Namun La Pass Trek - 23 Days

Namun La Pass Trek Nepal

Namun La Pass Trek route was surveyed by Sir Chris Bonington and Barney Rosedale many years ago. The route to the Namun La (5,560m), a high pass along an old trade route between Pokhara and Manang. This route proved to be a unique and less-trekked way to connect onto the main Annapurna Circuit Trail. Wilderness Excursion now offers the opportunity to walk in these old footsteps across a spectacular region of Nepal’s Annapurna Himalayas.
This newly introduced Namun La Pass trek to foreign trekkers, the trail to Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake) and the Namun La Pass is situated on the border of the Lamgung, Manang and Kaski districts of Nepal and provides a little-known and little-traveled access onto the great Annapurna Circuit. Legend has it that some three thousand years ago the Tamu community (now Gurung) of Nepal settled in this area after crossing the Namun La Pass from Tibet. This region is also known as Tamuwan and, at one time, had a king and palace.
There is a strong belief that bathing in the chilly Dudh Pokhari can wash away a lifetime of sins. During the Janai Purnima (Sacred Thread Ceremony) pilgrims come from all over Nepal to visit this holy site. Many devotees think this place is a gateway to heaven. During this varied trek, you’ll encounter a wide range of sights; picturesque villages, terraced farmland, glacial lakes, steep-sided gorges, raging rivers and, of course, incredible mountain scenery of the Annapurna and Manaslu ranges.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhra by tourist bus and stay overnight there at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Siklesh by local bus/jeep, Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek to Tasa Kharka ( 5 hrs.), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek to Dharamsala (6 hrs.), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Rest and acclimatization day
Day 07: Trek to Boksi Taal (Thulo Taal) Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek to Thorju , Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Acclimatization day
Day 10: Trek to Namun La Phedi, Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek to Timang via Namun La (5560m), Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Upper Pisang.
Day 13: Trek to Manang
Day 14: Rest and explore around Manang.
Day 15: Trek to Leddar
Day 16: Trek to Thorong Phedi.
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath via Thorong Pass (5416m)
Day 18: Trek to Jomsoom via Lupra Village.
Day 19: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom.
Day 20: Rest and relax in Pokhara.
Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 22: Explore and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 23: Fly back to home.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport pick up and drop by car/Van depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights twin deluxe bed room in Kathmandu Guest House (KGH) in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 3 nights sharing twin bed room in tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with buffet 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.
  • 4 Season sleeping bag, down jacket and Wilderness Excursion duffel bag for your belongings.
  • All transportation, tourist service charge, Vat, tax and Office Service charge

Trip Cost Excludes

  • 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.

Packing List and Equipment for Langtang Gosainkunda Trek

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal, crocs or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply).
  • Underwear 4-5. Comfortable underwear is essential. Pack both cotton and polyester in case of problems (Friction).

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV protection sunglasses preferable
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for this Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries.
  • Sun/cold creams,
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries, rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.
  • Tablets or smart phones, there are mobile networks in most trekking areas of Nepal.
  • Pocket trekking map,
  • Small light note books, pen/pencil for journal writing.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only anadvice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5560m
  • Group Size : Minimum 2 Pax
  • Best time: Autumn & Spring
  • Difficulty: Strenous
  • Tour Mode: Camping Trek

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