Thamserku Trekking Pvt. ltd.

P.O. Box 3022, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4413842

Annapurna 6 Passes Trek

Moderate to Hard

18 Days 17 Nights


Trip Facts

  • Duration:
    18 Days 17 Nights
  • Dificulty Level:
    Moderate to Hard
  • Activity:
    Featured Trips
  • Max. Altitude:
    5400m
  • Destination:
    Nepal

Difficulty

Moderate to Hard

Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many hikes. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet. 



Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Tal – 12 Hrs Drive
Day 03: Trek to Tilje (2300m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek
Day 04: Trek to Tachai (2340m) – 5 Hrs Trek
Day 05: Trek to Shongle (3360m) – 8 Hrs Trek
Day 06: Trek to Kuchumro Phedi (4217m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek
Day 07: Trek to Namakyu (4445m) Vai Kuchumro Pass and Yarcha Pass – 10 Hrs Trek
Day 08: Trek to Meta (4204m) via Meta Pass (4635m) – 8 Hrs Trek
Day 09: Trek to Phu (4204m) – 9 Hrs Trek
Day 10: Trek to Loang (4680m) via Phu Pass (5200m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek
Day 11: Trek to Chekchu (4410m) via Nar Pass (5400m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek
Day 12: Trek to Nar Village (4110m) – 5 Hrs Trek
Day 13: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) – 3 Hrs Trek
Day 14: Trek to Ngawal (3360m) via Kangla Pass (5350m)
Day 15: Drive to Besisahar – 7 Hrs Drive
Day 16: Drive Back to Kathmandu – 6 Hrs Drive
Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 18: International Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: B

Day 02: Drive to Tal – 12 Hrs Drive

Highlights of the day:

- Chyamje Waterfall
- Beautiful Gurung Village Tal
- Chahare Khola waterfall at Tal

An early morning breakfast and we drive to Besisahar. We drive early to avoid the through the paved road from Kathmandu until Besisahar. We stop over for a lunch at Besisahar where we change our vehicle and use the Jeep from here until Tal as the roads are off route. We stop over shortly at the checkpoint in Khudigoan. Crossing several iron bridges and a tunnel made by Chinese government building a 50MW hydropower.

We arrive at Chyamje where will stop for a quick tea and enjoy the waterfall and continue driving through the bumpy road to Tal which is a beautiful village situated at the bank of Marshyangdi River. The Gurung village with around 300 people has comfortable lodges where we spend the overnight after the long drive from Kathmandu.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 03: Trek to Tilje (2300m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, we start our walk through the village and continue by the side of the Marshyangdi River flowing through the valley. 2 hrs. of walking brings us to Khotro (2200 m) from where we start uphill towards Nache (2200 m) for around 2.5 hrs. Nache is a village situated on a top of hill with around only 40 households and few homestay. We have our lunch here in Nache and continue our trek with a short descend to a long suspension bridge of 130m long. One of highlights of the day is this suspension bridge from where village of Bagarchap, Dharapani and Timang along the Marshyangdi corridor is visible from the high suspension bridge. We continue our trek along the pine forest where we can visit a small Monastery and continue walking to meet a motor road and cross a small suspension bridge to arrive at Tilje. Tilje is another small village that is used for the Manasalu trek route for overnights.

Overnight in Lodge

Ascend: 1235m

Descend: 513m

Meals: BLD

Day 04: Trek to Tachai (2340m) – 5 Hrs Trek

Highlights of the day:

- Great View of Lamjung Range
- Hot spring water
- Big stretch of Marshyangdi valley and the villages of Bagarchap, Dharapani and Timang

We start our walk today through the village today and cross a small bailey bridge and continue walking for another 20 minutes. A shot detour brings us to a stalagmite cave. A small cave that is interesting to visit where lamas are believed to have meditated.
After the short detour we continue walking through the pine forest and corn fields to arrive at a suspension bridge. A short walk of 10 minutes brings us to a resting spot. We continue walking through the forest for another 1 hr to arrive at Tachai, a small Gurung village rested at a top of hill. The village has around 28 home stays where we will stay for the overnight. The village also has a hot spring water flowing 20 minutes’ walk from the village.

Overnight in Lodge

Ascend: 2340m

Descend: 730m

Meals: BLD

Day 05: Trek to Shongle (3360m) – 8 Hrs Trek

We start our walk today with a beautiful view of surrounding villages of Ghelinchok and as we head up we look back to see the beautiful Tachai where we spent an overnight. Our walk today will be strenuous as we ascend uphill from the village itself for about two and half hours. We arrive at the saddle of Chonga Dada (3282m). Animal sightings such as Himalayan Griffon and Monkeys will be possible. After resting for some time, we descend through the pine forest to meet the Chonga River. We continue our path by the river upstream with gradual uphill and cross the river through a small wooden bridge. We continue our walk for about an hour and have our first lunch prepared by our kitchen staff by the side of the river.

As we gain altitude, we continue our walk through the pine and rhododendron forest to arrive at an open space for Shongle Kharka where we spend our first overnight in tent.

Overnight Camping

Ascend: 1250m

Descend: 54m

Meals: BLD

Day 06: Trek to Kuchumro Phedi (4217m) – 4/5 Hrs Trek

A fresh morning with giant hills on both sides, we have our breakfast prepared by our kitchen crew and start our trek as our staff pack up the tents. 45 minutes of walk and we will meet a small shepherd hut. We continue our climb towards Kuchumro Phedi at an altitude of 4525m where we spend our camp for the big climb next day.

Overnight Camping

Ascend: 814m

Descend: 62m

Meals: BLD

Day 07: Trek to Namakyu (4445m) Vai Kuchumro Pass and Yarcha Pass – 10 Hrs Trek

We gear up a long walk today with mostly going uphill until we cross the Yarcha Pass. We start our day with view of Manasalu towards the east and Lamjung and Annapurna towards the west. A walk of about 2.5 kilometers brings us to the top with 3 hrs of walk. We are rewarded with amazing views of Manasalu and Lamjung range as we make a pass of Kuchumro. The snowy pass requires proper equipment like gaiters, crampons. Once we pass the Kuchumro pass (54900m), we walk down about 30 minutes to start uphill to cross the Yarcha pass (4860m). As we cross Yarcha pass, we are rewarded by the views of Kangaru Himal (6941m) and Annapurna II. We continue walking downhill to arrive at Namakyu (4595m) where we spend our overnight after a long walk. We will camp by the river side directly facing the Lamjung Himal and view of Kangaru Himal.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 1144m

Descend: 693m

Meals: BLD

Day 08: Trek to Meta (4204m) via Meta Pass (4635m) – 8 Hrs Trek

Wake up early for the early morning views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II and Gangapurna towards the south west and Kangaru Himal facing top towards the north. The clear sky with the views of mountains makes it a perfect ambience to start your day. After breakfast, we walk for about 10 minutes uphill and then descend for another 15 minutes to cross a small glacial river. We cross the river for gradual uphill facing Annapurna II the whole time and keeping Kangaru Himal at the back. As we ascend for 2 hrs. we are greeted by the views of Pisang peak standing majestically above the Pisang monastery from where we take gradual walk all the time facing Pisang peak directly in front of us. We arrive at the Meta pass (4800m).

Pack lunch is recommended today as there is shortage of water before the pass. After lunch at Meta pass, we start to descend towards Meta. It’s a long downhill from Meta pass to Meta with almost 4 hrs. We arrive a river with a small bridge from where we start to ascend for another 1 hr to reach Meta – a small village with few houses.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 566m

Descend: 1450m

Meals: BLD

Day 09: Trek to Phu (4204m) – 9 Hrs Trek

Today is a moderate but long walk. We get the early morning sunrise view of Lamjung Himal on the south and Pisang peak towards the west. After breakfast we start with a gradual easy walk with view of Pisang monastery on the other side of the hill. We come across a Khampa settlement at Jhunum after 1.5 hrs. This Khampa settlement is now used as a winter stay by villagers of Nar. We continue our walk from here to cross a glacial river and continue walking to arrive at another Khampa settlement at Chyakhu. (Recommend reading: Buddha’s warrior for more info on Khampa war).

We walk further with gradual uphill and then descend to arrive at a small bailey bridge to cross the river from where we start ascending for about 20 minutes to arrive at Kyang. Another Khampa settlement at the valley between huge rugged stone mountains. We will have our lunch here and after lunch we continue our trek to arrive at an interesting trail facing the river and made from cliff carved trail. We continue on this trail with Phu River on the left side for another 3 hrs to meet a wooden bridge. Cross the bridge and continue walking. During the monsoon, if the river is high we continue walking on the same side instead of crossing the bridge.

As we approach the final descend for the Phu, we arrive at big canyon from where a straight uphill of 15 minutes brings us to the gate of Phu village and another 30 minutes’ walk brings us to a suspension bridge and we are official in Phu village.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 1213m

Descend: 1030m

Meals: BLD

Day 10: Trek to Loang (4680m) via Phu Pass (5200m) – 7/8 Hrs Trek

An early morning walk to the Tashi Lakhang Monastery, an important Buddhist religion site. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the monastery and then return back for breakfast. We are served with the views of Himlung Himal and Kangaru Himal. We start our trek through the village of Phu and start climbing walking through the scree field to gain about 1000 m above the Phu village. Continue walking will bring us to the viewpoint from where the Himlung, Bhrikuti and Kangaru Himal are visible quite prominently. The Phu pass is another 1 hour of moderate walk.

We cross the Phu pass and start our descend to arrive at the base of the hill to cross a small wooden bridge and start descending for another 1 hour to arrive our camp for today at Loang. Pack lunch is recommended today due to shortage of water along the way.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 830m

Descend: 164m

Meals: BLD

Day 11: Trek to Chekchu (4410m) via Nar Pass (5400m) – 6/7 Hrs Trek

Wake up in the morning to the views of Himlung and Kangaru Himal. We start our trek ascending towards the Nar pass. The view of Himlung and Kangaru Himal stays with us along our way till Nar pass (5400m) which takes about 3 hours of walk. As we approach the pass, the scree fields makes it rather challenging to reach the pass. However, when we reach the top, we are greeted with 360 degree views of the mountains including Bhrikuti, Himlung, Kangaru towards the east and Chulu and Annapurna range towards the south west.

After taking enough photographs and enjoying the views, we descend from here to lose about 1400m through the scree field to arrive at Checkchu where we camp for the night.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 443m

Descend: 871m

Meals: BLD

Day 12: Trek to Nar Village (4110m) – 5 Hrs Trek

After breakfast, we start to descend for about 1 hour until we reach a suspension bridge from where we start to ascend towards the Nar village for another 2 hrs to reach the top. From here we continue for another 20 minutes to arrive a small valley with surround big hills with cave formed on the top of it. A steep uphill here for another 3 hrs will bring us to the beautiful Nar village where we spend our overnight.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 315m

Descend: 871m

Meals: BLD

Day 13: Trek to Kangla Phedi (4530m) – 3 Hrs Trek

An easy day today, we can visit the Nar Village and the surrounding after breakfast. We will leave Nar village after lunch, taking easy walk from Nar through the Pisang valley with Pisang peak on the left side and other snowcapped mountains on the right.
We arrive at the Kang La Phedi (4530m) after 3 hrs. of walk and camp here for our final pass the next day.

Overnight in Camp

Ascend: 325m

Descend: 18m

Meals: BLD

Day 14: Trek to Ngawal (3360m) via Kangla Pass (5350m)

We start to ascend early morning today towards the Kang La pass in order to reach early for a great views of the Pisang peak and Chulu Far East peakbefore heading down to Ngawal. We start our walk crossing a small glacial stream. We ascend gradually to the top ridge of Kang La for 3 hrs. The top of Kang La offers amazing views of Annapurna, Chulu range, Lamjung Himal.

We descend from the Kang La pass through the scree field with wide valley and amazing view of the landscape. The descend takes about 3 hrs to reach Ngawal where we spend a night in Ngawal Mountain Home for the night where we will have comfortable beds, hot shower and great food.

Overnight in Ngawal Mountain Home

Ascend: 1263m

Descend: 1935m

Meals: BLD

Day 15: Drive to Besisahar – 7 Hrs Drive

Our private jeep will be ready for us after the breakfast for a long bumpy ride to Besisahar. As we drive to Besisahar, we will pass through the route which once was one once a popular trekking route. We will encounter some tourist walking up to trek the Manaslu region.

We will pass through small villages of Timang, Danakyu, Bagarchap, Jagat, Bahundada, Tal and Chyamje where we will have our lunch and continue driving to Besisahar where we stop for the overnight after a long bumpy ride.

Overnight in Lodge

Meals: BLD

Day 16: Drive Back to Kathmandu – 6 Hrs Drive

We will leave the Jeep at Besisahar and hop into our bus as the road from Besisahar to Kathmandu is well black topped. The comfortable drive to Kathmandu takes around 5 to 6 hrs. depending on the traffic. We will be in our hotel by evening to enjoy chilled beer in our hotel garden.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: BL

Day 17: Free Day in Kathmandu

A free day in Kathmandu can be used for shopping in Kathmandu or just relax in the hotel. An optional sightseeing to the popular sites can be provided upon request. In the evening we will drive to Le Sherpa – a fine dining restaurant for 3 course dinner.

Overnight in Hotel

Meals: BD

Day 18: International Departure

Depending upon your flight time, you will be transferred from Hotel to airport. The airport time is 3 hours prior to departure time and the hotel checkout time is 12:00PM. In case you are flying late evening and require a half day use of the hotel, you can let us know in order to confirm the room for you.

Meals: B


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