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Namun La pass Trek-Annapurna circuit alternative route

Namun La pass Trek-Annapurna circuit alternative route

  • Namun La pass Trek-Annapurna circuit alternative route

Nepal alternative treks and expeditions offer a wilderness and unique attraction with virgin test Namun La pass trekking .As Annapurna circuit the classical route is recently degrading environment and trekking path. We have designed the trail to start either from Pokhara and Siklesh village or Besisahar and Ghale Gaun. The trail will meet at Dudhpokhari and cross Namunla from both trails.

Overview

Nepal alternative treks and expeditions offer a wilderness and unique attraction with virgin test Namun La pass trekking .As Annapurna circuit the classical route is recently degrading environment and trekking path. We have designed the trail to start either from Pokhara and Siklesh village or Besisahar and Ghale Gaun. The trail will meet at Dudhpokhari and cross Namunla from both trails.

Major highlights of the trips:

Siklesh Village
Siklesh village is the Gurung village which is situated towards the north east of Pokhara at the south of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal. It is famous for its well preserved Gurung culture.  Siklesh village offers the excellent mountain views and the culture, tradition and lifestyle of the local people. It provides the opportunity for the visitors to learn the pure culture and customs of the Gurung community untouched by modern developments. The major attractions of Siklesh tour are the charismatic Gurung village of Siklesh, vistas of towering mountains like Annapurna (8091m.) , Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and many more.

Dudhpokhari ( Milky Lake)
Dudhpokhari ( Milky Lake) situated on the border of Lamjung, Manang and Kaski districts of Nepal is at an altitude of around ( 4300m) above the sea level. Legend has said that three thousand year ago the Gurung (Tamu) community of Nepal entered this area from Tibet via Namun Bhanjyang pass and made their settlement here.

Ghalegaun (Ghale village)
Ghalegaun is the village inhabitant of one of the famous indigenous people Ghale (sub tribe of Gurung)  of Nepal. It is located in an eye catching center of the Nepal Himalaya. The guests are treated here with proper local hospitality with delicious organic food. Ghale used to be as the king of Lamjung district before unified Nepal by King prithibinarayan shah. They still have preserved their culture as Ghatu, Maruni, Sorathi and Rodhi. They offer cultural show at your visit.

Namun La pass
It is situated at the altitude of 4850 meter above the sea level. It is one of the most beautiful and newly opened pass. You will trek with full of excitement and amazing view of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung himal, Manaslu and other popular mountain scenery.

Religious importance
During the Janai Purnima ( Sacred thread ceremony) thousand of pilgrimage and visitors visit this place for holy worship. A lot of devotees take this place as the gateway to heaven. there is a strong belief that if you take a bath in this Dudhpokhari ( Milky lake) three times then all you committed sins in this lifetime get purified.

Short Itinenary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Drive to  Pokhra by tourist bus and stay overnight there at hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Siklesh by local bus/jeep, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 4: Trek to Tasa Kharka ( 5hrs.), Overnight at tented camp.

Day 5: Trek to Taasa dharamsala (6 hrs.), Overnight at tented camp.

Day 6: Acclimatization day

Day 7: Trek to Thulo lake (boksi tal), Overnight at tented camp.

Day 8: Trek to thorju , Overnight at tented camp.

Day 9: Acclimatization day

Day 10: Trek to namun phedi, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Timang (after cross namun pass), Overnight at tented camp.

Day 12: Drive to Ngadi/Besisahar  by local jeep, Overnight at tented camp.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure

Optional Route Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel .

Day 2: Drive to Kathamandu/ Besishar / Karpur gaon . Trek to Ghale gaon(2016m.). Stay at tented camp.

Day 3: Ghlegaon to Rabrachu(3100m.) 6 hrs. Hard walk. O/n at tented camp.

Day 4: Rabrachu to Thorju. (4500m.) 6 to 7hrs. Hard walk. O/n at tented camp.

Day 5: Acclimatization day

Day 6: Early in the morning trek to Dudha Pokhari (5300m.) back to Thorju. 5 hrs walk. O/n at tented camp.

Day 7: Thorju -Namunla Pass (4850m) to Timang. O/n at tented camp.

Day 8: Timang to Besisahar by local jeep. O/n at tented camp.

Day9: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu . Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Departure

Cost Includes/Excludes

Cost Includs

  • Free pick up and drop by private vehicle from/to international airport.
  • Two nights hotel ( Hotel Utse or Similar Category) on B/B basis in Kathmandu.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee three times
  • Tented accommodation during the trekking.
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipments.
  • One highly educated, experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, local language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide, Cook and required porters.
  • Staff’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transportation as per itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and Trekking information management system(TIMS) card.
  • Trekking equipments as sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
  • First aid medical box.
  • Government tax and service charge.

Cost Excluds

  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except  breakfast.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visa).
  • Tips for guide and porter.( Highly suggested).

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Facts of this trek

Trip Duration: 10 to 14 days
Max. Altitude: 5568m
Minimum Altitude: 760m
Grade: Strenuous
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Transportation: Land transport ( Private/local vehicle/Tourist bus)
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours
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