The trek  initially follows the Annapurna Circuit route but branches off north east at Koto Qupar and then enters a restricted valley bordering Tibet. It then crosses the 5300 metre Kangla pass and returns to the Annapurna circuit . . There are two seats available on this trek.  For details click Download Tab and Download PDF.

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DAY 1:   Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar 820m and up to Dharapani 1900m if possible.

We leave Kathmandu early around 7 00am and drive to Besisahar around 5 to 6 hours. We either spend the night in Besisahar or if we can get a connecting jeep we carry on to Dharapani four hours away. Night:  TEA HOUSE

DAY 2:  Besisahar/Dharapani to Koto Qupar 2600m 4 to 5 hours

The drive from Besisahar to Dharapani on a rough road will take around four hours. After lunch we start our walk to Koto Qupar the entrance of the Nar Phu Valley which will take us around four to five hours and we should reach the lodges of Koto Qupar by evening. Night:  TEA HOUSE

DAY 3:   Koto Qupar to Dharamsala 3220m:  5 to 6 hours

Travel along the gorge keeping on the right bank of the Nar Phu Khola and reach Dharamsala by late afternoon. It is a walk in the shadow of the forests hugging the cliffs. After around four hours reach a small cave marked Holaki Odar at 3060m.  From here it is about a half hour to Dharamsala NIGHT: CAMP

DAY 4:  Dharamsala to Khyang 3840m    6 to 7  hours

The trail leaves Dharamsala  climbing all the way and reaches the winter settlement of Meta  3610 metres. From Meta reach the deserted fields of Chyakhu 3800 metres. Keep climbing and reach a small pass with excellent views of the Annapurnas. Finally reach Kyang with outstanding views of Pisang Peak, Annapurna II etc NIGHT: CAMP

DAY 5:   Khyang to Phu 4070m 4 hours

The trail clings to the side of the cliffs and in about two hours passes the Phupi Gyalgoe gate to enter the spectacular region of Phu.  In about an hour from the gate the village of Phu consisting of about 40 houses is reached. NIGHT:  TEA HOUSE 

DAY 6:  Phu village to Nar Phedi  3550m   6 to 7 hours

From Phu retrace your steps down the valley until you reach the junction  beyond Junam from where a trail heads  westwards to the village of Nar Phedi which is our night stop. NIGHT: CAMP

DAY 7:    Nar Phedi to Nar 4180m 4 to 5 hours

From Nar Phedi it is a steady climb up the valley proceeding west. Nar has 65 houses and is a bigger village than Phu with both tea houses and a number of monasteries.  NIGHT: TEA HOUSE

DAY 8:  Nar to Kang La Phedi 4620m 2 to 3 hours

Today is a very short day and a good aid to acclimatisation. You can leave late after exploring Nar and get into Kang la Phedi at the bottom of the pass by lunch time. It can get very cold at Phedi due to the height so be properly prepared.  There is a small ACAP camp site here. NIGHT: CAMP

DAY 9:   Kangla La Phedi to Kang la pass 5320m and down to Ngawal 3615m 7 to 8 hours

Make an early start for the pass and get there in three to four hours.  It is a long way down from the pass to Ngawal where you rejoin the Annapurna circuit and the lodges of the circuit. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE

DAY 10:    Ngawal to Chame 5 to 6 hours

We descend from Chame to Ghyaru with fabulous views of the Annapurnas and the stop for lunch at lower Pisang. After lunch we drop to Bhrtang and then down to Chame by evening. NIGHT: TEA HOUSE

DAY 11:   Chame to Besisahar to Kathmandu

We leave Chame in the early morning by jeep and reach Besisahar in time for lunch. After lunch we take our own micro bus and return to Kathmandu. It’s a long day and we should be in Kathmandu by evening. 


30th September to 10th October 2015 Kathmandu to Kathmandu .


The costs of this trek is Rs  80,000/- for SAARC citizens and USD 1500/-  for foreigners.

The cost is per person for Kathmandu to Kathmandu (15 days) as per the itinerary given. Service Tax @ 3.50% is included as per Govt rules. Costs given above are at current rates and may change without notice. Changes if any will be notified 2 months before the trek.

Costs include:

  • Transport from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Kathmandu in our own vehicle.  Also jeep cost to DharapaniChame.
  • All permits including  Nar Phu restricted area permit, ACAP and TIMS  as applicable.  
  • All accommodation on the trek on twin sharing basis. There are no luxury lodges on this route and accommodation will be basic without attached bathrooms. Tents for camping and  fooding  at camp included
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu one night on the way in and one night on the way out is covered in a three star hotel with breakfast.
  • Cost of porters/guides for the trek. Please note that porters will carry one duffel bag or backpack not exceeding 10 kgs in weight for each  trekker comprising of personal items, clothing, sleeping bag etc.

Costs not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu  and Meals at the Tea Houses are not included
  • Breakfast lunch and dinner on the trek is not included. Desserts, drinks, and exotic items listed in the lodge menus are not included. Alcohol, cold drinks (coca cola, sprite, beer), juices, ice cream  etc on the trek.  Bottled drinks; boiled, filtered or bottled water; alcohol; snacks etc
  • Client travel and medical insurance of any kind.  Emergency evacuation costs if needed.
  • Hot showers (Rs 200-300 per shower); Personal clothing and equipment; sleeping bag;  down/ goretek jacket, medicines for personal use etc.
  • Air fare from  residence country to Nepal and back
  • Tips to porters and guide at the end of trek


 Duffle BagAll the equipment listed below other than what you need for the day should be packed into a duffle bag, locked and handed over to the porters in the morning. In case you cannot get a duffle bag in your home country these are available very cheap in Kathmandu and I can help you with this. The duffle bag should not weight more than 10 kgs!
1Sleeping BagWarm sleeping bag is needed at least three season rated to 15F
2Daypack or HipbeltTo carry water, one jacket some nuts, chocolates, cap, camera to keep with you in the day, maybe gloves and cap as well, hiking poles etc.
3Boots or  Trekking Shoesone pair
4Slippers or Sandals for camplightweight to wear in the evenings
5warm Socks2 pairs to carry  and one pair to wear
6Glovesone pair
7Underwear1 to wear and 2 to carry
8Warm Capone- Wool or fleece is usually good
9Heavy jacketthe warmest you can get as nights and early mornings are cold - down is usually preferred otherwise a warm synthetic filled jacket.
10Thermal Underwear ( top and bottom) - long johnsinner layer to wear at night and early morning ;
11Mid LayerUsually a jacket of fleece or wool which can be worn over a thermal layer or by itself while walking
12T shirts for walkingone to wear and 2 to carry - if the sun is hot you can walk in a T shirt
13Trousers /tights etcone to wear and one to carry light weight preferred
14One Rain Jacket /Wind Jacket/Soft Shell jacketuseful in case of wind ... you may need it in light rain though we would usually take shelter and wait for the rain to stop. Our trek is not in  the rainy season though some light rain/snow  in the late afternoon evenings cannot be ruled out.
15Torch or headlampone small needed  carry one set spare batteries
16Sun blocone small tube should be ok spf 30 or 50
17some essential medicinesvitamins, headache,  fever,  pain killers, diamox for altitude, your own specific medicines  etc
18Hiking polesif you have bad knees then this is recommended especially on the down hills!!
19Water bottleone no 500 ml  or 1 litre is ok you can use the 500 or 600 ml empty coke or pepis bottles
20Sun glassesthe sun is strong in the day
21Cap for the sunditto!
22small towelfor baths and wash up in case you can use the hot shower
23toothbrush, paste, soap, shampoo, vaseline, comband any other toilet items you may need!
24wet tissues - wet ones for bathroomcalled wet ones in India
25some washing powder surf etc smallto wash clothes en route if needed
26Nuts, raisins etc all mixed upcan be divided into small packets for daily use
27Chocolates /Energy Bars/Amul cheese slices/tea bagsCarry some chocolates or energy bars to have on the way. Amul cheese slices are very useful and can be had as snacks when you are tired of sweets!
28Sweetsfor energy
29Volini  gel/ Bengay etc for aches and  painsor any other equivalent
30Iodine or chlorine tablets  for water purificationavailable in Kathmandu- this is important as mineral  water bottles are expensive; for overseas visitors you can get iodine tablets in REI and other large outdoor outlets
31Electral or any other rehydating saltsCarry a few small packets  of electrolyte - useful to have mixed with water if dehydrated
32some spare plastic bags to pack  wet stuff, dirty clothes etc 
33Book in case you want to read on the way and IPOd for music optional!
34Two  small locks one for your duffle bag and one for your room in case the lodge does not have a lock
35Clothes line with hooks on either side in case you want to hang up your wet clothes to dry outside!!
36Super Glue To patch up boots that may give way!
37Face maskFor dust, cold winds etc available in kathmandu
38Extra shoe lacesone pair

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