Namun La Pass Trek is one of the isolated and less crowded trekking trails in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Far from the hustle and bustle, this trek offers trekkers the wilderness experience of trekking. You can enjoy the incredible views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Lamjung ranges while trekking. The trail of this Namun La Pass used to be an old trade route between Pokhara and Manang. Also, the trail is connected with the popular Annapurna Circuit Trail.
This recently introduced Namun la Pass Trek, the trail heading to the Dudh Pokhari(5300m), and Namun La Pass (5560m) is located on the border of Lamjung, Manang and Kaski district of Nepal. Legends describe that some three thousand years ago the Tamu community of Nepal entered this area from Tibet crossing the Namun La Pass. Thereafter they made their settlement here. Hence this place is also known as Tamuwan. The Tamu community who are now well known as the Gurung community had their own King and Palace in those days. You can still observe the remnants of the Palace.
The Namun La Pass Trekking trails are filled with thousands of pilgrims heading towards the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari during the Janai Purnima festival. This festival falls in August. It is believed that taking the holy bath in the water of Dudh Pokhari wash away all your sins committed in this lifetime and purifies your body and soul. Therefore, joining this adventurous trek you can immerse yourself in the pristine culture and serene nature of this Himalayan country, Nepal.
Moreover, the fascinating places, jovial people, charming villages, and the serene forest of Oak, Pine and Rhododendron add more excitement and adventure to your journey. As the region is the home to a variety of flora and fauna you can have the insight into some of them while trekking.
Best time for Namun La Pass Trek
Spring(April-May) and Autumn(Sep-Nov) are the best seasons for Namun La Pass Trekking. The moderate temperature and the stable weather allows you to enjoy the stunning views of mountains and the surrounding environment. Further, there is a little chance of rainfall during these months. Hence, you are more likely to be safe from natural disasters.
Namun La Pass Trekking Difficulty
Namun La Pass is one of the adventurous and challenging high passes to cross. To successfully complete this trek the trekkers need to be physically fit and psychologically prepared. However, previous trekking experience is not compulsory for this trek. A person with a good fitness level can complete this trek easily.
Unique off-the-beaten trekking trail
Savor the beauty of holy lake of Dudh Pokhari
Enjoy the fascinating views of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail and Manaslu
Experience the pristine culture and lifestyle of Gurung people
Explore the remnants of King’s palace
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02:Drive to Khudi
Day 03:Trek to Ghalegaun
Day 04:Trek to Maidu
Day 05:Trek to Kyubara
Day 06:Trek to Thorju
Day 07:Explore Dudh Pokhari(5300m) and Trek back to Thorju
Day 08:Trek from Thorju to Danfe Kharka via Namun La Pass(5560m)
Day 09:Trek to Timang
Day 10:Trek to Dharapani
Day 11:Trek to Chamje
Day 12:Trek to Besisahar
Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14:International departure.
Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and drop by car/Van depending on group size.
2 Nights twin deluxe bed room in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Government registered, well experienced and friendly helpful guide.
All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
All necessary camping equipmets.
Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porter.
Kathmandu – Pokhara by A/C tourist coach.
Pokhara – Sikles by local jeep transport.
Necessary insurance for your guide and porters.
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and TIMS Cards.
Sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag .
All transportation, tourist service charge, Vat, tax and Office Service charge
All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, sprite and mineral water.
Travel insurance, Nepal Tourist Visa fees, Items and expenses of personal nature.
Sightseeing tour, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Personal Trekking Equipments and rescue operation in case of emergency.
Any expenses which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political trouble, and strikes etc.
Laundry, phone calls, internet, heater charge and wifi services.
Tips for guide, porters, driver.
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at Tribhuwan airport, our team member will transfer you to the hotel. You will stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02Drive to KhudiAround 7 hours of drive from Kathmandu we will reach Khudi. At Khudi we will explore the monasteries, Khudi river, and Khudi Bazar. We will stay overnight at lodge in Khudi.
Day 03Trek to GhalegaunOn this day we will commence our trek journey from Khudi to Ghalegaun. Ghalegaun is the charming Gurung village. Enjoying the ravishing mountain scenery and the great hospitality of the locals we will stay overnight at homestay in Ghalegaun. In the evening we will get to see different forms of cultural dance performed by the locals.
Day 04Trek to MaiduAfter taking the early breakfast we will head towards Maidu. Invigorating walk along the trail, we will be astonished by the beauty of nature. We will spend overnight in a tented camp.
Day 05Trek to KyubaraToday we will head towards Kyubara which is located at the pleasing location. We will stay overnight in a tented camp here.
Day 06Trek to ThorjuSpending the great night at Kyubara, today we will wake up early morning to reach Thorju. Overnight stay at tented camp.
Day 07Explore Dudh Pokhari(5300m) and Trek back to ThorjuAfter enjoying the early breakfast, we will hike up to Dudh Pokhari. It takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach there. Dudh Pokhari is the holy lake located at an elevation of 5300m. Every year during Janai Purnima thousands of devotees visits this destination. People believe that taking the bath in the holy lake of Dudh Pokhari cleans all the sins committed in the lifetime. After strolling around the white milk pond for some time we will return to Thorju and stay overnight in a tented camp.
Day 08Trek from Thorju to Danfe Kharka via Namun La Pass(5560m)After the morning breakfast, we will further proceed with our journey towards Danfe Kharka which is situated at an elevation of 4000m from the sea level. We have to cross the Namun La Pass to reach Danfe Kharka from Thorju. It will be quite challenging to cross the pass however, the rewarding views of mountains make the trek worth. We will spend the night at tented camp in Danfe Kharka.
Day 09Trek to TimangToday we will leave for Timang. It is the place where we will connect with the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can enjoy the captivating views of Manaslu and Hiunchuli while trekking. After spending several fights at tented camps at Timang you will stay overnight at teahouse.
Day 10Trek to DharapaniDescending from Dharapani today we will trek to reach Dharapani. We will pass the elevated pasture land through the Burdin Khola. Further descending downward into the Rhododendron forest we will reach Tilije. Around 45 minutes of the trek from Tilije we will reach Dharapani where we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11Trek to ChamjeAfter taking the morning breakfast we will trek to Chamje. Passing the beautiful Pine forest and wonderful waterfall village of Tal we will finally reach Chamje. We will spend the whole night at teahouse or lodge here.
Day 12Trek to BesisaharToday we will head towards Besisahar. Reminiscing the rejuvenating Namun La Pass trek journey we will stay overnight at local teahouse or lodges at Besisahar.
Day 13Drive back to KathmanduDrive back to Kathmandu
Day 14International departure.Our representative depart to the airport