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.
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.
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.