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Kang la Pass Trek

Kang la Pass Trek

Annapurna Region
Nar Gompa
view from Kang La Pass
Kang La Pass 5320 Meters

Trip Facts

Duration : 17 Days Max-Altitude : 5320 Program Type : Tea House Best Season : March to jun - sep to dec Per Day Walking : 5/6 Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.


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All price inclusive
$ 1600 $ 1500
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1600
2 Paxes $1500
2-4 Paxes $1450
4-6 Paxes $1430
6-10 Paxes $1400
10-15 Paxes $1380
15+Paxes $1380

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Kang La Pass Trek 17 days

Kangla Pass Trek is a fantastic and classified trekking journey at a high altitude, 5,320 meters, in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Kang La pass trek in Nar Phu valley was opened to trekkers in 2002 by King Mahendra. Trekking the Kang La Pass and Thorong Pass, one of the most challenging adventure trekking trails listed on our blog takes 20 days.

Kang La Pass trek allows you to see the magnificence of the Annapurna Himalayas and Tibetan culture, as well as rich planting spaces for the summer and winter Yarsagumba plants. A beautiful panorama of Himlung Himal is 7,126 meters, Saribung Peak is 6,345 meters, old Buddhist monasteries, reincarnations of lamas in Buddhism (bodhisattvas) and an untouched hamlet makes up Nar and Phu Village.

Nar Phu Vally Kang La pass

In the Himalayas, Nar Phu Trek offers a glimpse of a region of raw beauty and Tibetan culture that’s a throwback to a long-gone era, one that even Tibet itself has long since forgotten. Children in this region are taught education through Buddhist texts. See the historical Tashi Lhakhang Gompa and receive blessings from the local Lama Karma Sonam Rinpoche.

The Kong la Pass Trek itinerary is more challenging to pass and has narrower trails than Thorong La Pass, but it offers spectacular views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Tilicho, Manaslu, Himlung, and Saribung Peaks. The Phu village is at the junction of three passes, Teri La Pass, Saribung Pass via Upper Mustang, and Kang La Pass via Ngawel Manang.

As part of the Annapurna circuit trek, Manang village is also a beautiful trekker town. Upon our arrival in Manang, we can explore the Gangapurna Glacier and Tilicho Lake if we have time. On the way to Thorong La Pass in Nepal, the highest pass in Nepal, the trek continues. Thorong La is 5,416 meters above sea level. After passing Muktinath, Jomsom, and Pokhara, the throng flies back to Pokhara.

Kang La Pass + Thorong La Pass is organized by Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency which coordinates with local private guides. The guides speak the local language of the area and are fluent in English. More information about Nepal trekking permits in the Restricted Zone.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Start your journey by driving from Kathmandu to Besishahar, followed by a Jeep ride to Koto (2600 meters, 9 hours driving).
  • Day 02: Trek from Koto to Meta (3570 meters, 7-8 hours walking).
  • Day 03: Continue your trek from Meta to Upper Chyaku (3720 meters, 3-4 hours walking).
  • Day 04: Trek from Upper Chyaku to Phu Village (4050 meters, 4-5 hours walking).
  • Day 05: Move on to Nar Phedi from Phu Village (3500 meters, 6-7 hours walking).
  • Day 06: Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4120 meters, 3-4 hours walking).
  • Day 07: Explore the monasteries in Nar Village.
  • Day 08: Trek from Nar to Kang La Pass (5320 meters), and then descend to Ngawal (3675 meters, 8-9 hours).
  • Day 09: Trek to Manang (3341 meters, 5 hours walking) and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 10: Take a day off at the same location for acclimatization.
  • Day 11: Continue the trek to Chauri Latter (3720 meters, 3/4 hours walking) and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Thorong Phedi (3900 meters, 3 hours walking) and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 13: Begin your day early with a trek to Thorong Pass (5416 meters, 8 hours walking), then descend to Muktinath (3900 meters) and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 14: Trek to Kag Beni (3/4 hours walking) and overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 15: Continue the trek to Jomsom (2743 meters, 4 hours walking) and stay overnight at a hostel.
  • Day 16: Conclude your adventure with a flight back to Pokhara and stay overnight at a lakeside hotel.
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 AM (200 km, 6/7 hours driving).

Cost Included

  • Nar and Phu Restricted Area (NRA) Permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • One English-speaking experienced guide and required porters, with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Note that if a single trekker, there will be an additional cost for the porter.
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Besisahar and a sharing jeep from Besisahar to Chamje.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • One-night hotel stay in Pokhara Lakeside.
  • Tourist bus ticket from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • All meals are provided (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner), along with seasonal fresh fruits after dinner.
  • Lodge accommodation throughout the trek.
  • Staff salaries, equipment, meals, insurance, and other related expenses.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings.
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep in sub-zero temperatures.
  • Necessary paperwork, including all government and local taxes.
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal Wilderness Trekking after the successful completion of the trek.

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek is considered challenging due to high altitudes (up to 5,322 meters), remote terrain, variable weather, and technical sections. It requires good physical fitness, acclimatization, and trekking experience. Proper gear and a knowledgeable guide are recommended for a safe and enjoyable trek.
Trekkers typically walk 6 to 8 hours per day on the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek, with variations depending on the day's itinerary and trail conditions.
Accommodations on the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek are primarily basic tea houses or lodges with shared facilities. Some remote sections may involve camping.
Mobile network service in the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trekking area is limited and unreliable, especially at higher elevations. Trekkers should be prepared for sporadic or no connectivity.
In emergencies on the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek, getting immediate assistance can be challenging due to the remote area. Trekking agencies have protocols, and having a satellite phone is recommended. Helicopter rescue may be needed, so travel insurance covering evacuations is crucial.
The best time for the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek is during spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) for stable weather and clear views. Monsoon season (July to August) is not recommended, and winter (December to February) brings challenging conditions.
For the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek, you'll need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) specifically for Nar Phu Valley.
Yes, Nar Phu Valley, part of the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek, is a restricted area, requiring a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) along with the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). Verify the current permit requirements with local authorities or your trekking agency before starting the trek.
You can totally connect with the local people with their cultures and traditional and the isolated rocky mountains.
Start early in the morning on the day of crossing Kang La Pass for the Kang La Pass Nar Phu trek. The exact departure time will be provided by your trekking guide.

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