around the Phedi for better acclimatization.
15th Day : Thorong Phedi to Thorong La to Muktinath 3800 meter
This is another challenging day and today you will cross the thorong la pass 5,416m/17,764ft. After Kang La pass Thorong la pass is easier because of the altitude digestion. Most of the trekkers start their trek early in the morning around 4 o’clock. You will wake up around 3.30 am and have some breakfast or drink before you begin the trek. Leaving the Thorong Phedi the trail slowly climbs with many Zig Zag to Thorong High Camp. Around 1.30 Minutes you will reach the High Camp. From High Camp, the trail is easier and climbs gradually till the pass. There are many peaks around the way to the Thorong La pass. Walking 3-4 hours you will reach Thorong la pass. Photo talking and spending some time at Thorong la pass you will descend down to Muktinath. Descending down takes quite more time. Near Muktinath, there is a viewpoint from where you will see many peaks behind the thorong la pass. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many other peaks are just very close to you. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
16th Day: Muktinath to Jomsom
You will begin descending down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge through the arid land. We pass by Jharkot and Khingar villages which have typical Tibetan architecture. Following the valley floor most of the way sprawled along the banks of the Kali Gandaki, we reach Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
17th Day: Jomsom to Pokhara Flight
Fly to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. We will help you to see the things around the pokhara.
18th Day: Drive to fly to Kathmandu
With the tourist bus you will drive to Kathmandu with your trekking guide and the team. If you fly to Kathmandu then the Guide will drop you to the Airport.
19th Day: Departure
Trek cost includes
Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
One Night Hotel in Pokhara
Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
Annapurna conservation Area Project Permits
Seasonal Fruits if possible
First Aid Box
Flight Ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs
Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
Any other things which are not mentioned above
Per Pax, Min 2 Person base:
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